Distributed Computing Support
Management Team


Meeting Minutes

April 20, 2012

Meeting Time: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Meeting Place: Chilton Hall, Room 245

Members
Joe Adamo (ITSS Communications), Vasilis Angelogiannos (Col. Of Public Admin & Comm. Svc.), Troy Bacon (Fin/Bus Affairs and Controller), Philip Baczewski (DCSMT Chair (UIT)), Michael Bagget (College of Visual Arts and Design), Ben Bigby (College of Music), Ginger Boone (UNT Facilities), Jim Byford (College of Engineering), Tim Christian (College of Arts and Sciences), Katy Gallahan (ITSS CTSS), Mike Hatch (College of Business), Paul Hons (College of Education), Deke Isaac (UNT Micro Maintenance), Scott Jackson (Libraries), Abraham John (UIT AITS), Brenda Kirk (ITSS PC/Lan Support), Gary Mathews (College of Information), Shea Rogers (UNT Business Services), Richard Sanzone (UIT Helpdesk), Chris Stoermer (ABN Lan Mgmt), Chris Strauss (ITSS Remedy Administration), Michael White (UNT Dallas), Roy Zumwalt (Texas Academy of Math/Science)

Members Present
Vasilis Angelogiannos (Col. Of Public Admin & Comm. Svc.), Troy Bacon (Fin/Bus Affairs and Controller), Philip Baczewski (DCSMT Chair (UIT)), Michael Bagget (College of Visual Arts and Design), Krysta Berry (for Joe Adamo, ITSS Communications), Ben Bigby (College of Music), Jim Byford (College of Engineering), Tim Christian (College of Arts and Sciences), Mike Hatch (College of Business), Paul Hons (College of Education), John Leutkemeyer (for Scott Jackson, Libraries), Gary Mathews (College of Information), Jason McMullen (for Shea Rogers, UNT Business Services), Richard Sanzone (UIT Helpdesk), Chris Stoermer (ABN Lan Mgmt), Chris Strauss (ITSS Remedy Administration), Roy Zumwalt (Texas Academy of Math/Science)

Guests
Richard Anderson (ITSS Information Security), Tom Delozier (ITSS Network Computing Services), Mac Edwards (Computing and IT Center), Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner (UIT Academic Computing), Lena Lackey (TAMS), Gabe Marshall (ITSS Security), Don McClure (ITSS Remedy Administration), Alan Parcel (ITSS Enterprise Technical Services), Jackie Thames (Col. Public Admin & Comm. Svc.), Robert Wellman (UNT AITS), Yancey Yeargan (ITSS Network Computing Services)

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Minutes from April 6, 2012, were approved as written.

FARONICS POWERSAVE ROLLOUT

Jason McMullen (UIT AITS) presented on the rollout of Faronics PowerSave for desktop computer power monitoring and power policy management. A DCSMT committee was formed approximately three years ago to consider options for power saving. We decided on Faronics. It was purchased, built-out, and is now ready. Servers were built to balance the anticipated load. There are four servers: Two have been designated for academic areas and two for administrative units. Jason suggested that CAS and COBA be the "lead" users on each of the two academic servers.

Security features are lacking to segregate activity on an individual server, so some oversight is needed. It is suggested that we use our 3-letter naming convention to assure identification of desktop systems within the different areas sharing a server. The servers are configured to monitor a maximum of 15,000 desktops. Managers should contact Jason to set up PowerSave console users for their areas.

Jason Green of Faronics provided a demonstration of the PowerSave console via a web conference.

OLD BUSINESS

Philip Baczewski reported on an April 9th meeting of the cloud storage task force which is currently working on survey to identify faculty/staff use cases of DropBox.com and other cloud storage solutions.

Philip Baczewski also provided an overview of IT Shared Services governance and also of proposed changes to UNT IT governance as presented at a recent meeting of the Information Technology Council.

NEW BUSINESS

No new business was discussed.

AREA REPORTS

Yancey Yeargan (ITSS Directory Services) and Alan Parcel (ITSS Enterprise Technical Services) reported that Geotrust certificates would no longer be available and instead the University would switch to using the InCommon federation for generation of trusted secure certificates. Managers should contact Alan to get set up to request InCommon certificates.

It was announced that Robert Wellman has joined AITS as an IT Manager.

Krysta Berry (ITSS Datacomm) announced that the five-year datacomm switch upgrade project has been completed.

Chris Strauss noted that the itsm.unt.edu support staff page now has documentation describing a limited ability for Remedy to accept e-mail injections for ticket creation and update and that improvements have been made to the reporting interface.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 11:49 a.m. The next meeting is scheduled for May 4, 2012.


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