The University of Texas at Austin

ITS Services Status

Current Service Interruptions

9/19/2014
2:31 PM
Expedited Non-Disruptive Maintenance: UT Direct
Unplanned Maintenance

14:29
ITS Systems staff will make a configuration change at 2:30 PM to correct a problem with the UT Direct production environment.

There is no user impact or down time expected with this change.

9/19/2014
2:23 PM
RESOLVED:University Wiki Service being restarted
Unplanned Maintenance

2:19
Wikis is back online.
2:14 pm
University Wikis Service’s server was restarted.  It will be back online momentarily.

9/19/2014
2:13 AM
RESOLVED: Reboot for PHAROS UTPrint server
Service Restored

2:11 AM
The PHAROS UTPrint server is back online with functioning services.  The server is accepting print jobs from clients, though it remains to be seen if this reboot resolved the issue for SOA.  For the purposes of campus notification, this maintenance is complete.


12:22 AM
The PHAROS UTPrint server will be rebooted shortly after 12:00AM Friday morning to complete periodic patching and resolve an EDI service problem related to School of Architecture printing.

Any persons attempting to print using UTPrint during this reboot/maintenance window will be denied at the output terminals and by the print client software.

The demands on the UTPrint service require rebooting and maintenance during off-peak hours.

I will followup to this list once the maintenance is complete and printing services are verified as properly restored (which may take several hours).

At the direction of Pharos, it will be necessary to apply a service pack for Uniprint 8.3 Revision 396 which will enable consistent printing from Windows 8.1 (a problem which becomes more apparent every day).  The application of this service pack relates to client packages created and distributed by the server and will not directly affect the Pharos Uniprint print service on the server.

9/18/2014
4:42 PM
RESOLVED: UT Direct PDF Generator
Service Restored

16:37
This is the FINAL update to the “UT Direct PDF Generator” alert, posted at: http://www.utexas.edu/its/alerts/main.php

Good news!  The bug with redirection has been fixed in Production.  We are considering this issue entirely closed, and there will be no further updates to this list.

Please contact the UTLogin team at utlogin@utlists.utexas.edu if you have any issues, questions or concerns.

If you have specific concerns with the PDF Generator apart from UT Login, the team can be reached directly at pdfgen-admin@utlists.utexas.edu


14:17

ITS has placed a new version of PDF Generator into UT Direct in production as of about 11:15 AM today, and all Administrative Systems testing areas have reported success with it.

We believe this version fixes all reported problems.

There remains one known but rare bug: if you request a secured document but are not logged in, you will be prompted to login but not returned to the document.

You can still get the document by asking for it again after logging in, and many report that the browser’s “back” button works for this purpose.

ITS continues to work to correct this known bug.  Please contact the UTLogin team at utlogin@utlists.utexas.edu if you have any issues, questions or concerns.

The next update will be Monday 9/22 at 2:00 PM or earlier as warranted.


11:15

ITS has placed a new version of UT Direct PDF Generator into the production UT Direct environment.

We believe this version fixes all reported problems. 

One known bug exists: If a secured document is requested and are you are not logged in, you will be prompted to login.  Instead of redirecting you back to your original request (and handing you the document), the you will be redirected to the UT Direct homepage.  ITS will continue to develop a fix for this condition.

An update will follow at 2:00 PM, or earlier as warranted.

Please contact the UTLogin team at utlogin@utlists.utexas.edu if you have any issues, questions or concerns.

This issue will remain under investigation. 


10:14
ITS has placed a new version of UT Direct PDF Generator into the Qual UT Direct environment.  We are planning to release to Production UT Direct today.
Until then, ITS continues testing in the Qual UT Direct environment with assistance from groups that have reported problems from the University.
An update will follow at 2:00 PM, or earlier as warranted.
Please contact the UTLogin team at utlogin@utlists.utexas.edu if you have any issues, questions or concerns.  Please include:
What is the level of impact lack of PDF generation is causing in daily operations?
Are there any workarounds (like using the application/browser “print to PDF”) that are applicable in any situations?
Are there any “critical” periods happening soon that would change the level of impact in daily operations?


17:10
ITS has completed remediation and initial testing of a fix to the UT Direct PDF Generator. 
ITS will continue testing in development and qual UT Direct environments, with assistance from groups that have reported problems from the University.
An update will follow at 9/18 10AM, or earlier as warranted. 
Please contact the UTLogin team at utlogin@utlists.utexas.edu if you have any issues, questions or concerns.  Please include:

What is the level of impact lack of PDF generation is causing in daily operations?
Are there any workarounds (like using the application/browser “print to PDF”) that are applicable in any situations?
Are there any “critical” periods happening soon that would change the level of impact in daily operations?


12:16
This is an update to the “UT Direct PDF Generator” alert, posted at: http://www.utexas.edu/its/alerts/main.php
Attempts to generate PDFs from within UT Direct have proven inconsistent; PDF creation success and failure are intermittent, even using the same combinations of browser and OS.
ITS has begun prototyping solutions for the PDF Generator application, and we hope to be able to test with a wider audience this afternoon.
An update will follow at 4:30 PM, or earlier as warranted.

Please contact the UTLogin team at utlogin@utlists.utexas.edu if you have any issues, questions or concerns.  Please include:
- What is the level of impact lack of PDF generation is causing in daily operations?
- Are there any workarounds (like using the application/browser “print to PDF”) that are applicable in any situations?
- Are there any “critical” periods happening soon that would change the level of impact in daily operations?


10:41
This is an update to the “UT Direct PDF Generator” alert, posted at: http://www.utexas.edu/its/alerts/main.php
Attempts to generate PDFs from with UT Direct has been inconsistent; PDF creation success and failure are intermittent, using the same combinations of browser and OS.
ITS has begun remediating the sections in the PDF Generator application which cause the undesired behavior.
An update will follow at noon, or earlier as warranted. 

Please contact the UTLogin team at utlogin@utlists.utexas.edu if you have any issues, questions or concerns.  Please include:

What is the level of impact lack of PDF generation is causing in daily operations?
Are there any workarounds (like using the application/browser “print to PDF”) that are applicable in any situations?
Are there any “critical” periods happening soon that would change the level of impact in daily operations?


17:04
ITS Systems Middleware continues to investigate and has obtained assistance from developers in ITS Applications in the effort.

No workaround has been identified yet, though the team has identified promising leads.  We will update the list again on Wednesday at 12 noon.


17:02
This is an update to the “UT Direct PDF Generator” alert, posted at: http://www.utexas.edu/its/alerts/main.php

Attempts to generate PDFs from with UT Direct has been inconsistent; PDF creation success and failure are intermittent, using the same combinations of browser and OS.

Analysis of code and transactional process traces have resulted in identification of sections in the PDF Generator that may be responsible for the undesired behavior.  ITS continues to investigate and debug this issue. 

An update will follow no later than 10:00AM, or earlier as warranted.

Please contact the UTLogin team at utlogin@utlists.utexas.edu if you have any issues, questions or concerns.

Please include:

What is the level of impact lack of PDF generation is causing in daily operations?
Are there any workarounds (like using the application/browser “print to PDF”) that are applicable in any situations?
Are there any “critical” periods happening soon that would change the level of impact in daily operations?


11:30
ITS has been notified of problems using the “PDF generator” within UT Direct.

This service is most commonly used to create electronic copies of W-2s and systematically generated letters.

ITS is attempting to reliably reproduce the problem and troubleshoot the issue.

An update will follow no later than 1.30PM, or earlier as warranted.ITS continues to investigate and debug this issue.

9/11/2014
8:09 AM
Deprecating selected older, weaker SSL ciphers for Canvas
Under Investigation

We’re deprecating a handful of older, weaker SSL ciphers effective EOD next Wednesday (9/17/14); we believe very few, if any, of you will be impacted by this change.

Past Service Interruptions

Upcoming Maintenance

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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.
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Upgrade of AEMS to SP2 RU4
Service: Austin Exchange Messaging Service
Description: Exchange 2010 Service Pack 2 will be applied to the Austin Exchange Messaging Service (AEMS), along with Rollup 4. Since RU4 remedies the Document WebReady Viewer security vulnerability, the ... (more)
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Pype Maintenance
Service: Python Production Environment (PyPE)
Description: The Pype team will be deploying code to make a new version of Django available to developers. There should be little downtime, if any, for the deployment interface and no downtime deployed projects.
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Selfscan (SAINT) Maintenance
Service: Selfscan (SAINT)
Description: This maintenance will perform software updates on all selfscan (SAINT) nodes. Please schedule your scans around this maintenance window.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
vCenter 5 Update 1 upgrade for esxdvctr01 (SRM)
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: Updating vCenter 5 to update 1 on Distaster Recovery vCenter instance to match upgrade that was already performed in production on esxvctr01.
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
TEST uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Routine Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: TIM TEST will undergo maintenance for approximately 2 hours. There will be two brief, 5 minute system outages during the maintenance.

There will be no impact to production systems.
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)
9:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Pype Maintenance
Service: Python Production Environment (PyPE)
Description: The Pype VMs in all environments will be moved from the commodity to the enterprise ESX infrastructure. The VMs will briefly lose network connectivity during this move, up to 2 minutes.
6:00 AM - 8:00 AM
ITS MySQL Maintenance - CAT1
Service: MySQL
Description: the CAT1 ITS MySQL host environment( mysqldb02.its.utexas.edu) will undergo maintenance to ensure stability and recover-ability. MySQL will be placed in read-only mode for the first part of this ... (more)
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Planned Apollo Mainenance
Service: Apollo
Description: Routine maintenance will take place in TEST. No user impact is expected.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
FTP Server Maintenance
Service: FTP Server
Description: Networking will be performing maintenance on the "ftp.utexas.edu" server to apply a firmware update to the system. During the maintenance, the server will be unavailable.
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
UT Direct Registry Migration Window
Service: UT Direct
Description: Minor code change to UT Direct Registry code
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)
12:01 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.
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wireless Network Maintenance
Service: Public Internet Access
Description: On the evenings of Monday, October 8, and Tuesday, October 9, from 5-7pm, Networking will be conducting maintenance on the campus wireless network. During the maintenance, the campus wireless system ... (more)
6:30 AM - 7:00 AM
XML Gateway maintenance
Service: XMLGateway
Description: The XML Gateway service will be shut-down for about a half-hour, to change the Gateway management web application to use an encrypted (HTTPS) connection, instead of an HTTP connection.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Planned Apollo Mainenance
Service: Apollo
Description: Routine maintenance will take place in QUAL. No user impact is expected.
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
UT Direct planned migration
Service: UT Direct
Description: Small change to display on search page. No users expected to be impacted.
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
QUAL uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Routine Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: TIM QUAL will undergo maintenance for approximately 2 hours. There will be two brief, 5 minute system outages during the maintenance.

There will be no impact to production systems.
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
TEST uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Routine Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: TIM TEST will undergo maintenance for approximately 1 hour. There will be two brief, 5 minute system outages during the maintenance.

There will be no impact to production systems.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
UTS server maintenance
Service: Web Publishing on Unix
Description: The server hardware hosting the UTS Unix timesharing and Web publishing service (uts.cc.utexas.edu) will undergo hardware maintenance on Tuesday, October 9, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

UTS services ... (more)
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wireless Network Maintenance
Service: Public Internet Access
Description: On the evenings of Monday, October 8, and Tuesday, October 9, from 5-7pm, Networking will be conducting maintenance on the campus wireless network. During the maintenance, the campus wireless system ... (more)
9:00 AM - 11:00 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.
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Upgrade to UTBackup 2.0
Service: UTBackup
Description: The vendor will be upgrading the core components of both Servers and Clients for the UTBackup system. The upgrade will fairly transparent to the general user and will bring several new features, and ... (more)
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Blog Service Weekly Maintenance
Service: University Blog Service
Description: Scheduled maintenance may occur weekly on Wednesdays between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. To the maximum extent possible, installation of service, application, and security updates will be performed during ... (more)
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Planned Apollo Mainenance
Service: Apollo
Description: Routine maintenance will take place in PROD. No user impact 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.
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)
10:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Monthly Group E-Mail Maintenance
Service: Group E-Mail
Description: Monthly maintenance window for the Group E-mail server.
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
Javamail (jmail3) maintenance
Service: Mainframe Email
Description: Maintenance will be performed on jmail3 Javamail host, to stop old, redundant Java processes.

There will be NO interruption to the mainframe email service, as the other two hosts (jmail1, jmail2) ... (more)
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.
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wikis Monthly Maintenance
Service: University Wiki Service
Description: Scheduled maintenance for the University Wiki Service occurs the third Tuesday of the month from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. To the maximum extent possible, installation of service, application and security ... (more)
9:00 AM - 11:00 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.
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) QUAL routine maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: We will be conducting routine maintenance of the TIM QUAL system. There should be no impact to users of TIM QUAL. There will be no PRODUCTION impact.
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Blog Service Weekly Maintenance
Service: University Blog Service
Description: Scheduled maintenance may occur weekly on Wednesdays between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. 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.
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
PROD uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Routine Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: TIM PROD will undergo maintenance for approximately 3 hours. There will be two brief, 5 minute system outages during the maintenance.

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