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ITS Maintenance Windows 2021

ITS carries out regular maintenance of the University’s central IT environment generally in the first weekend of each month, from Saturday 1:00 pm to Sunday 11:00 pm.  The monthly maintenance windows in 2021 are scheduled as follows:

  • January 2-3, 2021
  • February 6-7, 2021
  • March 6-7, 2021
  • April 3-4, 2021
  • May 1-2, 2021
  • June 5-6, 2021
  • July 3-4, 2021
  • August 7-8, 2021
  • September 4-5, 2021
  • October 2-3, 2021
  • November 6-7, 2021
  • December 4-5, 2021

On top of the above maintenance windows, 4 additional timeslots are scheduled in the following weekends (from Saturday 1:00 pm to Sunday 11:00 pm) in 2021 for coping with the increasing number of systems in operation:

  • February 20-21, 2021
  • April 17-18, 2021
  • August 21-22, 2021
  • October 16-17, 2021

During these periods, certain central IT services/systems could be closed or intermittently unavailable.  We will announce the specific services/systems affected prior to each maintenance window via e-Notice and the website - https://www.its.hku.hk/maintenance/schedule.  Departments are advised to avoid having critical events/activities that would rely heavily on the availability of central IT services during the maintenance windows.

For urgent situations, ITS may be required to carry out system maintenance/repair works outside the regular schedules.  We will notify the users concerned via the appropriate communication channels under such circumstances.

For enquiries, please contact our Service Desk at ithelp@hku.hk or 3917 0123.

 

K C Chang
Systems Team
Tel: 3917 7972
Email: kcchang@hku.hk