The University of Texas at Austin

ITS Services Status

Current Service Interruptions

7/31/2014
9:51 PM
RESOLVED: Box service is currently down
Service Restored

The Box service for UT Austin has returned to normal.
The Box status page hasn’t yet been updated as of 21:45, but the service is once again functioning.


Box is currently experiencing a technical issue. The initial description of the issue is as follows:
“As of 6:45 pm PDT, Box is down for all services. Customers may see this in their browser: ‘Sorry we can’t access that page.’
“Our engineers are actively working towards a resolution. We will inform you as soon as we have more information on this issue and a projected time to resolution.
“Updates are also available at status.box.com
“Thank you for your patience.”

7/31/2014
3:46 PM
RESOLVED: Emergency Maintenance on UTLogin
Service Restored

Emergency maintenance is complete. System functionality has returned to normal.

We have determined that this issue affected a portion of UTLogin customers. The duration of the issue was approximately from 3:17PM – 3:29PM.

IAM staff is investigating the root cause of the issue.


Our monitoring system indicates that one of the UTLogin servers is experiencing issues. We will be restarting it shortly.

We have not yet determined if this issue is impacting customers.

IAM staff is investigating the issue. 


We are experiencing issues with UTLogin.  System staff is being engaged.

7/29/2014
4:59 PM
On-Going UT-V Storage Issue
Under Investigation

4:58
The UT-V environment has been stable so far today. UT-V staff continue to monitor the issue and prepare for a rollback to ESXi 5.1 if the driver change does not resolve the issue.
Next scheduled update 8/1/2014 at 16:00.


17:00
The final host’s storage controller driver has been changed.
The UT-V environment has been stable so far today. UT-V staff continue to monitor the issue and prepare for a rollback to ESXi 5.1 if the driver change does not resolve the issue.
Next update 7/29/2014 at 17:00


10:01
The UT-V hosts are in the same state as last night. All UT-V hosts have had their storage controller driver changed except for one host in Commodity 2. The final host has only one VM and we will be working with the owner this morning to gracefully migrate the VM so that we can change the driver on the final host.
The Enterprise cluster (with only ITS VMs) did have a period of high storage latency early this morning and a host connection issue that lasted under 1 minute, however, we believe these are different issues at this point and have a case opened with the vendor.
The UT-V team continues to monitor the situation and a new host issue like we have been seeing will trigger a rollback to ESXi 5.1.


7/27/14 11:36 pm
The UT-V team has completed applying storage controller driver changes for all UT-V hosts with one exception in the Commodity 2 cluster. The final host has only one VM running on it that cannot be migrated. It will be addressed tomorrow after reaching out to the VM’s owner.

Next update by 10:00am.


7/27/14 8:38 pm
Vent17 is restored and affected services have been confirmed functional by service owners.

The UT-V team will be doing rolling reboots (transparent) to apply storage controller driver changes in the Commodity 2 and Enterprise clusters to further stabilize the environment. We do not expect any downtime for VMs.


7/27/14 7:51 pm
Vent17 is being restarted. We expect VMs to be back up by 8:15 at the latest.  Service owners should check their VMs for functionality.

Affected services include:
ApplyTx, Austin Disk, Java Mail, MyBenefits, PYPE, UTWeb, Texas Enterprise Directory


7/27/14 7:24 pm
Affected services for Vent12 include:

Apply Texas, DocRepo (Test), JavaMail, UTWeb, MSSQL, Austin Disk


7/27/14 7:16 pm
Vent12 is scheduled to be restarted at 7:15. We expect VMs to be back up by 7:45 at the latest.  Service owners should check their VMs for functionality.

Vent17 is currently scheduled to be restarted at 7:45.


7/27/14 6:15 pm
We are beginning the rollout of the driver change to the other UT-V clusters. The hosts experiencing issues will be restarted after ITS VM administrators have had a chance to attempt graceful VM shutdowns.


7/27/14 5:55 pm
The hosts have now stopped responding in vCenter. It does appear VMs beyond Austin Disk are affected. This cluster contains only ITS VMs.


Two hosts in the UT-V environment appears to be having storage issues with a particular array. ITS Systems staff are investigating.


7/27/14 5:24 pm
Two hosts in the Enterprise cluster (which has not had the HBA driver change applied) are experiencing storage issues. The known impact is limited to Austin Disk Services at this point but may be wider.


July 27, 2014 2:52pm
The HBA drivers have been changed in the Commodity 1 cluster. It continues to operate stably. UT-V staff are monitoring the environment.


July 25, 2014 8:43pm
UT-V staff continue to work with vendor support to resolve this ongoing issue.  The UT-V team is actively working the following plan:

1. Change the default Host Bus Adapter (HBA) driver for the VMware hypervisor in Commodity 1 cluster and reboot all hosts to register the new driver.
2. Observe cluster functionality to determine if HBA driver change has a positive impact on the current issue.
3a. If no further host drop outs in Commodity 1 cluster, change default HBA’s in remaining UT-V clusters.
3b. If host dropouts continue in Commodity 1 cluster, rollback all UT-V clusters to ESXi 5.1, the last stable install base.

Next update Saturday July 26, 2014, 9pm.


July 25, 2014 6:02pm
The UT-V team continues to roll out a configuration change to attempt to stabilize the most problematic cluster.
Next update at 9:00 PM.


July 25, 2014 3:19pm
All VMs affected this afternoon have been powered back on.
UT-V are working to implement a change we hope will mitigate the issue.
Next Update 6:00 PM


July 25, 2014 2:24pm
The host currently affected by the issue will be rebooted at 3:00pm.


July 25, 2014 2:02pm
Another host is experiencing the storage issue. VM admins will be contacted.


July 25, 2014 11:06am
All affected VM’s have been powered up.


July 25, 2014 7:59am
UT-V staff are investigating a current issue with 3 hosts in UT-V.  Some VMs maybe be non-responsive.  UT-V staff are in the process of compiling lists of affected VMs.


UT-V is experiencing ongoing issues with the DDN storage arrays.  VMware and DDN support groups are engaged.  This alert will remain open for the duration of this ongoing issue. 
Next Update EOD July 25, 2014.

7/25/2014
12:23 PM
University Wiki Service intermittant instability
Service Functioning, Temporary Solution in Place

2:10 pm
The University Wikis Service is experiencing intermittent outages. ITS staff continue to monitor and investigate the root cause of the issue but users should expect slow or unresponsive service. 


1:37pm
ITS Staff are investigating.


1:21pm
As of approximately 1:14 PM, ITS Help Desk staff observed that pages on the University Wiki Service were loading slowly (>45 seconds) or not at all.

Past Service Interruptions

Upcoming Maintenance

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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)
12:01 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.
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
uTexas Enterprise Directory (TED) routine maintenance.
Service: uTexas Enterprise Directory (TED)
Description: Routing maintenance on TED (The uTexas Enterprise Directory) will be done at this time. There will be a brief interruption in updates to directory data. Otherwise no interruption of service is ... (more)
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
utdirect Update of JDK 6 to JDK7 for java webapps
Service: UT Direct
Description: Updating the JDK used by Tomcat and Java webapps from JDK 6 to JDK 7
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Non-disruptive mainframe storage system maintenance
Service: Mainframe
Description: Capacity and cache upgrade to the mainframe-attached storage subsystem.
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 service at http://utlists.utexas.edu will undergo planned maintenance between 10:00 and 11:00 p.m. on Wednesday June 6th.
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Texas Exes Email Forwarding Service software upgrade
Description: The IronPort e-mail appliances which implement the Texas Exes Lifetime Email Fowarding service will be upgraded to the latest software.
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
EWDE - SecureDoc Service Maintenance Window
Service: Enterprise Whole Disk Encryption
Description: Recurring maintenance window for SecureDoc services and servers.
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.
6:00 AM - 8:00 AM
ITS JIRA Upgrade
Service: Jira
Maintenance blackout window
Description: The ITS JIRA instance (https://issues.its.utexas.edu/) will be completely unavailable while stewards upgrade from version 3.13 to 4.4.5.
5:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Planned Maintenance of Document Repository DRI Servlet on June 12 at 5 PM
Service: Document Repository
Description: Changed the smtp server hostname used by DRI servlet from mail.utexas.edu to relay.mail.utexas.edu. This will allow Doc Repo DRI Servlet to transition from mail.utexas.edu to Google's mail services. ... (more)
10:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Wikis Monthly Maintenance
Service: University Wiki Service
Description: Scheduled maintenance for the University Wiki Service occurs the second Tuesday of the month from 10 p.m. - 2 a.m. To the maximum extent possible, installation of service, application and security ... (more)
6:30 AM - 7:00 AM
Routine uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) PROD maintenance
Service: EID
Description: We will be conducting routine maintenance on the TIM PROD system. Users of the EID Administrative Application and the EID Self Service Application may experience a connection reset. No other impact ... (more)
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.
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Group E-Mail Scheduled Maintenance
Service: Group E-Mail
Description: Routine maintenance for the Group E-mail system.
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Secure Message Maintenance
Service: Secure Messaging
Description: Routine maintenance for the Secure Message system.
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
Unix-based Custom Web Hosting Maintenance
Service: Web Publishing on Unix
Description: A server that supports Custom Web Hosting will undergo preventative maintenance between 10 and 11 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13th.

During this maintenance there will be a brief period of service ... (more)
6:00 AM - 8:00 AM
ITS JIRA 4.4.5 Upgrade
Service: Jira
Maintenance blackout window
Description: The ITS JIRA instance will be unavailable from 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM while it is upgraded from version 3.13 to 4.4.5.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
DPUSER Maintenance
Service: DPUSER
Description: DPUSER Maintenance will take place in PROD. No user impact is expected.
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
uTexas Enterprise Directory (TED) routine maintenance.
Service: uTexas Enterprise Directory (TED)
Description: Routing maintenance on TED (The uTexas Enterprise Directory) will be done at this time. No interruption of service is anticipated.
6:00 AM - 6:30 AM
ITS JIRA Server Restart
Service: Jira
Description: The ITS instance of JIRA (not SIS or University Operations) will be restarted to pick up changes in support of backwards compatibility for bookmarks.
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
EWDE - SecureDoc Service Maintenance Window
Service: Enterprise Whole Disk Encryption
Description: Recurring maintenance window for SecureDoc services and servers.
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Upgrade OS on Load Balancers
Service: Core Network Services
Description: An OS patch set will be installed on the F5 load balancing appliances. This maintenance shouldn't impact web-based services. Users of load balanced services with long held connections may be ... (more)
12:01 AM - 2:00 AM
Blackboard maintenance window
Service: Blackboard
Description: Regularly scheduled Blackboard maintenance window
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 - 12:05 AM
reboot of SQL03
Service: Microsoft SQL Server
Description: ITS Microsoft SQL Server SQL03 will be rebooted at 12:01 AM June 17th in order to resume automated patching cycle. Adobe Connect may be affected, and Systems staff will be monitoring for any issues.
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
uTexas Enterprise Directory (TED) emergency maintenance
Service: uTexas Enterprise Directory (TED)
Description: Emergency maintenance on TED (The uTexas Enterprise Directory) will be done at this time. No interruption of service is anticipated.
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
Virtual ID Cards Planned Maintenance
Service: Virtual ID Cards
Description: On Tuesday, June 19th from 7:00am - 7:30am the Virtual ID Cards will undergo routine scheduled maintenance. Users should experience no interruption in service.
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
Student Photo Roster Planned Maintenance
Service: Student Photo Roster
Description: On Tuesday, June 19th from 7:00am - 7:30am the Student Photo Roster will undergo routine scheduled maintenance. Users should experience no interruption in service.
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
ID Photo Gateway Planned Maintenance
Service: ID Photo Gateway
Description: On Tuesday, June 19th from 7:00am - 7:30am the ID Photo Gateway will undergo routine scheduled maintenance. Users should experience no interruption in service.
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
DNS Maintenance
Service: Campus Network
Description: Networking will be applying patches to the campus DNS servers on Tuesday, June 19 from 8:00am-10:00am. These patches address security vulnerabilities in the DNS server software.

There is no ... (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)
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
DPUSER Maintenance
Service: DPUSER
Description: DPUSER Maintenance will take place in PROD. No user impact is expected.
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
EWDE - SecureDoc Service Maintenance Window
Service: Enterprise Whole Disk Encryption
Description: Recurring maintenance window for SecureDoc services and servers.

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