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Husky OnNet Service Feature Updates and RoadMap

The Husky OnNet team reviews pending & proposed service features and updates this list each month. See the table below for the current service items under development and consideration. If you have questions, or would like to recommend or request service features or capabilities for Husky OnNet, please contact: help@uw.edu.

Thank you!  Jan Eveleth, Husky OnNet Owner and Tobin Wood, Husky OnNet Manager

 

Pending = in development or awaiting development schedule

Proposed = ideas for features not yet confirmed for development

Service Feature Pending /Proposed/Delivered Estimated Delivery Estimated Cost Comments Updated
Husky OnNet – Department (HON-D) Service Pending

Proposed 2014.

 

DELAYED

New Est: March/April 2018

 

$560 one-time set-up fee; $51.63/mo recurring fee Dec. 7, 2017: work around designs have been drafted. By mid-January 2018, the team should know if the workarounds are successful. At that time, we should have a better handle on projected production roll-out.

Nov. 7 2017: the Nov. 7 rollout of the HON-D service was pulled back due to an unexpected negative consequence of the HON-D service authorizations with other critical UW resources. Work is underway to work around these constraints. Updates will be provided as action items and timing are better understood.

This service will support depts/units that would like encrypted, authorized access into their specific network subnets. The Husky OnNet-Department (HON-D) service will use a customer-managed UW Group to determine authorized access.

 11/07/17
Linux client support Pending

Proposed April 2016.

 

DELAYED.

New est:  vendor date – by January 2018; HON team rollout estimated mid February 2018

n/a Husky OnNet runs on the F5 APM device. The APM device currently runs on version 12.x. The vendor recommends UW upgrade to 13.1 when it is available. 13.1 will include support for the Linux plug-in client. As of 12/07/2017, the vendor indicates they are attempting to have the 13.1 release available before January 2018. Once the release is available, the HON team will need ~4 weeks to test the code, update the client apps, and the new Linux plug-in client. 10/12/17
New WIN and MacOS client packages from UWare Pending

Proposed Spring 2017.

 

DELAYED.

New est:  vendor date – by January 2018; HON team rollout estimated mid February 2018

n/a The vendor advises keeping the client apps in synch with the central APM version. New version packages for the WIN and MacOS clients will be prepared and delivered when the APM is updated to 13.1. As of 12/07/2017, the vendor indicates they are attempting to have the release available before January 2018. Once the release is available, the HON team will need ~4 weeks to test the code and update the client apps. 10/12/17
Device Authorization for use with Husky OnNet  Departmental Slice Proposed Feb. 2017 By adding device authorization, a department may use two authentications for access to their Husky OnNet Slice service: 1) UW NetID via UW Groups and 2) device MAC.

Update 6/15/17: initial review finds that the device MAC info is not provided to the central f5 device precluding an authorization step facilitated by the central device.

6/15/17
Downloadable WIN and MacOS client apps customized with HON-D server names included Proposed Aug 2017 To use HON-D with WIN or MacOS devices, users download the client apps from UWare. These client apps are preconfigured with the general Husky OnNet servers. To use a HON-D server, users must ‘add a server’ and enter the department’s HON-D server name. In this feature request, the department has asked the HON team to prepare customer WIN and MacOS clients with the HON-D servers already included.