The University of Texas at Austin

ITS Services Status

Current Service Interruptions

7/1/2015
3:50 PM
Office 365 Connectivity Issue
Under Investigation

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
2:14 PM
VoIP Phone Outage
Under Investigation

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
1:57 AM
RESOLVED:EXTENDED UT Web weekly scheduled maintenance
Service Restored

7/1/15 01:56 AM All UT Web services are operating normally at this time.


7/1/15 01:00 AM Maintenance extended until 02:00 a.m.


6/30/15 11:57 PM Maintenance extended until 1:00 a.m.

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

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12:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Blackboard Weekly Maintenance
Service: Blackboard
Description: Weekly maintenance event for Blackboard (courses.utexas.edu).

The service may be degraded or down during this time.
12:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Austin Exchange Message Service (AEMS) Planned Maintenance
Service: Austin Exchange Messaging Service
Description: This maintenance includes any or all of the following maintenance tasks:

* Installation of security updates and hotfixes.

* Moving of user mailboxes to different mailbox databases to better ... (more)
12:00 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 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 - 5:00 PM
VM storage migrations to permit SAN OS upgrades
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: VMs will be migrated to other storage locations to permit evacuation of 2 SANs to a new firmware revision which cannot be done with the SAN online.

No VM downtime is anticipated. There is a ... (more)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
VM storage migrations to permit SAN OS upgrades
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: VMs will be migrated to other storage locations to permit evacuation of 2 SANs to a new firmware revision which cannot be done with the SAN online.

No VM downtime is anticipated. There is a ... (more)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
VM storage migrations to permit SAN OS upgrades
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: VMs will be migrated to other storage locations to permit evacuation of 2 SANs to a new firmware revision which cannot be done with the SAN online.

No VM downtime is anticipated. There is a ... (more)
10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
SharePoint 2010 IIS Maintenance
Service: SharePoint
Description: Minor reconfiguration of IIS on SharePoint servers
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
VM storage migrations to permit SAN OS upgrades
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: VMs will be migrated to other storage locations to permit evacuation of 2 SANs to a new firmware revision which cannot be done with the SAN online.

No VM downtime is anticipated. There is a ... (more)
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
UDCC and UDCB Network Firewall Maintenance
Service: University Data Center
Description: Networking will be upgrading the software on the UDCC and UDCB firewalls to address security concerns. UDCC firewalls are designed so that failures will not be observed due to the high availability ... (more)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
VM storage migrations to permit SAN OS upgrades
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: VMs will be migrated to other storage locations to permit evacuation of 2 SANs to a new firmware revision which cannot be done with the SAN online.

No VM downtime is anticipated. There is a ... (more)
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
MSSQL SQL01 maintenance
Service: Microsoft SQL Server
Description: SQL01 cluster will fail over from DB01 to DB02. During the failover, SQL01 service will be unavailable for up to 5 min.
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
VM storage migrations to permit SAN OS upgrades
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: VMs will be migrated to other storage locations to permit evacuation of 2 SANs to a new firmware revision which cannot be done with the SAN online.

No VM downtime is anticipated. There is a ... (more)
6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Footprints Weekly Maintenance
Service: Footprints Incident Tracking System
Description: Application or OS patching and updates.
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
XML Gateway host OS Patching
Service: XMLGateway
Description: XML Gateway service will be interrupted, in order to apply accumulated patches to the host Operating System (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) and support software.
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
VM storage migrations to permit SAN OS upgrades
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: VMs will be migrated to other storage locations to permit evacuation of 2 SANs to a new firmware revision which cannot be done with the SAN online.

No VM downtime is anticipated. There is a ... (more)
12:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Blackboard Weekly Maintenance
Service: Blackboard
Description: Weekly maintenance event for Blackboard (courses.utexas.edu).

The service may be degraded or down during this time.
12:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Austin Exchange Message Service (AEMS) Planned Maintenance
Service: Austin Exchange Messaging Service
Description: This maintenance includes any or all of the following maintenance tasks:

* Installation of security updates and hotfixes.

* Moving of user mailboxes to different mailbox databases to better ... (more)
12:00 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)
1:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Mainframe maintenance window
Service: Mainframe
Description: The UT Austin mainframe will undergo planned maintenance early Sunday morning beginning shortly after 1:00 AM and lasting approximately 1 hour into Sunday morning. UT Direct, applytexas.org, ... (more)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
VM storage migrations to permit SAN OS upgrades
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: VMs will be migrated to other storage locations to permit evacuation of 2 SANs to a new firmware revision which cannot be done with the SAN online.

No VM downtime is anticipated. There is a ... (more)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
VM storage migrations to permit SAN OS upgrades
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: VMs will be migrated to other storage locations to permit evacuation of 2 SANs to a new firmware revision which cannot be done with the SAN online.

No VM downtime is anticipated. There is a ... (more)
5:15 AM - 5:30 AM
UT Direct's Enterprise Data Broker service maintenance
Service: UT Direct
Description: UT Direct's Enterprise Data Broker service will be restarted to address Monday's UT Direct slowdowns. All applications relying on Broker for Enterprise data will experience a brief (approximately 5-... (more)
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Virtual ID Cards Planned Maintenance
Service: Virtual ID Cards
Description: On Tuesday, November 5th from 7:30am - 8:00am the Virtual ID Cards will undergo routine scheduled maintenance. Users should experience no interruption in service.
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
ID Photo Gateway Planned Maintenance
Service: ID Photo Gateway
Description: On Tuesday, November 5th from 7:30am - 8:00am the ID Photo Gateway will undergo routine scheduled maintenance. Users should experience no interruption in service.
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Student Photo Roster Planned Maintenance
Service: Student Photo Roster
Description: On Tuesday, November 5th from 7:30am - 8:00am the Student Photo Roster will undergo routine scheduled maintenance. Users should experience no interruption in service.
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
VM storage migrations to permit SAN OS upgrades
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: VMs will be migrated to other storage locations to permit evacuation of 2 SANs to a new firmware revision which cannot be done with the SAN online.

No VM downtime is anticipated. There is a ... (more)
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
TEST uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Routine Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: We will be conducting routine maintenance on the TEST TIM system. There will be a complete outage of approximately 45-60 minutes during the maintenance period.

Production services will not be ... (more)
6:00 AM - 7:00 AM
Application Registry (AppReg) Server Maintenance
Service: Application Registry
Description: Install operating system updates on appreg.security.utexas.edu.
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
VM storage migrations to permit SAN OS upgrades
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: VMs will be migrated to other storage locations to permit evacuation of 2 SANs to a new firmware revision which cannot be done with the SAN online.

No VM downtime is anticipated. There is a ... (more)
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Blog Service Weekly Maintenance
Service: University Blog Service
Description: Scheduled maintenance may occur weekly on Wednesdays 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)
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
UT Direct Planned Maintenance
Service: UT Direct
Description: UT Direct will be performing planned maintenance to deploy user-requested enhancements. A small percentage of users may experience a very limited interruption in service.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Setup HA cluster for standby F5 units
Service: Core Load Balancing Services
Description: Expedited, Non-Disruptive maintenance:

The standby (DR) F5 units will be joined into an HA cluster. These are pre-production units. Adverse impact is not expected.
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
VM storage migrations to permit SAN OS upgrades
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: VMs will be migrated to other storage locations to permit evacuation of 2 SANs to a new firmware revision which cannot be done with the SAN online.

No VM downtime is anticipated. There is a ... (more)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
VM storage migrations to permit SAN OS upgrades
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: VMs will be migrated to other storage locations to permit evacuation of 2 SANs to a new firmware revision which cannot be done with the SAN online.

No VM downtime is anticipated. There is a ... (more)
10:00 PM - 2:00 AM
SharePoint 2010 Upgrade
Service: SharePoint
Description: Installing Sept 2013 Microsoft Security Update via SharePoint 2010 Oct 2013 Cumulative Rollup
10:00 PM - 11:59 PM
SharePoint Friday Night Maintenance
Service: SharePoint
Description: Regularly scheduled SharePoint IIS maintenance each Tuesday and Friday 10PM to midnight.
6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Footprints Weekly Maintenance
Service: Footprints Incident Tracking System
Description: Application or OS patching and updates.
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
VM storage migrations to permit SAN OS upgrades
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: VMs will be migrated to other storage locations to permit evacuation of 2 SANs to a new firmware revision which cannot be done with the SAN online.

No VM downtime is anticipated. There is a ... (more)
10:00 PM - 2:00 AM
SharePoint 2010 Upgrade
Service: SharePoint
Description: Installing Sept 2013 Microsoft Security Update via SharePoint 2010 Oct 2013 Cumulative Rollup
12:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Blackboard Weekly Maintenance
Service: Blackboard
Description: Weekly maintenance event for Blackboard (courses.utexas.edu).

The service may be degraded or down during this time.
12:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Austin Exchange Message Service (AEMS) Planned Maintenance
Service: Austin Exchange Messaging Service
Description: This maintenance includes any or all of the following maintenance tasks:

* Installation of security updates and hotfixes.

* Moving of user mailboxes to different mailbox databases to better ... (more)
12:00 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 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 - 5:00 PM
VM storage migrations to permit SAN OS upgrades
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: VMs will be migrated to other storage locations to permit evacuation of 2 SANs to a new firmware revision which cannot be done with the SAN online.

No VM downtime is anticipated. There is a ... (more)
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
UDC-C Annual YORK Chiller Maintenance
Service: University Data Center
Description: UDC-C along with Johnson Controls will be performing Annual YORK Chiller Maintenance.
This work is not expected to have any impact on daily operations or redundant cooling systems.
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
VM storage migrations to permit SAN OS upgrades
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: VMs will be migrated to other storage locations to permit evacuation of 2 SANs to a new firmware revision which cannot be done with the SAN online.

No VM downtime is anticipated. There is a ... (more)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Stache upgrade
Maintenance blackout window
Description: New features will be rolled into Stache. Stache will be unavailable during this time. Please refer to https://wikis.utexas.edu/display/ISO/Stache+Basics for details regarding new features.
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
University Directory ( White Pages ) Maintenance Expedited Non-Disruptive
Service: University Directory (White Pages)
Description: Routine updates will be done on the University Directory (the White Pages). No service interruption is expected.
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Bomgar Upgrade
Service: IT Systems Management
Maintenance blackout window
Description: The ITS Bomgar appliance will be updated to the latest version. There will be a brief service outage while the upgrade is performed.
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
UDC-C Annual YORK Chiller Maintenance
Service: University Data Center
Description: UDC-C along with Johnson Controls will be performing Annual YORK Chiller Maintenance.
This work is not expected to have any impact on daily operations or redundant cooling systems.
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
VM storage migrations to permit SAN OS upgrades
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: VMs will be migrated to other storage locations to permit evacuation of 2 SANs to a new firmware revision which cannot be done with the SAN online.

No VM downtime is anticipated. There is a ... (more)
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
QUAL uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Routine Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: We will be conducting routine maintenance on the QUAL TIM system. There will be a complete outage during the maintenance period.

Production services will not be affected.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
CIO Website Migration
Description: The CIO Website will be migrated to a new platform with a new look-and-feel. During the process, www.utexas.edu/cio may be unavailable for a short time.
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
SBC Configuration update
Service: Voice Services (VoIP)
Description: Our VoIP vendor will apply configuration changes to the Session Border Controllers to correct feature operation in the VoIP System. We expect no disruption to VoIP service.
10:00 PM - 11:59 PM
SharePoint Tuesday Night Maintenance
Service: SharePoint
Description: Regularly scheduled SharePoint 2010 maintenance. There will be intermittent service outages during the maintenance window.
7:00 AM - 7:15 AM
UDCC Network Maintenance
Service: University Data Center
Description: During normal diagnostic testing on one of the core routers in the data center a condition resulted that will need to be reset by UDC Networking. These tests are run automatically as health check ... (more)
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
UTForge Quarterly Maintenance
Service: UTForge
Description: The UTForge production servers will undergo quarterly system security and package updates. There will be no interruption for the Subversion service, Trac will be unavailable for a portion of this ... (more)
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.
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
UTLogin Expedited, Non-Disruptive Maintenance
Service: UTLogin
Description: UTLogin will undergo an expedited, non-disruptive maintenance at this time. There should be zero impact to users.
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Blog Service Weekly Maintenance
Service: University Blog Service
Description: Scheduled maintenance may occur weekly on Wednesdays 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)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
SBC Configuration verify
Service: Voice Services (VoIP)
Description: Our VoIP vendor will load pre-release code into one side of the Session Border Controller to ensure that a problematic call scenario is resolved. The code will be backed out after the exercise.
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Blackboard - Expidited, non-disruptive
Service: Blackboard
Description: We'll be adding vRAM to the Blackboard application servers, one at a time. no disruption is expected.
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)

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