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ITS Services Status

Current Service Interruptions

2/8/2016
9:02 AM
RESOLVED: Loss of UTDirect / Apply Texas redundancy
Service Restored

2/8/2016 8:54 AM
This issue has been resolved.  UTDirect and Apply Texas have been restored to their normal operating state.  The services are once again running on a fully redundant load balancing environment.

The previous load balancer continued to process traffic normally until it was replaced during the maintenance window.  Throughout this event, there was no impact to production services beyond what would have normally occurred during the regularly scheduled Mainframe maintenance window.


2/5/2016 7:38 AM
UTDirect and Apply Texas are still in a degraded state.  ITS Systems has almost finished duplicating the load balancing environment.  Only one non-production service (dpdev1.dp.utexas.edu) remains to be configured.  We successfully transitioned a non-production service (beta.dp.utexas.edu) to the new load balancing environment and it is working correctly.

All remaining services will be migrated to the new load balancing environment during the scheduled Mainframe maintenance window on Sunday (2/7) from midnight to 1:00 am.  UTDirect and Apply Texas would normally be unavailable during this time so there will be no additional impact as a result of the migration.

The active load balancer continues to process traffic normally.  There has been no impact to production services.  The next update will be on Monday (2/8).


2/4/16 7:44 AM
UTDirect and Apply Texas are still in a degraded state.  ITS Systems has completed configuration of production services on a new load balancing environment.  Work continues for configuring non-production services.
The active load balancer continues to function normally.  There has been no impact to production services.  The next update will be on Friday (2/5).


2/3/16 10:25 AM
UTDirect and Apply Texas are still in a degraded state.  Replacement equipment is in place.  ITS Systems is working to configure it.  The active load balancer continues to function normally.  There has been no impact to production services.  The next update will be on Thursday (2/4).


2/2/16 7:17 AM
UTDirect and Apply Texas are still in a degraded state.  ITS Systems are working to build a replacement load balancer pair.  The active load balancer continues to function normally.  There has been no impact to production services.  The next update will be on Wednesday (2/3).


1/29/16 3:58 PM
UTDirect and Apply Texas are in a degraded state due to the failure of a standby load balancer.  The active load balancer for these services is still functioning and processing traffic normally.  There has been no impact to production services.

ITS Systems staff are making preparations to replace the failed unit.  The next update will be on Monday (2/1).

2/4/2016
3:08 PM
Qual and beta UTdirect loadbalancer switch
Unplanned Maintenance

2/4/2016 3:05 PM
Beta.dp.utexas.edu has been moved to the new loadbalancer pair, there were issues moving qual, so it will be migrated on Sunday along with the other utdirect environments.


2/4/2016 1:55 PM
We will be moving the beta.dp.utexas.edu and qual.its.utexas.edu servers to a new loadbalancer pair to restore high availability. We will be conducting this emergency switch at 2:30pm today. You may experience a brief interruption, less than 1 or 2 minutes. If you experience any issues, please email ait-sysadmins@utlists.utexas.edu.

We plan on moving dpdev1 and prod UTdirect during the monthly mainframe restart this Sunday at midnight so as to not affect any production services.

Further details about this issue available at:
http://www.utexas.edu/its/alerts/main.php

Past Service Interruptions

Upcoming Maintenance

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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)
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.
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
Javamail (jmail3) maintenance
Service: Mainframe Email
Description: Maintenance will be performed on jmail3 Javamail host, to stop old, redundant Java processes.

There will be NO interruption to the mainframe email service, as the other two hosts (jmail1, jmail2) ... (more)
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
Wikis Monthly Maintenance
Service: University Wiki Service
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)
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.
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) QUAL routine maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: We will be conducting routine maintenance of the TIM QUAL system. There should be no impact to users of TIM QUAL. There will be no PRODUCTION impact.
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Blog Service Weekly Maintenance
Service: University Blog Service
Description: Scheduled maintenance may occur weekly on Wednesdays between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. 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.
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
PROD uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Routine Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: TIM PROD will undergo maintenance for approximately 3 hours. There will be two brief, 5 minute system outages during the maintenance.
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.
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
Javamail (jmail2) maintenance
Service: Mainframe Email
Description: One of the three PROD Javamail hosts (jmail2) will be taken off-line for maintenance.

Users should see no service interruption as the jmail1 and jmail3 hosts will be in service.
10:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Web Central (www.utexas.edu) internal maintenance
Service: Web Central
Description: Between 10:00 p.m. and midnight on Tuesday October 23rd, the Web servers hosting www.utexas.edu Web sites will undergo internal maintenance. No user-visible impact or service interruption is ... (more)
10:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Custom Unix Web hosting maintenance
Service: Web Publishing on Unix
Description: Between 10:00 p.m. and midnight on Tuesday October 23rd, Web servers hosting custom Unix-based Web sites will undergo internal maintenance. No user-visible impact or service interruption is ... (more)
All Day
Austin Disk Services: Transparent back-end storage maintenance
Service: ITS Storage Overview
Description: Storage migrations will be performed on the underlying storage for Austin Disk Services. No noticeable impact is expected. The migrations will take several days to complete.
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
utdirect update of jwebagent runtime
Service: UT Direct Q/A environment
Description: Update to webagent runtime to close a potential security vulnerability
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
Austin Disk Services: Transparent back-end storage maintenance
Service: ITS Storage Overview
Description: Storage migrations will be performed on the underlying storage for Austin Disk Services. No noticeable impact is expected. The migrations will take several days to complete.
All Day
Austin Disk Services: Transparent back-end storage maintenance
Service: ITS Storage Overview
Description: Storage migrations will be performed on the underlying storage for Austin Disk Services. No noticeable impact is expected. The migrations will take several days to complete.
All Day
Austin Disk Services: Transparent back-end storage maintenance
Service: ITS Storage Overview
Description: Storage migrations will be performed on the underlying storage for Austin Disk Services. No noticeable impact is expected. The migrations will take several days to complete.
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 - 10:00 PM
Planned maintenance of Document Repository on Saturday October 27, 8 am - 10 am
Service: Document Repository
Description: Planned maintenance of Document Repository is scheduled on Saturday, October 27 between 8 am and 10 am.

During this maintenance:

1. VMWare tools will be upgraded on the doc repo Production ... (more)
All Day
Austin Disk Services: Transparent back-end storage maintenance
Service: ITS Storage Overview
Description: Storage migrations will be performed on the underlying storage for Austin Disk Services. No noticeable impact is expected. The migrations will take several days to complete.
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.
All Day
Austin Disk Services: Transparent back-end storage maintenance
Service: ITS Storage Overview
Description: Storage migrations will be performed on the underlying storage for Austin Disk Services. No noticeable impact is expected. The migrations will take several days to complete.
All Day
Austin Disk Services: Transparent back-end storage maintenance
Service: ITS Storage Overview
Description: Storage migrations will be performed on the underlying storage for Austin Disk Services. No noticeable impact is expected. The migrations will take several days to complete.
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
Data Center Maintenance
Service: University Data Center
Description: Data Center Maintenance

Networking will be conducting maintenance on the data center network to install new expansion modules in two rows of the data center.

No outage is expected during the ... (more)
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
QUAL uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Routine Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: TIM QUAL will undergo maintenance for approximately 1 hours. There will be two brief, 5 minute system outages during the maintenance.
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.
All Day
Austin Disk Services: Transparent back-end storage maintenance
Service: ITS Storage Overview
Description: Storage migrations will be performed on the underlying storage for Austin Disk Services. No noticeable impact is expected. The migrations will take several days to complete.
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
utdirect update of jwebagent runtime
Service: UT Direct development environment
Description: Update to webagent runtime to close a potential security vulnerability
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
SecureDoc service and server maintenance
Service: Enterprise Whole Disk Encryption
Description: Recurring maintenance window for SecureDoc services.

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