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ITS Services Status

Current Service Interruptions

8/22/2014
4:25 PM
RESOLVED: Maintenance on Canvas chat tool
Service Restored

The Canvas chat tool scheduled maintenance event is now complete. Your users will now be able to access and use the chat tool in Canvas as normal. We appreciate your patience.


As we reviewed the performance of the in-Canvas chat tool over the past week and looked ahead to next week, we determined it would be prudent to perform some urgent maintenance this afternoon. The Canvas chat tool will be unavailable today from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM.

We apologize that this event is happening on very short notice. We’re taking this step in the interest of ensuring that the tool is stable and performant during the coming week.

8/22/2014
4:23 PM
dpdev1 maintenance
Under Investigation

Fri 22 Aug 4:23 PM
jEdit/DMG plugin update: Stewards have determined a viable solution and hope to have released it by mid-week next week.  The next update will be 4:00 PM on Monday 8/25, or earlier if we have more information.

We have contacted business stakeholders and determined that no business processes have been affected by the loss of this code editor plugin.  If your area has seen significant impact to your business processes and the use of the DMG web interface is not a sufficient workaround, please contact me and the admins at jedit-admin@utlists.utexas.edu.

Again, developers can still upload webAgent scripts via the DMG web interface.


Thu 21 Aug 3:54 PM
jEdit/DMG plugin update: Status is unchanged as work continues.  We will update the list in 24-hour increments during the work week.  The next update will be 4:00 PM tomorrow, Friday 8/22, or earlier if we have more information.
Systems staff have determined the root cause of this issue and are actively pursuing resolution via development efforts.
Developers can still upload webAgent scripts via the DMG web interface.


Wed 20 Aug 5:03 PM
jEdit/DMG plugin update: Work continues but resolution is not imminent.
Systems staff have determined the root cause of this issue and are actively pursuing resolution via development efforts.
Developers can still upload webAgent scripts via the DMG web interface.


10:00 AM
jEdit/DMG plugin update: Systems staff have determined the root cause of this issue and are actively pursuing resolution via development efforts.
Developers can still upload webAgent scripts via the DMG web interface.


Tue 19 Aug 4:04 PM
jEdit/DMG plugin update: Systems staff continue to work on the jEdit plugin issue and are in contact with external groups who have useful expertise.
Developers can still upload webAgent scripts via the DMG web interface.


12:00 PM
jEdit/DMG plugin update: Systems staff continue to work on the jEdit plugin issue and are in contact with external groups who have useful expertise.
Developers can still upload webAgent scripts via the DMG web interface, so there has been a fully functional workaround available throughout.


9:38 AM
jEdit/DMG plugin update: The problem is at a much lower level than anticipated and will take serious analysis and perhaps development work for final remediation.
Please continue to use the web interface for uploads.


9:20 AM
Despite thorough testing, we have discovered an issue with the jEdit plugin for DMG this morning.
The workaround for webagent development is to use the DMG web interface (https://dpdev1.dp.utexas.edu/cgi-bin/dmg/index.cgi) to upload your webAgent scripts from your desktop.
Systems staff are investigating the issue.

8/21/2014
5:00 PM
RESOLVED: Inbound email delays
Service Restored

4:59 PM
The email backlogs finished draining out at 4:45 PM. All inbound email security appliances are online and operating properly with no delays.


3:34 PM
An additional influx of email has worsened the backlog condition on our inbound email security appliances. ITS staff are taking action to remediate the backlog.


1:44 PM
Two of our four inbound IronPort email security appliances are backlogged. This is causing delivery delays on mail inbound to all mail services which use our anti-spam service, or are otherwise routed through the IronPort ESAs. This includes all mail services operated by ITS, and many departmental mail services which use our spam filtering service. Mail between users on the same mail service (e.g. from one AEMS user to another), is not affected, nor is mail between ITS-provided mail services (e.g. from AEMS to UT Lists).

Office 365 and UTmail are a special case. Mail inbound to these services goes through our inbound ESAs, and so is affected by these delays just as mail inbound to our other services. However, outbound mail from these cloud-based services to on-campus recipients is also affected. These services are external to campus, and therefore their outbound mail coming to campus must traverse the inbound ESAs.

The backlogs are dropping rapidly as of this writing, and should be clear before 3:00 PM.

Past Service Interruptions

Upcoming Maintenance

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All Day
Austin Disk Services: Transparent back-end storage maintenance
Service: Austin Disk Services
Description: Storage migrations will be performed on the underlying storage for Austin Disk Services. No noticeable impact is expected. The migrations will take several days to complete.
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.
All Day
Austin Disk Services: Transparent back-end storage maintenance
Service: Austin Disk Services
Description: Storage migrations will be performed on the underlying storage for Austin Disk Services. No noticeable impact is expected. The migrations will take several days to complete.
All Day
Austin Disk Services: Transparent back-end storage maintenance
Service: Austin Disk Services
Description: Storage migrations will be performed on the underlying storage for Austin Disk Services. No noticeable impact is expected. The migrations will take several days to complete.
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
Data Center Maintenance
Service: University Data Center
Description: Data Center Maintenance

Networking will be conducting maintenance on the data center network to install new expansion modules in two rows of the data center.

No outage is expected during the ... (more)
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
QUAL uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Routine Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: TIM QUAL will undergo maintenance for approximately 1 hours. There will be two brief, 5 minute system outages during the maintenance.
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.
All Day
Austin Disk Services: Transparent back-end storage maintenance
Service: Austin Disk Services
Description: Storage migrations will be performed on the underlying storage for Austin Disk Services. No noticeable impact is expected. The migrations will take several days to complete.
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
utdirect update of jwebagent runtime
Service: UT Direct development environment
Description: Update to webagent runtime to close a potential security vulnerability
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
DEFINE Internals/Enterprise Workflow Planned Maintenance
Service: DEFINE Internals/Enterprise Workflow
Description: Planned maintenance to deploy necessary fixes and user enhancements. A small percentage of users may experience a very limited interruption in service during this maintenance period.
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 - 10:00 AM
SecureDoc service and server maintenance
Service: Enterprise Whole Disk Encryption
Description: Recurring maintenance window for SecureDoc services.
12:01 AM - 6:00 AM
SharePoint Maintenance Window
Service: SharePoint
Description: Service availability may be intermittent during the maintenance window.
1:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Mainframe maintenance window
Service: Mainframe
Description: The UT Austin mainframe will undergo planned maintenance early Sunday morning beginning shortly after 1:00 AM and lasting approximately 1 hour into Sunday morning. UT Direct, applytexas.org, ... (more)
12:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Campus WSUS Maintenance
Service: Windows Software Update Service (WSUS)
Description: Monthly service maintenance window for Campus WSUS. Service may be interrupted during this period.
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Re-enable HA host monitoring within "Enterprise" cluster...
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: We will be re-enabling HA host monitoring in the "Enterprise" cluster even though the BPDU packet issues have not been fully resolved, as VMware has confirmed that vSphere 5 can handle it due to ... (more)
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Monthly JIRA Application Maintenance
Service: Jira
Description: JIRA will undergo application maintenance every 1st Tuesday monthly.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
UT Direct planned migration
Service: UT Direct
Description: Improving the unsubscribe feature. Limited chance of service interruption.
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 service maintenance
Service: UT Lists
Description: The UT Lists mailing list service at utlists.utexas.edu will be unavailable from 10:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Wednesday November 7th in order to perform server maintenance.

During this maintenance ... (more)
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Application Registry (AppReg) Server Maintenance
Description: Installing operating system updates on appreg.security.utexas.edu.
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
UT-V addition of datastores
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: We will be adding new datastores into the UT-V ESXi clusters.
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
SecureDoc service and server maintenance
Service: Enterprise Whole Disk Encryption
Description: Recurring maintenance window for SecureDoc services.
12:01 AM - 6:00 AM
SharePoint Maintenance Window
Service: SharePoint
Description: Service availability may be intermittent during the maintenance window.
6:00 AM - 7:00 AM
PROD uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Routine Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: TIM PROD will undergo maintenance for approximately 1 hours. There will be a 20 minute outage about one third of the way into the maintenance.
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.
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
DEFINE Internals/Enterprise Workflow Planned Maintenance
Service: DEFINE Internals/Enterprise Workflow
Description: Planned maintenance to deploy user-requested enhancements and bug fixes. A small percentage of users may experience a very limited interruption in service during this maintenance period.
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)
6:45 AM - 7:15 AM
XML Gateway maintenance
Service: XMLGateway
Description: A new version of the XML Gateway Management Web app will be deployed, to PROD host (stutz.its.utexas.edu), in order to:

(a) Sync up the deployed applicaton with the latest Java .war built from the ... (more)
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Data Center Network Maintenance
Service: University Data Center
Description: Networking will be conducting maintenance to optimize the out-of-band network for better convergence and compatibility.

There will be brief outages while the network re-converges, these outages ... (more)
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
UTmail Signup Portal Maintenance
Service: UTmail
Description: ITS will be performing maintenance on the UTmail signup portal. No interruption in service is expected.
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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