Students Staff

FASER

September 27, 2019

Issues affecting multiple services

Filed under: FASER, Other, University website, [Resolved], [Service Alert] — John Maydew @ 4:01 pm

We experienced an incident with our database servers between 14:49 and 15:51 which affected multiple services including FASER, MyEssex and online registration for car parking. Users would’ve seen an error or a blank screen when trying to access any of the affected systems.

This issue has since been resolved and the services are now available again. Anyone still experiencing issues are encouraged to contact the it helpdesk

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September 20, 2019

[Monitoring][Resolved] Some services will be unavailable Saturday 21st September

Update: 24/09/19

Further work was carried out this morning and all services are back online.  Apologies for any inconvenience.


 

Update: 23/09/19

The work carried out Saturday was successful and services are back up and running. We continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates if necessary.


 

Update: 21/09/19

Further work was carried out this morning from 07:00 to 07:30 and systems are now stable.


 

We will be undertaking some remedial action to address the underlying cause of the recent problems we have been experiencing with the availability of some services. This work will be carried out tomorrow, Saturday 21st September, between the hours of 7am and 8.30am. We anticipate there will be some loss of services during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience which may be caused whilst this essential work is being undertaken. Further updates will be provided should the work take longer than anticipated.

Services affected:

SharePoint
The University website
Webmail
Box
FASER
Moodle
Qualtrics
Library e-resources

Other web-based services may also be affected.

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July 23, 2019

[Service Alert] [Resolved] Problems accessing web based services

Filed under: Elearning, FASER, Listen Again, Moodle, SharePoint, Timetables, [Resolved], [Service Alert] — Samantha Thornton @ 8:53 am

Update 11:45am

This problem was traced to a configuration issue in some replacement hardware. It has now been resolved, and users should be able to access the services listed below.

Update 11:00am

A fix has been put in place so users can access these services again.

We are continuing to monitor these services.

Apologies again for the inconvenience caused, and thank you for your patience.

Original 23/07/2019 08:50am

We are currently investigating an issue affecting our web based services.

Affected services included:

  • Some University webpages (mainly online forms and secure pages)
  • Moodle
  • Listen Again
  • FASer
  • Sharepoint
  • Other web-based services

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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April 23, 2019

[Service Alert] [Resolved] FASER not showing any modules

Filed under: FASER, [Resolved], [Service Alert] — Benjamin Steeples @ 5:13 pm

Note that there was a brief FASER outage between 16:50 and 17:10 on Tuesday 23 April 2019. This was caused by an expired system account.

Those who are still encountering issues are advised to clear their FASER cache, accessible via https://www1.essex.ac.uk/e-learning/tools/faser2/Student/Help/Settings

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March 8, 2019

[Service alert] [Resolved] Issues with Annotate in FASER

Filed under: Elearning, FASER, [Resolved], [Service Alert] — Samantha Thornton @ 9:09 am

Update Friday 08 March 12:00noon

This issue reappeared on the morning of the 08 March and was ultimately tracked to an undiagnosed disk issue.

Update 14:24

FASER has returned to normal service.

We will continue to monitor FASER’s performance over the next week.

Thank you for your patience.

Update 12:10pm

We’ve found an error with Annotates disk which we are working on fixing.

Similarly, an unexpected issue has occurred with the speed of FASER’s website – We are working on restoring functionality and will update you once this has been resolved.

Original 9am

We are aware of students and staff who are having difficulties with the following:

  • Students uploading submissions to FASER assignments is showing errors that there are issues with converting your submission.
  • Staff are receiving errors when annotating work online

For students, please note this does not affect your submission, and your department will be able to access your uploaded file(s).

This is caused by the online annotation service used in faser.essex.ac.uk timing out.

We are looking into the problem currently, and hope to get this issue resolved as soon as possible.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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