Alison, Iain, Ian, Tim
"Anything source-related" was suggested as a better way to phrase the "LCFG SVN now uses webdav" entry.
The following has been added to the actions list:
Report from Computing Executive Group
Reports from units.
Installation isn't progressing as fast as we would have liked, due to shortage of technician effort. We believe it's complete on level 4, and there are a couple on the ground floor. Please let us know how you find it. IS have a status page. The ring on the front changes colour to indicate something.
(Post-meeting note: here's what the APs' colours apparently mean:
The new kernel will be shipped with this update to minimise the number of reboots required.
arnie currently isn't monitored by nagios. It would be useful to make it so, as this would provide a historical view of problems. Toby remarked that arnie commonly had LDAP replication issues, which he'd take a closer look at. It's only a PE650, so it's a likely candidate for virtualisation.
There had been problems with the atabeast following its move from KB, though Craig has apparently got it working again without loss of data. It'll be used for mirror space for a while until confidence is restored.
All the KB servers lost contact with the KB evo on Tuesday. There doesn't seem to be anything useful in the logs. Investigations are continuing.
Topics for discussion
The meeting was asked by CEG to comment on the CO meeting timetable, to help inform its periodic review.
The consensus of the meeting was that the frequency of meetings was about right -- we don't want too long a gap between Operational meetings, so that we can notify of changes a reasonable period in advance, as well as keeping the business of each meeting fairly brief. The day and time of meetings was felt to be as good as any other would be.
However, it was observed that the attendees are a self-selected bunch, and that it would make sense to poll the COs more widely in case those who weren't at today's meeting had any other views. A mailshot will be sent out shortly.
Toby observed that at least one of our users had commented that EASE principals' 10-hour lifetime was a touch short (ours default to 18 hours). The meeting suggested that he poll ITPF, to see whether there might be a consensus to have it increased, or alternatively whether our user is just an unusual case.
Following a question from Neil, Stephen and Alastair reaffirmed that lcfg profiles should now just be used for machine configuration, and that the inventory system is the place to track attributes such as location and some licence details.
The next meeting will be on Wednesday 8th April in IF-1.16 (NOTE non-standard room) and chaired by Alison Downie.
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