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

<<< 03/23/2014 - 04/12/2014 >>>
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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