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Hi Ben,

What services would have been affected by this?  I'm seeing a 
significantly positive effect of something today.  Copying some folders 
from local disk to \\zoofiles\public_html was 10 times faster at noon 
hour today than it was last Friday.

EB

On 9/2/2011 4:31 PM, Benjamin Coddington wrote:
> We've successfully commissioned the replacement load balancer.  Please let us know if you are aware of significant issues following this change.
>
> Thanks for bearing with us through this repair.
>
> Ben, and SAA
>
>
> On Sep 2, 2011, at 4:03 PM, Benjamin Coddington wrote:
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>> IT professionals,
>>
>> Yesterday, one of UVM's primary service load balancers failed.  Even though the secondary load balancer restored service, certain parts of the campus network had disrupted connectivity to some services such as the UVM web servers and SMTP.  This was related to a complex layer-2 switching problem that is still being investigated.
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>> In the meantime, a replacement load balancer has been provisioned as a primary, and SAA plans to commission this hardware immediately to mitigate our non-redundant configuration.
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>> At 4pm or shortly after, we plan to bring up this new hardware.  We don't expect further disruption, however there is a very small chance that some communication problems may result.
>>
>> Ben
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>> -- 
>> Benjamin Coddington
>> Systems Architecture and Administration
>> Enterprise Technology Services
>> University of Vermont