Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Scheduled Downtime

MISD Web site and GroupWise Update

The MISD Web site and GroupWise e-mail servers (for district staff) will be down intermittently Thursday, July 10 through Sunday, July 13, 2008 for some required maintenance.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Summer is a considerably slower time and provide the opportunities for system updates such as these. We've received e-mails and calls concerning the webmail system issues from staff and wanted to share what is going on. As stated before, this will have an impact on the district Web site as well.

This is actually good practice for if/when something happens and our district Web site is unavailable, our hope is that our community will turn to Your Mansfield ISD Blog for updated information. (Plus, this will force our hand to work at keeping this blog a dynamic or at least interesting read for you.)

Thank you in advance for your patience.

Updated: Just in case anyone is interested in what's going on technically speaking:
Mansfield ISD Technology will be relocating servers from the Central Administration Building (current main core MDF) to the Police Technology building. The new Core location has more space to accommodate servers and equipment. It is also equipped with a diesel backup generator to keep core equipment running during power outages.

Mansfield ISD has 2 blocks of Public IP (Internet Protocol) addresses provided by AT&T, our Internet Service provider. The location of the network device is how the IP address of that device is determined. Public access servers such as webmail and the MISD website will have new IP addresses because they are being moved to a new location.

Our public servers have a domain name registered with AT & T that is associated with an IP address. An example would be: The MISD web site’s domain name is mansfieldisd.org. It resolves to an IP address on the World Wide Web. Because we are changing the IP addresses of the servers, it may take a couple of days for the Internet to resolve the new IP back to the domain name.

- From the MISD Academic Technology & Networks Department

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

When will the district's website and my groupwise account be accessible again?

Communications Department said...

The Web site, Groupwise and other online offerings are now available again. We are sorry for the delay. Thank you.