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ITS Services Status

Current Service Interruptions

8/30/2015
1:03 PM
RESOLVED: UTprint services restarting
Service Restored

8/30/15 1:01pm
Tests show the UTprint server is back online and functioning properly.


8/30/15 12:45pm
The UTprint server its-pharos-p01 is being restarted to help diagnose a billing gateway problem noticed in the FAC computer labs this morning.

8/29/2015
11:47 PM
RESOLVED: Some Canvas users seeing page errors for modules and quizzes
Service Restored

8/29/15 11:45 PM
Canvas Status Update
Some users seeing page errors for modules and quizzes - Resolved
At 9:30 PM MST our Product and Engineering Team deployed a fix that resolved the issue that caused some users to experience a page error when trying to access modules or while accessing a quiz that required an access code.

We sincerely apologize for the trouble this has caused for users at your institution.


8/29/2015 6:05pm
Some users seeing page errors for modules and quizzes.

The production release this morning, Saturday, August 29th, resulted in some users running into page errors with Quiz and Module pages:

The page errors are appearing for any quizzes which require access codes.  For these quizzes, when you click on their title within the course, it takes you directly to the Access Code entry page.  Entering the access code/password results in a Page Error message.

The Module Page errors have been sporadic for some students, but are not appearing for other users on their course Modules pages.  Clicking on any course with Modules listed as the home page, or clicking on the Modules link for a course, will result in a Page Error message.

Our engineers were made aware of both of these issues and their impact early this afternoon (12:00 pm MT) and have been actively working to address these changes from the release.  Our Status Page was updated, but we wanted to make you aware as a fix will take a bit longer to test and deploy.  We will provide an update here and on the status page as further information is made available.

We sincerely apologize for the trouble this is causing for users at your institution; we are working closely with our engineering team to ensure this can be fixed as soon as possible .

8/29/2015
5:54 PM
RESOLVED: East Campus Cabling/Emergency Maintenance
Service Restored

8/29/2015 5:48pm
Work is complete for the day.  There were no outages or disruptions to any services.


8/28/2015 1:57PM
Contractors will be conducting emergency maintenance Saturday 8/29 from 8am-12pm on a segment of the university’s underground cable plant.  No outages are anticipated by the contractor.  ITS Cabling and Construction will be on site monitoring the project and UDC Operations will be monitoring systems.

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: 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 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: 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 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: 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.
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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