The University of Texas at Austin

ITS Services Status

Current Service Interruptions

5/6/2015
7:57 PM
EID Admin Tool Inaccessible
Service Restored

5/6/2015 7:55 PM
Resolved at 7:44 after the the Central ITS Oracle RAC outage was resolved.


5/6/2015 6:19pm
The EID Admin Tool became completely inaccessible around 6:05pm. All consultants currently working at the Help Desk were able to replicate the issue.

ITS applications staff are investigating.

5/6/2015
7:46 PM
Central ITS Oracle RAC
Service Restored

5/6/2015 7:44 PM
The Central ITS Oracle RAC service has been restored as of approximately 7:20PM.

The following environments have been verified to be working:
* IDPhotos applications (Student Photo Roster, Virtual ID Cards, and ID Photo Gateway)
* PyPE applications using Oracle
* EID Admin application
* EID Self-help application

The root cause of this service interruption was storage maintenance (vendor assisted) that did not go as planned.

This is the final planned update for this incident. 

An Incident Report shall be prepared and posted by the Storage team per ITS Incident Communication Policy.


5/6/2015 7:36 PM
The Central ITS Oracle RAC service has been restored as of approximately 7:20PM.

The following environments have been verified to be working:
* IDPhotos applications (Student Photo Roster, Virtual ID Cards, and ID Photo Gateway)
* PyPE applications using Oracle

The following applications are available, but EID updates are being delayed to downstream systems:
* EID Admin application
* EID Self-help application

The root cause of this service interruption was storage maintenance (vendor assisted) that did not go as planned.

An Incident Report shall be prepared and posted by the Storage team per ITS Incident Communication Policy.

An update will follow at 8:00, or earlier as appropriate.


5/6/2015 7:02 PM
The ITS Central RAC Database Server appears to be down.  The Housing and Food Public website is currently not operational as well as several other services that depend on the Oracle Database residing on The ITS Central RAC Database Server.


5/6/2015 7:07 PM
As a result of the loss of connectivity to NFS storage during storage maintenance, Oracle services are not in a desired functional state, and are being restarted in a controlled manner to ensure consistency of service availability. 

The Oracle service disruption is causing downstream outages of services dependent upon the Central ITS Oracle RAC environment, including:

* TIM
* EID Admin application
* EID Self-help application
* IDPhotos applications (Student Photo Roster, Virtual ID Cards, and ID Photo Gateway)
* PyPE applications using Oracle
* Housing and Public Foods website

An update will follow at 7:30 or earlier as warranted.

5/6/2015
6:55 PM
RESOLVED: UT Direct website is unresponsive
Service Restored

5/6/2015 6:51 PM
During a planned maintenance event there was a very brief loss of connectivity to NFS storage.

UT DIRECT and ITS Oracle services have been verified to be functional. Service owners dependent NFS storage should verify the health of there services.


5/6/2015 6:35 PM
UT Direct is responding normally.  ITS Systems staff is investigating the root cause.


5/6/2015 5:56PM
At 5:50 pm today we were made aware that UT Direct (utdirect.utexas.edu) was unresponsive. It appears all users are impacted.

5/6/2015
11:32 AM
Windows Web Hosting: Service Outage
Under Investigation

05/06/15 11:25
At this time, it appears this issue has been resolved but we will leave it ‘under investigation’ for now as we continue to monitor for any further evidence of a problem. 


05/06/15 10:44
ITS has discovered that this issue has not been completely resolved.  The issue remains under investigation.


05/06/15 10:18am
The DNS issue with Windows Web Hosting has resolved and all sites appear to be responding normally again.


05/06/15 09:05
ITS Systems has engaged ITS Networking to assist with the investigation into the DNS resolution issue. There is no ETA on return to service yet. Additional updates will be provided when more information is known.


05/06/15 08:09
Sites hosted on Windows Web Hosting that have their DNS hosted at UT are currently not resolving properly and thus are offline. Sites whose DNS is hosted by a 3rd party provider appear to be unaffected. ITS Systems staff are working to resolve the issue and will update when more is known.

Affected sites include:

Tools.crwr.utexas.edu
His.crwr.utexas.edu
Efis.crwr.utexas.edu
Data.crwr.utexas.edu
Fsel.engr.utexas.edu
www.crwr.utexas.edu
lifelong.engr.utexas.edu
systems.webhost.utexas.edu/sysmod/systems/
https://systems.webhost.utexas.edu/inventory/vsphere/

5/6/2015
8:35 AM
RESTORED:Technology Resources JIRA Application Maintenance
Service Restored

05/06/15 08:31
This maintenance event is complete.


05/06/15 7:12 AM

Event Title: TRecs JIRA Application Maintenance

Description: The Technology Resources instance (issues.ecs.utexas.edu) of JIRA will upgrade to the latest stable version. TRecs JIRA will not be available during this maintenance event.

Start Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2015

End Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Start Time: 7:00 AM

End Time: 8:30 AM

Past Service Interruptions

Upcoming Maintenance

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12:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Blackboard Weekly Maintenance
Service: Blackboard
Description: This window is for weekly planned maintenance, disruptive and non-disruptive, and may include OS patching for application servers or infrastructure dependencies, as well as database or application ... (more)
12:01 AM - 6:00 AM
SharePoint 2010 Maintenance
Service: SharePoint
Description: During the weekly maintenance window, SharePoint 2010 farm will have SharePoint updates (product updates and security updates) installed.
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 web applications will continue to run with diminished capacity but no ... (more)
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Javamail PROD firewall adjustment
Service: Mainframe Email
Description: Adjust Linux firewall IP tables, so only VPN users in "its-systems" group will be allowed ssh access to jmail-p01,p02,p03 hosts.
7:15 AM - 9:15 AM
Student Photo Roster Expedited Non-Disruptive Maintenance
Service: Student Photo Roster
Description: On Tuesday, March 25th from 7:15am â 9:15am the Student Photo Roster will undergo routine maintenance. Users should experience no interruption in service.
7:15 AM - 9:15 AM
Virtual ID Cards Expedited Non-Disruptive Maintenance
Service: Virtual ID Cards
Description: On Tuesday, March 25th from 7:15am - 9:15am the Virtual ID Cards will undergo routine maintenance. Users should experience no interruption in service.
7:15 AM - 9:15 AM
ID Photo Gateway Expedited Non-Disruptive Maintenance
Service: ID Photo Gateway
Description: On Tuesday, March 25th from 7:15am - 9:15am the ID Photo Gateway will undergo routine maintenance. Users should experience no interruption in service.
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
JIRA quarterly OS maintenance
Service: Jira
Description: JIRA will undergo quarterly operating system maintenance.
10:00 PM - 11:59 PM
SharePoint Maintenance (Tue)
Service: SharePoint
Description: Regularly scheduled SharePoint maintenance each Tuesday and Friday 10PM to midnight. This maintenance may be minor and non-disruptive or may consist of component or service resets which will ... (more)
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
CTL Scanning Maintenance
Description: CTL's (The Center for Teaching and Learning's) Scanning admin application and scanning output page will undergo maintenance. Users will experience a brief outage.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Short Links Update
Service: Short Links Service
Description: The Short Links Service will be unavailable for a short time as the software is updated.
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cooling Tower Semi-annual Cleaning
Service: University Data Center
Description: UDC-C Cooling Towers #1 & #2 will undergo Planned-Non-Disruptive Maintenance. This work is not expected to have any impact on the redundant cooling systems.
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 interface at https://utlists.utexas.edu may be unavailable ... (more)
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cooling Tower Semi-annual Cleaning
Service: University Data Center
Description: UDC-C Cooling Towers #1 & #2 will undergo Planned-Non-Disruptive Maintenance. This work is not expected to have any impact on the redundant cooling systems.
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Blog Service Weekly Maintenance
Service: University Blog Service
Description: Scheduled maintenance may occur weekly on Thursdays 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 - 11:59 PM
Expedited Session Border Controller Patch Application
Service: Voice Services (VoIP)
Description: Expedited - Our vendor will install a software patch on the Session Border Controller (p/o the VoIP system). We do not expect any disruption of service.
10:00 PM - 11:59 PM
SharePoint Maintenance (Fri)
Service: SharePoint
Description: Regularly scheduled SharePoint maintenance each Tuesday and Friday 10PM to midnight. This maintenance may be minor and non-disruptive or may consist of component or service resets which will ... (more)
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
EWDE Maintenance
Service: Enterprise Whole Disk Encryption
Description: Enterprise Whole disk Encryption serviece (SecureDoc) maintenance
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
UTLogin routine maintenance
Service: UTLogin
Description: ITS Applications will be conducting maintenance on the UTLogin system that will result in a partial system outage.

Date: Sat 3/29/2014
Start time: 9:00 AM
End time: 12:00 PM

Impact: This ... (more)
12:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Blackboard Weekly Maintenance
Service: Blackboard
Description: This window is for weekly planned maintenance, disruptive and non-disruptive, and may include OS patching for application servers or infrastructure dependencies, as well as database or application ... (more)
12:01 AM - 6:00 AM
SharePoint 2010 Maintenance
Service: SharePoint
Description: During the weekly maintenance window, SharePoint 2010 farm will have SharePoint updates (product updates and security updates) installed.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Pype maintenance
Service: Python Production Environment (PyPE)
Description: We will be deploying code to Pype's deployment interface. The deployment interface may be down during this time but deployed applications will be unaffected.
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Urgent Email Maintenance
Service: Urgent Email System
Description: We are updating the User Interface.
12:01 PM - 1:00 PM
CTL's Credit by Exam system improvements
Description: CTL's (The Center for Teaching and Learning's) Credit by Exam system will undergo maintenance. Users may experience a momentary outage.
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
CTL Test Registration System Maintenance
Description: CTL's (The Center for Teaching and Learning's) Test Registration system will undergo maintenance. Users might experience a momentary outage.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Monthly JIRA Application Maintenance
Service: Jira
Description: JIRA will undergo application maintenance every first Tuesday monthly.
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Austin AD Name Server Refresh
Service: Austin Active Directory
Description: An Austin AD Name Server will be refreshed to new hardware. No customer impact is expected due to the redundant architecture of the service.
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Short Links Service Expedited Maintenance
Service: Short Links Service
Description: Shortlinks subdomain links.utexas.edu will have it's DNS records updated to function with the subdomain's new IP-based VHost on Webcentral. The service is expected to function during this change.
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
UT Direct Notifications Retirement
Service: UT Direct Notifications
Description: UT Direct Notifications is being retired. The UT Direct Message Center will remain for programmatic notifications.
10:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Web Central Biweekly 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)
6:00 AM - 7:00 AM
UTLogin routine maintenance
Service: UTLogin
Description: ITS Applications will be conducting maintenance on the UTLogin system that will result in a partial system outage.

Date: Wed 4/2/2014
Start time: 6:00 AM
End time: 7:00 AM

Impact: This ... (more)
6:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Adobe Connect database maintenance
Service: Web Conferencing - Adobe Connect
Description: Adobe Connect's database server will undergo planned maintenance from 6:00 - 8:00 AM. There will be intermittent outages during this maintenance window.
6:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Maintenance for MSSQL
Service: Microsoft SQL Server
Description: Regular monthly maintenance period for ITS MSSQL Servers
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
QUAL Blackboard outage
Service: Blackboard
Description: The QA Blackboard database will be upgraded to Oracle 11.2.0.3. This upgrade is to an internal database only. External customers do not access this database and will not be impacted by the upgrade. ... (more)
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Blog Service Weekly Maintenance
Service: University Blog Service
Description: Scheduled maintenance may occur weekly on Thursdays 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)
5:50 PM - 6:00 PM
DEFINE Internals/Enterprise Workflow Expedited Maintenance
Service: DEFINE Internals/Enterprise Workflow
Description: *DEFINE Internals/Enterprise Workflow will be performing expedited maintenance to deploy user-requested enhancements. Users should not experience any interruption in service.
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Production ITS central RAC Database Server OS Patching
Service: Oracle
Description: We will be patching the operating system on the database servers that run the production ITS Central RAC. While no outage is planned, there could be a brief moment of disruption as services are ... (more)
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Austin Domain Controller Refresh
Service: Austin Active Directory
Description: An Austin Domain Controller will be refreshed to new hardware. No customer impact is expected due to the redundant architecture of the service.
10:00 PM - 11:59 PM
SharePoint Maintenance (Fri)
Service: SharePoint
Description: Regularly scheduled SharePoint maintenance each Tuesday and Friday 10PM to midnight. This maintenance may be minor and non-disruptive or may consist of component or service resets which will ... (more)
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
EWDE Maintenance
Service: Enterprise Whole Disk Encryption
Description: Enterprise Whole disk Encryption serviece (SecureDoc) maintenance
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 2010 Maintenance
Service: SharePoint
Description: During the weekly maintenance window, SharePoint 2010 farm will have SharePoint updates (product updates and security updates) installed.
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
FC switch replacement
Description: Two FC switches will be swapped out for newer devices in UDC-C. Affected customers have been notified.
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
TEST uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Routine Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: We will be conducting routine maintenance on the TIM TEST system.
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Group Email and Urgent Email Nondisruptive Expedited Maintenance
Service: Urgent Email System
Description: The Group and Urgent Email Systems will be patched to perform a necessary security update. The patch should not cause any downtime.
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Shibboleth Expedited - Non-Disruptive Maintenance
Service: Shibboleth
Description: Shibboleth (idp.its.utexas.edu) service will be restarted. We should be able to perform a rolling restart of the service and should cause no disruption to users.
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
UTLogin Expedited - Non-Disruptive Maintenance
Service: UTLogin
Description: ITS Applications will be conducting an expedited, non-disruptive maintenance on the UTLogin system.

Date: Wed 4/10/2014
Start time: 6:00 PM
End time: 8:00 PM

Impact: None expected
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Javamail, FTPMail Qual and Test host patching
Service: Mainframe Email
Description: Javamail and FTPMail QUAL and TEST hosts (jmail-t01 and jmail-t02.its.utexas.edu) will be patched serially, with accumulated patches from Red Hat.

There will be no service interruption, as at ... (more)
4:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Emergency non-disruptive maintenance on WebSpace
Service: WebSpace
Description: Emergency maintenance will be performed on WebSpace to remediate a security issue. No user-visible outage is expected.
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Shibboleth Expedited - Non-Disruptive Maintenance
Service: Shibboleth
Description: Shibboleth (idp.its.utexas.edu) will undergo a brief, non-disruptive maintenance.
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Expedited Non Disruptive maintenance of Document repository
Service: Document Repository
Description: Perform a security update to remediated the OpenSSL bug. Less than 3 minutes interruption is expected on each server.
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
SDS - Digital Download Service maintenance
Service: Software Distribution and Sales
Description: SDS-DD will be temporarily disrupted for emergency maintenance. The disruption should not last for more than 10 minutes
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
UTLogin Expedited - Non-Disruptive Maintenance
Service: UTLogin
Description: ITS Applications will be conducting an expedited, non-disruptive maintenance on the UTLogin system.

Date: Wed 4/10/2014
Start time: 2:00 PM
End time: 3:00 PM

Impact: None expected
9:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Campus RHNS: Emergency Security Maintenance
Service: Campus Red Hat Network Satellite (RHNS)
Description: Campus RHNS will undergo emergency disruptive maintenance to address a security issue. Service will be unavailable during the maintenance event.
12:01 PM - 1:00 PM
CTL's Credit by Exam system maintenance
Description: CTL's (the Center for Teaching and Learning's) Credit by Exam system will undergo maintenance. Users may experience a momentary outage.
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Austin Domain Controller Refresh
Service: Austin Active Directory
Description: An Austin Domain Controller will be refreshed to new hardware. No customer impact is expected due to the redundant architecture of the service.
10:00 PM - 11:59 PM
SharePoint Maintenance (Fri)
Service: SharePoint
Description: Regularly scheduled SharePoint maintenance each Tuesday and Friday 10PM to midnight. This maintenance may be minor and non-disruptive or may consist of component or service resets which will ... (more)
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
EWDE Maintenance
Service: Enterprise Whole Disk Encryption
Description: Enterprise Whole disk Encryption serviece (SecureDoc) maintenance
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Footprints weekly maintenance for OS patching
Service: Footprints Incident Tracking System
Description: Reserved window for weekly maintenance events -- mostly OS patching.
8:00 AM - 11:59 AM
Web Central Monthly 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)

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