GNAV upgrade/life-cycle should now be complete. New host has been in production since Dec without issue. The old backup server has been decommissioned and removed from the datacenter and the now replaced old production host has assumed the role of backup. MySQL replication has been setup between the primary and backup so that the backup is much closer to a ‘hot’ spare than ever before.
VUSpace replacement solutions are being tested for replacing the current Solaris hosts with Linux hosts. Web server rewrites have been configured and successfully tested for replacing the ‘people.vanderbilt.edu’ websites. Two solutions are being explored for the SMB/CIFS shares for vuspace-personal. Samba on the Linux hosts has been configured and tested for AD authentication. The ‘user’ share has also been configured and successfully tested on the Linux hosts. Implementation of the ‘user’ share from the Celerra has been configured, but has not yet been tested. The EMC implementation may require changing the way users connect to their personal space, but this has not yet been verified.
The new solution for intended to replace ‘people.vanderbilt.edu’ using Wordpress’ multi-site capabilities has been implemented on a test server as ‘my-test.vanderbilt.edu’ and will be pushed to production as ‘my.vanderbilt.edu.’ Testing is currently being done by the Public Affairs webteam.
A new RHEL6 host has been built and is being used for testing of the new ‘my.vanderbilt.edu’ service offering. This is the first RHEL6 server built by ITS to test implementing the standard security and authentication methods normally used on our current RHEL4 and RHEL5 hosts. Some differences in the LDAP configuration were noted and with the exception of mod-security for web services, no issues have been found in following our normal policies in server configuration.
The iDev test environment is almost fully migrated to the proper ‘test’ networks for admin and production interfaces. A change is scheduled to add a new interface to the backup environment to allow backing up these servers over the test admin network by request of the iDev team. Once testing of migrated hosts and backups has been completed, the final few osts will also be migrated. Completion of this initiative will bring the test/dev servers more into a state of mirroring production that they have been in the past.
MyVU now has a new home on the vanity servers. Public affairs requested that the redirects be updated on 3.28 at 6PM. Testing and approval of the new site was performed by Lacy with the Public Affairs webteam once the changeover was made.
DNS configuration in DiamondIP has been updated to allow recursive lookups for the MIS/VUMC BigIP GTM appliances. This change now allows for sites managed by the GTMs to be accessed from off-campus with the full capabilities of the load-balancing features. The domains immediately effected by this are vandyworks.com and myhealthatvanderbilt.com.