7th Quattor Workshop

Europe/London
6th Floor Auditorium (Morgan Stanley)

6th Floor Auditorium

Morgan Stanley

20 Bank Street, Canary Wharf, London
Nick Williams (Morgan Stanley)
Description
This workshop brings together developers and advanced users of Quattor. The aim is to share experiences and to discuss the roadmap for Quattor development.
Participants
  • Andrea Chierici
  • Ben Jones
  • Cal Loomis
  • Cedric Duprilot
  • David O'Callaghan
  • Dimitris Zilaskos
  • Elisabetta Ronchieri
  • Eric Fede
  • Guillaume PHILIPPON
  • Ian Collier
  • John Ryan
  • Jose del Peso
  • Laura del Cano
  • Liliana Martin
  • Matthias Schroder
  • Michel Jouvin
  • Nick Williams
  • Ronald Starink
  • Shkelzen Rugovac
  • Stephane GERARD
  • Stephen Childs
  • Stuart Kenny
  • Tristan Suerink
  • Veronique Lefebure
  • Victor Mendoza
  • Wesley Hertlein
    • 12:30 PM
      Coffee & Sandwiches 6th Floor Auditorium

      6th Floor Auditorium

      Morgan Stanley

      20 Bank Street, Canary Wharf, London
    • Introduction 6th Floor Auditorium

      6th Floor Auditorium

      Morgan Stanley

      20 Bank Street, Canary Wharf, London

      Welcome, Site's status

      • 1
        Introduction, Survey, Roadmap
        Welcome, Survey: Who's doing what with Quattor, Workshop Roadmap
        Speaker: Nick Williams (Morgan Stanley)
        Slides
      • 2
        Site Developments and Issues: LAL
        Speaker: Michel Jouvin (LAL / IN2P3)
      • 3
        Site Developments and Issues: UAM
        Speakers: Jose Del Peso (Departam.de Fisica Teorica), Laura Del Cano (Unknown)
        Slides
      • 4
        Site Developments and Issues: CERN
        Speaker: Veronique Lefebure (CERN)
        Slides
      • 5
        Site Developments and Issues: CNAF
        Speaker: Andrea Chierici (INFN-CNAF)
      • 6
        Site Developments and Issues: Grid Ireland
        Speaker: Dr Stephen Childs (Trinity College Dublin)
        Slides
      • 7
        Site Developments and Issues: Nikhef
        Speaker: Ronald Starink (Unknown)
        Slides
      • 8
        Site Developments and Issues: CNRS/LAPP
        Speaker: Eric Fede (CNRS/IN2P3/LAPP)
      • 9
        Site Developments and Issues: Morgan Stanley
      • 3:00 PM
        break
      • 10
        Site Developments and Issues: AUTH
        Status of Quattor usage in AUTH
        Speaker: Dimitrios Zilaskos (AUTH-GRNET)
        Slides
      • 11
        Aquilon Drive-Through
        A live tour of the Aquilon toolset showing our usage of Quattor, including a brief look at the monitoring integration. No slides available for this session.
        Speaker: Mr Wesley Hertlein (Morgan Stanley)
      • 12
        Quattor and Monitoring Integration at Grid Ireland
        Speaker: Mr Stuart Kenny (TCD)
        Slides
      • 13
        QWG Monitoring Templates Discussion
        - Integration of templates related to monitoring tools : who support them ? who use them ? For Nagios we have to different set of templates based on 2 slightly different approaches : how we evaluate them and if possible merge them ? how information defined once in quattor can be used to configure both client and server for a range of monitoring services. For example, being able to configure a logical group of machines once and then have that translated into the appropriate lemon (or nagios or ganglia) configuration.
        Speaker: Michel Jouvin (LAL / IN2P3)
    • General Developments 6th Floor Auditorium

      6th Floor Auditorium

      Morgan Stanley

      20 Bank Street, Canary Wharf, London
      • 14
        Pan Compiler 6th Floor Auditorium

        6th Floor Auditorium

        Morgan Stanley

        20 Bank Street, Canary Wharf, London
        Presentation of the current state of the pan compiler along with outstanding bugs and enhancement requests. Discussion of "restricted include" enhancement request and other desired enhancements.
        Speaker: Cal Loomis (CNRS/LAL)
        Slides
      • 15
        SCDB update 6th Floor Auditorium

        6th Floor Auditorium

        Morgan Stanley

        20 Bank Street, Canary Wharf, London
        Speaker: Michel Jouvin (LAL / IN2P3)
        Slides
      • 16
        QWG Template Updates 6th Floor Auditorium

        6th Floor Auditorium

        Morgan Stanley

        20 Bank Street, Canary Wharf, London
        Speaker: Michel Jouvin (LAL / IN2P3)
        Slides
      • 17
        QWG Monitoring Templates 6th Floor Auditorium

        6th Floor Auditorium

        Morgan Stanley

        20 Bank Street, Canary Wharf, London
        Follow-up for the discussion on Monday, more focused on template management and maintenance
        Slides
      • 10:45 AM
        break 6th Floor Auditorium (Morgan Stanley)

        6th Floor Auditorium

        Morgan Stanley

        20 Bank Street, Canary Wharf, London
      • 18
        QWG: management of accounts and roles 6th Floor Auditorium

        6th Floor Auditorium

        Morgan Stanley

        20 Bank Street, Canary Wharf, London
        Issues relating to the management of accounts and VOMS roles in QWG.
        Slides
      • 19
        NCM Component Updates 6th Floor Auditorium

        6th Floor Auditorium

        Morgan Stanley

        20 Bank Street, Canary Wharf, London
        A review of changes to core components over the last 6 months. Morgan Stanley: we've made a number of enhancements to some core components. Many of these patches have now been submitted back into the trunk. This talk runs through the status of the changes to illustrate what new features are available with the cron, download and rootpw components, and the ccm, spma and ncm-ncd subsystems, and to get feedback on a couple of proposals: subclassing components and component status tracking (for testing if a configuration is up-to-date).
        Speaker: Nick Williams (Morgan Stanley)
        Slides
      • 20
        Sourceforge migration: status and discussion 6th Floor Auditorium

        6th Floor Auditorium

        Morgan Stanley

        20 Bank Street, Canary Wharf, London
        Update on status of sourceforge move. Discussion on further migration (mailing lists, QWG, issue trackers, ...)
      • 1:00 PM
        Lunch 1-1-025 (Morgan Stanley)

        1-1-025

        Morgan Stanley

        20 Bank Street, Canary Wharf, London
      • 21
        datawarehousing quattor: cdb2sql, quatview 6th Floor Auditorium

        6th Floor Auditorium

        Morgan Stanley

        20 Bank Street, Canary Wharf, London
        A comparison of the two different systems
        Speaker: Nick Williams (Morgan Stanley)
        Slides
      • 22
        Using quattor for inventory management 6th Floor Auditorium

        6th Floor Auditorium

        Morgan Stanley

        20 Bank Street, Canary Wharf, London
        Various solutions (CERN, TCD, MS, ...) Use of quattor as DB versus integration of quattor with inventory DB (a la MS?)
        Speakers: Mr Scott D'Aquila (Morgan Stanley), Veronique Lefebure (CERN)
        cern
      • 3:30 PM
        break 6th Floor Auditorium (Morgan Stanley)

        6th Floor Auditorium

        Morgan Stanley

        20 Bank Street, Canary Wharf, London
      • 23
        Quattor in Amazon Cloud 6th Floor Auditorium

        6th Floor Auditorium

        Morgan Stanley

        20 Bank Street, Canary Wharf, London
        A short presentation on what was done to use quattor to control machines running within the Amazon Web Services cloud.
        Speaker: Cal Loomis (CNRS/LAL)
        Slides
      • 24
        Virtualization 6th Floor Auditorium

        6th Floor Auditorium

        Morgan Stanley

        20 Bank Street, Canary Wharf, London
        OpenVZ and Xen both supported, in use by different groups. Possibly VMware to come. Is a more general model possible? Who maintains now?
        Slides
      • 25
        General Q&A 6th Floor Auditorium

        6th Floor Auditorium

        Morgan Stanley

        20 Bank Street, Canary Wharf, London
        How other groups are getting things done. Panel-style?
    • Wrap-up 6th Floor Auditorium

      6th Floor Auditorium

      Morgan Stanley

      20 Bank Street, Canary Wharf, London
      • 26
        European FP7 Project for Quattor
        Although the community is doing a good job in maintaining the quattor toolkit, the community lacks resources to expand, streamline, and document it. This fall there will be an FP7 Infrastructures call related to software for the European Grid Infrastructure. This scope of this call will include more than just the gLite middleware and will likely have an explict reference to deployment and management of grid services. Support gained from such a project would allow us to dedicate effort to improve significantly the toolkit. This discussion is to determine if there is interest in submitting such a proposal and if so, what the program of work should be.
        Speaker: Cal Loomis (CNRS/LAL)
        Slides
      • 27
        Improving Quattor's Accessibility
        Although a powerful systems management toolkit, quattor suffers from the impression that it is difficult to understand and to use, especially for people new to systems management. The aim of the discussion is to determine how the community can make the quattor toolkit easier to use and thus more accessible to system administrators.
        Speaker: Cal Loomis (CNRS/LAL)
        Slides
      • 28
        Quattor Software Process
        The quattor community already has in place some tools to help with software maintenance and development as well as an automatic build system. The standard tools (bug tracking, code versioning, etc.) will probably converge to a coherent set with the move to the SourceForge repository. However, additional techniques such as static analysis and consistent use of unit tests could help improve the overall quality of the quattor toolkit. This short presentation and following discussion aims to converge on additional tools and/or techniques that the community would like to use during the development and release process.
        Speaker: Cal Loomis (CNRS/LAL)
        Slides
      • 29
        Future Features
        What features are different people working, that others want to collaborate on? How do we track such work?
        Speakers: Nick Williams (Morgan Stanley), Mr Scott D'Aquila (Morgan Stanley)
      • 11:00 AM
        break
      • 30
        Review of open bugs/requests
      • 31
        Wrap-up