The University of Texas at Austin

ITS Services Status

Current Service Interruptions

10/20/2014
2:46 PM
RESOLVED:Phone and email support for Canvas down
Service Restored

2:45
Canvas Status Update
RESOLVED - Help request submission to Canvas Support functional via all methods again - 10/20/14
Email support is up and functional again. We have begun receiving email communication from Canvas users again and our own tests confirm functionality as well. All supported methods of help request submission are functioning as expected. We apologize for any frustration this caused your users.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you continue to experience an issue with any method of submitting a help request to Canvas Support.


2:05pm
Canvas Status Update
Users still unable to contact Canvas Support via email, works intermittently - 10/20/14
Zendesk is continuing to experience an issue with email processing causing issues with reaching Canvas Support via email. We have seen some emails make it through though it is still very intermittent at this time. We’re continuing to investigate the problem with Zendesk and will provide more information in the next 30 minutes.


1:32
Phone lines, webform help submissions and LiveChat support (for schools with chat support) remain functional; however, email support remains down. We’re continuing to investigate the problem with Zendesk and will provide more information in the next 30 minutes.


1:15
Phones back online; Users still unable to contact Canvas Support via email - 10/20/14
Phone lines are back up and functioning though email support is still down. Help submissions via the built-in help menu webform and LiveChat (for schools with chat support) are still functioning. We’re continuing to investigate the problem with Zendesk and will provide more information in the next 15 minutes


12:54
We just became aware of a Zendesk issue that is preventing users from reaching Canvas Support via the support phone lines or via email. Help submissions via the built-in help menu webform and LiveChat (for schools with chat support) are still functioning. We’re investigating the problem with Zendesk and will provide more information in the next 15 minutes.

10/18/2014
1:41 PM
Canvas Status Update: Request timeouts and severe slowness 10-15-14
Under Investigation

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

<<< 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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