The University of Texas at Austin

ITS Services Status

Current Service Interruptions

7/1/2015
10:19 PM
Office 365 Connectivity Issue
Service Functioning, Temporary Solution in Place

7/1/2015 10:19 PM
Microsoft engineers have completed corrective actions to their network infrastructure, and service connectivity appears to have been restored for all users.  ITS Systems staff will continue to closely monitor the situation until we are satisfied that the issue is fully resolved.


7/1/2015 5:00PM
Microsoft engineers have determined a preliminary root cause – “a high-level portion of the network infrastructure became degraded, which is causing an interruption to Exchange Online connectivity” – and have redirected network traffic to alternate capacity in an attempt to restore service.  ITS Systems staff are continuing to coordinate support and monitor progress.  The next update will be posted no later than 11:00 PM.


7/1/2015 3:37 PM
ITS Systems staff have received reports of users unable to access Exchange Online mailboxes via MAPI,EAS,EWS, or the Outlook Web App.  Staff are engaging with Microsoft to investigate the issue further and formulate a resolution.

7/1/2015
8:39 PM
VoIP Phone Outage
Under Investigation

7/1/2015 8:37 PM
The issue continues, but we believe we have a solution.  We expect the issue to be minimized, if not completely resolved, this evening.

The next update will be at 7:00am tomorrow, unless there is something else to report tonight.


7/1/2015 6:42 PM
The issue continues on an intermittent basis.  We continue to work with the vendor.  We may need a brief emergency outage later this evening. We’ll announce it with as much notice as possible.

Next update at 8:30pm.


7/1/2015 2:10 PM
The issue continues on an intermittent basis.  It appears as long call completion times if the call completes at all.  We continue to work with the vendor.


7/1/2015 12:57pm
Staff and vendor are still actively investigating this issue.


7/1/2015 11:01 AM
This event appears to have been momentary.  Staff and vendor are still investigating.


7/1/2015 10:41 AM
We are having reports and seeing the same symptoms we saw earlier this morning.  Attempts to call out do not complete and incoming calls may get an unavailable message or perhaps voicemail.  Voice staff is investigating and the vendor has been contacted.


7/1/2015 9:35 AM
Root cause of the outage is being investigated by the vendor.


7/1/2015 8:47 AM
Service appears restored, staff are confirming full system functions.


7/1/2015 8:09AM
Vendor has determined which part of the system has malfunctioned. Vendor is assessing logs and working on course of action.


7/1/2015 7:34 AM
Vendor and staff continue to investigate.


7/1/15 07:06am
The VoIP outage has been posted to the UT Core website as of 7am.


7/1/15 06:50am
Vendor and staff continue to investigate.


7/1/15 06:13am
Upon further investigation, analog phones on the new system are up.  The problem is affecting only the VoIP telephones.


7/1/15 05:38am
The vendor has been engaged (since 4:50am) and continues to investigate.


7/1/15 04:44am
Voice staff are investigating the incident and assessing the extent of the outage.  Legacy systems are up. Other portions of the system appear to be up and down.


7/1/15 03:35am
UTPD has reported the entire UT main campus telephone system is down.

7/1/2015
1:37 PM
RESOLVED: Office 365 Performance Issues
Service Restored

7/1/2015
Both ITS Systems staff and Microsoft engineers have confirmed that the service is now healthy and operating as expected.


6/30/2015 5:06pm
Microsoft engineers continue to work towards a permanent solution.  Network traffic has been directed to an alternate network in the meantime.
Issues are no longer being reported by campus, but ITS Systems staff continue to monitor for further development.


6/30/2015 2:36pm
Microsoft engineers continue to connect the service to an alternate network capacity in an effort to restore service completely. In parallel, network engineers are repairing the connectivity issue to address the underlying cause.

Reports of issues by users in our tenant appear to have abated – ITS Systems staff will continue to monitor the situation.  The next update will be posted at 5:00 PM.


6/30/2015 12:59pm
Microsoft reports that connecting the service to an alternate mailbox capacity resulted in a partial restoration of service. Engineers are connecting the service to an alternate network capacity in an effort to restore service completely.  The next update will be posted at 2:30 PM.

Preliminary Root Cause: A dependent third-party network experienced an interruption to connectivity, which caused impact to the Exchange Online mailbox infrastructure


6/30/2015 11:29am
Microsoft support personnel are investigating service alerts and system logs related to Exchange Online mailbox access.  Affected users may be unable to connect to the Exchange Online service when using multiple protocols including Outlook, Outlook Web App (OWA), Exchange ActiveSync (EAS), and Exchange Web Services (EWS).

Impact to the University appears to be restricted to sluggish performance at this time – ITS Systems staff are continuing to monitor the situation.  The next update will be posted at 1:30 PM.

7/1/2015
12:00 AM
RESOLVED:EXTENDED - University Wiki Service Weekly Maintenance
Service Restored

6/30/15 11:58 PM Maintenance is complete.


23:02- 6/30/15 Maintenance window is extended to 12:00 AM to finalize maintenance. Service is expected to experience some stability issues as testing is performed.

 

Past Service Interruptions

Upcoming Maintenance

<<< 09/16/2012 - 10/06/2012 >>>
12:01 AM - 6:00 AM
Austin Disk Services Planned Maintenance Window
Service: ITS Storage Overview
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.
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Mail Filtering Service logging maintenance
Service: Mail Filtering Service
Description: The Mail Filtering Service (aka the IronPorts), will be updated so that it logs directly into Splunk rather than using an intermediary. There will be no customer visibility to this event.
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Group E-Mail Planned Maintenance
Service: Group E-Mail
Description: Planned maintenance is scheduled for the Group E-mail System. No disruption is expected.
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
Upgrade ESXVCTR01 vCenter5 with update1
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: Snapshot ESXVCTR01, perform upgrade, test version, test webclient, commit snapshot.
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.
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Mail Filtering Service network maintenance
Service: Mail Filtering Service
Description: The servers comprising the Mail Filtering Service (aka the IronPorts), have a subtle misconfiguration in their network connections, which this maintenance will correct. No customer visibility is ... (more)
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
utdirect update of jwebagent runtime
Service: UT Direct Q/A environment
Description: Update of the webagent runtime to fix a bug. No visible change in functionality
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Transitioning anti-spam for UTmail from on-premise to Google
Description: Anti-spam and anti-virus protection for UTmail will be changed from our on-premise filters to Google.
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 - 7:00 PM
PNA Maintenance
Service: Public Internet Access
Description: On Wednesday, Sept. 19, from 5-7pm, Networking will be physically relocating a PNA server in NOC B to make room for other equipment. During this time, the "guest.utexas.edu" wireless network will not ... (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)
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
TEST and QUAL uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Routine Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: This is for routine maintenance of the TIM TEST and QUAL systems. PROD will not be affected. There may be connection resets for users using the TEST or QUAL web application during the maintenance.
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
UTDirect Application Registry
Service: UT Direct
Description: This is a small mod to the current UT Direct Application Registry. The addition of a redirect will allow us to redirect to the new registry for prod deployment Oct. 1 2012
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
SecureDoc service and server maintenance
Service: Enterprise Whole Disk Encryption
Description: Recurring maintenance window for SecureDoc services.
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: ITS Storage Overview
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.
12:01 AM - 2:00 AM
Blackberry Enterprise Server Upgrade
Service: Austin BlackBerry Service
Description: Blackberry Enterprise Server (BES) will be upgraded to the latest maintenance release
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Com-plete Logon Maintenance
Service: TN3270
Description: Maintenance will be performed on the logon functionality for Com-plete, the mainframe 3270 application server. No user disruption is expected.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
UTS server maintenance
Service: Web Publishing on Unix
Description: The server hardware hosting the UTS Unix timesharing and Web publishing service (uts.cc.utexas.edu) will undergo hardware maintenance on Tuesday, September 25, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. UTS services ... (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)
6:00 AM - 7:00 AM
ITS MySQL Maintenance
Service: MySQL
Description: *note, only the the non-CAT1 mysql environment will be done on the 27th. The CAT1 maintenance is now moved to October 1st at 6:00AM

both ITS MySQL host environments (non-CAT1 on ... (more)
6:00 AM - 7:00 AM
UT Lists maintenance
Service: UT Lists
Description: The UT Lists mailing list service at utlists.utexas.edu will be unavailable during MySQL database server maintenance.

Mail sent to utlists.utexas.edu lists during the maintenance period will be ... (more)
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
DNS Maintenance in UDC-C
Service: Departmental Networks
Description: Networking will be bringing two new recursive DNS servers online to service UDC-C. This is being done to provide the UDC-C network with DNS resolvers independent of the main campus servers (see point ... (more)
7:45 AM - 8:45 AM
UT Direct maintenance window
Service: UT Direct
Description: Obsolete link removal from UT Direct homepage.
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Add new datastores to Virtual Infrastructure
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: New datastores will be added to the Virtual Servers infrastructure for VM provisioning.

No service interruptions are anticipated.
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Upgrade of AEMS to SP2 RU4
Service: Austin Exchange Messaging Service
Description: Exchange 2010 Service Pack 2 will be applied to the Austin Exchange Messaging Service (AEMS), along with Rollup 4. Since RU4 remedies the Document WebReady Viewer security vulnerability, the ... (more)
12:01 AM - 6:00 AM
Austin Disk Services Planned Maintenance Window
Service: ITS Storage Overview
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 - 6:00 PM
Upgrade of AEMS to SP2 RU4
Service: Austin Exchange Messaging Service
Description: Exchange 2010 Service Pack 2 will be applied to the Austin Exchange Messaging Service (AEMS), along with Rollup 4. Since RU4 remedies the Document WebReady Viewer security vulnerability, the ... (more)
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Pype Maintenance
Service: Python Production Environment (PyPE)
Description: The Pype team will be deploying code to make a new version of Django available to developers. There should be little downtime, if any, for the deployment interface and no downtime deployed projects.
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Selfscan (SAINT) Maintenance
Service: Selfscan (SAINT)
Description: This maintenance will perform software updates on all selfscan (SAINT) nodes. Please schedule your scans around this maintenance window.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
vCenter 5 Update 1 upgrade for esxdvctr01 (SRM)
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: Updating vCenter 5 to update 1 on Distaster Recovery vCenter instance to match upgrade that was already performed in production on esxvctr01.
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
TEST uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Routine Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: TIM TEST will undergo maintenance for approximately 2 hours. There will be two brief, 5 minute system outages during the maintenance.

There will be no impact to production systems.
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)
9:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Pype Maintenance
Service: Python Production Environment (PyPE)
Description: The Pype VMs in all environments will be moved from the commodity to the enterprise ESX infrastructure. The VMs will briefly lose network connectivity during this move, up to 2 minutes.
6:00 AM - 8:00 AM
ITS MySQL Maintenance - CAT1
Service: MySQL
Description: the CAT1 ITS MySQL host environment( mysqldb02.its.utexas.edu) will undergo maintenance to ensure stability and recover-ability. MySQL will be placed in read-only mode for the first part of this ... (more)
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Planned Apollo Mainenance
Service: Apollo
Description: Routine maintenance will take place in TEST. No user impact is expected.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
FTP Server Maintenance
Service: FTP Server
Description: Networking will be performing maintenance on the "ftp.utexas.edu" server to apply a firmware update to the system. During the maintenance, the server will be unavailable.
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
UT Direct Registry Migration Window
Service: UT Direct
Description: Minor code change to UT Direct Registry code
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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