EGI-InSPIRE:WP5 Provisioning the Software Infrastructure (SA2)
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This activity will coordinate the external provision of software required by EGI to form the production infrastructure. It will:
- Establish agreements with key software providers
- Maintain the UMD Roadmap
- Define general and component specific quality criteria to be applied to software components
- Verify the software components against these criteria
- Provide a repository for the software components within UMD and the related support tools
- Provided a distributed "support unit" within the EGI Helpdesk infrastructure with expertise on the deployed middleware in production use.
To contact all task leaders (see below), send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|TSA2.1||Activity Management||Michel Drescher||Steven Newhouse|
|TSA2.2||Definition of the UMD Quality Criteria||Enol Fernandez del Castillo||Carlos Fernandez Sanchez (temporary)|
|TSA2.3||Verification of conformance criteria||Alvaro Simon||Ivan Diaz|
|TSA2.4||Provision of a software repository and support tools||Kostas Koumantaros||Marios Chatziangelou|
|TSA2.5||Deployed Middleware Support Unit||Ales Krenek||Zdenek Sustr|
EGI.eu - Netherlands
CESNET - Czech Republic
KIT-G - Germany
CSIC - Spain
GRNET - Greece
INFN - Italy
LIP - Portugal
UCPH - Denmark
VR-SNIC - Sweden
NORDUNET A/S - Denmark
This task focuses on the management of the activity and the relationship with EGI’s software providers. Prioritised requirements from elsewhere in EGI are collated and distributed to the current software providers and published for the whole community. The functional roadmaps and release dates from individual software providers are assembled into an integrated UMD Roadmap. The projected UMD Roadmap is monitored and the effectiveness of software providers to deliver components to the required schedule and quality will be reported to the TCB. This work will be managed by the Technology Manager who reports to the Project Director and will hold regular meetings of the team to ensure effective coordination of its activities. Additional meetings will be held with the external providers to provide a forum for conflict resolution.
TSA2.2: Definition of the UMD quality criteria
The generic component acceptance criteria will be provided and updated according to evolving needs. Specific criteria will be developed for components on the UMD Roadmap.
The components contributed to the repository will be validated against the generic and component specific conformance criteria. SA2 will be involved in pre-release component testing. Verification of each component will be summarised in an acceptance report, available with the component in the repository.
Necessary services to deliver the functionality of the repository and its surrounding process (FTP server, web server, issue tracker, version control system, etc.) will be provided and maintained.
Expertise is needed in the production infrastructure to debug problems and then to propose workarounds or solutions with the software used in production. This group will be deployed as a support unit (second line support) as part of the EGI Helpdesk and it will work closely with other EGI operations functions and the external software providers.
The following gives an overview of deliverables scheduled and published by EGI-InSPIRE SA2. For convenience, they are also available in the EGI-InSPIRE SA2 calendar.
|Code||Title||Delivery PM||Delivery CM||Delivered||Status|
|D5.1||UMD Roadmap||3||July 2010||November 2010|
|D5.2||UMD Roadmap||9||January 2011||March 2011|
|D5.3||Annual Report on the status of Software Provisioning activity and the work of DMSU||11||March 2011||May 2011|
|D5.4||UMD Roadmap||15||July 2011||Sep 2011|
|D5.6||Annual Report on the status of Software Provisioning activity and the work of DMSU||23||March 2012||April 2012|
|D5.9||Annual Report on the status of Software Provisioning activity and the work of DMSU||35||March 2013|
|D5.12||Annual Report on the status of Software Provisioning activity and the work of DMSU||47||March 2014|
The following gives an overview of milestones scheduled and published by EGI-InSPIRE SA2. For convenience, they are also available in the EGI-InSPIRE SA2 calendar.
|Milestone||Title||Lead-Task||Delivery PM||Delivery CM||Delivered||Status|
|MS501||Establishment of the EGI Software Repository and associated support tools||TSA2.4||1||May 2010||November 2010|
|MS502||Deployed Middleware Support Unit Operations Procedures||TSA2.5||2||June 2010||December 2010|
|MS503||Software Provisioning Process||TSA2.2,
|2||June 2010||November 2010|
|MS504||EGI Software Repository – Architecture and Plans||TSA2.4||3||July 2010||November 2010|
|MS505||Service Level Agreement with a Software Provider||TSA2.1||4||August 2010||November 2010|
|MS506||EGI Software Repository – Architecture and Plans||TSA2.4||13||May 2011||June 2011|
|MS507||Deployed Middleware Support Unit Operations Procedures||TSA2.5||14||June 2011||July 2011|
|MS508||Software Provisioning Process||TSA2.2,
|14||June 2011||July 2011|
|MS509||Service Level Agreement with a Software Provider||TSA2.1||16||August 2011||August 2011|
|MS510||EGI Platform Roadmap||TSA2.4||22||February 2012||April 2012|
|MS513||Service Level Agreement with a Software Provider||TSA2.1||24||April 2012||June 2012|
|MS511||Deployed Middleware Support Unit Operations Procedures||TSA2.5||26||June 2012||August 2012|
|MS512||Software Provisioning Process||TSA2.2,
|26||June 2012||July 2012|
|MS514||EGI Platform Roadmap||TSA2.4||34||February 2013|
|MS515||Deployed Middleware Support Unit Operations Procedures||TSA2.5||38||June 2013|
|MS516||Software Provisioning Process||TSA2.2,
|MS518||EGI Platform Roadmap||TSA2.4||46||February 2014|
|MS517||Service Level Agreement with a Software Provider||TSA2.1||48||April 2014|