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ITS Services Status

Current Service Interruptions

9/18/2014
4:42 PM
RESOLVED: UT Direct PDF Generator
Service Restored

16:37
This is the FINAL update to the “UT Direct PDF Generator” alert, posted at: http://www.utexas.edu/its/alerts/main.php

Good news!  The bug with redirection has been fixed in Production.  We are considering this issue entirely closed, and there will be no further updates to this list.

Please contact the UTLogin team at utlogin@utlists.utexas.edu if you have any issues, questions or concerns.

If you have specific concerns with the PDF Generator apart from UT Login, the team can be reached directly at pdfgen-admin@utlists.utexas.edu


14:17

ITS has placed a new version of PDF Generator into UT Direct in production as of about 11:15 AM today, and all Administrative Systems testing areas have reported success with it.

We believe this version fixes all reported problems.

There remains one known but rare bug: if you request a secured document but are not logged in, you will be prompted to login but not returned to the document.

You can still get the document by asking for it again after logging in, and many report that the browser’s “back” button works for this purpose.

ITS continues to work to correct this known bug.  Please contact the UTLogin team at utlogin@utlists.utexas.edu if you have any issues, questions or concerns.

The next update will be Monday 9/22 at 2:00 PM or earlier as warranted.


11:15

ITS has placed a new version of UT Direct PDF Generator into the production UT Direct environment.

We believe this version fixes all reported problems. 

One known bug exists: If a secured document is requested and are you are not logged in, you will be prompted to login.  Instead of redirecting you back to your original request (and handing you the document), the you will be redirected to the UT Direct homepage.  ITS will continue to develop a fix for this condition.

An update will follow at 2:00 PM, or earlier as warranted.

Please contact the UTLogin team at utlogin@utlists.utexas.edu if you have any issues, questions or concerns.

This issue will remain under investigation. 


10:14
ITS has placed a new version of UT Direct PDF Generator into the Qual UT Direct environment.  We are planning to release to Production UT Direct today.
Until then, ITS continues testing in the Qual UT Direct environment with assistance from groups that have reported problems from the University.
An update will follow at 2:00 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?


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.

9/11/2014
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 - Austin Disk Services Planned Maintenance Window

12:01 AM - SharePoint 2010 Maintenance

7:00 AM - EATON Annual Switchgear Planned - Non-Disruptive Maintenance

6:00 PM - Domain Controller Operating System Upgrade

10:00 PM - Update to DMG

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6:00 PM - Domain Controller Operating System Upgrade

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7:00 AM - Central Web Authentication maintenance in Beta UT Direct

7:15 AM - Virtual ID Card Non-Disruptive Maintenance

7:15 AM - Student Photo Roster Non-Disruptive Maintenance

7:15 AM - ID Photo Gateway Non-Disruptive Maintenance

5:30 PM - UTLogin Expedited - Non-Disruptive Maintenance

6:00 PM - Domain Controller Operating System Upgrade

10:00 PM - SharePoint Maintenance (Tue)

30

8:00 AM - ITS Website Non-Disruptive Maintenance

12:00 PM - Course Instructor Survey non-disruptive maintenance

12:01 PM - CTL's Credit by Exam system maintenance

6:00 PM - Domain Controller Operating System Upgrade

10:00 PM - UT Lists planned maintenance

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6:30 AM - TRAC maintenance

6:30 AM - Two Factor Authentication System Routine Software Updates

5:00 PM - Blog Service Weekly Maintenance

6:00 PM - Domain Controller Operating System Upgrade

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6:00 PM - Domain Controller Operating System Upgrade

10:00 PM - SharePoint Maintenance (Fri)

2

7:00 AM - EWDE Maintenance

7:00 AM - Weekly planned maintenance for OS patching

8:00 AM - Footprints Maintenance - ITS Incident Management

6:00 PM - Domain Controller Operating System Upgrade

3

12:00 AM - Austin Disk Services Planned Maintenance Window

12:00 AM - Mainframe maintenance window

12:01 AM - SharePoint 2010 Maintenance

6:00 PM - Domain Controller Operating System Upgrade

4

6:00 PM - Domain Controller Operating System Upgrade

5

7:00 AM - Monthly JIRA Application Maintenance

7:00 AM - NOC A Generator service

7:00 AM - Central Web Authentication Maintenance on DPDev1

8:00 AM - beta.dp.utexas.edu Utlogin maintenance

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

6:00 PM - Domain Controller Operating System Upgrade

10:00 PM - SharePoint Maintenance (Tue)

10:00 PM - Web Central Biweekly Scheduled Maintenance

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6:00 AM - Monthly MSSQL Maintenance

7:00 AM - Credit Card Processing updates for PCI compliance

8:00 AM - ITS Website Non-Disruptive Maintenance

8:00 AM - Emergency Non-Disruptive Maintenance - UPS & Battery PMs

5:00 PM - DEFINE Internals/Enterprise Workflow Planned Maintenance

6:00 PM - Domain Controller Operating System Upgrade

6:30 PM - (VoIP) Gather SBC traces

9:30 PM - Document Repository - quarterly PROD host patching

7

8:00 AM - Emergency Non-Disruptive Maintenance - UPS & Battery PMs

5:00 PM - Blog Service Weekly Maintenance

6:00 PM - Domain Controller Operating System Upgrade

8

6:00 PM - Domain Controller Operating System Upgrade

10:00 PM - SharePoint Maintenance (Fri)

9

7:00 AM - EWDE Maintenance

7:00 AM - Weekly planned maintenance for OS patching

6:00 PM - Domain Controller Operating System Upgrade

10

12:00 AM - Blackboard Weekly Maintenance

12:00 AM - Austin Disk Services Planned Maintenance Window

12:01 AM - SharePoint 2010 Maintenance

6:00 PM - Domain Controller Operating System Upgrade

11

All Day - Wireless Network Maintenance

6:00 PM - Domain Controller Operating System Upgrade

9:00 PM - UTVM patching (new voice mail system)

12

All Day - Wireless Network Maintenance

7:00 AM - Central Web Authentication Maintenance on UT Direct

8:00 AM - UTForge quarterly OS maintenance

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

6:00 PM - Domain Controller Operating System Upgrade

10:00 PM - SharePoint Maintenance (Tue)

13

All Day - Wireless Network Maintenance

6:00 AM - Application Registry (AppReg) Server Maintenance

8:00 AM - ITS Website Non-Disruptive Maintenance

10:00 AM - Non-disruptive UT-V Maintenance

12:01 PM - CTL Credit by Exam System Maintenance

3:00 PM - UTmail Signup Portal Maintenance

6:00 PM - Domain Controller Operating System Upgrade

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All Day - Wireless Network Maintenance

All Day - Non-disruptive UT-V Maintenance

6:30 AM - UTLogin Planned Maintenance

1:00 PM - UTmail Signup Portal maintenance

5:00 PM - Blog Service Weekly Maintenance

6:00 PM - Domain Controller Operating System Upgrade

7:00 PM - AEMS Maintenance - Rollup 6 deployment

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All Day - Non-disruptive UT-V Maintenance

6:00 PM - Domain Controller Operating System Upgrade

7:00 PM - AEMS Maintenance - Rollup 6 deployment

10:00 PM - SharePoint Maintenance (Fri)

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7:00 AM - EWDE Maintenance


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