Next middleware release

From EGIWiki
Revision as of 11:58, 24 February 2020 by Jpina (talk | contribs)
Jump to: navigation, search
Technology Software Component Delivery Software Provisioning UMD Middleware Cloud Middleware Distribution Containers Distribution Technology Glossary

Middleware menu: Home Software Calendars Technology Providers UMD Release Schedule UMD Products Overview UMD Products ID Cards Release and deployment process Middleware Requirements Next middleware release

Plans on CentOS8 for UMD

UMD5 with CentOS 7 and 8

  • Pros
    • remove unsupported software in UMD-4 which makes keeping the repository consistent hard to the UMD team
  • Cons
    • Have to maintain 2 versions for a given period, along with a campaign to replace repo configuration on the sites is needed (replace UMD4/CentOS7 with UMD5/CentOS7)

Tentative draft plan

      • create UMD5/C7 with all products that offer support all over the next years (ideally until 2024)
      • once it's ready, ask sites to switch: UMD4/C7 -> UMD5/C7; this will provide sites with a supported OS including officially supported products at least until 2024, and could allow starting the slow retirement of UMD4 (SL6 retirement starting at end of 2020, C7 to be eventually used only for products phasing out and doomed to dismission).
      • UMD4/C8 gets filled meanwhile in parallel; you know, this relies very much on the product teams


Activity order is: Planned, Assigned, Started, Ongoing, Completed

ID Creation date Action Assignee Status Completion date Depends on
1 2020-02-12 add CentOS8 to the supported platforms in the admin-repo William Done 2020-02-17
2 2020-02-10 Get plans on CentOS8 for all CentOS7 products Vincenzo Started
3 2020-02-10 Create instructions for CentOS8 on the Frontend Vincenzo Planned 8
4 2020-02-10 Preview repository for CentOS8 Alessandro Assigned
5 2020-02-12 Vincenzo to create the UMD5 release Vincenzo Done 2020-02-17 1
6 2020-02-12 create the configuration packages for UMD5/CentOS7 and UMD5/CentOS8 William Assigned 1
7 2020-02-12 add CentOS8 value in the RT Vincenzo Done 2020-02-19 1
8 2020-02-12 test with a dry run the whole process throught C7 and C8 Joao Planned 5, 6, 7
9 2020-02-12 publish UMD5 on the frontend (instructions + menu) William Planned 3, 10
10 2020-02-12 include products and create UMD 5.0.1 Joao Started 8

Supported products

Product UMD4/CentOS7 UMD4/CentOS8 Status and comments
Globus/GCT Y Y In EPEL8
GFAL2 Y Planned In EPEL8
Davix Y Planned In EPEL8
ARC-CE Y Planned In EPEL8
StoRM Planned ? Storm planned release in C7 for March 2020, plans for C8 to be provided
VOMS-Admin Planned ? VOMS Admin is not yet released for CENTOS 7, and that will be the main new package.
VOMS-Server Planned ? Minor changes will be introduced in the VOMS server package (mainly, a systemd unit file), and the codebase is the one that correctly builds against openssl 1.1 (i.e. 2.1.0).
APEL Y ? No feedback yet.
APEL-SSM Y ? No feedback yet.
ARGUS Y ? No feedback yet.
BDII-CORE Y ? No feedback yet.
BDII-SITE Y ? No feedback yet.
BDII-TOP Y ? No feedback yet.
CanL Y ? No feedback yet.
Canl-java Planned ? No feedback yet for C8. Planned on C7.
CVMFS Y Planned Supported with cvmfs-2.7.0.
DCACHE Y ? No feedback yet.
DPM Y ? No feedback yet.
UI Y ? No feedback yet.
WN Y ? No feedback yet.
Frontier-squid Y Planned The C6/C7 rpm tested successfully on C8, no problems found.
FTS3 Y ? No feedback yet.
GFAL2 Y ? No feedback yet.
gLexec-wn Y ? No feedback yet.
GridSite Y ? No feedback yet.
CGSI-GSoap Y ? No feedback yet.
QCG-COMPUTING Y ? No feedback yet.
QCG-NTF Y ? No feedback yet.
VOMS-CLIENTS Planned ? No feedback yet for C8. Planned on C7.
YAIM-CORE Y ? No feedback yet.
Globus-Default Y ? No feedback yet.
HTcondor Y ? No feedback yet.
HTcondor-CE Y ? No feedback yet.
Dynafed Y ? No feedback yet.
Security Y ? No feedback yet.
Globus-GRAM5 Y ? No feedback yet.
Globus-GridFTP Y ? No feedback yet.
Globus-MYPROXY Y ? No feedback yet.

Unsupported products

  • CREAM: EOL at end of 2020
  • L&B, lcg-clients, MPI, Proxy-Renewal, SLURM WN, TORQUE*, UNICORE*, WMS, SAGA, IGE-Security Integration, Gridway, GridSAFE, GSI_SSHTerm: already unsupported on C7