Completed project: IUPUI campus edge switch upgrade

Primary UITS contact: Cheryl Kile

Completed: July 18, 2013

Description: Install new HP5400 series switches, replacing older HP4100 series and HP4000 series switches. The HP4000 switches are two generations old and are missing several required features. The HP4100s still lack some features of the newer HP5400 series switches.

Outcome: A new advanced intelligent edge switch backbone will provide more reliability and faster switch ports for users. The new switches will also support Radius authentication, which the HP4000s do not support. The HP5400 series switches will support a 10 GB backbone network, can provide power over Ethernet (Pie) to end devices, and offer other advanced features.

Milestones and status:

  • 2008: Installed HP5400 switches in the following buildings: Administration, Eskenazi Hall, Medical Science, Natatorium, NIFS, Oral Health, Parking Services, Ronald McDonald, Tennis Center, University Library, Young Child Care Center
  • 2009: Installed HP5400s for all current cable TV locations in preparation for IPTV (not complete building installs): Business, Cavanaugh, Coleman Hall, Education, Emerson Hall, Engineering & Technology, Inlow Hall, Psychology Research, Taylor Hall, Union; complete building upgrades in: Ball Annex, Ball Residence, Engineering Science & Technology (SL), Gatch Clinical, Long Hospital, R2, R4, Riley Research Science (SL), Nursing, Student Housing (buildings H1-H9), University Library
  • Spring 2010: Continued installing HP5400s in buildings on campus, finishing the buildings that were partially upgraded for IPTV and completely upgrading others: Coleman Hall, Engineering & Technology, Fessler Hall, Cavanaugh, Medical Research & Library
  • Summer 2010: Installed HP5400s in the following buildings: Business, Taylor Hall, Daly Student Center, Education and Social Work, and Emerson Hall
  • Fall 2010: Installed switches in Gateway Garage; plan to install HP5400s in the following buildings: Inlow Hall, Sigma Theta Tau, Rotary, Psychiatry, Regenstrief
  • Winter 2010-Spring 2011: Installed HP5400s in the following buildings: ICTC, Sigma Theta Tau, Regenstrief, Rotary, Inlow, 1000 Waterway Blvd, 1100 Waterway Blvd, 1200 Waterway Blvd
  • Summer 2011: Installed HP5400s in the following buildings: Glick, Forensic, and Nursing
    Switch Upgrades IUPUI, July 2013

Benefits: Faster switch ports, PoE available on the switch, advanced configuration options for future growth and network changes

Client impact: Change will be transparent to most users. User connections will continue to work as before, but users with new wiring will see an increased connection speed. Downtime will be limited as much as possible and will be scheduled with LSPs.

Project team:

  • Cheryl Kile
  • Jon Cox
  • Phil Elliott
  • Ron Heller
  • Nathan Lucas

Governance:

  • Dennis Cromwell
  • Kirt Guinn

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