Network Equipment Upgrade

Network Equipment Upgrade

Announcement made Dec, 10, 2008

Jan 6, 2009

We are planning on upgrading all of the network equipment on January 6th, 2009. This is only a couple of days before the start of the semester, but it was the earliest time we could get a commitment from OIT. On the 6th, the network will be down and consequently all servers will be unreachable. We are planning on the network being down from 8am to 5pm, but the actual time should be much shorter.

As part of the process, we will be going into closets this week and disconnecting all ports that are not currently active. That means if you have a wall port for a laptop or unconnected PC it will most likely be disconnected unless you send us a note.

Please contact the Lab Staff if you have any questions or problems.

Revised announcement Dec, 11, 2008

This time has been revised downward. We will start the network upgrade at 7am and should be completed with the majority of the work by 10am. Between the times of 7-10am, there will be no network access at all that includes email, share, or the internet. If you have a laptop, you can still use the Duke wireless network to access the internet however.