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1. Task Meetings

There are no specific SA1.4 meetings. It was agreed to discuss all deployment issues with operational tool representatives at the JRA1 meetings. Below is the list of JRA1 meetings and subjects relevant for SA1.4 which were discussed.

Date (dd/mm/yyyy) Url Indico Agenda Title Outcome
17/02/2011 InSPIRE-JRA1 phone conf SAM Update-09 release analysis and SAM DMSU activity setup.
16/03/2011 InSPIRE-JRA1 phone conf Operational tools updates deployment.
28/04/2010 InSPIRE-JRA1 phone conf Handling of nodes in non-production state.

2. Main Achievements

GOCDB was migrated to the new platform at February 2nd. After the migration GOCDB service has been working without outages. GOCDB failover instance deployment started. Process was not finalized in this quarter and it is planned to be finished at the beginning of the next quarter.

Three new versions of Operations portal were deployed in this quarter: 2.5 on February 2nd, 2.5.1 on March 7th and 2.6 on April 7th. Detailed list of new features can be found in JRA1 section. At the end of the quarter there were four NGI instances: NGI_BY, NGI_CZ, NGI_GRNET and NGI_IBERGRID.

Two new versions of SAM were deployed in this quarter: SAM-Update09 on March 8th and SAM-Update10 at the end of April. Central MyEGI instance was deployed in February after SAM-Update09 release. Due to bugs spotted in software release it was not broadcasted to wide audience.

SAM/Nagios deployment of NGI instances continued. Two big ROCs finalized migration to NGI instances:

  • Asia Pacific: validated on February 17th 2011
  • Italy: validated on April 4th 2011

At the end of the quarter following SAM/Nagios instances were in production:

  • 24 NGI instances covering 35 EGI partners
  • 3 ROC instances covering 4 EGI partners
  • 1 project instances covering 1 EGI partners
  • 3 external ROC instances covering the following regions: Canada, IGALC and LA.

Detailed list of SAM/Nagios instances can be found on the following page: SAM Instances.

Deployment plans of NGI instances of individual operational tools were finalized. Relevant ticket (RT #831) is closed.

Decommission of domain was postponed due to external dependencies (i.e. Top BDII). Decommission of domain was rescheduled for June 30th 2011.

Two procedures relevant for operational tools were approved at the Operations Management Board on March 15th 2011:

  • Adding new probes to SAM (PROC07)
  • Management of the EGI OPS Availability and Reliability Profile (PROC08)

3. Issues and Mitigation

Issue Description Mitigation Description
High availability of central operational tools is needed. GOCDB: dynamic loadbalancing DNS setup is provided for the address, secondary instance will be set up in Fraunhofer institute in the next quarter.
SAM: SAM-Update11 release of SAM will contain option to install secondary instance, this will be deployed based on depending on NGI size and resources.
Operations, accounting portal and metrics portal: services are deployed on virtualization platforms, backups performed regularily, recovery in case of failure can be performed quickly.

4. Plans for the next period

Central MyEGI instance will reach production quality.

Decommission of the old CIC portal ( will be performed between April and June 2011 depending on development of the new Operations portal. The main remaining functionalities which need to be migrated to Operations Portal are broadcast and VO ID cards.

Remaining procedures and manuals related to operational tools will be finalized and presented for approval at the OMB in the next quarter.

Contribute and follow discussions of the new task force on regionalization. Update deployment plans of individual NGI instances of tools which will provide regionalized versions in the following period.

Track deployment and validation of remaining regional and NGI Nagioses. Deployment plans of the remaining NGIs are the following:

  • UK and Ireland plan to perform NGI creation in the next quarter.

Track development of probes for monitoring operational tools and integration into ops-monitor Nagios instance.

Track and perform planned tests of failover configurations of centralized tools.