These were approved.
Still waiting on RAT/US units.
Still 12 machines to go
Contact has been re-established with its potential new owner. George will see if there's a spare corner of the College server room it can sit in until it's collected.
Actions added or revived:
Budget of £500/Unit agreed though as noted ,Alastair will still have to sign off on everything.
Stuart is happy with this proposal too. US will define what's needed. There should be something clear on computing.help too. There'll be a meeting to discuss implementation details.
We're still reasonably OK at the moment, as security fixes are still being applied to 6.8. Once 6.10 comes out, though, the situation may change.
Report from Computing Executive Group
Our application has been approved!
Reports from Units
There was some discussion over the future of the AT server room.
Intention is to move the autofs maps on Thursday 14th Dec.
Should now all go to AT-6.01
It was IPv6 wot dunnit.
Patch available but not yet deployed
One machine to go.
Topics for discussion
Ian brought his document Future approaches to Informatics 'sysman' interfaces to the meeting to give C(S)Os an opportunity to comment. See Ians's notes here for details of the discussion.
There was some discussion on the recent discovery that a CDT student had configured his DICE machine to be dual boot. The conclusion reached was that although the student had correctly notified us that they wished to go self managed, the proper procedures to be followed when moving a machine to self managed, such as ensuring that all the disks on the machine had been wiped, had not been followed in this case. It was agreed that the Managed Platform Unit would conduct a review of the procedures to be following when a machine goes self-managed, noting in particular the importance on making sure the machine's host principal is deleted. User support wil check the other CDT machines to make sure none of them are in the same condition. They will also check whether the machines' BIOS are locked down.
Stephen observed that most scenarios for going self managed might be better met with a solution involving VirtualBox. Jennifer and Lindsey pointed out that the documentation for VirtualBox could do with some iprovement.
The next meeting will be on Wednesday 10th January at 10:00 in IF-4.31.
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