Category: Planned Maintenance

Advanced notice of planned maintenance that may have an impact on users.

Online Timetabling

We will be carrying out work on the Online Timetabling on Mon 11 Dec at 15:00

Impact

Although access may not be affected for all users, the service should be seen as at-risk until 16:00.

Benefits

The maintenance work will address issues raised by users and allow us to support the service in a more reliable way.

Further information

If you require any more information regarding this change (C1709-034), please contact help4u@dundee.ac.uk

My Dundee will be down on Fri 5 Jan

My Dundee will be taken offline for maintenance on the morning of Fri 5 Jan 2018. The service
should be restored and made available to you later the same day, though there will be an ‘at risk’
period that extends to Mon 8 Jan.

At risk?
The maintenance period should be limited to Fri 5, but as with any major technical activity, it is possible that an unforeseen issue will arise. Because of the weekend, downtime may extend through to Mon 8.

What and who will this effect?
My Dundee and all services delivered through it will be unavailable to all during the downtime. Anyone trying to access my.dundee.ac.uk will be shown a notice explaining the situation.

Any questions about this downtime can be sent through Help4U.

Power supply work affecting Tower Building

Essential work on the power supply to the main Tower Building comms room will take place on Tue 12 Dec between 07:00 – 08:00.

Impact: An hour-long power outage will take place that affects all areas from Level 2 upwards (excluding Tower Extension). Both the wired and wifi network will be unavailable in these areas at that time.

Why? To resolve a fault and ensure a continuous, stable power source is in place.

DUSA Network Migration

DUSA will be migrated across to the new network on Wed 10 Jan from 07:00-19:00. This will affect the whole building.

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.

Whilst the replacement of the network equipment should be completed on the day of migration, 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.

Impact
There will be no access to the wired and wireless network (inc internet access) in these areas at the indicated times. Migrations will affect all client devices such as PCs and laptops, printers, building management systems etc. connected to the University network.

Actions 
Follow the guidance below to re-establish your computers’ wired connection afterward:

Unmanaged computers
You will need to enable 802.1x authentication on your wired network connection post-migration. Download the Windows/macOS X/Linux instructions to your desktop beforehand to help you do this.

Managed computers (e.g. 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.

Connect to eduroam to get super-fast wifi using your full username
For further instructions, visit the Get Connected website page.

 

Reporting issues/getting help
Please contact the IT Service Desk via Help4U or by phone on extension 88000 once the work is complete.

All DUSA activities will run on the University’s new, next-generation network following the successful migration.

Read more about this project on the Network Refresh Blog.

DCA Network Migration

The DCA (only the part which runs off the University’s infrastructure) will be migrated across to the new wired network on Thu 21 Dec from 07:00-18:00.

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.

Whilst the replacement of the network equipment should be completed on the day of migration, 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.

Impact
There will be no internet access in this area of the building during the work window. Migrations will affect all client devices, such as PCs and laptops, printers, building management systems etc. connected to the University network.

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

Unmanaged computers
You will need to enable 802.1x authentication on your wired network connection post-migration. Download the Windows/macOS X/Linux instructions to your desktop beforehand to help you do this.

Managed computers (e.g. 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.

 

Reporting issues/getting help
Please contact the IT Service Desk via Help4U or by phone on extension 88000 once the work is complete.

Read more about this project on the Network Refresh Blog.

Botanic Gardens Network Migration

The Botanic Gardens will be migrated across to the new network on Wed 20 Dec from 07:00-18:00. The following areas will be affected at the times below:

  • Wed 20 Dec, 07:00 – 10:00 | Log cabin
  • Wed 20 Dec, 10:00 – 14:00 | Main Building
  • Wed 20 Dec, 15:00 – 18:00 | Depot Building

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.

Whilst the replacement of the network equipment should be completed on the day of migration, 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.

Impact
There will be no internet access in these areas at the indicated times. Migrations will affect all client devices such as PCs and laptops, printers, building management systems etc. connected to the University network.

Actions 
Follow the guidance below to re-establish your computers’ wired connection afterward:

Unmanaged computers
You will need to enable 802.1x authentication on your wired network connection post-migration. Download the Windows/macOS X/Linux instructions to your desktop beforehand to help you do this.

Managed computers (e.g. 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.

Connect to eduroam to get super-fast wifi using your full username
For further instructions, visit the Get Connected website page.

 

Reporting issues/getting help
Please contact the IT Service Desk via Help4U or by phone on extension 88000 once the work is complete.

All Botanic Gardens activities will run on the University’s new, next-generation network following the successful migration.

Read more about this project on the Network Refresh Blog.

2-6 Airlie Place Network Migration

2-6 Airlie Place will be migrated across to the new network on Tue 19 Dec from 07:00 – 18:00.

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.

Whilst the replacement of the network equipment should be completed on the day of migration, 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.

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

Actions 

Follow the guidance below to re-establish your computers’ wired connection afterward:

Unmanaged computers
You will need to enable 802.1x authentication on your wired network connection post-migration. Download the Windows/macOS X/Linux instructions to your desktop beforehand to help you do this.

Managed computers (e.g. 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.

Connect to eduroam to get super-fast wifi using your full username
For further instructions, visit the Get Connected website page.

 

Reporting issues/getting help

Please contact the IT Service Desk via Help4U or by phone on extension 88000 once the work is complete.

All 2-6 Airlie Place activities will run on the University’s new, next-generation network following the successful migration.

Read more about this project on the Network Refresh Blog.

eVision and SITS upgrade | 20 and 21 Nov 2017

The eVision portal and SITS Client will be upgraded on Mon 20 and Tue 21 Nov all day.

Impact

You will be unable to login to either of these systems during the upgrade. Work will be completed on Tue 21 Nov and you will be able to access eVision and SITS on Wed 22 Nov.

Who will be affected?

  • Applicants using eVision to manage their UoD application.
  • Students using eVision to update their personal details and check things like their exam results and tuition fee balance.
  • Staff members using the SITS Client to manage student details or eVision to carry out administrative and reporting functions.

Benefits

This upgrade will ensure that the service continues to be supported and meet statutory requirements.

If you have any questions about the upgrade, please contact Help4U (Change number – C1710-052)

Kirkcaldy Teaching Block Network Migration

The Kirkcaldy Teaching Block will be migrated across to the new network on Sat 18 Nov all day.

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.  Whilst the replacement of the network equipment should be completed on the day of migration, some devices (such as printers etc.) may need further configuration once the network equipment has been replaced, therefore it is possible that work to update such devices is carried out on subsequent days.

Impact

There will be no access to the wired and wireless network (inc internet access) in these areas at the indicated times. Migrations will affect all client devices such as PCs and laptops, printers, building management systems etc. connected to the University network.

Actions 

Follow the guidance below to re-establish your computers’ wired connection afterward:

  • Unmanaged computers

You will need to enable 802.1x authentication on your wired network connection post-migration. Download the Windows/macOS X/Linux instructions to your desktop beforehand to help you do this.

  • Managed computers (e.g. 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 the eduroam, which is already available in various locations around campus, visit the Get Connected website page for students and staff.

Reporting issues/getting help

Please contact the IT Service Desk via Help4U or by phone on extension 88000 once the work is complete.

All Kirkcaldy Teaching Block activities will run on the University’s new, next-generation network following the successful migration.

Read more about this project on the Network Refresh Blog.

OMS Building Network Migration

The OMS Building will be migrated across to the new network on Sun 19 Nov all day.

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.  Whilst the replacement of the network equipment should be completed on the day of migration, some devices (such as printers etc.) may need further configuration once the network equipment has been replaced, therefore it is possible that work to update such devices is carried out on subsequent days.

Impact

There will be no access to the wired and wireless network (inc internet access) in these areas at the indicated times. Migrations will affect all client devices such as PCs and laptops, printers, building management systems etc. connected to the University network.

Actions 

Follow the guidance below to re-establish your computers’ wired connection afterward:

  • Unmanaged computers

You will need to enable 802.1x authentication on your wired network connection post-migration. Download the Windows/macOS X/Linux instructions to your desktop beforehand to help you do this.

  • Managed computers (e.g. 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 the eduroam, which is already available in various locations around campus, visit the Get Connected website page for students and staff.

Reporting issues/getting help

Please contact the IT Service Desk via Help4U or by phone on extension 88000 once the work is complete.

All OMS building activities will run on the University’s new, next-generation network following the successful migration.

Read more about this project on the Network Refresh Blog.