EGI-InSPIRE:Sa1 2013-03-26

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Progress of SA1 issues

Nothing new to report.


D4.8: Annual assessment of the production infrastructure. Gathering of raw data completed, working towards finalizing text.

D5.9 Annual report of software provisioning: contribution about service support (DMSU) being prepared by A. Krenek

SA1.1 Activity Management


  • Operations meeting chaired and agenda preparation
  • WLCG operations coordination meeting
  • EGI/EMI meeting on MEDIA collaboration and URT activities in preparation to CF13 an the April meeting of EGI
  • OMB meeting, contribution to the agenda and chairing
  • ISGC 2013 meeting, preparation of contributions on integration activities, participation to the CHAIN-REDS workshop (discussion of Garuda integration activities facilitated by the WeNMR use case and further EGI-OSG integration activities to support new emerging VOs requiring cross-infrastructure support)


  • Reviewed URT TOR and circulated to OMB
  • Submitted requirements for the metrics portal
  • Extended EGI project proposals
    • innovation of operational tools,
    • Open Federated Data Infrastructure for the European Research Area ,
    • Providing a Federated Distributed Resource Infrastructure for the European Research Area
  • gathering survey input about site service configuration tools and best practices
  • finalization of framework for resource application and allocation
  • finalization of agendas for CF13
  • Providing a Federated Distributed Resource Infrastructure for the European Research Area
  • preparation of EMI 1/2 DPM decommissioning campaign
  • rollback of EMI1 dCache decommissioning by virtue of the extended support calendar

SA1.2 Security

  • Gave talks, chaired sessions, ran security workshop with hand-on forensics training at ISGC 2013 in Taipei
  • Monthly CSIRT team meeting on 26th March
  • Presentation and discussion of central user suspensions issues at OMB (26 Mar)
  • Finalising poster for EGI Community Forum
  • 2 new vulnerabilities reported - 1 'high' risk and high end of high. Asked for emergency release rather than wait 6 weeks and asked sites to take operational action.
  • Other is in Risk assessment.
  • SVG monthly meeting
  • Participation in FIM4R meeting at PSI

SA1.3 Staged rollout

  • Pursuing the activities for the UMD-2 release
    • Ready for production:
      • EMI: WMS 3.4.1, Cream-1.14.3
      • IGE Gsisshterm 1.3.4, Gram5 5.2.3 and Gridftp 5.2.3;
  • EMI-3 topics :
    • Submitted all debian products to verification [1]
    • Start of the UMD-3 staged rollout activities:
      • Bdii-site 1.2.0, Bdii-top 3.0.0, UI 3.0.0, VOMS 3.0.0 and DPM 1.8.6.

SA1.3 Integration

Status assessment of GridSafe deployed in NGI_DE and discussion of integration activities for deployment of Globus resources by BIOMED

SA1.4 Central tools

Fixing CA support in the operations tools in production: The EGI policy on acceptable autjentication sources and CAs statea we accept all IGTF Classic , MICS , and SLCS CAs. That's also what is in the EGI Trust anchor distribution. The one from the EGI repo must be adopted."

  • RAL central services unavailability due to network problems
  • Switched off dCache EMI-1 probes, switched on DPM EMI-1 probes
  • Participation at the OMB
  • Participation at the ISGC 2013

SA1.5 Accounting


  • Continued work with Federated Cloud Test resource providers to migrate to SSM 2.0 and new cloud accounting record.
  • Created Cloud Accounting Summary record to summarise by Site(Resource Provider), User, VO, Image etc. - to be sent to Cloud Accounting Portal.
  • Document and new versions of APEL server code provided to portal for implementing cloud accounting using new database schema.
  • Work with INFN on integrating SLURM parser with APEL client
  • Work on providing Publication/Synchronisation tests with new APEL server


SA1.6 Helpdesk

  • Ticket monitoring
  • Preparing GGUS March release
  • Weekly phone conference for discussing open requests (shopping list) on GGUS
  • Review of
  • Testing of new PI v5 of GOCDB and preparing GGUS for new PI
  • Fixing bugs in interface GGUS - SNow (CERN ticketing system) related to latest SNow release

SA1.7 Support

Preparation of OMB report on the works of the working group on Nagios probes in preparation to the integration of EMI probes into SAM. The MPI nagios probe produced by the VT will be integrated in the next SAM release (end of April)

Software Support

Guenter's proposal for post-EMI/IGE process of ticket followup was circulated among the supporters. No negative feedback received.

DMSU tickets flow Mar 10-16
assigned 19
back to tpm 0
reassigned to 3rd level 16
solved 4
open DMSU tickets status
assigned 2
in progress 4
waiting for reply 0
on hold 0

Network Support

no report

SA1.8 Availability and core services

  • Published A/R final reports for February 2013.
  • Volunteered to participate in stage rollout process for EMI3 VOMS service


Nothing new to report


  • EMI MEDIA initiative, 22 April, Rome
  • CF13