|NDUS networks will be upgraded; expect outages|
All NDUS campus networks (of which UND is part) will be migrated to the upgraded statewide area network (STAGEnet) between Dec. 15 and Dec. 19. Network outages will occur each of those four nights beginning at 10 p.m. It is anticipated that network connectivity will be restored well before 7 a.m. each of the following mornings. The upgrade will provide a higher bandwidth backbone for NDUS which is needed to offer services campus constituents expect.
Specific segments of the network will be upgraded each of the four nights, although it is possible that a change that is expected to affect one area will affect others.
To complete your work those days, please plan any wide area network-related activities (including updating and viewing grades in Campus Connection, access to Internet2, using external Web resources) between the hours of 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day from Friday, Dec. 15, through Tuesday, Dec. 19. The network could easily be available much more than that, but there is no assurance.
In addition, if you discover any network-related problems during this period or in the subsequent days, please report them immediately to the helpdesk at 777-2222.
We recognize that this may cause hardship but we ask for your understanding. This big a change cannot occur without some outages and, because of the importance of the network to much of what campuses do, there is no better time. — ITSS.