The University of Texas at Austin

ITS Services Status

Current Service Interruptions

10/20/2014
2:46 PM
RESOLVED:Phone and email support for Canvas down
Service Restored

2:45
Canvas Status Update
RESOLVED - Help request submission to Canvas Support functional via all methods again - 10/20/14
Email support is up and functional again. We have begun receiving email communication from Canvas users again and our own tests confirm functionality as well. All supported methods of help request submission are functioning as expected. We apologize for any frustration this caused your users.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you continue to experience an issue with any method of submitting a help request to Canvas Support.


2:05pm
Canvas Status Update
Users still unable to contact Canvas Support via email, works intermittently - 10/20/14
Zendesk is continuing to experience an issue with email processing causing issues with reaching Canvas Support via email. We have seen some emails make it through though it is still very intermittent at this time. We’re continuing to investigate the problem with Zendesk and will provide more information in the next 30 minutes.


1:32
Phone lines, webform help submissions and LiveChat support (for schools with chat support) remain functional; however, email support remains down. We’re continuing to investigate the problem with Zendesk and will provide more information in the next 30 minutes.


1:15
Phones back online; Users still unable to contact Canvas Support via email - 10/20/14
Phone lines are back up and functioning though email support is still down. Help submissions via the built-in help menu webform and LiveChat (for schools with chat support) are still functioning. We’re continuing to investigate the problem with Zendesk and will provide more information in the next 15 minutes


12:54
We just became aware of a Zendesk issue that is preventing users from reaching Canvas Support via the support phone lines or via email. Help submissions via the built-in help menu webform and LiveChat (for schools with chat support) are still functioning. We’re investigating the problem with Zendesk and will provide more information in the next 15 minutes.

10/18/2014
1:41 PM
Canvas Status Update: Request timeouts and severe slowness 10-15-14
Under Investigation

1:40
Since the release this morning, we’ve seen reports from some Chrome users that they’re unable to view discussion responses, see a list of files in a course’s Files section, edit / view pages, etc. In every case reported to us so far, clearing browser cache once has solved the problem entirely, for all Canvas content. The issue only seems to affect some Chrome users, not all. It does not seem to matter which version of Chrome the user is using.

Please encourage users who contact you with these symptoms (Chrome, can’t see certain content) to try clearing their cache. We’ve updated the greeting message on our phone lines to suggest this tip to callers, too.

We’ve reported this problem to our engineering team. Ideally, they’ll be able to push a global fix—but we haven’t identified a root cause yet, and this might prove to be an issue that can’t be addressed for all users from here. If we learn of cases where clearing cache does *not* solve this problem, we’ll provide an update right away.


1:58
Canvas response times have returned to normal levels and all should be functional again for your users. We apologize for any inconvenience this caused.  Please contact us if you are continuing to experience any issues.


We just became aware of an issue that is affecting many Canvas users, causing timeouts and lack of response to requests. We’re investigating the problem and will provide more information in the next 15 minutes.

10/16/2014
1:30 PM
RESOLVED: UT Forge SVN downtime
Service Restored

13:28
EXTERNAL NOTIFICATION:
While UT Forge SVN service is fully functional right now, this message serves to notify campus of a period of downtime our SVN service experienced earlier today in case anyone noticed a problem.

A very unusual problem with file handling blocked access to SVN repositories at 11:41 AM.
The issue was resolved at 12:05 PM.

If you have any trouble connecting to SVN now, please notify stewards as per normal at utforge-admin@utlists.utexas.edu

10/15/2014
11:27 AM
RESOLVED: UT Lists message delivery interruption
Service Restored

11:21
UT Lists mail delivery is restored and all outstanding mail is delivered.

ITS Systems staff have identified the root cause and will identify methods to avoid this issue in the future.


11:06
UT Lists mail service is experiencing delays in mail delivery. ITS systems staff are working on the problem.

Past Service Interruptions

Upcoming Maintenance

<<< 08/24/2014 - 09/13/2014 >>>
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)
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Campus Network Maintenance
Service: Campus Network
Maintenance blackout window
Description: Networking will be performing maintenance on the campus network. During this time, portions of the campus network may be intermittently unavailable. Hosts and services connected to the campus network ... (more)
12:00 PM - 3:00 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: Sun 8/24/2014
Start time: 12:00 PM
End time: 3:00 PM

Impact: ... (more)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
PROD uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Routine Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: We will be conducting disruptive maintenance on the TIM PROD system. There will be about a one hour outage during the maintenance.
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Austin Disk SFTP connectivity planned outage
Service: Austin Disk Services
Description: The existing Austin Disk SFTP frontend will be moved out of production status and a newly-configured server will be moved into production. During the switchover, users will be unable to connect to ... (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)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Campus Red Hat Network Satellite Planned Maintenance
Service: Campus Red Hat Network Satellite (RHNS)
Maintenance blackout window
Description: Routine patching
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Expedited PROD uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Nondisruptive Maintenance
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)
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 - 7:00 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: Wednesdays
Start time: 6:30 AM
End time: 7:00 AM

Impact: This ... (more)
6:30 AM - 7:30 AM
UTLogin Expedited - Non-Disruptive Maintenance
Service: UTLogin
Description: ITS Applications will be conducting maintenance on the UTLogin system.

Date: 8/28/2014
Start time: 6:30am
End time: 7:30am

Impact: There will be no interruption to authentication services. ... (more)
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
UTForge monthly application maintenance
Service: UTForge
Description: The UTForge service will undergo application maintenance monthly on the fourth Thursday from 8 - 9 a.m. Subversion and Trac will be available throughout this maintenance event.
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)
12:01 PM - 1:00 PM
CTL's Course Instructor Survey System Maintenance
Description: CTL's Course Instructor Survey System will undergo maintenance. Users may experience a brief outage.
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.
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)
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
TRAC maintenance
Service: Technical Resource Account Control (TRAC)
Description: TRAC site will be updated to reflect new fiscal year rate changes. No user impact is anticipated, but brief interruption of service may occur during this time
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Monthly JIRA Application Maintenance
Service: Jira
Description: JIRA will undergo application maintenance every first Tuesday monthly.
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
PyPE Non-Prod OS Maintenance
Service: Python Production Environment (PyPE)
Description: RHEL OS patching of PyPE non-prod environment = DEV, ADMINDEV, TEST, QUAL. PROD and BETA are unaffected. Rolling restarts on TEST, QUAL.

Deployment interface will be down for most of the duration
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
Planned Monthly MSSQL Maintenance
Service: Microsoft SQL Server
Description: Planned monthly maintenance window for ITS MSSQL service.
This month's maintenance will only involve server SQL03.austin.utexas.edu. There will be an expected outage of approximately 15 minutes ... (more)
6:30 AM - 7:00 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: Wednesdays
Start time: 6:30 AM
End time: 7:00 AM

Impact: This ... (more)
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
ITS Website Non-Disruptive Maintenance
Description: Regularly scheduled window for weekly, non-disruptive ITS website maintenance events.
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
CTL's Credit by Exam system non-disruptive Maintenance
Description: CTL's Credit by Exam system will undergo maintenance. Users will not experience an interruption in service.
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Austin Disk backend server volume management.
Service: Austin Disk Services
Description: Primary volume size on backend file servers will be increased to accommodate future updates. No customer impact is expected.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Pype Django upgrade
Service: Python Production Environment (PyPE)
Description: Django on the Pype servers will be upgraded to the latest security release, 1.4.14.
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 - 12:00 PM
Video Security Maintenance
Service: Campus Security Systems
Description: ITS N&T will be conducting maintenance on the video security system to apply software patches and make some configuration changes. During the maintenance window, there may be about 30 minutes 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)
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.
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)
12:00 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)
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
CTL's Credit by Exam system non-disruptive Maintenance
Description: CTL's Credit by Exam system will undergo non-disruptive maintenance. Users will experience no interruption in service.
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Austin Disk SFTP virtual root maintenance
Service: Austin Disk Services
Description: A virtual root will be added to the SFTP configuration to allow users access to any share to which they have permissions (individual or otherwise).
5:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Residence Halls Wireless Configuration Change
Service: Resnet
Description: Networking will be removing the "attwifi" wireless network from the University Residence Halls. The "attwifi" network is normally not available in the Residence Halls, but it was temporarily enabled ... (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)
6:30 AM - 7:00 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: Wednesdays
Start time: 6:30 AM
End time: 7:00 AM

Impact: This ... (more)
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
ITS Website Non-Disruptive Maintenance
Description: Regularly scheduled window for weekly, non-disruptive ITS website maintenance events.
12:01 PM - 1:00 PM
CTL's Test Registration system maintenance
Description: CTL's Test Registration system will undergo maintenance. Users may experience a momentary interruption in service.
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
DEFINE Internals/Enterprise Workflow Maintenance Window
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)
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)
10:00 AM
Routine maintenance to qual.its.utexas.edu
Service: UT Direct Q/A environment
Description: We will be updating the utlogin client to the latest version
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)
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Session Border Controller Patching
Service: Voice Services (VoIP)
Description: Vendor will apply software patches to Session Border Controller (p/o new VoIP system). We expect no service interruption, but there is the possibility of up to 30 seconds of dial tone non-... (more)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Video Security Maintenance
Service: Campus Security Systems
Description: Standing recurring maintenance window for campus video security systems. During the maintenance, there may be intermittent disruptions to access to the video security systems.
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
CTL's Credit by Exam system non-disruptive Maintenance
Description: CTL's Credit by Exam system will undergo non-disruptive maintenance.
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
PROD uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Routine Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: We will be conducting expedited maintenance on the TIM PROD system. There will be no outage. Web users of the EID Administrative system or the EID Self Help tool may experience connection resets ... (more)
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
AEMS Backups Migrations
Service: Austin Exchange Messaging Service
Description: AEMS backups will be migrated to new DPM servers
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.

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