The University of Texas at Austin

ITS Services Status

Current Service Interruptions

9/29/2014
7:31 PM
RESOLVED: Austin Disk Connectivity Issues
Service Restored

7:30 PM
All servers are now operating and testing indicates that functionality has been fully restored.  ITS Systems staff are continuing to monitor the behavior of the service.


2:15
Testing indicates that the affected server is once again functioning properly.  We will bring it back into production status at 7:00pm today and continue to monitor its performance before considering the issue resolved.


9:54
We are continuing to verify the affected server’s functionality.

The next update will be Monday 9/29/2014 at 4:00pm unless the situation changes.


4:13 PM
Emergency maintenance will be performed on the malfunctioning server beginning 12:00 AM on Sun 28 Sep.
Austin Disk will continue to operate but with less redundancy since the server has already been taken out of service. Note, however, that there is planned maintenance on the rest of Austin Disk occurring between 12:00am and 6:00am on Sunday.
The next update will be 10:00 AM on Mon 29 Sep unless the situation worsens or the server is returned to service before then.


3:09 PM
Austin Disk customers have reported intermittent connectivity issues this week. This was initially diagnosed as a client issue but now appears to be a server issue.
One of two redundant servers seems to be the source of the issue. It was taken out of service and clients should have restored connectivity once their caches clear (~15 minutes) or they restart their machines (which clears the caches immediately).
Please report any issues that continue after a restart to the ITS Help Desk so that we can continue to gather data.

9/29/2014
6:02 PM
RESOLVED: Canvas: RecordUploadPlayback of media gives error or sticks on “Loading…”
Service Restored

18:00
Our engineers have resolved the problem with the Kaltura integration in regards to recording, uploading and playing back media in Canvas. A full incident report will be provided in the next 24 hours describing:
• What caused the issue
• What was done to fix it
• Preventative measures to avoid future similar incidents

We apologize for any inconvenience and frustration this has caused for you and your institution’s users. Please let us know if your users continue to experience any media problems so that we can review it further. 


16:59
Our Ops team is still working on the record\upload\playback issues with our Kaltura integration. There is not yet an ETA for resolution but we are working to resolve it as quickly as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience and will provide another update within 30 minutes.


16:24
We are still seeing the record\upload\playback issues with our Kaltura integration and our Ops team is working to resolve it as quickly as possible.  We apologize for any inconvenience and will provide another update within 30 minutes.


15:48
We are currently seeing an issue with our Kaltura integration that is preventing users from using the Record\Upload media feature or playback an media that was recorded\uploaded with Canvas’ Kaltura integration.
We are working to resolve this as quickly as possible and apologize for any inconvenience. We will provide an update within 30 minutes.

9/29/2014
11:56 AM
Expedited: Non-Disruptive Red Hat Enterprise Linux security patching for CVE-2014-7169
Unplanned Maintenance

11:52
A critical security vulnerability for Bash has been identified in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).

ITS Systems has been monitoring vendor response and follow up. A previous patch for CVE-2014-6271 was released and applied last week to RHEL hosts managed by ITS Systems. Red Hat released a subsequent patch for CVE-2014-7169 to address further concerns for the Bash vulnerabilities.

The latest patch will be applied to all RHEL hosts managed by ITS Systems in the following stages, today (9/29):

- All TEST (and lower) hosts, 11:30 am
- All QUAL (and lower) hosts, 12:00 pm
- All PROD (and lower) hosts, 12:30 pm

The patch is expected to be non-disruptive, and has been confirmed to be so on internal test systems.

Based on the tests with the current patch and the lack of any adverse effects with application of patch for CVE-2014-6271, the risk and impact is expected to be Low.

Patches will be applied throughout the day, with completion expected by 5:00 pm.

Critical security updates for Red Hat related to this vulnerability are being made available on the Campus RHNS Service as they are released (typically within 30-60 minutes).

If you run Red Hat Enterprise Linux and do not yet have your systems connected to Satellite, you can find out more information here:

http://www.utexas.edu/its/rhns/

Past Service Interruptions

Upcoming Maintenance

<<< 08/05/2012 - 08/25/2012 >>>
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.
12:01 AM - 4:00 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 up to 4 hours into Sunday morning. UT Direct, applytexas.org, ... (more)
6:00 PM - 7:00 AM
ISO Phone Line Auditing
Service: Telephone Service (Retirement in Progress)
Description: The ISO will be auditing the campus phone lines. Users may notice that their number has been dialed by the Information Security Office between 6PM and 7AM from July 30, 2012 to August 3, 2012. No ... (more)
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Application Registry maintenance
Service: DEFINE Internals/Enterprise Workflow
Description: Batch modules in ERP Application Registry need to be run in production. No users will be impacted.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wireless Network Maintenance
Service: Public Internet Access
Description: Networking will be conducting maintenance on the core wireless controllers on August 7-9 from 5-6pm on each day.

During the maintenance, the wireless access points will toggle briefly (up to 1 ... (more)
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Define Internals/Enterprise Workflow Planned Maintenance
Service: DEFINE Internals/Enterprise Workflow
Description: Planned maintenance to deploy necessary fixes and user enhancements. A small percentage of users may experience a very limited interruption in service during this maintenance period.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wireless Network Maintenance
Service: Public Internet Access
Description: Networking will be conducting maintenance on the core wireless controllers on August 7-9 from 5-6pm on each day.

During the maintenance, the wireless access points will toggle briefly (up to 1 ... (more)
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)
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wireless Network Maintenance
Service: Public Internet Access
Description: Networking will be conducting maintenance on the core wireless controllers on August 7-9 from 5-6pm on each day.

During the maintenance, the wireless access points will toggle briefly (up to 1 ... (more)
All Day
Network Maintenance Blackout
Service: Campus Network
Maintenance blackout window
Description: Network maintenance blackout
12:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Courses.utexas.edu (Blackboard) maintenance
Service: Blackboard
Description: This is a weekly maintenance window for Blackboard. Service interruptions may occur during this time.
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.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Wireless Network Maintenance
Service: Public Internet Access
Description: Networking will be conducting maintenance on the wireless network to address some issues with AP naming. Based on our lab tests, this will result in a 2-4 second toggle of all the access points on ... (more)
6:30 AM - 7:00 AM
EMN$MAIL maintenance
Service: Mainframe Email
Description: As part of the upcoming migration off of UMBS, we will be making some changes to the backend of the EMN$MAIL delivery system in PROD. These changes should be transparent to end users.
6:30 AM - 7:00 AM
uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) PROD routine maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) will undergo routine maintenance. During the maintenance period, there will be an outage affecting mainframe transactions. The EID Self-Help Application and EID ... (more)
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wireless Network Maintenance
Service: Public Internet Access
Description: Networking will be conducting maintenance on the core wireless routers on August 14-16 from 5-6pm on each day.

During the maintenance, the wireless access points will toggle briefly (up to 1 ... (more)
10:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Wikis Monthly Maintenance
Service: University Wiki Service
Description: Scheduled maintenance for the University Wiki Service occurs the second Tuesday of the month from 10 p.m. - 2 a.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.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wireless Network Maintenance
Service: Public Internet Access
Description: Networking will be conducting maintenance on the core wireless routers on August 14-16 from 5-6pm on each day.

During the maintenance, the wireless access points will toggle briefly (up to 1 ... (more)
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 - 6:00 AM
Blackboard Maintenance outage
Service: Blackboard
Description: The blackboard service will be unavailable while we perform the following maintenance:
- install SP9
- install SP9 patchset 1

The service will be unavailble from 10p - 2a
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ITS Virtual Servers - add new datastores to vSphere
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: On Thurs 8/16 from 9am - noon we will be adding new datastores into the vSphere infrastructure.

No VM or service outages are anticipated.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
PNA Maintenance
Service: Public Internet Access
Description: On August 16, from 5-6pm, Networking will be conducting maintenance on the web portal PNA systems to implement some bug fixes. Users on the "guest.utexas.edu" wireless network as well as users on ... (more)
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wireless Network Maintenance
Service: Public Internet Access
Description: Networking will be conducting maintenance on the core wireless routers on August 14-16 from 5-6pm on each day.

During the maintenance, the wireless access points will toggle briefly (up to 1 ... (more)
10:00 PM - 6:00 AM
Blackboard Maintenance outage
Service: Blackboard
Description: The blackboard service will be unavailable while we perform the following maintenance:
- install SP9
- install SP9 patchset 1

The service will be unavailble from 10p - 2a
7:15 AM - 7:30 AM
server maintenance for SQL03
Service: Microsoft SQL Server
Description: mssql server sql03 will be restarted several times during this maintenance period in order to upgrade some hardware settings.
All Day
Network Maintenance Blackout
Service: Campus Network
Maintenance blackout window
Description: Network maintenance blackout
12:01 AM - 2:00 AM
Blackboard maintenance window
Service: Blackboard
Description: Regularly scheduled Blackboard maintenance window
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 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.
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Campus Network Maintenance
Service: Campus Network
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)
7:00 AM - 7:15 AM
XML Gateway short service interruption
Service: XMLGateway
Description: There will be a short interruption of service when the virtual host (stutz.its.utexas.edu) for the production XML Gateway service, is moved to the Enterprise cluster of Virtual Machines.
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
Pype deployment interface maintenance
Service: Python Production Environment (PyPE)
Description: We will be switching the pype.its.utexas.edu deployment interface to start using a new Redhat VM. This maintenance should be transparent to users and no downtime is expected.
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Adobe Connect 8.2.2.2 Upgrade
Service: Web Conferencing - Adobe Connect
Description: Adobe Connect will be upgraded to the latest maintenance release
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Define Internals/Enterprise Workflow Planned Maintenance
Service: DEFINE Internals/Enterprise Workflow
Description: Planned maintenance to deploy necessary fixes and user enhancements. A small percentage of users may experience a very limited interruption in service during this maintenance period.
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)
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Planned Apollo Mainenance
Service: Apollo
Description: We will be doing routine maintenance to remove unused Apollo modules in TEST. No user impact is expected.

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