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SW&IT Meeting Minutes 2020-03-23

Scheduled 2020-03-25

Attendees: Carl, David, Igor, Matthieu, Stephen, Xianyu, Yang


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News from management

  • Lost or Stolen Devices Reporting Process
  • Pat's daily check list/inspection
  • communicate visits to Steward by email to track movement (email CV + swgroup)
  • At the University of Arizona, the health and well-being of our community is our top priority, and we must remember this includes mental health. Please see the video message from President Robbins sharing a few thoughts and recommendations for coping and thriving during this unusual period in our history.
  • 10:00 AM daily meeting will stay, 3:30 DPM canceled, weekly WPC may evolve into a new formula
  • Retrieve equipment from the mountain - P.Gray going to basecamp Friday
  • self quarantine 2 weeks if you (or someone living with you) go out of state for personal reason, keep CV copied.
  • need / concern about internet speed ? see CV's email
    • Igor connection's so-so

Previous Action Items

Owner Action Due Date Completion Date

Open topics

Team reports


  • Asked Stephen to install Python packages on robs (Pyraf hasn't been installed).
  • Shutdown activities:
    • LBC shutdown Mar-18.
    • MODS to be shutdown.
    • TCS ENV telemetry transferring to Tucson (on tcs-test).
  • Following activies:
    • Discuss TCS Tucson env telemetry.
    • Complete MODS shutdown.
    • Investigate Pyraf replacement (or confirm it cannot be replaced) on robs.
    • Looking at several LBC/MODS issues:
      • LBC rotator trajectory calculation issue (IT#8021 with Olga).
      • LBC HK interface reporting inconsistency issue (IT#7854).
      • MODS data cleaning scripts improvements (with Olga).
    • Possible AO-Cravat meeting.


  • Last week
    • SX AdSec troubleshoting and analyze
    • SX AdSec shutdown
    • AO shutdown
    • Cooling issue dicussion
  • This week
    • write python routine to read the telemetry file and plot
    • Power Backplane


  • Last week
    • OC, Management
    • adapting to remote work
    • montain shutdown prep and coordination
    • DMS export to excel
  • This week
    • montain shutdown
    • remote work activities planning
    • review job applicants
    • student job post for iraf conversion
    • DMS and AO/AdSec follow up with XZ
    • received doc from SHARK-VIS, if there's IT related update, circulate


  • Last week
    • Assisted J. Wiese w/ VPN setup.
    • LBTI client, initial work to add two alarms to AHS.
    • Coordinated with G. Rahmer re ARGOS shutdown, belatedly asked for PC shutdown ok.
  • This week
    • LBTI client, further work to add two alarms to AHS.
    • ARGOS, fix build on Jenkins, initial work to isolate GUI from back end.


  • Steward shutdown -- equipment, people, etc.
  • Mountain shutdown -- discussion, meetings, etc.
  • Info changes for mountain shutdown.
  • Cleanroom web page


  • Mountain shutdown
  • ovirt. Hyperconverge?
  • Mountain DHCP and DNS server on Raspberry Pi.


Last week:
  • PIT
    • Working on migrating changes from the general PIT to the Italian PIT. A little bit of a pain because both start differing in structure. I.e. the Italian PIT doesn't have a binocular concept so it is not as easy as migrating commits.
    • working on the login part of the PIT admin tool backend.

This week:
  • PIT
    • Italian PIT release
    • PIT admin tool
  • LUCI
    • getting the latest backup from the luci database and shutdown.

Topic revision: r16 - 25 Mar 2020, MatthieuBec
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