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EGI-InSPIRE:Sa1 2013-03-12

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Progress of SA1 issues

Operations sustainability ( - OMB is analyzing the results of the survey on federation of NGI operations services


D4.8 Annual report of infrastructure being edited

SA1.1 Activity Management


  • e-concertation meeting Brussels, contributing with a presentation to the data track
  • wlcg operations coordination meeting, with contribution about UMD plans and information about the plan for enforcement of private data handling
  • TCB phone meeting, and preparation of the UMD release team Terms of Reference
  • resource allocation task force meeting dedicated to the finalization of the resource application and allocation process and framework
  • participation to OSG all hands meeting, and preparation of presentation
  • EUDAT user conference and preparatory work for pilot1, 2 and 4 meetings


  • discussion of NGI France of participation to a VPH testbed in collaboration with EUDAT
  • discussion of DPM tests business logics for the assessment of status of DPM monitoring for decommissioning of vulnerable and unsupported DPM instances, preparation of DPM testing rollout campaign
  • contribution to MS123
  • implementation plan of service management best practices for core grid services (in collaboration with the fedSM project)
  • preparation of agendas for CF12 (operations track), including a GPGPU workshop and user community operations reports
  • preparation of input to e-concertation meeting
  • assessment of accounting publishing policies for publication of Usage Records to the USA
  • definition of plan for renaming of services in GOCDB following GLUE2 guidelines
  • preparation of GGUS transition to the post EMI/IGE phase, revision of processes

SA1.2 Security

  • usual routine business
  • responded to reviewers comments for MS235
  • central emergency suspension topic - requested testing of access management via argus on Grid Middleware components during Stage roll out
  • SSC-NGI Preparations
  • EMI-1 decommissioning: DPM-Version/EMI Release (problematic connection between DPM release and EMI Version)
  • preparing for security training at ISGC 2013
  • preparing talks for ISGC 2013

SA1.3 Staged rollout

  • Pursuing the SR activities for the EMI-2 Update 9
  • Continuation of the EMI-3 early adopter campaign [1]
  • First EMI-3 dryrun's RT
  • Creation of a wiki page to gather information with issues found under SR activities for migration of services from EMI 1 to EMI 2 wiki

SA1.3 Integration

Preparation work for pilot1, 2 and 4 in collaboration with EUDAT and PRACE

SA1.4 Central tools

SA1.5 Accounting


  • Network issues caused problems on the consumer server, APEL out of service for part of the day on 6th March. The daily processing has therefore been taking longer than usual as sites "catch up" with their publishing.
  • Updated release of APEL SSM 2.0 and APEL server/lib packages to fix bugs found in testing
  • Provided feedback on storage accounting data to sites testing storage accounting clients.
  • Remaining Federated Cloud Test resource providers contacted with information on adopting SSM 2.0 and new cloud accounting record.
  • Prepared slides on Regional Accounting and implementation timeline.


  • Refactor of the code
  • Further OOP integration
  • Security improvements
  • New code for UserDN SAM probe that detects if sites have published CPU/UserDN records on the last 7 days and honors some NGI non publishing policy.
  • Cloud accounting base code
  • Schema adaptations for cloud

Meetings: - Scientific discipline VT meeting on Friday.

SA1.6 Helpdesk

  • Ticket monitoring
  • Further work on MS710 MS710.
  • Prepared slides for OSG All Hands meeting
  • Weekly phone conference for discussing enhancements on GGUS
  • Preparing GGUS March release

SA1.7 Support

  • chairing WG dedicated to the analysis of EMI probes in preparation to SAM update 21.
  • followup of new sites with new EMI-1 alarms for software retirement
  • follow up of RPI, sites to be suspended, top BDII A/R, Unknowns
  • preparation of COD phone conf

Software Support

Network Support

No report

SA1.8 Availability and core services

  • Published initial A/R reports for February 2013 (on 5th of March 2013)
  • NGI_ZA legacy group removed from dteam VOMS service
  • Problem with Dteam voms service solved [[2]]
  • Handled 3 A/R recomputation requests (GGUS Ticket-ID: 91625, 91762, 92310)
  • Received one A/R recomputation request for March 2013 (GGUS Ticket-ID: 92380)
  • Provision of new WMS instance for midmon service
  • Scheduled maintenance of midmon service



  • OSG all hands meeting, USA, March 2013
  • IGTF2013, Taipei, March 2013