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Scheduled Tor1 network maintenance - 26-Oct-2018

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:30 pm
by porcupine
Hi Folks,

Please be advised of the following maintenance window:

Maintenance Window: Friday October 26th, 2018, 12:01am - 3:00am Eastern Time.
Facility: Tor1
Affected Device(s): core01.tor1
Affected Customers: Tor1 BGP customers physically connected to the core01.tor1 router.
Service Impacting: Yes - Customers physically connected to the core01.tor1 router will see services impacted during this maintenance window. This maintenance activity is not expected to impact any customers whose equipment is not directly connected to the core01.tor1 router.

Details: We will be replacing the supervisor card in the core01.tor1 core router, and inserting an additional 10GE linecard to the unit. The card(s) in question have already been tested in our test chassis, but will need to be fully reconfigured upon insertion into core01.tor1. During this time, several routing tweaks to the network will also be applied, as the hardware capabilities & configuration will have changed. We will be gracefully shutting down all BGP sessions to core01.tor1 at the beginning of the maintenance window to minimize customer impact.

This maintenance is only expected to impact customers who are physically/directly connected to the core01.tor1 core router (aka customers who do their own routing VIA BGP). For the remainder of the customer base, while we do not expect considerable impact from this work, this maintenance window should be considered precautionary, as considerable changes are being made within the network core.