Project Activity #5135
|Status:||Closed||Start date:||Jan 25, 2018|
|Priority:||Urgent||Due date:||Jan 31, 2018|
|Assignee:||Anton Ellenbroek||% Done:|
Further develop the existing WECAFC-FIRMS VRE
#2 Updated by Leonardo Candela over 2 years ago
@firstname.lastname@example.org could you please help me to reconcile this activity with the BlueBRIDGE VREs development plan?
If this is one of the VRE / VLab to be released by BlueBRIDGE it should appear in the associated report https://support.d4science.org/projects/bluebridge/issues?query_id=48 with a due date, etc.
It is almost impossible to figure out what is the "further development" to the existing VRE planned by this ticket.
#3 Updated by Anton Ellenbroek over 2 years ago
The WECAFC-FiRMS VRE is intended to act a storage facility in the preparation of FIRMS Fact-sheets.
However, to promote the opportunity offered through BlueBRIDGE for future services to be made available to this community, a demonstration facility was requested incorporated in this VRE.
The demonstration is in preparation of the WECAFC-Regional Database VRE, and will be used to collect requirements therefore. That VRE will be described in terms of requested functionality in the near future (as a specialization of the Stock Assessment VRE).
In the future there may be similar demonstration requests; I hope we have enough flexibility to deploy services such as Tabman and Dataminer on request.
#4 Updated by Pasquale Pagano over 2 years ago
Yes, we are flexible but with the limitations of the resources we manage.
Adding services to the VREs is costless if the environment is configured to run those services. We manage several environments including FARM, gCubeApps and others. Those are not virtual environments, but conceptually physical environments where servers are assigned (in the reality they are virtualised as well but using different technologies).
gCubeApps environment hosts all services and technologies we delivered so far and therefore creating/updating/enhancing a VRE is straightforward. gCubeApps is governed by CNR.
FARM is dedicated mainly to FAO and it hosts only the capabilities requested by the FAO's community. It is governed by FAO even if it is managed by CNR. Until now the VREs hosted by FARM did not need neither DataMiner nor TabularData. In order to deliver them we need first to create the Virtual Machines, then assign them to FARM environment, and then assign them to the requested VREs. The last two steps are immediate and can be completed by using the portal and its management portlets. The first step requires system admins to deploy the virtual machines and then execute ansible scripts. They require therefore more time to be completed.
I hope this clarifies the activities that are needed.