Failure of the System and Switch board on a core UH router led to loss of connection to some Research and Commodity sites on two instances:
August 22 - 8:17am to 8:32am August 24 - 10:41am to 10:49am
The problem was resolved by replacing the board twice; the first replacement board turned out to be defective.
On September 4, a configuration error introduced while switching the Hilo to summit connection from 100Mbps to 1Gbps resulted in brief downtime between Hilo and the summit.
Locally, Hawaiian Telcom has agreed to offer a GE agreement to SMA at the same rate as for the other observatories subject to PUC approval.
The shared GE from Hilo to summit was activated on August 30. OSPF was enabled and the 100Mbps link turned off on September 4.
JAC also got their GE between their Hilo and summit facilities working on August 30.
Pui Hin alerted everyone of counterfeit Cisco products, some are sold at a much reduced price, but others are sold at full Cisco prices.
Pui Hin is hoping that the MKO community can come up with one or two presentations to showcase how the new gigabit network connections are used to advance astronomy.
NASA Ames has selected a test site, known as the Moon Valley, at 11,400ft elevation, 4.5 miles by road from HP, and 1/4 mile east of the summit road. The site is approximately 1.5km from the VLBA. The field test requires 802.11G for control of the rover as well as transfer of data. Pui Hin has informed NASA Ames of the ban on wireless at the summit. However Pui Hin asked if there is any suggestion on how we might help them out. The site will need to be reachable via the existing summit road or by a short walk from the road.
Two locations were suggested. The first one is next to HP, which would be easily reachable with no restriction on the use of wireless equipment. The second is the TMT site which is shielded from most of the observatories by the terrain.