This Week

  • Alastair
    • Inventory project
      • Documentation - end user
      • Documentation - code
        • clientreport (eg how to add modules)
        • order sync code
        • HPreport processing script
        • link in from MPU top page
      • Start work on final report!
      • Provide details on how Tartarus tables are accessed to Ian D for inclusion in his privileged access discussion paper
      • Add requirement to computing.help project stuff to reimplement new computing help form using REST API
      • Produce an Legitimate Interest Declaration and Privacy Statement
        • records machine to user allocation (with their UUN, cname, sname, user category)
        • records who requests which order (usually just uun, but can be cname+sname)
        • records who makes a change in inventory (just uun)
        • consider what can be removed once a user has left the University
          • any rows in the 'person' table where 'upstream' is false and where there isn't an 'item' row with a matching 'allocated_to' field should be deleted by a periodic script. Arguably 'category' should be set to NULL where 'upstream' is false?
      • Decommission ordershost
        • need to replicate kvmreport mechanism on Tartarus (or somewhere)
          • submit data via clientreport mechanism
        • take snapshot of files (no need to take snapshot of SQL as this is automatically recreated from orders files)
        • power off for 3 months prior to deleting to see if anything breaks
      • Document Tim's theon old inv snapshot and what its purpose now is. Also modify invquery to remark that data is historical only.
      • client report to take 'sysinfo.manager' and populate item.manager from this
    • Take a look at RT #78875
      • WON'T LOOK UNLESS A BIG ISSUE (Ask Tom)
    • Look at Stephen's 'Thoughts on shell components'
    • Investigate systemd reboot bug on gaivota and add some more debugging (store tree diff somewhere)
    • drupal username collection re GDPR
      • Perioidically run user expiry script every month until August 2019 and if no problems configure to run automatically
    • Check with Tim / George about capability for login to student machines - where are we
      • Tim says that we should create a capability that is given to the base cohort and set that capability to no-grace
    • Meet Tim with Chris to review RAT involvement
    • Look at using php-5.6 on computing.help
    • Think about a separate XRDP server for Distance learning students
      • use one of the old KB KVM servers
    • Check with Tim whether we still need service catalogue entry (eg for XRDP service) as part of project deliverables
    • Read SL7 coordination project final report

  • Chris
    • Look at RT
    • User training materials project #403
    • Produce a 'guest only' version of Virtual DICE based on SL7.6
    • With Stephen remove hammersmith
    • Meet Tim with Alastair to review RAT involvement
    • Investigate whether small Virtual DICE image is sufficient for 1st and 2nd year teaching
      • investigate whether we could use yum groups to install additional software for each class (at least for the big classes)
    • Improve Forum KVM server dependencies on server room switches (and check LCFG profiles match reality)
    • Enable KSM on KB KVM servers
    • Upgrade KB KVM servers to 7.6

  • Stephen
    • Take issue of disable per user journald logs on certain servers to OPS
    • Look at where we're using ALL in access.conf
    • Continue with RT ticket clearout as discussed in October
    • Read George's mail of 8th November wrt DPIA
    • clientreport
      • Complete module errors report
      • Add an 'old locks' report
      • 'Old kernels' report
      • Report on core files in / directory
    • Move afsbuild server (juice) from Forum to AT
    • Produce an Legitimate Interest Declaration and Privacy Statement for svn history and LCFG profile history
    • With Chris remove hammersmith
    • All 7.6 machines to use https for profiles from stable 7th August
    • Have a quick look at harpsichord and clavichord config
    • Point student.login to lesser loaded RDP server
    • Commission new LCFG master

-- AlastairScobie - 14 Aug 2019

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