The University of Texas at Austin

ITS Services Status

Current Service Interruptions

9/16/2014
9:35 PM
RESOLVED: Media recording in Canvas not working currently
Service Restored

Our DevOps team has resolved the issue that was preventing users from recording media comments in Canvas. The media tool is functioning normally again. We appreciate your patience while we investigated and resolved this issue.


Users cannot record new media comments in Canvas currently. The recording tool in the rich content editor attempts to connect for awhile, and then an error message is returned. Our DevOps team is working on the problem; we’ll provide an update in 15 minutes.

We apologize for the inconvenience to your users. Our testing shows that playing back media is working fine, and we’ll work to get the recording function back online ASAP.

9/16/2014
5:33 PM
RESOLVED: Expedited non-disruptive maintenance (AEMS/MSOL)
Service Restored

17:29
Maintenance is complete.


A minor configuration change to our Office 365 MSOL (Azure AD) instance is being made to pre-empt a potential issue.  No user impact will occur.

9/16/2014
5:04 PM
UT Direct PDF Generator”
Under Investigation

17:04
ITS Systems Middleware continues to investigate and has obtained assistance from developers in ITS Applications in the effort.

No workaround has been identified yet, though the team has identified promising leads.  We will update the list again on Wednesday at 12 noon.


17:02
This is an update to the “UT Direct PDF Generator” alert, posted at: http://www.utexas.edu/its/alerts/main.php

Attempts to generate PDFs from with UT Direct has been inconsistent; PDF creation success and failure are intermittent, using the same combinations of browser and OS.

Analysis of code and transactional process traces have resulted in identification of sections in the PDF Generator that may be responsible for the undesired behavior.  ITS continues to investigate and debug this issue. 

An update will follow no later than 10:00AM, or earlier as warranted.

Please contact the UTLogin team at utlogin@utlists.utexas.edu if you have any issues, questions or concerns.

Please include:

What is the level of impact lack of PDF generation is causing in daily operations?
Are there any workarounds (like using the application/browser “print to PDF”) that are applicable in any situations?
Are there any “critical” periods happening soon that would change the level of impact in daily operations?


11:30
ITS has been notified of problems using the “PDF generator” within UT Direct.

This service is most commonly used to create electronic copies of W-2s and systematically generated letters.

ITS is attempting to reliably reproduce the problem and troubleshoot the issue.

An update will follow no later than 1.30PM, or earlier as warranted.ITS continues to investigate and debug this issue.

9/16/2014
2:27 PM
RESOLVED Non-Disruptive UT-V maintenance extended
Service Restored

2;13
This maintenance is complete.
12:06
Maintenance is extended until 2:00pm. There have been no issues (other than being distracted by unrelated tasks).

9/11/2014
8:09 AM
Deprecating selected older, weaker SSL ciphers for Canvas
Under Investigation

We’re deprecating a handful of older, weaker SSL ciphers effective EOD next Wednesday (9/17/14); we believe very few, if any, of you will be impacted by this change.

Past Service Interruptions

Upcoming Maintenance

<<< 05/11/2014 - 05/31/2014 >>>
12:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Blackboard Weekly Maintenance
Service: Blackboard
Description: This window is for weekly planned maintenance, disruptive and non-disruptive, and may include OS patching for application servers or infrastructure dependencies, as well as database or application ... (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)
12:01 AM - 6:00 AM
SharePoint 2010 Maintenance
Service: SharePoint
Description: During the weekly maintenance window, SharePoint 2010 farm will have SharePoint updates (product updates and security updates) installed.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Pype Django upgrade
Service: Python Production Environment (PyPE)
Description: Pype's version of Django will be upgraded from 1.4.10 to 1.4.11.
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
UTForge quarterly OS maintenance
Service: UTForge
Description: UTForge will undergo quarterly OS maintenance. Subversion will be available throughout this maintenance event.
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
QUAL uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Routine Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: We will be conducting disruptive maintenance on the TIM QUAL system. There will be about a one hour outage during the maintenance.
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Administrative Systems file transfer server upgrade
Service: Mainframe
Description: Non-disruptive upgrades to transfer.its.utexas.edu, the SFTP server for Administrative Systems
10:50 AM - 11:00 AM
DEFINE Internals/Enterprise Workflow Expedited Maintenance
Service: DEFINE Internals/Enterprise Workflow
Description: *DEFINE Internals/Enterprise Workflow will be performing expedited maintenance to deploy a user-requested enhancement. Users should not experience any interruption in service.
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Campus Satellite Planned Maintenance
Service: Campus Red Hat Network Satellite (RHNS)
Description: Routine OS patching.
10:00 PM - 11:59 PM
SharePoint Maintenance (Tue)
Service: SharePoint
Description: Regularly scheduled SharePoint maintenance each Tuesday and Friday 10PM to midnight. This maintenance may be minor and non-disruptive or may consist of component or service resets which will ... (more)
10:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Web Central Biweekly 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)
5:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Microsoft SQL: SQL02 upgrade/migrate
Service: Microsoft SQL Server
Description: Databases on SQL02 instance will be migrate to a new SQL 2008R2 instance. Database connections will be unavailable during the maintenance period.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Application Registry (AppReg) Server Maintenance
Service: Application Registry
Description: Install operating system updates on appreg.security.utexas.edu.
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
UDC A Temporary Generator Installation
Service: University Data Center
Description: Planned - Non-Disruptive Maintenance: A temporary roll up generator is being deployed while the fixed generator at UDC A is relocated. If you have any questions or concerns with this maintenance ... (more)
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
PyPE PROD Expedited Maintenance
Service: Python Production Environment (PyPE)
Description: PyPE Apps on PROD servers will be restarted to reclaim RAM. Servers will be done separately, so no disruption is anticipated.
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
UT-V Enterprise cluster host maintenance
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: One ESXi server in Enterprise cluster will be reconfigured on the storage fabric.

No VM or vCenter service interruptions are anticipated.
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Blog Service Weekly Maintenance
Service: University Blog Service
Description: Scheduled maintenance may occur weekly on Thursdays 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)
9:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Transfer Service Storage Migration
Service: Mainframe
Description: Migrating the storage for the mainframe transfer service.
10:00 PM - 11:59 PM
SharePoint Maintenance (Fri)
Service: SharePoint
Description: Regularly scheduled SharePoint maintenance each Tuesday and Friday 10PM to midnight. This maintenance may be minor and non-disruptive or may consist of component or service resets which will ... (more)
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
EWDE Maintenance
Service: Enterprise Whole Disk Encryption
Description: Enterprise Whole disk Encryption serviece (SecureDoc) maintenance
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
TRAC maintenance
Service: Technical Resource Account Control (TRAC)
Description: Maintenance will occur on TRAC related to AEMS eligibility sweep. No disruptions to service will occur.
12:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Blackboard Weekly Maintenance
Service: Blackboard
Description: This window is for weekly planned maintenance, disruptive and non-disruptive, and may include OS patching for application servers or infrastructure dependencies, as well as database or application ... (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)
12:01 AM - 6:00 AM
SharePoint 2010 Maintenance
Service: SharePoint
Description: During the weekly maintenance window, SharePoint 2010 farm will have SharePoint updates (product updates and security updates) installed.
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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)
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
ITS Central RAC (Production) maintenance
Service: Oracle
Description: Patching for the OS and Database will occur during this maintenance window. No service interruption is expected.
6:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Adobe Connect Upgrade
Service: Web Conferencing - Adobe Connect
Description: Adobe Connect will be upgraded to the latest release
All Day
AD Remediation
Service: Austin Active Directory
Description: ITS will be updating accounts in the Austin Active Directory as per the AD Remediation project.

For further information, see the AD Remediation project page: http://www.utexas.edu/it/ad/project
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Group E-Mail Planned Maintenance
Service: Group E-Mail
Description: The Group E-mail system will undergo regular maintenance on the third Monday of every month. This maintenance may be minor and non-disruptive or may consist of OS updates that would require a reboot ... (more)
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Natclipse server maintenance
Description: The natclipse servers will undergo regular operating system (OS) maintenance on the third Tuesday of every third month. No user disruption is expected due to service architecture.
12:00 PM
Course Instructor Survey planned maintenance
Description: Changes to text of automated emails and web page.
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
University Wiki Service Monthly Maintenance
Service: University Wiki Service
Description: Scheduled maintenance for the University Wiki Service occurs the third Tuesday of the month from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. To the maximum extent possible, installation of service, application and security ... (more)
10:00 PM - 11:59 PM
SharePoint Maintenance (Tue)
Service: SharePoint
Description: Regularly scheduled SharePoint maintenance each Tuesday and Friday 10PM to midnight. This maintenance may be minor and non-disruptive or may consist of component or service resets which will ... (more)
6:00 AM - 7:30 AM
Planned monthly maintenance for ITS CAT1 and non-CAT1 MySQL
Service: MySQL
Description: regular planned maintenance window for ITS CAT1 and non-CAT1 MySQL. This window will have interruptions of service to Central ITS MySQL CAT1 service, affecting Document Repository (DocRepo), ITS ... (more)
6:30 AM - 8:30 AM
XML Gateway outage (MySQL maintenance)
Service: XMLGateway
Description: A 5-10 minute Cat 1 MySQL outage is scheduled for some time within this 2 hour window.

Execution of calls to XML Gateway, during the MySQL outage, may either be delayed (buffered-up) or fail (if ... (more)
6:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Document Repository interruption caused by monthly Cat1 MySQL maintenance
Service: Document Repository
Description: Planned CAT1 MySQL maintenance will cause 5 to 10 minutes interruption to Document Repository during the maintenance window
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Administrative Systems file transfer server upgrade
Service: Mainframe
Description: Non-disruptive upgrades to transfer.its.utexas.edu, the SFTP server for Administrative Systems
9:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Mainframe Transfer Server Migration
Service: Mainframe
Description: Migration of the transfer service to new hosts.
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Planned Disruptive TED Maintenance
Service: uTexas Enterprise Directory (TED)
Description: Routine maintenance will take place on the uTexas Enterprise Directory (TED). No user impact is expected between 2:30 and 5:00 pm. There will be a brief interruption to TED updates between 5:00 and 5:... (more)
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 - 7:00 PM
UT Direct planned maintenance
Service: UT Direct
Description: UT Direct will be performing planned maintenance to deploy user-requested enhancements and bug fixes. A small percentage of users may experience a very limited interruption in service.
10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
UT Lists planned maintenance
Service: UT Lists
Description: The UT Lists mailing list service at utlists.utexas.edu will undergo routine service maintenance. List mail delivery and access to the Web interface at https://utlists.utexas.edu may be unavailable ... (more)
6:00 AM - 8:00 AM
UTForge monthly application maintenance
Service: UTForge
Description: The UTForge service will undergo application maintenance monthly on the fourth Thursday. Subversion and Trac will be not be available for at least a portion of this maintenance event.
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Shibboleth (PROD) Maintenance - Non-Disruptive
Service: Shibboleth
Description: The Shibboleth production environment will undergo routine scheduled maintenance at this time. Users should experience no interruption of service.
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Javamail - application update
Service: Mainframe Email
Description: An update to the Javamail software will be deployed, to provide better logging of individual emails, particularly in case of transmission failure.
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Blog Service Weekly Maintenance
Service: University Blog Service
Description: Scheduled maintenance may occur weekly on Thursdays 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)
3:30 PM - 4:00 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. Users should not experience any interruption in service.
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
EWDE Maintenance
Service: Enterprise Whole Disk Encryption
Description: Enterprise Whole disk Encryption serviece (SecureDoc) maintenance
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Weekly planned maintenance for OS patching
Service: Footprints Incident Tracking System
Description: Reserved window for weekly maintenance events -- mostly OS patching.
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
PROD uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Routine Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: We will be conducting disruptive maintenance on the TIM PROD system. There will be about a one hour outage during the maintenance.
12:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Blackboard Weekly Maintenance
Service: Blackboard
Description: This window is for weekly planned maintenance, disruptive and non-disruptive, and may include OS patching for application servers or infrastructure dependencies, as well as database or application ... (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)
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 of the EID Administrative Application or the EID Self Help Application may experience connection resets during the maintenance ... (more)
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
SDS - Digital Download Service maintenance
Service: Software Distribution and Sales
Description: SDS Digital Download service will be unavailable for enhancements to the site. Customers may experience service disruptions intermittently during this window.
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Campus Red Hat Network Satellite Planned Maintenance
Service: Campus Red Hat Network Satellite (RHNS)
Description: The Campus Redhat Network Satellite will undergo maintenance on Tuesday May 27 from noon till 1pm. During this time the Satellite will be unavailable to provide updates to Redhat systems.
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wireless Network Maintenance
Service: Campus Network
Description: Networking will be conducting maintenance on the wireless network controllers to load new controller and AP software. Clients may experience a loss of wireless network connectivity for about 5 ... (more)
10:00 PM - 11:59 PM
SharePoint Maintenance (Tue)
Service: SharePoint
Description: Regularly scheduled SharePoint maintenance each Tuesday and Friday 10PM to midnight. This maintenance may be minor and non-disruptive or may consist of component or service resets which will ... (more)
10:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Web Central Biweekly 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)
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Pype Django upgrade
Service: Python Production Environment (PyPE)
Description: We will be upgrading Django on Pype from 1.4.12 to 1.4.13.
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Credit Card Server Configuration Update
Service: Central Credit Card Processing Web Site
Description: We will be updating the configuration on the credit card machines.
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wireless Network Maintenance
Service: Campus Network
Description: Networking will be conducting maintenance on the wireless network controllers to load new controller and AP software. Clients may experience a loss of wireless network connectivity for about 5 ... (more)
12:01 PM - 1:00 PM
CTL's Credit by Exam system maintenance
Description: CTL's Credit by Exam system will undergo maintenance. Users may experience a brief interruption in service.
4:45 PM - 5:15 PM
CTL's Credit by Exam system non-disruptive maintenance
Description: CTL's Credit by Exam system will undergo non-disruptive maintenance
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Blog Service Weekly Maintenance
Service: University Blog Service
Description: Scheduled maintenance may occur weekly on Thursdays 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)
10:20 AM - 10:45 PM
CTL's Credit by Exam System Non-disruptive Maintenance
Description: CTL's Credit by Exam System will undergo non-disruptive maintenance
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM
CTL's Credit by Exam System Non-disruptive Maintenance
Description: CTL's Credit by Exam System will undergo non-disruptive Maintenance.
10:00 PM - 11:59 PM
SharePoint Maintenance (Fri)
Service: SharePoint
Description: Regularly scheduled SharePoint maintenance each Tuesday and Friday 10PM to midnight. This maintenance may be minor and non-disruptive or may consist of component or service resets which will ... (more)
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
EWDE Maintenance
Service: Enterprise Whole Disk Encryption
Description: Enterprise Whole disk Encryption serviece (SecureDoc) maintenance
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Weekly planned maintenance for OS patching
Service: Footprints Incident Tracking System
Description: Reserved window for weekly maintenance events -- mostly OS patching.

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