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News from NGN: New Data Center Firewalls on December 22

December 5, 2018
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The next phase of the Next Generation Network (NGN) project is scheduled for December 22, 2018. At this time, new firewalls will be placed in the path of traffic coming and going from the Data Center. 

Extended outages for Data Center systems or operations are not anticipated. The change window for this work is 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on December 22. There may be a short disruption as the cut is made, which would affect the Data Center and access to related resources. NGN teams are committed to minimizing any disruptions as much as possible.

We encourage Data Center tenants to test their Data Center equipment and systems before and after the firewall work to ensure systems are operating as expected. If you or your systems are affected following the Data Center firewall upgrade on December 22, please contact Technology Help.

During the cutover process, please visit U of M Service Status for updates. ServiceNow users can refer to CHG0043089 for more information. If you have any questions, please contact the NGN team at ngn@umn.edu.