The University of Texas at Austin

ITS Services Status

Current Service Interruptions

7/1/2015
10:19 PM
Office 365 Connectivity Issue
Service Functioning, Temporary Solution in Place

7/1/2015 10:19 PM
Microsoft engineers have completed corrective actions to their network infrastructure, and service connectivity appears to have been restored for all users.  ITS Systems staff will continue to closely monitor the situation until we are satisfied that the issue is fully resolved.


7/1/2015 5:00PM
Microsoft engineers have determined a preliminary root cause – “a high-level portion of the network infrastructure became degraded, which is causing an interruption to Exchange Online connectivity” – and have redirected network traffic to alternate capacity in an attempt to restore service.  ITS Systems staff are continuing to coordinate support and monitor progress.  The next update will be posted no later than 11:00 PM.


7/1/2015 3:37 PM
ITS Systems staff have received reports of users unable to access Exchange Online mailboxes via MAPI,EAS,EWS, or the Outlook Web App.  Staff are engaging with Microsoft to investigate the issue further and formulate a resolution.

7/1/2015
8:39 PM
VoIP Phone Outage
Under Investigation

7/1/2015 8:37 PM
The issue continues, but we believe we have a solution.  We expect the issue to be minimized, if not completely resolved, this evening.

The next update will be at 7:00am tomorrow, unless there is something else to report tonight.


7/1/2015 6:42 PM
The issue continues on an intermittent basis.  We continue to work with the vendor.  We may need a brief emergency outage later this evening. We’ll announce it with as much notice as possible.

Next update at 8:30pm.


7/1/2015 2:10 PM
The issue continues on an intermittent basis.  It appears as long call completion times if the call completes at all.  We continue to work with the vendor.


7/1/2015 12:57pm
Staff and vendor are still actively investigating this issue.


7/1/2015 11:01 AM
This event appears to have been momentary.  Staff and vendor are still investigating.


7/1/2015 10:41 AM
We are having reports and seeing the same symptoms we saw earlier this morning.  Attempts to call out do not complete and incoming calls may get an unavailable message or perhaps voicemail.  Voice staff is investigating and the vendor has been contacted.


7/1/2015 9:35 AM
Root cause of the outage is being investigated by the vendor.


7/1/2015 8:47 AM
Service appears restored, staff are confirming full system functions.


7/1/2015 8:09AM
Vendor has determined which part of the system has malfunctioned. Vendor is assessing logs and working on course of action.


7/1/2015 7:34 AM
Vendor and staff continue to investigate.


7/1/15 07:06am
The VoIP outage has been posted to the UT Core website as of 7am.


7/1/15 06:50am
Vendor and staff continue to investigate.


7/1/15 06:13am
Upon further investigation, analog phones on the new system are up.  The problem is affecting only the VoIP telephones.


7/1/15 05:38am
The vendor has been engaged (since 4:50am) and continues to investigate.


7/1/15 04:44am
Voice staff are investigating the incident and assessing the extent of the outage.  Legacy systems are up. Other portions of the system appear to be up and down.


7/1/15 03:35am
UTPD has reported the entire UT main campus telephone system is down.

7/1/2015
1:37 PM
RESOLVED: Office 365 Performance Issues
Service Restored

7/1/2015
Both ITS Systems staff and Microsoft engineers have confirmed that the service is now healthy and operating as expected.


6/30/2015 5:06pm
Microsoft engineers continue to work towards a permanent solution.  Network traffic has been directed to an alternate network in the meantime.
Issues are no longer being reported by campus, but ITS Systems staff continue to monitor for further development.


6/30/2015 2:36pm
Microsoft engineers continue to connect the service to an alternate network capacity in an effort to restore service completely. In parallel, network engineers are repairing the connectivity issue to address the underlying cause.

Reports of issues by users in our tenant appear to have abated – ITS Systems staff will continue to monitor the situation.  The next update will be posted at 5:00 PM.


6/30/2015 12:59pm
Microsoft reports that connecting the service to an alternate mailbox capacity resulted in a partial restoration of service. Engineers are connecting the service to an alternate network capacity in an effort to restore service completely.  The next update will be posted at 2:30 PM.

Preliminary Root Cause: A dependent third-party network experienced an interruption to connectivity, which caused impact to the Exchange Online mailbox infrastructure


6/30/2015 11:29am
Microsoft support personnel are investigating service alerts and system logs related to Exchange Online mailbox access.  Affected users may be unable to connect to the Exchange Online service when using multiple protocols including Outlook, Outlook Web App (OWA), Exchange ActiveSync (EAS), and Exchange Web Services (EWS).

Impact to the University appears to be restricted to sluggish performance at this time – ITS Systems staff are continuing to monitor the situation.  The next update will be posted at 1:30 PM.

7/1/2015
12:00 AM
RESOLVED:EXTENDED - University Wiki Service Weekly Maintenance
Service Restored

6/30/15 11:58 PM Maintenance is complete.


23:02- 6/30/15 Maintenance window is extended to 12:00 AM to finalize maintenance. Service is expected to experience some stability issues as testing is performed.

 

Past Service Interruptions

Upcoming Maintenance

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12:01 AM - 6:00 AM
Austin Disk Services Planned Maintenance Window
Service: ITS Storage Overview
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.
12:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Campus WSUS Maintenance
Service: Windows Software Update Service (WSUS)
Description: Monthly host maintenance window for Campus WSUS. Service may be interrupted during this period.
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) TEST/QUAL/PROD Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: We are planning internal maintenance on all of our systems. We expect no customer impact and no outage is planned.
10:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Monthly Group E-Mail Maintenance
Service: Group E-Mail
Description: Monthly maintenance window for the Group E-mail server.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Planned Apollo Mainenance
Service: Apollo
Description: Routine maintenance will take place in TEST. No downtime is expected.
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wiki Service Monthly Maintenance
Description: Scheduled maintenance for the University Wiki Service occurs the third Tuesday of the month from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. To the maximum extent possible, installation of service, application and security ... (more)
10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Custom Unix Web hosting server maintenance
Service: Custom Web Publishing
Description: One of the servers hosting custom Unix-based websites will undergo maintenance from 10:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 20.

During this period there will be a brief service outage as the ... (more)
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Pype maintenance
Service: Python Production Environment (PyPE)
Description: The pype service will be undergoing maintenance to release a new version of the tools. No downtime or service interruption is expected.
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 - 10:00 AM
SecureDoc service and server maintenance
Service: Enterprise Whole Disk Encryption
Description: Recurring maintenance window for SecureDoc services.
12:01 AM - 6:00 AM
Austin Disk Services Planned Maintenance Window
Service: ITS Storage Overview
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 - 5:00 PM
Generator Load Bank Testing
Service: University Data Center
Description: UDC-C Will be load banking our two fixed emergency backup generators for our annual preventative maintenance. This work is not expected to have any impact on the equipment in UDC-C.
6:30 AM - 7:00 AM
PROD uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) Routine Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: We will be performing routine maintenace on the PROD TIM Servers.

Web users may experience connection resets during the maintenance.
6:45 AM - 7:15 AM
Javamail [QUAL] migration
Service: Mainframe Email
Description: Migrating the two Javamail [QUAL] servers from Solaris to Linux hosts.

No service interruption expected.
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Generator Load Bank Testing
Service: University Data Center
Description: UDC-C Will be load banking our two fixed emergency backup generators for our annual preventative maintenance. This work is not expected to have any impact on the equipment in UDC-C.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Planned Apollo Mainenance
Service: Apollo
Description: Routine maintenance will take place in QUAL. No downtime is expected.
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Revert anti-virus to Sophos
Service: Mail Filtering Service
Description: IronPort has released a fixed version of the Sophos engine. This maintenance is to switch back to Sophos.
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
ERP Web Infrastructure Maintenance Window
Service: ERP UI Web Infrastructure
Description: ERP UI, ERP Application Registry, ERP UI Site generator application upgrades occur during this time. Minimal impact on users should be expected.
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Planned maintenance of Document Repository - DRI Natural module
Service: Document Repository
Description: A new version of DRI full query search Natural module DPN$DRFQ will be migrated to production during this maintenance.
No downtime or service interruption is expected.
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Generator Load Bank Testing
Service: University Data Center
Description: UDC-C Will be load banking our two fixed emergency backup generators for our annual preventative maintenance. This work is not expected to have any impact on the equipment in UDC-C.
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 - 5:00 PM
Generator Load Bank Testing
Service: University Data Center
Description: UDC-C Will be load banking our two fixed emergency backup generators for our annual preventative maintenance. This work is not expected to have any impact on the equipment in UDC-C.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Planned Apollo Mainenance
Service: Apollo
Description: Routine maintenance will take place in PROD. No downtime is expected.
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
SecureDoc service and server maintenance
Service: Enterprise Whole Disk Encryption
Description: Recurring maintenance window for SecureDoc services.
12:00 AM - 1:00 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 approximately 1 hour into Sunday morning. UT Direct, applytexas.org,... (more)
12:01 AM - 6:00 AM
SharePoint Maintenance Window
Service: SharePoint
Description: Service availability may be intermittent during the maintenance window.
12:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Campus WSUS Maintenance
Service: Windows Software Update Service (WSUS)
Description: Monthly service maintenance window for Campus WSUS. Service may be interrupted during this period.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Monthly JIRA Application Maintenance
Service: Jira
Description: JIRA will undergo application maintenance every 1st Tuesday monthly.
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
uTexas Identity Manager (TIM) TEST/QUAL/PROD Maintenance
Service: uTexas Identity Manager (TIM)
Description: We are planning internal maintenance on all of our systems. We expect no customer impact and no outage is planned.
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Data Center Network Maintenance
Service: University Data Center
Description: Networking will be conducting maintenance to install additional port capacity in the data center core and migrating redundant network links used by the row extension to the newly installed line card.
... (more)
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Virtual Servers emergency maintenance: Remove datastores
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: vSphere admins will be reclaiming datastores from the ESXi servers to hand back to the Storage admins.

No service interruption is anticipated.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
UT Direct Planned Maintenance
Service: UT Direct
Description: UT Direct will be performing planned maintenance to deploy user-requested enhancements and bug fixes. A small percentage of users may find a very limited interruption in service.
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)
6:45 AM - 7:15 AM
FTPMail [QUAL] migration to Linux
Service: Mainframe Email
Description: There will be a short outage of FTPMail [QUAL] service, in order to migrate from Solaris to Linux hosts.

Natural programs that send emails by calling the EMN$MAIL module, will see a delay in email ... (more)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtual Servers Maintenance Window
Service: Virtual Servers
Description: Non-client facing software on esxvctr01.austin.utexas.edu will be updated to the latest version. Access to vCenter and VM consoles will be unavailable while the server reboots. Virtual Machines will ... (more)
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
SecureDoc service and server maintenance
Service: Enterprise Whole Disk Encryption
Description: Recurring maintenance window for SecureDoc services.

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