Apologies for absence
minutes of the last meeting.
These were accepted.
Asked whether the current technicians room adjacent to the server area would be incorporated into the College server room, Alastair said this was unlikely in the short term. A major overhaul of this area is scheduled for 2009. Stephen pointed out that we may have to consider additional security measures such as lockable enclosures for sensitive machines such as KDCs in shared server areas.
Reports from units.
Paul suggested that it might be worthwhile turning on client debug logging before the switch to client lockdown mode on the 13th of December.
It was agreed that Tim should consult with Stuart Anderson on what a suitable setting for this would be.
Craig asked when GPFS was expected to become generally available. Iain replied that due to a number of issues such as the need to install SL5 on machines using GPFS, it was too early to give a date. More information can be found in the GPFS article in the forthcoming issue of the newsletter.
The next issue of the newsletter is due out on Monday the 17th of December.
The following topics were discussed:
The agreed procedure for the shutdown is as follows: a member of each unit will be responsible for shutting down all machines belonging to that unit in the AT server unit. They will then then inform George that this has been done. The representatives of the Units are
Once all the machines have been shut down, George will open the circuit breakers and inform the contractors that it is safe to proceed.
On Sunday, George will be contacted when the power has been restored. He will inform Neil who will travel in to the tower, close the breakers and (hopefully) restore normal service.
After a lively debate, the following courses of action were agreed.
There was none.
The next meeting will be on January 9th in the Buccleuch Place Seminar Room and chaired by Tim Colles.
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