Update 2/22/2013, 5:30 PM: The campus firewall upgrade is being postponed due to scheduled campus activities. We are tentatively planning for the upgrade to occur over the Easter shutdown. An update to the community will be provided as soon as the new date is finalized. – SGL
The campus firewalls are scheduled to be replaced over the spring break. This work is scheduled to start Saturday, March 2, at 6:00 PM and be completed by Sunday, March 3, at 7:00 AM. The University has redundant firewalls and Internet circuits, so Internet service will be available for most of this time; however, there may be several brief periods during this time when Internet service to the campus will be off. During these brief periods all campus services will be unavailable from off campus, including the campus Web site, PirateNet, Blackboard, Microsoft Exchange email, and Banner. Please plan your work accordingly. While most campus areas have been alerted to this maintenance and do not have any scheduled activities that would be affected by this maintenance, please let University IT Services know as soon as possible if you have any questions or concerns regarding this maintenance.
Steve Landry, CIO