The University of Texas at Austin

ITS Services Status

Current Service Interruptions

10/21/2014
6:30 PM
RESOLVED: Some users experiencing Office 365 connectivity issues
Service Restored

6:26pm
Microsoft engineers report that the affected portion of Office 365 infrastructure has been repaired and returned to service.  Ongoing testing will be conducted by ITS Systems staff to ensure the quality of the service.  This issue can be considered resolved at this time.


5:00pm
Microsoft engineers have shifted Office 365 traffic to unaffected servers in an attempt to mitigate the impact of the issue on users.  We continue to recommend that users experiencing this issue use of the Outlook Web App (https://office365.austin.utexas.edu/).  ITS Systems staff will continue to monitor this issue and will provide further updates as they occur.  The next update will be posted at 7:00 PM.


4:00pm
Microsoft has determined that a portion of capacity that facilitates connections to Office 365 from desktop mail clients is degraded.  We continue to recommend that affected users make use of the Outlook Web App (https://office365.austin.utexas.edu/).  The next update will be posted at 5:00 PM.


3:00pm
Working with ITS Systems staff, Microsoft has determined that this issue is affecting connectivity for a large number of users in the Office 365 environment.  Microsoft engineers are investigating the root cause in pursuit of a resolution.
At this time, ITS recommends that users experiencing difficulties use the Outlook Web App (https://office365.austin.utexas.edu), which appears to be functioning correctly.  The next update will be posted at 4:00 PM.


2:07pm
ITS Systems Staff have opened a critical severity support case with Microsoft, and the investigation is ongoing.  Next update: 3:00 PM.


1:14pm
The ITS Help Desk has received calls from several users experiencing poor sync performance and/or issues connecting to mailboxes in Office 365.  ITS Systems staff are investigating, and are reaching out to Microsoft for additional support.

10/21/2014
2:37 PM
Canvas Status Update: Request timeouts and severe slowness 10-15-14
Under Investigation

2:35
Canvas Status Update
Extended processing time on certain Canvas imports and exports

Hi Admins—

Some users are currently seeing extended processing time on certain jobs (e.g. SIS imports, course imports / exports). Our DevOps team is updating some configuration parameters and adding more resources to process jobs like these; we anticipate you’ll see improved performance soon. Thanks for your patience!



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

<<< 11/18/2012 - 12/08/2012 >>>
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.
12:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Campus WSUS Maintenance
Service: Windows Software Update Service (WSUS)
Description: Monthly host maintenance window for Campus WSUS. Service may be interrupted during this period.
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) TEST/QUAL/PROD Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: We are planning internal maintenance on all of our systems. We expect no customer impact and no outage is planned.
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
Planned Apollo Mainenance
Service: Apollo
Description: Routine maintenance will take place in TEST. No downtime is 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)
10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Custom Unix Web hosting server maintenance
Service: Custom Web Publishing
Description: One of the servers hosting custom Unix-based websites will undergo maintenance from 10:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 20.

During this period there will be a brief service outage as the ... (more)
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Pype maintenance
Service: Python Production Environment (PyPE)
Description: The pype service will be undergoing maintenance to release a new version of the tools. No downtime or service interruption is expected.
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 - 10:00 AM
SecureDoc service and server maintenance
Service: Enterprise Whole Disk Encryption
Description: Recurring maintenance window for SecureDoc services.
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.
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Generator Load Bank Testing
Service: University Data Center
Description: UDC-C Will be load banking our two fixed emergency backup generators for our annual preventative maintenance. This work is not expected to have any impact on the equipment in UDC-C.
6:30 AM - 7:00 AM
PROD uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Routine Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: We will be performing routine maintenace on the PROD TIM Servers.

Web users may experience connection resets during the maintenance.
6:45 AM - 7:15 AM
Javamail [QUAL] migration
Service: Mainframe Email
Description: Migrating the two Javamail [QUAL] servers from Solaris to Linux hosts.

No service interruption expected.
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Generator Load Bank Testing
Service: University Data Center
Description: UDC-C Will be load banking our two fixed emergency backup generators for our annual preventative maintenance. This work is not expected to have any impact on the equipment in UDC-C.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Planned Apollo Mainenance
Service: Apollo
Description: Routine maintenance will take place in QUAL. No downtime is expected.
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Revert anti-virus to Sophos
Service: Mail Filtering Service
Description: IronPort has released a fixed version of the Sophos engine. This maintenance is to switch back to Sophos.
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.
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Planned maintenance of Document Repository - DRI Natural module
Service: Document Repository
Description: A new version of DRI full query search Natural module DPN$DRFQ will be migrated to production during this maintenance.
No downtime or service interruption is expected.
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Generator Load Bank Testing
Service: University Data Center
Description: UDC-C Will be load banking our two fixed emergency backup generators for our annual preventative maintenance. This work is not expected to have any impact on the equipment in UDC-C.
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 - 5:00 PM
Generator Load Bank Testing
Service: University Data Center
Description: UDC-C Will be load banking our two fixed emergency backup generators for our annual preventative maintenance. This work is not expected to have any impact on the equipment in UDC-C.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Planned Apollo Mainenance
Service: Apollo
Description: Routine maintenance will take place in PROD. No downtime is expected.
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 - 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 - 6:00 AM
SharePoint Maintenance Window
Service: SharePoint
Description: Service availability may be intermittent during the maintenance window.
12:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Campus WSUS Maintenance
Service: Windows Software Update Service (WSUS)
Description: Monthly service maintenance window for Campus WSUS. Service may be interrupted during this period.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Monthly JIRA Application Maintenance
Service: Jira
Description: JIRA will undergo application maintenance every 1st Tuesday monthly.
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) TEST/QUAL/PROD Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: We are planning internal maintenance on all of our systems. We expect no customer impact and no outage is planned.
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Data Center Network Maintenance
Service: University Data Center
Description: Networking will be conducting maintenance to install additional port capacity in the data center core and migrating redundant network links used by the row extension to the newly installed line card.
... (more)
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Virtual Servers emergency maintenance: Remove datastores
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: vSphere admins will be reclaiming datastores from the ESXi servers to hand back to the Storage admins.

No service interruption 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 find a very limited interruption in service.
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)
6:45 AM - 7:15 AM
FTPMail [QUAL] migration to Linux
Service: Mainframe Email
Description: There will be a short outage of FTPMail [QUAL] service, in order to migrate from Solaris to Linux hosts.

Natural programs that send emails by calling the EMN$MAIL module, will see a delay in email ... (more)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtual Servers Maintenance Window
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: Non-client facing software on esxvctr01.austin.utexas.edu will be updated to the latest version. Access to vCenter and VM consoles will be unavailable while the server reboots. Virtual Machines will ... (more)
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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