The University of Texas at Austin

ITS Services Status

Current Service Interruptions

9/29/2014
7:31 PM
RESOLVED: Austin Disk Connectivity Issues
Service Restored

7:30 PM
All servers are now operating and testing indicates that functionality has been fully restored.  ITS Systems staff are continuing to monitor the behavior of the service.


2:15
Testing indicates that the affected server is once again functioning properly.  We will bring it back into production status at 7:00pm today and continue to monitor its performance before considering the issue resolved.


9:54
We are continuing to verify the affected server’s functionality.

The next update will be Monday 9/29/2014 at 4:00pm unless the situation changes.


4:13 PM
Emergency maintenance will be performed on the malfunctioning server beginning 12:00 AM on Sun 28 Sep.
Austin Disk will continue to operate but with less redundancy since the server has already been taken out of service. Note, however, that there is planned maintenance on the rest of Austin Disk occurring between 12:00am and 6:00am on Sunday.
The next update will be 10:00 AM on Mon 29 Sep unless the situation worsens or the server is returned to service before then.


3:09 PM
Austin Disk customers have reported intermittent connectivity issues this week. This was initially diagnosed as a client issue but now appears to be a server issue.
One of two redundant servers seems to be the source of the issue. It was taken out of service and clients should have restored connectivity once their caches clear (~15 minutes) or they restart their machines (which clears the caches immediately).
Please report any issues that continue after a restart to the ITS Help Desk so that we can continue to gather data.

9/29/2014
6:02 PM
RESOLVED: Canvas: RecordUploadPlayback of media gives error or sticks on “Loading…”
Service Restored

18:00
Our engineers have resolved the problem with the Kaltura integration in regards to recording, uploading and playing back media in Canvas. A full incident report will be provided in the next 24 hours describing:
• What caused the issue
• What was done to fix it
• Preventative measures to avoid future similar incidents

We apologize for any inconvenience and frustration this has caused for you and your institution’s users. Please let us know if your users continue to experience any media problems so that we can review it further. 


16:59
Our Ops team is still working on the record\upload\playback issues with our Kaltura integration. There is not yet an ETA for resolution but we are working to resolve it as quickly as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience and will provide another update within 30 minutes.


16:24
We are still seeing the record\upload\playback issues with our Kaltura integration and our Ops team is working to resolve it as quickly as possible.  We apologize for any inconvenience and will provide another update within 30 minutes.


15:48
We are currently seeing an issue with our Kaltura integration that is preventing users from using the Record\Upload media feature or playback an media that was recorded\uploaded with Canvas’ Kaltura integration.
We are working to resolve this as quickly as possible and apologize for any inconvenience. We will provide an update within 30 minutes.

9/29/2014
11:56 AM
Expedited: Non-Disruptive Red Hat Enterprise Linux security patching for CVE-2014-7169
Unplanned Maintenance

11:52
A critical security vulnerability for Bash has been identified in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).

ITS Systems has been monitoring vendor response and follow up. A previous patch for CVE-2014-6271 was released and applied last week to RHEL hosts managed by ITS Systems. Red Hat released a subsequent patch for CVE-2014-7169 to address further concerns for the Bash vulnerabilities.

The latest patch will be applied to all RHEL hosts managed by ITS Systems in the following stages, today (9/29):

- All TEST (and lower) hosts, 11:30 am
- All QUAL (and lower) hosts, 12:00 pm
- All PROD (and lower) hosts, 12:30 pm

The patch is expected to be non-disruptive, and has been confirmed to be so on internal test systems.

Based on the tests with the current patch and the lack of any adverse effects with application of patch for CVE-2014-6271, the risk and impact is expected to be Low.

Patches will be applied throughout the day, with completion expected by 5:00 pm.

Critical security updates for Red Hat related to this vulnerability are being made available on the Campus RHNS Service as they are released (typically within 30-60 minutes).

If you run Red Hat Enterprise Linux and do not yet have your systems connected to Satellite, you can find out more information here:

http://www.utexas.edu/its/rhns/

Past Service Interruptions

Upcoming Maintenance

<<< 03/24/2013 - 04/13/2013 >>>
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)
12:01 AM - 6:00 AM
SharePoint Maintenance Window
Service: SharePoint
Description: Service availability may be intermittent during the maintenance window.
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Planned maintenance on dpdev1.dp.utexas.edu
Service: UT Direct development environment
Description: Maintenance will be occurring on the filer that hosts the applications for dpdev1.dp.utexas.edu web site. The service will be down during the maintenance window.
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Planned maintenance for qual.its.utexas.edu
Service: UT Direct Q/A environment
Description: Maintenance will be occurring on the filer that hosts the applications for qual.its.utexas.edu web site. The service will be down during the maintenance window.
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Planned maintenance for beta.its.utexas.edu
Service: UT Direct development environment
Description: Maintenance will be occurring on the filer that hosts the applications for beta.its.utexas.edu web site. The service will be down during the maintenance window.
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Planned maintenance for java and pype environments on utdirect.utexas.edu
Service: UT Direct
Description: Maintenance will be occurring on the filer that hosts the java and pype applications for utdirect.utexas.edu web site. The service will be up during the maintenance window, but webapps and python ... (more)
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Pype Monthly Maintenance
Service: Python Production Environment (PyPE)
Description: The monthly maintenance window for the Pype service. Standard actions may include service upgrades and OS patches.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Pype maintenance
Service: Python Production Environment (PyPE)
Description: The finalized version of the 26.3.4 tools will be released during this maintenance window. The deployment interface may be unavailable but deployed applications will be unaffected.
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
JIRA OS Patching
Service: Jira
Description: JIRA will be unavailable during Quarterly operating system maintenance on Tuesday 26 March between 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM.
9:00 AM - 10:00 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)
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)
All Day
UT Virtual Service ESXi Maintenance
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: The UT-V Team will be removing some deprecated and retired data stores from the environment. This maintenance is expected to be transparent to the UT-V customers and no downtown is anticipated.
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
UTForge Scheduled Maintenance
Service: UTForge
Description: Routine maintenance on the UTForge service will be conducted. Subversion will be available throughout this event, Trac may be intermittently unavailable.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
UT Direct planned maintenance
Service: UT Direct
Description: UT Direct will undergo maintenance. A small percentage of users may
experience a very limited interruption in service during this maintenance
period.
All Day
UT Virtual Service ESXi Maintenance
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: The UT-V Team will be removing some deprecated and retired data stores from the environment. This maintenance is expected to be transparent to the UT-V customers and no downtown is anticipated.
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 - 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
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)
12:01 AM - 6:00 AM
SharePoint Maintenance Window
Service: SharePoint
Description: Service availability may be intermittent during the maintenance window.
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 applications will continue to run with diminished capacity but no ... (more)
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Monthly JIRA Application Maintenance
Service: Jira
Description: JIRA will undergo application maintenance every 1st Tuesday monthly.
11:15 AM - 1:15 PM
TEST uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Routine Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: We will be conducting emergency maintenance on the TEST TIM system to replace a failed motherboard.

There will be two 5-10 minute outages during the maintenance interval.
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)
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Javamail, FTPMail PROD host patching
Service: Mainframe Email
Description: Javamail and FTPMail PROD hosts (jmail-p01-3.its.utexas.edu) will be patched serially, with accumulated patches from Red Hat.

There will be no service interruption, as at least one host will be ... (more)
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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, however updates to TED may be suspended periodically during this ... (more)
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Stache planned maintenance / update
Service: Digital Certificates
Description: Users may experience a brief outage Stache is being updated. In the event of a service outage, at least one of the direct links will continue to work.

The digital certificate service (Certificates)... (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
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)
12:00 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 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
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)
12:01 AM - 6:00 AM
SharePoint Maintenance Window
Service: SharePoint
Description: Service availability may be intermittent during the maintenance window.
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
F5 Load Balancer Maintenance
Service: Core Network Services
Description: The OS on the F5 load balancers will be upgraded to the latest version. Disruption to load balanced services should be minimal.

There will be six brief failover events. Users of HTTP based ... (more)
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Pype Filer Move
Service: Python Production Environment (PyPE)
Description: The Pype service will have its shared storage migrated from the utdirect-netapp2 filer to rosen/guilden. During this maintenance, the deployment interface as well as deployed applications in all ... (more)
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
UTBackup Storage Expansion
Service: UTBackup
Description: The UTBackup service is expanding and will undergo maintenance to install storage expansion devices.
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
NOC UPS Maintenance
Service: Campus Network
Description: From 6pm-10pm today (Monday, April 8), UDC will be performing emergency maintenance on the UPS serving the primary NOC. The UPS is currently in an error state, and the maintenance is being performed ... (more)
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Virtual ID Cards Planned Maintenance
Service: Virtual ID Cards
Description: On Tuesday, April 9th from 7:00-9:00 am the Virtual ID Cards will undergo routine scheduled maintenance. Users should experience no interruption in service.
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
ID Photo Gateway Planned Maintenance
Service: ID Photo Gateway
Description: On Tuesday, April 9th from 7:00-9:00 am the ID Photo Gateway will undergo routine scheduled maintenance. Users should experience no interruption in service.
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Student Photo Roster Planned Maintenance
Service: Student Photo Roster
Description: On Tuesday, April 9th from 7:00-9:00 am the Student Photo Roster will undergo routine scheduled maintenance. Users may experience a brief interruption in service during this time.
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
UTBackup Storage Expansion
Service: UTBackup
Description: The UTBackup service is expanding and will undergo maintenance to install storage expansion devices.
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.
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) TEST/QUAL/PROD Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: There should be no impact to any users or systems during this maintenance.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
UT-V Networking Environment Maintenance
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: Networking will be upgrading the software on the Cisco Nexus 1010's supporting the UT-V networking environment.

No service interruptions are anticipated during the maintenance.
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Mainframe Email (FTPMail) change
Service: Mainframe Email
Description: The FTPMail service, which forwards emails sent via Natural module EMN$MAIL, will be changed to forward emails to local sendmail (SMTP) server, rather than directly to relay.mail.utexas.edu

This ... (more)
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Austin Active Directory schema update
Service: Austin Active Directory
Description: A schema update will be applied to the Austin Active Directory to support Exchange 2010 SP3.

No customer impact is expected.
1:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Database Server Migration
Service: WebSpace
Description: Migrate Webspace's production database to a new server with a new version of Oracle.
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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