Information Technology Services

Network Upgrade Schedule

Over the next few weeks the ITS department will be making critical network upgrades in response to recent network related issues. This work will be scheduled outside regular University hours, and notifications to our users will be sent in advance of each planned upgrade.

Date / Time

Change

End user impact

June 21
1700

Migration of Research DMZ network traffic to the new network infrastructure.

Successful without incident.
No end user impact.

June 25th

Migration of Wireless network traffic to new network infrastructure.

Successful without incident.
No end user impact.

July 9th

Migration of MRU publicly accessible servers network traffic including MyMRU, Mtroyal.ca, Blackboard, Banner SSB to the new network infrastructure.

Successful without incident.
No end user impact.

July 16th

Migration of the end user campus network traffic to the new network infrastructure.

Successful without incident.
No end user impact.

Aug 13th

Both internal traffic to the Internet, as well as Internet traffic to internal systems. Includes all workstations, data centre networks and DC zones. Does NOT include public-facing services (e.g., DMZ traffic) or wireless.

Successful without incident.
No end user impact.

Sept. 10
2030 - 2400HRS

A very small number of services will be impacted as follows: Math and Computing VPN access and Broadcast Interstellar. 

Anticipated outage time 30 minutes.

Oct. 6th
2100 - 2200HRS

Upgrade of internal virtual switches in the data centre virtualization environment, with a possible brief interruption to network traffic - of a few milliseconds - on non-critical systems.

No end user impact anticipated.

Oct 11th
21:00-22:00 

Upgrade of internal virtual switches in the data centre Oracle virtualization environment, with a possible brief interruption to network traffic - of a few milliseconds.

 No end user impact anticipated.

Oct 13th
21:00-22:00
Upgrade of internal virtual switches in the data centre PCI virtualization environment, with a possible brief interruption to network traffic - of a few milliseconds. No end user impact anticipated.
Nov 2nd
21:00-23:00
Software upgrade of the SSO software on auth.mtroyal.ca. A rolling upgrade is planned with services available at all times, only a few second pause when switching to the new version. No end user impact anticipated.

This schedule and status of these network changes will be updated as details become available.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding those changes, please contact the MRU IT Service desk at  403.440.6000 a nd   itservicedesk@mtroyal.ca.