The University of Texas at Austin

ITS Services Status

Current Service Interruptions

8/28/2014
6:17 PM
Secure Cookie Error
Under Investigation

18:16
Administrative Systems staff are investigating.


18:04
At around 5:30pm we received several calls and emails regarding an error message when trying to access UT direct and related applications. The exact error message is “Secure Cookie Error” and prevents the user from logging in. We’ve had reports from various students, staff, and faculty members about this issue.

8/28/2014
5:02 PM
RESOLVED: Inbound email backlog
Service Restored

17:02
The inbound mail backlog has cleared on both servers. All pending mail has been delivered and all four inbound servers are operating normally.


16:08
Two of our four inbound email security appliances are backlogged again. ITS Systems staff are working to remediate the backlog. No mail is being lost, only delayed.

8/28/2014
12:56 PM
RESOLVED:  Office 365 customers unable to access Exchange services from off-campus
Service Restored

As of 11:00, ISP issues affected some customers access to O365 Outlook.

As of 11:54, Microsoft Engineers rerouted traffic to restore service and continue to validate service health.

As of 12:00, Emails have been confirmed to be transmitting between external providers and O365 Outlook.

O365 Outlook service is believed to have been restored for UT Austin at this time. 

Email delivery to O365 Outlook may have been delayed, but is now processing.


As of 11:54 via MS

Current Status: Microsoft engineers have rerouted traffic to restore service and are validating service health at this time.

Customer Impact: Affected customers may be unable to access the Exchange Online service.

Next Update: Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 6:00 PM UTC


11:47
Microsoft posted a service alert at 11:00 AM CDT:

Engineers have identified a potential Internet Service Provider (ISP) issue affecting some customers ability to access the Exchange Online service. Affected customers may be unable to access the Exchange Online service.

Next update is scheduled for 12:00 PM CDT.


11:42
The help desk is now receiving numerous calls from users off-campus unable to access Exchange Online. Some users appear to be able to access their mailbox through Outlook Web App but not through clients, while others report the opposite.

8/28/2014
10:55 AM
RESOLVED: BACS Badge Updates Stalled!
Service Restored

10:54
Badge updates have resumed processing and backlog is being reduced.


10:06
We are currently experiencing a backup in the processing of badge updates from the IDCenter Badge Feed.  ITS/BACS staff are investigating.

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: 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.
6:30 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: Web Analytics: 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: 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.
6:30 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: 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.
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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