The University of Texas at Austin

ITS Services Status

Current Service Interruptions

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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12:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Blackboard Weekly Maintenance
Service: Blackboard
Description: This window is for weekly planned maintenance, disruptive and non-disruptive, and may include OS patching for application servers or infrastructure dependencies, as well as database or application ... (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)
12:00 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)
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
CTL's Credit by Exam system non-disruptive Maintenance
Description: CTL's Credit by Exam system will undergo non-disruptive maintenance. Users will experience no interruption in service.
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Austin Disk SFTP virtual root maintenance
Service: Austin Disk Services
Description: A virtual root will be added to the SFTP configuration to allow users access to any share to which they have permissions (individual or otherwise).
5:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Residence Halls Wireless Configuration Change
Service: Resnet
Description: Networking will be removing the "attwifi" wireless network from the University Residence Halls. The "attwifi" network is normally not available in the Residence Halls, but it was temporarily enabled ... (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)
6:30 AM - 7:00 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: Wednesdays
Start time: 6:30 AM
End time: 7:00 AM

Impact: This ... (more)
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
ITS Website Non-Disruptive Maintenance
Description: Regularly scheduled window for weekly, non-disruptive ITS website maintenance events.
12:01 PM - 1:00 PM
CTL's Test Registration system maintenance
Description: CTL's Test Registration system will undergo maintenance. Users may experience a momentary interruption in service.
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
DEFINE Internals/Enterprise Workflow Maintenance Window
Service: DEFINE Internals/Enterprise Workflow
Description: *DEFINE Internals/Enterprise Workflow will be performing planned maintenance to deploy user-requested enhancements and bug fixes. A small percentage of users may experience a very limited ... (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 interface at https://utlists.utexas.edu may be unavailable ... (more)
10:00 AM
Routine maintenance to qual.its.utexas.edu
Service: UT Direct Q/A environment
Description: We will be updating the utlogin client to the latest version
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Blog Service Weekly Maintenance
Service: University Blog Service
Description: Scheduled maintenance may occur weekly on Thursdays 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)
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Session Border Controller Patching
Service: Voice Services (VoIP)
Description: Vendor will apply software patches to Session Border Controller (p/o new VoIP system). We expect no service interruption, but there is the possibility of up to 30 seconds of dial tone non-... (more)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Video Security Maintenance
Service: Campus Security Systems
Description: Standing recurring maintenance window for campus video security systems. During the maintenance, there may be intermittent disruptions to access to the video security systems.
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
CTL's Credit by Exam system non-disruptive Maintenance
Description: CTL's Credit by Exam system will undergo non-disruptive maintenance.
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
PROD uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Routine Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: We will be conducting expedited maintenance on the TIM PROD system. There will be no outage. Web users of the EID Administrative system or the EID Self Help tool may experience connection resets ... (more)
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
AEMS Backups Migrations
Service: Austin Exchange Messaging Service
Description: AEMS backups will be migrated to new DPM servers
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)
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
EWDE Maintenance
Service: Enterprise Whole Disk Encryption
Description: Enterprise Whole disk Encryption serviece (SecureDoc) maintenance
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Weekly planned maintenance for OS patching
Service: Footprints Incident Tracking System
Description: Reserved window for weekly maintenance events -- mostly OS patching.
12:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Blackboard Weekly Maintenance
Service: Blackboard
Description: This window is for weekly planned maintenance, disruptive and non-disruptive, and may include OS patching for application servers or infrastructure dependencies, as well as database or application ... (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)
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Urgent Email Planned Maintenance
Service: Urgent Email System
Description: The Urgent Email 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)
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
PROD uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Routine Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: We will be conducting expedited maintenance on the TIM PROD system. There will be no outage. Web users of the EID Administrative system or the EID Self Help tool may experience connection resets ... (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)
All Day
Non-disruptive UT-V Maintenance
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: Storage controller firmware and drivers will be upgraded in the "Restricted" cluster. No customer impact is expected.
5:30 AM - 7:00 AM
UTdirect migration to utlogin
Service: UT Direct
Description: Utdirect will be migrated to use utlogin for authentication
5:30 AM - 7:00 AM
Virtual ID Card Non-Disruptive Maintenance
Service: Virtual ID Cards
Description: On Tuesday, September 16th from 5:30-7:00am the Virtual ID Cards will undergo routine maintenance. Users should experience no interruption in service.
5:30 AM - 7:00 AM
Student Photo Roster Planned Outage
Service: Student Photo Roster
Description: On Tuesday, September 16th from 5:30-7:00am the Student Photo Roster will transition to UTLogin authentication. Users may experience a brief interruption in service during this time.
5:30 AM - 7:00 AM
ID Photo Gateway Planned Outage
Service: ID Photo Gateway
Description: On Tuesday, September 16th from 5:30-7:00am the ID Photo Gateway will transition to UTLogin authentication. Users may experience a brief interruption in service during this time.
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.
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
CTL's Credit by Exam system non-disruptive Maintenance
Description: CTL's Credit by Exam system will undergo non-disruptive maintenance. The system will not experience an outage.
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
University Wiki Service 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)
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
UTBackup - SSL Certificate Renewal
Service: UTBackup
Description: UTBackup's SSL certificates will be renewed.
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)
10:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Web Central Biweekly 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)
All Day
Non-disruptive UT-V Maintenance
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: Storage controller firmware and drivers will be upgraded in the "Commodity 1" cluster. No customer impact is expected.
6:30 AM - 7:00 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: Wednesdays
Start time: 6:30 AM
End time: 7:00 AM

Impact: This ... (more)
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
ITS Website Non-Disruptive Maintenance
Description: Regularly scheduled window for weekly, non-disruptive ITS website maintenance events.
12:01 PM - 1:00 PM
CTL Credit by Exam system maintenance
Description: CTl's Credit by Exam system, including the Test Registration system, will undergo maintenance. Users may experience a momentary interruption in service.
6:30 AM - 7:00 AM
Two Factor Authentication System Routine Software Updates
Service: Two Factor Authentication
Description: Routine software updates will be applied during this time. No disruption to service is expected.
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Routine maintenance to beta.dp.utexas.edu
Service: UT Direct Q/A environment
Description: We will be updating the utlogin client to the latest version
11:00 AM
Update of pdfgenerator on utdirect
Service: UT Direct
Description: We will update the pdfgenerator on utdirect.utexas.edu
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Photo Roster Non-Disruptive Maintenance
Service: Student Photo Roster
Description: We will be conducting expedited maintenance on the Student Photo Roster. There will be no outage. Web users of the Photo Roster may experience connection resets during the maintenance interval.
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Blog Service Weekly Maintenance
Service: University Blog Service
Description: Scheduled maintenance may occur weekly on Thursdays 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)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Video Security Maintenance
Service: Campus Security Systems
Description: Standing recurring maintenance window for campus video security systems. During the maintenance, there may be intermittent disruptions to access to the video security systems.
4:00 PM - 4:00 PM
AEMS Backups Migrations
Service: Austin Exchange Messaging Service
Description: AEMS backups will be migrated to new DPM servers
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)
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
EWDE Maintenance
Service: Enterprise Whole Disk Encryption
Description: Enterprise Whole disk Encryption serviece (SecureDoc) maintenance
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Weekly planned maintenance for OS patching
Service: Footprints Incident Tracking System
Description: Reserved window for weekly maintenance events -- mostly OS patching.
12:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Blackboard Weekly Maintenance
Service: Blackboard
Description: This window is for weekly planned maintenance, disruptive and non-disruptive, and may include OS patching for application servers or infrastructure dependencies, as well as database or application ... (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)
All Day
Non-disruptive UT-V Maintenance
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: Storage controller firmware and drivers will be upgraded in the "Enterprise" cluster. No customer impact is expected.
7:15 AM - 9:15 AM
ID Photo Gateway Non-Disruptive Maintenance
Service: ID Photo Gateway
Description: On Tuesday, September 23rd from 7:15am - 9:15am the ID Photo Gateway will undergo routine maintenance. Users should experience no interruption in service.
7:15 AM - 9:15 AM
Student Photo Roster Non-Disruptive Maintenance
Service: Student Photo Roster
Description: On Tuesday, September 23rd from 7:15am - 9:15am the Student Photo Roster will undergo routine maintenance. Users should experience no interruption in service.
7:15 AM - 9:15 AM
Virtual ID Card Non-Disruptive Maintenance
Service: Virtual ID Cards
Description: On Tuesday, September 23rd from 7:15am - 9:15am the Virtual ID Cards will undergo routine maintenance. Users should experience no interruption in service.
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Appsbuild Storage Upgrade
Maintenance blackout window
Description: We are upgrading backend storage for appsbuild server. Appsbuild server and its services, Crucible, Jenkins, Sonar, and Nexus, will be unavailable during the maintenance.
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)
6:30 AM - 7:00 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: Wednesdays
Start time: 6:30 AM
End time: 7:00 AM

Impact: This ... (more)
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
ITS Website Non-Disruptive Maintenance
Description: Regularly scheduled window for weekly, non-disruptive ITS website maintenance events.
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Routine maintenance will take place on the University White Pages (WHIPS). No user impact is expected.
Service: University Directory (White Pages)
Description: Routine maintenance will take place on the University White Pages (WHIPS). No user impact is expected.
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
CIS planned maintenance
Description: Changes to Course Instructor Survey site to add new departments, fields of study, and survey forms.
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
UT Direct Planned Maintenance
Service: UT Direct
Description: UT Direct (Applications) 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.
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
DEFINE Internals/Enterprise Workflow Maintenance Window
Service: DEFINE Internals/Enterprise Workflow
Description: *DEFINE Internals/Enterprise Workflow will be performing planned maintenance to deploy user-requested enhancements and bug fixes. A small percentage of users may experience a very limited ... (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 interface at https://utlists.utexas.edu may be unavailable ... (more)
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
SDS - Digital Download Service maintenance
Service: Software Distribution and Sales
Description: Routine OS patching will occur on the SDS Digital Download server which requires that the service be unavailable for 5-10 minutes.
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
UTForge monthly application maintenance
Service: UTForge
Description: The UTForge service will undergo application maintenance monthly on the fourth Thursday from 8 - 9 a.m. The Trac Subversion interface may be unavailable during this maintenance event, Subversion ... (more)
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Routine maintenance to dpdev1.dp.utexas.edu
Service: UT Direct development environment
Description: We will be updating the utlogin client to the latest version
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Blog Service Weekly Maintenance
Service: University Blog Service
Description: Scheduled maintenance may occur weekly on Thursdays 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)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Video Security Maintenance
Service: Campus Security Systems
Description: Standing recurring maintenance window for campus video security systems. During the maintenance, there may be intermittent disruptions to access to the video security systems.
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
AEMS Backups Migration
Service: Austin Exchange Messaging Service
Description: AEMS backups will be migrated to new DPM servers
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)
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
EWDE Maintenance
Service: Enterprise Whole Disk Encryption
Description: Enterprise Whole disk Encryption serviece (SecureDoc) maintenance
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Weekly planned maintenance for OS patching
Service: Footprints Incident Tracking System
Description: Reserved window for weekly maintenance events -- mostly OS patching.

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