List of work to be transitioned to other units

Work to be absorbed from COs not in Managed Platform unit

solaris platform
  • how to monitor patches - from Craig
  • various Craig utilities to keep install process up-2-date - he will package and transfer
  • improve install process - some files are manually created that should be created by LCFG - Craig to enumerate
pxe/grub
from Iain
achilles
from Iain

From Alastair

diglett (data mining) -> User Support
description of diglett and volumes and people involved
inventory -> User Support
  • document existing system
  • integration with port reporting code (bug 1794)
  • spares/pool machines/delivery (bug 398)
  • guidance on purchasing
site fabric -> Infrastructure
no documentation required
fibre channel -> Infrastructure
  • switches - document which ones and function, firmware levels
  • brain dump Alastair's plans
SRIF atabeast -> Services
document which volume is for who
SRIF servers and technology -> Research and Teaching
  • har
  • hawthorn - Iain and Alastair to arrange for install at Bush
  • brain dump Alastair's plans

From Chris to Research and Teaching

(Struck out text means no more work is needed)

Beowulf LCFG
Fairly well documented already. Iain was already closely involved and has agreed to take control from now onwards if I can answer questions.
BIODB
Have briefed Tim. We're now jointly doing this with Tim as the first point of contact.
Compute Servers
management of service is already properly documented
Condor
  • Knowledge-sharing with Iain has happened since the beginning, conveniently.
  • Condor component needs big rewrite.
  • Condor not yet available for FC5.
  • Without new Condor component, any Condor software upgrade is time-consuming & fiddly.
  • Big Condor pool requested for summer (RT 23966).
Events
management of service is already properly documented. This was Tim's anyway so no need for any knowledge transfer.
Matlab licences
  • RAT & Services need to disentangle Matlab licences from login servers (RAT is working on this)
  • This was Tim's anyway so no need for any knowledge transfer.
Splus
need to check the situation
TFTP
management of service is already properly documented
Webots
management of service is already properly documented
Local XEmacs setup
need to document/explain & brief Tim on history and possible future

From Chris to Services

In general Craig is happy with the documentation for all ex misc services team services. But we should go through it all again and try to spot things that haven't been covered.

Corpora
This was all managed by Bill, who's in the Services unit anyway, so there's nothing to be done here.
CVS
  • management of service is already properly documented
  • Needs work to comply with the external access policy.
CVSWEB
  • management of service is already properly documented
  • have briefed Craig on possible future, but need to do a bit more here
External Access Servers
management of service is already properly documented
Legacy FTP
management of service is already properly documented
Login Servers
  • management of service is already properly documented
  • RAT & Services need to disentangle Matlab licences from login servers (RAT is working on this)
Mirroring
  • basic braindump done
  • more needed on fault diagnosis & cure
  • need to document safe procedure for moving mirrors.
Room booking
  • management of service is already properly documented
  • Tim is the expert (he wrote the software!), need to point him at Craig, get thoughts on future developments
Shared Calendar
  • management of service is already properly documented
  • Tim is the expert, need to point him at Craig, get thoughts on future developments
Subversion
  • management of service is already properly documented
  • need more from Tim about his thoughts on future development
WebDav
  • management of service is already properly documented
  • Tim is the expert, need to point him at Craig, get thoughts on future developments

-- AlastairScobie - 07 Jun 2006
-- ChrisCooke - 12 Jun 2006

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