Outage: Inbound Telephony in The Netherlands: Solved

Dear customers,

We have experienced an outage concerning inbound telephony in the Netherlands. Our Network Operations team has provided the solution.

Please find all details below:

Start: 2017-07-26 10:30*
End: 2017-07-28 11:10*
Duration: 1:21:40:00
Impacted services: Inbound telephony
Affected Areas: all Netherlands voip service

 

We apologize for the inconveniences.

Best regards
The edpnet team

*All times are listed in CET, Central European Time


Outage: Outgoing telephony (Solved)

Dear customers,

We are currently experiencing an outage with outbound telephony.  Our Network Operations team is investigating this outage.  Further updates will be released as soon as possible.

Please find all details below:

Start: 2017-06-13 11:55*
End: 2017-06-13 14:25*
Duration: 2h30m
Impacted services: Outgoing telephony
Affected Areas: All areas

Update 13:30: Our NOC-team has found the cause of the issue and is currently working to resolve it. We are working to minimize the impact. Edpnet telephony (VOIP) customers and virtual PBX customers are not impacted. We are aiming for an expected time of resolution of 1 hour from now.

Update 14:25: The telephony database has been rebuilt and telephony has been successfully tested with some impacted customers. Please contact us if you are still experiencing any issues and have already rebooted your hardware.

We apologize for the inconveniences.

Best regards
The edpnet team

*All times are listed in CET, Central European Time


Maintenance planned on 27/04 in Belgium and Netherlands – impacted services: all data services

Dear customers,

Please be informed that we’ll be planning a maintenance on our remote server on Thursday 27/04/2017.

All customer sessions will be disconnected during the maintenance.

 

Please find all details below:

Start: 2017-04-27 02:00*
End: 2017-04-27 05:00*
Duration: Up to 30 minutes
Impacted services: All data services (internet, telephony, …)
Affected Areas: All areas

 

We apologize for the inconveniences.

Best regards
The edpnet team

*All times are listed in CET, Central European Time


Issue: Slow internet access (solved)

Dear customers,

We experienced a DDOS attack. The attack is currently under investigation by our NOC team, and should be solved.

Please find all details below:

Start: 2017-01-26 17:10*
End: 2017-01-26 17:45*
Duration: 35 min
Impacted services: Slow internet access
Affected Areas: All

 

We apologize for the inconveniences.

Best regards
The edpnet team

*All times are listed in CET, Central European Time


Update: Outage Closed: KPN link for fiber is down

Update: Outage cleared

Dear customers,

We are currently experiencing an outage with our KPN link for fiber. The outage is currently under investigation by our NOC team. Further updates will be released as soon as possible.

Please find all details below:

Start: 2017-01-26 10:38
End: 2017-01-26 10:56
Duration: 18 minutes
Impacted services: NL Fiber
Affected Areas: Amsterdam

 

We apologize for the inconveniences.

Best regards
The edpnet team

*All times are listed in CET, Central European Time


Outage: NL internet services: Solved

Update: Our services will be back online within 30 minutes

Dear customers,

We are currently experiencing an outage with internet services in the Netherlands. The outage is currently under investigation by our NOC team. Further updates will be released as soon as possible.

Please find all details below:

Start: 2016-12-29 15:30
End: 2016-12-29 16:20
Duration: 50 min
Impacted services: Internet services
Affected Areas: NL

 

We apologize for the inconveniences.

Best regards
The edpnet team

*All times are listed in CET, Central European Time


Maintenance planned on 20/12/2016 – impacted services: 5 min loss of connectivity (closed)

Update 20/12/2016 – 06:18

Dear customers,

This  maintenance was successfully completed.

Best regards
The edpnet team

Dear customers,

Edpnet has planned a maintenance in order to migrate the lines to a new port.

Customers will need to reconnect. If some customers are unable to connect automatically, they may need to reboot their modem.

Please find all details below:

Start: 2016-12-20 05:00*
End: 2016-12-20 06:00*
Duration: 5 minutes
Impacted services: All data services (internet, telephony, …)
Affected Areas: All areas

 

We apologize for the inconveniences.

Best regards
The edpnet team

*All times are listed in CET, Central European Time


Outage: All telephony services (solved)

Dear customers,

We are currently experiencing an outage with telephony. The outage is currently under investigation by our NOC team. Further updates will be released as soon as possible.

Please find all details below:

Start: 2016-11-18 13:32*
End: 2016-11-18 20:00*
Duration: 6:28
Impacted services: All telephony services
Affected Areas: All areas

Update 18/11 20:00: Full capacity is restored, multiple link resets were needed to restore all links. The problem will be investigated and corrective measures will be taken to avoid this issue in the future.

Update 18/11 14:56: The hardware replacement did not have the required effect and telephony is currently running at reduced capacity. We are still looking into solving the issue as soon as possible.

Update 18/11 13:52: The fault was found (hardware failure) and the piece has been replaced. We are following up and monitoring the issue.

We apologize for the inconveniences.

Best regards
The edpnet team

*All times are listed in CET, Central European Time


Maintenance planned on 07/10 – impacted services: All telephony services (closed)

Update 07/10/2016 – 02:48:

Dear customers,

Last night’s maintenance was successfully completed. Redundancy tests were performed by bringing down each voice switch.

One switch failed during these tests and corrective measures were taken. After these measures all tests were conducted again and finished 100% successfully.

Best regards
The edpnet team

 

Initial post:

Dear customers,

Edpnet has planned a maintenance in order to provide full redundancy on our telephony services in the future.

This maintenance may affect your services.

Please find all details below:

Start: 2016-10-07 01:00*
End: 2016-10-07 03:00*
Duration: Approx. 60 – 90 minutes
Impacted services: All telephony services
Affected Areas: All

We apologize for the inconveniences.

Best regards
The edpnet team

*All times are listed in CET, Central European Time


Info: Overview of the latest outages and solutions

Dear customers and partners,

As you all know, edpnet has gone through a number of serious outages lately. The initial power outage exerted a huge impact on our core infrastructure which caused, unfortunately, much tension to our customers and ourselves. We understand that it is hard to justify the confidence in such circumstances and want to apologize for all inconvenience. Strong measures have already been taken to reduce a risk of further outages and guarantee the stability of our services.

As open communication is very important for us, we would like to provide you with a detailed overview of what exactly happened and what we have done/are going to do to prevent these situations in future and improve our service. Please, find the overview below.

Monday 26/09/2016 4:49: the data center of edpnet Sint-Niklaas lost power, UPS system and power generator failed.

Monday 26/09/2016 10:19: the power was restored, systems were back online. Due to the many issues to get the power online, we provided a backup power feed from our office power feed to the most critical systems

Monday 26/09/2016 11:00: mail load balancers were dead, probably due to intermediate power cuts. These devices were replaced.

Monday 26/09/2016 20:00: the power was lost again in the data center, critical applications such as voice services and main router were still running. The interruption caused an issue on incoming calls.

Monday 26/09/2016 20:15: The root cause of the power issue was found, the UPS itself caused the power cuts. We bypassed the UPS and restored power.

Monday 26/09/2016 21:30: incoming calls were running fine again.

After the power cut, we noticed some strange behavior on our Voice switch 2, several maintenances were performed to have the system stable again, no more issues were noticed after these maintenances.

Sunday 2/10/2016 23:30: a DDoS attack starts which causes connectivity problems.

Monday 3/10/2016 9:30: The DDoS target is found and disabled. Connectivity restored.

Tuesday 4/10/2016 0:00: Planned maintenance to replace the broken UPS, and installing an external bypass system so future UPS maintenance shouldn’t give an interruption.

Wednesday 5/10/2016 7:44: A database issue occurred on Voice switch 2.

Wednesday 5/10/2016 8:06: The database is restored, voice is operational.

Thursday 6/10/2016 1:46: Voice switch 2 crashes, is completely unavailable. Voice switch 1 isn’t taking over causing voice calls not to arrive, and outgoing calls not to be made.

Thursday 6/10/2016 6:43: manually switched all voice traffic towards Voice switch 1, incoming and outgoing calls seem to work fine.

Thursday 6/10/2016 9:00: complaints arrive that no incoming calls are possible again, it seems Voice Switch 1 only receives 50% of the incoming calls

Thursday 6/10/2016 10:57: restored Voice switch 2 on spare hardware, all calls are arriving no more voice issues.

Thursday 6/10/2016 11:30: Proximus and supplier found the issue with the failing redundancy of the voice switches, a new maintenance will be planned soon to make the necessary improvements.

List of improvements to be made:

  1. UPS replacement (done)
  2. External bypass system to avoid outage due to UPS works (done)
  3. Move certain critical services to our data center in Interxion Brussels (ongoing)
  4. Install a permanent B-power feed in our data center in Sint-Niklaas (ongoing)
  5. Adapt voice service for correct redundancy (done)

 

If you have any questions or remarks left, please, do not hesitate to contact us.

Best regards
The edpnet team