ITS will perform network switch maintenance for the morning of Saturday 10/18/08 from 6am-11am. In the process network switches will be rebooted one at a time. Each network switch reboot takes approximately 5 minutes and during these times individuals will experience multiple 5 minute outages during the maintenance window. The total number of outages your workstation is subjected to is relative to the number of switches to which it is linked. This will affect 340 devices covering every networked building on campus except the dorms.
For example, if you're in SSC the network switch your computer directly connects to and also the corresponding uplink network switch will both be rebooted. This means that during the outage timeframe you will have 2 separate 5-minute network outages where you will not be able to access network resources including e-mail, webmail, MEMFIS, etc.
UNI services hosted in our central data centers will not have their path to the Internet disrupted.
If you need additional assistance please contact the Computer Consulting Center (CCC) at (319) 273-5555. The CCC is located in Room 36 ITTC Building (formerly known as the East Gym). Consultants are available to provide hands-on assistance daily Monday through Friday during University Business Hours.