EITS will be conducting maintenance of the university network on March 7.
This Saturday-scheduled maintenance is necessary to support an expansion and upgrade of network services that will allow EITS to continue to provide ample bandwidth and capacity for the university. The maintenance will begin at 6 a.m. and end at 11:59 p.m.
As a result, there will be intermittent outages of campus internet access and campus information systems on March 7. Because these outages will be unpredictable, the community should assume that network services will be unavailable during maintenance.
Systems that use services in the UGA Boyd Data Center will experience outages. This also includes UGA websites hosted in the Boyd Data Center. The university’s primary website at www.uga.edu is hosted off campus and will remain available.
UGA’s Central Authentication System and Single Sign-On will also experience outages. This will mean individuals will not be able to log in to many UGA-provided information systems such as Athena, Banner Administrative System, Degree Works and eLearning Commons. Individuals off campus during the maintenance window will experience outages accessing UGAMail, websites hosted by UGA, the Virtual Private Network, ArchPass Duo and information systems hosted by EITS. Additional details and progress reports will be posted at status.uga.edu and on the EITS Twitter feed at @uga_eits.