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|Title||Integration of new cloud management framework and grid middleware in EGI Production Infrastructure|
|Policy Group Acronym||OMB|
|Policy Group Name||Operations Management Board|
|Procedure Statement||A procedure for the steps to integrate new cloud management framework (Cloud platform) or grid middleware (Grid Platform) in EGI Production Infrastructure.|
To assure production quality of EGI Infrastructure every cloud management framework (Cloud platform) or middleware (Grid Platform) supported by Production Resource Centres needs to fulfil certain requirements. The goal of this procedure is to assure EGI Infrastructure compliance.
Types of Technology Products:
- cloud management framework: software for creating, managing, and deploying infrastructure cloud services.
- grid middleware: software which allows the users to execute jobs in grid infrastructure.
Please refer to the EGI Glossary for the definitions of the terms used in this procedure.
The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT", "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", “MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this document are to be interpreted as described in RFC 2119.
Entities involved in the procedure
- Technology Provider (TP): person representing or leading Technology Provider team
- EGI Operations (EGIOps)
- Operations Centre (OC)
- Resource Centre (RC)
- Operations Management Board: EGI operations policy board
Before sending a request:
- OC has to have
- the support of TP with effort to integrate with EGI Infrastructure (information system, accounting, monitoring etc), provide support via GGUS and maintain software via UMD
- one or more RC available to deploy the new platform
- TP has to have
- effort to integrate with EGI Infrastructure (information system, accounting, monitoring etc), provide support via GGUS and maintain software via UMD
- the support of one or more OC, with one or more RC available to deploy the new platform and the integration-software developed by the TP
Request submission and validation
The request can be send by:
- Operations Centre
- EGI Operations
- Technology Provider
Resource Centre can also request integration of new cloud management framework or grid middleware. Such request should be first approved by Operations Centre, it belongs to. In such case OC is responsible to create a ticket on behalf of RC.
||Opens a GGUS ticket to Operations to start the process. |
Subject: Request for integration of XXX to EGI Production Infrastructure (PROC19) Dear Operations, We would like to request for starting procedure of integrating XXX to EGI Production Infrastructure https://wiki.egi.eu/wiki/PROC19 Prerequisite data: * name of Technology Product: * Technology Provider (person representing or leading the team) contact details(name, email): * customers of the Product (eg. user community, Operations Centre): * motivation: Best Regards XXX
Operations contacts the OMB to request the approval of the request.
Functional requirements for new product to be integrated:
- support VO concept
- support X.509 certificates
Integration covers following areas (where possible steps can be done in parallel):
|#||Responsible||Action||Additional temporary comments|
|0a||EGIOps||When Approved, EGIOps and TP should agree on Underpinning Agreement (UA)||agree on Corporate-level Technology Provider Underpinning Agreement or on a customised version|
Set up an integration Task force for given Technology Product composed of:
Add new service types agreed within Task Force.
|1b||Pilot Site||Deploy technical service instance and register in GOCDB.|
Develop software for integration with BDII.
Analyse the use cases for deciding if the new technology has to be published in the BDII or not, and the relevant set of information to publish.
|2b||Pilot Site||Deploy software for integration with BDII and documentation.|
|2c|| EGI Operations
||Verify integration||Alessandro Paolini, Enol Fernandez, Baptiste Grenier, Operations checks documentation|
|3a||Technology Provider||Develop nagios probe with support from SAM team and documentation.||ARGO Guidelines for monitoring probes|
|3b||ARGO, EGI Ops||
Check probe, verify results, add to SAM release.
Add test to ROC profile.
|PROC06 and PROC07|
|3c||ARGO, EGI Ops||Deploy probe in production nagios and documentation.||Operations checks documentation|
|4||EGI Ops||Add test to Operations profile Setting a Nagios test status to OPERATIONS|
Declare Quality of Support for 3rd level Support Unit (SU) and name of SU
|5b||GGUS|| Create Support Unit under "Product Teams" category
Develop software for integration with APEL
Define integration and what data should be published.
|6b||APEL||Validate integration||Ops support check documentation|
|6c||EGI Accounting Portal||Display data|
|VM image Marketplace (Cloud management framework ONLY)|
|7a||Technology Provider||Implement subscription to VM image lists from EGI MarketPlace and create documentation.|
|7b||Pilot Site||Add service endpoint to GOCDB (type: eu.egi.cloud.vm-metadata.vmcatcher)|
|7c||NGI/EGI Ops||Check eu.egi.cloud.vm-metadata.vmcatcher is passing https://cloudmon.egi.eu/nagios/|
|7d||EGI Cloud VM Image Management SU||Validate integration||Ops support check documentation|
|8a||EGI Ops||Update relevant documentation
|8b||Technology Provider||Develop documentation for users and admins where missing
|8c||EGI Ops||Validate Documentation|
Add new access method in e-GRANT(if needed)
Define if the middleware is a new way of accessing resources
|e-GRANT was dismissed. To evaluate if similar steps are necessary for the AoD service or EGI Marketplace|
||Technology Provider||complete the EGI SVG Software Security Checklist||A brief written response to Chair of SVG (Linda.Cornwall <AT> stfc.ac.uk) is requested|
||Provide recommendations based on provided input
|10c||Technology Provider||Implement recommendations|
||Security Team||Validate implementation of recommendations|
|11a||Technology Provider||Ensure software developed for the integration of the new Technology Product satisfies UMD Minimal Requirements|
|11b||EGI Ops (UMD representative)||Technology Provider info is added in TechnologyProviders List and UMD Product ID card|
|11c||EGI Software provisioning Team||Applies the UMD Software Provisioning process to assess the quality of the new product|
|11d||EGI Ops (UMD representative)
||Once confirmed a successful provisioning (step 11c) includes the new product/products into an UMD release and makes it available to the production infrastricture, in the UMD repositories|
|12a||EGI Ops||Announces the availability of new product to OMB and includes the announcement in the monthly EGI Broadcast to communicate the availability of the new product to NGIs, VOs, RCs managers|
|A. Paolini||2016-06-03||Trying to define some rules for integrating the new technology with the information and the accounting system|
|Alessandro Paolini||2016-06-08||"EGI Operations Support" was decommissioned, changed all the references to "Operations"|
|Alessandro Paolini||2019-01-09||some minor updates; to decide if keeping the step 9 about "Resource Allocation" or discard it.|