These were approved.
We do have some Windows 10 machines now, so it's time to move this action forward.
Some machines don't have a big enough root partition to be able to install RAT packages. They'll need to be repartitioned and reinstalled.
There are a couple of machines which have had failed discs for ages. Their owners haven't been responsive. If these really aren't important to them then the nagios monitoring should be removed.
There's some documentation on the RAT wiki pages.
Graham has thought, and is now moving to the implementation stage
Actions added or revived:
This will return in another form probably.
Report from Computing Executive Group
Reports from Units
Distance learners are a particular problem. There are around 90 of them this year, which is resulting in a very heavy load on the server. Unfortunately, there isn't much of a funding stream from this source to buy a new server for them. MPU are reluctant to remove packages, though, as this is the DLs' only real way to access DICE. We could really do with the lecture notes being revised, particularly as regards Jupyter.
This led on to a tangential discussion as to how hard it can be to get
access to lecture notes now that they're held on
There didn't seem to be an easy answer to this.
There are 428 first-years this year. Quite how the on-line exams will operate with such a large cohort remains to be decided!
The emails went out on September 4th, which was the week before freshers' week, which doesn't seem excessively early. Users currently have 30 days to use an account after they set an initial password, after which it will be disabled. This does seem to have tripped up quite a few new users this year. Craig will check the password portal's wording as regards this issue.
As there was some discussion as to whether 30 days was the right length of time after which new unused accounts would be disabled, it was concluded that CEG should be asked to review the policy.
Topics for discussion
The general consensus was that there were few enough machines that it was reasonable to leave nagios running and just ack the individual warnings. Sean will be asked to send round a notification when the tests are done for the day.
The touch-screen machines are going.
The techs know the technical details.
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