Upstream Provider Announces Emergency Maintenance Peering and Transit

Event Started
2018-06-18 23:12
Report Published
2018-06-19 20:00
Last Updated
2022-04-13 09:37
Event Finished
2018-06-21 19:11

One of Faelix's upstream transit providers has announced an emergency maintenance window to migrate customers onto a new router in Manchester. This should address problems that the current router has been having for several weeks now. We will be taking our BGP sessions to that provider down in advance of their maintenance, and restoring them only once we have heard from their network operations team that their maintenance is complete.

Timeline (most recent first)
  • 2018-06-21

    We have monitored the link carefully since it case into service and we are pleased to be able to close this maintenance window now.

  • 2018-06-19

    We have finished testing services and brought the affected provider circuit back into production. Faelix will be closely monitoring performance over the coming weeks to ensure good quality of service.

  • 2018-06-19

    Our provider has taken the decision to bring forward tonight's maintenance seeing as the equipment Faelix was connected to was due for replacement. We are now performing some testing with them to aid this process.

  • 2018-06-19

    The provider’s ailing BGP router just unexpectedly crashed. We have taken our sessions down earlier than planned as a result.