Topic: ESPC Network Maintenance (NSOF Palo Alto IOS Upgrade)

Date/Time Issued: July 23, 2018, 1421Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted: Traffic to and from external networks (NOAA MAN Internet Users). Intermittent outage will occur when Firewalls are rebooted.

Date/Time of Initial Impact: July 23, 2018 1600Z

Date/Time of Expected End: July 23, 2018 1700Z

Length of Event: Approximately 1 hour

Details/Specifics of Change: Environmental Satellite Processing Center (ESPC) will be performing required maintenance on July 23, 2018, between 1600Z and 1700Z. The nature of this work may cause intermittent connectivity issues. An extended outage for this maintenance is not expected, however drops in connectivity may occur during this time.

This maintenance will NOT be done on a Critical Weather Day, nor if there are other significant operational issues warranting postponement.

Contact Information for Further Information: ESPC Operations at at (301)817-4799.

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