Tag Archives: rhel6

Another busy week

I realized today that it’s been a week or two since my last public update regarding the GNOME Sysadmin team. We’ve been working away on things and are making good progress. Let me just toss out a few things that we’ve done in the past week:

  • Worked with the marketing team to publish gnome3.org. If you haven’t seen the announcements or the site, take a minute and check it out.
  • Added some spam filtering to the foundation blog and a few others upon request. Hopefully that has already shown improvements.
  • Submitted the Sysadmin hackfest proposal to take place at SCALE 2011. See http://live.gnome.org/Hackfests/Sysadmin-SCALE9x
  • Did some follow-up regarding hardware donations.
  • Worked with a sponsor which has graciously agreed to donate domain transfers and registration for all the foundation domains.
  • Continued work on Nagios including a new Python web interface, automatic per-host monitor generation and more efficient testing.
  • Started the RHEL 6 build out and testing with two VMs. We’ll be migrating from nss_ldap to sssd for authentication and caching, which is part of this update.
  • Spent time on researching and planning a migration of blogs.gnome.org to a subversion-managed WP 3.x installation. This is ongoing.

All this has just been the highlights over the last seven days. There has of course been all the regular maintenance that goes along with it.

I think things are really going well and we’re keeping our queues clean as best we can. Next month three of the Sysadmins will be together at SCALE and we’ll have a lot more to report regarding our planned projects then.

As usual, if you need anything from us please email me (cedwards AT gnome DOT org) or drop into on irc.gnome.org.