The University of Texas at Austin

ITS Services Status

Current Service Interruptions

9/17/2014
10:50 AM
UT Direct PDF Generator
Under Investigation

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
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.

9/16/2014
2:27 PM
RESOLVED Non-Disruptive UT-V maintenance extended
Service Restored

2;13
This maintenance is complete.
12:06
Maintenance is extended until 2:00pm. There have been no issues (other than being distracted by unrelated tasks).

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

<<< 08/19/2012 - 09/08/2012 >>>
All Day
Network Maintenance Blackout
Service: Campus Network
Maintenance blackout window
Description: Network maintenance blackout
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.
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Campus Network Maintenance
Service: Campus Network
Description: Networking will be performing maintenance on the campus network. During this time, portions of the campus network may be intermittently unavailable. Hosts and services connected to the campus network ... (more)
7:00 AM - 7:15 AM
XML Gateway short service interruption
Service: XMLGateway
Description: There will be a short interruption of service when the virtual host (stutz.its.utexas.edu) for the production XML Gateway service, is moved to the Enterprise cluster of Virtual Machines.
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
Pype deployment interface maintenance
Service: Python Production Environment (PyPE)
Description: We will be switching the pype.its.utexas.edu deployment interface to start using a new Redhat VM. This maintenance should be transparent to users and no downtime is expected.
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Adobe Connect 8.2.2.2 Upgrade
Service: Web Conferencing - Adobe Connect
Description: Adobe Connect will be upgraded to the latest maintenance release
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.
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
Planned Apollo Mainenance
Service: Apollo
Description: We will be doing routine maintenance to remove unused Apollo modules in TEST. No user impact is expected.
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.
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Campus Network Maintenance
Service: Campus Network
Description: Networking will be performing maintenance on the campus network. During this time, portions of the campus network may be intermittently unavailable. Hosts and services connected to the campus network ... (more)
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
PyPE planned maintenance
Service: Python Production Environment (PyPE)
Description: Monthly maintenance for the PyPE service.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Planned Apollo Mainenance
Service: Apollo
Description: We will be doing routine maintenance to remove unused Apollo modules in QUAL. No user impact is expected.
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Group E-Mail Server Maintenance
Service: Group E-Mail
Description: ITS will be performing maintenance to replace the Group Email server. No service interruption is expected.
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Memory upgrade of vCenter server and database
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: We will be upgrading esxvctr01 and esxvcdb01 memory allocations to keep these 2 VMs from paging, which has been affecting performance.
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
University Directory ( White Pages ) Maintenance
Service: University Directory (White Pages)
Description: Routine server updates for the University Directory (White Pages) will be implemented. No interruption of service is expected.
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
DEFINE Internals/Enterprise Workflow Planned Maintenance
Service: DEFINE Internals/Enterprise Workflow
Description: On Wednesday, August 29, 2012, from 5 to 7 p.m., DEFINE Internals/Enterprise Workflow will undergo maintenance. A small percentage of users may experience a very limited interruption of service ... (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)
6:30 AM - 7:00 AM
uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) PROD routine maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: Normal monthly maintenance. There will be session resets if users are actively working on the EID Self Help Application and EID Administrative Application during the maintenance period.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Planned Apollo Mainenance
Service: Apollo
Description: We will be doing routine maintenance to remove unused Apollo modules in PROD. No user impact is expected.
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.
6:30 AM - 7:00 AM
EMN$MAIL QUAL Maintenance
Service: Mainframe Email
Description: We will be moving some bug fixes into QUAL for the backend of the EMN$MAIL delivery system. There is no expected downtime or service interruption.
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Group E-Mail Server Maintenance
Service: Group E-Mail
Description: ITS will be performing maintenance to replace the Group Email server. No service interruption is expected.
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Water line segmentation at CRB weather permitting event
Service: University Data Center
Description: CRB will be segmenting one of two water feeds to the Data Center cooling tower. A temporary water feed will be utilized and monitored during this event. No impact is expected.
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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
Streaming Media server maintennace
Service: Webcasts and Streaming Media
Description: The server hosting the RealMedia / Helix Streaming Media service will undergo maintenance on Wednesday, September 5, from 5:00pm to 6:00pm. There will be a brief interruption in service during this ... (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
Planned Apollo Mainenance
Service: Apollo
Description: Routine Apollo maintenance will take place in TEST and QUAL.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Urchin maintenance
Service: Web Analytics: Urchin
Description: The Urchin service will undergo maintenance on Thursday 9/6/2012. The web application (http://webstats.its.utexas.edu) will be unavailable from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
SecureDoc service and server maintenance
Service: Enterprise Whole Disk Encryption
Description: Recurring maintenance window for SecureDoc services.

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