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ITS Services Status

Current Service Interruptions

2/8/2016
9:02 AM
RESOLVED: Loss of UTDirect / Apply Texas redundancy
Service Restored

2/8/2016 8:54 AM
This issue has been resolved.  UTDirect and Apply Texas have been restored to their normal operating state.  The services are once again running on a fully redundant load balancing environment.

The previous load balancer continued to process traffic normally until it was replaced during the maintenance window.  Throughout this event, there was no impact to production services beyond what would have normally occurred during the regularly scheduled Mainframe maintenance window.


2/5/2016 7:38 AM
UTDirect and Apply Texas are still in a degraded state.  ITS Systems has almost finished duplicating the load balancing environment.  Only one non-production service (dpdev1.dp.utexas.edu) remains to be configured.  We successfully transitioned a non-production service (beta.dp.utexas.edu) to the new load balancing environment and it is working correctly.

All remaining services will be migrated to the new load balancing environment during the scheduled Mainframe maintenance window on Sunday (2/7) from midnight to 1:00 am.  UTDirect and Apply Texas would normally be unavailable during this time so there will be no additional impact as a result of the migration.

The active load balancer continues to process traffic normally.  There has been no impact to production services.  The next update will be on Monday (2/8).


2/4/16 7:44 AM
UTDirect and Apply Texas are still in a degraded state.  ITS Systems has completed configuration of production services on a new load balancing environment.  Work continues for configuring non-production services.
The active load balancer continues to function normally.  There has been no impact to production services.  The next update will be on Friday (2/5).


2/3/16 10:25 AM
UTDirect and Apply Texas are still in a degraded state.  Replacement equipment is in place.  ITS Systems is working to configure it.  The active load balancer continues to function normally.  There has been no impact to production services.  The next update will be on Thursday (2/4).


2/2/16 7:17 AM
UTDirect and Apply Texas are still in a degraded state.  ITS Systems are working to build a replacement load balancer pair.  The active load balancer continues to function normally.  There has been no impact to production services.  The next update will be on Wednesday (2/3).


1/29/16 3:58 PM
UTDirect and Apply Texas are in a degraded state due to the failure of a standby load balancer.  The active load balancer for these services is still functioning and processing traffic normally.  There has been no impact to production services.

ITS Systems staff are making preparations to replace the failed unit.  The next update will be on Monday (2/1).

2/4/2016
3:08 PM
Qual and beta UTdirect loadbalancer switch
Unplanned Maintenance

2/4/2016 3:05 PM
Beta.dp.utexas.edu has been moved to the new loadbalancer pair, there were issues moving qual, so it will be migrated on Sunday along with the other utdirect environments.


2/4/2016 1:55 PM
We will be moving the beta.dp.utexas.edu and qual.its.utexas.edu servers to a new loadbalancer pair to restore high availability. We will be conducting this emergency switch at 2:30pm today. You may experience a brief interruption, less than 1 or 2 minutes. If you experience any issues, please email ait-sysadmins@utlists.utexas.edu.

We plan on moving dpdev1 and prod UTdirect during the monthly mainframe restart this Sunday at midnight so as to not affect any production services.

Further details about this issue available at:
http://www.utexas.edu/its/alerts/main.php

Past Service Interruptions

Upcoming Maintenance

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12:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Blackboard Weekly Maintenance
Service: Blackboard
Description: Weekly maintenance event for Blackboard (courses.utexas.edu).

The service may be degraded or down during this time.
12:01 AM - 6:00 AM
Austin Disk Services Planned Maintenance Window
Service: ITS Storage Overview
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.
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
Planned Maintenance for Central Web Authentication in Qual and Beta
Service: Central Web Authentication (CWA)
Description: Central Web Authentication will undergo routine scheduled maintenance in the Qual and Beta environments. Users should experience no interruption of service.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Pype Network Maintenance Dry-run
Service: Python Production Environment (PyPE)
Description: The Pype service in TEST and the deployment interface will be unavailable from approximately 7am up to 8am as the Pype team tests their shutdown procedure for the January 6th network maintenance. ... (more)
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Quarterly JIRA OS Maintenance
Service: Jira
Description: JIRA will undergo regular operating system (OS) maintenance on the third Tuesday of every third month.
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Student Photo Roster Planned Maintenance
Service: Student Photo Roster
Description: On Tuesday, December 18th from 8:00 - 8:30am the Student Photo Roster will undergo routine scheduled maintenance. Users should experience no interruption in service.
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Virtual ID Cards Planned Maintenance
Service: Virtual ID Cards
Description: On Tuesday, December 18th from 8:00 - 8:30am the Virtual ID Cards will undergo routine scheduled maintenance. Users should experience no interruption in service.
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
ID Photo Gateway Planned Maintenance
Service: ID Photo Gateway
Description: On Tuesday, December 18th from 8:00 - 8:30am the ID Photo Gateway will undergo routine scheduled maintenance. Users should experience no interruption in service.
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Update vSphere 5 to latest revision
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: Update the vSphere ESXi 5 to the latest ESXi patch revisions.

No service interruptions are anticipated.
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
UTmail Signup Portal maintenance
Service: UTmail
Description: ITS will be performing maintenance on the UTmail signup portal. No interruption in service 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)
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Patching of Oracle Central RAC (OAASPROD)
Service: Oracle Licensing
Description: Install an Oracle database patch on OAASPROD in a rolling fashion. No service interruption is expected.
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
UTForge Maintenance
Service: UTForge
Description: Security patches will be applied to the OS during this maintenance event.
Subversion will be available throughout the maintenance window.
Trac will be unavailable for a portion of the event.
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Update vSphere 5 to latest revision
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: Update the vSphere ESXi 5 to the latest ESXi patch revisions.

No service interruptions are anticipated.
10:30 PM - 11:45 PM
Emergency Maintenance - JIRA - Cat I MySQL
Service: Jira
Description: All instances of JIRA will be unavailable tonight 12/20/2012 from 10:30 PM to 11:45 PM due to the emergency maintenance event for Category I MySQL database.
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Update vSphere 5 to latest revision
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: Update the vSphere ESXi 5 to the latest ESXi patch revisions.

No service interruptions are anticipated.
12:01 AM - 6:00 AM
SharePoint Maintenance Window
Service: SharePoint
Description: Service availability may be intermittent during the maintenance window.
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.
12:01 AM - 6:00 AM
Austin Disk Services Planned Maintenance Window
Service: ITS Storage Overview
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.
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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.
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)
6:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Network Maintenance for NFS file servers
Description: We will be performing network maintenance on the StoCon file servers in order to remedy existing issues with these file servers' network configuration. List of affected services includes:

* ... (more)
6:00 AM - 8:00 AM
UTForge Maintenance
Service: UTForge
Description: UTForge will be unavailable due to network maintenance.
6:00 AM - 7:00 AM
uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) PROD and TEST Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: In order to complete today's NFS file server maintenance, we will be conducting maintenance on TIM PROD and TEST. An approximate 10 minute outage for each service is expected.
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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 - 12:00 PM
Web Central Maintenance
Service: Web Central
Description: The Web servers hosting www.utexas.edu and Unix-based custom Web hosting sites will undergo routine maintenance. No customer visible impact is anticipated.

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