Because of maintenance upkeep, the University may have scheduled
power outages. To insure the continual and proper function of the
network, Information Networks may have to interrupt Network services
scheduled power outages.
If you would like to be notified of these outages through the Audix
broadcast messaging system, please contact Information Networks at
extension 2-6418, and make a request. We will be more than happy
to assist you.
and Media Networks have set forth specific procedures for specific
situations. Click on a link below to learn more about each procedure.
and Address Request Form
Power Outage Procedures
Power Outage Procedures
YOUR COMPUTER CAN BE DAMAGED IF YOU DO NOT FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Power Outages & your Computer Equipment
It is risky to leave your computer equipment plugged in. It should
be completely disconnected from the power supply. This includes all
hardware associated with your computer, such as audio speakers, modems,
doves, terminals, monitors, etc. Listed below are several helpful
tips on protecting your equipment:
- PC AND MONITOR [follow proper procedures in shutting down your PC software
such as exiting Windows, getting to the c: prompt, then]
- Turn off your PC and monitor
- If your PC/ monitor is plugged into a power strip, turn off the power
- If your PC/ monitor is plugged into the wall, unplug the power connector
from the wall
- If your PC is on the campus network, unplug the data connector that
runs from the PC to the wall. Do not unplug a computer from its
- Please turn off the power switch
- Unplug the data connector that runs from the terminal to the wall. It
is like a telephone connector. Lift the small catch and gently remove
the connector. Remember where it goes so you can plug it in when necessary.
- Turn off power switch
- Unplug telephone from wall
- Turn off power strip or unplug power supply from the wall
- PRINTERS, FAXES, AUDIO SPEAKERS, etc.
Weather Threat Procedures
As you know, the possibility of very severe weather conditions is nothing
new for this part of the country; however, it may be new for your computer
equipment and software. Please follow the steps listed below to help
protect your computing equipment if UL Lafayette suspends operation due
to severe weather conditions.
- If you have not already completed a backup of your system programs
and data ... this is a good time. Storing the backup floppies or
tape with the computer system is not a good idea. At home, or in
the office of a friend in another building on campus is a better
place to store your backup. Use a "Zip-Lock" bag to store
media and protect it from water, dust, etc.
- Turn off, then unplug all equipment from the wall outlets.
- Disconnect the OUINET line (if present) from the PC or terminal
(use the wall jack disconnect, its like a telephone plug). If you
need help call Information Networks at (337) 482-6418.
- Windows may break. If equipment is located near the windows consider
relocation to a less exposed position. Call Information Networks
at (337) 482-6418 if you need help. Close curtains and blinds if
- Cover the equipment with plastic such as heavy-duty garbage bags.
Arrange the plastic so water can runoff and does not puddle. You
must be certain that the equipment is unplugged before covering,
otherwise you may prevent ventilation of the equipment and in the
extreme case start a fire.
Thanks for your help in protecting University resources.