All duties listed in this section are mandatory for ROD team. In the case of no explicit 1st Line Support team in the NGI, duties of that team must be absorbed by the ROD.
A new ROD member needs to follow the procedures in the procedure for joining ROD teams .
The main responsibility of ROD is to deal with tickets for sites in the region. This includes making sure that the tickets are opened and handled properly. The procedure for handling tickets is described in section Handling tickets.
Putting a site in downtime for urgent matters
In general, ROD can place a site or a service endpoint (i.e., a host) in downtime (in the GOCDB) if it is either requested by the site, or ROD sees an urgent need to put the site into downtime.
ROD may also suspend a site, under exceptional circumstances, without going through all the steps of the escalation procedure. For example, if a security hazard occurs, ROD must suspend a site on the spot in the case of such an emergency. It is important to know that COD can also suspend a site in the case of an emergency, e.g. security incidents or lack of response.
In both scenarios, it is important that communication channels between all parties involved are active.
Notify COD and EGI CSIRT about urgent matters
ROD should create tickets to COD in the case of urgent matters. For security related issues, 1st Line Support and/or ROD should also notify the CSIRT duty contact.
Summary of ROD duties
|Duties of ROD||Requirements|
|Receive incident notification from sites in the scope||Mandatory (if not handled by 1st Line Support)|
|Handle incidents less than 24h old||Mandatory (if not handled by 1st Line Support)|
|Create tickets for alarms older then 24h and that are not in an OK state||Mandatory|
|Escalate tickets to COD if necessary: assignment to COD can be made directly through the dashboard.||Mandatory|
|Propagate actions from COD down to sites||Mandatory|
|Monitor and update any GGUS tickets up to the “solved” status (via the Dashboard)||Mandatory|
|Close alarms for “solved problems”||Mandatory|
|Handle the final state of GGUS tickets not opened from the operations portal by marking them as verified.||Mandatory|
|Put the site in downtime for urgent matters||Optional|
|Create tickets to COD for urgent matters||Mandatory|
(Definitions in the “Requirements” column: Mandatory – must be covered by either 1st Line Support or the ROD team, Optional – the federation decides how to implement this.)