Data Center Network Upgrade: Maintenance Timeline and Availability of IT Applications

April 7, 2015

A message from Deputy CIO Lyle Nevels and Larry Conrad, AVC-IT & CIO

To the Campus Community,

Over the next six weeks, Information Services & Technology (IST) will be performing upgrades to the data center network. During this time, applications and systems you log into using your CalNet ID will be unavailable for a portion of the time or the entire maintenance window. This includes access to bConnected (email, calendar, drive, box), bCourses, BAIRS, BFS, CalCentral, CalAnswers, and many others.

This upgrade work is part of a larger set of scheduled maintenance that will increase the speed and security of our campus computer network and prepare us to keep pace with future demands. The scheduled maintenance requires a total of two planned service interruptions between April and May 2015.

Individual application owners will also be communicating with their user communities, so you may see additional emails regarding the maintenance work. For technical information, you can always visit the IT Systems Status page.

Schedule of Maintenance Activities

  • Sunday, April 12, 6 – 8 a.m.
  • Sunday, May 17, a 12-hour maintenance window is planned - start time to be announced at a later date.

Support Information

If you experience any issues with accessing applications after the the completion of the scheduled maintenance window, please contact the Campus Shared Services IT Service Desk:

We appreciate your patience as we work to provide the campus community with an improved network experience. If you have questions or feedback ahead of these maintenance activities, please contact Isaac Orr, IST Manager, Network Operations and Services at:


Lyle Nevels, Assistant Vice Chancellor for IT and Deputy CIO
Larry Conrad, Associate Vice Chancellor for IT and Chief Information Officer