OUTAGE RESOLUTION: Group Chat Session experiencing issues - 2013/07/20 | Notifications | ITPulse

OUTAGE RESOLUTION: Group Chat Session experiencing issues - 2013/07/20

What happened?
ualberta.ca/chat , an application which provides group chat sessions for the University of Alberta, experienced an issue and had intermittent accessibility.

Who was affected?
Users attempting to register for, or participate in a group chat event on ualberta.ca/chat were affected by this outage.

What was the impact?
The affected users were not able to load the website and couldn't register for or participate in a group chat event during the outage.

What was timeline of the incident?
Start: 2013/07/20 14:50 – Users called to report a problem with ualberta.ca/chat.
2013/07/20 15:00 – IT support analysts began investigating the issue.
2013/07/22 8:00 – Application Hosting analysts verified that the application was working, but continued investigating the issue to determine the cause.
2013/07/22 11:00 – The vendor was contacted regarding Saturday's outage.
End: 2013/07/22 13:00 – The vendor explained that they had experienced a server router outage and confirmed that as of 2013/07/20 16:15, service had been restored.

This outage information is based on the information available to AICT at the time this alert was drafted. More information about this outage can be found at www.aict.ualberta.ca or by contacting the AICT Help Desk at 780-492-9400 and will be added as it becomes available.