The University of Texas at Austin

ITS Services Status

Current Service Interruptions

7/31/2014
9:51 PM
RESOLVED: Box service is currently down
Service Restored

The Box service for UT Austin has returned to normal.
The Box status page hasn’t yet been updated as of 21:45, but the service is once again functioning.


Box is currently experiencing a technical issue. The initial description of the issue is as follows:
“As of 6:45 pm PDT, Box is down for all services. Customers may see this in their browser: ‘Sorry we can’t access that page.’
“Our engineers are actively working towards a resolution. We will inform you as soon as we have more information on this issue and a projected time to resolution.
“Updates are also available at status.box.com
“Thank you for your patience.”

7/31/2014
3:46 PM
RESOLVED: Emergency Maintenance on UTLogin
Service Restored

Emergency maintenance is complete. System functionality has returned to normal.

We have determined that this issue affected a portion of UTLogin customers. The duration of the issue was approximately from 3:17PM – 3:29PM.

IAM staff is investigating the root cause of the issue.


Our monitoring system indicates that one of the UTLogin servers is experiencing issues. We will be restarting it shortly.

We have not yet determined if this issue is impacting customers.

IAM staff is investigating the issue. 


We are experiencing issues with UTLogin.  System staff is being engaged.

7/29/2014
4:59 PM
On-Going UT-V Storage Issue
Under Investigation

4:58
The UT-V environment has been stable so far today. UT-V staff continue to monitor the issue and prepare for a rollback to ESXi 5.1 if the driver change does not resolve the issue.
Next scheduled update 8/1/2014 at 16:00.


17:00
The final host’s storage controller driver has been changed.
The UT-V environment has been stable so far today. UT-V staff continue to monitor the issue and prepare for a rollback to ESXi 5.1 if the driver change does not resolve the issue.
Next update 7/29/2014 at 17:00


10:01
The UT-V hosts are in the same state as last night. All UT-V hosts have had their storage controller driver changed except for one host in Commodity 2. The final host has only one VM and we will be working with the owner this morning to gracefully migrate the VM so that we can change the driver on the final host.
The Enterprise cluster (with only ITS VMs) did have a period of high storage latency early this morning and a host connection issue that lasted under 1 minute, however, we believe these are different issues at this point and have a case opened with the vendor.
The UT-V team continues to monitor the situation and a new host issue like we have been seeing will trigger a rollback to ESXi 5.1.


7/27/14 11:36 pm
The UT-V team has completed applying storage controller driver changes for all UT-V hosts with one exception in the Commodity 2 cluster. The final host has only one VM running on it that cannot be migrated. It will be addressed tomorrow after reaching out to the VM’s owner.

Next update by 10:00am.


7/27/14 8:38 pm
Vent17 is restored and affected services have been confirmed functional by service owners.

The UT-V team will be doing rolling reboots (transparent) to apply storage controller driver changes in the Commodity 2 and Enterprise clusters to further stabilize the environment. We do not expect any downtime for VMs.


7/27/14 7:51 pm
Vent17 is being restarted. We expect VMs to be back up by 8:15 at the latest.  Service owners should check their VMs for functionality.

Affected services include:
ApplyTx, Austin Disk, Java Mail, MyBenefits, PYPE, UTWeb, Texas Enterprise Directory


7/27/14 7:24 pm
Affected services for Vent12 include:

Apply Texas, DocRepo (Test), JavaMail, UTWeb, MSSQL, Austin Disk


7/27/14 7:16 pm
Vent12 is scheduled to be restarted at 7:15. We expect VMs to be back up by 7:45 at the latest.  Service owners should check their VMs for functionality.

Vent17 is currently scheduled to be restarted at 7:45.


7/27/14 6:15 pm
We are beginning the rollout of the driver change to the other UT-V clusters. The hosts experiencing issues will be restarted after ITS VM administrators have had a chance to attempt graceful VM shutdowns.


7/27/14 5:55 pm
The hosts have now stopped responding in vCenter. It does appear VMs beyond Austin Disk are affected. This cluster contains only ITS VMs.


Two hosts in the UT-V environment appears to be having storage issues with a particular array. ITS Systems staff are investigating.


7/27/14 5:24 pm
Two hosts in the Enterprise cluster (which has not had the HBA driver change applied) are experiencing storage issues. The known impact is limited to Austin Disk Services at this point but may be wider.


July 27, 2014 2:52pm
The HBA drivers have been changed in the Commodity 1 cluster. It continues to operate stably. UT-V staff are monitoring the environment.


July 25, 2014 8:43pm
UT-V staff continue to work with vendor support to resolve this ongoing issue.  The UT-V team is actively working the following plan:

1. Change the default Host Bus Adapter (HBA) driver for the VMware hypervisor in Commodity 1 cluster and reboot all hosts to register the new driver.
2. Observe cluster functionality to determine if HBA driver change has a positive impact on the current issue.
3a. If no further host drop outs in Commodity 1 cluster, change default HBA’s in remaining UT-V clusters.
3b. If host dropouts continue in Commodity 1 cluster, rollback all UT-V clusters to ESXi 5.1, the last stable install base.

Next update Saturday July 26, 2014, 9pm.


July 25, 2014 6:02pm
The UT-V team continues to roll out a configuration change to attempt to stabilize the most problematic cluster.
Next update at 9:00 PM.


July 25, 2014 3:19pm
All VMs affected this afternoon have been powered back on.
UT-V are working to implement a change we hope will mitigate the issue.
Next Update 6:00 PM


July 25, 2014 2:24pm
The host currently affected by the issue will be rebooted at 3:00pm.


July 25, 2014 2:02pm
Another host is experiencing the storage issue. VM admins will be contacted.


July 25, 2014 11:06am
All affected VM’s have been powered up.


July 25, 2014 7:59am
UT-V staff are investigating a current issue with 3 hosts in UT-V.  Some VMs maybe be non-responsive.  UT-V staff are in the process of compiling lists of affected VMs.


UT-V is experiencing ongoing issues with the DDN storage arrays.  VMware and DDN support groups are engaged.  This alert will remain open for the duration of this ongoing issue. 
Next Update EOD July 25, 2014.

7/25/2014
12:23 PM
University Wiki Service intermittant instability
Service Functioning, Temporary Solution in Place

2:10 pm
The University Wikis Service is experiencing intermittent outages. ITS staff continue to monitor and investigate the root cause of the issue but users should expect slow or unresponsive service. 


1:37pm
ITS Staff are investigating.


1:21pm
As of approximately 1:14 PM, ITS Help Desk staff observed that pages on the University Wiki Service were loading slowly (>45 seconds) or not at all.

Past Service Interruptions

Upcoming Maintenance

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12:01 AM - 6:00 AM
Austin Disk Services Planned Maintenance Window
Service: Austin Disk Services
Description: Customers utilizing the following dependent services may be affected:

* Austin Disk shares (user home directories and departmental shares)
* Stat Apps Server (user profiles, redirected documents ... (more)
10:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Monthly Group E-Mail Maintenance
Service: Group E-Mail
Description: Monthly maintenance window for the Group E-mail server.
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
Javamail (jmail3) maintenance
Service: Mainframe Email
Description: Maintenance will be performed on jmail3 Javamail host, to stop old, redundant Java processes.

There will be NO interruption to the mainframe email service, as the other two hosts (jmail1, jmail2) ... (more)
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
ERP Web Infrastructure Maintenance Window
Service: ERP UI Web Infrastructure
Description: ERP UI, ERP Application Registry, ERP UI Site generator application upgrades occur during this time. Minimal impact on users should be expected.
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wikis Monthly Maintenance
Service: University Wiki Service
Description: Scheduled maintenance for the University Wiki Service occurs the third Tuesday of the month from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. To the maximum extent possible, installation of service, application and security ... (more)
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
uTexas Enterprise Directory (TED) routine maintenance.
Service: uTexas Enterprise Directory (TED)
Description: Routine maintenance on TED (The uTexas Enterprise Directory) will be done at this time. No interruption of service is anticipated.
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) QUAL routine maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: We will be conducting routine maintenance of the TIM QUAL system. There should be no impact to users of TIM QUAL. There will be no PRODUCTION impact.
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Blog Service Weekly Maintenance
Service: University Blog Service
Description: Scheduled maintenance may occur weekly on Wednesdays between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. To the maximum extent possible, installation of service, application, and security updates will be performed during ... (more)
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
SecureDoc service and server maintenance
Service: Enterprise Whole Disk Encryption
Description: Recurring maintenance window for SecureDoc services.
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
PROD uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Routine Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: TIM PROD will undergo maintenance for approximately 3 hours. There will be two brief, 5 minute system outages during the maintenance.
12:01 AM - 6:00 AM
SharePoint Monthly Maintenance
Service: SharePoint
Description: Installation of monthly SharePoint and Windows Server patches/updates
12:01 AM - 6:00 AM
SharePoint Maintenance Window
Service: SharePoint
Description: Service availability may be intermittent during the maintenance window.
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
Javamail (jmail2) maintenance
Service: Mainframe Email
Description: One of the three PROD Javamail hosts (jmail2) will be taken off-line for maintenance.

Users should see no service interruption as the jmail1 and jmail3 hosts will be in service.
10:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Web Central (www.utexas.edu) internal maintenance
Service: Web Central
Description: Between 10:00 p.m. and midnight on Tuesday October 23rd, the Web servers hosting www.utexas.edu Web sites will undergo internal maintenance. No user-visible impact or service interruption is ... (more)
10:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Custom Unix Web hosting maintenance
Service: Web Publishing on Unix
Description: Between 10:00 p.m. and midnight on Tuesday October 23rd, Web servers hosting custom Unix-based Web sites will undergo internal maintenance. No user-visible impact or service interruption is ... (more)
All Day
Austin Disk Services: Transparent back-end storage maintenance
Service: Austin Disk Services
Description: Storage migrations will be performed on the underlying storage for Austin Disk Services. No noticeable impact is expected. The migrations will take several days to complete.
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
utdirect update of jwebagent runtime
Service: UT Direct Q/A environment
Description: Update to webagent runtime to close a potential security vulnerability
6:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Blog Service Weekly Maintenance
Service: University Blog Service
Description: Scheduled maintenance may occur weekly on Wednesdays between 6 p.m. and midnight. To the maximum extent possible, installation of service, application, and security updates will be performed during ... (more)
All Day
Austin Disk Services: Transparent back-end storage maintenance
Service: Austin Disk Services
Description: Storage migrations will be performed on the underlying storage for Austin Disk Services. No noticeable impact is expected. The migrations will take several days to complete.
All Day
Austin Disk Services: Transparent back-end storage maintenance
Service: Austin Disk Services
Description: Storage migrations will be performed on the underlying storage for Austin Disk Services. No noticeable impact is expected. The migrations will take several days to complete.
All Day
Austin Disk Services: Transparent back-end storage maintenance
Service: Austin Disk Services
Description: Storage migrations will be performed on the underlying storage for Austin Disk Services. No noticeable impact is expected. The migrations will take several days to complete.
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
SecureDoc service and server maintenance
Service: Enterprise Whole Disk Encryption
Description: Recurring maintenance window for SecureDoc services.
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Planned maintenance of Document Repository on Saturday October 27, 8 am - 10 am
Service: Document Repository
Description: Planned maintenance of Document Repository is scheduled on Saturday, October 27 between 8 am and 10 am.

During this maintenance:

1. VMWare tools will be upgraded on the doc repo Production ... (more)
All Day
Austin Disk Services: Transparent back-end storage maintenance
Service: Austin Disk Services
Description: Storage migrations will be performed on the underlying storage for Austin Disk Services. No noticeable impact is expected. The migrations will take several days to complete.
12:01 AM - 6:00 AM
Austin Disk Services Planned Maintenance Window
Service: Austin Disk Services
Description: Customers utilizing the following dependent services may be affected:

* Austin Disk shares (user home directories and departmental shares)
* Stat Apps Server (user profiles, redirected documents ... (more)
12:01 AM - 6:00 AM
SharePoint Maintenance Window
Service: SharePoint
Description: Service availability may be intermittent during the maintenance window.
All Day
Austin Disk Services: Transparent back-end storage maintenance
Service: Austin Disk Services
Description: Storage migrations will be performed on the underlying storage for Austin Disk Services. No noticeable impact is expected. The migrations will take several days to complete.
All Day
Austin Disk Services: Transparent back-end storage maintenance
Service: Austin Disk Services
Description: Storage migrations will be performed on the underlying storage for Austin Disk Services. No noticeable impact is expected. The migrations will take several days to complete.
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
Data Center Maintenance
Service: University Data Center
Description: Data Center Maintenance

Networking will be conducting maintenance on the data center network to install new expansion modules in two rows of the data center.

No outage is expected during the ... (more)
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
QUAL uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Routine Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: TIM QUAL will undergo maintenance for approximately 1 hours. There will be two brief, 5 minute system outages during the maintenance.
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
ERP Web Infrastructure Maintenance Window
Service: ERP UI Web Infrastructure
Description: ERP UI, ERP Application Registry, ERP UI Site generator application upgrades occur during this time. Minimal impact on users should be expected.
All Day
Austin Disk Services: Transparent back-end storage maintenance
Service: Austin Disk Services
Description: Storage migrations will be performed on the underlying storage for Austin Disk Services. No noticeable impact is expected. The migrations will take several days to complete.
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
utdirect update of jwebagent runtime
Service: UT Direct development environment
Description: Update to webagent runtime to close a potential security vulnerability
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
DEFINE Internals/Enterprise Workflow Planned Maintenance
Service: DEFINE Internals/Enterprise Workflow
Description: Planned maintenance to deploy necessary fixes and user enhancements. A small percentage of users may experience a very limited interruption in service during this maintenance period.
6:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Blog Service Weekly Maintenance
Service: University Blog Service
Description: Scheduled maintenance may occur weekly on Wednesdays between 6 p.m. and midnight. To the maximum extent possible, installation of service, application, and security updates will be performed during ... (more)
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
SecureDoc service and server maintenance
Service: Enterprise Whole Disk Encryption
Description: Recurring maintenance window for SecureDoc services.

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