Distributed Computing Support
Management Team


Meeting Minutes

June 6, 2003

Members
Troy Bacon (AVP Finance and Business Affairs and Controller), Craig Berry (School of Visual Arts), Ginger Boone (University Union), Allen Bradley (Computing and IT Center), Sandy Burke (Computing and IT Center), Tim Christian (College of Arts and Sciences), Chu Chuah (School of Community Service), Wil Clark (UNT System Center @ Dallas), Jim Curry (Microcomputer Maintenance/Classroom Support Services), Cyndie Harris (UNT Facilities), Mike Hatch (College of Business Administration), Pamiela Hight (UNT Libraries), Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner (Student Computing Committee, Computing and IT Center),  Paul Hons (College of Education), Abraham John (VP Student Development), Kirk Kelly (Housing), Brenda Kirk (Computing and IT Center), Maurice Leatherbury (Chair, Executive Director of Information Technology and Academic Computing), Mike Maner (Computing and IT Center), Gary Mathews (School of Library and Information Science), Ramu Muthiah (School of Community Service), Dallas Newell (Registrar's Office), Bruce Pollock (ABN LAN Mgmt), Chris Strauss (Computing and IT Center), Mike Wright (Computing and IT Center), Roy Zumwalt (Texas Academy of Math and Science)

Members Present
Craig Berry (School of Visual Arts), Allen Bradley (Computing and IT Center),  Sandy Burke (Computing and IT Center), Chu Chuah (School of Community Service),  Jim Curry (Microcomputer Maintenance/Classroom Support Services), Mike Hatch (College of Business Administration), Pamiela Hight (UNT Libraries), Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner (Student Computing Committee, Computing and IT Center), Maurice Leatherbury (Chair, Executive Director of Information Technology and Academic Computing), Mike Maner (Computing and IT Center), Gary Mathews (School of Library and Information Science),  Chris Strauss (Computing and IT Center)

Guests
Philip Baczewski (Computing and IT Center), Travis Brown (Computing and IT Center),  Jason Gutierrez (Computing and IT Center), Richard Harris (Computing and IT Center), Judy Hunter (GALMAC, Libraries), Charlotte Russell (Computing and IT Center), James Strawn (College of Arts and Sciences), Yoke Teo (Computing and IT Center), Craig Terrell (Computing and IT Center), Scott Windham (Computing and IT Center), David Wright (College of Education), Yancy Yeargan (College of Arts and Sciences)

Minutes
Minutes from May 16, 2003 were approved with changes.

Connected.com Test
Allen Bradley reported that backup, roam and heal features have been tested in a workstation environment.  Pricing for the connected software is down to $2 per node per month (based on 2000 nodes).  UNT could purchase the product if network areas determine that there is a need (i.e. State of Texas mandates that require storage of official business documents) and if pricing is adequate. 

Maurice also mentioned that the Legato Networker software is no longer an option.  The software is owned and licensed by Connected.com, who is ending the license agreement with Legato.

HP/Compaq Server Warranty Expiration
Yoke Teo reported that Compaq automated warranty expiration notices will be sent.  Yoke can check server status on the website. Contact Daren Dugan for changes.

Students in the Tree Project
Craig Terrell reported that the Students in the Tree Project has been renamed "UNT Student Storage".  The system is called "netstorage".  Students will have storage space independent of department affiliation.  Lab machines will automatically map to the student's designated storage drive if it is allowed in the lab.  Login for the system will be an euid, and the password will be the associated UNT ID.  

Netstorage is currently available.  Some departments are testing it while others are actually using the system in production mode.  When the LDAP system goes live, passwords for Netstorage will synchronize with passwords in LDAP .  The Netstorage system will provide role based service to make changes to login scripts and to make password changes and will work for any account that is in the Novell tree, including faculty and staff with active accounts.  If storage space becomes limited due to abuse by faculty or staff, access will be restricted to students only.

Old Business
None.

New Business
None.

Status Reports
Scott Windham reported that he has resolved issues with Ghost on the 6509 and 3509 switches and is working on resolution of a different issue involving a VPN solution at the Research Park.

Pam Hight reported that problems have been experienced with Zen 4.  Libraries is moving from Windows NT to Windows XP.  

Mike Hatch reported that the storage area network has been migrated to Compaq hardware.  He is also mentioned that he is in the process of re-ghosting faculty and staff machines to implement the new COBA security policy (implementation of named accounts without administrator privileges).

Jason Gutierrez reported that the new Network Computing Services website is up and that server names have been changed to reflect this new name change.  Menu options will be slightly different.  Contact Jason or Mike Williams if there are any problems.

Maurice reported that there may be licensing issues with McAfee related to the maintenance contract length (for updates).

Chris Strauss reported that the Remedy 5 rollout has been delayed long enough for him to possibly rollout the new version, 5.5.  Web views in the new versions are compliant with federal web accessibilities laws ("508 compliant").

The meeting adjourned at 11:10 a.m.


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