MPU Meeting Wednesday 11th September 2019

Inventory

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Profile security

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SL 7.6 upgrade

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Alternative DICE desktop

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Miscellaneous development

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Operational

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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
        • contains a list of every user and their status
        • 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)
        • records which informatics location a machine is observed (could track who is using which room, for wire-connected laptops)
        • 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
        • should change go 'Modify /usr/lib/tartarus/bin/load_make_model to set item.manager to sysinfo.manager where item.managed_type=dice
      • client report to flag when hyperthreading disabled or not (in CPU report)
      • client report to take 'ipfilter.export'
    • Take a look at RT #78875
      • WON'T LOOK UNLESS A BIG ISSUE (Ask Tom) - Tom asked 16/09/19
    • 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 December 2019 and if no problems configure to run automatically
      • Run 16/09/19
    • Meet Tim with Chris to review RAT involvement
    • Look at using php-5.6 on computing.help
    • Check with Tim whether we still need service catalogue entry (eg for XRDP service) as part of project deliverables
      • We don't need to create an entry in the old service catalogue entry, but we do need to create an entry in the Register of Services, when it is produced. Particularly important for services with data.
    • Read SL7 coordination project final report
      • Need a project home snapshot
    • Have a look at how APT / DPKG works, particularly wrt API
    • Look at KVM / host-model issue on oyster (See my actions from 13/03/19)
    • Look at idea of marking KVM guests as disabled (See my actions from 13/03/19)
    • Upgrade girassol (remembering hyperthreading)
    • Continue with RT ticket tidy up as per 04/09/19
      • 96250,90028

  • Chris
    • User training materials project #403
    • Meet Tim with Alastair to review RAT involvement
    • Package up Virtual DICE images and update help pages
    • Computing.help - virtual dice
    • Upgrade gaivota (remembering hyperthreading)
    • Final migration of VMs to new KVM servers
    • 'amarela' -> user KVM
    • Continue with RT ticket tidy up as per 04/09/19

  • Stephen
    • Take issue of disable per user journald logs on certain servers to OPS
    • Look at where we're using ALL in access.conf
    • 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
    • Produce an Legitimate Interest Declaration and Privacy Statement for svn history and LCFG profile history
    • Write SL7.6 final report
    • Security week page
    • Upgrade banjo and mandolin (remembering hyperthreading)
    • Decommission hare
    • Force 'noht' on KVM servers in relevant header
    • 'vermelha' -> Distance Learning XRDP server
    • Continue with RT ticket tidy up as per 04/09/19

-- AlastairScobie - 11 Sep 2019

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