Month: August 2018

Three week maintenance period

Our underlying technology infrastructure will enter a three week maintenance period to bring it up to a consistent standard across the board.

When is this happening? 
Work will start on Mon 20 Aug and is expected to finish on Fri 7 Sep.

What will the impact be? 
Service interruption is anticipated but will be managed accordingly and in a timely manner.

Do you need to do anything? 
You don’t need to take any action to prepare. If you have any questions or experience an issue, please contact the Service Desk.

Mackenzie and TASC Network Migrations

The Mackenzie Building and TASC (TAyside Medical Science Centre) at our Ninewells campus will be migrated across to the new network on Tue 21 – Fri 24 Aug (07:00-18:00).

Impact
There will be no internet access in these areas across the four days. Migrations will affect all client devices such as PCs, laptops, printers, desk phones, building management systems etc. connected to the University network.

You may find your device becomes active prior to the completion time. If this does occur, your network service should still be considered at risk up until 18:00 on Fri 24.

Whilst the replacement of the network equipment should be completed by Fri evening, some devices (such as printers etc.) may need further configuration afterwards. Work to update such devices will be carried out on subsequent days if required.

 

Actions 
Follow the guidance below to re-establish your computers’ wired (ethernet) connection afterwards:

  • Unmanaged computers
    You will need to enable 802.1x authentication on your wired network connection post-migration. Go to the IT webpage to source the instructions you need.
  • Managed computers (Staff Desktops) 
    Take no action for these devices post-migration. They should automatically connect to the new wired network but may need to be rebooted if they have been switched on throughout the change.
  • UoD_WiFi will disappear in these areas. Connect to eduroam wifi using your full username (jbloggs@dundee.ac.uk) thereafter.

 

Reporting issues/getting help
Please contact the Service Desk online or by phone on extension 88000 once the work is complete.

Read more about this project on the Network Refresh webpage.

Questionmark OnDemand upgrade

Questionmark OnDemand will be updated on Sat 18 Aug between 07:00-13:00.

Impact
During the time above, staff authoring assessments and students taking assessments will experience service disruption. This includes assessments taken through MyDundee that use the Questionmark OnDemand service.

Benefits
This update will ensure the ongoing reliability, security, and uptime of the platform.

Reporting issues and getting help
If you have any questions about the update, please contact the Service Desk (Ref 1808-1247).