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March 10th 2017 Network Upgrade

Posted: March 07, 2017  |  by Neil Schroeder
Filed Under: Information Resources Division,IRD Outages

WHAT:  The UIW Infrastructure team must perform a critical upgrade to network connectivity. This upgrade requires breaking the University's connection to the internet for a period of time.

WHEN: This FRIDAY, March 10th from 6 PM - MIDNIGHT.

SERVICES INTERRUPTED: All internet based services / website access including but not limited to:

  • E-mail in Outlook and webmail
  • Blackboard
  • MyWord Portal
  • Library Resources
  • Service Now
  • Blackboard Transact System
  • BannerWeb (for external users)
  • OmniUpdate Website management
  • Telephone Calls from Avaya or Cisco handsets may fail during upgrade window
  • Off site VPN will not work

     Bottom line - ANYTHING that relies on the internet will have intermittent outages.


REQUIRED USER ACTION:  Users are highly encouraged to refrain from attempting to use any network services during this time.


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