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A block, B block, Library and F block power being isolated from 25/08 to 29/08 - IT systems will be offline

 
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A block, B block, Library and F block power being isolated from 25/08 to 29/08 - IT systems will be offline
by David Franklin - Friday, 25 August 2017, 8:25 AM
 

Hi all

 Just to confirm that due to the mains power going off in A Block, B Block (comms room), Library (Internet feed in from JaNET) and F Block (server room) to allow the fitting of new mains for the new building works there will be no IT services running or access to the Internet until all power is restored, stable and systems are back up and running. The power will be off over the forthcoming Bank Holiday weekend.

 Due to the complexity of the systems we will need to start shutting systems off from 3.30pm today to ensure they are all quiescent ready for power to be shut off at 5.00pm. Power is planned to be restored by 29th Aug and we will get systems back online as soon as possible once power is restored and stable.

There can be unforeseen issues (aircon failure, switch failures etc…) which may need to be rectified prior to getting everything back fully working so please bear with us if this is the case.

 

All IT systems should be considered as unavailable from 3.30pm today.

 

Phones should be unaffected because they are on the ring main on the other side of the campus.

All IT systems will be affected and unavailable during the works this includes, but is not restricted to...

 

  • Website – there will be a holding page to tell visitors what is going on

  • Email

  • Learning Space  – there will be a message on front page to tell students what is going on

  • Internet access on campus

  • Wi-Fi

  • Logon servers

  • Printing

  • Library services

  • External access to the network - VPN

  • UnitE and Marjon databases

  • Gladstone

  • Catering – tills will only operate as cash registers so no DIS etc

    There is nothing we can do to mitigate this because the main campus mains along the whole library side that has to be isolated for the work to be done safely.

    Due to the complexity of the systems we will need to start shutting systems off from 3.30pm today to ensure they are all quiescent ready for power to be shut off at 5.00pm. Power is planned to be restored by 29th Aug and we will get systems back online as soon as possible once power is restored and stable.