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Scheduled Maintenance

Upgrade of machines 2015

Machines to upgrade: 15

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
2015-02-27pongoServer68OpenSUSE 11.2Update to CentOS 6 - Upgrade disks Everybody using workstations
2015-03-02cleoWorkstation22OpenSUSE 11.4Consider update to Lubuntu 12.04/Kubuntu 12.04 32bit only 1 user
2015-04-27phenix4Server0,7681OpenSUSE 11.2change machine (no new HW) Everybody running Ulf backups
2015-04-28piffServer22Scientific Linux 5.5Discuss with grid group - Buy a virtualization machine? only florido
2015-04-28smeeWorkstation22OpenSUSE 12.1Update to Lubuntu 12.04/Kubuntu only 1 user
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 HWwinifredServer12OpenSUSE 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. However:

  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
  2. For Workstations/Remote Workstations with memory above 2GB, the target upgrade will be Ubuntu 14.04 64bit (Supported until Apr, 2019 see
  3. For Servers, the target upgrade will be CentOS 6 (Supported until November 30th, 2020 see
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