Routine Tasks

This page will describe the tasks that must be done on a regular basis.


  • Check email from users / admins / ticketing system / monitoring scripts
  • Check monitoring summary pages
  • Check ganglia (MSU servers, MSU T2, CRAC monitoring)
  • Check condor on tier 3
  • Check OMD


  • Walk through server room and AC room
  • Check disk space on msurxx (syslog server), clean up log files if getting full
  • Update desktop machines

Every 2 weeks

  • AGLT2 meeting


  • Check for software updates
    • Condor
    • cvmfs
    • foswiki
    • VMware

Every 1.5 months

  • Clean humidifiers

Every 3 Months

  • Check for OMSA repo updates


  • Renew/deploy host grid certs (March), coordinated with UM
  • Renew VMware license (Jan, should be done by December)
  • Generator test (Scheduled by PhyPlant)
  • CRAC inspection by PhysPlant
  • Turn off humidifier (Summer)
  • Turn on humidifier (Fall)
  • Audit server room network/power configs, labeling, and cabling

Every 2 years

  • Renew/deploy SSL cert for (Jan)
-- JamesKoll - 18 Dec 2013
Topic revision: r3 - 26 Mar 2014, JamesKoll
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