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.

8/28/2014
10:55 AM
RESOLVED: BACS Badge Updates Stalled!
Service Restored

10:54
Badge updates have resumed processing and backlog is being reduced.


10:06
We are currently experiencing a backup in the processing of badge updates from the IDCenter Badge Feed.  ITS/BACS staff are investigating.

Past Service Interruptions

Upcoming Maintenance

<<< 04/28/2013 - 05/18/2013 >>>
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)
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.
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Student Photo Roster Planned Maintenance
Service: Student Photo Roster
Description: On Tuesday, April 30th from 7:30-8:00 am 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, April 30th from 7:30-8:00 am the ID Photo Gateway will undergo routine scheduled maintenance. Users may experience a brief interruption in service during this time.
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Virtual ID Cards Planned Maintenance
Service: Virtual ID Cards
Description: On Tuesday, April 30th from 7:30-8:00 am the Virtual ID Cards will undergo routine scheduled maintenance. Users should experience no interruption in service.
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Shibboleth 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.
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
ERP UI 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.
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Upgrade UT-V network switching
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: Upgrade the Nexus 1000v network switching subsystem to the latest revision.

No service interruptions are anticipated.
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Blog Service Weekly Maintenance
Service: University Blog Service
Description: Scheduled maintenance may occur weekly on Wednesdays 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)
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)
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
OS Patching of Document Repository production servers
Service: Document Repository
Description: Linux operating system on Document Repository virtual machines will be patched. There will be two brief interruptions of 2 to 3 minutes each during this maintenance window.
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
EMN$INET maintenance
Service: Mainframe Email
Description: Code changes in EMN$INET will be migrated from TEST to QUAL. No service disruption is expected.
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Upgrade UT-V network switching
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: Upgrade the Nexus 1000v network switching subsystem to the latest revision.

No service interruptions are anticipated.
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Quaterly Java JDK update on qual.its.utexas.edu
Service: UT Direct Q/A environment
Description: We will be updating the Java JDK for java webapps and jwebagent on qual.its.utexas.edu to the latest version, Java 7 update 21

No user impact expected
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Upgrade UT-V network switching
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: Upgrade the Nexus 1000v network switching subsystem to the latest revision.

No service interruptions are anticipated.
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.
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Upgrade UT-V network switching
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: Upgrade the Nexus 1000v network switching subsystem to the latest revision.

No service interruptions are anticipated.
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 - 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)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Upgrade UT-V network switching
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: Upgrade the Nexus 1000v network switching subsystem to the latest revision.

No service interruptions are anticipated.
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Upgrade UT-V network switching
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: Upgrade the Nexus 1000v network switching subsystem to the latest revision.

No service interruptions are anticipated.
6:30 AM - 6:45 AM
MSSQL Maintenance for SQL01
Service: Microsoft SQL Server
Description: There will be a brief outage for SQL Server SQL01 for a required failover event. Dependent applications including ITS-offered Sharepoint 2010 will be unavailable during a portion of this maintenance.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Monthly JIRA Application Maintenance
Service: Jira
Description: JIRA will undergo application maintenance every 1st Tuesday monthly.
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
EMN$INET maintenance
Service: Mainframe Email
Description: Code changes in EMN$INET will be migrated to PROD. No service disruption is expected.
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Upgrade UT-V network switching
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: Upgrade the Nexus 1000v network switching subsystem to the latest revision.

No service interruptions are anticipated.
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Shibboleth 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.
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Upgrade UT-V network switching
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: Upgrade the Nexus 1000v network switching subsystem to the latest revision.

No service interruptions are anticipated.
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Blog Service Weekly Maintenance
Service: University Blog Service
Description: Scheduled maintenance may occur weekly on Wednesdays 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)
6:00 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.
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 - 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)
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
UTForge Quarterly Maintenance
Service: UTForge
Description: The UTForge production servers will undergo quarterly system security and package updates. There will be no interruption for the Subversion service, Trac will be unavailable for a portion of this ... (more)
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) TEST Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: We will be conducting routine maintenance on the TIM TEST servers. There will two 5-10 minute outages.
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Shibboleth 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.
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Quarterly Java JDK update on dpdev1 and beta.its.utexas.edu
Service: UT Direct development environment
Description: We will be updating the Java JDK for java webapps and jwebagent on dpdev1.dp.utexas.edu and beta.its.utexas.edu to the latest version, Java 7 update 21

No user impact expected
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
ERP UI 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)
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
DEFINE Internals/Enterprise Workflow Planned Maintenance
Service: *DEFINE Internals
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 - 10:00 PM
Blog Service Weekly Maintenance
Service: University Blog Service
Description: Scheduled maintenance may occur weekly on Wednesdays 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)
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Group E-Mail Planned Maintenance
Service: Group E-Mail
Description: Planned maintenance for the Group E-Mail server. Users may experience a temporary disruption.
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.

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