This document serves as a Root Cause Analysis for the Alma service interruption experienced by Ex Libris customers on March 3rd, 2019.
The goal of this document is to share our findings regarding the event, specify the root cause analysis, outline actions to be taken to solve the downtime event, as well as preventive measures Ex Libris is taking to avoid similar cases in future.
Service interruption was experienced by Ex Libris customers served by the Alma NA Data Center during the following hours:
March 3, 2019 from 7:56 AM until 8:40 AM CST time
During the event, we had a network access instability, no data was impacted.
Root Cause Analysis
Ex Libris engineers investigated this event to determine the root cause of this issue and concluded the following:
Due to a malfunction in the Firewall management system, wrong configurations were sent to the firewall device that handle the customer traffic.
Ex Libris engineers rolled back the configurations to restore the service.
Technical Action Items and Preventive Measures
Ex Libris has taken the following action and preventive measures to avoid such an occurrence in future:
- Ex Libris engineers rolled back the configurations to restore the service.
- Ex Libris engineers continue to work with the vendor to find a solution to the management system malfunction
- Ex Libris engineers updated workflows to work around the issue until a permanent fix will be found
ExLibris is committed to providing customers with prompt and ongoing updates during Cloud events. Ongoing and prompt updates on service interruptions appear in the system status portal at this address: http://status.exlibrisgroup.com/
These updates are automatically sent as emails to registered customers.
|March 12, 2019||Initial Publication|
|April 23, 2019||Updated date|