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1. Task Meetings

There are no specific SA1.4 meetings. It was agreed to discuss all deployment issues with operational tool representatives at the JRA1 meetings. Below is the list of JRA1 meetings and subjects relevant for SA1.4 which were discussed.

Date (dd/mm/yyyy) Url Indico Agenda Title Outcome
19/05/2011 InSPIRE-JRA1 phone conf Operations Portal regionalization plans.
26/05/2011 Virtual Sites phone Handling virtual sites (NGIs) and central operational tools in SAM monitoring and ACE availability calculations.
31/05/2011 Nagios Probes Task Force Meeting (2nd EMI All Hands Meeting) Presentation and planning of probe handover to EMI product teams.
09/06/2010 InSPIRE-JRA1 phone conf Updates on requirements for all tools.

2. Main Achievements

Two new versions of Operations portal were deployed in this quarter: 2.6.1 on May 26th and 2.6.2 on June 28th. Detailed list of new features can be found in JRA1 section. At the end of the quarter there were four NGI instances: NGI_BY, NGI_CZ, NGI_GRNET and NGI_IBERGRID. Broadcasts and VO ID cards are part of Operations portal. Decommission of the old CIC portal ( was postponed and is planned for September 2011.

Two new versions of SAM were deployed in this quarter: SAM-Update11 on June 22th and SAM-Update12 on July 22th. Additional minor release Update-11.2 was deployed on July 4th due to the IGTF CA release. SAM/Nagios deployment of NGI instances continued. Ireland NGI (NGI_IE) decided to share SAM instance with UK so it is still covered with UKI ROC instance. The following NGI instances were deployed:

  • Finland: validated on June 8th 2011

At the end of the quarter following SAM/Nagios instances were in production:

  • 25 NGI instances covering 35 EGI partners
  • 3 ROC instances covering 4 EGI partners
  • 1 project instances covering 1 EGI partners
  • 3 external ROC instances covering the following regions: Canada, IGALC and LA.

Detailed list of SAM/Nagios instances can be found on the following page: SAM Instances.

Decommission of domain was performed on July 4th 2011 without any issues.

One manual relevant for operational tools was presented at the Operations Management Board on July 26th 2011:

3. Issues and Mitigation

Issue Description Mitigation Description
High availability of central operational tools is needed. GOCDB: dynamic loadbalancing DNS setup is provided for the address Secondary instance in Fraunhofer institute is still being deployed.
SAM: SAM-Update13 release of SAM will contain option to install secondary instance, this will be deployed based on depending on NGI size and resources. Due to other priorities this feature has been delayed from Update-11 to Update-13.
Operations, accounting portal and metrics portal: services are deployed on virtualization platforms, backups performed regularily, recovery in case of failure can be performed quickly.

4. Plans for the next period

Decommission of the old CIC portal ( is planned for the next quarter (September).

Track deployment and validation of remaining regional and NGI Nagioses. Deployment plans of the remaining NGIs are the following:

  • UK plans to perform NGI creation in the next quarter.

Track development of probes for monitoring operational tools and integration into ops-monitor Nagios instance.

Track and perform planned tests of failover configurations of centralized tools.