Inspire sa1 2013-07-02

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Progress of SA1 issues

A questionnaire about federating NGI services was circulated two weeks ago.


(MS515) Deployed Middleware Support Unit Operation Procedures -> external reviews received (MS427) Integrating Resources into the EGI Production Infrastructure -> discussion of document structure

SA1.1 Activity Management


  • PY3 review
  • Resource allocation mini project meeting on procedures for process implementation
  • TF13 schedule preparation
  • Meeting with security team on PY4 work plan


  • preparation of EGI-InSPIRE PY3 review
  • planning of SHA-2 readiness monitoring campaign
  • discussion of new ETA policies with Technology Providers
  • 'Updating VO ID cards' campaign and decommission of obsoleted VOs
  • review of ISGC 2013 papers
  • preparation of documentation for Global task bids

SA1.2 Security

  • Still handling tail-end of kernel vulnerability CVE-2013-2094
  • Attendance at EGI-InSPIRE EU Review
  • SVG: Issued EGI SVG ADVISORY [EGI-SVG-2013-5331] - High Risk - EMI WMS Impersonation vulnerability
  • ongoing work on Emergency suspension

SA1.3 Staged rollout

  • Release of the UMD 3 update 1.1 with a total of 3 products.

SA1.3 Integration

  • ongoing work Cloud site certification
  • restart of South African Grid integration activities

SA1.4 Central tools

SA1.5 Accounting


  • User Data Retention Policy for CPU Accounting implemented.
  • Testing continues for enhancements to the Regional APEL Server.
  • Cloud Accounting - the SSM 1.2 instance of the Cloud Accounting test database has been stopped. All Federated Cloud Resource Providers should now publish to the test repository running SSM 2.0.
  • Ongoing support for sites migrating to using EMI 3 APEL.


SA1.6 Helpdesk

  • Ticket monitoring
  • preparing next release and implementing feature requests
  • weekly phone conference for discussing features and requests to be implemented
  • discussions on further development of GGUS
  • presented slides on the URT meeting on Monday, 24th of June explaining the new work flow for middleware tickets

SA1.7 Support

No report received

SA1.8 Availability and core services

  • Decomission of NGI_ZA group from dteam VO [[1]]


Nothing new to report


  • XSEDE 2013, San Diego, July 2013