Network Maintenance Canceled

Please note that he maintenance described below has been canceled and has not at thist time been rescheduled.  We apologize for any inconvenience this change of plans has caused.

Original Message

On Sunday morning, September 2, 2012 — the day before Labor Day — Information Services will conduct maintenance on the OSU network that will interrupt service for Blackboard, Banner, email, web services and websites, and many other services. Phones and alarm systems will not be affected and will operate normally.

Although we expect that actual service interruption to the OSU network will last less than 15 minutes, due to the complexity of the change we have reserved 7:00 am to 11:00 am on Sunday for contingencies. Therefore, we ask that all OSU community members plan accordingly with your students, colleagues, and business partners.

We will be migrating our service DMZ, which is the firewall that protects DNS and core network applications. The new firewall architecture, when implemented, will have higher throughput and will be more reliable and more robust.