The minutes for 2nd December were approved.
Iain reported that he dealt with rt4 last night and hopes to do issrt tonight. They were the 2 pressing ones. The few remaining can wait until new year.
RAT have dealt with a few. While the AT labs are on nagios, there will be lab machines popping up regularly but they are being dealt with as quickly as possible.
There was much discussion on this. IS appear to work much as we do. We are generally happy with the way we currently work which relies on goodwill rather than on a rota basis. There are 2 main aspects to this - the mechanisms for monitoring and then the way issues are communicated. George pointed out that there is now a project to look into improving monitoring. Currently emails are sent to Alastair and Infrastructure with Alastair also receiving texts. It was suggested that Estates should be included.
More progress on this. US have one to delete. Agreed to add deadline of end Feb.
Agreed to rename this action as computing staff to use Ubuntu as default platform. It is accepted that there will be a need for SL7 desktop machines to remain e.g. test server configurations.
George noted that Nick is developing a tool that will greatly help with this.
MPU, Inf and US done.
Alison will chase Angus.
See Unit reports for progress. See also Stephen's email (9th Dec)
Actions added or revived:
Report from Computing Executive Group
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Reports from Units
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The last release will be Wed 9th Dec unless any security updates are considered essential next week.
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