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Thu 31 May 2007 - All systems ran without problems
Wed 30 May 2007 - Domino Server Maintenance
LUVLE, My Modules, Online Assessments and Module Feedback will be unavailable today between 4pm and 5pm to allow for essential server maintenance work to be carried out.
Tue 29 May 2007 - WiNet Maintenance and Network Maintenance
07:00-09:00: During the network 'at risk' period on 29th May, all wireless networks were unavailable while a core device of WiNet was updated.
07:00-09:00: During the network 'at risk' period on 29th May, connectivity to the campus Webcaches and VPN service was interrupted whilst configuration changes to improve resiliency were undertaken.
Fri 25 May 2007 - All systems ran without problems
Thu 24 May 2007 - All systems ran without problems
Wed 23 May 2007 - Printing problems
15:00-15:30 There were printing problems with some networked printers across campus.
Tue 22 May 2007 - High Performance Cluster Problem
The HPC head node, corona, has been rebooted following a kernel panic. Serial jobs are unaffected, but parallel jobs have been lost as a result of the reboot.
Mon 21 May 2007 - All systems ran without problems
Fri 18 May 2007 - All systems ran without problems
Thu 17 May 2007 - All systems ran without problems
Wed 16 May 2007 - All systems ran without problems
Tue 15 May 2007 - Changes to the Network Structure, and ResNet Problems
Changes to the Network Structure
During the 'Network at Risk' period on 15/05/2007 various changes were made to the network structure to improve the performance and reliability of the network. The buildings that were affected are: Bowland Annex, Infolab KBC wing, Pendle residences, Pendle Lab, George Fox and campus flats in Fylde and County South.
ResNet is currently suffering from a hardware failure. Due to the nature of the problem the exact part that has failed has been difficult to trace. Further updates will appear as soon as more information is known.
Update 10:00 - A hardware part has been replaced. This appears to have reduced
Update 14:15: Following further failures another hardware part has been swapped, which appears to have made a big improvement.
Update 20:15: The failure appears to have been due to a complex interaction between Multicast and some software fixes applied a week or so ago. Turning off Multicast on ResNet might have resolved the problems. ISS Networking team will continue to monitor the situation.
Mon 14 May 2007 - Networking problems in Engineering Dept.
Network problems seen in Engineering between about 11:30 and 14:00 were caused by a network loop within an office where a switch was added without the permission of ISS. Networking are investigating why the network didn't recover from this without manual intervention.
Sat 12 May 2007 - Peer to peer file sharing of copyright material
Everyone needs to be aware that sharing of copyright material over the internet is illegal and can result in prosecution of anyone caught doing it. We are currently getting a significant number of complaints from various companies.
Fri 11 May 2007 - All systems ran without problems
Thu 10 May 2007 - Exchange Maintenance
Between 1200 and 1400 on Thursday May 10 we applied Microsoft security patches to the Exchange servers. This work was essential to address critical security vulnerabilities that jeopardize the system. Not all users were affected at the same time, and no-one lost service for more than about 30 minutes in this period. Users of OWA, POP and IMAP may have seen some additional brief service outages.
Wed 09 May 2007 - Webmail Upgrade, Domino Maintenance
Between 1pm and 4pm, the Webmail email service was unavailable whilst work is carried out to begin the introduction of the Webmail 2.0 beta service. Users of POP/IMAP/Wing will be unaffected by this work. The new Webmail 2.0 Beta service is now available - Further Details.
LUVLE, My Modules, Online Assessments and Module Feedback was unavailable from 2pm to 3pm on Wednesday 9th May to allow for essential server maintenance work to be carried out.
Tue 08 May 2007 - Network Maintenance
During the 'Network at Risk' period (between 6am and 9am) on the 8th May:
- switches were replaced in the Whewell building, Bowland Main and Bailrigg House.
- software updates were applied to many parts of campus causing approximately 3 minutes of downtime to most buildings.
- ResNet in Graduate College was unavailable whilst performance improvements were made
Mon 07 May 2007 - All systems ran without problems
Fri 04 May 2007 - All systems ran without problems
Thu 03 May 2007 - Exchange Email System Maintenance
Due to on going Exchange Email System performance upgrades, users of this email system may notice a message appearing, stating: "The Microsoft Exchange administrator has made a change that requires you quit and restart Outlook".
Please follow this instruction if you receive the message. This action will not result in the loss of any email. Please contact the Staff Help Desk (x10987) if you have any further queries.