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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 ...
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 ...
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 Self managed Server Room (IF B.Z14) Noise Levels Measured on Tuesday 21st June 2016: 80 dB 79 dB 74 dB 73 dB ...
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 ...
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 ...
Pandemic Top Five for Hypatia (School Database) There is a lot of general documentation (including disaster recovery stuff like server re installation and upgrade ...
Hypatia TheonUI Server Installation Installing a TheonUI server for Hypatia is very straightforward. Your server's profile should contain at least the #include below ...
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 ...
MPU Futures 9/5/17 This week's MPU meeting was one of our occasional attempts to peer into the future and guess what to investigate and prioritise. Freeing up time ...
MPU Meeting Thursday 4th May 2017 Inventory ii query can now pull out the hostname field which makes it useful for the exam lockdown scripts. George has ...
Technical Discussion meeting The technical discussion meeting is intended to be a freeform forum for computing people (and perhaps any other interested parties?) to ...
Research and Teaching Unit Spending Plan 2016/17, 2017/18, 2017/19 Spending plan for the Research and Teaching unit for financial year 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19. This ...
2017 T1 2nd January 2017 30th April 2017 Computing Projects The unit spent 46% of its time on specific computing projects. This is up a lot on T3 2016 (36%, this ...
Weekly Activity Summary for WB DD/MM/YYYY 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 29/05/2017 This page contains both Project activity and Operational activity on a per weekly basis. Project activity is below, and individual ...
Working group meetings 11th May 2017 25th May 2017 Schedule for handovers from contractor (as of 04/05/17) Level 3 03/08/17 Level 4 14/06 ...
SL7 Server progress to 24th of May 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 24th ...
Theon ID Deliverable Depends on Notes 1309 Backup and restore configured and tested 1312 Code review complete 1311 Documentation ...
Weekly Activity Summary for WB 22/05/2017 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 15/5/2017 This page contains both Project activity and Operational activity on a per weekly basis. Project activity is below, and individual ...
Computing Projects Procedures This is a guide to the procedures around Computing Projects. It is principally for computing staff. Information for end users is on computing ...
Final report: Port LCFG to RHEL7 (296) The Goal The product was to port the LCFG configuration system to RHEL7 based platforms. We ported to the "inf" level that ...
AT reoccupation working group meeting 11th May 2017 Current expected handover dates and phases Level 5 removing junk Compsoc ? / Tardis ...
Running an LDAP server locally. Under SL6, all DICE machines ran their own LDAP servers, synchronising from the master using our own slaprepl technology. For SL7 we ...
Force a reboot from the serial console Sometimes it is not possible to login to a machine and you need to force a reboot from the serial console. This can be done ...
Weekly Activity Summary for WB 08/05/2017 This page contains both Project activity and Operational activity on a per weekly basis. Project activity is below, and individual ...
How to connect a machine to a Lantronix SLC Console Server Contents These notes describe how to connect a machine to a Lantronix SLC unit so that its console can ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 8th March 2016 Inventory No activity. LCFG Client refactoring The C library is almost finished the XML reader section now gives sensible errors ...
Weekly Activity Summary for WB 01/05/2017 This page contains both Project activity and Operational activity on a per weekly basis. Project activity is below, and individual ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 18th April 2017 Inventory $ Location sync : The location sync code has been modified to handle George's new data format. Handling location ...
SL7 Server progress to 25th of April 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 ...
Weekly Activity Summary for WB 24/04/2017 This page contains both Project activity and Operational activity on a per weekly basis. Project activity is below, and individual ...
How to credit a student with more printing quota, and how to check print job history Since Sept 2016, a new web front end: https://www.manageprint.is.ed.ac.uk/ The ...
AT Power Off Details I thought it would be a good idea to have a central place where we can note all the possible fallout from the Appleton Tower Power Off on Saturday ...
SL6 Office Machine Profiles The following SL6 "office" machines still need to be upgraded to SL7. Hostname Model Serial OS Allocated Location ...
Weekly Activity Summary for WB 17/4/2017 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 10/4/2017 This page contains both Project activity and Operational activity on a per weekly basis. Project activity is below, and individual ...
Ignore disposed of kit by default in queries Carol: Make query default to current kit not disposed of. Would be good to also be able to search for disposed kit too ...
Revoking Access to Machines As an example, I want to revoke a student's access to student.compute. In student.compute's profile, I add: accessconf.rules access ...
Weekly Activity Summary for WB 3/4/2017 This page contains both Project activity and Operational activity on a per weekly basis. Project activity is below, and individual ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 28th March 2017 Inventory Alastair is still working on the test suite, now concentrating on SQL comparisons. He's been developing a procedure ...
MPU Meeting Wednesday 8th March 2017 Inventory Alastair is continuing to work on the test suite, he is gathering a bundle of realistic test data. MPU SL7 The new ...
Weekly Activity Summary for WB 27/3/2017 This page contains both Project activity and Operational activity on a per weekly basis. Project activity is below, and individual ...
Admin areas to be moved to datastore location folder space last accessed users scheduled done ptn177 dccadmin 2.2G Oct 2011 ...
Logging Apache Centrally Some first notes on what we can/could do. Not considering Apache 2.2, as we'll only be using 2.4 once the SL7 migration is complete. ...
GPU machines: Care and Feeding This page covers the setup of the DICE managed GPU machines in the School. Fault Log 2014 04 28: dechmont network card bouncing ...
Scan/3XS HPC T6a Fault Log 2017 03 01: rindr DOA(ish) arrived dead, booted with half the RAM removed and was subsequently returned as the RAM seemed ...
Weekly Activity Summary for WB 20/3/2017 Present: Craig, Ross, Roger, Neil, Gordon This page contains both Project activity and Operational activity on a per weekly ...
Weekly Activity Summary for WB 13/3/2017 This page contains both Project activity and Operational activity on a per weekly basis. Project activity is below, and individual ...
SL7 Server progress to 14th of March 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 ...
Dynamic AFS Quotas As part of the ServicesUnitAFSEnhancements we plan to implement some form of dynamic quotas to make better use of our disk space. The plan will ...
Infrastructure: Report and figures Managed Platform: figures, report Research Teaching: RATUnitReport2016T3 Services: Report and Figures User ...
DICE Web Kiosk for Scientific Linux 6 Note: This document describes the SL6 version of the DICE web kiosks and the associated lcfg webkiosk component. For ...
DICE Web Kiosk for Scientific Linux 7 Note: This document describes the SL7 version of the DICE web kiosks and the associated lcfg webkiosk component. For ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 28th February 2017 Inventory Alastair has the authentication for the conduits working, and the conduits are now run regularly from a cron job ...
DICE Web Kiosk for Scientific Linux 5 Note: This document describes the SL5 version of the DICE web kiosks and the associated lcfg webkiosk component. For ...
Weekly Activity Summary for WB 06/03/2017 This page contains both Project activity and Operational activity on a per weekly basis. Project activity is below, and individual ...
How to configure an HP ProLiant DL180 G6 server to provide a console managed by IPMI Serial over Lan Contents These notes describe how to configure an HP ProLiant ...
Information on the CIS004 network review project Presentation to development meeting 01/03/17 AlastairScobie 03 Mar 2017
MPU Meeting Tuesday 14th February 2017 Inventory The MAC support has been finished in the REST API and the ii tool. Alastair has now begun work on the API test ...
Weekly Activity Summary for WB 27/02/2017 This page contains both Project activity and Operational activity on a per weekly basis. Project activity is below, and individual ...
CDT Software requirements Key field purpose Software Software Package DICE Version Version currently available on DICE (SL6) Sl7 Version ...
SL7 Server progress to 28th of February 2017 The table and graph at the top of this page summarise the entire progress from the start of the SL7 server project to ...
Infrastructure: Report and figures Managed Platform: Figures, report Research and Teaching: Report and Figures Services: Report and figures ...
Project #346 Separate Backup Stream for MHR Data This project is on hold at the moment until TiBs has been upgraded. AlisonDownie 27 Feb 2017
Weekly Activity Summary for WB 20/02/2017 This page contains both Project activity and Operational activity on a per weekly basis. Project activity is below, and individual ...
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Service Unit No grace Entitlements Here is our current list of entitlements, for which we believe no grace period should be provided. 21/2/2017 afs/sysman jabber ...
Un merging RT tickets When tickets are merged, RT retains the separate ticket records in the database. It simply updates a column (EffectiveId) on the merged ticket ...
SL7 Server progress up to 1st November 2016 The table and graph at the top of this page summarise the entire progress from the start of the SL7 server project to the ...
SL7 Server progress to 22nd November 2016 The table and graph at the top of this page summarise the entire progress from the start of the SL7 server project to the ...
SL7 Server progress to 5th of December 2016 The table and graph at the top of this page summarise the entire progress from the start of the SL7 server project to the ...
Project #374 Scanning and Retention of Financial Paperwork We currently have a finance shared area which is accessed by all accounts and PM staff within the school ...
Services Unit Meetings Notes from the regular service unit meetings will be linked to from here. Note these meetings tend to be short(ish) and frequent, hence fully ...
Services Unit Project Records Project activity now tracked on ServicesUnitActivity Activity Archive ServicesUnitProjectActivity20170116 ServicesUnitProjectActivity20161219 ...
Report for WB 13/02/2017 This page contains both Project activity and Operational activity on a per weekly basis. Project activity is below, and individual Operation ...
Weekly Activity Summary for WB 06/02/2017 This page contains both Project activity and Operational activity on a per weekly basis. Project activity is below, and individual ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 7th February 2017 Inventory Alastair has been working on MAC address support for the API. We had a discussion about how to deal with the locations ...
MPU SL7 Servers Upgrade Project Activity You can track the progress of this project by reading the relevant articles on the blog and by noting which of the following ...
Dynamic AFS Quotas New Session Issue At the beginning of the 2016/17 session we had issues with the dynamic afs quotas not being responsive enough. We don't recall ...
Weekly Activity Summary for WB 30/01/2017 This page contains both Project activity and Operational activity on a per weekly basis. Project activity is below, and individual ...
Introduction This document is an attempt to draw attention to flaws in our management of roles and entitlements and suggest some ways in which we could do better. ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 24th January 2017 Inventory Nothing happened. MPU SL7 $ computing.help : We have discovered a problem with journald on lagun , for some reason ...
SL7 Server progress to 1st of February 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 ...
Login Screen Configuration on DICE SL7 LightDM Overview Once again it was not possible to adequately control the default upstream GDM (v3) display manager on this ...
CompProj:311 SL7 DICE Environment Project homepage for porting of the DICE environment software packages to the LCFG SL7 platform. The Observations section is also ...
Weekly Activity Summary for WB 23/01/2017 This page contains both Project activity and Operational activity on a per weekly basis. Project activity is below, and individual ...
LCFG master SL7 upgrade plan Previous upgrade notes: SL6, SL5 Preparation Apply all firmware upgrades ahead of time, too risky to roll it all into one big upgrade ...
Cross Unit Meetings 2016 AdminDatastoreMigration for project 369 2012 Meeting to discuss Prometheus/Inf DB matters 15th May 2012 Meeting to discuss ...
Project 312 inf unit initial SL7 work Original description "There's some inf unit work required in order to get the DICE SL7 port up and running, specifically making ...
Weekly Activity Summary for WB 16/01/2017 This page contains both Project activity and Operational activity. Project activity is below, and individual Operational ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 17 January 2017 Inventory No activity. MPU SL7 $ computing.help.inf.ed.ac.uk : Alastair has an SL7 server ( lagun ) just about ready to ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB FILL ME IN Improved bug tracking tool 183 Planned : Actual : Next Week : Time Spent ...
MPU Meeting Thursday 22nd December 2016 Inventory Carol and Lindsey have been testing the ii tools and have provided some feedback. Chris has tested the API and ...
Service Unit Meeting 16/01/2017 Apologies: Ross, Lindsey Discussion Topics Project Activity Wiki page make a point of filling them out by the last day of the ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 16/01/2017 Services Unit SL7 Server Upgrade 358 Project358ServicesSL7Upgrade Planned : Actual : ...
2016 T3 29th August 2016 1st January 2017 Computing Projects The unit spent 36% of its time on specific computing projects. This is down quite a bit on T1 2016 ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 3rd September 2013 Inventory Alastair hasn't had much feedback from his consultation. He'll try organising a talk or two to get ideas and feedback ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 20th August 2013 Inventory Alastair mailed round his brain dump and asked for comments but hasn't had any responses so far. He's going to think ...
Mailing List Review This is going to be a project, probably. References: https://rt4.inf.ed.ac.uk/Ticket/Display.html?id 69463 https://rt4.inf.ed.ac.uk ...
Completion Report for Webmark Reform This project was originally requested by ITO to enhance Webmark so it could provide more sophisticated forms. In particular a ...
TimColles 02 Nov 2016 353.pdf: Project 353 Homepage Snapshot 311.pdf: Project 311 Homepage Snapshot 313.pdf: Project 313 Homepage Snapshot 205 ...
The Great AT Power Shutdown of January 2017 The power to the AT server room will be turned off on 10 January for several hours (Alert 6406). This page is the MPU's ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 19/12/2016 Services Unit SL7 Server Upgrade 358 Project358ServicesSL7Upgrade Planned : Neil final www.aiai ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 12/12/2016 Services Unit SL7 Server Upgrade 358 Project358ServicesSL7Upgrade Planned : Neil final www.aiai ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 6th December 2016 Inventory Alastair has been implementing more of the sub commands of the inventory tool ii . The inventory now gets all ...
SL7 Server progress to 19th of December 2016 The table and graph at the top of this page summarise the entire progress from the start of the SL7 server project to ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 05/12/2016 Services Unit SL7 Server Upgrade 358 Project358ServicesSL7Upgrade Planned : Neil final www.aiai ...
Managing Bugzilla How to Get the Bugzilla RPM Packages We use the 4.4 series of Bugzilla. Bugzilla security releases come out every few months. Each fixes a number ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 28/11/2016 Services Unit SL7 Server Upgrade 358 Project358ServicesSL7Upgrade Planned : Neil AIAI, finish ...
From Christmas 2011 http://aka.zero.jibjab.com/client/zero/ClientZero EmbedViewer.swf?external make id nKpZler39MeTbuzM service sendables.jibjab.com partnerID holidays ...
Note down (anonymously) all visits to AT support. Date Student/Staff Problem 16/9/15 student reset password 6/12/16 student didn't understand ...
Project Development Meeting (IF 2.33 1000 1130) Agenda 2016 12 07 1. Summary of last meeting (2016 11 16): 1. Lightweight Talks SL7 DICE ...
SL7 base Server project (356) Click here to see the whiteboard from the 25/09/15 meeting Done Area Needed for Urgency Who Needs fstab ...
Discussion Items Commissioning new servers Do we need a policy? Alison will draft one and speak to craig. Mac minis Firewall homes need closed. Student cluster ...
Support's To Do List To Do Deadline Responsibility Done Comment Reduce number of old servers Alison There is an agreement to get rid ...
MPU Meeting Thursday 24th November 2016 Inventory Alastair has added POD documentation for the various ii commands. He has been adding more commands (and documenting ...
Christmas Lunch 2016 So we are going to the Cellar Door on Tuesday 13th @ 1pm. Deposits and Menu choices to me please, and I'll update these two docs received and ...
Hammersmith used to be a KVM server, but it isn't one any more. To find out about the current KVM servers see SimpleKVMDocs.
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 21/11/2016 Services Unit SL7 Server Upgrade 358 Project358ServicesSL7Upgrade Planned : Neil AIAI, beeknow ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 8th November 2016 Inventory Alastair has finished adding validation (as mentioned last time). Field names in the schema have been made ...
Disabling a user's access to a printer If necessary (and it really is sometimes) users can be disabled from using certain printers with the lpadmin command, where ...
Remaining SL6.6 machines As of Monday 21st November there are 53 machines still on SL6.6: fqdn model sno os user location manager ...
Service Unit Meeting 21/11/2016 Apologies: ...go here... Discussion Topics SL7 progress review General Actions Look at reactivating report on users with ...
mailpeoplekit The tool 'mailpeoplekit', which lives in /afs/inf.ed.ac.uk/group/cos/utils, can be used to : list the kit allocated to a specified individual ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 14/11/2016 Services Unit SL7 Server Upgrade 358 Project358ServicesSL7Upgrade Planned : Neil AIAI, huldra ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 7/11/2016 Services Unit SL7 Server Upgrade 358 Project358ServicesSL7Upgrade Planned : Neil AIAI, finish afsdb0 ...
Recent support calls to Dell for hardware failures have resulted in them requiring us to generate Tech Support Reports. This is how you do it: First thing you ...
Project Development Meeting (IF 2.33 1000 1130) Agenda 2016 11 16 1. Summary of last meeting (2016 10 05): 1. Project Completion: IPv6 investigation ...
Self managed machines and firewall holes All self managed machines with firewall holes are now reviewed annually see annual firewall review documentation ...
2016 T2 2nd May 2016 28th August 2016 Computing Projects The unit spent 42% of its time on specific computing projects. This is pretty similar to T1 2016 (40 ...
Setting up Local Disk on a Server Some Dell's and HPs come with a bunch of local disks which can be managed via their on board RAID controllers. In this case here ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 25th October 2016 Inventory Alastair has still not had any responses regarding his request for testing of the REST API. The support for getting ...
RAT Unit Research server upgrade schedule SL6 SL7 Key field purpose Server Hostname OS Current Installed OS Contact Staff/Student contact ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 31/10/2016 Services Unit SL7 Server Upgrade 358 Project358ServicesSL7Upgrade Planned : Neil AFSDB, AIAI ...
Please use Dell System Update (dsu) Most of the information on this page is now out of date.Please use "dsu" to find and install firmware and BIOS updates on your ...
Solutions to common AFS home directory problems The following have been identified as being issues when moving users over to AFS home directories: Running Cron ...
Final project report for "Password strength checks" (168) Project Description The April 2010 Development Meeting suggested a project which would "look at checking ...
SL7 Server progress to 20th September 2016 The table and graph at the top of this page summarise the entire progress from the start of the SL7 server project to the ...
Service Unit Meeting 31/10/2016 Apologies: Gordon, Ross Discussion Topics Neil's "dead chicken turns nearly into a new home" story Craig's holiday "waterfall ...
Mailman sibling lists Mailman sibling lists are probably the solution when someone asks for a list that its membership is made up of other lists, but there are gotchas ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 24/10/2016 Services Unit SL7 Server Upgrade 358 Project358ServicesSL7Upgrade Planned : Neil AFSDB, AIAI ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 17/10/2016 Services Unit SL7 Server Upgrade 358 Project358ServicesSL7Upgrade Planned : Neil AFSDB, AIAI ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 10/10/2016 Services Unit SL7 Server Upgrade 358 Project358ServicesSL7Upgrade Planned : Neil AFSDB, AIAI ...
Dell iDRAC 8 investigations Background For our current generation of Dell servers (namely the '13th generation' e.g. R730), we will be standardising on either the ...
MPU Meeting Thursday 30th June 2016 Inventory Alastair has finished packaging the Catalyst modules. He has also finished designing the RESTful API see InvProjectRESTapi ...
Dell Firmware Updates In August 2016 we looked for ways of updating the firmware on Dell servers, using a new Dell PowerEdge R730. This was prompted by the discovery ...
Basic Admin Commands Generally GPFS is fairly reliable and the only real failure mode is if one or more of the disks or controllers have hardware problems, this will ...
Options when providing a WordPress site We seem to be getting more and more requests for WordPress based sites. Here are the 3 basic options we can currently provide ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 27th September 2016 Inventory No recent activity. There haven't been any responses to the API. Please try it out and let Alastair know how you ...
Final report: SL7 server platform (356) The goal of the project The project aimed to develop an SL7 server platform, to form the basis for DICE services to run on ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 3/10/2016 Services Unit SL7 Server Upgrade 358 Project358ServicesSL7Upgrade Planned : Actual : Neil ...
Service Unit Meeting 10/10/2016 Apologies: Gordon, Ross Discussion Topics TiBS license we've not received a new one yet. General Actions SL7 progress ...
Confirmed current status of alexandria rhacotis with Austin: in the long term, media.aiai is important to us and contains a lot of content which we want to ...
Project Development Meeting (IF 2.33 1000 1130) Agenda 2016 05 10 1. Summary of last meeting (2016 08 03): 1. Lightweight Talks: (these are twenty minutes ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 26/9/2016 Services Unit SL7 Server Upgrade 358 Project358ServicesSL7Upgrade Planned : Neil keto. Look more ...
Creating new partitions on AFS file servers This is a very brief note on how to add new partitions (vicepa, vicepb etc) to an AFS file server. 1. Create your file ...
NX Service Admin Notes List active sessions There are 2 NX servers nx.inf.ed.ac.uk and staff.nx.inf.ed.ac.uk. You can list all active sessions like this (as root ...
MPU Meeting Thursday 25th August 2016 Inventory Alastair has publicised the API, this includes examples using curl and Perl/LWP. Chris would like to wrap the Dell ...
Service Unit Meeting 26/9/2016 Present: Craig, Neil, Gordon, Ross, Roger, Lindsey Discussion Topics Operation meeting actions. Do them. MDP shared areas ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 19/9/2016 Services Unit SL7 Server Upgrade 358 Project358ServicesSL7Upgrade Planned : Neil test/finish AIAI ...
This is just a space to jot down notes about our future provision of file space in the next 5 years. Feel free to chip in. Initial Points We are about to review ...
Project Development Meeting (IF 2.33 1000 1130) Agenda 2016 09 21 1. Summary of last meeting (2016 08 03): 1. Lightweight Talks: (these are twenty minutes ...
Project 268 AFS on ECDF/Datastore Summary The purpose of this project was to investigate the possibility of using AFS to access the 500GB of datastore file space ...
Final Report :Port Research and Teaching Packages to SL7 (353) Description Port All research and Teaching packages to SL7 to maintian and update DICE as a computing ...
Final Report for Project 287 Security Web Servers Overview The aim of this project was to see what can be done to limit the possibility of a web server being compromised ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 12/9/2016 Services Unit SL7 Server Upgrade 358 Project358ServicesSL7Upgrade Planned : Neil Finish aiai.inf ...
Annual Tasks Here we should keep a list of infrequent, but regular annual things to do, normally before the new teaching session. Clear out ITO student mailing ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 05/09/2016 Services Unit SL7 Server Upgrade 358 Project358ServicesSL7Upgrade Planned : Roger add configuration ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 29/8/2016 Services Unit SL7 Server Upgrade 358 Project358ServicesSL7Upgrade Planned : Neil Wordpress ...
AT 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 at AT so that it ...
KB 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 at KB so that it ...
SL7 Server progress to 15th August 2016 The table and graph at the top of this page summarise the entire progress from the start of the SL7 server project to the middle ...
IPv6 niggles rsync using a "hosts allow" list rsync is inclined to prefer IPv6 if it can use it, and if a machine uses a global dynamic address then it likely won ...
RS 232 serial console provision 2016 review Contents 1. Introduction We currently provide Lantronix SLC boxes in all of our server rooms, in order to allow ...
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Services Unit Project Activity for WB 22/8/2016 Services Unit SL7 Server Upgrade 358 Project358ServicesSL7Upgrade Planned : Neil AFS Actual ...
Project 287 Securing Web Servers This is not the final report, but rather a place to keep notes/track of progress on this project. It will become the final report ...
Development Project 268 AFS on ECDF GPFS storage Notes Most recent "blog" entry is towards the end of this document. A place to keep some notes on progress ...
MPU Meeting Thursday 18th August 2016 Inventory Alastair has improved the documentation for the REST API. There are now examples. Please try it out and let him know ...
Managing guests using virt manager As a GUI interface, virt manager is relatively self explanatory to use. By default virt manager will only connect to the user's ...
Service Unit Meeting 22/8/2016 Brief meeting in Neil and Roger's office. Items Run through Ops meeting actions do 'em. Fail2BanMeeting20160818 Neil ...
MPU Meeting Thursday 11th August 2016 Inventory Alastair has continued to work on the REST API. It is now possible to update nearly all possible fields, only disposal ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 15/8/2016 Services Unit SL7 Server Upgrade 358 Project358ServicesSL7Upgrade Planned : Neil AFS Actual ...
Project Development Meeting (IF 2.33 1000 1130) Agenda 2016 08 17 1. Summary of last meeting (2016 08 03): 1. Lightweight Talks: (these are twenty minutes ...
Service Unit Meeting 15/08/2016 Apologies: Gordon, Ross Discussion Topics SL7 chat Mail things number of messages sent sender reports, and fail2ban ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 8/8/2016 Services Unit SL7 Server Upgrade 358 Project358ServicesSL7Upgrade Planned : Neil AFS Actual ...
Metropolitan KVM Details This is a backup KVM server. Dell PowerEdge R710 4 x 4 core 2.27GHz Xeon 36GB memory in the Forum. metropolitanpool1 ...
MPU Meeting Wednesday 3rd August 2016 Inventory Alastair has been using the new inventory API for the latest insurance valuation. This has been a good practical test ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 1/8/2016 Services Unit SL7 Server Upgrade 358 Project358ServicesSL7Upgrade Planned : Neil AFS Actual ...
Action from DevelopmentMeetingAgenda 2016 08 03 Move administrative group filespace from AFS to Datastore Check if any CGI scripts write into AFS ...
Project Development Meeting (IF 2.33 1000 1130) Agenda 2016 08 03 1. Summary of last meeting (2015 06 15): 1. Lightweight Talks: (these are twenty minutes ...
inf unit initial SL7 work Project description There's some inf unit work required in order to get the DICE SL7 port up and running, specifically making bare minimum ...
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: 5: waklog ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 19th July 2016 Inventory Nothing happened due to holidays. LCFG Client Refactoring $ Name : Package name changed to "lcfg core". $ Documentation ...
DICE Disk Partitioning Here's how the default disk partitioning is decided for DICE machines. Note that this is a snapshot of how things worked in August 2016; things ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 25/7/2016 Services Unit SL7 Server Upgrade 358 Project358ServicesSL7Upgrade Planned : Neil finish waklog ...
Service Unit Meeting 18/07/2016 Apologies: ...go here... Discussion Topics SL7 Projects SL7 Identify blocker tickets waklog mysql check lcfg ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 18/7/2016 Services Unit SL7 Server Upgrade 358 Project358ServicesSL7Upgrade Planned : Neil AFS server ...
Project Development Meeting (IF 1.16 1000 1130) Agenda 2016 07 20 1. Summary of last meeting (2015 06 15): 1. Lightweight Talks: (these are twenty minutes ...
Thanks to Henry Thompson, via RT#78264 This is a report of a fixed problem, which others may encounter. I recently got a new (Dell) laptop, and just uninstalled the ...
Fixing the pathfix PATH file /usr/share/pathfix/PATH contains the basic configuration for pathfix , which constructs $PATH for our users. It's full of ancient ...
Services Unit Project Activity for 27/6/2016 Services Unit SL7 Server Upgrade 358 Project358ServicesSL7Upgrade Planned : Neil AFS server component ...
Final project report for "KDC software and configuration update" (348) Project Description Update kerberos software and configuration on the INF.ED.AC.UK (and INF ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 7th June 2016 Inventory Alastair has been investigating Catalyst using a local install, as a demonstrator he has got a simple part of the REST ...
Services Unit Project Activity for 20/6/2016 Services Unit SL7 Server Upgrade 358 Project358ServicesSL7Upgrade Planned : Neil AFS server component ...
Services Unit Project Activity for 13/6/2016 Services Unit SL7 Server Upgrade 358 Project358ServicesSL7Upgrade Planned : Neil AFS server component ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 06/06/2016 Services Unit SL7 Server Upgrade 358 Project358ServicesSL7Upgrade Planned : Neil AFS server component ...
Possible network machine names We name the network machines after conductors. Here are a few which haven't been used yet: Otaka Runnicles Petrenko ...
Creating AFS Group Space There doesn't seem to be an existing document on creating AFS group space. So I thought I'd note down what I did to create some. Note at present ...
Forum Server Room (IF B.02) Noise Levels Measured on Tuesday 21st June 2016: ACU01 ACU02 ACU03 ...
Infrastructure: Report and figures Managed Platform: Figures, report Research and Teaching: Report and Figures Services: Report and Figures User ...
select.inf This is not a service we directly manage. It is simply implemented as an instance of secure group web space (AFS) on web groups.inf (managed by Services ...
It looks like the correct way to do this is to use the gvfs mime command in a terminal. You can get the current setting by running "gvfs mime query application/pdf ...
SL7 DICE Desktop Upgrade Post mortem multi user machines were upgraded too late so students had started on SL7 desktops with only SL6 multi user machines available ...
Project Development Meeting (IF 1.16 1000 1130) Agenda 2016 06 01 1. Summary of last meeting (2015 04 20): 1. Lightweight Talks: (these are twenty minutes ...
The Demos server is a largely moribund service from which Java / Tomcat web demos could be served. Most of the demos themselves were discontinued or moved to dedicated ...
Service Unit Meeting 06/06/2016 Apologies: Gordon on the desk Discussion Topics Need to spend money need performance idea of the new R730xd. Need to ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 31st May 2016 Inventory No activity. LCFG client refactoring No activity. SL7 server base The proposed solution to our dying DNS problem is ...
Final Report : Improve LCFG apache configuration support (371) The Goal The main aim of this project was to update the LCFG apacheconf component to add support for ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 30/05/2016 Services Unit SL7 Server Upgrade 358 Project358ServicesSL7Upgrade Planned : Neil Work on new SL7 ...
Teaching Software requirements 2015/16 Key field purpose Course Course Code Semester Taught in Semester Lecturer Course Lecturer ...
#328 Firewall Holes Procedural Automation Evaluate and implement a very simple mechanism to automate the annual audit and renewal of user requested firewall holes ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 24th May 2016 Inventory The client report code has been split out into a separate package to avoid having to update everything each time a report ...
Project Development Meeting (IF 1.16 1000 1130) Agenda 2016 06 01 1. Summary of last meeting (2015 04 20): 1. Lightweight Talks: (these are twenty minutes ...
Discussion Items Desktop "cluster" in AT basement This is a "cluster" of HP7900 in the AT basement which will be used primarily for undergraduate student projects ...
Service Unit Meeting 30/05/2016 Apologies: None Discussion Topics Server Project All to open your SL7 tickets, once you've read and checked the the dependencies ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 23/05/2016 Services Unit SL7 Server Upgrade 358 Project358ServicesSL7Upgrade Planned : Actual : Neil ...
2016 T1 4th January 2016 1st May 2016 Computing Projects The unit spent 40% of its time on specific computing projects. This is a decrease from T3 2015 (65%) ...
Finding Windows Images From a support MDP machine, click start button and enter the following in the search box: \\is image\msimage The Windows stuff can be found ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 17th May 2016 Inventory Alastair has been experimenting with JSON and SQL. Thanks to that experience he has slightly restructured his ClientReport ...
On the segregation of KVM guests It has been suggested that it may be possible in some circumstances for a malicious attacker to break out of a virtual machine into ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 16/05/2016 Services Unit SL7 Server Upgrade 358 Project358ServicesSL7Upgrade Planned : Actual : ...
Use the following CPU2006 query. Use baseline for CINT CPU Cores Clock TDP CINT CINT Rate PassMark Machine E3110 2 3.0 65 ...
Project Development Meeting (IF 1.16 1000 1130) Agenda 2016 05 18 1. Summary of last meeting (2015 04 20): 1. Lightweight Talks: (these are twenty minutes ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 10th May 2016 Inventory Alastair has been working on moving the inventory code onto SL7 and upgrading to PostgreSQL 9.5. This has given him the ...
Options to Secure Web Servers As a product of Project287SecuringWebServers, we produced the table below of various possible actions/considerations people could take ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 09/05/2016 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Actual : Next ...
Service Unit Meeting 9/5/2016 Present: cms, gordonr, rarmstr1, roger, lmb, neilb Discussion Topics Ops actions: Wordpress update not done Check old SL6 ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 02/05/2016 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Actual : Next ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 25/04/2016 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Actual : Next ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 26th April 2016 Inventory Alastair has added transactions to ordersync. He's now looking at adding timeouts to prevent multiple syncs running ...
Advanced Gerrit Account Tweaking For Fun And Profit Having just spent a morning reminding myself of all this stuff, I thought it would be useful to jot it down somewhere ...
Forum/AT Fibre Channel General fabric and switch arrangement There are two distinct fabrics fc0 and fc1 each composed of three interlinked QLogic SANbox 5600 ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 19th April 2016 Inventory Chris has been looking into creating modules for the new client report which will provide details of the various hardware ...
Security of data The use of sensitive data (HR information, student data, grant proposals, exam papers etc) is widespread at work. The University, and YOU, have ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 18/04/2016 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Actual : Next ...
MPU Meeting Thursday 31st March 2016 Inventory Regular automated email reports from some suppliers are now being automatically processed and the data incorporated ...
Project Development Meeting (IF 1.16 1000 1130) Agenda 2016 04 20 1. Summary of last meeting (2015 04 06): 1. Lightweight Talks: (these are twenty minutes ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 11/04/2016 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Actual : Next ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 5th March 2013 SL6 Server Upgrades The last VMware VM, rendall aka forumtracker , still seems to be up and running. Alison will be killing ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 04/04/2016 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Actual : Next ...
Oyster reboot and firmware upgrade on 14/4/16 The roster of VMs Guest Unit Role Memory (MB) Disk (GB) Action oysterpool1 (local disks ...
Service Unit Meeting 11/04/2016 Apologies: ...go here... Discussion Topics Lammasu First thing to try is adding 3rd disk in lammasu to RAID volume ...
Jubilee reboot and firmware upgrade on 8/4/16 The roster of VMs Guest Unit Role Memory (MB) Disk (GB) Action jubileepool1 (local disks ...
Pilot service for Yubikey two factor authentication This is the final report for 313 Pilot service for Yubikey two factor authentication. Contents 1. Introduction ...
Project Development Meeting (IF 1.16 1000 1130) Agenda 2016 04 06 1. Summary of last meeting (2015 03 16): 1. Lightweight Talks: (these are twenty minutes ...
Infrastructure response to 2016 mock disaster The 2016 mock disaster scenario postulated that all systems on the develop release were mysteriously wiped. Would ...
$ Platform maintenance : processing upstream RPM updates, including kernel related work. (From T3 2012, includes work associated with managing releases (and resolving ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 28/3/2016 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Actual : Next Week ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 21/3/2016 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Actual : Next Week ...
Hammersmith reboot and firmware upgrade on 4/4/16 The roster of VMs Guest Unit Role Action afsdbvm Services standin afsdb Suspend ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 15th March 2016 Inventory Alastair has been looking at the code for the suppliers reports. LCFG Client Refactoring Added support for finding ...
Vermelha reboot and firmware upgrade on 29/3/16 The roster of VMs Guest Unit Action vermelhapool1 afsdbvmkb Services Migrate to amarela ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 14/3/2016 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Actual : Next Week ...
Waterloo downtime on 4/4/16 It's going down so that we can investigate its serial console. The roster of VMs Guest Unit Role Action adpurl ...
Azul reboot and firmware upgrade on 22/3/16 The roster of VMs Guest Unit Role Action albatross Inf Yubikey project Suspend it. corydoras ...
SL7 Server HOWTO Intro Every time we do a mass server upgrade, we try to coordinate things so that nobody has to wait too long for a crucial dependency to be ported ...
Waterloo reboot and firmware upgrade on 21/3/16 The roster of VMs Guest Unit Role Action adpurl Services test Suspend it. afsdbvmat ...
Project Development Meeting (IF 2.33 1000 1130) Agenda 2016 03 16 1. Summary of last meeting (2015 03 02): 1. Lightweight Talks: (these are twenty minutes ...
Service Unit Meeting 21/03/2016 Apologies: ...go here... Discussion Topics ...go here... General Actions ...go here... Activities: Craig: Activity ...
Service Unit Meeting 14/03/2016 No meeting for reference only Discussion Topics ...go here... General Actions ...go here... Activities: Craig: Activity ...
The following partitions are reported by logwatch as being 90% full. Running out of space on an AFS partition is not good. Neil's AFS server script is very useful ...
Following the move of mailing lists to crunchie.inf, the following lists have reported problems. List Admin address Failure Admin?/count Comments ...
SL7 Server upgrade preparations SL6 content replaced with SL7 Feb 2016 Generated by using lcfg server /usr/lib/lcfg/server/utilities/dumpdeps to find a list of profiles ...
It looks like the incoming queue processor on the pkgforge server (pinemarten) has died. It does this occasionally when there are AFS glitches, I need to make some ...
IPMI Problems Machines affected on 2015/08/10 MPU: hammersmith (r720 iDRAC enterprise) 23:50:56 RAT: flapjack (r320 BMC ) 00:05:26 , craggy ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 07/03/2016 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Actual : Next ...
Moving machine to a different wire without a reinstall These instructions assume that your machine has a simple networking setup in which the main network interface ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 1st March 2016 Inventory Nothing happened. LCFG Client Refactoring Some work has been done on the package handling, this is now pretty much complete ...
Unknowns "I use the shared staffmail inboxes regularily, which means still authenticating to staffmail. I got the impression that if you switch to O365, you may not ...
Project 358 Services Unit SL7 Server Upgrade This project will track the progress in migrating all services unit servers/services to SL7. Projects page https: ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 20/02/2016 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Actual : Next ...
colour meaning hostname Already done hostname Never being done hostname No date set for upgrade hostname Date set for upgrade ...
Service Unit Meeting 07/03/2016 Apologies: ...go here... Discussion Topics ...go here... General Actions ...go here... Activities: Craig: Activity ...
Development Project 301: Secure Web Server Summary This project was intended to provide a new, secure web server with AFS mounted file space where users could store ...
Notes, thoughts, musings, and progess made on the "provision of secure web service for user data" project. We've agreed that we'll have a single container for a user ...
Role Members Headers Notes Samba stumervm Still needed? AFS (neil test) dsone dstwo AFS DB afsdbvm afsdbvmat afsdbvmkb fenrir ...
Project Development Meeting (IF 1.16 1000 1100) Agenda 2016 03 02 1. Summary of last meeting (2015 12 16): 1. Lightweight Talks: (these are twenty minutes ...
Service Unit Meeting 29/02/2016 Apologies: ...go here... Discussion Topics ...go here... General Actions ...go here... Activities: Craig: Activity ...
Service Unit Meeting 22/2/2016 Apologies: Gordon Discussion Topics cigar scans Meet the students roger 3pm Wed in the drill hall Have unit SL7 ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 9th February 2016 Inventory Nothing happened this week. LCFG Client Refactoring Nothing happened this week. SL7 Server Base Stephen has changed ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 22/02/2016 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Actual : Next ...
Service Unit Meeting DD/MM/YYYY Apologies: ...go here... Discussion Topics ...go here... General Actions ...go here... Activities: Craig: Activity ...
If the list of printers has disappeared from an application on an SL7 DICE PC, try this: As root do: systemctl restart cups browsed.service RichardBell 22 Feb ...
Service Unit Meeting 8/2/2016 Topics Operational actions Machines on develop Holidays next week ISOC Actions Roger to check up on status ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 15/02/2016 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Actual : Next ...
Discussion Items Welcome to Gordon, who has joined the support team 50% of time. To Do List ToDoList link should probably be kept handy for future minutes. Completed ...
Neil: I'll be off on Monday Service Unit Meeting 15/2/2016 TBC Discussion Topics Go here... General Actions Go here... Activities: Craig: Activity ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 08/02/2016 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Actual : Next ...
Final Project Report for Project 164 Prometheus AFS PTS Conduit Goal The initial goal of this project was to produce the conduit, data store and associated code ...
Infrastructure: Report and figures Managed Platform: figures, report Research and Teaching: Report and Figures Services: Report and figures User ...
Operation Meeting Discussion Topics Archive List of previous topics discussed. Current/recent topics at OperationalMeetingDiscussionTopics Topics discussed in 2014 ...
svn checkout https://svn.lcfg.org/svn/lcfg/live/include/live/ LindseyBrown 11 Feb 2016
Internet Safety Key points Phishing Internet scams Malware/SpyWare/RansomWare Secure websites Pop ups Link to Informatics course on ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 2nd February 2016 Inventory Nothing happened. LCFG Client Refactoring Nothing happened. SL7 Server Base Stephen will finish the network device ...
2015 T3 24th August 2015 3rd January 2016 Computing Projects The unit spent 65% of its time on specific computing projects. This is another excellent increase ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 01/02/2016 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Actual : Next ...
Service Unit Meeting 1/2/2016 Craig tells us news CEG At the last dev priortisation meeting it was agreed that the end of 2016 would be the date by which servers ...
The main aims of the project were to fix a number of bugs, upgrade the backup and improve the reposisivness of the client and admin commands The bugs could roughly ...
Project Development Meeting (IF 4.31 1000 1130) Agenda 2016 02 03 1. Summary of last meeting (2015 12 16): 1. Lightweight Talks: (these are twenty minutes ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 26th January 2016 Inventory Nothing happened this week. LCFG Client Refactoring Nothing happened this week. SL7 Server Base This week we continued ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 25/01/2016 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Actual : Next ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 19th January 2016 Inventory Nothing happened. LCFG Client Refactoring Nothing happened. SL7 Server Base The H200 raid controller is now supported ...
Rebuilding the DICE kernel This page is intended to document the entire process for rebuilding kernels on SL6 and SL7. It is rare to need to rebuild a kernel these ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 18/01/2016 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Actual : Next ...
Firewall hole procedures As described in the network from outwith the School, our network perimeter is protected by a firewall: in general, all traffic which originates ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 12th January 2016 Inventory Nothing happened. LCFG Client Refactoring Stephen has written more of the API documentation. When finished, he'll ...
Project Development Meeting (IF 2.33 1000 1130) Agenda 2016 01 20 1. Summary of last meeting (2015 12 16): 1. Lightweight Talks: (these are twenty minutes ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 11/01/2016 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Actual : Next ...
Services Unit Meeting 11/01/2016 A Happy New Year to All our Readers! News Gordon is being seconded to User Support Unit for 6 months, starting immediately. He'll ...
Encryption Guidelines and Procedures MDP machines Bitlocker will be enabled on all new MDP installations by default. Instructions are on the wiki.The plan will be ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 04/01/2016 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Actual : Next ...
Archive of Services Unit Project Activity 2015 ServicesUnitProjectActivity20151221 ServicesUnitProjectActivity20151214 ServicesUnitProjectActivity20151207 ...
Archive of Services Unit project acitivity for 2014 ServicesUnitProjectActivity20141215 ServicesUnitProjectActivity20141208 ServicesUnitProjectActivity20141201 ...
MPU Meeting Wednesday 23rd December 2015 Inventory Nothing happened. LCFG Client Refactoring The context handling support for processing components and resources ...
Notes from the Technical Discussion Meeting held on the 25th of November 2015 Please add comments etc. to the end of the document. Apacheconf The apacheconf component ...
SL7 Lab Exam Environment Small Project Page for porting the Lab Exam environment to SL7. This project is now effectively complete. See FinalProjectReport367. Future ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 15th December 2015 Inventory To process incoming email reports from suppliers containing list of MAC addresses, serial numbers and suchlike ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 14/12/2015 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Actual : Next ...
Project Development Meeting (IF 1.16 1000 1130) Agenda 2015 12 16 1. Summary of last meeting (2015 12 02): 1. Lightweight Talks Password strength ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 07/12/2015 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Actual : Next ...
Services Unit Meeting 7/12/2015 A moments silence for the 13th aniversary of the Fire of South Bridge. Ops Meeting Actions Visitor printing info to be distributed ...
Services Unit Meeting 14/9/2015 Spending Plan for the next 3 years eg satabeast1 up for renewal, how about a new array JBOD instead. Or ZFS storage is likely ...
Configuring USB on a Xerox MFD On collins.inf, run firefox no remote , and browse to printer URL (for example, http://carlsbad.inf.ed.ac.uk/, aka if237c0) Then login ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 30/11/2015 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Actual : Next ...
MPU Meeting Thursday 19th November 2015 Inventory Alastair has written a script for importing the JSON data from the clients. The headless clients were showing errors ...
Completion Report for ITO Progression Board of Examiners Reports Final report for the #338 ITO Progression BoE Reports computing project. This was requested by ITO ...
Project Development Meeting (IF 1.16 1000 1130) Agenda 2015 12 02 1. Summary of last meeting (2015 11 04): 1. Lightweight Talks DTI building ...
Completion Report for Project Submission Final report for the #270 Project Submission computing project. This was requested for both UG4/5 and PGT projects to streamline ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 23/11/2015 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Actual : Next ...
Discussion Items Forrest Hill Support Office It has been agreed in principle with Martin Wright that we can use the Staff Base as the Support Office. Room arrangement ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 16/11/2015 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Actual : Next ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 3rd November 2015 Inventory Alastair has created an ordersync Perl module for syncing orders files into the inventory DB. There is now also a ...
Outline of Exam Procedures This page aims to give a quick reference to support's role in setting up and running on line exams. It does not supercede the RAT unit ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 10th November 2015 Inventory The testing suite has now been brought together and tidied up. Alastair has been looking at regenerating ...
SL7 SwitchDesk Notes The standard lightdm login manager on SL7 has a number of shortcomings. In particular: It caches the selected desktop on the local machine ...
callremctl script Following a request from Graham and Iain, we now have a script callremctl which can be set as a pipe command in the mail aliases file. The command ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 09/11/2015 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Actual : Next ...
Set ALLOWTOPICCHANGE KennyBell, NeilBrownFriend List of Concerns, Issues, Bugs with the EdWeb Distribution These lists should be reviewed periodically to see if ...
Move Discussion Wires H and I (DICE), N (printers) and M (MDPs) are to be exported to Forrest Hill. Exporting the wires should simplify things slightly, it means we ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 02/11/2015 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Actual : Next ...
Possible MPU Server Purchases, 2015 18 Back to MPUServerBuying2014to17. See also DisplacedServers2015. Assumptions: Some have been added or deleted compared to last ...
2015 T2 27th April 2015 23rd August 2015 Computing Projects The unit spent 40% of its time on specific computing projects. This is a good increase from T1 (33 ...
Research and Teaching Unit Spending Plan 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18 Spending plan for the Research and Teaching unit for financial year 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18. This ...
Project Development Meeting (IF 1.16 1000 1130) Agenda 2015 11 04 1. Summary of last meeting (2015 10 07): 1. Lightweight Talks Revamp the ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 26/10/2015 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Actual : Next ...
Infrastructure: Report and figures Managed Platform: figures, report Research and Teaching: Report and Figures Services: Report and Figures User ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 20th October 2015 Inventory Alastair has finished deploying the new order processing code. Alastair and Mohammed took the opportunity to tidy ...
hostname model previous role when available purchased vulcan R610 staff or student compute now 10/07/2009 charlotte R610 staff or ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 19/10/2015 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Actual : Next ...
DICE Internal Technical Documentation Where Now? These are the salient points which I took away from the meeting on internal technical documentation held on the ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 29th September 2015 Inventory Alastair has been looking at using the jsonb support in PostgreSQL 9.4, sadly our version of the DBIx::Class module ...
Project Development Meeting (IF 1.16 1000 1130) Agenda 2015 10 21 1. Summary of last meeting (2015 10 07): 1. Lightweight Talks SL7 Server ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 12/10/2015 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Actual : Next ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 05/10/2015 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Actual : Signed off? ...
#345 AT Decant US Unit From a US Unit perspective, this project started at the beginning of April with regular "Appleton Tower Decant Working Group" meetings. See ...
Project Development Meeting (IF 1.16 1000 1130) Agenda 2015 10 07 1. Summary of last meeting (2015 09 02): 1. Lightweight Talks IPv6 George ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 28/9/2015 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Neil nothing Actual : Neil ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 15th September 2015 Inventory Alastair's looking into PostgreSQL 9.4. LCFG Client refactoring Stephen has spent quite a lot of time learning ...
Final Report, Project 299 The project was requested by Paul Anderson with the aim to provide a lightweight Forum to replace the Forum software which has been deprecated ...
Discussion Forum Project 299 Technical documentation documentation Final Report AlisonDownie 21 Jul 2015
Services Unit Project Activity for 21/9/2015 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Neil nothing Actual : Neil ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 8th September 2015 LCFG Client Refactoring More work has been done on the new packagelib. There are now functions for reading and searching rpmlist ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 14/09/2015 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Neil probably will fix longjob. ...
Project Development Meeting (WB G.12 1000 1130) Agenda 2015 09 16 1. Summary of last meeting (2015 09 02): 1. Lightweight Talks IPv6 George ...
Final Project Report for Project 342 Services Unit AT Decant Scope of Project This report covers work done by the Services Unit on project 342 Services Unit ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 07/09/2015 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Neil Nothing, but still wonders ...
Final project report for project 314 Services Unit SL7 desktop Goal The purpose of this project was to port to SL7 those services required for the production of ...
The Autofs setup under DICE Introduction There had long been a desire to move from the AMD automounter to the autofs equivalent under DICE though the perceived low ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 1st September 2015 Inventory The orders parser has been tidied up, and it's about to go live. Alastair has been working on the clientreport ...
Last used name Model Serial no Last used for Last unit Purchased Location State Comment pyrolisk PE1950 9T01Y3J KB AFS/mirror ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 31/08/2015 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Neil Nothing Actual : Neil ...
RAT Decant Completion Report This project was just a placeholder for effort contributed by the Research and Teaching Unit for the IF and AT decants to FH and WB. In ...
A complicated KVM server multiple upgrade This was the plan we followed when we upgraded the OS and the memory and added a new /var/lib/libvirt/qemu partition ...
Project Development Meeting (WB G.12 1000 1130) Agenda 2015 09 02 1. Summary of last meeting (2015 08 05): 1. Lightweight Talks Firewall Holes ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 24/08/2015 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Neil Nothing Actual : Neil ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 18th August 2015 Inventory Chris has reviewed the parser code, he found a few issues with the regular expressions which have been fixed. He also ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 17/08/2015 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Nothing Actual : Neil Nothing ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 4th August 2015 LCFG Client Refactoring Nothing happened. Tartarus Alastair has written up the meeting he had with Graham and Chris. Alastair ...
Project Development Meeting (WB G.12 1000 1130) Agenda 2015 08 19 1. Summary of last meeting (2015 08 05): 1. Lightweight Talks Firewall Holes ...
Infrastructure: Report and figures Managed Platform: Figures, report Research and Teaching: Report and Figures Services: Report User Support ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 10/08/2015 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Actual : Neil Nothing ...
2015 T1 29th December 2014 26th April 2015 Computing Projects The unit spent 33% of its time on specific computing projects. Note that no miscellaneous development ...
Neo 8000 Tape Library Info August 2015. The library is no longer in use, and no longer under maintenance or warranty. In case of faults, log them with Bull Information ...
Project Development Meeting (IF 1.16 1000 1130) Agenda 2015 08 05 1. Summary of last meeting (2015 07 01): 1. Lightweight Talks: (these are twenty minutes ...
MPU Meeting Thursday 23rd July 2015 LCFG Client Refactoring Nothing happened Inventory Chris and Alastair met with Graham last Friday to discuss the theon conduits ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 27/07/2015 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Actual : Next ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 20/07/2015 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Actual : Next ...
Meeting to discuss feed between Theon and new Inventory Alastair, Graham and Chris 17/07/15 Tables of potential interest space we noted that there ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 14th July 2015 LCFG Client Refactoring Nothing happened. Inventory The orders parsing code is on test, using a different rfe map. Mohammed has ...
The Services Unit A dumping ground for various useful bits of info mainly for us, but occasionally for others. For older stuff, see the earlier, pre wiki Unit info ...
Services Unit Meeting 20/7/2015 Operational Meeting Actions Not had any further look at the restrict by IP in .htaccess on www.inf since last meeting neilb ...
Teaching Software requirements 2014/15 Key field purpose Course Course Code Semester Taught in Semester Lecturer Course Lecturer ...
Testing Windows using VirtualBox Prerequisites : A PC which has a Microsoft OS licence (of some form). The licence to upgrade to Win7/8/10 is provided under ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 13/07/2015 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Actual : Next ...
This Week Alastair Inventory project continue working through InvProjectWorkFlow complete new order file processing code and deploy ...
Research and Teaching Unit Quarterly Reports Current Year Trimester Period Covered Report T1 29th December 2014 26th April 2015 Report T2 ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 06/07/2015 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Actual : Next ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 29/06/2015 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Actual : Next ...
JCMB (College) Server Room management and access arrangements W.e.f. 10th February 2014 the day to day operation and management of the Appleton Tower basement server ...
Services Unit Meeting 6/7/2015 Operational meeting actions Craig create jabber project Craig review password portal working Neil trawl for web ...
Janet ESISS (Education Shared Information Security Service) A page to collate info about the ESISS/"Detonator" scanner system: For more detail about Janet ESISS see ...
Technical Meeting 250615 There was a discussion about kraken /vicepx becoming 100% full. A 1Tb volume has 500Gb available space. Users may not be aware of this ...
Technical Meeting 261114 The only topic for discussion was the LCFG Annual Review, covering what had been achieved from last year and proposals for next year. ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 28th April 2015 SL7 The project has been signed off. Any further work related to SL7 will be operational or misc devel. LCFG Client Refactoring ...
MPU Meeting Wednesday 22nd April 2015 SL7 We've made minor adjustments to the final report. Stephen has added links to the more important blog posts. We've just about ...
Project Development Meeting (IF 1.16 1000 1130) Agenda 2015 07 01 1. Summary of last meeting (2015 06 03): 1. Lightweight Talks: (these are twenty minutes ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 9th June 2015 LCFG Client Refactoring Nothing happened. Inventory Nothing happened. It would be useful for the inventory to include data on the ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 22/06/2015 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Actual : Next ...
ModSecurity From the https://modsecurity.org/ web site: ModSecurity is an open source, cross platform web application firewall (WAF) module. Known as the "Swiss Army ...
Securing Web Servers This document came about as part of our development project 287 to come up with strategies and practical configuration to harden web servers against ...
Services Unit Meeting 22/6/2015 Operation meeting actions: Craig create jabber project SSL certs done Craig review pp rewording T1 Unit time ...
Date IF AT decant FH decant Wilkie decant Holidays Comments Helpers Mon 18/5/15 Jennifer Lindsey/Richard/Alison ...
We've taken delivery of 2 48TB (raw) JBODs, and we want to retire 1TB JBODs and Nexsan stuff, so need a current state of play. Summary Considering only the AFS file ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 15/06/2015 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Actual : Next ...
Services Unit Meeting 8/6/2015 DO PROJECTS! We have 13 projects on the books. At least 6 should be signed off ASAP. Deadlines for those dragging on should be moved ...
PostgreSQL Accounts User documentation is available at: http://computing.help.inf.ed.ac.uk/postgresql CO/CSO documentation is available at: http://www.dice.inf.ed ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 08/06/2015 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Actual : Next ...
MPU Meeting Friday 29th May 2015 LCFG Client Refactoring Nothing happened. Inventory Alastair has finished the new parser for orders data. He has tested it but it ...
The Support CSOs are scheduled to spend 4 days manning the support desks and 1 day on personal development as long as another person is available to cover. AT support ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 01/06/2015 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Actual : Next ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 25/05/2015 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Neil Nothing Actual : Neil ...
Project Development Meeting (IF 1.16 1000 1130) Agenda 2015 06 03 1. Summary of last meeting (2015 05 20): 1. Actions ( actions will be dropped from here ...
OpenLDAP: DICE client configuration This is the final report for 267 OpenLDAP: DICE client configuration. Contents 1. Introduction The aim of this long running ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 5th May 2015 LCFG client refactoring Nothing this week. Inventory Alastair has modified the work flow, but it needs more work. The ...
Improving RFE: Operational Meeting Discussion, Apr 2014 The 'rfe' tools seem to serve us (surprisingly) well but the large variety of maps (and differences between ...
Services Unit Project Activity for 18/05/2015 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Neil Nothing Actual : Neil ...
Accessing different Mac OS X versions for testing. Our testing of services on older releases of Mac OS X has been hampered by a lack of hardware on which to conduct ...
Project Development Meeting (IF 1.16 1000 1130) Agenda 2015 05 20 1. Summary of last meeting (2015 05 06): 1. Actions ( actions will be dropped from here ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 11/05/2015 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Neil Nothing Actual : Neil ...
Services Unit Meeting 11/5/2015 Agenda Operation actions Craig has a few. We have a few computing.help docs from early 2014 that should be updated ...
AT FH and AT Wilkie Decant, 2015 Network switches Contents 1. Setup 1.1 Notes 1. All switches are part of the AT network, so AT naming conventions and setup ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 04/05/2015 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Actual : Next ...
Project Development Meeting (IF 1.16 1000 1130) Agenda 2015 05 06 1. Summary of last meeting (2015 04 01): 1. Lightweight Talks: (these are twenty minutes ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB FILL ME IN Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Neil Nothing Actual : Neil ...
Final project report for "Lifecycle code design" (262) Plan/History Project page: https://computing.projects.inf.ed.ac.uk/262/ Original devproj: http://devproj ...
Final Report for IGS Theon Reports Revision Final report for the #331 IGS Theon Reports Revision computing project. See Theon Review Document May2014 for the original ...
Support Meeting 29th April 2015 Decant from Appleton Tower Alison has produced draft schedule of events, week by week from w/c 4th May to 22nd June. Link coming ...
Host WP Name Managed By Contact banter energy hub.inf Services Nigel Goddard blether pervasiveparallelism.inf Murray Cole/Michail ...
Services Unit Project Activity for 20/4/2015 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Neil nothing Actual : Neil ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 13/04/2015 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Neil nothing Actual ...
Introduction The use of CVS as the default content management system to generate local web pages for www.inf.ed.ac.uk is now deprecated, and there is a move towards ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 06/04/2015 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Neil Nothing Actual : Neil ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 7th April 2015 systemd Finished. SL7 Stephen will flesh out the remaining items in the final report, Chris will reorganise the items according ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 10th March 2015 systemd A draft of the final report has been written. SL7 Screenlocking works fine on MATE with xscreensaver. The problems with ...
How to add self managed machines as TiBS clients Now that we are offering the facility to back up self managed machines via TiBS, support should now be receiving requests ...
Documentation 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 ...
This is an early workflow it needs completely revised. Item is ordered New orders file created with rfe orders/{orderno} Existing format preserved, example below ...
DICE SL7 desktop release notes Customised background image not appearing. AlastairScobie 06 Apr 2015
Services Unit Project Activity for 30/03/2015 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Craig Move project to completion ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 17th March 2015 systemd LCFG component Following last week's final report Alastair made snapshot of the project's blog posts. (You can do this ...
Thoughts on enhancing the Simple KVM Service We could enhance our virtualisation facilities in any number of ways, but before we get too ambitious it might be wise ...
Project Development Meeting (IF 4.02 1000 1130) Agenda 2015 04 01 1. Summary of last meeting (2015 03 18): 1. Lightweight Talks: (these are twenty minutes ...
Project 314 Services Unit Desktop SL7 work See project description at https://computing.projects.inf.ed.ac.uk/#314, but basically make sure that whatever the Services ...
Services Unit Project Activity for 23/03/2015 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Neil nothing Actual : Neil ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 16/03/2015 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Neil nothing Actual : Neil ...
The User Documentation site adding/modifying content Stylistic guidelines It sounds obvious but content should only appear in one place. This unfortunately ...
From: dice account mgmt at inf.ed.ac.uk Subject: Informatics DICE account expiry for juser Dear Johnny User, Our records indicate that your eligibility for the 'juser ...
General notes on the basics of setting up a new printer Choose a name for the device, and select a free IP address on the printer subnet Create the relevant ...
This page gathers together any historical design and discussion for implementing lifecycle in prometheus. The main documentation on prometheus lifecycle can be found ...
# This file needs to conform to a normal robots.txt file, dont use any other formatting # comments need to be done like this, ie with a # (hash). A CGI then cats this ...
Final project report for Produce LCFG systemd component (297) Goal The goal of the project was to "Produce an LCFG component that configures systemd, the system initialisation ...
Project Development Meeting (IF 4.02 1000 1130) Agenda 2015 03 18 1. Summary of last meeting (2015 03 04): 1. Lightweight Talks: (these are twenty minutes ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 09/03/2015 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Neil nothing Actual : Neil ...
Sensible security defaults in dice/options/apacheconf.h The dice/options/apacheconf.h header has been changed so that by default it will include various sensible ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 17th February 2015 systemd No activity. SL7 LCFG port Stephen's new baseinstall component (see last week) now seems to be working. This ...
Infrastructure: Report and figures Managed Platform: Figures, report Research and Teaching: RATUnitReport2014T3 Services User Support: stats ...
2014 T3 25th August 2014 28th December 2014 Computing Projects The unit only achieved 14% of its time on specific computing projects. Note that much development ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 02/03/2015 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Neil Check status of afs and systemd ...
SL7 Meeting Tuesday 6th January 2015 Timescales The following target dates were agreed: Mid January first stable EL7 platform for INF layer End of January ...
Project Development Meeting (IF 4.02 1000 1130) Agenda 2015 03 04 1. Summary of last meeting (2015 02 18): 1. Lightweight Talks: (these are twenty minutes ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 23/02/2015 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Neil Nothing Actual : Neil ...
Title URL Who Self managed security https://computing.help.inf.ed.ac.uk/self managed security Stephen Login Logs https://computing.help.inf.ed.ac ...
The University receives many requests for information and they can be directed to any member of University staff. Requests can include enquiries from students, family ...
Action Points When raised Action What Comments 28/01/14 Alison Dropbox Alison to discuss inappropriate dropbox usage at CEG. More info required ...
Action Points When raised Action What Comments 28/01/14 Alison Theon serial field The "Serial#" field in Theon is too small for the serial ...
Services Unit meeting 23/2/2015 Project progress work on projects as a priority, they are supposed to be done by end of April remember to blog all about ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 16/02/2015 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Actual : Next ...
Project Development Meeting (IF 2.33 1400 1530) Agenda 2015 02 18 1. Summary of last meeting (2015 02 04): 1. Project Completion: Detection ...
Xerox MFD troubleshooting work in progress ..... power cycle If you need to power cycle there are 3 different power switches: If the problem doesn't clear after ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 10th February 2015 systemd Alastair has added some tests for the systemd component. For various reasons they don't work in pkgforge and thus can ...
Project Development Meeting (IF 1.15 10:00 11:30) Agenda 2014 12 03 1. Summary of last meeting (2014 11 19): 1. Lightweight Talks Theon HR ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 09/02/2015 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Neil minimal, possibly install desktop ...
DreamSpark Software licensed under the DreamSpark Program is available for students, faculty and staff. It has been confirmed that this includes computing staff if ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 02/02/2015 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Neil minimal, possibly install desktop ...
Summary of current setup There is 1 cups server running the new cups component. Its alias is infcups. The profile includes the cups server.h header and this is where ...
Ghost reboots Host Holes Rebooted adpurl yes afsdbvm yes afsdbvmat bosserver ping scobies vlserver ptserver yes afsdbvmkb ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 3rd February 2015 LCFG systemd The systemd component now will (optionally, controlled by a resource) rebuild the entire systemd config on ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 20th January 2015 Systemd The component has now been documented. The project is almost complete, just a few loose ends to be tidied up. SL7 The ...
Project Development Meeting (IF 4.02 10:00 11:30) Agenda 2015 02 04 1. Summary of last meeting (2014 01 21): 1. Project Completion OpenLDAP ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 26/01/2015 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Neil minimal, possibly install desktop ...
Using the CO iPads We now have two iPads available for computing staff to use for development work, an iPad 4 running iOS 7 and a mini 2 running iOS 8. PLEASE DO NOT ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 19/01/2015 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Neil minimal, possibly install desktop ...
Project Development Meeting (IF 4.31 10:00 11:30) Agenda 2015 01 21 1. Summary of last meeting (2014 12 03): 1. Lightweight Talks / cloud ...
Development Talk on changes to apacheconf.h and the security headers These are really just notes for me, but will just about do as "slides" for the talk. Overview ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 13th January lcfg systemd Alastair noticed that config which delays the start of a service was proving to be quite popular, so he's created the ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 12/01/2015 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Neil Unit file for afs client Craig ...
For CSOs: Various procedures for avoiding broken profiles, DHCP component errors, etc. When the IP address of a DICE machine is removed from our DNS, the machine's ...
DICE SL7 Upgrade Most information for the SL7 upgrade lives on the LCFG wiki SL7PortHome page. This page is just for DICE specific notes. Progress Meetings SL7Meeting20150106 ...
Platform Upgrades Current SL7 Upgrade Historical SL6 Upgrade SL6 64 Desktop Upgrade F13 Upgrade F13 Desktop Upgrade SL5 Server Upgrade ...
Where's my software? Which machines use a particular item of software? Here are some techniques which might help to answer the question. Search a machine for a file ...
Items of historical interest Informatics Forum OpenAFS Service DICE Discussion Papers Lightweight accounts A Wiki with DICE authentication ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 16th December systemd The schema was updated to support all the latest features. Stephen tweaked the config for many standalone services so that ...
Key Dates FH On target for building handover on 30th April Approximately 1 month for fit out which takes us up to 1st June Fit out could include ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 5/1/2015 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Finish what ever's necessary so we can ...
Development Meeting AFS On Datastore.ed Update 3/9/2014 Recap Project Devproj page http://devproj.inf.ed.ac.uk/show/268 note/blog/diary Project268AFSonECDF As ...
Visitor Account Meeting, 9th Dec 2014 Agenda 1. Should we be reconciling visitor accounts in the future ? 2. Probably due to a bug with VRS, we now have a number ...
This is a place holder for discussion topics. Current discussion topics (if any) should be moved to the meeting specific page where they were discussed. Discussion ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 15/12/2014 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Neil likely to be nothing, but we ...
Packaging Guidelines Standards Follow the Fedora Package Guidelines (When I wrote this section I didn't know about our FedoraPackaging page which has loads of helpful ...
Service Unit Meeting 9/12/2014 Items: Ops meeting actions Craig still waiting for a Mac Mini Neil to do the web restriction instructions ...
Overview This document gived advice on purchasing GPUs for GP GPu systems. If it appears to be skewed towards nvidia cards it's because most of the GPUs we've bought ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 08/12/2014 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Neil Try to look at unit file, but ...
VM/Cloud survey This is the final report for DevProj:256 Description This project conducted a survey covering a number of subjects mostly relating to Virtualisation ...
Project Development Meeting (IF 1.15 10:00 11:30) Agenda 2014 12 17 1. Summary of last meeting (2014 12 03): 1. Lightweight Talks Bug Tracking ...
Options for two factor authentication This is the final report for 279 Options for two factor authentication. Contents 1. Introduction The aim of this project ...
RichardBell 11 Dec 2014
Background "cstrconf.inf.ed.ac.uk" aka rugged (as of 2013) is a Windows KVM guest running the Scopia XT Desktop software for video conferencing. The software communicates ...
MPU meeting Tuesday 9 December 2014 systemd Alastair has been blogging: LCFG documentation fun with targets dependencies issues with overriding ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 2nd December 2014 Virtual DICE The final boxes were ticked during the meeting so this is now finished. Systemd Nothing happened. SL7 Chris has ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 04/12/2014 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Neil Speak to Alastair about unit ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 21st October 2014 Virtual DICE The images have been fixed. Chris just needs to put some posters up in the student labs now. Systemd The unused ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 30th September Virtual DICE Chris produced new releases for SL6 32bit and 64bit. However they haven't yet replaced the existing releases because ...
Summary of post structural review discussion DRAFT There was a common concern, that whilst shared offices and pandemic planning have helped, there is still a degree ...
Topics for discussion as follow up from the 2013 structural review Please add your topics for discussion : 1 there was a common concern, that whilst shared offices ...
MPU Meeting Thursday 6th November 2014 Virtual DICE Nothing happened. Systemd Nothing happened. SL7 Stephen made a start on an FAQ for LCFG component authors. The ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 25th November Virtual DICE User Support has signed off on it. A place on the web has been created for project homepage snapshot. systemd No activity ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 24/11/2014 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Neil Speak to Alastair about unit ...
Technical Meeting 201113 How to make Informatics services useful by mobile devices Improving the user experience for both staff and students accessing Informatics ...
Until the Theon and inventory processes are moved fully to 3g data, the switchreports system will still complain if a machine occupies a room which is not in our ...
Virtual DICE project snapshot Being the collected Virtual DICE entries from the meetings of the Managed Platform Unit, collected here for posterity. https://wiki.inf ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 17/11/2014 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Planned : Neil again not much. Maybe look at unit files Craig Write ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 10/11/2014 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Planned : Neil again not much. Maybe look at unit filesCraig Write ...
Project Development Meeting (IF 1.15 10:00 11:30) Agenda 2014 11 19 1. Summary of last meeting (2014 11 05): 1. Lightweight Talks Forum Service ...
X509 Thoughts This document summarises our current use of X509 certificates and the options for the future. We currently use two different types of X509 certificate ...
Services Unit Project Activity for week beginning 03.Nov.2014 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Neil not much. Need to ...
Services Unit Project Activity for 27/10/2014 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Project314ServicesSL7 Planned : Neil Finish rmirrorclient.h testing. ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 28th October Virtual DICE Posters have been put up, leaving just one unmet deliverable for this project: "User Support Sign Off". Chris will talk ...
Project Development Meeting (IF 2.33 10:00 11:30) Agenda 2014 11 05 1. Summary of last meeting (2014 10 15): 1. Lightweight Talks Detection ...
Infrastructure: report and figures Managed Platforms Figures, Report Research and Teaching: report and figures Services: Figures, Report User ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 20/10/2014 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Planned : Neil Nothing, was on holiday. Craig Get cups installed ...
pre {color: black; background color: rgb(200,200,200); padding left: 2em; padding top: 1em; padding bottom: 1em} Apache ModSecurity Tips The mod security apache module ...
Guidance on choosing CPUs This is a short guide covering some issues concerning modern CPU performance and how to hopefully choose the best CPU for your task. General ...
Summary of new visitor categorisation. VisitorStaff VisitorStudent Both above will always be from upstream, i.e. in the VRS. They should always be people that ...
Using kvmtool kvmtool create name myvm host remoteserver uri uri flavour template cpus number memory number bridge interface ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 13/10/2014 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Planned : Actual : Next Week : Time Spent ...
Project Development Meeting (IF 1.15 10:00 11:30) Agenda 2014 10 15 1. Summary of last meeting (2014 10 01): 1. Lightweight Talks Unit SL7 ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 06/10/2014 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Planned : Neil will look at rsync, Craig at cups. Actual : ...
Technical Discussion Meeting 24/9/2014 Knowledge Management Data management service catalog recap. Why were we doing this? The University wants us to ...
Possible MPU Server Purchases, 2014 2017 Back to MPUServerBuying2013to16 Assumptions: Machines in service should not be more than six years old. We can ...
Action Points When raised Action What Comments 28/01/14 Alison Theon serial field The "Serial#" field in Theon is too small for the serial ...
techs 15 B126c/09: Unexpectedly many Up/Down: 247 A record of what we find when chasing the nightly SNMP trap reports. Name Model Date Port Comments ...
Research and Teaching Unit Spending Plan 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17 Spending plan for the Research and Teaching unit for financial year 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17. This ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 29/09/2014 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Planned : Setup test EL7/SL7 machine to test rsync, mail, afs, cups ...
Services Unit Current Hardware Name Model Use Bought Warrenty Expires Virtualise bahookie PE R620 Web Server 26/06/2014 25/06/2019 ...
Project Development Meeting (IF 1.15 10:00 11:30) Agenda 2014 10 01 1. Summary of last meeting (2014 09 17): 1. Lightweight Talks of OpenLDAP ...
EASE Pros and Cons This document collects together our thoughts on the potential pros and cons of changing our authentication from using our own INF.ED.AC.UK kerberos ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 23rd September Virtual DICE RAT are now mostly done with the software updates for Semester 1 so he will make the new images after the stable release ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 22/9/2014 Services Unit SL7 Desktop 314 Planned : New project Actual : Next Week : Setup test ...
The Informatics Twitter account can be found at http://twitter.com/infalerts Who tweets when and what ? During office hours (Mon Fri, 9 5) Support will be ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 16th September 2014 Virtual DICE Chris expects to make this semester's images next week. He will accompany their release with posters or notices ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 15/9/2015 Investigate AFS on ECDF storage 268 Planned : Update blog. Better performance testing/comparison ...
Setting/unsetting the JCMB server room alarm The JCMB server room alarm system was replaced in the week commencing 15 September 2014. There's consequently been a slight ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 9th September 2014 Virtual DICE Nothing happened, waiting for a couple of weeks for RAT to have the teaching software finished for Semester 1 ...
Project Development Meeting (IF 1.15 10:00 11:30) Agenda 2014 09 17 1. Summary of last meeting (2014 09 03): 1. Lightweight Talks Farr ...
Dev Meeting Prometheus Lifecycle September 2014 Brief history page All details Managing the lifecycle of a user's accounts was always part of our plan for prometheus ...
Can't be due to a recent kernel upgrade as the VM servers are still running SL5.3 According to 520888 a bug fix for servers with bnx2 cards was included in the ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 8/9/2014 Investigate AFS on ECDF storage 268 Planned : Update blog. Better performance testing/comparison ...
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MPU Meeting Tuesday 2nd September 2014 Virtual DICE Oustanding actions before project completion: poster/media display project homepage snapshot school ...
Detonator scans for self managed machines 1. Go through the SM164, SM197 and Wire T scans to identify red/amber warnings. 1. Run scans on individual IP's where ...
Services Unit Project Activity for 1/9/2014 Investigate AFS on ECDF storage 268 Planned : Add notes to blog, prep and presentation at dev meeting ...
Project Development Meeting (IF 1.15 10:00 11:30) Agenda 2014 09 03 1. Summary of last meeting (2014 08 20): 1. Lightweight Talks #279: Options ...
Action Points When raised Action What Comments 28/01/14 Alison Theon serial field The "Serial#" field in Theon is too small for the serial ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 25/8/2014 Investigate AFS on ECDF storage 268 Planned : Re connect to ECDF to discuss next steps Actual ...
Resit exams 15/08/2014 The morning's inf1 op exam was interrupted at around 09:45 by a fire alarm. Knowing no alarm tests were due, the exam labs were evacuated ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 19th August 2014 Virtual DICE Chris has finished the report and it has been reviewed. The project will be submitted for completion at the Development ...
Services Unit Project Activity for WB 18/8/2014 Investigate AFS on ECDF storage 268 Planned : Nothing due to ECDF holidays Actual : Nothing ...
Final Report for Project 239 This is the final report for 239, DICE virtual image with teaching software for students trial . What was done These were the project ...
Northern former KVM server see amarela and vermelha instead. Dell PowerEdge R710 4 x 4 core 2.27GHz Xeon 36GB memory at KB. northernpool1 ...
Piccadilly former KVM server do not use, see amarela and vermelha instead. Dell PowerEdge R710 4 x 4 core 2.27GHz Xeon 36GB memory at KB. ...
Project Development Meeting (IF 1.15 10:00 11:30) Agenda 2014 08 20 1. Summary of last meeting (2014 08 06): 1. Lightweight Talks based LCFG ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 5th August 2014 Virtual DICE Stephen has read the final report and suggests that it tries to explain the difference between the initial effort ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 5th August 2014 Virtual DICE Chris has written the report, Alastair and Stephen will review. LCFG Client Refactoring Stalled. systemd The componenth ...
EL7 the MPU's share of the DICE level These are some areas the MPU will need to look at for EL7 DICE, specifically the DICE level. amd We still use this. The mailing ...
RHEL7 based LCFG Port We have been marking the completed work on the plan. All the information associated with the port is linked from https://wiki.lcfg.org/bin/view ...
Project Development Meeting (IF 1.15 10:00 11:30) Agenda 2014 08 06 1. Summary of last meeting (2014 07 16): 1. Lightweight Talks of secure ...
Action Points When raised Action What Comments 28/01/14 Alison Theon serial field The "Serial#" field in Theon is too small for the serial ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 22nd July 2014 Virtual DICE Chris is writing the final report. LCFG Client Refactoring This project is stalled. Systemd The install method ...
.profile {color: black; background color: lightgray; padding left: 2em; padding top: 1em; padding right: 2em; padding bottom: 0.5em} .egprofile {color: black; background ...
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Some informal notes WordPress Setting up a new Server We've had a recent spate of throwing up new, single use, VMs running WordPress to quickly get a web site up ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 15th July 2014 Virtual DICE Chris is now writing the final report. LCFG Client Refactoring This project is stalled. Systemd Alastair has applied ...
Infrastructure: Report and figures Managed Platforms: figures, report Research and Teaching: report and figures Services: Figures, Report User ...
Making Changes to Multiple LCFG Source Files in an Atomic Manner You may want to stop profile compilation on the LCFG servers for a short time, so that you can edit ...
DICE specific LCFG information This page is out of date. Please check ManagedPlatformUnit for links to current DICE LCFG information. Most LCFG documentation is either ...
Project Development Meeting (IF 1.15 10:00 11:30) Agenda 2014 07 16 1. Summary of last meeting (2014 07 02): 1. Lightweight Talks Neil described ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 8th July 2014 Virtual DICE With the page on Virtual DICE's local accounts this project is complete. Chris will tackle the final report. LCFG ...
EL7 Package Lists base list Recipe: 1. Start with Minimal Install group 2. Subtract all redhat network stuff: python rhsm Red Hat Enterprise Linux Release Notes ...
EL7 Standard Partition Layout General plan: New /tmp partition New /var partition Switch to ext4 as the default filesystem For EL7 the proposal ...
Action Points When raised Action What Comments 28/01/14 Alison Theon serial field The "Serial#" field in Theon is too small for the serial ...
Development Meeting 2/7/2014 Securing Web Servers Update Recap Project 287 Securing Web Servers From the project page http://devproj.inf.ed.ac.uk/show/287 "See ...
Project Development Meeting (IF 1.16 10:00 11:00) Agenda 2014 07 02 1. Summary of last meeting (2014 06 18): 1. Lightweight Talks Tim presented ...
Action Points When raised Action What Comments 28/01/14 Alison Theon serial field The "Serial#" field in Theon is too small for the serial ...
MPU Meeting Friday 20th June 2014 Virtual DICE Chris has tested the LDAP changes. It is now possible to login using DICE credentials from edlan without using a VPN ...
KB Fibre Channel General fabric and switch arrangement There are two distinct fabrics, each composed of one (only!) QLogic SANbox 5800 switch. Each switch has 20 ...
Project Development Meeting (IF 1.16 09:30 11:00) Agenda 2014 06 18 1. Summary of last meeting (2014 06 04): 1. Administrivia Outstanding ...
The ResearchAndTeachingUnit provide headers and basic service configuration for instances of the Jenkins Continuous Integration Server. As with most other non core ...
MPU Meeting Thursday 29th May 2014 Virtual DICE Toby has now successfully made his LDAP change, so the people tree is visible from EdLAN. Chris will test Virtual ...
Project Development Meeting (IF 1.16 09:30 11:00) Agenda 2014 06 04 1. Administrivia of last meeting Outstanding Actions 2. Project Completion ...
Project Development Meeting (IF4.31 10:00 12:00) Minutes 2014 05 07 Present: Chris, Roger, Toby, George, Alison, Gordon, Neil, Ian, Alastair, Craig, Tim (convener ...
Upgrading the Package Master Server This is a note of the problems encountered when the Packages Master brendel was upgraded from SL5 to SL6 in December 2012. ...
.code {color: black; background color: rgb(220,220,220); padding: 0.5em; border: thin solid black} #main copy .code p {margin: 0 0 0 0;} Cosign Client Behaviour Notes ...
Projects Changes Summary of proposed changes to the projects mechanism as they were discussed at the Development Meeting on 7th May 2014. For full details see linked ...
This Week Alastair Order a spare 600GB disk for waterloo (hot spare) Double check latest web security reports systemd project ...
Technical Discussion Meeting 2014 05 21 Present: alisond, carol, jennifer, craig, alastair, roger, toby, neil, kenny bell. This meeting was to discuss the results ...
Technical Discussion Meeting 2014 05 21 Present: alisond, carol, jennifer, craig, alastair, roger, toby, neil, kenny bell. This meeting was to discuss the results ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 6th May 2014 Virtual DICE Nothing happened. LCFG Client Refactoring Nothing happened. LCFG systemd Nothing happened, but Alastair is going to ...
Action Points When raised Action What Comments 28/01/14 Alison Theon serial field The "Serial#" field in Theon is too small for the serial ...
How to change mailing list memberships There are basically 2 ways to do this in Theon by adding an exception to a mailing list or by adding an appropriate role ...
ResetTheNet Discussion HSTS http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP Strict Transport Security We could fairly quickly and easily decide to do HSTS for the web servers ...
Planning Questions What we want from a secure web server We need to be aware of the distinction and any discrepancies between general web browsing access and filesystem ...
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MPU Meeting Tuesday 22nd April 2014 Virtual DICE Chris discovered that the virtual DICE image does not work with VMWare due to the inclusion of the VirtualBox add ...
Project Development Meeting (IF 4.31/33 10:00 12:00) Agenda 2014 05 07 1. Minutes of last meeting of last meeting 2. Matters arising Update on actions from last ...
Creating Package Buckets I have created a 460GB partition, /vicepa, on wyvern for this data. I haven't created the mirror partition on hawthorn yet but this shouldn ...
Services Unit Meeting 28/4/2014 in Craig's office. Agenda: KBSOL, detonator scans, WordPress', new KB evo, time figures, RT clean up End of T1 2014. Time figures ...
What to do when TiBS complains about a full cache directory The TiBS backup server mounts a number of cache partitions on /tibscache n (where n is a single digit ...
School Database Revamp Final Report This is the final report for 112 School Database Revamp. Contents 1. Introduction The primary aim of this project was to ...
Project Development Meeting (IF4.31 10:00 12:00) Minutes 2014 04 02 Present: Roger, Chris, Toby, Craig, Graham, Iain, Gordon, George, Ian, Neil, Stephen, Alison ...
2013 14 upgrade of the Forum switches 2013: we're doing the Forum 0123 AB and 45 A closets. 2014: we're doing the remainder. Here's what we have to do ...
Technical Discussion Meeting 2014 04 16 Present: alisond, cc, gdutton, gordonr, iainr network storage cc asserting that RAT are unhappy with SANs, especially ...
List of machines requiring OpenSSL upgrade Date Who Notes adpurl Neil done alexandria barb Craig done beeknow Neil done ...
Technical Meeting 190314 Bugzilla Replacement Gordon has been investigating various options for a Bugzilla replacement. Our version of Bugzilla is up to date but ...
UniDesk tips How do I pass the ticket back to the previous operator ? As you are unlikely to guess which Operator group they belong to, just click on ...
NX Are you looking for help on using the "NX" remote graphical login service? If so, see computing.help, and ignore the rest of this page. Setting up freenx Comprehensive ...
KB IPMI power management for older machines equipped with IPMI v1.5 Contents These notes describe how to configure a Dell server located at either KB whose BMC ...
Innovation Ideas (aka the Wacky Wiki) Noise $ sound monitoring door closer : cc/gdutton Shuts the office door when the ambient noise level gets too high :) ...
Emergency Software Updates Howto If a critical security issue has been announced the fix should be installed onto DICE machines as soon as possible, this can be achieved ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 11th March 2014 Inventory Alastair has incorporated Chris's comments into InvProjectWorkFlow. Stephen has no more comments. Virtual DICE Toby ...
Presently being used as storage during the AT Refurbishment: DICEServicesUnitFHRackContents
Informatics Forum Server Moves A page for gathering the various bits of information relating to the relocation of server kit from the old site server rooms. JCMB ...
Informatics Forum Design and construction ForumDesignIssues Issues and http://flickr.com/photos/26545796@N06/sets/72157606730100081 Bill's Images ...
Adding SASL support into XMPP/Jabber I've been looking for a while at building a secure IM system which would intergrate with our Kerberos infrastructure. Whilst XMPP ...
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Project Development Meeting (IF 4.31/33 10:00 12:00) Agenda 2014 04 02 1. Minutes of last meeting of last meeting 2. Matters arising Update on actions from last ...
Final report for the LCFG client refactor project (#225) This project is the first stage in the LCFG Client Refactoring project https://devproj.inf.ed.ac.uk/show ...
Revisit Account Management (Prometheus) Final Report History, Plan, etc. The devproj page http://devproj.inf.ed.ac.uk/show/75 shows the history, original plan ...
Switches in the KB server room cs0 HP ProCurve 3800 1U fixed port 1Gb/s switch: rfe g kbnet/cs0.ports and rfe g kbnet/cs0.pc for current config ...
Change the touchscreen screensaver images. Check out or update the dice webkiosk files e.g svn checkout svn/dice webkiosk The current slides can be found in svn ...
nop DICE Web Preferences The following settings are web preferences of the DICE web. These preferences overwrite the site level preferences in ., and can be ...
Technical Meeting 220114 SL7 Neil asked if 'prelinking' was going to cause any problems in SL7 should we turn it off as was suggested previously. Chris replied ...
Moved Please see computing.help.inf.ed.ac.uk/self managed windows.
Renumbering the KB switches Thoughts under construction... At the moment (March 2014) all the KB switches are on 129.215.216/24. We would really prefer them to ...
Services Unit Meeting Agenda: ifevo2 move detonator scans wordpress multi user xerox passwd tapes at KB Operational meeting ifevo2 ...
Project Development Meeting (IF4.31 10:00 12:00) Minutes 2014 03 05 Present: Craig, Roger, Alastair, Chris, Toby, Ian, George, Iain, Alison, Gordon, Neil, Tim ...
To create a website URL such as http://groups.inf.ed.ac.uk/project name Here "project name" just points at a bit of AFS file space, and any files (typically HTML) ...
This Week Alastair Order a spare 600GB disk for waterloo (hot spare) Ask George what does the TXretransmit value mean for switch connections ...
Making web redirects There have been a couple of tickets in from the Knowledge Management team asking for permanent web redirects to be made: RT:65507 and RT:65932 ...
Quotas Quotas are 2Gb for UG1/UG2, 5Gb for UG3/UG4 and Msc Students, 10Gb for Phd students. Please do not increase a student quota just because they have run out of ...
AFS Quotas and the existing DICE quotas system Some notes on how we are currently setting AFS home volume quotas from our existing DICE quotas system. Background ...
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Project Development Meeting (IF 4.31/33 10:00 12:00) Agenda 2014 03 05 1. Minutes of last meeting of last meeting 2. Matters arising Update on actions from last ...
Action Points When raised Action What Comments 03/09/13 Alison and Carol Notification of leavers Lindsey has created a mailing list for admin ...
Action Points When raised Action What Comments 03/09/13 Lindsey and Alison and Carol Notification of leavers Lindsey has created a mailing ...
Final Report Produce a talks.cam not a service for trialling Introduction This project involved investigating the talks.cam software currently deployed at Cambridge ...
Streaming Media service requirements What we have now There are groups of users within Informatics currently using and publishing media files, with AIAI being one ...
Infrastructure: report and figures Managed platforms: figures, report Research and Teaching: report and figures Services: Figures, Report User ...
Project Development Meeting (IF4.31 10:00 12:00) Minutes 2014 02 05 Present: Craig, Graham, Toby, Alastair, Neil, Stephen, Alison, George, Ian, Gordon, Iain, Tim ...
Self managed server room disaster exercise 2014 Scenario An electrical fault in the server room electrical switchboard has caused a serious fire in the self managed ...
This Week Alastair Order a spare 600GB disk for waterloo (hot spare) Ask George what does the TXretransmit value mean for switch connections ...
MPU Meeting Wednesday 29th January 2014 Inventory Chris and Stephen will read InvProjectWorkFlow for next time. Virtual DICE No activity. LCFG Client Refactoring ...
Managing the LCFG website The LCFG website is a combination of static HTML and templated pages plus dynamically generated pages. It is all managed through the lcfgweb ...
Managed Platform Machines Upgraded to Windows 7 This page is now out of date and no longer maintained. Please refer to Current MDP Machines for an up to date list ...
AT gas explosion exercise, January 2014 Original email to COs Over the weekend, as a result of a gas explosion in the basement of Appleton Tower, all of our IT equipment ...
Backing up self managed machines using TiBS The user documentation for backing up a self managed machine is now at : http://computing.help.inf.ed.ac.uk/self managed ...
Recovering RT mails On occasions where RT/ISSRT is down, mail may still be sent to the 'rt' user but won't arrive. The first thing that happens in rt's .procmail is ...
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Project Development Meeting (IF 4.31/33 10:00 12:00) Agenda 2014 02 05 1. Minutes of last meeting of last meeting 2. Matters arising Update on actions from last ...
Summary For a more detailed look at the design decisions behind prometheus, see the papers linked below. This section attempts to provide a very brief summary of ...
Project Development Meeting (IF4.31 10:00 12:00) Minutes 2014 01 08 Present: Chris, Toby, Richard, Ian, Craig, Stephen, Roger, Alastair, Neil, George, Iain, Graham ...
Display SAT personal timetables on AT foyer display screens Aims We are obliged to present an individual timetable for students from 2013/2014 onwards. Our plan ...
MPU Meeting Wednesday 22nd January 2014 Inventory More work has been done on the inventory workflow document, this has changed considerably so needs reading again ...
Disaster recovery exercise 2014 List of known dead machines (currently from nagios and knock on from dead waterloo) Host Location Comments Data Status ...
Gas explosion drill MPU report Conclusion No lessons were learnt from this particular exercise. Only services which were already replicated were affected. Machines ...
AT Gas Explosion(Disaster Recovery exercise) Affected services What Backup/mirror Plan 4 AFS file servers: naga, cetus, minotaur, gorgon tibs backups ...
Services Unit Meeting 27 Jan 2014 Agenda jubliee reboot MPUjubileeDetails Tuesday 4 February 10am SAN space at KB move ifevo2 ops meeting on Wed ...
This page has been retired Trying to keep what's on the SAN boxes up to date was not happening. Instead we have a CGI that will interrogate the running hardware. See ...
Some very minimal gerrit notes gerrit.inf.ed.ac.uk is a VM, currently barb. git.inf.ed.ac.uk is also hosted on the same VM. The software is installed in /disk/gitgerrit ...
How to download new server firmware updates We have Dell servers and HP servers. Here's a list of the models we have. HP We currently only have one HP server model ...
The disaster, as outlined in the Disaster Recovery exercise of 13th January, would have affected the following Services Unit servers and services: naga, cetus ...
Teaching Software requirements 2013/14 Key field purpose Course Course Code Semester Taught in Semester Lecturer Course Lecturer ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 14th January 2014 Inventory Alastair added more to the flow and went through it at a user meeting. Most of it met with approval and delight but ...
Appleton Tower server room management and access arrangements W.e.f. 10th February 2014 the day to day operation and management of the Appleton Tower basement server ...
CREATE TYPE space type enum AS ENUM ( 'Building', 'Corridor', 'Cupboard', 'Floor', 'Open Plan', ...
Disaster recovery exercise 2014 List of known dead machines: Host Location Comments Data Status Plan titan AT Server Room ANC Server ...
Inf Unit "Gas" DR Test 2014 This is the Inf Unit's response to the January 2014 "gas explosion" DR test. Network The assumption is that all AT basement services would ...
Notes from the 11 Dec 2013 meeting to decide what needs to be done about mailing lists' grace periods. Attended: alisond, gdutton, lmb, neilb, toby. where do the ...
Action Points When raised Action What Comments 07/06/11 Alison inf general Alison spoke to Julie about inf general, suggesting perhaps school ...
Action Points When raised Action What Comments 07/06/11 Alison inf general Alison spoke to Julie about inf general, suggesting perhaps school ...
ISSRT Retention Policy After discussions with Neil McGillivray, it was agreed that the retention policy should be done on a queue by queue basis. The proposed times ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 7th January 2014 Inventory Nothing happened. Virtual DICE Toby has investigated what LDAP access is required for virtual DICE to work on external ...
colour meaning hostname Already done hostname Never being done hostname No date set for upgrade hostname Date set for upgrade ...
Services Unit Meeting 13/1/2014 Were going to talk about our todo list and T1 project allocation, but now doing the Gas explosion drill ATGasExercise2014 Went over ...
Period PD Inventory (269) LCFG client I (225) LCFG client II (274) DICE light VM (239) LCFGgit (289) 2012 T3 27 2013 ...
This content has now moved to: http://computing.help.inf.ed.ac.uk/ifriend access afs and http://computing.help.inf.ed.ac.uk/ifile
Infrastructure: report and figures Managed platforms:figures, report Research and Teaching: report and figures Services:figures, report User support ...
MHR Data Capture The form should provide a clear definition of what we mean by MHR data and also an explanation of why we are collecting the information. Links to ...
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Services Unit Meeting 7/4/2014 Chat about tibs. We should make sure level 0's are done of new large partitions as they fill with data. tape library is out of warranty ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 17th December 2013 Inventory Alastair intends to write a comprehensive snapshot of the current state of the project, then stall the project. ...
Archiving and Deletion of Accounts Selection of Accounts At present this is a manual procedure. Accounts are selected by checking various data sources for users ...
Project Development Meeting (IF 4.31/33 10:00 12:00) Agenda 2014 01 08 1. Minutes of last meeting of last meeting 2. Matters arising Update on actions from last ...
Project Development Meeting (IF 2.33 10:00 12:00) Minutes 2013 12 04 Present: Ian, Roger, Craig, Iain, George, Stephen, Alison, Neil, Tim (convener and minutes ...
Configuring eduroam on Mac OS X This documentation has been moved. Please see the wireless network documentation at http://computing.help.inf.ed.ac.uk/wireless ...
Using AlsaMixer This documentation has moved to http://computing.help.inf.ed.ac.uk/alsa mixer .
Braindump for move of LCFG configuration from svn to git What needs doing. The basic questions to answer are these: Would it be possible to manage the headers ...
C S O 'Not A Library' Bookshelf, IF 2.44. The bookshelf is now officially open! The books on this shelf is for all C S Os to use or ignore. It is presently rather ...
Devproj Title 2013T3 allocation Effort spent in 2013T3 (to End Nov) Effort left Will it complete in 2013T3? Will it complete in 2014T1? 112 ...
Alastair Start Inventory project diary Inventory project Submit bug/enh to App::Cmd author wrt option to die on unspecified options ...
Service Catalogue Brain Storming Notes/Thoughts/Jottings As I'll be away for the planning meeting on the 16th to discuss the service catalogue. I thought I'd jot down ...
Services Unit Meeting 10/12/2013 Previous meeting ServicesUnitMeeting20131126 Look over actions and discussion topics for tomorrow's Operational Meeting. Went over ...
Printing Using Infcups Status Check using CUPS Web Interface The web page is available at http://infcups.inf.ed.ac.uk:631 On this web page you can check the CUPS ...
MPU Meeting Thursday 28th November 2013 Inventory Alastair has been rewriting the flow document. This and other details can also be found on the inventory project ...
Removing Home Directories Full documentation is available at https://wiki.inf.ed.ac.uk/DICE/AFSRemovingUserVolumes. LindseyBrown 09 Dec 2013
Full documentation is available at https://wiki.inf.ed.ac.uk/DICE/AFSMovingVolumes Briefly: vos exam user.lmb vos remove verbose sphinx /vicepx user.lmb.readonly ...
Possible MPU Server Purchases, 2013 2016 Assumptions: Machines in service should not be more than six years old. We can use virtual machines for non critical ...
Final Report on Project 258: Software Download Portal/Repository: Stage 1 Introduction This report examines the current state of ISDD, whether it's still fit for ...
WordPress A blogging/web publishing system. See http://wordpress.org/
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Project Development Meeting (IF 4.31/33 10:00 12:00) Agenda 2013 12 04 1. Minutes of last meeting of last meeting 2. Matters arising Update on actions from last ...
Further AFS Development and Automation This is the final report for devproj.inf project number 135. There was a little extra work done on this in 2013T2 Project135FinalReportPart2 ...
Summary This was a project rewakening. Chris had worked on this project in 2011, and when he reached a suitable point, stopped and wrote the final report, Project135FinalReport ...
Project Development Meeting (IF 2.33 10:00 12:00) Minutes 2013 11 06 Present: Alastair, Neil, Iain, George, Ian, Roger, Toby, Alison, Chris,Tim (convener and minutes ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 12th November 2013 Inventory Nothing happened. Virtual DICE Chris has had some helpful responses from the students, based on this he has improved ...
Key field purpose host hostname (profile name) os current OS header / status category RAT for internal machines, or research/teaching ...
Services Unit Meeting 26/11/2013 Present: Craig, Neil, Lindsey, Roger, Ross, Gordon Ops meeting actions generate list of non mirror macro users neilb in ...
Updating Users during a Service Disruption This page intentionally is quite verbose to give people a clear background to the suggestions. Ultimately, I expect we would ...
Removing AFS User Volumes Might want to consider this a draft until someone double checks it neil There should probably be a tool to do this, but until then this ...
The Test LCFG Server The test LCFG server ( lcfgtest.inf.ed.ac.uk ) serves two purposes: 1. It does major rebuilds more quickly than the main LCFG servers, because ...
The inf layer The inf layer is a minimal add on to the lcfg layer. It's as close as you can get to just using the lcfg layer. (The lcfg layer itself doesn't contain ...
Forum Power Failure Monday 11th November 2013 We suffered a power failure in the Informatics Forum on Monday 11th November 2013, starting at about 11:00 and ending ...
General Advice This page is a basic outline designed to collect wisdom on building packages on DICE, since in practice it's a bit of a subtle art. It is nonetheless ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 29th October 2013 Inventory Alastair met with the CSOs (slides, notes) and the feeling was very much that every host needs a name, even self managed ...
table td { border left: 1px dotted black; border right: 1px dotted black; } The year is split into three project periods : T1 January to April T2 ...
Links in computing.help to either wiki.inf or dice.inf page link unit afs top ten tips http://wiki.inf.ed.ac.uk/DICE/AFSMacOSX afs top ten ...
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Final Report for Project 229 Windows 7 Upgrade Approach We identified a number of key milestones which included: Install test machine to allow us to test kerberos ...
SL6 Upgrade for Services Unit Overview This is the final report for project SL6 upgrade for servicesunit. The OS upgrade is typically a biennial ish event, and ...
Contacting IS and other COs For issues/problems, it's best to go via is helpline to ensure incidents are tracked correctly and also to be able to see patterns ...
RT Best Practice Triggers When a ticket is created an automated message goes to the requestor giving them the ticket number and an email is also sent to the ...
Project Development Meeting (IF 4.31/33 10:00 12:00) Agenda 2013 11 06 1. Minutes of last meeting of last meeting 2. Matters arising Update on actions from last ...
Project Development Meeting (IF 4.31 10:00 12:00) Minutes 2013 10 02 Present: Chris, Roger, Alastair, Iain, Neil, Stephen, Gordon, Alison, George, Ian, Tim (convener ...
D R A F T D R A F T D R A F T D R A F T D R A F T D R A F T Review of OpenLDAP DICE client configuration This document concerns 267 Review of OpenLDAP ...
Insurance Policy Summary Useful links/contacts Full details can be found at the University Insurance website: website There are links here to information about ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 1st October 2013 Inventory Alastair will be meeting with the CSOs tomorrow to discuss how the new inventory will be used. Alastair tried adding ...
Services Unit Meeting 28 Oct 2013 Present: Neil, Craig, Ross, Roger Joke de jour : What do you do if you find a trumpet in the garden? Craig away next week. Reschedule ...
Action Points When raised Action What Comments 07/06/11 Alison inf general Alison spoke to Julie about inf general, suggesting perhaps school ...
Notes from Inventory project "user" meeting 02/10/13 item.type need further thought rename as systemtype ? add 'mdp' type a type for WAPs switches ...
Present George, Stephen, Alison, Iain, Graham, Neil Introduction Not aiming for system that can cope with every conceivable eventuality. Want to be as simple as ...
Research and Teaching Unit Spending Plan 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16 Spending plan for the Research and Teaching unit for financial year 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16. This ...
This documentation has moved to http://computing.help.inf.ed.ac.uk/afs windows
Project Development Meeting (IF 4.31/33 10:00 12:00) Agenda 2013 10 02 1. Minutes of last meeting of last meeting 2. Matters arising Update on actions from last ...
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SL6 upgrade for RAT Unit Final Report This report covers the work requried to upgrade RAT unit servers and services from SL5 to SL6. Desktop software was dealt with ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 24 September 2013 Inventory Merging the proposed system and item tables seems to be generally thought a good move. The next question is what ...
SL6 upgrade for US Unit Final Report This report covers the work requried to upgrade US managed servers from SL5 to SL6. Preparation The list of US Unit servers ...
TiBS and lcfg tibs This page should be read in conjunction with ServicesUnitTibs. Aspects of the TiBS configuration are now controlled via LCFG, using the lcfg tibs ...
Getting hold of the Code The prometheus source code is kept in a git repository. To get a copy of the current code, do the following: git clone git://git.inf.ed.ac ...
MPU Meeting Wednesday 11th September 2013 Inventory A meeting was held for all interested COs, this help identify several extra issues we would like to be able to ...
Moving partitions between servers Sometimes it is useful to move SAN mounted AFS partitions between servers, or possibly even physical disks. In either of these events ...
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included from ServicesUnitRecurrentTasks Task Person When Update lists of group and hompages sites findable via Google Lindsey January, May, Septamber ...
Project Development Meeting (IF 4.31 10:00 12:00) Minutes 2013 09 04 Present: George, Stephen, Chris, Toby, Alastair, Craig, Roger, Neil, Graham, Tim (convener ...
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MPU Meeting Tuesday 27th August 2013 Inventory Nothing happened. Alastair is planning to spend some more time on the project this week. Sleep Enhancements Stephen ...
Devproj Title T2 allocation Effort spent in T2 (to End August) Effort left Will it complete in T2? Will it complete in T3? 112 School Database ...
Project Development Meeting (IF 4.31/33 10:00 12:00) Agenda 2013 09 04 1. Minutes of last meeting of last meeting 2. Matters arising Update on actions from last ...
Things to think about when doing some current SAN job This topic was re purposed July 2013. See revision 2 for previous content. Commissioning of new ifevo3 and ifevo4 ...
Running AFS on Mac OS X This content has been moved to our new documentation site. Please see https://computing.help.inf.ed.ac.uk/afs mac os x for details.
Old Team Mailing lists Action from Operational Meeting 24/7/2013 Lists: accman team admin tasks team auth team backups team database team dice userenv team dirservices ...
Final Report for Project 144 Redevelop User Documentation Approach We needed to move existing end user documentation from a number of sites. Most of ...
Devproj Title T1 allocation Effort spent in T1 (to End March) Effort left Will it complete in T1? 112 School Database Revamp 1.0 0.0 1 ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 13th August 2013 Inventory Alastair has written down a brain dump of his thoughts and ideas for the inventory project. Quite a few COs were not ...
Services Unit Meeting 19/8/2013 Previous ServicesUnitMeeting20130715. Room: 1.15 at 2:30pm Present: Craig, Roger, Neil, Gordon, Ross, Lindsey Agenda ifevo2/4 ...
DICE VM modes of operation A VM based on DICE could behave in a number of ways. Here are descriptions of a number of possible behaviours. Each one is followed by ...
Here is what I've come to, on what I think would be suitable changes to lcfg dhcpd; that is, here is my proposal for what I should go ahead and implement. I would ...
MPU Meeting Wednesday 24th June 2013 Inventory Alastair's done a test implementation of the history table, which he will document before going on to do a brain dump ...
Project Development Meeting (IF 4.31 10:00 12:00) Minutes 2013 08 07 Present: Roger, Iain, Alastair, Alison, Gordon, Ian, Stephen, Neil, Tim (convener and minutes ...
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Project Development Meeting (IF 4.31/33 10:00 12:00) Agenda 2013 08 07 1. Minutes of last meeting of last meeting 2. Matters arising Update on actions from last ...
CREATE TABLE purchaseorder ( purchaseorder id VARCHAR(12) NOT NULL UNIQUE PRIMARY KEY, supplier VARCHAR(50), order date DATE, vat ...
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Proposed AFS Enhancements devproj 135 Development project 135 deals with the creation of tools and scripts to make the management of the School's AFS file system ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 16th July 2013 Inventory Alastair did some more work on fleshing out how the invedit command will work. He needs to do a brain dump of his thoughts ...
Increasing Energy Savings from DICE Desktops: final report 234. Hours budgeted and used T3 2012: 9 hours T1 2013: 54 hours T2 2013: 7 hours The project was allocated ...
Services Unit Meeting 15 July 2013 Previous meeting ServicesUnitMeeting20130701 Agenda Xerox Portal AQ457015 office.services.xerox.com/FMP (craig email, password ...
MPU Meeting Thursday 20th June 2013 Inventory Not much to report this week. Alastair's been experimenting with the module. It's helpful, but it doesn't do anything ...
Unicode data is largely limited to (person) names and extended text fields. There are no plans to allow keys, usernames, etc. And of course "unicode woes" is a contradiction ...
Infrastructure: report and figures Managed platforms: figures,report Research and Teaching: report and figures Services: Figures report User support ...
Services Unit Meeting 1st July 2013 Previous minutes ServicesUnitMeeting20130701 Agenda Alastair would like us to be more frugal with KVM disk space. There's some ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 11th June 2013 Inventory Nothing happened Login Logs Nothing happened. Stephen plans to get back onto writing up the project once 6.4 is out ...
Project Development Meeting (IF 4.31/33 10:00 12:00) Agenda 2013 07 03 1. Minutes of last meeting of last meeting 2. Matters arising Update on actions from last ...
Project Development Meeting (IF 4.31 10:00 12:00) Minutes 2013 06 05 Present: George, Ian, Gordon, Neil, Iain, Craig, Roger, Stephen, Chris, Tim (convener and ...
pre {color: black; background color: rgb(200,200,200); padding left: 2em; padding top: 1em; padding bottom: 1em} Moving AFS Volumes The notes below give an example ...
Final report for the User accessible login reports project (#254) Background In the report which investigated the root compromise of the Informatics SSH Service in ...
LCFG installroot documentation Overview The constituent parts are : initramfs image that the kernel loads up after initialisation installroot , to which ...
Notes on the Informatics Ventures Web Sites Currently just a dumping ground of things The commercialisation web server (currently dunkvm) responds to a few domains ...
Action Points When raised Action What Comments 07/06/11 Alison inf general Alison spoke to Julie about inf general, suggesting perhaps school ...
FreeDOS The DICE PXE service includes an option to boot to FreeDOS. This is a free and compatible alternative to MS DOS. Its homepage is http://www.freedos.org. Basic ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 4th June 2013 Inventory Nothing much happened this week as Alastair has been finishing off the insurance survey. Login Logs Viewer Stephen sent ...
Admin Notes for Log Cabin The log cabin service is configured via the dice/options/cabin.h header, to allow testing and use of the software without the need to install ...
Services Unit Meeting 11 June 2013 Previous meeting: ServicesUnitMeeting20130527 Updates Ross as moved all old kit apart from stoater (still waiting for Neil to VM ...
Scanning for compromised machines Final Report This is the final report for 103 Scanning for compromised machines. Contents 1. Introduction The idea of this ...
Please fill in actual activity for Last Month ( May ) and intended activity for This Month ( June ) for projects you are responsible for. For reference, the intended ...
Project Development Meeting (IF 4.31 10:00 12:00) Minutes 2013 04 03 Present: Chris, Graham, Craig, Stephen, Alastair, Alison, George, Gordon, Neil, Tim (convener ...
The instructions on container encryption using Realcrypt have been moved to http://computing.help.inf.ed.ac.uk/container encryption using realcrypt. Your web browser ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 28th May 2013 Inventory Nothing much happened this week. Alastair has been working on the insurance survey, which overlaps with this project. ...
Project Development Meeting (IF 4.31/33 10:00 12:00) Agenda 2013 06 05 1. Minutes of last meeting of last meeting 2. Matters arising Update on actions from last ...
Project Development Meeting (IF 4.31 10:00 12:00) Minutes 2013 05 01 Present: Craig, George, Toby, Alastair, Stephen, Gordon, Roger, Ian, Neil, Graham, Alison ...
Final report for project 153 Implement print quotas via Pcounter. Introduction. The genesis of this project lie in the realisation in early 2010 of just how much ...
Documentation update Services Unit Final Report This is the final report for 247 Documentation update Services Unit. Contents 1. Introduction This project ...
Service Unit Meeting 27/5/2013 Previous Meeting ServicesUnitMeeting20130513 Ross has moved some of the old kit to B.03, but there's still some to do. Don't know about ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 21st May 2013 New Meeting Time! In future we'll start our meetings at 9:30am. RT We haven't always picked up MPU tickets and some of them haven ...
Summary This Project was intended to produce a web front end to set of scripts that allowed users to search local RPM repositories based on a set of specified criteria ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 14th May 2013 Inventory Alastair is still working with George to get the switch location data into a standard format which can be used by any ...
Services Unit Meeting 8/ April 2013 Decommisioning of old services All old machines should be wiped and removed from racks dandy stoater once not running ...
Setting/unsetting the Forum server room alarm There are written instructions on the inside cover of the Forum server room alarm keypad which explain how it's used ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 7th May 2013 Inventory Alastair has been doing more prototyping and discovering more problems with the existing inventory infrastructure. Location ...
Services Unit Meeting 13 May 2013 Previous meeting ServicesUnitMeeting20130423 Ross moves still to do. SSD experiments continue, with very little difference between ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 23rd April 2013 Inventory The project is now officially started. Alastair is continuing to do lots of work on a prototype using DBIx::Class ...
School Web Administration Group Meeting 6 May 2013 1pm Turing Room Present: E.Elliot D.Robertson A.Scobie P.Stevens C.Strachan M.Rovatsos McGillivray T.Totterdell ...
Mirror Backups Where do I find the Mirror Backups? There is a script available which tells you where a particular partition is mirrored. It is called mirrorgrep ...
Please fill in actual activity for Last Month ( April ) and intended activity for This Month ( May ) for projects you are responsible for. For reference, the intended ...
Scanning for compromised machines This is a report for 103 Scanning for compromised machines. The idea of this project is to investigate/prototype ways of detecting ...
Project Development Meeting (IF 4.31/33 10:00 12:00) Agenda 2013 05 01 1. Minutes of last meeting of last meeting 2. Matters arising Update on actions from last ...
DICE OpenAFS service At the Services meeting where the OpenAFS Pilot proposal was accepted, a request was made to provide a Wiki page for discussion of its development ...
Documentation update Infrastructure Unit Final Report This is the final report for 250 Documentation update Infrastructure Unit. Contents 1. Introduction ...
How to access printer control panels via web interface This allows you to view current status and settings, check toner supply levels etc. You can also log into the ...
Introduce a Production Condor service for Research Description Create a production quality Condor service for use on staff and lab machines allowing Research Staff ...
Name Status Comments More Comments achilles Done misc rfe and cron server 2VM replaced by SL6 VM praecox alexandria Done backup server ...
Possible 'sysadmin' additions to software installed on servers Re the following 'topic for discussion' tabled at the Operational Meeing of 27th March 2013: Many devices ...
Service Unit Meeting 23/4/2013 Ross will go through the list of machines to decommission list from last meeting. And shift the ones due to be junked. SL6. All done ...
Included from ServicesUnitMiniProjects What Who When Notes Implement automatic management of ACLs on Staffmail Neil 1/6/10 Automate ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 9th April 2013 Security Enhancements Once Stephen has made the adjustments which Alastair suggested to the report the project will be submitted ...
Final Report for the System Security Enhancements Project (#224) This was a fairly large wide ranging project created in the wake of the discovery of a major compromise ...
Common causes of failure within the innovation process in most organizations can be distilled into five types: Poor goal definition Poor alignment of actions ...
UniDesk Q A How do I bump up the priority of a ticket ? Priority is a combination of Impact and Urgency. Modify the values for these as required and Priority ...
MPU Meeting Tuesday 2nd April 2013 Security Enhancements Stephen has tweaked the rkhunter docs and added more for BuzzSaw, he reckons there is now enough information ...