The University of Texas at Austin

ITS Services Status

Current Service Interruptions

8/28/2014
6:56 PM
RESOLVED: Secure Cookie Error
Service Restored

19:00
UT Direct logons are now working successfully.

Systems staff will continue to monitor and research the root cause of this temporary disruption.


18:16
Administrative Systems staff are investigating.


18:04
At around 5:30pm we received several calls and emails regarding an error message when trying to access UT direct and related applications. The exact error message is “Secure Cookie Error” and prevents the user from logging in. We’ve had reports from various students, staff, and faculty members about this issue.

8/28/2014
5:02 PM
RESOLVED: Inbound email backlog
Service Restored

17:02
The inbound mail backlog has cleared on both servers. All pending mail has been delivered and all four inbound servers are operating normally.


16:08
Two of our four inbound email security appliances are backlogged again. ITS Systems staff are working to remediate the backlog. No mail is being lost, only delayed.

8/28/2014
12:56 PM
RESOLVED:  Office 365 customers unable to access Exchange services from off-campus
Service Restored

As of 11:00, ISP issues affected some customers access to O365 Outlook.

As of 11:54, Microsoft Engineers rerouted traffic to restore service and continue to validate service health.

As of 12:00, Emails have been confirmed to be transmitting between external providers and O365 Outlook.

O365 Outlook service is believed to have been restored for UT Austin at this time. 

Email delivery to O365 Outlook may have been delayed, but is now processing.


As of 11:54 via MS

Current Status: Microsoft engineers have rerouted traffic to restore service and are validating service health at this time.

Customer Impact: Affected customers may be unable to access the Exchange Online service.

Next Update: Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 6:00 PM UTC


11:47
Microsoft posted a service alert at 11:00 AM CDT:

Engineers have identified a potential Internet Service Provider (ISP) issue affecting some customers ability to access the Exchange Online service. Affected customers may be unable to access the Exchange Online service.

Next update is scheduled for 12:00 PM CDT.


11:42
The help desk is now receiving numerous calls from users off-campus unable to access Exchange Online. Some users appear to be able to access their mailbox through Outlook Web App but not through clients, while others report the opposite.

Past Service Interruptions

Upcoming Maintenance

<<< 02/03/2013 - 02/23/2013 >>>
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.
12:01 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.
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
PyPE Secondary (non-production) Server Maintenance
Service: Python Production Environment (PyPE)
Description: The window for upgrades and patches to be applied to non-production execution servers in the PyPE infrastructure.
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Planned maintenance of beta.its.utexas.edu web service
Service: UT Direct Q/A environment
Description: The beta.its.utexas.edu web server will undergo OS patching. The service is clustered, so there will be no interruption of service or down time, but migration of java webapps may fail during the ... (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. Users of the EID Self Service application or the EID Administrative application could experience connect resets during the maintenance.
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 - 11:00 AM
TEST and QUAL uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Routine Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: TIM TEST and QUAL will be undergoing routine maintenance. No service interruption is expected.
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 - 7:00 AM
Application Registry (AppReg) Server Maintenance
Service: Application Registry
Description: Installing operating system updates on appreg.security.utexas.edu.
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Emergency Maintenance: SAINT Infrastructure
Service: Selfscan (SAINT)
Description: The SAINT infrastructure will be unavailable in order to correct an ongoing issue affecting administration of the system.
9:00 AM - 11:00 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.
5:30 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)
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)
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 - 8:00 AM
Planned Apollo Maintenance in TEST
Service: Apollo
Description: Routine maintenance will take place in TEST to fix a problem with group member management in Apollo Lite. No downtime is expected.
7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Javamail + FTPMail host migration to Linux
Service: Mainframe Email
Description: The third of three Javamail+FTPMail servers will be migrated from Solaris (jmail1) to RHELinux (jmail-p01.its.utexas.edu).

No service interruption is expected as the other two servers (jmail-p02, ... (more)
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Planned maintenance of dpdev1.dp.utexas.edu web service
Service: UT Direct development environment
Description: The dpdev1.dp.utexas.edu web server will undergo OS patching. The service is clustered, so there will be no interruption of service or down time, but migration of java webapps may fail during the ... (more)
10:00 PM - 10:00 AM
Footprints Upgrade
Service: Footprints Incident Tracking System
Description: We will upgrade the current version of Footprints from v9.5.4 to 11.5.
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
SecureDoc service and server maintenance
Service: Enterprise Whole Disk Encryption
Description: Recurring maintenance window for SecureDoc services.
10:00 PM - 10:00 AM
Footprints Upgrade
Service: Footprints Incident Tracking System
Description: We will upgrade the current version of Footprints from v9.5.4 to 11.5.
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
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 - 8:00 AM
Planned Apollo Maintenance in QUAL
Service: Apollo
Description: Routine maintenance will take place in QUAL to fix a problem with group member management in Apollo Lite. No downtime is expected.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Pype maintenance
Service: Python Production Environment (PyPE)
Description: The Pype deployment interface will be unavailable for up to one hour as we deploy a new release candidate of the client tools. Django will also be updated with security patches during this time. ... (more)
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Student Photo Roster Planned Maintenance
Service: Student Photo Roster
Description: On Tuesday, February 12th from 7:30 - 8:00am the Student Photo Roster will undergo routine scheduled maintenance. Users should experience no interruption in service.
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
ID Photo Gateway Planned Maintenance
Service: ID Photo Gateway
Description: On Tuesday, February 12th from 7:30 - 8:00am the ID Photo Gateway will undergo routine scheduled maintenance. Users should experience no interruption in service.
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Virtual ID Cards Planned Maintenance
Service: Virtual ID Cards
Description: On Tuesday, February 12th from 7:30 - 8:00am the Virtual ID Cards will undergo routine scheduled maintenance. Users should experience no interruption in service.
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
UTForge Quarterly Maintenance
Service: UTForge
Description: The UTForge production servers will undergo quarterly system package and security updates. There will be no interruption for the Subversion service, Trac will be unavailable for a portion of this ... (more)
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Removing unused datastores for CX4 clearing
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: various datastores will be removed from vSphere that are no longer in use.
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.
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 - 8:00 AM
Planned maintenance of Document Repository on Feb 14, 2013 7 am to 8 am
Service: Document Repository
Description: Document Repository system will be switched to a new set of machines behind F5 load balancer in production environment.

During this maintenance:
1. DNS name docrep.its.utexas.edu will be ... (more)
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) TEST/QUAL/PROD Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: We will be conducting maintenance on all of the TIM systems. There may be connection resets in the EID Self Service application and the EID Administrative Application during the maintenance, but no ... (more)
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
SecureDoc service and server maintenance
Service: Enterprise Whole Disk Encryption
Description: Recurring maintenance window for SecureDoc services.
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
PROD uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Routine Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: TIM PROD will be undergoing routine maintenance. Users of the EID self help application or the EID administrative application may experience session resets.
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Load Balancer HA configuration
Service: Core Network Services
Description: HA parameters on the F5 load balancers will be changed to reduce unnecessary failover events.
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.
12:01 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 Monthly Maintenance
Service: SharePoint
Description: Installation of monthly SharePoint and Windows Server patches/updates
12:01 AM - 6:00 AM
SharePoint Maintenance Window
Service: SharePoint
Description: Service availability may be intermittent during the maintenance window.
12:01 AM - 1:00 AM
Planned maintenance for SQL01
Service: Microsoft SQL Server
Description: ITS SQL Server sql01.austin.utexas.edu will undergo scheduled maintenance. Applications utilizing this service (including ITS Sharepoint 2010) will be temporarily unavailable during portions of this ... (more)
10:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Monthly Group E-Mail Maintenance
Service: Group E-Mail
Description: Monthly maintenance window for the Group E-mail server.
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
TEST uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Routine Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: TIM TEST will be undergoing routine maintenance. Mainframe users of the TEST TIM system may experience two 5-10 minute outages during the maintenance period.
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 PM - 10:00 PM
Wiki Service Monthly Maintenance
Description: Scheduled maintenance for the University Wiki Service occurs the third Tuesday of the month from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. To the maximum extent possible, installation of service, application and security ... (more)
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)
5:30 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)
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)
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Planned maintenance of PDF Generator on Feb 21, 10 am to 11 am
Service: PDF Generator
Description: PDF Generator Java code signing certificate will be renewed during this maintenance. No service interruption is expected.
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Urchin Planned Maintenance Window
Service: Web Analytics: Urchin
Description: Planned monthly maintenance window for Urchin.
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
SecureDoc service and server maintenance
Service: Enterprise Whole Disk Encryption
Description: Recurring maintenance window for SecureDoc services.
8:00 AM - 11:59 AM
Web Central Patch Maintenance
Service: Web Central
Description: Servers associated with www.utexas.edu, UTS and custom Unix Web hosting will undergo routine patch maintenance.

At various times during the maintenance window, access to www.utexas.edu, UTS and ... (more)

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