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ITS Services Status

Current Service Interruptions

9/17/2014
12:24 PM
UT Direct PDF Generator
Under Investigation

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
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.

9/17/2014
9:01 AM
Austin Active Directory Domain Controller (DC01) Reboot
Unplanned Maintenance

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.

9/16/2014
9:35 PM
RESOLVED: Media recording in Canvas not working currently
Service Restored

Our DevOps team has resolved the issue that was preventing users from recording media comments in Canvas. The media tool is functioning normally again. We appreciate your patience while we investigated and resolved this issue.


Users cannot record new media comments in Canvas currently. The recording tool in the rich content editor attempts to connect for awhile, and then an error message is returned. Our DevOps team is working on the problem; we’ll provide an update in 15 minutes.

We apologize for the inconvenience to your users. Our testing shows that playing back media is working fine, and we’ll work to get the recording function back online ASAP.

9/16/2014
5:33 PM
RESOLVED: Expedited non-disruptive maintenance (AEMS/MSOL)
Service Restored

17:29
Maintenance is complete.


A minor configuration change to our Office 365 MSOL (Azure AD) instance is being made to pre-empt a potential issue.  No user impact will occur.

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
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.
12:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Mainframe maintenance window
Service: Mainframe
Description: The UT Austin mainframe will undergo planned maintenance early Sunday morning beginning shortly after 12:00 AM midnight and lasting up to 2 hours 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)
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)
6:00 PM - 11:59 PM
SBC Software Upgrade - trial implementation
Service: Voice Services (VoIP)
Description: This is a trial implementation of SBC software associated with the new VoIP System. The vendor will install the new version, we will perform some system tests, and then roll back to the existing ... (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)
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.
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)
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Planned UPS-A Battery Replacement at COM 27
Service: University Data Center
Description: UDC-FAC will be installing eighty (80) new batteries in UPS-A in COM 27. UPS-A will be in bypass mode from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
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 - 7:00 PM
DEFINE Internals/Enterprise Workflow Planned Maintenance
Service: DEFINE Internals/Enterprise Workflow
Description: *DEFINE Internals/Enterprise Workflow will be performing planned maintenance to deploy user-requested enhancements and bug fixes. A small percentage of users may experience a very limited ... (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)
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 PM - 8:00 PM
University Wiki Service maintenance
Service: University Wiki Service
Description: University Wiki Service will undergo maintenance. During this period there may be a brief interruption when the service is restarted.
7:15 AM - 7:30 AM
Javamail software update
Service: Mainframe Email
Description: A new version of Javamail software will be installed, that improves application logging.

Three PROD servers jmail-p01,p02,p03 will be updated sequentially. No user impact 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)
6:00 PM - 11:59 PM
SBC Software Upgrade
Service: Voice Services (VoIP)
Description: Upgrade SBC software associated with new VoIP System.
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.
8:00 AM - 11:59 AM
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)
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 PM - 9:00 PM
Digital Certificate Replacement - TID Print Servers
Service: TID Printing
Description: SSL and Certificate Authority certificates wil be replaced on the TID Print Servers

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