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If there is anything that needs to be/should be discussed in a sysadmin meeting, please list it here.
 
If there is anything that needs to be/should be discussed in a sysadmin meeting, please list it here.
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===Northrop Grumman donation===
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*Moving the Sun rack?
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*Specifications of Itanium nodes (use as VM hosts?)
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*Cabling provided - power, Infiniband, ethernet
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*Switches provided - just ethernet?
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*Power requirements? Cooling?
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*When would we get the equipment?
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===Tech Team meetings===
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*Let a lead sysadmin sit in on meetings?
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*Lead sysadmins added to tech team email?
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*How often and when?
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===Sun equipment===
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*Support contract
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*Kiosk deployment - status?
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*Smartcards with or instead of student IDs
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*Move to L1 because of NG grant?
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**Power & networking requirements
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*Sun Ray donation from Chantilly HS
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===RFID housekeeping===
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*RFID cards MIA with graduated students
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*Current list of owners
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===Password card access===
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*SSH keys when needed; root only for lead admins?
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*LDAP sysadmin auth for servers
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===Sysadmin organization===
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*Current up-to-date list
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*Who is interested in what?
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*Training for replacements
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*Network Admin 1/2 for all Sysadmins or seniors only?
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*Take off admins who are no longer interested/don't do work?
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*Sysadmin policy form
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===Web service request form===
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*Send requests to sysadmin(s) or mailing list?
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*Status?
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===TA & 8th Period===
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*How involved is Ms. Fisher planning to me?
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*Sysadmin 8th activity every block (restricted)
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===Budget & purchases===
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*10 GigE uplink to main switch - when?
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*48 port GigE module?
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*Consolidate and update servers
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**Itanium nodes as VM hosts? hard drives included?
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===Class-related equipment use===
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*Cobalt MIPS cluster
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*Arcturus
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*Sun Ray GL FOG
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*Shodan
  
 
===Donated equipment from Aristotle International===
 
===Donated equipment from Aristotle International===

Revision as of 23:21, 7 September 2008

If there is anything that needs to be/should be discussed in a sysadmin meeting, please list it here.

Northrop Grumman donation

  • Moving the Sun rack?
  • Specifications of Itanium nodes (use as VM hosts?)
  • Cabling provided - power, Infiniband, ethernet
  • Switches provided - just ethernet?
  • Power requirements? Cooling?
  • When would we get the equipment?

Tech Team meetings

  • Let a lead sysadmin sit in on meetings?
  • Lead sysadmins added to tech team email?
  • How often and when?

Sun equipment

  • Support contract
  • Kiosk deployment - status?
  • Smartcards with or instead of student IDs
  • Move to L1 because of NG grant?
    • Power & networking requirements
  • Sun Ray donation from Chantilly HS

RFID housekeeping

  • RFID cards MIA with graduated students
  • Current list of owners

Password card access

  • SSH keys when needed; root only for lead admins?
  • LDAP sysadmin auth for servers

Sysadmin organization

  • Current up-to-date list
  • Who is interested in what?
  • Training for replacements
  • Network Admin 1/2 for all Sysadmins or seniors only?
  • Take off admins who are no longer interested/don't do work?
  • Sysadmin policy form

Web service request form

  • Send requests to sysadmin(s) or mailing list?
  • Status?

TA & 8th Period

  • How involved is Ms. Fisher planning to me?
  • Sysadmin 8th activity every block (restricted)

Budget & purchases

  • 10 GigE uplink to main switch - when?
  • 48 port GigE module?
  • Consolidate and update servers
    • Itanium nodes as VM hosts? hard drives included?

Class-related equipment use

  • Cobalt MIPS cluster
  • Arcturus
  • Sun Ray GL FOG
  • Shodan

Donated equipment from Aristotle International

  • Re-donate or recycle (arrays require reboots periodically)
  • Possibly check reliability of other 660F controller arrays

Backups

  • Full backup system that handles most (all if possible) data in the lab - "protect the data"
    • Mainly a policy about how often the backup should be run.
  • AFS Backups (more than .backup volumes)
    • Integrate with the big backup system, or run separately?
  • "Off-site" backups?
    • Would actually need to be "offsite," not ten feet from the edge of the lab (119s).

Cleanup of AFS

  • Clean the service directory
    • Archive everything that is no longer in use
    • Archive everything that is no longer useful
  • One home directory per user
  • Web-docs volumes?
  • Audit permissions on all directories, including web, etc
  • Other cleanup tasks

KDCs

  • Move KDCs to FAA 1/2

Additional "Services" To offer

  • Postgresql
  • Online form submission (iodine or otherwise)

Enable Dynamic Power Savings Mode on Intel HPs

  • Note to Lee: I have had no bad experiences with laptop power savings features (from an ancient P1 Toshiba to a 1-2 yr old IBM) and I was unable to find any problems online (either with laptops or with HP's) after a quick Google search. Please provide some links. FYI it is OS-independent.
  • HP's website