The University of Texas at Austin

ITS Services Status

Current Service Interruptions

7/25/2014
12:23 PM
University Wiki Service intermittant instability
Service Functioning, Temporary Solution in Place

2:10 pm
The University Wikis Service is experiencing intermittent outages. ITS staff continue to monitor and investigate the root cause of the issue but users should expect slow or unresponsive service. 


1:37pm
ITS Staff are investigating.


1:21pm
As of approximately 1:14 PM, ITS Help Desk staff observed that pages on the University Wiki Service were loading slowly (>45 seconds) or not at all.

7/25/2014
11:05 AM
On-Going UT-V Storage Issue
Under Investigation

All affected VM’s have been powered up.


7:59am
UT-V staff are investigating a current issue with 3 hosts in UT-V.  Some VMs maybe be non-responsive.  UT-V staff are in the process of compiling lists of affected VMs.


UT-V is experiencing ongoing issues with the DDN storage arrays.  VMware and DDN support groups are engaged.  This alert will remain open for the duration of this ongoing issue. 
Next Update EOD July 25, 2014.

7/25/2014
11:03 AM
RESOLVED:Potential Storage Issues
Service Restored

10:59
All affected VM’s have been powered up
9:27 AM
The first physical host will be shut down close to 9:30, the second host close to 10am and the last host 10:30am.  An announcement has been sent to VM customer technical contacts. Customers with affected VMs are being contacted directly.
9:23 AM
Three hosts in the UT-V environment are experiencing issues.  ITS Systems staff are investigating.

7/25/2014
10:17 AM
Windows Web Hosting service interruption due to UT-V issues
Unplanned Maintenance

10:17AM
Starting at around 10:30 AM, all Windows Web Hosting sites which have been configured for UTLOGIN authentication will be impacted by the UT-V maintenance.

7/25/2014
10:15 AM
University Blogs Service Outage
Unplanned Maintenance

10:14AM
Service outage extended to 11:15AM


9:12AM
University Blogs Service will become unavailable starting at 10:30AM due to the on-going UT-V storage issue. Outage is expected to be no longer than 45 minutes.

7/25/2014
10:11 AM
RESOLVED: SecureDoc Emergency maintenance shutdown - 9:30am 7/25
Service Restored

10:07AM
SecureDoc Services have returned to normal operation.


9:18AM
SecureDoc Services will become unavailable starting at 9:30AM due to the on-going UT-V storage issue. Services should return to normal operation after UT-V hosts are back online.

7/25/2014
9:39 AM
Campus WDS Emergency maintenance shutdown - 9:30am 7/25
Unplanned Maintenance

0936
Campus Windows Deployment Services will become unavailable starting at 10:00AM due to the on-going UT-V storage issue. Services should return to normal operation after UT-V hosts are back online.

7/25/2014
9:34 AM
WorldSpace going down to address VM issues
Unplanned Maintenance

0931
One of the WorldSpace servers is impacted by the current UT-V issues. WorldSpace service should be restored shortly after those issues have been addressed.

7/24/2014
12:39 PM
RESOLVED:systems staff investigating a potential storage issue with one of the UT-V hosts
Service Restored

This issue is closed.


The 2 hosts have been rebooted and are now responsive in the UT-V management interface.  All affected VMs are functional.
This alert will remain open as vendor support continues to investigate this ongoing issue.


11:21
The first host has been rebooted and its VMs powered back up. The second host will be rebooted at 11:30.


10:32
The second physical host will be shut down at 11:30am. An announcement has been sent to VM customer technical contacts. Customers with affected VMs are being contacted directly.


10:16
Two physical hosts are now unmanageable. Some VMs on these hosts are fully responsive and others are not. We are going to shut down one host at 11:00am. The other host, we are actively working on diagnosing the issue with vendors. The second host will likely eventually have to be restarted as well. We will announce the shutdown time of the second as soon as possible.
We are reaching out to customers with VMs on the first host now to ask them to shut down their VMs gracefully, if possible, and have sent an announcement to all UT-V customer technical contacts.


10:14
UT-V Staff continue to work with VMware critical support on this issue.  Affected VM owners are being contacted as the team prepares to force reboot one UT-V host.


08:15
A host in the UT-V environment appears to be having storage issues with a particular array. ITS Systems staff are investigating.

Past Service Interruptions

Upcoming Maintenance

<<< 12/08/2013 - 12/28/2013 >>>
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: 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)
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Switchgear Planned Non-Disruptive Maintenance
Service: University Data Center
Description: UDC-FAC and EATON Techs will be performing Planned - Non-Disruptive Quarterly Maintenance on the switchgear at UDC C. This maintenance is not expected to have any impact on mission critical systems.
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
UTBackup - Appliance Software Upgrades
Service: UTBackup
Description: UTBackup will be undergoing an appliance upgrade. Backups and restorations via client or web interface will be unavailable during this time.

Once the appliance upgrade is complete, a new version ... (more)
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
UDCC Network Maintenance
Service: University Data Center
Description: Networking will be conducting maintenance on the data center switches to apply enhanced logging and monitoring capabilities.

The maintenance is expected to be non-disruptive.
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)
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)
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)
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
VoIP System component software upgrade
Service: Voice Services (VoIP)
Description: Software upgrade for a component in the VoIP System. The Media Application Servers will be upgraded. These supply announcements, tones, music-on-hold,and conference resources. As all systems are ... (more)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Office 365 Authentication Services Update
Service: Austin Exchange Messaging Service
Description: A patch will be applied to the Active Directory Federation Services servers for Office 365 to resolve a login issue affecting a small number of people. No service interruption is expected due to the ... (more)
All Day
AEMS: Expedited Non-Disruptive Maintenance
Service: Austin Exchange Messaging Service
Description: A critical update will be applied to the AEMS Exchange servers in a rolling, non-disruptive fashion.
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
Pype - UTLogin logfile rotation and Apache restart
Service: Python Production Environment (PyPE)
Description: We will be rotating a logfile associated with UTLogin to help investigate why logout functionality isn't working. This requires shutting down and restarting Apache.
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Non-Disruptive Maintenance to all enviroments
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: We will be conducting routine maintenance on all TIM systems. There will be no customer impact.
All Day
AEMS: Expedited Non-Disruptive Maintenance
Service: Austin Exchange Messaging Service
Description: A critical update will be applied to the AEMS Exchange servers in a rolling, non-disruptive fashion.
10:00 PM - 3:00 AM
SharePoint Maintenance (Fri)
Service: SharePoint
Description: Update SharePoint to the latest version and install latest Microsoft security patches.
All Day
AEMS: Expedited Non-Disruptive Maintenance
Service: Austin Exchange Messaging Service
Description: A critical update will be applied to the AEMS Exchange servers in a rolling, non-disruptive fashion.
12:01 AM - 1:00 AM
Emergency Maintenance on the F5 Load Balancers
Service: Core Load Balancing Services
Description: Emergency maintenance will be conducted tonight on the F5 Load Balancers starting at 12:01 am on 12/14 and running until 1:00 am on 12/14. This maintenance is necessary to bring the HA units back ... (more)
8:00 AM - 11:59 AM
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 - 11:00 AM
uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) PROD Planned Outage
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: We will be conducting routine maintenance on the PROD TIM system. There will be a complete outage of about one hour during the maintenance period.
10:00 PM - 3:00 AM
SharePoint Maintenance (Fri)
Service: SharePoint
Description: Update SharePoint to the latest version and install latest Microsoft security patches.
All Day
AEMS: Expedited Non-Disruptive Maintenance
Service: Austin Exchange Messaging Service
Description: A critical update will be applied to the AEMS Exchange servers in a rolling, non-disruptive fashion.
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: 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 2010 Maintenance
Service: SharePoint
Description: During the weekly maintenance window, SharePoint 2010 farm will have SharePoint updates (product updates and security updates) installed.
9:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Adobe Connect version 9.04D Upgrade
Service: Web Conferencing - Adobe Connect
Description: Adobe Connect Web Conferencing Service will be upgraded to a later maintenance release
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
PyPE OS Security Patching - Beta & Production
Service: Python Production Environment (PyPE)
Description: Apply OS Patch Stream to PyPE Beta and Prod 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)
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Course Instructor Survey planned maintenance
Description: This maintenance has been delayed at clients' request until further notice.

Course Instructor Survey stewards will be performing planned maintenance to deploy enhancements and bug fixes. A small ... (more)
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
UT Direct Notifications expedited non-disruptive maintenance
Service: UT Direct Notifications
Description: Informational text will be added to several web pages in UT Direct Notifications.
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
DEFINE Internals/Enterprise Workflow Planned Maintenance
Service: DEFINE Internals/Enterprise Workflow
Description: On Wednesday, December 16, 2013, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., DEFINE Internals/Enterprise Workflow will undergo maintenance consisting of user-requested enhancements. No interruptions in experience are ... (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)
6:00 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)
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.
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Natclipse server maintenance
Description: The natclipse servers will undergo regular operating system (OS) maintenance on the third Tuesday of every third month. No user disruption is expected due to service architecture.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
UTmail Signup Portal maintenance
Service: UTmail
Description: ITS will be performing maintenance on the UTmail Signup Portal ( https://get.utmail.utexas.edu/ ) in order to transition the site's authentication to UTLogin. No interruption in service is expected.
12:01 PM - 1:00 PM
CBEVO improvements
Description: Stewards of the Credit by Examination system will be performing planned maintenance to deploy enhancements and bug fixes. A limited number of users might experience a brief interruption in service.
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)
6:00 AM - 8:00 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: 12/18/2013
Start time: 6:00 AM
End time: 8:00 AM

Impact: This ... (more)
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
UDCC Network Maintenance
Service: University Data Center
Description: Networking will be completing maintenance on one of the routers in UDC-C to replace a malfunctioning line card that was removed from service previously.

The maintenance is expected to be non-... (more)
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Blackboard: Application server OS patching
Service: Blackboard
Description: We will be performing quarterly OS patching on the Blackboard application servers. They will need to be restarted in rotation for the changes to take affect. This will be done in such a way as to not ... (more)
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Footprints OS patching
Service: Footprints Incident Tracking System
Description: We will be patching the Footprints production application server. There will be a 5 - 10 minute outage prior to business hours to reboot the machine after patching.
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Campus outside fiber optic cabling work
Service: Cabling and Wiring
Description: ITS will be performing fiber optic cable work between NOCA and NOCB on 12/18/13 beginning at 7:30 a.m. and scheduled to be complete on the same day by 4:00 p.m. This work is not expected to impact ... (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)
1:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Polycom Set Firmware update
Service: Voice Services (VoIP)
Description: Firmware update to Polycom SoundPoint IP Models 321,550,670 and 6000. Automatic deployment of vendor-provided firmware to resolve intermittent Message Waiting Indicator issue.
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
MySQL maintenance for CAT1 and non-CAT1 services
Service: MySQL
Description: There will be a brief interruption in ITS Cat1 and non-CAT1 MySQL.

All services relying on these MySQL servers will have a brief interruption as the database servers are restarted.

This is a ... (more)
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
XML Gateway - restart due to MySQL maintenance
Service: XMLGateway
Description: XML Gateway service may be affected by the planned restart of Cat 1 MySQL servers. Service interruption, if it happens, is expected to last less than 5 minutes.
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Campus outside fiber optic cabling work
Service: Cabling and Wiring
Description: ITS will be performing fiber optic cable work between NOCA and NOCB on 12/18/13 beginning at 7:30 a.m. and scheduled to be complete on the same day by 4:00 p.m. This work is not expected to impact ... (more)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Blackboard Service Name Change
Service: Blackboard
Description: Blackboard currently answers at the address courses.utexas.edu.

At the request of the Center for Teaching and Learning:
During this maintenance, we will redirect courses.utexas.edu to a portal ... (more)
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
QUAL ITS Central Oracle RAC Outage
Service: Oracle
Description: The ITS Central Oracle RAC database will be upgraded from Oracle 11.2.0.1 to 11.2.0.3. The upgrade process will last 7 hours. During these 7 hours of the upgrade, the system will be completely ... (more)
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Urchin Planned Maintenance Window
Service: Web Analytics: Urchin
Description: Planned monthly maintenance window for Urchin.
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Session Border Controller patch application
Service: Voice Services (VoIP)
Description: Our VoIP vendor will apply a patch to the Session Border Controller (p/o the VoIP System). There should be no effect on customers as the system is redundant.
1:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Polycom Set Firmware update
Service: Voice Services (VoIP)
Description: Firmware update to Polycom SoundPoint IP Model 335. Automatic deployment of vendor-provided firmware to resolve intermittent Message Waiting Indicator issue
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)
6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Footprints Weekly Maintenance
Service: Footprints Incident Tracking System
Description: Application or OS patching and updates.
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 - 2:00 PM
Adobe Connect 9 Service Pack Upgrade
Service: Web Conferencing - Adobe Connect
Description: Adobe Connect WebConferencing Service will be upgraded to the latest service pack (version 9.11)
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: 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)
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Campus Network Maintenance
Service: Campus Network
Maintenance blackout window
Description: Networking will be performing maintenance on the campus network. During this time, portions of the campus network may be intermittently unavailable. Hosts and services connected to the campus network ... (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)
6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Footprints Weekly Maintenance
Service: Footprints Incident Tracking System
Description: Application or OS patching and updates.
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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