The University of Texas at Austin

ITS Services Status

Current Service Interruptions

7/30/2014
6:07 PM
RESOLVED: FC5 Network outage reported
Service Restored

All service has been restored. Future outages to repair the cause for the power loss will be planned.


A temporary power solution is in place, and the switches are all back online. Network access has been restored to FC5, including VoIP.


As of approximately 3:00 PM, the ITS Help Desk has received reports that all VoIP telephony in FC5 is offline. Departmental technical support contacts have been alerted.

7/30/2014
5:11 PM
RESOLVED: Emergency Maintenance: UT-V vCenter Restart
Service Restored

Maintenance completed successfully. vCenter was unavailable less than 5 minutes.


In order to implement a VMware recommended configuration change, UT-V’s production vCenter services will be restarted today at 5:00pm. There will be no service impact to running VMs. However, VM administrators will not be able to manage VMs via vCenter. Services should restored by 5:30pm.

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

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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.
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.
12:01 PM - 1:00 PM
CTL's Credit by Exam System Maintenance
Description: CTL's Credit by Exam system will undergo maintenance. Users may experience a momentary outage.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Network Maintenance - Core Router Software Upgrade
Service: Campus Network
Description: Networking will be conducting maintenance on the core router in NOC A to upgrade the router software to support specific optical transceiver modules. No service interruption is expected (services ... (more)
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)
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)
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Planned University Directory Maintenance
Service: University Directory (White Pages)
Description: Routine Maintenance will take place on the University White Pages (WHIPS). No user impact is expected.
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
CTL Credit by Exam System
Description: The Center for Teaching and Learning's Credit by Exam System will undergo maintenance. There will be no interruption in service.
6:00 PM - 11:59 PM
VoIP Core Patch Application
Service: Voice Services (VoIP)
Description: Vendor will install software patch to VoIP core components. We expect no effects on 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)
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
CTL's Course Instructor Survey system non-disruptive maintenance
Description: The Center for Teaching and Learning's Course Instructor Survey system non-disruptive maintenance.
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
Weekly planned maintenance for OS patching
Service: Footprints Incident Tracking System
Description: Reserved window for weekly maintenance events -- mostly OS patching.
10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Upgrade to utdirect's shared storage filer
Service: UT Direct
Description: We will be switching from our netapps filer to the HNAS filer
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)
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)
12:01 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.
12:05 AM - 1:00 AM
Adobe Connect Storage Expansion
Service: Web Conferencing - Adobe Connect
Description: Adobe Connect's storage will be expanded.
10:35 AM - 11:05 AM
CTL's Credit by Exam system non-disruptive maintenance
Description: CTL's credit by Exam system will undergo non-disruptive maintenance. Users will not experience an interruption in service.
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
TEST uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Routine Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: We will be conducting disruptive maintenance on the TIM TEST system. There will be about a one hour outage during the maintenance.
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Planned DPUSER Maintenance
Service: DPUSER
Description: Routine DPUSER maintenance. No user impact is expected during the maintenance window.
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)
6:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Monthly MSSQL Maintenance
Service: Microsoft SQL Server
Description: Regular monthly maintenance period for ITS MSSQL Servers
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)
9:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Document Repository - quarterly PROD host patching
Service: Document Repository
Description: There may be very short interruptions in service, while the Operating System of Doc Repo PROD hosts receive their quarterly patches, serially.
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
SDS - Digital Download Service maintenance
Service: Software Distribution and Sales
Description: SDS Digital Download service will be unavailable during this window for site enhancements.
12:01 PM - 1:00 PM
CTL's Test Registration system maintenance
Description: The Center for Teaching and Learning's Credit by Exam Test Registration System will undergo maintenance. Users may experience a momentary 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)
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
Weekly planned maintenance for OS patching
Service: Footprints Incident Tracking System
Description: Reserved window for weekly maintenance events -- mostly OS patching.
8:00 AM - 10:00 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.
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)
12:00 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)
12:01 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 Django upgrade
Service: Python Production Environment (PyPE)
Description: Pype's version of Django will be upgraded from 1.4.10 to 1.4.11.
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
UTForge quarterly OS maintenance
Service: UTForge
Description: UTForge will undergo quarterly OS maintenance. Subversion will be available throughout this maintenance event.
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
QUAL uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Routine Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: We will be conducting disruptive maintenance on the TIM QUAL system. There will be about a one hour outage during the maintenance.
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Administrative Systems file transfer server upgrade
Service: Mainframe
Description: Non-disruptive upgrades to transfer.its.utexas.edu, the SFTP server for Administrative Systems
10:50 AM - 11:00 AM
DEFINE Internals/Enterprise Workflow Expedited Maintenance
Service: DEFINE Internals/Enterprise Workflow
Description: *DEFINE Internals/Enterprise Workflow will be performing expedited maintenance to deploy a user-requested enhancement. Users should not experience any interruption in service.
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Campus Satellite Planned Maintenance
Service: Campus Red Hat Network Satellite (RHNS)
Description: Routine OS patching.
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)
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)
5:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Microsoft SQL: SQL02 upgrade/migrate
Service: Microsoft SQL Server
Description: Databases on SQL02 instance will be migrate to a new SQL 2008R2 instance. Database connections will be unavailable during the maintenance period.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Application Registry (AppReg) Server Maintenance
Service: Application Registry
Description: Install operating system updates on appreg.security.utexas.edu.
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
UDC A Temporary Generator Installation
Service: University Data Center
Description: Planned - Non-Disruptive Maintenance: A temporary roll up generator is being deployed while the fixed generator at UDC A is relocated. If you have any questions or concerns with this maintenance ... (more)
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
PyPE PROD Expedited Maintenance
Service: Python Production Environment (PyPE)
Description: PyPE Apps on PROD servers will be restarted to reclaim RAM. Servers will be done separately, so no disruption is anticipated.
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
UT-V Enterprise cluster host maintenance
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: One ESXi server in Enterprise cluster will be reconfigured on the storage fabric.

No VM or vCenter service interruptions are anticipated.
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)
9:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Transfer Service Storage Migration
Service: Mainframe
Description: Migrating the storage for the mainframe transfer 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
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
TRAC maintenance
Service: Technical Resource Account Control (TRAC)
Description: Maintenance will occur on TRAC related to AEMS eligibility sweep. No disruptions to service will occur.

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