Maintenance, Wireless

Aruba Wireless Software Update

Maintenance Window: Wednesday, July 5th 6:00-7:00 AM
Services Impacted: Campus Wireless

During this maintenance window, the campus wireless network will undergo a software update to improve network performance and to support the newest hardware standards. Though most of this process will be transparent to users, wireless services will be interrupted for ~5 minutes as access points are restarted onto new firmware.

Maintenance

Upgrade Confluence to Version 6

Maintenance Window: Wednesday, June 28th 6:30-7:00 AM
Services Impacted: Confluence (wiki.csuchico.edu)

Campus technicians will be finishing the upgrade of Confluence, the campus wiki, to version 6 on Wednesday, June 28th at 6:30am. The maintenance is estimated to take about 30 minutes during which https://wiki.csuchico.edu will be unavailable. The wiki will be available again at 7:00am.

VPN, Wireless

Clearpass Authentication System Software Update

Maintenance Window: Wednesday, June 28th 6:00-7:00 AM
Services Impacted: Campus Wireless & VPN

During this maintenance window, the Clearpass system used to authentication network services (VPN, Wireless) will undergo maintenance for a software update. This is an advisory notice only; no downtime is anticipated by this work.

Workstations

June Desktop Security Updates Approved for Campus Computers

The majority of campus Windows desktops will have updates sent to them in the next day or so. For security reasons, campus computers are given an installation deadline for monthly patches. The installation deadline this month is Thursday, June 29th at 5:00pm. On Thursday at 5:00pm, if you have not installed this month’s patches, they will automatically begin installing, and when done, may reboot your computer. If your computer is off at the time of the deadline, updates will begin installing the next time you log in, and when done, may reboot your computer.

 We highly recommend that you install the patches as soon as you are prompted to do so, before the installation deadline. This way, you can be present when the computer needs to restart and you have more control over the restart timing, allowing you to save any open work. If you ignore the update messages you run the risk of updates being applied while you are not present and potentially having your computer restart and possibly even losing unsaved work.

In addition to Microsoft updates, there may be updates for Adobe Flash, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Oracle Java, and other 3rd party applications. These updates will require you to close all your browser windows. Please save any work in your browsers before doing so.

Wireless

Wireless Expansion Project

A wireless expansion project is currently underway that will increase the campus WiFi coverage in 13 buildings including 14 outdoor areas.  This is the first phase of a multiple phase project that will occur each summer.

Some of the work will occur in two stages:

  1. FMS installing pathway – planned date on work schedule
  2. TSRV running cable and installing Access Point – open schedule, completed as time permits. Technicians may be accessing above ceiling spaces in adjoining rooms when needed.

The complete project work schedule can be reviewed at www.csuchico.edu/cni  Please review the schedule for possible impacts to class scheduling, events, or other related issues. Also note that the list of locations is larger than what is reflected on the FMS projects list, as not all installations will require pathway work before cabling can be completed. TSRV will be completing the second stage on a flexible schedule and as time allows.

For your safety please avoid the construction areas.