Maintenance Notifications

Maintenance and outage notifications are emailed to the company contacts assigned to the Technical role. Company contacts are different from users.

You can review and manage contacts from the portal by selecting Admin > Company Contacts.

NOTE: Only Admin users have permission to add or update contacts.

You can also view all previously sent notifications by selecting Support > Notifications. This includes additional details such as who has received each notification. All users can view this information.

Maintenance notices fall into two groups:

Scheduled maintenance
This is routine maintenance to ensure the stable and reliable operation of our network infrastructure. This includes software upgrades, infrastructure augmentation, and any other work that can be planned in advance.
PacketFabric will provide at least 10 business days notice prior to any service interruption, and any service interruption always occurs between 12:00am to 6:00am in the local timezone of the affected location.
Emergency maintenance
In the event that emergency maintenance is necessary, PacketFabric will attempt to provide as much notice as possible and will email all Technical contacts defined in the portal.

Add a New Technical Contact

Maintenance notifications are sent to the email addresses associated with Technical contacts.

  1. From the company contacts page, click the Add icon in the upper right. The Add New Contact window opens.

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  2. Complete the fields with the appropriate information.

  3. Select the Technical checkbox at the bottom of the window.

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  4. Click Add Contact.

This new contact will receive all future maintenance notifications.

Update or Remove Technial Contacts

If someone no longer wants to receive notification emails, or an existing contact wants to receive them, you can modify their role:

  1. From the company contacts page, click Edit next to the contact you want to update.

  2. From the Update Contact window, select or deselect the Technical checkbox.

View Notification Details from the Portal

Log in to the portal and select Support > Notifications. A list of all previous notifications is displayed below.

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Click View Notification to view the following information:

  • Date/time the maintenance started and completed
  • Details about the work performed
  • Everyone who received the notification.

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NOTE: You do not have to be assigned to the Technical role to see this page.