Disclaimer: This news item was originally posted on Thursday, May 10, 2001. Its content may no longer be timely or accurate.

DoIT Network Outage 5-12

Posted: 09:21:29, Thursday, May 10, 2001   Expiration: 09:21:29, Thursday, May 10, 2001  

This Saturday morning, May 12th, at 7:00 am, Network Services will be installing a new network device on the DoIT Staff Network.

To all DoIT Staff, This morning's scheduled change to the DoIT Staff Network did not take place, due to problems encountered by network engineers. Armed with new insight, and different procedures, we are making another attempt, this Saturday. Here is the original text, with the new date and time: This Saturday morning, May 12th, at 7:00 am, Network Services will be installing a new network device on the DoIT Staff Network. (IPs 128.104.16-19.x). As our evaluation period is ending, we need to perform a large-scale load test, with hundreds of users. The outage window is listed as 7:00 am to 8:00 am, but the actual outage should be only 5 minutes. If there's an immediate problem, it'll be 5 more minutes to back out. In order to properly evaluate this box, we have to reconfigure the DoIT Staff Network itself, changing the path that the data travels to reach the Campus Backbone. It is our fervent desire that this not affect any users, computers, or services on our network. However, the change is significant enough that we want you to be aware that a change was made. If you believe that you have a problem that could be related to this, please contact the Help Desk. (As always, provide as much detail as possible, and keep your case number.) Let the Help Desk know that the case should be routed to Network Services. Again, we don't expect this to be noticed by anyone, but just in case, we apologize in advance for any inconvenience that this may cause. We also want you to know that we continue to look for ways to make even more efficient use of our network resources.

-- Jim Ray

Created: 09:21:29, Thursday, May 10, 2001 (by Weizhong W.)
Updated: 09:21:29, Thursday, May 10, 2001 (by Weizhong W.)