The University of Texas at Austin

ITS Services Status

Current Service Interruptions

9/29/2014
7:31 PM
RESOLVED: Austin Disk Connectivity Issues
Service Restored

7:30 PM
All servers are now operating and testing indicates that functionality has been fully restored.  ITS Systems staff are continuing to monitor the behavior of the service.


2:15
Testing indicates that the affected server is once again functioning properly.  We will bring it back into production status at 7:00pm today and continue to monitor its performance before considering the issue resolved.


9:54
We are continuing to verify the affected server’s functionality.

The next update will be Monday 9/29/2014 at 4:00pm unless the situation changes.


4:13 PM
Emergency maintenance will be performed on the malfunctioning server beginning 12:00 AM on Sun 28 Sep.
Austin Disk will continue to operate but with less redundancy since the server has already been taken out of service. Note, however, that there is planned maintenance on the rest of Austin Disk occurring between 12:00am and 6:00am on Sunday.
The next update will be 10:00 AM on Mon 29 Sep unless the situation worsens or the server is returned to service before then.


3:09 PM
Austin Disk customers have reported intermittent connectivity issues this week. This was initially diagnosed as a client issue but now appears to be a server issue.
One of two redundant servers seems to be the source of the issue. It was taken out of service and clients should have restored connectivity once their caches clear (~15 minutes) or they restart their machines (which clears the caches immediately).
Please report any issues that continue after a restart to the ITS Help Desk so that we can continue to gather data.

9/29/2014
6:02 PM
RESOLVED: Canvas: RecordUploadPlayback of media gives error or sticks on “Loading…”
Service Restored

18:00
Our engineers have resolved the problem with the Kaltura integration in regards to recording, uploading and playing back media in Canvas. A full incident report will be provided in the next 24 hours describing:
• What caused the issue
• What was done to fix it
• Preventative measures to avoid future similar incidents

We apologize for any inconvenience and frustration this has caused for you and your institution’s users. Please let us know if your users continue to experience any media problems so that we can review it further. 


16:59
Our Ops team is still working on the record\upload\playback issues with our Kaltura integration. There is not yet an ETA for resolution but we are working to resolve it as quickly as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience and will provide another update within 30 minutes.


16:24
We are still seeing the record\upload\playback issues with our Kaltura integration and our Ops team is working to resolve it as quickly as possible.  We apologize for any inconvenience and will provide another update within 30 minutes.


15:48
We are currently seeing an issue with our Kaltura integration that is preventing users from using the Record\Upload media feature or playback an media that was recorded\uploaded with Canvas’ Kaltura integration.
We are working to resolve this as quickly as possible and apologize for any inconvenience. We will provide an update within 30 minutes.

9/29/2014
11:56 AM
Expedited: Non-Disruptive Red Hat Enterprise Linux security patching for CVE-2014-7169
Unplanned Maintenance

11:52
A critical security vulnerability for Bash has been identified in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).

ITS Systems has been monitoring vendor response and follow up. A previous patch for CVE-2014-6271 was released and applied last week to RHEL hosts managed by ITS Systems. Red Hat released a subsequent patch for CVE-2014-7169 to address further concerns for the Bash vulnerabilities.

The latest patch will be applied to all RHEL hosts managed by ITS Systems in the following stages, today (9/29):

- All TEST (and lower) hosts, 11:30 am
- All QUAL (and lower) hosts, 12:00 pm
- All PROD (and lower) hosts, 12:30 pm

The patch is expected to be non-disruptive, and has been confirmed to be so on internal test systems.

Based on the tests with the current patch and the lack of any adverse effects with application of patch for CVE-2014-6271, the risk and impact is expected to be Low.

Patches will be applied throughout the day, with completion expected by 5:00 pm.

Critical security updates for Red Hat related to this vulnerability are being made available on the Campus RHNS Service as they are released (typically within 30-60 minutes).

If you run Red Hat Enterprise Linux and do not yet have your systems connected to Satellite, you can find out more information here:

http://www.utexas.edu/its/rhns/

Past Service Interruptions

Upcoming Maintenance

<<< 05/26/2013 - 06/15/2013 >>>
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)
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Campus Network Maintenance
Service: Campus Network
Maintenance blackout window
Description: Networking will be performing maintenance on the campus network. During this time, portions of the campus network may be intermittently unavailable. Hosts and services connected to the campus network ... (more)
All Day
UTBackup Monthly Application Maintenance
Service: UTBackup
Description: Monthly Patch window for the (Application) of the UTBackup Service
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
UTBackup Monthly OS Maintenance
Service: UTBackup
Description: Monthly Maintenance window for (OS) patching of the UTBackup service.
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.
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
DEFINE Internals/Enterprise Workflow Planned Maintenance
Service: DEFINE Internals/Enterprise Workflow
Description: *DEFINE Internals/Enterprise Workflow will be performing planned maintenance to deploy user-requested enhancements and bug fixes. A small percentage of users may experience a very limited ... (more)
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Blog Service Weekly Maintenance
Service: University Blog Service
Description: Scheduled maintenance may occur weekly on Wednesdays between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. To the maximum extent possible, installation of service, application, and security updates will be performed during ... (more)
7:00 AM - 7:15 AM
XML Gateway certificate change
Service: XMLGateway
Description: XML Gateway PROD host will have a digital certificate changed, and the Tomcat app server will be restarted.

Users will experience a short outage expected to last a few minutes.
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
EMN$INET maintenance
Service: Mainframe Email
Description: Code changes for the module EMN$INET will be moved into production. No service disruption is expected.
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Shibboleth Routine Maintenance
Service: Shibboleth
Description: The Shibboleth production environment (idp.its.utexas.edu) will undergo routine scheduled maintenance at this time. Users should experience no interruption of service.
1:00 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)
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.
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 - 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)
12:00 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)
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
NFS Server Maintenance
Description: ITS will be performing storage maintenance that affects a number of IT services across campus. We are updating the operating system on the StoCon file servers to the latest supported revision.
10:00 AM - 11:59 PM
OS upgrade on the F5 load balancers
Service: Core Network Services
Description: The OS on the F5 load balancers will be upgraded to install security and performance enhancements.

There may be momentary interruptions to some load balanced services, but most services should ... (more)
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
PyPE OS Security Patching - Test & Qual
Service: Python Production Environment (PyPE)
Description: Apply OS Patch Stream to PyPE Test and Qual environments. Servers are paired and will be updated in sequence, so PyPE-based applications will continue to run with diminished capacity but no ... (more)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Upgrade DR cluster vCenter server
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: Upgrade the vCenter server at the DR site to revision 5.1. No user impact anticipated.
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, however updates to TED may be suspended periodically during this ... (more)
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wireless Network Maintenance
Service: Public Internet Access
Description: Networking will be conducting maintenance on one of the core wireless routers to replace a failing module (faulty hardware). Wireless clients in some areas of campus may experience a momentary drop (... (more)
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Blog Service Weekly Maintenance
Service: University Blog Service
Description: Scheduled maintenance may occur weekly on Wednesdays between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. To the maximum extent possible, installation of service, application, and security updates will be performed during ... (more)
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Upgrade vCenter server
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: Upgrade the vCenter server to revision 5.1. VMs will be unaffected, however during this outage access to VM consoles (which goes through vCenter) or other VM provisioning tasks that require vCenter ... (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.
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)
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Migration of Java webapps servers to new servers
Service: UT Direct Q/A environment
Description: We will be migrating the Java webapp tomcat servers to new servers. No user impact expected
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.
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.
10:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Web Central Scheduled Maintenance
Service: Web Central
Description: The servers and software associated with www.utexas.edu, custom websites hosted on Web Central, and Web publishing on UNIX (UTS, uts.cc.utexas.edu) will undergo scheduled maintenance. During this ... (more)
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Emergency Maintenance Window SRM/Enterprise cluster....
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: We will be testing SRM failover/failback operations on 6/12/2013 from 12:00pm - 4:00pm. This is on a newly upgraded vCenter server and newly upgraded SRM server, so maintenance window is being ... (more)
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Blog Service Weekly Maintenance
Service: University Blog Service
Description: Scheduled maintenance may occur weekly on Wednesdays between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. To the maximum extent possible, installation of service, application, and security updates will be performed during ... (more)
6:00 PM - 6:00 AM
Session Border Controller Software Upgrade
Service: Voice Services (VoIP)
Description: Vendor upgrade of Session Border Controller software (p/o new VoIP system). Redundant system so we expect no user impact. (This was originally the contingency window. Schedule change because of ... (more)
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Shibboleth Routine Maintenance
Service: Shibboleth
Description: The Shibboleth production environment (idp.its.utexas.edu) will undergo routine scheduled maintenance at this time. Users should experience no interruption of service.
6:00 PM - 6:00 AM
Session Border Controller Configuration Change
Service: Voice Services (VoIP)
Description: Our vendor will be reconfiguring the Session Border Controller (p/o the new VoIP system). Although the system is redundant, the changes may require a momentary interruption in VoIP service.
6:00 PM - 6:00 AM
Session Border Controller Software Upgrade
Service: Voice Services (VoIP)
Description: Vendor upgrade of Session Border Controller software (p/o new VoIP system). Redundant system so we expect no user impact. (This was originally the contingency window. Schedule change because of ... (more)
6:00 PM - 6:00 AM
Session Border Controller Configuration Change
Service: Voice Services (VoIP)
Description: Our vendor will be reconfiguring the Session Border Controller (p/o the new VoIP system). Although the system is redundant, the changes may require a momentary interruption in VoIP service.
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
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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