REVIEW-31: XCI-6 Verify integration process for a new SP resource - Test Readiness Review


This is an evaluation and testing activity to analyze the current process of integrating a new resource. We will create a new test resource and run through the current steps to both introduce a new Level1 Service Provider and a new resource and document everything that is complicated, confusing, or didn’t work and how it can be improved.

Review Summary

  • (Lee) Why is GRAM listed as a component to test and UNICORE is not?
    • XSEDE prioritized and funded in PY4/5 a GRAM5 upgrade because at least 2 SPs and some gateways depend on it. Because XSEDE prioritized and funded UNICORE 6 delivery, we should test it also, although we have no SPs on record that are interested in operating it. So, GRAM5 and UNICORE 6 have been moved to the last things we test and are of low priority in the revised test plan document.
  • (Lee) Why test GridFTP and GSI-SSH?
    • We are looking for feedback on where our documentation and processes are confusing, unclear, or in any other way could be improved.
  • (Lee) Should we test a cloud and data resource too?
    • We are targeting the available XSEDE software and not a particular resource type.
  • (Victor) Ask tester's to review SP checklist
    • Changed Step 2 to "Review SP Checklist and follow instructions to integrate each component available to a new SP Level 1 resource".
  • (Victor) Ask tester to verify CA Certificate Installer and fetch-crl tool
    • Changed xsede-ca-certificates to "CA Certificate Installer" and added verification of fetch-crl tool

Review Output Documents (Final)

Review Input Documents

  • Acceptance test plan
  • Testing resources
    • Comet virtual clusters
      • Note: waiting on production environment to be ready

Review Criteria

Test environment and facilities: The test environment needed to adequately to validate this component is described. Should indicate also whether testing can be performed within a VM and if not, the reasons for it.

Assumptions: Lists any assumptions needed before testing can begin (e.g., accounts needed).

Test procedures, cases, and scenarios: Lists the tests that should be run or an associated test suite and expected performance metrics if applicable.


Current Date: 2024-06-19
Current Status: Closed (Test Readiness Review)
Target Date Actual Date Activity Milestone
  2016-09-23 Review launch date
2016-09-30 2016-10-10 Written feedback due (Reviewers)
2016-10-03 2016-10-17 Written response date (Review Material Developers)
2016-10-04 2016-10-17 Final approval due and completion date (Reviewers)
Review Created: 2016-09-23 10:02 am
Review Last Updated: 2016-10-17 1:29 pm



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  • Victor Hazlewood
    SIGNED: 2016-10-10 11:37
  • Christopher Irving
    SIGNED: 2016-09-29 19:45


  • Jim Basney
    SIGNED: 2016-09-27 11:15
  • Richard Knepper
    SIGNED: 2016-09-30 11:02
  • Lee Liming
  • John-Paul Navarro
    SIGNED: 2016-09-27 16:20

Review Material Developers

Shava Smallen

Review Facilitator

Shava Smallen


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