Network Services will be make regular Network maintenance from 12pm – 6pm. There are no expected outages during this time.
An additional 16 GB of memory was added to each VMWare virtual node in the Citrix environment was added this morning to increase capacity and provide a more complete testing environment.
The new Impulse Point NAC server had been implemented for the residential network. It will check machines for virus software, windows updates and shared music and movie files. It will ask to have a profile key installed on the machine for identification, but will be transparent unless a machine is non-compliant.
Due to configuration errors at the Internet Service Provider (Integra Telecom), VPN connections were not working from 6:00 to 7:20 AM. The VPN has been restored.
[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.
As of 6 AM this morning, Puget Sound has been connected to the Washington K-20 Educational Network, and network traffic between the academic/administrative buildings and the Internet has been rerouted over this new network. Residential Internet traffic is routed over the pre-existing Internet connection.
Technology Services will be performing network maintenance during the normal maintenance window of 5:30-6:00 AM. There will be a short disruption in the college’s Internet connection during this time.
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.
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.
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.
We have deployed wireless throughout Jones Hall. It is currently active and available to users.
There was a 5-10 minute interruption today at approximately 2:15. Our internet service provider increased bandwidth to the University without coordinating the change with us. Configuration changes were made here at the University’s equipment, which restored connection to the internet. The University now has a full DS3(T3) connection at 45 Mbps.
Wireless coverage has been expanded to cover all of Howarth Hall.
We have now deployed wireless coverage throughout the entire building at McIntyre Hall. We believe we have good coverage to all rooms and auditoriums within the building.
In preparation for emergency generator testing on Saturday, an off-site DNS was added as a tertiary server.