The University of Texas at Austin

ITS Services Status

Current Service Interruptions

8/21/2014
5:00 PM
RESOLVED: Inbound email delays
Service Restored

4:59 PM
The email backlogs finished draining out at 4:45 PM. All inbound email security appliances are online and operating properly with no delays.


3:34 PM
An additional influx of email has worsened the backlog condition on our inbound email security appliances. ITS staff are taking action to remediate the backlog.


1:44 PM
Two of our four inbound IronPort email security appliances are backlogged. This is causing delivery delays on mail inbound to all mail services which use our anti-spam service, or are otherwise routed through the IronPort ESAs. This includes all mail services operated by ITS, and many departmental mail services which use our spam filtering service. Mail between users on the same mail service (e.g. from one AEMS user to another), is not affected, nor is mail between ITS-provided mail services (e.g. from AEMS to UT Lists).

Office 365 and UTmail are a special case. Mail inbound to these services goes through our inbound ESAs, and so is affected by these delays just as mail inbound to our other services. However, outbound mail from these cloud-based services to on-campus recipients is also affected. These services are external to campus, and therefore their outbound mail coming to campus must traverse the inbound ESAs.

The backlogs are dropping rapidly as of this writing, and should be clear before 3:00 PM.

8/21/2014
4:13 PM
RESOLVED: Emergency Maintenance of CTL’s Credit by Exam system
Service Restored

4:12 p.m.
Maintenance is complete.


3:59 p.m.
Maintenance is beginning on CTL’s Credit by Exam System. Users may experience a momentary interruption in service.

8/21/2014
3:59 PM
dpdev1 maintenance
Under Investigation

Thu 21 Aug 3:54 PM
jEdit/DMG plugin update: Status is unchanged as work continues.  We will update the list in 24-hour increments during the work week.  The next update will be 4:00 PM tomorrow, Friday 8/22, or earlier if we have more information.
Systems staff have determined the root cause of this issue and are actively pursuing resolution via development efforts.
Developers can still upload webAgent scripts via the DMG web interface.


Wed 20 Aug 5:03 PM
jEdit/DMG plugin update: Work continues but resolution is not imminent.
Systems staff have determined the root cause of this issue and are actively pursuing resolution via development efforts.
Developers can still upload webAgent scripts via the DMG web interface.


10:00 AM
jEdit/DMG plugin update: Systems staff have determined the root cause of this issue and are actively pursuing resolution via development efforts.
Developers can still upload webAgent scripts via the DMG web interface.


Tue 19 Aug 4:04 PM
jEdit/DMG plugin update: Systems staff continue to work on the jEdit plugin issue and are in contact with external groups who have useful expertise.
Developers can still upload webAgent scripts via the DMG web interface.


12:00 PM
jEdit/DMG plugin update: Systems staff continue to work on the jEdit plugin issue and are in contact with external groups who have useful expertise.
Developers can still upload webAgent scripts via the DMG web interface, so there has been a fully functional workaround available throughout.


9:38 AM
jEdit/DMG plugin update: The problem is at a much lower level than anticipated and will take serious analysis and perhaps development work for final remediation.
Please continue to use the web interface for uploads.


9:20 AM
Despite thorough testing, we have discovered an issue with the jEdit plugin for DMG this morning.
The workaround for webagent development is to use the DMG web interface (https://dpdev1.dp.utexas.edu/cgi-bin/dmg/index.cgi) to upload your webAgent scripts from your desktop.
Systems staff are investigating the issue.

8/21/2014
8:35 AM
RESOLVED: Update from Canvas: Error messages / slowness in Canvas for some users
Service Restored

8:33 AM
Our engineers have resolved the issue that was causing slowness and error messages for some users in Canvas. All users should be able to use Canvas as normal now.


8:17 AM
We are working on an issue that is causing error messages and slowness for some users. We’re investigating the problem and will provide more information in the next 15 minutes.

Past Service Interruptions

Upcoming Maintenance

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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.
12:01 AM - 12:05 AM
reboot of SQL03
Service: Microsoft SQL Server
Description: ITS Microsoft SQL Server SQL03 will be rebooted at 12:01 AM June 17th in order to resume automated patching cycle. Adobe Connect may be affected, and Systems staff will be monitoring for any issues.
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
uTexas Enterprise Directory (TED) emergency maintenance
Service: uTexas Enterprise Directory (TED)
Description: Emergency maintenance on TED (The uTexas Enterprise Directory) will be done at this time. No interruption of service is anticipated.
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
Virtual ID Cards Planned Maintenance
Service: Virtual ID Cards
Description: On Tuesday, June 19th from 7:00am - 7:30am the Virtual ID Cards will undergo routine scheduled maintenance. Users should experience no interruption in service.
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
Student Photo Roster Planned Maintenance
Service: Student Photo Roster
Description: On Tuesday, June 19th from 7:00am - 7:30am the Student Photo Roster will undergo routine scheduled maintenance. Users should experience no interruption in service.
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
ID Photo Gateway Planned Maintenance
Service: ID Photo Gateway
Description: On Tuesday, June 19th from 7:00am - 7:30am the ID Photo Gateway will undergo routine scheduled maintenance. Users should experience no interruption in service.
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
DNS Maintenance
Service: Campus Network
Description: Networking will be applying patches to the campus DNS servers on Tuesday, June 19 from 8:00am-10:00am. These patches address security vulnerabilities in the DNS server software.

There is no ... (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)
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
DPUSER Maintenance
Service: DPUSER
Description: DPUSER Maintenance will take place in PROD. No user impact is expected.
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
EWDE - SecureDoc Service Maintenance Window
Service: Enterprise Whole Disk Encryption
Description: Recurring maintenance window for SecureDoc services and servers.
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.
6:00 AM - 9:00 AM
ECS JIRA Upgrade to 4.4.5
Service: Jira
Description: The ECS/University Operations instance of JIRA will be unavailable while it is being upgraded to version 4.4.5
9:30 PM - 10:30 PM
EMN$MAIL QUAL maintenance
Service: Mainframe Email
Description: We will be making some changes to the backend of the EMN$MAIL delivery system in QUAL on Monday, June 25th at 9:30pm. There will be no changes made to PROD mail delivery, and there will be no ... (more)
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Planned Maintenance for Central Web Authentication
Service: Central Web Authentication (CWA)
Description: On Tuesday, June 26th from 7:00AM - 8:00AM, Central Web Authentication will undergo routine scheduled maintenance. Users should experience no interruption of service.
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.
5:00 PM - 5:15 PM
UT Direct Home Page Migration
Service: UT Direct
Description: We will be migrating updates for index.WBX and index.wbt to Prod.
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 - 10:30 PM
Log4Natural Planned Maintenance
Description: The Log4Natural team is planning a migration to production next Wednesday, June 27th, between 10:00pm and 10:30pm. There should be no interruption to logging during this maintenance.
The migration ... (more)
6:00 AM - 6:30 AM
Emergency Maintenance: ECS JIRA Re-indexing
Service: Jira
Description: The University Operations (aka, ECS) instance of JIRA will be unavailable during this window as its database is being re-indexed.
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM
Group E-Mail Scheduled Maintenance
Service: Group E-Mail
Description: We will be performing routine maintenance on the Group E-mail application. Changes will be transparent, and users will not be interrupted.
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM
Secure Message Maintenance
Service: Secure Messaging
Description: We will be performing routine maintenance on the Secure Message System. Changes will be transparent, and users will not be interrupted.
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
EWDE - SecureDoc Service Maintenance Window
Service: Enterprise Whole Disk Encryption
Description: Recurring maintenance window for SecureDoc services and servers.
12:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Mainframe maintenance window
Service: Mainframe
Description: The UT Austin mainframe will undergo planned maintenance early Sunday morning beginning shortly after 12:00 AM midnight and lasting approximately 1 hour into Sunday morning. UT Direct, applytexas.org,... (more)
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.
6:00 AM - 8:00 AM
SIS JIRA Upgrade
Service: Jira
Description: The Student Information Systems (SIS) instance of JIRA (https://issues.reg.utexas.edu) will be upgraded to version 4.4.5
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.
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Routine QUAL TIM Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: Routine maintenance on TIM (uTexas Identity Manager) QUAL. No interruption of service is anticipated.
5:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Planned maintenance of Document Repository on Tuesday, July 3 at 5 PM
Service: Document Repository
Description: A planned maintenance of Document Repository is scheduled on Tuesday, July 3 at 5 PM. The stunnel certificate used to communicate with mainframe broker will be renewed during the maintenance period. ... (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)
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
Data Center Network Maintenance
Service: University Data Center
Description: Networking will be conducting a change on the A-side service router in UDC-C to replace faulty hardware. No service interruption is expected.
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ITS Virtual Servers datastore addition
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: Adding new datastores to the virtual servers hosts. This maintenance is transparent, no downtime or service interruption is expected.
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Update of security routines on qual.its.utexas.edu web server
Service: UT Direct Q/A environment
Description: Will be applying bug fixes to the security routines.
No down time or interruption of service expected.
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
EWDE - SecureDoc Service Maintenance Window
Service: Enterprise Whole Disk Encryption
Description: Recurring maintenance window for SecureDoc services and servers.

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