NGI International Task Review MS109 Macedonia

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This page contains the assessment of the NGI International Task at year 1 of the EGI-InSPIRE project (one page per NGI). The NGI representatives are required to fill the tables according to the required information. The content will be integral part of the EGI-InSPIRE milestone MS109 "NGI International Task Review"

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User Services

Human Services (Table 1)

Table 1: NGI Assessment: User Services >> Human Services
EGI-InSPIRE EGI_DS Name Assessment Score How to Improve
NA3.3N U-N-3 U-N-13 Requirements Gathering Since Macedonia is a small user community, user requirements are gathered using direct contat or email. 3 Broaden national user communities.
NA3.3N U-N-14 U-N-15 Application Database None published so far by Macedonian NGI. Existing applications will be published soon 1 Encourage grid users to mature their application and to report this to the NGI so it can be published in the AppDB. Inclusion of information regarding AppDB into trainings.
NA3.3N U-N-16 U-N-17 Training Trainings are organized at lease once annually or on personal request. 3 Establish a training e-course using Moodle.
NA3.3N U-N-12 U-N-18 U-N-19 Consultancy Due to small active user community, consultancy is mainly provided by email, or face to face meetings. 3 When national helpdesk is deployed, this will be the preffered way of consultancy.

Operations Services

Human Services (Table 2)

Table 2: NGI Assessment: Operations Services >> Human Services
EGI-InSPIRE EGI_DS Name Assessment Score How to Improve
SA1.4N O-N-9 Requirements Gathering your assessment here 0 how to improve
SA1.1N O-N-9 Operations Coordination Due to small number of sites, operations are very easily coordinated. 4 Durring this year we plan to deploy at least two bigger sites. The will be supported by establishing more strict coordination of oprerations due to novice grid admins.
SA1.2N O-N-9 Security Security related activities were properly propagated and followed 3 Establish a national Pakiti site

Infrastructure Services (Table 3)

Table 3: NGI Assessment: Operations Services >> Infrastructure Services
EGI-InSPIRE EGI_DS Name Assessment Score How to Improve
SA1.3N O-N-9 Software Rollout MK-01-UKIM_II site participates in SR for SE-DPM_mysql. Responce to the EA ticket was prompt. 4 none
SA1.4N O-N-3 Monitoring National Nagios was deployed successfuly. We had a follow up on one issue when our data was rejected centrally due to a misconfiguration. 3 Establish monitoring over national VO (margi).
SA1.5N O-N-2 Accounting All sites have migrated to ActiveMQ. One of the sites migrated after the deadline. 2 none
SA1.4N O-N-1 O-N-4 Configuration Repository and Operations Portal Dashboard is used with no issues. 3 none
SA1.6N SA1.7N O-N-6 O-N-7 Helpdesk No national helpdesk deployed yet. All users use GGUS directly. 3 Deploy national helpdesk.
SA1.8N O-N-5 O-N-8 Core Services Core services are operating on satisfactory level. No redundancy is deplyed. Small issues with CA operation. 3 Deploy redundancy when additional sites are deployed

Other (Table 4)

Table 4: NGI Assessment: Other
EGI-InSPIRE EGI_DS Name Assessment Score How to Improve
NA2.3N Policy Development Currently Macedonian NGI tries to directly implement some of the EGI policies. Due to its small size it cannot strictly comply to some of the policies. 2 Define and publish national policies, that comply with EGI policies.
NA2.2N E-N-2 Dissemination Dissemination activities are performed on conferences (mainly computer science oriented), popular and public media. 3 Target all user community related national conferences.