DATA MGT MESSAGE 02-14.01 BNCF SEMI ANNUAL ACTIVATION MARCH 4 THRU 6 2014
Effective: 2014/03/4-6 UTC

NOXX10 KWBC 281525                                       
DATA MGT MESSAGE 02-14.01 
TO AWIPS/NOAAPORT USERS.. FAMILY OF SERVICES/FOS/SUBSCRIBERS... 
EMERGENCY MANAGERS WEATHER INFORMATION NETWORK /EMWIN/ 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ CUSTOMERS... WAFS USERS... 
GTS USERS... NWS FAX CHART USERS 

FROM  RTH WASHINGTON DATA MANAGEMENT 

SUBJECT   BNCF SEMI ANNUAL ACTIVATION  MARCH 4 THRU 6 2014 
THERE WILL BE AN OPERATIONAL TEST OF THE AWIPS 
NETWORK CONTROL FACILITY /NCF/ BACKUP SERVERS.  
NCF SERVER OPERATIONS WILL BE SWITCHED FROM THE 
PRIMARY AWIPS NCF /ANCF/ IN SILVER SPRING MD TO THE 
BACKUP NCF /BNCF/ AT FAIRMONT WV.   THE SWITCH IS 
SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY MARCH 4 AND THE SWITCH 
WILL TAKE PLACE AS FOLLOWS
1415 TUESDAY 3/4 SBN SWITCHED TO BNCF
1515 TUESDAY 3/4 MHS SWITCHED TO BNCF
1615 TUESDAY 3/4 DSUP SWITCHED TO BNCF

1415 THURSDAY 3/6 DSUP SWITCHED TO ANCF
1515 THURSDAY 3/6 MHS SWITCHED TO ANCF
1615 THURSDAY 3/6 SBN SWITCHED TO ANCF

THE SWITCH WILL NOT BE DONE ON A CRITICAL WEATHER DAY 
OR IF THERE ARE OTHER SIGNIFICANT OPERATIONAL ISSUES 
WARRANTING POSTPONEMENT.  

ALL ANCF MESSAGE DISTRIBUTION /MHS/ WILL BE REPOINTED 
TO THE BNCF.   THE SWITCH WILL TAKE ABOUT 20 MINUTES.  
DATA WILL QUEUE WHILE THE SWITCH IS IN PROGRESS AND 
WILL BE SENT ONCE THE SWITCH IS COMPLETE.  THIS 
WILL AFFECT DATA ORIGINATING AT NWS FIELD OFFICES 
AND NATIONAL CENTERS ON THE AWIPS NETWORK 
INCLUDING RADAR DATA. 

REPOINTING OF OPERATIONS BACK TO THE ANCF WILL 
ALSO TAKE ABOUT 20 MINUTES DURING WHICH DATA 
WILL BE QUEUED.   QUEUED DATA WILL BE SENT WHEN 
THE REPOINTING IS COMPLETE. 

NETWORK CONTROL FACILITY
THIS INFORMATION IS ALSO POSTED ON THE NWS DATA 
MANAGEMENT CHANGE NOTICES WEB PAGE.  THE URL 
IS LISTED BELOW.
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/DATAMGMT/NOTICES.SHTML
DATA MANAGEMENT 
TELECOMMUNICATION OPERATIONS CENTER 
RTH WASHINGTON SENDS 

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