The University of Texas at Austin

ITS Services Status

Current Service Interruptions

8/28/2014
6:17 PM
Secure Cookie Error
Under Investigation

18:16
Administrative Systems staff are investigating.


18:04
At around 5:30pm we received several calls and emails regarding an error message when trying to access UT direct and related applications. The exact error message is “Secure Cookie Error” and prevents the user from logging in. We’ve had reports from various students, staff, and faculty members about this issue.

8/28/2014
5:02 PM
RESOLVED: Inbound email backlog
Service Restored

17:02
The inbound mail backlog has cleared on both servers. All pending mail has been delivered and all four inbound servers are operating normally.


16:08
Two of our four inbound email security appliances are backlogged again. ITS Systems staff are working to remediate the backlog. No mail is being lost, only delayed.

8/28/2014
12:56 PM
RESOLVED:  Office 365 customers unable to access Exchange services from off-campus
Service Restored

As of 11:00, ISP issues affected some customers access to O365 Outlook.

As of 11:54, Microsoft Engineers rerouted traffic to restore service and continue to validate service health.

As of 12:00, Emails have been confirmed to be transmitting between external providers and O365 Outlook.

O365 Outlook service is believed to have been restored for UT Austin at this time. 

Email delivery to O365 Outlook may have been delayed, but is now processing.


As of 11:54 via MS

Current Status: Microsoft engineers have rerouted traffic to restore service and are validating service health at this time.

Customer Impact: Affected customers may be unable to access the Exchange Online service.

Next Update: Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 6:00 PM UTC


11:47
Microsoft posted a service alert at 11:00 AM CDT:

Engineers have identified a potential Internet Service Provider (ISP) issue affecting some customers ability to access the Exchange Online service. Affected customers may be unable to access the Exchange Online service.

Next update is scheduled for 12:00 PM CDT.


11:42
The help desk is now receiving numerous calls from users off-campus unable to access Exchange Online. Some users appear to be able to access their mailbox through Outlook Web App but not through clients, while others report the opposite.

8/28/2014
10:55 AM
RESOLVED: BACS Badge Updates Stalled!
Service Restored

10:54
Badge updates have resumed processing and backlog is being reduced.


10:06
We are currently experiencing a backup in the processing of badge updates from the IDCenter Badge Feed.  ITS/BACS staff are investigating.

Past Service Interruptions

Upcoming Maintenance

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12:01 AM - 2:00 AM
Blackboard maintenance window
Service: Blackboard
Description: Regularly scheduled Blackboard maintenance window
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
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
UT-EBS Maintenance
Service: UT Enterprise Bulk Storage (UTEBS)
Description: The UT-EBS service will undergo maintenance to optimize redundant physical components. This maintenance is anticipated to be transparent to end users.
5:30 AM - 7:00 AM
uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Production maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: System maintenance for TIM Production servers. Two outages, each lasting less than five minutes, are expected during the maintenance window.
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.
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
DHCP Server Maintenance
Service: Departmental Networks
Description: On Wednesday, April 18, from 5:30-6:30pm, Networking will be conducting maintenance on the DHCP servers servicing departmental networks. The servers are configured in a redundant pair and will be ... (more)
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
EWDE - SecureDoc Service Maintenance Window
Service: Enterprise Whole Disk Encryption
Description: Recurring maintenance window for SecureDoc services and servers.
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Load Balancer Maintenance
Service: Core Network Services
Description: We will install an OS patch set on the F5 load balancing appliances. This patch set fixes a severe bug that causes the F5's to crash periodically.

Long lived connections to load balanced services ... (more)
12:01 AM - 2:00 AM
Blackboard maintenance window
Service: Blackboard
Description: Regularly scheduled Blackboard maintenance window
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.
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
OAASPROD Patching
Service: Oracle
Description: We will be matching the oaasprod database to correct a SQL tuning bug
All Day
UDC C Chiller Service
Service: University Data Center
Description: Redundant Systems down for maintenance.
No Service interruption
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Task Manager Planned Maintenance
Description: On Wednesday, April 25, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., a Task Manager feature update will be migrated to production. There will be no interruptions to service or batch processing during this time.
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
UDC C Chiller Service
Service: University Data Center
Description: Redundant Systems down for maintenance.
No Service interruption
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
EWDE - SecureDoc Service Maintenance Window
Service: Enterprise Whole Disk Encryption
Description: Recurring maintenance window for SecureDoc services and servers.
12:01 AM - 2:00 AM
Blackboard maintenance window
Service: Blackboard
Description: Regularly scheduled Blackboard maintenance window
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 - 7:30 AM
ID Photo Gateway Planned Maintenance
Service: ID Photo Gateway
Description: On Tuesday, May 1st from 7:00am - 7:30am the ID Photo Gateway will undergo routine scheduled maintenance. Users should experience no interruption in service.
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
Virtual ID Cards Planned Maintenance
Service: Virtual ID Cards
Description: On Tuesday, May 1st from 7:00am - 7:30am the Virtual ID Cards will undergo routine scheduled maintenance. Users should experience no interruption in service.
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
Student Photo Roster Planned Maintenance
Service: Student Photo Roster
Description: On Tuesday, May 1st from 7:00am - 7:30am the Student Photo Roster will undergo routine scheduled maintenance. Users should experience no interruption in service.
7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Utility Relay Testing UDC C
Service: University Data Center
Description: Annual Service Utility relay testing
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Planned maintenance on qual.its.utexas.edu
Service: UT Direct Q/A environment
Description: Upgrading web server software to latest release.
No downtime or interruption of service expected.
7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Utility Relay Testing UDC C
Service: University Data Center
Description: Annual Service Utility relay testing
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
University Directory (White Pages) Routine Maintenance
Service: University Directory (White Pages)
Description: The University Directory (White Pages) will be undergoing routine maintenance. No interruption in service is anticipated.
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Add capacity to Commodity ESX cluster
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: Add 3 servers to Commodity VMware vSphere cluster to increase VM capacity on Wed May 2 9-9:30am.

No impact to existing VMs is expected.
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Emergency upgrade of the Mail Filtering Service
Service: Mail Filtering Service
Description: The mail filtering service will be upgraded to the latest software release from the vendor to fix a bug that has been affecting us. No service outage is expected during the upgrade due to the load ... (more)
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)
10:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Unix-based virtual Web hosting maintenance
Service: Web Publishing on Unix
Description: Between 10:00 and 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2nd, servers handling a subset of Unix-based virtual Web hosting sites will undergo maintenance to reallocate server resources. During this period ... (more)
7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Utility Relay Testing UDC C
Service: University Data Center
Description: Annual Service Utility relay testing
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Planned maintenance on beta.dp.utexas.edu
Service: UT Direct development environment
Description: Upgrading web server software to latest release.
No downtime or interruption of service expected.
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Commodity cluster BIOS/PERC patching
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: We will be rotating vSphere servers out of production on Thurs 5/3 9am - 9pm to apply BIOS and PERC firmware updates.

This is to remediate the issue that caused a server to panic a few weeks ago.
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Patching ESXi server BIOS/Perc firmware
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: Applying firmware and BIOS updates to the ESXi servers at suggestion of Dell.
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
EWDE - SecureDoc Service Maintenance Window
Service: Enterprise Whole Disk Encryption
Description: Recurring maintenance window for SecureDoc services and servers.
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Customer Survey update
Service: Footprints Incident Tracking System
Description: Adding and updating customer-facing text in both the questions and instructions included on the survey page sent to customers of the 'ITS Incident Management' and 'ITS Managed Desktop Support' ... (more)

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