Computer Systems Down July 13 will be affected
Virginia Tech
July 6, 2003

ALL computer systems located in the Andrews Information Systems Building will be down on Sunday, July 13th starting at 6 a.m. Systems should be available by 6 p.m. These systems include:
  • and its suite of sites:
  • University systems:
    • E-mail (including WebMail and Exchange)
    • The CNS modem pool
    • Blackboard
    • Hokie SPA and all other Banner applications
    • The Data Warehouse
    • Filebox
    • MyStorage
    • Web hosting facilities including the VT Web site (, MyVT, and
    • ED-Auth & Hokies authentication services
    • The University Libraries' online catalog and proxy servers.
The disruption is necessary to install a backup diesel generator able to accommodate the full load of computer equipment housed in the Andrews Information Systems Building at the Corporate Research Center (1700 Pratt Drive).

Systems that undergo routine maintenance on Sunday will likely be down longer than the above period. Administrators of those systems will send details to appropriate personnel.

Since the CNS modem pool will be down, dial-in access will not be available. However, campus Ethernet users will still have access to off-campus Internet sites.

On the 13th, the Virginia Tech Operations Center (231-HELP) will be staffed and able to provide information and updates. Before the 13th, if you have questions or concerns, please email them to prior to 4:45 p.m. Friday, July 10.