The University of Texas at Austin

ITS Services Status

Current Service Interruptions

7/27/2014
11:48 PM
On-Going UT-V Storage Issue
Unplanned Maintenance

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.

7/27/2014
9:06 PM
RESOLVED: Campus WDS Emergency maintenance shutdown - 9:30am 7/25
Service Restored

Resolved and Functional.


0936
Campus Windows Deployment Services will become unavailable starting at 10:00AM due to the on-going UT-V storage issue. Services should return to normal operation after UT-V hosts are back online.

7/27/2014
9:05 PM
RESOLVED: Windows Web Hosting service interruption due to UT-V issues
Service Restored

Resolved and Functional.


10:17AM
Starting at around 10:30 AM, all Windows Web Hosting sites which have been configured for UTLOGIN authentication will be impacted by the UT-V maintenance.

7/27/2014
8:40 PM
RESOLVED: Austin Disk Service issue under investigation
Service Restored

7/27/14 8:39 pm
Austin Disk was restored to full service at approximately 8:10pm.


7/27/14 5:21 pm
The Austin Disk issue does appear related to the UT-V storage issue.


Some Austin Disk Servers are not responding. ITS Systems staff are investigating.

This may or may not be related to the UT-V storage issue.

7/25/2014
1:15 PM
RESOLVED University Blogs Service Outage
Service Restored

1:13
This service has returned to normal.


10:14AM
Service outage extended to 11:15AM


9:12AM
University Blogs Service will become unavailable starting at 10:30AM due to the on-going UT-V storage issue. Outage is expected to be no longer than 45 minutes.

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
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 Maintenance Window
Service: SharePoint
Description: Service availability may be intermittent during the maintenance window.
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Generator Load Bank Testing
Service: University Data Center
Description: UDC-C Will be load banking our two fixed emergency backup generators for our annual preventative maintenance. This work is not expected to have any impact on the equipment in UDC-C.
6:30 AM - 7:00 AM
PROD uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Routine Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: We will be performing routine maintenace on the PROD TIM Servers.

Web users may experience connection resets during the maintenance.
6:45 AM - 7:15 AM
Javamail [QUAL] migration
Service: Mainframe Email
Description: Migrating the two Javamail [QUAL] servers from Solaris to Linux hosts.

No service interruption expected.
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Generator Load Bank Testing
Service: University Data Center
Description: UDC-C Will be load banking our two fixed emergency backup generators for our annual preventative maintenance. This work is not expected to have any impact on the equipment in UDC-C.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Planned Apollo Mainenance
Service: Apollo
Description: Routine maintenance will take place in QUAL. No downtime is expected.
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Revert anti-virus to Sophos
Service: Mail Filtering Service
Description: IronPort has released a fixed version of the Sophos engine. This maintenance is to switch back to Sophos.
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.
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Planned maintenance of Document Repository - DRI Natural module
Service: Document Repository
Description: A new version of DRI full query search Natural module DPN$DRFQ will be migrated to production during this maintenance.
No downtime or service interruption is expected.
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Generator Load Bank Testing
Service: University Data Center
Description: UDC-C Will be load banking our two fixed emergency backup generators for our annual preventative maintenance. This work is not expected to have any impact on the equipment in UDC-C.
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
DEFINE Internals/Enterprise Workflow Planned Maintenance
Service: DEFINE Internals/Enterprise Workflow
Description: Planned maintenance to deploy necessary fixes and user enhancements. A small percentage of users may experience a very limited interruption in service during this maintenance period.
6:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Blog Service Weekly Maintenance
Service: University Blog Service
Description: Scheduled maintenance may occur weekly on Wednesdays between 6 p.m. and midnight. To the maximum extent possible, installation of service, application, and security updates will be performed during ... (more)
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Generator Load Bank Testing
Service: University Data Center
Description: UDC-C Will be load banking our two fixed emergency backup generators for our annual preventative maintenance. This work is not expected to have any impact on the equipment in UDC-C.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Planned Apollo Mainenance
Service: Apollo
Description: Routine maintenance will take place in PROD. No downtime is expected.
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
SecureDoc service and server maintenance
Service: Enterprise Whole Disk Encryption
Description: Recurring maintenance window for SecureDoc services.
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)
12:01 AM - 6:00 AM
SharePoint Maintenance Window
Service: SharePoint
Description: Service availability may be intermittent during the maintenance window.
12:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Campus WSUS Maintenance
Service: Windows Software Update Service (WSUS)
Description: Monthly service maintenance window for Campus WSUS. Service may be interrupted during this period.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Monthly JIRA Application Maintenance
Service: Jira
Description: JIRA will undergo application maintenance every 1st Tuesday monthly.
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) TEST/QUAL/PROD Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: We are planning internal maintenance on all of our systems. We expect no customer impact and no outage is planned.
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Data Center Network Maintenance
Service: University Data Center
Description: Networking will be conducting maintenance to install additional port capacity in the data center core and migrating redundant network links used by the row extension to the newly installed line card.
... (more)
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Virtual Servers emergency maintenance: Remove datastores
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: vSphere admins will be reclaiming datastores from the ESXi servers to hand back to the Storage admins.

No service interruption is anticipated.
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 and bug fixes. A small percentage of users may find a very limited interruption in service.
6:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Blog Service Weekly Maintenance
Service: University Blog Service
Description: Scheduled maintenance may occur weekly on Wednesdays between 6 p.m. and midnight. To the maximum extent possible, installation of service, application, and security updates will be performed during ... (more)
6:45 AM - 7:15 AM
FTPMail [QUAL] migration to Linux
Service: Mainframe Email
Description: There will be a short outage of FTPMail [QUAL] service, in order to migrate from Solaris to Linux hosts.

Natural programs that send emails by calling the EMN$MAIL module, will see a delay in email ... (more)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtual Servers Maintenance Window
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: Non-client facing software on esxvctr01.austin.utexas.edu will be updated to the latest version. Access to vCenter and VM consoles will be unavailable while the server reboots. Virtual Machines will ... (more)
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
SecureDoc service and server maintenance
Service: Enterprise Whole Disk Encryption
Description: Recurring maintenance window for SecureDoc services.
12:01 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 Maintenance Window
Service: SharePoint
Description: Service availability may be intermittent during the maintenance window.
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) QUAL Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: We will be conducting maintenance on the TIM QUAL system. There will be minimal interruptions during the testing of the maintenance. No production systems will be affected.
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.
6:00 AM - 6:30 AM
WebSpace Emergency Maintenance
Service: WebSpace
Description: ITS Systems will be performing emergency maintenance on WebSpace on Wednesday, December 12, from 6:00 AM to 6:30 AM. During this time, the WebSpace service will be unavailable.
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
DEFINE Internals/Enterprise Workflow Planned Maintenance
Service: DEFINE Internals/Enterprise Workflow
Description: DEFINE Internals/Enterprise workflow will undergo maintenance to install user-requested enhancements and bug fixes. A small percentage of users may experience a very limited interruption in service ... (more)
6:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Blog Service Weekly Maintenance
Service: University Blog Service
Description: Scheduled maintenance may occur weekly on Wednesdays between 6 p.m. and midnight. To the maximum extent possible, installation of service, application, and security updates will be performed during ... (more)
2:30 PM - 4:30 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.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
UT Direct Planned Maintenance
Service: UT Direct
Description: UT Direct will undergo maintenance to install user-requested enhancements and bug fixes. A small percentage of users may experience a very limited interruption in service during this maintenance ... (more)
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
SecureDoc service and server maintenance
Service: Enterprise Whole Disk Encryption
Description: Recurring maintenance window for SecureDoc services.

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