UBC IT is in the process of upgrading computer network switches, across the Point Grey campus. These upgrades will replace our obsolete Nortel switches (mostly circa 1995), which currently have a limit of 100Mb per second, with switches capable of 1Gb per second. It’s a stepping stone on the way to replacing Detwiller Pavilion analogue telephones with VoIP telephones and improves the ability to provide virtual networking. The upgrades in Detwiller Pavilion will take place between midnight and 4:00am on March 26 and March 27.
Since the Department moved into the David Strangway Building and Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre, department members in those buildings have been connected to our servers using secure tunneling via firewall hardware. On March 14, with the assistance of Faculty of Medicine IT staff, the GLDHCC network ports of our supported computers were moved to a VRF (Virtual Routing and Forwarding) connection. The connection is notably faster. We will migrate the Strangway Building network in the next month. Once the networks are both migrated to VRF we will add the ability to dynamically assign IP addresses (DHCP) to computers at those sites, using our own servers, instead of making requests to the Faculty of Medicine IT team, for each new computer.
Computer System Coordinator | Dept. of Psychiatry | Information Technology
The University of British Columbia | Pt. Grey Campus
Room 2C1 – 2255 Wesbrook Mall | Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 2A1
IT Support Desk;
Please include your computer’s asset number (bottom of notebooks), with any requests.