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31. August 2015: Monday

Posted: August 31st, 2015 by fcs

LDAP/IdM:

  • LDAP Updates:
    • Several issues Friday night, dealt with them
    • One of them though is unclear – asking payroll to confirm.
    • Merged two accounts per request.
  • ACCOUNT Updates:
    • No issues.
  • VPN Updates:
    • Have a concern that the EAS controlled VPN memberships are in danger of being clobbered, but I’m not certain of that.  Need to test that possibility out.

Backups:

  • Save Groups:
    • Failed: windowpane (are you surprised???)
  • Clones:
    • waiting for tape relabel to finish to prevent reuse of tapes I don’t quite want reused yet.
  • Problems:
    • A0945SG: parts were delivered to the mail room – I tracked them down and retrieved them late Friday afternoon.  Parts installed – and the new parts work!  YAY.  And then I rebooted and nothing works :( And then we found out the brocade config was messed up – and we got it working better than ever 😉
  • Tapes:
    • Getting those 168 tapes schlepped back from the Vault on Friday deposited and relabeled.
      • deposit accomplished.
      • relabel started.

Calendar:

  • Hush Hush Audit Stuff.
  • Digging into a problem with a Calendar Resrource – no idea what has gone wrong.

28. August 2015: Friday

Posted: August 28th, 2015 by fcs

LDAP/IdM:

  • LDAP Update:
    • A one item match: A squabble of whether it is two last names or a hyphenated last name.  Merged.
    • Code for one-item-match comparisons updated to strip out spaces and hyphens before comparing – since people like to use them in place of each other.
  • ACCOUNT Update:
    • no issues.
  • VPN Update:
    • Thirteen (13) changes made – all appropriate.

Backups:

  • Save Groups:
    • Failed: windowpane – as usual.
  • Clones:
    • All finished.
  • Problems:
    • A0945SG: UPS site says both packages are on the truck to be delivered today.
      • IBM called at 9:48am to say the parts would be here within the hour.  As of 10:55am – no parts.
    • Qualstar claims all tape drives have stopped talking.
      • Emailed Qualstar with the problem description.
      • Called their after-hours support line at 8:00am, got Bryan out of bed (5am his time) and he solved the problem.
        • Verified the physical hardware was all still ok, just communications was failed.
        • stop and start the “drm” process
  • General:
    • Tape schlepping:
      • 168 to go, 168 to come back.

 

27. August 2015: Thursday

Posted: August 27th, 2015 by fcs

LDAP/IDM:

  • LDAP Update:
    • The SIS change of ID number that I manually prepped for yesterday and I figured would cause a problem – did fail – I manually did the merge this morning.
  • ACCOUNT Update:
    • No issues.
  • VPN Update:
    • No issues – the 16 that were created today are fine.

Backups:

  • Save Groups:
    • Failed: windowpane…
  • Clones:
    • Tape clones continue – 13,410GB of 16,548 done.
  • Problems:
    • IBM A0945SG: UPS still can’t deliver the parts.  They claim they talked with the receiver at 10pm last night (I doubt that – nobody is at UVM at 10pm except the cleaners).  Calling IBM to get some parts delivered today.  IBM has updated the delivery address with UPS.  But will the parts arrive today?  No – IBM PROMISES that UPS will deliver the parts by 10:30 am tomorrow.

26. August 2015: Wednesday

Posted: August 26th, 2015 by fcs

LDAP:

  • LDAP Update:
    • Two issues:
      • Non-Authoritative SIS: found and merged.
      • update of non-existant employee: found in look-aside and updated.
    • Added a SIID to an existing record so it will be found and prevent a duplication from being created with an expected swizzle from SIS tonight.
    • Added a new pwtest account – and updated all the feed scripts to ignore it, and the update code to force it into the special “no login in AD” group.
  • ACCOUNT Update:
    • No issues.
  • VPN Update:
    • Twenty-six (26) changes – all new admit students.

Backups:

  • Save Groups:
    • windowpane failed – as usual.
  • Cloning:
    • CoM/IS clones have now finished.
    • Tape clones have completed 129 of 145 SSIDs, 3775 GB out of 16548.
  • Problems:
    • IBM A0945SG:  IBM sent the parts to the wrong address.  I shall call them tomorrow to get the parts.
    • nsrstage -m does not remove all SSIDs:  Since these seem to all be BootStrap save sets – someone on the mailing list has claimed this is normal (expected, proper) behavior.  To which I say – Eh?  How so?  NetWorker has NO way to find them after it abandons them on the adv_file device.

Exchange:

  • Delegation for owners:  Nobody has answered my question yet.  I shall see if someone can give me an answer tomorrow.

General:

  • Footprints addition of agent/customer status to projects of choice for “new guy”

25. August 2015: Tuesday

Posted: August 25th, 2015 by fcs

LDAP:

  • LDAP Update:
    • No issues.
  • ACCOUNT Update:
    • No issues.
  • VPN Update:
    • No issues.
  • Code Changes:
    • Pushed a change to play around with a business unit attribute
    • Audit OWNER attributes and update them when the things change
      • It is not perfect yet.

Backups:

  • Save Groups:
    • Failed:
      • windowpane (as usual)
  • Clones:
    • CoM/IS clones are almost done
    • Tape clones were started
  • Coming Attractions:
    • CoM/IS has a Compellent FS8600 – need to get NDMP authorized again (or find a different method)

Exchange:

  • LDAP->Exchange synch: Nightly LDAP Update process modified to perform this synch immediately after the nightly update process completes.

24. August 2015: Monday

Posted: August 24th, 2015 by fcs

LDAP/IDM:

  • LDAP Updates:
    • No issues over the weekend.
    • Doing some development work, I discovered a missing entry in LDAP and repaired it.  I cannot find any indication that this person every caused an error, they just dropped out of LDAP at some point.
    • A cn/gecos/mail update to a departmental account requested by Identity and Account Management.
  • ACCOUNT Updates:
    • No issues over the weekend.
  • VPN Changes:
    • No issues do I find (not that I was very thorough).

Backups:

  • Save Groups:
    • Failed:
      • windowpane (Surprise!  NOT)
  • Clones:
    • Disk clones started and completed.
    • Started the CoM/IS clones.
    • Waiting for the direct to tape backups to complete.
  • Problems:
    • nsrstage leaving ssids on aftds: sent email to networker mailing list – see if anyone else is seeing this behavior or not.
    • IBM A0945SG: Stornode5’s HBA:
      • HBA and Riser2 cards will be delivered tomorrow. Their failure to examine the DSA dumps provided in a timely manner does not seem to matter to them.
  • Tape Reclamation:
    • Reclaimed two (2) tapes for the vault.
  • Projects:
    • stornode5 removed as storage nodes member from all clients where it was present.

Exchange:

  • LDAP Group memberships:
  • mail attribute: Issue #162 – update live code tomorrow.

21 August 2015: Friday

Posted: August 21st, 2015 by fcs

LDAP:

  • LDAP Update:
    • No issues.
    • VPN Update was successful.
  • ACCOUNT Update:
    • No issues.
  • slapd.conf update
    • Nessus needs to be able to use ldap.uvm.edu
    • slapd.acl.conf and slapd.conf files forced into convergence!
    • Updates made to running systems to allow Nessus limits change.
  • Nightly Update code:
    • Need to keep owner attribute updated.

Backups:

  • Save Groups:
    • Failed:
      • windowpane as usual.
  • Problems:
    • A0945SG: No word back from IBM.

Exchange Coding:

  • Uhm – why did the daily LDAP->Exchange process fail today?  Why denied?
    • SSH is quite unhappy – It prompts for password, the public/private key sharing is not working (again).
    • Generated an RSA key and gave that to the admins to be placed wherever it needs to go.
    • SSH from Rotty to Exchange admin server is working again.
  • LDAP group membership by former affiliates…

20 August 2015: Thursday

Posted: August 20th, 2015 by fcs

LDAP:

  • LDAP Update:
    • one item match, wrong surname: Could be, but I’m not positive, so I am asking for confirmation.  Got the confirmation – merged and created the account.
    • foreign national, no ssn, manual search.  found.  merged.
  • ACCOUNT Update:
    • No issues.
  • Maintenance:
    • Now that the test system is back under my control – time to get the slapd.* files back in sync with what the real replicas are using.

Backups:

  • Save Groups:
    • failed:
      • windowpane – as usual.
  • Clones:
    • have finished.
  • Problems:
    • Failed HBA: A0945SG – Reported the HBA swap test outcome and uploaded a new DSA.  IBM is going to examine the upload and call me back.
    • NetWorker keeps failing to remove savesets that have been moved off AFTD by nsrstage.  I have to run around and manually clean up the mess.  This is becoming a nightmare.

VPN Change:

  • Last night’s update worked.
  • However, the one-shot update did not see if it should have grandfathered employees who are also students.  Working backward on the test server, I was able to identify 1,261 students who should have been grandfathered and were not.  Blast, I hate it when I work something fast and overlook some detail like that.

Exchange:

  • Daily update of exchange addresses failed.
  • Ah – the SSH key changed for the target system.  Updated that and all is better.

19 August 2015: Wednesday

Posted: August 19th, 2015 by fcs

LDAP:

  • LDAP Update:
    • One issue of a new employee showing up to replace an existing employee, but the order was add,delete instead of delete,add so the update code threw a fit.  Manually adding the entry (the delete happened just fine after the fit).
  • ACCOUNT Update:
    • No issues.
  • ACLs:
    • Another batch of ACL changes for openstack.

Backups:

  • Save Groups:
    • Failed:
      • cmsi-noah decided not to talk to us last night.
      • windowpane (as usual)
  • Clones:
    • Tape clones continue to try to complete.
  • Vault Tape Reclamation:
    • Got one (1) back.
  • Problems:
    • Need to swap the location of the two HBA’s in stornode5 to see if the problem follows the card.  I will have to come back later to do that as the backups going through it have just not completed yet.
      • Came back at 5:30 – swapped the cards.
        • card lights being on solid (not flashing) followed the card
        • However, the card that works in riser 1 did not work in riser 2 (the lights were right, but no data was passed).  May have a fried card and riser or mother board socket /sigh

VPN Change:

  • Testing the one-shot update code.  Bugs!  I need a new can of RAID.
  • Gotem!  Another round of testing to be certain.
  • It is live.

18 August 2015: Tuesday

Posted: August 18th, 2015 by fcs

LDAP:

  • LDAP Update:
    • Two graduate student employees with missing info.  Found the matches and merged them.
    • Still have the one different name left from yesterday.
  • ACCOUNT Update:
    • No issues
  • ACL updates for Brian.

Backups:

  • Save Groups:
    • The usual failure.
  • Clones:
    • CoM/IS and Disk clones finished.
    • Tape clones are almost done.

VPN Change:

  • LDAP update updated – on test system.  Will let it run for a while before I throw it into production.
  • One-off massive update – oops – just dumping them out and running “common” is not going to work.  I will need to actually write a process.
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