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Node-M Backbone and Firewall Migration 11/15/2017

Status: resolved

Update: Work complete as of approx. 3:30am.
03:38:18, 16 November 2017

Incident report: Greetings System Admins,

This message is to inform you that ITS has scheduled the following network maintenance :

START: 11:00PM Wednesday, November 15, 2017
STOP: 6:00AM Thursday, November 16, 2017

SCOPE: Backbone upgrade of Node-M. Migration to Aggregation Layer router and firewall

IMPACT: All wired and wireless network traffic to and from UCSD networks in the following buildings will experience network outages during the upgrade window, as follows:

11:00PM - 11:59PM - Network cutover/outage window

Midnight - 1:00AM - Sysadmin troubleshooting - please see Zoom info below

1:00AM - 6:00AM - Overflow for unexpected issues.

Buildings impacted :

Bonner Hall
Central Utilities Building
Early Childhood Education Center
Galbraith Hall
Housing Dining and Hospitality Services Building and Admin locations in Revelle
Main Gym and Natatorium
Mayer Hall (Excluding High Energy Physics Computer Room)
Natural Sciences Building
Old Student Center Buildings (A,B,Co-op, General Store)
Pacific Hall
Theater and Dance Complex Buildings (Forum, Wagner, Playhouse, Potiker)
Urey Hall
York Hall


If you are a sysadmin responsible for networks and systems located in the above node/buildings, then please:

Help us get the word out by forwarding this notice on to your customers.
Join the Zoom session for troubleshooting the night of the migration, from Midnight to 1:00AM :

Meeting URL: https://ucsd.zoom.us/j/4917551357

Dial: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)
+1 646 558 8656 (US Toll)
Meeting ID: 491 755 1357

We STRONGLY RECOMMEND troubleshooting your networks and systems during the Midnight - 1:00AM downtime window, rather than waiting to discover issues the morning following the upgrades.

See our Network Migration Hub website for a complete breakdown of this project and capabilities and benefits of the new infrastructure.


This outage will not impact the campus voice/phone service in the buildings listed. This outage will not impact Resnet wired or wireless networks.

Wired and wireless connectivity is expected to be restored by 11:59PM.

If you have questions regarding the upgrades, please contact Ryan Sullivan at rasullivan@ucsd.edu , Dave Rapp at drapp@ucsd.edu or Jason Borinski at jborinski@ucsd.edu. If you would like to report issues following the upgrade, please open an incident with the ITS Service Desk by email: servicedesk@ucsd.edu or calling 858-246-4357/x6Help.

Thank you for your support in advance! ITS Network and Security Teams
22:29:24, 15 November 2017

Contact for this incident report: drapp@ucsd.edu, rasullivan@ucsd.edu

This incident has been open for about 30 days