The University of Texas at Austin

ITS Services Status

Current Service Interruptions

9/29/2014
7:31 PM
RESOLVED: Austin Disk Connectivity Issues
Service Restored

7:30 PM
All servers are now operating and testing indicates that functionality has been fully restored.  ITS Systems staff are continuing to monitor the behavior of the service.


2:15
Testing indicates that the affected server is once again functioning properly.  We will bring it back into production status at 7:00pm today and continue to monitor its performance before considering the issue resolved.


9:54
We are continuing to verify the affected server’s functionality.

The next update will be Monday 9/29/2014 at 4:00pm unless the situation changes.


4:13 PM
Emergency maintenance will be performed on the malfunctioning server beginning 12:00 AM on Sun 28 Sep.
Austin Disk will continue to operate but with less redundancy since the server has already been taken out of service. Note, however, that there is planned maintenance on the rest of Austin Disk occurring between 12:00am and 6:00am on Sunday.
The next update will be 10:00 AM on Mon 29 Sep unless the situation worsens or the server is returned to service before then.


3:09 PM
Austin Disk customers have reported intermittent connectivity issues this week. This was initially diagnosed as a client issue but now appears to be a server issue.
One of two redundant servers seems to be the source of the issue. It was taken out of service and clients should have restored connectivity once their caches clear (~15 minutes) or they restart their machines (which clears the caches immediately).
Please report any issues that continue after a restart to the ITS Help Desk so that we can continue to gather data.

9/29/2014
6:02 PM
RESOLVED: Canvas: RecordUploadPlayback of media gives error or sticks on “Loading…”
Service Restored

18:00
Our engineers have resolved the problem with the Kaltura integration in regards to recording, uploading and playing back media in Canvas. A full incident report will be provided in the next 24 hours describing:
• What caused the issue
• What was done to fix it
• Preventative measures to avoid future similar incidents

We apologize for any inconvenience and frustration this has caused for you and your institution’s users. Please let us know if your users continue to experience any media problems so that we can review it further. 


16:59
Our Ops team is still working on the record\upload\playback issues with our Kaltura integration. There is not yet an ETA for resolution but we are working to resolve it as quickly as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience and will provide another update within 30 minutes.


16:24
We are still seeing the record\upload\playback issues with our Kaltura integration and our Ops team is working to resolve it as quickly as possible.  We apologize for any inconvenience and will provide another update within 30 minutes.


15:48
We are currently seeing an issue with our Kaltura integration that is preventing users from using the Record\Upload media feature or playback an media that was recorded\uploaded with Canvas’ Kaltura integration.
We are working to resolve this as quickly as possible and apologize for any inconvenience. We will provide an update within 30 minutes.

9/29/2014
11:56 AM
Expedited: Non-Disruptive Red Hat Enterprise Linux security patching for CVE-2014-7169
Unplanned Maintenance

11:52
A critical security vulnerability for Bash has been identified in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).

ITS Systems has been monitoring vendor response and follow up. A previous patch for CVE-2014-6271 was released and applied last week to RHEL hosts managed by ITS Systems. Red Hat released a subsequent patch for CVE-2014-7169 to address further concerns for the Bash vulnerabilities.

The latest patch will be applied to all RHEL hosts managed by ITS Systems in the following stages, today (9/29):

- All TEST (and lower) hosts, 11:30 am
- All QUAL (and lower) hosts, 12:00 pm
- All PROD (and lower) hosts, 12:30 pm

The patch is expected to be non-disruptive, and has been confirmed to be so on internal test systems.

Based on the tests with the current patch and the lack of any adverse effects with application of patch for CVE-2014-6271, the risk and impact is expected to be Low.

Patches will be applied throughout the day, with completion expected by 5:00 pm.

Critical security updates for Red Hat related to this vulnerability are being made available on the Campus RHNS Service as they are released (typically within 30-60 minutes).

If you run Red Hat Enterprise Linux and do not yet have your systems connected to Satellite, you can find out more information here:

http://www.utexas.edu/its/rhns/

Past Service Interruptions

Upcoming Maintenance

<<< 12/09/2012 - 12/29/2012 >>>
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.
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) QUAL Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: We will be conducting maintenance on the TIM QUAL system. There will be minimal interruptions during the testing of the maintenance. No production systems will be affected.
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 AM - 6:30 AM
WebSpace Emergency Maintenance
Service: WebSpace
Description: ITS Systems will be performing emergency maintenance on WebSpace on Wednesday, December 12, from 6:00 AM to 6:30 AM. During this time, the WebSpace service will be unavailable.
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
DEFINE Internals/Enterprise Workflow Planned Maintenance
Service: DEFINE Internals/Enterprise Workflow
Description: DEFINE Internals/Enterprise workflow will undergo maintenance to install user-requested enhancements and bug fixes. A small percentage of users may experience a very limited interruption in 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)
2:30 PM - 4:30 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 - 6:00 PM
UT Direct Planned Maintenance
Service: UT Direct
Description: UT Direct will undergo maintenance to install user-requested enhancements and bug fixes. A small percentage of users may experience a very limited interruption in service during this maintenance ... (more)
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
SecureDoc service and server maintenance
Service: Enterprise Whole Disk Encryption
Description: Recurring maintenance window for SecureDoc services.
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 Maintenance Window
Service: SharePoint
Description: Service availability may be intermittent during the maintenance window.
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
Planned Maintenance for Central Web Authentication in Qual and Beta
Service: Central Web Authentication (CWA)
Description: Central Web Authentication will undergo routine scheduled maintenance in the Qual and Beta environments. Users should experience no interruption of service.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Pype Network Maintenance Dry-run
Service: Python Production Environment (PyPE)
Description: The Pype service in TEST and the deployment interface will be unavailable from approximately 7am up to 8am as the Pype team tests their shutdown procedure for the January 6th network maintenance. ... (more)
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Quarterly JIRA OS Maintenance
Service: Jira
Description: JIRA will undergo regular operating system (OS) maintenance on the third Tuesday of every third month.
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Student Photo Roster Planned Maintenance
Service: Student Photo Roster
Description: On Tuesday, December 18th from 8:00 - 8:30am the Student Photo Roster will undergo routine scheduled maintenance. Users should experience no interruption in service.
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Virtual ID Cards Planned Maintenance
Service: Virtual ID Cards
Description: On Tuesday, December 18th 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
ID Photo Gateway Planned Maintenance
Service: ID Photo Gateway
Description: On Tuesday, December 18th from 8:00 - 8:30am the ID Photo Gateway will undergo routine scheduled maintenance. Users should experience no interruption in service.
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)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Update vSphere 5 to latest revision
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: Update the vSphere ESXi 5 to the latest ESXi patch revisions.

No service interruptions are anticipated.
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
UTmail Signup Portal maintenance
Service: UTmail
Description: ITS will be performing maintenance on the UTmail signup portal. No interruption in service is expected.
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)
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Patching of Oracle Central RAC (OAASPROD)
Service: Oracle
Description: Install an Oracle database patch on OAASPROD in a rolling fashion. No service interruption is expected.
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
UTForge Maintenance
Service: UTForge
Description: Security patches will be applied to the OS during this maintenance event.
Subversion will be available throughout the maintenance window.
Trac will be unavailable for a portion of the event.
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Update vSphere 5 to latest revision
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: Update the vSphere ESXi 5 to the latest ESXi patch revisions.

No service interruptions are anticipated.
10:30 PM - 11:45 PM
Emergency Maintenance - JIRA - Cat I MySQL
Service: Jira
Description: All instances of JIRA will be unavailable tonight 12/20/2012 from 10:30 PM to 11:45 PM due to the emergency maintenance event for Category I MySQL database.
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Update vSphere 5 to latest revision
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: Update the vSphere ESXi 5 to the latest ESXi patch revisions.

No service interruptions are anticipated.
12:01 AM - 6:00 AM
SharePoint Maintenance Window
Service: SharePoint
Description: Service availability may be intermittent during the maintenance window.
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.

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