[Unscheduled outage] External network outages in NCI zone (6th - 8th Jan 2016)

Please be aware there were unscheduled network outages effecting external AARNet and broader Internet connectivity to/from instances in the NCI availability zone of the NeCTAR Research Cloud on the evening of the 6th and 7th of Jan 2016.  

Duration: 2.5 hours

Start Time: 1650 AEDT Wed Jan 6th 2016

End Time: 1920 AEDT Tue Jan 6th 2016

Duration: 27.3 hours

Start Time: 18:00 AEDT Thur Jan 7th 2016

End Time: 09:20 AEDT Fri Jan 8th 2016

During this outage instances in the NCI availability zone would not have been contactable from outside NCI (including from other Research Cloud zones) and those instances would not have been able to access external resources. Instances not reliant on any external connectivity should be unaffected but an outage of these VM's may be required for a complete fix.  

ANU Networks and Communications are working to resolve the problem as quickly as possible.  NCI will update this notices as more information becomes available.