June 2009

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Students from other universities who are visiting Bristol over the summer and staying in university accommodation can get a ResNet connection for the vacation period. See ResNet over the summer for details and an application form, then please visit the Help Desk, Computer Centre, Tyndall Avenue (8am-5.30pm Mon-Fri) to apply, from Tuesday 23rd June onwards.

Current students who are staying on longer than orginally planned can renew their ResNet subscription through My ResNet.

On Monday 15th June there is some sheduled work on the power supply that feeds one of our core cabinets.

Between 6 and 9 am we expect to lose connectivity to the following residences:

  • Woodland Court
  • Northwell House
  • The Hawthorns
  • St Michaels Park
  • Osbourne Villas
  • 121 Redland Rd

We appologise for any inconvenience this may cause, and hope that the break in service will be as brief as possible.

Our current network devices have served ResNet well over the last 6 years but they are starting to get to the end of their useful lives.  In the past it has been possible for one compromised computer to disrupt access for many users in the same hall.  New switches have many more features that will help maintain the high availability that our users expect, even when other machines on ResNet are ‘misbehaving’.

We will be updating this blog post with progress several times per day during the phases so please check back for updates.

Phase 0 (Completed)

Starting on Monday 15th June and ending Wednesday 17th June we are upgrading one cabinet per morning in the Hawthorns.  Please consider the entire residence ‘at risk’ during these 3 days but we expect that users will only see a single 2 hour outage.

Phase 1 (Mon 6th July to Fri 17th July)

All other ResNet locations will be upgraded over two weeks starting Monday 6th July and ending Friday 17th July.  Again, please consider the entire residence ‘at risk’ during these 10 working days but we expect that users will only see a single 2 hour outage.

Residence Total Cabinets
Cabinets Complete Expected Start Expected End
University Hall 9 9 complete complete
Badock Hall 11 11 complete complete
Churchill Hall 9 9 complete complete
Hiatt Baker Hall 9 9
complete complete
Durdham Hall 4 4 complete complete
Wills Hall 9 9 complete complete
Unite House 5 5 complete complete
Winkworth House 1 1 complete complete
115 Queens Road 1 1 complete complete
Clifton Hill House 4 4 complete complete
Goldney Hall 12 12 complete complete
Manor Hall 7 5

(Access Problems in two cabs)

9th July unknown
2 Rodney Place 1 0 9th July 17th July
Chantry Court 3 3 complete complete
Deans Court 4 4 complete complete
Richmond Terrace 2 0 9th July 16th July
St Michaels Hill 2 2 complete complete
Osborne Villas 3 3 complete complete
121 Redland Road 1 1 complete complete
IAS 1 1 complete complete
29-33 St Michaels Park 1 1 complete complete
Hillside/Woodside 1 0 14th July 17th July
Woodland Court 3 3 complete complete
97 Woodland Road 1 1 complete complete
Langford House 3 0 14th July 17th July
Northwell House 2 2 complete complete
The Hawthorns 3 3 complete complete
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