Plan Now for Fall Renovations
In preparation for the fall term, many departments will want renovations that may require extensive telephone and data service. Departments should plan now to place orders since the increased service order volume expected during the summer may cause a delay in regular turnaround times.
Distribution Layer Switch Replacements Begin
The process to replace 112 distribution layer switches (DLs) in 98 campus buildings begins in May and continues throughout the summer. In addition, six buildings will get first-time or supplementary DLs.
The new switches (Cisco 3800x and 4500x) support Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), the latest version of the protocol for routing traffic across the Internet.
The installation schedule is updated as dates are determined and work is completed. The installations take place during early morning maintenance windows (5 a.m.-8 a.m.) on the scheduled day and they require minimal network downtime.