WLCG-OSG-EGEE Ops' Minutes Mon 23 Mar 2009


No significant fallout from the CERN network outage of the 19th reported.
Scientific Linux 5 Worker Node released to Production (gLite 3.2, update 01).



  • Asia Pacific ROC: Absent
  • Central Europe ROC: Malgorzata Krakowian
  • OCC / CERN ROC: Maite Barroso, John Shade, Antonio Retico, Diana Bosio
  • French ROC: 0033478930880 (please use the web i/f to give your names!)
  • German/Swiss ROC: Wen Mei
  • Italian ROC: Paolo Veronese
  • Northern Europe ROC: Gert Svensson
  • Russian ROC: Absent
  • South East Europe ROC: Kostas Koumantaros
  • South West Europe ROC: Kai Neuffer
  • UK/Ireland ROC: John Walsh
  • GGUS: Absent


  • Rob Quick (muted)


  • WLCG Service Coordination: Absent

WLCG Tier 1 Sites

  • ASGC: Absent
  • BNL: Absent
  • CERN site: Absent
  • FNAL: Catalin Dumitrescu
  • FZK: Angela Poschlad
  • IN2P3: 0033478930880 (please use the web i/f to give your names!)
  • INFN: Absent
  • NDGF: Vera Hansper, Roger Oscarsson
  • PIC: Kai Neuffer
  • RAL: Gareth Smith, Derek Ross
  • SARA/NIKHEF: Absent
  • TRIUMF: Absent

LHC Experiments

  • ATLAS: Absent
  • LHCb: Absent
  • CMS: Absent
  • ALICE: Absent

Feedback on Last Week's Minutes

None was given.

EGEE Items

Grid Operator Hand Over on Duty

  Primary Team Secondary Team
To ROC France ROC Italy

  • The CERN network outage on the 19th resulted in some SAM alarms due to dependencies on the central LFC and the top-level BDII. The operators cancelled the alarms without creating trouble tickets.

PPS Reports and Issues

  • The glexec/SCAS pilot continues. A patch to fix NFS issues at NIKHEF has been certified and is being rolled-out to the pilot sites. ATLAS integration tests of PanDA successfully concluded at FZK. LHCb successfully tested submission via DIRAC at NIKHEF. Next step is installation at IN2P3 this week. Behaviour of SCAS in load-balancing will be checked, and ATLAS & LHCb will both continue to test glexec. The end date of the pilot is now pushed out to 30th April (at which point S/W should be in production).

gLite Release News

  • gLite 3.2 Update 01 released (WN and Torque clients on SL5).
    • First gLite release to have officially signed RPMs.
    • This version is only supported on 64-bit (no plans for 32bit as far as Antonio is aware).

Angela: When will we have FTS 6 with credentials? Antonio: not in the plans. Angela: VOs would like it. Antonio: I will check with the EMT.

EGEE Items From ROC Reports

  • None.
  • Concerning the 19th March CERN outage, Maite asked whether any problems had been seen (other than those mentioned in the COD report). No feedback was forthcoming, and the silent phone was taken to mean that there had been no significant problems.

WLCG Items

With most of the WLCG people attending CHEP in Prague this week, none of them were at the meeting. No reports were filed prior to the meeting.

WLCG issues coming from ROC reports

  • None, and none were raised during the meeting. Angela did, however, question the validity of the CERN and FNAL FTM end-points advertised on the Wiki. Diana will check.

Upcoming WLCG Service Interventions

  • Consult links on the agenda page.

WLCG Service Coordination

ATLAS Service

ALICE Service

CMS Service

LHCb Service

OSG Items

With Rob unable to make a vocal contribution (even though he appeared in the web-based list of attendees), it was suggested that he and Maria (who was also not present) should have the discussion about GGUS:46647 between themselves.

Newly Created Action Items

Assigned to Due date Description State Closed Notify  
AntonioRetico 2009-03-30 Check with EMT about plans for FTS with credentials.

Last meeting agreed to close this item, but it was not done at the time.

2009-04-20 edit

Assigned to Due date Description State Closed Notify  
DianaBosio 2009-03-30 Check validity of CERN & FNAL FTM points advertised in Wiki.

UPDATE 25/3/2009
Two GGUS tickets have been open
for CERN 47367
for FNAL 47368

Update 20/4/09: This should have been closed last week; issue being tracked in GGUS.

2009-04-20 edit

Review of Open Action Items

It was decided that the action to note any fall-out from the CERN network outage could be closed.

Open Action Items

IdSubmitterDescriptionCreationDueAssigned To 

Actions Closed in Last 20 Days

IdSubmitterDescriptionCreationDueAssigned ToClosed 


The only AOB was contributed by Maria beforehand, namely:
  • Full alarm ticket test to be carried out next week by HEP VOs to Tier Ones.
  • Announcement of next USAG meeting taking place on 2nd April.

Almost, but not quite, matching Steve's record for expediency, Maite closed the meeting at 16:15.

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