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Progress of migration to new network (from WBMC Shared to WBMC dedicated)

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Progress of migration to new network (from WBMC Shared to WBMC dedicated)

Re: Planned Network Maintenance - Tuesday 1st November 01:00 - 06:00

These regular service posts obviously relate to the migration of users on to the new network as intimated by the cryptic

Possibly. As part of this maintenance some customers will be disconnected from the Internet. Any customers disconnected should reconnect automatically elsewhere on the network.

I've been watching the progress of this project since it started at the beginning of the year (I get to see the collated users online graphs). As people are moved to the new network they disappear from the graph. I presume those on fixed IPs still appear on the graph as they still connect to the bng's. Allowing for continued growth in customer numbers it appears that in excess of 500,000 users are now on the new network.

PN users online 2016-09-19.png

What can also be seen is the pause in early August when they finally put the migrations on hold while they sorted out the packet loss issues.

The weekly graph for this week is also quite revealing:

Users online week.png

What can clearly be seen is that around 25,000 users were moved to the new network in the maintenance slot in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

We don't know where this will bottom out as we don't know how many users in total are on fixed IPs, but guessing from the figures it looks like another 4 or 5 months to complete the program if they carry on at the current rate.

Decommissioned gateways

Another observation is that it appears that gateways pcl-bng04 and ptw-bng02 have been decommissioned. I posted a bit back asking if anyone was on those gateways (no-one replied to say they were). Recently I've noticed that there seem to be no users on ptn-ag2. It looks also as if ptw-ag02 may be decommissioned soon as well.

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Re: Progress of migration to new network (from WBMC Shared to WBMC dedicated)

@jelv Very pretty !   but... what does it actually mean to the average user... or indeed to any user...  ?

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Re: Progress of migration to new network (from WBMC Shared to WBMC dedicated)

ye must admit that the BNG,s have been missing ? when i Hop now i get the AG only! You are currently connected to gateway pcl-ag08. ?

i have to say a few times when PN post service posts , it seams to point to BT but in fact is it PN work not BT

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Re: Progress of migration to new network (from WBMC Shared to WBMC dedicated)

You mean like the initial implication that the 5 day delay on responding to faults was down to OpenReach? The truth became apparent when we realised that no other ISPs were saying the same.

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Re: Progress of migration to new network (from WBMC Shared to WBMC dedicated)

I take it that there is no such graph for the NEW Cool smiley network ?

Jelv Smiley  yes i mentioned that somewhere around here several times

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Re: Progress of migration to new network (from WBMC Shared to WBMC dedicated)

There probably is a similar graph for the new network (maybe one for each PoP) but I don't get to see them.

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Re: Progress of migration to new network (from WBMC Shared to WBMC dedicated)

Just rebooted router to see if i got onto different gateway ,,,,,  Yup i belive i have now been put onto NEW network

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    [1] =>  7  195.99.126.139 (195.99.126.139)  5.131 ms
    [2] =>  8  ae2.ptw-cr02.plus.net (195.166.129.5)  6.639 ms
    [3] =>  9  tunnel-ip11.psb-ir01.plus.net (195.166.129.188)  5.905 ms
    [4] => 10  411.ae0.central10.psb-bng01.plus.net (84.93.253.98)  5.274 ms

 ou are currently connected to gateway psb-bng01. i have found a BNG

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Re: Progress of migration to new network (from WBMC Shared to WBMC dedicated)


shutter wrote:

@jelv Very pretty !   but... what does it actually mean to the average user... or indeed to any user...  ?


Good question shutter, let's hope someone can answer that question keeping the jargon to a minimum.

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Re: Progress of migration to new network (from WBMC Shared to WBMC dedicated)

I may be wrong ,, But it shows the different Gateways or connection points , vertically on left , horizontally is each month .

also at the bottom you can see the total of customers connected to each gateway , ok so far Wink

so the total of PN customers connected is bottom the black square Thumbs Up.

the second graph is the same but just one weeks connections.

Jelv may elaborate more Smiley

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Re: Progress of migration to new network (from WBMC Shared to WBMC dedicated)

It looks like two more bng gateways (pcl-bng03 and ptn-bng02) were shut down early Tuesday morning and the users on them redistributed to other gateways. I wonder if this is the cause of some of the evening performance issues we've seen in the last couple of days?

 

Users online week 20161103.png

Daily graph for today:

Users online 2016-11-03.png

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Re: Progress of migration to new network (from WBMC Shared to WBMC dedicated)

@rongtw Have you crossed to the dark side yet Wink 

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Re: Progress of migration to new network (from WBMC Shared to WBMC dedicated)

Yes Ste Wink  all is good so far ,  but ping has increased from a steady 12 to 25-30 

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Re: Progress of migration to new network (from WBMC Shared to WBMC dedicated)

mines always been around 20-25

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Re: Progress of migration to new network (from WBMC Shared to WBMC dedicated)

I'm now looking at a solid 9ms

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Re: Progress of migration to new network (from WBMC Shared to WBMC dedicated)

what was it before you moved