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ITS Services Status

Current Service Interruptions

2/8/2016
9:02 AM
RESOLVED: Loss of UTDirect / Apply Texas redundancy
Service Restored

2/8/2016 8:54 AM
This issue has been resolved.  UTDirect and Apply Texas have been restored to their normal operating state.  The services are once again running on a fully redundant load balancing environment.

The previous load balancer continued to process traffic normally until it was replaced during the maintenance window.  Throughout this event, there was no impact to production services beyond what would have normally occurred during the regularly scheduled Mainframe maintenance window.


2/5/2016 7:38 AM
UTDirect and Apply Texas are still in a degraded state.  ITS Systems has almost finished duplicating the load balancing environment.  Only one non-production service (dpdev1.dp.utexas.edu) remains to be configured.  We successfully transitioned a non-production service (beta.dp.utexas.edu) to the new load balancing environment and it is working correctly.

All remaining services will be migrated to the new load balancing environment during the scheduled Mainframe maintenance window on Sunday (2/7) from midnight to 1:00 am.  UTDirect and Apply Texas would normally be unavailable during this time so there will be no additional impact as a result of the migration.

The active load balancer continues to process traffic normally.  There has been no impact to production services.  The next update will be on Monday (2/8).


2/4/16 7:44 AM
UTDirect and Apply Texas are still in a degraded state.  ITS Systems has completed configuration of production services on a new load balancing environment.  Work continues for configuring non-production services.
The active load balancer continues to function normally.  There has been no impact to production services.  The next update will be on Friday (2/5).


2/3/16 10:25 AM
UTDirect and Apply Texas are still in a degraded state.  Replacement equipment is in place.  ITS Systems is working to configure it.  The active load balancer continues to function normally.  There has been no impact to production services.  The next update will be on Thursday (2/4).


2/2/16 7:17 AM
UTDirect and Apply Texas are still in a degraded state.  ITS Systems are working to build a replacement load balancer pair.  The active load balancer continues to function normally.  There has been no impact to production services.  The next update will be on Wednesday (2/3).


1/29/16 3:58 PM
UTDirect and Apply Texas are in a degraded state due to the failure of a standby load balancer.  The active load balancer for these services is still functioning and processing traffic normally.  There has been no impact to production services.

ITS Systems staff are making preparations to replace the failed unit.  The next update will be on Monday (2/1).

2/4/2016
3:08 PM
Qual and beta UTdirect loadbalancer switch
Unplanned Maintenance

2/4/2016 3:05 PM
Beta.dp.utexas.edu has been moved to the new loadbalancer pair, there were issues moving qual, so it will be migrated on Sunday along with the other utdirect environments.


2/4/2016 1:55 PM
We will be moving the beta.dp.utexas.edu and qual.its.utexas.edu servers to a new loadbalancer pair to restore high availability. We will be conducting this emergency switch at 2:30pm today. You may experience a brief interruption, less than 1 or 2 minutes. If you experience any issues, please email ait-sysadmins@utlists.utexas.edu.

We plan on moving dpdev1 and prod UTdirect during the monthly mainframe restart this Sunday at midnight so as to not affect any production services.

Further details about this issue available at:
http://www.utexas.edu/its/alerts/main.php

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: 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)
12:01 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: 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)
12:01 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
[BLACKOUT] 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
[BLACKOUT] 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: 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)
12:01 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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