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Report from Computing Executive Group
Reports from units.
Hope to have the small server room ready for machines in the next couple of weeks. A maglock still needs to be installed, however.
The key for room 3.06 (AT) will be put in the basement closet. Units to ensure that all remaining kit from the AT server area is moved out by 24th April. Kit for recycling is to be put in AT 3.06.
Desktops will be rebooted automatically but all servers should be rebooted as soon as possible, particularly ssh/login/compute servers.
It was agreed that more time is needed for testing.
This needs more volunteers to test the new sleep component.
We would like to discontinue support for this and advise users to use a VirtualBox Windows MDP installation instead. Support team will need to familiarise themselves with installation.
The concensus of opinion appeared to be that servers should be scheduled for reboot automatically provided adequate notice is given. It was suggested that the unit responsible for the server should be notified in addition to wall messages. It will then be up to the unit's discretion as to whether they decide to e-mail affected users.
... and thanks also to Gordon for his help ....
Topics for discussion
Ian explained the undesired effects of turning nagios monitoring on in production headers and then using these headers in test machines. It was agreed that such configuration should be protected by ifdef guards. It was also suggested that, by default, all servers should be monitored for ssh. The suggestion was also made that nagios needs to be enhanced in general.
Toby explained that IS are currently going through a consultation period, plan to produce a questionnaire and then a detailed plan by 22nd May. Toby has asked for more feedback on IDMS use/users within the School.
Neil wondered whether anyone had completed the Ediary questionnaire ? It would appear not.
The next meeting will be on Wednesday 22nd April in IF-4.31 and chaired by Alison Downie.
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