These were accepted as a reasonable account of the last meeting.
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Forum and AT done. JCMB CSR still pending. There are several machines waiting to be transported to KB, and it would make sense for the new desktop to be bundled with these.
Still some details to sort out re how/when to totally power down the room. The main breaker is inside the DB. A complication is that some of the main SR is powered from the SMSR DB (and vice versa).
There has been some progress, and more is expected once 7.2 is rolled out.
Actions added or revived:
They're not quite such a twisty maze of passages, all alike, any more.
Blog articles discussed:
As it's now in service the "wait" point should be deleted.
Report from Computing Executive Group
Verbal CCPAG report:
Reports from Units
Alastair had forwarded an email. Ian has updated the Unit report to incorporate the main points from this. We should send out an "at-risk" alert and/or tweet (Alison).
IPv6 will be enabled on wire M next week, after a warning email to COs. It would be useful for a per-subnet ability to create general SLAAC-style DNS entries to be available, and specifically enabled for M.
The meeting agreed that it would make sense for arpwatch email (and some iptables email) to go to all COs. (Now implemented.)
Graham reckoned that a real serial console line could be more reliable and/or functional under some circumstances. Ian will document our current use of serial console lines to see how much use is still made of them.
The meeting couldn't think of a reason to prefer a dedicated iDRAC NIC over the use of 'piggyback' connections on the main system NICs via VLANs. This latter gives us added redundancy, and also minimizes network switch/cabling requirements: it should be our standard setup.
Alastair raised a potential issue regarding the migration of VMs between SL7 hosts. For further investigation.
The change does mean that printer accounting figures aren't immediately available for these machines and queues. Craig will discuss what's needed with Martin and then work out how to extract these from IS.
The dates are now confirmed. Note that there are two exams at the same time on Monday 15th. This shouldn't be a problem...
Topics for discussion
Proposal to use EASE (AD) authentication for eduroam
The meeting discussed some recent spam postings which appeared to be as a result of a compromised password. Alison will follow up with the user involved to try to work out how this might have happened and which other credentials might have been affected.
(A reminder that we have an incident register, with restricted access.)
The next meeting will be on Wed 10th August 2016 at 10:00 in IF-4.31, chaired by Alison.
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