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NGI DE CH Operations Center:Operations Meeting:03022012

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Operations Meeting Main


  • Minutes of last meeting


  • Meetings/conferences
NGI-DE/NGI-CH/D-Grid Workshop in April
Note: There is also a dCache Workshop in April. Date should be chosen carefully.
The EGI Community Forum ( will be in Munich 26-30th March 2012 and held in conjunction with the 2nd EMI 
Technical Conference. Abstract submission was open until 2/12/11.
  • Availability/reliability statistics
  • Monitoring
Nagios Update 15
  • Staged rollout/updates
  • other topics
Sites with CRYTICAL gstat status: wuppertalprod Uni-Bonn DESY-HH SCAI MaiGRID LRZ-LMU

Round the sites

  • BMRZ-FRANKFURT (Uni Frankfurt)
  • FZJuelich
  • Goegrid
  • GSI
  • ITWM (Martin Braun)
  • KIT (GridKa, FZK-LCG2, Dimitri Nilsen, Tobias Koenig)
- gLexec updated at WNs
- roled based mapping for glexec was requested by atlas
- WMS disk full: Problems with ngi-de-nagios portal
  • KIT (Uni Karlsruhe)
  • LRZ
  • MPI-K
  • MPPMU (Cesare Delle Fratte)
 + gftp crashes every few hours 'cause ("OutOfMemoryError" using both OpenJDK and Sun JDK). The issue has been solved upgrading java JDK 1.6 package.
 + Increased the number of movers in order to reduce pending transfers. 
 + CREAM2 upgraded (glite-CREAM moved from 3.2.13-1 to 3.2.14-1.sl5, glite-SGE_utils.x86_64 3.2.3-1.sl5
 + Security fix on Apel service 
 + LFC failures due to "Bad magic number": hanging gpfs connections causing lfc timeouts. The work around was to change CREAM config to decrease gpfs load. 
  • RWTH Aachen
  • SCAI
  • Uni Bonn
  • Uni Dortmund
  • Uni Dresden (Ralph Mueller Pfefferkorn)
since about two months problem with our file system, especially with the central nfs file system. The nfs system becomes 
overloaded. 100s of jobs with 100s of files.
Paolo/CSCS: We had the same problems. It was fixed by changing the CREAM grubber and we went from Lustre to gpfs and SSD disks 
for the metadata and for the inode's table.
  • Uni Freiburg (Anton Gamel)
- problems with gsi ssh -> increased movers
- installed additional dCache servers
  • Uni Mainz-Maigrid
  • Uni Siegen
  • Uni Wuppertal
  • CSCS (Paolo)
- maintenance two days ago: firmware update of the disks, lost 4 disks/CMS pool (in contact with CMS)
- test CERNVMFS in preproduction
  • PSI
  • Switch

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Status ROD

LRZ from 02.2012. 2*2 Shifts
ROD Newsletter Nov. 2011
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