June Update!

We have accomplished much since the last update, let me try to summarize in bullet form.

  • Fibre optic cables spliced
  • SC patch panel installed in MBIX cabinet
  • MBIX router installed
  • IPv4 and IPv6 transit turned on, allowing remote access
  • CIRA has completed initial DNS and NTP setup
  • RS1, RS2 and AS112 nodes are installed, powered, and remotely reachable

And, most importantly, the peering fabric switch is switching! We have the first testing peers connected now, and we are exchanging small amounts of real test traffic.

The only major part left is to get the route servers working as we should. They will run BIRD on Ubuntu, and the configuration will be happening immenently.

Core switch installed

Today we powered on the MBIX core switch for the first time, and booted it up. We don’t have remote access yet, but our hardware is installed and ready for use–as soon as more wiring in place. 🙂

Now we have equipment

Quick update. Our core ethernet switch has arrived, and is being installed now in our newly configured rack. We are now very close to turning on the exchange. Akamai now has hardware present at the exchange.

CIRA supporting MBIX

Much time has passed without an official update of the website. We had been hesitant to say too much prematurely, before bits were actually flowing accross the exchange. However, in 2013 we have been making the final arragements, and nearly have everything in place.

We can tell everyone that CIRA has joined MBIX as a seeding sponsor, helping the project get off the ground with advice, connection with the wider Canadian internet community, and funding. Through there help the projecthas gotten much more professional than our oringinal plan, and we are going to start with a lot of wishlist items already in place.

Equipment for routing and switching has been ordered, and is in the delivery chain, we expect delivery to Winnipeg in roughly a month.

Number resources from ARIN have been aquired. IPv4 and IPv6 for the peering fabric, and a second set for the services network.

The core switch will be located in the Grain Exchange Building at 167 Lombard Ave. The colo provider will be Global Server Center, who will provide a secure, managed facility for MBIX hardware.