In the coming weeks, we will replace BIX’s current Cisco Nexus7710 switches at each location with the new Arista 7280R3 platform. The new BIX topology will be VxLAN based and we will also upgrade the backbone capacity between the BIX nodes. The maintenance will result in a short - a few minutes - BIX connection outage for all BIX members.
Our planned maintenance steps:
First, we will replace the switches at Victor Hugo Street site, expected in 3 phases, with 1-1 week intervals:
In the second step, the Dataplex site will be rebuilt, expected in early October, and finally the Dataneum site in the second half of October.
BIX connections affected in the first phase (September 9, 2021, 0:00 - 2:00 CEST):
Detailed information on the next phases and the affected BIX connections will be announced. If you have any questions, please contact us at the email address firstname.lastname@example.org.