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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

<<< 07/08/2012 - 07/28/2012 >>>
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.
6:30 AM - 8:30 AM
ID Photo Gateway Planned Maintenance
Service: ID Photo Gateway
Description: On Tuesday, July 10th from 6:30am - 8:30am the ID Photo Gateway will undergo routine scheduled maintenance. Users should experience no interruption in service.
6:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Student Photo Roster Planned Maintenance
Service: Student Photo Roster
Description: On Tuesday, July 10th from 6:30am - 8:30am the Student Photo Roster will undergo routine scheduled maintenance. Users should experience no interruption in service.
6:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Virtual ID Cards Planned Maintenance
Service: Virtual ID Cards
Description: On Tuesday, July 10th from 6:30am - 8:30am the Virtual ID Cards will undergo routine scheduled maintenance. Users should experience no interruption in service.
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
Planned Maintenance for Central Web Authentication
Service: Central Web Authentication (CWA)
Description: Central Web Authentication will undergo routine scheduled maintenance. Users should experience no interruption of service.
10:00 PM - 11:59 PM
www.utexas.edu Planned Maintenance
Service: Web Central
Description: Routine maintenance for UT Austin Web Central (www.utexas.edu). During the maintenance window there will be brief periods of service unavailability for some but not all visitors to www.utexas.edu as ... (more)
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.
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.
All Day
ITS Virtual Servers - removal of deprecated datastores
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: Numerous datastores from the CX3 will be removed from the Virtual Servers hosts. This is part of a planned migration off this part of the storage fabric.

This maintenance event has no anticipated ... (more)
All Day
ITS Virtual Servers - removal of deprecated datastores
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: Numerous datastores from the CX3 will be removed from the Virtual Servers hosts. This is part of a planned migration off this part of the storage fabric.

This maintenance event has no anticipated ... (more)
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Data Center Fiber Maintenance
Service: University Data Center
Description: ITS networking will be performing maintenance on one of the fiber paths into the Data Center. This maintenance is being done to re-route fiber to improve network redundancy.

No customer impact is ... (more)
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
TEST and QUAL uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Routine Maintenance
Service: EID
Description: There will be a brief (one minute or so) service interruption during the maintenance period. There will be no PRODUCTION impact.
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Planned maintenance of beta.its.utexas.edu web service
Service: UT Direct Q/A environment
Description: Upgrade of security routines to version 8.
No downtime or interruption of service is expected.
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
PyPE Deployment Interface Maintenance
Service: Python Production Environment (PyPE)
Description: The PyPE deployment interface will be taken down briefly to install a new cert issued by the MySQL admins last week. The downtime should last no more than a few minutes.

Deployed projects will be ... (more)
10:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Custom Unix Web Publishing Planned Maintenance
Service: Custom Web Publishing
Description: Routine maintenance for custom Unix based Web hosting services. During the maintenance window there will be brief periods of service unavailability for sites as work proceeds.

Affected custom Web ... (more)
All Day
ITS Virtual Servers - removal of deprecated datastores
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: Numerous datastores from the CX3 will be removed from the Virtual Servers hosts. This is part of a planned migration off this part of the storage fabric.

This maintenance event has no anticipated ... (more)
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Application Registry (AppReg) Maintenance
Description: The Application Registry (AppReg) will be unavailable on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 from 7am - 8am for system updates.
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
DEFINE Internals/Enterprise Workflow associated application Planned Maintenance
Service: DEFINE Internals/Enterprise Workflow
Description: On Wednesday, July 18, 2012, from 5 to 7 p.m., the mainframe application *TXINFO will undergo maintenance. A small percentage of users may experience a very limited interruption in service during ... (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)
All Day
ITS Virtual Servers - removal of deprecated datastores
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: Numerous datastores from the CX3 will be removed from the Virtual Servers hosts. This is part of a planned migration off this part of the storage fabric.

This maintenance event has no anticipated ... (more)
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Planned maintenance on dpdev1.dp.utexas.edu
Service: UT Direct development environment
Description: Updating the security routines on the web server to fix a bug with empty or invalid data in cookies. No change in functionality.
No downtime or interruption of service expected.
All Day
ITS Virtual Servers - removal of deprecated datastores
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: Numerous datastores from the CX3 will be removed from the Virtual Servers hosts. This is part of a planned migration off this part of the storage fabric.

This maintenance event has no anticipated ... (more)
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Emergency SAINT (selfscan) Maintenance
Service: Selfscan (SAINT)
Description: We will be performing emergency maintenance on selfscan to replace a failed hard drive.
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.
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.
6:30 AM - 7:30 AM
Central RAC OAASPROD patching
Service: Oracle
Description: Install security patches and bug fixes on OAASPROD.
6:30 AM - 7:00 AM
uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) PROD routine maintenance
Service: EID
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)
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
PyPE Planned Maintenance
Service: Python Production Environment (PyPE)
Description: The PyPE service will undergo maintenance while the filer volumes used by the service are moved in preparation for a filer OS upgrade.

During this maintenance, the PyPE service will be completely ... (more)
10:00 PM - 11:59 PM
UTS Planned Maintenance
Service: Web Publishing on Unix
Description: Routine maintenance for the UTS Unix timesharing service (uts.cc.utexas.edu). UTS services including SSH/SFTP access, POP/IMAP email and individual account Web hosting will be unavailable while ... (more)
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 DPUSER Maintenance
Service: DPUSER
Description: Routine DPUSER maintenance will take place in PROD. No user impact is expected.
5:00 PM - 5:15 PM
UT Direct planned migration
Service: UT Direct
Description: We removed references to T3N$USE2 from two of our modules; migrating them to PROD. We will also move a few old modules to the archive library.
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.

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