RSPE MAJOR Network Outage Notice

Published in the Research School of Physics Event Horizon
Vol43 Issue32 28 August–1 September 2017

Dear RSPE Community,

Please be advised of the following MAJOR network outage for RSPE South precinct.

Location: All South precinct buildings (will not affect DQS and PEC aside from some hosted services)
Start: 7:00 AM Saturday, 26th Aug 2017
End: 5:00 PM Sunday, 27th Aug 2017
Duration: 2 days (actual downtime may be less than advertised)

Reason for downtime:

Replacement of all major Network infrastructure.

This includes fixed and wireless networks, telephone services and many building management/security services. These network disruptions are unavoidable as all network infrastructure within these buildings is being replaced. 

- All users are requested to log off or turn off their machines, including lab equipment reliant on networks, to reduce problems before this time.
- All labs requiring emergency phone procedures under WHS provisions should check for availability of other communication methods during this time.

This following buildings are included:

(58) Cockroft
(58C) John Carver
(58A) Heavy Ion Accelerator Facility
(58B) Erich Weigold

(57) Nuclear Physics
(59) LeCouteur
(84) Applied Maths                                             
(56) Leonard Huxley                                             
(60) Oliphant

Areas/Systems affected by downtime:

-All Internet access
-File-share services
-Licensing services
-Directory Services
-Administrative Domains
-TV feeds
-Computational services
-Nuclear Physics and other Lab networks
-and other smaller services
(ie everything!)

If you have any enquiries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me prior to the deployment date.

James Irwin
IT Manager

Updated:  28 March 2023/ Responsible Officer:  Director, RSPhys/ Page Contact:  Physics Webmaster