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RESOLVED: Issues with DHCP (wireless and wired network)

Feb. 11, 2014 - As of 3:15 p.m. all network services are operating normally.

Recap of event: At approximately 2 p.m. a CPU spike on our primary DHCP server caused it to fail. Since DHCP provides dynamic network addressing to wireless devices and many wired devices on campus, the dependent devices began to lose their network connections beginning around 2:15 p.m. ITS network engineers were able to force a fail over and restore full service by 3:15 p.m., and will be investigating the cause of the CPU spike to ensure this does not happen again.