The University of Texas at Austin

ITS Services Status

Current Service Interruptions

8/1/2014
4:18 PM
On-Going UT-V Storage Issue
Under Investigation

3:58
The last event was 7/27. Since changing the storage controller driver, hosts with that driver have not had storage incidents. The UT-V team has re-enabled some features and processes that were disabled for troubleshooting purposes. We will continue to monitor the environment’s stability with these enabled before closing this incident.
Next scheduled update 8/4 at 16:00.


4:58
The UT-V environment has been stable so far today. UT-V staff continue to monitor the issue and prepare for a rollback to ESXi 5.1 if the driver change does not resolve the issue.
Next scheduled update 8/1/2014 at 16:00.


17:00
The final host’s storage controller driver has been changed.
The UT-V environment has been stable so far today. UT-V staff continue to monitor the issue and prepare for a rollback to ESXi 5.1 if the driver change does not resolve the issue.
Next update 7/29/2014 at 17:00


10:01
The UT-V hosts are in the same state as last night. All UT-V hosts have had their storage controller driver changed except for one host in Commodity 2. The final host has only one VM and we will be working with the owner this morning to gracefully migrate the VM so that we can change the driver on the final host.
The Enterprise cluster (with only ITS VMs) did have a period of high storage latency early this morning and a host connection issue that lasted under 1 minute, however, we believe these are different issues at this point and have a case opened with the vendor.
The UT-V team continues to monitor the situation and a new host issue like we have been seeing will trigger a rollback to ESXi 5.1.


7/27/14 11:36 pm
The UT-V team has completed applying storage controller driver changes for all UT-V hosts with one exception in the Commodity 2 cluster. The final host has only one VM running on it that cannot be migrated. It will be addressed tomorrow after reaching out to the VM’s owner.

Next update by 10:00am.


7/27/14 8:38 pm
Vent17 is restored and affected services have been confirmed functional by service owners.

The UT-V team will be doing rolling reboots (transparent) to apply storage controller driver changes in the Commodity 2 and Enterprise clusters to further stabilize the environment. We do not expect any downtime for VMs.


7/27/14 7:51 pm
Vent17 is being restarted. We expect VMs to be back up by 8:15 at the latest.  Service owners should check their VMs for functionality.

Affected services include:
ApplyTx, Austin Disk, Java Mail, MyBenefits, PYPE, UTWeb, Texas Enterprise Directory


7/27/14 7:24 pm
Affected services for Vent12 include:

Apply Texas, DocRepo (Test), JavaMail, UTWeb, MSSQL, Austin Disk


7/27/14 7:16 pm
Vent12 is scheduled to be restarted at 7:15. We expect VMs to be back up by 7:45 at the latest.  Service owners should check their VMs for functionality.

Vent17 is currently scheduled to be restarted at 7:45.


7/27/14 6:15 pm
We are beginning the rollout of the driver change to the other UT-V clusters. The hosts experiencing issues will be restarted after ITS VM administrators have had a chance to attempt graceful VM shutdowns.


7/27/14 5:55 pm
The hosts have now stopped responding in vCenter. It does appear VMs beyond Austin Disk are affected. This cluster contains only ITS VMs.


Two hosts in the UT-V environment appears to be having storage issues with a particular array. ITS Systems staff are investigating.


7/27/14 5:24 pm
Two hosts in the Enterprise cluster (which has not had the HBA driver change applied) are experiencing storage issues. The known impact is limited to Austin Disk Services at this point but may be wider.


July 27, 2014 2:52pm
The HBA drivers have been changed in the Commodity 1 cluster. It continues to operate stably. UT-V staff are monitoring the environment.


July 25, 2014 8:43pm
UT-V staff continue to work with vendor support to resolve this ongoing issue.  The UT-V team is actively working the following plan:

1. Change the default Host Bus Adapter (HBA) driver for the VMware hypervisor in Commodity 1 cluster and reboot all hosts to register the new driver.
2. Observe cluster functionality to determine if HBA driver change has a positive impact on the current issue.
3a. If no further host drop outs in Commodity 1 cluster, change default HBA’s in remaining UT-V clusters.
3b. If host dropouts continue in Commodity 1 cluster, rollback all UT-V clusters to ESXi 5.1, the last stable install base.

Next update Saturday July 26, 2014, 9pm.


July 25, 2014 6:02pm
The UT-V team continues to roll out a configuration change to attempt to stabilize the most problematic cluster.
Next update at 9:00 PM.


July 25, 2014 3:19pm
All VMs affected this afternoon have been powered back on.
UT-V are working to implement a change we hope will mitigate the issue.
Next Update 6:00 PM


July 25, 2014 2:24pm
The host currently affected by the issue will be rebooted at 3:00pm.


July 25, 2014 2:02pm
Another host is experiencing the storage issue. VM admins will be contacted.


July 25, 2014 11:06am
All affected VM’s have been powered up.


July 25, 2014 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.

7/31/2014
9:51 PM
RESOLVED: Box service is currently down
Service Restored

The Box service for UT Austin has returned to normal.
The Box status page hasn’t yet been updated as of 21:45, but the service is once again functioning.


Box is currently experiencing a technical issue. The initial description of the issue is as follows:
“As of 6:45 pm PDT, Box is down for all services. Customers may see this in their browser: ‘Sorry we can’t access that page.’
“Our engineers are actively working towards a resolution. We will inform you as soon as we have more information on this issue and a projected time to resolution.
“Updates are also available at status.box.com
“Thank you for your patience.”

7/25/2014
12:23 PM
University Wiki Service intermittant instability
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.

Past Service Interruptions

Upcoming Maintenance

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12:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Blackboard Weekly Maintenance
Service: Blackboard
Description: This window is for weekly planned maintenance, disruptive and non-disruptive, and may include OS patching for application servers or infrastructure dependencies, as well as database or application ... (more)
12:01 AM - 6:00 AM
SharePoint 2010 Maintenance
Service: SharePoint
Description: During the weekly maintenance window, SharePoint 2010 farm will have SharePoint updates (product updates and security updates) installed.
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
PROD uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Non-disruptive Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: We will be conducting routine maintenance on the TIM PROD System. No disruption to services is expected.
8:00 PM - 2:00 AM
VoIP System Patch Application
Service: Voice Services (VoIP)
Description: Our vendor will be applying a patch to the VoIP system core. We expect no disruption of service.
6:30 AM - 7:00 AM
PROD uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Routine Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: We will be conducting routine maintenance on the TIM PROD system. Users of the EID Administrative Application or the EID Self Help Application may experience connection resets during the maintenance ... (more)
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Pype WPA upgrade
Service: Python Production Environment (PyPE)
Description: The newest UTLogin WPA will be installed on pype.its.utexas.edu to resolve logout issues.
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
Emergency Information Security Maintenance for MSSQL SQL01
Service: Microsoft SQL Server
Description: SQL01 cluster will undergo emergency maintenance to replace an SSL certificate. Service will be unavailable during the maintenance.
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Austin AD Name Server Refresh
Service: Austin Active Directory
Description: An Austin AD Name Server will be refreshed to new hardware. No customer impact is expected due to the redundant architecture of the service.
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Natclipse server maintenance
Description: The natclipse servers will undergo regular operating system (OS) maintenance on the third Tuesday of every third month. No user disruption is expected due to service architecture.
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
QUAL uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Routine Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: We will be conducting routine maintenance on the TIM QUAL system.
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
University Wiki Service 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)
8:00 PM - 11:55 PM
Web Central planned maintenance: UT Login transition for protected pages
Service: Web Central
Description: The Web servers hosting www.utexas.edu, UTS (uts.cc.utexas.edu), and associated virtual Web hosting sites will be reconfigured to employ the Transitional Fat Cookie, a UTLogin-based authentication ... (more)
8:00 PM - 2:00 AM
VoIP System Patch Application
Service: Voice Services (VoIP)
Description: Our vendor will be applying a patch to the VoIP system core. We expect no disruption of service.
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
Shibboleth (PROD) Maintenance - Expedited Non-Disruptive
Service: Shibboleth
Description: Shibboleth will undergo maintenance during this time. This maintenance should cause no disruptions to the Shibboleth production service (idp.its.utexas.edu).
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Activate Outbreak Filters on our IronPort appliances
Service: Mail Filtering Service
Description: The Outbreak Filters feature will be activated on our IronPort appliances. This feature detects virus and phishing outbreaks based on broad message characteristics and mail flow patterns rather than ... (more)
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Campus VPN Maintenance - Non-Disruptive
Service: Virtual Private Network
Description: Networking will be conducting maintenance on the campus VPN system to install fixes for recently announced security vulnerabilities. VPN servers are configured in a redundant pair, and maintenance ... (more)
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Campus Network Maintenance - Non-Disruptive
Service: Departmental Networks
Description: Networking will be conducting maintenance on the campus facilities network firewalls to install fixes for recently announced security vulnerabilities. The firewalls are configured in a redundant pair,... (more)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Javamail, FTPMail PROD host patching
Service: Mainframe Email
Description: Quarterly OS and JVM patching of the Linux hosts that handle email from the mainframe (PROD environment).
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Javamail/FTPMail - expedited. Update sendmail config
Service: Mainframe Email
Description: The Javamail/FTPMail PROD hosts will have their sendmail max load settings updated.

This is a non-disruptive maintenance, which is urgently required to address an issue seen earlier today.
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Blog Service Weekly Maintenance
Service: University Blog Service
Description: Scheduled maintenance may occur weekly on Thursdays between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. To the maximum extent possible, installation of service, application, and security updates will be performed during ... (more)
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Expedited Legacy VoIP Repair
Service: Telephone Service (Retirement in Progress)
Description: We will be applying the vendor's fix for the problem which caused the outage and configuration freeze on the legacy VoIP phones. We expect no service to be affected.
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Austin Domain Controller Refresh
Service: Austin Active Directory
Description: An Austin Domain Controller will be refreshed to new hardware. No customer impact is expected due to the redundant architecture of the service.
10:00 PM - 11:59 PM
SharePoint Maintenance (Fri)
Service: SharePoint
Description: Regularly scheduled SharePoint maintenance each Tuesday and Friday 10PM to midnight. This maintenance may be minor and non-disruptive or may consist of component or service resets which will ... (more)
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
EWDE Maintenance
Service: Enterprise Whole Disk Encryption
Description: Enterprise Whole disk Encryption serviece (SecureDoc) maintenance
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Weekly planned maintenance for OS patching
Service: Footprints Incident Tracking System
Description: Reserved window for weekly maintenance events -- mostly OS patching.
12:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Blackboard Weekly Maintenance
Service: Blackboard
Description: This window is for weekly planned maintenance, disruptive and non-disruptive, and may include OS patching for application servers or infrastructure dependencies, as well as database or application ... (more)
12:01 AM - 6:00 AM
SharePoint 2010 Maintenance
Service: SharePoint
Description: During the weekly maintenance window, SharePoint 2010 farm will have SharePoint updates (product updates and security updates) installed.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Shibboleth (PROD) Maintenance
Service: Shibboleth
Description: Shibboleth will undergo maintenance during this time. This maintenance should cause no disruptions to the Shibboleth production service.

Service Providers have been notified of this maintenance ... (more)
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Group E-Mail Planned Maintenance
Service: Group E-Mail
Description: The Group E-mail system will undergo regular maintenance on the third Monday of every month. This maintenance may be minor and non-disruptive or may consist of OS updates that would require a reboot ... (more)
6:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Expedited VoIP Patch Application
Service: Voice Services (VoIP)
Description: Vendor will apply patches to VoIP core to bring to current level. We expect no service disruption.
9:25 PM - 10:00 PM
CTL's Credit by Exam System maintenance
Description: Non-Disruptive maintenance of the Center for Teaching and Learning's Credit by Exam system.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
XML Gateway PROD - quarterly host OS patching
Service: XMLGateway
Description: XML Gateway service will be interrupted, for about 15 minutes, while the PROD host's OS receives quarterly patches.
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
Shibboleth (PROD) Maintenance - Non-Disruptive
Service: Shibboleth
Description: Shibboleth will undergo maintenance during this time. This maintenance should cause no disruptions to the Shibboleth production service.
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
Central Web Authentication Maintenance - Non-Disruptive
Service: Central Web Authentication (CWA)
Description: Central Web Authentication will undergo scheduled maintenance. Users should experience no interruption of service.
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Austin AD Name Server Refresh
Service: Austin Active Directory
Description: An Austin AD Name Server will be refreshed to new hardware. No customer impact is expected due to the redundant architecture of the service.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
CTL's Credit by Exam system maintenance
Description: The Center for Teaching and Learning's Test Registration system will undergo maintenance. Users may experience a momentary interruption in service.
10:00 PM - 11:59 PM
SharePoint Maintenance (Tue)
Service: SharePoint
Description: Regularly scheduled SharePoint maintenance each Tuesday and Friday 10PM to midnight. This maintenance may be minor and non-disruptive or may consist of component or service resets which will ... (more)
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Planned University Directory Maintenance
Service: University Directory (White Pages)
Description: Routine maintenance will take place on the University White Pages (WHIPS). No user impact is expected.
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Planned Disruptive TED Maintenance
Service: uTexas Enterprise Directory (TED)
Description: Routine maintenance will take place on the uTexas Enterprise Directory (TED). No user impact is expected between 2:30 and 5:00 PM. There will be a brief disruption to TED updates between 5:00 and 5:30... (more)
10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
UT Lists planned maintenance
Service: UT Lists
Description: The UT Lists mailing list service at utlists.utexas.edu will undergo routine service maintenance. List mail delivery and access to the Web interface at https://utlists.utexas.edu may be unavailable ... (more)
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
UTForge monthly application maintenance
Service: UTForge
Description: The UTForge service will undergo application maintenance monthly on the fourth Thursday from 8 - 9 a.m. Subversion and Trac will be available throughout this maintenance event.
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Blog Service Weekly Maintenance
Service: University Blog Service
Description: Scheduled maintenance may occur weekly on Thursdays between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. To the maximum extent possible, installation of service, application, and security updates will be performed during ... (more)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
DDN Storage maintenance
Description: Maintenance will be performed on DDN storage arrays in UDC-C and UDC-B. Power maintenance will be performed on Beryllium (UDC-B) starting at 10AM. Controller replacement will be performed on Lithium (... (more)
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
DDN Storage Maintenance
Description: Vendor replacing failing hardware.
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Austin Domain Controller Refresh
Service: Austin Active Directory
Description: An Austin Domain Controller will be refreshed to new hardware. No customer impact is expected due to the redundant architecture of the service.
10:00 PM - 11:59 PM
SharePoint Maintenance (Fri)
Service: SharePoint
Description: Regularly scheduled SharePoint maintenance each Tuesday and Friday 10PM to midnight. This maintenance may be minor and non-disruptive or may consist of component or service resets which will ... (more)
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
EWDE Maintenance
Service: Enterprise Whole Disk Encryption
Description: Enterprise Whole disk Encryption serviece (SecureDoc) maintenance
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Footprints planned maintenance for OS patching
Service: Footprints Incident Tracking System
Description: Reserved window for weekly maintenance events -- mostly OS patching.
10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Upgrade to UTD development, shared storage filer
Service: UT Direct development environment
Description: We will be switching from our netapps filer to the HNAS filer
12:01 AM - 6:00 AM
SharePoint 2010 Maintenance
Service: SharePoint
Description: During the weekly maintenance window, SharePoint 2010 farm will have SharePoint updates (product updates and security updates) installed.
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Austin AD Name Server Refresh
Service: Austin Active Directory
Description: An Austin AD Name Server will be refreshed to new hardware. No customer impact is expected due to the redundant architecture of the service.
12:01 PM - 1:00 PM
CTL's Credit by Exam System Maintenance
Description: CTL's Credit by Exam system will undergo maintenance. Users may experience a momentary outage.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Network Maintenance - Core Router Software Upgrade
Service: Campus Network
Description: Networking will be conducting maintenance on the core router in NOC A to upgrade the router software to support specific optical transceiver modules. No service interruption is expected (services ... (more)
10:00 PM - 11:59 PM
SharePoint Maintenance (Tue)
Service: SharePoint
Description: Regularly scheduled SharePoint maintenance each Tuesday and Friday 10PM to midnight. This maintenance may be minor and non-disruptive or may consist of component or service resets which will ... (more)
10:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Web Central Biweekly Scheduled Maintenance
Service: Web Central
Description: The servers and software associated with www.utexas.edu, custom websites hosted on Web Central, and Web publishing on UNIX (UTS, uts.cc.utexas.edu) will undergo scheduled maintenance. During this ... (more)
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Planned University Directory Maintenance
Service: University Directory (White Pages)
Description: Routine Maintenance will take place on the University White Pages (WHIPS). No user impact is expected.
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
CTL Credit by Exam System
Description: The Center for Teaching and Learning's Credit by Exam System will undergo maintenance. There will be no interruption in service.
6:00 PM - 11:59 PM
VoIP Core Patch Application
Service: Voice Services (VoIP)
Description: Vendor will install software patch to VoIP core components. We expect no effects on service.
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Blog Service Weekly Maintenance
Service: University Blog Service
Description: Scheduled maintenance may occur weekly on Thursdays between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. To the maximum extent possible, installation of service, application, and security updates will be performed during ... (more)
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
CTL's Course Instructor Survey system non-disruptive maintenance
Description: The Center for Teaching and Learning's Course Instructor Survey system non-disruptive maintenance.
10:00 PM - 11:59 PM
SharePoint Maintenance (Fri)
Service: SharePoint
Description: Regularly scheduled SharePoint maintenance each Tuesday and Friday 10PM to midnight. This maintenance may be minor and non-disruptive or may consist of component or service resets which will ... (more)
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
EWDE Maintenance
Service: Enterprise Whole Disk Encryption
Description: Enterprise Whole disk Encryption serviece (SecureDoc) maintenance
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Weekly planned maintenance for OS patching
Service: Footprints Incident Tracking System
Description: Reserved window for weekly maintenance events -- mostly OS patching.
10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Upgrade to utdirect's shared storage filer
Service: UT Direct
Description: We will be switching from our netapps filer to the HNAS filer

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