NOC Service Desk

The HEAnet Network Operations Centre (NOC) is operated from the HEAnet office in Dublin. The NOC implements, maintains and supports the HEAnet network and services. The HEAnet ticketing system allows the NOC to track faults and report ticket details to clients and peers.

Standard NOC operating hours are 09:0017:30 Monday to Friday (excepting public holidays).


Telephone: +353 (0)1 660 9040 (and ask for the NOC Service Desk).

NOC 24/7 Support

The HEAnet NOC operates on a 24/7 basis for Priority 1 faults for the following HEAnet services:

  • IP Connectivity (including DDoS mitigation)
  • JAGGER (Edugate resource registry)
  • IDP: Hosted / Managed / Standby
  • HEAnet Hosted Moodle Service
  • P2P links

A Priority 1 fault is defined as a loss of service.

Please note: emails to are only monitored during normal business hours.
The on-call engineer can be contacted on +353 1 660 9040.

Additional Information:


Getting Connected

Getting Connected

HEAnet support a range of technologies for connecting to the HEAnet backbone. Client connectivity options are from 100Mbps to 10Gbps Ethernet with capacities adjustable to client needs. As part of the connection to HEAnet, we provide a managed IP router in your premises to ensure the uniform distribution of all our services to the campus.



HEAnet offers resilience (path, power, PoP & equipment) to clients on both IP and Point-to-Point services. We are happy to work with clients to build these resilient connectivity solutions to provide very high levels of service availability. HEAnet staff will work with you to help plan and build these resilient services and advise on configuring local LAN equipment to take best advantage.

For further information, please address your query to

NTP Monitoring Tool

There are two stratum-1 time servers within the HEAnet network. To ensure uptime and precision one of the servers is located in Dublin and synchronizes to the Anthorn MSF signal; the second server is located in Waterford and synchronizes to GPS. This service, available over IPv4 or IPv6, can be accessed by any host in any of the HEAnet client networks and all that is needed is to configure your hosts to synchronize with and/or

Quarterly Service Reports

HEAnet provide each of its clents with a comprehensive Quarterly Service Report which measures past network performance against service level agreements. These reports will be sent out before the 21st of the month following a quarter end. Any questions regarding these reports should be sent to


HEAnet provides a DNS service for HEAnet customers based on high availability primary and secondary nameservers. This service is ideal for small organisations which do not have the resources themselves to operate nameservers and maintain DNS information.

.ie Registration

HEAnet is an IEDR Accredited Registrar and can offer member institutions a discounted rate for all .ie domain name registrations. As well as new .ie domains HEAnet member institutions may initially register two second-level domain names under the .ie domain for no additional charge.

If you wish to apply to have an .ie domain registered please contact NOC at

IP Addressing (LIR)

HEAnet provides IP addresses to its clients in the education and research community in Ireland. It comes within the ambit of the European Regional Registry, operated by the RIPE NCC, and follows the guidelines laid down by RIPE. HEAnet use RIPE NCC allocated addresses. The services of the HEAnet IP registry are available to those in the Irish education and research community who have a valid requirement for IPv4 or IPv6 address space for Internet connectivity.

Application for IP Address Space