The University of Texas at Austin

ITS Services Status

Current Service Interruptions

7/28/2014
5:07 PM
On-Going UT-V Storage Issue
Under Investigation

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.

7/28/2014
11:26 AM
RESOLVED:Austin Disk - WebDAV performance
Service Restored

1119
The aforementioned servers have been rebooted and are functioning normally.  ITS systems will continue to monitor WebDAV performance metrics.


10:15
To resolve WebDAV performance issues, a rolling restart of Austin Disk WebDAV frontend servers will be initiated at 11:00 AM.  Customer impact should be minimal due to the redundant nature of the frontends.

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
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)
12:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Austin Exchange Message Service (AEMS) Planned Maintenance
Service: Austin Exchange Messaging Service
Description: This maintenance includes any or all of the following maintenance tasks:

* Installation of security updates and hotfixes.

* Moving of user mailboxes to different mailbox databases to better ... (more)
9:30 PM - 10:30 PM
XML Gateway host patching
Service: XMLGateway
Description: XML Gateway service will be interrupted for upto an hour, in order to apply accumulated patches to the host Operating System (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) and software.
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
Service: Central Web Authentication (CWA)
Description: Central Web Authentication will undergo routine scheduled maintenance. Users should experience no interruption of service.
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Urgent Email Planned/Expedited Maintenance
Service: Urgent Email System
Description: The Urgent E-Mail system will undergo maintenance. No user impact is anticipated.
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 - 11:00 AM
TEST uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Routine Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: We will be conducting routine TIM TEST maintenance. There will be two 10 minute outages during the maintenance period.
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 - 9:30 AM
QUAL uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Routine Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: We will be conducting routine maintenance of the TIM QUAL system. During this maintenance period, there will be one 10 minute outage.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wireless Network Maintenance
Service: Campus Network
Description: Networking will be replacing a faulty hardware module on one of the campus wireless routers. Users on the affected router will experience a brief (~10 minute) interruption in Wi-Fi connectivity.
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Blog Service Weekly Maintenance
Service: University Blog Service
Description: Scheduled maintenance may occur weekly on Wednesdays 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 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 GUI at https://utlists.utexas.edu may be unavailable during ... (more)
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Urchin Planned Maintenance Window
Service: Web Analytics: Urchin
Description: Planned monthly maintenance window for Urchin.
9:00 PM - 11:30 PM
UT-V Virtual Server Consolidation
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: Hardware resources in the UT-V environment will be consolidated in order to maximize efficiency and utilization. No service interruption is expected.
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
SecureDoc service and server maintenance
Service: Enterprise Whole Disk Encryption
Description: Recurring maintenance window for SecureDoc services.
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
WebSpace planned database maintenance
Service: WebSpace
Description: The database server for WebSpace will undergo routine software maintenance. WebSpace will be unavailable while this maintenance is being performed. We expect this maintenance window to be exercised ... (more)
12:00 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)
12:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Austin Exchange Message Service (AEMS) Planned Maintenance
Service: Austin Exchange Messaging Service
Description: This maintenance includes any or all of the following maintenance tasks:

* Installation of security updates and hotfixes.

* Moving of user mailboxes to different mailbox databases to better ... (more)
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
TID Printing Database maintenance
Service: TID Printing
Description: Perform routine database maintenance for the printing application. There will be intermittent outages during the maintenance window. Dealyed print jobs will be delivered upon maintenance ... (more)
6:30 AM - 7:00 AM
PROD uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Routine Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: We are conducting expedited routine maintenance on the PROD TIM system. Users of the EID Administrative Application and the EID Self Help Application may experience connection resets during the ... (more)
7:45 AM - 8:15 AM
PROD uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Routine Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: We will be conducting routine maintenance on part of the TIM PROD infrastructure. During the maintenance interval, we expect intermittent delays in some of our downstream feeds.
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
QUAL uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Routine Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: We will be conducting routine TIM QUAL maintenance. There will be two 10 minute outages during the maintenance period.
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
WebSpace planned maintenance
Service: WebSpace
Description: The application servers for WebSpace will undergo planned maintenance. This will be done one server at a time, with that server taken out of service first. No customer impact is expected.
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 - 11:59 PM
University Wiki Service maintenance
Service: University Wiki Service
Description: Wikis will be unavailable due to maintenance from 6 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23.
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Blog Service Weekly Maintenance
Service: University Blog Service
Description: Scheduled maintenance may occur weekly on Wednesdays 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)
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
SharePoint 2007 database server migration
Service: SharePoint
Description: SharePoint 2007 databases will be migrated from a legacy database server to a newer database server.
6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Footprints Weekly Maintenance
Service: Footprints Incident Tracking System
Description: Application or OS patching and updates.
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
SecureDoc service and server maintenance
Service: Enterprise Whole Disk Encryption
Description: Recurring maintenance window for SecureDoc services.
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
WebSpace planned database maintenance
Service: WebSpace
Description: The database server for WebSpace will undergo routine software maintenance. WebSpace will be unavailable while this maintenance is being performed. We expect this maintenance window to be exercised ... (more)
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
SharePoint 2007 database server migration
Service: SharePoint
Description: SharePoint 2007 databases will be migrated from a legacy database server to a newer database server.
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.
12:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Austin Exchange Message Service (AEMS) Planned Maintenance
Service: Austin Exchange Messaging Service
Description: This maintenance includes any or all of the following maintenance tasks:

* Installation of security updates and hotfixes.

* Moving of user mailboxes to different mailbox databases to better ... (more)
12:00 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)
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
PyPE OS Security Patching - Beta & Production
Service: Python Production Environment (PyPE)
Description: Apply OS Patch Stream to PyPE Beta and Prod environments. Servers are paired and will be updated in sequence, so PyPE-based applications will continue to run with diminished capacity but no ... (more)
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
UTLogin Upgrade
Service: UTLogin
Description: We are conducting a routine upgrade to the UTLogin system for the release to Transition Group 2. For more information on the transition schedule, please see http://www.utexas.edu/its/utlogin/... (more)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
VM storage migrations to permit SAN OS upgrades
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: VMs will be migrated to other storage locations to permit evacuation of 2 SANs to a new firmware revision which cannot be done with the SAN online.

No VM downtime is anticipated. There is a ... (more)
9:00 AM - 12:00 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 be performing planned maintenance to deploy user-requested enhancements and bug fixes. A small percentage of users may experience a very limited interruption in service.
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Blog Service Weekly Maintenance
Service: University Blog Service
Description: Scheduled maintenance may occur weekly on Wednesdays 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)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
VM storage migrations to permit SAN OS upgrades
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: VMs will be migrated to other storage locations to permit evacuation of 2 SANs to a new firmware revision which cannot be done with the SAN online.

No VM downtime is anticipated. There is a ... (more)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
VM storage migrations to permit SAN OS upgrades
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: VMs will be migrated to other storage locations to permit evacuation of 2 SANs to a new firmware revision which cannot be done with the SAN online.

No VM downtime is anticipated. There is a ... (more)
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
SecureDoc service and server maintenance
Service: Enterprise Whole Disk Encryption
Description: Recurring maintenance window for SecureDoc services.
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
VM storage migrations to permit SAN OS upgrades
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: VMs will be migrated to other storage locations to permit evacuation of 2 SANs to a new firmware revision which cannot be done with the SAN online.

No VM downtime is anticipated. There is a ... (more)
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
PROD uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Routine Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: We will be conducting routine TIM PROD maintenance. There will be two 10 minute outages during the maintenance period.
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
ISORA upgrade
Description: ISORA will be unavailable while we glue more memory sticks in and add glitter. The outage should last for less than 15 minutes.

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