Category: Network

Scheduled Maintenance: University Web site 21/08/19

We are migrating some services, including the University Web site, to new infrastructure during the following maintenance window:

08:00-08:15 (BST) Wednesday 21st August 2019.

Please note that there will be some disruption to the web site during this time.

If you have any questions about this work, please contact the Service Desk quoting reference number: 1908-2444

Disruption: Ninewells Hospital network

1 July 2019 – 12:30

All power has been restored on site and the network is back to full service.  There may be some issues reconncecting devices and if you experience any issues please let the Service Desk know. The easiest way to do this is logging into the Help4U Self-Service Portal and click on the relevant “Broad Service Disruption” and select “I am affected by this disruption”.

Incident number: 1906-5359

1 July 2019 – 09:30

All power has been restored on site and one area of the University network remains unavailable (Trust 28).  We are working with electrical engineers to restore power to enable that part of the network to be restored.

If you experience any issues please let the Service Desk know. The easiest way to do this is logging into the Help4U Self-Service Portal and click on the relevant “Broad Service Disruption” and select “I am affected by this disruption”.

Incident number: 1906-5359

30 June 2019 – 20:00

All power has been restored on site and one area of the University network remains unavailable.  This will be fixed first thing in the morning.

If you experience any issues please let the Service Desk know. The easiest way to do this is logging into the Help4U Self-Service Portal and click on the relevant “Broad Service Disruption” and select “I am affected by this disruption”.

Incident number: 1906-5359

30 June 2019 – 09:00

A power issue overnight at Ninewells has had a significant impact to services provided by the University and NHS.  We are working with Estates and NHS colleagues to resume a normal service as soon as possible.

One area remains affected and if you continue to experience any issues please let the Service Desk know. The easiest way to do this is logging into the Help4U Self-Service Portal and click on the relevant “Broad Service Disruption” and select “I am affected by this disruption”.

Incident number: 1906-5359

Service Disruption: City Campus Network

1 July 2019 – 09:30

All areas of the network are back to a full service

If your area remains affected please let the Service Desk know. The easiest way to do this is logging into the Help4U Self-Service Portal and click on the relevant “Broad Service Disruption” and select “I am affected by this disruption”.

Incident number:1906-5296

30 June 2019 – 20:00

The following buildings, including telephony, remain partially affected:

Airlie Place, Crawford, Kirkcaldy, Matthew, MSI, Ninewells and Tower Building.

If your area remains affected please let the Service Desk know. The easiest way to do this is logging into the Help4U Self-Service Portal and click on the relevant “Broad Service Disruption” and select “I am affected by this disruption”.

Please note that this does not affect exams or clearing.  Teams will attend on site first thing to resume service.

Incident number:1906-5296

29 June 2019 – 21:00

The following buildings, including telephony, remain affected:

Airlie Place, Crawford, Kirkcaldy, Matthew, MSI, Ninewells and Tower Building.

If your area remains affected please let the Service Desk know. The easiest way to do this is logging into the Help4U Self-Service Portal and click on the relevant “Broad Service Disruption” and select “I am affected by this disruption”.

Incident number:1906-5296

29 June 2019 – 17:30

Following this afternoon’s electrical storm there was an interruption to the Unviersity’s computing network.  While most of the network resumed to normal service some areas remain affected.

We are currently working through a list of tasks to resolve.  The undernoted areas remain affected:

Airlie Place, Crawford, Matthew, MSI, Ninewells and Tower Building.

If your area remains affected please let the Service Desk know. The easiest way to do this is logging into the Help4U Self-Service Portal and click on the relevant “Broad Service Disruption” and select “I am affected by this disruption”.

Incident number:1906-5296

Service Disruption: Network Connectivity – Ninewells Campus

***Update***

This disruption was due to a power outage across the Ninewells estate earlier this morning. If you are located in the Main Teaching Block and still experiencing issues with your network connection please unplug and then re-plug the network cable connecting your device. This will re-establish your connection to the network.

If you are located in the Jacqui Woods Centre or in a Ward area where your network socket begins with the prefix 12, we are still working toward a resolution as quickly as possible.

If you are located in a Ward area where your network socket begins with the prefix 24, please be aware that the Ninewells Estates and Buildings Department are still in the process of re-establishing power to that area of the building.

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We are currently experiencing issues with network connectivity across our Ninewells Campus.

Our engineers are working hard to restore service as quickly as possible and updates on progress will be posted here.

 

New campus network certificate

Connected to our wired or wifi network on campus before? If yes, you accepted our network certificate the first time you did this on each of your personal and non-managed devices.

The time has come for this certificate to be renewed. It will be replaced on Thu 23 May.

Once this change is made, you may have to accept the new certificate on your devices when next connecting them to eduroam – expect to see a pop-up window appear and ensure you take action.

Some devices may not prompt at all (certain Android devices, for example) and the certificate will apply in the background without you noticing. Managed University desktops will be unaffected.

You will receive a direct email to your @dundee.ac.uk account shortly, which contains more detail.

Changes to wireless network service

We’re upgrading the University’s wireless infrastructure. Find out why in the One Dundee blog post.

This work will take place in the evenings (18:00 – 23:00) of Tue 2 and Thu 4 Apr.

Within each work window, each wireless access point should only be offline for approximately 10-15 mins at a time.

If you are connected to an access point when it upgrades / reloads the new software, the wireless controller should try and move your device to another available access point so you continue to get wifi. Due to the quantity of access point reloads, we can’t guarantee this in all circumstances and you may need to accept a short service outage.

If you have any questions, contact the Service Desk quoting ref C1901-027.

Sir James Black Centre Network Migration

The Sir James Black Centre will be migrated to the new wired network on the Wed 20 – Thu 21 Feb and Tue 26 – Wed 27 Feb. Migrations will take place between 08:00 and 18:00 and affect the following areas on the days/times indicted below.

  • Wed 20 Feb, JBC Floor G
  • Thu 21 Feb, JBC Floor 1
  • Tue 26 Feb, JBC Floors 2 and M
  • Wed 27 Feb, JBC Floors 3, 4 and 5

Keep the following in mind
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 the day.

Some devices (such as printers) may need further configuration once the network equipment has been replaced. Work to update such devices will carried out on the days following the migration.

Impact
There will be no access to the wired network and disruption to the wireless network. If having internet access on the day of the migration is essential to your work, we advise that you relocate away from the building.

The migration will affect all client devices such as PCs and laptops, office desk phones, printers, building management systems etc connected to the University network.

Actions – if you’re using a:
Unmanaged computer
You need to enable 802.1x authentication on your wired network connection. This is something you can do prior to or right after the migration. Instructions to help you do this for your OS (Windows, macOS, or Linux) can be reached on the IT website.
Managed computers (Staff Desktop)
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.
If you need a refresh on how to connect your device to eduroam, which is already available in Life Sciences, visit the connect to eduroam wifi website guide.

Reporting issues / getting help
Once the work is complete, contact the Service Desk by phone on extension 88000 or online via Help4U.

All Sir James Black Centre activities will run on the new, next-generation network when complete.