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Scheduled Maintenance

Upgrade of machines 2015

Machines to upgrade: 11

Reasons: Main reason is to avoid security holes and have latest libraries/software. Situation and Selection criterias Some machines also need to be changed because they are too old.

Tentative Schedule

NOTE: The expected update time for each machine is between 2 and 3 hours.

Key Definitions
WorkstationA desktop machine which people uses by sitting in front of. Usually located in offices.
Remote WorkstationA machine which people uses only through ssh access. Usually located in a server room.
ServerA machine that is used by the infrastructure, usually only accessed directly by an Admin. Usually located in a server room.
Date hostname Type Memory(GB) Cores Operating System Upgrade description Impact
2015-04-28piffServer22Scientific Linux 5.5Discuss with grid group - Buy a virtualization machine? only florido
buy HWfnatteServer12AMDOpenSUSE 10.3 license server - storage: buy new HW a user group
buy HWmagicaServer88OpenSUSE 11.3 New services i.e. git-svn? and Update to CentOS 6, buy new HW Everybody
buy HWteddiServer12OpenSUSE 12.1Update to CentOS 6, increase mem, buy new HW Everybody
buy HW - konkurrensutsättning startedwinifredServer12OpenSUSE 12.1Buy new small machine for TV and decommission Kitchen TV
Debian 6 expires 2016 tjatteWorkstation22Debian 6Consider update to Lubuntu 12.04/Debian 7 32bit only 1 user
SLC5 expires 2017kajsaWorkstation22Scientific Linux CERN 5.11Update to SL6? only 1 user
SLC5 expires 2017kalleWorkstation42Scientific Linux CERN 5.10Update to SL6? nobody
SLC5 expires 2017pennyWorkstation22Scientific Linux CERN 5.10Update to SL6? only 1 user
SLC5 expires 2017phenix3Workstation0,7681Scientific Linux CERN 5.10Move indico server to department and decommission machine everybody
N/AlufsenServer0,5121Ubuntu 12.04Change hardware Everybody

Selection criterias

Machines with unsupported operating systems should be upgraded as follows:

  1. For Workstations/Remote Workstations with memory less than or equal to 2GB, the target upgrade will be Lubuntu/Kubuntu 12.04 32bit (Supported until Apr, 2017 see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases)
  2. For Workstations/Remote Workstations with memory above 2GB, the target upgrade will be Ubuntu 14.04 64bit (Supported until Apr, 2019 see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases)
  3. For Servers, the target upgrade will be CentOS 6 (Supported until November 30th, 2020 see http://wiki.centos.org/About/Product#fndef-f629e99f98d098d5979628e3a302a1b0579202ce-1)