IMT uses regular scheduled maintenance periods (weekly, monthly and termly) throughout the year to perform essential works at a time which is least disruptive to School.

With several members of our Systems and Networks Team on site, the following activities were completed successfully during Maintenance Sunday:

Systems

  • We replaced parts of our central storage infrastructure.
  • Disaster Recovery tests were carried out, including high availability tests for the SITS and vWorkspace services
  • A variety of server Operating System patches and updates were applied

Networks 

The following buildings on campus were migrated to new network equipment:

  • 32 Lincoln’s Inn Fields
  • Half of Connaught House
  • Half of Old Building

As a result, more than half of campus is now connected onto new network equipment. This will provide a resilient, high capacity network to support the School’s activities.

In total, around 1550 ports, and over 9 facilities, were migrated on Sunday. There were also 35 new switches installed, while 88 switches were decommissioned. 32 further switches were removed through rationalising.

IMT scheduled maintenance

The next Maintenance Sunday will take place on the 6 August 2017.