The University of Texas at Austin

ITS Services Status

Current Service Interruptions

9/17/2014
5:13 PM
UT Direct PDF Generator
Under Investigation

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.

9/17/2014
3:26 PM
RESOLVED: Austin Active Directory Domain Controller (DC01) Reboot
Service Restored

3:24 PM
This emergency reboot completed successfully and resolved the issue observed.


8:56 AM
The Austin Active Directory domain controller DC01 will be rebooted at 9:00 AM in conjunction with an open support case with Microsoft.  No user impact is expected.  Some technical staff may need to reconnect management tools that are directly bound to DC01.

9/17/2014
12:20 PM
RESOLVED. VoIP Switch Outage
Service Restored

The VoIP outage has been resolved.  No action is needed by the end users.  We are investigating the underlying cause with the vendor. 


We have received reports that new VoIP phones are down.  ITS-Networking & Telecommunications are currently investigating the problem, that appears to be campus wide.

9/16/2014
9:35 PM
RESOLVED: Media recording in Canvas not working currently
Service Restored

Our DevOps team has resolved the issue that was preventing users from recording media comments in Canvas. The media tool is functioning normally again. We appreciate your patience while we investigated and resolved this issue.


Users cannot record new media comments in Canvas currently. The recording tool in the rich content editor attempts to connect for awhile, and then an error message is returned. Our DevOps team is working on the problem; we’ll provide an update in 15 minutes.

We apologize for the inconvenience to your users. Our testing shows that playing back media is working fine, and we’ll work to get the recording function back online ASAP.

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 - 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 - 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.
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wireless Network Maintenance
Service: Public Internet Access
Description: On the evenings of Monday, October 8, and Tuesday, October 9, from 5-7pm, Networking will be conducting maintenance on the campus wireless network. During the maintenance, the campus wireless system ... (more)
6:30 AM - 7:00 AM
XML Gateway maintenance
Service: XMLGateway
Description: The XML Gateway service will be shut-down for about a half-hour, to change the Gateway management web application to use an encrypted (HTTPS) connection, instead of an HTTP connection.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Planned Apollo Mainenance
Service: Apollo
Description: Routine maintenance will take place in QUAL. No user impact is expected.
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
UT Direct planned migration
Service: UT Direct
Description: Small change to display on search page. No users expected to be impacted.
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
QUAL uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Routine Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: TIM QUAL will undergo maintenance for approximately 2 hours. There will be two brief, 5 minute system outages during the maintenance.

There will be no impact to production systems.
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
TEST uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Routine Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: TIM TEST will undergo maintenance for approximately 1 hour. There will be two brief, 5 minute system outages during the maintenance.

There will be no impact to production systems.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
UTS server maintenance
Service: Web Publishing on Unix
Description: The server hardware hosting the UTS Unix timesharing and Web publishing service (uts.cc.utexas.edu) will undergo hardware maintenance on Tuesday, October 9, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

UTS services ... (more)
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wireless Network Maintenance
Service: Public Internet Access
Description: On the evenings of Monday, October 8, and Tuesday, October 9, from 5-7pm, Networking will be conducting maintenance on the campus wireless network. During the maintenance, the campus wireless system ... (more)
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.
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Upgrade to UTBackup 2.0
Service: UTBackup
Description: The vendor will be upgrading the core components of both Servers and Clients for the UTBackup system. The upgrade will fairly transparent to the general user and will bring several new features, and ... (more)
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Blog Service Weekly Maintenance
Service: University Blog Service
Description: Scheduled maintenance may occur weekly on Wednesdays between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. 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 maintenance will take place in PROD. No user impact is expected.
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)
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 - 7:30 AM
Javamail (jmail3) maintenance
Service: Mainframe Email
Description: Maintenance will be performed on jmail3 Javamail host, to stop old, redundant Java processes.

There will be NO interruption to the mainframe email service, as the other two hosts (jmail1, jmail2) ... (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.
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wikis 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)
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.
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) QUAL routine maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: We will be conducting routine maintenance of the TIM QUAL system. There should be no impact to users of TIM QUAL. There will be no PRODUCTION impact.
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Blog Service Weekly Maintenance
Service: University Blog Service
Description: Scheduled maintenance may occur weekly on Wednesdays between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. 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.
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
PROD uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Routine Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: TIM PROD will undergo maintenance for approximately 3 hours. There will be two brief, 5 minute system outages during the maintenance.
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.
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
Javamail (jmail2) maintenance
Service: Mainframe Email
Description: One of the three PROD Javamail hosts (jmail2) will be taken off-line for maintenance.

Users should see no service interruption as the jmail1 and jmail3 hosts will be in service.
10:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Web Central (www.utexas.edu) internal maintenance
Service: Web Central
Description: Between 10:00 p.m. and midnight on Tuesday October 23rd, the Web servers hosting www.utexas.edu Web sites will undergo internal maintenance. No user-visible impact or service interruption is ... (more)
10:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Custom Unix Web hosting maintenance
Service: Web Publishing on Unix
Description: Between 10:00 p.m. and midnight on Tuesday October 23rd, Web servers hosting custom Unix-based Web sites will undergo internal maintenance. No user-visible impact or service interruption is ... (more)
All Day
Austin Disk Services: Transparent back-end storage maintenance
Service: Austin Disk Services
Description: Storage migrations will be performed on the underlying storage for Austin Disk Services. No noticeable impact is expected. The migrations will take several days to complete.
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
utdirect update of jwebagent runtime
Service: UT Direct Q/A environment
Description: Update to webagent runtime to close a potential security vulnerability
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)
All Day
Austin Disk Services: Transparent back-end storage maintenance
Service: Austin Disk Services
Description: Storage migrations will be performed on the underlying storage for Austin Disk Services. No noticeable impact is expected. The migrations will take several days to complete.
All Day
Austin Disk Services: Transparent back-end storage maintenance
Service: Austin Disk Services
Description: Storage migrations will be performed on the underlying storage for Austin Disk Services. No noticeable impact is expected. The migrations will take several days to complete.
All Day
Austin Disk Services: Transparent back-end storage maintenance
Service: Austin Disk Services
Description: Storage migrations will be performed on the underlying storage for Austin Disk Services. No noticeable impact is expected. The migrations will take several days to complete.
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
SecureDoc service and server maintenance
Service: Enterprise Whole Disk Encryption
Description: Recurring maintenance window for SecureDoc services.
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Planned maintenance of Document Repository on Saturday October 27, 8 am - 10 am
Service: Document Repository
Description: Planned maintenance of Document Repository is scheduled on Saturday, October 27 between 8 am and 10 am.

During this maintenance:

1. VMWare tools will be upgraded on the doc repo Production ... (more)

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