The University of Texas at Austin

ITS Services Status

Current Service Interruptions

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
12:24 PM
UT Direct PDF Generator
Under Investigation

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
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.

9/16/2014
5:33 PM
RESOLVED: Expedited non-disruptive maintenance (AEMS/MSOL)
Service Restored

17:29
Maintenance is complete.


A minor configuration change to our Office 365 MSOL (Azure AD) instance is being made to pre-empt a potential issue.  No user impact will occur.

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 - Blackboard Weekly Maintenance

12:00 AM - Austin Exchange Message Service (AEMS) Planned Maintenance

12:01 AM - SharePoint Maintenance Window

1:00 AM - Mainframe maintenance window

11

9:00 PM - Mainframe Stunnel maintenance

12

10:00 AM - UT Direct credit card maintenance

13

6:00 PM - Blog Service Weekly Maintenance

9:00 PM - Mainframe stunnel maintenance

10:00 PM - Footprints Server migration

14

10:00 PM - Footprints Server migration

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12:30 PM - ITS Jabber Service Update

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6:00 AM - Footprints Weekly Maintenance

7:00 AM - SecureDoc service and server maintenance

7:00 AM - WebSpace planned database maintenance

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12:00 AM - Blackboard Weekly Maintenance

12:00 AM - Austin Disk Services Planned Maintenance Window

12:00 AM - Austin Exchange Message Service (AEMS) Planned Maintenance

12:01 AM - SharePoint Maintenance Window

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7:00 AM - MSSQL Maintenance - SQL01

9:00 PM - Mainframe stunnel maintenance

10:00 PM - Monthly Group E-Mail Maintenance

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10:00 AM - QUAL uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Routine Maintenance

4:00 PM - ERP Web Infrastructure Maintenance Window

5:00 PM - UT Direct Planned Maintenance

6:00 PM - Wiki Service Monthly Maintenance

9:30 PM - FTPMail - new version

10:00 PM - Web Central Scheduled Maintenance

20

7:30 AM - UDCC Network Security Enhancements

9:00 AM - uTexas Enterprise Directory (TED) routine maintenance

6:00 PM - Blog Service Weekly Maintenance

10:00 PM - UT Lists planned maintenance

21

6:30 AM - PROD uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Routine Maintenance

1:00 PM - Urchin Planned Maintenance Window

5:00 PM - AEMS Network Resiliency Testing

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7:00 AM - SecureDoc service and server maintenance

7:00 AM - WebSpace planned database maintenance

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12:00 AM - Austin Exchange Message Service (AEMS) Planned Maintenance

12:01 AM - SharePoint Maintenance Window

8:00 PM - Planned maintenance on dpdev1.dp.utexas.edu

8:00 PM - Planned maintenance for qual.its.utexas.edu

8:00 PM - Planned maintenance for beta.its.utexas.edu

8:00 PM - Planned maintenance for java and pype environments on utdirect.utexas.edu

9:00 PM - Pype Monthly Maintenance

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7:00 AM - Pype maintenance

8:00 AM - JIRA OS Patching

27

9:00 AM - Javamail, FTPMail Qual and Test host patching

6:00 PM - Blog Service Weekly Maintenance

28

All Day - UT Virtual Service ESXi Maintenance

8:00 AM - UTForge Scheduled Maintenance

5:00 PM - UT Direct planned maintenance

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All Day - UT Virtual Service ESXi Maintenance

30

7:00 AM - SecureDoc service and server maintenance


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