Core Router Issue 
The scheduled core router upgrade did not go according to plan. We encountered several problems along the way such as bad fiber boards, and routing tables issues.
After a few hours of struggling, we decided it wasn't a good idea to keep our customers waiting any longer so we stopped the process, backtracked to the backup router and back online we were. In other words, we're back to square one. Things accomplished: 0, zero, zilch, nada.
We may be doing this again later on tonight. You'll get posted here on what's going to happen.

In the mean time our backup core router is happily running all routing segments with very little lag.
Though, last night we have encountered some strange slowness and routing issues. Problems are normal now.

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Core router #1 faild on Tuesday 
Oh no! Core router #1 is humming, no lights, dead. After swearing up and down the datacenter we realized we should do something about it. Duhhh!

Our second core router took over the load but not after we realized it was not redundant. We had to move an entire segment over (physically move it) and reattach it to our Cisco L3 swith and back to our #2 core router. Our #2 right now happily runs no less than 4 segments connecting us to two upstream providers.

Traffic is pretty, preeetty good and stable right now.
On Saturday Oct 20th however we're scheduling a downtime between 10AM and 12PM, maybe longer. It all depends on, and is directly impacted by the number of unforeseeable obstacles that arise as we proceed into the unknown. WOW...where did that come from? Yayks!
The entire network will be down for about +/- 2 hours. We're going to re-vamp our router setup and implement the fail-over feature.

We're letting you know so that this is not catching anybody by surprise.

Your Happy Hosting and always creative team @ Etonic Networks

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