Fri Mar 3 17:32:30 PST 2001 — Night Operations: Sunday morning at 12:30 am Sonic.net will be performing a number of maintenance upgrades designed to increase NetApp filer, news server and core switching performance as well as border router redundancy. All upgrades are preventative and will further increase the redundancy and responsiveness of Sonic.net.
The news server Typhoon will undergo a performance upgrade during which time news.sonic.net will be offline. The outage is expected to last approximately 30 minutes.
An upgrade of our core switch OS will cause a network freeze that will last about 90 seconds while the switch reboots. The new OS has bug and performance fixes.
We will be bringing up yet another Cisco 7200 router as part of our ongoing efforts toward more redundant Internet connectivity. This will leave us with two edge routers, each handling a T3 to a major Internet backbone. This change will cause loss of Internet connectivity for about three minutes.
The NetApp NFS filer will undergo an OS upgrade and disk firmware upgrade. The process should take less than 20 minutes.
A number of Port Masters servicing 707-522-1002 and some Oakland numbers will be rebooted. There will not be any noticeable down time, however, dial-up connections on the equipment will terminated. While systems are offline, some re-cabling will take place to tidy up the rapidly expanding colocation areas. -Matt, Kelsey, Scott, Steve and Russ