Per the vendor, no service interruptions are expected, but short outages of our Internet connection are possible. All traffic internal to the EECS network will be unaffected. The Millennium research network resides outside of the firewall, which means that traffic between Millennium and the Internet will not be affected, but traffic between Millennium and the EECS network may be.
We understand this time may be inconvenient for some members of the community, but it was chosen due to staff and project management constraints. If you have a critical issue with this timing, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can attempt to accommodate you.
This maintenance window is for the first of two needed firewall upgrades. If the first goes well and we are confident in the system’s stability, we will perform both upgrades on Saturday afternoon. If we are unable to do so, there will be a second upgrade window occurring in early August.
Please contact email@example.com with any questions or concerns.
[2016-07-25 15:34:11 | Derek Calderon]
There was an error in the body of the previous announcement. To confirm: the correct date and time is Saturday, July 30th, at 3PM.
[2016-07-30 16:50:48 | Derek Calderon]
The firewall upgrade was completed without any interruptions to network connectivity. The firewalls are now fully operational.
We were able to complete both required upgrades, so an additional maintenance window in August will not be necessary.
If you are having any lasting issues with your network connectivity, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resolved as of 2016-07-30 16:35:00