The University of Texas at Austin

ITS Services Status

Current Service Interruptions

7/27/2014
9:06 PM
RESOLVED: Campus WDS Emergency maintenance shutdown - 9:30am 7/25
Service Restored

Resolved and Functional.


0936
Campus Windows Deployment Services will become unavailable starting at 10:00AM due to the on-going UT-V storage issue. Services should return to normal operation after UT-V hosts are back online.

7/27/2014
9:05 PM
RESOLVED: Windows Web Hosting service interruption due to UT-V issues
Service Restored

Resolved and Functional.


10:17AM
Starting at around 10:30 AM, all Windows Web Hosting sites which have been configured for UTLOGIN authentication will be impacted by the UT-V maintenance.

7/27/2014
8:40 PM
RESOLVED: Austin Disk Service issue under investigation
Service Restored

7/27/14 8:39 pm
Austin Disk was restored to full service at approximately 8:10pm.


7/27/14 5:21 pm
The Austin Disk issue does appear related to the UT-V storage issue.


Some Austin Disk Servers are not responding. ITS Systems staff are investigating.

This may or may not be related to the UT-V storage issue.

7/27/2014
8:37 PM
On-Going UT-V Storage Issue
Unplanned Maintenance

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
1:15 PM
RESOLVED University Blogs Service Outage
Service Restored

1:13
This service has returned to normal.


10:14AM
Service outage extended to 11:15AM


9:12AM
University Blogs Service will become unavailable starting at 10:30AM due to the on-going UT-V storage issue. Outage is expected to be no longer than 45 minutes.

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.

Past Service Interruptions

Upcoming Maintenance

<<< 02/10/2013 - 03/02/2013 >>>
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
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.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Planned Apollo Maintenance in QUAL
Service: Apollo
Description: Routine maintenance will take place in QUAL to fix a problem with group member management in Apollo Lite. No downtime is expected.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Pype maintenance
Service: Python Production Environment (PyPE)
Description: The Pype deployment interface will be unavailable for up to one hour as we deploy a new release candidate of the client tools. Django will also be updated with security patches during this time. ... (more)
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Student Photo Roster Planned Maintenance
Service: Student Photo Roster
Description: On Tuesday, February 12th from 7:30 - 8:00am the Student Photo Roster will undergo routine scheduled maintenance. Users should experience no interruption in service.
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
ID Photo Gateway Planned Maintenance
Service: ID Photo Gateway
Description: On Tuesday, February 12th from 7:30 - 8:00am the ID Photo Gateway will undergo routine scheduled maintenance. Users should experience no interruption in service.
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Virtual ID Cards Planned Maintenance
Service: Virtual ID Cards
Description: On Tuesday, February 12th from 7:30 - 8:00am the Virtual ID Cards will undergo routine scheduled maintenance. Users should experience no interruption in service.
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
UTForge Quarterly Maintenance
Service: UTForge
Description: The UTForge production servers will undergo quarterly system package and security updates. There will be no interruption for the Subversion service, Trac will be unavailable for a portion of this ... (more)
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Removing unused datastores for CX4 clearing
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: various datastores will be removed from vSphere that are no longer in use.
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
University Directory ( White Pages ) Maintenance
Service: University Directory (White Pages)
Description: Routine software updates for the University Directory (White Pages) will be implemented. No interruption of service is expected.
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
Planned maintenance of Document Repository on Feb 14, 2013 7 am to 8 am
Service: Document Repository
Description: Document Repository system will be switched to a new set of machines behind F5 load balancer in production environment.

During this maintenance:
1. DNS name docrep.its.utexas.edu will be ... (more)
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) TEST/QUAL/PROD Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: We will be conducting maintenance on all of the TIM systems. There may be connection resets in the EID Self Service application and the EID Administrative Application during the maintenance, but no ... (more)
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
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: TIM PROD will be undergoing routine maintenance. Users of the EID self help application or the EID administrative application may experience session resets.
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Load Balancer HA configuration
Service: Core Network Services
Description: HA parameters on the F5 load balancers will be changed to reduce unnecessary failover events.
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.
12:01 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 - 1:00 AM
Planned maintenance for SQL01
Service: Microsoft SQL Server
Description: ITS SQL Server sql01.austin.utexas.edu will undergo scheduled maintenance. Applications utilizing this service (including ITS Sharepoint 2010) will be temporarily unavailable during portions of this ... (more)
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.
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
TEST uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Routine Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: TIM TEST will be undergoing routine maintenance. Mainframe users of the TEST TIM system may experience two 5-10 minute outages during the maintenance period.
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.
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wiki Service Monthly Maintenance
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
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)
5:30 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)
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 AM - 11:00 AM
Planned maintenance of PDF Generator on Feb 21, 10 am to 11 am
Service: PDF Generator
Description: PDF Generator Java code signing certificate will be renewed during this maintenance. No service interruption is expected.
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Urchin Planned Maintenance Window
Service: Web Analytics: Urchin
Description: Planned monthly maintenance window for Urchin.
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
SecureDoc service and server maintenance
Service: Enterprise Whole Disk Encryption
Description: Recurring maintenance window for SecureDoc services.
8:00 AM - 11:59 AM
Web Central Patch Maintenance
Service: Web Central
Description: Servers associated with www.utexas.edu, UTS and custom Unix Web hosting will undergo routine patch maintenance.

At various times during the maintenance window, access to www.utexas.edu, UTS and ... (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 - 8:00 AM
Pype maintenance
Service: Python Production Environment (PyPE)
Description: This maintenance will update the utdirect package for the most recent version of the client tools, 26.3.4-rc4. The deployment interface will be briefly unavailable but deployed applications will be ... (more)
6:30 AM - 7:00 AM
uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) PROD Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: We will be conducting routine maintenance on the PROD TIM systems. Users of the EID Self Help Application or the EID Administrative Application may experience connection resets during the ... (more)
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Planned Apollo Maintenance in PROD
Service: Apollo
Description: Routine maintenance will take place in PROD to fix a problem with group member management in Apollo Lite. No downtime is expected.
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Virtual ID Cards Planned Maintenance
Service: Virtual ID Cards
Description: On Tuesday, February 26th from 8:00-8:30am the Virtual ID Cards will undergo routine scheduled maintenance. Users should experience no interruption in service.
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Student Photo Roster Planned Maintenance
Service: Student Photo Roster
Description: On Tuesday, February 26th from 8:00-8:30am the Student Photo Roster will undergo routine scheduled maintenance. Users should experience no interruption in service.
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
JIRA OS Patching
Service: Jira
Maintenance blackout window
Description: JIRA VM sys admins will do OS-level patching. No interruption in service is expected.
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
ID Photo Gateway Planned Maintenance
Service: ID Photo Gateway
Description: On Tuesday, February 26th from 8:00-8:30am the ID Photo Gateway will undergo routine scheduled maintenance. Users should experience no interruption in service.
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
QUAL uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Routine Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: TIM QUAL will be undergoing routine maintenance. Mainframe and web users of the QUAL TIM system may experience two 5-10 minute outages during the maintenance period.
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Removal of datastores from vSphere
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: Removing unused LUNs from hosts within vSphere
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
UTmail Signup Portal maintenance
Service: UTmail
Description: ITS will be performing maintenance on the UTmail signup portal. No interruption in service is expected.
10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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.
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Removal of datastores from vSphere
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: Removing unused LUNs from hosts within vSphere
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
UTdirect Credit card maintenance
Service: UT Direct
Description: We're adding one server to the credit card processing cluster. No user impact expected
5:30 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)
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
SecureDoc service and server maintenance
Service: Enterprise Whole Disk Encryption
Description: Recurring maintenance window for SecureDoc services.
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Footprints Schedule Maintenance
Service: Footprints Incident Tracking System
Description: Footprints scheduled maintenance - OS or application patching and updates.
8:00 AM - 11:59 AM
UTS Server Maintenance
Service: Web Publishing on Unix
Description: The server hosting the UTS timesharing service, uts.cc.utexas.edu, will receive patches and software updates.

During the maintenance window all UTS services will be unavailable, including ... (more)

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