The University of Texas at Austin

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

<<< 10/06/2013 - 10/26/2013 >>>
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 - 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)
12:00 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)
12:00 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)
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
XML Gateway PROD - prep for UTLogin transition
Service: XMLGateway
Description: Make various non-disruptive changes to production host (xmlgw-p01), to prepare for the transition of the management application's authentication system from CWA (Fatc cookie) to UTLogin.
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
VM storage migrations to permit SAN OS upgrades
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: VMs will be migrated to other storage locations to permit evacuation of 2 SANs to a new firmware revision which cannot be done with the SAN online.

No VM downtime is anticipated. There is a ... (more)
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
XML Gateway PROD - prep for UTLogin transition
Service: XMLGateway
Description: Make various non-disruptive changes to production host (xmlgw-p01), to prepare for the transition of the management application's authentication system from CWA (Fatc cookie) to UTLogin.
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
VM storage migrations to permit SAN OS upgrades
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: VMs will be migrated to other storage locations to permit evacuation of 2 SANs to a new firmware revision which cannot be done with the SAN online.

No VM downtime is anticipated. There is a ... (more)
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
PyPE OS Security Patching - Test & Qual
Service: Python Production Environment (PyPE)
Description: Apply OS Patch Stream to PyPE Test and Qual environments. Servers are paired and will be updated in sequence, so PyPE-based web applications will continue to run with diminished capacity but no ... (more)
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
DEFINE Internals/Enterprise Workflow Expedited Non-Disruptive Maintenance
Service: DEFINE Internals/Enterprise Workflow
Description: *DEFINE Internals/Enterprise Workflow will be performing expedited maintenance to deploy user-requested enhancements. Users should not experience any interruption in service.
7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
VPN Maintenance
Service: Virtual Private Network
Description: Networking will be conducting maintenance on the campus VPN system on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, from 7:30am to 11:30am to make resiliency improvements to the VPN service.

There will be a brief ... (more)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
VM storage migrations to permit SAN OS upgrades
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: VMs will be migrated to other storage locations to permit evacuation of 2 SANs to a new firmware revision which cannot be done with the SAN online.

No VM downtime is anticipated. There is a ... (more)
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Planned DPUSER Maintenance in PROD
Service: DPUSER
Description: Routine maintenance will take place in DPUSER's PROD environment. No outage is expected.
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
VM storage migrations to permit SAN OS upgrades
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: VMs will be migrated to other storage locations to permit evacuation of 2 SANs to a new firmware revision which cannot be done with the SAN online.

No VM downtime is anticipated. There is a ... (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.
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Javamail, FTPMail Qual and Test host patching
Service: Mainframe Email
Description: Javamail and FTPMail QUAL and TEST hosts (jmail-t01 and jmail-t02.its.utexas.edu) will be patched serially, with accumulated patches from Red Hat.

There will be no service interruption, as at ... (more)
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Blog Service Weekly Maintenance
Service: University Blog Service
Description: Scheduled maintenance may occur weekly on Wednesdays 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)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
VM storage migrations to permit SAN OS upgrades
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: VMs will be migrated to other storage locations to permit evacuation of 2 SANs to a new firmware revision which cannot be done with the SAN online.

No VM downtime is anticipated. There is a ... (more)
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Shibboleth Maintenance
Service: Shibboleth
Description: The Shibboleth production environment (idp.its.utexas.edu) will undergo scheduled maintenance at this time. Users should experience no interruption of service.
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Planned Apollo Maintenance in PROD
Service: Apollo
Description: Routine maintenance will take place in Apollo's PROD environment. No outage is expected.
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
uTexas Enterprise Directory (TED) - Expedited Non-Disruptive
Service: uTexas Enterprise Directory (TED)
Description: We will be performing expedited non-disruptive maintenance on the uTexas Enterprise Directory (TED) today from 2:00-2:30.

No impact is expected.
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Data Center Cleaning Expedited - Non-Disruptive
Service: FAC Facilities
Description: Expedited - Non-Disruptive maintenance for cleaning NOC A Data Center. Data Center cleanings are a critical and effective way to combat problematic downtime risks like static charge, dust buildup, ... (more)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
VM storage migrations to permit SAN OS upgrades
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: VMs will be migrated to other storage locations to permit evacuation of 2 SANs to a new firmware revision which cannot be done with the SAN online.

No VM downtime is anticipated. There is a ... (more)
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
AEMS Office 365: Load balancer change for authentication servers
Service: Office 365
Description: A change will be made to the load balancer to more accurately monitor the state of the authentication servers. No service interruption is expected.
6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Footprints Weekly Maintenance
Service: Footprints Incident Tracking System
Description: Application or OS patching and updates.
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
VM storage migrations to permit SAN OS upgrades
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: VMs will be migrated to other storage locations to permit evacuation of 2 SANs to a new firmware revision which cannot be done with the SAN online.

No VM downtime is anticipated. There is a ... (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 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)
12:00 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)
12:01 AM - 6:00 AM
SharePoint 2007 Security Update
Service: SharePoint
Description: SharePoint 2007 farm will have a SharePoint security update installed. Service is expected to be unavailable during the maintenance window.
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
VM storage migrations to permit SAN OS upgrades
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: VMs will be migrated to other storage locations to permit evacuation of 2 SANs to a new firmware revision which cannot be done with the SAN online.

No VM downtime is anticipated. There is a ... (more)
7:15 AM
Mainframe Green Output destination changing to Austin Disk
Service: Green Output
Description: Mainframe Green Output will change its default destination from WebSpace to Austin Disk beginning October 14, 2013. There is nothing analysts or Green Output recipients need to do other than begin ... (more)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
VM storage migrations to permit SAN OS upgrades
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: VMs will be migrated to other storage locations to permit evacuation of 2 SANs to a new firmware revision which cannot be done with the SAN online.

No VM downtime is anticipated. There is a ... (more)
6:00 AM - 7:00 AM
VoIP System Patch
Service: Voice Services (VoIP)
Description: Installation of a patch to the VoIP core. There should no user effects.
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 of the EID Administrative Application or the EID Self Help Application may experience connection resets during the maintenance ... (more)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
VM storage migrations to permit SAN OS upgrades
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: VMs will be migrated to other storage locations to permit evacuation of 2 SANs to a new firmware revision which cannot be done with the SAN online.

No VM downtime is anticipated. There is a ... (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
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)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
VM storage migrations to permit SAN OS upgrades
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: VMs will be migrated to other storage locations to permit evacuation of 2 SANs to a new firmware revision which cannot be done with the SAN online.

No VM downtime is anticipated. There is a ... (more)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Javamail, FTPMail PROD quarterly OS patching
Service: Mainframe Email
Description: The PROD Javamail and FTPMail servers jmail-p01,p02,p03 will have the latest patches applied to their Operating System (RHEL).
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Blog Service Weekly Maintenance
Service: University Blog Service
Description: Scheduled maintenance may occur weekly on Wednesdays 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)
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
DEFINE Internals/Enterprise Workflow Planned Maintenance
Service: DEFINE Internals/Enterprise Workflow
Description: DEFINE Internals/Enterprise
Workflow will undergo maintenance. A small percentage of users may
experience a very limited interruption in service during this maintenance
period.
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
VM storage migrations to permit SAN OS upgrades
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: VMs will be migrated to other storage locations to permit evacuation of 2 SANs to a new firmware revision which cannot be done with the SAN online.

No VM downtime is anticipated. There is a ... (more)
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Urchin Planned Maintenance Window
Service: Urchin
Description: Planned monthly maintenance window for Urchin.
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
VM storage migrations to permit SAN OS upgrades
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: VMs will be migrated to other storage locations to permit evacuation of 2 SANs to a new firmware revision which cannot be done with the SAN online.

No VM downtime is anticipated. There is a ... (more)
10:00 PM - 10:59 PM
SharePoint 2010 Maintenance
Service: SharePoint
Description: Testing SharePoint upgrade process mechanism. Before an upgrade is able to successfully occur, the upgrade process on the 2010 production farm must be functional. A test was made Aug 18 and failed. ... (more)
6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Footprints Weekly Maintenance
Service: Footprints Incident Tracking System
Description: We will be patching the application up to the latest (and last) release (11.5.1 R8 from 11.5.1 R4), and performing other maintenance tasks.
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)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
VM storage migrations to permit SAN OS upgrades
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: VMs will be migrated to other storage locations to permit evacuation of 2 SANs to a new firmware revision which cannot be done with the SAN online.

No VM downtime is anticipated. There is a ... (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 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)
12:00 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)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
VM storage migrations to permit SAN OS upgrades
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: VMs will be migrated to other storage locations to permit evacuation of 2 SANs to a new firmware revision which cannot be done with the SAN online.

No VM downtime is anticipated. There is a ... (more)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
VM storage migrations to permit SAN OS upgrades
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: VMs will be migrated to other storage locations to permit evacuation of 2 SANs to a new firmware revision which cannot be done with the SAN online.

No VM downtime is anticipated. There is a ... (more)
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
SBC Patching
Service: Voice Services (VoIP)
Description: Apply patches to Session Border Controller (p/o VoIP System). We expect no user effects.
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
VM storage migrations to permit SAN OS upgrades
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: VMs will be migrated to other storage locations to permit evacuation of 2 SANs to a new firmware revision which cannot be done with the SAN online.

No VM downtime is anticipated. There is a ... (more)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
VM storage migrations to permit SAN OS upgrades
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: VMs will be migrated to other storage locations to permit evacuation of 2 SANs to a new firmware revision which cannot be done with the SAN online.

No VM downtime is anticipated. There is a ... (more)
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Blog Service Weekly Maintenance
Service: University Blog Service
Description: Scheduled maintenance may occur weekly on Wednesdays 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)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
VM storage migrations to permit SAN OS upgrades
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: VMs will be migrated to other storage locations to permit evacuation of 2 SANs to a new firmware revision which cannot be done with the SAN online.

No VM downtime is anticipated. There is a ... (more)
6:30 AM - 7:00 AM
Expedited Non-Disruptive PROD uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: We will be conducting routine maintenance on the TIM PROD system. Users of the EID Administrative Application or the EID Self Help Application may experience connection resets during the maintenance ... (more)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
VM storage migrations to permit SAN OS upgrades
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: VMs will be migrated to other storage locations to permit evacuation of 2 SANs to a new firmware revision which cannot be done with the SAN online.

No VM downtime is anticipated. There is a ... (more)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
UTBackup Vendor Maintenance
Service: UTBackup
Description: The vendor will be performing required maintenance to the UTBackup service.

During this maintenance, data backup and restore capabilities will be unavailable.
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)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
VM storage migrations to permit SAN OS upgrades
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: VMs will be migrated to other storage locations to permit evacuation of 2 SANs to a new firmware revision which cannot be done with the SAN online.

No VM downtime is anticipated. There is a ... (more)
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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: 10/26/2013
Start time: 9:00 AM
End time: 3:00 PM

Impact: This ... (more)
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
PROD uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Routine Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: We will be conducting routine TIM PROD maintenance. There will be two 10 minute outages during the maintenance period.

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