SL7 Server progress to end of July 2016


Tickets resolved in the last month

Some of these topped the "blockers" list until they were resolved:


These tickets are not yet resolved and have several other tickets depending on them. If one of these is yours, see if you can do something to help the dependent tickets along.

Progress by unit

User Support

One test server has been upgraded. Six old servers have been retired (aristo, colonsay, lindor, stakhanov, titan, zondar) and there are negotiations about another two possible retirals. User Support tracks its upgrade progress at Sl7USUnitUpgrade.

Research and Teaching

  • Theon (all parts) has now been migrated to SL7.
  • In addition pgluser, Jenkins, mongodb and ruby-packages are complete.
  • Hadoop and GridEngine are on SL7 but need a lot more work.
  • gpfs cannot move to SL7 so Gluster is replacing it. This is up and running on the CDT and MSc clusters but a lot more work is needed.
  • CDT headers and MSc teaching cluster headers are SL7 but need more work.
  • The GPU servers are partly upgraded: the Dells are done but Viglen and Alienware are not.
  • RAT has no specific blockers, assuming lcfg-dns has now been resolved.

Managed Platform

There are test SL7 versions of some services. We had thought that NX and SSH were good to go and had planned to switch the services to SL7 one server at a time, but there's an IPv6 issue. There are a couple of SL7 test KVM servers. Guest migration on them is currently working with experimental versions of virtualisation software.


  • dns is believed done and is currently in testing.
  • iptables is mostly done, but needs systemd tweaks.
  • The new loghost is up and running, but not all analysis tools have been ported yet.
  • nut is there.
  • sixkts/x509 and cosign have been done for client use but not for server side.
  • prometheus for SL7 needs more testing and code review.
  • There's a test openldap server on SL7 but the headers need more work.


Services has a test AFS fileserver running. A couple of major dependencies for other units (waklog, lcfg-mysql) have been resolved.
Topic attachments
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pngpng Feb-June-graph.png manage 33.2 K 18 Jul 2016 - 14:33 ChrisCooke SL7RT ticket progress to June 2016
pngpng julygraph.png manage 40.5 K 02 Aug 2016 - 10:32 ChrisCooke SL7RT progress to end July 2016
Topic revision: r11 - 03 Aug 2016 - 08:32:20 - ChrisCooke
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