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Frank's Activity Log

29 January 2015: Thursday

Posted: January 29th, 2015 by fcs

LDAP:

  • Issue: A new former student. Dance done.
  • NWS access for the cisco phone system they are working on.  That was way harder than it should have been, but it is finally working (7 hours later!).

Backups:

  • Tape clones started (and finished) – CoM/IS and Disk clones continue.

28 January 2015: Wednesday

Posted: January 28th, 2015 by fcs

LDAP:

  • We has an issue:  New Employee, no SSN; No match found.  Asking HR for assistance.  HR found the student that I was not able to.  Banner had put what I assumed was the person’s Middle name as part of their first name.  Merged.
  • Special update to the Active Directory feed from LDAP for our dear friend Alex.

Backups:

  • Disk clones continue, CoM/IS clones started.
  • Tape backups still running.

27 January 2015: Tuesday

Posted: January 27th, 2015 by fcs

LDAP:

  • No issues in last night’s update.

Backups:

  • CoM/IS and Tape backups from the weekend continue.
  • Disk clones started.

SecurID:

  • Updating for a system migration (an Authentication Agent this time – not the SecurID servers)
  • A little 1-on-1 training with the Account Services lead.

FootPrints:

  • Issue 5067, Project 128 – client ignored warning emails and had “important message” delivered via email to closed account.  Checking of when the “important message” should have been received.
  • BMC Issue 342136 – customer is still not able to get complete searches returned.  Suggested Roger let BMC know that we have disabled the Full Text Indexes.

General:

  • Recovering from SSD upgrade:
    • OpenSSL certificates: put the cert.pem (copied from ca-bundle.crt on a Linux system) in /System/Library/OpenSSL and wait 15 minutes.
    • JAVA: Download the 2014-001 package from http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1572 and install it.

26 January 2015: Monday

Posted: January 26th, 2015 by fcs

LDAP:

  • After the Friday night fiasco (caused by a pair of missing dquotes in the control script), there were not further issues in the weekend updates.

Backups:

  • Lack of failures – but a bunch of them are still running this morning.
  • Downloaded the NW8.2sp1 packages.

23 January 2015: Friday

Posted: January 23rd, 2015 by fcs

LDAP:

  • Three issues reported in last night’s update:
    • CatCard upset about a merge we did: Today, I sent an email to the folks in the catcard office explaining the situation.
    • Two invalid SSN’s in new employees:  Found their student entries and merged them together.
  • Put selinux into permissive mode on test ldap replica server to get the feel for that.
  • Update the way smbclient is used to delivery files.  Will need to verify actually works tomorrow.

Backups:

  • No issues.

SecurID:

  • Creating a series of How-To thoughts – talking points for Monday’s meeting.

General:

  • Yesterday’s SSL certificate updates caused trouble overnight.  Blast it.
  • Replaced it with the older certificate that meets the non-standard requirements of the current software.

22 January 2015: Thursday

Posted: January 22nd, 2015 by fcs

LDAP:

  • Three errors in last night’s update:
    • Catcard issue:  Those two entries that I merged yesterday seem to both have ID cards.  Yuck.
    • Former Student:  Did the Dance.
    • No SSN in new employee:  Found and merged.
  • Another account duplication caused by SOR’s and their refusal to include needed identifying information.

Backups:

  • The two machines that *I* turned off yesterday failed to backup.  Hmmm – I will have to talk to that lazy sysadmin!

General:

  • SSL certificate work.
  • Interviews.

21 January 2015: Wednesday

Posted: January 21st, 2015 by fcs

Backups:

  • Clones all completed.
  • Tape retrieved from Vault for Emergency Recovery.

LDAP:

  • No Update issues.
  • Merged two entries for the same person into one.

SecurID:

  • Migration from 6.1 to 8.1
    • cardinal2 is only system that has a problem.  That was a typo in the firewall.  Fixed and all set.
    • Old servers disabled.
    • Scheduled meeting to show new interface to people.

20 January 2015: Tuesday

Posted: January 20th, 2015 by fcs

LDAP:

  • Issues: none.

Backups:

  • Tape and Disk Clones (started as the maintenance completed yesterday) finished.  CoM/IS clones are almost done.

SecurID:

  • Generating the checklist of how to do things tomorrow.  Found several systems that were shutoff in the past – those nine (9) systems have been deleted from the ones that I need to worry about.

19 January 2015: Monday

Posted: January 19th, 2015 by fcs

Backups:

  • Upgraded to 8.1.2.3.Build.443

17 January 2015: Saturday

Posted: January 17th, 2015 by fcs

LDAP:

  • Two issues – both former students – added.

Backups:

  • Disk clones completed at 10pm last night.
  • Put NetWorker packages in place for Monday.
    • Deployed new version of NMC.
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