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BGP & peering audit

Optimize your peering

Objective

France-IX offers an audit and consulting service to help you assess your BGP configuration and make it evolve if necessary.

This service is carried out through interviews with the different teams and a study of the existing data on your peering / transit.

Teams involved

  • Engineering / infrastructures operations teams
  • CEO / CIO

Schedule

5 half-days:

  • 1st & 2nd half-days:
    • Presentation and exchanges on your needs
    • Study of the infrastructure and definition of the specifications
    • Gathering information on network infrastructure and routing, defining work areas and estimating the time required to optimize BGP configuration and pricing
  • 3rd & 4th half-days:
    • Measurement of data to complete the optimization, study of schematics / diagrams and configurations
    • Listening to the traffic passing over the infrastructure and presentation of the tools used to collect the information useful for peering if necessary
    • Writing the deliverable
  • 5th half-days:
    • Recommendation of new BGP configuration and development proposals based on the results of the study
    • Evolution towards high availability
    • Redundancy and reliability
    • Traffic optimization
    • Optimized traffic distribution
    • Clarification of the BGP configuration
    • Rise in competence on the BGP protocol

Prerequisites

Plan a presentation of your network topology to our experts and access to your configuration will be necessary.

Provided tools and deliverables

Tools to guide configuration, analyze the traffic and creation of configuration templates.

Benefits

Network performance will be optimaly enhanced, and you'll have better control over transport and internet access security.

Optional services

The duration of the audit will be proportional to the infrastructure under consideration. The minimum duration is calibrated on the basis of 2 edge routers.

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RIPE support

Benefit from our expertise

Objective

France-IX offers guidance to go through the process of RIPE ressource allocation requests like IP, ASN, and become a RIPE NCC Member.

As an IXP, our role is to encourage local independence and autonomy in terms of IP, for which having your organization become an NCC RIPE Member will be necessary.

Our service consists in several meetings with relevant teams that we'll guide you step by step.

Teams involved

  • Engineering / infrastructures operations teams
  • CEO / CIO

Schedule

2 independent half-days:

  • 1st half-day:
    • Explanation and list of the administrative documents required to become an LIR
    • List of the details of the application procedure which includes the administrative documents necessary to put together the file as well as a current inventory of the need
  • 2nd half-day:
    • Explanations on RIPE DB, presentation of the different objects and their nesting
    • First application for an allowance

Prerequisites

KBis or equivalent document, as well as knowledge of the organization with which your structure is registered. Contact email address, list of countries, valid postal address, accounting information (intra-community VAT).

Benefits

Become independent to easily choose and potentially change your transit providers (especially if you are connected to an IXP).

Optional services

BGP training to learn how to announce new resources acquired from RIPE on the Internet.

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Reflectometry

Qualify your optical links

Objective

France-IX offers a reflectometry service to measure and qualify your optical links in case of installation or malfunction.

This service is provided by a technician using a reflectometer (OTDR) on standard wavelengths: 1,310, 1,550, 1,625 nanometers. We keep a history of measurements to facilitate disagnosis in the event of an incident.

Teams involved

  • Engineering and infrastructure management teams
  • Operational teams
  • NOC (Network Operating Center)

Schedule

  • How to get in touch
  • Study of the need for and conditions of access to the site(s)
  • On-site reflectometry in both directions
  • Optical recipe
  • Emailing of measurement files and archiving in the customer portal

Prerequisites

Loopback or access to the ends of the physical circuit

Provided tools and deliverables

  • Tools: equipment for analysis and optical time measurement (OTDR)
  • Deliverables: measurement and diagnostic file

Benefits

  • Accurate qualification of your optical infrastructure
  • Provision of reference documents to manage networks
  • Efficient troubleshooting diagnosis tool

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Service Hands & Eyes

Delegate your technical interventions

Objective

France-IX intervenes at your request, in programmed mode or in emergency, in your bay and carries out technical gestures.

Teams involved

  • Engineering / infrastructures operations teams
  • NOC (Network Operating Center)

Schedule

  • Status check and reports
  • Handling of wiring and data / power connections
  • Installation or replacement of equipment (out of configuration)
  • On-site / off-site technical assistance and troubleshooting
  • Installation and configuration of equipment
  • Removal, installation and configuration of network interface cards
  • Tests for continuity and proper signalling of media
  • Visual controls for easy remote troubleshooting
  • Equipment inventory / labeling
  • Turning routers, servers or switches off and on, and hot restarting servers
  • Adding, removing and verifying demarcations
  • Reorganization of equipment in your space and cabinets
  • Reorganization and securing of cables

Prerequisites

  • Access authorization granted to all France-IX technicians
  • Be insured for operational liability (mandatory)

Benefits

  • Qualified and experienced staff available when you need them, 24x7 !

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