Survey for Contact Person at T1's (and sysadmins)

Dear LHCb contact persons at T1,

this survey is aimed to collect as much information and requirements as possible in order to provide you, your site admins and our production crew with a coherent and consistent interface for both activities and services/resources monitoring.

This initiative must be considered as the response to the proliferation of (too many) monitoring tools (in place since years now) that have to be better organized or entirely rethought.

We would really appreciate your (and your site) administrators opinion about this subject by just answering the following questions and/or providing us with any suggestion that you feel important. At the end of this mail I have dumped my personal bookmark collecting all sources of information that I personally use to gather (or to communicate) information about LHCb.

Here my (non exhaustive) list of questions:

1.what are the first pages that you look at as first thing in your daily activity in order to understand what’s happening?

2.what are the most relevant information that you are looking at out of there? Could you give us your perception on their importance?

3. do you think that the information you have already available are enough to understand whether some problem is happening? Is it enough to understand what the problem is about? Is it enough to debug a problem?

4. what is missing in your opinion? What are the information that you see in other VOs specific monitoring tools (that you check routinely) and you would like to see implemented in LHCb too?

5. have you any special remarks on the content of the information? On the way are organized?

6. Do you personally think worth to create a single entry point for LHCb that would allow you to drill down into activities/problems? Up to which level of details you would expect to browse information?

7. Could you indicate me which link (out of the ones below) you check/have checked in the past. Which ones are checked regularly? How would you improve these ones? Why you do not use the rest of them? (just because not advertized anywhere)? Do you have any other link, bit of information that do not appear in my bookmark (may it well be I have simply omitted ;-))?

Please take your time to get these questions answered. It is important for us your opinion. It would be very good if you could forward it to your site admins too.

With our best regards,




-- RobertoSantinel - 19-Jan-2010

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