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ITS Services Status

Current Service Interruptions

8/1/2014
4:18 PM
On-Going UT-V Storage Issue
Under Investigation

3:58
The last event was 7/27. Since changing the storage controller driver, hosts with that driver have not had storage incidents. The UT-V team has re-enabled some features and processes that were disabled for troubleshooting purposes. We will continue to monitor the environment’s stability with these enabled before closing this incident.
Next scheduled update 8/4 at 16:00.


4:58
The UT-V environment has been stable so far today. UT-V staff continue to monitor the issue and prepare for a rollback to ESXi 5.1 if the driver change does not resolve the issue.
Next scheduled update 8/1/2014 at 16:00.


17:00
The final host’s storage controller driver has been changed.
The UT-V environment has been stable so far today. UT-V staff continue to monitor the issue and prepare for a rollback to ESXi 5.1 if the driver change does not resolve the issue.
Next update 7/29/2014 at 17:00


10:01
The UT-V hosts are in the same state as last night. All UT-V hosts have had their storage controller driver changed except for one host in Commodity 2. The final host has only one VM and we will be working with the owner this morning to gracefully migrate the VM so that we can change the driver on the final host.
The Enterprise cluster (with only ITS VMs) did have a period of high storage latency early this morning and a host connection issue that lasted under 1 minute, however, we believe these are different issues at this point and have a case opened with the vendor.
The UT-V team continues to monitor the situation and a new host issue like we have been seeing will trigger a rollback to ESXi 5.1.


7/27/14 11:36 pm
The UT-V team has completed applying storage controller driver changes for all UT-V hosts with one exception in the Commodity 2 cluster. The final host has only one VM running on it that cannot be migrated. It will be addressed tomorrow after reaching out to the VM’s owner.

Next update by 10:00am.


7/27/14 8:38 pm
Vent17 is restored and affected services have been confirmed functional by service owners.

The UT-V team will be doing rolling reboots (transparent) to apply storage controller driver changes in the Commodity 2 and Enterprise clusters to further stabilize the environment. We do not expect any downtime for VMs.


7/27/14 7:51 pm
Vent17 is being restarted. We expect VMs to be back up by 8:15 at the latest.  Service owners should check their VMs for functionality.

Affected services include:
ApplyTx, Austin Disk, Java Mail, MyBenefits, PYPE, UTWeb, Texas Enterprise Directory


7/27/14 7:24 pm
Affected services for Vent12 include:

Apply Texas, DocRepo (Test), JavaMail, UTWeb, MSSQL, Austin Disk


7/27/14 7:16 pm
Vent12 is scheduled to be restarted at 7:15. We expect VMs to be back up by 7:45 at the latest.  Service owners should check their VMs for functionality.

Vent17 is currently scheduled to be restarted at 7:45.


7/27/14 6:15 pm
We are beginning the rollout of the driver change to the other UT-V clusters. The hosts experiencing issues will be restarted after ITS VM administrators have had a chance to attempt graceful VM shutdowns.


7/27/14 5:55 pm
The hosts have now stopped responding in vCenter. It does appear VMs beyond Austin Disk are affected. This cluster contains only ITS VMs.


Two hosts in the UT-V environment appears to be having storage issues with a particular array. ITS Systems staff are investigating.


7/27/14 5:24 pm
Two hosts in the Enterprise cluster (which has not had the HBA driver change applied) are experiencing storage issues. The known impact is limited to Austin Disk Services at this point but may be wider.


July 27, 2014 2:52pm
The HBA drivers have been changed in the Commodity 1 cluster. It continues to operate stably. UT-V staff are monitoring the environment.


July 25, 2014 8:43pm
UT-V staff continue to work with vendor support to resolve this ongoing issue.  The UT-V team is actively working the following plan:

1. Change the default Host Bus Adapter (HBA) driver for the VMware hypervisor in Commodity 1 cluster and reboot all hosts to register the new driver.
2. Observe cluster functionality to determine if HBA driver change has a positive impact on the current issue.
3a. If no further host drop outs in Commodity 1 cluster, change default HBA’s in remaining UT-V clusters.
3b. If host dropouts continue in Commodity 1 cluster, rollback all UT-V clusters to ESXi 5.1, the last stable install base.

Next update Saturday July 26, 2014, 9pm.


July 25, 2014 6:02pm
The UT-V team continues to roll out a configuration change to attempt to stabilize the most problematic cluster.
Next update at 9:00 PM.


July 25, 2014 3:19pm
All VMs affected this afternoon have been powered back on.
UT-V are working to implement a change we hope will mitigate the issue.
Next Update 6:00 PM


July 25, 2014 2:24pm
The host currently affected by the issue will be rebooted at 3:00pm.


July 25, 2014 2:02pm
Another host is experiencing the storage issue. VM admins will be contacted.


July 25, 2014 11:06am
All affected VM’s have been powered up.


July 25, 2014 7:59am
UT-V staff are investigating a current issue with 3 hosts in UT-V.  Some VMs maybe be non-responsive.  UT-V staff are in the process of compiling lists of affected VMs.


UT-V is experiencing ongoing issues with the DDN storage arrays.  VMware and DDN support groups are engaged.  This alert will remain open for the duration of this ongoing issue. 
Next Update EOD July 25, 2014.

7/25/2014
12:23 PM
University Wiki Service intermittant instability
Service Functioning, Temporary Solution in Place

2:10 pm
The University Wikis Service is experiencing intermittent outages. ITS staff continue to monitor and investigate the root cause of the issue but users should expect slow or unresponsive service. 


1:37pm
ITS Staff are investigating.


1:21pm
As of approximately 1:14 PM, ITS Help Desk staff observed that pages on the University Wiki Service were loading slowly (>45 seconds) or not at all.

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Blackboard Weekly Maintenance
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Description: Weekly maintenance event for Blackboard (courses.utexas.edu).

The service may be degraded or down during this time.
12:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Austin Disk Services Planned Maintenance Window
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Austin Exchange Message Service (AEMS) Planned Maintenance
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SharePoint Maintenance Window
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No service outages are anticipated as only VMs and server under test ... (more)
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ERP Web Infrastructure Maintenance Window
Service: ERP UI Web Infrastructure
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10:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Web Central Scheduled Maintenance
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
uTexas Enterprise Directory (TED) routine maintenance
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Description: Routine maintenance on TED (The uTexas Enterprise Directory) will be done at this time. No interruption of service is anticipated, however updates to TED may be suspended periodically during this ... (more)
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
vDesk TETTNANG memory swap
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: putting Tettnang into maintenance so core can test memory.
6:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Blog Service Weekly Maintenance
Service: University Blog Service
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12:01 AM - 1:00 AM
Planned maintenance for SQL03
Service: Microsoft SQL Server
Description: ITS MSSQL Server will undergo maintenance to improve stability. SQL Server databases on SQL03 (including Adobe Connect) will be unavailable for some part of this maintenance.
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
vDesk HALLERTAU server downtime for memory swap
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: placing server into maintenance and shutting down so core can swap memory around and test for errors.
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Relocate F5 load balancer
Service: Core Network Services
Description: One of the F5 load balancers will be relocated to another datacenter. User visible impact is not expected. This move will improve our high availability configuration. This maintenance had been ... (more)
6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Footprints Weekly Maintenance
Service: Footprints Incident Tracking System
Description: Application or OS patching and updates.
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
SecureDoc service and server maintenance
Service: Enterprise Whole Disk Encryption
Description: Recurring maintenance window for SecureDoc services.
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
PROD uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Routine Maintenance
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Description: TIM PROD will be undergoing routine maintenance. Mainframe and web users of the PROD TIM system may experience two 5-10 minute outages during the maintenance period. EID logins will not be affected.
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.
12:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Austin Exchange Message Service (AEMS) Planned Maintenance
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Description: This maintenance includes any or all of the following maintenance tasks:

* Installation of security updates and hotfixes.

* Moving of user mailboxes to different mailbox databases to better ... (more)
12:01 AM - 6:00 AM
SharePoint Maintenance Window
Service: SharePoint
Description: Service availability may be intermittent during the maintenance window.
1:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Mainframe maintenance window
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Description: The UT Austin mainframe will undergo planned maintenance early Sunday morning beginning shortly after 01:00 AM and lasting approximately 1 hour into Sunday morning. UT Direct, applytexas.org, ... (more)
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Mainframe Stunnel maintenance
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Description: We will be conducting maintenance on the stunnel servers. Some clients with long running stunnel connections to the mainframe may experience a brief interruption in service.
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
UT Direct credit card maintenance
Service: UT Direct
Description: We're replacing a server to the credit card processing. No user impact expected.
6:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Blog Service Weekly Maintenance
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9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Mainframe stunnel maintenance
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10:00 PM - 6:00 AM
Footprints Server migration
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Description: Migrating the footprints ticketing system to a new application server.

Service will be unavailable.
10:00 PM - 6:00 AM
Footprints Server migration
Service: Footprints Incident Tracking System
Description: Migrating the footprints ticketing system to a new application server.

Service will be unavailable.
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
ITS Jabber Service Update
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6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Footprints Weekly Maintenance
Service: Footprints Incident Tracking System
Description: Application or OS patching and updates.
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
SecureDoc service and server maintenance
Service: Enterprise Whole Disk Encryption
Description: Recurring maintenance window for SecureDoc services.
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
WebSpace planned database 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.
12:00 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)
12:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Austin Exchange Message Service (AEMS) Planned Maintenance
Service: Austin Exchange Messaging Service
Description: This maintenance includes any or all of the following maintenance tasks:

* Installation of security updates and hotfixes.

* Moving of user mailboxes to different mailbox databases to better ... (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 - 7:05 AM
MSSQL Maintenance - SQL01
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Description: There will be a brief interruption in SQL Server availability for SQL01 to complete a resiliency enhancement.
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Mainframe stunnel maintenance
Service: Mainframe Stunnel
Description: We will be conducting maintenance on the stunnel servers. Some clients with long running stunnel connections to the mainframe may experience a brief interruption in service.
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.
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
QUAL uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Routine Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
ERP Web Infrastructure Maintenance Window
Service: ERP UI Web Infrastructure
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
UT Direct Planned Maintenance
Service: UT Direct
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6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wiki Service Monthly Maintenance
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9:30 PM - 10:00 PM
FTPMail - new version
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No ... (more)
10:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Web Central Scheduled Maintenance
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7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
UDCC Network Security Enhancements
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
uTexas Enterprise Directory (TED) routine maintenance
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6:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Blog Service Weekly Maintenance
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10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
UT Lists planned maintenance
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6:30 AM - 7:00 AM
PROD uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Routine Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: We will be conducting routine maintenance on the TIM PROD system. Users accessing the EID Self Help Application or the EID Administrative Application may experience connection resets during the ... (more)
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Urchin Planned Maintenance Window
Service: Web Analytics: Urchin
Description: Planned monthly maintenance window for Urchin.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
AEMS Network Resiliency Testing
Service: Austin Exchange Messaging Service
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7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
SecureDoc service and server maintenance
Service: Enterprise Whole Disk Encryption
Description: Recurring maintenance window for SecureDoc services.
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
WebSpace planned database maintenance
Service: WebSpace
Description: The database server for WebSpace will undergo routine software maintenance. WebSpace will be unavailable while this maintenance is being performed. We expect this maintenance window to be exercised ... (more)

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