If you plan to adjust the ticket priority from the default value ‘less urgent’ to ‘urgent’, ‘very urgent’ or ‘top priority’, please make sure you add a justification for this change in the problem description field.
The following table will help you to find an appropriate priority value:
|top priority||service interrupted; needs to be addressed as soon as possible|
|very urgent||service degraded; no work-around available|
|urgent||service degraded; work-around available|
|less urgent||wishes and enhancements that are “nice to have”|
In particular, be very economical when choosing ‘top priority’. This value, when reaching the supporters via another ticketing system interface, might become a beep or phone alert even in the middle of the night. This level of support is ONLY committed by WLCG Tier0 and Tier1s and ONLY for ALARM tickets.
Finally, please be aware that the supporter who will try to solve your problem may change the value you have chosen to a more realistic one, putting their justification in the ticket’s public diary.
The purpose of the priority colours in GGUS
The priority colours in GGUS should help supporters getting an overview of the most important tickets. The priority colours have no impact on the metrics generated with the GGUS report generator or manually by the GGUS team.
The colours used
Currently the following colours are used for open states:
For terminal states GGUS uses:
- light blue for status “unsolved” and
- blue for status “solved” and “verified”.
Fields affecting the priority colour algorithm
The priority colour algorithm is affected by the status value and the priority of a ticket. The priority colour calculation for tickets in status “assigned” is based on different values than for tickets in any other open status.
Office hours and weekends
Office hours and weekends are taken into consideration when calculating the priority colour. The system assumes usual office hours from 07:00 to 15:00 o’clock UTC from Monday to Friday for all support units. Different time zones are considered as far as possible.
Priority colour and status values
The priority colour calculation starts after a ticket gets assigned to any support unit. The support units should change the ticket status to “in progress” or any other open status after receiving the ticket. Thus the support unit has responded to the ticket (response time). After such a status change the priority is reset to “green” and the calculation of the priority colour starts again from scratch.
Algorithm for middleware related tickets
The priority colour for tickets dealing with middleware related problems is calculated according to the Quality of Support the PTs voted for. The priority colour changes after a dedicated amount of working hours as listed in the table below. The priority colour calculation is processed every 15 minutes.
|QoS Level||Ticket priority||Colour||Working hours||Colour||Working hours||Colour||Working hours|
Algorithm for tickets other than middleware
The priority colour changes after a dedicated amount of working hours as listed in the table below. The priority colour calculation is running every 15 minutes.
|Ticket priority||Colour||Working hours|