The University of Texas at Austin

ITS Services Status

Current Service Interruptions

8/29/2015
11:47 PM
RESOLVED: Some Canvas users seeing page errors for modules and quizzes
Service Restored

8/29/15 11:45 PM
Canvas Status Update
Some users seeing page errors for modules and quizzes - Resolved
At 9:30 PM MST our Product and Engineering Team deployed a fix that resolved the issue that caused some users to experience a page error when trying to access modules or while accessing a quiz that required an access code.

We sincerely apologize for the trouble this has caused for users at your institution.


8/29/2015 6:05pm
Some users seeing page errors for modules and quizzes.

The production release this morning, Saturday, August 29th, resulted in some users running into page errors with Quiz and Module pages:

The page errors are appearing for any quizzes which require access codes.  For these quizzes, when you click on their title within the course, it takes you directly to the Access Code entry page.  Entering the access code/password results in a Page Error message.

The Module Page errors have been sporadic for some students, but are not appearing for other users on their course Modules pages.  Clicking on any course with Modules listed as the home page, or clicking on the Modules link for a course, will result in a Page Error message.

Our engineers were made aware of both of these issues and their impact early this afternoon (12:00 pm MT) and have been actively working to address these changes from the release.  Our Status Page was updated, but we wanted to make you aware as a fix will take a bit longer to test and deploy.  We will provide an update here and on the status page as further information is made available.

We sincerely apologize for the trouble this is causing for users at your institution; we are working closely with our engineering team to ensure this can be fixed as soon as possible .

8/29/2015
5:54 PM
RESOLVED: East Campus Cabling/Emergency Maintenance
Service Restored

8/29/2015 5:48pm
Work is complete for the day.  There were no outages or disruptions to any services.


8/28/2015 1:57PM
Contractors will be conducting emergency maintenance Saturday 8/29 from 8am-12pm on a segment of the university’s underground cable plant.  No outages are anticipated by the contractor.  ITS Cabling and Construction will be on site monitoring the project and UDC Operations will be monitoring systems.

Past Service Interruptions

Upcoming Maintenance

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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: 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 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 - 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)
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)
10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
SharePoint 2010 IIS Maintenance
Service: SharePoint
Description: Minor reconfiguration of IIS on SharePoint servers
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 - 8:00 AM
UDCC and UDCB Network Firewall Maintenance
Service: University Data Center
Description: Networking will be upgrading the software on the UDCC and UDCB firewalls to address security concerns. UDCC firewalls are designed so that failures will not be observed due to the high availability ... (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 - 7:30 AM
MSSQL SQL01 maintenance
Service: Microsoft SQL Server
Description: SQL01 cluster will fail over from DB01 to DB02. During the failover, SQL01 service will be unavailable for up to 5 min.
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)
6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Footprints Weekly Maintenance
Service: Footprints Incident Tracking System
Description: Application or OS patching and updates.
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
XML Gateway host OS Patching
Service: XMLGateway
Description: XML Gateway service will be interrupted, in order to apply accumulated patches to the host Operating System (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) and support software.
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)
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: 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)
1:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Mainframe maintenance window
Service: Mainframe
Description: The UT Austin mainframe will undergo planned maintenance early Sunday morning beginning shortly after 1:00 AM and lasting approximately 1 hour into Sunday morning. UT Direct, applytexas.org, ... (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)
5:15 AM - 5:30 AM
UT Direct's Enterprise Data Broker service maintenance
Service: UT Direct
Description: UT Direct's Enterprise Data Broker service will be restarted to address Monday's UT Direct slowdowns. All applications relying on Broker for Enterprise data will experience a brief (approximately 5-... (more)
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Virtual ID Cards Planned Maintenance
Service: Virtual ID Cards
Description: On Tuesday, November 5th from 7:30am - 8:00am the Virtual ID Cards will undergo routine scheduled maintenance. Users should experience no interruption in service.
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
ID Photo Gateway Planned Maintenance
Service: ID Photo Gateway
Description: On Tuesday, November 5th from 7:30am - 8:00am the ID Photo Gateway will undergo routine scheduled maintenance. Users should experience no interruption in service.
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Student Photo Roster Planned Maintenance
Service: Student Photo Roster
Description: On Tuesday, November 5th from 7:30am - 8:00am the Student Photo Roster will undergo routine scheduled maintenance. Users should experience no interruption in service.
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 - 11:00 AM
TEST uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Routine Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: We will be conducting routine maintenance on the TEST TIM system. There will be a complete outage of approximately 45-60 minutes during the maintenance period.

Production services will not be ... (more)
6:00 AM - 7:00 AM
Application Registry (AppReg) Server Maintenance
Service: Application Registry
Description: Install operating system updates on appreg.security.utexas.edu.
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)
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)
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. A small percentage of users may experience a very limited interruption in service.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Setup HA cluster for standby F5 units
Service: Core Load Balancing Services
Description: Expedited, Non-Disruptive maintenance:

The standby (DR) F5 units will be joined into an HA cluster. These are pre-production units. Adverse impact is not expected.
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)
10:00 PM - 2:00 AM
SharePoint 2010 Upgrade
Service: SharePoint
Description: Installing Sept 2013 Microsoft Security Update via SharePoint 2010 Oct 2013 Cumulative Rollup
10:00 PM - 11:59 PM
SharePoint Friday Night Maintenance
Service: SharePoint
Description: Regularly scheduled SharePoint IIS maintenance each Tuesday and Friday 10PM to midnight.
6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Footprints Weekly Maintenance
Service: Footprints Incident Tracking System
Description: Application or OS patching and updates.
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)
10:00 PM - 2:00 AM
SharePoint 2010 Upgrade
Service: SharePoint
Description: Installing Sept 2013 Microsoft Security Update via SharePoint 2010 Oct 2013 Cumulative Rollup
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: 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 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 - 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)
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
UDC-C Annual YORK Chiller Maintenance
Service: University Data Center
Description: UDC-C along with Johnson Controls will be performing Annual YORK Chiller Maintenance.
This work is not expected to have any impact on daily operations or redundant cooling systems.
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)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Stache upgrade
Maintenance blackout window
Description: New features will be rolled into Stache. Stache will be unavailable during this time. Please refer to https://wikis.utexas.edu/display/ISO/Stache+Basics for details regarding new features.
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
University Directory ( White Pages ) Maintenance Expedited Non-Disruptive
Service: University Directory (White Pages)
Description: Routine updates will be done on the University Directory (the White Pages). No service interruption is expected.
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Bomgar Upgrade
Service: IT Systems Management
Maintenance blackout window
Description: The ITS Bomgar appliance will be updated to the latest version. There will be a brief service outage while the upgrade is performed.
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
UDC-C Annual YORK Chiller Maintenance
Service: University Data Center
Description: UDC-C along with Johnson Controls will be performing Annual YORK Chiller Maintenance.
This work is not expected to have any impact on daily operations or redundant cooling systems.
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 - 11:00 AM
QUAL uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Routine Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: We will be conducting routine maintenance on the QUAL TIM system. There will be a complete outage during the maintenance period.

Production services will not be affected.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
CIO Website Migration
Description: The CIO Website will be migrated to a new platform with a new look-and-feel. During the process, www.utexas.edu/cio may be unavailable for a short time.
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
SBC Configuration update
Service: Voice Services (VoIP)
Description: Our VoIP vendor will apply configuration changes to the Session Border Controllers to correct feature operation in the VoIP System. We expect no disruption to VoIP service.
10:00 PM - 11:59 PM
SharePoint Tuesday Night Maintenance
Service: SharePoint
Description: Regularly scheduled SharePoint 2010 maintenance. There will be intermittent service outages during the maintenance window.
7:00 AM - 7:15 AM
UDCC Network Maintenance
Service: University Data Center
Description: During normal diagnostic testing on one of the core routers in the data center a condition resulted that will need to be reset by UDC Networking. These tests are run automatically as health check ... (more)
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
UTForge Quarterly Maintenance
Service: UTForge
Description: The UTForge production servers will undergo quarterly system security and package updates. There will be no interruption for the Subversion service, Trac will be unavailable for a portion of this ... (more)
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
University Directory ( White Pages ) Maintenance
Service: University Directory (White Pages)
Description: Routine software updates for the University Directory (White Pages) will be implemented. No interruption of service is expected.
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
UTLogin Expedited, Non-Disruptive Maintenance
Service: UTLogin
Description: UTLogin will undergo an expedited, non-disruptive maintenance at this time. There should be zero impact to users.
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)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
SBC Configuration verify
Service: Voice Services (VoIP)
Description: Our VoIP vendor will load pre-release code into one side of the Session Border Controller to ensure that a problematic call scenario is resolved. The code will be backed out after the exercise.
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Blackboard - Expidited, non-disruptive
Service: Blackboard
Description: We'll be adding vRAM to the Blackboard application servers, one at a time. no disruption is expected.
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)

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