Publication Date: June 13, 2008
Author: William Leith, Acting General Manager, Application, Operations and Delivery Services, Federal Student Aid
Summary: Data Center Relocation Update #8 - Follow Up June 20 - 23, 2008 Outage Reminder
Posted on 06-13-2008
As we initially informed you in a March 28, 2008 Electronic Announcement posted on the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site, we will soon implement the Federal Student Aid data center relocation of the Central Processing System (CPS), the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS), the Student Aid Internet Gateway (SAIG), and several Web sites.
In a May 28, 2008 Electronic Announcement posted on the IFAP Web site, we informed the community of a change in schedule for the final data center relocation implementation. We will complete our final implementation work from 5:00 P.M. (ET) Friday, June 20, 2008 until 8:00 A.M. (ET) Monday, June 23, 2008. Please review the information in the May 28th Electronic Announcement and evaluate impact to your school or organization during this period.
Note Regarding EDconnect and TDClient Upgrades: In a June 12, 2008 Electronic Announcement posted on the IFAP Web site, we reminded the community about upgrading to EDconnect v7.2 and replacing the initialization file (tdclient.ini) to be used with all versions of the Transaction Delivery (TD) Client and Easy Access (EA) Client mainframe and midrange transmission software. These upgrades are associated with the data center relocation. We urge all EDconnect and TDClient users who have not already completed the applicable upgrade (or upgrades) to do so immediately. Failure to upgrade by the time we begin the transition to the new data center5:00 P.M. (ET) on Friday, June 20, 2008will result in the inability to send and receive files. For additional information about these upgrades, refer to the June 12th Electronic Announcement.
We appreciate your patience and understanding as we complete the required activities during the June 20 - 23, 2008 period. In addition, we appreciate the cooperation of EDconnect and TDClient users who must still upgrade in doing so immediately.