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Post date System Status: Update Notes
2015-03-03 - 19:56 PST Downtime Scheduled

WestGrid SFU Network Outage on March 10, 2015 1:00AM - 6:00AM

BCNET will be completing repairs on a fiber segment in downtown Vancouver between 1AM-6AM PDT on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. This work will impact the connectivity of SFU WestGrid network. The following services will be affected:

- WestGrid Portal and Master LDAP Server

- WestGrid ownCloud Server

- WestGrid MyProxy Server

- Access to bugaboo cluster

- Access to Atlas services at SFU (SFU Tier 2 and Tier 3, UBC Tier 3)

2015-02-23 - 08:08 PST Downtime Scheduled

Fiber maintenance Edmonton-Saskatoon and Saskatoon-Winnipeg Mar. 10

Subject:            Edmonton-Saskatoon and Saskatoon-Winnipeg maintenance

Category:           Scheduled maintenance

Ticket ID:          20150223-002

Start Time:         2015-03-10 00:00 MST (2015-03-10 07:00 UTC)

End Time:           2015-03-10 06:00 MST (2015-03-10 13:00 UTC)

Carrier provider will perform fiber maintenance work during the time frame noted above. Up to 6 hours outage will be expected.

The following network services will be affected:

  • 10005LP04-WestGrid-SASK1-WNPG1
  • ... Various non-WG links
2015-01-10 - 18:43 PST Online

System fully operational

Finished on January 10, 2015 - 19:43 MST

2015-01-10 - 08:45 PST Downtime Scheduled

CANARIE Winnipeg PoP Power Upgrade Jan.10

This CANARIE outage will effect Saskatoon-Winnipeg links. Backup links should take the load but users may see a degradation of service in accessing grex and Winnipeg systems, or in reaching Eastern Canada systems.


Subject:            Winnipeg PoP (Power Upgrade)
Category:           Scheduled maintenance
Ticket ID:          20141222-002
Start Time:         2015-01-10 09:00 CST (2015-01-10 15:00 UTC)
End Time:           2015-01-10 21:00 CST (2015-01-11 03:00 UTC)

== Created: Amit on 2014-12-22 13:28 EST(2014-12-22 18:28 UTC) ==

CANARIE Winnipeg PoP will undergo a major power equipment upgrade during the time noted above. All Layer 2 services will be unavailable for up to 6 hrs, however the entire window is reserved.

2015-01-09 - 14:57 PST Online

System fully operational

Finished on January 9, 2015 - 15:57 MST

2015-01-02 - 10:13 PST Testing

Lake Louise - Exshaw AB - Fiber Cut - circuit still unstable

Vendor is still working on the fibre cut at Exshaw due to the train derailment. There may be short interruptions. As usual the workaround is to login to a BC site ( and from there to systems in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

== Updated: Richard on 2015-01-02 12:44 EST(2015-01-02 17:44 UTC) ==

Expect short disruptions in circuit availability as technicians work on site.

No completion time for today's work is available at this time.

2014-12-31 - 09:13 PST Online

System fully operational

Finished on December 31, 2014 - 10:12 MST

== Updated: Richard on 2014-12-30 20:00 EST(2014-12-31 01:00 UTC) ==

Splicing work is still ongoing however our fiber has been restored. Light levels and services are being verified. Traffic appears to be restored.