The next Technology Advisory Committee Meeting is Thursday September 7th, 2012 at 9:00am.
Lightspeed Web Content Filter
We have successfully upgraded both of our Lightspeed Rocket appliances to the latest version of code and have deployed them in an Active/Active cluster for redundancy. When you make a change to a policy, it takes effect on both appliances. **Lightspeed Tip** If you are deploying the client on your machines for transparent authentication, please use a URL to reference the Lightspeed appliance, versus an IP address. There is no guarantee that IP addresses will not change on our end when we make network adjustments so using a URL will help minimize any chance of having to reconfigure client machines if an IP address does change. We have created a special URL specifically for the Lightspeed client deployment call LSauth.neonet.org. Please use this URL instead of the IP in your client configuration.
DNS and Server Changes
As we mentioned in several previous Technology Advisory Committee meetings, we are eliminating the legacy 188.8.131.52 network here at NEOnet. We have officially moved all services off that network with the exception of the financial server and the old DNS servers which are staying in place until a disconnect date it picked. New DNS servers were provided in the beginning of the summer for districts to migrate to so this migration should be completed as soon as possible. The advisory committee will choose a cutoff date and time for the old DNS servers to be removed at our next meeting. We will also pick a date for the DNS change for financial server. As previously discussed, all financial applications should be point to the hostname of neonet.k12.oh.us. This includes any Reflections clients and ODBC connections for Safari ODBC access. We will discuss the details of these changes again at the next advisory meeting. In the meantime if you have any questions, please contact zolla[at]neonet[dot]org and I will be happy to answer them for you.
Wireless and Voice Initiatives
Over the summer NEOnet successfully turned up Revere and Portage Lakes Career Center on our hosted wireless solution. These two projects consisted of over 200 access points and have brought wireless access to over 3000 students and staff members. We hope to continue to grow our wireless service and help districts tackle their BYOD initiatives. In addition, Woodridge local schools have brought their last two elementary buildings on to the NEOnet hosted IP telephony solution. This 100 phone deployment completes their migration to our hosted solution as all their buildings are now on
the system. Anyone interested in getting information or quotes on either service, please contact gdovin[at]neonet[dot]org to arrange a one on one assessment.