Please fill in actual activity for Last Month (August) and intended activity for This Month (September) for projects you are responsible for. For reference, the intended activity recorded for August 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
    • August: Revise blog post based on feedback and publish. Wait for dependency (#64 AFS test suites)
    • Last Month: Blog post published.
    • This Month: Wait for dependency (#64 AFS test suites)

  • EUCLID Interoperability
    • August: 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
    • August: 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
    • August: finish and write-up
    • Last Month: Finished component, tested
    • This Month:hand off component to Infrastructure and write up

  • Redevelop User Documentation
    • August:
    • Last Month: Spoken to all those who have offered to produce/review documentation and met with Infrastructure. Added FAQ document type and a facility to search tag list. Checked and fixed broken links. Tested cosign on ladbroke - essentially works but needs a little tweaking.
    • This Month: Hopefully Units will complete their input. To meet with Alastair.

  • Inventory Improvement
    • August: Meeting on 1st Aug with interested CO/CSOs. Produce report
    • Last Month: Meeting held, report written.
    • This Month: Feedback received. Decision on where to go next. Produce project proposal for any followon project

  • Implement print quotas via Pcounter
    • August: Make Cl utility available, make decision on web version and implement if necessary, resubmit for sign off
    • Last Month: Facility for viewing queues added to web interface
    • This Month: Sign off

  • Prometheus AFS PTS conduit
    • August: write conduit test suite, push upstream for approval
    • Last Month: Nearly complete
    • This Month: complete, push upstream, sign off

  • Server Hardware Interaction phase 2
    • August: Make the script insert its gathered numbers into the ordershost database. Start automatically gathering BIOS and firmware details from all servers.
    • Last Month: Made the script insert its gathered numbers into the ordershost database. Started automatically gathering BIOS and firmware details from all servers.
    • This Month: Generate a report which compares found firmware/bios versions with known good versions.

  • OpenLDAP 2.4 Upgrade
    • August: Upgrade franklin (LDAP master) to SL5/OpenLDAP 2.4; then to SL6_64/OpenLDAP 2.4, week beginning Mon 13th August.
    • Last Month: Upgraded franklin (LDAP master) to SL5/OpenLDAP 2.4. Tested.
    • This Month: Upgrade franklin (LDAP master) to SL6_64/OpenLDAP 2.4. Write report and finish this project.

  • Account reconciliation
    • August: Pick up again, depending on time
    • Last Month: Deleted all unactivated accounts not entitled to account
    • This Month: Start grouping accounts to be deleted (based on large dataset of locked accounts which haven't changed passwords since last October).

  • Prometheus: enable account lifecycle
    • August: code expected by end of August
    • Last Month: code not here yet. Emailed...
    • This Month: wait for code... tap fingers... wait some more...

  • Introduction of Drupal as the new commodity WCMS
    • August: Plan on concentrating on the multi-site milestones and backup of the service so we can at least offer a bare-bones drupal service to those in need, even though it will be mostly hand configured ie not too dissimilar to the initial Plone WCMS.
    • Last Month: Nothing. Other work prioritised ahead of this.
    • This Month: I suspect not much. Continuing SL6 stuff and vmware kill, and start of new session work.

  • Rationalisation of roles & entitlements
    • August: Tidy namespace as above, defer procedural changes until Prometheus life-cycle code available (discuss organisational and mananagement changes)
    • Last Month:
    • This Month:

  • inf-unit SL6 server platform work
    • August: Continue with netInf upgrades: revisit Tnm packaging, test switch configuration code, swap in new AT netInf server, take stock. Install KB console server/netinf machine and proceed with other work which that has blocked.
    • Last Month: As planned. Status is now:
      • network servers: all done
      • console servers: all done
      • nagios servers: all done
      • Jabber server: done
      • X.509 (sixkts, kx509): all done
      • cosign servers: tested, partly done (just osprey to do, this is ifriend KDC master)
      • Prometheus: tested, not done - decision to be made on 32bit vs 64bit for server re: perl-AFS for AFS conduits - run prometheus server as sl5_32bit? More likely, run AFS conduits from separate 32bit machine and still upgrade prometheus master.
      • Kerberos, LDAP: see separate project entries
    • This Month: Finish off cosign; decide what to do with prometheus; start to write up

  • Simple KVM service
    • August: Bring for signoff
    • Last Month: Brought for signoff
    • This Month:

  • MPU SL6 Server Upgrades
    • August: Complete work on bugzilla
    • Last Month: We now have the most recent Bugzilla (4.2.2) in the form of an RPM which installs cleanly.
    • This Month: Get the new LCFG Bugzilla up and running satisfactorily. Migrate the data from the current SL5-based bugs.lcfg.org.

  • School Database Revamp: Phase 1B & 2B
    • August: Complete HTBN process. Complete diet process changes for resit (in first few weeks). Handle session rollover (first since full integration). Meet with ISS to prioritise the remaining work relating to BoE and other taught student processes.
    • Last Month: HTBN process completed bar some minor consolidation. Diet process changes completed. Resit BoE meetings occurred without incident. Session rollover happened (lesson is do not delay this, or certainly do not delay this so long that it occurs after session rollover upstream). One meeting with ISS for remaining work prioritisation has happened. All ISS, IGS and ITO processes are now considered complete except for final PGT BoE (including dissertation component) and consolidation (snagging). Roadmap of all outstanding issues completed.
    • This Month: Further meetings to prioritise consolidation (snagging) work. Further work on change management.

  • SL6 upgrade for US Unit
    • August:
    • Last Month: enceladus plus 3 CSBE servers upgraded. Negotiating retiral of 4 old servers but 'owner' on holiday
    • This Month: Owner back so continue retiral negotiations. 7 still to go. Progress can be tracked here

  • SL6 upgrade for Services Unit
    • August: ongoing
    • Last Month: 3 servers SL6'd, 2 others prepped, just not switched yet
    • This Month: Concentrating on SL6 homepages prior to new term, and vmware kills.

  • SL6 upgrade for RAT Unit
    • August: RT4 (for real)
    • Last Month: largely taken up by annual leave (IR: started upgrading hadoop)
    • This Month: hand over project; finish Exam Preparation desktops. (IR:hadoop/gridengine.)

  • KDC upgrade to 1.9
    • August: start upgrading slaves in conjunction with services for afsdb
    • Last Month: nothing, awaiting services testing of afsdb (timeouts, service moving). One SL6 (kvm) slave is in service.
    • This Month: start upgrading slaves in conjunction with services for afsdb. Experiences from upgrade of ifriend KDC master will prove useful.

  • System Security Enhancements
    • August: Start processing syslogs. Enhance the rootkit checking.
    • Last Month: Now processing logs and reporting on kernel oops, panics, OOM every day. Added a new LCFG component to configure and run the rkhunter tool.
    • This Month: Finish testing rkhunter and deploy to the SSH servers. Investigate intrusion detection software.

  • Windows 7 Upgrade
    • August:
    • Last Month: Installed total now stands at 37 but installations put on hold while investigating a number of issues. Turns out to be a specific problem causing file saving problems which is solved with a newer version of afs-client. This however broke integrated login. Solution has now been found but needs further testing. A number of ISS staff are trying this out and have not reported any problems.
    • This Month: Once further testing completed, continue installations.

  • Documentation update - RAT unit
    • August:
    • Last Month: written up gridengine docs.
    • This Month: update hadoop docs for sl6 (and so we begin the Forth bridge again)

  • Documentation update - services unit
    • August:
    • Last Month: Mostly completed
    • This Month: Some web stuff still to do, backups background doc, try to merge and update new MFD printing documentation

-- TimColles - 03 Sep 2012

Topic revision: r17 - 05 Sep 2012 - 10:35:17 - AlastairScobie
 
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