The University of Texas at Austin

ITS Services Status

Current Service Interruptions

10/20/2014
2:46 PM
RESOLVED:Phone and email support for Canvas down
Service Restored

2:45
Canvas Status Update
RESOLVED - Help request submission to Canvas Support functional via all methods again - 10/20/14
Email support is up and functional again. We have begun receiving email communication from Canvas users again and our own tests confirm functionality as well. All supported methods of help request submission are functioning as expected. We apologize for any frustration this caused your users.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you continue to experience an issue with any method of submitting a help request to Canvas Support.


2:05pm
Canvas Status Update
Users still unable to contact Canvas Support via email, works intermittently - 10/20/14
Zendesk is continuing to experience an issue with email processing causing issues with reaching Canvas Support via email. We have seen some emails make it through though it is still very intermittent at this time. We’re continuing to investigate the problem with Zendesk and will provide more information in the next 30 minutes.


1:32
Phone lines, webform help submissions and LiveChat support (for schools with chat support) remain functional; however, email support remains down. We’re continuing to investigate the problem with Zendesk and will provide more information in the next 30 minutes.


1:15
Phones back online; Users still unable to contact Canvas Support via email - 10/20/14
Phone lines are back up and functioning though email support is still down. Help submissions via the built-in help menu webform and LiveChat (for schools with chat support) are still functioning. We’re continuing to investigate the problem with Zendesk and will provide more information in the next 15 minutes


12:54
We just became aware of a Zendesk issue that is preventing users from reaching Canvas Support via the support phone lines or via email. Help submissions via the built-in help menu webform and LiveChat (for schools with chat support) are still functioning. We’re investigating the problem with Zendesk and will provide more information in the next 15 minutes.

10/18/2014
1:41 PM
Canvas Status Update: Request timeouts and severe slowness 10-15-14
Under Investigation

1:40
Since the release this morning, we’ve seen reports from some Chrome users that they’re unable to view discussion responses, see a list of files in a course’s Files section, edit / view pages, etc. In every case reported to us so far, clearing browser cache once has solved the problem entirely, for all Canvas content. The issue only seems to affect some Chrome users, not all. It does not seem to matter which version of Chrome the user is using.

Please encourage users who contact you with these symptoms (Chrome, can’t see certain content) to try clearing their cache. We’ve updated the greeting message on our phone lines to suggest this tip to callers, too.

We’ve reported this problem to our engineering team. Ideally, they’ll be able to push a global fix—but we haven’t identified a root cause yet, and this might prove to be an issue that can’t be addressed for all users from here. If we learn of cases where clearing cache does *not* solve this problem, we’ll provide an update right away.


1:58
Canvas response times have returned to normal levels and all should be functional again for your users. We apologize for any inconvenience this caused.  Please contact us if you are continuing to experience any issues.


We just became aware of an issue that is affecting many Canvas users, causing timeouts and lack of response to requests. We’re investigating the problem and will provide more information in the next 15 minutes.

10/16/2014
1:30 PM
RESOLVED: UT Forge SVN downtime
Service Restored

13:28
EXTERNAL NOTIFICATION:
While UT Forge SVN service is fully functional right now, this message serves to notify campus of a period of downtime our SVN service experienced earlier today in case anyone noticed a problem.

A very unusual problem with file handling blocked access to SVN repositories at 11:41 AM.
The issue was resolved at 12:05 PM.

If you have any trouble connecting to SVN now, please notify stewards as per normal at utforge-admin@utlists.utexas.edu

10/15/2014
11:27 AM
RESOLVED: UT Lists message delivery interruption
Service Restored

11:21
UT Lists mail delivery is restored and all outstanding mail is delivered.

ITS Systems staff have identified the root cause and will identify methods to avoid this issue in the future.


11:06
UT Lists mail service is experiencing delays in mail delivery. ITS systems staff are working on the problem.

Past Service Interruptions

Upcoming Maintenance

<<< 05/19/2013 - 06/08/2013 >>>
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)
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Campus Network Maintenance
Service: Campus Network
Maintenance blackout window
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)
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Adobe Connect 9 Uprade
Service: Web Conferencing - Adobe Connect
Description: Adobe Connect Web Conferencing Service will be upgraded from version 8 to version 9
10:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Monthly Group E-Mail Maintenance
Service: Group E-Mail
Description: Monthly maintenance window for the Group E-mail server.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
XML Gateway - host and database change
Service: XMLGateway
Description: The XML Gateway Service will be unavailable for upto 45 minutes, in order to move the production host to a new and updated Virtual Machine. The Gateway's production database will also be moved to an ... (more)
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Virtual ID Cards Planned Maintenance
Service: Virtual ID Cards
Description: On Tuesday, May 21th from 7:00 - 8:00 am the Virtual ID Cards will undergo routine scheduled maintenance. Users should experience no interruption in service.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
ID Photo Gateway Planned Maintenance
Service: ID Photo Gateway
Description: On Tuesday, May 21th from 7:00 - 8:00 am the ID Photo Gateway will undergo routine scheduled maintenance. Users should experience no interruption in service.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Student Photo Roster Planned Maintenance
Service: Student Photo Roster
Description: Due to maintenance on the XML Gateway, the Photo Roster may experience interruptions in service during this maintenance window.
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) QUAL Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: We will be conducting routine maintenance on the TIM QUAL servers. There will two 5-10 minute outages.
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Shibboleth Routine Maintenance
Service: Shibboleth
Description: The Shibboleth production environment (idp.its.utexas.edu) will undergo routine scheduled maintenance at this time. Users should experience no interruption of service.
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Quarterly Java JDK update on utdirect.utexas.edu
Service: UT Direct
Description: We will be updating the Java JDK for java webapps and jwebagent on utdirect.utexas.edu to the latest version, Java 7 update 21

No user impact expected
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wiki Service Monthly Maintenance
Description: Scheduled maintenance for the University Wiki Service occurs the third Tuesday of the month from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. To the maximum extent possible, installation of service, application and security ... (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 - 6:30 PM
UDCC Out-of-Band Network Maintenance
Service: University Data Center
Description: Networking will be conducting network maintenance to replace the two Cisco Catalyst 6500 service chassis used to provide the out-of-band (OOB) service to UDCC. During each chassis replacement, the ... (more)
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Javamail/FTPMail - outbound email routing change
Service: Mainframe Email
Description: The sub-net on which emails travel from the jmail-pxx hosts to relay.mail.utexas.edu is being changed.

For each of three hosts, the Javamail and FTPMail services will be stopped, host rebooted and ... (more)
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
EMN$INET maintenance
Service: Mainframe Email
Description: We will be migrating code changes in EMN$INET to QUAL. No service disruption is expected.
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)
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 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)
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Campus Network Maintenance
Service: Campus Network
Maintenance blackout window
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)
All Day
UTBackup Monthly Application Maintenance
Service: UTBackup
Description: Monthly Patch window for the (Application) of the UTBackup Service
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
UTBackup Monthly OS Maintenance
Service: UTBackup
Description: Monthly Maintenance window for (OS) patching of the UTBackup service.
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.
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)
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 - 7:15 AM
XML Gateway certificate change
Service: XMLGateway
Description: XML Gateway PROD host will have a digital certificate changed, and the Tomcat app server will be restarted.

Users will experience a short outage expected to last a few minutes.
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
EMN$INET maintenance
Service: Mainframe Email
Description: Code changes for the module EMN$INET will be moved into production. No service disruption is expected.
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Shibboleth Routine Maintenance
Service: Shibboleth
Description: The Shibboleth production environment (idp.its.utexas.edu) will undergo routine scheduled maintenance at this time. Users should experience no interruption of service.
1:00 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 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.
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 - 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 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)
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
NFS Server Maintenance
Description: ITS will be performing storage maintenance that affects a number of IT services across campus. We are updating the operating system on the StoCon file servers to the latest supported revision.
10:00 AM - 11:59 PM
OS upgrade on the F5 load balancers
Service: Core Network Services
Description: The OS on the F5 load balancers will be upgraded to install security and performance enhancements.

There may be momentary interruptions to some load balanced services, but most services should ... (more)
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
PyPE OS Security Patching - Test & Qual
Service: Python Production Environment (PyPE)
Description: Apply OS Patch Stream to PyPE Test and Qual 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 - 5:00 PM
Upgrade DR cluster vCenter server
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: Upgrade the vCenter server at the DR site to revision 5.1. No user impact anticipated.
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, however updates to TED may be suspended periodically during this ... (more)
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wireless Network Maintenance
Service: Public Internet Access
Description: Networking will be conducting maintenance on one of the core wireless routers to replace a failing module (faulty hardware). Wireless clients in some areas of campus may experience a momentary drop (... (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)
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Upgrade vCenter server
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: Upgrade the vCenter server to revision 5.1. VMs will be unaffected, however during this outage access to VM consoles (which goes through vCenter) or other VM provisioning tasks that require vCenter ... (more)
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.

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