The arrival of equipment needed for the network outage scheduled for Saturday, March 22 continues to be delayed. The outage will be rescheduled on a date to be determined. CTS will send further communications once a future date has been established.
As a reminder, this upgrade is needed in order to provision additional Internet bandwidth for SUNY Oswego. It will also position SUNY Oswego to increase Internet network services more rapidly in the future to support the growth needs of academic and residential clients.
We apologize this could not have been completed during Spring Break, however we look forward to completing it as soon as possible at a time that has the least impact for the campus.
For more information, please call the CTS Help Desk, 315.312.3456 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CTS originally scheduled a campus network outage for Sunday, March 16 to upgrade network equipment that connects our campus to the Internet. This has been postponed due to delays in the arrival of equipment to campus.
The upgrade will now be scheduled on the fallback date of Saturday, March 22 from 6am – noon. A new fallback date has not been determined should the equipment continue to be delayed or there are issues with the installation.
As a reminder, during this timeframe:
all connections originating from on-campus to the Internet will be unavailable
all connections originating from the Internet to any campus network service will be unavailable
any service requiring a SUNY Oswego login will be unavailable.
This upgrade is needed in order to provision additional Internet bandwidth for SUNY Oswego. When the upgrade is completed, there will be 25% additional Internet bandwidth than what we currently have.
In addition, this upgrade will position SUNY Oswego to increase Internet network services more rapidly in the future to support the growth needs of academic and residential clients.
Welcome back to the Spring semester. As we are only in early February, “Spring” semester seems to be a misnomer, but I am sure that warmer weather is not far away.
Winter break allowed CTS to accomplish quite a few items to prepare for the start of school. Here are a few highlights:
Park Hall was completed and opened for classes on January 27. Ten new Advanced Technology Classrooms and wireless access throughout the building were added, along with some technically advanced meeting and conference rooms.
Hewitt Union was updated with new technology in three classrooms and also had extensive wireless network access added. Faculty from C&I moved into the building in preparation for construction in Wilber tower. In total, 36 wireless access points were added to the classroom and office areas on the first and second floor.
Wireless upgrades were made to Johnson and Funnelle in known dead areas. Additionally, two wireless access points were added to Lake Effects Cafe in Penfield Library to handle the large amount of technology use in this area.
Winter breakout was a success with record attendance. Many of the participants participated virtually, with the campus’s Panopto lecture capture application, helping people who could not be on campus still reap the benefits of the presentations.
One other highlight was the announcement of the TIP grant awards at the December CTAB meeting. Four awards were made from ten applicants – the full story is available on the CTAB Tip Grant page. One of the awards was for all campus members – faculty, staff and students – to have access to Lynda.com. The grant application was the first ever to come from a faculty member from all four colleges and Penfield Library. Lynda.com will replace the campuses former app, Skillport. Lynda.com has tremendous potential for advancing the technical skills of everyone on campus. Over 500 people on campus had logged in to the system by early February. More information on Oswego State’s implimentation of Lynda.com is available at http://www.oswego.edu/lynda.
Lynda.com will be highlighted at the CTAB meeting on Thursday, February 13 in the Campus Center Room 114 at 8:00 am. Attendance is open to all campus members, so please feel free to join us.
Chief Technology Officer, Campus Technology Services
Campus Technology Services will be upgrading core network equipment in Culkin Hall this Sunday, January 12 from 6:00am to 10:00am. These upgrades will allow the necessary expansion and flexibility for future infrastructure planning.
The following campus services will be unavailable during this timeframe:
Internet and Internet 2 access (wired or wireless)
Basic internal voice services will still function. During the outage timeframe, University Police can be reached at (315) 343-0904.