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New and Changing: Updates from AIT

Posted November 13, 2018 by Academic and Institutional Technology
Tags: Upgrades

Blanchard UPS Replacement

Effective Date: November 24, 2018

On Saturday, November 24th (the Saturday after Thanksgiving) the Blanchard Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) will be replaced between 5am-10pm.  This UPS provides battery backup power to the Blanchard Computer Center and keeps campus computer servers and services up and running in the event of a utility power outage. 

Key Benefits and Features

The existing UPS is approaching the end of support from the vendor and requires replacement, so a new UPS system has been acquired and will be installed to provide improved infrastructure reliability and uptime.

Impact on College Community

Network and internet connectivity, as well as all virtual campus resources, will remain up and running from the Jenks Computer Center (JCC) during the maintenance.

The Blanchard Computer Center (BCC) will be fully powered down while existing UPS is removed and new UPS is installed and connected.

Outage will occur for the following resources located in BCC during the maintenance:

  • Bookstore POS system
  • ViconNet system
  • HPC Cluster
  • Macintosh file server – Silas

If you have any questions, please contact us at ait.service.desk@wheaton.edu or call 630.752.4357 (HELP).