WLCG-OSG-EGEE Ops' Minutes Mon 30 Nov 2009


  • Two staged roll out started this week, one for gLite 3.1, the other for gLite 3.2.
  • Last week a pilot that will last two months on glexec and Argus started.
  • The CREAM CE tests will be made critical soon.



  • Asia Pacific ROC: Jason Shih
  • Canadian ROC: Di Qing
  • Central Europe ROC:
  • OCC / CERN ROC: John Shade, Antonio Retico, Nick Thackray, Steve Traylen, Farida Naz, Harry Renshall, Diana Bosio
  • French ROC: David Bouvet
  • German/Swiss ROC: Wen Mei
  • IGALC ROC: Ramon Diacovo
  • Italian ROC: Alessandro Paolini, Paolo Veronesi
  • Latin American ROC:
  • Northern Europe ROC: Ron Trompert, Roger Oscarsson
  • Russian ROC: Lev Shamardin
  • South East Europe ROC: Marios Chatziangelou
  • South West Europe ROC:
  • UK/Ireland ROC: Jeremy Coles, Gareth Smith
  • GGUS: Guenter Grein
  • GOCDB:

WLCG Tier 1 Sites

  • ASGC: Jason Shih
  • BNL: Absent
  • CERN site: Harry Renshall
  • FNAL:
  • FZK:
  • IN2P3: David Bouvet
  • INFN: Alessandro Paolini, Paolo Veronesi
  • NDGF: Tore Mauset
  • PIC:
  • RAL: Jeremy Coles, Gareth Smith
  • SARA/NIKHEF: Ron Trompert
  • TRIUMF: Di Qing

Feedback on Last Week's Minutes

None was given.

EGEE Items

Grid Operator Hand Over on Duty

  c-COD Team
From ROC Italy
To ROC France

  • Report from cCOD:
    Dear FR CCOD,
      this morning there are a lot of items on the dashboard:
      - ROC_CERN: tickets expired for CA-ALBERTA-WESTGRID-T2, CERN-PROD and 
   CEFET-RJ, old alarm for CERN-PROD
      - ROC_AP: tickets non solved by 30 days for VN-IOIT-KEYLAB, ticket 
   expired for BEIJING-LCG2
      - ROC_NE: ticket expired for KTU-BG-GLITE

      Let's see if in the next hours the ROD teams will handle properly that items. As past weeks, 
      an item of discussion at the operation meeting maybe the APEL problem affecting two AP 
      sites (TW-FTT and IN-DAE-VECC-02) since some months:
      GGUS:52103, GGUS:51229.

      ROC_AP involved the apel supporters to try solving the problems

      Best Regards,
      Alessandro Paolini 

  • Response from ROC CERN:
    • ALBERTA: site BDII is failing, but the problem might be due to to the top level bdii
    • CERN: CREAM issues, being worked on.

Sites Considered For Suspension

Pilot Services Reports and Issues

  • Last week a 2-month pilot started, focused on glexec and on argus. It is done in collaboration with the VOs, especially ATLAS, 5 sites are involved. No 'vacancies' but if a site is interested the e-mail to contact is in the wiki page above.

gLite Release News

We started the staged roll out of several updates, on 3.1 and 3.2.

  • UPDATE on 3.2: started today .
    • Release notes are linked from the release page above, new version of glexec, SCAS, CREAM and of Torque and Maui. Please note that server and client versions of Torque have to match.
    • The list of sites in the release page.
    • There are services not covered: SCAS, VO-BOX, Torque server.

If you are interested in participating let Antonio know, the mailing list is grid-deployment-managers@cern.ch. The aim is for release to production is December 8th.

  • UPDATE on 3.1: last Friday.
    • Torque. Known issue: conflicts MPI, the fix is currently in certification.
    • update of WMS: of ICE
    • update of CREAM: many bug fixes
    • Vacancy: mpi-utils, if someone is interested contact Antonio at the address above.

list of vacancies is always at the end of the release wiki page.

EGEE Items From ROC Reports

  • ROC_Canada and Russia did not validate there reports this week
  • South West Europe ROC: Last week asked "There is a new value in gstat2.0: GlueCEPolicyAssignedJobSlots, which is not queried yet by SGE (Sun Grid Engine). Therefore, our SGE sites will have a critical error. Following a mail from GonÁalo Borges the request to query this variable has not reached properly the SGE supporters. Is it possible to change the error to a warning until they will have implemented it in SGE?

This is now released within the gstat-validation RPM.

  • Germany-Switzerland: FZK [Announcement]: Planned OUTAGE: Tuesday, 1. December, 09:00 - 11:00 UTC atlas dCache atlassrm-fzk.gridka.de: During this downtime we will update all ATLAS dCache pools and the headnode to the newest officially released dCache version (1.9.5-9 or higher).

Grid Service Interventions

  • Consult links on the agenda page.


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 


  • John Shade: today: 27 CREAM CEs pass the tests, 9 not, one is down. Tomorrow I will suggest at the SA1 CM to move the test to critical.
  • Jason Shih: the upgrade of hostcert of gstat actually cause short outage of SAM status publishing. the hostcert was updated around 'Nov 30 09:43', but the operator forgot to correct the group permission and later solve by Joanna 10min after the event escalated. It might cause the SAM status missing from gstat page.

Next Meeting

The next meeting will be Monday, 07 Dec 2009 15:00 UTC (16:00 Swiss local time).

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