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I. Background

UT has recently been cleared for usage of Pantheon's "Global CDN Service".

To take advantage of the auto-provisioning SSL Certificates, faster load-times for all users, Global Distribution of all site-content, etc., Moody College will need to alter A Name records and CNAME records for all sites.

 

II. Old and New Domain Details

 

Where required, both AAAA records must be entered. After initially provisioning DNS A Name changes, Pantheon will then add additional AAAA record requirements.

Site nominally provisioned when A Name record exists, but provisioning is not complete until both AAAA records exist.

This is important to note because Infoblox, the service used for *.utexas.edu domain registry, may not yet support AAAA (IPv6) records.

SiteDomainOld TypeOld IP / CNAMENew TypeNew IP / CNAME
Advertising & PRadvertising.utexas.eduA Name184.106.100.155A Name23.185.0.4
Advertising & PRadvertising.utexas.eduAAAA AAAAUnknown
Advertising & PRadvertising.utexas.eduAAAA AAAAUnknown
Advertising & PRpublicrelations.utexas.eduA Name184.106.100.155A Name23.185.0.4
Advertising & PRwww.advertising.utexas.eduCNAMEadvertising.utexas.eduCNAMElive-moody-advertising.pantheonsite.io
Communication Studiescommstudies.utexas.eduA Name104.130.111.75A Name23.185.0.4
Communication Studieswww.commstudies.utexas.eduCNAMEcommstudies.utexas.eduCNAMElive-moody-commstudies.pantheonsite.io
Communication Sciences & Disorderscsd.utexas.eduA Name50.56.53.48A Name23.185.0.4
Communication Sciences & Disorderswww.csd.utexas.eduCNAMEcsd.utexas.eduCNAMElive-moody-csd.pantheonsite.io
School of Journalismjournalism.utexas.eduA NAME192.237.143.177A Name23.185.0.4
School of Journalismjournalism.utexas.eduAAAA AAAA2620:12a:8000::4
School of Journalismjournalism.utexas.eduAAAA AAAA2620:12a:8001::4
School of Journalismwww.journalism.utexas.eduCNAMEjournalism.utexas.eduCNAMElive-moody-journalism.pantheonsite.io
School of Journalismrenitacoleman.com LAUNCHED LAUNCHED
School of Journalismutjschool.com LAUNCHED LAUNCHED
School of Journalismutjschool.net LAUNCHED LAUNCHED
School of Journalismutschool.org LAUNCHED LAUNCHED
Moody Collegemoody.utexas.eduA Name104.239.223.225A Name23.185.0.4
Moody Collegemoody.utexas.eduAAAA AAAA2620:12a:8000::4
Moody Collegemoody.utexas.eduAAAA AAAA2620:12a:8001::4
Moody Collegewww.moody.utexas.eduCNAMEmoody.utexas.eduCNAMElive-moody-moody.pantheonsite.io
Moody Collegetxmediaandsociety.org LAUNCHED LAUNCHED
Moody Collegeuthealthcomm.org LAUNCHED LAUNCHED
Moody Collegewww.uthealthcomm.org LAUNCHED LAUNCHED
Radio-Television-Filmrtf.utexas.eduA Name50.56.5.203A Name23.185.0.4
Radio-Television-Filmwww.rtf.utexas.eduCNAMErtf.utexas.eduCNAMElive-moody-rtf.pantheonsite.io

III. Tasks

  • Complete Advertising's Global CDN Upgrade
    • Test new IP via Hosts file
    • Replace A Name of advertising.utexas.edu 
    • Replace A Name of publicrelation.utexas.edu
    • Replace CNAME of www.advertising.utexas.edu
    • Replace CNAME of www.publicrelations.utexas.edu
  • Complete Communication Studies' Global CDN Upgrade
    • Test new IP via Hosts file
    • Replace A Name of commstudies.utexas.edu
    • Remove and Re-Add www.commstudies.utexas.edu in Pantheon to have SSL Auto-Provisioned
    • Replace CNAME of www.commstudies.utexas.edu
  • Complete Communication Sciences & Disorders' Global CDN Upgrade
    • Test new IP via Hosts file
    • Replace A Name of csd.utexas.edu
    • Remove and Re-Add www.csd.utexas.edu in Pantheon to have SSL Auto-Provisioned
    • Replace CNAME of www.csd.utexas.edu
  • Complete School of Journalism's Global CDN Upgrade
    • Test new IP via Hosts file
    • Replace A Name of journalism.utexas.edu
    • Remove and Re-Add www.journalism.utexas.edu in Pantheon to have SSL Auto-Provisioned
    • Replace CNAME of www.journalism.utexas.edu
  • Complete Moody College's Global CDN Upgrade
    • Test new IP via Hosts file
    • Replace A Name of moody.utexas.edu
    • Replace CNAME of www.moody.utexas.edu
  • Complete Radio-Television-Film's Global CDN Upgrade
    • Test new IP via Hosts file
    • Replace A Name of rtf.utexas.edu
    • Remove and Re-Add www.rtf.utexas.edu in Pantheon to have SSL Auto-Provisioned
    • Replace CNAME of www.rtf.utexas.edu

 

IV. Feature Comparison

Moody College should see a nice boost in both SEO and load-time reductions on pages.

Part of Google's SEO algorithm rates sites based on page-load speeds, so reducing our load-times will provide a small SEO boost.

Example of Testing Performed by Pantheon:

 

Feature Comparison

 LegacyGlobal CDN
Price$30/mo surcharge for HTTPSIncluded
DeliveryUS DatacenterGlobal Distribution
Cache LookupsRandomly Routed to One of Three PoolsRouted to the Pool Most Likely to Hit
Cache ClearingBlocks, takes up to 2000msNon-blocking, takes up to 150ms to take effect
HTTPS ServiceBYO CertFree and Managed

 

 

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