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29. April 2016: Freitag

Posted: May 3rd, 2016 by fcs

LDAP/IdM:

  • Nightly Update: One (1) new issue.
  • Accounts: No issues in 37 new accounts.
  • Issues:
    • Banner update:
      • Banner adds SSN – now it is a duplicate.
      • Ask IAM to do the needful.
      • Merged two entries, locked the duplicate for removal in three months
    • Development:
      • Rethinking LookAside in OU’s…
        • What-if: Instead of loading them into LDAP, include yesterday’s failures in today’s inputs?

    Backups:

    • Save Groups:
      • Failures:
        • med23 O drive
        • dpm1 C drive
    • Tapes:
      • Fix the 265 ssids on 65 tapes with bad retention times.

    General

    • WebAuth for certain FP forms
      • Proof of concept on test platform
      • Installed on production system
      • Now testing individual forms

28. April 2016: Donnerstag

Posted: April 29th, 2016 by fcs

LDAP/IdM:

  • Nightly Update: Two (2) new issues.
  • Accounts: No issues in 53 new accounts.
  • Issues:
    • Banner update:
      • Addition of SSN shows duplication
      • Another graduate student – #5 for the year
      • Fortunately, the duplicate is a long gone one – purge!
      • Remaining record updated.
    • Banner addition:
      • Wrong last name
      • Names reversed – notifying registrar’s office – merging
  • Development:
    • duo added on RHEL7 test systems.

Backups:

  • Save Groups:
    • Failures:
      • med23 O drive
      • dpm1 C drive
  • Clones:
    • CoM/IS: Completed at 13:37 this afternoon.
    • Disk: Completed at 21:52 last night.
    • Tape: Completed at 05:52 this morning.
  • Tapes:
    • Labeled forty (40) tapes into Scratch pool.
  • Issues:
    • Tape 120027L4 from yesterday:
      • Tape Cartridge analyzer says the cartridge is good
      • It does show that one tape drive failed to work with the chip
      • Returned tape cartridge to library.
  • Duo:
    • Added duo to NFS disk systems – IPv6 is not supported
    • Had to force ssh to always use IPv4 when talking to those systems

General

  • Deployed cfengine update – caused mail from every system – oops.

27. April 2016: Mittwoch

Posted: April 28th, 2016 by fcs

LDAP/IdM:

  • Nightly Update: No new issues.
  • Accounts: No issues in 18 new accounts.
  • Issues:
  • Development:
    • Stop pushing catcard feed to old system

Backups:

  • Save Groups:
    • Failures:
      • peach – same savesets as before
        • But, it had been rebooted and those filesystems are fine
        • NW Server’s logs only say “savefs had SEVERE errors”
        • Asked admin to check local logs.
      • med23 (O drive)
      • med35 (D drive)
      • dpm1 (C drive)
  • Clones:
    • CoM/IS: about 10.5 TB left
    • DISK: about 6.5 TB left
    • TAPE: about 15.8 TB left
  • Tapes:
    • Drive *58ecd reports a tape chip failure at 6:10:51pm last night:
      • That drive had trouble with 110449L4 just before loading 120027L4 and reporting error.
      • Neither tape reports an error trying them this morning. UGH!
      • Eject 120027L4 and test it.

    FootPrints

    • New project: can we webauth a group.html page?

    Annual Review

26. April 2016: Dienstag

Posted: April 27th, 2016 by fcs

LDAP/IdM:

  • Nightly Update: No new issues.
  • Accounts: No issues in 39 new accounts.
  • Development:
    • Update feed to casper management.

Backups:

  • Save Groups:
    • Failures:
      • caltest – it was turned off yesterday, client disabled.
      • pespenilab – disk full (again)
      • peach.sbb – temporary or permanent?
      • med23 (O disk)
      • dpm1 (C disk)
  • Clones: CoM/IS clones started.

Annual Review

  • More work on the self-review.

Personal Development

  • Lynda.com course on python

25. April 2016: Montag

Posted: April 26th, 2016 by fcs

LDAP/IdM:

  • Nightly Update: No new issues over the weekend.
  • Accounts:
    • No issues in 28 new accounts over the weekend.
    • VPN updates per request.
    • IAM removes one departmental account and renames a second to that same netid.
    • Group membership on zebra.
    • IAM removes one departmental account and routes its email to another one.
  • Development:
    • File that was updated on Friday had the wrong permissions and blew up the weekend.
    • Fixed that, and forced a full weekend update – and something is terribly wrong in the code.
      • Was not properly keeping track of when the look aside type changed. Fixed.

Backups:

  • Save Groups:
    • Two CoM/IS groups still running from the last Friday.
    • Failures: dpm1 (C disk), med23 (O disk)
  • Clones: Tape and Disk clones started.
  • Tapes:
    • Four (4) tapes reclaimed for the vaults.
    • Forty (40) tapes relabeled into the Scratch pool.
  • Issues:
    • EMC SR 78857308: ETA 481089: ETA is not complete – to be updated.

Annual Review

  • Did the Self-Review…

22. April 2016: Freitag

Posted: April 25th, 2016 by fcs

LDAP/IdM:

  • Nightly Update: No new issues.
  • Accounts: No issues in 15 new accounts.
  • Issues:
    • IAM: rename a departmental account; but keep the same NetID. Huh???
  • Development:
    • LookAside stored in LDAP: A little log cleanup – continue monitoring.

Backups:

  • Save Groups:
    • Failures: dpm1’s C drive, med23’s O drive
  • Clones:
    • Tape: Working on 9.5TB with 5.3TB left afterward.
    • CoM/IS: Working on last 12.6TB.
    • Issued abort request for each of them.
  • Tapes: Moved 40 tapes into the Scratch pool.
  • Issues:
    • EMC ETA 481089: Opening issue with EMC to discuss.
      • Opened at 8:47am.
      • EMC has me show the mminfo output for a single client/saveset!
      • EMC begged off at 10:08 saying they needed to get an expert involved.
      • EMC should be sending email shortly
      • Chat closed at 10:09.

21. April 2016: Donnerstag

Posted: April 22nd, 2016 by fcs

LDAP/IdM:

  • Nightly Update: No new issues.
  • Accounts: No errors in 53 new accounts.
  • Development:
    • Lookaside in LDAP:
      • Issue on dev system because the lookaside.ldif was not cleared yesterday.

Backups:

  • Save Groups:
    • dpm1 and med23 (O:) failed.
    • med9300wsb failed because the path no longer exists!
  • Clones: Tape and CoM/IS still running.
  • Tapes: Reclaimed one (1) tape for the vaults.
  • Issues:
    • EMC ETA 481089: We’ve seen this one in action.
  • CF Engine

  • Working on UVM additions to SSL bundle
  • patch submitted for consideration

20. April 2016: Mittwoch

Posted: April 21st, 2016 by fcs

LDAP/IdM:

  • Nightly Update: One (1) new issue.
  • Accounts: No issues with sixty (60) new accounts.
  • Issues:
    • Former admitted student (just a stub record) has come back as an employee with a different name.
      • Purged the old LDAP entry.
      • Re-run update to create new entry.
      • Add new account to AD.
      • Add account to zoo.
      • Cleanup.
    • Several departmental accounts (and some that are just weird LDAP entries) have ou attributes which
      are garbage:

      • Since ou is not a required attribute in these entries, purge it!
    • A duplicate account was discovered and still active even though the account owner is gone.
      • Instructed IAM to get rid of it
  • Development:
    • Lookaside in LDAP – code rebased to current production and testing

Backups:

  • Save Groups:
    • Failures: dpm1, med23’s O:
  • Clones:
    • DISK clones finished at 2:56am.
    • TAPE has about 10TB left.
    • COMIS has about 20TB left.
  • General:
    • Document plans for 5/23 maintenance day.

19. April 2016: Dienstag

Posted: April 20th, 2016 by fcs

LDAP/IdM:

  • Nightly Update: No new issues.
  • Accounts:
    • No errors in 29 new accounts.
    • Helped IAM with renames of multiple accounts

Backups:

  • Save Groups:
    • Five (5) clients that don’t backup because NetWorker messed up the aliases. Fixed and Re-run.
    • Failures: dpm1 and med23(O)
  • Clones: All still running.
  • Issues:
    • bujbod2 firmware update changed the info from the internal RAID1, sigh
    • Tape drive failure – new one arrived and was replaced.

SSL Certs – Mail

  • Investigated SSL certificate issue on the in-coming mail servers and why checktls.com was reporting failure.
  • Discovered that the server certs were replaced in March, but the new root and intermediate certificates from the CA were not installed at the same time.
  • Installed the current CA root and intermediate certs to match the new server certs on the in-coming mail servers

18. April 2016: Montag

Posted: April 19th, 2016 by fcs

LDAP/IdM:

  • Nightly Update: No new issues over the weekend.
  • Accounts: No errors in 23 new accounts over the weekend.

Backups:

  • Monthly Backup Maintenance:
    • bujbod1 task: Weee… finally got it – firmware update!
    • 7979’s don’t do firmware update from USB 🙁
    • 7914’s have multiple IMM2 updates – yuck!
    • 7914’s all want DSA applied, but it is crap and doesn’t apply.
    • stornode3, stornode4, and stornode5 will need more attention next month.
    • 7979’s will need DVD or ISO attached as DVD to do updates – I think.
  • Save Groups:
    • Failures: dpm1 (all weekend) and med23’s O drive (Saturday and Sunday)</li?
  • Clones:
  • Tapes:
    • Relabeled 40 tapes into Scratch.
  • Issues:
    • Tape (110183L4) stuck in sn3’s nst1:
      • Attempting eject from XLS web interface. That worked.
      • Dump sent to Qualstar
      • RMA issued – replacement drive on the way – heads worn out
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