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Meeting Recording:



  • Marc Foster (SLAC)
  • Gisella Kapus


  • Coordination of networking activities across Rubin Observatory

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NET Action Items Status

Reminder: Work on your action items: International Communications (aka Long-Haul Networks)

Network activities schedule (subject to COVID19 impacts):

January - Continued work on  Rubin Observatory Network Verification Plan (including JIRA). 

February - Completed draft  Rubin Observatory Network Verification Plan (including JIRA).

March - Scheduled Rubin Observatory Networks Pre-Verification Review for May 18 - 19

April - Prepare for Rubin Observatory Networks Pre-Verification Review.  Submit LSST Change Request to update LSE-78 Rubin Observatory Network Design (including Chilean, International, and US networks), and related milestones in PMCS.   Complete LDM-732 Rubin Observatory Networks Pre-verification Baseline.

May - Complete FY19, FY20 NET Reports and Technical Document

June - Conduct and respond to actions from Rubin Observatory Networks Pre-Verification Review.  Meet with GlobalNOC re VNOC support.

July  - Pre-Ops Rehearsal 2 testing.

August - Ops Rehearsal 2/Pre-verification testing.

September - Cisco ACI review, Huawei analysis 

October - Start Verification Testing, LS restart, LS - SCL 40G upgrade. (hopefully) - 

November - Update Rubin Observatory Operations & Management Plan, USDF Selection, CP Restart, Network Contracts and SLAs.

Update on CONUS Networks

CONUS Networks, including ESnet:

  • Cristián Silva to confirm the dates of the Cameras at the summit.
  • Cristián Silva to get answers about what's going to happen with NCSA connections in the future and if (when) In2p3 will be used with the IDF (Google)
  • Cristián Silva to share Dropbox with Marc

Chilean/International Networks Update

Developments in La Serena and end-to-end service to NCSA for upcoming Auxiliary Telescope Traffic and general (internet, mail, voice) traffic:

Jeronimo Bezerra Stgo - Bs Aires link ready, Bs Aires - Porto Alegre postponed to March, might not be used.

Albert Astudillo Backup link will be running by the end of the year. SCL - LSC link downtime limited to a max of 10H

Cristián Silva will try again to get authorization to deploy the backup link in the recinto

NCSA - CC-IN2P3 Networks update

Matt Kollross

Richard Hughes-Jones

Stuart McLellan

NCSA - CC- IN2P3 network:

Other Discussion Topics

By topic

Rubin Observatory Network Verification: Jeff Kantor

Rubin Observatory Networks, SLAs for Operations: Jeff Kantor

Virtual NOC: 

Jeff KantorMeeting next week to discuss it. 

Network Security:

Jeff Kantor Meeting tomorrow to provide options to NSF. 

Other businessAny

Julio Ibarra Philip DeMar and Cristián Silva to schedule the next face 2 face meeting (April)

Jeff Kantor to schedule the SAACC (his last)

Wrap up and next meeting

Wrap up and Next meetings:  


All meetings at 0800 PT/0900 MT/1000 CT/1100 ET/1300 CLT (subject to time changes)

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