The University of Texas at Austin

ITS Services Status

Current Service Interruptions

8/30/2015
1:03 PM
RESOLVED: UTprint services restarting
Service Restored

8/30/15 1:01pm
Tests show the UTprint server is back online and functioning properly.


8/30/15 12:45pm
The UTprint server its-pharos-p01 is being restarted to help diagnose a billing gateway problem noticed in the FAC computer labs this morning.

8/29/2015
11:47 PM
RESOLVED: Some Canvas users seeing page errors for modules and quizzes
Service Restored

8/29/15 11:45 PM
Canvas Status Update
Some users seeing page errors for modules and quizzes - Resolved
At 9:30 PM MST our Product and Engineering Team deployed a fix that resolved the issue that caused some users to experience a page error when trying to access modules or while accessing a quiz that required an access code.

We sincerely apologize for the trouble this has caused for users at your institution.


8/29/2015 6:05pm
Some users seeing page errors for modules and quizzes.

The production release this morning, Saturday, August 29th, resulted in some users running into page errors with Quiz and Module pages:

The page errors are appearing for any quizzes which require access codes.  For these quizzes, when you click on their title within the course, it takes you directly to the Access Code entry page.  Entering the access code/password results in a Page Error message.

The Module Page errors have been sporadic for some students, but are not appearing for other users on their course Modules pages.  Clicking on any course with Modules listed as the home page, or clicking on the Modules link for a course, will result in a Page Error message.

Our engineers were made aware of both of these issues and their impact early this afternoon (12:00 pm MT) and have been actively working to address these changes from the release.  Our Status Page was updated, but we wanted to make you aware as a fix will take a bit longer to test and deploy.  We will provide an update here and on the status page as further information is made available.

We sincerely apologize for the trouble this is causing for users at your institution; we are working closely with our engineering team to ensure this can be fixed as soon as possible .

8/29/2015
5:54 PM
RESOLVED: East Campus Cabling/Emergency Maintenance
Service Restored

8/29/2015 5:48pm
Work is complete for the day.  There were no outages or disruptions to any services.


8/28/2015 1:57PM
Contractors will be conducting emergency maintenance Saturday 8/29 from 8am-12pm on a segment of the university’s underground cable plant.  No outages are anticipated by the contractor.  ITS Cabling and Construction will be on site monitoring the project and UDC Operations will be monitoring systems.

Past Service Interruptions

Upcoming Maintenance

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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: ITS Storage Overview
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.
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
UTmail Maintenance
Service: UTmail
Description: We will be deploying new code for the UTmail sign-up portal. Due to the nature of the sign-up portal, we do not anticipate any interruption in service.
6:30 AM - 7:30 AM
EMN$MAIL QUAL maintenance
Service: Mainframe Email
Description: There will be changes made to the backend of the EMN$MAIL delivery system in QUAL. These changes should be transparent and there should be no interruption to service during this maintenance.
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Routine TEST TIM Maintenance
Service: EID
Description: This will be an extended maintenance with one 30 minute outage over a three hour period as we conduct installation of routine software upgrades.
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Update vCenter Server database
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: The vCenter Server (esxvctr01.austin.utexas.edu) will be pointed to a new back-end database server.

No disruption expected (other than a temporary loss of ability to perform administrative tasks ... (more)
6:30 AM - 7:30 AM
EMN$MAIL QUAL maintenance
Service: Mainframe Email
Description: There will be changes made to the backend of the EMN$MAIL delivery system in QUAL. These changes should be transparent and there should be no interruption to service during this maintenance.
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
uTexas Enterprise Directory (TED) routine maintenance.
Service: uTexas Enterprise Directory (TED)
Description: Routing maintenance on TED (The uTexas Enterprise Directory) will be done at this time. No interruption of service is anticipated.
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
utdirect qual environment Update of JDK 6 to JDK7 for java webapps
Service: UT Direct Q/A environment
Description: Updating the JDK used by Tomcat and Java webapps from JDK 6 to JDK 7

No downtime or visible interruption of service for end users.
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
Apollo Maintenance in PROD
Service: Apollo
Description: Apollo maintenance will take place in PROD. Changes are not expected to impact the user.
6:00 AM - 7:00 AM
JIRA ITS Instance Planned Maintenance
Service: Jira
Description: The ITS instance of JIRA will undergo a full re-indexing of all issues. The service will be available during this maintenance window.
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
EWDE - SecureDoc Service Maintenance Window
Service: Enterprise Whole Disk Encryption
Description: Recurring maintenance window for SecureDoc services and servers.
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: ITS Storage Overview
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 - 2:00 AM
Adobe Connect Log Collection
Service: Web Conferencing - Adobe Connect
Description: Adobe Connect's remote database will be stopped and started in order to provide the vendor (Adobe) log information for an existing support ticket. No changes are being made to the service.
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 - 11:59 PM
Blackboard service upgrade
Service: Blackboard
Description: We'll be upgrading Blackboard from Service Pack 5 to Service Pack 8.

Blackboard will be down during the upgrade.
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wireless Network Maintenance
Service: Public Internet Access
Description: Networking will be upgrading the software on all the wireless controllers and access points. Maintenance will take place across multiple evenings (5/21-5/23 from 5-7pm). The maintenance will result ... (more)
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Routine QUAL TIM Maintenance
Service: EID
Description: This will be an extended maintenance with one 30 minute outage over a three hour period as we conduct installation of routine software upgrades.
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wireless Network Maintenance
Service: Public Internet Access
Description: Networking will be upgrading the software on all the wireless controllers and access points. Maintenance will take place across multiple evenings (5/21-5/23 from 5-7pm). The maintenance will result ... (more)
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
utdirect beta environment Update of JDK 6 to JDK7 for java webapps
Service: UT Direct development environment
Description: Updating the JDK used by Tomcat and Java webapps from JDK 6 to JDK 7

No downtime or visible interruption of service for end users.
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wireless Network Maintenance
Service: Public Internet Access
Description: Networking will be upgrading the software on all the wireless controllers and access points. Maintenance will take place across multiple evenings (5/21-5/23 from 5-7pm). The maintenance will result ... (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 - 8:00 AM
UDCC/UDCB NOC B Migration to Nexus Core
Service: University Data Center
Description: Impact:
Non-Disruptive, Large Scope

Change Description:
Migration of NOC B uplink for UDCC N7K A/B, UDCC SVC B, and UDCB to Nexus NOC B core router. Connections is being moved as part of the ... (more)
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Planned maintenance on utdirect.utexas.edu
Service: UT Direct
Description: Update web server software to latest release.
No downtime or interruption of service is expected.
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
EWDE - SecureDoc Service Maintenance Window
Service: Enterprise Whole Disk Encryption
Description: Recurring maintenance window for SecureDoc services and servers.
All Day
Network Maintenance Blackout
Service: Campus Network
Maintenance blackout window
Description: Network maintenance blackout
12:01 AM - 6:00 AM
Austin Disk Services Planned Maintenance Window
Service: ITS Storage Overview
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 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.
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 - 10:00 AM
EWDE - SecureDoc Service Maintenance Window
Service: Enterprise Whole Disk Encryption
Description: Recurring maintenance window for SecureDoc services and servers.
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Routine PROD TIM Maintenance
Service: EID
Description: This will be an extended maintenance with one 30 minute outage over a three hour period as we conduct installation of routine software upgrades.

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