Please fill in actual activity for Last Month (June) and intended activity for This Month (July) for projects you are responsible for. For reference, the intended activity recorded for June is included where an entry had been made (it is considered unhelpful to alter this to match what actual activity was :). It is acceptable to change devproj milestones as part of this process, however if you do please indicate that you have done so below, for example by adding a Change of Plan bullet point, so that the meeting is alerted to the changes.

  • Revisit Account Management
    • June: definitely do blog post; wait for dependency
    • Last Month: blog post is finally written, just needs to be proof-read by someone else prior to publication
    • This Month: publish blog post; wait for dependency (#64 AFS test suites)

  • EUCLID Interoperability
    • June: Nothing, on hold awaiting write up and sign off.
    • Last Month: Nothing, on hold awaiting write up and sign off.
    • This Month: Nothing, on hold awaiting write up and sign off.

  • School Database Revamp
    • June: Nothing, on hold awaiting write up and sign off.
    • Last Month: Nothing, on hold awaiting write up and sign off.
    • This Month: Nothing, on hold awaiting write up and sign off.

  • inSpace
    • June: finish component
    • Last Month: started making changes requested in meeting
    • This Month: finish component

  • Redevelop User Documentation
    • June:
    • Last Month: Authoring guidelines are now available. Have created a taxonomy called 'tags' and one called "Unit" - see authoring guidelines for further details. Have created a new content type called FAQ - again, see authoring guidelines for details. Content continues to grow. Some feedback from COs but need more.
    • This Month: More feedback. Complete content to a point where site can be published.

  • Implement print quotas via Pcounter
    • June: Keep looking, contemplate writing something
    • Last Month: Couldn't find anything suitable so investigated Net::Printer perl module with some success
    • This Month: decide how to present to user.

  • Prometheus AFS PTS conduit
    • June: Finish/test VL store/conduit.
    • Last Month: much planning of functions to emulate volume database etc done. Not much code written though.
    • This Month: write code, submit.

  • Server Hardware Interaction phase 2
    • June: As May.
    • Last Month: Made a script which gathers a host of BIOS and firmware versions and revision numbers from servers.
    • This Month: Make the script insert its gathered numbers into the ordershost database. Start automatically gathering BIOS and firmware details from all servers. Special bonus action: try out Dell's OMSA 7.0 RPMs if they appear in Dell's Linux repository.

  • OpenLDAP 2.4 Upgrade
    • June: Upgrade franklin (LDAP master) to SL6_64/OpenLDAP 2.4
    • Last Month: Changed plan owing to an intermittent syncrepl problem. Plan is now to upgrade master to SL5/OpenLDAP 2.4 before finally going to SL6.
    • This Month: Upgrade franklin (LDAP master) to SL5/OpenLDAP 2.4; then to SL6_64/OpenLDAP 2.4

  • Account reconciliation
    • June: possibly pick up again, but depends on above dependency and SL6 server work
    • Last Month: no activity, waiting for end-date availability in DB
    • This Month: if we get end-date, pick up again

  • Introduction of Drupal as the new commodity WCMS
    • June: Work on the modules and workflow milestones.
    • Last Month: Built drush RPM for D7. Used drush to install GeoScience 's module set. Discovered development "cosign_auth" module, basically works but requires people pre-created in Drupal store. Looking at fixing that. General familiarisation with Drupal.
    • This Month: Decide whether to keep looking at Cosign or drop it. More drupal use. Workflow and multi-site milestones.

  • inf-unit SL6 server platform work
    • June: Install new KB SL6 console server. Once new KB SL6 console server is installed, set that up as ifriend slave. Then, upgrade berlin (cosign, ifriend kdc slave) to SL6; plan on osprey (cosign, ifriend kdc master) after that. Finalise kx509 code and put sl6 server into service (alongside sl5 ones at first). Move sixkts service to SL6 VM. Push afsdb/perl-AFS issues, as appropriate. Plan upgrade of Forum and AT network services machines (site nameservers and OpenVPN endpoints). Revisit packaging of network configuration tools, extend migration scripts, and plan upgrade of network infrastructure machines.
    • Last Month: cosign upgrades waiting for KB sl6 server for ifriend slave; kx509 patched, working and is in service (no sl5 kx509 servers left); sixkts moved to SL6; prometheus stalled on perl-AFS
    • This Month: Once new KB SL6 console server is installed, set that up as ifriend slave. Then, upgrade berlin (cosign, ifriend kdc slave) to SL6; plan on osprey (cosign, ifriend kdc master) after that.

  • Simple KVM service
    • June: Clear Forum SAN of Nexsan kit so can connect KVM servers to SAN. Once this done, new servers can enter service.
    • Last Month:
    • This Month:

  • School Database Revamp: Phase 1B & 2B
    • June: First two weeks are BoE meetings, this will include handling (diminishing) live and urgent operational issues as well as implementation of report for return of final degree classifications to College (required for within a few days after BoE completion).
    • Last Month: BoE meetings and associated issues. Start made on change management. Processed all previous project related Trac issues and milestones to either close or re-structure into new roadmap (aligned with strategic priorities).
    • This Month: BoE adjustments for resit examinations in August. More on change management.

  • SL6 upgrade for US Unit
    • June: continue through the list
    • Last Month: no upgrades in June but identified a number of servers that might be suitable for retirement (not 64-bit capable) so in negotiation.
    • This Month: continue upgrades

  • SL6 upgrade for RAT Unit
    • June: Start pushing for research server upgrades
    • Last Month: Decommissioned two research servers, converted two.
    • This Month: RT4; continuing on research servers.

  • KDC upgrade to 1.9
    • June: Start to upgrade in-service slaves, if we can resolve afsdb issue. If still holding us up, consider putting current sl6 slave KDC in service.
    • Last Month: sl6 slave KDC is in service; other upgrades stalled on AFS
    • This Month: start upgrading slaves if AFS blocker is cleared

  • System Security Enhancements
    • June: Add functionality to generate daily/weekly/monthly audit reports. Begin work on automating log monitoring.
    • Last Month: Audit reports completed. Log processing software development ongoing.
    • This Month: Finish log processing software. Begin work on enhanced rootkit checking.

  • Windows 7 Upgrade
    • June: ISS will be upgraded in 2 groups within the next few weeks. Finance staff will be left until after the end of the financial year. Other admin staff will be scheduled as soon after the training as possible.
    • Last Month: ISS 6 out of 12 machines done. 9 admin staff in Forum. Training talks completed. Poor uptake of IS hands on training. AFS/Kerberos now part of installation.
    • This Month: Continue upgrades.

  • Inventory Improvement
    • June: Discuss existing system with more CSOs/COs. Produce report
    • Last Month:
    • This Month:

-- TimColles - 08 Jun 2012

Topic revision: r14 - 04 Jul 2012 - 08:26:13 - AlisonDownie
 
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