Scheduled Network Maintenance Wednesday/Thursday 9th/10th of January 2008

When: Starting Wednesday 9th @ 22:00 and ending Thursday 10th @ 01:00
What: Migration of Dedicated, Colocation and IP transit customers
to new Juniper network layer.
In December we bought a bunch new of Juniper routers to upgrade
our core network with. The ones that were there, were almost 2 years
old and were due an upgrade.
We’ll have the new Juniper router pair pre-configured with all prefixes
and BGP sessions. We’ll slot it into place and clear the arp cache
on all affected layer 2 devices and shut down the old device. There will
be approx 10-30 minutes where routes to certain parts of our network
are unavailable.
This will also remove the need for our old IPv6 configuration. We’ll now
have end to end native IPv6 core running on the Juniper platform. We’re
the first hosting company in Ireland to build a native IPv4, IPv6 network
core on the Juniper platform and we’re very proud of this fact.
Who will be affected:
Customers on our unfirewalled network (who have their own routers or
firewalls) or IP Transit customers.
This affects both customer groups in InterXion and DEG locations. If you
are unsure if this affects you or not, give us a call or drop an e-mail
into support@blacknight.com
Summary:
On Wednesday 9th starting @ 22:00 hours we’ll be performing maintenance
on the routers that run our un-firewalled and IP Transit networks.

3 Responses to Scheduled Network Maintenance Wednesday/Thursday 9th/10th of January 2008

  1. Brian Kenny January 4, 2008 at 10:49 #

    Great news. Congratulations on the achievement of the IPv4/6 built network on juniper. Hopefully more will follow 🙂

  2. Paul Kelly January 4, 2008 at 11:03 #

    Hi Brian,
    Thanks for the comments. More will follow as soon as it’s ready for human consumption 🙂

  3. Paul Kelly January 10, 2008 at 00:02 #

    This went off without a hitch tonight. All networks should be up and running. We’d to move 1 customers /64 (IPv6 equiv of an IPv4 /30) to a new range and that was the only complication.
    Some customers only noticed a few seconds down time and a couple of others noticed around 3-4 minutes.
    Any issues let us know.