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General information

News from URT

Staged rollout updates

  • frontier-squid (centos7)
  • voms-admin 3.4.1 (sl6)
  • storm 1.8.10 (sl6)

Next releases

Preview repository

On March 9th it was released the first update of Preview:

  • STORM 1.11.10
  • VOMS Admin server 3.4.2
  • VOMS Server 2.0.13
  • VOMS API Java 3.0.6, 3.1.0, 3.2.0

see details in

Generic information about Preview repository:

Note: EGI provides the preview repository without any additional quality assurance process, but the products are released as they are provided by the product team. EGI recommends the use of the UMD repositories, which contain software verified through the quality assurance process of UMD.

Operational issues

Globus GSI clients moving to STRICT_RFC2818 by default

  • the release of the update that will change the default name compatibility mode from "HYBRID" to "STRICT_RFC2818" is planned for April 1, 2016.
  • EGI Broadcast sent in August already warning about the change, already advising "site managers to make sure that all the hostnames and aliases used to connect to a service are included in its host certificate Subject Alternative Name field, at the latest by the end of the year"
  • sites that could be affected by this future change are the ones running services whose clients may use globus-gssapi-gsi for authentication (CE, FTS, SRM, GridFTP, MyProxy, WMS) and using DNS aliases which are not included within the SAN (Subject Alternative Name) field of the certificate (including the host name itself)

Aligning Fedcloud sites to the A/R procedures

  • EGI Operations proposal to align Fedcloud sites to the A/R related procedures used for the grid sites
    • based on the availability reliability of monitored services in cloudmon, EGI Operations will start follow up with underperforming sites as we are doing for every grid sites
    • sites will NOT be suspended for a/r performance at least until end of May
  • in parallel EGI Operations will start PROC08 to include cloud probes in the EGI_CRITICAL and EGI profiles used for A/R computations (IN PROGRESS)

The proposed timeline is:

  • February 2016:
    • EGI Operations will check the status of the production cloud services in order to understand which issues (if any) the site has and provide help to NGIs and sites;
    • Start of the integration of cloud probes in EGI CRITICAL profile(current set+openstack): To be agreed with the ARGO team, PROC08 will be followed
  • June 2016:
    • Starting notification of sites eligible for suspension

FedCloud status

Old issues

Grouped by NGI, please follow up with sites.

New issues


  • EGI Operations have been asked by user support to contact sites with unresolved technical problems in the support of the VO since a long time
    • if issues cannot be fixed quickly, sites will be asked to remove the support to
    • they will re-enable the VO support as soon as they are able to fix the issues
    • sites will be contacted directly by EGI Operations

Getting help

Decommissioning Debian

  • Debian support for squeeze (6.0) has been reached (Feb2016)
  • only one service published on BDII and production in GOCDB, but in GOCDB it is indicated as SL5.8, site is UA-MHI (NGI_UA)

GlueHostOperatingSystemName: Debian
GlueHostOperatingSystemRelease: 0
GlueHostOperatingSystemVersion: 0

Decommissioning SL5

  • Tracked on SL5_retirement wiki
  • No checks for dCache, DPM, ARC, UNICORE --> Action on NGIs/ROCs to follow up directly with sites


Monthly Availability/Reliability

A/R report on ARGO:

List of the underperforming RCs for (at least) 3 consecutive months:

Next meeting