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ITS Services Status

Current Service Interruptions

9/19/2014
5:23 PM
Emergency Maintenance: XML Gateway
Unplanned Maintenance

17:13
XML Gateway will undergo disruptive emergency maintenance on Tuesday, 9/23, between 6:30 AM and 7:00 AM.

The service is expected to be unavailable for about 15 minutes during the window.

Please direct any questions or concerns to XML Gateway stewards at xml-gateway-admin@utlists.utexas.edu

SUMMARY
Date:              Tuesday, September 23
Start time:        6:30 AM
End time:        7:00 AM
Impact:            service interruption ~15 minutes
Contact:          xml-gateway-admin@utlists.utexas.edu

9/11/2014
8:09 AM
Deprecating selected older, weaker SSL ciphers for Canvas
Under Investigation

We’re deprecating a handful of older, weaker SSL ciphers effective EOD next Wednesday (9/17/14); we believe very few, if any, of you will be impacted by this change.

Past Service Interruptions

Upcoming Maintenance

<<< 09/22/2013 - 10/12/2013 >>>
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: 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 - 2:00 AM
Blackboard Database patching
Service: Blackboard
Description: I revoked the usual Blackboard maintenance window for this week too early; we need to patch the database.

The service will be down while patching occurs.
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 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 - 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)
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
ID Photo Gateway Planned Maintenance
Service: ID Photo Gateway
Description: On Tuesday, September 24th from 7:30am - 8:30am the ID Photo Gateway will undergo routine scheduled maintenance. Users should experience no interruption in service.
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Student Photo Roster Planned Maintenance
Service: Student Photo Roster
Description: On Tuesday, September 24th from 7:30am - 8:30am the Student Photo Roster will undergo routine scheduled maintenance. Users should experience no interruption in service.
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Virtual ID Cards Planned Maintenance
Service: Virtual ID Cards
Description: On Tuesday, September 24th from 7:30am - 8:30am the Virtual ID Cards 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)
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
SMTP Routing Reconfiguration
Service: Austin Exchange Messaging Service
Description: SMTP routing between the on-Premise AEMS Exchange environment and Office 365 Exchange Online will be modified to provide improved interoperability (to complete work started during last weekend's ... (more)
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
JIRA Quarterly OS Maintenance
Service: Jira
Description: JIRA will undergo regular operating system (OS) maintenance. The service will be unavailable during this maintenance event.
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
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.
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
Expedited non-disruptive AEMS maintenance
Service: Austin Exchange Messaging Service
Description: Reconfiguration of hybrid relationship between on-premise AEMS and Office 365 Exchange Online. No user impact is 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)
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
IronPort appliances upgraded to AsyncOS 7.6.3
Service: Mail Filtering Service
Description: Our IronPort email security appliances will be upgraded from AsyncOS 7.6.1 to 7.6.3.
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.
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)
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 PM - 2:00 AM
ArcGIS/Matlab License Server Outage
Description: Electrical Outage in MEZ that will affect two campus-wide services:

ArcGIS license server
Matlab license server

Impact: People won't be able to use ESRI ArcGIS or Matlab applications during ... (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: 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.
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 PM - 2:00 AM
ArcGIS/Matlab License Server Outage
Description: Electrical Outage in MEZ that will affect two campus-wide services:

ArcGIS license server
Matlab license server

Impact: People won't be able to use ESRI ArcGIS or Matlab applications during ... (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 - 11:00 PM
XML Gateway PROD - prep for UTLogin transition
Service: XMLGateway
Description: Make various non-disruptive changes to production host (xmlgw-p01), to prepare for the transition of the management application's authentication system from CWA (Fatc cookie) to UTLogin.
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
UDC-C Cooling Tower #1 & #2 Planned - Non-Disruptive Maintenance
Service: FAC Facilities
Description: Cooling Towers #1 & #2 will undergo Planned-Non-Disruptive Maintenance. This work is not expected to have any impact on the 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)
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
ERP Web Infrastructure Maintenance Window
Service: ERP UI Web Infrastructure
Description: ERP UI, ERP Application Registry, ERP UI Site generator application upgrades occur during this time. Minimal impact on users should be expected.
10:00 PM - 11:59 PM
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)
6:00 AM - 8:00 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: 10/2/2013
Start time: 6:00 AM
End time: 8:00 AM

Impact: This ... (more)
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
XML Gateway PROD - prep for UTLogin transition
Service: XMLGateway
Description: Make various non-disruptive changes to production host (xmlgw-p01), to prepare for the transition of the management application's authentication system from CWA (Fatc cookie) to UTLogin.
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
MySQL (non-CAT1) database outage (mysqldb.its.utexas.edu)
Service: MySQL
Description: The MySQL (non-CAT1) database service (mysqldb.its.utexas.edu) will be in read-only mode for approximately 30 minutes while replication between the master and slave node is restored. Read-only ... (more)
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
UDC-C Cooling Tower #1 & #2 Planned - Non-Disruptive Maintenance
Service: FAC Facilities
Description: Cooling Towers #1 & #2 will undergo Planned-Non-Disruptive Maintenance. This work is not expected to have any impact on the 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
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.
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 - 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. Users should not experience any interruption in service.
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
A2 Patch implementation
Service: Voice Services (VoIP)
Description: We will be applying a patch to the A2 SIP Softswitch (core of new VoIP system). There should be no interruption of service.
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
OS Patching of Document Repository production servers
Service: Document Repository
Description: Linux operating system on Document Repository virtual machines will be patched. There will be two brief interruptions of 2 to 3 minutes each during this maintenance window.
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 GUI at https://utlists.utexas.edu may be unavailable during ... (more)
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
XML Gateway PROD - prep for UTLogin transition
Service: XMLGateway
Description: Make various non-disruptive changes to production host (xmlgw-p01), to prepare for the transition of the management application's authentication system from CWA (Fatc cookie) to UTLogin.
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
UDC-C Cooling Tower #1 & #2 Planned - Non-Disruptive Maintenance
Service: FAC Facilities
Description: Cooling Towers #1 & #2 will undergo Planned-Non-Disruptive Maintenance. This work is not expected to have any impact on the 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)
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
XML Gateway PROD - prep for UTLogin transition
Service: XMLGateway
Description: Make various non-disruptive changes to production host (xmlgw-p01), to prepare for the transition of the management application's authentication system from CWA (Fatc cookie) to UTLogin.
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
UDC-C Cooling Tower #1 & #2 Planned - Non-Disruptive Maintenance
Service: FAC Facilities
Description: Cooling Towers #1 & #2 will undergo Planned-Non-Disruptive Maintenance. This work is not expected to have any impact on the 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)
6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Footprints Weekly Maintenance
Service: Footprints Incident Tracking System
Description: Application or OS patching and updates.
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
XML Gateway PROD - prep for UTLogin transition
Service: XMLGateway
Description: Make various non-disruptive changes to production host (xmlgw-p01), to prepare for the transition of the management application's authentication system from CWA (Fatc cookie) to UTLogin.
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 - 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
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: 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)
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
XML Gateway PROD - prep for UTLogin transition
Service: XMLGateway
Description: Make various non-disruptive changes to production host (xmlgw-p01), to prepare for the transition of the management application's authentication system from CWA (Fatc cookie) to UTLogin.
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 - 11:00 PM
XML Gateway PROD - prep for UTLogin transition
Service: XMLGateway
Description: Make various non-disruptive changes to production host (xmlgw-p01), to prepare for the transition of the management application's authentication system from CWA (Fatc cookie) to UTLogin.
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)
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)
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
DEFINE Internals/Enterprise Workflow Expedited Non-Disruptive 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.
7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
VPN Maintenance
Service: Virtual Private Network
Description: Networking will be conducting maintenance on the campus VPN system on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, from 7:30am to 11:30am to make resiliency improvements to the VPN service.

There will be a brief ... (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)
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Planned DPUSER Maintenance in PROD
Service: DPUSER
Description: Routine maintenance will take place in DPUSER's PROD environment. No outage is 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 - 12:00 PM
uTexas Enterprise Directory (TED) routine maintenance
Service: uTexas Enterprise Directory (TED)
Description: Routine maintenance on TED (The uTexas Enterprise Directory) will be done at this time. No interruption of service is anticipated.
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)
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)
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
Shibboleth Maintenance
Service: Shibboleth
Description: The Shibboleth production environment (idp.its.utexas.edu) will undergo scheduled maintenance at this time. Users should experience no interruption of service.
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Planned Apollo Maintenance in PROD
Service: Apollo
Description: Routine maintenance will take place in Apollo's PROD environment. No outage is expected.
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
uTexas Enterprise Directory (TED) - Expedited Non-Disruptive
Service: uTexas Enterprise Directory (TED)
Description: We will be performing expedited non-disruptive maintenance on the uTexas Enterprise Directory (TED) today from 2:00-2:30.

No impact is expected.
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Data Center Cleaning Expedited - Non-Disruptive
Service: FAC Facilities
Description: Expedited - Non-Disruptive maintenance for cleaning NOC A Data Center. Data Center cleanings are a critical and effective way to combat problematic downtime risks like static charge, dust buildup, ... (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)
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
AEMS Office 365: Load balancer change for authentication servers
Service: Office 365
Description: A change will be made to the load balancer to more accurately monitor the state of the authentication servers. No service interruption is expected.
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)

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