services for JAMK students

Upcoming server software upgrades

14.12.2022 - 12:45

On January 2023 the student server will be upgraded to include newer versions of most commonly used software as their current versions are to be deprecated. The software and versions will be:

  • Mariadb 10.5
  • PHP 8.2
  • Python 3.9
  • Postgresql-client 13

These updates will push the support life of the software to at least the year 2025 while maintaining some backwards compatibility. Some issues may occur if you have very old applications or databases. More accurate list of changes/deprecated functionality can be found in the release notes of the aforementioned software and their changelog/documentation pages.

The database servers (mariadb and will also be upgraded later to the versions mentioned above which might require the use of newer client software if you are using other clients than those supplied on

EDIT: The packages have now been upgraded. Python 2.7 has been deprecated and is not available anymore. The system default python3 is now python3.9 and python3.6 will be available as an alternative for some time for migration purposes. System-wide packages handled by pip should work as usual but create a helpdesk ticket in case something is still missing.

If you have installed packages for yourself using pip3 install –user before the upgrade, you need to install the packages again

pip3.6 list --user
pip3 install --user <packagenames>

Upcoming VLE Maintenance 7.12

02.12.2021 - 12:55

On Tuesday 7.12 starting at 18:00, we will be conducting maintenance that will impact access to provisioning or configuring VLE virtual machines or accessing virtual machine consoles. The outage is expected to last up to two hours.

Virtual machines will continue to run as normal during the outage.

Summer service outages

04.06.2021 - 10:21

Due to maintenance during summer some LabraNet student services may be unavailable from time to time. We try to minimize the impact on usage and schedule the maintenance on quiet hours.

The following services will be unavailable for extended period of times on Thursday 8.7.2021, due to continued data migrations:

  • LabraNet VPN

We expect the services to be functional again on Friday 9.7.2021 but in case of problems, please create a ticket on our helpdesk.

LabraNet service outage 21.4.2021

13.04.2021 - 13:19

LabraNet has a service outage on 21st of April from 3pm onwards. All the services will not be available during that outage. The duration of outage is not fully known, users should be prepared that the services will not be available between 21st of April 3pm and 22nd of April 8am

LabraNet info presentation

08.03.2021 - 08:30

The new LabraNet info presentation for new students.

The video is accessible from JAMK Panopto at

See PDF version here:

LabraNet info (fi)

LabraNet info (en)


Week 9 VPN issues in LabraNet

05.03.2021 - 09:31

LabraNet administration is aware of a recent issue in LabraNet VPN after week 9 service migrations. Some Windows 10 clients disconnect immediately or soon after connecting to LabraNet VPN and reconnecting usually does not help. LabraNet administration is focused on fixing this issue but for now the following workaround seems to resolve this issue.

Configure your LabraNet VPN connection to use split tunneling with the help of LabraNet remote access guide. Be sure to configure the additional fix for DNS lookups while you are at it. More details available here and in LabraNet remote access guide available here

//UPDATE Week 10

Rollback of VPN server for now, should work like before.

Usage Policy

The Institute of Information Technology has updated its usage policy for its networks and systems.

You can read policy here (requires LabraNet authentication).


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