Project Description

In early 2017, UBIT began replacing over 1,400 wired network switches across all three campuses. The upgrades will ensure that the thousands of devices that rely upon UB’s networks are able to connect and function properly.

Use the schedule on this page to learn when the upgrades are coming to your area, and what to expect.

Wired Network Switch Replacement

male and female student on laptops

UBIT Network Architect Joseph Pautler points out the physical hardware involved in an upcoming wired network switch upgrade.

Project Fast Facts

Start:
January 2017

Project Manager:
Joseph Pautler, Network Architect

Network Partner:
Cisco Systems, Inc.

Total New Wired Network Switches:
1,400

Common Questions

I use the network in an area scheduled for upgrade. Is there anything I need to do?

Find your area on the schedule below. Any devices that have connected to UB's network within the two months prior to the installation of the new wired network switch will be automatically configured for use.

Any newly connecting devices will need to be registered and/or authenticated the first time they connect to UB's wired and wireless networks; this process is guided by a log-in window or Web page redirect that appears when someone connects for the first time. If you have problems, check with your IT support staff or the UBIT Help Center for additional help.

How did UB determine which areas needed to be upgraded first?

UBIT surveyed the most popular locations and the most critical wired network switches closest to the end of support date.  A deployment schedule was formulated based on these criteria.

How do I know when my building is being upgraded?

Switch replacements will be announced through the schedule on this page, UBIT Alerts, and IT support staff. Posters and door hangers will also be displayed in each location while upgrades are in progress.

I am an IT department support staff member. Is there anything I need to do?

Wired Network Switch Deployment Schedule

Locations are listed in order of upgrade. Dates are tentative and are subject to change. Please contact Joe Pautler pautler@buffalo.edu with any schedule questions.

Last updated May 16, 2018

  Building or Area Start
Finish
1 Computing Center 11/1/16 12/22/16
2 Jacobs Hall & Alfiero Center 1/9/17 3/3/17
3 Natural Sciences Complex
3/6/17 3/31/17
4 Squire Hall 4/3/17 4/28/17
5 Foster Hall 4/24/17 5/2/17
6 Biomedical Research Building 5/1/17 5/10/17
7 Farber Annex 5/11/17 5/11/17
8 Farber Hall 5/15/17 5/24/17
9 Biomedical Education Building 5/29/17 6/6/17
10 Sherman Hall 6/12/17 6/16/17
11 Sherman Annex 6/12/17 6/16/17
12 Cary Hall 6/19/17 6/30/17
13 Center for the Arts 7/3/17 7/14/17
14 Park Hall 7/17/17 7/28/17
15 Clemens Hall 8/14/17 8/25/17
16 Baird Hall 8/28/17 9/8/17
17 Slee Chamber Hall 9/5/17 9/8/17
18 Clark Gym 9/11/17 9/22/17
19 Beck Hall 9/18/17 9/22/17
20 Wende Hall 9/25/17 9/29/17
21 Kimball Tower 10/9/17 11/3/17
22 Crofts Hall 11/13/17 12/1/17
23 O'Brian Hall 12/4/17 12/8/17
24 Bonner Hall 12/11/17 12/15/17
25 Furnas Hall 12/18/17 12/29/17
26 Jarvis Hall 1/1/18 1/5/18
27 Ketter Hall 1/8/18 1/12/18
28 Capen Hall 1/15/18 2/2/18
29 Cooke Hall 2/5/18 2/9/18
30 Hochstetter Hall 2/12/18 2/15/18
31 Dorsheimer Greenhouse 2/19/18 2/19/18
32 Baldy Hall 2/19/18 3/9/18
33 Fronczak Hall 3/12/18 3/23/18
34 Lockwood Library 3/26/18 4/6/18
35 Library Storage Facility 4/9/18 4/13/18
36 Alumni Arena 4/9/18 4/20/18
37 University Stadium 4/23/18 4/27/18
38 Diefendorf Annex 4/30/18 5/4/18
39 Student Union 4/30/18 5/11/18
40 Millard Fillmore Academic Center 5/7/18 5/18/18
41 Abbott Hall 5/14/18  
42 250 Winspear Service Center 5/28/18  
43 220 Winspear Service Building 5/28/18  
44 Howe Laboratory (M20C) 6/4/18  
  Building or Area Start
Finish
45 Howe South Garage (M129) 6/4/18  
46 MacKay Heating Plant 6/4/18  
47 South Campus Power Substation 6/4/18  
48 Pump House 6/4/18  
49 Beane Center 6/11/18  
50 Electrical Storage 6/11/18  
51 Electrical Substation 6/11/18  
52 Human Resources Development 6/18/18  
53 Chemical Storage Facility (North) 6/18/18  
54 Helm Building 6/18/18  
55 Baker Chilled Water 6/18/18  
56 Statler Commissary 6/18/18  
57 Allen Hall 6/25/18  
58 The Commons 7/2/18  
59 Diefendorf Hall 7/9/18  
60 Bell Hall 7/16/18  
61 Crosby Hall 7/30/18  
62 Hayes Annex A 8/6/18  
63 Hayes Annex C 8/13/18  
64 Hayes Annex D 8/20/18  
65 Talbert Hall 8/27/18  
66 Parker Hall 9/3/18  
67 Knox Hall 9/10/18  
68 Norton Hall 9/17/18  
69 Harriman Hall 10/1/18  
70 Center for Tomorrow 10/8/18  
71 Baird Research Center (Incubator) 10/15/18  
72 Campus Mail Building 10/22/18  
73 Butler Annex A 10/29/18  
74 Acheson Annex 11/5/18  
75 889 Lebrun (President's Home) 11/12/18  
76 Mathematics Building 11/19/18  
77 Bissell Hall 11/26/18  
78 Jacobs Exec Dev Center (Butler Mansion) 12/3/18  
79 Baird Point Day Care 12/10/18  
80 NYS Center of Excellence in BLS *    
81 1021 Main Street - RIA *    
82 UB Downtown Gateway *    
83 SUCF Trailers (South) *    
84 Syracuse DR Site *    
85 Kapoor Hall *    
86 Davis Hall *    
87 555 Ellicott Street - EOC *    
88 Clinical and Translational Research Center *    

*Equipment not purchased yet.