Website Outage: hr.gmu.edu

Outage category: 
Website
Location: 
All Campuses
Status: 
Closed
Resolved alert: 
04/01/2019 12:08 pm

Human Resource (HR) website was reported as being down/inaccessible at 9:39 a.m., April 1. The HR website was redirecting to a url that didn’t exist.

Initial symptoms: 

Human Resource (HR) website was reported as being down/inaccessible at 9:39 a.m., April 1. The HR website was redirecting to a url that didn’t exist.

Duration: 
04/01/2019 11:25 am - 04/01/2019 12:08 pm
Impact to Mason: 

Human Resource (HR) website was reported as being down/inaccessible.

Affected Services: 
Hosted Linux Systems
ROOT CAUSE ANALYSIS
Cause: 
  • Bad configuration for website within hr.conf
  • Configuration file was point to …/hr, which doesn’t exist. Configuration was updated to …/HR/web and Apache was restarted to resolve the issue.
  • Restore file from March 1st and file was the same as earlier today. File was dated Feb 7th, which would have been the last configuration change.
  • Issue didn’t show up sooner as apparently Apache was not restarted and therefore didn’t pick-up the changes. The Linux patches applied yesterday, March 31st, forced a restart of Apache.
Resolution: 

Configuration was updated to …/HR/web and Apache was restarted to resolve the issue.

Prevention: 

NA

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