Advance notice of decommissioning of DeployStudio and old Verismic Power Manager servers

Decommissioning of deploy-serv and labs-mgmt

What is happening

The following servers will shortly be decommissioned as their systems will cease to be supported after the start of term:

  • Deploy-serv: DeployStudio server used for Multi-Boot iMac Lab deployment prior to this academic year (now replaced by the Casper Suite).
  • Labs-mgmt: Management server for Verismic Power Manager v3, which has been superseded by v4 for the new academic year.

Neither of these servers are required for the Windows 7 Service or MBiL Service from the start of the 2014/15 academic year. The 2013/14 equivalent models cease to be supported from the start of the new term.

How will the works affect me?

All labs should be migrated to the appropriate 2014/15 build by the start of term.

Should any lab remain on the 2013/14 build beyond then, the decommissioning of these servers will not have any impact on the live services. However, it will not be possible to restore computers to last year’s model once these servers have been turned off.

Timescales

Both servers will be turned off on Monday 6th October. The servers will remain in this state for two weeks before being fully decommissioned on Monday 20th October. After that point it will not be possible to restore any data from them.

Further information

Please contact the IT Service Desk: it.services@lboro.ac.uk<mailto:it.services@lboro.ac.uk>, 01509 222333.