Software upgrade core routers

Software upgrade core routers

28-06-2018 00:00:00

Urgency: planned
Affected services:
  • traffic between internet and BIT network
  • customer BGP sessions with BIT routers
Expected Impact:
  • short disruptions in traffic to and from the internet are possible
  • downtime of several minutes of customer BGP sessions with BIT
Customer intervention required: no
Referencenumber: 155408

Summary:

On Thursday, June 28th between 0.00h and 7.00h our two core routers in
BIT-1 and in BIT-2A will be upgraded one by one.

Before upgrading router software we will divert traffic to other paths.
This may result in a short disruption in customer connections. Customers
with BGP peering sessions with BIT will observe downtime of their
session during this upgrades.

Details:

During this maintenance the routers will be upgraded to the latest
stable version of the software, in which a number of improvements on
stability are implemented. A reboot of the core routers is required
to activate the new software version.