Information Services has received notification from Estates & Campus Services that electrical testing work will be undertaken in the RG Bomont building this weekend. During the testing, there will be a loss of power to network equipment located within the building causing an interruption to network services including the following:
- Wired network – PCs (access to web, e-mail, filestore, etc.), managed print system MFDs, etc.
- Wireless network – eduroam, Uos Guest Internet, etc.
- IP phone (Mitel) handsets
Following a recent incident at one of the residences where network equipment ceased to operate correctly following electrical testing work, it is possible that if a similar failure occurs during this testing that some or all of the services listed above may remain unavailable until the affected network equipment can be checked and, if necessary, replaced by Information Services staff on Monday morning.
Often, when there are power outages affecting network equipment, the loss of network services can extend beyond the rooms where the power is obviously off because the lights are out. Information Services always endeavours to keep users informed about the areas that will be affected by pre-planned and notified power works. On this occasion, as long as the electrical testing work is confined to the RG Bomont building, there should be no network disruption in other parts of the campus.
If we receive further information from Estates & Campus Services about thetiming or likely duration of disruptionwe’ll update the blog post on the IS website and send out a tweet via #isstirling
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