The University of Texas at Austin

ITS Services Status

Current Service Interruptions

7/1/2015
10:19 PM
Office 365 Connectivity Issue
Service Functioning, Temporary Solution in Place

7/1/2015 10:19 PM
Microsoft engineers have completed corrective actions to their network infrastructure, and service connectivity appears to have been restored for all users.  ITS Systems staff will continue to closely monitor the situation until we are satisfied that the issue is fully resolved.


7/1/2015 5:00PM
Microsoft engineers have determined a preliminary root cause – “a high-level portion of the network infrastructure became degraded, which is causing an interruption to Exchange Online connectivity” – and have redirected network traffic to alternate capacity in an attempt to restore service.  ITS Systems staff are continuing to coordinate support and monitor progress.  The next update will be posted no later than 11:00 PM.


7/1/2015 3:37 PM
ITS Systems staff have received reports of users unable to access Exchange Online mailboxes via MAPI,EAS,EWS, or the Outlook Web App.  Staff are engaging with Microsoft to investigate the issue further and formulate a resolution.

7/1/2015
8:39 PM
VoIP Phone Outage
Under Investigation

7/1/2015 8:37 PM
The issue continues, but we believe we have a solution.  We expect the issue to be minimized, if not completely resolved, this evening.

The next update will be at 7:00am tomorrow, unless there is something else to report tonight.


7/1/2015 6:42 PM
The issue continues on an intermittent basis.  We continue to work with the vendor.  We may need a brief emergency outage later this evening. We’ll announce it with as much notice as possible.

Next update at 8:30pm.


7/1/2015 2:10 PM
The issue continues on an intermittent basis.  It appears as long call completion times if the call completes at all.  We continue to work with the vendor.


7/1/2015 12:57pm
Staff and vendor are still actively investigating this issue.


7/1/2015 11:01 AM
This event appears to have been momentary.  Staff and vendor are still investigating.


7/1/2015 10:41 AM
We are having reports and seeing the same symptoms we saw earlier this morning.  Attempts to call out do not complete and incoming calls may get an unavailable message or perhaps voicemail.  Voice staff is investigating and the vendor has been contacted.


7/1/2015 9:35 AM
Root cause of the outage is being investigated by the vendor.


7/1/2015 8:47 AM
Service appears restored, staff are confirming full system functions.


7/1/2015 8:09AM
Vendor has determined which part of the system has malfunctioned. Vendor is assessing logs and working on course of action.


7/1/2015 7:34 AM
Vendor and staff continue to investigate.


7/1/15 07:06am
The VoIP outage has been posted to the UT Core website as of 7am.


7/1/15 06:50am
Vendor and staff continue to investigate.


7/1/15 06:13am
Upon further investigation, analog phones on the new system are up.  The problem is affecting only the VoIP telephones.


7/1/15 05:38am
The vendor has been engaged (since 4:50am) and continues to investigate.


7/1/15 04:44am
Voice staff are investigating the incident and assessing the extent of the outage.  Legacy systems are up. Other portions of the system appear to be up and down.


7/1/15 03:35am
UTPD has reported the entire UT main campus telephone system is down.

7/1/2015
1:37 PM
RESOLVED: Office 365 Performance Issues
Service Restored

7/1/2015
Both ITS Systems staff and Microsoft engineers have confirmed that the service is now healthy and operating as expected.


6/30/2015 5:06pm
Microsoft engineers continue to work towards a permanent solution.  Network traffic has been directed to an alternate network in the meantime.
Issues are no longer being reported by campus, but ITS Systems staff continue to monitor for further development.


6/30/2015 2:36pm
Microsoft engineers continue to connect the service to an alternate network capacity in an effort to restore service completely. In parallel, network engineers are repairing the connectivity issue to address the underlying cause.

Reports of issues by users in our tenant appear to have abated – ITS Systems staff will continue to monitor the situation.  The next update will be posted at 5:00 PM.


6/30/2015 12:59pm
Microsoft reports that connecting the service to an alternate mailbox capacity resulted in a partial restoration of service. Engineers are connecting the service to an alternate network capacity in an effort to restore service completely.  The next update will be posted at 2:30 PM.

Preliminary Root Cause: A dependent third-party network experienced an interruption to connectivity, which caused impact to the Exchange Online mailbox infrastructure


6/30/2015 11:29am
Microsoft support personnel are investigating service alerts and system logs related to Exchange Online mailbox access.  Affected users may be unable to connect to the Exchange Online service when using multiple protocols including Outlook, Outlook Web App (OWA), Exchange ActiveSync (EAS), and Exchange Web Services (EWS).

Impact to the University appears to be restricted to sluggish performance at this time – ITS Systems staff are continuing to monitor the situation.  The next update will be posted at 1:30 PM.

7/1/2015
12:00 AM
RESOLVED:EXTENDED - University Wiki Service Weekly Maintenance
Service Restored

6/30/15 11:58 PM Maintenance is complete.


23:02- 6/30/15 Maintenance window is extended to 12:00 AM to finalize maintenance. Service is expected to experience some stability issues as testing is performed.

 

Past Service Interruptions

Upcoming Maintenance

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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 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)
12:00 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)
12:01 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
PROD uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Routine Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: We will be conducting routine maintenance on the PROD TIM systems. Users of the EID Self Help Application or the EID Administrative Application may experience connection resets during the ... (more)
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Monthly JIRA Application Maintenance
Service: Jira
Description: JIRA will undergo application maintenance every 1st Tuesday monthly.
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
UT Virtual Servers: Network Resiliancy testing
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: Systems in conjunction with Networking will be performing an isolated network resiliancy test on Tue 3/5/13 from 10am - noon.

No service outages are anticipated as only VMs and server under test ... (more)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
TEST and QUAL uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Routine Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: We will be conducting routine maintenance to test the redundancy of our networking. If the test is successful, there will be no impact. If the test is unsuccessful there may be a period of lost ... (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.
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)
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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, however updates to TED may be suspended periodically during this ... (more)
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
vDesk TETTNANG memory swap
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: putting Tettnang into maintenance so core can test memory.
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)
12:01 AM - 1:00 AM
Planned maintenance for SQL03
Service: Microsoft SQL Server
Description: ITS MSSQL Server will undergo maintenance to improve stability. SQL Server databases on SQL03 (including Adobe Connect) will be unavailable for some part of this maintenance.
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
vDesk HALLERTAU server downtime for memory swap
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: placing server into maintenance and shutting down so core can swap memory around and test for errors.
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Relocate F5 load balancer
Service: Core Network Services
Description: One of the F5 load balancers will be relocated to another datacenter. User visible impact is not expected. This move will improve our high availability configuration. This maintenance had been ... (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 - 10:00 AM
SecureDoc service and server maintenance
Service: Enterprise Whole Disk Encryption
Description: Recurring maintenance window for SecureDoc services.
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
PROD uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Routine Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: TIM PROD will be undergoing routine maintenance. Mainframe and web users of the PROD TIM system may experience two 5-10 minute outages during the maintenance period. EID logins will not be affected.
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)
12:01 AM - 6:00 AM
SharePoint Maintenance Window
Service: SharePoint
Description: Service availability may be intermittent during the maintenance window.
1:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Mainframe maintenance window
Service: Mainframe
Description: The UT Austin mainframe will undergo planned maintenance early Sunday morning beginning shortly after 01:00 AM and lasting approximately 1 hour into Sunday morning. UT Direct, applytexas.org, ... (more)
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Mainframe Stunnel maintenance
Service: Mainframe Stunnel
Description: We will be conducting maintenance on the stunnel servers. Some clients with long running stunnel connections to the mainframe may experience a brief interruption in service.
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
UT Direct credit card maintenance
Service: UT Direct
Description: We're replacing a server to the credit card processing. No user impact expected.
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 - 10:00 PM
Mainframe stunnel maintenance
Service: Mainframe Stunnel
Description: We will be conducting maintenance on the stunnel servers. Some clients with long running stunnel connections to the mainframe may experience a brief interruption in service.
10:00 PM - 6:00 AM
Footprints Server migration
Service: Footprints Incident Tracking System
Description: Migrating the footprints ticketing system to a new application server.

Service will be unavailable.
10:00 PM - 6:00 AM
Footprints Server migration
Service: Footprints Incident Tracking System
Description: Migrating the footprints ticketing system to a new application server.

Service will be unavailable.
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
ITS Jabber Service Update
Service: ITS Help and Service Desk
Description: The ITS Jabber service will be down for maintenance. The Help Desk will be fully-functional but Live Chat with the Help Desk is now unavailable.
6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Footprints Weekly Maintenance
Service: Footprints Incident Tracking System
Description: Application or OS patching and updates.
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
SecureDoc service and server maintenance
Service: Enterprise Whole Disk Encryption
Description: Recurring maintenance window for SecureDoc services.
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)
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 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)
12:00 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)
12:01 AM - 6:00 AM
SharePoint Maintenance Window
Service: SharePoint
Description: Service availability may be intermittent during the maintenance window.
7:00 AM - 7:05 AM
MSSQL Maintenance - SQL01
Service: Microsoft SQL Server
Description: There will be a brief interruption in SQL Server availability for SQL01 to complete a resiliency enhancement.
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Mainframe stunnel maintenance
Service: Mainframe Stunnel
Description: We will be conducting maintenance on the stunnel servers. Some clients with long running stunnel connections to the mainframe may experience a brief interruption in service.
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.
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
QUAL uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Routine Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: We will be conducting routine maintenance on the TIM QUAL servers. We don't anticipate any impact to users.
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.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
UT Direct Planned Maintenance
Service: UT Direct
Description: UT Direct will be performing planned maintenance to deploy user-requested enhancements and bug fixes. A small percentage of users may experience a very limited interruption in service.
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wiki Service Monthly Maintenance
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)
9:30 PM - 10:00 PM
FTPMail - new version
Service: Mainframe Email
Description: FTPMail is the Java program that re-transmits email sent through EMN$MAIL on the mainframe. A new version, with the ability to log email contents of any failed transmission, will be deployed.
No ... (more)
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)
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
UDCC Network Security Enhancements
Service: University Data Center
Description: The UDCC core switches will have the management security protection updated to the latest configuration revision. There is no expected outage from this work.
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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. Updates to TED might experience a small delay.
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 mailing list service at utlists.utexas.edu will undergo routine service maintenance. List mail delivery and access to the Web GUI at https://utlists.utexas.edu may be unavailable during ... (more)
6:30 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 accessing the EID Self Help Application or the EID Administrative Application may experience connection resets during the ... (more)
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Urchin Planned Maintenance Window
Service: Urchin
Description: Planned monthly maintenance window for Urchin.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
AEMS Network Resiliency Testing
Service: Austin Exchange Messaging Service
Description: Network resiliency via NIC teaming will be tested by temporariliy disabling half of the network connections to AEMS mailbox server EXMBX01. No user impact is expected; but, if there is, it will be ... (more)
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
SecureDoc service and server maintenance
Service: Enterprise Whole Disk Encryption
Description: Recurring maintenance window for SecureDoc services.
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)

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