Truman Upgrades Servers, Equipment

Story Number: NNS120123-09Release Date: 1/23/2012 10:29:00 PM
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By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Leona Mynes, USS Harry S. Truman Public Affairs

PORTSMOUTH, Va (NNS) -- The automated data processing (ADP) division aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) brought new servers online Jan. 17.

The servers were taken offline Jan. 10, and replaced with new server hardware and a faster operating system.

In preparation for the installation, ADP took the Non-secure Internet Protocol Router Network (NIPRNET) offline and backed up e-mail profiles, user accounts and the ship's share drive.

"We upgraded our router, the Navy Information/Application Product Suite (NIAPS), which is the software for the servers, and went to a virtualized system," said Chief Warrant Officer (CWO4) Michael McKlveen, ADP division officer. "A virtualized system allows us to move information to another set of hardware if one goes down."

ADP also upgraded 17 switches, which allow the ship's computers to connect to the servers.

"These upgrades will help our systems run faster, and as a result of the virtualized server, we will be using less of critical ship resources such as air conditioning and electricity," said McKlveen. "Information security is going to remain important, and we will be very focused on maintaining a high information security standard."

Truman is undergoing a docking planned incremental availability (DPIA) at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) to conduct maintenance and refurbish shipboard systems.

Truman is expected to return to the fleet this summer.

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