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ITS Services Status

Current Service Interruptions

9/30/2014
3:18 PM
RESTORED: University Wiki Service brief outage
Service Restored

15:17
Wikis is back online.


15:10
University Wiki Service is experiencing a brief outage. Admins are aware, working on it, and the service should be back online momentarily.

9/29/2014
7:31 PM
RESOLVED: Austin Disk Connectivity Issues
Service Restored

7:30 PM
All servers are now operating and testing indicates that functionality has been fully restored.  ITS Systems staff are continuing to monitor the behavior of the service.


2:15
Testing indicates that the affected server is once again functioning properly.  We will bring it back into production status at 7:00pm today and continue to monitor its performance before considering the issue resolved.


9:54
We are continuing to verify the affected server’s functionality.

The next update will be Monday 9/29/2014 at 4:00pm unless the situation changes.


4:13 PM
Emergency maintenance will be performed on the malfunctioning server beginning 12:00 AM on Sun 28 Sep.
Austin Disk will continue to operate but with less redundancy since the server has already been taken out of service. Note, however, that there is planned maintenance on the rest of Austin Disk occurring between 12:00am and 6:00am on Sunday.
The next update will be 10:00 AM on Mon 29 Sep unless the situation worsens or the server is returned to service before then.


3:09 PM
Austin Disk customers have reported intermittent connectivity issues this week. This was initially diagnosed as a client issue but now appears to be a server issue.
One of two redundant servers seems to be the source of the issue. It was taken out of service and clients should have restored connectivity once their caches clear (~15 minutes) or they restart their machines (which clears the caches immediately).
Please report any issues that continue after a restart to the ITS Help Desk so that we can continue to gather data.

9/29/2014
11:56 AM
Expedited: Non-Disruptive Red Hat Enterprise Linux security patching for CVE-2014-7169
Unplanned Maintenance

11:52
A critical security vulnerability for Bash has been identified in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).

ITS Systems has been monitoring vendor response and follow up. A previous patch for CVE-2014-6271 was released and applied last week to RHEL hosts managed by ITS Systems. Red Hat released a subsequent patch for CVE-2014-7169 to address further concerns for the Bash vulnerabilities.

The latest patch will be applied to all RHEL hosts managed by ITS Systems in the following stages, today (9/29):

- All TEST (and lower) hosts, 11:30 am
- All QUAL (and lower) hosts, 12:00 pm
- All PROD (and lower) hosts, 12:30 pm

The patch is expected to be non-disruptive, and has been confirmed to be so on internal test systems.

Based on the tests with the current patch and the lack of any adverse effects with application of patch for CVE-2014-6271, the risk and impact is expected to be Low.

Patches will be applied throughout the day, with completion expected by 5:00 pm.

Critical security updates for Red Hat related to this vulnerability are being made available on the Campus RHNS Service as they are released (typically within 30-60 minutes).

If you run Red Hat Enterprise Linux and do not yet have your systems connected to Satellite, you can find out more information here:

http://www.utexas.edu/its/rhns/

Past Service Interruptions

Upcoming Maintenance

<<< 10/28/2012 - 11/17/2012 >>>
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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