Planned Change

Annual Data Center Maintenance

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January 6 and 7, 2018

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Annual maintenance of the University of Minnesota’s primary data center is critical to the maintenance, testing, and repair of facility infrastructure and stability, and requires a complete shutdown of the main data center.

The work is targeted to begin on Saturday, January 6 at 6 a.m. and is expected to be completed by noon on Sunday, January 7.

Service Availability

About Data Center Operations Services

The University of Minnesota Data Centers are secure co-location facilities with uninterrupted power supplies (battery and generator), redundant cooling, and network connectivity. These common good facilities are managed by the Office of Information Technology (OIT), collegiate, and administrative unit-critical hardware.

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Joe Zanmiller
Service Owner, Data Center Operations Services

IT Service Status

Visit the University's IT Service Status page for updates while maintenance is underway.


OIT Change Ticket: CHG0040307

Data Center Annual Maintenance Overview Presentation