Emergency Maintenance – DSL platform

Posted: June 18th, 2018 at 17:54 by Neil Watson

We are aware BT are performing emergency works affecting a limited number of service aggregators spread across several nodes on our network. A small percentage of customers on each node will be affected and will experience an outage of up to ten minutes.

The works begin tonight at 23:00 until 06:00 and are scheduled to run for the next two nights from 00:01 until 06:00 until Thursday morning. The work is essential for ongoing and improved capacity management on interconnects delivered to Entanet. Apologies for the short notice in relation to the work. Any affected customer should reboot their equipment before calling support as this should resolve any unanticipated residual issue.

Planned Maintenance: Telford

Posted: June 18th, 2018 at 11:36 by David Brewis

Thursday 21st June 2018 08:00 – 09:00

During the above window, Western Distribution will be conducting maintenance works to service the electricity substation supplying the local area. During these works, external mains supply will be disconnected to allow safe operation to all involved, in doing so our external generators will supply the Telford data centre allowing for continued and uninterrupted service.

No down time is expected and all precautions will be taken to avoid any disruption, however during this window the Telford data centre should be considered at risk.

Emergency Maintenance: Stepney Green – Faraday – Columbo

Posted: June 15th, 2018 at 16:36 by Gurinder Bansal

Monday 18th June 2018 20:00 – Tuesday 19th June 2018 03:00

During the above maintenance window, we will be undertaking work on core links between the above locations as part of ongoing network expansion.

No down time is expected and all precautions will be taken to avoid any disruption, however during this window all three sites should be considered at risk.

  1. Gurinder Bansal says:

    This work is now complete.

Emergency Maintenance: Nottingham

Posted: June 12th, 2018 at 17:55 by David Brewis

Wednesday 13th June 2018 20:00 – 22:00

During the above window we will be investigating a potential issue with the power infrastructure at this site. No downtime is expected however all directly connected services should be considered at risk for the duration of this maintenance window.

  1. Our investigation is now complete, services should no longer be considered at risk.

Emergency Maintenance: Bristol

Posted: June 12th, 2018 at 17:43 by David Brewis

Thursday 14th June 2018 00:01 – 02:00

During the above window we will be investigating a potential issue with the power infrastructure at this site. No downtime is expected however all directly connected services should be considered at risk for the duration of this maintenance window.

  1. Gurinder Bansal says:

    Our investigation is now complete, services should no longer be considered at risk.

Planned Maintenance: DSL Platform

Posted: June 12th, 2018 at 16:39 by David Brewis

Wednesday 20th June 2018 01:00 – 06:00

During the above maintenance window we will be completing configuration changes identified during a previous maintenance. This work will allow for metrics to be placed on the broadband traffic facilitating the direction of traffic to be steered dependent on where best suited.

Once these works are completed, broadband traffic will be steered away from Entanet’s DSL platform in Telehouse to Interxion, with sessions monitored to evaluate the failover. After confirmation sessions have fully migrated, the DSL platform will be steered away from Interxion to Telehouse allowing to test the other direction. Once sessions have fully migrated over, resiliency will be restored across both locations.

No downtime is expected however DSL customers should be considered at risk for the duration of the window.

Incident: nottingham.core

Posted: June 3rd, 2018 at 11:17 by Mark Yardley

We have experienced an unscheduled reload of our Nottingham core router. All directly attached services will have experienced a brief interruption. Initial investigation suggests this was due to loss of power in the location and engineers are investigating further with our co-location provider. All services are now restored and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Incident: Talk Talk Circuits

Posted: June 1st, 2018 at 13:59 by Adam Heath

We are aware that a number of Talk Talk circuits are currently experiencing a disruption to service.  Talk Talk have acknowledged an issue and are currently investigating.  We will provide further information when it becomes available.

  1. Adam Heath says:

    Talk Talk have confirmed that the disruption has been caused by core network circuit flaps connecting into their Milton Keynes core device. This is affecting circuits nationwide.

    Talk Talk have engineering resource investigating a root cause but are unable to provide us with an ERT at this time. We will continue to update upon receipt of further information.

Planned Maintenance: Interxion3.core

Posted: May 31st, 2018 at 14:17 by David Brewis

Thursday 7th June 2018 01:00 – 06:00

During the above windows we will be completing planned maintenance to upgrade our core equipment, interxion3.core.enta.net.

We expect all services currently terminated in this location to have a maximum downtime of 1 hour. Services include Transit, EWCS, Leased lines, Co-location, Wholesale handoff and Pseudowires. Whilst actual downtime is expected to be no more than 1 hour, the full 6 hours may be required to account for any unforeseen issues. All other traffic that would normally route through this location will take alternative paths.

Prior to works, broadband traffic will be steered away from Interxion to lessen the customer impact and on successful completion the broadband traffic will be rebalanced between multiple locations.

On the proviso this all goes to plan, we will be moving ahead with works affecting Telehouse North,  the following day on Friday 8th June from 00:01 to 06:00.

  1. Gurinder Bansal says:

    This maintenance is not complete and will be rescheduled at a later date.

Planned Maintenance: DSL Platform

Posted: May 31st, 2018 at 13:42 by David Brewis

Thursday 7th June 2018 01:00 – 06:00

During the above maintenance window we will be fully diversifying the DSL platform, allowing for metrics to be placed on the broadband traffic. This work will facilitate the direction of traffic dependent on where best suited, allowing for failover and as an enabler for planned engineering works.

Once these works are completed, broadband traffic will be steered away from Entanet’s DSL platform in Telehouse to Interxion, during which, sessions will be monitored to evaluate the failover. Once confirmed the sessions have migrated, work will be completed to restore resiliency in Telehouse.

No downtime is expected however DSL customers should be considered at risk for the duration of the window.

  1. Gurinder Bansal says:

    During this maintenance window, we completed the configuration changes we set out to change, however we encountered some unforeseen issues. This prevented us from steering traffic away from Telehouse. As a result, resiliency in Telehouse was not restored.

    Another maintenance window will be scheduled to complete both works at a later date.