Kemper Hall Network Rewire

TLDR

Basement/ north wing is complete as of 3/23/2017.
First Floor/east wing is complete as of 2/22/2017.
Basement/ east wing is complete as of 1/31/2017.
Second Floor/ west wing is complete as of 12/22/2016.
Second Floor/ north wing is complete as of 11/29/2016.
Second Floor/ east wing is complete as of 10/27/2016.
Third floor / north wing is complete as of 9/24/2016.
Third floor / east wing is complete as of  8/17/2016.
First floor / north wing is complete as of 7/13/2016.

Purpose

  • Upgrade building wiring from Category 5 (maximum 100Mbits/second) to Category 6A (current maximum 10Gbits/second)
  • Eliminate Computer Science proprietary networking in favor of campus standard managed by Communication Resources
  • Prepare wiring plan for telephone upgrade to Voice-Over-IP (VOIP)
  • Bring neglected network closets up to campus standard

Scope

  • All active NAM connections will be upgraded to CAT6A standard
  • All CAT3 telephone NAM’s will be eliminated (telephones will run over new CAT6A)
  • All unused CAT5 data NAM’s will be eliminated
  • Current IP addressing will be transferred to new physical infrastructure so no IP re-addressing will be required

Overall Timeline

March 17-March 30: Some infrastructure work (primarily new conduit) installed by Campus Facilities
March 30-December 31: Wing/floor conversion
January 2017-February 2017: Removal of 110 data blocks and telephone panels in network closets, rekey network closet doors to CR only

What Can You Expect?

  • When a wing/floor is being worked on, each evening workers will run new cable from the network closet to outside each office
  • One evening during the transition, workers will enter each office and run new cable to existing NAM locations.  The cable will be terminated and an end-to-end test will be performed.  Computers and telephones will be connected to the new NAM’s.  Old CAT5 cable and panels will be removed.
  • Engineering central IT staff and departmental IT staff will be on-hand to assist with any difficulties with the cutover.

Detailed Timeline by Wing/Floor

Basement/East Wing (IDF 0.1):COMPLETED
*Walkthrough Thursday, April 21 @ 8:30 a.m. – COMPLETED
*Review NAM Matrix and Maps by COE IT – COMPLETED
*Work to begin Friday, November 16 – IDF, hallways and into room ceiling tiles – COMPLETED
*Work to begin Tuesday, December 27th, pulling CAT6A into areas. – COMPLETED
*Final cut over of NAMs to begin Tuesday, January 24th. Irish Communications will be on site during the mornings to ensure connectivity. – COMPLETED

Basement/North Wing (IDF 0.2):COMPLETED
*Conduit being installed by Facilities COMPLETED
*Walkthrough – Wednesday, April 13 @ 8:30 a.m. COMPLETED
*Continuing – Thursday, April 21 @ 8:30 a.m. COMPLETED
*Work began into hallways and into room ceiling tiles – COMPLETED
*Review NAM Matrix and Maps, submit final to CR – COMPLETED
*Final cut over of NAMs scheduled to begin Monday, March 6th.  Irish Communications will be on site during the mornings to ensure connectivity. – COMPLETED

First Floor/East Wing (IDF 1.1): COMPLETED
*Walkthrough – Thursday, Apr. 7 @ 3:30 p.m. (UGO after 4:00 p.m.) – COMPLETED
*Work scheduled to begin Wednesday, January 18th into hallways and into room ceiling tiles.
*Work begain into hallways and into room ceiling tiles – COMPLETED
*Review NAM Matrix and Maps, submit final to CR – COMPLETED
*Final Cutover of NAMs scheduled week of February 13. – COMPLETED

FIRST FLOOR/NORTH WING (IDF 1.2): IDF COMPLETED
*Walkthrough – Monday, Apr. 4 @ 1:45 p.m. – COMPLETED
*Review NAM Matrix and Maps by COE IT for 1st Phase, Freeze Form signed – COMPLETED
*Work began Wednesday, May 11 – IDF, hallways and into room ceiling tiles – COMPLETED
*Final cut over of NAMs to begin Wednesday, June 14 continuing through Friday, June 16. Irish Communications will be on site during the mornings to ensure connectivity.
*Final cut overs continue the week of June 20. COMPLETED.
*Fire stopping and old equipment removal to be completed the week of July 4th. COMPLETED.

First Floor/West Wing (IDF 1.3): IN REVIEW TO READD TO PROJECT

Second Floor/East Wing (IDF 2.1): COMPLETED
*Walkthrough – Wednesday, April 13 @ 8:30 a.m. COMPLETED
*Review NAM Matrix and Maps by COE IT for 1st Phase, waiting for freeze form. – FREEZE IN PLACE
*Work has begun demoing out existing inactive NAMs – COMPLETED
*Work in IDF, hallways and into room ceiling tiles – COMPLETED
*Final Cutover of NAMs scheduled week of October 24. – COMPLETED

Second Floor/North Wing (IDF 2.2): COMPLETED
*Walkthrough – Friday, April 8 @ 8:30 a.m. – COMPLETED
*Cleanup of IDF closet – COMPLETED
*Review NAM Matrix and Maps by COE IT – COMPLETED
*Work has begun Thursday, September 15, demoing out existing inactive NAMS – COMPLETED
*Final Cutover of NAMs scheduled week of November 21-29. – COMPLETED

Second Floor/West Wing (IDF 2.3): COMPLETED
*Walkthrough – Friday, April 8 @ 8:30 a.m. – COMPLETED
*Review NAM Matrix and Maps by COE IT for 1st Phase – COMPLETED
*Work in IDF, hallways and into room ceiling tiles – COMPLETED
*Work has begun demoing out existing inactive NAMS – COMPLETED

Third Floor/East Wing (IDF 3.1): COMPLETED
*Walkthrough – Tuesday, April 5 @ 1:30 p.m. – COMPLETED
*Review NAM Matrix and Maps by COE IT for 1st Phase, Freeze Form signed – COMPLETED
*Work to begin Monday, July 18, demoing out existing inactive NAMs – COMPLETED
*Final Cutover of NAMs to begin Monday, August 15 continuing through Wednesday, August 17.  COMPLETED

Third Floor/North Wing (IDF 3.2): COMPLETED
*Conduit being installed by Facilities. – COMPLETED
*Walkthrough – Tuesday, April 5 @ 1:30 p.m. – COMPLETED
*Review NAM Matrix and Maps by COE IT for 1st Phase, Freeze in place. – COMPLETED
*Work to begin Monday, August 1, demoing out existing inactive NAMS. – COMPLETED
*Work to begin Wednesday, August 3, pulling CAT6A into areas. – COMPLETED
*Final Cutover of NAMS to begin Monday, September 19 through September 24. – COMPLETED

 

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