The University of Texas at Austin

ITS Services Status

Current Service Interruptions

7/29/2014
5:29 PM
FC5 Network outage reported
Service Functioning, Temporary Solution in Place

A temporary power solution is in place, and the switches are all back online. Network access has been restored to FC5, including VoIP.


As of approximately 3:00 PM, the ITS Help Desk has received reports that all VoIP telephony in FC5 is offline. Departmental technical support contacts have been alerted.

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

<<< 12/01/2013 - 12/21/2013 >>>
12:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Blackboard Weekly Maintenance
Service: Blackboard
Description: Weekly maintenance event for Blackboard (courses.utexas.edu).

The service may be degraded or down during this time.
12:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Austin Exchange Message Service (AEMS) Planned Maintenance
Service: Austin Exchange Messaging Service
Description: This maintenance includes any or all of the following maintenance tasks:

* Installation of security updates and hotfixes.

* Moving of user mailboxes to different mailbox databases to better ... (more)
12:00 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 2010 Maintenance
Service: SharePoint
Description: During the weekly maintenance window, SharePoint 2010 farm will have SharePoint updates (product updates and security updates) installed.
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Utdirect update to Java
Service: UT Direct
Description: We will be updating the Java JDK on utdirect, no downtime expected.
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
PyPE OS Security Patching - Test & Qual
Service: Python Production Environment (PyPE)
Description: Apply OS Patch Stream to PyPE Test and Qual environments. Servers are paired and will be updated in sequence, so PyPE-based web applications will continue to run with diminished capacity but no ... (more)
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
remove MGMT route from F5 load balancers
Service: Core Load Balancing Services
Description: A route on the F5's MGMT interface is no longer needed and will be removed. The MGMT interface doesn't process production traffic. Service disruption is not expected.
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
uTexas Enterprise Directory (TED) routine maintenance
Service: uTexas Enterprise Directory (TED)
Description: Routine software updates will be done on TED (The uTexas Enterprise Directory) during this maintenance. No interruption of service is anticipated, however updates to TED may be suspended periodically ... (more)
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Blog Service Weekly Maintenance
Service: University Blog Service
Description: Scheduled maintenance may occur weekly on Wednesdays between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. To the maximum extent possible, installation of service, application, and security updates will be performed during ... (more)
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Non-disruptive Core Mainteannce
Service: Campus Network
Description: Networking will be making configuration changes on the campus core routers. This is being done as an expedited, non-disruptive change.

The changes are not expected to impact any operations (... (more)
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
Non-disruptive Data Center Router Maintenance
Service: University Data Center
Description: Networking will be conducting emergency maintenance on one of the routers in UDC-C to remove a malfunctioning line card from service. Network traffic has already been shut down on the affected line ... (more)
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Session Border Controller software upgrade
Service: Voice Services (VoIP)
Description: Our VoIP vendor will be installing updated software in our Session Border Controllers (p/o the VoIP system). We expect no customer impact as the systems are redundant.
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
UTmail Signup Portal maintenance
Service: UTmail
Description: ITS will be performing maintenance on the UTmail Signup Portal ( https://get.utmail.utexas.edu/ ) in order to migrate the site's authentication to UTLogin. No interruption in service is expected.
8:00 PM - 4:00 PM
SharePoint DB Server Migration
Service: SharePoint
Description: Planned overnight outage for approximately 12-18 hours. Database Server Migration.
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Blackboard - Emergency maintenance
Service: Blackboard
Description: We will be installing additional RAM into Blackboard's database server.

There will be some instability as we failover to Blackboard's standby database before the maintenance, and some when we fail ... (more)
8:00 PM - 4:00 PM
SharePoint DB Server Migration
Service: SharePoint
Description: Planned overnight outage for approximately 12-18 hours. Database Server Migration.
12:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Blackboard Weekly Maintenance
Service: Blackboard
Description: Weekly maintenance event for Blackboard (courses.utexas.edu).

The service may be degraded or down during this time.
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)
12:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Austin Exchange Message Service (AEMS) Planned Maintenance
Service: Austin Exchange Messaging Service
Description: This maintenance includes any or all of the following maintenance tasks:

* Installation of security updates and hotfixes.

* Moving of user mailboxes to different mailbox databases to better ... (more)
12:00 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)
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Switchgear Planned Non-Disruptive Maintenance
Service: University Data Center
Description: UDC-FAC and EATON Techs will be performing Planned - Non-Disruptive Quarterly Maintenance on the switchgear at UDC C. This maintenance is not expected to have any impact on mission critical systems.
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
UTBackup - Appliance Software Upgrades
Service: UTBackup
Description: UTBackup will be undergoing an appliance upgrade. Backups and restorations via client or web interface will be unavailable during this time.

Once the appliance upgrade is complete, a new version ... (more)
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
UDCC Network Maintenance
Service: University Data Center
Description: Networking will be conducting maintenance on the data center switches to apply enhanced logging and monitoring capabilities.

The maintenance is expected to be non-disruptive.
10:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Web Central Scheduled Maintenance
Service: Web Central
Description: The servers and software associated with www.utexas.edu, custom websites hosted on Web Central, and Web publishing on UNIX (UTS, uts.cc.utexas.edu) will undergo scheduled maintenance. During this ... (more)
10:00 PM - 11:59 PM
SharePoint Maintenance (Tue)
Service: SharePoint
Description: Regularly scheduled SharePoint maintenance each Tuesday and Friday 10PM to midnight. This maintenance may be minor and non-disruptive or may consist of component or service resets which will ... (more)
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Blog Service Weekly Maintenance
Service: University Blog Service
Description: Scheduled maintenance may occur weekly on Wednesdays between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. To the maximum extent possible, installation of service, application, and security updates will be performed during ... (more)
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
VoIP System component software upgrade
Service: Voice Services (VoIP)
Description: Software upgrade for a component in the VoIP System. The Media Application Servers will be upgraded. These supply announcements, tones, music-on-hold,and conference resources. As all systems are ... (more)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Office 365 Authentication Services Update
Service: Austin Exchange Messaging Service
Description: A patch will be applied to the Active Directory Federation Services servers for Office 365 to resolve a login issue affecting a small number of people. No service interruption is expected due to the ... (more)
All Day
AEMS: Expedited Non-Disruptive Maintenance
Service: Austin Exchange Messaging Service
Description: A critical update will be applied to the AEMS Exchange servers in a rolling, non-disruptive fashion.
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
Pype - UTLogin logfile rotation and Apache restart
Service: Python Production Environment (PyPE)
Description: We will be rotating a logfile associated with UTLogin to help investigate why logout functionality isn't working. This requires shutting down and restarting Apache.
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Non-Disruptive Maintenance to all enviroments
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: We will be conducting routine maintenance on all TIM systems. There will be no customer impact.
All Day
AEMS: Expedited Non-Disruptive Maintenance
Service: Austin Exchange Messaging Service
Description: A critical update will be applied to the AEMS Exchange servers in a rolling, non-disruptive fashion.
10:00 PM - 3:00 AM
SharePoint Maintenance (Fri)
Service: SharePoint
Description: Update SharePoint to the latest version and install latest Microsoft security patches.
All Day
AEMS: Expedited Non-Disruptive Maintenance
Service: Austin Exchange Messaging Service
Description: A critical update will be applied to the AEMS Exchange servers in a rolling, non-disruptive fashion.
12:01 AM - 1:00 AM
Emergency Maintenance on the F5 Load Balancers
Service: Core Load Balancing Services
Description: Emergency maintenance will be conducted tonight on the F5 Load Balancers starting at 12:01 am on 12/14 and running until 1:00 am on 12/14. This maintenance is necessary to bring the HA units back ... (more)
8:00 AM - 11:59 AM
Web Central Scheduled Maintenance
Service: Web Central
Description: The servers and software associated with www.utexas.edu, custom websites hosted on Web Central, and Web publishing on UNIX (UTS, uts.cc.utexas.edu) will undergo scheduled maintenance. During this ... (more)
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) PROD Planned Outage
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: We will be conducting routine maintenance on the PROD TIM system. There will be a complete outage of about one hour during the maintenance period.
10:00 PM - 3:00 AM
SharePoint Maintenance (Fri)
Service: SharePoint
Description: Update SharePoint to the latest version and install latest Microsoft security patches.
All Day
AEMS: Expedited Non-Disruptive Maintenance
Service: Austin Exchange Messaging Service
Description: A critical update will be applied to the AEMS Exchange servers in a rolling, non-disruptive fashion.
12:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Austin Exchange Message Service (AEMS) Planned Maintenance
Service: Austin Exchange Messaging Service
Description: This maintenance includes any or all of the following maintenance tasks:

* Installation of security updates and hotfixes.

* Moving of user mailboxes to different mailbox databases to better ... (more)
12:00 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 2010 Maintenance
Service: SharePoint
Description: During the weekly maintenance window, SharePoint 2010 farm will have SharePoint updates (product updates and security updates) installed.
9:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Adobe Connect version 9.04D Upgrade
Service: Web Conferencing - Adobe Connect
Description: Adobe Connect Web Conferencing Service will be upgraded to a later maintenance release
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
PyPE OS Security Patching - Beta & Production
Service: Python Production Environment (PyPE)
Description: Apply OS Patch Stream to PyPE Beta and Prod environments. Servers are paired and will be updated in sequence, so PyPE-based web applications will continue to run with diminished capacity but no ... (more)
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Course Instructor Survey planned maintenance
Description: This maintenance has been delayed at clients' request until further notice.

Course Instructor Survey stewards will be performing planned maintenance to deploy enhancements and bug fixes. A small ... (more)
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
UT Direct Notifications expedited non-disruptive maintenance
Service: UT Direct Notifications
Description: Informational text will be added to several web pages in UT Direct Notifications.
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
DEFINE Internals/Enterprise Workflow Planned Maintenance
Service: DEFINE Internals/Enterprise Workflow
Description: On Wednesday, December 16, 2013, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., DEFINE Internals/Enterprise Workflow will undergo maintenance consisting of user-requested enhancements. No interruptions in experience are ... (more)
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Group E-Mail Planned Maintenance
Service: Group E-Mail
Description: The Group E-mail system will undergo regular maintenance on the third Monday of every month. This maintenance may be minor and non-disruptive or may consist of OS updates that would require a reboot ... (more)
6:00 AM - 7:00 AM
PROD uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Routine Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: We will be conducting routine maintenance on the TIM PROD system. Users of the EID Administrative Application or the EID Self Help Application may experience connection resets during the maintenance ... (more)
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
JIRA Quarterly OS Maintenance
Service: Jira
Description: JIRA will undergo regular operating system (OS) maintenance on the third Tuesday of every third month.
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Natclipse server maintenance
Description: The natclipse servers will undergo regular operating system (OS) maintenance on the third Tuesday of every third month. No user disruption is expected due to service architecture.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
UTmail Signup Portal maintenance
Service: UTmail
Description: ITS will be performing maintenance on the UTmail Signup Portal ( https://get.utmail.utexas.edu/ ) in order to transition the site's authentication to UTLogin. No interruption in service is expected.
12:01 PM - 1:00 PM
CBEVO improvements
Description: Stewards of the Credit by Examination system will be performing planned maintenance to deploy enhancements and bug fixes. A limited number of users might experience a brief interruption in service.
10:00 PM - 11:59 PM
SharePoint Maintenance (Tue)
Service: SharePoint
Description: Regularly scheduled SharePoint maintenance each Tuesday and Friday 10PM to midnight. This maintenance may be minor and non-disruptive or may consist of component or service resets which will ... (more)
6:00 AM - 8:00 AM
UTLogin routine maintenance
Service: UTLogin
Description: ITS Applications will be conducting maintenance on the UTLogin system that will result in a partial system outage.

Date: 12/18/2013
Start time: 6:00 AM
End time: 8:00 AM

Impact: This ... (more)
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
UDCC Network Maintenance
Service: University Data Center
Description: Networking will be completing maintenance on one of the routers in UDC-C to replace a malfunctioning line card that was removed from service previously.

The maintenance is expected to be non-... (more)
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Blackboard: Application server OS patching
Service: Blackboard
Description: We will be performing quarterly OS patching on the Blackboard application servers. They will need to be restarted in rotation for the changes to take affect. This will be done in such a way as to not ... (more)
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Footprints OS patching
Service: Footprints Incident Tracking System
Description: We will be patching the Footprints production application server. There will be a 5 - 10 minute outage prior to business hours to reboot the machine after patching.
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Campus outside fiber optic cabling work
Service: Cabling and Wiring
Description: ITS will be performing fiber optic cable work between NOCA and NOCB on 12/18/13 beginning at 7:30 a.m. and scheduled to be complete on the same day by 4:00 p.m. This work is not expected to impact ... (more)
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Blog Service Weekly Maintenance
Service: University Blog Service
Description: Scheduled maintenance may occur weekly on Wednesdays between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. To the maximum extent possible, installation of service, application, and security updates will be performed during ... (more)
1:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Polycom Set Firmware update
Service: Voice Services (VoIP)
Description: Firmware update to Polycom SoundPoint IP Models 321,550,670 and 6000. Automatic deployment of vendor-provided firmware to resolve intermittent Message Waiting Indicator issue.
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
MySQL maintenance for CAT1 and non-CAT1 services
Service: MySQL
Description: There will be a brief interruption in ITS Cat1 and non-CAT1 MySQL.

All services relying on these MySQL servers will have a brief interruption as the database servers are restarted.

This is a ... (more)
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
XML Gateway - restart due to MySQL maintenance
Service: XMLGateway
Description: XML Gateway service may be affected by the planned restart of Cat 1 MySQL servers. Service interruption, if it happens, is expected to last less than 5 minutes.
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Campus outside fiber optic cabling work
Service: Cabling and Wiring
Description: ITS will be performing fiber optic cable work between NOCA and NOCB on 12/18/13 beginning at 7:30 a.m. and scheduled to be complete on the same day by 4:00 p.m. This work is not expected to impact ... (more)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Blackboard Service Name Change
Service: Blackboard
Description: Blackboard currently answers at the address courses.utexas.edu.

At the request of the Center for Teaching and Learning:
During this maintenance, we will redirect courses.utexas.edu to a portal ... (more)
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
QUAL ITS Central Oracle RAC Outage
Service: Oracle
Description: The ITS Central Oracle RAC database will be upgraded from Oracle 11.2.0.1 to 11.2.0.3. The upgrade process will last 7 hours. During these 7 hours of the upgrade, the system will be completely ... (more)
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Urchin Planned Maintenance Window
Service: Web Analytics: Urchin
Description: Planned monthly maintenance window for Urchin.
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Session Border Controller patch application
Service: Voice Services (VoIP)
Description: Our VoIP vendor will apply a patch to the Session Border Controller (p/o the VoIP System). There should be no effect on customers as the system is redundant.
1:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Polycom Set Firmware update
Service: Voice Services (VoIP)
Description: Firmware update to Polycom SoundPoint IP Model 335. Automatic deployment of vendor-provided firmware to resolve intermittent Message Waiting Indicator issue
10:00 PM - 11:59 PM
SharePoint Maintenance (Fri)
Service: SharePoint
Description: Regularly scheduled SharePoint maintenance each Tuesday and Friday 10PM to midnight. This maintenance may be minor and non-disruptive or may consist of component or service resets which will ... (more)
6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Footprints Weekly Maintenance
Service: Footprints Incident Tracking System
Description: Application or OS patching and updates.
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
WebSpace planned database maintenance
Service: WebSpace
Description: The database server for WebSpace will undergo routine software maintenance. WebSpace will be unavailable while this maintenance is being performed. We expect this maintenance window to be exercised ... (more)
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Adobe Connect 9 Service Pack Upgrade
Service: Web Conferencing - Adobe Connect
Description: Adobe Connect WebConferencing Service will be upgraded to the latest service pack (version 9.11)

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