WLCG-OSG-EGEE Ops' Minutes Mon 12 Oct 2009


  • Only half of the sites running a CREAM instance are passing the SAM tests for CREAM in validation. Present version of CREAM is working, sites should check what the issues are.
  • New version of simplified EGEE intervention procedures ratified by ROC managers: https://edms.cern.ch/document/1032984 Sites that have a reliability or availability of less than 50% during three consecutive months will be suspended, and will have to go through the certification process again.
  • Downtimes longer than one month should be exceptional and be approved beforehand by the corresponding ROC and this body notified.



  • Asia Pacific ROC:
  • Central Europe ROC:
  • OCC / CERN ROC: John Shade, Antonio Retico, Maite Barroso
  • French ROC: Helene Cordier
  • German/Swiss ROC: Sven, Wen Mei
  • Italian ROC: Paolo Veronessi
  • Northern Europe ROC: Thomas Bellman, Gert Svensson
  • Russian ROC: Lev Shamardin
  • South East Europe ROC: Marios Chatziangelou
  • South West Europe ROC:
  • UK/Ireland ROC: Jeremy Coles
  • GGUS:
  • GOCDB: Gilles Mathieu

Feedback on Last Week's Minutes

None was given.

EGEE Items

Grid Operator Hand Over on Duty

  c-COD Team
From ROC France

  • Report from cCOD:

1 ticket (GGUS #51458) for ROC_SE is opened for more than 1 month. I have sent a reminder to ROC_SE about it to check if the problem can be solved.
ROC_AP has 2 APEL tickets opened for more than 1 month. Work is in progress for MY_MIMOS-GC-01. For TW-FTT, ROC_AP sent a reminder and will escalate to last step if no answer.
Gilles will check if there is any ticket related to these sites.
Question about APEL test: we cannot put a site out of production with APEL problem not solved for more than 1 month. How should we handle such tickets?
Good practise: The ROC should try to isolate/debug the problem. If still this not help, involve the APEL team in the ticket.

PPS Reports and Issues

Only half of the sites running a CREAM instance are passing cream tests in validation. Present version of CREAM is working, sites should check what the issues are.
MPI tests? Part of the CE/CREAM CE tests, included there, in validation.

gLite Release News

  • from Monday last week; security update 56, including CREAM CE version 1.5 (PATCH:3259). It is being applied here and there, as observed in rollout.
  • gLite 3.2 07 in preparation, vobox, and new version of wms ui configuration. Scheduled since 1 months ago.
  • Additionally, a security fix for a vulnerability is being prepared, it will be moved to production quickly, by this week. The patch will not require reconfiguration but a restart, and it affects ~8 node types.

EGEE Items From ROC Reports

  • FZL [INFO]: On the 14th of October DE-KIT will run a test of the LHCOPN backuplink infrastructure. We expect this intervention to be completely transparent. The execution of the link test will start at 9:00am (CEST).
  • FZK [AT RISK]: Planned intervention AT RISK: 20-10-2009 8:00 - 10:00 UTC Due to the application of an Oracle patch, GridKa/DE-KIT s LHCb 3D/LFC database is at risk.

Grid Service Interventions

  • Consult links on the agenda page.


  • Recent vulnerability: 7 sites still not patched, OSCT following up
  • Egee roc managers ratified simplified intervention procedures. We are asking sites to declare downtimes correctly and on time. Gilles: this will be enforced in GOCDB as of next Wednesday 21st of October, 2 pm UTC, and also at the CIC portal. https://edms.cern.ch/document/1032984
  • Sites with reliability of less than 50% over 3 consecutive months will be suspended. Who should suspend them? their ROC
  • Downtimes longer than 1 month should be exceptional and closely followed up by the ROC

Newly Created Action Items

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Review of Open Action Items

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Actions Closed in Last 20 Days

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