Archive for the ‘Networking’ Category

System Maintenance 07/13 & 07/20

July 9, 2013 Comments off
On Saturday 07/13, IT@Sam plans to migrate the Domain Network and Wireless Network beginning at 5:00pm and we anticipate this taking our team approximately 6 hours to complete.   What this means to you and your staff is that we will be moving any computer that is on the domain over to our new MPLS Network.   The downtime for each computer should be approximately 30 minutes but we are not able to tell you exactly what time your building will be converted so are reserving the whole 6 hours.  We have chosen this time to have the least impact to campus. 
If you need notification as when the network is back up, please let me know.   Off campus resources and will be available from off campus,  it is only the on-campus domain and wireless resources that will not be available.
On Saturday 07/20, we are also planning to migrate the Private Network and Voice Network to MPLS.  The Private Network migration that will affect point of sale devices will take place from 1:30pm – 5:00pm.  The Voice Network migration that will affect all telephone services will take place from 5:00pm – 8:00pm.

Upcoming System Maintenance

February 21, 2013 Comments off

Friday, February 22

  • 6 p.m. – Workstation Patches will be released that includes an update for Internet Explorer for all Windows workstations. Please be sure that you save all work and log out before leaving for the weekend.
  • 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. ResHall Network will be intermittently unavailable due to the installation of new switches. Outages should not last more than one hour.
  • 9 p.m. – 10 p.m.ODS will be reloaded during this time. Please do not run any COGNOS reports during this time. This will be a recurring update scheduled for the last Friday of each month.

Friday, March 1

  • 6 p.m. – Saturday, March 2 1 a.m. – The Banner ERP system will be upgraded during this time and all ERP services (Nell, SamWeb, My Sam, Banner SSB, and Banner INB) will be unavailable.

Network Outage

February 6, 2013 Comments off

On Saturday 2/9/2012  between 12:00am and 6:00 am, LEARN our internet provider will be performing maintenance.   During this time, we will experience an approximate 30 minute network outage which will affect the entire campus.


Upcoming System Maintenance

November 15, 2012 Comments off

IT@Sam would like to make sure that you are aware of system maintenance that will be occurring over the next few weeks.

On November 16, starting at 6 p.m. and concluding about 8 p.m., our networking staff will be changing out switches in the AB4Farrington, and Lowman Student Center buildings.  There will be intermittent outages in each of these buildings and will last no more than about 20 minutes total for each. The outage will not affect the entire building.

On November 26, starting at NOON and concluding at 2 p.m., the Ad Astra system will be upgraded. During this time you will not be able to make or request room reservations.

On November 30, starting at 6pm and concluding at approximately 3 a.m. on December 1, the Banner ERP system will undergo upgrades. During this time, Banner INB and SSB will be unavailable.

On December 18, starting at 6 p.m., the SHSU website template will be changed. There should be minimal, if any, downtime.

If you have any questions, please contact the Service Desk at (936) 294-1950.

Network Outages for 8/17

August 16, 2012 Comments off

Continued MPLS Upgrade 8/17 6 p.m. – 8/18 6 a.m.:
Affected Services: Lee Drain Building, College of Humanities and Social Science (CHSS), Academic Building 3, Allen House, Roy Adams Building, Academic Building 4, Sam Houston Village, Raven Village, White Hall, Baldwin House, Barrett House, Creager House, Randall House, Mallon House, Jackson-Shaver Hall, Spivey House, Parkhill House

Estill Network Outage 8/17 6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m: Power supplies must be replaced in two network switches. This will be a complete outage for the Estill Classroom Building that should last no more than 30 minutes.
Affected Services: Phones and computers will not be operable during this time.

Criminal Justice Center Network Outage 8/17 6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.: The firmware for two switches located in the Criminal Justice Center will be upgraded. This will require a reboot of the switches which will cause a network outage that will last no more than 30 minutes.
Affected Services:Phones and computers will not be operable during this time.

Network Downtime August 12 – 14

August 4, 2011 Comments off

Starting August 12 at 6PM and continuing until August 14 at 5PM, work on the network will be completed in the Lee Drain Building and Academic Building 1 that will cause network service interruption (email, My Sam, software, workstation logins, etc will be unavailable) to the following buildings:

Lee Drain Building Maintenance (complete service interruption):

  • Academic Building 3
  • Academic Building 4
  • Adams House
  • Allen House
  • Baseball Complex
  • Bearkat Village
  • Chemisty and Forensic Science Building
  • City of Huntsville Fire Station
  • Coliseum
  • Counselor Education Center
  • Field House
  • Four West
  • Health & Kinesiology Center
  • Jackson Shaver Hall
  • Lee Drain Building
  • Press Box
  • Raven Village
  • Smith-Hutson Building
  • Softball Complex
  • South Campus Residence Halls
  • Teacher Education Center
  • Weight Training Facility
  • White Hall

Academic Building 1 Maintenance (intermittent service interruptions):

  • Academic Building 1
  • Academic Building 2
  • Administration Building
  • Bank of America
  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Criminal Justice Center
  • Dan Rather Communications
  • Estill Building
  • Evans Building
  • Farrington
  • Lee Drain Annex
  • Lone Star Hall
  • Lowman Student Center
  • Museum
  • Music
  • Newton Gresham Library
  • Parking Garage
  • Performing Arts Center
  • Sam Houston Village
  • Sam South (All)
  • Southeast Texas Applied Forensic Science Facility
  • Thomason
  • University Theater Center
  • Visitors Center
  • West Plant
  • Woodlands Crimes Facility

Any questions or concerns can be directed to the Service Desk at 936-294-1950.

Also as a Reminder:  Network Downtime August 5 – 6

Network Downtime August 5 – 6

July 28, 2011 Comments off

Starting August 5 at 6PM and continuing until August 6 at noon, work on the network will be completed in the Criminal Justice Center that will cause complete service interruption to the following buildings:

Criminal Justice Center
University Hotel
All north campus dorms
Forensic Psychology

During this time no network services will be available (email, My Sam, software, workstation logins, etc). Any questions or concerns can be directed to the Service Desk at 936-294-1950.


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