The University of Texas at Austin

ITS Services Status

Current Service Interruptions

10/21/2014
6:30 PM
RESOLVED: Some users experiencing Office 365 connectivity issues
Service Restored

6:26pm
Microsoft engineers report that the affected portion of Office 365 infrastructure has been repaired and returned to service.  Ongoing testing will be conducted by ITS Systems staff to ensure the quality of the service.  This issue can be considered resolved at this time.


5:00pm
Microsoft engineers have shifted Office 365 traffic to unaffected servers in an attempt to mitigate the impact of the issue on users.  We continue to recommend that users experiencing this issue use of the Outlook Web App (https://office365.austin.utexas.edu/).  ITS Systems staff will continue to monitor this issue and will provide further updates as they occur.  The next update will be posted at 7:00 PM.


4:00pm
Microsoft has determined that a portion of capacity that facilitates connections to Office 365 from desktop mail clients is degraded.  We continue to recommend that affected users make use of the Outlook Web App (https://office365.austin.utexas.edu/).  The next update will be posted at 5:00 PM.


3:00pm
Working with ITS Systems staff, Microsoft has determined that this issue is affecting connectivity for a large number of users in the Office 365 environment.  Microsoft engineers are investigating the root cause in pursuit of a resolution.
At this time, ITS recommends that users experiencing difficulties use the Outlook Web App (https://office365.austin.utexas.edu), which appears to be functioning correctly.  The next update will be posted at 4:00 PM.


2:07pm
ITS Systems Staff have opened a critical severity support case with Microsoft, and the investigation is ongoing.  Next update: 3:00 PM.


1:14pm
The ITS Help Desk has received calls from several users experiencing poor sync performance and/or issues connecting to mailboxes in Office 365.  ITS Systems staff are investigating, and are reaching out to Microsoft for additional support.

10/21/2014
2:37 PM
Canvas Status Update: Request timeouts and severe slowness 10-15-14
Under Investigation

2:35
Canvas Status Update
Extended processing time on certain Canvas imports and exports

Hi Admins—

Some users are currently seeing extended processing time on certain jobs (e.g. SIS imports, course imports / exports). Our DevOps team is updating some configuration parameters and adding more resources to process jobs like these; we anticipate you’ll see improved performance soon. Thanks for your patience!



1:40
Since the release this morning, we’ve seen reports from some Chrome users that they’re unable to view discussion responses, see a list of files in a course’s Files section, edit / view pages, etc. In every case reported to us so far, clearing browser cache once has solved the problem entirely, for all Canvas content. The issue only seems to affect some Chrome users, not all. It does not seem to matter which version of Chrome the user is using.

Please encourage users who contact you with these symptoms (Chrome, can’t see certain content) to try clearing their cache. We’ve updated the greeting message on our phone lines to suggest this tip to callers, too.

We’ve reported this problem to our engineering team. Ideally, they’ll be able to push a global fix—but we haven’t identified a root cause yet, and this might prove to be an issue that can’t be addressed for all users from here. If we learn of cases where clearing cache does *not* solve this problem, we’ll provide an update right away.


1:58
Canvas response times have returned to normal levels and all should be functional again for your users. We apologize for any inconvenience this caused.  Please contact us if you are continuing to experience any issues.


We just became aware of an issue that is affecting many Canvas users, causing timeouts and lack of response to requests. We’re investigating the problem and will provide more information in the next 15 minutes.

10/16/2014
1:30 PM
RESOLVED: UT Forge SVN downtime
Service Restored

13:28
EXTERNAL NOTIFICATION:
While UT Forge SVN service is fully functional right now, this message serves to notify campus of a period of downtime our SVN service experienced earlier today in case anyone noticed a problem.

A very unusual problem with file handling blocked access to SVN repositories at 11:41 AM.
The issue was resolved at 12:05 PM.

If you have any trouble connecting to SVN now, please notify stewards as per normal at utforge-admin@utlists.utexas.edu

10/15/2014
11:27 AM
RESOLVED: UT Lists message delivery interruption
Service Restored

11:21
UT Lists mail delivery is restored and all outstanding mail is delivered.

ITS Systems staff have identified the root cause and will identify methods to avoid this issue in the future.


11:06
UT Lists mail service is experiencing delays in mail delivery. ITS systems staff are working on the problem.

Past Service Interruptions

Upcoming Maintenance

<<< 06/17/2012 - 07/07/2012 >>>
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
12:01 AM - 6:00 AM
SharePoint Maintenance Window
Service: SharePoint
Description: Service availability may be intermittent during the maintenance window.
12:01 AM - 12:05 AM
reboot of SQL03
Service: Microsoft SQL Server
Description: ITS Microsoft SQL Server SQL03 will be rebooted at 12:01 AM June 17th in order to resume automated patching cycle. Adobe Connect may be affected, and Systems staff will be monitoring for any issues.
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
uTexas Enterprise Directory (TED) emergency maintenance
Service: uTexas Enterprise Directory (TED)
Description: Emergency maintenance on TED (The uTexas Enterprise Directory) will be done at this time. No interruption of service is anticipated.
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
Virtual ID Cards Planned Maintenance
Service: Virtual ID Cards
Description: On Tuesday, June 19th 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, June 19th from 7:00am - 7:30am the Student Photo Roster will undergo routine scheduled maintenance. Users should experience no interruption in service.
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
ID Photo Gateway Planned Maintenance
Service: ID Photo Gateway
Description: On Tuesday, June 19th from 7:00am - 7:30am the ID Photo Gateway will undergo routine scheduled maintenance. Users should experience no interruption in service.
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
DNS Maintenance
Service: Campus Network
Description: Networking will be applying patches to the campus DNS servers on Tuesday, June 19 from 8:00am-10:00am. These patches address security vulnerabilities in the DNS server software.

There is no ... (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 - 8:00 AM
DPUSER Maintenance
Service: DPUSER
Description: DPUSER Maintenance will take place in PROD. No user impact is expected.
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.
6:00 AM - 9:00 AM
ECS JIRA Upgrade to 4.4.5
Service: Jira
Description: The ECS/University Operations instance of JIRA will be unavailable while it is being upgraded to version 4.4.5
9:30 PM - 10:30 PM
EMN$MAIL QUAL maintenance
Service: Mainframe Email
Description: We will be making some changes to the backend of the EMN$MAIL delivery system in QUAL on Monday, June 25th at 9:30pm. There will be no changes made to PROD mail delivery, and there will be no ... (more)
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Planned Maintenance for Central Web Authentication
Service: Central Web Authentication (CWA)
Description: On Tuesday, June 26th from 7:00AM - 8:00AM, Central Web Authentication will undergo routine scheduled maintenance. Users should experience no interruption of service.
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.
5:00 PM - 5:15 PM
UT Direct Home Page Migration
Service: UT Direct
Description: We will be migrating updates for index.WBX and index.wbt to Prod.
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
Log4Natural Planned Maintenance
Description: The Log4Natural team is planning a migration to production next Wednesday, June 27th, between 10:00pm and 10:30pm. There should be no interruption to logging during this maintenance.
The migration ... (more)
6:00 AM - 6:30 AM
Emergency Maintenance: ECS JIRA Re-indexing
Service: Jira
Description: The University Operations (aka, ECS) instance of JIRA will be unavailable during this window as its database is being re-indexed.
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM
Group E-Mail Scheduled Maintenance
Service: Group E-Mail
Description: We will be performing routine maintenance on the Group E-mail application. Changes will be transparent, and users will not be interrupted.
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM
Secure Message Maintenance
Service: Secure Messaging
Description: We will be performing routine maintenance on the Secure Message System. Changes will be transparent, and users will not be interrupted.
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.
12:00 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 - 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.
6:00 AM - 8:00 AM
SIS JIRA Upgrade
Service: Jira
Description: The Student Information Systems (SIS) instance of JIRA (https://issues.reg.utexas.edu) will be upgraded to version 4.4.5
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
Planned Maintenance for Central Web Authentication
Service: Central Web Authentication (CWA)
Description: Central Web Authentication will undergo routine scheduled maintenance. Users should experience no interruption of service.
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Routine QUAL TIM Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: Routine maintenance on TIM (uTexas Identity Manager) QUAL. No interruption of service is anticipated.
5:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Planned maintenance of Document Repository on Tuesday, July 3 at 5 PM
Service: Document Repository
Description: A planned maintenance of Document Repository is scheduled on Tuesday, July 3 at 5 PM. The stunnel certificate used to communicate with mainframe broker will be renewed during the maintenance period. ... (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 - 7:30 AM
Data Center Network Maintenance
Service: University Data Center
Description: Networking will be conducting a change on the A-side service router in UDC-C to replace faulty hardware. No service interruption is expected.
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ITS Virtual Servers datastore addition
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: Adding new datastores to the virtual servers hosts. This maintenance is transparent, no downtime or service interruption is expected.
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Update of security routines on qual.its.utexas.edu web server
Service: UT Direct Q/A environment
Description: Will be applying bug fixes to the security routines.
No down time or interruption of service expected.
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.

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