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[Scheduled]

October 23, 2017

[Resolved] Scheduled Internet disruption at Loughton campus – Tuesday 23rd October 2017

Filed under: Network, Wi-Fi, [Resolved], [Scheduled], [Service Alert] — Bret Giddings @ 9:39 am

The scheduled work was completed by 0715. Full internet access for any devices at the Loughton campus should now be operating normally again.


 

 

There will be a number of short disruptions to Internet connectivity at the Loughton campus between 0600 and 0700 on Tuesday 23rd October 2017. Each disruption should last for no longer than a minute.

If you do happen to be working at a computer at the Loughton campus (all buildings) during this time, you may find that any access to Internet based resources such as email, webpages etc occasionally slower than usual. Access to Internet resources via the WiFi at Loughton will also be affected during this time.

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October 10, 2017

[Resolved] Scheduled Internet disruption at Loughton campus – Tuesday 17 October 2017

Filed under: Network, [Resolved], [Scheduled] — Bret Giddings @ 10:46 am

Tuesday 17th October 0630

The scheduled work has been abandoned this morning as prior works revealed that it would be more disruptive than anticipated. The work will be re-scheduled for another week.


 

There will be a number of short disruptions to Internet connectivity at the Loughton campus between 0700 and 0730 on Tuesday 17th October 2017. Each disruption should last for no longer than a minute.

If you do happen to be working at a computer at the Loughton campus (all buildings) during this time, you may find that any access to Internet based resources such as email, webpages etc occasionally slower than usual. Access to Internet resources via the WiFi at Loughton will also be affected during this time.

 

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September 25, 2017

[Resolved][Scheduled] Upgrade of Library Management server – 26th September 2017 – 07:30-08:30

Filed under: Library IT, [Resolved], [Scheduled], [Service Alert] — Colin Phillips @ 3:27 pm

Update : 08:28

The scheduled work is now complete and sernt11.essex.ac.uk is back in service.


This is an announcement to make users’ aware that the server sernt11.essex.ac.uk (Library Management server) will be unavailable Tuesday 26th September for scheduled maintenance from 07:30 onwards.

It is anticipated that the work will take no more than one hour to complete.

A further update will be posted once the work has been completed.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

IT Services

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September 18, 2017

Update – Complete – Advanced notice of unavailability of M: drive server – Southend campus

Filed under: Computers, File storage, [Resolved], [Scheduled], [Service Alert] — Colin Phillips @ 4:17 pm

The scheduled work is now complete and isslx107 is once again serving M: drives to users. – 19th September, 0743


The M: drive server (isslx107.essex.ac.uk) will be unavailable between 07:20 and 08:00 on Tuesday 19th September due to server maintenance.  Users’ will not be able to access their documents on their M: drives during this time.

This mostly affects staff and students at the Southend campus.
An announcement will be posted once the work is complete.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
IT Services

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September 11, 2017

Advance notice of unavailability of key network services – 12 Sept 2017

Filed under: Email, Moodle, Office 365, University website, [Resolved], [Scheduled], [Service Alert] — Bret Giddings @ 5:29 pm

Update: 0842 Tuesday 12th September 2017

The scheduled work was completed by 0800. The disruption of access to the services listed below was minimal and not service affecting.


 

On Tuesday 12th September during the network at risk period, IT Services staff will be upgrading a key network enabling device. As a result of this, there may be a temporary loss of access to some network services, including:

  • Main University website: www.essex.ac.uk
  • SharePoint: sp.essex.ac.uk
  • Authentication for access to email: email.essex.ac.uk
  • Authentication for shibboleth enabled services
  • Moodle: moodle.essex.ac.uk

It is anticipated that the above services will be unavailable for a period of no longer than 15 minutes between 0730 and 0815 on Tuesday 12th September 2017 during the network at risk period. The actual work will be undertaken as early as possible to minimise disruption.

An update will be posted when the work has been completed.

The University of Essex will moderate comments and there will be a delay before any posts appear.

 

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