Campus Network Management(CNM) is responsible for designing, implementing, and managing solutions, which provides for the University's data and video communications.

Services provided by CNM include installation and maintenance of metallic and optical cabling, data and video network architectural design, related software specification and configuration; and the specification, operation and maintenance of transmission hardware and software.

Our mission is to Identify, implement, and provide resources and services that are in-line with and exceed university requirements for instruction, research and service while positioning the university to succeed competitively nationwide.

Network Device and Service Management Policy


Title Description Dates Location
Internet II In 2001, the Board of Regents(BoR) in conjunction with the Governor’s LEARNET initiative provided a significant portion of the funding required for Internet II installation and activation for five universities. As a LEARNET participant Southern’s Internet II installation, which consist of ATM DS3(45Mbps) configuration, was completed in August, 2002. August 2001 - August 2002 Moore Hall, Rm. 113
Wireless Southern University is in the process of implementing a campus wireless configuration to meet the growing demand for network access in high density meeting areas. Fall 2005 - Fall 2007 Academic Areas
Wiring Clean-up CNM is in the process of upgrading the wire management infrasturcture in the data management center. Jan 2004 - On Going J.B. Moore hall Room 113.
Computer Science wire infrastructure CNM will upgrade the wire infrastructure for four computer labs in T.T. Allain. July 2006 - Present T.T. Allain, 1st floor.
Fiber Installation CNM will install additional fiber cabling between the 1st floor and 2nd floor of Moore Hall to facillitate video conference and data communications. August 2006 - Present Moore Hall, 2nd floor.
Relocation of cable TV fiber CNM will schedule the relocation of the cable TV fiber from the original cable TV fiber from the old rack to a new one in Rm 113 Moore Hall. October 2006 - Present Moore Hall, Rm. 113.
Rack Dissemination Hardware CNM will schedule the relocation of the dissemination hardware from the upstairs balcony of Moore Hall Auditorium to the Data Center in Rm 113 More Hall. April 2005 - May 2005 Moore Hall, Rm. 113
LONI Installation CNM network infrastructure now includes two Cisco 6509, two Cisco 15454 DWDM, two Cisco AC/DC, and one Cisco 15454 SONET network appliances. These appliances allows Southern University to increase its network connectivity capacity from 36 MB to approximately 10 GB for research and 1 GB for Internet one (I1). CNM expresses appreciation to the LONI network team for assistance provided in the accomplishment of this task. November 2006 Moore Hall, Rm. 113
Bandwidth Increase CNM has completed the first phase in the process of connecting Southern University to the Louisiana Optical Network Infrastructure (LONI). With this phase completed, Southern University is now a client of the LONI network infrastructure for Internet 1 (I1) and Internet 2 (I2) services. As a result of being a part of LONI our current network connectivity is 100 MB. November 2006 Moore Hall, Rm. 113


The SUBR campus area network is virtually divided into public and private domains. The physical network consist of an extensive fiber infrastructure connecting 99 percent of the buildings on campus. The fiber infrastructure supports data communication, cable TV distribution, video dissemination, and some video conferencing.
The core is an ATM – OC3 mesh, most intermediate and edge devices are 100Mbps.


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Campus Network Management Network Policies and Procedures

Campus Network Management (CNM) manages, maintains, and supports the Southern University Baton Rouge campus network. For the purposes of this document, the network is defined as the sum total of all hardware and software, which work together to move data and video traffic from one location to another. Such a large task is only possible if network users agree to use the network in a courteous manner and to coordinate their networking plans through a centralized organization. It is CNM’s goal to provide the Southern University community with a reliable trouble-free network, in doing so, users benefiting such a resource must agree to abide by the rules. CNM developed policies to inform users of the responsibilities they assume when joining with others to utilize this resource. Following these simple policies will assure that our network continues to mature and grow to meet our present and future needs. Furthermore, these policies help a small staff to keep track of such a large network.

Organization Network Contact

In order to establish effective communication between CNM and network users CNM request that each department/unit designate a Network Contact. These individuals are our first point-of-contact for notification of anticipated service disruptions, configuration changes, or anything else that may effect network services for that organization. Naturally, a department/unit contact person should be the individual with an interest in technology. In order to improve information distribution, all Network Contacts must maintain an electronic mail address. Each department/unit that uses network services must provide at least one Network Contact authorized to represent the group in networking matters. The Dean, Director, or Department Head must authorize each Network Contact Registration form. Departments/units must submit a new Network Contact Registration form each time Network Contact information changes. If you absolutely must register more than one Network Contact, please limit the number of contact persons to two. CNM will communication with Network Contacts, primarily via electronic mail. Network Contacts should make every attempt to read their electronic mail at least once a day.


CNM reserves the right to disconnect from the network any device prohibiting the normal flow of network traffic until the problem is resolved. If the situation permits, CNM will make an assertive effort to reach the designated contact person before disconnecting any nodes or sub-networks from the campus network. Departments/units wishing to install a network should contact CNM for network design and configuration recommendations. CNM provides designated access points for each department/unit for testing, troubleshooting, and capacity planning. Routing by any non-CNM equipment is not permitted unless authorized by CNM. Only personnel authorized by CNM may connect/disconnect equipment to/from the campus network.(i.e. Network Contacts). This ensures that the backbone network is stable and free of disruptions caused by any one department/unit network. Departments are strongly urged to avoid the installation of isolated, independent local area networks, VPN’s and wireless configurations that are not coordinated through CNM. All equipment will be located in CNM designated communications equipment rooms or closets, or some form of protective enclosure, when possible. CNM must have "super user" privileges on any interconnect equipment. That is, CNM personnel must be able to fully and completely control device functionality. CNM desires functional compatibility when interconnecting larger networks such as the SUBR and Southern University System logical networks to maintain or enhance network functionality and operations.

Network Device and Service Management Policy

Policy Statement

The Office of Technology and Network Services (TNS) offer services which are vital for the successful operation of the Southern University Baton Rouge campus network. This network management policy is intended to protect the integrity of the Southern University network and its constituent elements and thereby ensure the continued availability of all services provided via the SUBR network.

Purpose for Policy

Southern University must have a stable and reliable environment for all students, faculty and staff to conduct computing and communication activities. All devices that are connected to the SUBR network and all SUBR provided services available via the network shall be actively managed to ensure the integrity, performance, and availability of the network and availability of SUBR network services. It is to also define the policies and procedures for the use of the network services authorized by Technology and Network Services.


As authorized by Southern University Technology and Network Services policy, this document applies to all uses of all network devices connected to the Southern University network and services at all locations on the Southern University Baton Rouge campus, both inside buildings and in outdoor areas.

Policy and Procedures

Coordinator of Information Technology Security
Coordinator of Enterprise Support Services
CNM Network Manager
Executive Director of Technology and Network Services

Created December, 2005


Z. Randall Powe, Network Manager

Terrence Cyriaque, IT Security/Network Engineer

Howard Loche, Network Engineer

Anthony Kelly, Network Engineer

Brandon Johnson, Cable Technician

J. B. Moore Hall
Phone 225.771.3935 ext. 209
Fax 225.771.2454


Cable TV is available in all Southern University dorm rooms and dorm lobby areas. Southern receives its signal from the local cable TV provider, Cox Communications, and distributes the signal to the dorms via fiber. Three channels are dedicated to campus programming for instruction and service.
SU Cable Channel Lineup


Rules and Regulations

Students do not have to provide any cable equipment. One cable jumper will be issued to each student, also all cable equipment must be returned at the end of the semester.

Instructions Cable Ready TV

If your set is cable-ready with a CATV post connection on the back, screw the cable directly to it even if the set is VHF/UHF connections. Some sets that have both also have a switch near the post, which must be set to CATV. On newer models, use the on-screen display menu to switch to CATV mode. If the display has AUTO PROGRAMMING, set it also.

Connect TV

Instructions for non Cable Ready TV

If your TV is not cable-ready and only has VHF and UHF screws, detach any “rabbit ears” or external antenna, screw a “pigtail” transformer under the VHF screws and connect a cable jumper. You will only receive 2-13 unless you use a VCR or analog converter(If a transformer is needed please contact your director) To use a VCR, connect the patch cable from the cable jack to the “antenna in” of “VHF in” post. Connect a short patch cable from the “TV out” post to the TV post of “pigtail” and set the VCR channel switch (on back of the VCR) to channel 3 or 4. A cable-ready VCR will enable a non-cable-ready TV to receive all channels.

Connect VCR

Once everything is properly wired and plugged in, the TV must be setup for cable TV reception. This is usually done with a switch on the back of the TV, through a button on the TV or remote, or through on-screen programming. Different brands use different wording. You want to look for cable, Standard, STD, HRC, IRC, Air, or Antenna. If you see one of these words, you want to make sure your TV is not on Air or Antenna, but on Cable or Standard (STD). Once your TV is setup for cable reception, you should auto-program your TV. This will program all the channels for your TV. If you are using a VCR, it should be setup in a similar fashion. The TV should be set to channel 3 or 4 to interface with your VCR of cable converter properly. Please refer to your owner’s manual of your TV, VCR, or cable converter on how to do this.

What if I have problems with my Cable TV Signal?


CNM is currently on schedule to complete the installation of over five hundred and fifty data drops providing all dorm rooms with internet access for Fall 2002.


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SUTV75 - Southern University Television


In conjunction with Southern University’s mission to prepare leaders and professional for the community and the workforce, Southern University Television(SUTV) serves as a positive alternative to traditional broadcast and cable programming for information, culture and entertainment.


SUTV’s mission is to provide quality and informative programming tailored specifically for the student attending Southern University.


Programming includes university, local, national and international events, documentaries and movies.

Procedures and Operation

Student Involvement


The following describes the positions required for a completely staffed production.

To request CNM services, such as network connection, cable TV connection, and wiring a computer lab.

Click the following link to download a Service Request Form.
CNM Service Request Form