Networking Updates

Network Maintenance and Scheduled Service Outage for Summer 2023

NetworkingOIT will perform the required maintenance on the networking infrastructure in the University Data Center.  There will be three maintenance windows to upgrade the network switches to the most current version.  During each maintenance window, access to all servers and services will be intermittent. In order to minimize the impact to campus, the work is scheduled during low usage periods on each of the following dates:

  • Sunday, May 21, 2023, from 12:01–5 a.m.
  • Saturday, June 24, 2023, from 9 p.m to Sunday, June 25, 2023, at 2 a.m.
  • Saturday, July 22, 2023, from 9 p.m to Sunday, July 23, 2023, at 2 a.m.

OIT personnel will verify that all services are functional at the end of the maintenance activity.  If there are any issues, we will notify the campus via our normal communication channels.  If you have any scheduled processes that run during this time, please reschedule those to avoid any interruptions.

Following the maintenance, if you have any difficulty connecting to network resources, it is suggested you reboot your office computer. If you continue to have issues, please feel free to contact the IT Help Desk.

This scheduled maintenance is essential for keeping our network running smoothly.  Going forward, OIT will conduct one maintenance outage annually to ensure we are running the latest software.

Updated 05/10/2023 to include an expanded maintenance window.
Updated 05/17/2023 to include a reminder about rebooting.
Updated 06/14/2023 to with new starting times for remaining dates.

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Laurene Klassen

Laurene is the Director of SMU’s IT Training & Communications Team. She enjoys reading, writing, and outdoor activities with her family in her spare time.