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 - Blackboard Weekly Maintenance

12:01 AM - SharePoint 2010 Maintenance

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9:00 AM - PROD uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Non-disruptive Maintenance

8:00 PM - VoIP System Patch Application

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

7:00 AM - Pype WPA upgrade

7:00 AM - Emergency Information Security Maintenance for MSSQL SQL01

8:00 AM - Austin AD Name Server Refresh

9:00 AM - Natclipse server maintenance

9:00 AM - QUAL uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Routine Maintenance

6:00 PM - University Wiki Service Monthly Maintenance

8:00 PM - Web Central planned maintenance: UT Login transition for protected pages

8:00 PM - VoIP System Patch Application

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7:00 AM - Shibboleth (PROD) Maintenance - Expedited Non-Disruptive

8:00 AM - Activate Outbreak Filters on our IronPort appliances

8:00 AM - Campus VPN Maintenance - Non-Disruptive

8:00 AM - Campus Network Maintenance - Non-Disruptive

9:30 AM - Javamail, FTPMail PROD host patching

3:30 PM - Javamail/FTPMail - expedited. Update sendmail config

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5:00 PM - Blog Service Weekly Maintenance

8:00 PM - Expedited Legacy VoIP Repair

18

6:00 PM - Austin Domain Controller Refresh

10:00 PM - SharePoint Maintenance (Fri)

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7:00 AM - EWDE Maintenance

7:00 AM - Weekly planned maintenance for OS patching

20

12:00 AM - Blackboard Weekly Maintenance

12:01 AM - SharePoint 2010 Maintenance

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7:00 AM - Shibboleth (PROD) Maintenance

6:00 PM - Group E-Mail Planned Maintenance

6:00 PM - Expedited VoIP Patch Application

9:25 PM - CTL's Credit by Exam System maintenance

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7:00 AM - XML Gateway PROD - quarterly host OS patching

7:00 AM - Shibboleth (PROD) Maintenance - Non-Disruptive

7:00 AM - Central Web Authentication Maintenance - Non-Disruptive

8:00 AM - Austin AD Name Server Refresh

5:00 PM - CTL's Credit by Exam system maintenance

10:00 PM - SharePoint Maintenance (Tue)

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9:00 AM - Planned University Directory Maintenance

2:30 PM - Planned Disruptive TED Maintenance

10:00 PM - UT Lists planned maintenance

24

8:00 AM - UTForge monthly application maintenance

5:00 PM - Blog Service Weekly Maintenance

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10:00 AM - DDN Storage maintenance

1:00 PM - DDN Storage Maintenance

6:00 PM - Austin Domain Controller Refresh

10:00 PM - SharePoint Maintenance (Fri)

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7:00 AM - EWDE Maintenance

7:00 AM - Footprints planned maintenance for OS patching

10:00 PM - Upgrade to UTD development, shared storage filer

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12:01 AM - SharePoint 2010 Maintenance

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8:00 AM - Austin AD Name Server Refresh

12:01 PM - CTL's Credit by Exam System Maintenance

5:00 PM - Network Maintenance - Core Router Software Upgrade

10:00 PM - SharePoint Maintenance (Tue)

10:00 PM - Web Central Biweekly Scheduled Maintenance

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9:00 AM - Planned University Directory Maintenance

2:30 PM - CTL Credit by Exam System

6:00 PM - VoIP Core Patch Application

1

5:00 PM - Blog Service Weekly Maintenance

2

10:45 AM - CTL's Course Instructor Survey system non-disruptive maintenance

10:00 PM - SharePoint Maintenance (Fri)

3

7:00 AM - EWDE Maintenance

7:00 AM - Weekly planned maintenance for OS patching

10:00 PM - Upgrade to utdirect's shared storage filer


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