Network Dictionary – Updegraded & Updegrading

Defining “Updegraded” noun.

A regular occurrence in networking is that your current device operating systems has bugs. At some point, a decision is made that these bugs affect your network and a software upgrade will fix these problems, often with vendor advice.

After the upgrade is complete you find that other bugs are now causing you problems and you wish you hadn’t upgraded in the first place. This condition is known as “updegraded“.

“Updegrading” verb.

The operating process of rolling back a firmware upgrade because the new version has bugs that are worse than the old version.

Hat tip: Denton Gentry (@dgentry) - Updegraded: When you long for the old version.

About Greg Ferro

Greg Ferro is a Network Engineer/Architect, mostly focussed on Data Centre, Security Infrastructure, and recently Virtualization. He has over 20 years in IT, in wide range of employers working as a freelance consultant including Finance, Service Providers and Online Companies. He is CCIE#6920 and has a few ideas about the world, but not enough to really count.

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  • Alexandra Stanovska

    Oh you’re talking about networks, I thought about Metro on Windows 8 ;-)

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