On Tue, 14 Jul 2015, Jarlath ONeil-Dunne wrote:

> Would it be possible to get 24 hours notice in the future along with a more specific listing of services that will be affected (e.g. “netfiles02”) in the future?  That would give us
> sufficient time to rearrange work schedules and processing tasks.

I'm sorry this maintenance work caused problems for you. Notice was given 
on July 8th, so well more than 24 hours in advance.

The message was worded fairly generally, about "performing maintenance on 
the connectivity between Campus and Tech Park" and "services affected 
during this maintenance  could be email, file access..." because the 
maintenance had a small potential for impacting nearly anything at Tech 
Park.  Being much more specific would have required listing every service 
at Tech Park (hundreds of things).

Happily, nearly every service handled the failover and failback of the 
core switches being removed very well.  netfiles02 was one of the few that 
had problems, and since it affects a relatively small number of people, we 
decided to continue work on the switches and to deal with netfiles02 after 
the switch maintenance work is complete.

We'll get netfiles02 back online tonight.

I'm sorry for the inconvenience this caused you.


>       On Jul 8, 2015, at 3:39 PM, Michael T. Voity <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hello,
> Starting at  20:00 on Tuesday July 14, 2015  Network Services & Systems Architecture and Administration collaboratively    will be performing maintenance on the connectivity  between
> Campus and Tech Park.      We expect the maintenance to be 100% completed by 23:00.
> Services affected during this maintenance  could be email, file access and or any service that solely resides at Tech Park.   There will also be a Engineers from NS and  SAA on standby
>  in the event of any major issues.
> Some users and or services within the UVM community may not be affected by this maintenance as both links from Campus to Tech Park will NOT be impacted at the same time.
> We will post to this list before and after the maintenance.
> Regards,
> --
> Michael T. Voity
> Network Engineer
> University of Vermont
> (802) 656-8112