To All Members of the UIW Banner Community,
Ellucian has notified us that Java 9 is expected to be released this week. Please be aware that Banner INB will not function with Java 9! It is important that you do not select to upate to Java 9 should you be prompted to do so. Updating to Java 9 will break Banner! We are working internally to prevent auto-updates of Java but in the interim, please do not perform the update.
Below is the information provided by Ellucian.
*** From Ellucian: Banner 8 INB/Java 9 Update ***
Rod Morris Sep 19, 2017 2:39 PM
As the Java 9 General Availability release is expected this week, I wanted to remind customers that Banner 8 INB is not certified with Java 9. Oracle removed and deprecated functionality in Java 9 that impacts INB which is built on Oracle Forms technology. Our internal testing with the release candidate(Java 9 Early-Access Build: jdk-9+180 – released on 8/1/2017) confirms that Banner INB forms will not compile or execute under Java 9.
At this time, Oracle has indicated supporting Java 9 only on Oracle Forms 12c. Clients running Banner 8 INB should ensure Java 9 upgrades are not applied to those environments. To avoid automatic Java updates in an environment, please review the following article on how to control these settings.
Enterprise Applications will be conducting the scheduled September 2017 maintenance on Friday, September 22 from 6:30PM-11:00PM.
All services are functioning normally at this time.
The MyWord Portal and Blackboard login are currently not functioning properly when logging in from non UIW locations. This issue will be worked overnight but may not return to normal until Monday AM on 18 Sep. No other services are affected. Users can still directly login to Office365 at:
All users can login to MyWord portal at this time.
The MyWord Portal login is currently not functioning properly. No other services are affected. Users can still directly log into Blackboard, Office365, and other services via direct links including:
The infographic below offers insight on the university’s systems to defend against e-mail spam and a few small steps users can take when faced with this nuisance.
The network team must perform a time sensitive upgrade to the Cisco phone system Friday the 8th of September from 10:00-10:30 PM. During this time phones in the Student Engagement Center and the School of Osteopathic Medicine will not be able to make or receive calls to non-UIW numbers. Calls to UIW numbers will still work. No other impacts to technology services are expected.
Enterprise Applications is planning to restart the server hosting the Argos reporting system and Intellicheck systems at 11:45 a.m. on Thursday September 7, 2017 to address system errors being reported; The process will take approximately 5 minutes, during which time Argos will be unavailable.