WLCG-OSG-EGEE Ops' Minutes Mon 27 Jul 2009


Sites running top-level BDIIs on SL5 are required to install the latest patch included in gLite 3.2 update 0.4



  • Asia Pacific ROC: Absent
  • Central Europe ROC: Absent
  • OCC / CERN ROC: John Shade, Antonio Retico, Steve Traylen
  • French ROC: Absent
  • German/Swiss ROC: Sven Hermann
  • Italian ROC: Absent
  • Northern Europe ROC: Zeeshan Ali Shah
  • Russian ROC: Absent
  • South East Europe ROC: Marios Chatziangelou
  • South West Europe ROC: Christian Neissner
  • UK/Ireland ROC: Jeremy Coles
  • GGUS: Torsten Antoni
  • C-COD: Michaela Lechner


  • WLCG Service Coordination: Harry Renshall

WLCG Tier 1 Sites

  • FZK: Svenn Hermann
  • RAL: Derek Ross


  • Kyle Gross

Feedback on Last Week's Minutes

Steve apologized for the poor attendance list in the last minutes. No comments were received.

EGEE Items

Grid Operator Hand Over on Duty

From ROC Central Europe
To ROC Northern Europe

  • From Malgorzata's written report, there were no problems from last week that hadn't been handled properly.
  • However, Michaela complained that SEE hadn't reacted to many tickets (9 expired tickets), and she also had a mail issue with the dashboard (no handover mail received, only visible in dashboard). By e-mail, she added the following:
    • GGUS:49838 Problem in solving APEL issue since one month, node should maybe go into downtime.
    • GGUS:49754 ROD was clearly helping, but site couldn't solve problem after one month, should clearly go into downtime.
  • Steve asked Marios from SEE to investigate the ticket problem, and he agreed to do so.
  • Steve requested that during next week's handover, particular attention is paid to the CIC portal (dashboard) bits to see whether Michaela's problem was a one-off, or something that needs fixing.

PPS Reports and Issues

  • Antonio had nothing notable to report

gLite Release News

Grid Service Interventions

  • Please consult links on the agenda page - there are quite a few scheduled downtimes!

Various points about S/W versions

  • VOMS-client incompatibility on the way!
    • A new client which is not backward-compatible with gLite 3.0 VOMS servers is on its way. The list of problematic VOMS servers in the agenda is outdated (e.g. UK/I have already upgraded) - Steve will ensure that next week's list reflects the current status.
  • Legacy gLite versions on CEs and WNs
    • General call for all sites to stay abreast of S/W versions. Once the default SAM DPM is upgraded, some sites will fail replica management tests (see SAM Validation portal for the list). Gareth said that one site in particular would rather retire some old hardware than upgrade (Royal Holloway UKI-LT2-RHUL). Steve thought that the official policy should be that the site (or offending CE) should disappear.

OSG Items

  • Maria was not present, and Kyle had nothing specific to bring up.

Newly Created Action Items

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Main.OCC 2007-03-05 Example Action Item 2007-03-06 SteveTraylen   edit

Review of Open Action Items

Open Action Items

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Actions Closed in Last 20 Days

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  • UK/I had a question about VOMS, but the corresponding GGUS ticket had, according to Steve, "progressed well"
  • Sven announced an unexpected AT_RISK downtime for Gridka/FZK tomorrow from 5am to 6am UTC.

Next Meeting

For those not on holiday, the next meeting will be Monday, 3rd August 2009 14:00 UTC (16:00 Swiss local time).

  • Attendees can join from 13:45 UTC (15:45 Swiss local time) onwards.
  • The meeting will start promptly at 14:00 UTC (16:00 Swiss local time).
  • To dial in to the conference:
    • Dial +41227676000
    • Enter access code 0148141

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