NS-WAN Team Meeting Minutes 7-23-18

Summary of NS-WAN Team Meeting Thursday 7-23-18

Attendees: Bill Jensen, Will Boettcher, Tim Czerwonka, Dan Parenteau, Michael Hare, Pat Christian, Paul Nazario

Tabled for a future meeting: Should we be protecting our transit interfaces better (Michael)


Drafty agenda items so far include:

1. PMDP review

Discussion about PMDP.hr.wisc.edu & E-mail that is generated when Pat starts review

Likely will skip questions next year in favor of online system


2. MX2010 upgrade planning (JUNOS & backplane)

Michael trying to schedule 

WEJ/Tim will test backplane installation in lab MX104 by 7/30/18 & then we’ll schedule Madison

Milwaukee will also be scheduled by ~8/15/18


3. SysNet “all hands” meeting agenda


*Remote access is limited*


Roundtable discussions – 2 hours

Topics other UWs want to discuss

Each UW provide status update?

Darren/Kurt presentation?


UW-Madison update

o Tim – graphana

o Dennis’ team?


Pat – Availability & other metrics report (10 min)

o Fiber updates – report sent in advance

UWC-Waukesha

UWC-RockCO

UWC-Baraboo-SaukCO

UWC-SheboyganCO

UWC-Marinette

And others???


Michael – network update

o Network virtualization: virtual routing & switching options for: VoIP & data center DR, branch campus connectivity, cloud computing, SIP trunking on BadgerNet

Will / Tim - MX104 issue discussion

Optical discussion

o DCI devices (Infinera, Ciena) – datacenter interconnect

o Open line system (WN/BOREAS-Net proposed upgrade)

o CFP2 v qSFP28; 

o WEJ – 10GE > 80km (Colleges solution > 2xGE East/West)

Will – DDoS???  (likely not)


Day 2

Jeff Harrison – System IT consolidation (30 min)

Pat - SWOT Analysis (1 hr)



4. New hire update

Jeremy Sarauer accepted offer and will start Tuesday 8/14/18

Team will do a cube cleanup in preparation for Jeremy’s 1st day

Jeremy will use Mike B’s old cube

Dan & Paul are Jeremy's new hire mentors


5. Partners in Giving team opportunity

Pat notified group of opportunity to participate on team; contact Pat for more details


6. MX104 discussion

Flash vendor has admitted that JP4 flash is suboptimal

ATP & Juniper developed code to identify spare & bad blocks on flash

While attempting to load code on UW-Platteville router we ran into corruption issues where the flash code tool was telling us there were many spare blocks

Juniper has offered 4 free routing engines (RE’s); we’ve asked for 20






Keywords:network services, NS-WAN, "WAN Team", meeting notes   Doc ID:84223
Owner:Pat C.Group:Network Services
Created:2018-07-23 12:14 CSTUpdated:2018-07-23 12:17 CST
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