WLCG-OSG-EGEE Ops' Minutes Mon 19 Oct 2009


CERN LCG database will be down on 21.10 (this Wednesday) from 08:30-10 UTC. This will affect many central services, including VOMS, FTS, SAM, and GridView. Next weekend, Europe will switch to winter time. This is one week before the USA.



  • Asia Pacific ROC: Jason Shih
  • Central Europe ROC: Malgorzata Krakowian
  • OCC / CERN ROC: John Shade, Antonio Retico, Steve Traylen
  • French ROC: Rolf Rumler
  • German/Swiss ROC: Sven Hermann
  • Italian ROC: Paolo Veronese
  • Latin America ROC: Andres Holguin
  • Northern Europe ROC: Ron Trompert, Gert Svensson
  • Russian ROC: Lev Shamardin
  • South East Europe ROC: Marios Chatziangelou
  • South West Europe ROC: ?
  • UK/Ireland ROC: Jeremy Coles


  • Coordinator: Harry Renshall

Plus two numbers from Sweden and three from Germany, and "Michaela" who's affiliation I didn't catch. Teamwork causes problems for some people when trying to access the Web interface. If this doesn't get fixed soon, we'll have to look at alternatives for getting a proper list of attendees. In the meantime, please send an e-mail to the minute-taker if your name doesn't appear in the web display.

Feedback on Last Week's Minutes

None was given.

EGEE Items

Grid Operator Hand Over on Duty

  c-COD Team

Nb. NE stands for Northern Europe, not North East smile

  • Report from cCOD:
Malgorzata reported that the COD dashboard was now working fine - so her problems with the handover log had been temporary.

Sites Considered For Suspension
Marios stated that it had been decided to suspend the site IL-BGU (Israel) and that it would have to be re-certified once all its problems were sorted out.

PPS Reports and Issues

  • Please check the above link for a copy of a mail that was sent yesterday to the ROC managers concerning the new gLite release procedure. This will involve direct updates to selected Production sites, known as "staged rollouts".

gLite Release News

  • 3.1 update 57 will soon be released. It contains a new VOMS Admin server & client, SL4 GLUE 2-enabled BDII, FTS 2.2 and a new host certificate for voms.fnal.gov.

EGEE Items From ROC Reports

Steve noted that Russia and NE had not submitted their reports on time, and that most of the other reports were devoid of content. He urged everyone to enter something unless "everything is perfect".

  • Steve had missed Sven's entry concerning FZK site-BDII connection problems from GStat in Taiwan (GGUS:47944). Sven was requesting a status update on the ticket (last update was in August). Steve will follow-up with AP/Joanna.

Grid Service Interventions

  • Please consult links on the agenda page.
  • Steve highlighted the following outages (times in UTC):
    • FZK-LCG2 downtime on 28.10 from 8-12 affecting ATLAS
    • FZK-LCG2 downtime on 03.11 from 8-12 affecting ALICE,LHCb
    • FZK-LCG2 downtime on 04.11 from 8-12 affecting CMS
    • CERN LCG DB outage on 21.10 (this Wednesday) from 08:30-10 affecting many central services (VOMS, FTS, SAM, GridView)


  • Steve went over the same points as last week, namely the simplified intervention procedures, and that sites with an availability of less than 50% in three consecutive months would be suspended. John informed the meeting that two sites in AP had been suspended last week in accordance with the new rules.
  • All WMS sites need to update to WMS 3.2 by the end of October; Steve will prepare a list of "bad guys" for next week's meeting.

Newly Created Action Items

Assigned to Due date Description State Closed Notify  
Main.OCC 2007-03-05 Example Action Item 2007-03-06 SteveTraylen   edit

Review of Open Action Items

Open Action Items

IdSubmitterDescriptionCreationDueAssigned To 

Actions Closed in Last 20 Days

IdSubmitterDescriptionCreationDueAssigned ToClosed 


  • Steve pointed out that SA1 was to debate the future format of this meeting tomorrow, and that all ROCs had been asked for feedback. Sites are also welcome to give feedback through their ROCs.
  • Harry noted that next weekend's time change in Europe will happen a week before the corresponding one in the USA. Beware!
  • Jason commented on GGUS:51135 related to site MY-MIMOS-GC-01 having problems with APEL. APEL support is involved, but the problem seems to be local and the problem is still outstanding.

Next Meeting

The next meeting will be Monday, 25 Oct 2009 14:00 UTC (16:00 Swiss winter 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:
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    • Enter access code 0148141

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