Common Network Initiative

The Common Network Initiative (CNI) is an ongoing effort to maintain campus baseline network infrastructure as technology advances and user needs evolve. The program provides for the refresh of each campus network infrastructure on a cyclical basis to ensure that the network infrastructure continues to keep pace with technology and meet the changing needs of CSU students, faculty and staff.

Purpose

Impact

Phase 2.1: Campus Data Center Network Equipment Refresh - Successfully Completed 3/24/2017

Phase 2.2: Campus Telecommunication Rooms Network Cable Trace and Replacement - Successfully Completed 5/5/2017

Phase 2.3: Campus Telecommunication Rooms Network Equipment Replacement - Successfully Completed 9/30/2017

Phase 3: Campus Wireless Core Infrastructure Refresh - Successfully Completed 12/31/2017

Phase 4 - Campus Border Security Infrastructure Refresh

Phase 5 - Campus Server Farm Security Infrastructure Refresh

Purpose

Two main drivers contributed to the creation of this project:

Equipment life cycle - Though the campus network has been very reliable, some of the central equipment serving the campus is approaching the end of support by its manufacturer. Migrating to new equipment ensures that timely support continues to be available in the event of problems or equipment failure.

Capacity - The current campus network performs well, but additional capacity (bandwidth) is needed to support the ever-increasing requirements.

Phase 2.1: Campus Data Center Network Equipment Refresh - Successfully Completed 3/24/2017

The campus has replaced all Cisco equipment in the Data Center with Alcatel-Lucent Networking (ALU) electronics.

Phase 2.2: Campus Telecommunication Rooms Network Cable Trace and Replacement - Successfully Completed 5/5/2017

The campus has traced network cables for all existing network equipment in telecommunication rooms State-owned/operated buildings. Cables were replaced on an as needed basis.

Phase 2.3: Campus Telecommunication Rooms Network Equipment Replacement - Successfully Completed 9/30/2017 

The campus has replaced all network gear in existing network equipment in telecommunication rooms and labs across campus.

Phase 3 : Campus Wireless Core Infrastructure Refresh - Successfully Completed 12/31/2017

The campus has replaced the core infrastructure for SFState wireless network.

Phase 4 : Campus Border Security Infrastructue Refresh

 

Phase 5 : Campus Server Farm Security Infrstructure Refresh

Scope

The campus will be replacing the Juniper ISG 2000 firewalls with PAN 5060 firewalls in the campus datacenter.

Impact

The cutover to new equipment in the Data Center will impact the following services:

  • Any services that use SF State ID for authentication
  • Any services with domain name ending in sfsu.edu
  • VoIP phone services in Library and Downtown Campus
  • Remote access VPN
  • Campus Wi-Fi
  • DNS (name resolution of all sfsu.edu domain names)
  • DHCP
  • Active Directory (logins)
  • Email (Exchange)
  • Email (Office 365)
  • Gateway/Inside
  • Shibboleth (global single sign on services)
  • File servers (S.sfsu.edu, SEC, fabs-cifs, onbase-share1)
  • Uniprint
  • CPPM (Wi-Fi connectivity/NAC access)
  • Oracle 11g databases
  • StarRez
  • WWW
  • Lync
  • All FABS hosted servers (BI, Campus OneCard, etc.)
  • All EMT hosted servers (Onbase)
  • All ADV hosted servers (app, db)
  • All CEL hosted servers (www, cyberkey)
  • All GEO hosted servers
  • All UPM hosted services (time clock system, energy management system, etc.)
  • Apps.sfsu.edu (old apps/forms)
  • Confluence
  • Datacenter security camera recording system
  • Faculty.sfsu.edu
  • Institutional research data warehouse
  • Jira
  • KMS server
  • Online.sfsu.edu
  • OIM
  • NEC Command (Vistara Gateway)
  • Lynx
  • Lists
  • Logging (syslog, splunk)
  • SFTP-relay
  • SVN (Subversion)
  • SDN (software distribution)
  • Resource 25
  • Radius servers
  • Unixlab
  • Webapps.sfsu.edu
  • Webfocus
  • Xerox device manager
  • Cloud-based services or services hosted by other units:
    • Box (Needs AD, Shibboleth, etc.)
    • Footprints (Needs Shibboleth, Email, etc.)
    • CMS (Needs Shibboleth, DNS, etc.)
    • Office 365
    • iLearn
    • OneSite (work order system)
    • Reslife Cinema
    • Laundry (using OneCard)
    • Gator Dollars (dependency on NuVision server)
    • StarRez

Services that will not be impacted

  • UPD (University Police Department)
  • emergency notification system Blackboard Connect
  • emergency and non-VoIP telephones
  • cloud based services that don’t have dependencies on campus provided services
  • Apogee/Resnet (Wi-Fi, TV)
  • Dining Center
  • Housing Door Access (campus-wide)
  • Other college IT services that don’t have dependencies on campus provided services
  • Off-campus services that do not use an sfsu.edu domain name or require SF State ID/Password

Additional considerations

  • During maintenance, off-site and on-site services outside of the campus data center may be accessible by an IP address corresponding to FQDN (fully qualified domain name)
  • During maintenance, external senders may receive email notifications of undeliverable email messages

Notification Schedule for Data Center Refresh

Data Center Migration Schedule

  • June 2, 2018; 10 p.m. - 6 a.m.

This overnight night maintenance window will ensure minimal presence of staff/faculty/students on-campus during break and allow ITS staff to perform FDOB (first day of business) support before academic session summer schedule resumes on June 4, 2018.