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ITS Services Status

Current Service Interruptions

5/6/2015
11:14 PM
RESOLVED: Central ITS Oracle RAC
Service Restored

5/6/2015 7:44 PM
The Central ITS Oracle RAC service has been restored as of approximately 7:20PM.

The following environments have been verified to be working:
* IDPhotos applications (Student Photo Roster, Virtual ID Cards, and ID Photo Gateway)
* PyPE applications using Oracle
* EID Admin application
* EID Self-help application

The root cause of this service interruption was storage maintenance (vendor assisted) that did not go as planned.

This is the final planned update for this incident. 

An Incident Report shall be prepared and posted by the Storage team per ITS Incident Communication Policy.


5/6/2015 7:36 PM
The Central ITS Oracle RAC service has been restored as of approximately 7:20PM.

The following environments have been verified to be working:
* IDPhotos applications (Student Photo Roster, Virtual ID Cards, and ID Photo Gateway)
* PyPE applications using Oracle

The following applications are available, but EID updates are being delayed to downstream systems:
* EID Admin application
* EID Self-help application

The root cause of this service interruption was storage maintenance (vendor assisted) that did not go as planned.

An Incident Report shall be prepared and posted by the Storage team per ITS Incident Communication Policy.

An update will follow at 8:00, or earlier as appropriate.


5/6/2015 7:02 PM
The ITS Central RAC Database Server appears to be down.  The Housing and Food Public website is currently not operational as well as several other services that depend on the Oracle Database residing on The ITS Central RAC Database Server.


5/6/2015 7:07 PM
As a result of the loss of connectivity to NFS storage during storage maintenance, Oracle services are not in a desired functional state, and are being restarted in a controlled manner to ensure consistency of service availability. 

The Oracle service disruption is causing downstream outages of services dependent upon the Central ITS Oracle RAC environment, including:

* TIM
* EID Admin application
* EID Self-help application
* IDPhotos applications (Student Photo Roster, Virtual ID Cards, and ID Photo Gateway)
* PyPE applications using Oracle
* Housing and Public Foods website

An update will follow at 7:30 or earlier as warranted.

5/6/2015
11:13 PM
RESOLVED: EID Admin Tool Inaccessible
Service Restored

5/6/2015 7:55 PM
Resolved at 7:44 after the the Central ITS Oracle RAC outage was resolved.


5/6/2015 6:19pm
The EID Admin Tool became completely inaccessible around 6:05pm. All consultants currently working at the Help Desk were able to replicate the issue.

ITS applications staff are investigating.

5/6/2015
6:55 PM
RESOLVED: UT Direct website is unresponsive
Service Restored

5/6/2015 6:51 PM
During a planned maintenance event there was a very brief loss of connectivity to NFS storage.

UT DIRECT and ITS Oracle services have been verified to be functional. Service owners dependent NFS storage should verify the health of there services.


5/6/2015 6:35 PM
UT Direct is responding normally.  ITS Systems staff is investigating the root cause.


5/6/2015 5:56PM
At 5:50 pm today we were made aware that UT Direct (utdirect.utexas.edu) was unresponsive. It appears all users are impacted.

5/6/2015
11:32 AM
Windows Web Hosting: Service Outage
Under Investigation

05/06/15 11:25
At this time, it appears this issue has been resolved but we will leave it ‘under investigation’ for now as we continue to monitor for any further evidence of a problem. 


05/06/15 10:44
ITS has discovered that this issue has not been completely resolved.  The issue remains under investigation.


05/06/15 10:18am
The DNS issue with Windows Web Hosting has resolved and all sites appear to be responding normally again.


05/06/15 09:05
ITS Systems has engaged ITS Networking to assist with the investigation into the DNS resolution issue. There is no ETA on return to service yet. Additional updates will be provided when more information is known.


05/06/15 08:09
Sites hosted on Windows Web Hosting that have their DNS hosted at UT are currently not resolving properly and thus are offline. Sites whose DNS is hosted by a 3rd party provider appear to be unaffected. ITS Systems staff are working to resolve the issue and will update when more is known.

Affected sites include:

Tools.crwr.utexas.edu
His.crwr.utexas.edu
Efis.crwr.utexas.edu
Data.crwr.utexas.edu
Fsel.engr.utexas.edu
www.crwr.utexas.edu
lifelong.engr.utexas.edu
systems.webhost.utexas.edu/sysmod/systems/
https://systems.webhost.utexas.edu/inventory/vsphere/

5/6/2015
8:35 AM
RESTORED:Technology Resources JIRA Application Maintenance
Service Restored

05/06/15 08:31
This maintenance event is complete.


05/06/15 7:12 AM

Event Title: TRecs JIRA Application Maintenance

Description: The Technology Resources instance (issues.ecs.utexas.edu) of JIRA will upgrade to the latest stable version. TRecs JIRA will not be available during this maintenance event.

Start Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2015

End Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Start Time: 7:00 AM

End Time: 8:30 AM

Past Service Interruptions

Upcoming Maintenance

<<< 09/02/2012 - 09/22/2012 >>>
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 - 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 Maintenance Window
Service: SharePoint
Description: Service availability may be intermittent during the maintenance window.
6:30 AM - 7:00 AM
EMN$MAIL QUAL Maintenance
Service: Mainframe Email
Description: We will be moving some bug fixes into QUAL for the backend of the EMN$MAIL delivery system. There is no expected downtime or service interruption.
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Group E-Mail Server Maintenance
Service: Group E-Mail
Description: ITS will be performing maintenance to replace the Group Email server. No service interruption is expected.
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Water line segmentation at CRB weather permitting event
Service: University Data Center
Description: CRB will be segmenting one of two water feeds to the Data Center cooling tower. A temporary water feed will be utilized and monitored during this event. No impact is expected.
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.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Streaming Media server maintennace
Service: Webcasts and Streaming Media
Description: The server hosting the RealMedia / Helix Streaming Media service will undergo maintenance on Wednesday, September 5, from 5:00pm to 6:00pm. There will be a brief interruption in service during this ... (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
Planned Apollo Mainenance
Service: Apollo
Description: Routine Apollo maintenance will take place in TEST and QUAL.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Urchin maintenance
Service: Urchin
Description: The Urchin service will undergo maintenance on Thursday 9/6/2012. The web application (http://webstats.its.utexas.edu) will be unavailable from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
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 - 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 Maintenance Window
Service: SharePoint
Description: Service availability may be intermittent during the maintenance window.
6:30 AM - 7:00 AM
EMN$MAIL PROD Maintenance
Service: Mainframe Email
Description: We will be moving some bug fixes into PROD for the backend of the EMN$MAIL delivery system. There is no expected downtime or service interruption.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
PyPE Planned Maintenance
Service: Python Production Environment (PyPE)
Description: The Pype deployment interface will be undergoing maintenance to release a new pype tools version.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Planned Apollo Mainenance
Service: Apollo
Description: Routine Apollo maintenance will take place in PROD.
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
UT Direct Planned Maintenance
Service: UT Direct
Description: On Tuesday, September 11, from 10:15a - 12:15p, we will deploy the new UT Direct Application Registry to the BETA environment.

There should be no interruption of UT Direct services for users or ... (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)
6:00 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
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.
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Mail Filtering Service logging maintenance
Service: Mail Filtering Service
Description: The Mail Filtering Service (aka the IronPorts), will be updated so that it logs directly into Splunk rather than using an intermediary. There will be no customer visibility to this event.
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Group E-Mail Planned Maintenance
Service: Group E-Mail
Description: Planned maintenance is scheduled for the Group E-mail System. No disruption is expected.
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 - 8:00 AM
Upgrade ESXVCTR01 vCenter5 with update1
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: Snapshot ESXVCTR01, perform upgrade, test version, test webclient, commit snapshot.
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
University Directory ( White Pages ) Maintenance
Service: University Directory (White Pages)
Description: Routine software updates for the University Directory (White Pages) will be implemented. No interruption of service is expected.
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Mail Filtering Service network maintenance
Service: Mail Filtering Service
Description: The servers comprising the Mail Filtering Service (aka the IronPorts), have a subtle misconfiguration in their network connections, which this maintenance will correct. No customer visibility is ... (more)
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
utdirect update of jwebagent runtime
Service: UT Direct Q/A environment
Description: Update of the webagent runtime to fix a bug. No visible change in functionality
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Transitioning anti-spam for UTmail from on-premise to Google
Description: Anti-spam and anti-virus protection for UTmail will be changed from our on-premise filters to Google.
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 - 7:00 PM
PNA Maintenance
Service: Public Internet Access
Description: On Wednesday, Sept. 19, from 5-7pm, Networking will be physically relocating a PNA server in NOC B to make room for other equipment. During this time, the "guest.utexas.edu" wireless network will not ... (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)
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
TEST and QUAL uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Routine Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: This is for routine maintenance of the TIM TEST and QUAL systems. PROD will not be affected. There may be connection resets for users using the TEST or QUAL web application during the maintenance.
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
UTDirect Application Registry
Service: UT Direct
Description: This is a small mod to the current UT Direct Application Registry. The addition of a redirect will allow us to redirect to the new registry for prod deployment Oct. 1 2012
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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