Speaking from the other side of things, and from your individual gripes matthopp
, you've never been
part of such work before, am I right?
Sometimes this stuff is well planned out and you have a couple months lead time. Othertimes you're tossed
into the boiling pot and told to sink or swim, for managerial, business unit or political reasons; either case, you
just buckle down and get the job done. I won't say that doing an 80 router upgrade should always be a walk in
the park, BUT so long as you plan it out right AND don't get a visit from Brother Murphy, it's doable. I've seen
and pushed such upgrades myself before, but a) I agree, when this blows up it sucks to be caught in the backblast,
whether you're a downstream user or at the epicenter of it all trying to fix the mess, and b) without that RFO
though anything at this point is pure speculation.
My 00000010bits anyways.
If you get that RFO and it's not under any sort of NDA restrictions, please do share.