Vinyl Community Forum¶
The Vinyl Community Forum is monitored by the Vinyl Support team and Vinyl developers. The forum is organized into these categories:
Question and Answer: Ask, browse, or answer Vinyl-related questions.
Vinyl Releases: Download released Vinyl versions and view each version's release notes.
Ideas and Feature Requests: Suggest product improvements and request features.
Knowledge Share: Share Vinyl tips and tricks with others in the community.
An account is required to view the Vinyl Community Forum. To create an account, go to the Vinyl Community Forum website and click Sign Up.
An email address that uses your company's domain name is required to register for the Vinyl Community Forum.
Vinyl Support Portal¶
The Vinyl Support Portal is a customer support ticketing system, allowing you to create support tickets to work directly with the Vinyl Support team.
An account is required to access the Vinyl Support Portal. To create an account, email firstname.lastname@example.org with this information:
First and last name
Once logged in, you are presented with this user interface:
The navigation menu on the left has these options:
Vinyl Success Central: Click to navigate to Vinyl Success Central.
Community Forum: Click to navigate to the Vinyl Community Forum.
Dashboard: The Vinyl Support Portal landing page. This page displays any Vinyl announcements and provides basic information on your environments, applications, and users.
Current Tickets: Click to view a list of your open support tickets.
Archived Tickets: Click to view a list of your archived/closed support tickets.
New Ticket: Click to create a new support ticket.
Create a Support Ticket¶
After clicking New Ticket in the Vinyl Support Portal navigation menu, you are presented with this user interface:
Customer: From the menu, select the customer account.
Priority: From the menu, select the priority, either Critical, High, or Normal:
Critical: Select for severe operational issues with a broad production impact, such as a major system outage or bugs with a major impact and no workaround. The response time for support tickets with a Critical priority is 2 hours.
High: Select for issues causing failures within an application, such as a partial system outage or a significant loss of functionality. The response time for support tickets with a High priority is 1 business day.
Normal: Select for requests, questions, and issues with limited impact. The response time for support tickets with a Normal priority is 2 business days.
Environment: From the menu, select the environment.
Application: From the menu, select the application.
Keyword: From the menu, select a keyword for the issue.
Subject: Enter a short description of the issue.
Description: Enter the full description of the issue.
Submit: Click to submit the support ticket.
Upload Attachments and Submit: Click to upload any attachments and submit the support ticket.
When a ticket is created, the Support team is notified. If a ticket's Priority is Critical, an email is sent to the Support, Infrastructure, Framework, and Customer Success teams. Emails are also sent whenever one of these events occur:
- An engineer is assigned to the ticket.
- The ticket's status is updated.
- A note is added to the ticket.
- The ticket's Priority is changed.
View or Update a Support Ticket¶
Once you have created a support ticket, you can view the ticket or update its status.
On the Current Tickets page, you can view a list of your open tickets:
Status: The status of the ticket. These are the possible statuses for a Vinyl Support Portal support ticket:
The issue has been reported and is waiting for review.
The ticket is being reviewed to be assigned to an engineer.
An engineer is actively working to resolve the issue.
The ticket requires additional information from the customer.
The issue requires operations authorization to proceed.
A meeting is scheduled to discuss the issue.
The issue cannot be resolved in current time.
A solution has been provided and is being monitored.
The ticket has been resolved.
The ticket has been closed for more than 14 days and cannot be reopened. A ticket with an
Archivedstatus will be listed on the Archived Tickets page.
Customer: The customer account associated with the ticket.
Ticket: The Subject of the ticket (entered during ticket creation).
Assigned User: The engineer assigned to the ticket.
Last Updated: The date and time the ticket was last updated.
To view a ticket, click the arrow in the ticket's row.
To update the status of a support ticket, click Update Status in the ticket. You can update the status only to certain statuses depending on your role.
Email email@example.com with information on the issue you are facing, and a support ticket will be created for you.
Service-level agreements are applicable for support tickets that are created through the Vinyl Support Portal or email. These service-level agreements are based on the ticket's Priority and are tracked from the time a ticket is created:
| ||Support's response time is 2 business days.|
| ||Support's response time is 1 business day.|
| ||Support's response time is 2 hours.|