Please fill in actual activity for Last Month (September) and intended activity for This Month (October) for projects you are responsible for. For reference, the intended activity recorded for September 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
    • September: Wait for dependency (#64 AFS test suites)
    • Last Month: Waited for dependency (#64 AFS test suites)
    • This Month: Wait for dependency (#64 AFS test suites)

  • Scanning for compromised machines
    • September: Start project
    • Last Month: Found out what others are doing; surveyed some tools; experimented with Nessus.
    • This Month: Finish experimentation; write up conclusions.

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

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

  • inSpace
    • September: hand off component to Infrastructure and write up
    • Last Month:Nothing (hols)
    • This Month:really hand off and write up

  • Redevelop User Documentation
    • September: Hopefully Units will complete their input. To meet with Alastair.
    • Last Month: Met with Alastair. Units not quite completed their input although progress made. Added a search on tags facility. Added printer-friendly option.
    • This Month: Units to complete input.

  • Inventory Improvement
    • September: Feedback received. Decision on where to go next. Produce project proposal for any followon project
    • Last Month: Consensus is that rewrite with new schema is required.
    • This Month: Produce project proposal for follow-on project

  • Prometheus AFS PTS conduit
    • September: complete, push upstream, sign off
    • Last Month: Very little done.
    • This Month:complete, push upstream, sign off

  • Password strength checks
    • September: Unstalled
    • Last Month: Searched (unsuccessfully) for an existing cracklib interface module
    • This Month: Search some more; then write some code

  • OpenLDAP 2.4 Upgrade
    • September: Upgrade franklin (LDAP master) to SL6_64/OpenLDAP 2.4. Write report and finish this project.
    • Last Month: Postponed upgrade of franklin owing to start of term.
    • This Month: Upgrade franklin (LDAP master) to SL6_64/OpenLDAP 2.4. Write report and finish this project.

  • Account reconciliation
    • September: Start grouping accounts to be deleted (based on large dataset of locked accounts which haven't changed passwords since last October).
    • Last Month: No activity
    • This Month: Start grouping accounts to be deleted (based on large dataset of locked accounts which haven't changed passwords since last October).

  • Introduction of Drupal as the new commodity WCMS
    • September: I suspect not much. Continuing SL6 stuff and vmware kill, and start of new session work.
    • Last Month: As suspected, I didn't spend any time on this last month.
    • This Month: Again I think SL6 work will be priortised ahead of this. It has been carried through into T3.

  • inf-unit SL6 server platform work
    • September: Finish off cosign; decide what to do with prometheus; start to write up
    • Last Month: All cosign/ifriend services upgraded.
    • This Month: Start planning prometheus upgrade.

  • MPU SL6 Server Upgrades
    • September: Get the new LCFG Bugzilla up and running satisfactorily. Migrate the data from the current SL5-based bugs.lcfg.org.
    • Last Month: Got bugzilla 4.2.3 running under DICE.
    • This Month: Produce an LCFG bugzilla theme for 4.2.3. Migrate the data from the current SL5-based bugs.lcfg.org

  • Webmark Reform
    • September: n/a
    • Last Month: n/a
    • This Month: Produce planning document.

  • School Database Revamp: Phase 1B & 2B
    • September: Further meetings to prioritise consolidation (snagging) work. Further work on change management.
    • Last Month: Consolidation
    • This Month: More consolidation.

  • SL6 upgrade for US Unit
    • September: Owner back so continue retiral negotiations. 7 still to go. Progress can be tracked here
    • Last Month: 4 machines retired (but still to be removed from racks).
    • This Month: Continue with remaining servers

  • SL6 upgrade for Services Unit
    • September: Concentrating on SL6 homepages prior to new term, and vmware kills.
    • Last Month: homepages SL6, switch to be made this weekend. SL6 version of blob.inf also just about to go live as SL6. ckanvm moved off vmware.
    • This Month: AFSDB servers. vmware hosts. groups.inf.

  • SL6 upgrade for RAT Unit
    • September: hand over project; finish Exam Preparation desktops. (IR:hadoop/gridengine.)
    • Last Month:hadoop: We now have a cluster running on sl6 gridengine: scheduler is about 50% ported. Exam Prep Desktops ported in principle
    • This Month: tweaks on sl6 hadoop config and finish upgrading gridengine. Exam Prep Latex QA.

  • KDC upgrade to 1.9
    • September: start upgrading slaves in conjunction with services for afsdb. Experiences from upgrade of ifriend KDC master will prove useful.
    • Last Month: Discussion with services re: afsdb - agreement that we should bring up afsdb separately so users don't see lengthy timeout. Started looking at new machine destined to be KDC master.
    • This Month: Once Services can move afsdb easily, upgrade site slaves. Install new master as slave and put into service.

  • System Security Enhancements.
    • September: Finish testing rkhunter and deploy to the SSH servers. Investigate intrusion detection software.
    • Last Month:
    • This Month:

  • Windows 7 Upgrade
    • September: Once further testing completed, continue installations.
    • Last Month: Windows 7 upgrades stalled due to AFS/printing issues. AFS problem appears to now have been solved along with ISS printing issue.
    • This Month: Negotiate restarting upgrades

  • Documentation update - RAT unit
    • September: update hadoop docs for sl6 (and so we begin the Forth bridge again)
    • Last Month: updated old hadoop docs
    • This Month: writeup?

  • Documentation update - services unit
    • September: Some web stuff still to do, backups background doc, try to merge and update new MFD printing documentation
    • Last Month: Web docs complete. Not sure on rest.
    • This Month: Finish any last remaining bits.

-- IanDurkacz - 02 Oct 2012

Topic revision: r14 - 03 Oct 2012 - 10:21:19 - AlastairScobie
 
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