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Meeting Minutes Sept 11 2008

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Meeting Minutes 09 September 2008

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