EGI-InSPIRE:Sa1 2013-03-19

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Progress of SA1 issues

Nothing new to report.


D4.8 Annual assessment of the infrastructure: in progress

SA1.1 Activity Management


  • ISGC 2013: preparation of contributions about EGI integration, software platforms and roadmaps
  • OSG: contribution to OSG all hands meeting addressing various interoperations topics: GLUE2 support, OIM, collaboration on software verification, SHA-2
  • GDB meeting
  • GGUS meeting to define evolution of technology helpdesk, new workflows and support models in preparation to the end of EMI and IGE
  • GOCDB meeting to assess implications of service renaming and implementation plans


  • revision of Asia Pacific MoU
  • 1st draft of OSG MoU
  • status assessment of ROC Latin America
  • agreements on software support extensions (dCache), start of DPM EMI 1 and EMI 2 v < 1.8.6 monitoring campaign
  • finalization of plan for enforcement of accounting policy on handling of private data information
  • finalization of CF13 operations track agendas
  • emergency suspension of users: discussion of procedures, use cases, policies

SA1.2 Security

  • Final preparations for and delivery of security training at ISGC 2013. Was successful with 6 teams of 2 or 3 people doing the training (15 in total). There were varied levels of skills but all found the training fun and useful
  • Lots of discussion about policy issues and procedures for Security Emergency User Suspension - hopefully now converging
  • Related to this, work on draft of the procedure for handling compromised user credentials
  • one minor security incident
  • A new High-risk Linux kernel vulnerability - EGI CSIRT ADVISORY [EGI-ADV-20130318] published
  • more work on draft poster for EGI CF
  • talk on EGI CSIRT at ISGC 2013

SA1.3 Staged rollout

  • Pursuing the activities for the UMD-2 release
    • Ready for production:
      • Gram5 and WMS
  • Preparation of the UMD-3 release with all the EMI-3 products
    • Already submitted all SL5/SL6 products to verification [1]
    • Some issues found with debian packages affecting:
      • L&B, PX, all ARC components, AMGA and gLexec (waiting from EMI-3 developers feedback)

SA1.3 Integration

SA1.4 Central tools

SA1.5 Accounting


  • Storage Accounting presentation at GDB
  • Work with Federated Cloud Test resource providers to migrate to SSM 2.0 and new cloud accounting record.
  • Work on modifying cloud database schema and code to expand FQAN to VO, VOGroup and VORole so that in future, when RPs provide FQAN data we can summarise by VO.
  • Work begun to implement Regional APEL Server at Hannover, this will provide a test environment to integrate Application Accounting data
  • APEL client upgrade guide in preparation - working with client site on migrating to EMI 3 version of APEL client.
  • Test CAR data (using SSM 2.0) received


  • Cloud accounting first implementation
  • Cloud accounting second iteration (WIP)
  • Schema adaptations for cloud

SA1.6 Helpdesk

  • Ticket monitoring
  • Weekly phone conference for discussing enhancements on GGUS
  • Preparing GGUS March release

SA1.7 Support

no report received

SA1.8 Availability and core services

  • Received final A/R reports, but not published yet due to ongoing evaluation
  • Started preliminary work on EMI-3 VOMS interface for dteam VO


nothing to report


  • CF13 Manchester April 2013
  • End of EMI meeting, Rome, 22 April 2013