The University of Texas at Austin

ITS Services Status

Current Service Interruptions

10/21/2014
3:56 PM
Some users experiencing Office 365 connectivity issues
Under Investigation

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

<<< 08/12/2012 - 09/01/2012 >>>
All Day
Network Maintenance Blackout
Service: Campus Network
Maintenance blackout window
Description: Network maintenance blackout
12:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Courses.utexas.edu (Blackboard) maintenance
Service: Blackboard
Description: This is a weekly maintenance window for Blackboard. Service interruptions may occur 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 Maintenance Window
Service: SharePoint
Description: Service availability may be intermittent during the maintenance window.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Wireless Network Maintenance
Service: Public Internet Access
Description: Networking will be conducting maintenance on the wireless network to address some issues with AP naming. Based on our lab tests, this will result in a 2-4 second toggle of all the access points on ... (more)
6:30 AM - 7:00 AM
EMN$MAIL maintenance
Service: Mainframe Email
Description: As part of the upcoming migration off of UMBS, we will be making some changes to the backend of the EMN$MAIL delivery system in PROD. These changes should be transparent to end users.
6:30 AM - 7:00 AM
uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) PROD routine maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) will undergo routine maintenance. During the maintenance period, there will be an outage affecting mainframe transactions. The EID Self-Help Application and EID ... (more)
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wireless Network Maintenance
Service: Public Internet Access
Description: Networking will be conducting maintenance on the core wireless routers on August 14-16 from 5-6pm on each day.

During the maintenance, the wireless access points will toggle briefly (up to 1 ... (more)
10:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Wikis Monthly Maintenance
Service: University Wiki Service
Description: Scheduled maintenance for the University Wiki Service occurs the second Tuesday of the month from 10 p.m. - 2 a.m. To the maximum extent possible, installation of service, application and security ... (more)
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wireless Network Maintenance
Service: Public Internet Access
Description: Networking will be conducting maintenance on the core wireless routers on August 14-16 from 5-6pm on each day.

During the maintenance, the wireless access points will toggle briefly (up to 1 ... (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 PM - 6:00 AM
Blackboard Maintenance outage
Service: Blackboard
Description: The blackboard service will be unavailable while we perform the following maintenance:
- install SP9
- install SP9 patchset 1

The service will be unavailble from 10p - 2a
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ITS Virtual Servers - add new datastores to vSphere
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: On Thurs 8/16 from 9am - noon we will be adding new datastores into the vSphere infrastructure.

No VM or service outages are anticipated.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
PNA Maintenance
Service: Public Internet Access
Description: On August 16, from 5-6pm, Networking will be conducting maintenance on the web portal PNA systems to implement some bug fixes. Users on the "guest.utexas.edu" wireless network as well as users on ... (more)
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wireless Network Maintenance
Service: Public Internet Access
Description: Networking will be conducting maintenance on the core wireless routers on August 14-16 from 5-6pm on each day.

During the maintenance, the wireless access points will toggle briefly (up to 1 ... (more)
10:00 PM - 6:00 AM
Blackboard Maintenance outage
Service: Blackboard
Description: The blackboard service will be unavailable while we perform the following maintenance:
- install SP9
- install SP9 patchset 1

The service will be unavailble from 10p - 2a
7:15 AM - 7:30 AM
server maintenance for SQL03
Service: Microsoft SQL Server
Description: mssql server sql03 will be restarted several times during this maintenance period in order to upgrade some hardware settings.
All Day
Network Maintenance Blackout
Service: Campus Network
Maintenance blackout window
Description: Network maintenance blackout
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.
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Campus Network Maintenance
Service: Campus Network
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)
7:00 AM - 7:15 AM
XML Gateway short service interruption
Service: XMLGateway
Description: There will be a short interruption of service when the virtual host (stutz.its.utexas.edu) for the production XML Gateway service, is moved to the Enterprise cluster of Virtual Machines.
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
Pype deployment interface maintenance
Service: Python Production Environment (PyPE)
Description: We will be switching the pype.its.utexas.edu deployment interface to start using a new Redhat VM. This maintenance should be transparent to users and no downtime is expected.
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Adobe Connect 8.2.2.2 Upgrade
Service: Web Conferencing - Adobe Connect
Description: Adobe Connect will be upgraded to the latest maintenance release
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.
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 Apollo Mainenance
Service: Apollo
Description: We will be doing routine maintenance to remove unused Apollo modules in TEST. No user impact is expected.
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.
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Campus Network Maintenance
Service: Campus Network
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)
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
PyPE planned maintenance
Service: Python Production Environment (PyPE)
Description: Monthly maintenance for the PyPE service.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Planned Apollo Mainenance
Service: Apollo
Description: We will be doing routine maintenance to remove unused Apollo modules in QUAL. No user impact is expected.
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Group E-Mail Server Maintenance
Service: Group E-Mail
Description: ITS will be performing maintenance to replace the Group Email server. No service interruption is expected.
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Memory upgrade of vCenter server and database
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: We will be upgrading esxvctr01 and esxvcdb01 memory allocations to keep these 2 VMs from paging, which has been affecting performance.
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
University Directory ( White Pages ) Maintenance
Service: University Directory (White Pages)
Description: Routine server updates for the University Directory (White Pages) will be implemented. No interruption of service is expected.
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
DEFINE Internals/Enterprise Workflow Planned Maintenance
Service: DEFINE Internals/Enterprise Workflow
Description: On Wednesday, August 29, 2012, from 5 to 7 p.m., DEFINE Internals/Enterprise Workflow will undergo maintenance. A small percentage of users may experience a very limited interruption of service ... (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)
6:30 AM - 7:00 AM
uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) PROD routine maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: Normal monthly maintenance. There will be session resets if users are actively working on the EID Self Help Application and EID Administrative Application during the maintenance period.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Planned Apollo Mainenance
Service: Apollo
Description: We will be doing routine maintenance to remove unused Apollo modules in PROD. No user impact is expected.

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