Planned maintenance: F5 software upgrades

On Saturday, March 28, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., the software underpinning the F5 appliance will be upgraded. This will be the first of several upgrades that will happen over the next two months, with the ultimate goal of upgrading the hardware on May 21.

The F5 is a networking appliance that allows Miami users to connect to various important applications and websites, including Banner and the main Miami website ( Any work done on the F5 may result in momentary disruptions during the maintenance window. Disruptions are expected to be minimal. If you are disconnected from any Miami applications or websites, please wait five minutes and reload the application. You may need to log back in.

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