The University of Texas at Austin

ITS Services Status

Current Service Interruptions

10/20/2014
2:46 PM
RESOLVED:Phone and email support for Canvas down
Service Restored

2:45
Canvas Status Update
RESOLVED - Help request submission to Canvas Support functional via all methods again - 10/20/14
Email support is up and functional again. We have begun receiving email communication from Canvas users again and our own tests confirm functionality as well. All supported methods of help request submission are functioning as expected. We apologize for any frustration this caused your users.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you continue to experience an issue with any method of submitting a help request to Canvas Support.


2:05pm
Canvas Status Update
Users still unable to contact Canvas Support via email, works intermittently - 10/20/14
Zendesk is continuing to experience an issue with email processing causing issues with reaching Canvas Support via email. We have seen some emails make it through though it is still very intermittent at this time. We’re continuing to investigate the problem with Zendesk and will provide more information in the next 30 minutes.


1:32
Phone lines, webform help submissions and LiveChat support (for schools with chat support) remain functional; however, email support remains down. We’re continuing to investigate the problem with Zendesk and will provide more information in the next 30 minutes.


1:15
Phones back online; Users still unable to contact Canvas Support via email - 10/20/14
Phone lines are back up and functioning though email support is still down. Help submissions via the built-in help menu webform and LiveChat (for schools with chat support) are still functioning. We’re continuing to investigate the problem with Zendesk and will provide more information in the next 15 minutes


12:54
We just became aware of a Zendesk issue that is preventing users from reaching Canvas Support via the support phone lines or via email. Help submissions via the built-in help menu webform and LiveChat (for schools with chat support) are still functioning. We’re investigating the problem with Zendesk and will provide more information in the next 15 minutes.

10/18/2014
1:41 PM
Canvas Status Update: Request timeouts and severe slowness 10-15-14
Under Investigation

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

<<< 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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