The University of Texas at Austin

ITS Services Status

Current Service Interruptions

12/19/2014
4:49 PM
RESOLVED: UT-V storage issue
Service Restored

12/19/14 4:41pm
The malfunctioning VM copy has been successfully removed.
The longer term host solution has been implemented in the cluster.
This incident is resolved.


12/19/14 12:07
One VM did not recover from the original storage issue. We have subsequently restored a copy the affected VM from backup to return it to service but the original copy remains in an inconsistent state. We are holding on the longer term host storage solution until vendor support can advise us on how to proceed with the VM issue.
Next update 5:00pm.


12/19/14 07:53
A workaround was found for the immediate issue affecting VMs. All VMs have been migrated off the affected host and are running on functional hosts. UT-V customers have been notified and if their VM was affected, they should validate the state of their VMs.

The UT-V team is working to implement a longer term solution in the cluster.

Next update 11:00am.


12/19/14 07:16
UT-V staff are investigating an issue with a single UT-V host.

Affected VMs are being identified and VM owners contacted.

12/19/2014
11:07 AM
RESOLVED: Web Central virtual hosting issues
Service Restored

12/19 11:06 AM
UPDATE: 

The websites hosted on the server experienced outages from 9:50 - 10:25 a.m., including:

accessut.utexas.edu
aspires.ece.utexas.edu
austinsculturalcampus.org
bainesreport.org
bealonghorn.utexas.edu
campaign.utexas.edu
cml.music.utexas.edu
ctr.utexas.edu
energyinterface.org
fic.engr.utexas.edu
floodconference.engr.utexas.edu
give.utexas.edu
hkn.ece.utexas.edu
hps.ece.utexas.edu
ideas.utexas.edu
ieee.ece.utexas.edu
ieeecs.ece.utexas.edu
lbjjournal.org
lca.ece.utexas.edu
links.utexas.edu
mirt.tmi.utexas.edu
nano.mer.utexas.edu
nanocrystal.che.utexas.edu
opto.ece.utexas.edu
planted.wildflower.org
ras.ece.utexas.edu
registrar.utexas.edu
rrhlm.org
scienceandthesea.org
shared.utexas.edu
shop.pge.utexas.edu
snei.engr.utexas.edu
spark.ece.utexas.edu
structures.engr.utexas.edu
swicorps.org
test.ugs.utexas.edu
test.world.utexas.edu
test.www.utexas.edu
utgi-test.its.utexas.edu
tmi.utexas.edu
ugs.utexas.edu
utree.utexas.edu
weewave.mer.utexas.edu
world.utexas.edu
www.ideatoproduct.org


12/19/14 10:31
All hosted websites have been returned to service.


12/19/14 10:21
A number of websites are experiencing outages due to the server resource issues. A list of impacted websites is being created.


12/19/14 10:16
The machine running the RHEL side of Web Central virtual web hosting is experiencing resource issues.

Systems staff are investigating.

12/17/2014
11:54 PM
RESOLVED: Emergency Disruptive Maintenance - SharePoint 2007 Search Service
Service Restored

12/17/14 11:53 PM
Maintenance has completed.


12/17/14 11:30 PM
Maintenance extended until 12 AM


SharePoint 2007 production service will undergo emergency maintenance this evening (Wednesday, 12/17/14).  Outage window is scheduled from 9:00 PM to 11:30 PM.  Security settings will be changed on a SharePoint 2007 server.  Only the Search function will experience intermittent outages. 

Note:  Access to SharePoint 2007 sites and associated content are unaffected by the maintenance.

12/12/2014
6:46 PM
UT Voice Mail Access Errors
Under Investigation

6:46 pm
Some subscribers have also reported their callers being forwarded to UTVM and hearing the “the page you have requested is currently unavailable” error instead of the greeting.  All errors continue to be sporadic and the vendor is continuing to investigate.


3:39 pm
The UT Voice Mail system is sporadically responding to telephone logins and/or commands with the error, “This page is unavailable,” and to web logins and/or navigation with the error “Connection reset.”  Subsequent attempts are usually successful, so subscribers can repeat their attempted commands.  The vendor is investigating.  Note:  SmartVoice users are not affected.

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)
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.
12:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Campus WSUS Maintenance
Service: Windows Software Update Service (WSUS)
Description: Monthly host maintenance window for Campus WSUS. Service may be interrupted during this period.
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) TEST/QUAL/PROD Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: We are planning internal maintenance on all of our systems. We expect no customer impact and no outage is planned.
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 - 8:00 AM
Planned Apollo Mainenance
Service: Apollo
Description: Routine maintenance will take place in TEST. No downtime is expected.
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wiki Service Monthly Maintenance
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)
10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Custom Unix Web hosting server maintenance
Service: Custom Web Publishing
Description: One of the servers hosting custom Unix-based websites will undergo maintenance from 10:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 20.

During this period there will be a brief service outage as the ... (more)
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Pype maintenance
Service: Python Production Environment (PyPE)
Description: The pype service will be undergoing maintenance to release a new version of the tools. No downtime or service interruption is expected.
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.
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.
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Generator Load Bank Testing
Service: University Data Center
Description: UDC-C Will be load banking our two fixed emergency backup generators for our annual preventative maintenance. This work is not expected to have any impact on the equipment in UDC-C.
6:30 AM - 7:00 AM
PROD uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Routine Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: We will be performing routine maintenace on the PROD TIM Servers.

Web users may experience connection resets during the maintenance.
6:45 AM - 7:15 AM
Javamail [QUAL] migration
Service: Mainframe Email
Description: Migrating the two Javamail [QUAL] servers from Solaris to Linux hosts.

No service interruption expected.
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Generator Load Bank Testing
Service: University Data Center
Description: UDC-C Will be load banking our two fixed emergency backup generators for our annual preventative maintenance. This work is not expected to have any impact on the equipment in UDC-C.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Planned Apollo Mainenance
Service: Apollo
Description: Routine maintenance will take place in QUAL. No downtime is expected.
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Revert anti-virus to Sophos
Service: Mail Filtering Service
Description: IronPort has released a fixed version of the Sophos engine. This maintenance is to switch back to Sophos.
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.
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Planned maintenance of Document Repository - DRI Natural module
Service: Document Repository
Description: A new version of DRI full query search Natural module DPN$DRFQ will be migrated to production during this maintenance.
No downtime or service interruption is expected.
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Generator Load Bank Testing
Service: University Data Center
Description: UDC-C Will be load banking our two fixed emergency backup generators for our annual preventative maintenance. This work is not expected to have any impact on the equipment in UDC-C.
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 - 5:00 PM
Generator Load Bank Testing
Service: University Data Center
Description: UDC-C Will be load banking our two fixed emergency backup generators for our annual preventative maintenance. This work is not expected to have any impact on the equipment in UDC-C.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Planned Apollo Mainenance
Service: Apollo
Description: Routine maintenance will take place in PROD. No downtime is expected.
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
SecureDoc service and server maintenance
Service: Enterprise Whole Disk Encryption
Description: Recurring maintenance window for SecureDoc services.
12:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Mainframe maintenance window
Service: Mainframe
Description: The UT Austin mainframe will undergo planned maintenance early Sunday morning beginning shortly after 12:00 AM midnight and lasting approximately 1 hour into Sunday morning. UT Direct, applytexas.org,... (more)
12:01 AM - 6:00 AM
SharePoint Maintenance Window
Service: SharePoint
Description: Service availability may be intermittent during the maintenance window.
12:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Campus WSUS Maintenance
Service: Windows Software Update Service (WSUS)
Description: Monthly service maintenance window for Campus WSUS. Service may be interrupted during this period.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Monthly JIRA Application Maintenance
Service: Jira
Description: JIRA will undergo application maintenance every 1st Tuesday monthly.
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) TEST/QUAL/PROD Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: We are planning internal maintenance on all of our systems. We expect no customer impact and no outage is planned.
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Data Center Network Maintenance
Service: University Data Center
Description: Networking will be conducting maintenance to install additional port capacity in the data center core and migrating redundant network links used by the row extension to the newly installed line card.
... (more)
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Virtual Servers emergency maintenance: Remove datastores
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: vSphere admins will be reclaiming datastores from the ESXi servers to hand back to the Storage admins.

No service interruption is anticipated.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
UT Direct Planned Maintenance
Service: UT Direct
Description: UT Direct will be performing planned maintenance to deploy user-requested enhancements and bug fixes. A small percentage of users may find a very limited interruption in service.
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)
6:45 AM - 7:15 AM
FTPMail [QUAL] migration to Linux
Service: Mainframe Email
Description: There will be a short outage of FTPMail [QUAL] service, in order to migrate from Solaris to Linux hosts.

Natural programs that send emails by calling the EMN$MAIL module, will see a delay in email ... (more)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtual Servers Maintenance Window
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: Non-client facing software on esxvctr01.austin.utexas.edu will be updated to the latest version. Access to vCenter and VM consoles will be unavailable while the server reboots. Virtual Machines will ... (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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