The University of Texas at Austin

ITS Services Status

Current Service Interruptions

7/25/2014
9:39 AM
Campus WDS Emergency maintenance shutdown - 9:30am 7/25
Unplanned Maintenance

0936
Campus Windows Deployment Services will become unavailable starting at 10:00AM due to the on-going UT-V storage issue. Services should return to normal operation after UT-V hosts are back online.

7/25/2014
9:36 AM
University Blogs Service Outage
Unplanned Maintenance

9:12AM
University Blogs Service will become unavailable starting at 10:30AM due to the on-going UT-V storage issue. Outage is expected to be no longer than 45 minutes.

7/25/2014
9:34 AM
WorldSpace going down to address VM issues
Unplanned Maintenance

0931
One of the WorldSpace servers is impacted by the current UT-V issues. WorldSpace service should be restored shortly after those issues have been addressed.

7/25/2014
9:31 AM
Potential Storage Issues
Under Investigation

9:27 AM
The first physical host will be shut down close to 9:30, the second host close to 10am and the last host 10:30am.  An announcement has been sent to VM customer technical contacts. Customers with affected VMs are being contacted directly.
9:23 AM
Three hosts in the UT-V environment are experiencing issues.  ITS Systems staff are investigating.

7/25/2014
9:20 AM
SecureDoc Emergency maintenance shutdown - 9:30am 7/25
Unplanned Maintenance

9:18AM
SecureDoc Services will become unavailable starting at 9:30AM due to the on-going UT-V storage issue. Services should return to normal operation after UT-V hosts are back online.

7/25/2014
8:03 AM
On-Going UT-V Storage Issue
Under Investigation

7:59am
UT-V staff are investigating a current issue with 3 hosts in UT-V.  Some VMs maybe be non-responsive.  UT-V staff are in the process of compiling lists of affected VMs.


UT-V is experiencing ongoing issues with the DDN storage arrays.  VMware and DDN support groups are engaged.  This alert will remain open for the duration of this ongoing issue. 
Next Update EOD July 25, 2014.

7/24/2014
3:32 PM
University Wiki Service unresponsive
Service Functioning, Temporary Solution in Place

2:10 pm
The University Wikis Service is experiencing intermittent outages. ITS staff continue to monitor and investigate the root cause of the issue but users should expect slow or unresponsive service. 


1:37pm
ITS Staff are investigating.


1:21pm
As of approximately 1:14 PM, ITS Help Desk staff observed that pages on the University Wiki Service were loading slowly (>45 seconds) or not at all.

7/24/2014
12:39 PM
RESOLVED:systems staff investigating a potential storage issue with one of the UT-V hosts
Service Restored

This issue is closed.


The 2 hosts have been rebooted and are now responsive in the UT-V management interface.  All affected VMs are functional.
This alert will remain open as vendor support continues to investigate this ongoing issue.


11:21
The first host has been rebooted and its VMs powered back up. The second host will be rebooted at 11:30.


10:32
The second physical host will be shut down at 11:30am. An announcement has been sent to VM customer technical contacts. Customers with affected VMs are being contacted directly.


10:16
Two physical hosts are now unmanageable. Some VMs on these hosts are fully responsive and others are not. We are going to shut down one host at 11:00am. The other host, we are actively working on diagnosing the issue with vendors. The second host will likely eventually have to be restarted as well. We will announce the shutdown time of the second as soon as possible.
We are reaching out to customers with VMs on the first host now to ask them to shut down their VMs gracefully, if possible, and have sent an announcement to all UT-V customer technical contacts.


10:14
UT-V Staff continue to work with VMware critical support on this issue.  Affected VM owners are being contacted as the team prepares to force reboot one UT-V host.


08:15
A host in the UT-V environment appears to be having storage issues with a particular array. ITS Systems staff are investigating.

7/24/2014
10:22 AM
RESOLVED:Wikis are slow or unresponsive
Service Restored

Wikis is back online. ITS staff will continue to monitor the service and investigate the root cause of the outage.


ITS staff are investigating.

Past Service Interruptions

Upcoming Maintenance

<<< 08/12/2012 - 09/01/2012 >>>
All Day
Network Maintenance Blackout
Service: Campus Network
Maintenance blackout window
Description: Network maintenance blackout
12:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Courses.utexas.edu (Blackboard) maintenance
Service: Blackboard
Description: This is a weekly maintenance window for Blackboard. Service interruptions may occur 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.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Wireless Network Maintenance
Service: Public Internet Access
Description: Networking will be conducting maintenance on the wireless network to address some issues with AP naming. Based on our lab tests, this will result in a 2-4 second toggle of all the access points on ... (more)
6:30 AM - 7:00 AM
EMN$MAIL maintenance
Service: Mainframe Email
Description: As part of the upcoming migration off of UMBS, we will be making some changes to the backend of the EMN$MAIL delivery system in PROD. These changes should be transparent to end users.
6:30 AM - 7:00 AM
uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) PROD routine maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
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)
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wireless Network Maintenance
Service: Public Internet Access
Description: Networking will be conducting maintenance on the core wireless routers on August 14-16 from 5-6pm on each day.

During the maintenance, the wireless access points will toggle briefly (up to 1 ... (more)
10:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Wikis Monthly Maintenance
Service: University Wiki Service
Description: Scheduled maintenance for the University Wiki Service occurs the second Tuesday of the month from 10 p.m. - 2 a.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.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wireless Network Maintenance
Service: Public Internet Access
Description: Networking will be conducting maintenance on the core wireless routers on August 14-16 from 5-6pm on each day.

During the maintenance, the wireless access points will toggle briefly (up to 1 ... (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 PM - 6:00 AM
Blackboard Maintenance outage
Service: Blackboard
Description: The blackboard service will be unavailable while we perform the following maintenance:
- install SP9
- install SP9 patchset 1

The service will be unavailble from 10p - 2a
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ITS Virtual Servers - add new datastores to vSphere
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: On Thurs 8/16 from 9am - noon we will be adding new datastores into the vSphere infrastructure.

No VM or service outages are anticipated.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
PNA Maintenance
Service: Public Internet Access
Description: On August 16, from 5-6pm, Networking will be conducting maintenance on the web portal PNA systems to implement some bug fixes. Users on the "guest.utexas.edu" wireless network as well as users on ... (more)
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wireless Network Maintenance
Service: Public Internet Access
Description: Networking will be conducting maintenance on the core wireless routers on August 14-16 from 5-6pm on each day.

During the maintenance, the wireless access points will toggle briefly (up to 1 ... (more)
10:00 PM - 6:00 AM
Blackboard Maintenance outage
Service: Blackboard
Description: The blackboard service will be unavailable while we perform the following maintenance:
- install SP9
- install SP9 patchset 1

The service will be unavailble from 10p - 2a
7:15 AM - 7:30 AM
server maintenance for SQL03
Service: Microsoft SQL Server
Description: mssql server sql03 will be restarted several times during this maintenance period in order to upgrade some hardware settings.
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: 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.
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 - 7:15 AM
XML Gateway short service interruption
Service: XMLGateway
Description: There will be a short interruption of service when the virtual host (stutz.its.utexas.edu) for the production XML Gateway service, is moved to the Enterprise cluster of Virtual Machines.
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
Pype deployment interface maintenance
Service: Python Production Environment (PyPE)
Description: We will be switching the pype.its.utexas.edu deployment interface to start using a new Redhat VM. This maintenance should be transparent to users and no downtime is expected.
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Adobe Connect 8.2.2.2 Upgrade
Service: Web Conferencing - Adobe Connect
Description: Adobe Connect will be upgraded to the latest maintenance release
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 Apollo Mainenance
Service: Apollo
Description: We will be doing routine maintenance to remove unused Apollo modules in TEST. No user impact is expected.
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: 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.
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 PM - 10:00 PM
PyPE planned maintenance
Service: Python Production Environment (PyPE)
Description: Monthly maintenance for the PyPE service.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Planned Apollo Mainenance
Service: Apollo
Description: We will be doing routine maintenance to remove unused Apollo modules in QUAL. No user impact is expected.
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Group E-Mail Server Maintenance
Service: Group E-Mail
Description: ITS will be performing maintenance to replace the Group Email server. No service interruption is expected.
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Memory upgrade of vCenter server and database
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: We will be upgrading esxvctr01 and esxvcdb01 memory allocations to keep these 2 VMs from paging, which has been affecting performance.
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
University Directory ( White Pages ) Maintenance
Service: University Directory (White Pages)
Description: Routine server updates for the University Directory (White Pages) will be implemented. No interruption of service is expected.
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
DEFINE Internals/Enterprise Workflow Planned Maintenance
Service: DEFINE Internals/Enterprise Workflow
Description: On Wednesday, August 29, 2012, from 5 to 7 p.m., DEFINE Internals/Enterprise Workflow will undergo maintenance. A small percentage of users may experience a very limited interruption of 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)
6:30 AM - 7:00 AM
uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) PROD routine maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: Normal monthly maintenance. There will be session resets if users are actively working on the EID Self Help Application and EID Administrative Application during the maintenance period.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Planned Apollo Mainenance
Service: Apollo
Description: We will be doing routine maintenance to remove unused Apollo modules in PROD. No user impact is expected.

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