2022/11/29 - Scheduled maintenance, 29 November

During the Tuesday, 29 November maintenance window, maintenance work will affect certain services, starting at 5:30 PM and being completed before midnight. The following work is planned:

  • Access switches: software will be updated on the network switches in the buildings listed below. All network services (including Wi-Fi and IP telephones) will be disrupted in those buildings. It is expected that work will take around 30 minutes per building.

    • Africa Media Matrix

    • Eden Grove

    • Fountain Lab and nearby offices in the Physics and Electronics Dept

    • Law Lab

    • Steve Biko Union Building

  • Distribution routers: software will be updated on the routers serving all buildings in the areas listed below.  All network services (including Wi-Fi and IP telephones) may be disrupted in those areas for up to 30 minutes.

    • West campus: all buildings which are west of South St and north of Prince Alfred St

  • Internet access: software will be updated on the switch to which the university's commercial transit provider is connected. There is a low chance of disruption as Internet traffic diverts to the NREN network instead of the commercial transit.

This work is being conducted during a minor maintenance period. Should there be a compelling reason why this work should not go ahead as planned, please contact before 3:00 PM on Tuesday.

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