2022/12/06 - Generator replacement, 6-8 December

The standby generator which serves the university's Africa Media Matrix data centre will be replaced.

  • The old generator will be disconnected starting at 8:30 AM on 6 December, 8:30 AM.  This will cause a power outage in the datacentre for some hours.  During this time, all network services (including Wi-Fi and telephones) in the AMM Building will be unavailable.
  • From then until commissioning of the new generator can be completed (planned for 8 December), no generator backup will be available.  When loadshedding occurs, the data centre and all network services within AMM will be unavailable.

This has become necessary as the old generator has become increasing unreliable.

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