Author: Antonio Retico(SA1)
First Published: 10-Jan-2010
Last Update: 2010-01-06 by Main.unknown
Last Content Review: 10-Jan-2010
Expiration: 30-Apr-2010 (after this date please contact the author(s))

Support to middleware deployment: job description

The support to middleware deployment is an EGEE-SA1 global task consisting of two main activities, largely independent:

  • Coordination and support of Pilot and Experimental Services
  • Coordination and support of the staged roll-out of middleware updates

For the two of them this document provides a synthetic job description in terms of duties, responsibilities and interfaces. Links to further documentation, tools and a basic calendar are offered as well.

Coordination and support of Pilot and Experimental Services

Coordination and support of the staged roll-out of middleware updates

Process Overview

The process to roll-out middleware updates to the production service in a controlled way is described in its general lines in the document StagedRolloutOverview

Duties and responsibility of the task coordinator(s)

  • Participate to the gLite release procedure playing the role of OU
  • Monitor software problem reports in the 'Production', 'Preproduction' and 'Beta Service' areas
  • Participate to the EMT meetings
  • Produce weekly bulletins to present at the EGEE Operations meeting and WLCG Operations meeting
  • Maintain the lists of committed Early Adopter sites (to be simplified)
  • Maintain 'wish lists' of services to be covered by Early Adopters and publish the vacancies on behalf of the SA1 management
  • Maintain tools and procedures (see list in 'Resources')
  • Maintain documentation and web pages
  • Report to SA1 Management when requested


The task coordinator
  • reports and escalates to the SA1 management ( occ-grid-support@cern.h )
  • contributes to the EMT (list: )raising priorities possibly coming from the production service
  • interacts with the gLite Release team ( ) in the framework of the release process and generally contributing to the short-term planning of the middleware updates. The short-term planning technically falls in the scope of the EMT, but as far as the release composition is concerned it is actually performed by direct interaction with the release team, as the EMT is currently much more focused on the prioritisation of the developers' work
  • publish vacancies and receive commitments through the ROC Managers list ( project-egee-roc-managers )
  • Contributes to the weekly EGEE Operations Meeting (bulletin with status of the release, vacancy notices)
  • On weekly basis contributes to the weekly WLCG Operations Meeting (bulletin with status of the release)
  • issues direct work orders to the Early Adopter sites (staged roll-out tasks)


Unless differently indicated, all the resources below are owned and maintained by the task coordinator


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