EGI-InSPIRE:Sa1 2013-10-01

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Progress of SA1 issues

Nothing new to report.


  • D4.9 Operations Architecture: white paper on Federated Operations being drafted, start of external review beginning of next week

SA1.1 Activity Management


  • OMB, chairing and preparation of agenda
  • TCB, contribution about GLUE 2 decommissioning plan and proposal on mandate/activities of technical champions
  • fedSM call, and preparation of service management improvement plan for core services


  • DTEAM VORMS upgrade
  • handling of GGUS tickets
  • VO validation/decommissioning activities
  • planning of GLUE2 validation operations
  • kickoff of GPGPU working group
  • status assessment of participation to EGI resource pool
  • discussion of COO handover of activities within the operations team
  • preparation of job profile for user support expert
  • planning of glue validation deployment
  • finalization of SHA-2 migration by 01 December
  • contribution to EB discussions on handover of activities at

SA1.2 Security

  • Usual ongoing security operations work
    • ongoing handling of open security incidents
    • ongoing tracking of sites running vulnerable software
  • Attended TF-CSIRT Meeting in London
  • Emergency Suspension:
    • set up a NGI-IT instance
    • discussions on the Catch-All Argus
  • SVG: 5 new vulnerabilities reported concerning 1 particular piece of software. 3 others still being handled
  • Attended OMB
    • EGI CSIRT Compromised certificate and emergency suspension procedure now approved
  • Planning for joint EGI/PRACE/EUDAT security workshop

SA1.3 Staged rollout

  • DPM for the first time is not released in the EMI repositories but in EPEL, and this required some changes in our processes.
    • Tests of integration of EPEL repositories into the software provisioning process for UMD releases.
  • Stage rollout announcements for:
    • Storm 1.11.2 (sha-2 compliant)

SA1.3 Integration

SA1.4 Central tools

SA1.5 Accounting

Repository Since last report:

  • 2 new sites publishing Cloud records
  • Desktop Grid now in production
  • 2 sites publishing from QCG (1 stalled while we fix a technical issue)
  • A new member joins the APEL team today (1st Oct): Adrian Coveney
  • Assisting Unicore team with documentation


SA1.6 Helpdesk

  • Ticket monitoring
  • Implementing and testing feature requests for next GGUS release
  • Working on poster for CHEP2013

SA1.7 Support

  • the usual ticket handling

Software Support

SA1.8 Availability and core services

  • Migration of dteam vo
    • finished on Friday 27th September
    • Re-enabled secondary voms instance
    • Wiki pages updated
  • Re-installation of wms and bdii core services for site certification (ongoing)
  • Decomissioning of dteam VO legacy groups (ongoing)


  • reviewing, RC and RP OLA - ongoing work
  • 1 week migration of VOMRS-based VOMS instance for DTEAM to VOMS Admin
  • preparation of SAM migration plan, milestones and timeline


  • EUDAT conference, Oct 2013, Rome
  • CHEP conference, Oct 2013, Amsterdam
  • FedSM review, Oct 2013