The University of Texas at Austin

ITS Services Status

Current Service Interruptions

5/6/2015
7:57 PM
EID Admin Tool Inaccessible
Service Restored

5/6/2015 7:55 PM
Resolved at 7:44 after the the Central ITS Oracle RAC outage was resolved.


5/6/2015 6:19pm
The EID Admin Tool became completely inaccessible around 6:05pm. All consultants currently working at the Help Desk were able to replicate the issue.

ITS applications staff are investigating.

5/6/2015
7:46 PM
Central ITS Oracle RAC
Service Restored

5/6/2015 7:44 PM
The Central ITS Oracle RAC service has been restored as of approximately 7:20PM.

The following environments have been verified to be working:
* IDPhotos applications (Student Photo Roster, Virtual ID Cards, and ID Photo Gateway)
* PyPE applications using Oracle
* EID Admin application
* EID Self-help application

The root cause of this service interruption was storage maintenance (vendor assisted) that did not go as planned.

This is the final planned update for this incident. 

An Incident Report shall be prepared and posted by the Storage team per ITS Incident Communication Policy.


5/6/2015 7:36 PM
The Central ITS Oracle RAC service has been restored as of approximately 7:20PM.

The following environments have been verified to be working:
* IDPhotos applications (Student Photo Roster, Virtual ID Cards, and ID Photo Gateway)
* PyPE applications using Oracle

The following applications are available, but EID updates are being delayed to downstream systems:
* EID Admin application
* EID Self-help application

The root cause of this service interruption was storage maintenance (vendor assisted) that did not go as planned.

An Incident Report shall be prepared and posted by the Storage team per ITS Incident Communication Policy.

An update will follow at 8:00, or earlier as appropriate.


5/6/2015 7:02 PM
The ITS Central RAC Database Server appears to be down.  The Housing and Food Public website is currently not operational as well as several other services that depend on the Oracle Database residing on The ITS Central RAC Database Server.


5/6/2015 7:07 PM
As a result of the loss of connectivity to NFS storage during storage maintenance, Oracle services are not in a desired functional state, and are being restarted in a controlled manner to ensure consistency of service availability. 

The Oracle service disruption is causing downstream outages of services dependent upon the Central ITS Oracle RAC environment, including:

* TIM
* EID Admin application
* EID Self-help application
* IDPhotos applications (Student Photo Roster, Virtual ID Cards, and ID Photo Gateway)
* PyPE applications using Oracle
* Housing and Public Foods website

An update will follow at 7:30 or earlier as warranted.

5/6/2015
6:55 PM
RESOLVED: UT Direct website is unresponsive
Service Restored

5/6/2015 6:51 PM
During a planned maintenance event there was a very brief loss of connectivity to NFS storage.

UT DIRECT and ITS Oracle services have been verified to be functional. Service owners dependent NFS storage should verify the health of there services.


5/6/2015 6:35 PM
UT Direct is responding normally.  ITS Systems staff is investigating the root cause.


5/6/2015 5:56PM
At 5:50 pm today we were made aware that UT Direct (utdirect.utexas.edu) was unresponsive. It appears all users are impacted.

5/6/2015
11:32 AM
Windows Web Hosting: Service Outage
Under Investigation

05/06/15 11:25
At this time, it appears this issue has been resolved but we will leave it ‘under investigation’ for now as we continue to monitor for any further evidence of a problem. 


05/06/15 10:44
ITS has discovered that this issue has not been completely resolved.  The issue remains under investigation.


05/06/15 10:18am
The DNS issue with Windows Web Hosting has resolved and all sites appear to be responding normally again.


05/06/15 09:05
ITS Systems has engaged ITS Networking to assist with the investigation into the DNS resolution issue. There is no ETA on return to service yet. Additional updates will be provided when more information is known.


05/06/15 08:09
Sites hosted on Windows Web Hosting that have their DNS hosted at UT are currently not resolving properly and thus are offline. Sites whose DNS is hosted by a 3rd party provider appear to be unaffected. ITS Systems staff are working to resolve the issue and will update when more is known.

Affected sites include:

Tools.crwr.utexas.edu
His.crwr.utexas.edu
Efis.crwr.utexas.edu
Data.crwr.utexas.edu
Fsel.engr.utexas.edu
www.crwr.utexas.edu
lifelong.engr.utexas.edu
systems.webhost.utexas.edu/sysmod/systems/
https://systems.webhost.utexas.edu/inventory/vsphere/

5/6/2015
8:35 AM
RESTORED:Technology Resources JIRA Application Maintenance
Service Restored

05/06/15 08:31
This maintenance event is complete.


05/06/15 7:12 AM

Event Title: TRecs JIRA Application Maintenance

Description: The Technology Resources instance (issues.ecs.utexas.edu) of JIRA will upgrade to the latest stable version. TRecs JIRA will not be available during this maintenance event.

Start Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2015

End Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Start Time: 7:00 AM

End Time: 8:30 AM

Past Service Interruptions

Upcoming Maintenance

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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: ITS Storage Overview
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: ITS Storage Overview
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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