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EGI-InSPIRE:Sa1 2012-10-17

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SA1 weekly report

Progress of SA1 issues

(SA1) Integration of Albania: the site managers who attended training at TF12 promised progress in the coming months through the creation of the first Albanian site


  • D4.6 Operations Architecture: incorporated all changes requested through the received reviews. Waiting for the moderator's review (promised today)
  • D4.7: laying down structure of the document. Collection of new input received through the OMB survey after TF12

SA1.1 Activity Management

  • assessment of status and progress of COD tickets for unsupported gLite 3.1/3.2 services
  • assessment of problems with ARC-CE tests
  • assessment of status of EMI 1/2 WN testing and distribution of information to relevant lists
  • collection of information of service deployment by VO and discipline
  • meetings: MAPPER phone conference, GlobusOnLine internal meeting, UCB meeting, FedSM meeting, GDB (full day), WLCG MB, FedCloud

SA1.2 Security

  • ongoing tuning of security dashboard and security nagios to improve the tool for the followup of sites deploying unsupported gLite 3.1/3.2 software (tests added recently to track the deployment of lcg-ce and CREAM instances that could not found with existing scripts)
  • sites reported to be affected by CRITICAL errors are being ticketed by COD
  • starting to see some fallout from the middleware version monitoring in the form of questions from sites, otherwise things are quiet
  • discussion of duties and effort for running of incident response

SA1.3 Staged rollout

  • Release of UMD 2.2.0 on the 9 October.
  • Staged rollout of several components towards UMD 1.9.0 on the 29 October, the preliminary list:
    • ARC 1.1.1 (all components), CREAM 1.13.5 (1.13.4 from EMI1), WMS 3.3.8, BDII-core 1.4.0, GFAL/lcg_utils 1.13.0, IGE Gridway 5.10.2, IGE-SAGA 1.6.1
    • Some of the previous components are already in UMDStore area, and the other are under staged rollout some with reports already delivered.
  • Preparation of SW provisioning of EMI2 components towards UMD 2.3.0 around the middle of November
    • AMGA 2.3.0: staged rollout has finished and will be passed to UMDStore area closer to the freeze date.
    • FTS 2.2.8 and EMIR 1.2.0 are under verification
    • CREAM 1.14.1, dCache 2.2.4, UNICORE/X6 5.0.1 and UNICORE HILA 2.3.0 to start verification this week
  • will be used to get the metrics for the QR for SA1.3

SA1.3 Integration

  • status assessment of MAPPER integration and proposal of ticket workflows involving EGI and PRACE helpdesk
  • organization of EGI/EUDAT/PRACE workshop on data management use cases

SA1.4 Central tools

SA1.5 Accounting

  • Several sites republishing old data with UserDNs.
  • Temporary glitch with portal corrupted the tier2 topology and hence the monthly Tier2 report to WLCG. Seems to fix itself.
  • NGI_CH started publishing in production from two ARC sites via SGAS..
  • A new site in OSG highlighted a sub-optimal synchronisation with REBUS in the new publishing route.

SA1.6 Helpdesk

  • Shopping list meeting to prioritise requests for GGUS on Wed, Oct. 10th
  • Preparing next release on 2012-10-24

SA1.7 Support

  • published newsletter
  • generated tickets for obsolete s/w
  • regular ticket handling, (unknown,a/r, RPI and top-bdii)
  • preparation COD F2F
  • preparation COD-COO phone conf

Software Support

Network Support

SA1.8 Availability and core services

  • followup of underperforming sites, new automated procedure for followup of underperforming sites


  • restructuring of the operations wiki space
  • ongoing work on EGI OLA
  • ongoing work on RC certyfication procedure: adding comments from UNICORE and Globus


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