FICIX – PLANNED WORK ANNOUNCEMENT 1904

FICIX – PLANNED WORK ANNOUNCEMENT 1904

FICIX – PLANNED WORK ANNOUNCEMENT 1904

Planned work ID: 1904
Release date: 26-Jun-2019
Site: FICIX-2 Helsinki
Type of maintenance: Switch replacement
Impact to services: Site down

Schedule
Start: 26-Jun-2019 08:00 EET-DST (UTC +3h)
End: 26-Jun-2019 15:00 EET-DST (UTC +3h)

Service Provider: Elisa Santa Monica Oy
Emergency contact info: KESKI-KASARI SAMI, +358440540746

General enquiries: contact@ficix.fi

DETAILS: The FICIX-2 IXP switch will be replaced with the new one. The work is done to improve the reliability and performance of the IXP.

The update will cause all services to be down. Estimated duration of the work is 4 hour.

Members are requested NOT to shutdown ports during the work.
However, to avoid unnecessary blackholing of traffic, preferring FICIX-1 NLRI’s is recommendable action.

FICIX-1 and FICIX-3 sites will be in full operation during the work.

Members should notify internal and external operational units about this
planned work, most important being NOC’s and Helpdesks/Customer Services.

— EOF

FICIX – PLANNED WORK ANNOUNCEMENT 1903

FICIX – PLANNED WORK ANNOUNCEMENT 1903

Planned work ID:                1903

Release date:                   23-Apr-2019

Site:                           FICIX1 Espoo

Type of maintenance:            Switch replacement

Impact to services:             Site down

Schedule

Start:          29-Apr-2019 09:00 EET-DST (UTC +3h)

End:            29-Apr-2019 15:00 EET-DST (UTC +3h)

 

Service Provider:               Elisa Santa Monica Oy

Emergency contact info:         KESKI-KASARI SAMI

+358440540746

General enquiries:              contact@ficix.fi

 

DETAILS: The FICIX1 IXP switch will be replaced with the new one. The work is done to improve the reliability and performance of the IXP.

 

The update will cause all services to be down. Estimated duration of the work is 2 hour.

 

Members are requested NOT to shutdown ports during the work.

However, to avoid unnecessary blackholing of traffic, preferring FICIX2 NLRI’s is recommendable action.

 

FICIX2 and FICIX3 sites will be in full operation during the work.

 

Members should notify internal and external operational units about this

planned work, most important being NOC’s and Helpdesks/Customer Services.

— EOF

FICIX newsletter 7–Feb-2019

FICIX newsletter 7–Feb-2019
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Contents:

1. Summary of 2018 hardware changes
2. AGM & Workshop 2/2018 outcome
3. Prices and fees for 2019
4. New board 2019
5. Preparations for AGM and TAG 1/2019
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1. Summary of 2018 hardware changes

FICIX3 switch were replaced with the new one and Netplaza Oy was selected as a service provider.
Reseller model is now available also in FICIX3.

FICIX2 peering router were replaced with the new one and the maintenance was outsourced to the Viria Security Oy.

.fi-ccTLD nameserver was installed to the FICIX3 site. Now every FICIX site has own .fi-ccTLD nameserver.

2. AGM & Workshop 2/2018 outcome

Members meeting 2/2018 had 20 participants in total representing 14 votes.

The meeting approved the board proposal for a FICIX1 switch replacement. The new FICIX1 service operator will be Elisa Santa Monica.
The Board was also authorized to use the FICIX2 switch replacement option offered by Elisa Santa Monica.

The meeting decided to lower port prices as in previous years. New board was also elected.

FICIX workshop 2018, held just after the AGM 14.11.2018, attracted some
39 registered participants. Topics for workshop was protecting critical infrastructure,
website load testing with software robotics and address hijacking phenomenon.
FICIX thanks all speaking guests for excellent presentations.

Meeting notes from AGM 2/2018 as well as workshop presentations are now
downloadable from FICIX intranet.
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3. Prices and fees for 2019

AGM 2/2018 confirmed the following fee’s for 2019:
Joining: 0e OTC (free of charge)
Service fee: 100e MRC (monthly recurring charge)
1G port: 70e MRC
10G port: 400e MRC
100G port: 445e MRC
100G additional port n x 100G LAG-link: 80e MRC
Virtual port: 20e MRC
Private VLAN: 0e MRC

Optical Panel at FICIX splice cabinet (48 fibers): 800e OTC and 20e MRC
(available at FICIX1 and FICIX2 premises)
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4. New board 2019

Members meeting 2/2018 elected the following persons into executive board 2019.
Board positions, other than the chairman, were assigned at the first board meeting.

Antti Siivonen, chairman
Jussi Sahlberg, vice chairman
Panu Rissanen, treasurer
Tommi Linna, secretary
William Lindén, member

The following roles were assigned at the first board meeting:
Panu Rissanen, billing
Tommi Linna, members
Jussi Sahlberg, datacenters
William Lindén, services

The board can be reached by email: <hallitus@ficix.fi>
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5. Preparations for AGM and TAG 1/2019

Arrangements for members meeting (AGM) 1/2019 and FICIX Technical Advisory group (TAG) 1/2019 have started.

Time: Wednesday 10-Apr-2019
Place: Radisson Blu Seaside (Ruoholahdenranta 3, 00180 Helsinki)

The both events (AGM & TAG) are held on the same day. Please mark your calendar NOW.

AGM part of the meeting will be for members only, and TAG is a group of people that assist the board
with various issues regarding IXP technical choices and practises.
Group is open for everyone interested from member organisations, please send
email to chair (chairman@ficix.fi) if you want to join the group!

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Antti Siivonen
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Chair, FICIX ry

FICIX board – hallitus@ficix.fi

New FICIX peer: Yandex Oy

FICIX welcomes new peer: Yandex Oy peering starting at 25.1.2019 at FICIX2 Helsinki.

FICIX – PLANNED WORK ANNOUNCEMENT 1902

FICIX – PLANNED WORK ANNOUNCEMENT 1902  — 24. Jan 2019

Planned work ID:                1902

Release date:                   24-Jan-2019

Site:                           FICIX1 Espoo

Type of maintenance:            UPS Maintenance

Impact to services:             UPS battery replacement, increased risk of network outages

 

Schedule

Start:          12-Feb-2019 09:00 EET-DST (UTC +2h)

End:            12-Feb-2018 12:00 EET-DST (UTC +2h)

 

Service Provider:              Coromatic Oy

Emergency Contact Number:      Vesa Kokkonen, Mobile +358 400 304 272

General enquiries:              contact@ficix.fi

 

SUMMARY: The FICIX2 UPS is undergoing periodical maintenance and replacement of batteries. The maintenance should not have impact on the services.

 

DETAILS: The FICIX2 UPS is undergoing periodical maintenance and replacement of batteries.

 

The maintenance should not have impact on the services unless there is simultaneous problems with supply of electricity.

— EOF

FICIX – PLANNED WORK ANNOUNCEMENT 1901

FICIX – PLANNED WORK ANNOUNCEMENT 1901  — 24. Jan 2019

Planned work ID:                1901

Release date:                   24-Jan-2019

Site:                           FICIX2 Pasila

Type of maintenance:            UPS Maintenance

Impact to services:             Increased risk of network outages

 

Schedule

Start:          30-Jan-2019 00:00 EET-DST (UTC +2h)

End:            31-Jan-2019 23:59 EET-DST (UTC +2h)

 

Service Provider:              Digita Oy

Emergency Contact Number:       Sami Rita, Mobile: +358443620444

General enquiries:              contact@ficix.fi

 

SUMMARY: The FICIX2 UPS is undergoing periodical maintenance. The maintenance should not have impact on the services.

 

DETAILS: The FICIX2 UPS is undergoing periodical maintenance.

 

The maintenance should not have impact on the services unless there is simultaneous problems with supply of electricity.

— EOF

New FICIX peer: Planeetta Internet Oy

FICIX welcomes new peer: Planeetta Internet Oy peering starting at 8.10.2018 at FICIX2 Helsinki.

FICIX – PLANNED WORK ANNOUNCEMENT 1803 — 18 Oct 2018

FICIX – PLANNED WORK ANNOUNCEMENT 1803  -- 18. Oct 2018
Planned work ID:                1803
Release date:                   11-Oct-2018 (originally 5-Sep-2018)
Site:                           FICIX2 Pasila
Type of maintenance:            Peering router replacement
Impact to services:             k.root and AS60116

Schedule
        Start:          18-Oct-2018 12:00 EET-DST (UTC +3h)
        End:            18-Oct-2018 13:00 EET-DST (UTC +3h)

Service Provider:              Cygate Oy
Emergency Contact Number:       Tuomas Toropainen, +358 50 556 7023
General enquiries:              contact@ficix.fi

SUMMARY: The FICIX2 peering router will be replaced with the new one. AS60116 and k.root will be inaccessible during the work.

DETAILS: The FICIX2 peering router Cisco 7301 will be updated to Juniper MX104. The work is done to improve the reliability and performance of the peering router.

The update will cause k.root service to be down. Estimated duration of the work is 1 hour.

FICIX2 members peering sessions will be in full operation during the work.
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FICIX – PLANNED WORK ANNOUNCEMENT 1802

FICIX – PLANNED WORK ANNOUNCEMENT 1802

Planned work ID:                1802
Release date:                   14-Aug-2018
Site:                           FICIX2 Pasila
Type of maintenance:            Route Server software update
Impact to services:             Route Server

Schedule
        Start:          28-Aug-2018 08:00 EET-DST (UTC +3h)
        End:            28-Aug-2018 10:00 EET-DST (UTC +3h)

Service Provider:               TREX Regional Exchanges Oy
Emergency Contact Number:       +358 45 670 2048
General enquiries:              ficixrs@trex.fi

SUMMARY: The FICIX2 Route Server software will be updated.

DETAILS: The FICIX2 Route Server software will be updated 1.6.3 -> 1.6.4. Both route servers will be updated, but at different times, so the update will not cause a service break.

Estimated duration of the work is 2 hour.

FICIX2 direct peering sessions between members will be in full operation during the work.

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FICIX requests proposals of new switch hardware to FICIX1

FICIX has started the work to renew the IXP switch hardware in FICIX1 (Espoo).

FICIX has published a Request for Proposal (RFP) document about the new IXP switch hardware and related operating services.

Possible offers and proposals must be sent by the 31st of August 2018. Bidders may request the more detailed RFP document by sending e-mail to tarjous@ficix.fi. The material is available in Finnish only.