The University of Texas at Austin

ITS Services Status

Current Service Interruptions

7/31/2014
9:51 PM
RESOLVED: Box service is currently down
Service Restored

The Box service for UT Austin has returned to normal.
The Box status page hasn’t yet been updated as of 21:45, but the service is once again functioning.


Box is currently experiencing a technical issue. The initial description of the issue is as follows:
“As of 6:45 pm PDT, Box is down for all services. Customers may see this in their browser: ‘Sorry we can’t access that page.’
“Our engineers are actively working towards a resolution. We will inform you as soon as we have more information on this issue and a projected time to resolution.
“Updates are also available at status.box.com
“Thank you for your patience.”

7/31/2014
3:46 PM
RESOLVED: Emergency Maintenance on UTLogin
Service Restored

Emergency maintenance is complete. System functionality has returned to normal.

We have determined that this issue affected a portion of UTLogin customers. The duration of the issue was approximately from 3:17PM – 3:29PM.

IAM staff is investigating the root cause of the issue.


Our monitoring system indicates that one of the UTLogin servers is experiencing issues. We will be restarting it shortly.

We have not yet determined if this issue is impacting customers.

IAM staff is investigating the issue. 


We are experiencing issues with UTLogin.  System staff is being engaged.

7/29/2014
4:59 PM
On-Going UT-V Storage Issue
Under Investigation

4:58
The UT-V environment has been stable so far today. UT-V staff continue to monitor the issue and prepare for a rollback to ESXi 5.1 if the driver change does not resolve the issue.
Next scheduled update 8/1/2014 at 16:00.


17:00
The final host’s storage controller driver has been changed.
The UT-V environment has been stable so far today. UT-V staff continue to monitor the issue and prepare for a rollback to ESXi 5.1 if the driver change does not resolve the issue.
Next update 7/29/2014 at 17:00


10:01
The UT-V hosts are in the same state as last night. All UT-V hosts have had their storage controller driver changed except for one host in Commodity 2. The final host has only one VM and we will be working with the owner this morning to gracefully migrate the VM so that we can change the driver on the final host.
The Enterprise cluster (with only ITS VMs) did have a period of high storage latency early this morning and a host connection issue that lasted under 1 minute, however, we believe these are different issues at this point and have a case opened with the vendor.
The UT-V team continues to monitor the situation and a new host issue like we have been seeing will trigger a rollback to ESXi 5.1.


7/27/14 11:36 pm
The UT-V team has completed applying storage controller driver changes for all UT-V hosts with one exception in the Commodity 2 cluster. The final host has only one VM running on it that cannot be migrated. It will be addressed tomorrow after reaching out to the VM’s owner.

Next update by 10:00am.


7/27/14 8:38 pm
Vent17 is restored and affected services have been confirmed functional by service owners.

The UT-V team will be doing rolling reboots (transparent) to apply storage controller driver changes in the Commodity 2 and Enterprise clusters to further stabilize the environment. We do not expect any downtime for VMs.


7/27/14 7:51 pm
Vent17 is being restarted. We expect VMs to be back up by 8:15 at the latest.  Service owners should check their VMs for functionality.

Affected services include:
ApplyTx, Austin Disk, Java Mail, MyBenefits, PYPE, UTWeb, Texas Enterprise Directory


7/27/14 7:24 pm
Affected services for Vent12 include:

Apply Texas, DocRepo (Test), JavaMail, UTWeb, MSSQL, Austin Disk


7/27/14 7:16 pm
Vent12 is scheduled to be restarted at 7:15. We expect VMs to be back up by 7:45 at the latest.  Service owners should check their VMs for functionality.

Vent17 is currently scheduled to be restarted at 7:45.


7/27/14 6:15 pm
We are beginning the rollout of the driver change to the other UT-V clusters. The hosts experiencing issues will be restarted after ITS VM administrators have had a chance to attempt graceful VM shutdowns.


7/27/14 5:55 pm
The hosts have now stopped responding in vCenter. It does appear VMs beyond Austin Disk are affected. This cluster contains only ITS VMs.


Two hosts in the UT-V environment appears to be having storage issues with a particular array. ITS Systems staff are investigating.


7/27/14 5:24 pm
Two hosts in the Enterprise cluster (which has not had the HBA driver change applied) are experiencing storage issues. The known impact is limited to Austin Disk Services at this point but may be wider.


July 27, 2014 2:52pm
The HBA drivers have been changed in the Commodity 1 cluster. It continues to operate stably. UT-V staff are monitoring the environment.


July 25, 2014 8:43pm
UT-V staff continue to work with vendor support to resolve this ongoing issue.  The UT-V team is actively working the following plan:

1. Change the default Host Bus Adapter (HBA) driver for the VMware hypervisor in Commodity 1 cluster and reboot all hosts to register the new driver.
2. Observe cluster functionality to determine if HBA driver change has a positive impact on the current issue.
3a. If no further host drop outs in Commodity 1 cluster, change default HBA’s in remaining UT-V clusters.
3b. If host dropouts continue in Commodity 1 cluster, rollback all UT-V clusters to ESXi 5.1, the last stable install base.

Next update Saturday July 26, 2014, 9pm.


July 25, 2014 6:02pm
The UT-V team continues to roll out a configuration change to attempt to stabilize the most problematic cluster.
Next update at 9:00 PM.


July 25, 2014 3:19pm
All VMs affected this afternoon have been powered back on.
UT-V are working to implement a change we hope will mitigate the issue.
Next Update 6:00 PM


July 25, 2014 2:24pm
The host currently affected by the issue will be rebooted at 3:00pm.


July 25, 2014 2:02pm
Another host is experiencing the storage issue. VM admins will be contacted.


July 25, 2014 11:06am
All affected VM’s have been powered up.


July 25, 2014 7:59am
UT-V staff are investigating a current issue with 3 hosts in UT-V.  Some VMs maybe be non-responsive.  UT-V staff are in the process of compiling lists of affected VMs.


UT-V is experiencing ongoing issues with the DDN storage arrays.  VMware and DDN support groups are engaged.  This alert will remain open for the duration of this ongoing issue. 
Next Update EOD July 25, 2014.

7/25/2014
12:23 PM
University Wiki Service intermittant instability
Service Functioning, Temporary Solution in Place

2:10 pm
The University Wikis Service is experiencing intermittent outages. ITS staff continue to monitor and investigate the root cause of the issue but users should expect slow or unresponsive service. 


1:37pm
ITS Staff are investigating.


1:21pm
As of approximately 1:14 PM, ITS Help Desk staff observed that pages on the University Wiki Service were loading slowly (>45 seconds) or not at all.

Past Service Interruptions

Upcoming Maintenance

<<< 02/23/2014 - 03/15/2014 >>>
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)
6:30 AM - 7:00 AM
PROD uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Routine Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: We will be conducting routine maintenance on the TIM PROD system. Users of the EID Administrative Application or the EID Self Help Application may experience connection resets during the maintenance ... (more)
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
Planned Maintenance for Central Web Authentication
Service: Central Web Authentication (CWA)
Description: Central Web Authentication will undergo routine scheduled maintenance. Users should experience no interruption of service. This maintenance is for the dpdev1.dp.utexas.edu environment.
6:00 AM - 9:00 AM
SER Chilled Water Outage
Service: University Data Center
Description: Utilities (Chilling Station) and Zone 2 will be performing maintenance on the Chilled Water System. There is a failed, leaking chilled water valve that will be changed out and capped off. This outage ... (more)
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
SER 308 EATON UPS Battery Replacement
Service: University Data Center
Description: Planned - Non-Disruptive Maintenance - UDC-FAC Personnel along with FlairData will be replacing all batteries in the UPS at SER Room 308. The UPS will be in by-pass during this battery replacement. ... (more)
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
UT-V SRM Cluster Virtual Switch Upgrade
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: ITS Networking and ITS Systems will be completing upgrades to the virtual switching platform supporting the UT-V SRM Cluster. The work is expected to be non-disruptive.
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
uTexas Enterprise Directory (TED) routine maintenance
Service: uTexas Enterprise Directory (TED)
Description: Routine software updates will be done on TED (The uTexas Enterprise Directory) during this maintenance. No interruption of service is anticipated, however updates to TED may be suspended periodically ... (more)
8:00 PM - 11:59 PM
VoIP System Patch Application
Service: Voice Services (VoIP)
Description: Expedited Disruptive - Vendor personnel will be applying a patch to the VoIP system. There may be a 1-2 minute period between 10pm and 11pm when calls cannot be originated. The second half of this ... (more)
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)
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
UDCB Network Maintenance
Service: University Data Center
Description: Networking will be conducting network maintenance on the UDCB network to install additional port capacity. The maintenance is expected to be non-disruptive.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
SDS - Digital Download Service maintenance
Service: Software Distribution and Sales
Description: SDS Digital Download Service will be converting to UT Login. A brief service interruption is expected.
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Shibboleth (PROD) 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.
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)
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Lock down UTEP PyPE apps to whitelisted IPs
Service: Python Production Environment (PyPE)
Description: The UTEP applications will have their nginx configurations updated to allow use only by a short list ("whitelist") of designated IP addresses. No other PyPE apps will be affected. No disruption of ... (more)
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)
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
EWDE Maintenance
Service: Enterprise Whole Disk Encryption
Description: Enterprise Whole disk Encryption serviece (SecureDoc) maintenance
8:00 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 3/1/2014
Start time: 8:00 AM
End time: 12:00 PM

Impact: This ... (more)
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
PROD uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Routine Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: We will be conducting routine maintenance of the TIM PROD system. There will be an approximate 30 minute outage.
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
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.
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 web applications will continue to run with diminished capacity but no ... (more)
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Group E-Mail Unplanned Expedited Maintenance
Service: Group E-Mail
Description: Group E-Mail maintenance will be performed. Users should not experience any interruption in service.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
XML Gateway - migration to UTLogin
Service: XMLGateway
Description: The XML Gateway management application will be migrated to using UTLogin authentication.
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
Planned Maintenance for Central Web Authentication
Service: Central Web Authentication (CWA)
Description: Central Web Authentication will undergo routine scheduled maintenance. Users should experience no interruption of service. This maintenance is for the utdirect.utexas.edu environment.
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)
6:30 AM - 7:30 AM
UDCC Network Maintenance
Service: University Data Center
Description: ITS Networking will be performing network maintenance on three of the UDCC data center rows. During this time, devices on the UDCC data center network rows impacted may be intermittently unavailable ... (more)
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
uTexas Enterprise Directory (TED) routine maintenance
Service: uTexas Enterprise Directory (TED)
Description: Routine software updates will be done on TED (The uTexas Enterprise Directory) during this maintenance. No interruption of service is anticipated, however updates to TED may be suspended periodically ... (more)
3:30 PM - 4:30 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 3/5/2014
Start time: 3:30 PM
End time: 4:30 PM

Impact: None expected
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
UT Direct expedited nondisruptive maintenance
Service: UT Direct
Description: UT Direct will be performing planned maintenance to deploy user-requested enhancements and bug fixes. Users should not experience any interruption in service.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Campus Network Maintenance - Non-Disruptive
Service: Campus Network
Description: Networking will be conducting maintenance on the campus core routers to implement a configuration change needed for the auto-configuration project.

Expected disruption: None

Worst-case ... (more)
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
PyPE Test 2 Server Maintenance
Service: Python Production Environment (PyPE)
Description: Patch pype-test-02 boot sequence to avoid overwhelm, and reboot it. This completes patch maintenance begun 3:30pm March 3. In addition to test-02, Deployment interface will be down as well for part ... (more)
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
UT-V Enterprise and Commodity 2 Cluster Virtual Switch Upgrade
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: ITS Networking and ITS Systems will be completing upgrades to the virtual switching platform supporting the UT-V Enterprise and Commodity 2 Cluster. The work is expected to be non-disruptive.
3:45 PM - 4:15 PM
UT Direct expedited nondisruptive maintenance
Service: UT Direct
Description: UT Direct stewards will be performing expedited maintenance to update messaging. Users should not experience any interruption in service.
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)
10:00 AM - 11:59 AM
CTL Test Registration System Maintenance
Description: The Center for Teaching and Learning's (CTL's) Test Registration system will experience a temporary outage for system maintenance.
12:01 PM - 1:00 PM
CTL Scanning Maintenance
Description: The Center for Teaching and Learning's "CTL Scanning Reports" page and administrative "CASI" scanning system will experience a temporary outage, to perform system maintenance.
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
EWDE Maintenance
Service: Enterprise Whole Disk Encryption
Description: Enterprise Whole disk Encryption serviece (SecureDoc) maintenance
8:00 AM - 11:59 AM
Web Central 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)
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
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)
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Short Links Service Maintenance
Service: Short Links Service
Description: The Short Links Service will undergo maintenance.
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wireless Network Maintenance
Service: Campus Network
Description: Networking will be conducting maintenance on the wireless network system to install router software updates to implement critical bug fixes.

Expected disruption: Brief (few seconds) drop of WiFi ... (more)
8:30 PM - 6:00 AM
MAI Power Outage
Service: University Data Center
Description: Utilities and Rosendin Electric will be shutting down North MAI Breaker to cut in a new panel ESB and associated ATS and Emergency feeds. All equipment that is connected through the North Panel will ... (more)
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
ITS & ECS JIRA Server Maintenance
Service: Jira
Description: The ITS and ECS instances of JIRA (issues.[its|ecs].utexas.edu) will undergo server maintenance. The applications will be unavailable during this time period.
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
UniPrint Upgrade
Service: UTprint
Description: upgrading Uniprint 8.3 to 8.4
8:30 PM - 6:00 AM
MAI Power Outage
Service: University Data Center
Description: Utilities and Rosendin Electric will be shutting down North MAI Breaker to cut in a new panel ESB and associated ATS and Emergency feeds. All equipment that is connected through the North Panel will ... (more)
6:00 AM - 6:15 AM
MSSQL Maintenance
Service: Microsoft SQL Server
Description: SQL01 cluster will undergo fail-over from active node to passive node. There will be a brief disruptions on database connections to SQL01 during the process.
6:30 AM - 7:00 AM
Expedited PROD uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Routine Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: We will be conducting routine maintenance on the TIM PROD system. Users of the TIM Administrative Application or the TIM Self Help Application may experience connection resets during the maintenance ... (more)
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
SIS & OSFS JIRA Server Maintenance
Service: Jira
Description: The SIS (issues.reg.utexas.edu) and OSFS (lcm-issues.its.utexas.edu) instances of JIRA will undergo server maintenance. The applications will be unavailable during this time period.
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
UDCC Network Maintenance
Service: University Data Center
Description: Networking will be performing a reset to the supervisor engines on one of the UDCC core routers to restore diagnostic testing that has reported an error. The work will be non-disruptive.
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Test and Dev ITS Central RAC Maintenance
Service: Oracle
Description: OS patching on the test and dev ITS Central RAC databases. While the database will remain up and there will be no outage, there is a potential for a small disruption when services are failed-over.
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 - 6:00 PM
Course Instructor Survey routine maintenance
Description: Migrate changes to PROD to improve email notifications, Teaching Assistant reports, etc.
8:30 PM - 6:00 AM
MAI Power Outage South
Service: University Data Center
Description: Utilities and Rosendin Electric will be shutting down North MAI Breaker to cut in a new panel ESB and associated ATS and Emergency feeds. All equipment that is connected through the South Panel will ... (more)
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)
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)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Emergency Wireless Network Maintenance
Service: Campus Network
Description: Networking will be conducting emergency, disruptive maintenance on the DHCP servers supporting the campus wireless network. The maintenance is to restore the failover mode of operation on the ... (more)
8:30 PM - 6:00 AM
MAI Power Outage South
Service: University Data Center
Description: Utilities and Rosendin Electric will be shutting down North MAI Breaker to cut in a new panel ESB and associated ATS and Emergency feeds. All equipment that is connected through the South Panel will ... (more)
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
UTBackup - Vendor Maintenance
Service: UTBackup
Description: UTBackup service is being upgraded to provide better performance and stability.
10:00 PM - 11:59 PM
SharePoint Maintenance (Fri)
Service: SharePoint
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)
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
EWDE Maintenance
Service: Enterprise Whole Disk Encryption
Description: Enterprise Whole disk Encryption serviece (SecureDoc) maintenance

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