20140627 - Network Maintenance - Kansas City (mkc1)

Subject: 27 June 2014 Network Maintenance - Kansas City (mkc1)

Network Maintenance - one of ETRN.com's connectivity providers will be doing maintenance on their circuit as shown below. This maintenance may have some intermittent effects on the services provided by ETRN.com.


Start time: 3:00 PM central 6/27/2014
Expected Outage/Downtime: ~ 5 minutes
Impact: Brief disruption to core switching functionality

Vendor statement:
"Beginning at 15:00 CST on June 27th, network engineers will preform a step-wise migration of each distribution router onto new core DC switches. This migration will result in a brief disruption in customer traffic for each distribution router (~5 minutes). Our engineers will be following a scripted / planned maintenance procedure ensuring minimal downtime for our customer base. We apologize for any inconvenience that may result from this maintenance."

Our network operations engineers will closely monitor the system during this maintenance window and will do everything possible to minimize any inconvenience to you. Our system should automatically fail-over to other circuits during this time. If you have any problems with your services after this time, or if you have any questions regarding the maintenance at any point, please contact us.

We appreciate your patience during this work and welcome any feedback. Thank you for being a ETRN customer.

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