For those that may be working over the Winter break, we’d like you to be aware of the Data Center network upgrade that will take place tentatively starting on December 27 and continuing through December 30. This maintenance will result in intermittent full network outages for the entire SHSU network during those dates. This will mean that you will not be able to log into a computers, e-mail , ERP systems, your S drive, phone system and wireless network to name a few. These systems will be unavailable regardless of your location.
The network for the data center will be upgraded from legacy Cisco 4500s to Cisco Nexus 7010 data center switches. The new equipment is more robust and in return will offer faster speeds with greater reliability. The newer equipment will also allow SHSU to be prepared for VDI and any future high bandwidth projects.