[Completed] ResNet Bandwidth Upgrade 3/24/09

[Update 3/24/09 6:00 AM] The bandwidth upgrade on the ResNet Internet connection is complete. ResNet now has a 100 Mbps connection to the Internet. Enjoy!

On Tuesday morning, 3/24/09, from 5:30 AM to 6:00 AM the Internet connection for the college’s residential network will be upgraded from 45 Mbps to 100 Mbps (a two-fold increase). The Resnet Internet connection will be unavailable during this time.

The upgraded connection will feature not only a 100 Mbps bandwidth, but also a new traffic shaping model, based on bandwidth, rather than type of traffic. This should reduce many of the application problems we have seen over the past few years.

K-20 Network Installation Delayed

Due to a flaw in the K-20 network’s routing, we were unable to complete the K-20 Internet connection upgrade today, Saturday, January 31. Internet connectivity for the academic and administrative buildings was interrupted for approximately 15 minutes this morning around 9:30 AM.  We have restored internet connectivity to the administrative and academic buildings.  We will continue to work with K-20 to find a resolution, and schedule the implementation during the coming week.

Washington K-20 Network Install Scheduled 1/31/09

On Saturday, January 31, at 9 AM routing will be adjusted to direct Internet-bound traffic for the academic and administrative buildings to the Washington K-20 network. Traffic for the residential buildings (residence halls, Greek Row houses, and on-campus houses) will continue to flow over the existing Internet circuit provided by Integra Telecom.  From 9:00 -10:15 AM, Internet connection may be interrupted more than once for a few minutes at a time.

New Storage Array and SAN Installation Complete 10/27/2008

The Installation of the new storage array and SAN to support upgrades of the database and email systems was completed with the reboots of all database servers from 5:30 to 6:30 AM this morning. CRM was restored at 7:45 AM. The extended timeframe was necessary to ensure that all existing and new LUNs had redundant paths to their hosts in the SAN.