These were approved.
Still a few pages to go. People should start reading the pertinent documents once they have been updated and uppercase their names when they are satisfied they have updated their knowledge. Deadline of end April to complete the exercise.
Still many pages awaiting updating despite passing of deadline.
Alison reminded people to add any problems they had had and their solutions to the wiki page
Actions added or revived:
See the Infrastructure Unit report.
Blog articles suggested:
Report from Computing Executive Group
Reports from Units
It was agreed that some thought was needed on how to manage the consequences of the introduction of IPv6. Craig to raise the issue of how to proceed at CEG.
There were a couple of late-breaking news items:
We suffered another disk failure on ifevo4. Though it was replaced with a cold spare, it seems to have affected one of the power supplies which is now reporting a low voltage. We have replacements if it proves necessary.
The backup window has slowly been approaching 24 hours again. This seems to be related to an substantial overall increase in the amount of space being used by students. We are expediting moving backups to the new backup server pergamum.
Carol asked if mailing lists would be moving to Office365. This is unclear at present but it was agreed that the mailing list docs should be updated to reflect this uncertainty.
Topics for discussion
Tim clarified that though it had been the custom in the past to simple grant any additional entitlements teaching support staff needed to their student accounts, the fact that such users now have official contracts means that they also have a staff account associated with that contract, which they are expected to use for teaching activities. This means that a lot more people now have the staff role and belong to the staff linux group. The staff role had a lot of entitlements associated with it which should have been associated with other, more focused roles. Some have already moved, everyone should check the staff role to see what else should go. In addition all services should be checked for dependancies on the staff role or group and fixed if an issue is found.
The question of how much print quota these people should get is being considered. Any requests from people in this category for further entitlements should be referred to ISS.
Toby requested that all computing staff are notified when new posts within the computing team structure become available. There was a general feeling that communication regarding recruitment and filling of vacant posts is poor, with most information being transmitted via rumour. Craig will present this point of view to CEG
The next meeting will be on Wednesday 10th April 2019 in IF-4.31 at 10:00.
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