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Recent Azure SQL Database Outages and Issues

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Type

Length

Message

Details

September 16, 2023 16:38 UTC

WARN

about 5 hours

Issues connecting to Azure SQL Databases in East US

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Start Time

September 16, 2023 16:38 UTC

Type WARN
Affected Components

East US - Azure SQL Database

Message

Issues connecting to Azure SQL Databases in East US

Details

Starting at approximately 07:33 UTC on 16 Sep 2023, a subset of customers in East US region are experiencing errors when trying to connect to their Azure SQL Databases. We are aware of this issue and actively working to recover the affected resources. More information will be provided within 60 minutes, when we expect to know more about the root cause and mitigation workstreams.
This message was last updated at 16:37 UTC on 16 September 2023

August 31, 2023 14:48 UTC

WARN

16 days

Multiple services recovering after power/cooling issue - Australia East

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Start Time

August 31, 2023 14:48 UTC

Type WARN
Affected Components

Australia East - Azure Database for MySQL flexible servers

Australia East - App Service

Australia East - Azure Cosmos DB

Australia East - Azure SQL Database

Australia East - Azure Service Fabric

Message

Multiple services recovering after power/cooling issue - Australia East

Details

Impact Statement: Starting at approximately 08:30 UTC on 30 August 2023, a utility power surge in the Australia East region tripped a subset of the cooling units offline in one datacenter, within one of the Availability Zones. While working to restore cooling, temperatures in the datacenter increased so we proactively powered down a small subset of selected compute and storage scale units, to avoid damage to hardware. Multiple downstream services were impacted, with targeted communications being distributed via Azure Service Health.
Current Status: Having successfully recovered 99% of storage services and 99% of impacted Virtual Machines, we are beginning to see the recovery on the impacted nodes. At this stage, we believe most downstream services that are still experiencing impact are the result of dependencies on one of three services with recovery ongoing.
Power has been restored to all clusters hosting Cosmos DB. Accounts that were not failed over should see recovery in Australia East. Accounts failed over to alternate regions will continue to operate in these alternate regions; the Cosmos DB team has begun to bring Australia East region online.
Over 99% of impacted Azure storage accounts are now fully recovered. Due to thermal damage, we continue working on recovering a small number of resources to bring the remaining impacted storage accounts back online. We have recovered 75% of the remaining impacted resources, and as we continue making progress, additional services are displaying indications of improvement.
Azure SQL is continuing to recover impact to a single backend cluster, impacting a small subset of databases instances. Additionally, we are taking steps to reduce the overall zonal load to facilitate improved resource allocation and recovery.
Further updates on these remaining recovery efforts will be provided 2 hours, or as events warrant.
This message was last updated at 14:47 UTC on 31 August 2023

August 30, 2023 19:08 UTC

WARN

about 20 hours

Multiple services recovering after power/cooling issue - Australia East

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Start Time

August 30, 2023 19:08 UTC

Type WARN
Affected Components

Australia East - Azure Database for MySQL flexible servers

Australia East - Azure Database for PostgreSQL flexible servers

Australia East - Application Insights

Australia East - Azure VMware Solution

Australia East - Batch

Australia East - Azure Service Fabric

Australia East - API Management

Australia East - App Service

Australia East - Azure Cognitive Search

Australia East - Notification Hubs

Australia East - Azure Container Apps

Australia East - Azure Container Registry

Australia East - Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

Australia Southeast - Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

Australia East - Azure Cosmos DB

Australia East - Azure SQL Database

Australia East - Azure Data Explorer

Australia East - Azure Databricks

Australia East - Azure Stream Analytics

Australia East - Azure IoT Central

Australia East - Azure IoT Hub

Australia East - Service Bus

Australia East - Azure Backup

Australia East - Azure NetApp Files

Australia East - Log Analytics

Australia East - Azure Chaos Studio

Message

Multiple services recovering after power/cooling issue - Australia East

Details

Impact Statement: Starting at approximately 08:30 UTC on 30 August 2023, a utility power surge in the Australia East region tripped a subset of the cooling units offline in one datacenter, within one of the Availability Zones. While working to restore cooling, temperatures in the datacenter increased so we proactively powered down a small subset of selected compute and storage scale units, to avoid damage to hardware.
Multiple downstream services were impacted, with targeted communications being distributed via Azure Service Health. Impact to services is limited to Australia East, except for Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) which has impact in both Australia East and Australia Southeast due to a dependency in the former. If your workloads are protected by Azure Site Recovery or Azure Backup, and you need critical services back online before all services in this datacenter are fully recovered, we recommend either to initiate a failover to the recovery region or recover using Cross Region Restore. Note that any new allocation requests for the Australia East region will automatically avoid the impacted scale units. 
Current Status: Mitigation efforts are continuing, we have made significant progress in restoring core services, and we expect that the vast majority of remaining services should be back online in the next 2-3 hours. After restoring power and stabilizing temperatures, all network infrastructure and 95% of storage services are back online. All premium disk storage has fully recovered, we continue to work towards mitigating the final remaining storage devices. The majority of underlying compute services are back online, with more than 85% of Virtual Machines that were impacted now back online and healthy. As a result, many customers of these services have already recovered - but we continue to work with downstream impacted services to ensure that they are coming back online in the next 2-3 hours as expected. Further updates will be provided in 60 minutes, or as events warrant.
This message was last updated at 19:05 UTC on 30 August 2023

June 16, 2023 04:58 UTC

WARN

about 4 hours

Networking Issues - West Europe - Investigating

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Start Time

June 16, 2023 04:58 UTC

Type WARN
Affected Components

West Europe - Azure VNet NAT

Non-Regional - Universal Print

West Europe - App Service (Linux)

West Europe - Azure Fluid Relay

West Europe - Azure Cognitive Search

Non-Regional - Azure VM Image Builder

West Europe - Spatial Anchors

West Europe - Azure Arc enabled VMware vSphere

West Europe - Language service

West Europe - Azure Dedicated HSM

West Europe - Azure Container Instances

West Europe - Azure Database for PostgreSQL flexible servers

West Europe - Azure Video Indexer

West Europe - Health Bot

West Europe - Azure Arc enabled data services

West Europe - HDInsight

West Europe - Data Catalog

West Europe - Microsoft Genomics

West Europe - Face API

Non-Regional - Azure Virtual Desktop

Non-Regional - Azure Front Door

Non-Regional - Azure Maps

Non-Regional - Azure Blueprints

Non-Regional - Azure Managed Applications

Non-Regional - Azure Migrate

Non-Regional - Azure Stack

West Europe - Azure VMware Solution

West Europe - Batch

West Europe - Cloud Services

West Europe - Azure Functions

West Europe - Azure Quantum

West Europe - Azure Service Fabric

West Europe - Azure Spring Cloud

West Europe - Virtual Machine Scale Sets

West Europe - Virtual Machines

West Europe - BareMetal Infrastructure

West Europe - SAP HANA on Azure Large Instances

West Europe - App Configuration

West Europe - Application Gateway

West Europe - Azure Firewall

West Europe - Azure Communications Gateway

West Europe - Azure Firewall Manager

West Europe - Load Balancer

West Europe - Network Watcher

West Europe - Azure Private 5G Core

West Europe - Azure Private Link

West Europe - Azure Route Server

West Europe - Virtual Network

West Europe - Azure Virtual Network Manager

West Europe - Virtual WAN

West Europe - VPN Gateway

West Europe - Web Application Firewall

West Europe - Azure HPC Cache

West Europe - Azure NetApp Files

West Europe - Storage Accounts

West Europe - Azure File Sync

West Europe - StorSimple

West Europe - API Management

West Europe - App Service

West Europe - Web Apps Linux

West Europe - Azure SignalR Service

West Europe - Azure Web PubSub

West Europe - Notification Hubs

West Europe - Azure Container Apps

West Europe - Azure Container Registry

West Europe - Azure Container Service

West Europe - Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

West Europe - Azure Dev Spaces

West Europe - Azure Red Hat OpenShift

West Europe - Azure Cosmos DB

West Europe - Azure Managed Instance for Apache Cassandra

West Europe - Azure Database for MariaDB

West Europe - Azure Database for MySQL

West Europe - Azure Database for MySQL flexible servers

West Europe - Azure Database for PostgreSQL

West Europe - Azure Cache for Redis

West Europe - Azure SQL Database

West Europe - SQL Server Stretch Database

West Europe - Azure Analysis Services

West Europe - Azure Data Explorer

West Europe - Azure Data Factory

West Europe - Data Lake Analytics

West Europe - Azure Data Lake Storage Gen1

West Europe - Azure Data Share

West Europe - Azure Databricks

West Europe - Event Hubs

West Europe - Microsoft Purview

West Europe - Azure Stream Analytics

West Europe - Azure Synapse Analytics

West Europe - Azure Applied AI Services

West Europe - Azure Immersive Reader

West Europe - Azure Metrics Advisor

West Europe - Azure Cognitive Services

West Europe - Azure Cognitive Service for Vision

West Europe - Custom Vision

West Europe - Language Understanding (LUIS)

West Europe - Personalizer

West Europe - QnA Maker

West Europe - Speech Services

West Europe - Azure OpenAI Service

West Europe - Azure Machine Learning

West Europe - Machine Learning Studio (classic)

West Europe - Azure Digital Twins

West Europe - Event Grid

West Europe - Azure IoT Central

West Europe - Azure IoT Hub

West Europe - IoT Hub Device Provisioning Service

West Europe - Logic Apps

West Europe - Azure Time Series Insights

West Europe - Azure Health Data Services

West Europe - Azure API for FHIR

West Europe - Service Bus

West Europe - Azure Active Directory Domain Services

West Europe - Microsoft Azure Attestation

West Europe - Azure confidential ledger

West Europe - Azure DDoS Protection

West Europe - Key Vault

West Europe - Azure Key Vault Managed HSM

West Europe - Azure DevTest Labs

West Europe - Azure Load Testing

West Europe - Azure Managed Grafana

West Europe - Automation

West Europe - Azure Automanage

West Europe - Azure Backup

West Europe - Azure Chaos Studio

West Europe - AutoScale

West Europe - Application Insights

West Europe - Log Analytics

West Europe - Scheduler

West Europe - Azure Site Recovery

West Europe - Update management center

West Europe - Media Services

West Europe - Azure Database Migration Service

West Europe - Azure SQL Migration extension for Azure Data Studio powered by Azure Database Migration Service

West Europe - Remote Rendering

West Europe - Azure Arc enabled servers

West Europe - Azure Arc enabled Kubernetes

Message

Networking Issues - West Europe - Investigating

Details

Engineering identified networking issue in west europe impacting subset of users in connectivity to resources hosted in this region
Engineering are investigating and next update in 60 mins or as soon as possible
This message was last updated at 04:55 UTC on 16 June 2023

February 08, 2023 03:54 UTC

WARN

1 day

Datacenter Cooling Event - Southeast Asia

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Start Time

February 08, 2023 03:54 UTC

Type WARN
Affected Components

Southeast Asia - Azure SQL Database

Message

Datacenter Cooling Event - Southeast Asia

Details

Impact statement: Starting around 20:19 UTC on 7 February 2023, a utility power surge in the Southeast Asia region tripped a subset of the chiller units for one datacenter offline. While working to restore the chiller units, temperatures in the datacenter increased so we have proactively powered down a small subset of selected compute and storage scale units, to avoid damage to hardware and reduce cooling system load. All impacted storage and compute scale units are in the same datacenter, within one of the region’s three Availability Zones (AZs). Multiple downstream services have been identified as impacted.
Datacenter teams are continuing work to bring the impacted chiller units back online.
Customers using services that are zonally-aware may consider failing out of the impacted zone, physical zone AZ-03. Note that physical zones are mapped to logical zones in your Azure subscription, Refer to: https://learn.microsoft.com/rest/api/resources/subscriptions/check-zone-peers.
This message was last updated at 03:52 UTC on 08 February 2023

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