Patching in of the Bayes network is proceeding. Most of how we look after our part will be familiar to everyone. Specific things to know about:
dutoit, for practical reasons.
netmonbayesweb site, with the usual graphs and search boxes. Searching on the "wrong" site won't give a complete picture.
<floor> <rack> <sequence-number>
It is a little more complicated than at our other sites, but there are
a few reasons for using this scheme:
As a result of Bayes and the EdLAN procurement project we're likely to be a bit less responsive than usual during August. Specifically, we need to get the Bayes network up and running as soon as possible; and the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of the next three weeks look likely to be EdLAN technical sessions, to be followed by the first three Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in September.
Largely in response to the avalanche of new 5U GPU servers, we are currently installing three new server racks in the Forum server room IF-B.02. Pressure on everybody's time means that, so far, only two of the three racks have been installed (namely Rack 15 and Rack 16) and even those are still not quite complete. However please feel free to install and then use machines in those two racks: we would very much like to get rid of the boxes of uninstalled servers cluttering up IF-B.02.
Taking account of the unfinished nature of the racks, some installation notes are as follows:
s33.pduare not yet configured with either networking or
fpdu/*.outletsmaps, but all of their power outlets are turned on. Please use these power bars in the normal way, and we will tidy up their configurations in due course.
sr09in neighbouring Rack 14.
DICE_OPTIONS_NETWORK_NAGIOS_DISABLEin the profiles of all associated machines.
To repeat something already sent by email to the 'cos' list: my (ID's) general suggestion for laying out the AT Level 7 open area is to use the same type of new furniture which has been provided in the open area on AT L9, immediately to your right as you enter L9 via its eastern entrance. The advantage of that furniture over the stuff we currently have in AT L7 is that it's comfortable, usable, and all (easily-enough) moveable.
My specific suggestions are as follows:
Tim has subsequently suggested that we also need a 'WePresent' screen mounted on the wall. That will work: mount it on the eastern wall of the room, having removed the whiteboard currently located there.
It's new student account creation time again - approximately 422 have been created since 1st August. The main issue this year was students losing module-* roles which are used to allocate additional quota. This is under investigation for future years.
"The sub-conytractors (sic) did not show up to carry out all the work, so an additional date has been added to the alert to complete the work on the main UPSes in AT Datacentre." That additional date is this afternoon! IS alert
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