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Meeting (to be) held from 18:00-20:00 on 2020/02/06 in Zepler CLS Lecture Room


This Weeks Talk

There is no talk scheduled for this meeting yet.

Amateur Radio

Recurring Points

  • Exams
    • Next round of exams towards the end of Spring term. Henry to confirm date. Those wanting to taker exams should tell him.
  • Projects
  • Callsign updates


Joint Agenda

This Month's Events

  • 12th February - Workshop
  • 19th February - Meeting
  • 26th February - Workshop
  • Operating Outing?

Next Month's Events

Recurring Points

  • Finances
  • User accounts and mailing list subscriptions
  • External contacts and queries
  • Students' Union business
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)



  • Review of Sown-vms-b53-1 deployment
    • Deployment was successful
    • Tim has been working on setting up the server and deploying RAID checks.
    • Did all the install over IPMI so we are happy to deploy in B53 when possible.
    • Decide to not run Kimchi for now just running VirtManager and virsh from command line.
    • We should install new VMs on both VMSs using PXE boot rather than using precanned images.
      • Saves time adding new OS, only need to add once.
      • Install will use mirror servers to install latest packages.
  • Planning for redeployment of Sown-vms-b53-1 and Sown-gw to B53 level 3 server room to join Backup2
    • See if we can get an old 3750G for B53 so we can have identical setup to B32
      • daveruss will ask Lance about this.
      • We would need to install firmware and configure before we could deploy in B53.
    • If we cannot get a switch we need 7 switchports in B53. We also need SOWN uplink and ECS DMZ VLANs trunked to the iSolutions switch.
    • Moving gw will require co-ordination with iSolutions as access to B59 L1 hub room could be tricky.
    • Assuming we get the switch we will need 4U of extra space in B53 rack (3U if we do not get a spare switch)
  • Discussion of OS for new VMs
    • All agreed that Debian Buster would be the best OS to use from now on.
    • Tim will add this to the PXE boot server.
  • Quick tasks