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DICE SL5 Services

Project ID: 
84
Current stage: 
Manager: 
Unit: 
What: 

Description:

Coordinate the transition to Scientific Linux 5 of all DICE services currently running on FC5/FC6 machines.

Deliverables:

Production services running on DICE SL5 machines (either i386 or x86_64 as appropriate).

Why: 

Customer:

The School of Informatics.

Case statement:

In order to avoid the need for frequent and disruptive upgrades, the School has decided to transition all services from the Fedora platform to Scientific Linux.

See also the case statements for projects Project 74: LCFG SL5 Port (inf level) and Project 83: DICE SL5 server platform.

When: 

Status:

Weekly progress reports are available at: https://wiki.inf.ed.ac.uk/view/DICE/SL5Upgrade#1_Overview

The final project report can be found at https://wiki.inf.ed.ac.uk/DICE/FinalProjectReport-84

Timescales:

This needs to be completed as soon as possible: official support for FC5 has ended; support for FC6 ends on Friday Dec 7, 2007.

Aiming for completion by the end of March, 2008.

Priority:

Time:

How: 

Proposal:

Resources:

Plan:

  1. Identify all services that need to be ported.
  2. Produce top-level bugzilla entries for all services to be ported and assign these to Unit heads (for subsequent reassignment by them.)
  3. Track closure (or not) of bugs in a weekly update cycle until the root level bug can be closed.

Also see: https://wiki.inf.ed.ac.uk/DICE/SL5ServiceUpgradePlan

Other: 

Dependencies:

  1. Commencement of work on this project depends on the completion of Project 83: DICE SL5 server platform.
  2. The responsibility for transitioning any particular service lies with the Unit responsible for that service. Relevant units and individuals will need to port, build and test components and software for which they are responsible.

Risks:

URL: https://bugzilla.inf.ed.ac.uk/show_bug.cgi?id=2676

Milestones

Proposed date Achieved date Name Description
2008-01-07 2008-01-07 IdentifyService Identify all services that need to be ported, and document this information.
2008-01-30 2008-01-25 CreateBugzillaT Create Bugzilla tree representing all services that need to be ported, and assign relevant entries to the appropriate Unit heads.
2009-11-30 2009-02-28 Completion All services successfully ported to and running on SL5; project complete.
2008-09-16 2008-09-12 TeachingServers All servers associated with teaching upgraded to SL5.
2008-10-31 - (Previous 'completion' milestone - now revised)