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Data Center Migration Testing
April 3, 2020 - 10:45 a.m.
This is an update to the National Finance Center (NFC) Data Center Migration – Systems Unavailable notification issued on March 19, 2020. In preparation for the migration of the data center, NFC production applications will be unavailable on Saturday, April 11, 2020, from 7:00 a.m. until Sunday, April 12, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. central time (CT).
Data Center Migration Testing
March 25, 2020 - 10:55 a.m.
This is an update to the notification dated March 20, 2020, Data Center Migration Testing regarding testing for the upcoming data center migration.
Data Center Migration Testing
March 20, 2020 - 4:40 p.m.
The date for the National Finance Center’s (NFC) data center migration is fast approaching. Most of you with Virtual Private Networks (VPN) have completed Phase 1 of the testing and we appreciate your diligence. Those of you with VPNs that have not yet been established and tested, please work with our contacts to get them completed as soon as possible.
Data Center Migration — Systems Unavailable
March 19, 2020 - 7:59 a.m.
In preparation for the migration of the National Finance Center (NFC) Data Center, NFC production applications will be unavailable on Saturday from 7:00 a.m. until Sunday at 6:00 p.m. central standard time (CST) on the following dates:
  • March 28-29, 2020
  • April 11-12, 2020
Data Center Migration Date Change
January 6, 2020 - 4:54 p.m.
Due to challenges in configuring National Finance Center (NFC) systems to operate in the new environment, along with the upcoming challenges of supporting year-end processing and pay raise activities, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has decided to delay the migration of NFC’s Denver Data Center to the Digital Infrastructure Services Center in Kansas City, Missouri.
Reminder - Data Center Migration
December 13, 2019 - 8:13 a.m.
This is a reminder of the upcoming migration of the National Finance Center’s (NFC) Denver Computing Facility to the USDA’s Digital Infrastructure Services Center in Kansas City. The migration is scheduled for the weekend of February 15, 2020. We will perform quality assurance tests prior to the migration on the weekends of January 18th and February 1st. These weekends will give our partners a chance to verify connectivity and functionality to our new data center location in a simulated production mode.
Data Center Migration
August 20, 2019 - 9:25 a.m.
After careful review of our Data Center Relocation Plan, and taking into concern the impact of the production cutover date on our business partners, the National Finance Center, in conjunction with USDA’s Digital Infrastructure Services Center and the Centers of Excellence, have changed the migration date for the data center relocation.
Data Center Migration – Response Needed by June 21, 2019
June 13, 2019 - 11:16 a.m.
The National Finance Center’s (NFC) data center relocation will require communication partner actions related to the changes in Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for NFC’s forward facing systems. While NFC’s public domain names (NFC.USDA.GOV, MVS.NFC.USDA.GOV, WEBTA.NFC.USDA.GOV, etc.) will remain, the underlying IP addresses that those names resolve to will be affected.
Data Center Migration – Reminder (Response Needed by June 21, 2019)
June 12, 2019 - 3:15 p.m.
This is a reminder to the previous notice dated May 21, 2019. The National Finance Center’s (NFC) data center relocation will require customer actions related to the changes in Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for NFC’s forward facing systems. While NFC’s public domain names (NFC.USDA.GOV, MVS.NFC.USDA.GOV, WEBTA.NFC.USDA.GOV, etc.) will remain, the underlying IP addresses that those names resolve to will be affected.
Data Center Migration - 2nd Customer Notice
May 21, 2019 - 12:08 p.m.
The National Finance Center’s (NFC) data center relocation will require customer actions related to the changes in Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for NFC’s forward facing systems. While NFC’s public domain names (NFC.USDA.GOV, MVS.NFC.USDA.GOV, WEBTA.NFC.USDA.GOV, etc.) will remain, the underlying IP addresses that those names resolve to will be affected.
National Finance Center Data Center Relocation
May 6, 2019 - 2:51 p.m.
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Last Updated / Reviewed: April 03, 2020