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Service Description:

Mainframe Access (HOD)

Web-based interface to UB's administrative and student information systems on the Mainframe. HOD will be replaced with SUNY WebConnect as a means of connecting to the SUNY System Administration mainframe in Albany.  

Host on Demand service ending, replaced with SUNY WebConnect

Host on Demand (HOD) service is expected to end in early 2015, when the mainframe is decommissioned. Once HOD support ends, the SUNY mainframe in Albany can only be reached using SUNY WebConnect.

Intended audience

UB administrative staff

Special requirements

HOD account or SUNY WebConnect access

Hours of availability

7 a.m. - 11 p.m. daily


Hours of support

  • Mainframe: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday; After hours support only for urgent and high priority problems
  • Mainframe Access (HOD): 8:30 a.m - 5:00 p.m daily
  • HOD Help Desk Support: 8:30 a.m - 5:00 p.m Monday - Friday

Information about

Host on Demand (HOD)

SUNY WebConnect (PDF)


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