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EGI-InSPIRE:Sa1 2012-10-10

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Progress of SA1 issues

(SA1) PQ8 Grid software maintenance and support


  • MS421: completed external review
  • D4.6 Operations Architecture: external review in progress.
  • D4.7 Sustainability assessment of operational services. Collection of material about NGI operations completed, preparation of pdf report for Council validation. Assessment of global services started.

SA1.1 Activity Management

  • assessment of status and requirements of relocatable tarballs for WN and UI, submission of requirement and assessment of progress of readiness for SHA-2 (EMI)
  • discussion of future VOMS support for OPS with CERN
  • ops VO management
  • VO registration management
  • Follow up with an issue with SAM WN probes
  • Unsupported MW retirement: assessment of progresses in automatic monitoring and definition of the workflow
  • Preparation of the EGI Core services availability tables
  • Meetings
    • EGI Operations meeting: chaired and agenda preparation
    • Attended Fedcloud TF
    • EGI CSIRT meeting

SA1.2 Security

  • tuning/bug fixing of security dashboard and underlying nagios probes for monitoring of unsupported gLite 3.1/3.2 software across the infrastructure. Monitoring has started, results available from the Dashboard, COD have started submitting tickets agains the sites
  • assessment of duties and effort for EGI IRTF activities (global task assessment)
  • OoD reported a quiet week
  • request of documentation of security processes involving OSG and EGI
  • SVG handled some reported issues
  • preparation of slides for GDB meeting

SA1.3 Staged rollout

  • UMD 2.2.0 release today: products part of this release UMD-2:UMD-2.2.0
  • UMD 1.9.0 release under preparation, i.e., most products under the SW provisioning workflow.
    • The release date is now settled to 29 October.
    • One important update for MPI is expected in the EMI October release.
  • Early Adopter table has been updated, several EAs passing from EMI1 to EMI2 components.
  • Polling sites and communities for the new products from EMI and IGE that have no early adopters.
  • Start preparation of UMD 2.3.0, release date not yet decided.

SA1.3 Integration

  • assessment of integration of QCG
    • accounting: currently waiting for a solution allowing a site to publish jobs through the legacy APEL client and summaries via the QCG publisher. 
    • information publishing: QCG software currently not publishing into BDII
    • GGUS SU requested for QCG to be released with the next GGUS update
    • monitoring: expected to be completed with release of SAM Update 19 (validation is ongoing)

SA1.4 Central tools

SA1.5 Accounting

  • Started CAR discussion to check on whether the discussion had converged. Agreed with A Guarise that we could work with the existing document but this stimulated a new discussion within EMI and there has been another iteration. Pressure from Unicore to adopt RFC2253 instead of the X500 naming of DNs.
  • Ready to move Italy, Nordugrid and SWITCH to the new SSM publishing. Delayed a week due to staff absences. MAPPER records tested OK. Need agreement on how to handle sites publishing with both QCG and EMI.
  • Raised level of support traffic due to sites wanting to start publishing UserDNs and those wanting to republish old jobs with UserDNs.
  • CERN agreed to start publishing UserDNs

SA1.6 Helpdesk

  • Planning for next meeting of the GGUS Advisory Group ongoing
  • Small bug fixes after 2012-09-26 release
  • Preparing for the next release 2012-10-24

SA1.7 Support

  • organised COD phone conf
  • writing October newsletter
  • developed workinstruction for ROD for the new A/R alarms
  • handling of A/R,RPI,Unknown,top-BDII GGUS tickets
  • glite-3.1/glite-3.2 GGUS tickets

Software Support

  • Merged TPM/DMSU operational, INFN has taken over TPM duties permanently, no issues reported
DMSU tickets flow Sep 30 -- Oct 6
assigned 9
back to tpm 0
reassigned to 3rd level 8
solved 4
open DMSU tickets status
assigned 2
in progress 3
waiting for reply 3
on hold 3

Network Support

  • F2F Meeting at CERN with HEPiX IPv6 WG 4-5 October
  • Included site CERN in IPv6 global testbed
  • Included GARR servers in the CERN NAGIOS pages
  • Agreed next steps to include additional sites

SA1.8 Availability and core services

  • Ongoing comments and additions to the OLA document to be presented during the upcoming OMB in October (in collaboration with Operations Officer)
  • Communications of migration of DTEAM VO from VOMRS to VOMS
  • Publication of availability/reliability reports for EGI for September 2012


  • Revision of documentation wiki space structure
  • ongoing work on EGI OLA
  • ongoing work on EGI Forum tool


  • PRACE/EGI/community meeting on data management (October/beginning of November)