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9 am cover: Tim (except school hols), Stephen Thursday and Friday, Alastair, Alison, Craig. Lunchtime cover: Neil, Stephen any day (except Monday), Ian, Alison ...
Statistics for nop DICE Web Month: Topic views: Topic saves: File uploads: Most popular topic views: Top contributors for topic save and ...
This Week Alastair Inventory project Documentation end user continue working through InvProjectWorkFlow Documentation ...
Managed Platform Unit Meetings Cumulative project effort for active projects See MPU figures spreadsheet. Topics for next meeting 1st meeting in Jan, April ...
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Automatic Reboot on DICE machines Summary Including this in a DICE machine's profile: #include will make the machine start a reboot process if the updaterpms component ...
Racks in the KB server room GPU Rack 0 Rack 0 Rack 1 Rack 2 Rack 3 Usage Switch: gpu0.kb.net(HP ProCurve 2900) landonia17 ... landonia10 Slot Usage ...
MPU Meeting Wednesday 11th September 2019 Inventory Alastair fixed a bug whereby the system hadn't alerted anyone to the fact that the supplier reports (from Dell ...
Teaching Software requirements 2019/20 Key field purpose Course Course Code Semester Taught in Semester Lecturer Course Lecturer ...
Actions from the Operational meetings When raised Who What Comments Deadline 11/09/19 Inf Unit Chase up problems with AT server room alarm ...
KVM Server Scheduled Downtime Planned downtime for MPU KVM servers is announced on this page, and won't go ahead until affected units have indicated their agreement ...
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Nexsan ATAbeast/boy Hardware There is an old page regarding the Nexsan hardware, which you might want to check for differences, but this page is far more up to date ...
Simple KVM service documentation Guests : Information on managing KVM guests Hosts : Information on managing KVM hosts KVM Server reboots KVM host reboots will ...
Nope. Sorry. Vermelha is no longer a KVM server. Find out more about the current KVM servers at SimpleKVMDocs.
Management of Virtual DICE (This page is for computing staff. If you want to install Virtual DICE on your computer here for help.) The configuration of Virtual DICE ...
The Services Unit A dumping ground for various useful bits of info, mainly for us, but occasionally for others. The other place to look for Service Unit information ...
Harpsichord KVM details Dell PowerEdge R740 2 x 12 core 3.0GHz Xeon 256GB memory. at KB. harpsichordpool1 is on 2TB of local SAS disks. ...
Amarela KVM details Dell PowerEdge R720 4 x 6 core 3.5GHz Xeon 128GB memory. at KB. amarelapool1 is on 1TB of local SAS disks. Wires ...
Clavichord KVM details Dell PowerEdge R740 2 x 12 core 3.0GHz Xeon 256GB memory. at KB. clavichordpool1 is on 2TB of local SAS disks. ...
Final Reports for Completed Projects Project ID Name / Final Report 2 AFS file system 3 Production Cosign Service 7 Improved LCFG Distribution ...
Discussion Topics for Forthcoming Operational Meetings At the operational meeting held on the of October 2007, it was agreed that in an effort to stimulate discussion ...
MPU Servers MPU servers' profile status on lcfg1, lcfg2. MPU servers' status. The machines in server rooms have the rack/row numbers in their location to make it easier ...
MPU Meeting Wednesday 28th August 2019 Inventory Alastair has applied the patches from Stephen's review of the Tartarus code. Some weird behaviour was found involving ...
colour meaning hostname Already done hostname Never being done hostname No date set for upgrade hostname Date set for upgrade ...
MPU Meeting Wednesday 21st August 2019 Inventory Nothing this week. LCFG Profile Security Next week, LCFG client GSSAPI will be enabled for machines on the develop ...
The User Support Unit Unit Guidelines SupportVisits Tally for Support Office Visits SupportMeetings User Support Meetings VisitorAccountMeeting ...
How to upgrade and/or reboot a KVM server. How to upgrade the OS on a KVM server without messing everything up. If you're also upgrading firmware, include the instructions ...
How do I find out what roles a person has? Use the roles command. e.g. roles v username The roles command reports on all the roles a user possesses. Using ...
Oyster KVM details Dell PowerEdge R720 4 x 4 core 3.3GHz Xeon 128GB memory in Appleton Tower. oysterpool1 is on 1TB of local SAS disks. ...
girassol Dell PowerEdge R730 4 x 14 core Xeon E5 2690 @ 2.60GHz slower than the other servers but there are many more of them so we put lots of less demanding ...
Forum Server Room Racking In an effort to keep the Forum Server Room layout reasonably neat and the machines located there maintainable, we want to insist on some ...
Items for Discussion at the Next Support Meeting Next Meeting: Weds 25th Sept location tbc (Carol taking minutes) init passwds and reset passwd to cloud (Jennifer ...
Pandemic Planning Purpose The purpose of pandemic planning is to ensure that should some event render a large part of the computing staff unable to perform their ...
Discussion Items Rota (Jennifer) UniDesk training Some people missed the training. Those who went felt they didn't actually learn much as was aimed at beginnners ...
Support Meetings DiscussionItems 2019 SupportUnitMeeting20190904 SupportUnitMeeting20190612 2018 SupportUnitMeeting20181130 SupportUnitMeeting20181101 ...
This is the current (July 2015) documentation for the order file format. The order file is a text file with a number of colon separated key/value pairs, one per line ...
Glossary $ item : An individual item, usually equipment, that has been obtained through some route (usually purchase). The vast majority of items are introduced ...
Gaivota KVM details Dell PowerEdge R730 4 x 6 core Xeon E5 2643 v4 @ 3.40GHz 256GB memory in the Forum. gaivotapool1 has 2TB of space on ...
Azul KVM details Dell PowerEdge R730 4 x 6 core Xeon E5 2643 v3 @ 3.40GHz 128GB memory in the Forum. azulpool1 is the KVM storage pool. ...
A list of Services Unit machines on real hardware: Name Model Role Warranty Expiry Date Location JBOD? Notes bahookie R620 Web ...
Restores from TiBS The backup server is pergamun.inf.ed.ac.uk which has the alias of backups.inf.ed.ac.uk Always do this when connected to backups.inf.ed.ac.uk before ...
Hadoop Cluster: Care and Feeding If you just want to use Hadoop, see computing.help instead. This page covers maintenance and configuration of the Hadoop EXC cluster ...
lcfg x509 with letsencrypt LCFG configuration To configure lcfg x509 with letsencrypt support... #define LCFG X509 LETSENCRYPT SUPPORT prior to the inclusion of either ...
Note this is not the submission system "submit": this is describing the Honours and MSc project reports/dissertations and project materials. User facing documentation ...
Submit Requirements A list of reasons given by teaching staff to preserve submit for their courses during session 2019/20. These should be used to help guide what ...
Research and Teaching Unit Wiki ( Nihil est semper simplex ) or ( Sumus omnibus acribus addictis ) See also Unit Web General Unit Availability Day/Member ...
Frontline Support Role Man the Forum support area (am and pm) and AT support office (pm). AT will be manned all day at beginning of semester only. Check ...
Research and Teaching Unit Spending Plan 2019/20, 2020/21, 2021/22 Spending plan for the Research and Teaching unit for financial year 2019/20, 2020/21, 2021/22. This ...
Inventory of self managed servers See also: 1. server rooms (IF B.Z14 and IF B.01) 1. server rooms space policy Contents Forum self managed server room IF ...
Possible MPU Server Purchases, 2019 22 Back to MPUServerBuying2018to21. Last year's assumptions: We can use virtual machines for non critical "slave" roles. ...
This Week Alastair Inventory project Documentation end user continue working through InvProjectWorkFlow Documentation ...
Checklist for setting up new staff User self registration for services The following is relevant to all staff and research students. The user will need to do the ...
microcode support May 2019 Identifying the CPU model from the CPUID value published in the above document The concatenated 1st and 4th values of the ...
Managed Platform Unit Wiki DOCUMENTATION If you're a computer user and you need help, try http://computing.help.inf.ed.ac.uk . This is the MPU's technical documentation ...
Surm: Care and Feeding Note that this page is currently being developed contact iainr #64;infREMOVE THIS.ed.ac.uk for more information. This page covers the operation ...
Theon/Prometheus API This is a formal definition of what Prometheus should receive in the feed of data from Theon. Views Theon provides three views that can be queried ...
Infrastructure Managed Platform Unit /MPU2019T1report.pdf report Research and Teaching report Services report User support report, stats ...
Tally of visits to support offices. Figures should be entered at 5pm Friday, and counter reset to zero Week Commencing Forum AT 28/01/19 28 25 ...
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Exam Dates and Details RT:96265 Date Time Room(s) Exam Lecturer CSO in charge C(S)O helpers Comments Forum Desk RESITS ...
Projects Submissions Improvements Just a placeholder to cover all the requested improvements to the projects submissions system. webmark minf /ug4 submitted comments ...
How to Generate GPG Keys This process is mostly based on the guidance provided at https://blog.tinned software.net/create gnupg key with sub keys to sign encrypt ...
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pre, code { font size: 140%; color: #101090; } Submit for Computing Staff This page covers computing support processes relating to the practical submission system ...
Racks in the Forum server room (Correct at 11th July 2019 neilb) div.racks table {float: left;} Slot Infrastructure Rack 40 rattle 23 24 tycho ...
MPU Meeting Wednesday 24th July 2019 Inventory The tartarus role field is now populated, via clientreport , from the LCFG resources profile.group and ...
Replacing a failed or failing Dell server disk Here's how to replace a failed or failing disk on a Dell PowerEdge server with a MegaRAID disk controller (which is ...
MPU Meeting Thursday 20th June 2019 Inventory Nothing happened. LCFG Profile Security All SL7.6 machines are now fetching LCFG profiles over https. The next step ...
AT server room main server racks population Rack 2 Rack 1 Rack 0 Slot Machine Comments 40 39 Cable guide 38 Switch: atb1.at.net (HP ProCurve ...
Bitlocker on MDP Machines. Bitlocker on desktops. Laptops do this automatically upon install Bitlocker Wiki Retrieving the encryption key JenniferOxley ...
Support for Supporters in Informatics This is an attempt to update the old supporters page and get all documentation in one place. Account Management Account ...
Services Unit July 2019 Power Work Things we want to do while the power is off, or just after it comes back, to the Forum Server Room. move gresley (to rack 4 ...
Windows 10 Upgrade This project aims to consider the implications of the upgrade to Windows 10 and then to plan the upgrades of all Managed Desktop machines. Project ...
Mandolin KVM details Dell PowerEdge R740 Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 6134 CPU @ 3.20GHz, 32 virtual CPUs 192GB memory in Appleton Tower. banjopool1 ...
Banjo KVM details Dell PowerEdge R740 Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 6134 CPU @ 3.20GHz, 32 virtual CPUs 192GB memory in Appleton Tower. banjopool1 ...
pre, code { font size: 140%; color: #101090; } Informatics Chat Services Pandemic Documentation It's notable that a chat service is likely to become one of the ...
In emergency Contact colleagues email, chatroom, phone (work and mobile). Remember any or all of these may be down. Shut down lots of servers. Find out what software ...
Forum server room UPS related power work, July 2019 This page is intended as a place to collect together detailed Unit expectations regarding the UPS related power ...
www.inf.ed.ac.uk Off site Disaster Recovery Plan July 2019 This needs a review, but basically www.inf is currently skelp, www dr is currently hobgoblin, plone is ...
Final project report for "Investigate the new centrally managed Mac desktop" Project Description Investigate the new centrally managed Mac desktop and consider/research ...
DICE Project Development Meeting "The remit of the development meeting is to monitor, assess and prioritize all development projects from initial proposal to operational ...
Full disk warnings on DICE machines A small script runs every four hours on DICE machines. By default it warns if the root partition is more than 95% full. The warning ...
Introduction Troubleshooting account issues in Prometheus is usually a case of checking the information held within prometheus itself to see if anything is preventing ...
Forum Power Work 2019 Affected Services Unit Machines Just a raw list of all the services unit machines in the Forum Server Room (VMs and physical) # WEB arachne sweb ...
A Wiki for DICE jottings. If you're looking for DICE help and documentation, try computing.help.inf.ed.ac.uk. Transient PasswordPortalComments BondingProblems ...
pre, code { font size: 120%; color: #101090; } Latex RPMS latex.local.informatics Holds the latex classes that are used on DICE. Generally you will only need ...
Final report for project 362 SL7 DICE servers upgrade This project is tracked at https://computing.projects.inf.ed.ac.uk/#362 . Its goal was to Upgrade all DICE ...
If a machine (usually a server) doesn't have MATLAB added by default you can do this by adding the line #include to the profile, then running om updaterpms run once ...
Item is delivered, either partially or in whole New orders file created with rfe orders/{orderno} . Each file must adhere to the OrderFileFormat. An order file example ...
Prometheus Details https://wiki.inf.ed.ac.uk/DICE/PrometheusOverview https://wiki.inf.ed.ac.uk/DICE/PrometheusDailyManagement https://wiki.inf.ed.ac.uk/DICE/PrometheusLifecycle ...
Daily management of prometheus This document summarises what daily management prometheus requires. Keep an eye on the following: Prometheus conduit loop. The prometheus ...
This document summarise prometheus lifecycle what it does, how it works and how to query it and modify its behaviour. Some of this information is included elsewhere ...
Printer Supplies IF printers. Ticket to Mohammed for restock Toner Cartridge Model Printers CC364A HP P4015 South West pillar block, reception ...
AT server room floor space usage power feed usage At 2.7.2019: Informatics floor space usage R0 R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 ...
Mailing Lists Creating a Mailing List. In the services unit's documentation page: http://www.dice.inf.ed.ac.uk/doc/mail/mailaliases.html#mailman Mailing Lists and ...
SAN Stuff I think we need a place to grub together useful nuggets about accessing/interrogating SAN attached hardware. Why not here as a starting point? We probably ...
Services Unit services using staff role Action from meeting 27/3/2019 Services unit services that use literally the "staff" role (not entitlements granted by the role ...
Neil's observations about "our" entitlements in the staff role, and what could be removed/moved. Operational meeting action 26/06/19. REMOVE Role/Entitlement ...
DataStore Users can see their own allocations on ECDF Storage Manager Home: https://registration.ecdf.ed.ac.uk/storage/ CSOs can view info about the existing INF groups ...
included from ServicesUnitCurrentTasks Task Person Added Done longjob improvement suggestion RT 88520 Craig 23/4/2018 update quotas ...
Services Unit Activities Following a Unit Meeting on 16th Jan, 2017, it was agreed to collect all Unit related weekly activities on one page. Meetings can still be ...
Tartarus server scripts. The Tartarus server scripts live in /usr/lib/tartarus/bin script frequency function clean old report info manual Deletes ...
Introduction TartarusGlossary, TartarusQuickStart Workflow How to record serial numbers for machines with multiple serial numbers Command line interface ...
The man pages for the various 'ii' commands are the definitive documentation for those commands. $ man ii : returns a list of the various ii commands $ man ...
Load Shedding for UPS replacement works, June July 2019 As explained in the server room UPS upgrade programme blog article, we need to shed about 20% of the current ...
Infrastructure Unit Unit home page index index reports front page Server rooms REMINDER: food and/or drink are not permitted ...
Cloned BIOS Settings The standard BIOS settings for the SelectPC are not suitable for DICE machines. Rather than go through a tedious and error prone manual process ...
Discussion Items Minutes Carol and Jennifer will write and publish minutes on a rota basis. PDFsam on Windows10 MDP This is now available in the Software Centre ...
Installing Windows 10 (SDX) on MDP desktops and managed laptops for admin staff Preparation of Infrastructure Create entry in dns file for the hostname. Wire ...
MPU Meeting Wednesday 12th June 2019 Inventory Nothing to report. LCFG Profile Security Machines on the develop release are now getting their profiles via https ...
Kernel Samepage Merging (KSM) This has been around for some years. It's a way of saving memory on KVM servers by sharing it between VM processes for instance when ...
Local EdWeb distribution web.inf.ed.ac.uk We are running a local copy of the EdWeb distribution, which is more or less a copy of the EdWeb (Drupal 7 with IS skinning ...
Discussion Items AT level 4 labs renovation Gordon and Carol are working on clearing level 4 of our kit. Another Uni is getting the flip desks. They might take the ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 28th May 2019 Inventory Nothing happened. LCFG Profile Security Nothing happened. Still waiting on SL7.6 roll out. Need to start writing up ...
Managed Platform Machines Licences we have Adobe Acrobat X 7 licences 10 installed. Adobe Acrobat XI 10 licences 2 installed Adoce Acrobat XI 5 licences ...
The Xerox MFDs name SN Model Location Cups Queue Appleton Tower Student Labs acadia 3353458565 Xerox WorkCentre ...
Activities Main priority this week is set up the new MD1400. Move nuggle from AT and replace lammasu in the forum. Ticket into IS about various problems ...
Investigate the new centrally managed Mac desktop Project description Investigate the new centrally managed Mac desktop and consider/research whether it would be ...
Installing IS Managed Mac on desktops and managed laptops, mainly for admin staff https://www.ed.ac.uk/information services/computing/desktop personal ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 7th May 2019 Inventory Alastair looked at decommissioning ordershost but it still hosts the "kvmreport" KVM servers status page. This ...
Infrastructure planning for GPU procurement, 2019 Contents 1. Expected equipment 1.1 Compute nodes 1. Definitely 10 nodes and possibly another 3 1. Each ...
Pandemic info for Hadoop This is a quick and dirty pandemic guide, presenting a greatly abbreviated version of the information in HadoopClusters. If this page doesn ...
Hey! This is TOTALLY NOT FINISHED. Comments welcome, to Chris please. The DICE Hadoop clusters We have Hadoop clusters. They run on DICE. Their configuration ...
Updating the content of the Forum touchscreens At the moment (May 2019) the version of inkscape on DICE breaks the maps. In the meantime, the older version is installed ...
Rebuilding the LCFG master In a "pandemic" situation you should first refer to "scenario 1" on MPUDisasterRecovery. In normal circumstances you can create a new LCFG ...
LCFG Disaster Recovery Procedures Don't Panic! Force an LCFG client to swap servers If you have an LCFG slave server running but it is not one of those currently ...
Computing Executing Group (CEG) Register of security incidents We have a register of security incidents here: https://www.dice.inf.ed.ac.uk/units/CEG/Security/Register ...
Moving admin staff off AFS AFS DataStore AD vs AFS ACLs checked Size Scheduled Complete /group/admin/athena datastore inf groups athena ...
Summary of sending rootmail to Office 365 As an action from our Operational meeting of 27/2/2019 I emailed the linuxmans mailing list on the 19th of March 2019, asking ...
pre, code { font size: 140%; color: #101090; } Tartarus API (prototype) The Tartarus API can be used for querying and updating information on a item (desktop PC, ...
Generated with (more or less) for i in azul jubilee hammersmith oyster metropolitan amarela vermelha waterloo circle; do echo " VMHOST $i"; curl s "https://wiki ...
MPU Meeting Wednesday 17th April 2019 Inventory The clientreport is now reporting on GPU cards. Alastair has been tidying the code and going through perlcritic reports ...
This page is for keeping track of machines that have been loaned. Please record the RT ticket number and approximate date the machine is to be reclaimed, keeping the ...
KB How to configure a Dell server to provide a console managed by IPMI Serial over Lan Contents These notes describe how to configure a Dell server located at ...
AT How to configure a Dell server to provide a console managed by IPMI Serial over Lan Contents These notes describe how to configure a Dell server at AT so that ...
Informatics Forum How to configure a Dell server to provide a console managed by IPMI Serial over Lan Contents These notes describe how to configure a Dell ...
Project 392: Live Chat Service This page is the 'project homepage' for CompProj:392. The established requirement is that we'd like some way to bridge 1. a "live ...
Web Wiki Home Changes Index Search Meetings CEG DevelopmentMeeting Development Technical Discussion Units Infrastructure ...
KVM Service, aka Simple Virtualisation: emergency pandemic tips Your colleagues are fighting off a zombie invasion, so YOU have to save the KVM service. Here's how ...
Managing the Main LCFG Slave Servers Informatics has two main LCFG slave servers, lcfg1 ( vega ) and lcfg2 ( altair ) lcfg1 is also accessible via the standard ...
RT Care and Feeding Note that this page is currently being developed contact iainr #64;infREMOVE THIS.ed.ac.uk for more information. This page covers the operation ...
The "Top Five" things you need to know in case of emergency We are gradually deprecating the use of storage arrays within the School in favour of servers with lots ...
Virtual Desktop Service (xrdp) Project blog: http://blog.inf.ed.ac.uk/squinney/tag/xrdp/ Server The server side configuration is closely based on a prototype ...
On line exam procedure checklist NOTES / CORRECTIONS: IMPORTANT Undergrads are sometimes used in mock exams to invigilate on no account should they be ...
The format of order files This information has been obsoleted by OrderFileFormat (as of June 2018) This page describes the fields used in an order file. It describes ...
Tartarus 'quickstart' documentation Please read TartarusGlossary first Note that options can be abbreviated eg the following are acceptable ' newhost ...
MPU Meeting Wednesday 1st November 2017 Inventory Alastair has been polishing Tartarus ready for launch: use of a tartarus account instead of root Rationalising ...
THIS DOCUMENTATION IS OBSOLETE Matching up serial numbers with hostnames for selfmanaged machines For DICE machines this happens automatically once the machine has ...
Final Project Report for Replace CVS with SVN on www.inf Summary This project was intended to implement the replacement of CVS as the underlying version control software ...
Notes, thoughts, musings and progress made on the "Replace CVS with SVN on www.inf" project. If you want the gory details in chronological order, start reading below ...
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Dell System Update (dsu) Dell System Update or dsu automates the updating of firmware on Dell servers. It works on 12G, 13G and 14G, servers. Note that this means ...
Package Search Procedure This page roughly describes the procedure for computing staff (including frontline support) for adding packages to the DICE environment. ...
Overview An initial triage (usually by frontline support) will place the request into one of the following categories (first matching category wins): Illegal immoral ...
pre, code { font size: 140%; color: #101090; } Laboratory Examination Procedure Note: Staff involved in supporting a Laboratory Examination should also read ExamProcedures ...
AFS Top 5 Questions last updated 26/2/2019 Before we begin, some background information on our AFS service. For general AFS background, see the user information ...
School Video Conferencing Use Cases Boardroom style meetings: currently using Skype meeting held here with multiple disparate remote participants ...
Some notes and pointers on the Drupal EdWeb distro EdWeb is a Uni provided Drupal distribution. It is what will power the central web service, and will replace Polopoly ...
Serial Consoles Contents 1. Overview 1. We use three types of technology to support serial consoles, all of which are front ended by our conserver setup: ...
Client side LCFG configuration The prometheus code is packaged and distributed in the perl Prometheus client RPM. This is primarily for client side usage currently ...
The DICE PXE service The PXE service actually consists of three separate services: the main DICE dhcpd server, a kernel/initramfs server (TFTP/http) and an NFS server ...
MPU Meeting Thursday 21st March 2019 Inventory Done: You can now search logbook entries for instance, to get a list of all the machines which have had a certain ...
List of Managed Platform Activities and TODO list MPU Meeting Actions (Printable version sorted by Action, Person, Project, Bring Back, Raised.) Action Person ...
How to record serial numbers for devices with multiple serial numbers For DICE machines (only), for the clientreport mechanism to work properly we rely on the system ...
Switching a Machine to Self Managed This is a guide to everything which needs to be done on a machine before it can be self managed by a user. BIOS The administrator ...
Managing a KVM host Expected audience. These instructions are intended for the manager of a KVM host. It is not expected that people will performing any of the tasks ...
#387 Continue to consider how best to make use of central data storage Central computing services now provide a number of data storage options to the wider University ...
Tips/comments on move to office365 mail Please add comments/thoughts about the move to office365. IS office365 documentation needs to be updated A "differences ...
Package Repository Mirroring The various package repositories (e.g. SL7, SL6, epel) are automatically mirrored each night by a cron job which runs on the packages ...
Packages Sites Mirror The package repository site mirrors are stored on local disk on the master packages server deneb (an MPU managed server). There is currently ...
Architecture Each local package "bucket" lives in a dedicated AFS volume. For example, the binary packages for the LCFG layer of the SL7 platform live in the volume ...
MPU Meeting Wednesday 13th March 2019 Inventory Alastair has been investigating using the LCFG installer patch mechanism to provide a simple solution for querying ...
What to do when kit is reported missing/stolen Create an RT ticket if the user has not already done so to ensure we have a record of what happened. Ensure ...
Final Report: UEFI Support in LCFG (389) The aim of this project was to replace our aging NX service with something based on a standard technology. Config Sharing ...
Teaching Support Provider Staff Account Issues Summary for discussion on how we technically manage "students that are also staff" (as maybe, or maybe not, distinct ...
How to change a serial number in Tartarus It is sometimes necessary to record a change in the serial number of an item. For example, sometimes the serial number was ...
IS Jabber Service IS does not run a Jabber Service. It was shut down.
MPU Meeting Wednesday 6th March 2019 Inventory No progress, except that Alastair has been thinking about doing an initial clientreport run on new machines, including ...
Basic instructions on using the dice/options/wordpress non rpm.h header Assuming this is a newly installed machine, to which you've just added the header, with no ...
pre {color: black; background color: rgb(200,200,200); padding left: 2em; paddin g top: 1em; padding bottom: 0.5em} This document attempts to give a comprehensive ...
This page details the information required to be captured to populate the Informatics portion of the collage register of services. This is provisional at the moment ...
Plone Web CMS Service Management 2019 We are working to retire the use of Plone within Informatics, so no new sites should be created in Plone. Details on how ...
Plone "Top Five" Plone (or wcms.inf.ed.ac.uk and various aliases) is a Web Content Management System that we use to host various project web sites and, increasingly ...
Mail Services "Top 5" The Basics We have 2 mail servers (both in the VMs hosted in the AT server room) that do different jobs, but both will accept internal SMTP ...
Forum Self managed Server Room (IF B.Z14) Power Connections RACK 7 RACK 6 RACK 5 RACK 4 RACK 3 RACK 2 RACK 1 RACK 0 ...
Forum Self managed Server Room (IF B.01) Power Connections RACK 0 RACK 1 RACK 2 ssm100 ssm102 ssm104 ...
Current Documentation: Introduction A broad summary of the design behind Prometheus and links to talks/papers. Design in Detail Prometheus's design and ...
This page contains a very crude dump of the documentation in the prometheus code. It was generated by running the following commands from the top level of the code ...
Informatics Blog Service Overview The blog.inf service runs on blogvm.inf , currently on girassol in the Forum (confirm this location with "kvmtool name blogvm ...
This section explains how the Prometheus services is managed and configured. It should contain all the information necessary to understand operational details of ...
This section explains, in detail, the design of Prometheus. Roles and Entitlements Introduction The concept of roles and entitlements are central to the way in which ...
Overview Comments can be added to prometheus objects. These can be added to any object with the appropriate LDAP object class, but it is intended that they would ...
MPU Meeting Wednesday 27th February 2019 Inventory Nothing happened. LCFG Profile Security Some problems were found with signalling to rdxprof that a server acknowledgement ...
Merged MLP/MSc Teaching Clusters Overview This projects main aim is to merge the MSC teaching cluster and the MLP cluster to provide a full production cluster which ...
Teaching GPU Cluster Hardware Configuration This is the final report for CompProj:462 Description This Project follows on from CompProj:455 (Purchasing a 200 GPU ...
EdWeb Pandemic Docs We only have one live EdWeb distribution site, web.inf.ed.ac.uk. The only common tasks are applying updates, be it feature updates or security ...
wiki.inf Pandemic docs Basics At the time of writing wiki.inf.ed.ac.uk is running on a VM called buckrogers. Most of the configuration comes from the live/inf wiki ...
Package locations The sites.pkgs.inf.ed.ac.uk server has a copy of everything. How to find packages Use 'whererpms'. It's fully supported and ships with the LCFG ...
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Pandemic docs for "Traditional Web" This will cover the basics for any managed apache based web server, what to look for and where to start. Some familiarity with ...
MPU Meeting Wednesday 13th February 2019 Inventory The second half of the discussion was held Alastair has notes of it, which he'll circulate. These points in particular ...
Print Services Pandemic Planning Introduction In a pandemic situation you would expect that most of us would be off site and that printing wouldn't be used very ...
TiBS top questions How do I know if the backups are running as expected ? Everyone on the TiBS pandemic team will shortly receive all the necessary TiBS e mails. ...
To get an up to date list of all file servers in the volume database, run the command vos listaddrs . At 26/2/19, the list of servers was: File Servers Name ...
Project 347 DICE as a Service on VRS The project came about as it was noted that not all Informatics visitors registered on VRS require a DICE account. Our initial ...
Crichton This is a function that will be called instead of the bash response of "command not found" which is relatively unhelpful. "command not found" can occur for ...
pre, code { font size: 140%; color: #101090; } Teaching Support Forms and Workflow Enhancements Part 2 Final Report for CompProj:459 Description This project ...
MPU Meeting Wednesday 6th February 2019 Inventory The handling of the location information has been changed. When a manual location is set the time will also now ...
Nagios / The DICE Monitoring System Last updated: 2019 02 12 Contents 1. Overview Our Nagios monitoring system employs two servers, nagios.inf.ed.ac.uk and ...
CDT Cluster: Care and Feeding Note that this page is currently being developed contact iainr #64;infREMOVE THIS.ed.ac.uk for more information. This page covers the ...
pre, code { font size: 140%; color: #101090; } SL7 server upgrades Research and Teaching Unit Final Report for CompProj:359 Description The aim of the project ...
Releases: Emergency info What's a release? Once a week we take a snapshot of the "core" files in subversion the headers and package lists. That snapshot is the ...
pre, code { font size: 140%; color: #101090; } Teaching Support Forms and Workflow Enhancements Final Report for CompProj:413 Description This project covers the ...
MPU Meeting Wednesday 9th January 2019 Inventory No activity. Virtual desktop No activity. LCFG profile security The security work on the logserver will become ...
Managed Platform Unit projects: Current Pending Completed #CurrentProjects Current Projects Redevelop School Equipment inventory show, home page ...
Teaching Software requirements 2018/19 Key field purpose Course Course Code Semester Taught in Semester Lecturer Course Lecturer ...
Completion Report Map of the Taught Student's Labs Final report for the #405 Map of the Taught Student's Labs computing project. This project was to review and further ...
Release Management Procedures This page documents how, why and when to make and install the managed DICE releases. It is purely for the use of the people whose responsibility ...
Teaching Support Workflow Further Enhancements Part 3 #RT93430 I've had a couple of the academics comment/complain that this year they have had quite a lot ...
Admin Notes for SSH Service Available servers We provide two SSH servers: $ ssh.inf : Accessible by all DICE users. This is currently on bruegel . See external ...
From: dice account mgmt at inf.ed.ac.uk Subject: Your Informatics password Informatics DICE username: juser Welcome to Informatics! In addition to your University ...
MPU Data Backups The MPU has a number of servers containing master data. Most are backed up off site using rsync rmirror. Rmirror backups are run by the Services Unit ...
LCFG Service Information The LCFG service is a server client model with a single master and multiple slaves. We normally run two main slaves, a DIY DICE slave and ...
Discussion Forum Drupal Setup Currently on 2 virtual hosts bakersfield and forteviotvb3 discuss.inf.ed.ac.uk points to bakersfield and was originally EASE ...
DICE Releases FAQ What is a "release"? Our LCFG header and package files are stored and edited in a Subversion repository. Before releases, our LCFG servers took ...
pre, code { font size: 140%; color: #101090; } CompProj:440 : Teaching Software 2017 / 2018 Final Report Description This project involves eliciting all software ...
VirtualBox Configuration Repository This repository is deprecated. Please use the RAT Virtualbox creation and management scripts to automate and compare configuration ...
PhD Thesis Proposal Submission This is an interim procedure which allows students to submit thesis proposals for convenient review. It employs a simple 'drop box ...
Optional Packages for DICE Users The RAT Unit occasionally provide upgraded software ahead of basic DICE or Teaching/Research Requirement provision if demand is high ...
pre, code { font size: 140%; color: #101090; } The 'getpapers' system These packages are required to allow package retrieval on exam desktops. To install, see exam ...
Original Proposal: Lab Exam System This proposal was implemented and its documentation is integrated into the Lab Examination Procedure and getpapers pages. Please ...
pre, code { font size: 140%; color: #101090; } DICE environment for SL7 Description Port the DICE environment software packages to the new LCFG SL7 platform. This ...
pre, code { font size: 140%; color: #101090; } Lab Exam Environment port to SL7 Description Port the Lab Exam environment to SL7. This environment incorporates ...
pre, code { font size: 140%; color: #101090; } Installing an RT4 server from scratch This is based on installing a test RT4 server on a VM called "bembo" (which became ...
Future DICE Platform Notes This page is where we collect together ideas for changes we would like to make in a future major platform update. See also: plan ...
Forum Self managed Server Room (IF B.01) Noise Levels (Not yet measured) ...
Forum Server Room Noise Levels Contents Background Regarding the continuous noise we encounter in our server rooms, (as opposed to the sudden loud concussive noises ...
Forum Self managed Server Room (IF B.Z14) Noise Levels Measured on Tuesday 21st June 2016: 80 dB 79 dB 74 dB 73 dB ...
Mock REF Reviewer System Final report for the #455 Mock REF Reviewer System computing project. This was requested by Head of School. She was looking for a secure database ...
Support for Bayes Core Team Informatics will support the Bayes Core Team. Currently 8 staff based in rooms 3.25, 3.26 and 3.27 in the Bayes building ...
From: dice account mgmt at inf.ed.ac.uk Subject: DICE user account policies This is a regular email to provide information on policies regarding the expiry and deletion ...
Mail All new staff and Phd students use Office365. Most visitors will not get mail accounts and should have supplied a mail address to the admin staff for their database ...
Moving admin staff off AFS AlisonDownie 15 Jan 2019
Setting up a test network This is a (rough!) list of things to be done to set up a test network. The idea is to provide as much as possible of the functionality of ...
This Week Alastair Inventory project continue working through InvProjectWorkFlow Document clientreport (eg how to add modules) ...
MPU Meeting Wednesday 21st November 2018 Inventory No activity. Virtual desktop No activity. LCFG profile security Stephen has been looking at file permissions ...
Thoughts on project 403 The focus will be on self managed servers. These need someone to be in charge of them. That person has responsibilities. This project will ...
Final project report for DTI Building Design (334) Goal The goal of the project was to act as the University lead on providing User Requirements, related to IT infrastructure ...
How to install a DICE machine BIOS settings Enter BIOS (usually F10) Take a note of the mac address from the Advanced System information Change the ...
Disk wiping station Documentation Location The disk wiping station is located in the support desk on level 4 of the Appleton tower. Look for the signage. it is currently ...
pre {color: black; background color: rgb(200,200,200); padding left: 2em; padding top: 1em; padding bottom: 1em} Meeting Room Booking System (MRBS) As a "stop gap ...
PageOutline Conduits Incoming This describes the automated upload of data into the database through the incoming framework. In general this is triggered by reception ...
Conduits Framework The Conduits Framework used in Hypatia bundles individual conduits and header files, the automated conduit generation of web pages and other data ...
Working with Hypatia Hypatia is the name of the School Database service. It encapsulates the data model, TheonUI desktops, Incoming framework, legacy conduits and ...
Portal Access Control General Information Permissions can be examined by inspecting the .htaccess files: all such files should contain the owning conduit as a ...
Hypatia Database User Account Management Hypatia database account management is integrated into DICE. Fine grained permissions are not exposed; instead the database ...
This describes what access people have to the Forum Room Booking System. The similar systems, ie Forum visitor rooms or Appleton tower, will be similar, but the configuration ...
A list of Quirks which are not really bugs, and not really likely to be fixed or changed, but which are nonetheless likely to cause upset if an explanation can't be ...
Hypatia House Style for SQL in Reports The simple answer is that there is no mandatory style for queries or reports, however recurring patterns can be useful to prevent ...
This is a quick guide to writing Portal Reports. You should be comfortable with the PortalFramework and have checked out a copy of the conduits repository before ...
Investigating UUN and Prometheus Issues Brief notes on investigating issues where users are not appearing in the Prometheus feed. First place to look is on the "Person ...
DPA Compliance Statement We have used guidance under the IT Systems Checklist document provided by University central Records Management to form this compliance ...
TheonUI Keyboard Control The TheonUI web browesr database user interface can be completely controlled by keyboard. Overloaded keys (where pressing the key has different ...
TheonUI Search Options This page describes the Tool Box options available in TheonUI for refining searches. Pattern No Hook, Hook Left, Hook Right and Hook Both ...
PageOutline Hypatia Client Applications With the update of the school database to PostgreSQL, remote client access has changed. The old tools have been updated to ...
Hypatia PostgreSQL Replication Structure Replication is carried out from infdb (''master'') to drinfdb (''slave''). This is ''asynchronous streaming replication ...
Hypatia PostgreSQL Restoration This is not a technical restoration document for details on this please see HypatiaPostgresInstallation but is an important prerequisite ...
Hypatia PostgreSQL Backups Backups are currently performed with cron and a replicated copy taken offsite. replication to drinfdb : asynchronous but effectively ...
Installation The below covers typical first install information which might be relevant in all circumstances, however in most types of server installation there should ...
Hypatia Portal Server Installation Installing a Hypatia Portal server is straightforward, can be done 'from scratch' without access to the old server, and consists ...
Hypatia PostgreSQL Database Server The PostgreSQL server which provides the database is not particularly more complex than any other. Starting / Stopping the database ...
Theon 'Base Camp' Server This is the Theon 'Base Camp' server. The 'Base Camp' server has the following roles: Subversion server Apache server containing ...
Hypatia TheonUI Server Installation Installing a TheonUI server for Hypatia is very straightforward. Your server's profile should contain at least the #include below ...
Pandemic Top Five for Hypatia (School Database) There is a lot of general documentation (including disaster recovery stuff like server re installation and upgrade ...
Crazy Console AKA Brown Effect At the Operation Meeting I recounted a recent occurrence of odd serial over LAN console behaviour, but a more extreme than previous ...
MPU Meeting Wednesday 14th November 2018 Inventory Nothing happened as Alastair was away. Virtual Desktop Chris has spent some time famliarising himself with cgroups ...
Migration of research group websites from Plone CMS Project 388 This will be the web page for the project to migrate (research) web sites off the Plone based wcms ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 30th October 2018 Inventory The main task before project completion will be to finish the documentation. Alastair will also organise a meeting ...
Discussion Items Mocks and real exams We now have dates; See ExamDates and RT:92083 We had a minor incident during the SDM lab assessment whereby candidates were ...
MPU Meeting Wednesday 17th October 2018 Inventory The live tartarus service has been moved to the Forum, this was a useful test of the process of restoring from backup ...
Informatics Forum How to set up a Lantronix SLC Console Server Contents These notes describe how to configure a new out of the box Lantronix SLC unit located ...
Consoles Configuration notes 1. How to set up a Lantronix SLC Console Server: Informatics Forum, AT, KB 1. How to connect a machine to a Lantronix SLC Console ...
Final Report: SL7.5 upgrade (#458) The work for this project was mostly very straightforward and followed the well tested plan which uses the yummy tool to generate ...
MPU Meeting Thursday 27th September 2018 Inventory IS appears to have better data on HP computers than we have. Alastair plans to speak to someone in IS to find ...
Research and Teaching Unit Spending Plan 2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21 Spending plan for the Research and Teaching unit for financial year 2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21. This ...
Move an AFS DB Service At the time of writing the three AFS DB servers are hosted on the Infrastructure KDC machines. I believe the original reason for this that they ...
Project 364 School EdWeb I started looking at EdWeb in December 2014, and actually working on what became web.inf in Jan 2015. Proposed it as a project in August ...
Project 364 EdWeb service to replace Plone for school and student services Overview This project was concerned with providing a Drupal replacement for the student ...
Remote Desktop Service Notes on managing the Remote Desktop Service. User documentation is available on computing.help Host Machines There are two XRDP services: ...
MPU Meeting Wednesday 22nd August 2018 Inventory The HP machine data feeds (both old and new) appear to be incomplete which means we cannot always map the MAC address ...
CRITICAL SHUTDOWN Here's how to shut down all the servers at a site: critical shutdown level low medium high place AT IF JCMB You need to give both a level and ...
Notes on the management of Git and Gerrit. The document is meant to provide guidance and assistance to those tasked with managing the various git and gerrit related ...
CompProj:393 : Teaching Software 2016 / 2017 Final Report Description This project involves eliciting all software requirements for taught courses 2016/2017, and ...
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Services Unit Project Hompage Archives Here you will find snapshots of the home pages of the projects managed within the Services Unit taken when the project was submitted ...
Dell How to specify a Dell Server Dell R610/R710 Dell R720 of Dell RAID controllers HP HP DL180G6 HP Proliant XL270d ...
HP Proliant XL270d (Gen 9) There are two of these in a HPE Apollo d6500 4U chassis. System Startup When the system starts up it goes through a fairly length process ...
THIS SCRIPT IS NO LONGER REQUIRED PLEASE USE ii edit serial ABCDEF123 newhostname blah INSTEAD This script, located in the COs utils space, given a serial number ...
Final Report for Project 272 Deploy Git/Gerrit As Full Services Introduction This project was requested by Paul Anderson who was making increased use of the School ...
How do I get a list of ifriend accounts? ssh kaplan nsu kadmin.local  r INF.ED.AC.UK  q listprincs JenniferOxley 07 Sep 2018
Lenovo P320 desktop Disks The CDT machines are ordered with two disks, one old fashioned spinning disk and one SSD. We want the spinning disk to be connected to SATA ...
The AFS Backed Git Repository Service Introduction Once issue with vanilla Git is that it does not by default offer finely grained user authorisation. There are numerous ...
Installing or Updating Gerrit Gerrit is delivered in the shape of a large indigestable lump of Java. Upgrading an existing Gerrit installation is, one or two gotchas ...
200 GPU Cluster This is the final report for CompProj:447 Description This project covers the acquisition of a 200 GPU cluster to support the MLP course in February ...
Spectra T680 Tape Library Info Web interface http://t680.inf.ed.ac.uk/ same base username and passwd as SAN kit, prefix kbt1 Web cam at t680cam.inf.ed.ac.uk/ video2 ...
MPU Meeting Wednesday 1st August 2018 Inventory The hosts' inventory headers are now synching correctly to the LCFG master thanks to Stephen. Re the problem ...
Jubilee (KVM server for RAT Hadoop testing) Jubilee is an antiquated KVM server which has been revived to help out with Hadoop cluster testing. If you're not Chris ...
Matlab Matlab is available for Linux, Windows and Macos under the Mathworks Total Academic Headcount (TAH) Licensing Agreement for personal installations for Staff ...
Final Report for Project 358 SL7 Server Upgrade Project Services Unit Introduction This project was an effort bucket for the work done in migrating the servers ...
Bayes Building edge switch installation, Summer 2018 Contents 1. General notes 1. The following sets of instructions and notes will be useful: a. Network ...
Possible MPU Server Purchases, 2018 21 Back to MPUServerBuying2016to19. Assumptions: We can use virtual machines for non critical "slave" roles. Where we ...
Final Report for Project 429 Return to AT Services Introduction This project was an effort bucket for the work carried out by members of the Services Unit in ...
Final Report: UEFI Support in LCFG (410) UEFI boot mode has been supported by most of our hardware for a long time but legacy mode has also worked perfectly well so ...
MPU Meeting Wednesday 20th June 2018 Inventory Alastair has modified the script to mail the kit lists to people for the laptop audit. The fields option ...
MPU Meeting Wednesday 11th July 2018 Inventory The headers for the LCFG profile were only being generated for DICE machines, they will now be done for all systems ...
Discussion Items. Resits. We now have dates; Tue 14th Inf1 FP, only one room, no Special Arrangements students AT 6.06, 14:30 16:30 (39 students) 39 students ...
How to retrieve the Bitlocker Key for MDP Desktops and Laptops. Log into support MDP machine. From start button, begin typing Active Directory then choose Active ...
Circle isn't a KVM server any more. The SimpleKVMDocs page will tell you about the current KVM servers.
Waterloo isn't a KVM server any more. The SimpleKVMDocs page will tell you about the current KVM servers.
EdWeb Admin User Background Drupal as the idea of an all powerful "admin" user (or user 1). In a vanilla install, you can login as literally "admin" and have full ...
Support Unit Meeting. Discussion Items. Discussion of previous items. We have to remember to be vigilant about keyloggers, and logging ourselves out. O365, no news ...
Guidelines on non CO access to server rooms The following guidelines were agreed by CEG. We will permit unchaperoned access for planned access for a specific need ...
MPU Meeting Wednesday 4th July 2018 Inventory No activity. Virtual Desktop A user has a weird problem with ps. The plan is to move the staff server from NX to RDP ...
Informatics File Space File Servers Name Location Warranty Ends Total Storage Free Storage Notes kraken IF 7/17 25TB 10.2TB ...
Name Handed over Locks Power Lights Fibre Note Basement Ground floor (A, B, C) 20/07/18 Terminating 1st West ...
Wake On LAN This is the ManagedPlatformUnit page which describes how Informatics' Wake On LAN service is put together. If you just want to use the service, see http ...
placeholder for new docs ensure the machine is allocated to them so it will appear on their wake list at: wake.inf.ed.ac.uk open firewall hole Create an AD group, ...
Teaching Software requirements 2017/18 The project is now complete see TeachingSoftware2017Report Key field purpose Course Course Code Semester ...
Forum network switch upgrade This is the final report for 442 Forum network switch upgrade Contents 1. Introduction The aim of this project was to replace all ...
Support page for Secure AFS web server It is now possible to publish AFS based web pages that have a greater degree of protection than the mechanism currently employed ...
Support Unit Meeting. Discussion Items. Security of support area desktops; keyloggers and logging out. Please don't leave yourself logged into a support machine ...
Support Unit Meeting. Discussion Items. Bitlocker. Everyone is to check that they can retrieve bitlocker keys. We should stress to MDP users that they don't usually ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 12th June 2018 Inventory There's no need to implement ii dispose as disposals can be handled by ii edit . The lcfg generated inventory ...
MPU Meeting Wednesday 9th May 2018 Inventory Nothing. User Security Training Nothing. Virtual Desktop Nothing. LCFG Profile Security An updated installer ...
MPU Meeting Wednesday 16th May 2018 Inventory Tartarus has gone live and the old system is now in read only mode. We still need to update the location of the lcfg ...
Services Unit Old Servers 2017 This is the wiki version of /afs/inf.ed.ac.uk/group/services unit/admin/old machines 2017 Old machines in racks which we could get rid ...
Updating LCFG to a new minor release The generation of package lists is done using the lcfg yummy tool, there are some scripts in the pkglist tools package which ...
Problems with CUPS Some of the problems which appear to be CUPS related are actually caused by things like applications producing faulty postscript, here are some ...
Teaching Software requirements 2016/17 This project is now complete final report at TeachingSoftware2016Report Key field purpose Course Course ...
.r { } .x { text decoration: line through; colour: #aaa; } Server Upgrade to SL7 2016 The project is now complete see SL7ServerUpgradeRATReport Key field ...
Final project report for "Suspend accounts that have had no recent KDC activity" (351) Project Description Add the capability to automatically suspend accounts that ...
web.inf.ed.ac.uk disaster recovery The VM, dripped.inf, at KB is configured to take a mirror of the live web.inf.ed.ac.uk site every 2 hours. Cron runs the script ...
How to report Dell hardware problems This page explains how to ask Dell to fix a hardware problem with a Dell server, and what to expect. The usual hardware problem ...
Firmware updates from the Lifecycle Controller WARNING (23 January 2018) The Lifecycle Controller's firmware update facility is offering an unsafe BIOS update. Do ...
Server Install Gotchas This doesn't cover the details of how to install a server, but does contain some things to bear in mind/look out for when installing new DICE ...
Forum closet 100Mb 2610 edge switches 2017/18 Upgrade Contents 1. General notes 1. We are replacing every (100Mb/s) 2610 48 edge switch in the Forum closets ...
MPU Servers and IPv6 The following servers do not currently have IPv6 addresses and need to have %slaac entries added. Name Service Comments deneb ...
RT Guy I thought we had this written down somewhere, but can't find it! Whoever is RT Guy should carry out the following routine tasks: Check and respond to Services ...
Guidance on specifying Dell PowerEdge servers General Notes If you are ever likely to want to install a GPU in your server, please consult with the RAT unit ...
Moving Admin Staff from AFS to DataStore (Samba) This project's aim is to move admin staff off AFS group space. This has a notional deadline of September 2017, when ...
MPU Meeting Wednesday 25th April 2018 Inventory Nothing. User Security Training Nothing. Virtual Desktop Nothing. LCFG Profile Security Stephen has continued ...
Project 394 Develop and document policies and procedures for physical security. Hardware security of open area desktops; Padlocking open area ...
User Support Unit SL7 Project dice invtools Done (in dice sl7 env common.rpms) server upgrades see table below podium machines Done webkiosk ...
Appleton Tower AV Support Apart from any PCs, the equipment listed below is the responsibility of Learning Spaces Technology (LST) (details). Our involvement ...
MPU Meeting Wednesday 18th April 2018 Inventory Nothing. User Security Training Nothing. Virtual Desktop Not much progress (it's mostly done). LCFG Profile Security ...
Computing Projects Improvements A list (in no order) of known bugs and suggested enhancements to the Computing Projects framework or its technical implementation. ...
Timetable for Forum powerdown 04/18 Morning Task Done Move staff and student print servers to borges Yes Disable tape backups Yes Disable ...
Raw list of machines affected by the 13/4/2018 weekend power down server description Real Hardware arachne sweb.inf.ed.ac.uk bahookie homepages ...
Account Management Account Creation Account creation is now an automatic process. In order to create an account there has to be a database entry with a UUN. The ...
MPU Meeting Wednesday 28th March 2018 Inventory Alastair has added cosign authentication for the html view, he has also dropped the unauthenticated access to the ...
AT New network switches for levels 3 9, 2017 Contents 1. General notes 1. All switches are part of the AT network, so AT naming conventions and AT site specific ...
Forum power down. We have a number of servers in the main Forum server room. Al machines will be shutdown around 5pm on Friday afternoon. They will be powered on again ...
Services Unit affected machines/services during the weekend Forum Power Down 13/4/2018 All group AFS and NFS file space will be unavailable. We will take steps to ...
List of Web Sites on the Plone web server that will be down during 13/4/2018 power down. Affected sites wcms.inf.ed.ac.uk pbf2013.inf.ed.ac.uk ...
List of Web Sites on the Groups web server that will be down during 13/4/2018 power down. We will be able to serve a "web site temporarily down" message for anyone ...
RAT Unit Informatics Forum Power Down Weekend of 13th to 16th April 2018 General Servers and Services The following will be brought down on Friday at 5pm and re ...
Services Unit plan for KB server room power shutdown 7/4/18 Machines affected Role Notes Stanier file server Bulleid file server Ivatt ...
Forum Power Shutdown 14/4/2018 User visable consequences No access to much of the group file space, both NFS and AFS No editing access to www.inf.ed.ac ...
Review Security of LCFG Profile Access This is the home page for #402. See also the blog for progress reports. Limiting access to LCFG profiles needs to be done on ...
Infrastructure : Report and figures Managed Platforms : figures, report Research and Teaching : Report and Figures Services : Report and Figures ...
MPU Meeting Wednesday 21st February 2018 Inventory With GDPR in mind, should we be making it possible for anyone to find out about machine allocations and purchase ...
CosigNego is a Python library (usable from the shell) which bridges the gap between Cosign and Kerberos (actually GSSAPI via SPNEGO) authentication. It's customised ...
Final Report : remove obsolete deps for LCFG client (274) The Goal The primary goal for this project was to remove the LCFG client dependency on obsolete W3C::SAX ...
Pausing queues Queues can be paused with the cupsdisable command: ssh to the printing server infcups, as root nsu. /usr/sbin/cupsdisable printer You can then ...
Consider User Security Training Materials This is the home of 403. $ The brief for this project is : Consider what user security training materials we can provide ...
Change Freeze during strike action from 23rd February 2018 to 21st March 2018 In order to minimize the risk to computing facilities during the strike action there ...
Moving kit from site to site The current procedure (as of February 2018) is to put a ticket in the techs RT queue asking them to do an uplift. Old Information (probably ...
MPU Meeting Wednesday 14th February 2018 Inventory Chris is working on a client report module for disks and RAID controllers. User Security Training Chris has reorganised ...
Procurement Documentation Procurement "strategy" Desktops, laptops and workstations AlastairScobie 20 Feb 2018
Upgrade/reboot of User Support Unit Servers to Scientific Linux 7.4 2018 In order to avoid a huge disk running fsck, do this as root (this example would not run fsck ...
This is to keep my head straight about what needs to be done with merging the 200GPU cluster with the MSc Teaching cluster. Fit one: Install GPU cluster and support ...
MPU meeting Wednesday 7th February 2018 Inventory It now works with IPv6. See the Operational section for more detail. LCFG Client Refactoring Nothing this week ...
Final project report for 'Return to AT (MPU) project 427' Effort expended Period Effort 2017 T2 86 hours 2017 T3 67 hours 2017 T1 ...
Please be polite while filling this out. Health Safety 7.11 Window stop in middle window on northern side of 7.11 keeps detaching and is clearly broken. The ...
MPU Meeting Wednesday 31st January 2018 Inventory Nothing happened. LCFG Client Refactoring The new v4 client will go out to all office desktop machines as part ...
From: dice account mgmt at inf.ed.ac.uk Subject: Informatics DICE account expiry for juser Dear Johnny User, The Informatics DICE account for juser has been deemed ...
Final Report of the "Investigation and provision of meeting software" project (Project 333). History Apr 2016 Initial setup and configuration Downloaded source ...
Develop and document policies and procedures for physical security project home page (394) Project aim (from project proposal) Develop and document policies and procedures ...
Disruption to Forum Server Rooms' Power on Saturday 3rd February We are expecting to have someone come to service one of the uninterruptible power supplies (UPSes ...
Services Unit machines at risk or down during the Feb 2018 Forum server room power work In the following "at risk" means that we expect the machine to remain up, but ...
MPU Meeting Thursday 18th January 2018 Inventory Putting the new inventory system into service has been delayed for several reasons. One was that disposal had not ...
Infrastructure :Report and figures Managed Platforms : figures, report Research and Teaching : Figures and Report Services : Report and Figures ...
EdWeb This is the name of the Drupal distribution created by Information Services (IS) to replace the central web Polopoly sevice. It has also been made available ...
2017 T3 (28th August 2017 31st December 2017) Computing Projects The unit spent 67% of its time on specific computing projects. This is up massively on T2 2017 ...
Getting a Mac to use the DICE Infrastructure This page is now very old. To find out about using DICE services from more recent versions of MacOS go straight to http ...
Support Unit Meeting Alison opened the meeting by welcoming Gordon who is joining the team full time. Discussion Items Student Staff Liaison Meeting This is every ...
Return to AT for Research and Teaching Unit Completion Report For the Research and Teaching Unit there was no specific return to AT work and so this project was ...
Zapped defunct content and replaced with simple list of SL6 machines still to go: host description notes babbler Informatics Jabber server KVM ...
This Week Alastair Inventory project continue working through InvProjectWorkFlow Document clientreport (eg how to add modules) ...
Edit $CVSROOT/avail to grant the user access to selected part of the inf tree. Process the password. Log on to www.inf.ed.ac.uk (currently skelp) and become root ...
Lab Machine Checks We gather client information on a daily basis and this is used in combination with data from the Informatics inventory and the LCFG profiles to ...
MPU web servers with HTTP text entry boxes As of September 2017 the MPU's affected web servers are in three categories: $ ordershost : This will be going away ...
MPU Meeting Wednesday 13th December 2017 Inventory Chris has contributed a clientreport Management module which detects BMCs and DRACs and their firmware versions ...
Teaching Cluster Technology This is the final report for CompProj:381 Description This project was intended to deliver clusters to support teaching compute Intensive ...
CDT Cluster Software This is the final report for CompProj:332 Description This project delivered the full required software requirements for the cdt cluster. Operating ...
SL7 version of jabber server.h RogerBurroughes 14 Dec 2017
Possible MPU Server Purchases, 2016 19 Back to MPUServerBuying2015to18. See also DisplacedServers2015. Assumptions: We can use virtual machines for non critical ...
MPU Meeting Wednesday 6th December 2017 Inventory We would like to be able to feed some resource information back to the inventory for generating reports. In particular ...
Creating roles/entitlements for machine access This page describes how to create a role/entitlement to allow access to a machine, or a class of machines. This allows ...
MPU Meeting Wednesday 22nd November 2017 Inventory No activity since the last meeting. LCFG Client Refactoring Stephen has been tidying up odds and ends: ...
Forum Powercut Exercise 2017 A parent topic for those who want to share their findings from the Forum Powercut Exercise 24/11/2017 ForumPowercutExercise2017ServicesUnit ...
Services Unit report following the powercut exercise Brief report on the power cut exercise to the Forum server room. I was the only Services Unit member in this day ...
Decommissioning Machines and Drives We've have various off the cuff discussions about what should be done with decommissioned machines and hard disks, but I couldn ...
Updating Users during a Service Disruption Planned Service Disruption In advance of the disruption: Unit ensure that Support team have been given details ...
Disaster What To Do In A 1 Don't panic 2 Check the left menu of this wiki and follow the Emergency link in the Other section! NeilBrown 24 Nov 2017
Granting Theon Portal Access Edit the appropriate live header: live/hypatia portal server.h Depending on the user requirements, add their UUN to either: PORTAL ...
MPU Meeting Wednesday 15th November 2017 Inventory A checkhost command has been added to ii which can be used to check if a hostname is already being used. Alastair ...
The MPU's stargazing list. Futures meeting on 9 May 2017
2017 T2 1st May 2017 27th August 2017 Computing Projects The unit spent 42% of its time on specific computing projects. This is similar to T1 2017 (46%). Note ...
Infrastructure planning for proposed GPU cluster, 2017/2018 1. Currently available rack space Forum At least six racks AT One rack KB One rack 2. Currently available ...
MPU Meeting 12th April 2017 LCFG Client Refactoring The context support is now finished and documented. Stephen has moved onto the packages support which is now well ...
CDT/MSc cluster networking at November 2017 At 14.11.2017: cdt0 cdt1 ...
Giving Student Groups Print Quota It would appear that we are once more giving students a certain amount of print quota for use in their courses. For AY 2017 2018 ...
The Software https://groups.inf.ed.ac.uk/cos/licences/ AFS Location: /afs/inf.ed.ac.uk/group/cos/html/licences/ Authorised Users The script is cosign protected and ...
Infrastructure: Report and figures Managed Platform: figures, report Research Teaching: Figures and Report Services: Figures and Report User ...
MPU Meeting Wednesday 11th October 2017 Inventory Nothing much happened. LCFG Client Refactoring The core packages are now in the develop release and updaterpms ...
Coordinating the SL7 Server Upgrades project 362 SL7 DICE servers upgrade is the overarching project which tracks the upgrade of all DICE servers from SL6 to SL7 ...
Rather than have to escape PostgreSQL in your document, I thought I'd create this stub page and add some links to hopefully useful pages: Homepage http://www ...
IBM DS3524 storage system There is currently one IBM DS3524 storage system (known as ds35000) with two controllers each with one ethernet interface and two fibre connections ...
Inventory redevelopment project home page (Project 269) $ Review project (2012) : 146 Inventory Improvements $ Consultation (Aug 2013) : Schema diagram, Schema ...
Installing Windows 7 on Managed Platform Machines Preparation of existing machine Save bookmarks and address book to home directory. Check if user has local ...
Editing Admin Principals Run /usr/kerberos/sbin/kadmin This produces: Authenticating as principal lmb/admin@INF.ED.AC.UK with password. Enter password: kadmin ...
Completion Report for Formalise and document prometheus/database interface The interface between Theon and Prometheus has never been formally defined. This is important ...
Completion Report for School Database Revamp: Phase 1B 2B Despite the description the scope of this project and final report is now confined to the re implementation ...
Completion Report for Migration of Theon Course Feed to APT This project was to modify the course feed to use a supplementary feed of data from APT to provide what ...
Tang and clevis Network Bound Disk Encryption Introduction One of the interesting features appearing in RHEL 7.4 is NBDE, or Network Bound Disk Encryption. This ...
MPU Meeting Wednesday 27th September 2017 Inventory Alastair has been tidying code and adding pod documentation. He's added a new script which updates hostnames from ...
Infrastructure unit Web Sites This page lists the various web sites operated by the Infrastructure Unit. See also our list. Network Each of our physical sites has ...
MPU Meeting Wednesday 13th September 2017 Inventory Nothing happened. LCFG Client Refactoring The scripts for testing the client using a large set of XML profiles ...
Creating New Gerrit Repositories Creating a new gerrit repository is done via the command line from any DICE machine. Before any of the commands listed here will ...
SL7 Server progress to 20th September 2017 The table and graph at the top of this page summarise the entire progress from the start of the SL7 server project to the ...
MPU Meeting Wednesday 6th September 2017 Inventory Alastair has been working on code quality improvements and on bringing man pages up to date. He intends to complete ...
Documentation on managing KVM guests WalkthroughKVMguest Example walkthrough of creating a KVM guest Configuring a machine to manage KVM guests Include the ...
How to configure an ASUS ECS4000 G3S server to provide a console managed by IPMI Serial over Lan Contents These notes describe how to configure an ASUS ECS4000 ...
Dumping ground for AT Level7 Move/Plans Neil's current sketchup model. I'm no expert, and the scale is just taken from a bitmap of the PDF. It's not bad, but there ...
MPU Meeting Wednesday 16th August 2017 Inventory Support for KVM guests has been completed including the necessary changes for kvmtool to register new guests. There ...
Moving a machine to a different wire without reinstalling. 1. Edit the profile, adding (just above the mac address) the line network.ipaddr eth0 mSET(DHCP) at ...
Fileserver WW Port Names 2014 The usefulness of this page is doubtful. It need updated, some machines have been retired, new machines have arrived. You can discover ...
Installing Windows 8.1 on Managed Laptops Preparation of Infrastructure Choose name and create entry in dns file. Machines for AT should be installed on ...
lcfg nut overhaul for SL7 This is the final report for 375 lcfg nut overhaul for SL7. Contents 1. Introduction The initial aims of this project were: 1. to ...
Mandatory Theon Documentation Completion Complete updates to TheonBook so that it is consistent with the current state of play. This includes adding some extended ...
MATLAB upgrades can be a bit of a pain for frontline support. Two main problems: 1. It often generates lots of requests for other versions The bottom line is that ...
MPU Meeting Wednesday 2nd August 2017 Inventory Alastair has improved the API for the web interface. He has now started working on finishing support for KVM guests ...
SL7 Server progress to 3rd of August 2017 The table and graph at the top of this page summarise the entire progress from the start of the SL7 server project to the ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 18th July 2017 Inventory Alastair has been working on adding a simple web interface for querying the inventory. It uses the same Catalyst code ...
Firmware updates for Scan 3XS / ASUS servers This page documents Chris's attempts to update BIOS and firmware on a Scan 3XS server, also known as an ASUS ESC4000 G3S ...
Weekly Activity Summary for WB 31/07/2017 This page contains both Project activity and Operational activity on a per weekly basis. Project activity is below, and individual ...
Weekly Activity Summary for WB 26/06/2017 This page contains both Project activity and Operational activity on a per weekly basis. Project activity is below, and individual ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 13th June 2017 Inventory The wandering time report is now sent from the mp unit address to cos. Alastair has now set up backups for Tartarus. ...
MSc Teaching Cluster care and feeding Note that this page is currently being developed contact iainr #64;infREMOVE THIS.ed.ac.uk for more information. This page covers ...
Staff moving from elsewhere within the University Currently University staff who are not part of Informatics are on an exclusion list to ensure that their details ...
To fix instances of mate panel problems: mate panel reset LindseyBrown 26 Jun 2017
SL7 Server progress to 20th of June 2017 The table and graph at the top of this page summarise the entire progress from the start of the SL7 server project to the ...
2015 upgrade of the Forum server room edge switches General setup plan 2920 switches For each switch: Pick a new switch from the pile. Unbox and check ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 6th June 2017 Inventory The ii query command now supports specifying multiple fields for output using the fields command line option. Alastair ...
Weekly Activity Summary for WB 12/6/2017 This page contains both Project activity and Operational activity on a per weekly basis. Project activity is below, and individual ...
Week beginning Misc Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6 Level 7 Level 8 Level 9 05/06/17 West lab ready 12/06/17 ...
MPU Meeting Wednesday 31st May 2017 Inventory Apache authentication is now done using GSSAPI. Alastair has added API support for aliases and for virtual machines ...
AT reoccupation working group meeting 25th May 2017 Current expected handover dates and phases Move 1 (end July) all teaching spaces with exception ...
Final project report for "Port prometheus to SL7" (377) Project Description "Port prometheus to SL7. This is a sub project of the inf unit's SL7 server project, forked ...
Port Prometheus to SL7 Project description Port prometheus to SL7. This is a sub project of the inf unit's SL7 server project, forked for accounting reasons. (The ...
This document summarises the prometheus event queue what it does and how to use it. Overview The prometheus event queue gives users (and applications) a way of ...
SL7 Upgrade for MPU Services This is the final report for the SL7 Upgrade for MPU Services, which is #357. The aim of the project was to upgrade all MPU run services ...
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