Hello from network\server land! I just want to test out creating an entry on our new IT Ops Blog by passing on some information on two important transitions that are happening this week.
First, on Wednesday morning we will be migrating our SHOP application to the new VMWare world. If all goes well (and it will) this means we get to decommission two more servers from our server closet. SHOP and ECGATEWAY get to go bye-bye! The new web server that www.shop.extension.umn.edu will be hosted on is EXT-WEBEXT-PROD. Also, three databases that serve the shop application will be moved to EXT-DB-PROD. Finally, the ecgateway service will now run on EXT-ECG-PROD. I think this will go smooth and be a huge win toward centralizing and streamlining our server infrastructure.
Second, on Wednesday evening we will be migrating the Center for 4-H folks to central DHCP. This will affect only those folks that reside in 270 McNamamara. This will be a huge win for those folks. This will remove the issues of duplicate IP Addresses and remove their need to maintain static IP's on their PC's. They will also have the added security peace of mind by being behind our FWSM firewall.
Please be mindful of these changes and if you get questions about things not working for the shop application or for connectivity problems in 270 MacNamara don't hesitate to give me or Bob a call and see if we can help determine if it is related to these changes.