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Planned network maintenance Sat 27th Sep/Mon 29th Sept

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Planned network maintenance Sat 27th Sep/Mon 29th Sept

This maintenance is scheduled for the middle of the day:
2.00pm Saturday 27th September – 5.00pm Saturday 27th September.
2.00pm Monday 29th September – 3.00pm Monday 29th September.
Any specific reason why this is being done in the daytime? Is this work on the BNGs?
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Re: Planned network maintenance Sat 27th Sep/Mon 29th Sept

Hi there,
The nature of the work is to introduce more resiliency and capacity into the network.
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Re: Planned network maintenance Sat 27th Sep/Mon 29th Sept

I notice Adam has not answered the questions. Wink
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Re: Planned network maintenance Sat 27th Sep/Mon 29th Sept

Did seem a well deflected answer ....
What is with these MX960's ?
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Re: Planned network maintenance Sat 27th Sep/Mon 29th Sept

Quote from: Webif
What is with these MX960's ?

Think you'll find Plusnet are a TP-Link shop.  Cheesy
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Re: Planned network maintenance Sat 27th Sep/Mon 29th Sept

Paul  & Oliver   on here as well....
Something must be really a miss with the kit/os  Shocked Grin
MX960 Fight club rules aside-- - Hope its sorted  Wink
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Re: Planned network maintenance Sat 27th Sep/Mon 29th Sept

I had a suspicion it was related to the BNGs purely because of the timing (all the ops/vendors on standby in case of any issues?). I've never seen the bandwidth capacity increase announcements like this before.
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Re: Planned network maintenance Sat 27th Sep/Mon 29th Sept

I'm always here... Cool
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Re: Planned network maintenance Sat 27th Sep/Mon 29th Sept

Are they that bad then --- (sorry couldn't resist)

A brief over view of the issue(s) wouldn't go a miss. Wink
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Re: Planned network maintenance Sat 27th Sep/Mon 29th Sept

The sound of tumbleweeds passing by ........
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Re: Planned network maintenance Sat 27th Sep/Mon 29th Sept

A brief overview is...its complicated.
I believe Kelly may have mentioned some bits in another thread.  The DCT handle all the official announcements around here so anything more will come from them.
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Re: Planned network maintenance Sat 27th Sep/Mon 29th Sept

Thanks anyway.
Look forward to the  "official announcement"  on the issue(s) seen as the planned work today has been canned.
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Re: Planned network maintenance Sat 27th Sep/Mon 29th Sept

So, the appearance of pcl-bng03. Does that imply the BNGs just aren't capable of handling 75k+ users each?
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Re: Planned network maintenance Sat 27th Sep/Mon 29th Sept

You would assume they've been scaled correctly seeing as Juniper have been contracted to provide them for hundreds of ISPs already.
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Re: Planned network maintenance Sat 27th Sep/Mon 29th Sept

Yes, you might. But what's happened is that the BNG gateways have been run at a max of about 70k users since after the 17th, never reaching the 75-80k they had before, and now there's a new gateway so that they won't have to. I suppose it's also possible that it's more about the amount of bandwidth flowing through them rather than the number of users on each, but there are only graphs for the number of users on a per-gateway basis.