BWRC network will be down on Monday, February 13th and Tuesday, February 14th.
BWRC has been running on the original Bay Networks data switch hardware since the Center opened. We will transfer all data traffic to the new Extreme Networks “Alpine” switch. One to two days disruption will be involved for a significant fraction of the BWRC client machines.
During the initial part of the transfer process (2-4 hours), there will be no network connectivity at BWRC. After the initial period, all core servers and services should be back on line.
During the remainder of the process we will be hooking up the data connections for the regular BWRC clients. This is likely to last into a second day. Please use the EECS wireless network while you are waiting for your deskside machine to be hooked up.
If you have an urgent need for the earliest possible access, please reply indicating which port or cubicle you need access for and what the nature of the urgency is. We’ll review and give these requests priority as is possible.
Please make your plan accordingly.