The Dell EDT team (the team that does the hardware install) and the Dell VMware consultant (the person who helps build the VSphere environment) will both be here beginning Monday, August 8th. The EDT team will be onsite for 2-3 days. The VMware consultant will be here a total of three weeks.
Second times a charm
## Description ##
ICCN Engineers will perform software maintenance to adjust for increasing route table sizes. These changes are a temporary measure until a permanent solution can be implemented.
## Timeline ##
On Sunday, July 31, 2011 at 0600 AM, Engineers will add the new configuration, reboot each router, and verify the changes took affect as expected.
## Impact ##
The ICCN routers will be rebooted one at a time. This should minimize the impact on ICCN Services. There will be brief outages to ISP and Research network connectivity as those routers are rebooted.
Optical only customers will not be affected by this maintenance.
## Notes ##
If you experience problems after the maintenance window that you believe to be caused by this maintenance, please contact ICCN Ops.
Web Ticket: http://iccn.illinois.edu/contact-us/tickets/
New U of I emergency notification system
We are planning to implement the same system for UIS.
We received what we believe to be the last of the dell shipments. The missing Equallogic SAN unit. It is in the HSB server room and has been tagged.
Dell was unable to deliver the remaining hardware by the promised date of July 18th. There appears to be a shortage of high performance drive components required to fulfill our order. At this time, they do not have a revised estimated delivery date. We are hoping that it will be here in the next 1-2 weeks.
The Dell and ITS have agreed not to resume coordinating dates for the onsite execution portion of the project until the missing components are verified onsite.
Here’s a link to the last update: http://blogs.uis.edu/its/?p=583
After a meeting in HSB 132 on Monday July 18, I noticed some keys on top of the credenza. A single ring with 9 (do not copy) room keys a file cabinet key a dell computer key and one other. Is anyone missing a set?
Here is the latest information regarding the Next Generation DataCenter project:
- Dell has delivered all equipment with the exception of one of the Equallogic SAN units. That unit is scheduled to be delivered by Monday, July 18th.
- Jamie and his team are engaging Facilities to ensure that the correct power connectors are in place, that the correct power distribution units are on site, and that the cabinets have been full prepared to receive the new equipment.
- Dell technicians will be on site on or around Wednesday, July 20th, to perform the installation, power on, configuration and burn in of the blade system and SAN units. This work is expected to take 2-3 days.
- The Dell VSphere specialist will be onsite beginning Monday, July 25th, and will be spending three weeks here. The first week will be focused on validating the design of the VSphere environment to meet our NGDC Phase 1 specifications. The next week will be focused on installation and testing of the environment. The third week will be focused on performing some physical-to-virtual (P2V) migrations and knowledge sharing. At the end of this time, the system should be ready for production use.
- After the Dell engagements have been completed, the plan for migrating existing virtual and physical servers will be implemented over the coming weeks and months. Additionally, Tulio will be leading the development and implementation of a virtual desktop environment for piloting in a computer lab.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
Microsoft announced today the official end-of-life of Windows XP.
The operating system will no longer be supported thru any channel as of Spring 2014.
About 16 folks from SIUC are coming today to visit UIS. COLRS is hosting the group; I’ll be giving a campus tour at 11am.