Data Warehouse migration and outage, Sept. 20-24

September 12, 2018

 

As part of Harvard’s larger move to the Cloud, the Harvard Data Warehouse (HDW) will migrate from our data center at 60 Oxford St., Cambridge to Amazon Web Services (Cloud).

From 8 p.m. on Thursday, September 20th through Monday, September 24, as the migration is in process, the Harvard Data Warehouse will be unavailable.

Please note, during the migration period:

  • Direct queries will be unavailable.
  • The applications below will not be able to pull data from the HDW. As a result, certain Financial, Sponsored and/or Human Resource data in these applications will be stale as of the end of the business day on Wednesday, September 19. These applications will be brought up to date by 9am on Tuesday, September 25 when the HDW is back to normal operations.

 

Applications affected by migration (8 p.m. Sept. 20-Sept. 24)

ALMA

 

GMAS

 

Oracle EBS

Asperin

 

Graduate Student Compensation

 

PI Dashboard

AURORA

 

GSAS BI

 

Qlik HR

CAADS

 

HMS Mars

 

RSO

CPATH

 

HUBS

 

SEAS applications

CPATH

 

IAM IDM

 

Slash

CRIS

 

KSG Applications

 

WASABI

DCE Applications

 

Mailman CALISTS

 

WYSS

FRAP

 

my.harvard

 

Yardi

 

POST-MIGRATION

As part of this effort, HUIT is implementing improved security measures to be compliant with University IT Security policies. For Direct Database Users (formerly known as Ad Hoc Users) on or after September 25: please take the following steps to continue to access the Harvard Data Warehouse.

• Install VPN on your device: http://bit.ly/installVPN

• Reset your account credentials: http://bit.ly/HDW_jobaid

• Change database connection strings: http://bit.ly/change-strings

 

IN-PERSON SUPPORT

We encourage you to take advantage of the in-person support options available to learn more about the post-migration changes and make the transition as easy as possible.

DMS Cloud Migration Forums:

• Wednesday, September 12, 10-11 am, Lamont Library Forum Room, Cambridge

• Monday, September 17, 10-11 am, Kresge 201, Longwood

 

IT Support Specialist Sessions:

• 30-minute sessions begin on Tuesday, September 25 and continue daily until Tuesday, October 2nd. Sign up for a drop-in support session: https://calendly.com/dms_cloud_migration

 

If you have questions, please email huit-dms-data-help@harvard.edu.