CS Network Downtime, Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 06:00-07:00

Who is affected:
All users of the CS Department Network

What is happening:
The Department’s primary border firewall will be replaced with a new firewall device. During the replacement, connections from the CS Department to the main campus, the internet, or to portions of the CS Department network which are outside our firewall, will be interrupted. However, as OIT will also be performing router maintenance between 05:00 and 07:00 (see earlier announcement), we don’t anticipate this work causing much additional impact.

Why is it happening:
This is the second step of our three-step process to provide 10Gbps networking from our network core out to the main campus, and, by extension, the internet. This upgrade will give our firewall the internal capacity to support 10Gbps connections.