Distributed Computing Support
Management Team


Meeting Minutes

September 18, 2009

Meeting Time: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Meeting Place: Chilton Hall, Room 245

Members
Joe Adamo (Computing and IT Center), Troy Bacon (AVP Finance and Business Affairs and Controller), Philip Baczewski (DCSMT Chair, Director of Academic Computing, Computing and IT Center), John Berra (Registrar), Craig Berry (Collegel of Visual Arts and Design), Ben Bigby (College of Music), Ginger Boone (University Union), Charlie Brien (UNT Facilities), Jim Byford (College of Engineering), Tim Christian (College of Arts and Sciences), Chu Chuah (College of Public Administration and Community Service), Wil Clark (UNT System Center @ Dallas), Katy Gallahan (ABN Lan Mgmt), Mike Hatch (College of Business), Paul Hons (College of Education), Scott Jackson (Libraries), Abraham John (VP Student Development), Brenda Kirk (CITC PC/Lan Support), Gary Mathews (College of Information), Tom McElwee (Micro Maint/Class Supt Serv), Jason McMullen (Business Services), Richard Sanzone (Computing and IT Center), Chris Strauss (Computing and IT Center), Roy Zumwalt (Texas Academy of Math and Science)

Members Present
Charlie Brien (UNT Facilities), Joe Adamo (CITC Communications), Philip Baczewski (DCSMT Chair (CITC)), Ginger Boone (University Union), Jim Byford (College of Engineering), Tim Christian (College of Arts and Sciences), Chu Chuah (Col. Of Public Admin & Comm. Svc.), Katy Gallahan (ABN Lan Mgmt), Mike Hatch (College of Business), Scott Jackson (Libraries), Gary Mathews (College of Information), Shea Rogers (for Jason McMullen, UNT Business Services), Richard Sanzone (CITC Helpdesk), Chris Strauss (CITC Remedy Administration), Brenda Yu (for Paul Hons, College of Education), Roy Zumwalt (Texas Academy of Math/Science)

Guests
Vasilis Angelogiannos (College of Public Affairs and Community Service), Michael Bagget (VP Student Development), Krysta Berry (CITC Data Communications), CR Chevli (CITC Data Communications), Nassos Galiopoulos (College of Public Affairs and Community Service), Matt Graham (UNT Libtraries), Michele Hindman (College of Arts and Sciences), Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner (CITC Academic Computing), Boris Kurktchiev (College of Arts and Sciences), Gabe Marshall (CITC Security), Don McClure (CITC Remedy), Ramu Muthiah (Col. Public Admin & Comm. Svc.), Bahram Paiani (CITC Network Computing Services), Joel Phillips (College of Arts and Sciences), Raymond Pillar (College of Arts and Sciences), Lorenzo Robles (College of Arts and Sciences), Charlotte Russell (CITC Admin/Compliance), David Smith (College of Arts and Sciences), Chris Stoermer (Student Health and Wellness Center), James Strawn (College of Arts and Sciences), Luis Tapia (Risk Management), Jackie Thames (Col. Public Admin & Comm. Svc.), Yancey Yeargan (CITC Network Computing Services), Marquis Young (College of Arts and Sciences), Jason Zorola (UNT Police)

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Minutes from September 4, 2009, were approved as written.

UNT CORE NETWORK REDESIGN

CR Chevli (CITC Data Communications) gave a presentation showing design and implementation changes planned or underway to the UNT core data network, building distribution networks, and the UNT wireless network. The new network design will provide redundancy at the core, building distribution, and building aggregation layers. He reported that since FY2008 Datacomm staff have completed the installation of more than 176 buliding switches, 80 UPS units, and 86 Temperature\Humidity Sensors in 85 closets within 40 buildings, with installation of 90 switches, 20 UPS units, and 22 Temperature\Humidity Sensors planned for 22 closets in 5 buildings during FY10. CR stated that an upgrade of the UNT Wireless network is also under way, and would result in support of the 802.11b, g, and n protocols. The upgrade will be completed on the main Denton campus during the Summer of 2010. Krysta Berry (CITC Data Communications) announced that the building upgrade schedule for this year would include the ISB, Aministration Building, and Chilton Hall this Fall, and the GAB and Matthews Hall next Spring.

IT PANDEMIC PLANNING

Charlotte Russell (CITC Administration and Compliance) introduced Luis Tapia from risk management who provided an overview of the University's plans to manage an H1N1 flu outbreak. Charlotte reported that plans for IT continuity included goals to keep enterprise systems up and running, including data communications, telecommunications, data storage, messaging, EIS, LDAP, and other issues. She said that plans were being developed to communicate with staff regarding remote access to campus IT resources and to create a service restoration plan if needed.

OLD BUSINESS

Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner reported that the recommendations of the power saving software committee of DCSMT had been accepted by UNT administrators.

NEW BUSINESS

No new business was discussed.

AREA REPORTS

Yancey Yeargan reminded the group about the Apple/Mac OS managers group that was meeting on the second Friday of every month.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 11:35 a.m. The next meeting is scheduled for October 2, 2009.


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