Timeline

This page documents the order (and possibly dates/times) in which the build process should/will/has proceed(ed). We should use it as a check-list, to ensure that we get everything done. Documentation of the process is not included, as it is assumed that documentation will proceed in parallel with all steps. This time-line also covers much of the migration of services and accounts from the AIX boxes to the new Linux servers.

  • Purchase new hardware (done, early July)
  • Install OS (Debian 3.1) on both new servers (July 30)
    • Determine partitioning scheme
    • Determine initial package selection
    • Get temp IPs for new servers
    • Run script -t as early as possible
    • Make sure we document everything we do (especially WHY we choose various options)
  • Install and configure basic services (July 30, 31)
    • Firewall
    • Security updates
    • SSH
    • sudo
    • Initial user accounts (for those working on server build)
    • DNS caching
    • Logging
    • NTP
    • Misc additional software (per user requests)
    • Backups
      • Determine how to create the backups
      • Determine where to send them
      • Determine what to back up
        • /etc
        • /home
        • /var (portions, like the email queues, IMAP stores, web [if not in /home])
        • /usr/local
        • MySQL, PostgreSQL databases
        • Web sites, Wiki site
      • Schedule the backups to run periodically
    • Other maintenance tasks
      • Regular security updates (cron?)
      • Cron jobs
      • Reminders
      • Log rotation
      • Log analysis
      • Reports, stats
      • Documentation of various tasks
        • User creation, including what groups exist, and what each is for
  • Find co-location for servers (mid-December)
    • Install servers in co-location facility (January 16)
    • Configure servers to reside in co-location facility (January 16)
      • IP address changes
      • Configuration items that depend on the IP address
  • Web site(s) (February)
    • Apache virtual hosts
    • Install/configure DokuWiki (at wiki.sluug.org) (December 30)
    • Install/configure CMS
      • MySQL
      • PostgreSQL
      • Replicate accounts/passwords/groups from system
    • Move/replicate/replace existing pages from old site(s)
      • Probably start with sites that don't currently have their own domain name and have little content
        • HazLUG
        • StCLUG
    • Search function
    • Change DNS record to point to new site
    • Monitor logs for 404 errors that users get, fix them
  • User accounts (not needed until we move users' web pages or email to new servers)
    • Copy over accounts (including passwords)
      • Possibly fix any issues regarding user IDs
      • Where do home directories reside?
    • Document process of creating new accounts on old and new servers, and keeping them synced
  • Email (March)
    • SMTP (Postfix)
    • Spam filter (SpamAssassin)
    • User-defined server-side filtering/sorting/processing (sieve/procmail)
    • IMAP (Cyrus)
    • Webmail (Horde IMP)
    • Mailing lists (including web page to manage subscriptions)
  • Move production SMTP record to new server (March)
    • Test everything using SLUUG.INFO domain
    • Change MX record in SLUUG.ORG DNS record
    • Point michelob/dark users at new IMAP server
  • Move all authentication/authorization to LDAP (May)
    • Install OpenLDAP
      • Determine and configure schema
      • Set ACLs on database
      • Replicate accounts/passwords/groups from system
    • Implement some form of replication
    • Configure apps to point at LDAP server(s)
      • SSH/system login
      • Webmail
      • CMS
      • Wiki
      • RADIUS?
      • AIX systems?
  • Full LDAP multi-master replication (August)
  • More web services?
    • Calendar
    • Web Forum
    • Blogs

Comments

Should we possibly consider implimenting LDAP earlier in the build process? Principally as it may ease the integration of additional/existing machines and moving accounts? - Carl Fitch

 
build/timeline.txt · Last modified: 2006/01/16 18:38 by 70.230.174.183
 
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