The University of Texas at Austin

ITS Services Status

Current Service Interruptions

9/17/2014
5:13 PM
UT Direct PDF Generator
Under Investigation

17:10
ITS has completed remediation and initial testing of a fix to the UT Direct PDF Generator. 
ITS will continue testing in development and qual UT Direct environments, with assistance from groups that have reported problems from the University.
An update will follow at 9/18 10AM, or earlier as warranted. 
Please contact the UTLogin team at utlogin@utlists.utexas.edu if you have any issues, questions or concerns.  Please include:

What is the level of impact lack of PDF generation is causing in daily operations?
Are there any workarounds (like using the application/browser “print to PDF”) that are applicable in any situations?
Are there any “critical” periods happening soon that would change the level of impact in daily operations?


12:16
This is an update to the “UT Direct PDF Generator” alert, posted at: http://www.utexas.edu/its/alerts/main.php
Attempts to generate PDFs from within UT Direct have proven inconsistent; PDF creation success and failure are intermittent, even using the same combinations of browser and OS.
ITS has begun prototyping solutions for the PDF Generator application, and we hope to be able to test with a wider audience this afternoon.
An update will follow at 4:30 PM, or earlier as warranted.

Please contact the UTLogin team at utlogin@utlists.utexas.edu if you have any issues, questions or concerns.  Please include:
- What is the level of impact lack of PDF generation is causing in daily operations?
- Are there any workarounds (like using the application/browser “print to PDF”) that are applicable in any situations?
- Are there any “critical” periods happening soon that would change the level of impact in daily operations?


10:41
This is an update to the “UT Direct PDF Generator” alert, posted at: http://www.utexas.edu/its/alerts/main.php
Attempts to generate PDFs from with UT Direct has been inconsistent; PDF creation success and failure are intermittent, using the same combinations of browser and OS.
ITS has begun remediating the sections in the PDF Generator application which cause the undesired behavior.
An update will follow at noon, or earlier as warranted. 

Please contact the UTLogin team at utlogin@utlists.utexas.edu if you have any issues, questions or concerns.  Please include:

What is the level of impact lack of PDF generation is causing in daily operations?
Are there any workarounds (like using the application/browser “print to PDF”) that are applicable in any situations?
Are there any “critical” periods happening soon that would change the level of impact in daily operations?


17:04
ITS Systems Middleware continues to investigate and has obtained assistance from developers in ITS Applications in the effort.

No workaround has been identified yet, though the team has identified promising leads.  We will update the list again on Wednesday at 12 noon.


17:02
This is an update to the “UT Direct PDF Generator” alert, posted at: http://www.utexas.edu/its/alerts/main.php

Attempts to generate PDFs from with UT Direct has been inconsistent; PDF creation success and failure are intermittent, using the same combinations of browser and OS.

Analysis of code and transactional process traces have resulted in identification of sections in the PDF Generator that may be responsible for the undesired behavior.  ITS continues to investigate and debug this issue. 

An update will follow no later than 10:00AM, or earlier as warranted.

Please contact the UTLogin team at utlogin@utlists.utexas.edu if you have any issues, questions or concerns.

Please include:

What is the level of impact lack of PDF generation is causing in daily operations?
Are there any workarounds (like using the application/browser “print to PDF”) that are applicable in any situations?
Are there any “critical” periods happening soon that would change the level of impact in daily operations?


11:30
ITS has been notified of problems using the “PDF generator” within UT Direct.

This service is most commonly used to create electronic copies of W-2s and systematically generated letters.

ITS is attempting to reliably reproduce the problem and troubleshoot the issue.

An update will follow no later than 1.30PM, or earlier as warranted.ITS continues to investigate and debug this issue.

9/17/2014
3:26 PM
RESOLVED: Austin Active Directory Domain Controller (DC01) Reboot
Service Restored

3:24 PM
This emergency reboot completed successfully and resolved the issue observed.


8:56 AM
The Austin Active Directory domain controller DC01 will be rebooted at 9:00 AM in conjunction with an open support case with Microsoft.  No user impact is expected.  Some technical staff may need to reconnect management tools that are directly bound to DC01.

9/17/2014
12:20 PM
RESOLVED. VoIP Switch Outage
Service Restored

The VoIP outage has been resolved.  No action is needed by the end users.  We are investigating the underlying cause with the vendor. 


We have received reports that new VoIP phones are down.  ITS-Networking & Telecommunications are currently investigating the problem, that appears to be campus wide.

9/11/2014
8:09 AM
Deprecating selected older, weaker SSL ciphers for Canvas
Under Investigation

We’re deprecating a handful of older, weaker SSL ciphers effective EOD next Wednesday (9/17/14); we believe very few, if any, of you will be impacted by this change.

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)
12:00 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)
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.
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)
9:30 PM - 10:30 PM
XML Gateway host OS 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.
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
PyPE 26.3.2 End-of-Life
Service: Python Production Environment (PyPE)
Description: The PyPE 26.3.2 toolset will be permanently taken out of service on all PyPE servers, all environments. Applications deployed to 26.3.2 environments will cease to operate, and further deployment to ... (more)
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 of the TIM QUAL system. There will be an approximate 10-15 minute outage.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Test Registration System Maintenance
Description: Upgrading Test Registration System to code currently in Test. Outage possible while code is being moved.
10:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Web Central 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)
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)
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
UDC-C Replace leaking compressor shaft seal on chiller 2
Service: University Data Center
Description: Planned - Non-Disruptive Maintenance on YORK Chiller #2 for replacement of shaft seal. This maintenance is not expected to have any impact on mission critical systems.
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.
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
Office 365 Authentication Services Maintenance
Service: Office 365
Description: Two minor changes to will be made to the Office 365 logon pages to improve usability. No service interruption is expected.
8:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Imaging Service Maintenance
Service: Imaging
Description: We will be updating the Document Imaging service. The service will be unavailable during the maintenance.
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Document Repository - OS patching
Service: Document Repository
Description: Document Repository service will be interrupted in order to apply accumulated patches to the host Operating System and software.
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
UDC-C Replace leaking compressor shaft seal on chiller 2
Service: University Data Center
Description: Planned - Non-Disruptive Maintenance on YORK Chiller #2 for replacement of shaft seal. This maintenance is not expected to have any impact on mission critical systems.
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
UDC-C Replace leaking compressor shaft seal on chiller 2
Service: University Data Center
Description: Planned - Non-Disruptive Maintenance on YORK Chiller #2 for replacement of shaft seal. This maintenance is not expected to have any impact on mission critical systems.
12:01 PM - 1:00 PM
CTL Scanning Maintenance
Description: Improvements to CTL's (classroom and CBE) scanning application. Users should not experience a disruption in service.
6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Footprints Weekly Maintenance
Service: Footprints Incident Tracking System
Description: Application or OS patching and updates.
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)
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
EWDE Maintenance
Service: Enterprise Whole Disk Encryption
Description: Enterprise Whole disk Encryption serviece (SecureDoc) maintenance
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)
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)
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
XML Gateway PROD - migration to UTLogin
Service: XMLGateway
Description: XML Gateway service will be interrupted for about an hour, to migrate to the new UTLogin authentication system for user logins.

This outage will affect all other services on campus that use XML ... (more)
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
UTLogin routine maintenance
Service: UTLogin
Description: ITS Applications will be conducting maintenance on the UTLogin system that will result in a partial system outage.

Date: Tues 1/28/2014
Start time: 6:00 PM
End time: 11:00 PM

Impact: This ... (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 - 7:00 PM
PAT Building Router Upgrade
Service: Departmental Networks
Description: Networking is upgrading the building router in PAT. This is will cause a network disruption of wired and wireless networks in the PAT building. This is not expected to impact any other building or ... (more)
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
UDC-B Replace Five Failed Batteries in UPS-B
Service: University Data Center
Description: Planned - Non-Disruptive Maintenance. UDC-FAC Will be replacing five UPS batteries that failed the annual PM in UPS-B. This maintenance is not expected to have any impact on mission critical systems.
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
EWDE Maintenance
Service: Enterprise Whole Disk Encryption
Description: Enterprise Whole disk Encryption serviece (SecureDoc) maintenance
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
PROD uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Routine Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: We will be conducting routine maintenance of the TIM PROD system. There will be an approximate 10-15 minute outage.
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. There will be no outage during the maintenance.
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)
12:00 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)
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
LFH Building Router Upgrade
Service: Departmental Networks
Description: Networking is upgrading the building router in LFH. This is will cause a network disruption of wired and wireless networks in the LFH building. This is not expected to impact any other building or ... (more)
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
TRAC homepage changes
Service: Technical Resource Account Control (TRAC)
Description: Departmental TRAC site will be temporarily unavailable while service descriptions are updated to reflect changes to campus email offerings. No significant user impact is expected.
12:01 PM - 1:00 PM
CTL Scanning Maintenance
Description: Improvements to CTL's scanning application (for classroom and CBE). Users should not experience a disruption in service.
5:45 PM - 6:45 PM
Group E-Mail Expedited Non-Disruptive Maintenance
Service: Group E-Mail
Description: Group E-Mail stewards are moving into production new code to be used in the forthcoming Group E-Mail system. Users should not experience any disruption in 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 Production system. Users of the EID Administrative application and the EID Self Service application may experience connection resets during the ... (more)
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
XML Gateway PROD - Host OS patching
Service: XMLGateway
Description: XML Gateway service will be interrupted while security and functional patches are applied to the server's Operating System (RHE Linux).
10:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Web Central 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)
6:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Planned monthly maintenance for ITS MSSQL
Service: Microsoft SQL Server
Description: regular monthly maintenance period for ITS MSSSQL Servers
6:00 AM - 7:00 AM
Application Registry (AppReg) Server Maintenance
Service: Application Registry
Description: Installing operating system updates on appreg.security.utexas.edu.
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
UDCC Row Extension Maintenance
Service: University Data Center
Description: Networking will be replacing a faulty component of one of the UDCC row extension switches which resulted in this mornings failure. The work will be non-disruptive.
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)
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Pype Django upgrade
Service: Python Production Environment (PyPE)
Description: We will be upgrading the version of Django used in the 26.3.4 Pype tools from 1.4.3 to 1.4.10.
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Schema update for AD R&R
Service: Austin Active Directory
Description: A schema update will be performed to support the AD Remediation and Refresh project.

This schema update is expected to be transparent to end users.
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
EWDE Maintenance
Service: Enterprise Whole Disk Encryption
Description: Enterprise Whole disk Encryption serviece (SecureDoc) maintenance
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
WebSpace database maintenance
Service: WebSpace
Description: Regular maintenance will be performed on WebSpace's Oracle database.

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