To Do List For John Heim

Revised: Monday, March 16, 2020

One Time To Dos

Note: Items are in no particular order. Ordering does not imply priority.

  1. Document non-standard things in our infrastructure, especially FAI.
  2. Upgrade servers alpha, bravo, abel, bing, descartes, euclid, fermat, hilbert, pascal, and turing to Ubuntu LTS 20.04.
  3. Upgrade FAI to install ubuntu 20.04 (focal).
  4. Configure test machine to authenticate vs campus AD and use samba for name services.
  5. Check on Travel web app. Possibly move into production.
  6. Try to get wake-on-lan to work for office Linux workstations.
  7. Get started planning to get rid of VMware.
  8. Open source project: Fix capitalization bug in espeak-ng. Espeak-ng does not honor capitalization settings in orca so if you configure orca to indicate caps with a change in pitch and cursor over a capital letter Q, for example, it says "capital Q" instead of changing pitch.
  9. Open source project: Test Visual Studio Code for Linux.
  10. Open source project: Help developers of Bertini, Gap, PHC create debian packages for their software.

Ongoing To Dos

Note: Things that have to be done periodically.

  1. Upgrade (if necessary) Bertini, Gap, Magma, Maple, Mathematica, Matlab, and Sage.
  2. Check/clean-up backups.
  3. Check/clean-up nagios. Look for bogus alerts. Fix problems indicated by legitimate alerts.
  4. Check/clean-up network monitoring script, vv-network. This script checks consistency of DNS & DHCP config files and tries to determine if the hosts configured are on-line.

Done

Items from above list are moved here as they are completed.

  1. 2020-03-03: Check for Linux workstations that have not been updated to Uvuntu 19.10 (eoan).
  2. 2020-02-19: Check/clean-up nagios. Look for bogus alerts. Fix problems indicated by legitimate alerts.
  3. 2020-02-17: Configure bravo as a replica mysql server.
  4. 2020-02-06: Upgrade Bertini, Gap, Magma, Maple, Mathematica, Matlab, and Sage.
  5. 2020-01-27: Upgrade FAI to install Ubuntu 19.10 (eoan).
  6. 2019-12-23: Upgrade/swap alpha & bravo)

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