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EGI-InSPIRE:Sa1 2013-08-27

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Progress of SA1 issues NGI operations sustainability The output of the latest survey on the Federation of NGI operations services, collecting feedback about interest of the NGIs in sharing (offering and consuming) operational services was presented at the August OMB: Many NGIs expressed interest in sharing services based on the availability of local expertise and effort. Sharing of services will structured by establishing MoUs between NGIs or by giving free access. will support NGIs in this process by providing a MoU template.


  • MS427 - Integrating Resources into the EGI Production Infrastructure. External review completed, document being revised (final version expected on 28-08-2013 COB)
  • D4.9 EGI Operations Architecture. Discussion of white paper ToC with the support of the Policy Team

SA1.1 Activity Management


  • Attended CVMFS work group meeting
  • preparation and chairing of monthly OMB meeting


  • Preparation of QR13 and collection of metrics (in progress)
  • Discussions with EUGridPMA for the SHA-2 release calendar
  • review of procedure for emergency central user suspension
  • Definition of new SHA-2 migration plan and timetable, assessment of progress
  • Federation of NGI operations services: processing of survey results, discussion with NGIs
  • Review of resource allocation procedure in collaboration with the Resource Allocation TF
  • Review of expressions of interests for the rebidding of the global tasks

SA1.2 Security

  • ongoing handling of CVMFS critical vulnerability EGI-SVG-2013-5890
    • new probes and monitoring of site status
  • Work on Emergency Suspension including presentation at OMB
  • security incident EGI-20130823 reported on a non-Grid machine at an EGI site. This was handled.
  • monthly team meeting held on 22 August
  • preparation of ARGUS-based implementation plan of an e-infrastructure for the central banning of users

SA1.3 Staged rollout

No report received

SA1.3 Integration

Assessment of readiness of accounting and information publishing of ARC, UNICORE, QCG and GLOBUS software, preparation of how-to documents for NGIs deploying these middlewares

SA1.4 Central tools

  • Presentation at the OMB about problems with the support of the OPS VO in the infrastructure
  • Troubleshooting of CERN midmon timeouts (
  • SAM Update 22 pre-production testing being finalized
  • Discussion of GOCDB v5 upgrade plans
  • Kickoff of the CVMFS task force for the implementation of an infrastructure for application software installation in a distributed environment

SA1.5 Accounting

Accounting Repository

  • Continuing to support EDGI Desktop Grid accounting moving to production.
  • Continuing to move other sites to SSM2.0/EMI3 Apel client.

SA1.6 Helpdesk

  • Ticket monitoring
  • Implementing feature requests for next GGUS release

SA1.7 Support

  • followup of new sites with new alarms for software retirement
  • follow up of RPI, sites to be suspended, top BDII A/R, Unknowns
  • handling topics of the SAM nagios WG.
  • Certfication of SAGrid

Software Support

DMSU tickets flow Aug 18 - 24
assigned 2
back to tpm 0
reassigned to 3rd level 1
solved 1
open DMSU tickets status
assigned 0
in progress 2
waiting for reply 4
on hold 3

SA1.8 Availability and core services

  • SLM
    • A/R reports for July (final) published
    • Recomputation request for August 2013 handled
  • Services
    • Ongoing effort on migration to EMI-3 VOMS
  • Catch All EGI CA
    • Operations (CRL publication, Certificate issuance)


Nothing new to report


  • ENVRI Meeting, September, France
  • TF13, September, Spain