DATA MGT MESSAGE 07-13.04 BNCF SEMI-ANNUAL ACTIVATION JULY 23-25, 2013
Effective: 2013/07/23-25 UTC

NOXX10 KWBC 191252                               
DATA MGT MESSAGE 07-13.04

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 JULY 23-25, 2013


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, JULY 23 AND THE SWITCH

WILL TAKE PLACE AS FOLLOWS:


1415 TUESDAY 7/23 SBN SWITCHED TO BNCF

1515 TUESDAY 7/23 MHS SWITCHED TO BNCF

1615 TUESDAY 7/23 DSUP SWITCHED TO BNCF


1415 THURSDAY 7/25 DSUP SWITCHED TO ANCF

1515 THURSDAY 7/25 MHS SWITCHED TO ANCF

1615 THURSDAY 7/25 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 CENTER

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IS LISTED BELOW.

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