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‚Äôs 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 support@ru.ac.za before 3:00 PM on Tuesday.
2022/11/22 - Scheduled maintenance, 22 November
During the Tuesday, 22 November maintenance window, maintenance work will affect certain services, starting at 5:30 PM and being completed before midnight. The following work is planned: Wi-Fi: software will be updated on Wi-Fi access points in the buildings listed below.  Wi-Fi services will be unavailable for 20 minutes. 2, 3 Croft St 23, 33 South St Allan Webb Dining Hall Allen St Flats Alumni House Anthropology GIS lab Biological Sciences Building Building Maintenance Catering and Housekeeping Headquarters Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences Building Chessington Place Confucius Institute Continuing Education Centre Courtenay Latimer Dining Hall CSSR House DIFS General Lab Drostdy Barracks Drostdy Dining Hall Drostdy Lodge Fine Art main building and St Peters campus annexe Founders Lodge Furniture and Equipment Stores Great Hall Grounds and Gardens Headquarters Health Care Centre Highway Africa building Hobson Dining Hall ISER and annexe Jan Smuts Dining Hall Kimberley Dining Hall Law Clinic Library Maintenance Stores Mandela Dining Hall Old Laundry Philosophy Physics and Electronics Building Politics Building PSAM Retreat Royal Engineers Building Selwyn Castle Sports administration St Mary Dining Hall Steve Biko Union Building Stockenstrom Place Firewalls: software will be updated on the firewalls which connect the Internet to the campus, SEALS and public networks.  As the firewalls operate as a redundant pair, no noticeable outage is expected during this maintenance. This work was previously planned for 1 November but could not be completed then due to an issue that caused an outage. That issue was investigated and fixed on 8 November so minimal impact is expected now. 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 support@ru.ac.za before 3:00 PM on Tuesday.
2022/11/08 - Scheduled maintenance, 8 November
During the Tuesday, 8 November maintenance window, maintenance work will affect certain services, starting at 5:30 PM and being completed before midnight. The following work is planned: Server software updates: software on the servers which provide the following services will be updated, resulting in outages of up to 15 minutes per server. This work could not be completed on 2 November due to problems with the update service. Network printing services (iPrint/PaperCut) File servers/home directories (gnu, serval, studentfiles) PC login service for public labs Firewalls: maintenance work on 2 November resulted in an unexpected Internet outage. We will be investigating the cause of that in order to find a solution. It is expected there will be outages of 10-30 minutes. This work will begin at 7:45 PM. 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 support@ru.ac.za before 3:00 PM on Tuesday.
2022/11/01 - Scheduled maintenance, 1 November
During the Tuesday, 1 November maintenance window, maintenance work affecting a number of services will occur, 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. For smaller buildings, the work might be completed in 30 minutes, while larger buildings may take up to 90 minutes. Alumni House Bangor House Barratt Lecture Complex Beethoven House Biological Sciences Building Botany Buildings Catering and Housekeeping Headquarters Drostdy Lodge ELRC Fine Art Somerset St Geography Building Geology Buildings Highway Africa Building HKE Building IWR Life Sciences Buildings Main Admin Buildings New Education Building Physics Building Psychology Building Royal Engineers Building School of Languages Selwyn Castle Stables St Peters Buildings Theatre Building Server software updates: software on the servers which provide the following services will be updated, resulting in outages of up to 15 minutes per server: DNS DHCP NTP RT Web proxies Registration system Incoming e-mail Outgoing e-mail IMAP e-mail mailboxes Webmail Mailing lists SMS Provisioning (web proxy autodiscovery) Wi-Fi and VPN authentication CHERTL Evaluation Assistant Network graphs Network monitoring Terminal Four content management system RU Single Sign-On system Main web server (www.ru.ac.za, etc) University administration and meal booking systems SEALS Library consortium services Network printing services (iPrint/PaperCut) File servers/home directories (gnu, serval, studentfiles) PC login service for public labs Firewalls: software will be updated on the firewalls which connect the Internet to the campus, SEALS and public networks.  As the firewalls operate as a redundant pair, no noticeable outage is expected during this maintenance. While we try to publish a list of all service-affecting work here in advance, the list should not be considered exhaustive and other low impact work may also be undertaken during the maintenance window. This maintenance work is being undertaken in the ITSC-approved scheduled maintenance window.
2022/10/18 - Scheduled maintenance, 18 October
During the Tuesday, 18 October 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 services will be restored after a period of around 10 minutes within each building. 19 Somerset St 4 Gilbert St 5 Rhodes Ave Adamson House Adelaide Tambo House and annexes Allan Gray House Allen St Flats Amina Cachalia House Atherstone House Beethoven Workshops Beit House Calata House Canterbury House and annexe Chris Hani House Courtenay-Latimer Dining Hall Confucius Institute Cory House Campus Protection Unit Cullen Bowles House De Beers House Dingemans House Ellen Kuzwayo House Enoch Sontonga House Fine Art Annexe Fine Art Photography Goldfields House Graham House Gavin Relly Postgraduate Village Guy Butler House Helen Joseph House and annexe Hilltop 7, 8 and 9 Houses Hugh Masekela Hall admin block Hobson House ILAM Joe Slovo House John Kotze House Lilian Britten House Lincoln House/Law Faculty Livingstone House Margaret Smith House Matthews House Milner House Old Laundry Olive Schreiner House Oriel House and annexe Oakdene House Phelps House Prince Alfred House Psychology Building Robert Sobukwe House Rosa Parks House Ruth First House Sisulu House Stanley Kidd House and annexes St Mary Dining Hall Stockenstrom Place Thomas Pringle House Tick research/Waainek Truro House Victoria Mxenge Walker House Winchester House This work is to be conducted during a minor maintenance period. Should there be a compelling reason why this work should not go ahead as planned, please contact support@ru.ac.za before 3:00 PM on Tuesday.