The University of Texas at Austin

University Data Center

Submitting a service request

In cases where system administrators cannot resolve a problem remotely and requires assistance from UDC operations staff, they can contact UDC staff as follows:

  • For service requests that do not require immediate attention, send an e-mail message to UDC-request@austin.utexas.edu. This will create a ticket in Footprints and enable us to appropriately assign and track the progress of your request. These tickets will follow the standard Information Technology Services service level (SLA) agreement initial response time of 4 hours.
  • For any issue requiring immediate attention in less than 4 hours, such as the reboot of a server or other troubleshooting activity, please call 471-0007. The operators are on duty 24/7 to support you and will respond within 20 minutes. You may be asked to follow up with an e-mail to UDC-request@austin.utexas.edu.

Customers must provide a contact method when they contact the UDC.

Required notification

Customers must notify the UDC of planned changes to equipment co-located in the data centers to ensure that we can provide the best service possible. Below are examples of the types of activity that we need to know about. To notify us, please send an e-mail message to UDC-request@austin.utexas.edu.

Examples of Physical Changes:

  • Add or remove a server
  • Rename a server
  • Server labels
  • Change / Replace power supplies
  • Change / Replace NICs
  • Other changes that could impact move planning/inventory management

Examples of Logical Changes:

  • Changes to VLANs
  • Changes to subnets
  • Other changes that could impact move planning/network management

We Can Help

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* Call us at 512-475-9400

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We also have a walk-in service in the first floor lobby of the Flawn Academic Center (FAC). Stop by and let us help you!