The University of Texas at Austin

ITS Services Status

Current Service Interruptions

7/24/2014
2:11 PM
University Wiki Service unresponsive
Under Investigation

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.

7/24/2014
12:42 PM
On-Going UT-V Storage Issue
Under Investigation

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.

7/24/2014
12:39 PM
RESOLVED:systems staff investigating a potential storage issue with one of the UT-V hosts
Service Restored

This issue is closed.


The 2 hosts have been rebooted and are now responsive in the UT-V management interface.  All affected VMs are functional.
This alert will remain open as vendor support continues to investigate this ongoing issue.


11:21
The first host has been rebooted and its VMs powered back up. The second host will be rebooted at 11:30.


10:32
The second physical host will be shut down at 11:30am. An announcement has been sent to VM customer technical contacts. Customers with affected VMs are being contacted directly.


10:16
Two physical hosts are now unmanageable. Some VMs on these hosts are fully responsive and others are not. We are going to shut down one host at 11:00am. The other host, we are actively working on diagnosing the issue with vendors. The second host will likely eventually have to be restarted as well. We will announce the shutdown time of the second as soon as possible.
We are reaching out to customers with VMs on the first host now to ask them to shut down their VMs gracefully, if possible, and have sent an announcement to all UT-V customer technical contacts.


10:14
UT-V Staff continue to work with VMware critical support on this issue.  Affected VM owners are being contacted as the team prepares to force reboot one UT-V host.


08:15
A host in the UT-V environment appears to be having storage issues with a particular array. ITS Systems staff are investigating.

7/24/2014
10:22 AM
RESOLVED:Wikis are slow or unresponsive
Service Restored

Wikis is back online. ITS staff will continue to monitor the service and investigate the root cause of the outage.


ITS staff are investigating.

7/23/2014
3:58 PM
RESOLVED: Wikis Down
Service Restored

3:55 pm
Wikis is back online and Admins are continuing to monitor the service’s status.


3:22 pm
Wikis is experiencing another outage. Wiki Admins are investigating.


2:37 pm
The process that brought down Wikis has been identified and dealt with. The service is now responding normally.


2:28 pm
University Wiki Service is down.  We are working on a solution to get it back online as soon as possible.

 

7/22/2014
1:29 PM
RESOLVED:  Non CAT-I MySQL problem
Service Restored

The affected non cat-1 MySQL service has been restored.  The ITS alerts page was transferred to the emergency page due to the MySQL issues. It was delayed in its return to service due to issues with Expression Engine that ITS Apps has resolved & came back up around 1:00 PM. 


12:50 PM
UT Lists back in service.

12:34 PM Resolved
Non-cat1 mysql service has been restored.
Systems staff continue to monitor but we believe the issue is resolved.

12:32 PM
Currently there are issues with the virtual server environment (UT-V) and MySQL. ITS Systems staff are investigating both but at this time they appear to be unrelated.

12:27 PM
The UT Lists mailing list service is currently unavailable due to the already reported non Cat 1 MySQL database access issues.

12:25 PM
Non CAT-I MySQL is currently having issues with accepting user connections.  ITS staff is currently investigating.

12:23 PM
We have been receiving calls about multiple University websites being down including the ITS Public Pages, the registrar’s website, and bealonghorn. We are investigating a possible large-scale disruption of database services. Here is the error message we the websites are showing:

Warning: mysql_connect() [function.mysql-connect]: Too many connections in/export/httpd/data/its/events/includes/mysql_connect_calendar.phpon line 19
We’re sorry—an error occurred and a connection to the database could not be established.


12:22 PM
Several sites across campus are similarly affected. The common thread appears to be MySQL.

12:21 PM
There is an issue with non-Cat1 MySQL. It has taken down the entire ITS website:

www.utexas.edu/its

and other sites.


Currently there are issues with the virtual server environment.  ITS Systems is investigating.

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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