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Sunday morning maintenance

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This Sunday morning during our established maintenance window between 6 am and 10 am EDT we will be upgrading a number of essential switches in the path between our network core and our Internet service providers.  During this period there will be as many 7 Internet connectivity outages each lasting between 5 and 20 minutes.

We will be also be upgrading our wireless network infrastructure this Sunday morning from approximately 7:30 until 9:00 am EDT.  During this period each WAP on campus will reboot causing a few minutes service interruption for the area it serves – the WAPs will reboot across campus at different times as their supporting controllers are upgraded.

We appreciate your patience as this essential work is completed.

Best regards,

Jim

Sunday morning maintenance

Categories: Midd Blogosphere

This Sunday morning during our maintenance window we will be performing the following activities.

(1)    At approximately 8 am we will be upgrading our domain name servers (DNS) to support separate on campus and off campus views.  While we do not expect any service impact, we are preforming this change during our maintenance window.

(2)    At approximately 9 am we will be upgrading our database infrastructure behind our primary web sites (www.middlebury.edu, www.miis.edu).  While we do not expect any service impact, we are preforming this change during our maintenance window.

Thanks for your patience as this essential work is completed.

Sunday morning maintenance

Categories: Midd Blogosphere

This Sunday morning during our maintenance window we will be performing the following activities:

(1) Upgrade the Go Web Application server, we expect less than a 10 minute interruption of service at approximately 7:00 am.

(2) Upgrade Central Authentication Service (CAS), we do not expect a service impact, this activity will also take place at approximately 7:00 am.

Thanks for your patience as we strive to keep our systems operating optimally.

Sunday morning network maintenance

Categories: Midd Blogosphere

This Sunday morning during our maintenance window of 6 am until 10 am we will be upgrading a number of network switches that provide connectivity to buildings throughout the Middlebury campus.  There will be about a 15 minute interruption of network access as each network switch is upgraded.

The affected locations are:

220 College St

30 College St

70 Hillcrest

75 Franklin

Arabic House

Athletics

Atwater

Battell

BiHall (this building will be completed before 7:30 am)

Bowker Barn

Centeno

Chateau

Chellis

Coffin

Cousteau

Deanery

DKE

Earhart

FIC

Gifford

Hepburn

Kelly-Lang

Kitchel

McKinley House

Mill

Milliken-Hadley

Monroe

Painter

Palmer

Pearsons

Portuguese House

Public Safety (this building will be completed before 7:30 am)

Shannon St

Starr

Stewart

Sunderland

Voter

Wright

Youngman Field

 

Sunday morning network maintenance

Categories: Midd Blogosphere

This Sunday morning during our maintenance window between 6 am 10 am we will be upgrading network switches that provide network connectivity to the following locations on the Middlebury campus.  There will be an approximately 15 minute interruption of network services at each location as each switch is upgraded.  Thank you for your patience as we perform this essential proactive maintenance.

Best regards,

Jim Stuart

Painter-House

Marbleworks

204-CollegeSt

FIC

Sunderland-Attic

Russian

Emma-Willard

Adirondack

Old-Chapel

108-South-Main

Walleye

Bread Loaf (all)

Snowbowl

LIS-Lib125-Imaging

McCullough

Mead

Hillcrest

Warner

Warner-Basement

Voter 1st floor

Sunderland

Centenno

Youngman-Field

McKinley-House

Sunday morning maintenance

Categories: Midd Blogosphere

This Sunday morning between our maintenance window of 6 am to 10 am we will be performing the following network activity:

Between 6 am and 7 am we will be replacing networking equipment that serves Proctor.  There will be less than a 30 minute network outage during this period to locations within Proctor including the book store, dining facilities and WRMC, this will include the radio transmission of WRMC.

Between 6:30 am and 8:00 am we will upgrade the network equipment that service the Biomass area within the Service Building.  There will be a less than 20 minute network outage during this period within the Biomass facility, Locksmith and Custodial Services locations.

Between 7:00 and 8:30 am we will be checking fiber connections that terminate in one of our primary data centers, while we do not expect any network impact, it is possible there may be several less than 1 minute interruptions of network connectivity to many buildings on campus.

Thanks for your patience as we strive to keep our network operating optimally.

Sunday morning network maintenance

Categories: Midd Blogosphere

The following essential network maintenance activity is planned for this Sunday morning that will result in extended service interruptions throughout the campus.

Between  6:30 and 7:15 am the network core’s components will be upgraded.  While all of the components of the network core are redundant, not all parts of the network throughout the campus have a path back to both sides of the network core.  As a result there will be a 20 – 30 minute network service interruption for the majority of buildings on campus.

Between 7:00 and 8:15 am critical network aggregation switches that connect campus buildings and server farms to the network core will be upgraded.  This will result in a complete interruption of network connectivity of approximately 30 minutes throughout the campus.  This includes access to the College’s primary web sites, Email, MiddFiles – all systems hosted at Middlebury.

Between 7:45 and 9:00 am our border gateway routers and other components that connect the network core with the Internet will be upgraded.  We expect four 3-5 minute periods where Internet routing will be in flux and expect transient loss of Internet connectivity for the Middlebury campus.  During these four 3-5 minute periods, the VPNs with MIIS and Ellucian may be interrupted briefly, this would impact reaching Banner SSB and INB.

These network upgrades are essential and must be completed in a timely manner.  We appreciate your patience as we strive to keep our network operating optimally.