Later this year IST will be starting an upgrade of the campus network Ethernet switching and routing infrastructure. This will be the first upgrade of this equipment since IST assumed responsibility for campus wide network management, in 2011. Much of the switching and routing equipment is approaching 10 years old. As with the campus WiFi upgrade a few years ago, all equipment for the switch upgrade will be centrally funded, and IST staff will perform all of the work involved, coordinating with faculty/departmental IT staff and others as needed. IST will provide regular updates on the
Infrastructure improvements will be implemented soon to improve database stability. Pilot sites have already been migrated to the new database structure. Notifications will go out as database restructuring affects sites; beginning soon. For production sites, we are going to be recommending that you disable forms on your sites and refrain from making edits, as we will be copying databases and upgrading before switching in order to limit downtime to a fraction of a second.
What is happening? The IST security team has been made aware of a phishing attempt on uwaterloo.ca email accounts. If you receive an email that asks you to verify and renew your account i, please do not click on any links or open attachments and delete the email. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have opened the attachment or followed any links that may have been in the email. IST is investigating to determine a way to prevent further emails from reaching users.