Switch Replacement Programme 2019

Wed, 29 May 19


IT Services have embarked on an extensive project to replace old access-layer network equipment. The work is necessary as the oldest network hardware is past end of support, and will enhance customers desktop connections from 100Mbps to 1Gbps.

Work has commenced on configuring the new hardware. New switches will be rolled out to buildings on a phased approach, and we hope to minimise impact to service, with an approximate 15 minute outage per user during the work.

Work will be carried out 08:00 – 11:00, from Tuesday 4 June with a completion date of September 2019.

Schedule of upcoming locations being upgraded:

Vet Building: Tuesday 4 June and Wednesday 5 June 08:00- 11:00

Engineering Building: Thursday 6 June and Friday 7 June 08:00-11:00

Library Building: Monday 10 June and Tuesday 11 June 08:00-11:00

Newman Building: Wednesday 12, Thursday 13 and Friday 14 June 08:00-11:00