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Network Upgrade Schedule

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Project Phases

UNDERWAY

  • Wired and wireless improvements: April 2019 and onward

    • This is the work that most people think of when they picture a network upgrade. We are replacing old equipment, reconfiguring existing gear, and installing new items across all campuses and at our network's core. During this phase, you will see tangible benefits, including increased speeds and coverage density.
    • This phase will take at least a couple of years to touch all locations, and its exact timing will depend on things like funding and the results of any required RFPs. Speaking in general terms, this phase won't really have an "end." Once the entire campus has been updated, we will switch to a rolling lifecycle: evaluating and updating portions of the network on a regular basis with the most appropriate technology available at that time.
  • IP Address updates: Jan. 2019 - Jan. 2021 

    • PLEASE NOTE: Due to remote working and on-line instruction, we are pausing our on-site IP Address update work.  Those buildings affected will be rescheduled as soon as possible. Building personnel will be notified of new dates.

    • We are changing the way network addresses are handled in some buildings. This work may cause a brief departmental printing interruption during the work. In some cases, OIT staff may need to update printer drivers on individual faculty and staff computers.

COMPLETED

  • Cabling and patch panels

    • Between February 2019 and January 2020, we raised the standard of each building's cabling and infrastructure to support future higher speeds. Depending on the building, work involved reclaiming and repurposing existing equipment, running new cable, and installing fiber optic feeds.
  • Fiber optic cable work

    • Between December 2018 and March 2019, we added fiber optic capacity to the links between some buildings and our network core. This work was necessary to support faster speeds and greater coverage density.
  • Wired jack preparation and consolidation

    • Starting in late April 2018, OIT crews visited every room in every academic and administrative building on the Athens campus to prepare those rooms' wired jacks for the upgrade. During these visits, technicians verified the location of each jack, reconfigured connections as needed to make them upgrade ready, and consolidated those connections to reclaim unused or underutilized network infrastructure.

Detailed Schedule

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Network Upgrade Schedule

Location onsite work starts onsite work ends Description Impact
ZANESVILLE campus 06/01/2020 06/05/2020 Wi-Fi lifecycle work Brief interruption to wireless connections
Peden Stadium, Tower, & Carin Strength Center 06/02/2020 06/05/2020 Switch replacement-A < 5 min outage for individual network and phone connections
Sook Academic Center 06/02/2020 06/05/2020 Switch replacement-A < 5 min outage for individual network and phone connections
DORM - Carr Hall 06/08/2020 08/21/2020 Switch replacement-A < 5 min outage for individual network and phone connections
DORM - Luchs Hall 06/08/2020 08/21/2020 Switch replacement-A < 5 min outage for individual network and phone connections
DORM - Sowle Hall 06/08/2020 08/21/2020 Switch replacement-A < 5 min outage for individual network and phone connections
DORM - Tanaka Hall 06/08/2020 08/21/2020 Switch replacement-A < 5 min outage for individual network and phone connections
DORM - Biddle Hall 06/08/2020 08/21/2020 Switch replacement-A < 5 min outage for individual network and phone connections
DORM - Boyd Hall 06/08/2020 08/21/2020 Switch replacement-A < 5 min outage for individual network and phone connections
DORM - Bryan Hall 06/08/2020 08/21/2020 Switch replacement-A < 5 min outage for individual network and phone connections
DORM - Crawford Hall 06/08/2020 08/21/2020 Switch replacement-A < 5 min outage for individual network and phone connections
DORM - Hoover House 06/08/2020 08/21/2020 Switch replacement-A < 5 min outage for individual network and phone connections
DORM - James Hall 06/08/2020 08/21/2020 Switch replacement-A < 5 min outage for individual network and phone connections
DORM - Lincoln Hall 06/08/2020 08/21/2020 Switch replacement-A < 5 min outage for individual network and phone connections
DORM - Mackinnon Hall 06/08/2020 08/21/2020 Switch replacement-A < 5 min outage for individual network and phone connections
DORM - Ryors Hall 06/08/2020 08/21/2020 Switch replacement-A < 5 min outage for individual network and phone connections
DORM - Sargent Hall 06/08/2020 08/21/2020 Switch replacement-A < 5 min outage for individual network and phone connections
DORM - Tiffin Hall 06/08/2020 08/21/2020 Switch replacement-A < 5 min outage for individual network and phone connections
DORM - Treudley Hall 06/08/2020 08/21/2020 Switch replacement-A < 5 min outage for individual network and phone connections
DORM - Voigt Hall 06/08/2020 08/21/2020 Switch replacement-A < 5 min outage for individual network and phone connections
DORM - Wray House 06/08/2020 08/21/2020 Switch replacement-A < 5 min outage for individual network and phone connections
EASTERN campus 06/08/2020 06/12/2020 Wi-Fi lifecycle work Brief interruption to wireless connections
Shively Hall 06/08/2020 08/21/2020 Switch replacement-A < 5 min outage for individual network and phone connections
SOUTHERN & PROCTORVILLE campuses 06/15/2020 06/19/2020 Wi-Fi lifecycle work Brief interruption to wireless connections
DUBLIN campus 06/22/2020 06/26/2020 Wi-Fi lifecycle work Brief interruption to wireless connections
CLEVELAND campus 06/29/2020 07/03/2020 Wi-Fi lifecycle work Brief interruption to wireless connections
Facilities Shops 3 - Old Laundry / Electrical shop (6pm - 7am) 09/01/2020 09/01/2020 Switch replacement-B After-hours outage
Heating Plant Substation (Old Heating Plant) (behind Central Classroom) 09/03/2020 09/03/2020 Switch replacement-A < 5 min outage for individual network and phone connections
Hudson Health Center 09/08/2020 09/08/2020 Switch replacement-A < 5 min outage for individual network and phone connections
Trisolini Gallery 09/10/2020 09/10/2020 Switch replacement-A < 5 min outage for individual network and phone connections
Ridges 01 - Lin Hall/Kennedy Museum (6pm - 7am) 09/15/2020 09/16/2020 Switch replacement-B After-hours outage
Galbreath Chapel 09/17/2020 09/17/2020 Switch replacement-A < 5 min outage for individual network and phone connections
Edwards Accelerator Lab (6pm - 7am) 09/22/2020 09/22/2020 Switch replacement-B After-hours outage
Surface Science Lab (6pm - 7am) 09/22/2020 09/22/2020 Switch replacement-B After-hours outage
OU Inn 09/24/2020 09/24/2020 Switch replacement-A < 5 min outage for individual network and phone connections
Chessa Field - Press Box 09/29/2020 09/29/2020 Switch replacement-A < 5 min outage for individual network and phone connections
Ohio Softball Field (OSF) 09/29/2020 09/29/2020 Switch replacement-A < 5 min outage for individual network and phone connections
Greenhouse - West State Street 10/01/2020 10/01/2020 Switch replacement-A < 5 min outage for individual network and phone connections
Upper Campus Grounds Maintenance Building 10/01/2020 10/01/2020 Switch replacement-A < 5 min outage for individual network and phone connections
Ridges 23 - Ridges Auditorium 10/06/2020 10/06/2020 Switch replacement-A < 5 min outage for individual network and phone connections
Ridges Observatory 10/08/2020 10/08/2020 Switch replacement-A < 5 min outage for individual network and phone connections
Porter Hall 10/13/2020 10/16/2020 Switch replacement-A < 5 min outage for individual network and phone connections
Wilson Hall - West Green 10/20/2020 10/20/2020 Switch replacement-A < 5 min outage for individual network and phone connections
OHIO Compost Facility #1-2 at 7876 Blackburn Rd. 10/22/2020 10/22/2020 Switch replacement-A < 5 min outage for individual network and phone connections
Putnam Hall 10/27/2020 10/27/2020 Switch replacement-A < 5 min outage for individual network and phone connections
Ridges 34 - Ridges Maintenance Shop 10/29/2020 10/29/2020 Switch replacement-A < 5 min outage for individual network and phone connections
SOUTHERN & PROCTORVILLE campuses 11/03/2020 11/06/2020 Switch replacement-A < 5 min outage for individual network and phone connections
CHILLICOTHE campus 11/10/2020 11/13/2020 Switch replacement-A < 5 min outage for individual network and phone connections