These were accepted as a reasonable account of the last meeting.
The Forum server room has been done.
Stephen will 'nag' about sl6 profiles - there are around 400 so there is a need to tidy this up!
Chris has created a document. All to read for next Operational Meeting.
No comments received.
Actions added or revived:
Iain's not had a definitive response from Angus but this is something we are being asked about regularly. We should create a FAQ explaining that we can't do this for now due to legality concerns and provide alternative workaround solutions e.g. use an open area/IS lab Windows machine.
Support team now have access to the visitor tab in Theon.
Blog articles suggested:
Report from Computing Executive Group
We need to engage with this. Lindsey has already noted interest with IS.
Should be in a position to import data in Jul/Aug.
Colin Higgs is taking over from Gareth Poxon.
They will now be done using the same process as IS Apps.
There will be an audit of power usage in all server rooms. George will provide the figures for Informatics.
An OpenStack service will be developed in parallel with Research cloud. Alastair raised the question whether it could be used for teaching.
Problems with samba under DataStore requiring samba to be restarted daily.
Not due to be replaced until 2018. Will use Panopto for now but IS aren't going to support it.
To meet to discuss SLA.
SharePoint is being used by HSS.
Reports from Units
There have been problems with the dns component. See the report for full explanation of solution which has been pushed out to develop machines. Alastair runs a script to check the current state of bind on machines.
This has been increased to 4GB. May be worth increasing memory for existing KVMs (which requires a full restart).
Alastair mentioned that the bios is now set to UEFI. This should be turned back to legacy mode.
With the lab machines being upgraded next week, we will need to test the on-line exam environment under 7.2 in advance of the August resits.
Topics for discussion
The next meeting will be on 8th June 2016 at 10:00 in IF-4.31, chaired by Craig.
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