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After getting with the networking team, it seems that a distribution switch in our cabinet decided to go kaput. Thankfully we have a secondary switch that picks up and takes over in this event, but the change over can take 2 to 4 minutes and then there is the possibility of intermittence for 5 to 15 minutes afterwards. The total downtime registered by our monitoring is right at about 2 minutes but it's possible individual routes to individual IPs took longer to update.

 

The switches are identical, so we will be swapping the failed switch with a replacement and then setting it up as the backup (so that there is no downtime switching back to a new switch).

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After getting with the networking team, it seems that a distribution switch in our cabinet decided to go kaput. Thankfully we have a secondary switch that picks up and takes over in this event, but the change over can take 2 to 4 minutes and then there is the possibility of intermittence for 5 to 15 minutes afterwards. The total downtime registered by our monitoring is right at about 2 minutes but it's possible individual routes to individual IPs took longer to update.

 

The switches are identical, so we will be swapping the failed switch with a replacement and then setting it up as the backup (so that there is no downtime switching back to a new switch).

 

Thanks, Mike. My polling interval on my monitors are in 15 minute increments, so an outage can "look" longer. And I've found that Firefox, at least, seems to cache the "server not found" error (CTRL-F5 will clear this).

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