• 2009-06-02(2): Task: gL3.2 U02--> PPS Details:Mirror requested at CNAF ggus(GGUS:47326) Status: In Progress . Alvaro,Esteban

  • 2009-06-01(1): Task: gL3.1 U48--> PPS Details:Ticket created on ggus(GGUS:49164) and kick-off e-mail sent to gLite Release Team Status: In Progress . Alvaro, Esteban

  • 2009-06-01(3): Task: gL3.1 U47 --> PPS Details:Bulletin created, broadcast sent to the PPS site admins ggus(GGUS:48193) Status: Done . Alvaro,Esteban

  • 2009-05-29(2): Task: gL3.1 U47 --> PPS Details:Mirror requested at CNAF ggus(GGUS:48193) Status: In Progress . Alvaro,Esteban


PPS Coordination Report on 28-Mai-09

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:


2009-05-25: gLite 3.1 PPS Update 47 was released to pre-production and it is currently in phase of deployment testing
The update contains

  • LFC v1.7.2 + YAIM (PATCH:2969)(PATCH:2970)(PATCH:2992)(PATCH:2988)
    • Two new methods have been added to the LFC server and the API for the bulk removal or addition of entries.
  • Cream and CEMon clients on VOBOX (PATCH:2996)
  • submission to ARC CE enabled on WMS (PATCH:2964)
  • WMS 3.2 for SLC4 + YAIM (PATCH:2954)(PATCH:2597)(PATCH:2896)
    • important code re-structuring featuring:
      • parallel match-making
      • ISM: restructured algorithm for matchmaking in case of data requirements specified in the JDL.
      • added support for IPv6
      • improved error reporting for DAGs
      • run-time selection of LB type: server or proxy.
      • the jobwrapper template is now cached at each WM start (restart to re-load any change)
      • restructured jobwrapper (also removed perl dependencies)
      • dumping the ISM can be done more often at a lesser cost, simply by creating a jobdir request (basically a file) like this one: [ command = "ism_dump"; ]
      • this code baseline is ready to support Grid Site Delegtion 2, at the moment disabled given that for backward-compatibility needs coming from external packages the project has been build agains Gridsite 1.1.18
    • Working version of ICE for submission to CREAM
    • Release notes in https://twiki.cnaf.infn.it/cgi-bin/twiki/view/EgeeJra1It/ReleaseNotes2597
  • dCache 1.9.1-7 Sever and 1.9.0-9 Client release (PATCH:2868)(PATCH:2869)
    • Info service and info provider
    • Permanent registration of deleted files
    • SRM Client Tools
    • Log4j Runtime User Interface
    • dCacheConfigure Script
  • PATCH:2922 New version of glite-info-templates introducing the Glue attribute GlueHostProcessorOtherDescription
  • PATCH:2841 New version of glite-info-provider-service to publish the gatekeeper and the RTEpublisher services.
  • PATCH:2851 several minor fixes for lcg-info-dynamic-scheduler
  • glite-yaim-lcg-ce 4.0.5 featuring the changes in the infosys on the CE + other bug fixes (PATCH:2840)
  • Torque and Maui Patches fixing a vulnerability (PATCH:2590)(PATCH:2704)(PATCH:2707)(PATCH:2709)

2009-05-20: gLite 3.2 PPS Update 02 was released to pre-production and it is currently in phase of deployment testing
The update contains



PPS Coordination Report on 21-Mai-09

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:


2009-05-12: Release of gLite 3.1 Update 46 was released to production
The update affects the client nodes (UI WN and VOBOXes) and will contain:

  • New DPM and LFC version 1.7.0 (PATCH:2563, PATCH:2564).
    • LCG-DM 1.7.0-5
    • srmCopy has been fully implemented
    • WLCG SRM MoU requirements:
    • support for multiple groups on spaces
    • SRM2.2 srmReleaseFiles can be used without a requestToken
    • srmLs can return information about the spaces in which a file resides
    • new dpm-listspaces CLI, which will also serve as information provider
    • ready for SLC5
      Note the 1.7 series of the DPM requires a database schema change with respect to earlier versions. The YAIM script will automatically do this. However as a precaution the DPM databases should be backed up before doing the upgrade.
  • VOMS client version 1.8.12-1 (PATCH:2771 and PATCH:2908)



PPS Coordination Report on 07-Mai-09)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:


2009-05-05: Release of gLite 3.1 Update 46 to production in preparation
The update, scheduled for the 12th of May will affect the client nodes (UI WN and VOBOXes) and will contain:

  • New DPM and LFC version 1.7.0 (PATCH:2563, PATCH:2564).
    • LCG-DM 1.7.0-5
    • srmCopy has been fully implemented
    • WLCG SRM MoU requirements:
    • support for multiple groups on spaces
    • SRM2.2 srmReleaseFiles can be used without a requestToken
    • srmLs can return information about the spaces in which a file resides
    • new dpm-listspaces CLI, which will also serve as information provider
    • ready for SLC5
      Note the 1.7 series of the DPM requires a database schema change with respect to earlier versions. The YAIM script will automatically do this. However as a precaution the DPM databases should be backed up before doing the upgrade.
  • VOMS client version 1.8.12-1 (PATCH:2771 and PATCH:2908)
A preview release page has been made available tothe sites participating to the release test.

2009-05-04: gLite 3.1 Update 45 was released to production
The update affects the client nodes (UI WN and VOBOXes) and it will contain:

  • New GFAL (1.11.4) and lcg_util 1.7.2. (PATCH:2785;PATCH:2783)
  • Addition of glite-wn-info to return information about subcluster from a WN (PATCH:2757;PATCH:2758)
  • New yaim core and yaim clients
    • version 4.0.6 with many bug fixes.
    • version 4.0.7 fixing some issues needed by GFAL and lcg_util.
    • The two consecutive versions of YAIM are released at the same time in order to have a complete list of fixed issues, but sites will need to install only the latest one.
Release notes at
http://glite.web.cern.ch/glite/packages/R3.1/updates.asp

2009-05-01: Pilot service of glexec/SCAS: in progress

  • The following message was sent out on the 1st of May by John Gordon on behalf of the WLCG Management Board

SCAS, a client server alternative to LCAS/LCMAPS, has recently been certified by EGEE SA3 and is ready for wider testing. SCAS is used together with gLExec on worker nodes to allow controlled change of identity by multi-user pilot job frameworks. All the LHC experiments have plans to deploy such frameworks and LCAS was one of the prerequisites stipulated by the Management Board to allow consistency and scalability at large sites, so further testing in a variety of batch environments is essential before full deployment is recommended.

The WLCG Management Board recently discussed this and asked all Tier1s and bigger Tier2s to deploy SCAS/gLExec for testing. Installation should have no effect on existing work and can be tested by deliberate tests by experiment pilot jobs.

Sites who wish to deploy SCAS should contact Antonio Retico through the mailing list egee-pps-pilot-scas@cern.ch for instructions in joining the current test effort. I will ask for feedback on progress at the May GDB.

John Gordon


  • Replies received from
    • ASGC
    • GRIF

2009-04-30: Pilot service of Cream CE: in progress



PPS Coordination Report on 30-Apr-09

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:


2009-04-29: Release of gLite 3.1 Update 46 to production in preparation
The update, scheduled for the 12th of May will affect the client nodes (UI WN and VOBOXes) and will contain:

  • New DPM and LFC version 1.7.0 (PATCH:2563, PATCH:2564).
    • LCG-DM 1.7.0-5
    • srmCopy has been fully implemented
    • WLCG SRM MoU requirements:
    • support for multiple groups on spaces
    • SRM2.2 srmReleaseFiles can be used without a requestToken
    • srmLs can return information about the spaces in which a file resides
    • new dpm-listspaces CLI, which will also serve as information provider
    • ready for SLC5
      Note the 1.7 series of the DPM requires a database schema change with respect to earlier versions. The YAIM script will automatically do this. However as a precaution the DPM databases should be backed up before doing the upgrade.
  • VOMS client version 1.8.12-1 (PATCH:2771 and PATCH:2908)

2009-04-27: gLite 3.1 PPS Update 46 went through deployment testing
This release contains a number of patches. The most relevant fixes are summarised below:

  • *Rejected from PPS*SCAS has been certified and is released to PPS for the first time. There's also a new version of gLExec fixing some outstanding issues.
  • WMS and Cream CE fixes that are already in Production.
  • New DPM and LFC version 1.7.0 (PATCH:2563, PATCH:2564).
    • LCG-DM 1.7.0-5
    • srmCopy has been fully implemented
    • WLCG SRM MoU requirements:
    • support for multiple groups on spaces
    • SRM2.2 srmReleaseFiles can be used without a requestToken
    • srmLs can return information about the spaces in which a file resides
    • new dpm-listspaces CLI, which will also serve as information provider
    • ready for SLC5
      Note the 1.7 series of the DPM requires a database schema change with respect to earlier versions. The YAIM script will automatically do this. However as a precaution the DPM databases should be backed up before doing the upgrade.
  • New GFAL and lcg_util.
  • New yaim core and yaim clients basically fixing some issues needed by GFAL and lcg_util.
  • fetch-crl update.
  • AMGA is now published in the Information System.
  • WN contains now myproxy client.
Release notes in
https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/EGEE/PPSReleaseNotes_310_PPS_Update46 Deployment test reports in:
http://www.cern.ch/pps/index.php?dir=./release/testreports/gLite3.1.0/gLite3.1.0-PPS-UPDATE46/

2009-04-24: Pilot service of glexec/SCAS: in progress


  • 2009-04-27(1): Task: gL3.1 U47--> PPS Details:Ticket created on ggus(GGUS:48193) and kick-off e-mail sent to gLite Release Team Status: In Progress . Alvaro, Esteban

  • 2009-04-27(3): Task: gL3.1 U46 --> PPS Details:Bulletin created, broadcast sent to the PPS site admins ggus(GGUS:47102) Status: Done . Alvaro,Esteban

  • 2009-04-23(2): Task: gL3.1 U46 --> PPS Details:Mirror requested at CNAF ggus(GGUS:47102) Status: In Progress . Alvaro,Esteban


PPS Coordination Report on 23-Apr-09)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:


2009-04-20: Release of gLite 3.1 Update 45 to production in preparation
The update, scheduled for the 29th of April will affect the client nodes (UI WN and VOBOXes) and will contain:

  • New GFAL (1.11.4) and lcg_util 1.7.2. (PATCH:2785;PATCH:2783)
  • Addition of glite-wn-info to return information about subcluster from a WN (PATCH:2757;PATCH:2758)
  • New yaim core and yaim clients
    • version 4.0.6 with many bug fixes.
    • version 4.0.7 fixing some issues needed by GFAL and lcg_util.
    • The two consecutive versions of YAIM are released at the same time in order to have a complete list of fixed issues, but sites will need to install only the latest one

2009-04-17: gLite 3.1 PPS Update 46 was released to pre-production and it is currently on phase of deployment testing
This release contains a big amount of patches. The most relevant fixes are summarised below:

  • SCAS has been certified and is released to PPS for the first time. There's also a new version of gLExec fixing some outstanding issues.
  • WMS and Cream CE fixes that are already in Production.
  • New DPM and LFC version 1.7.0 (PATCH:2563, PATCH:2564).
    • LCG-DM 1.7.0-5
    • srmCopy has been fully implemented
    • WLCG SRM MoU requirements:
    • support for multiple groups on spaces
    • SRM2.2 srmReleaseFiles can be used without a requestToken
    • srmLs can return information about the spaces in which a file resides
    • new dpm-listspaces CLI, which will also serve as information provider
    • ready for SLC5
      Note the 1.7 series of the DPM requires a database schema change with respect to earlier versions. The YAIM script will automatically do this. However as a precaution the DPM databases should be backed up before doing the upgrade.
  • New GFAL and lcg_util.
  • New yaim core and yaim clients basically fixing some issues needed by GFAL and lcg_util.
  • fetch-crl update.
  • AMGA is now published in the Information System.
  • WN contains now myproxy client.



PPS Coordination Report on 16-Apr-09)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:


2009-04-14: gLite 3.1 Update 44 was released to production
The update contains:

This set of patch includes the versions tried out during several weeks in a PPS Pilot and it is known to fix a number of performance issues previously affecting the ICE --> CREAM submission chain.
The previously announced release of an update to ICE with this update is postponed.



PPS Coordination Report on 09-Apr-09)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:


2009-04-08: Release of gLite 3.1 Update 44 to production in preparation
The update, scheduled for the 14th of April will contain:

This set of patch includes the versions tried out during several weeks in a PPS Pilot and it is known to fix a number of performance issues previously affecting the ICE --> CREAM submission chain.
The previously announced release of an update to ICE with this update is postponed.

2009-04-08: Pilot service of glexec/SCAS: in progress

2009-04-06: gLite 3.1 Update 43 was released to production
The update, scheduled for the 6th of April will contain:

  • Client nodes (WN, UI, VOBOX)
    • New version of YAIM clients enabling configuration of Service Discovery (PATCH:2596 PATCH:2672)
    • remove glite-security-lcas-lcmaps-gt4-interface OBSOLETE dependency from glite-VOBOX (PATCH:2934)
  • SGE: New info dynamic plugin + YAIM utils (PATCH:2720)
  • VOMS 64 bit version
    • Various bug fixes, including fixes for FQAN order, short FQANs....64bit version (PATCH:2652)
    • dependency on mysql-server added


PPS Coordination Report on 02-Apr-09)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:


2009-04-01: Pilot service of Cream CE: in progress

2009-03-30: Release of gLite 3.1 Update 43 to production in preparation
The update, scheduled for the 6th of April will contain:

  • New version of YAIM clients enabling configuration of Service Discovery (PATCH:2596 PATCH:2672)
  • VOMS:
    • Various bug fixes, including fixes for FQAN order, short FQANs....64bit version (PATCH:2652)
    • dependency on mysql-server added
  • SGE: New info dynamic plugin + YAIM utils (PATCH:2720)

2009-03-30: Release of gLite 3.1 Update 44 to production in preparation
The update, scheduled for the 14th of April will contain:

This set of patch includes the versions tried out during several weeks in a PPS Pilot and it is known to fix a number of performance issues previously affecting the ICE --> CREAM submission chain.
In addition to that , PATCH:2928 will probably be integrated in this update. This fixes a critical issue recently introduced in the WMSUI (jobs submission failing when multiple WMSs are configured and the selected one is draining, BUG:48598)

2009-03-27: gLite 3.1 Update 42 was released to production
The update, contains:

  • Upgrade of BDII. The starting cache size used for the Berkeley Database in
    the BDII has been reduced from 1 GB to 50 MB. This should significantly reduce
    the memory footprint and still provide the necessary performance. (PATCH:2671) (PATCH:2679) *(PATCH:2701)(PATCH:2702): a dependency on 'which' is added to the WN as this program is required by several middleware modules and it is not always included in the OS distributions at the sites
  • (PATCH:2680)(PATCH:2681): VDT 1.6.1 Release 9 - This version features the fix of a bug in globus (described in BUG:40734) that was causing troubles to 32bit programs using globus and running on 64bit machines. This fix affects almost all the middleware services
  • R3.1/FTS 2.1: (PATCH:2761) (PATCH:2760) fix FTS job submission that sometimes ends up with an invalid delegated proxy certificate in the FTS service
  • (PATCH:2858) (PATCH:2859): R3.1 lcg-vomscerts-5.4.0 adds next cert for lcg-voms.cern.ch



PPS Coordination Report on 26-Mar-09)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:


2009-03-24: Release of gLite 3.1 Update 42 to production in preparation
The patches fixing an issue with proxy delegation affecting the FTS were added to the list The update, scheduled for the 30th of March will contain:

  • Upgrade of BDII. The starting cache size used for the Berkeley Database in
    the BDII has been reduced from 1 GB to 50 MB. This should significantly reduce
    the memory footprint and still provide the necessary performance. (PATCH:2671) (PATCH:2679) *(PATCH:2701)(PATCH:2702): a dependency on 'which' is added to the WN as this program is required by several middleware modules and it is not always included in the OS distributions at the sites
  • (PATCH:2680)(PATCH:2681): VDT 1.6.1 Release 9 - This version features the fix of a bug in globus (described in BUG:40734) that was causing troubles to 32bit programs using globus and running on 64bit machines. This fix affects almost all the middleware services
  • R3.1/FTS 2.1: (PATCH:2761) (PATCH:2760) fix FTS job submission that sometimes ends up with an invalid delegated proxy certificate in the FTS service
  • (PATCH:2858) (PATCH:2859): R3.1 lcg-vomscerts-5.4.0 adds next cert for lcg-voms.cern.ch

2009-03-23: gLite 3.2 Update 01 was released to production
This is the first release of the 3.2 baseline and contains:

  • WNs + Torque clients for SLC5
  • signed rpm repository
Please notice that this version is supported only on 64bit machines Release notes in
http://glite.web.cern.ch/glite/packages/R3.2/x86_64/updates.asp

2009-03-20: Pilot service of glexec/SCAS: in progress


  • 2009-03-24(1): Task: gL3.2 U02--> PPS Details:Ticket created on ggus(GGUS:47326) and kick-off e-mail sent to gLite Release Team Status: In Progress . Alvaro, Esteban

  • 2009-03-24(3): Task: gL3.2 U01 --> PPS Details:Bulletin created, broadcast sent to the PPS site admins ggus(GGUS:46954) Status: Done . Alvaro,Esteban

  • 2009-03-24(2): Task: gL3.2 U01 --> PPS Details:Mirror requested at CNAF ggus(GGUS:46954) Status: In Progress . Alvaro,Esteban


PPS Coordination Report on 19-Mar-09)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:


2009-03-18: Release of gLite 3.1 Update 43 to production in preparation
The update, scheduled for the 6th of April will contain:

This set of patch includes the versions tried out during several weeks in a PPS Pilot and it is known to fix a number of performance issues previously affecting the ICE --> CREAM submission chain

2009-03-16: Release of gLite 3.1 Update 42 to production in preparation
The update, scheduled for the 30th of March will contain: *(PATCH:2701)(PATCH:2702): a dependency on 'which' is added to the WN as this program is required by several middleware modules and it is not always included in the OS distributions at the sites

  • (PATCH:2680)(PATCH:2681): VDT 1.6.1 Release 9 - This version features the fix of a bug in globus (described in BUG:40734) that was causing troubles to 32bit programs using globus and running on 64bit machines. This fix affects almost all the middleware services
  • (PATCH:2858) (PATCH:2859): R3.1 lcg-vomscerts-5.4.0 adds next cert for lcg-voms.cern.ch

2009-03-16: Pilot service for BDII 5.0.0: call for sites
The EMT would like to promote the start-up of a pilot service in production focused on the new BDII 5.0.0. The pilot works will include (if appropriate) those patches affecting gip and BDII and currently available in pre-production. The analysis of the layout withe the detailed description of requirements is being carried out these days and will be circulated through a broadcast to sites and ROCs. Sites interested to join can already contact us at pps-support@cern.ch . Specifically ROCs and sites who recently raised the need for a speed-up in the delivery of the new BDII are definitely welcome to join.

2009-03-12: Release of gLite 3.2 Update 01 to production in preparation
The update, scheduled for the 23rd of March will contain:

  • New WNs for SLC5
  • signed rpm repository

2009-03-11: gLite 3.1 PPS Update 45 went through the deployment tests and it is now being installed by the remaining PPS sites. The update contains:

  • R3.1/FTS 2.1: (PATCH:2761) (PATCH:2760) fix FTS job submission that sometimes ends up with an invalid delegated proxy certificate in the FTS service
  • (PATCH:2791) SL4/i386/CE - New lcg-info-dynamic-software package - was rejected
  • (PATCH:2802) [ YAIM ] WMS configuration - clone #2642 - fix to VO information published by WMS, already released in production. This is for PPS synchronisation
  • (PATCH:2858) (PATCH:2859) R3.1 lcg-vomscerts-5.4.0 adds next cert for lcg-voms.cern.ch
  • (PATCH:2860) VOBOX with glite-info-provider-service dependency



PPS Coordination Report on 19-Mar-09)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:


2009-03-13: Pilot service of Cream CE: in progress

2009-03-06: gLite 3.1 PPS Update 45 was released to PPS and it is now going
through the deployment test. The update contains:

  • R3.1/FTS 2.1: Fix to proxy delegation (PATCH:2761) (PATCH:2760)
  • (PATCH:2791) SL4/i386/CE New lcg-info-dynamic-software package
  • (PATCH:2802) [ YAIM ] WMS configuration - clone #2642 Normal
  • (PATCH:2858) R3.1 lcg-vomscerts-5.4.0 adds next cert for lcg-voms.cern.ch Normal
  • (PATCH:2859) R3.1 lcg-vomscerts-5.4.0 adds next cert for lcg-voms.cern.ch x86_64 Normal
  • (PATCH:2860) VOBOX with glite-info-provider-service dependency Normal


  • 2009-03-11(3): Task: gL3.1 U45 --> PPS Details:Bulletin created, broadcast sent to the PPS site admins ggus(GGUS:46625) Status: Done . Alvaro,Esteban

  • 2009-03-11(2): Task: gL3.1 U45 --> PPS Details:Mirror requested at CNAF ggus(GGUS:46625) Status: In Progress . Alvaro,Esteban

  • 2009-03-11(1): Task: gL3.1 U46--> PPS Details:Ticket created on ggus(GGUS:47102) and kick-off e-mail sent to gLite Release Team Status: In Progress . Alvaro, Esteban


PPS Coordination Report on 26-Feb-09)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:


2009-02-25: Pilot service of Cream CE: in progress

2009-02-25: Pilot service of glexec/SCAS: in progress

2009-02-23: gLite 3.1 PPS Update 44 went through deployment test and it
is now being installed by the remaining PPS sites. The update contains:

  • New version of Cream CE. (PATCH:2667 ,PATCH:2669).
    Among others this version provides:
    • Short term proxy renewal solution in CREAM based CE
    • fixes in particular BUG:44712 (Problem with
      lcmaps conf file used for glexec) currently affecting Alice
  • [ YAIM ] glite-yaim-core 4.0.6 with many bug fixes (PATCH:2636)(PATCH:2697)
  • [BDII] Default DB cache size reduced to 50Mb(PATCH:2679) for x86_64
  • [WN] New glite-wn-info command designed to be executed on the WN
    by a job submitter. It returns information about that worker node to be used
    in a grid context (PATCH:2757 ; PATCH:2758)

2009-02-20: Pilot service of WMS3.1: in progress

2009-02-20: Release of gLite 3.1 Update 41 to production in preparation
The update, scheduled for the 25th of February will contain:

  • update to WMS 3.1 with numerous bug fixes
  • New version of Cream CE. (PATCH:2667 ,PATCH:2669).
    Among others this version provides:
    • Short term proxy renewal solution in CREAM based CE
    • fixes in particular BUG:44712 (Problem with
      lcmaps conf file used for glexec) currently affecting Alice


  • 2009-03-06(1): Task: gL3.2 U01--> PPS Details:Ticket created on ggus(GGUS:46954) and kick-off e-mail sent to gLite Release Team Status: In Progress . Alvaro, Esteban

  • 2009-02-25(1): WLCG daily meeting

  • 2009-02-23(1): Task: gL3.1 U45--> PPS Details:Ticket created on ggus(GGUS:46625) and kick-off e-mail sent to gLite Release Team Status: In Progress . Alvaro, Esteban

  • 2009-02-23(3): Task: gL3.1 U44 --> PPS Details:Bulletin created, broadcast sent to the PPS site admins ggus(GGUS:45805) Status: Done . Alvaro,Esteban

  • 2009-02-23(2): Task: gL3.1 U44 --> PPS Details:Mirror requested at CNAF ggus(GGUS:45805) Status: In Progress . Alvaro,Esteban

  • 2009-02-23(1): Ops meeting

  • 2009-02-16(2): Task: Incident Management procedure Details: A first draft was released in IncidentManagementProcedure Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2009-02-16(1): Ops meeting


PPS Coordination Report on 19-Feb-09)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:


2009-02-18: Pilot service of Cream CE: in progress

2009-02-16: Definition of procedures for middleware roll-back: in progress
As previously announced, within the gLite release process we want to introduce
the concept of “roll-back” of a middleware update.
With the now coming PPS Update44 the PPS deployment test team is going to do
a test of the first implementation of the procedure.
This is done in this instance as a collaboration "una-tantum" as there are currently
no plans to introduce this test as a regular deployment test in PPS.

2008-02-16: Definition of early adopters of gLite releases (Staged roll-out)
As a follow-up of action 000344 from the [[https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/EGEE/SA1_CoordinationTasks][SA1 coordination tasks]
we are publishing the prioritised list of the service currently NOT covered
by the Release Testing process.

  • Last week we registered the site GRIF (France) for this activity
  • The EGEE ROCs are welcome toindicate one or more sites that
    can cover one of more of the services below listed.
    Candidates should be forwarded to the list =pps-support@cern.ch=
    The selected sites should have a reasonable usage profile, in order for the to be meaningful
    The list is priority-oriented. So if a site can cover more services
    they should be selected starting from top.
More info about the release testing (early adoption) process and the relevant
interfaces can be read at
https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/LCG/PPS_Release_Testing List o fServices not covered
  • glite-WN (plain and re-locatable)
  • glite-UI (plai and re-locatable)
  • glite-TORQUE_client
  • glite-TORQUE_server
  • glite-TORQUE_utils
  • glite-CONDOR_utils
  • glite-LSF_utils
  • glite-SGE_utils
  • glite-MON
  • glite-SE_dpm_disk
  • glite-MON (registry)
  • glite-MPI_utils
  • glite-FTA_oracle
  • glite-FTM
  • glite-FTS_oracle
  • glite-SE_dcache_admin_gdbm
  • glite-SE_dcache_admin_postgres
  • glite-SE_dcache_info
  • glite-SE_dcache_pool
  • glite-LFC_oracle
  • glite-PX
  • glite-CREAM_ce
  • glite-SE_dpm_mysql
  • glite-LFC_mysql
  • glite-WMS
  • glite-LB
List of existing Early Adopters
  • GRIF (glite_SE_dpm_mysql, glite_LFC_mysql, glite_WMS)
  • GUP-CERTIF-TB lcg-CE, glite-BDII (site)
  • SiGNET lcg-CE, glite-BDII (site)
  • RAL glite-BDII (top)
  • WCSS lcg-CE, glite-SE_dpm_mysql



  • 2009-02-13(1): Task: Release process Details:two feature requests BUG:46941 and BUG:46944 were opened to YAIM in support to the roll-back procedure Status: Done . Antonio


PPS Coordination Report on 13-Feb-09)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:


2009-09-11: Pilot service of glexec/SCAS started on the 5th of February
  • kick-off meeting with sites and experiments concerned held on the 5th
  • FZK (Karlsruhe) has started the installation on the 9th-Feb on the
    local pre-production system. The installation is now being fine-tuned and
    it will be delivered to the LHC experiments for testing according to the schedule
  • The need for a more fine-grained differentiation of error codes returned by glexec
    was pointed out. The specification of the new interface is now being produced.
    The change will be implemented with high priority and deployed in the pilot
  • Details about the pilot (planning, layout, technical info) can be
    found in the page https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/LCG/PpsPilotSCAS
  • Details about the single tasks can be found in the tracker
    http://www.cern.ch/pps/index.php?dir=./ActivityManagement/SA1DeploymentTaskTracking
    specifically listing the subtasks of TASK:8986

2009-02-11: Pilot service of Cream CE: in progress

2008-02-09: Definition of early adopters of gLite releases (Staged roll-out)
As a follow-up of action 000344 from the [[https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/EGEE/SA1_CoordinationTasks][SA1 coordination tasks]
we are publishing the list of the service currently NOT covered
by the Release Testing process. The EGEE ROCs are welcome to
indicate one or more sites that can cover one of more of the services below listed.
Candidates should be forwarded to the list =pps-support@cern.ch=
The selected sites should have a reasonable usage profile, in order for the to be meaningful
The list is priority-oriented by priority. So if a site can cover more services
they should be selected starting from top.
More info about the release testing (early adoption) process and the relevant
interfaces can be read at
https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/LCG/PPS_Release_Testing List o fServices not covered

  • glite-WN (plain and re-locatable)
  • glite-UI (plai and re-locatable)
  • glite-TORQUE_client
  • glite-TORQUE_server
  • glite-TORQUE_utils
  • glite-CONDOR_utils
  • glite-LSF_utils
  • glite-SGE_utils
  • glite-MON
  • glite-SE_dpm_disk
  • glite-MON (registry)
  • glite-MPI_utils
  • glite-FTA_oracle
  • glite-FTM
  • glite-FTS_oracle
  • glite-SE_dcache_admin_gdbm
  • glite-SE_dcache_admin_postgres
  • glite-SE_dcache_info
  • glite-SE_dcache_pool
  • glite-LFC_mysql
  • glite-LFC_oracle
  • glite-WMS
  • glite-LB
  • glite-CREAM_ce
  • glite-SE_dpm_mysql
  • glite-PX
List of existing Early Adopters
  • GUP-CERTIF-TB lcg-CE, glite-BDII (site)
  • SiGNET lcg-CE, glite-BDII (site)
  • RAL glite-BDII (top)
  • WCSS lcg-CE, glite-SE_dpm_mysql



  • 2008-02-09 : Ops Meeting


EGEE-III PPS Quarterly Report Q3 for UE

Pre-Production Service

Middleware Pilot Services:

  • The second phase of the Cream pilot service, started in Q2, is still active and used by CMS and Alice. At the same time a number of performance issues were found and solved by SA3 certifiers on the same installation. An action was promoted by the OCC in order to include in the pilot also instances of CREAM deployed in the production context.
  • A pilot service of Worker Nodes based on the Cern Scientific Linux 5 was started at CERN-PROD and is close to the end.
  • A pilot service to test the glexec/SCAS functionality was started. This service will run during Q3
More details, planning, results and links about the active and closed pilot services are available on the PPS web page at http://www.cern.ch/pps/index.php?dir=./MPS/

Middleware Quality Services:

  • Deployment testing: Five middleware upgrades were processed by the partner sites (reports in http://www.cern.ch/pps/index.php?dir=./release/testreports/gLite3.1.0/ ).
  • Release Testing: An action was promoted by the SA1 coordination in order to increase the number of partners committed to this work package, which is recognized as a useful stage in the roll-out procedure meant to minimise the overall risk of service disruption.



PPS Coordination Report on 5-Feb-09)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:


2009-02-04: gLite 3.1 Update 40 and of gLite 3.0 Update45
were released to production
The update contains an upgrade of lcg-vomscerts-5.3.0. It adds 3 new
host certificates:
  • cclcgvomsli01.in2p3.fr (biomed + egeode);
  • next cert for vo.racf.bnl.gov (atlas);
  • cert for voms.fnal.gov (cms).
Release notes in
http://glite.web.cern.ch/glite/packages/R3.1/updates.asp
and http://glite.web.cern.ch/glite/packages/R3.1/x86_64/updates.asp

2009-02-03: Pilot service of Cream CE: in progress

2009-02-03: gLite 3.1 PPS Update 43 went through the PPS deployment
test and is now been installed by the remaining PPS sites
The update contains:

  • WMS 3.1.102 fixing WMS 3.1.100 already in PPS (PATCH:2562)
  • Upgrade of lcg-vomscerts-5.3.0. (already deployed in production) (PATCH:2745 and PATCH:2746)
  • Bugs fixes for WMS UI 3.1 (PATCH:2622)
  • WN: grid-cm-* packages provide worker node configuration monitoring
    published on the Active MQ messaging system (PATCH:2660 PATCH:2661)
  • Upgrade of BDII. The starting cache size used for the Berkeley Database in
    the BDII has been reduced from 1 GB to 50 MB. This should significantly reduce
    the memory footprint and still provide the necessary performance. (PATCH:2671)
  • Dependency on mysql-server added to VOMS_mysql (PATCH:2700)
  • New Information Dynamic Plugin and SGE yaim utils fix a vulnerability
    (http://www.gridpp.ac.uk/gsvg/advisories/advisory-43233.txt)
Release notes in
https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/EGEE/PPSReleaseNotes_310_PPS_Update43 Deployment test reports in:
http://www.cern.ch/pps/index.php?dir=./release/testreports/gLite3.1.0/gLite3.1.0-PPS-UPDATE43/

2009-02-02: Pilot of SCAS in preparation
The gLite release team informed us that they reckon the new SCAS service (Site Central Authorization Service)
to be in a sufficiently stable condition for a pilot service to be set up. In particular
the most severe issues found earlier (memory leaks, bad configuration) were solved.
The software is currently undergoing stress testing in certification.
In parallel we contacted the LHC experiments (specifically CMS, Atlas and LHCb) in order to
address the activity and they were in favour of a controlled deployment in production
of a pilot service based on some instances of SCAS.
Specifically LHCb would like a supporting T1 to be involved in the pilot, and suggest IN2P3
and/or FZK as first choices.
The hardware set-up is presumably not very demanding (one node to host the SCAS server)
The patches in object are

The kick-off meeting of the pilot activity (definition of service, goals and duration) is expected
by the end of this week (Thursday of Friday). Sites interested can contact pps-support@cern.ch
and they will be invited to the kick-off. More info about the SCAS service can be read at
http://indico.cern.ch/getFile.py/access?contribId=235&sessionId=95&resId=0&materialId=slides&confId=32220 The pilot reference page (currently empty) is:
https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/LCG/PpsPilotSCAS


  • 2009-02-03(1): Task: gL3.1 U44--> PPS Details:Ticket created on ggus(GGUS:45805) and kick-off e-mail sent to gLite Release Team Status: In Progress . Alvaro, Esteban

  • 2009-02-03(3): Task: gL3.1 U43 --> PPS Details:Bulletin created, broadcast sent to the PPS site admins ggus(GGUS:45456) Status: Done . Alvaro,Esteban

  • 2009-02-03(2): Task: gL3.1 U43 --> PPS Details:Mirror requested at CNAF ggus(GGUS:45456) Status: In Progress . Alvaro,Esteban

  • 2009-02-02(1): Ops Meeting


PPS Coordination Report on 29-January-09)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:


2009-01-23: gLite 3.1 Update 39 was released to production
The update contains:



PPS Coordination Report on 22-January-09)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:


2009-01-19: Pilot service of Cream CE: in progress

2009-01-19: WMS 3.1.100 (PATCH:1841) is on hold in PPS since before Christmas,
waiting for a fix to an issue found in certification immediately after the release to PPS.
Before releasing to production the EMT is requesting for a pilot service to be set-up and
run in production using this version. We kindly request one production site with a reasonable
usage pattern to volunteer to install this version out of the PPS repository, and the LCG experiments
to try the newly updated service for their daily production

2009-01-16: gLite 3.1 PPS Update 42 went through the PPS deployment
test and is now been installed by the remaining PPS sites
The update contains:


  • 2009-01-25(1): Ops Meeting

  • 2009-01-20(1): Task: gL3.1 U43--> PPS Details:Ticket created on ggus(GGUS:45456) and kick-off e-mail sent to gLite Release Team Status: In Progress . Alvaro, Esteban

  • 2009-01-20(3): Task: gL3.1 U42 --> PPS Details:Bulletin created, broadcast sent to the PPS site admins Status: Done . Alvaro,Esteban

  • 2009-01-19(1): Ops Meeting

  • 2009-01-16(2): Task: gL3.1 U42 --> PPS Details:Mirror requested at CNAF Status: In Progress . Alvaro,Esteban


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 15-January-09)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:


2009-01-14: Release of gLite 3.1 Update 39 to production in preparation
The update, scheduled for the 21st of January will contain:

2009-01-13: Pilot service of Cream CE: in progress

2009-01-09: In order to improve the roll-out procedure of the BDII service
and to minimise the overall risk of service disruption
we are looking for a production site running a top-level BDII to join the
Release test process. Upon a new update of the BDII software in
production the site would be requested to be the first to
upgrade the BDII and to confirm that the updated service work as expected.
More info about release test procedures in
https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/LCG/PPS_Release_Testing
Contact: pps-support@cern.ch

2009-01-09: Pilot service of SLC5 WN at CERN: in progress


  • 2009-01-14(1): Task: gL3.1 U39 --> Prod Details: GT-PROD (GGUS:45159) created, requested patches:
    • PATCH:2415 - First update of CREAM CE for slc4/i386 platform - 3.1.0 PPS Update 40
      Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2008-12-13(1): Task: Release testing Details: RAL volunteered to test the BDII Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2009-01-09(1): Task: gL3.1 U42--> PPS Details:Ticket created on ggus(GGUS:45121) and kick-off e-mail sent to gLite Release Team Status: In Progress . Alvaro, Esteban


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 8-January-09)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:


Nothing special to report



PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 18-December-08)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:


2008-12-17: gLite 3.1 Update 38 was released to production.
The update contains:

  • First release of Hydra (encryption of files on SE) for SLC4 32/64bit
  • Bug fixes of Proxy renewal mechanism on FTA (PATCH:2344)
  • MyProxy: Info provider configuration + improvements (PATCH:2518)
  • lcg-vomscerts: renamed all certificates with ".pem" suffixes because of BUG:43395 (PATCH:2598 / 9)
Release notes in
http://glite.web.cern.ch/glite/packages/R3.1/updates.asp
and http://glite.web.cern.ch/glite/packages/R3.1/x86_64/updates.asp

2008-12-17: Pilot service of SLC5 WN at CERN: in progress

  • two days of testing were reserved to LHCb as agreed and the CE ce110 is now back
    publishing 'Preproduction' state. Alice can start to use the CE again since Thursday 18;
    in total we have now 58 nodes behind this CE. They are expected to go into production
    before Christmas; A down time for ce118 and ce119 was scheduled and they will be drained
    over the Christmas break before attching them to the pilot
  • A check-point meeting was held with the site and the VOs to define a
    detailed timeline for the pilot activities
  • The tentative end-date of the pilot was agreed to be the end of January
  • The existing nodes were upgraded with the new WN software, based on Java 1.6 and VDT1.10
  • Minutes of the check-point meeting can be read at
    https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/LCG/PPIslandFollowUp2008x12x11
  • Details about the pilot (including planning, layout, technical info) can be
    found in the page https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/LCG/PpsPilotSLC5
  • Details about the single tasks can be found in the tracker
    http://www.cern.ch/pps/index.php?dir=./ActivityManagement/SA1DeploymentTaskTracking
    specifically listing the subtasks of TASK:8350

2008-12-14: Pilot service of Cream CE: in progress

2008-12-12: gLite 3.1 PPS Update 41 went through the PPS deployment
test and it is now being installed by the remaining PPS sites.
This update contains:

  • hot fix to glite-BDII, glite-SE_dcache_info and lcg-CE (already deployed in production with PATCH:2649 and (PATCH:2651)
  • New WMS 3.1.100 with support to ARC CEs(PATCH:1841)
  • Enhancements of the glite-yaim-condor-utils and related configuration
  • trustmanager configure.sh fix for new bouncycastle (PATCH:2644, PATCH:2645)
  • fix to glite-yaim-mon and APEL to deal with bcprov location
    (effect of upgrade of bouncycastle) (PATCH:2647)
  • Bug fixes in glite-yaim-clients 4.0.5 for x86_64(PATCH:2672)
Release notes in
https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/EGEE/PPSReleaseNotes_310_PPS_Update41 Deployment test reports in:
http://www.cern.ch/pps/index.php?dir=./release/testreports/gLite3.1.0/gLite3.1.0-PPS-UPDATE41/

  • 2008-12-17(1): Task: pilot of SLC5 WN at CERN-PROD Details: after two days of testing reserved to LHCb the CE is now back to Preproduction state. Alice can start to use the CE again ; in total we have now 58 nodes behind this CE. I expect them to go into production before Christmas; I have scheduled a down time for ce118 and ce119 and will start to drain them now. Status: In progress . Ulrich

  • 2008-12-16(1): Task: pilot of CREAM CE Details: Presentation given at the SA1 Coordination meeting to ask more sites to join Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2008-12-12(3): Task: gL3.1 U41 --> PPS Details:Bulletin created, broadcast sent to the PPS site admins Status: Done . Alvaro,Esteban

  • 2008-12-12(2): Task: Pilot of CREAM Details:Certifiers from SA3 (Nikos Voutsinas) were involved to run certification test suites against the pilot in PPS Status: In Progress . Alvaro,Esteban

  • 2008-12-12(1): Task: gL3.1 U41 --> PPS Details:Mirror requested at CNAF Status: In Progress . Alvaro,Esteban


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 11-December-08)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:


2008-12-11: Pilot service of Cream CE: in progress

2008-12-10: Pilot service of Cream CE: in progress
The following request was forwarded to the PPS site admins and the EGEE regional managers.


The SA3 testers expressed the concern that not enough instances of CREAM coming from different sites are currently attached to the WMS under scalability test within the CREAM pilot. Having more sites involved, possibly using different batch systems, could definitely boost the value of this test.
As the scalability test is not performed via CPU-intensive jobs, it is actually possible to implement the testbed at one site as several CEs sharing the same small set of computing resources (e.g. by setting-up the CREAM CEs on virtual nodes). This set-up is currently used in two of the 4 sites currently part of the pilot.
No access to production resources is required for this test.
The sites participating to this test should run the "pilot" version of CREAM, because the one currently in [pre]production has got known issues with ICE submission, and the administrators should be available for upgrades of the installation when needed (1-2 per month).
No registration of the resources in the GOC DB is required, but the services should be published in the site BDII (PPS or PROD).
For further information:

2008-12-10: Release of gLite 3.1 Update 38 to production in preparation
The update contains:

  • First release of Hydra (encryption of files on SE) for SLC4 32/64bit
  • Bug fixes of Proxy renewal mechanism on FTA (PATCH:2344)
  • MyProxy: Info provider configuration + improvements (PATCH:2518)
  • lcg-vomscerts: renamed all certificates with ".pem" suffixes because of BUG:43395 (PATCH:2598 / 9)
The update initially scheduled for the 5h of December was then delayed to the beginning of next week. This is due to the insertion in this bundle of the fix to cope with change of version in bouncycastle.

2008-12-10: gLite 3.1 PPS Update 41 was released to PPS and it is now
going through the deployment test. This update contains:

  • hot fix to glite-BDII, glite-SE_dcache_info and lcg-CE (already deployed in production with PATCH:2649 and (PATCH:2651)
  • New WMS 3.1.100 with support to ARC CEs(PATCH:1841)
  • Enhancements of the glite-yaim-condor-utils and related configuration
  • trustmanager configure.sh fix for new bouncycastle (PATCH:2644, PATCH:2645)
  • fix to glite-yaim-mon and APEL to deal with bcprov location
    (effect of upgrade of bouncycastle) (PATCH:2647)
  • Bug fixes in glite-yaim-clients 4.0.5 for x86_64(PATCH:2672)
In order to accelerate the deployment of the bouncycastle fixes the decision was made to attach the new pakages to the same PPS release. Therefore the deployment test, already in progress, had to re-start today Release notes in
https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/EGEE/PPSReleaseNotes_310_PPS_Update41


  • 2008-12-05(1): Ops Meeting


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 4-December-08)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:


2008-12-04: Release of gLite 3.1 Update 38 to production in preparation
The update, to be released next Thursday 5th Dec, contains:

  • First release of Hydra (encryption of files on SE) for SLC4 32/64bit
  • Bug fixes of Proxy renewal mechanism on FTA (PATCH:2344)
  • CREAM CE: Bug fixes in CREAM, CEMon and BLAH (PATCH:2415)
  • MyProxy: Info provider configuration + improvements (PATCH:2518)
  • lcg-vomscerts: renamed all certificates with ".pem" suffixes because of BUG:43395 (PATCH:2598 / 9)

2008-12-03: gLite 3.1 PPS Update 41 was released to PPS and it is now
going through the deployment test. This update contains:

  • hot fix to glite-BDII, glite-SE_dcache_info and lcg-CE (already deployed in production with PATCH:2649 and (PATCH:2651)
  • New WMS 3.1.100 with support to ARC CEs(PATCH:1841) Normal
  • Enhancements of the glite-yaim-condor-utils and related configuration
Release notes in
https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/EGEE/PPSReleaseNotes_310_PPS_Update41

2008-11-28: Pilot service of SLC5 WN at CERN: in progress

2008-12-02: Changes to the release procedures
https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/LCG/PPSReleaseProcedures

  • Modus operandi for fast-tracked releases to production is now better detailed

2008-11-28: Pilot service of Cream CE: in progress

2008-11-28: gLite 3.1 Update 37 was released to production
The update was fast-tracked to production (it was not officially delivered
to PPS first). It contains an hot fix to glite-BDII, glite-SE_dcache_info and lcg-CE
The information provider glite-info-provider-ldap has been updated.
This version has improved logging and the protection for recursion has
been re-enabled after accidentally being removed in a previous release.
(PATCH:2649, PATCH:2651)
An operational issue was reported affecting this update tracked with BUG:44885 (invalid)
The reported malfunctioning (glite-info-provider-ldap broken) happens if the new rpms
are used in combination with the deprecated YAIM function config_gip

2008-11-26: gLite 3.1 Update 36 was released to production.
The update contains:

  • FTS bug and logrotate for FTA (PATCH:2551)
  • Fix for the bouncycastle problem for FTS
  • Bug fixes for CREAM CE ( affects UI ), (PATCH:2417)

2008-10-31: gLite 3.1 PPS Update 40 went through deployment test and it
is currently being installed at the remaining PPS sites and it is now in phase of deployment test
This update contains:

Release notes in
https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/EGEE/PPSReleaseNotes_310_PPS_Update40
Deployment test reports in:
http://www.cern.ch/pps/index.php?dir=./release/testreports/gLite3.1.0/gLite3.1.0-PPS-UPDATE40/


  • 2008-12-04(1): Task: gL3.1 U38 --> Prod Details: GT-PROD (GGUS:44424) created, requested patches:
    • PATCH:2599 - R3.1 lcg-vomscerts-5.2.0 renames certificates x86_64 - 3.1.0 PPS Update 40
    • PATCH:2598 - R3.1 lcg-vomscerts-5.2.0 renames certificates - 3.1.0 PPS Update 40
    • PATCH:2522 - R3.1/SLC4/x86_64: Hydra client - 3.1.0 PPS Update 39
    • PATCH:2518 - MyProxy Updates, myproxy-config, yaim and info provider. - 3.1.0 PPS Update 40
    • PATCH:2415 - First update of CREAM CE for slc4/i386 platform - 3.1.0 PPS Update 40
    • PATCH:2344 - R3.1/SLC4/x86_64: Proxy renewal 1.3.6 - 3.1.0 PPS Update 40
    • PATCH:2017 - R3.1/SLC4/i386: Hydra client - 3.1.0 PPS Update 39
    • PATCH:1579 - R3.1/SLC4/noarch: Hydra service - 3.1.0 PPS Update 39
      Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2008-12-02(1): Task: Documentation Details: PPSReleaseProcedures updated - new paragraph to detail fast-tracked release Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2008-12-01(1): Task: gL3.1 U41--> PPS Details:Ticket created on ggus(GGUS:44315) and kick-off e-mail sent to gLite Release Team Status: In Progress . Alvaro, Esteban

  • 2008-12-01(3): Task: gL3.1 U40 --> PPS Details:Bulletin created, broadcast sent to the PPS site admins Status: Done . Alvaro,Esteban

  • 2008-11-28(2): Task: gL3.1 U40 --> PPS Details:Mirror requested at CNAF Status: In Progress . Alvaro,Esteban

  • 2008-11-28(2): Task: Pilot of CREAM CE Details: New version of CREAM available for the installation on the CREAM PPS pilot. Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2008-11-27(1): Task: Documentation Details: PPSReleaseProcedures updated - new mailing list gd-release-team used instad of Felix's and Andreas' personal e-mail. Status: Done . Antonio


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 27-November-08)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:


2008-11-26: Minor changes to the release procedures
https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/LCG/PPSReleaseProcedures

  • Obsolete concept of fixed two-week stage in PPS cleaned up
  • Opening of ticket GT-PPS by PPS release team now happens
    as soon as the release is out and not on fixed date

2008-11-25: Pilot service of Cream CE: in progress

2008-11-18: gLite 3.1 Update 36 in preparation
The update contains:

  • FTS bug and logrotate for FTA (PATCH:2551)
  • Fix for the bouncycastle problem for FTS
  • Bug fixes for CREAM CE ( affects UI ), (PATCH:2417)

2008-10-31: gLite 3.1 PPS Update 40 was released to PPS
and it is now in phase of deployment test
This update contains:

Release notes in
https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/EGEE/PPSReleaseNotes_310_PPS_Update40

2008-11-26: MInor changes to the release procedures
https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/LCG/PPSReleaseProcedures

  • Obsolete concept of fixed two-week stage in PPS cleaned up
  • Opening of ticket GT-PPS by PPS release team now happens
    as soon as the release is out and not on fixed date

2008-11-25: Pilot service of Cream CE: in progress


  • 2008-11-26(2): Task: Documentation Details: PPSReleaseProcedures updated with some obsoleted information removed. Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2008-11-26(1): Task: Documentation Details: PreProductionServiceDescription updated with some description of the release procedures Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2008-11-25(1): Task: gL3.1 U40--> PPS Details:Ticket created on ggus(GGUS:44031) and kick-off e-mail sent to Felix, Andreas, Louis Status: In Progress . Alvaro, Esteban

  • 2008-11-24(1): Ops Meeting


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 20-November-08)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:


2008-11-24: the new service Hydra was released to PPS with gLite 3.1 Update39.
There is currently no activity in progress or scheduled in PPS with the service so
according to the new process it should be release din the production repository with
the next update. With the help of Johan Montagnat we tried to get in touch with users
from the biomed potentially interested in the biomed community. We did not get any reply.
A list of sites potentially interested in PPS activity concerning Hydra was also given by Johan

  • Unice
  • LPC Clermont-Ferrand
  • CREATIS Lyon / CC-IN2P3
  • University Polytechnic of Valencia
  • IBCP in Lyon
We are looking for sites willing to be involved either in the deployment testing activity or
in the support to pilots concerning the Hydra service. The ROCs are kindly requested
to convey this request to the sites.

2008-11-18: A phone conference meeting was held with a
number of partner sites in the CE region in order to better define
the interface between the gLite Release Team and the SA1 PPS Release
Testing Team. Minutes are available at
http://indico.cern.ch/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=45261 .
The reference web page for the activity was updated consequently
https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/LCG/PPS_Release_Testing

2008-11-18: gLite 3.1 Update 36 to production in preparation
The update was originally to be released on Monday 24th.
Then an issue was found during the release preparation due to the
unexpected update of of bouncycastle in jpackage (1.37 -> 1.41).
Although not part of the gLite distribution this change has an
impact on affecting many of our packages including FTS.
The issue is understood and the fix for FTS will be fast-tracked
to production but we have a short delay do the updatae will be out
in the next couple of days. It will contain:

  • FTS bug and logrotate for FTA (PATCH:2551)
  • Fix for the bouncycastle problem for FTS
  • Bug fixes for CREAM CE ( affects UI ), (PATCH:2417)

2008-11-17: gLite 3.1 Update 35 was released to production
The update was scheduled to be released last Thursday, then an installation
problem was seen which needed to be understood. We preferred not to release
on Friday afternoon. So the update should be out today. Apologise for the inconvenience
The new version was already delivered to the sites in the sa1 release test team and will be
likely out later on today. The update will contain:

Release notes in
http://glite.web.cern.ch/glite/packages/R3.1/updates.asp
and http://glite.web.cern.ch/glite/packages/R3.1/x86_64/updates.asp

2008-11-14: Minor review of the PPS Service Description document:

  • deployment test workflow better detailed
  • categorization of PPS partner sites (Silver, Gold, Platinum) removed


  • 2008-11-18(1): Task: Release tesitng Details: Meeting to better define the communication interfaces. Minutes in PPSTechnicalSession2008x11x18 . Status: Done . Antonio, sa1-release-test team

  • 2008-11-17(2): Ops Meeting

  • 2008-11-17(1): Task: Activity Management Details: Admin web interface to the activity registry now available and linked in the website Status: Done . Danica, Antonio


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 13-NOvember-08)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:


2008-11-13: gLite 3.1 PPS Update 39 was released to PPS,
went through the deployment test and it is currently being installed
at the pre-production sites
This update contains:

  • First release of Hydra (encryption of files on SE) for SLC4 32/64bit
  • FTS2.1: Bug fix (format of error message) and logrotate policy updated
  • YAIM-CREAM-CE with fixes issues interacting with lsf and
    the configuration of tomcat user for sites where groups are defined in ldap)
Release notes in
https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/EGEE/PPSReleaseNotes_310_PPS_Update39
Deployment test reports in:
http://www.cern.ch/pps/index.php?dir=./release/testreports/gLite3.1.0/gLite3.1.0-PPS-UPDATE39/

2008-11-12: An issue was observed at CERN-PROD introduced by
one of the recent updates of config_wn (YAIM)

The CERN-PROD production systems are still running the 32bit
version of the WN software, but they have a 64bit OS system.
Therefore, there is no /opt/glite/lib64 on these nodes. In such a case,
the module should treat the WN just as a 32bit one; instead, it ignores
the setting. The result is that user jobs looking for particular modules
(e.g. lfc.py )fail because the module is not present in the python path.

A bug was reported (https://savannah.cern.ch/bugs/?43881)
And the fix is scheduled to appear in the next yaim-clients 4.0.5-x

A post-mortem of the incident, possibly useful to sites running WNs
in the same configuration as CERN is available at
https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/FIOgroup/PostMortemWN11Nov08

2008-11-11: Pilot service of Cream CE: in progress

2008-11-11: Since 6/10/2008 Users have the possibility to evaluate
SLC5 interactive and batch services at CERN. The entry point is an alias called
lx64slc5.cern.ch (AFS access enabled). The service is also reachable by sending
grid jobs to ce110.cern.ch (PPS BDII).
The set-up is now based on the 64bit SLC5 version of the WN in a beta version
Please note that this service is still experimental, and that there are some known issues.
More details in
https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/LCG/PpsPilotSLC5


  • 2008-11-13(3): Task: gL3.1 U39 --> PPS Details:Bulletin created, broadcast sent to the PPS site admins Status: Done . Alvaro,Esteban

  • 2008-11-11(1): Task: Pilot of cream CE Details: 5th check-point meeting held. CMS is actively using the services, progresses in Nagios. Decision made to extend the pilot until the 16th of December. Minutes in http://indico.cern.ch/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=42943 . Status: In Progress . Antonio

  • 2008-11-10(1): Ops Meeting

  • 2008-11-06(2): Task: Documentation Details: note on how to write PPS reports written in PPSReports Status: Done . Antonio


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 06-NOvember-08)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:


  • 2008-11-13(3): Task: gL3.1 U39 --> PPS Details:Bulletin created, broadcast sent to the PPS site admins Status: Done . Alvaro,Esteban

2008-11-06: Release of gLite 3.1 Update 35 to production in preparation
The update, to be released next Thursday, will contain:

2008-10-31: gLite 3.1 PPS Update 38 went through the deployment test
and was distributed to PPS sites.
This update contains:

Release notes in
https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/EGEE/PPSReleaseNotes_310_PPS_Update38
Deployment test reports in:
http://www.cern.ch/pps/index.php?dir=./release/testreports/gLite3.1.0/gLite3.1.0-PPS-UPDATE38/


  • 2008-11-06(1): Task: gL3.1 U35 --> Prod Details: GT-PROD (GGUS:43295) created, requested patches:
    • PATCH:2002 First update of CREAM Client UI for slc4/i386 platform - 3.1.0 PPS Update 38
    • PATCH:2063 VOMS Admin Server 2.0.15-1, VOMS Admin Client 2.0.8-1 - 3.1.0 PPS Update 38
    • PATCH:2072 voms configuration for patches 2063 and 2390 - 3.1.0 PPS Update 38
    • PATCH:2253 New JobManager, Information Dynamic plugin and yaim utils versions for SGE - 3.1.0 PPS Update 38
    • PATCH:2390 Fixes for FQAN order, short FQANs + miscellaneous [4] - 3.1.0 PPS Update 38
    • PATCH:2398 dcache-server and dcache-client upgrades i386 sl4 - 3.1.0 PPS Update 38
    • PATCH:2399 dcache-server and dcache-client upgrades x86_64 sl4 - 3.1.0 PPS Update 38
    • PATCH:2512 R3.1/i386/SLC4: GFAL-client and lcg_util release - 3.1.0 PPS Update 38
    • PATCH:2513 R3.1/x86_64/SLC4: GFAL-client and lcg_util release - 3.1.0 PPS Update 38
    • PATCH:1830 LCAS/LCMAPS update - In PreProduction3.1.0 PPS Update 31
      Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2008-11-03(2): Task: gL3.1 U39--> PPS Details:Ticket created on ggus(GGUS:43122) and kick-off e-mail sent to Felix, Andreas Status: In Progress . Alvaro, Esteban

  • 2008-11-03(1): Ops Meeting

  • 2008-10-31(3): Task: gL3.1 U38 --> PPS Details:Bulletin created, broadcast sent to the PPS site admins Status: Done . Alvaro,Esteban

  • 2008-10-31(2): Task: gL3.1 U38 --> PPS Details:Mirror requested at CNAF Status: In Progress . Alvaro,Esteban


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 30-October-08)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:


2008-10-27: Pilot service of VOMS: The voms pilot service is currently installed
with the voms from PATCH:2390, voms proxies are available from it. All PPS sites
are invited to re-configure their UIs to use this pilot service
Details in: https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/LCG/VomsPilot

2008-10-27: gLite 3.1 PPS Update 38 in preparation
The update, to be released today or tomorrow will contain:


  • 2008-10-27(3) Task: Reporting Details:EGEE Quarterly report Q2 for EU written Status: Done . Antonio


EGEE-III PPS Quarterly Report Q2 for UE

Pre-Production Service

The transition plan drafted at the beginning of Q1 in order to move the EGEE pre-production service (www.cern.ch/pps) towards a new implementation model came to a successful end in Q2. The pre-production is now organized in three service areas well defined in scope and goals: Middleware Pilot Services (MPS), Middleware Quality Service (MQS) and PPS Support (SUP) (Details in: https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/LCG/PreProductionServiceDescription). This report will cover them individually.

Middleware Pilot Services: the first phase of the Cream Pilot was closed at the end of September. The main users of the pilots, from the LHC VO Alice, discussed the progresses on the Pilot in several task forces meetings and the results were presented in several sessions during the EGEE conference. As an overall result of their testing, in October the VO requested officially the operations team to support the deployment of the first certified version of Cream in production.

A second phase of the Cream pilot was started in October, more focused on the submission utilities. This use case is of particular interest for the LHC VO CMS, which is actively cooperating in the pilot.

More details, planning, results and links available in the pilot wiki page (https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/LCG/PpsPilotCream)

A new pilot service of VOMS was started in August, and it is now used by the PPS sites, the EGEE/OSG interoperability platform and by interested user communities to test the new upcoming features of the authentication and authorization service.

Middleware Quality Services: The deployment test service (https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/LCG/PPS_Pre_Deployment_Testing ) was extended and it now covers a wider range of deployment scenarios. Five middleware upgrades were processed by the partner sites (reports in http://www.cern.ch/pps/index.php?dir=./release/testreports/gLite3.1.0/ ). In the framework of the gLite release to production, the PPS-MQS is also supporting with 3 sites the complementary Release Testing activity (https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/LCG/PPS_Release_Testing )

PPS Support: A tool to identify, keep track and display statistics of the work being done in PPS by the EGEE-SA1 partners is now available on the PPS web site http://www.cern.ch/pps/index.php?dir=./ActivityManagement/ Interesting features of the tool are:


  • 2008-10-27(2): Ops Meeting

  • 2008-10-27(1): Task: pilot of VOMS Details: e-mail sent to PPS admins and cream pilot to reconfigure the services using the VOMS pilot Service Status: Done . Antonio


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 23-October-08)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:


2008-10-20: Pilot service of VOMS: The voms pilot service is currently installed
with the voms from PATCH:2390, voms proxies are available from it. This patch is
definitely now a candidate to be certified.
Details in: https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/LCG/VomsPilot

2008-10-20: Pilot service of Cream CE: in progress

2008-10-18: gLite 3.1 Update 34 was released to production
The update contains:

  • LB: A number of non-critical bug fixes (PATCH:1803 , PATCH:2380)
  • glite-UI: glite-brokerinfo added
  • glite-BDII: obsoleted lcg-info packages removed
    fixe for a critical bug which could potentially cause problems on any
    node type if the variables BDII_VAR_DIR or BDII_DIR are not set in
    the configuration file (not an issue for sites using YAIM). This update also
    fixes the problem spotted in the previous release). The release notes given there
    are now valid for the glite-BDII service node. In addition the the attributed set_lk_max_locks 2000 has been set in the DB_CONFIG
    file which is a partial solution to Bug #42727.
  • glite-VOMS (oracle and mysql): obsoleted lcg-info packages removed
  • FTS for SL4:
Release notes in: http://glite.web.cern.ch/glite/packages/R3.1/updates.asp

  • 2008-10-20(2): Ops Meeting

  • 2008-10-20(1): Task: gL3.1 U38--> PPS Details:Ticket created on ggus(GGUS:42517) and kick-off e-mail sent to Felix, Andreas Status: In Progress . Alvaro, Esteban


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 16-October-08)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:


2008-10-13: The issues with the BDII observed after
gLite 3.1 Update 33 were analysed by Laurence Field.
  • The issue reported by CERN ROC, tracked with BUG:42799,
    was narrowed down to a race condition which could be solved
    by doubling the value of the configuration variable "GIP_TIMEOUT" in YAIM.
    (Similar configuration may be needed for other BDIIs used for
    site certification purposes, which may include unresponsive sites.
  • The issue reported by CERN ROC, tracked with BUG:42799,
    was narrowed down to a race condition which could be solved
    by doubling the value of the configuration variable "GIP_TIMEOUT" in YAIM.
    (Similar configuration may be needed for other BDIIs used for
    site certification purposes, which may include unresponsive sites. * Another issue reported in BUG:42799 is addressed by PATCH:2519
    which will be released with gLite3.1 Update34, scheduled for Thursday 15th

2008-10-10: gLite 3.1 Update 33 was released to production
The update contains:

  • Proxy Server: The service now publishes the glite release version
  • lcg-CE: New updates on LCG CE improvement packages
  • glite-BDII: Updated version that fixes a number of outstanding
    issues, improves the configuration and provides
    some additional features. This update affects ALL service nodes
  • Clients (UI, WN, VOBOX): removal of obsoleted DM packages
  • New version of YAIM core with a number of bug fixes
Release notes in: http://glite.web.cern.ch/glite/packages/R3.1/updates.asp
Immediately after the release a defect in the information published
by the BDII was found at the Cern ROC. The issue, which is apparently
due to race condition, is currently under investigation and, waiting for the
cause to be narrowed down by the analysts, the service has been removed
from the production repository and is not available to sites for the time being.
More details in the Broadcast sent to the sites:
https://cic.gridops.org/index.php?section=cod&page=broadcastretrieval&step=2&typeb=C&idbroadcast=36541

  • 2008-10-15(1): Task: Pilot of Cream CE Details:The Cream CEs at Padova Bari and CNAF were inserted in the top-level BDII Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2008-10-13(1): Ops Meeting


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 9-October-08)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:


2008-10-09: Pilot service of Cream CE: in progress

2008-10-09: Release of gLite 3.1 Update 34 to production in preparation
The update, to be released next Thursday Friday, will contain:

  • LB: A number of non-critical bug fixes (PATCH:1803 , PATCH:2380)
  • glite-UI: glite-brokerinfo added
  • glite-BDII: obsoleted lcg-info packages removed
  • glite-VOMS (oracle and mysql): obsoleted lcg-info packages removed
  • FTS for SL4:

2008-10-08: gLite 3.1 Update 33 was released to production
The update contains:

  • Proxy Server: The service now publishes the glite release version
  • lcg-CE: New updates on LCG CE improvement packages
  • glite-BDII: Updated version that fixes a number of outstanding
    issues, improves the configuration and provides
    some additional features. This update affects ALL service nodes
  • Clients (UI, WN, VOBOX): removal of obsoleted DM packages
  • New version of YAIM core with a number of bug fixes
Release notes in: http://glite.web.cern.ch/glite/packages/R3.1/updates.asp

2008-10-07: after deployment testing PPS sites are now upgrading to
gLite 3.1 PPS Update 37. This update contains:

  • LB: A number of non-critical bug fixes (PATCH:1803 , PATCH:2380)
  • glite-UI: glite-brokerinfo added
  • glite-BDII: obsoleted lcg-info packages removed
  • glite-VOMS (oracle and mysql): obsoleted lcg-info packages removed
  • glite-PX:
    • The information provider now publishes much richer
      information about how the MyProxy service can be used.
    • obsoleted lcg-info packages removed
Release notes in
https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/EGEE/PPSReleaseNotes_310_PPS_Update37
Deployment test reports in:
http://www.cern.ch/pps/index.php?dir=./release/testreports/gLite3.1.0/gLite3.1.0-PPS-UPDATE37/

2008-10-06: Release of gLite 3.1 Update 33 to production in preparation
The update, to be released on Friday, will contain:

  • Proxy Server: The service now publishes the glite release version
  • lcg-CE: New updates on LCG CE improvement packages
  • glite-BDII: Updated version that fixes a number of outstanding
    issues, improves the configuration and provides
    some additional features. This update affects ALL service nodes
  • Clients (UI, WN, VOBOX): removal of obsoleted DM packages
  • New version of YAIM core with a number of bug fises
  • FTS SL4: The bug found last week, due to a log4c limitation, was fixed.
    A new version of the service including the fix is currenlty being tried out in the
    preproduction instance (FTS pilot). If no further problems are seen the service will
    be included in this release


  • 2008-10-09(1): Task: gL3.1 U34 --> Prod Details: GT-PROD (GGUS:42129) created, requested patches:
    • PATCH:2047 R3.1/SLC4/i386: FTA SL4 bug fixes for gridftp transfers - 3.1.0 PPS Update 35
    • PATCH:2048 R3.1/SLC4/x86_64: FTA SL4 bug fixes for gridftp transfers - 3.1.0 PPS Update 35
    • PATCH:2115 R3.1/SLC4/i386: FTS SL4 bug fixes - PPS Update 36
    • PATCH:2116 R3.1/SLC4/x86_64: FTS SL4 bug fixes - PPS Update 36
    • PATCH:1803 First cummulative update of LB 3.1 - PPS Update 37
    • PATCH:2092 add glite brokerinfo to glite-UI x86_ia32 - PPS Update 37
    • PATCH:2198 Removal of info-plugin-fcr from glite-BDII - PPS Update 37
    • PATCH:2377 Removal of obsoleted lcg-info packages glite-VOMS_oracle - PPS Update 37
    • PATCH:2378 Removal of obsoleted lcg-info packages glite-PX - PPS Update 37
    • PATCH:2379 Removal of obsoleted lcg-info packages glite-VOMS_mysql - PPS Update 37
    • PATCH:2380 Patch for bug #39928, LB patch #1803 related - PPS Update 37
      Status: In progress . Antonio

  • 2008-10-07(3): Task: gL3.1 U37 --> PPS Details:Bulletin created, broadcast sent to the PPS site admins Status: Done . Alvaro,Esteban

  • 2008-10-07(2): Task: gL3.1 U37 --> PPS Details:Mirror requested at CNAF Status: In Progress . Alvaro,Esteban

  • 2008-10-07(1): Task: gL3.1 U33 --> Prod Details: GT-PROD (GGUS:41891) created, requested patches:
    • PATCH:2190 removal of obsoleted DM packages : glite-VOBOX - 3.1.0 PPS Update 36
    • PATCH:2189 removal of obsoleted DM packages : glite-UI - 3.1.0 PPS Update 36
    • PATCH:2188 removal of obsoleted DM packages : glite_WN_x86_64 - 3.1.0 PPS Update 36
    • PATCH:2187 removal of obsoleted DM packages : glite_WN_ia32 - 3.1.0 PPS Update 36
    • PATCH:2040 Updated BDII - 3.1.0 PPS Update 36
      • There were issues reported in PPS installing a site BDII on XEN
        virtual machines. They should be referenced in the Known Issues
        pages and release notes(BUG:42475)
    • PATCH:1873 New updates on LCG CE improvement packages - 3.1.0 PPS Update 36
      • There were issues reported in PPS running the new globus packages
        on XEN virtual machines. They should be referenced in the Known Issues
        pages and release notes (BUG:42477)
    • PATCH:1672 Service release version information provider for glite-PX - 3.1.0 PPS Update 36
      Status: In progress . Antonio

  • 2008-10-6(1): Ops Meeting

  • 2008-10-3(1): Task: Pilot of Cream CE Details: TASK:7981 and sub-tasks created to monitor phase 2; TASK:7143 (phase 1) closed Status: Done . Antonio


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 2-October-08)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:


2008-10-02: gLite 3.1 Update 32 released to production
The update, contains:

  • Cream CE . The service is released with a GlueCEServiceState different
    from 'production'
  • WMS: Important bug fix to proxy renewal mechanism (crash with FQANs too short) (BUG:38820)
The planned release of bug fixes to FTS SL4 was postponed due to
an issue seen in pre-production which could cause segmentation faults

2008-10-02: gLite 3.0 Update 44 released to production
The update, contains

  • new host certificate for the VOMS server lcg-voms.cern.ch
  • glite-FTA: A new version of glite-data-transfer-url-copy fixes bug #33528

2008-10-01: Pilot service of Cream CE:

2008-10-01: After the deployment tests, PPS sites are now upgrading
to gLite 3.1 PPS Update 36 This update contains

  • WMS: Important bug fix to proxy renewal mechanism (crash with FQANs too short) (BUG:38820)
  • Proxy Server: The service now publishes the glite release version
  • lcg-CE: New updates on LCG CE improvement packagesl
  • glite-BDII: Updated version that fixes a number of outstanding
    issues, improves the configuration and provides
    some additional features. This update affects ALL service nodes
  • bug fixes for FTS SL4.
  • New certificate of lcg-vomscers (already in production).
    This change affects ALL service nodes
  • Clients (UI, WN, VOBOX): removal of obsoleted DM packages
Release notes in
https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/EGEE/PPSReleaseNotes_310_PPS_Update36
Deployment test reports in
http://www.cern.ch/pps/index.php?dir=./release/testreports/gLite3.1.0/gLite3.1.0-PPS-UPDATE36/

2008-09-30: gLite 3.1 PPS Update 37 was released to PPS and
it is now in phase of pre-deployment testing. This update contains

  • LB: A number of non-critical bug fixes (PATCH:1803 , PATCH:2380)
  • glite-UI: glite-brokerinfo added
  • glite-BDII: obsoleted lcg-info packages removed
  • glite-VOMS (oracle and mysql): obsoleted lcg-info packages removed
  • glite-PX:
    • The information provider now publishes much richer
      information about how the MyProxy service can be used.
    • obsoleted lcg-info packages removed
Release notes in
https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/EGEE/PPSReleaseNotes_310_PPS_Update37


  • 2008-10-01(3): Task: gL3.1 U36 --> PPS Details:Bulletin created, broadcast sent to the PPS site admins Status: Done . Alvaro,Esteban

  • 2008-10-01(1): Task: gL3.1 U37--> PPS Details:Ticket created on ggus and kick-off e-mail sent to Felix, Andreas Status: In Progress . Alvaro, Esteban

  • 2008-09-29(2): Ops Meeting

  • 2008-09-29(1): Task: gL3.1 U32 --> Prod Details: GT-PROD (GGUS:40889) created, requested patches:

  • 2008-09-26(1): Task: gL3.1 U36 --> PPS Details:Mirror requested at CNAF Status: In Progress . Alvaro,Esteban


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 25-September-08)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:


2008-09-24: a PPS all-sites meeting was held in Istanbul
at the EGEE conference. among the item discussed:

  • Changes happened in PPS since EGEE07. How the day-to-day work
    of the PPS people may be affected by these changes
  • make progress in the re-distribution of tasks between the pre-production
    partners, with a special regard to deployment testing.
Detailed agenda and minutes in
http://indico.cern.ch/sessionDisplay.py?sessionId=72&confId=32220



PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 18-September-08)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:


2008-09-17: gLite 3.1 PPS Update 36 was released to PPS
and is currently in phase of pre-deployment testing.
Among the new services we find:

  • WMS: Important bug fix to proxy renewal mechanism (crash with FQANs too short) (BUG:38820)
  • Proxy Server: The service now publishes the glite release version
  • lcg-CE: New updates on LCG CE improvement packagesl
  • glite-BDII: Updated version that fixes a number of outstanding
    issues, improves the configuration and provides
    some additional features. This update affects ALL service nodes
  • bug fixes for FTS SL4.
  • New certificate of lcg-vomscers (already in production).
    This change affects ALL service nodes
  • Clients (UI, WN, VOBOX): removal of obsoleted DM packages
Release notes in
https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/EGEE/PPSReleaseNotes_310_PPS_Update36

2008-09-17: A tool to identify, keep track and display statistics of the work
being done in PPS by the EGEE-SA1 partners is now available on the PPS web site
http://www.cern.ch/pps/index.php?dir=./ActivityManagement/
Interesting features of the tool are:

  • Management Interface to task tracker
  • Visualization and statistics of PPS related tasks
  • Effort statistics distributed per ROC and per site (the report includes
    for the time being only the effort spent around the cream pilot)
  • Site/Activity commitment registry (Who is doing What)
    http://www.cern.ch/pps/index.php?dir=./site/../panel/SVC/

2008-09-15: Release of gLite 3.1 Update 31 to production in preparation
The update, to be released this Wednesday will contain
the new host certificate for the VOMS server lcg-voms.cern.ch

2008-09-15: Pre-production site admins and ROC Managers are welcome
to join the Pre-Production Service all sites meeting on Wednesday 24th
September at the EGEE08 conference (Barbaros hall B: 16:00 - 17:30)
http://indico.cern.ch/sessionDisplay.py?sessionId=72&slotId=0&confId=32220#2008-09-24

2008-09-11: The procedure to register a site to PPS was changed.
The updated one is available at
https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/LCG/PPSSiteRegistrationProcedures
In particular a new site registration form for PPS site is available at
http://www.cern.ch/pps/site/PPSsiteRegistrationForm_v0.1.doc
for ROCs and Site Admins to test. Relevant changes are:

  • Permanent SLA with PPS site removed
  • A pre-registration of the site to at least one of the activities is required.
    For sites already registered in PPS, the PPS activity registry is now being
    updated with the information now available
    Site and ROCs will be requested later on to verify it


  • 2008-09-17(1): Task: Activity Management Details:First version of the PPS activity tracker in place. Status: Done. Danica, Antonio

  • 2008-09-16(2): Ops Meeting

  • 2008-09-16(2): Task: gL3.1 U31 --> Prod Details: GT-PROD (GGUS:40889) created, requested patch:
    • PATCH:2298 R3.1 lcg-vomscerts-5.1.0 adds next cert for voms.cern.ch gLite 3.1 5 - Certified
      Status: In progress . Antonio

  • 2008-09-10(1): Task: Activity Management Details:a table in the savannah database is now dumped from the GOC DB . It will be used to retrieve site contacts and general info for pre-deployment test activity. Status: In progress. Antonio


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 10-September-08)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:


2008-09-05: the EMT made the decision to delay the deployment of
the CREAM CE (PATCH:1755). This is because there are instances of the WMS
of unsupported version in production that can still accidentally match the Cream CE
and cause submission failure. The number of WMS potentially affected by this
issue has been estimated to be order of 4/5 by an analysis of the information
published. The list of sites that are publishing old version of WMS running on SL3 is

  • EENet (Estonia)
  • ITEP (Russia)
  • RTUETF ( Latvia)
  • UNI-FREIBURG (Germany)
Sites running WMS on SL4 (allegedly Cream-safe) are
  • AEGIS01-PHY-SCL
  • Australia-ATLAS
  • BY-UIIP
  • CERN-PROD
  • CESGA-EGEE
  • CGG-LCG2
  • CNR-PROD-PISA
  • CY-01-KIMON
  • CYFRONET-LCG2
  • DESY-HH
  • FZK-LCG2
  • GR-01-AUTH
  • GRIF
  • HG-06-EKT
  • INFN-CNAF
  • INFN-PADOVA
  • ITEP
  • JINR-LCG2
  • KR-KISTI-GCRT-01
  • NCP-LCG2
  • pic
  • prague_cesnet_lcg2
  • RAL-LCG2
  • RO-03-UPB
  • RTUETF
  • RU-Phys-SPbSU
  • ru-PNPI
  • SARA-MATRIX
  • Taiwan-LCG2
  • TR-01-ULAKBIM
  • UKI-SCOTGRID-GLASGOW
  • Uniandes
  • VU-MIF-LCG2
ROCs should please verify the correctness of the list above and notify us of
missing service instances (in which case a correction of the information
published would be welcome).
Sites still running WMS on SL3 should upgrade to version 3.1 as soon as
possible or decommission the service in order not to perturb the deployment of
the Cream CEs

In addition to that, the proxy renewal mechanism wasn't working properly because
it required opening of ports on the WNs. Until these issues are fixed by an incoming
patch, Cream will be released with a GlueCEServiceState different from 'production'
and changed later changed again later. The release with the workaround that is currently in
certification can be expected in about 2 weeks


  • 2008-09-5(1): Task: Activity Management Details:a table in the savannah database is now synchronised with the YUM repository. It will used to register sites to the pre-deployment test activity. Status: In progress. Antonio

  • 2008-09-04(1): Task: gL3.1 U36--> PPS Details:Ticket created on ggus and kick-off e-mail sent to Felix, Andreas Status: In Progress . Alvaro, Esteban


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 4-Septembert-08)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:


2008-09-04: an issue was found with the version of GFAL
released with gLite3.1 Update30: After the upgrade, some sites in various
regions appear to be failing the SAM tests. The issue, still under analysis appears
to be due to LDAP searches no longer compatible with the gLite 3.0 top-level BDII.
Affected sites (those failing the SAM tests) should make sure to be be pointing to a gLite 3.1 top-level BDII
as LCG_GFAL_INFOSYS. SA1 is preparing an official recommendation for the sites and interacting with
the ROCs to make sure that all regional top level BDII are running a compatible version

2008-09-02: Pilot service of Cream CE:

  • A check point meeting was held with JRAI, SA1 and Alice
  • Progresses in the usage of the services in preview were reported by Alice
  • The decision was made to extend the duration of the pilot
    in the current configuration until the 30th of September
  • The pilot will be sligtly extended to include cream services running the version
    about to be released in produciton
  • Minutes are available at
    http://indico.cern.ch/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=38527
  • Details about the single tasks can be found in the tracker
    https://savannah.cern.ch/task/?group=sa1dep
    specifically listing the subtasks of TASK:7143

2008-09-2: the EMT made the decision to delay the deployment of
the CREAM CE (PATCH:1755). This is because there are instances of the WMS
of unsupported version in production that can still accidentally match the Cream CE
and cause submission failure. The number of WMS potentially affected by this
issue has been estimated to be order of 4/5 by an analysis of the information
published. A confirmation is expected from the WLCG EGEE Operation meeting.
In addition to that, the proxy renewal mechanism wasn't working properly because
it required opening of ports on the WNs. Until these issues are fixed by an incoming
patch, Cream will be released with a GlueCEServiceState different from 'production'
and changed later changed again later. The release with the workaround that is currently in
certification can be expected in about 2 weeks

2008-09-02: The gLite release procedure
https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/LCG/PPSReleaseProcedures#PPS_Production
was changed to include the Release Testing as a formal step.
The new service is described in
https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/LCG/PreProductionServiceDescription#Release_Testing
This is a complementary step of the release procedure:
selected and specialised sites receive the updates at a shortly earlier stage than the other
production sites. So that they can provide useful feedback to the release managers in case
of any anomalies. This happens in parallel with the release preparation and it is so far
a non-blocking step.
Sites part of the initial team are all from the Central Europe region, namely:

  • WCSS - Pawel Dziekonski (Production)
  • GUP-CERTIF-TB - Martin Polak (PPS)
  • PPS-SiGNET - Dejan Lesjak (PPS)

2008-09-02: gLite3.1 Update30 was released to production
The update, meant to be released next Thursday, was delayed due to last-minute
changes to the repository and further analysis of the impacts of bugs
found in PPS. It is going however to be released today or tomorrow
. The update will affect the vast majority of services.
It will contain, notably:

  • A patch to globus VDT , fixing the issue raised with BUG:37563
    (limit in proxy delegation chain)
  • dCache 1.8.0-15p5 : Minor bug fixes and inclusion of the Chimera
    filesystem which can be configured through new yaim-dcache module.
  • GFAL/lcg_util bugfix release
  • gLite YAIM clients update
    • VOBOX specific variables are now distributed under services/glite-vobox
      and defaults/glite-vobox.pre
    • The AMGA client configuration function is now included in the UI, WN, TAR UI and TAR WN
    • The config_vomsdir function configuring the .lsc files under vomsdir is now
      included un the UI, WN and VOBOX. There is a known problem with config_vomsdir on
      the UI_TAR and WN_TAR.
    • Please check also the YAIM-Client Known Issues in
      https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/LCG/YaimGuide400


  • 2008-09-3(3): Task: Documentation Details: web page for pilot services created (www.cern.ch/index.php?dir=./MPS/) Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2008-09-3(2): Task: Pilot of Cream CE Details: TASK:7159 was finished. gstat can now see the Cream CE Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2008-09-3(1): SCM Meeting

  • 2008-09-02(3): Task: gL3.1 U30 --> Prod Details: Repository mirrored, broadcast sent, GT-PROD GGUS:40088 and related GT-PPS closed Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2008-09-2(1): Task: Release process Details:Contacts for release testing are now in the list sa1-release-test . Release procedure changed accordingly Status: Done. Antonio

  • 2008-09-1(1): Ops Meeting

  • 2008-08-29(2): Task: Activity Management Details:web page to monitor PPS tasks created Status: In progress. Danica

  • 2008-08-29(1): Task: Documentation Details:Site registration procedure reviewed (PPSSiteRegistrationProcedures) and linked to the web site Status: Done. Antonio


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 28-August-08)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:


2008-08-27: the EMT made the decision to delay the deployment of
the CREAM CE (the certified patch). This is because not-ICE-enabeld WMS
could accidentally match the Cream CE and cause a submission failure.
Waiting for the ICE-WMS to be deployed, as a workaround,Cream will be
released with a GlueServiceStatus = ‘Production’, to be
changed again later. One issue is represented by the old version of WMS on
SL3 (unsupported). As they will not be integrated with ICE, once the Cream
CE will be advertised again in realproduction mode, they would fail to submit.
In order to size this issue up we would like to get from the WLCG EGEE Operation
Meeting an estimation of the number of old SL3 WMS still in production.

2008-08-25: release of gLite3.1 Update30 to production in preparation.
The update, to be released next Thursday, will affect the vast majority of services.
It will contain, notably:

  • Cream CE and clients
  • A patch to globus VDT , fixing the issue raised with BUG:37563
    (limit in proxy delegation chain)
  • dCache 1.8.0-15p5
  • GFAL/lcg_util bugfix release

2008-08-20: gLite 3.1 Update 29 was released to production
The updated version of DPM and LFC , corresponding to
PATCH:1987 and PATCH:1988 fixes the following bugs:

  • return space to pool when removing a replica in a space that no longer exists
  • disfavour filling filesystems to more than 98 percent of capacity during selection
  • added ctrl-c handling and an option to limit total drain size in dpm-drain
  • minor bounds checking changes in dpm, ns and Csec
  • return a network time out error to client rather than internal error in some circumstances
  • apply castor ns fix for BUG:31342, for consistency between lcg-dm and castor
  • several small fixes (see patch for more details)


  • 2008-08-25(3):Ops Meeting

  • 2008-08-25(2): Task: gL3.1 U30 --> Prod Details: GT-PROD (GGUS:40088) created, requested patch:
    • PATCH:2059 R3.1/SLC4/x86_64: GFAL/lcg_util bugfix release - 3.1.0 PPS Update 35
    • PATCH:2056 R3.1/SLC4/i386: GFAL/lcg_util bugfix release - 3.1.0 PPS Update 35
    • PATCH:1981 VDT-Globus 1.6.1-7 / ia32 - 3.1.0 PPS Update 35
    • PATCH:1979 VDT-Globus 1.6.1-7 / x86_64 -3.1.0 PPS Update 35
    • PATCH:1894 dCache 1.8.0-15p5 Plus YAIM upgraded to modular behaviour amd64 - 3.1.0 PPS Update 34
    • PATCH:1877 dCache 1.8.0-15p5 Plus YAIM upgraded to modular behaviour i386 - 3.1.0 PPS Update 34
    • PATCH:1893 Include AMGA c++ and Python Client API's into glite-WN x86_64 - 3.1.0 PPS Update 32
    • PATCH:1892 Include AMGA c++ and Python Client API's into wn, ui and vobox x86 - 3.1.0 PPS Update 32
    • PATCH:1982 [ YAIM ] glite-yaim-clients 4.0.4 - 3.1.0 PPS Update 31
    • PATCH:1790 CREAM Client UI for slc4/i386 platform - 3.1.0 PPS Update 33
    • PATCH:1781 reducing the number of dependencies of edg-mkgridmap on x86_64 - 3.1.0 PPS Update 34
    • PATCH:1755 CREAM CE for slc4/i386 platform - 3.1.0 PPS Update 33
      GT-PPS linked, reminder sent to EMT with patches still in PPS Status: In progress . Antonio

  • 2008-08-25(1): Task: Set-up pre-production registry Details:a database was set-up and synchronised with Savannah project sa1dep. all the refresh and back-up machinery is in place Status: In Progress. Antonio


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 21-August-08)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:


2008-08-20: after pre-deployment testing PPS sites are now upgrading to
gLite3.1 PPS Update35. This update contains an hot bugfix for the FTS
production release identified by PATCH:2047 and PATCH:2048
. Apart from this the latest globus VDT packages (v.1.6.1-7)
are updated which affect many node types. The included GFAL update fixes several bugs.

glite_DPM & glite_LFC Release of gLite 3.0 Update 29 in preparation The updated version of DPM and LFC , corresponding to PATCH:1987 and PATCH:1988 fixes the following bugs:

  • return space to pool when removing a replica in a space that no longer exists
  • disfavour filling filesystems to more than 98 percent of capacity during selection
  • added ctrl-c handling and an option to limit total drain size in dpm-drain
  • minor bounds checking changes in dpm, ns and Csec
  • return a network time out error to client rather than internal error in some circumstances
  • apply castor ns fix for BUG:31342, for consistency between lcg-dm and castor
  • several small fixes (see patch for more details)


  • 2008-08-20(3): Task: gL3.1 U35 --> PPS Details:Bulletin created, broadcast sent to the PPS site admins Status: Done . Alvaro,Esteban

  • 2008-08-20(2): Task: gL3.1 U35 --> PPS Details:Mirror requested at CNAF Status: In Progress . Alvaro,Esteban


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 14-August-08)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:


2008-08-12: gLite3.1 PPS Update35 was released to PPS
and it is now undergoing pre-deployment test. This updates a hot bugfix for the FTS production release. Apart from this the latest globus VDT packages (v.1.6.1-7) are updated which affect many node types. The included GFAL update fixes several bugs.

2008-08-12: after pre-deployment testing PPS sites are now upgrading to
gLite3.1 PPS Update34. This update contains

  • Removes about 40MB of not needed dependency.
  • Major changes in YAIM minor bug fixes in dcache plus the inclusion of Chimera in dCache, and can be configured via YAIM.
  • A new version of the dcache YAIM module has been compiled by Maria.
  • Update on LFC and DPM
  • Updated version of CREAM_ce, leaned of uneccessary packages which were deliverd with PPS update 33 (PPS-glite-CREAM_ce-3.1.1-0).


  • 2008-08-12(1): Task: gL3.1 U35--> PPS Details:Ticket created on ggus and kick-off e-mail sent to Felix Status: In Progress . Alvaro, Esteban

  • 2008-08-12(3): Task: gL3.1 U34 --> PPS Details:Bulletin created, broadcast sent to the PPS site admins Status: Done . Alvaro,Esteban

  • 2008-08-11(2): Task: gL3.1 U34 --> PPS Details:Mirror requested at CNAF Status: In Progress . Alvaro,Esteban


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 07-August-08)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:


2008-08-05: gLite3.1 PPS Update34 was released to PPS
and it is now undergoing pre-deployment test. This update contains

  • Removes about 40MB of not needed dependency.
  • Major changes in YAIM minor bug fixes in dcache plus the inclusion of Chimera in dCache, and can be configured via YAIM.
  • A new version of the dcache YAIM module has been compiled by Maria.
  • Update on LFC and DPM
  • Updated version of CREAM_ce, leaned of uneccessary packages which were deliverd with PPS update 33 (PPS-glite-CREAM_ce-3.1.1-0).

2008-08-05: after pre-deployment testing PPS sites are now upgrading to
gLite3.1 PPS Update33. This update contains first version of CREAM CE.
The glite-UI has been extended by CREAM capability.


  • 2008-08-05(1): Task: gL3.1 U34--> PPS Details:Ticket created on ggus and kick-off e-mail sent to Felix Status: In Progress . Alvaro, Esteban

  • 2008-08-05(3): Task: gL3.1 U33 --> PPS Details:Bulletin created, broadcast sent to the PPS site admins Status: Done . Alvaro,Esteban

  • 2008-08-01(2): Task: gL3.1 U33 --> PPS Details:Mirror requested at CNAF Status: In Progress . Alvaro,Esteban


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 31-Jul-08)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:


2008-07-28: glexec tests in PPS:
Service available on several CEs in PPS.
(list available at:
https://pps-private-wiki.egee.cesga.es/gocdb/user1.cgi?inputVal=40
selecting nodes at version >= gLite 3.1 PPS-update31
Still no feedback received from users

2008-07-28: release of gLite3.1 PPS Update34 to PPS in preparation
This update will contain

  • DPM and LFC 1.6.11 (see details in PATCH:1987)
  • dCache 1.8.0-15p5 with new YAIM nodule for configuration

2008-07-23: gLite3.1 PPS Update33 was released to PPS
and it is now undergoing pre-deployment test. This update contains
The new Cream CE as well as some extentions to the glite-UI needed
to support it . This version, the first one certified, is slightly behind the one currently
used in the PPS pilot, but perfectly safe and compatible, so it will be likely
made available in production as soon as the pre-deployment test is successfully done


  • 2008-07-30(1) Task: Reporting Details:EGEE Quarterly report Q1 for EU written Status: Done . Antonio


EGEE-III PPS Quarterly Report Q1 for UE

Pre-Production Service

During Q1, the activity done within the pre-production service (PPS) [www.cern.ch/pps] was focused on the two main goals of

  1. introducing and channeling software releases to production according to the existing process, well established during EGEEII
  2. at the same time, and without service interruptions, shifting towards the implementation of the new service model, as developed during the last two quarters of EGEEII.

In particular a slight but significant change was introduced for EGEEIII in the mandate of the service itself, which now aims to be much more tailored on the real needs of the users without necessarily provide a permanent and hardly sustainable grid infrastructure parallel to the production service. At the same time the PPS keeps unaltered the task of contributing to the overall quality of the middleware by providing feedback on installation and configuration procedures against near-production scenarios.

In observation of the new mandate and of the use case document shared with HEP VOs and EGEE regions (https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/LCG/PreProductionUseCases) , two separate service areas were distinguished (the Middleware Preview Services or MPS and the Middleware Quality Services or MQS ), covering, respectively, the two main points of the mandate. The layout of the service to-be is described in the document https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/LCG/PreProductionServiceDescription

A transition plan to migrate the service towards the new model was drafted at the beginning of Q1 . The workplan for the transition, available in its first version in the presentation http://egee-pre-production-service.web.cern.ch/egee-pre-production-service/presentations/080610-EGEEIII-SA1-PPS-planning-v1.ppt , is based on six major tasks, currently in progress, ideally to be completed by September/October 2008. They are:

  • Modification of the release procedure to integrate the deployment of pilot services.
  • Review of the pre-deployment test in the aim to de-centralise the coordination and to distribute the responsibility to partners
  • Decommissioning of the permanent infrastructure
  • Set-up automated tools for distribution of middleware clients
  • Set up an activity management system to track PPS activity performed by the regions
  • Documentation/dissemination

A tracker to monitor the work in progress was set up and is available at https://savannah.cern.ch/projects/sa1dep/

As previously said, in parallel with this work in progress, the PPS continues to perform seamlessly old and new technical tasks. E.g.


FINAL VERSION

Pre-production service: During Q1, the activity done within the pre-production service (PPS) [www.cern.ch/pps] was focused on the two main goals of introducing software releases to production, and at the same time, without service interruptions, shifting towards the implementation of the new service model, as developed during the last two quarters of EGEEII. The PPS mandate has changed in EGEE III and it now aims to be tailored to the real needs of the users moving from a permanent service to an on-demand one. At the same time the PPS keeps unaltered the task of contributing to the overall quality of the middleware by providing feedback on installation and configuration procedures against near-production scenarios. In observation of the new mandate and of the use case document shared with HEP VOs and EGEE regions (https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/LCG/PreProductionUseCases) , two separate service areas were distinguished (the Middleware Preview Services or MPS and the Middleware Quality Services or MQS ), covering, respectively, the two main points of the mandate. The layout of the service to-be is described in the document https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/LCG/PreProductionServiceDescription A transition plan to migrate the service towards the new model was drafted at the beginning of Q1. The work plan for the transition, available in its first version in the presentation http://egee-pre-production-service.web.cern.ch/egee-pre-production-service/presentations/080610-EGEEIII-SA1-PPS-planning-v1.ppt , is based on six major tasks, currently in progress, ideally to be completed by September/October 2008.


  • 2008-07-28(1):Ops Meeting

  • 2008-07-25(3): Task: gL3.1 U32 --> PPS Details:Bulletin created, broadcast sent to the PPS site admins Status: Done . Alvaro,Esteban

  • 2008-07-24(1): Task: gL3.1 U33--> PPS Details:Ticket created on ggus and kick-off e-mail sent to Felix Status: In Progress . Alvaro, Esteban


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 24-Jul-08)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:


2008-07-24: after pre-deployment testing PPS sites
are now upgrading to gLite3.1 PPS Update32. This update,
impacting several services, contains:
  • FTS SL4 release (32 and 64 bit)
  • GFAL and lcg_util update (32 and 64 bit)
    • New function gfal_removedir
    • Several bug fixes
  • AMGA c++and Python Client API's into client nodes
  • Various improvements on lcg-extra-jobmanagers (CE)
  • MyProxy version 1.6.1-7 (fixes build issue related to globus
    flavour, already deployed in production)

2008-07-23: release of gLite3.1 Update28 in preparation
This update, to be release the 29th of July will contain

  • glite-CONDOR_utils for lcg-CE(PATCH:1856)
  • New version of gsoap plugin with a vulnerability fix
    (affecting LB, WMS, UI, WN, VOBOX, CE)(PATCH:1846)
  • Several bug fixes on WMS and clients (PATCH:1780)
  • New Short Lived Credential Service (SLCS), allowing to
    get short-lived personal certificate based on Shibboleth
    AAI identity (PATCH:1693)
  • MyProxy version 1.6.1-7 (fixes build issue related to globus flavour,
    already deployed in production) (PATCH:1978)
  • Various improvements on lcg-extra-jobmanagers (CE) (PATCH:1942)
  • GFAL and lcg_util update with new function gfal_removedir
    and Several bug fixes
  • FTS SL4 release (32 and 64 bit)

2008-07-22: Pilot service of Cream CE:

  • A check point meeting was held with JRAI, SA1 Alice and CMS
  • Progresses in the usage of the services in preview were reported by Alice
  • The decision was made to extend the duration of the pilot
    in the current configuration until the 26th of August
  • FZK is setting up a rack with about 300 cores for the pps queue
    dedicated to Alice through the cream CE
  • Minutes available at
    http://indico.cern.ch/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=37274
  • Details about the single tasks can be found in the tracker
    https://savannah.cern.ch/task/?group=sa1dep
    specifically listing the subtasks of TASK:7143


  • 2008-07-24(2): Task: gL3.1 U32 --> PPS Details:Mirror requested at CNAF Status: In Progress . Alvaro,Esteban

  • 2008-07-23(2): Task: Pilot of cream CE Details: FZK is setting up a rack with about 300 cores for the pps queue. These will be available for Alice soon. Status: In progress . Antonio, Angela

  • 2008-07-22(1): Task: Pilot of cream CE Details: 2nd check-point meeting held. Alice is actively using the services, progresses in SAM. Decision made to extend the pilot until the 26th of August. Minutes in http://indico.cern.ch/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=37274 . Status: In progress . Antonio

  • 2008-06-21(1):Ops Meeting


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 14-Jul-08)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:


2008-07-21: Pilot service of Cream CE:

2008-07-14: After pre-deployment testing PPS sites
have upgraded to gLite3.1 Update31. The EIS support team
has been notified about the installed machines. This update,
impacting the client nodes and all voms-aware services, contains:

  • glexec installation/configuration + rpath stripping
  • glite-CONDOR_utils on a lcg-CE3.1
  • New version of gsoap plugin with a vulnerability fix(affecting LB, WMS, UI, WN, VOBOX, CE)
  • Several bug fixes on WMS and clients
  • TORQUE_client metapackage for the 64 bit architecture
  • glite-SLCS-client (inital release)
  • An issue was recently found in certification (BUG:38373) affecting glexec on WNs.
    Basically the new feature cannot work with voms proxies unless host
    certificates are not installed on the worker nodes. A fix for that will be
    released before the deployment to production. As the proper fix will take
    some time to be certified, though, and the feature is of extreme interest for
    the experiments to test, PPS sites will work the issue around by deploying
    host certificates on PPS WNs

  • 2008-07-14(3): Task: gL3.1 U31 --> PPS Details:Bulletin created, broadcast sent to the PPS site admins Status: Done . Alvaro,Esteban

  • 2008-07-10(2): Task: gL3.1 U31 --> PPS Details:Mirror requested at CNAF Status: In Progress . Alvaro,Esteban

  • 2008-07-09(1): Task: gL3.1 U32--> PPS Details:Ticket created on ggus and kick-off e-mail sent to Juha, Felix Status: In Progress . Alvaro, Esteban


2008-07-04: gLite3.1 Update27 was released to production
This update, initially supposed to be released the 25th of June,
had some delays for which we apologise. It contains:
2008-07-04: gLite3.1 PPS Update31 was released to PPS
and it is now undergoing pre-deployment test. This update,
impacting the client nodes and all voms-aware services, contains:
  • glexec installation/configuration + rpath stripping
  • glite-CONDOR_utils on a lcg-CE3.1
  • New version of gsoap plugin with a vulnerability fix(affecting LB, WMS, UI, WN, VOBOX, CE)
  • Several bug fixes on WMS and clients
  • TORQUE_client metapackage for the 64 bit architecture
  • glite-SLCS-client (inital release)
  • An issue was recently found in certification (BUG:39373) affecting glexec on WNs.
    Basically the new feature cannot work with voms proxies unless host
    certificates are not installed on the worker nodes. A fix for that will be
    released before the deployment to production. As the proper fix will take
    some time to be certified, though, and the feature is of extreme interest for
    the experiments to test, PPS sites will work the issue around by deploying
    host certificates on PPS WNs

  • 2008-07-04(1): Task: gL3.1 U27 --> Prod Details: Repository mirrored, broadcast sent, GT-PROD GGUS:37594 and related GT-PPS closed Status: Done . Antonio


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 03-Jul-08)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:


2008-07-03: release of gLite3.0 Update44 in preparation
This update, to be release the 3rd of July will contain

  • PATCH:1850 - Bug fix in glite-FTA: the gridFTP session
    handling was changed so that the copy and getFileSize are done
    in the same session

2008-07-02: SAM service still down in PPS:

  • The installation of a new publishing webservice and a new instance
    of the bdii2oracle script is still in progress

2008-07-02: Release of gLite3.1 PPS Update31 to PPS in preparation

  • This update, is bound to contain, among other certified patches,
    PATCH:1732 - glexec installation/configuration + rpath stripping
  • An issue was recently found in certification (BUG:39373).
    Basically the new feature cannot work with voms proxies unless host
    certificates are not installed on the worker nodes. A fix for that will be
    released before the deployment to production. As the proper fix will take
    some time to be certified, though, and the feature is of extreme interest for
    the experiments to test, PPS sites will work the issue around by deploying
    host certificates on PPS WNs

2008-07-02: After pre-deployment testing gLite3.0 Update50
was released to PPS. This update contains
a bug fix in glite-FTA: the gridFTP session handling was changed so that the
copy and getFileSize are done in the same session

2008-07-01: Pilot service of Cream CE:

  • Cream CEs and ICE-enabled WMS are available at PPS-CNAF,
    FZK-PPS and SCAI-PPS
  • A check-point meeting was held to define the next steps of the pilot
  • The LHC experiments where invited and given details about the current
    set up. They generally confirmed that there are the conditions for an initial
    testing from their part and technical agreements were reached in that sense
  • In consideration of that and of the current certification status of the relevant
    software, the decision was made to extend the duration of Phase1 of the pilot
    (deployment in PPS environment) until the 22nd of July before the pilot service
    starts being migrated toward the production environment
  • Minutes of the meeting available at
    http://indico.cern.ch/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=36931
  • Details about the single tasks can be found in the tracker
    https://savannah.cern.ch/task/?group=sa1dep
    specifically listing the subtasks of TASK:7143

2008-07-01: A PPS all-sites meeting was held to introduce the
implementation of the new model of PPS and discuss the related tasks

2008-06-19: release of gLite3.1 Update27 to production in preparation
This update, initially supposed to be released the 25th of June,
had some delays and it will be out as soon as possible. It will contain:


  • 2008-07-02(3): Task: Re-organisation of PPS Details:A formal task (TASK:7285) and relevant subtasks were inserted to monitor the process Status: In progress . Antonio

  • 2008-07-02(1): Task: gL3.0 U50 --> PPS Details:Bulletin created, broadcast sent to the PPS site admins Status: Done . Alvaro,Esteban

  • 2008-07-01(2): Task: Cream CE Pilot in PPSDetails: Check-point meeting was held: the decision was made to extend phase 1 until the 22nd of July . Minutes in PPIslandFollowUp2008x07x01 Status: In progress . Antonio

  • 2008-07-01(1): Task: PPS all-sites meeting.Details: Introduction of the transition tasks and first progress reports. Minutes in PpsAllSitesMeetingMinutes08x07x01 Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2008-06-30(1):Ops Meeting


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 26-Jun-08)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:


2008-06-26: New SAM server in PPS:

  • A dedicated instance of the SAM database for PPS has been set up
    in order to fix a recently emerged incompatibility that was affecting the
    submission of SAm tests to PPS sites. Clients and portal are being reconfigured
    accordingly and the service should be available again in a very short time

2008-06-24: Release of gLite3.1 PPS Update31 to PPS in preparation
This update, is bound to contain, among other certified patches,
PATCH:1732 - glexec installation/configuration + rpath stripping

2008-06-23: gLite3.0 Update50 was released to PPS
This update, currently in advanced phase of pre-deployment testing, contains
a bug fix in glite-FTA: the gridFTP session handling was changed so that the
copy and getFileSize are done in the same session

2008-06-23: Pilot service of Cream CE:

  • The 1st phase is in progress as scheduled.
    • Cream CEs have been installed at PPS-CNAF and FZK-PPS
    • ICE-enabled WMSss have been installed at SCAI-PPS and FZK-PPS
    • Update of installation procedure in progress
  • The trasition to phase2 (publishing in production BDII and involvement of experiments
    in the test) is planned to be kicked-off the 1st of Julyt
    Details about the single tasks can be found in the tracker
    https://savannah.cern.ch/task/?group=sa1dep
    specifically listing the subtasks of TASK:7143


  • 2008-06-25(2): Task: Cream CE Pilot in PPSDetails: The page PpsPilotCream was given a better structure. TASK:7161 is closed Status: In progress . Antonio

  • 2008-06-25(1):SCM Meeting


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 19-Jun-08)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:


2008-06-19: release of gLite3.1 Update27 to production in preparation
This update, to be released the 25th of June will contain:

2008-06-18: Pilot service of Cream CE:


  • 2008-06-19(1): Task: gL3.1 U27 --> Prod Details: GT-PROD (GGUS:37594) created, requested patch:
    • PATCH:1786 Updated Yaim BDII - 3.1.0 PPS Update 29
      GT-PPS linked Status: In progress . Antonio

  • 2008-06-18(2): Task: Set-up Activity Management system Details: the tracker https://savannah.cern.ch/task/?group=sa1dep was created to contain the tasks. Actions related to the Cream CE Pilot have been uploaded Status: In Progress . Antonio

  • 2008-06-18(1): Task: gL3.0 U50--> PPS Details:Ticket created on ggus and kick-off e-mail sent to Juha, Joachim Status: In Progress . Alvaro, Esteban

  • 2008-06-16(1):Ops Meeting


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 12-Jun-08)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:


2008-06-11: gLite3.1 Update26 was released to production
This update contains:

  • glite-AMGA_oracle (initial release)
  • glite-AMGA_postgres
  • VOMS
    • voms-server 3.1.3-0 (several bug fixes)
    • VOMS Admin Server 2.0.14.1 (several bug fixes)
  • Torque 2.3.0 with several enhancements e.g.:
    • added -a to qrun to allow asynchronous job start
    • allow qrerun on completed jobs
    • allow qdel to delete all jobs
    • make qdel -m functionality match the documentation
    • local client connections use a unix domain socket, bypassing inet and pbs_iff
  • Client tools (UI, WNs, VOBOXEs)
    • New version of lcg-info to support multiple BDII endpoints in LCG_GFAL_INFOSYS
    • VOMS Admin Client 2.0.7.1
      • Added VOMS-Admin User's guide
      • Improved voms-admin client online documentation
  • Fix for dependency issue found after deployment of Update 25
The release date was delayed with respect to what previously announced (5th of June).
This was done in order to insert in the release a fix in the dependencies for an issue
found after deployment of Update 25. There is a further delay due to a broken dependency
affecting glite_MPI_utils, currently being fixed

2008-06-11: Pilot service of Cream CE:

2008-06-10: After pre-deployment testing, PPS sites are upgrading to gLite3.1.0 PPS Update30
The update affects the lcg-CE and VOBOX service:

  • It fixes the problem of the metapackage upgrade introduced in production
    by gLite 3.1 Update 25. For details, please see the BUG:37323, the related GGUS ticket GGUS:36981 and the patch PATCH:1874.

2008-06-09: A link to "Security best practices for administrators, developers
and users of EGEE infrastructure" https://edms.cern.ch/document/926685/1 is now available on the PPS website)


  • 2008-06-11(1): Task: gL3.1 U26 --> Prod Details: Repository mirrored, broadcast sent, GT-PROD GGUS:36939 and related GT-PPS closed Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2008-06-10(2): Task: gL3.1 U30 --> PPS Details:Bulletin created, broadcast sent to the PPS site admins Status: Done . Alvaro,Esteban

  • 2008-06-10(1): Task: gL3.1.0 U30--> PPS Details: Requested to CNAF for PPS Repository update Status: In Progress . Alvaro, Esteban

  • 2008-06-09(1): Task: gL3.1.0 U31--> PPS Details:Ticket created on ggus and kick-off e-mail sent to Juha, Joachim Status: In Progress . Alvaro, Esteban

  • 2008-06-9(2):Ops Meeting


2008-06-9: Release of gLite3.1 Update26 to production in preparation
This update, to be released on Monday 9th of June, contains:
  • glite-AMGA_oracle (initial release)
  • glite-AMGA_postgres
  • VOMS
    • voms-server 3.1.3-0 (several bug fixes)
    • VOMS Admin Server 2.0.14.1 (several bug fixes)
  • Torque 2.3.0 with several enhancements e.g.:
    • added -a to qrun to allow asynchronous job start
    • allow qrerun on completed jobs
    • allow qdel to delete all jobs
    • make qdel -m functionality match the documentation
    • local client connections use a unix domain socket, bypassing inet and pbs_iff
  • Client tools (UI, WNs, VOBOXEs)
    • New version of lcg-info to support multiple BDII endpoints in LCG_GFAL_INFOSYS
    • VOMS Admin Client 2.0.7.1
      • Added VOMS-Admin User's guide
      • Improved voms-admin client online documentation
  • Fix for dependency issue found after deployment of Update 25
The release date was delayed with respect to what previously announced (5th of June).
This was done in order to insert in the release a fix in the dependencies for an issue
found after deployment of Update 25. There is a further delay due to a broken dependency
affecting glite_MPI_utils, currently being fixed
2008-06-06: gLite3.1.0 PPS Update30 was released to PPS and it is
currently in phase of pre-deployment testing The update affects the lcg-CE and VOBOX service:
  • It fixes the problem of the metapackage upgrade introduced in production
    by gLite 3.1 Update 25. For details, please see the BUG:37323, the related GGUS ticket GGUS:36981 and the patch PATCH:1874.

2008-06-09: No issues reported (report not submitted by AP, CERN, IT, SEE)
2008-06-05: Pilot service of Cream CE: While the integration and certification of Cream CEs is progressing, JRA1, SA3 and SA1 are organising a parallel pilot service in order to collect feedback from the experiments and to accelerate the testing and deployment in production of the new service. The pilot will be organised in two phases:
  • 1st phase: to start as soon as YAIM and/or an acceptable set of installation instructions will be provided. Some of PPS sites will be gradually requested to replace their lcg-CE with CREAM. We will start with one site, published in the PPS BDII and then extend the testbed as needed. The aim of this phase is to fine-tune the installation tools (YAIM and release notes), and to verify the correct interactions of the new services with the monitoring tools. In addition to that 1 WMS in PPSwill need to be adapted to submit to cream CEs. So, initially, up to two PPS sites will be needed to support this scenario, to grow to some more (ideally one per batch-system)
  • 2nd phase: to start as soon as the installation is stable and the service has proven to be working and interacting correctly with the other components. Some production sites will be asked to add/replace one or more Cream CEs. to be published with GlueServiceStatus = 'production'. The LHC experiments will be involved in this phase to start a controlled submission of production jobs to the new service.
Instructions to set up the services were received by JRA1 developers. A request to join the activity was sent to PPS service and ROC managers. And interested sites were invited to a kick-off meeting (http://indico.cern.ch/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=35535)

  • 2008-06-09(1): Task: Website :Link to "Security best practices for administrators, developers and users of EGEE infrastructure " https://edms.cern.ch/document/926685/1 created on the website and posted to the service Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2008-06-06(1): Task: gL3.1.0 U30--> PPS Details:Ticket created on ggus and kick-off e-mail sent to Juha, Joachim Status: In Progress . Alvaro, Esteban


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 5-Jun-08)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:


2008-06-5: Release of gLite3.1 Update26 to production in preparation
This update, to be released on Monday 9th of June, contains:

  • glite-AMGA_oracle (initial release)
  • glite-AMGA_postgres
  • VOMS
    • voms-server 3.1.3-0 (several bug fixes)
    • VOMS Admin Server 2.0.14.1 (several bug fixes)
  • Torque 2.3.0 with several enhancements e.g.:
    • added -a to qrun to allow asynchronous job start
    • allow qrerun on completed jobs
    • allow qdel to delete all jobs
    • make qdel -m functionality match the documentation
    • local client connections use a unix domain socket, bypassing inet and pbs_iff
  • Client tools (UI, WNs, VOBOXEs)
    • New version of lcg-info to support multiple BDII endpoints in LCG_GFAL_INFOSYS
    • VOMS Admin Client 2.0.7.1
      • Added VOMS-Admin User's guide
      • Improved voms-admin client online documentation
The release date was delayed with respect to what previously announced (5th of June). This was done in order to insert in the release a fix in the dependencies for an issue found after deployment of Update 25

2008-06-05: Pilot service of Cream CE: While the integration and certification of Cream CEs is progressing, JRA1, SA3 and SA1 are organising a parallel pilot service in order to collect feedback from the experiments and to accelerate the testing and deployment in production of the new service. The pilot will be organised in two phases:

  • 1st phase: to start as soon as YAIM and/or an acceptable set of installation instructions will be provided. Some of PPS sites will be gradually requested to replace their lcg-CE with CREAM. We will start with one site, published in the PPS BDII and then extend the testbed as needed. The aim of this phase is to fine-tune the installation tools (YAIM and release notes), and to verify the correct interactions of the new services with the monitoring tools. In addition to that 1 WMS in PPSwill need to be adapted to submit to cream CEs. So, initially, up to two PPS sites will be needed to support this scenario, to grow to some more (ideally one per batch-system)
  • 2nd phase: to start as soon as the installation is stable and the service has proven to be working and interacting correctly with the other components. Some production sites will be asked to add/replace one or more Cream CEs. to be published with GlueServiceStatus = 'production'. The LHC experiments will be involved in this phase to start a controlled submission of production jobs to the new service.
Instructions to set up the services were received by JRA1 developers. A request to join the activity was sent to PPS service and ROC managers. 2008-06-03: After pre-deployment testing, PPS sites are upgrading to gLite3.1.0 PPS Update29
The update, affects the BDII service, namely:
  • The contents of the GlueSite object has been improved resulting in changes being made to YAIM to reflect the recommendations in http://goc.grid.sinica.edu.tw/gocwi...
  • Both the site and the top level BDIIs publish the GlueService object using a new information service provider. (See details in PATCH:1278).
  • BDII_regions_URL variables are now required by YAIM if they are not defined in the config files
2008-5-30: gLite3.1 Update25 released to production
This update introduces the first release of the gLite 3.1 WMS and LB services for SL4 platform.
All sites running the gLite 3.0 WMS versions (SL3) are encouraged to replace their instances with this newer version.
The update contains:
  • glite-WMS
    • General performances and robustness improvements
    • Several bugs fixed
    • Bottlenecks analyzed and fixed
    • Improved job submission rate and service stability
    • Experimental support for JobDir, a mailbox-based persistent communication mechanism between local processes.
  • glite-LB
    • The functionality is the same as the current gLite 3.0/SL3 release.
      A review of the features of the current release is provided in thee release notes
  • glite-SGE_utils (new JobManager version for SGE)
    • Includes support for DGAS job records
    • Now SGE JobManager submits jobs with CE environment using qsub -V (Fix to question raised in bug #33666)
    • Now SGE JM can submit qstat queries to different qmaster ports including the "$SGE_QMASTER= ''" in the lcgsge.conf JM configuration file.

  • 2008-06-04(1): Task: Cream CE Pilot in PPS ARDADetails: Instruction s received by Massimo Sgaravatto. A request to join the activity was sent to PPS service and ROC manager. In particular PPS-CNAF SCAI-PPS were invited. FZK-PPS expressed interest too Status: In progress . Antonio

  • 2008-06-4(1):SCM Meeting

  • 2008-06-03(2): Task: gL3.1 U29 --> PPS Details:Bulletin created, broadcast sent to the PPS site admins Status: Done . Alvaro,Esteban

  • 2008-06-2(1):Ops Meeting


2008-05-02: ROC France: Downtime on tuesday 3rd june. PPS site will be certainly not reliable during this downtime period
2008-05-02: Pilot service of Cream CE: While the integration and certification of Cream CEs is progressing, JRA1, SA3 and SA1 are organising a parallel pilot service in order to collect feedback from the experiments and to accelerate the testing and deployment in production of the new service. The pilot will be organised in two phases:
  • 1st phase: to start as soon as YAIM and/or an acceptable set of installation instructions will be provided. Some of PPS sites will be gradually requested to replace their lcg-CE with CREAM. We will start with one site, published in the PPS BDII and then extend the testbed as needed. The aim of this phase is to fine-tune the installation tools (YAIM and release notes), and to verify the correct interactions of the new services with the monitoring tools. In addition to that 1 WMS in PPSwill need to be adapted to submit to cream CEs. So, initially, up to two PPS sites will be needed to support this scenario, to grow to some more (ideally one per batch-system)
  • 2nd phase: to start as soon as the installation is stable and the service has proven to be working and interacting correctly with the other components. Some production sites will be asked to add/replace one or more Cream CEs. to be published with GlueServiceStatus = 'production'. The LHC experiments will be involved in this phase to start a controlled submission of production jobs to the new service.
Regions, production and PPS sites are welcome to express their interest in participating to such an activity. The expression of interest is not binding. It will only help us by identifying a pool of resources to be first contacted when the implementation of the pilot service will start.

  • 2008-05-23(2): Task: gL3.0 U43 --> Prod Details: Repository mirrored, broadcast sent, GT-PROD GGUS:36547 and related GT-PPS closed Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2008-05-29(1): Task: gL3.1 U26 --> Prod Details: GT-PROD (GGUS:36939) created, requested patch:
    • PATCH:1708 R3.1/SLC4/i386: glite-AMGA_oracle metapackage - 3.1.0 PPS Update 21
    • PATCH:1648 sl4/i386 New torque 2.3.0-snap.200801151629.2cri and Maui 3.2.6p20-snap.1182974819.8 - 3.1.0 PPS Update 27
    • PATCH:1782 VOMS Admin Server 2.0.14.1 & VOMS Admin Client 2.0.7.1 & VOMS Admin Interface 2.0.2.1 - 3.1.0 PPS Update 27
    • PATCH:1787 VOMS server configuration update (multiple bug fixes) - 3.1.0 PPS Update 27
    • PATCH:1802 New version of lcg-info to support multiple BDII endpoints in LCG_GFAL_INFOSYS - 3.1.0 PPS Update 27
    • PATCH:1854 New yaim to fix the bug #36982 in WMS patch 1726 - 3.1.0 PPS Update 29
      GT-PPS linked Status: In progress . Antonio

  • 2008-05-29(1): Task: Reporting Details:The format of the C5 report in this log was changed in order to use its components as sources for other 3 reports Status: Done . Antonio


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 29-May-08)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:


2008-05-28: Pilot of AMGA at CERN_PPS in progress
  • Installation completed: LHCb is now using the
    service for the integration of the bookkeeping service

28-5-2008: A self-consistent draft of the "PPS Service Description" was sent to the EGEE ROC Managers for comments
https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/LCG/PreProductionServiceDescription The document is also being circulated in EGEE/NA4

2008-05-27: Set-up of preproduction LB notification service for ARDA in progress: Analysis with developers in progress.

27-5-2008: gLite3.1.0 PPS Update29 was released to PPS.
The update, currently in phase of pre-deployment testing, affects the BDII* service, namely:

  • The contents of the GlueSite object has been improved resulting in changes being made to YAIM to reflect the recommendations in http://goc.grid.sinica.edu.tw/gocwi...
  • Both the site and the top level BDIIs publish the GlueService object using a new information service provider. (See details in PATCH:1278).
  • BDII_regions_URL variables are now required by YAIM if they are not defined in the config files

26-5-2008: After pre-deployment testing the PPS is currently upgrading to gLite3.1.0 PPS Update28 . The update contains:

  • WMS: fix for minor configuration bug

23-5-2008: gLite3.1 Update25 to production in preparation.
The update, to be released on thursday 29th May, contains

  • glite-WMS 3.1 for SL4
  • glite-LB 3.1 for SL4
  • SGE-utils
    • new jobmanager version supporting DGAS job records

23-5-2008: gLite3.0 Update43 released to production
The update contains:

  • lcg-vomscerts-5.0.0 with new host certificate for the VOMS server vo.racf.bnl.gov
    Affected metapackages
    • lcg-RB
    • glite-SE_classic
    • glite-VOBOX
    • glite-WMS
    • glite-LB
    • glite-WMSLB
      The following metapackages, now supported with gLite version 3.1, are affected as well if still deployed at some sites in version 3.0
    • lcg-CE
    • lcg-CE_torque
    • glite-LFC_mysql
    • glite-LFC_oracle
    • glite-SE_dpm_disk
    • glite-SE_dpm_mysql
    • glite-SE_dpm_oracle

23-5-2008: gLite3.1 Update24 was released to production. The update contains

  • lcg-vomscerts-5.0.0 with new host certificate for the VOMS server vo.racf.bnl.gov The affected metapackages are
    • lcg-CE
    • lcg-CE_torque
    • glite-LFC_mysql
    • glite-LFC_oracle
    • glite-SE_dpm_disk
    • glite-SE_dpm_mysql
    • glite-SE_dpm_oracle
  • Yaim core and yaim lcg-ce 4.0.4 series - Job Priorities implementation

22-5-2008: The WMS 3.1 PPS pilot at CERN-PROD and INFN CNAF for Atlas and CMS was successfully terminated.More details in https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/LCG/PPIslandFollowUp2008x05x22


  • 2008-05-28(2): Task: PPS Service Description document Details:Self-consistent draft of PreProductionServiceDescription sent to ROC managers for comments Status: In Progress . Antonio

  • 2008-05-28(1): Task: PPS Use Cases document Details: A copy of PreProductionUseCases was sent to NA4 managers for comments. Processing the feedback Status: In Progress . Antonio

  • 2008-05-27(1): Task: gL3.1.0 U29--> PPS Details:Ticket created on ggus and kick-off e-mail sent to Juha, Joachim Status: In Progress . Alvaro, Esteban

  • 2008-05-27(1): Task: set-up of preproduction LB notification service for ARDADetails:Analysis in progress with Ales Krenel. The LB will be probably run by the developers, while the PPS site running the pilot will only maintain the WMS. Status: In progress . Antonio

  • 2008-05-26(2): Task: gL3.1 U28 --> PPS Details:Bulletin created, broadcast sent to the PPS site admins Status: Done . Alvaro,Esteban

  • 2008-05-26(1):Ops Meeting


26-5-2008: CERN: As Announced CERN_PPS is upgrading this week the WMS pps-wms.cern.ch to SL4. There will be a short outage . So the SAM clients running in PPS have been requested to use the WMS at CNAf while the intervention is done.

  • 2008-05-23(4): Task: set-up of preproduction LB notification service for ARDADetails:gathering requirements for the sites Status: In progress . Antonio

  • 2008-05-23(3): Task: gL3.1 U25 --> Prod Details: GT-PROD (GGUS:36745) created, requested patch:
    • PATCH:1727 gLite 3.1 LB for slc4/i386 platform - 3.1.0 PPS Update 23
    • PATCH:1726 gLite 3.1 WMS for slc4/i386 platform - 3.1.0 PPS Update 23
    • PATCH:1820 New YAIM for WMS to fix bug 36476 - 3.1.0 PPS Update 28
      GT-PPS linked Status: In progress . Antonio

  • 2008-05-23(2): Task: gL3.0 U43 --> Prod Details: Repository mirrored, broadcast sent, GT-PROD GGUS:36547 and related GT-PPS closed Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2008-05-23(1): Task: gL3.1 U24 --> Prod Details: Repository mirrored, broadcast sent, GT-PROD GGUS:36549 and related GT-PPS closed Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2008-05-22(2): Task: set-up of preproduction WMS service for Atlas and CMSDetails: Pilot successfully terminated. More details in PPIslandFollowUp2008x05x22 Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2008-05-22(1): Task: SA1 periodic report to the EU CMSDetails: pre-production section completed Status: Done . Antonio, Nick


EGEE-II SA1 Final periodic report - second year of the project from March 2007 to April 2008

Pre-Production service:

The pre-production service (PPS) [www.cern.ch/pps] ran throughout the last year of the project as a stable service. It was consolidated and extended by developing ideas and experiences matured in the first year. At the same time, since the beginning of the year, the need was perceived for a deep re-structuring of the activity, aimed at improving the utilization of the PPS by the VOs. The PPS , provided by more than 30 resource centres, offered access to its resources to EGEE users and partners with an “open” approach. Large VOs like Atlas and CMS were given dedicated support for specially focused activities (e.g. http://www.cern.ch/pps/index.php?dir=./panel/VO/). Related e-science projects were supported by the PPS resource centres and these related projects succeeded in using the infrastructure for months at a time, receiving high levels of service during these periods (e.g. Diligent Data Challenge, https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/DILIGENT/DiligentFlickrDC). As the PPS is a relatively dynamic environment, the number of CPUs published during the year was variable. A peak was reached during Q7 with around 2000 CPUs available. Historical availability details can be retrieved from http://lxb2003.cern.ch/gm/gridmap.html?topo=pps&layout=tc&vo=OPS&serv=Site&period=latest A significant contribution to the quality of the gLite middleware was provided by the PPS. 56 certified middleware updates were handled by the PPS site administrators; 22 of these were during the last quarter (8 in the first) [as of 18-Apr-08. Data extracted from http://www.cern.ch/pps/index.php?dir=./release] 141 software problem reports, mainly dealing with configuration issues, were found during the pre-production phase. 22 of these were during the last quarter (43 in the first). By comparing the index (configuration bugs found in PPS/number of updates handled) between the first and the last quarter, it can be observed that the average number of configuration bugs found per update has decreased from more than 5 to around 1. A particular emphasis was given to de-centralizing the operational activities away from CERN and out to the regions. Key operational activities like pre-deployment testing, service availability monitoring and technical coordination of the releases are shared between resource centres in the following regions: CERN, Central Europe, Italy, South West Europe and UK/Ireland (details in: http://www.cern.ch/pps/index.php?dir=./panel/VO/)

In order to improve the stability and scalability of services, the Experimental Services (also known as Pilot Services) were introduced in the software process. They are instances of the services deployed by SA1 and SA3 on the production infrastructure and tested by selected NA4 members. All issues found have been tracked by the EMT and promptly addressed by the JRA1 developers. When appropriate the changes have been grouped into formal patches submitted to SA3 for certification before wider deployment on the pre-production and production infrastructure. These activities have been essential to improve the WMS/LB services and for the gLite CE and CREAM acceptance tests. SA1 personnel from the Italian and CERN ROCs contributed to this activity for WMS, CREAM and gLiteCE services. Several WMS+LB instances have been deployed at CNAF and CERN during gLite3.0 and gLite3.1 releases and continuous feedback on m/w status was provided to developers during the stress test activity carried on by some VOs submission experts. This activity provided a speed up in the performance and stability improvements of the WMS+LB services before certification.



PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 22-May-08)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:
-----------------------------------------

* gLite3.1.0 PPS Update28 was released to PPS and is currently
in phase of pre-deployment testing.
The update contains:
- WMS: fix for minor configuration bug


* Release of gLite3.0.2 Update43 to production in preparation
The update, to be released today, contains
    * lcg-vomscerts-5.0.0 with new host certificate for the VOMS server vo.racf.bnl.gov
      Affected metapackages
          o lcg-RB
          o glite-SE_classic
          o glite-VOBOX
          o glite-WMS
          o glite-LB
          o glite-WMSLB
      The following metapackages, now supported with gLite version 3.1, are affected as well if still deployed at some sites in version 3.0:
          o lcg-CE
          o lcg-CE_torque
          o glite-LFC_mysql
          o glite-LFC_oracle
          o glite-SE_dpm_disk
          o glite-SE_dpm_mysql
          o glite-SE_dpm_oracle

* gLite3.0.2 PPS Update49 was released to PPS.
The update contains
 - lcg-vomscerts-5.0.0 with new host certificate for the
   VOMS server vo.racf.bnl.gov 	Normal
Affected metapackages
    * lcg-RB
    * glite-SE_classic
    * glite-VOBOX
    * glite-WMS
    * glite-LB
    * glite-WMSLB
The following metapackages, now supported with gLite version 3.1,
 are affected as well if still deployed at some sites in version 3.0
    * lcg-CE
    * lcg-CE_torque
    * glite-LFC_mysql
    * glite-LFC_oracle
    * glite-SE_dpm_disk
    * glite-SE_dpm_mysql
    * glite-SE_dpm_oracle


* Release of gLite3.1.0 Update24 to production in preparation
The update, to be released today, contains
    * lcg-vomscerts-5.0.0 with new host certificate for the VOMS server vo.racf.bnl.gov
      Affected metapackages
          o lcg-CE
          o lcg-CE_torque
          o glite-LFC_mysql
          o glite-LFC_oracle
          o glite-SE_dpm_disk
          o glite-SE_dpm_mysql
          o glite-SE_dpm_oracle
    * Yaim core and yaim lcg-ce 4.0.4 series - Job Priorities implementation

 * gLite3.1 Update23 released to Production on 16-May
   The update,affecting the lcg-CE contains a new marshal
   package to fix a security issue found on the CE.
    It is mandatory for sites to upgrade to this version if the improvement
    packages have been installed on their lcg CE. Those packages were
    introduced with the gLite 3.1 Update 20.
    All details of the update can be found in:
    http://glite.web.cern.ch/glite/packages/R3.1/updates.asp

* Pilot of WMS3.1 at CNAF and CERN-PROD in progress
   wrap-up meeting with sites and experiments scheduled for today

* Pilot of AMGA at CERN_PPS in progress
    with LHCb

* ARDA requested a new pilot activity concerning the future version of the
  gLite LB and its interaction with the experiments' dashboard.
  Technical requirements are under analysis

* Service desctription and implementation plan for pre-production
   in EGEEIII in progress. Draft available on the PPS website
   https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/LCG/PreProductionServiceDescription


  • 2008-05-21(1): Task: gL3.1.0 U28--> PPS Details:Ticket created on ggus and kick-off e-mail sent to Juha, Joachim Status: In Progress . Alvaro, Esteban

---
"gLite Release" section for WLCG/EGEE OPS and SCM meetings (19-May-08)


Release News:

Now in production

gLite3.1 Update23 released to Production on 16-May
The update,affecting the lcg-CE contains a new marshal package to fix a security issue found on the CE.
It is mandatory for sites to upgrade to this version if the improvement packages have been installed on their lcg CE. Those packages were introduced with the gLite 3.1 Update 20.
All details of the update can be found in:
http://glite.web.cern.ch/glite/packages/R3.1/updates.asp

Now in pre-production
gLite3.0.2 PPS Update28 was released to PPS and is currently under pre-deployment testing
The update contains
  • lcg-vomscerts-5.0.0 with new host certificate for the VOMS server vo.racf.bnl.gov
    Affected metapackages
    • lcg-RB
    • glite-SE_classic
    • glite-VOBOX
    • glite-WMS
    • glite-LB
    • glite-WMSLB
After pre-deployment testing, PPS is now upgrading to gLite3.1.0 PPS Update27
The update contains:
  • Torque (server, client, MPI_utils) with many enhancements and bug fixes
  • Maui (unchanged with new versioning schema)
  • VOMS Admin (affecting VOMS, UI, VOBOX)
    • Updated voms-admin interface documentation.
    • Deprecated old ACL interface methods.
    • Added VOMS-Admin User's guide
    • Improved voms-admin client online documentation
    • bug fixes
  • bug fixes on VOMS server
    • Enabled log rotation on VOMS/VOMS-admin log files (bug 20607)
    • Enabled setting of proxy timeout via configuration (bug 17247)
    • Enabled usage of voms server hostname (--uri parameter) via configuration
  • New version of lcg-info to support multiple BDII endpoints in LCG_GFAL_INFOSYS
  • yaim core (technically affecting all services) removes the check of unix permission of directory cointaining YAIM configuration files
  • New host certificate for VOMS server vo.racf.bnl.gov; affecting:
    • lcg-CE
    • lcg-CE_torque
    • glite-LFC_mysql
    • glite-LFC_oracle
    • glite-SE_dpm_disk
    • glite-SE_dpm_mysql
    • glite-SE_dpm_oracle
Details in
https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/EGEE/PPSReleaseNotes_310_PPS_Update27


Soon in production

gLite3.0.2 PPS Update43 in preparation
The update, to be released next Thursday, contains
  • lcg-vomscerts-5.0.0 with new host certificate for the VOMS server vo.racf.bnl.gov
    Affected metapackages
    • lcg-RB
    • glite-SE_classic
    • glite-VOBOX
    • glite-WMS
    • glite-LB
    • glite-WMSLB
    The following metapackages, now supported with gLite version 3.1, are affected as well if still deployed at some sites in version 3.0:
    • lcg-CE
    • lcg-CE_torque
    • glite-LFC_mysql
    • glite-LFC_oracle
    • glite-SE_dpm_disk
    • glite-SE_dpm_mysql
    • glite-SE_dpm_oracle

gLite3.1.0 PPS Update24 in preparation
The update, to be released next Thursday, contains
  • lcg-vomscerts-5.0.0 with new host certificate for the VOMS server vo.racf.bnl.gov
    Affected metapackages
    • lcg-CE
    • lcg-CE_torque
    • glite-LFC_mysql
    • glite-LFC_oracle
    • glite-SE_dpm_disk
    • glite-SE_dpm_mysql
    • glite-SE_dpm_oracle
  • Yaim core and yaim lcg-ce 4.0.4 series - Job Priorities implementation

  • 2008-05-19(3): Task: gL3.1 U24 --> Prod Details: GT-PROD (GGUS:36549) created, requested patch:
    • PATCH:1813 [ YAIM ] yaim core 4.0.4-2 containing a quick fix - 3.1.0 PPS Update 27
    • PATCH:1812 R3.1 lcg-vomscerts-5.0.0 adds next cert for vo.racf.bnl.gov - 3.1.0 PPS Update 27
    • PATCH:1709 [ YAIM ] yaim core and yaim lcg-ce 4.0.4 series - Job Priorities implementation - 3.1.0 PPS Update 22
      GT-PPS linked Status: In progress . Antonio

  • 2008-05-19(2): Task: gL3.0 U43 --> Prod Details: GT-PROD (GGUS:36547) created, requested patch:
    • PATCH:1811 R3.0 WMS lcg-vomscerts-5.0.0 adds next cert for vo.racf.bnl.gov gLite 3.0 WMS - 3.0.2 PPS Update 49
    • PATCH:1810 R3.0 lcg-vomscerts-5.0.0 adds next cert for vo.racf.bnl.gov gLite 3.0 - 3.0.2 PPS Update 49
      GT-PPS linked Status: In progress . Antonio

  • 2008-05-19(1): Task: gL3.0.2 U49 --> PPS Details:Bulletin created, broadcast sent to the PPS site admins Status: Done . Alvaro,Esteban

  • 2008-05-16(2): Task: gL3.1 U27 --> PPS Details:Bulletin created, broadcast sent to the PPS site admins Status: Done . Alvaro,Esteban

  • 2008-05-16(1): Task: gL3.1 U23 --> Prod Details: Repository mirrored, broadcast sent, GT-PROD GGUS:36466 and related GT-PPS closed Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2008-05-15(2): Task: gL3.1 U23 --> Prod Details: GT-PROD (GGUS:36466) created, requested patch:
    • PATCH:1829 New marshal packages to fix the security bug
      GT-PPS linked Status: In progress . Antonio

  • 2008-05-15(1): Task: set-up of preproduction WMS service for Atlas and CMSDetails: CMS and Atlas report of no issues with the set-up at CNAF and Cern. Status: In Progress . Antonio


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 15-May-08)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:
-----------------------------------------

* gLite3.1.0 PPS Update27 was released to PPS and is currently
in phase of pre-deployment testing.
The update contains:
- Torque (server, client, MPI_utils)
   . Many enhancements and bug fixes
- Maui (unchanged with new versioning schema)
- VOMS Admin (affecting VOMS, UI, VOBOX)
  . Updated voms-admin interface documentation.
  . Deprecated old ACL interface methods.
  . Added VOMS-Admin User's guide
  . Improved voms-admin client online documentation
  . bug fixes
- bug fixes on VOMS server
  . Enabled log rotation on VOMS/VOMS-admin log files (bug 20607)
  . Enabled setting of proxy timeout via configuration (bug 17247)
  . Enabled usage of voms server hostname (--uri parameter) via configuration
- Client tools:
  . New version of lcg-info to support multiple BDII endpoints in LCG_GFAL_INFOSYS
- yaim core (technically affecting all services)
  . check of unix permission of directory cointaining YAIM
    configuration files now removed
 - New host certificate for VOMS server vo.racf.bnl.gov; affecting:
  . lcg-CE
  . lcg-CE_torque
  . glite-LFC_mysql
  . glite-LFC_oracle
  . glite-SE_dpm_disk
  . glite-SE_dpm_mysql
  . glite-SE_dpm_oracle

* gLite3.0.2 PPS Update49 was released to PPS and is currently
in phase of pre-deployment testing.
The update contains
 - lcg-vomscerts-5.0.0 with new host certificate for the
   VOMS server vo.racf.bnl.gov 	Normal
Affected metapackages
    * lcg-RB
    * glite-SE_classic
    * glite-VOBOX
    * glite-WMS
    * glite-LB
    * glite-WMSLB
The following metapackages, now supported with gLite version 3.1,
 are affected as well if still deployed at some sites in version 3.0
    * lcg-CE
    * lcg-CE_torque
    * glite-LFC_mysql
    * glite-LFC_oracle
    * glite-SE_dpm_disk
    * glite-SE_dpm_mysql
    * glite-SE_dpm_oracle

* Release of gLite 3.1 Update22 went to production on Tuesday.
The update contains:
 - lcg-CE
    . SGE Engine enabled on lcg-CE
    . fix for DENY tags to lcg-info-dynamic-scheduler
 - dcache
    . Dcache 1.8.0.12.p6 (First dcache 1.8 release)
 - MPI_utils
    . Rebuild MPI_utils mpich RPM with Fortran wrappers
 - gLite-PX
    . first version of the dynamic service publisher, replacing the
      previous static configuration
 - 64 bit WNs + recet updates to GFAL (already deployed for 32 bit)
 - VOMS core (affecting clients)
    . new VOMS core 1.8.3-4 (affecting VOMS servers and clients on
      UI WN VOBOX CE SE_dpm LFC WMS LB
    . Many bug fixes. Fully backward compatible.
    . fix to trustmanager install script
 - client tools
    . lcg-infosites: new option to query for the wms and the lb associated
      to a certain VO. The -f option to filter based on the site name is also available.
    . bug fixes for edg-gridftp-client

* Pilot of WMS3.1 at CNAF and CERN-PROD in progress
    with Atlas and CMS

* Pilot of AMGA at CERN_PPS in progress
    with LHCb

* Use cases for pre-production in EGEEIII communicated to the EGEE ROCS
   https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/LCG/PreProductionUseCases
  Implementation plan with effort evaluation currently in progress

  • 2008-05-14(2): Task: PPS re-structuring Details: draft of the PPS Service Description started. Estimation of effort for pilot services Status: Done . Antonio, Daniele

  • 2008-05-14(1): Task: PPS re-structuring Details: draft of the PPS use cases document (PreProductionUseCases), Reminder sent to EIS team (LHC experiments) for comments Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2008-05-13(1): Task: gL3.1 U22 --> Prod Details: Repository mirrored, broadcast sent, GT-PROD GGUS:35930 and related GT-PPS closed Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2008-05-09(1): Task: gL3.1.0 U27--> PPS Details:Ticket created on ggus and kick-off e-mail sent to Juha, Joachim Status: In Progress . Alvaro, Esteban


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 8-May-08)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:
-----------------------------------------

* Release of gLite 3.1 Update22 in preparation.
The update, to be released today, will contain:
 - lcg-CE
    . SGE Engine enabled on lcg-CE
    . fix for DENY tags to lcg-info-dynamic-scheduler
 - dcache
    . Dcache 1.8.0.12.p6 (First dcache 1.8 release)
 - MPI_utils
    . Rebuild MPI_utils mpich RPM with Fortran wrappers
 - gLite-PX
    . first version of the dynamic service publisher, replacing the
      previous static configuration
 - 64 bit WNs + recet updates to GFAL (already deployed for 32 bit)
 - VOMS core (affecting clients)
    . new VOMS core 1.8.3-4 (affecting VOMS servers and clients on
      UI WN VOBOX CE SE_dpm LFC WMS LB
    . Many bug fixes. Fully backward compatible.
    . fix to trustmanager install script
 - client tools
    . lcg-infosites: new option to query for the wms and the lb associated
      to a certain VO. The -f option to filter based on the site name is also available.
    . bug fixes for edg-gridftp-client

* Pilot of WMS3.1 at CNAF and CERN-PROD in progress
    with Atlas and CMS

* Pilot of AMGA at CERN_PPS in progress
    with LHCb





"gLite Release" section for WLCG/EGEE OPS and SCM meetings (5-May-08)


Release News:

Now in production

No releases to production last week.
Last one: gLite3.1 Update21
Details in http://glite.web.cern.ch/glite/packages/R3.1/updates.asp

Now in pre-production

No releases to production last week.
Last one: gLite3.1.0 PPS Update26
Details in
https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/EGEE/PPSReleaseNotes_310_PPS_Update26


Soon in production

Release of gLite 3.1 Update22 in preparation.
The update, to be released next Wednesday, will contain:
  • lcg-CE
    • SGE Engine enabled on lcg-CE
    • fix for DENY tags to lcg-info-dynamic-scheduler
  • dcache
    • Dcache 1.8.0.12.p6 (First dcache 1.8 release)
  • MPI_utils
    • Rebuild MPI_utils mpich RPM with Fortran wrappers
  • gLite-PX
    • first version of the dynamic service publisher, replacing the previous static configuration
  • VOMS core (affecting clients)
    • new VOMS core 1.8.3-4 (affecting VOMS servers and clients on UI WN VOBOX CE SE_dpm LFC WMS LB
    • Many bug fixes. Fully backward compatible.
    • fix to trustmanager install script
  • client tools
    • lcg-infosites: new option to query for the wms and the lb associated to a certain VO. The -f option to filter based on the site name is also available.
    • bug fixes for edg-gridftp-client
---

  • 2008-04-30(2): Task: gL3.1 U22 --> Prod Details: GT-PROD (GGUS:35930) created, list of patches sent to SA3, :
    • PATCH:1278 Service Information Provider - 3.1.0 PPS Update 25
    • PATCH:1474 Patch to enable Sun Grid Engine support for the lcg-CE - 3.1.0 PPS Update 18
    • PATCH:1729 APEL working with external log4j and BC - 3.1.0 PPS Update 25
    • PATCH:1663 lcg-infosites (patch 1646 revisited) - 3.1.0 PPS Update 22
    • PATCH:1721 edg-gridftp-client-1.2.8 fixes bugs 33205, 27274 - 3.1.0 PPS Update 23
    • PATCH:1683 Dcache 1.8.0.12.p6 (First dcache 1.8 release) - 3.1.0 PPS Update 25
    • PATCH:1723 Rebuild MPI_utils mpich RPM with Fortran wrappers - 3.1.0 PPS Update 25
    • PATCH:1219 fix for DENY tags to lcg-info-dynamic-scheduler - 3.1.0 PPS Update 22
    • PATCH:1788 Trustmanager fix for install script - 3.1.0 PPS Update 25
    • PATCH:1713 VOMS Core + logging Fix v2 - 3.1.0 PPS Update 25
      GT-PPS linked Status: In progress . Antonio

  • 2008-04-30(1): Task: PPS re-structuring Details: draft of the PPS use cases document (PreProductionUseCases) sent to EIS team (LHC experiments) for comments Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2008-04-29(2): Task: set-up of preproduction WMS service for Atlas and CMSDetails: Work in progress at CNAF. wms011 is being drained to be re-installed on SL4. Status: In Progress . Danilo

  • 2008-04-29(1): Task: Documentation Details: Status page LcgScmStatusDeploy obsoleted (for PPS) and linked to this page. Jamie was asked to change the link in the agenda. Status: Done . Antonio




"gLite Release" section for WLCG/EGEE OPS and SCM meetings (28-Apr-08)

Patches released to production with Update21:
   * PATCH:1800: New vdt_globus_jobmanager_common to fix globus-cass-cache problem on WN

Update20 was accelerated due to requirements coming from CCRC08. The installation issue with the CE was due to a mistake in the release preparation. The issue was fixed by Update21.

The dependency of the installation function from the new version of yaim-core version was not correctly set. Of course, as the correct version of yaim-core was already deployed in pre-production (but not in production) this issue was not visible for the pre-deployment testers in PPS. This particular issue could only have been trapped by a deployment test in production (currently not foreseen by the release procedure). When a release to production is prepared, in fact the patches are selected from preproduction and bundled together in a production update. Generally this is a subset of the patches installed in pre-production: possible dependencies among patches at this stage are recognised only by the documentation. Errors in the documentation cannot be trapped. In order to strengthen the process a further checkpoint in the release procedure should be inserted, which has always be rated too expensive in terms of elapsed time.

BTW: yaim-core was being held back in PPS because it forced a change in the permissions schema for the site-info.def and containing directory to be implemented at all sites, which was not rated acceptable for the operations.
The issue found later on in production affecting the submission from CE3.0 to WN3.1 has another explanation. CE at version 3.1 has been in production for more than two months, which means that regression tests are not being done in certification. Pre-production runs, by mandate, the top version of the services


Release News:

Now in production

gLite 3.1.0 Update20 and 21were released to production with HIGH priority.
Update 21 was an urgent fix for a compatibility issue affecting lcg-CEs still running at version 3.0 introduced by Update 20
The main changes introduced by Update20 (relevant for CCRC08) are:
  • UI/WN/VOBOX
    • new feature: glite-data-gfal version (1.10.11-1) provides new functions gfal_abortrequest and gfal_abortfilesseveral,
    • new feature: glite-data-dm-util (lcg_util) version (1.6.11-1) now prints the SE type (SRMv1, SRMv2, Classic SE) in verbose mode (when relevant)
    • bug fix: lcg-ls does not work for the classic SE
    • bug fix: lcg-cr glibc memory corruption
    • bug fix: gfal_stat seg. fault with dummy LFN
    • bug fix: lcg-sd doesn't doesn't work with SRMv2 request token
    • bug fix: lcg-gt segmentation fault
    • fix globus-cass-cache problem on WN
  • DPM/LFC v1.6.10
    • fix problem of replication of a zero-length file improve logging of updatefilestatus method
    • DICOM back-end service for DPM
    • producing re-buildable source RPMs
    • group writable directories when SRM started with umask 0
    • DPM-DSI: DPM's gridftp does not allow for ':' in SURL (GGUS ticket #32335)
    • support for CKSM (md5 only yet)
  • lcg-CE
    • Changes in Globus jobmanager and GASS cache. These modifications improve the performance of the lcg-CE by a factor of two to three
    Details in http://glite.web.cern.ch/glite/packages/R3.1/updates.asp


Now in pre-production

PPS site are now upgrading to gLite 3.1.0 PPS Updates 25 and 26:
  • gLite-PX
    • dynamic service publisher, replacing the previous static configuration
  • dcache 1.8
    • Major dcache version change, adds support for SRM 2.2.
  • VOMS
    • new VOMS core 1.8.3-4 (affecting VOMS servers and clients on UI WN VOBOX CE SE_dpm LFC WMS LB
    • Many bug fixes. Fully backward compatible.
    • fix to trustmanager install script
      • MPI_Utils
    • wrapper scripts to compile Fortran MPI programs.
  • APEL (CE and MON and BATCH_utils)
    • APEL working with external log4j and BC
  • GFAL APEL (CE and MON and BATCH_utils)
    • APEL working with external log4j and BC
  • UI/WN/VOBOX
    • dcache client 1.8
    • glite-data-gfal v1.10.11-1 (bug fixes)
    • glite-data-dm-util v1.6.11-1 (bug fixes)
    • fix globus-cass-cache problem on WN
    Details in
    • https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/EGEE/PPSReleaseNotes_310_PPS_Update25
    • https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/EGEE/PPSReleaseNotes_310_PPS_Update26


Soon in production

No release to production scheduled for this week

  • 2008-04-28(3): Task: gL3.1 U26 --> PPS Details:Bulletin created, broadcast sent to the PPS site admins Status: Done . Alvaro,Esteban

  • 2008-04-28(3): Task: gL3.1 U25 --> PPS Details:Bulletin created, broadcast sent to the PPS site admins Status: Done . Alvaro,Esteban

  • 2008-04-28(2): Task: gL3.1.0 U25--> PPS Details: Requested the mirroring of the repository at CNAF Status: In Progress . Alvaro, Esteban

  • 2008-04-25(1): Task: PPS re-structuring Details: First draft of the PPS use cases document completed (PreProductionUseCases) Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2008-04-24(2): Task: gL3.1.0 U26--> PPS Details: Requested the mirroring of the repository at CNAF Status: In Progress . Alvaro, Esteban

  • 2008-04-24(1): Task: gL3.1.0 U26--> PPS Details:Ticket created on ggus and kick-off e-mail sent to Juha, Joachim Status: In Progress . Alvaro, Esteban

  • 2008-04-24(1): Task: gL3.1 U21 --> Prod Details: Repository mirrored, broadcast sent, GT-PROD GGUS:35746 and related GT-PPS closed Status: Done . Antonio


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 24-Apr-08)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:
-----------------------------------------

* After pre-deployment testing PPS sites are now upgrading to
  ** gLite3.1.0 PPS Update24 **

* gLite 3.1.0 Update20 was released to production with HIGH priority.
   The update contains urgent patches for CCRC08:
   Two issues were found in the release:
   - broken submission gL3.0CE --> gL3.1WN (problem at dgass cache)
   - configuration issue in YAIM
   None of these two issues could have been detected
   by PPS in the current configuration



  • 2008-04-22(1): Task: gL3.1 U20 --> Prod Details: Repository mirrored, broadcast sent, GT-PROD GGUS:35479 and related GT-PPS closed Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2008-04-21(1): Task: gL3.1.0 U25--> PPS Details:Ticket created on ggus and kick-off e-mail sent to Juha, Joachim Status: In Progress . Alvaro, Esteban

  • 2008-04-21(2): Task: gL3.1 U24 --> PPS Details:Bulletin created, broadcast sent to the PPS site admins Status: Done . Alvaro,Esteban

  • 2008-04-19(1): Task: gL3.0 U42 --> Prod Details: Repository mirrored, broadcast sent, GT-PROD GGUS:35445 and related GT-PPS closed Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2008-04-17(2): Task: gL3.1 U23 --> PPS Details:Bulletin created, broadcast sent to the PPS site admins Status: Done . Alvaro,Esteban


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 17-Apr-08)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:
-----------------------------------------

* After pre-deployment testing PPS sites are now upgrading to
  ** gLite3.1.0 PPS Update23 **
   The update contains
   - WMS LB (SL4): first release to PPS
   - UI/WN/VOBOX
      . edg-gridftp-client-1.2.8 fixes bugs 33205, 27274
      . DPM/LFC v1.6.10
   - DPM/LFC
      . DICOM back-end service for DPM
      . re-buildable source RPMs
      . support for MacOSX
      . group writable directories when SRM started with umask 0
      . bug fixes
   - CE
      . patch to Globus job manager to improve performances
    Details in:
    https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/EGEE/PPSReleaseNotes_310_PPS_Update23

* gLite 3.1.0 Update19 was released to production with HIGH priority.
   The update contains:
   - UI/WN/VOBOX
      . many bug fixes, including the on epreventing to use aliases for WMS
      . new lcg-ManageVOTAg version
   - MON
      . R-GMA fix for forwards compatibility - 3.1.0 PPS Update 22
   - Many services
      . lcg-vomscerts-4.9.0 adds next cert for lcg-voms

* gLite 3.0.2 PPS Updates 47 and 48 were released to PPS,
   went through the pre-deployment and were released to the sites
   The updates contain:
   - FTS
      . new version of FTA changing the gridFTP session handling (CCRC)
   - Many services
      . lcg-vomscerts-4.9.0 adds next cert for lcg-voms

* A meeting was held with Atlas and CMS to kick-off the WMS 3.1
   service at  CERN-PROD
   Details and timelines available at
   https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/LCG/PPIslandKickOff2008x04x15

* Release of gLite3.1 Update 20 to production in preparation
   The update will contain::
    - UI/WN/VOBOX
      . gfal 1.10.8 with many bug fixes
      . DPM/LFC clients compatible with v1.6.10
   - DPM/LFC  v1.6.10
      . DICOM back-end service for DPM
      . re-buildable source RPMs
      . support for MacOSX
      . group writable directories when SRM started with umask 0
      . bug fixes

* Release of gLite3.0 Update 42 to production in preparation
   The update will contain::
   - FTS
      . new version of FTA changing the gridFTP session handling (CCRC)
   - Many services
      . lcg-vomscerts-4.9.0 adds next cert for lcg-voms



  • 2008-04-16(3): Task: gL3.1 U20 --> Prod Details: GT-PROD (GGUS:35479) created, list of patches sent to SA3, :
    • PATCH:1680 R3.1/SLC4/x86_64: GFAL 1.10.8 gLite 3.1 - 3.1.0 PPS Update 22
    • 1645 R3.1/SLC4/x86_64: GFAL/lcg_util update - 3.1.0 PPS Update 22
    • 1738 R3.1/SLC4/i386: GFAL & lcg-util update - 3.1.0 PPS Update 22
    • 1605 R3.1/SLC4/i386: DPM/LFC v1.6.10 - 3.1.0 PPS Update 23
      GT-PPS linked Status: In progress . Antonio

  • 2008-04-16(2): Task: gL3.1.0 U24--> PPS Details:Ticket created on ggus and kick-off e-mail sent to Juha, Joachim Status: In Progress . Alvaro, Esteban

  • 2008-04-16(1): Task: gL3.0 U42 --> Prod Details: GT-PROD (GGUS:35445) created, list of patches sent to SA3, :
    • PATCH:1770 R3.0 WMS lcg-vomscerts-4.9.0 adds next cert for lcg-voms gLite 3.0 WMS - 3.0.2 PPS Update 48
    • PATCH:1769 R3.0 lcg-vomscerts-4.9.0 adds next cert for lcg-voms gLite 3.0 - 3.0.2 PPS Update 48
    • PATCH:1740 R3.0/SLC3/i386: FTA update gLite 3.0 - 3.0.2 PPS Update 47
      GT-PPS linked Status: In progress . Antonio

  • 2008-04-15(4): Task: set-up of preproduction WMS service for Atlas and CMSDetails: kick-off meeting held. Details in PPIslandKickOff2008x04x15. Status: In Progress . Antonio

  • 2008-04-15(3): Task: gL3.1 U19 --> Prod Details: Repository mirrored, broadcast sent, GT-PROD GGUS:35289 and related GT-PPS closed Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2008-04-15(2): Task: gL3.0.2 U48 --> PPS Details:Bulletin created, broadcast sent to the PPS site admins Status: Done . Alvaro,Esteban

  • 2008-04-15(1): Task: gL3.0.2 U47 --> PPS Details:Bulletin created, broadcast sent to the PPS site admins Status: Done . Alvaro,Esteban

  • 2008-04-11(1): Task: gL3.1 U19 --> Prod Details: GT-PROD (GGUS:35289) created, list of patches sent to SA3, :
    • PATCH:1544 patch for bug 29600 - 3.1.0 PPS Update 11
    • PATCH:1593 Patch for Bugs 31894, 32200, 29600 (security Hole), 32573 (WMS alias) - 3.1.0 PPS Update 23
    • PATCH:1730 new lcg-ManageVOTAg version (solving bug 34245) - 3.1.0 PPS Update 22
    • PATCH:1712 R-GMA fix for forwards compatibility - 3.1.0 PPS Update 22
    • PATCH:1771 R3.1 lcg-vomscerts-4.9.0 adds next cert for lcg-voms - 3.1.0 PPS Update 23
      GT-PPS linked Status: In progress . Antonio

  • 2008-04-11(1): Task: gL3.0.2 U48--> PPS Details:Ticket created on ggus and kick-off e-mail sent to Juha, Joachim Status: In Progress . Alvaro, Esteban


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 10-Apr-08)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:
-----------------------------------------

* A meeting with LHCb was held to kick-off the deployment
  of a preproduction AMGA service for the VO.
  The pilot will be run by CERN_PPS and used by LHCb
  as a development instance for the BookKeping
  service.

* gLite3.1.0 PPS Update23 was released to PPS and
   it is currently in phase of pre-deployment testing.
   The release is currently frozen waiting for one urgent
   update from the certification team.
   It contains
   - WMS LB (SL4): first release to PPS
   - UI/WN/VOBOX
      . edg-gridftp-client-1.2.8 fixes bugs 33205, 27274
      . DPM/LFC v1.6.10
   - DPM/LFC
      . DICOM back-end service for DPM
      . re-buildable source RPMs
      . support for MacOSX
      . group writable directories when SRM started with umask 0
      . bug fixes

* gLite3.0.2 PPS Update47 was released to PPS and
   it is currently in phase of pre-deployment testing.
  - FTS:
     . FTA Update: change the gridFTP session handling

* gLite3.1.0 PPS Update22 passed the pre-deployment tests
   and it is now being installed by the PPS sites
      The release contains, among others, an update of yaim-core, so,
      technically, all services are concerned. The full list of patch deployed is:
      - glite-AMGA_oracle (initial release)
      - UI/WN/VOBOX
         . GFAL/lcg_util: many bug fixes
         . new lcg-ManageVOTAg version (solving bug 34245)
         . lcg-infosites: new option to query the wms and lb associated to a VO.
                             -f option to filter based on the site name
         . [ YAIM ] glite-yaim-clients: bug fixes + conifugurable list of WMS and LB
      - R-GMA
         .  Switch back to using MEMORY instead of DATABASE producer
      - YAIM (affecting all nodes)
         . new yaim-core with a consistent list of changes and bug fixes
      - CE
         . change to lcg-info-dynamic-scheduler to support DENY tags

* Release of gLite 3.1 Update18 sent to production on Monday.
    The update, to be released soon, will contain:
      - NEW: glite-MON for SL4
      - DPM 1.6.7-4
          . fix for bug #33769: incorrect pool free space after dpm-drain
          . improved ACL management for srmMkdir command
      - UI/WN/VOBOX
          . lcg-tags non longer produces Globus warnings suppressed
          . voms-admin client 2.0.6-1 providing ACL support on command line
      - vdt_globus_essentials (affecting several services and notably the CE)
          . bug fix to prevent globus-job-manager processes to pile-up on a CE
            (big observed at CERN after SAM WMS?RB tests were enabled )
      - voms-admin server (VOMS)
          . Refactored voms-admin-ping script
          . ACL management web service (compatible with client >= 2.0.6-1)
          . Registration web service.
          . many bug fixes


  • 2008-04-08(2): Task: gL3.1 U22 --> PPS Details:Bulletin created, broadcast sent to the PPS site admins Status: Done . Alvaro,Esteban

  • 2008-04-08(2): Task: set-up of preproduction AMGA service for LHCb Details: Documentation about ports sed by the service missing: Update of the document requested. Status: In Progress . Antonio

  • 2008-04-08(1): Task: set-up of preproduction WMS LB service Details: CERN-PROD was contacted and accepted to run the pilot. Status: In Progress . Antonio

  • 2008-04-07(1): Task: gL3.1.0 U23--> PPS Details:Ticket created on ggus and kick-off e-mail sent to Juha, Joachim Status: In Progress . Alvaro, Esteban

  • 2008-04-07(1): Task: gL3.0.2 U47--> PPS Details:Ticket created on ggus and kick-off e-mail sent to Juha, Joachim Status: In Progress . Alvaro, Esteban

  • 2008-04-7(1): Task: gL3.1 U18 --> Prod Details: Repository mirrored, broadcast sent, GT-PROD GGUS:34811 and related GT-PPS closed Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2008-04-07(2): Task: gL3.0 U47 --> PPS Details: repository updated by SA3,
    • PATCH:1694 R3.0 lcg-vomscerts-4.8.0 adds next cert for biomed + egeode
      • synchronisation with production
    • PATCH:1740 R3.0/SLC3/i386: FTA update
      • gridFTP session handling changed: Now copy and getFileSize are done in the same session: fix for BUG:33528 Status: In progress . Esteban, Alvaro, Joachim

  • 2008-04-04(1): Task: set-up of preproduction AMGA service for LHCbDetails: kick-off meeting held. Details in PPIslandKickOff2008x04x04. Status: In Progress . Antonio


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 20-Mar-08)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:
-----------------------------------------

* Release of gLite 3.1 Update18 to production in preparation.
    The update, to be released soon, will contain:
      - NEW: glite-MON for SL4
      - DPM 1.6.7-4
          . fix for bug #33769: incorrect pool free space after dpm-drain
          . improved ACL management for srmMkdir command
      - UI/WN/VOBOX
          . lcg-tags non longer produces Globus warnings suppressed
          . voms-admin client 2.0.6-1 providing ACL support on command line
      - vdt_globus_essentials (affecting several services and notably the CE)
          . bug fix to prevent globus-job-manager processes to pile-up on a CE
            (big observed at CERN after SAM WMS?RB tests were enabled )
      - voms-admin server (VOMS)
          . Refactored voms-admin-ping script
          . ACL management web service (compatible with client >= 2.0.6-1)
          . Registration web service.
          . many bug fixes


  • 2008-03-31(1): Task: gL3.1 U18 --> Prod Details: GT-PROD (GGUS:34811) created, list of patches sent to SA3, :
    • PATCH:1707 R3.1/slc4/x86_64: DPM 1.6.7-4 update - 3.1.0 PPS Update 21
    • PATCH:1706 R3.1/slc4/i386: DPM 1.6.7-4 update - 3.1.0 PPS Update 21
    • PATCH:1704 New version of lcg-tags - 3.1.0 PPS Update 21
    • PATCH:1676 new vdt_globus_essentials to fix Globus bug 5771 - 3.1.0 PPS Update 21
    • PATCH:1629 VOMS-Admin server 2.0.13-1 & VOMS-Admin client 2.0.6-1 - 3.1.0 PPS Update 21
    • PATCH:1537 glite-MON for gLite 3.1 / SL4 - 3.1.0 PPS Update 20
      GT-PPS linked Status: In progress . Antonio

  • 2008-03-20(1): Task: gL3.0 U41 --> Prod Details: Repository mirrored, broadcast sent, GT-PROD GGUS:34082 and related GT-PPS closed Status: Done . Antonio


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 20-Mar-08)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:
-----------------------------------------

* gLite 3.1 Update17 was released to production on Monday.
    The update  contains the new service glite-LSF_utils

* gLite3.1.0 PPS Update21 was released to PPS.
   and after the pre-deployment test  is now being installed
   by PPS sites.
   This Update conatins;
      -  VOMS-Admin server 2.0.13-1 & VOMS-Admin client 2.0.6-1
         with a number of bug fixes
      -  vdt_globus_essentials to fix Globus bug 5771
      -  New version of lcg-tags
      -  DPM 1.6.7-4
      - 1708 new glite-AMGA_oracle

* Release of gLite 3.0 Update41 to production in preparation.
    The update, to be released today, will contain:
      - FTS: transfer-url-copy update for space tokens



  • 2008-03-18(1): Task: gL3.1.0 U22--> PPS Details:Ticket created on ggus and kick-off e-mail sent to Juha, Joachim Status: In Progress . Alvaro, Esteban

  • 2008-03-18(1): Task: gL3.1 U17 --> Prod Details: Repository mirrored, broadcast sent, GT-PROD GGUS:34092 and related GT-PPS closed Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2008-03-17(2): Task: gL3.1 U21 --> PPS Details:Bulletin created, broadcast sent to the PPS site admins Status: Done . Alvaro,Esteban

  • 2008-03-14(3): Task: gL3.1 U21 --> PPS Details: Patch released to PPS:
    • 1629 VOMS-Admin server 2.0.13-1 & VOMS-Admin client 2.0.6-1
    • 1676 new vdt_globus_essentials to fix Globus bug 5771
    • 1704 New version of lcg-tags
    • 1706 R3.1/slc4/i386: DPM 1.6.7-4 update
    • 1707 R3.1/slc4/x86_64: DPM 1.6.7-4 update
    • 1708 R3.1/SLC4/i386: glite-AMGA_oracle metapackage
      GT-PPS linked Status: In progress . Alvaro, Esteban, Juha

  • 2008-03-13(2): Task: gL3.1 U17 --> Prod Details: GT-PROD (GGUS:34092) created, list of patches sent to SA3, :
    • PATCH:1571 glite-LSF_utils - 3.1.0 PPS Update 19
      GT-PPS linked Status: In progress . Antonio

  • 2008-03-13(1): Task: gL3.0 U41 --> Prod Details: GT-PROD (GGUS:34082) created, list of patches sent to SA3, :
    • PATCH:1671 R3.0/SLC3/i386: FTS transfer-url-copy update for space tokens - 3.0.2 PPS Update 46
      GT-PPS linked Status: In progress . Antonio


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 13-Mar-08)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:
-----------------------------------------
* gLite 3.1 Update16 was released to production on Monday.
    The update  contains:
     - A new index on the attribute GlueServiceEndpoint, used by lcg-utils
     - UI: Bug fixes to JDl API (bulk submission) and gfal cliens
     - dcache SE: Glue 1.3 clean ups
     - DPM SE: version 1.6.7 (32-bit and 64-bit) fixing various configuration
       bugs; introducing new front-ends for Xroot and HTTP/HTTPS; upgrading
        the version of gSOAP from 2.6.2 -> 2.7.6b
     - GFAL version 1.10.8-1: creation of subdirectories with lcg-utils
     - lcgCE: bug fixes

  • 2008-03-10(1): Task: gL3.1.0 U21--> PPS Details:Ticket created on ggus and kick-off e-mail sent to Juha, Joachim Status: In Progress . Alvaro, Esteban

  • 2008-03-10(1): Task: gL3.1 U16 --> Prod Details: Repository mirrored, broadcast sent, GT-PROD GGUS:33586 and related GT-PPS closed Status: Done . Antonio


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 06-Mar-08)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:
-----------------------------------------

* gLite3.1.0 PPS Update20 was released to PPS.
   and after the pre-deployment test  is now being installed
   by PPS sites.
   This Update introduces the MONBOX on the 3.1 baseline (for SLC4)

* gLite 3.0 Update40 was released to production.
    The update contains:
      - host certificate of voms server used by egeode and biomed VOs (for SL3)
      - Fix of missing dependency on lcg-schema for glite-WMS metapackage

* Release of gLite 3.1 Update16 to production in preparation.
    The update will contain:
     -  A new index to speed the BDII up
     - UI: Bug fixes to JDl API (bulk submission) and gfal cliens
     - dcache SE: Glue 1.3 clean ups
     - DPM SE: version 1.6.7 (32-bit and 64-bit) fixing various
       configuration bugs; introducing new front-ends for Xroot
       and HTTP/HTTPS; upgrading the version of gSOAP from 2.6.2 -> 2.7.6b
     - lcgCE: bug fixes

* gLite 3.0.2 PPS Update 46 was released to PPS
   and after the pre-deployment test  is now being installed
   by PPS sites. The update contains:
      - update to FTS transfer-url-copy for space tokens
      - Fix of missing dependency on lcg-schema for glite-WMS metapackage



  • 2008-03-04(2): Task: gL3.1 U20 --> PPS Details:Bulletin created, broadcast sent to the PPS site admins Status: Done . Alvaro,Esteban

  • 2008-03-04(1): Task: gL3.0 U40 --> Prod Details: Repository mirrored, broadcast sent, GT-PROD GGUS:32979 and related GT-PPS closed Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2008-03-03(2): Task: gL3.1 U19 --> PPS Details:Bulletin created, broadcast sent to the PPS site admins Status: Done . Alvaro,Esteban

  • 2008-03-03(2): Task: gL3.1 U16 --> Prod Details: GT-PROD (GGUS:33011) created, list of patches sent to SA3, :
    • 1681 Updated BDII package - 3.1.0 PPS Update 18
    • 1601 glite-SE_dpm_disk metapackage for SLC4/x86_64 - 3.1.0 PPS Update 18
    • 1600 glite-SE_dpm_mysql SLC4/x86_64 metapackage - 3.1.0 PPS Update 18
    • 1669 R3.1/SLC4/i386: DPM 1.6.7 update - 3.1.0 PPS Update 18
    • 1670 R3.1/SLC4/x86_64: DPM 1.6.7 update - 3.1.0 PPS Update 18
    • 1679 R3.1/SLC4/i386: GFAL 1.10.8 - 3.1.0 PPS Update 18
    • 1543 Dcache 1.7 upgrade and YAIM module update request for Glue 1.3 - 3.1.0 PPS Update 18
    • 1661 [ YAIM ] glite-yaim-lcg-ce 4.0.3 - 3.1.0 PPS Update 18
      • Three of the connected bugs are in "ready for test". Should they be moved to "ready for review"?
      • Known Issue (to be added to release notes and KI page): the config_vomsdir function requires that VO__VOMS_CA_DN variables are defined for all VOs. This means that sites have no way to enable this functionality selectively. (http://savannah.cern.ch/bugs/?33755)
    • 1515 patch for bugs 28483 and 30143 (slc4) - 3.1.0 PPS Update 18
      • Despite the name of the patch, Bug #30143 is still "Integration candidate"
        GT-PPS linked Status: In progress . Antonio

  • 2008-03-03(2): Task: gL3.0 U46 --> PPS Details:Bulletin created, broadcast sent to the PPS site admins Status: Done . Alvaro,Esteban


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 28-Feb-08)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:
-----------------------------------------

* An inventory of PPS services and activities was started.
   A spreadsheet was sent to the sites for feedback and comments
   (www.cern.ch/pps/index.php?dir=./site/)
   Ir will be used as a starting point for the re-distribution of tasks in PPS

* A discussion was started with the experiment support to agree on a profitable
  deployment model of the 64-bit WNs in pre-production

* gLite 3.1 (SL4)
   A new update, gLite3.1.0 PPS Update20 is in preparation.
   This Update will introduce the MONBOX on the 3.1 baseline (for SLC4)

* gLlite 3.1.0 PPS Update 19 was released to PPS
   and it is now being moved forward to PPS sites
   after pre-deployment testing:
   The update contains:
      - WN 3.1 for sl4 64bits
      - glite-LSF_utils
      - lcg-vomscerts-4.8.0 adds next cert for biomed + egeode
      - new version of lcg-ManageVOTag fixing bug #31848
   The 64-bit WN distribution *has not been tested* so far because no
   PPS sites had resources available for the installation.

* gLite 3.1 Update15 was released to production on Wednesday.
    The update contains:
      - host certificate of voms server used by egeode and biomed VOs

* gLite 3.1 Update14 was released to production on Friday.
    The update contains:
      - YAIM module to configure LCG CE and gLite WN for MPI support according to the
        guidelines from the EGEE TCG working group on MPI
      - Additional MAUI package (better support for the split of CE from Torque server)
      - Improved globus-gridftp startup script
      - lcg_util v1.6.8
      - Improvements to glite-info-provider-ldap
      - glite-yaim-core 4.0.3-13 for gLite 3.1
      As there is an update of YAIM core *all* metapackages are reported as affected by this update.
      Actually the yaim-core was changed sue to an incompatibility found in PPS with the released
      version of the glite-info-provider-ldap, so the list of impacted services can be restricted to
      those concerned by the new version of glite-info-provider


  • 2008-02-27(1): Task: gL3.1 U15 --> Prod Details: Repository mirrored, broadcast sent, GT-PROD GGUS:33293 and related GT-PPS closed Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2008-02-26(1): Task: gL3.0 U40 --> Prod Details: patch added to the list :
    • #1705 R3.0 lcg-vomscerts-4.8.0 adds next cert for biomed + egeode Ready for Certification
      GT-PPS linked Status: In progress . Antonio

  • 2008-02-25(2): Task: gL3.1.0 U20 --> PPS Details:Ticket created on ggus and kick-off e-mail sent to Juha, Joachim Status: In Progress . Alvaro, Esteban

  • 2008-02-25(1): Task: gL3.1 U15 --> Prod Details: GT-PROD (GGUS:33293) created, list of patches sent to SA3, :
    • #1695 R3.1 lcg-vomscerts-4.8.0 adds next cert for biomed + egeode - 3.1.0 PPS Update 19
      GT-PPS linked Status: In progress . Antonio

  • 2008-02-22(1): Task: Inventory of PPS services Details:Spreadsheet sent to the sites for feedback (www.cern.ch/pps/index.php?dir=./site/) Status: In Progress . Antonio

  • 2008-02-21(1): Task: gL3.1 U14 --> Prod Details: Repository mirrored, broadcast sent, GT-PROD GGUS:33011 and related GT-PPS closed Status: Done . Antonio


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 21-Feb-08)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:
-----------------------------------------

* Glite 3.1 (SL4)
   After the pre-deployment test, the PPS sites are upgrading to
   * gLite3.1.0-PPS-UPDATE18 *
    The update contains:
    - 64bit versions of SE_dpm_mysql/_disk
    - dcache now installs with yum install (not groupinstall)
    - bdii v. 3.9.1-5
    - yaim-core update

* Release of gLite 3.1 Update14 to production in preparation.
    The update, to be released very soon, will contain:
      - YAIM module to configure LCG CE and gLite WN for MPI support according to the
        guidelines from the EGEE TCG working group on MPI
      - Additional MAUI package (better support for the split of CE from Torque server)
      - Improved globus-gridftp startup script
      - lcg_util v1.6.8
      - Improvements to glite-info-provider-ldap
      - glite-yaim-core 4.0.3-13 for gLite 3.1
      As there is an update of YAIM core *all* metapackages are reported as affected by this update.
      Actually the yaim-core was changed sue to an incompatibility found in PPS with the released
      version of the glite-info-provider-ldap, so the list of impacted services can be restricted to
      those concerned by the new version of glite-info-provider

* Release of gLite 3.0 Update40 to production in preparation.
    The update, to be released very soon, will contain:
      - YAIM module for 3.0 WMS to fix the bug of limit on uid for gridftp server


  • 2008-02-20(1): Task: gL3.0.2 U46 --> PPS Details:Ticket created on ggus and kick-off e-mail sent to Juha, Joachim Status: In Progress . Alvaro, Esteban

  • 2008-02-19(3): Task: Meeting Details:kick-off and preliminary task list for re-organization of the pre-deployment testing Status: Done . Alvaro, Esteban, Antonio, Mario, Javier

  • 2008-02-19(1): Task: gL3.1 U19 --> PPS Details:Ticket created on ggus and kick-off e-mail sent to Juha, Joachim Status: In Progress . Alvaro, Esteban

  • 2008-02-19(3): Task: gL3.1.0 U18 --> PPS Details:Bulletin created, broadcast sent to the PPS site admins Status: Done . Alvaro,Esteban

  • 2008-02-18(1): Task: gL3.1 U14 --> Prod Details: GT-PROD (GGUS:33011) created, list of patches sent to SA3, :
    • #1502 Additional maui packages for the glite-TORQUE_utils metapackage - 3.1.0 PPS Update 14
      • Ok but dependancies to be fixed as reported in bug #33345
    • #1514 Introduction of glite-MPI_utils metapackage for gLite 3.1 - 3.1.0 PPS Update 17
    • #1633 Improved globus-gridftp startup script - 3.1.0 PPS Update 17
    • #1638 glite-info-provider-ldap 1.1.0 has various improvements - 3.1.0 PPS Update 17
      • (Introduces bug #33230)
    • #1662 [ YAIM ] glite-yaim-core 4.0.3-13 for gLite 3.1 - PPS Update 18
      • (Fixes bug #33230)
    • #1658 R3.1/SLC4/i386: lcg_util v1.6.8 - 3.1.0 PPS Update 17
      • K.I. : #33070 (-1 returned)
      • To be discussed at EMT: #33072 (lcg-ls for SFN not supported by GFAL). As it was not supported before it could go among the KI as well
        Moreover there are issues found in PPS and Prod to be added to the KI page
    • #33459 voms-proxy-info on non-VOMS proxy gives a misleading error
    • #33076 lcg-cr Segmentation faults using xen Virtual machines due to lcg_utils using /lib/tls
      GT-PPS linked Status: In progress . Antonio

  • 2008-02-15(1): Task: gL3.0 U40 --> Prod Details: GT-PROD (GGUS:32979) created, list of patches sent to SA3 :
    • #1612 YAIM module for 3.0 WMS to fix the bug of limit on uid for gridftp server - 3.0.2 PPS Update 45
      GT-PPS linked Status: In progress . Antonio


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 14-Feb-08)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:
-----------------------------------------

* Glite 3.0 (SL3)
   After the pre-deployment test, the PPS sites are upgrading to
   * 3.0.2 PPS Update45 *
     - YAIM module for 3.0 WMS to fix the bug of limit on uid for gridftp server

* Glite 3.1 (SL4)
   After the pre-deployment test, the PPS sites are upgrading to
   * gLite3.1.0-PPS-UPDATE17 *
   The releases contain
    - glite-MPI_utils metapackage for gLite 3.1
    - Improved globus-gridftp startup script
    - various improvements for glite-info-provider-ldap
    - lcg_util v1.6.8 (SLC4)

*  gLite 3.1.0 PPS Update18 was released to pre-production yesterday (Wednesday):
    It is currently in phase of pre-deployment testing:
    The update contains:
    - 64bit versions of SE_dpm_mysql/_disk
    - dcache now installs with yum install (not groupinstall)
    - bdii v. 3.9.1-5
    - yaim-core update
    As there is an update of YAIM core *all* metapackages are
    reported as affected by this update


* release of gLite 3.1 Update13 went to production on Monday.
   The update, to be released very soon, will contain:
      - A Major upgrade to dcache (patch#1395)
      - An updtae from VDT to fix a gridftp issue
      - voms-admin client for UI and VOBOX
      - dcacheVoms2Gplasma required for proxies created with grid-proxy-init


  • 2008-02-12(2): Task: gL3.0.2 U45 --> PPS Details:Bulletin created, broadcast sent to the PPS site admins Status: Done . Alvaro,Esteban

  • 2008-02-12(1): Task: gL3.1 U18 --> PPS Details:Ticket created on ggus and kick-off e-mail sent to Juha, Joachim Status: In Progress . Alvaro, Esteban

  • 2008-02-11(2): Task: gL3.1 U13 --> Prod Details: Repository mirrored, broadcast sent, GT-PROD GGUS:32270 and related GT-PPS closed Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2008-02-11(1): Task: gL3.1.0 U17 --> PPS Details:Bulletin created, broadcast sent to the PPS site admins Status: Done . Alvaro,Esteban


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 07-Feb-08)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:
-----------------------------------------

*  gLite 3.0.2 PPS Update45 was released to pre-production on Tuesday:
    It is currently in phase of pre-deployment testing:
    The update contains:
     - YAIM module for 3.0 WMS to fix the bug of limit on uid for gridftp server

*  gLite 3.1.0 PPS Update17 was released to pre-production last Thursday:
    It is currently in phase of pre-deployment testing:
    The update contains:
    - glite-MPI_utils metapackage for gLite 3.1
    - Improved globus-gridftp startup script
    - various improvements for glite-info-provider-ldap
    - lcg_util v1.6.8 (SLC4)

* release of gLite 3.1 Update13 to production in preparation.
   The update, to be released very soon, will contain:
      - A Major upgrade to dcache (patch#1395)
      - An updtae from VDT to fix a gridftp issue
      - voms-admin client for UI and VOBOX
      - dcacheVoms2Gplasma required for proxies created with grid-proxy-init

* A master thesis on "Financial Derivatives Market for
  Grid Computing"
  Authors: Aubert, David
          Solli, Arnstein Seljeflot
          Lindset, Snorre
          Huuse, Henning
  was completed running the simulation jobs
  on the EGEE pre-production grid
  http://cdsweb.cern.ch/record/1080367

  The VO created ad hoc for that will be now decommissioned
  to provide a new operational use case


  • 2008-01-24(3): Task: gL3.1 U13 --> Prod Details: GT-PROD (GGUS:32270) created, list of patches sent to SA3, :
    • #1395 Major upgrade to dcache, plus SL4 support in YAIm and new Metapackages - 3.1.0 PPS Update 13
    • #1539 VDT/globus update to fix a gridftp issue - 3.1.0 PPS Update 13
    • #1561 glite-security-voms-admin-client for glite-UI/VOBOX metapackages - 3.1.0 PPS Update 13
    • #1642 dcacheVoms2Gplasma required to authenticate grid-proxy-init - 3.1.0 PPS Update 15
      GT-PPS linked Status: In progress . Antonio

  • 2008-01-31(1): Task: gL3.1 U17 --> PPS Details:Ticket created on ggus and kick-off e-mail sent to Juha, Joachim Status: In Progress . Alvaro, Esteban

  • 2008-01-31(1): Task: gL3.0.2 U45 --> PPS Details:Ticket created on ggus and kick-off e-mail sent to Juha, Joachim Status: In Progress . Alvaro, Esteban


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 31-Jan-08)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:
-----------------------------------------
* After the pre-deployment test, the PPS sites are upgrading to
   * gLite3.1.0-PPS-UPDATE15 and gLite3.1.0-PPS-UPDATE16 *
   The releases contain
     - fix in GFAL/lcg_util for lcg-cp failing on classic SEs
     - dcacheVoms2Gplasma required to authenticate grid-proxy-init


*  gLite 3.1 Update 12 was released in production on Monday:
   The update contains:
          o new version of the lcg_util package (1.6.7-1),
             which fixes a bug in the lcg-cp command (-n option)
          o fix for site-BDII not publishing its own information

* After the pre-deployment test gLite3.0.2-PPS-UPDATE44
   was released the 24th to PPS sites
   and is currently in phase of pre-deployment testing
   The update contains
     - fix for FTS (patch for volatile files)
     - patch to APEL publisher to fix typo in configuration template



  • 2008-01-29(3): Task: gL3.1.0 U15,U16 --> PPS Details:Bulletin created, broadcast sent to the PPS site admins Status: Done . Alvaro,Esteban

  • 2008-01-28(2): Task: gL3.1.0 U15,U16 --> PPS Details:Mirror requested at CNAF Status: In Progress . Alvaro, Esteban

  • 2008-01-25(4): Task: gL3.1 U12 --> Prod Details: Repository mirrored, broadcast sent, GT-PROD GGUS:31755 and related GT-PPS closed Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2008-01-25(3): Task: gL3.0 U39 --> Prod Details: Repository mirrored, broadcast sent, GT-PROD GGUS:31710 and related GT-PPS closed Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2008-12-25(2): Task: gL3.1 U12 --> Prod (fast-tracked) Details:Ticket created on ggus and kick-off e-mail sent to Juha Herrala Status: In Progress . Antonio

  • 2008-12-25(1): Task: gL3.1 U16 --> PPS (fast-tracked) Details:Ticket created on ggus and kick-off e-mail sent to Juha Herrala Status: In Progress . Antonio

  • 2008-01-24(3): Task: gL3.0..2 U44 --> PPS Details:Bulletin created, broadcast sent to the PPS site admins Status: Done . Alvaro,Esteban

  • 2008-01-24(2): Task: gL3.0.2 U44 --> PPS Details:Mirror requested at CNAF Status: In Progress . Alvaro, Esteban


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 24-Jan-08)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:
-----------------------------------------
* After the pre-deployment test, the PPS sites are upgrading to
   * gLite3.1.0-PPS-UPDATE14 *
   This release cointain a new version of the edg-mkgridmap compatible with OpenSSL 0.9.7
   It affects VOBOX, LFC, DPM, CE, VOMS

* gLite3.1.0-PPS-UPDATE15 was released yesterday to PPS
   and is currently in the phase of pre-deployment testing
   The update contains
     - fix in GFAL/lcg_util for lcg-cp failing on classic SEs
     - dcacheVoms2Gplasma required to authenticate grid-proxy-init

* gLite3.0.2-PPS-UPDATE44 was released on Tuesday 22nd to PPS
   and is currently in phase of pre-deployment testing
   The update contains
     - fix for FTS (patch for volatile files)
     - patch to APEL publisher to fix typo in configuration template

* release of gLite 3.1 Update11 to production in preparation.
   The update, to be released today, contains, among other:
      * glite-LFC 1.6.8-1 for SL4 (oracle and Mysql)
      * fix in GFAL/lcg_util for lcg-cp failing on classic SEs
      * fix in yaim-bdii to correctly conifgure FCR in top-level BDIIs

* release of gLite3.0 Update39 to production in preparation.
   The update will contain
     - fix for FTS (patch for volatile files)
     - patch to APEL publisher to fix typo in configuration template

*  gLite 3.1 Update 10 was released in production on Monday:
   The update contains:
          o glite-PX for glite 3.1
          o gLite-AMGA_postgres for gLite 3.1
          o VOBOX
          o edg-mkgridmap-3.0.0 compatible with OpenSSL 0.9.7
          o ~ 20 patches with bug fixes
   This release unfortunately introduced a bug in production
   affecting the lcg-cp functionality if used against classic SEs
   The bug was broadcast and a patch will be made available
   today with Update11

*  gLite3.1.0-PPS-UPDATE13, was released and deployed in
    PPS on Friday 18th
    The upgrade includes,
    among others:
       - Major upgrade to dcache
       - VDT/globus update to fix a gridftp issue
       - DPM 1.6.7-2
       - lcg-utils 1.6.5

* A communication flaw in the release process was identified
    and fixed. Due to this flaw bugs opened in PPS during the
    preparation of the release to production could have gone
    unnoticed. A case similar has happened in with
    gLite3.1 Update 10


  • 2008-01-24(4): Task: gL3.1 U11 --> Prod Details: Repository mirrored, broadcast sent, GT-PROD GGUS:31683 and related GT-PPS closed Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2008-01-24(3): Task: gL3.0 U39 --> Prod Details: GT-PROD (GGUS:31710) created, list of patches sent to SA3, :
    • #1518 APEL patch to fix publisher configuration template typo - 3.0.2 PPS Update 44
    • #1589 R3.0/SLC3/i386: FTS patch for volatile files - 3.0.2 PPS Update 44
    • #1616 R3.0/SLC3/i386: LFC v1.6.8-1 - 3.0.2 PPS Update 44
      (patches coming from update 13 are probably going not to be released this week)
      GT-PPS linked Status: In progress . Antonio

  • 2007-01-24(2): Task: gL3.1 U14 --> PPS Details:Bulletin created, broadcast sent to the PPS site admins Status: Done . Alvaro,Esteban

  • 2007-01-24(1): Task: gL3.1 U14 --> PPS Details:Mirror requested at CNAF Status: In Progress . Alvaro, Esteban

  • 2008-01-23(2): Task: gL3.1 U11 --> Prod Details: GT-PROD (GGUS:31683) created, list of patches sent to SA3, :
    • #1580 glite-yaim-bdii - 3.1.0 PPS Update 13
    • #1561 glite-security-voms-admin-client for glite-UI/VOBOX metapackages - 3.1.0 PPS Update 13
    • #1551 glite-info-update-endpoints now has the option to select which URL - 3.1.0 PPS Update 13
    • #1539 VDT/globus update to fix a gridftp issue - 3.1.0 PPS Update 13
    • #1395 Major upgrade to dcache, plus SL4 support in YAIm and new Metapackages - 3.1.0 PPS Update
    • #1599 glite-LFC_oracle metapackage for SLC4/x86_64 - In PPS deployment test (finished) - 3.1.0 PPS Update 14
    • #1598 glite-LFC_mysql metapackage for SL4/x86_64 - In PPS deployment test (finished) - 3.1.0 PPS Update 14...
    • #1617 R3.1/SLC4/x86_64: LFC v1.6.8-1 - In PPS deployment test (finished) - 3.1.0 PPS Update 14
    • #1615 R3.1/SLC4/i386: LFC v1.6.8-1 - In PPS deployment test (finished) - 3.1.0 PPS Update 14
      (patches coming from update 13 are probably going not to be released this week)
      GT-PPS linked Status: In progress . Antonio

  • 2007-01-23(1): Task: gL3.1 U15 --> PPS Details:Ticket created on ggus and kick-off e-mail sent to Juha, Joachim Status: In Progress . Alvaro, Esteban

  • 2007-01-22(1): Task: gL3.1 U14 --> PPS Details:Ticket created on ggus and kick-off e-mail sent to Juha, Joachim Status: In Progress . Alvaro, Esteban

  • 2007-01-22(1): Task: release process Details: process flaw identified. Bugs opened in PPS between the consolidation of list of patches to production and the release are not considered. Fix:Now whenever a bug is opened in Savannah with bugDetectionArea=PPS occ-grid-support and pps-support are notified. Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2007-01-21(1): Task: gL3.1 U10 --> Prod Details: Repository mirrored, broadcast sent, GT-PROD GGUS:31334 and related GT-PPS closed Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2007-01-18(3): Task: Release documentation Details:All tickets "in progress" after release to PPS now assigned to OCC Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2007-01-18(2): Task: gL3.0 U44 --> PPS Details:Ticket created on ggus and kick-off e-mail sent to Juha Herrala Status: In Progress . Antonio

  • 2007-01-18(1): Task: gL3.1 U13 --> PPS Details:Bulletin created, broadcast sent to the PPS site admins Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2007-01-17(1): Task: gL3.1 U13 --> PPS Details:Mirror requested at CNAF Status: In Progress . Antonio


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 17-Jan-08)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:
-----------------------------------------
* due to a BDII failure, SAM tests for PPS were not available
  during the whole day  of Monday

* gLite3.1.0-PPS-UPDATE13, currently in phase of
  pre-deployment test has been enriched with new
  DPM/GFAL patches recently certified. It now contains,
  among others:
      - Major upgrade to dcache
      -	VDT/globus update to fix a gridftp issue
      - DPM 1.6.7-2
      - lcg-utils 1.6.5

* gLite3.0 Update38 was released to production
   The update concerns:
   - WMS: several bug fixes.
   - YAIM:
           - new YAIM configuration modules for 3.0 covering many services
           - enhanced command-line options
           - man yaim now available
           - an impressive list of new features and bug fixes
   - MON box
   - VOBOX
           - New tool added to renew proxies with VOMS extension via the myproxy server.
   - FTS / FTA / FTM: - new utility to maintain your /opt/glite/etc/services.xml file.
   - VOMS API/client: Update to voms 1.7.24 and gSOAP 2.7.
   - DPM
           - New DPM Python interface
           - Upgrade from gSOAP 2.6.2 to 2.7.6b

* Release of gLite 3.1 Update 10 in production in preparation:
   The update (to be released today) will contain:
          o glite-PX for glite 3.1
          o gLite-AMGA_postgres for gLite 3.1
          o VOBOX
          o edg-mkgridmap-3.0.0 compatible with OpenSSL 0.9.7
          o ~ 20 patches with bug fixes
 

  • 2007-12-16(1): Task: gL3.0 U38 --> Prod Details: Repository mirrored, broadcast sent, GT-PROD GGUS:31098 and related GT-PPS closed Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2008-01-15(2): Task: Maintenance of procedures in PPS Web site Details:links to PPS-RAL SAM set-up created in PPS web site. Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2008-01-15(1): Task: gL3.1 U10 --> Prod Details: GT-PROD (GGUS:31334) created, list of patches sent to SA3, :
    • #1420: glite-PX for glite 3.1 - 3.1.0 PPS Update 10
    • #1458: New package glite-sd2cache for FTM Node. - 3.1.0 PPS Update 11
    • #1472: gLite-AMGA_postgres metapackage for gLite 3.1 - 3.1.0 PPS Update 10
    • #1512: 3.1 VOBOX - 3.1.0 PPS Update 11
    • #1513: glite-yaim-clients 4.0.2 for the 3.1 repository - 3.1.0 PPS Update 11
    • #1521: Updated glite-info-templates - 3.1.0 PPS Update 11
    • #1531: Updated glite-info-generic - 3.1.0 PPS Update 11
    • #1552: lcg-info-dynamic-software - 3.1.0 PPS Update 11
    • #1568: new DPM configuration - 3.1.0 PPS Update 11
    • #1569: Adding {LFC,DPM}-interfaces to 3.1 metapackages - 3.1.0 PPS Update 11
    • #1544: patch for bug 29600 - 3.1.0 PPS Update 11
    • #1582: R3.1 edg-mkgridmap-3.0.0 compatible with OpenSSL 0.9.7 - 3.1.0 PPS Update 12
      GT-PPS linked Status: In progress . Antonio


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 10-Jan-08)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:
-----------------------------------------
* After the pre-deployment test, the PPS sites are upgrading to
   * gLite3.1.0-PPS-UPDATE12 *
   This release cointain a new version of the edg-mkgridmap compatible with OpenSSL 0.9.7
   It affects VOBOX, LFC, DPM, CE, VOMS

* gLite3.0 Update38 to production in preparation:



#EuQr07 Quarterly Report 07
 PPS Quarterly Report for EU (Oct - Dec 2007) 
During Q7 the Pre-Production Service continued the operations in the traditional way, assuring a
regular flow of updates to be smoothly released from certification to production.  Specifically 9 new
releases were handled, moving to production nearly 90 SW updates including patches and new
functionalities.  More than 30 software problem reports, mostly dealing with configuration issues,
were opened during the deployment activities.  Further details are available at:
http://www.cern.ch/pps/index.php?dir=./release

Out of a review of the number of CPUs published in PPS, it turned out that most of the current
computing power in PPS (>2000 CPU) is currently provided by CERN-PPS(~1500), PIC-PPS (~300)
and PPS-SiGNET (~200).  Smaller sites in PPS, at the same time, are actively contributing to the
release operations, significantly reducing the load on the central coordination.  Further details are
available at:
- http://lxb2003.cern.ch/gm/gridmap.html?topo=pps&layout=tc&vo=OPS&serv=Site&period=latest
- http://www.cern.ch/pps/index.php?dir=./panel/SVC/

Part of the resources in the PPS grid were dedicated to provide service for the EGEE/OSG permanent
interoperability testing platform. This activity involves currently 2 sites in PPS and the number is
meant to grow in Q8.

In the context of interoperations, a permanent communication channel from EGEE to OSG was
created to make sure that key notifications about gLite releases with a potential impact on OSG are
correctly forwarded.  Further details are available at:
https://www.cern.ch/grid-interop/egee-osg/

Behind the scenes, initiatives were taken in the aim of re-structuring the service.  In particular, within
the pre-production of the AMGA service, recently integrated in the gLite stack, LHCb and biomed VOs
were contacted with a proposal to collaborate in the definition of a new service model, better focused
on the needs of the VO.  The same kind of discussion was initiated with Diligent in order to prototype
the shift towards the new pre-production model of the whole workflow management service.

PPS - Plan for Q8

The activity during Q8 will presumably be heavily focused on the re-structuring of the service, in
progress since Q6, aimed to better tailor the service to the actual needs of the HEP users.

More sites and services in PPS will be involved in the EGEE/OSG permanent interoperability testing
platform, to cover service needs as identified by the platform coordinator.

The pre-deployment activity will also be further developed in order to cover more and more deployment
scenarios.


  • 2008-01-08(4): Task: Maintenance of procedures in PPS Web site Details: Several changes done in templates to introduce the new support unit 'OCC' in the game. Important modification done at step 5 on DAY2 affecting PPS Support Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2008-01-08(3): Task: gL3.0 U38 --> Prod Details: list of patches sent to SA3:
    • PATCH:1132: Update lcg-mon-job-status to include new UI field - 3.0.2 PPS Update 43
    • PATCH:1245: tool to renew proxies with VOMS extension via myproxy server (3.0) - 3.0.2 PPS Update 43
    • PATCH:1261: patch for bugs 28483 and 30143 - 3.0.2 PPS Update 43
    • PATCH:1373: Workaround of the "gss_unwrap" Globus bug - 3.0.2 PPS Update 43
    • PATCH:1402: Updated lcg-service-proxy - 3.0.2 PPS Update 43
    • PATCH:1457: New package glite-sd2cache for FTS and FTA - 3.0.2 PPS Update 43
    • PATCH:1496: Multiple WMS/LB metapackage and repo updates - 3.0.2 PPS Update 43
    • PATCH:1527: A job can be resubmitted to a CE where it previously failed, if no other compatible CE is available - 3.0.2 PPS Update 43
    • PATCH:1530: R-GMA yaim module for gLite 3.0 - 3.0.2 PPS Update 43
    • PATCH:1536: Missing dependency for glite-WMS metapackage - 3.0.2 PPS Update 43
    • PATCH:1555: voms 1.7.24 + gSOAP 2.7 - 3.0.2 PPS Update 43
    • PATCH:1574: New yaim module for 3.0 WMS - 3.0.2 PPS Update 43
    • PATCH:1575: New yaim module for 3.0 LB - 3.0.2 PPS Update 43
    • PATCH:1369: SLC3/i386/R3.0 DPM/LFC 1.6.7-2 - 3.0.2 PPS Update 43
    • PATCH:1491: avoid that a collection with pending jobs is processed multiple times - 3.0.2 PPS Update 43
    • PATCH:1517: glite-yaim-core 4.0.3 for the 3.0 repository - 3.0.2 PPS Update 43
    • PATCH:1583: glite-yaim-core 4.0.3 for the 3.0 WMS repository - 3.0.2 PPS Update 43 ...
    • PATCH:1466: Always close query connections to LB proxy - 3.0.2 PPS Update 43
      Status: In progress . Antonio

  • 2008-01-08(2): Task: Deployment of AMGA service in PPS Details: Reply sent to Philippe Charpentier (LHCb) about the deployment of a "pilot-like" service in PPS in collaboration with the VO Status: In Progress . Antonio

  • 2008-01-08(1): Task: gL3.1.0 U13 --> PPS Details:Ticket created on ggus and kick-off e-mail sent Status: In Progress . Alvaro, Esteban

  • 2007-12-20(3): Task: gL3.1 U12 --> PPS Details:Bulletin created, broadcast sent to the PPS site admins Status: Sent . Alvaro,Esteban

  • 2007-12-20(2): Task: gL3.1 U12 --> PPS Details:Mirror requested at CNAF Status: In Progress . Alvaro,Esteban


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 13-Dec-07)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:
-----------------------------------------
* After the pre-deployment test, the PPS sites are upgrading to
   * gLite3.0.2-PPS-UPDATE43 *
   This new version of the middleware contains several bug fixes for
   - WMS and LB
   - VOBOX
   - MONBOX
   - FTS and FTA

* gLite3.1 Update09 released to production:
   The release contains:
    - glite-LFC_mysql metapackage for SLC4
    - glite-SE_dpm_disk metapackage for SLC4
    - glite-SE_dpm_mysql metapackage for SLC4
    - glite-LFC_oracle metapackage for SLC4

* gLite3.1.0-PPS-UPDATE12 was released to PPS
   and is currently in the phase of pre-deployment testing
   The update contains a new version 3.0.0 of edg-mkgridmap
   compatible with OpenSSL 0.9.7

* Procedures for releases in production and PPS were modified:
   - updates to the production and pre-production services are
    now notified to OSG as well, in order to facilitate the
    interoperability of the two grids
   - a new state "pps-deployment test" is introduced in the patch
     life-cycle in Savannah

  • 2007-12-19(3): Task: gL3.0.2 U43 --> PPS Details:Bulletin created, broadcast sent to the PPS site admins Status: Sent . Alvaro,Esteban

  • 2007-12-18(1): Task: gL3.1 U12 --> PPS Details:Ticket created on ggus and kick-off e-mail sent by Juha Herrala Status: In Progress . Alvaro, Esteban

  • 2007-12-18(2): Task: gL3.0.2 U43 --> PPS Details:Mirror requested at CNAF Status: In Progress . Alvaro,Esteban

  • 2007-12-18(2): Task: gL3.1 U09 --> Prod Details: Repository mirrored, broadcast sent, GT-PROD GGUS:30249 and related GT-PPS closed Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2007-12-18(1): Task: Maintenance of procedures in PPS Web site Details: target 'OSG' inserted in broadcast for release to production and PPS Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2007-12-14(1): Task: Maintenance of procedures in PPS Web site Details: Change in status of patches from "pps-deployment test" to "in preproduction" inserted in the release procedure Status: Done . Esteban


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 13-Dec-07)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:
-----------------------------------------
* After the pre-deployment test, the PPS sites are upgrading to
   * gLite3.1.0-PPS-UPDATE11 *
   The VOBOX service for SL4(32 bit)was introduced by this update.

* Release of gLite3.1 Update09 to production in preparation:
   The release will contain:
    - glite-LFC_mysql metapackage for SLC4
    - glite-SE_dpm_disk metapackage for SLC4
    - glite-SE_dpm_mysql metapackage for SLC4
    - glite-LFC_oracle metapackage for SLC4
  We are currently preparing the release documentation, if it will be ready
  by a convenient time the production repository could be prepared tonight
  or tomorrow morning, otherwise the update will likely be postponed to the new year.

* gLite3.0.2-PPS-UPDATE43 was released to PPS
   and is currently in the phase of pre-deployment testing
   This new version of the middleware contains several bug fixes for
   - WMS and LB
   - VOBOX
   - MONBOX
   - FTS and FTA

  • 2007-12-12(3): Task: Maintenance of PPS Web site Details: link to documentation for BDII config generation added in BDII tab . Status: Done . Antonio, Andy Newton

  • 2007-12-12(2): Task: gL3.1 U09 --> Prod Details: Release resumed: three patches added to the list. Status: In progress . Antonio

  • 2007-12-12(1): Task: gL3.1 U09 --> Prod Details: Release suspended because the version of yaim core needed by the data management services was released to PPS later and it is still in pre-deployment Status: In progress . Antonio

  • 2007-12-10(4): Task: gL3.1.0 U11 --> PPS Details:Bulletin created, broadcast sent to the PPS site admins Status: Sent . Alvaro,Esteban

  • 2007-12-10(3): Task: gL3.1 U09 --> Prod Details: list of patches sent to SA3 (GGUS-Ticket-ID: #30210): The release contains the LFC and DPM for SL4 Status: In progress . Antonio

  • 2007-12-10(2): Task: GOCDB Details: New service type 'AMGA' available Status: Done . Antonio, Andy Newton

  • 2007-12-10(2): Task: gL3.1.0 U11 --> PPS Details:Mirror requested at CNAF Status: In Progress . Alvaro,Esteban

  • 2007-12-07(1): Task: gL3.0.2 U43 --> PPS Details:Ticket created on ggus and kick-off e-mail sent Status: In Progress . Alvaro, Esteban

  • 2007-12-06(1): Task: gL3.1 U07 --> Prod Details: Repository mirrored, broadcast sent, GT-PROD 29946 and related GT-PPS closed Status: Done . Antonio


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 06-Dec-07)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:
-----------------------------------------
* After the pre-deployment test, the PPS sites are upgrading to
   * gLite3.1.0-PPS-UPDATE10 *
   A number of new services for SL4(32 bit) were introduced by this update.
    - glite-AMGA_postgres
    - glite-LFC_mysql
    - glite-LFC_oracle
    - glite-PX
    - glite-SE_dpm_disk
    - glite-SE_dpm_mysql
    - glite-VOMS_mysql
    - glite-VOMS_oracle

* release of gLite3.1 Update07 to production in preparation:
  (To be announced today)
   The release contains:
    -  glite-VOMS_mysql metapackage for gLite 3.1 and SL(C)4
    -  glite-VOMS_oracle metapackage for gLite 3.1 and SL(C)4
    -  Bug fixes for UI and WN

* gLite3.1.0-PPS-UPDATE11 was released to PPS
   and is currently in the phase of pre-deployment testing
   This new version of the middleware contains several minor patches,
   plus a new version of GFAL/lcg_util versions and the glite-VOBOX service tfor SL4 (32 bit).
   Also a new version of glite-yaim-core has been released, which requests all meta-packages
   to be updated

* Within the study for the re-organisation of PPS, a discussion was initiated with Diligent
   about the possibility to migrate the subset of PPS sites/services currently supporting
   the Diligent production into a "pilot" service in the production grid.

  • 2007-12-05(2): Task: Re-organisation of PPS. Details: Proposal sent to Diligent to migrate the subset of PPS sites/services currently supporting the Diligent production into a "pilot" service within the production grid. Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2007-12-05(1): Task: Release process Details: Proposal sent to EIS and SA3 about a change management process for the gLite User Guide Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2007-12-04(3): Task: Interoperability (PPSi) Details: Set-up a by-weekly meeting to discuss technical details of interop platform. Proposed: Tuesday 4Pm (Geneva time) in alternating with Interop coordination conference call. Status: In progress . Antonio

  • 2007-12-04(2): Task: Enhancement request Details: Bug#31924 opened to request new start/stop and compatibility checks for glite Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2007-12-04(1): Task: gL3.1 U07 --> Prod Details: Following the verification done by Piotr, the patch #1255 (job-wrapper test) was rejected and removed from the list Status: In progress . Antonio, Piotr

  • 2007-11-30(2): Task: gL3.1 U07 --> Prod Details: list of patches sent to SA3 (GGUS-Ticket-ID: #29946): The release contains the new jobwrapper test (email sent to Piotr to verify it) and the two voms servers Status: In progress . Antonio

  • 2007-11-30(1): Task: gL3.1.0 U11 --> PPS Details:kick-off e-mail sent(ticket #29888) Status: In Progress . Alvaro,Esteban

  • 2007-11-29(3): Task: gL3.0 U37 --> Prod Details: Repository mirrored, broadcast sent, GT-PROD 29472 and related GT-PPS closed Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2007-11-29(2): Task: gL3.1.0 U10 --> PPS Details:Bulletin created, broadcast sent to the PPS site admins , DPM held back in pre-deployment Status: Sent . Alvaro,Esteban

  • 2007-11-29(1): Task: gL3.1.0 U10 --> PPS Details:Mirror requested at CNAF Status: In Progress . Alvaro,Esteban


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 29-Nov-07)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:
-----------------------------------------

 * gLite3.1.0-PPS-UPDATE10 was released to PPS
   and is currently in phase of pre-deployment testing
   This update represents the introduction of a number of new services to gLite 3.1 for SL4 (32 bit).
    - glite-AMGA_postgres
    - glite-LFC_mysql
    - glite-LFC_oracle
    - glite-PX
    - glite-SE_dpm_disk
    - glite-SE_dpm_mysql
    - glite-VOMS_mysql
    - glite-VOMS_oracle
   The pre-deployment testing was finished for all services
   with these exception
    - LFC-Oracle (not tested)
    - dpm_oracle (not tested)
    - VOMS-oracle (not tested)
    - dpm_mysql (still in test)
   We are studying a way to move forward to PPS services already tested

* release of gLite3.0 Update37 to production in preparation:
  (To be announced today)
   The release contains:
   - MySQL server/client update
   - Updated Torque and Maui
   - FTS Cancellation


  • 2007-11-27(1): Task: Deployment of AMGA service in PPS Details: Vincent Breton, form biomed contacted about possible interest for biomed to collaborate testing AMGA Status: In Progress . Antonio

  • 2007-11-26(2): Task: gL3.0 U37 --> Prod Details: list of patches sent to SA3:The release contains the mysql patches for all services Status: In progress . Antonio

  • 2007-11-26(1): Task: Service deployment Details: Call for volunteer sent to PPS sites for pre-deployment of AMGA Status: In Progress . Antonio

  • 2007-11-21(1): Task: gL3.1.0 U10 --> PPS Details:Ticket created on ggus Status: In Progress . Alvaro, Esteban

  • 2007-11-21(3): Task: gL3.1.0 U09 --> PPS Details:Bulletin created, broadcast sent to the PPS site admins Status: Sent . Alvaro,Esteban

  • 2007-11-16(1): Task: New VO in PPS Details: the new VO 'blaubert' was enabled on the voms server at CNAF, Request sent to PPS administrators to support it Status: Done . Antonio, Danilo


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 08-Nov-07)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:
-----------------------------------------

 * gLite3.1.0-PPS-UPDATE09 was released to PPS
   and is currently in phase of pre-deployment testing
   This new version of the middleware contains the following fixes
   - Fix for missing python libraries after restart of the UI (#1257)
   - Fixed dependancies of edg-mkgridmap (#1403)
   - Adjusted dependancies of R-GMA on WNs (#1423)
   - new certificate for voms.cern.ch for 3.1 release (#1452)
   - Updated lcg-info-provider-software (#1470)
   - Updated glite-yaim-bdii to publish site entry (#1471)
   - R3.1 updated a1_grid_env.sh script (#1500)
   Patches #1470, #1471, #1452 were moved directly to production with
   gL3.1 Update06

* After the pre-deployment test, the PPS is now upgraded to
  * gLite3.0.2-PPS-UPDATE42 *
  this upgrade affects all services using a Mysql server and contains:
   - new voms certificate for the WMS repository
   - upgraded Mysql server

* gLite3.1 Update06 was released to production:
   The release will contain mainly:
   - lcg-CE for SLC4
   - BDII for SLC4
   - fixes for issue in publishing site name entry found in PPS
  Several issues were found in PPS and reported to production as
  known issues. A relevant one is
  - Gstat error report: https://gus.fzk.de/ws/ticket_info.php?ticket=28922

* gLite3.0 Update36 was released to production:
   The release contains:
   - new host certificates of voms.cern.ch server


  • 2007-11-13(3): Task: gL3.0 U42 --> PPS Details:Bulletin created, broadcast sent to the PPS site admins Status: Sent . Alvaro,Esteban

  • 2007-11-12(3): Task: gL3.1 U06 --> Prod Details: Broadcast sent. Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2007-11-12(2): Task: gL3.0 U36 --> Prod Details: Broadcast sent. Synchronization problem with SA3 for repository mirroring. A second broadcast was needed . Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2007-11-12(2): Task: gL3.0.2 U42 --> PPS Details:Mirror requested at CNAF Status: In Progress . Alvaro,Esteban

  • 2007-11-09(2): Task: gL3.0 U36 --> Prod Details: list of patches sent to SA3:The relese contains only the voms certificates for lcg-voms. Status: In progress . Antonio

  • 2007-11-09(1): Task: gL3.1.0 U09 --> PPS Details:ticket mess fixed in GGUS, the reference ticket is now #28755 Status: In Progress . Antonio

  • 2007-11-08(1): Task: Review of published CPU Details: IN2P3-CC-PPS is publishing 2425 CPUs in pre-production. Ticket #28800 against ROC France created Status: In Progress . Antonio


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 08-Nov-07)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:
-----------------------------------------

* gLite3.0 Update35 was released to production,
    Main enhancements and bug fixes:
   - APEL Update to address corruption of accounting data from sites publishing multiple ClusterIDs (critical bug #25430).
   - GIN has been updated not to call GIP directly, but to use site ldap servers.
   - new version of glite-info-generic
   - fix to avoid older LB clients to crash if a newer LB server returns events not understandable events.
     In particular, this may occur when gLite 3.0 client is used to query gLite 3.1 job collections.

* gLite3.1 Update06 in preparation:
   The release will contain mainly:
   - lcg-CE for SLC4
   - BDII for SLC4
   - fixes for issue in publishing site name entry found in PPS

* After the pre-deployment test, the PPS is now upgraded to
  * gLite3.0.2-PPS-UPDATE41 *
   This update contains:
    - R3.0/SLC3: FTS cancellation
    - Updated Torque (2.1.9-4) and Maui (3.2.6p19-4)l
    - lcg-vomscerts-4.7.0 adds next cert for voms.cern.ch

* gLite3.1.0 PPS-Update09 was released to PPS, currently
   in phase of pre-deployment test
   the release contains the following fixes
   - Fix for missing python libraries after restart of the UI (#1257)
   - Fixed dependancies of edg-mkgridmap (#1403)
   - Adjusted dependancies of R-GMA on WNs (#1423)
   - new certificate for voms.cern.ch for 3.1 release (#1452)
   - Updated lcg-info-provider-software (#1470)
   - Updated glite-yaim-bdii to publish site entry (#1471)
   - R3.1 updated a1_grid_env.sh script (#1500)

* gLite3.0.2 PPS-Update42 in preparation:
  the release will affect the WMSLB and contain:
   - new voms certificate for the WMS repository
   - upgraded Mysql server on LB


  • 2007-11-07(2): Task: gL3.1.0 U09 --> PPS Details:kick-off e-mail sent Status: In Progress . Alvaro

  • 2007-11-07(1): Task: gL3.0.2 U42 --> PPS Details:kick-off e-mail sent Status: In Progress . Alvaro

  • 2007-11-06(4): Task: gL3.1 U06 --> Prod Details: e-mail with list of patches sent for comments to PPS admins. Note that Job Wrapper test has been left behind, waiting for Piotr to cross-check that the test is publishing well. Status: In progress . Antonio

  • 2007-11-06(3): Task: gL3.0 U41 --> PPS Details:Bulletin created, broadcast sent to the PPS site admins Status: Sent . Alvaro

  • 2007-11-06(2): Task: gL3.0 U41 --> PPS Details:Mirror requested at CNAF Status: In Progress . Alvaro

  • 2007-11-05(2): Task: gL3.0 U35 --> Prod Details: Broadcast sent, corresponding PPS tickets closed Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2007-11-05(1): Task: gL3.0 U35 --> Prod Details: list of patches confirmed to SA3 (earlier than foreseen because of clash with security update) Status: In progress . Antonio

  • 2007-11-02(1): Task: gL3.0 U35 --> Prod Details: e-mail with list of patches sent for comments to PPS admins Status: In progress . Antonio


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 01-Nov-07)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:
-----------------------------------------

* gLite3.1.0-PPS-UPDATE41 was released to PPS.
   This update contains:
    - R3.0/SLC3: FTS cancellation
    - Updated Torque (2.1.9-4) and Maui (3.2.6p19-4)l
    - lcg-vomscerts-4.7.0 adds next cert for voms.cern.ch
   The release is currently under pre-deployment test

* gLite3.1.0-PPS-UPDATE08 has passed the pre-deployment tests
   ( reports available in www.cern.ch/pps/index.php?dir=./release/testreports/gLite3.1.0/gLite3.1.0-PPS-UPDATE08/ )
   and it is now being deployed at the PPS sites.
   The upgrade of the service is in progress
   This update contains:
    - R3.1 FTS update (glite-data_R_3_1_35_1)
    - JobWrapper tests - new version with no R-GMA dependencies
    - New version of lcg-tags with better error reporting
    - New version of lcg-info with support for VOViews, sites and services
    - lcg-CE for glite 3.1
    - Updated Torque (2.1.9-4) and Maui (3.2.6p19-4)
    - gLite 3.1 TORQUE_utils (slc4/ia32)
    - gLite 3.1 TORQUE_server (slc4/ia32)
    - glite-yaim-core 4.0.1 for the 3.1 repository
    - glite-yaim-clients 4.0.1 for the 3.1 repository


  • 2007-10-31(3): Task: gL3.1 U08 --> PPS Details:Bulletin created, broadcast sent to the PPS site admins Status: Sent . Alvaro

  • 2007-10-31(3): Task: gL3.1 U08 --> PPS Details:Mirror requested at CNAF Status: In Progress . Esteban

  • 2007-10-30(3): Task: Interoperability tests Details: bdii2oracle does not cover PPS grid. We need to set up an instance. Bug Opened against SAM for BDII2oracle script documentation (https://savannah.cern.ch/bugs/index.php?30844) Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2007-10-30(2): Task: Interoperability tests Details: Assessment with Emnouil about monitoring status of OSG sites Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2007-10-30(1): Task: gL3.0.2 U41 --> PPS Details:kick-off e-mail sent Status: In Progress . Esteban


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 25-Oct-07)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:
-----------------------------------------

* Minutes of the PPS all-sites meeting available.
   http://indico.cern.ch/sessionDisplay.py?sessionId=33&confId=18714

* gLite3.1.0-PPS-UPDATE08 released to PPS .
   This update contains:
    - R3.1 FTS update (glite-data_R_3_1_35_1)
    - JobWrapper tests - new version with no R-GMA dependencies
    - New version of lcg-tags with better error reporting
    - New version of lcg-info with support for VOViews, sites and services
    - lcg-CE for glite 3.1
    - Updated Torque (2.1.9-4) and Maui (3.2.6p19-4)
    - gLite 3.1 TORQUE_utils (slc4/ia32)
    - gLite 3.1 TORQUE_server (slc4/ia32)
    - glite-yaim-core 4.0.1 for the 3.1 repository
    - glite-yaim-clients 4.0.1 for the 3.1 repository
   The release is now under an intense pre-deployment testing activity
   and it has not been yet deployed to all pps sites.

* BDII for version 3.1 from PPS Update07 was not relaesed in production
   with Update04 as originally planned.
   Waiting for a bug in YAIM to be fixed and release
   documentation improved


  • 2007-10-25(1): Task: Interoperability tests Details: Emanouil Atanassov and Antun Balaz will coordinate the EGEE/OSG interoperability testing platform. Information sent to OSG list Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2007-10-24(1): Task: gL3.1 U04 --> Prod Details: The release was done. It contains: FTM from PPS Update07 and various bug fixes from Update06. Deployment of new BDII rejected. Status: Done . Antonio

Quarterly Report 06


 PPS Quarterly Report for EU (Jul- Sep 2007) 


Review of PPS in QR06

The Pre-Production Service ran through Q6 taking advantage of the consolidation work performed
on processes and procedures during Q5, with a new improved release process:
http://www.cern.ch/pps/index.php?dir=./release/process.

There were 12 new releases of middleware and these included updates and new services of the
gLite middleware and these were promptly deployed across the 30 sites composing the PPS grid
and so new services were made accessible early to Grid users:
http://www.cern.ch/pps/index.php?dir=./release/bulletin

More than 80 software problem reports, mostly dealing with configuration issues, were opened
during the deployment activities.  This was done without any appreciable service interruptions,
in order to avoid disturbing the Data Challenge for Diligent, a 4-month continuous activity
successfully completed on the 11th of October:
https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/DILIGENT/DiligentFlickrDC

A number of operation-related activities were migrated from CERN to other PPS sites.
Namely the responsibility for pre-deployment testing, Service Availability Monitoring and
technical coordination of the releases is now shared with sites external to CERN.

An all-site meeting was held, during EGEE07, where an important agreement was reached with the
EGEE Grid Operators (COD) about the modality to follow-up service tickets raised against PPS
sites.

Interoperability between EGEE/PPS sites and OSG/ITB sites (OSG Integration TestBed) was tested
and a proof-of-concept was set-up to test a new method to distribute middleware clients through
interoperable grids.

PPS - Plan for QR07

Work for Q7 has already started with the main goal of re-structuring the service.
Re-structuring is deemed necessary in order to increase the usage rate of PPS by the HEP VOs.
Currently, in fact, all the HEP VOs report an increasing difficulty, mainly due to lack of
manpower, to interact with a PPS grid which is completely parallel and distinct by the
production one.

A plan is being drafted for technical changes to be applied in the services during Q7.
The guidelines for the service are:
- rationalization and optimization of the resources;
- focus on users and more involvement of the users in the service acceptance protocol;
- integration and formalisation within the PPS framework of non-standard testing activity currently
  performed by the VOs on the production platform.

PPS will take active part, during Q7, to the SA1 EGEE/OSG interoperation program aimed to assure
a stable interoperability of the OSG and EGEE middleware stacks throughout releases as well as
to develop and maintain suitable interoperation procedures.


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 18-Oct-07)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:
-----------------------------------------

* gLite3.0.2-PPS-UPDATE07 released to PPS sites. Upgrade in progress
   This update contains:
      - glite-FTM 	 Normal
      - gLite 3.1 BDII (slc4/ia32) 	Normal

* Documentation of site-BDII delivered with Update07 incomplete
   critical bug http://savannah.cern.ch/bugs/?30524 opened,
   to be solved before going into production



PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 18-Oct-07)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:
-----------------------------------------

* gLite3.0.2-PPS-UPDATE07 released to PPS sites. Upgrade in progress
   This update contains:
      - glite-FTM 	 Normal
      - gLite 3.1 BDII (slc4/ia32) 	Normal

* Documentation of site-BDII delivered with Update07 incomplete
   critical bug http://savannah.cern.ch/bugs/?30524 opened,
   to be solved before going into production


  • 2007-10-18(1): Task: gL3.1 U04 --> Prod Details:List sent to SA3. FTM included. critical bug on site-BDII documentation opened. release scheduled for Monday Status: In Progress . Antonio

  • 2007-10-16(1): Task: PPS <-> COD Details: Thursday proposed as date to receive the report from CODs. PPS Coordination, PPS Service, ROC Managers are the target. e-mail sent to Cyril (CIC Portal) Status: DOne . Antonio

  • 2007-10-15(3): Task: gL3.1 U07 --> PPS Details:Bulletin created, broadcast sent to the PPS site admins Status: Sent . Esteban

  • 2007-10-15(2): Task: gL3.1 U08 --> PPS Details:kick-off e-mail sent Status: In Progress . Esteban

  • 2007-10-15(1): Task: gL3.1 U07 --> PPS Details:Mirror requested at CNAF Status: In Progress . Esteban

  • 2007-10-12(1): Task: gL3.1 U07 --> PPS Details:confirmation of BDII test results sent Status: In Progress . Antonio (for CERN PPS)


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 11-Oct-07)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:
-----------------------------------------

* PPS service upgraded to gLite3.0.2-PPS-UPDATE40
   This release contains:
      - R-GMA fixes (Bug #17323)
      - APEL Update (glite-apel_R_2_0_17)
      - YAIM 4.0.0 for the 3.0 repository
      - lcg-vomscerts-4.6.0 adds cert for US-ATLAS server (Synch to production)
      - Addition of lcg-version to WN and UI
      - Fix to avoid LB client crash when unknown events are returned by server
      - Re-branded GIP that includes improved LDIF parsing

* pre-deployment tests of gLite 3.1.0 PPS Update07 (FTM, BDII3.1) still in progress
   at pps-CNAF and CERN_PPS


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 4-Oct-07)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:
-----------------------------------------
* gLite 3.0.2 PPS Update 40 passed the pre-deployment tests in PPS
  waiting to be deployed at the remaining sites
   This release contains:
      - R-GMA fixes (Bug #17323)
      - APEL Update (glite-apel_R_2_0_17)
      - YAIM 4.0.0 for the 3.0 repository
      - lcg-vomscerts-4.6.0 adds cert for US-ATLAS server (Synch to production)
      - Addition of lcg-version to WN and UI
      - Fix to avoid LB client crash when unknown events are returned by server
      - Re-branded GIP that includes improved LDIF parsing

* gLite 3.1.0 PPS Update07 was delivered to PPS, currently undergoing pre-deployment tests
   This update contains:
      - glite-FTM 	 Normal
      - gLite 3.1 BDII (slc4/ia32) 	Normal
   Documentation issues were found in the BDII release
   Fixing issues before deploying to PPS sites

* PPS all-sites meeting (3rd Oct, Budapest c/o EGEE 07)
  http://indico.cern.ch/sessionDisplay.py?sessionId=33&slotId=1&confId=18714#2007-10-03
  Minutes will be circulated next weeks.


* 2007-10-04(1): Task: gL3.0.2 PPS-U40 --> PPS. Details: Mirror requested, created, broadcast sent Status: Sent . Antonio, Danilo, Mario, Juha

* 2007-09-28(1): Task: gL3.0.2 PPS-U40 --> PPS. Details: Bulletin created and published, not mirror done yet(release delayed to 4th October) Status: In Progress . Esteban


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 27-Sep-07)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:
-----------------------------------------
* gLite 3.0.2 PPS Update 40 currently in pre-deployment in PPS
   This release contains:
      - R-GMA fixes (Bug #17323)
      - APEL Update (glite-apel_R_2_0_17)
      - YAIM 4.0.0 for the 3.0 repository
      - lcg-vomscerts-4.6.0 adds cert for US-ATLAS server (Synch to production)
      - Addition of lcg-version to WN and UI
      - Fix to avoid LB client crash when unknown events are returned by server
      - Re-branded GIP that includes improved LDIF parsing

* Agenda for PPS meeting (3rd Oct, Budapest c/o EGEE 07) on-line at
  http://indico.cern.ch/sessionDisplay.py?sessionId=33&slotId=1&confId=18714#2007-10-03

*  No release to production this week because no patches were waiting in PPS

  • 2007-09-26(1): Task: gL3.1 U07 --> PPS Details:kick-off e-mail sent Status: In Progress . Esteban

  • 2007-09-26(2): Task: website Details: Picture describing APT mirroring inserted in the -Release- tab of the web site Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2007-09-26(1): Task: website Details: Some presentations from the past inserted in the -Presentations- tab of the web site Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2007-09-25(2): Task: EGEE 07 preparation Details:Agenda for PPS meeting on-line Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2007-09-25(1): Task: gL3.0 U40 --> PPS Details:Deadline for repository update set for SA3: either this afternoon (tomorrow morning at latest) or release delayed to 4th October) Status: In Progress . Antonio

  • 2007-09-24(2): Task: Documentation Details: CESGA added to the list of sites providing Operational support (wiki + release) Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2007-09-24(1): Task: Review of published CPU Details: PIC is not giving anymore access to production nodes (removed from list on web). Padova fixed the problems, SiGNET confirmed CPU number (added to list on web) Status: In Progress . Antonio

  • 2007-09-21(3): Task: Review of published CPU Details: Mail with request for clarification sent to PIC(low), PADOVA(tests failing), SiGNET(high) Status: In Progress . Antonio

  • 2007-09-21(2): Task: release to production Details:No patches available in PPS, so no list for release to production produced Status: Done . Esteban

  • 2007-09-21(1): Task: gL3.0 U40 --> PPS Details:kick-off e-mail sent Status: In Progress . Esteban

  • 2007-09-20(1): Task: Review of published CPU Details: FZK_PPS fixed the published number. Status: In Progress . Antonio


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 13-Sep-07)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:
-----------------------------------------
* Release of gLite 3.1.0 Update06 to PPS done
   This release contains:
    - new voms certificate for US-ATLAS server
    - uberftp for the glite-UI node
    - lcg-tags added to glite 3.1 UI, WN and VOBOX
    - lcg-infosites added to the glite 3.1 WN and VOBOX

* Javier Lopez and Esteban Freire from CESGA PPS joined the
   PPS Coordination team. Their main activilty will be to follow up the roll-out
   of the gLite middleware updates from Certification to PPS

* A review of the number of available CPUs published in the
  information system by PPS sutes was started

* Sequence diagram describing the release process
   Certification --> PPS --> Production
   now available on the PPS website
   http://www.cern.ch/pps/index.php?dir=./release/process

* Configurations problem with one of the SAM clients (PPS-RAL) caused
   failure of tests at all sites at the beginnign of this week. Submission tests
   temporarily suspended. Now the service is fixed and restored.


  • 2007-09-20(1): Task: gL3.1 U06 --> PPS Details: Release of Update 06 to PPS done Status: Done . Esteban

  • 2007-09-18(1): Task: PPS Coordination Details: Review of number of CPUs published in PPS done. E-mail sent to the service to ask confirmation from the sites. problems: CNAF, CERN, PIC, Status: In Progress . Antonio

  • 2007-09-14(1): Task: SAM in PPS Details: Submission from PPS-RAL temporarily suspended Status: Done . Antonio


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 13-Sep-07)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:
-----------------------------------------
* Release of gLite 3.0 Update 34 to production in progress
   This release contains:
    - fix in YAIM for the configuraiton of proxy renewal
    - VOMS certificate for the new server used by US-ATLAS
    - patches from PPS Update39

* Release of PPS 3.1.0 PPS Update06 started
   This release contains:
    - new voms certificate for US-ATLAS server
    - uberftp for the glite-UI node
    - lcg-tags added to glite 3.1 UI, WN and VOBOX
    - lcg-infosites added to the glite 3.1 WN and VOBOX

* A training activity was started in order to let people from PPS-CESGA
  take over the coordination of the releases to PPS.


  • 2007-09-13(2): Task: Meeting Details: Trainig session with CESGA about PPS release process Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2007-09-13(1): Task: gL3.1 U06 --> PPS Details:kick-off e-mail sent Status: In Progress . Antonio

  • 2007-09-11(3): Task: Release process Details:Cross-reference among GGUS tickets not working, ticket submitted against GGUS Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2007-09-11(2): Task: gL3.0 U34 --> Prod Details:List of patches to be released in production sent Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2007-09-11(1): Task: Web Site Details: XSS vulnerability fixed in index.php script Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2007-08-31(2): Task: gL3.0.2 U39 --> PPS Details: "August bug": Synchronization to production - Broadcast sent. Release completed, corresponding tickets closed Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2007-08-31(1): Task: gL3.0 U33 --> Prod Details:"August bug" - Broadcast sent. Release completed, corresponding tickets closed Status: Done . Antonio


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 22-Aug-07)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:
-----------------------------------------
* Release of PPS 3.0.2 PPS Update 38 finished
   - This release contains the SLC3 build of WMS 3.1
* Release of PPS 3.1.0 PPS Update 05 finished
   - This release was to synchronise PPS with production
* FCR: Central location for FCR ldif file corrected.
   Documentation chaged accordingly
   http://www.cern.ch/pps/index.php?dir=./bdii/& .
* A new document, reporting about known issues in the release potentially
   affecting the users, requested by the experiments, is currently being studied
* Intense negotiation in course with CODs upon proposed changes in the best practices
  currently in use to report failures affecting the PPS grid.
  The debate is between options:
   A) COD opening and following-up tickets to PPS sites
       (+) No exceptions in the ops procedures to be followed for PPS sites
       (+) ROCs automatically in the loop
       (+) Full test of the support path for new services as part of the
             Pre-production phase
       (-) The physiologic instability of PPS causes either the sites to receive a lot of "false positives"
            or the COD to spend extra care before opening a ticket
       (-) COD Team has the frustrating perception that PPS sites and ROCs do not always
            take the ticket in the due consideration, whereas, from the COD's point of view, the
            effort spent to handle the ticket is the same
   B) COD not opening tickets and PPS sites registering to automatic alarm notifications
       (+) No tickets to be handled by CODs, TPMs, ROCs. Notifications sent immediately
            to site admins who can fix the problem while it's still "hot"
       (+) Step in the direction of automation (as in the guidelines for EGEE3)
       (+) Support line in PPS not strictly dependent upon the cooperation of ROC CODs and TPMs
       (-) ROCs, who finally hold the responsibility for PPS sites, are completely cut off from the support.
       (-) Previous experience with CODs not submitting tickets. The result was a general service degradation
   The decision has not been made yet: We are aiming to a compromise solution bases on option "B" + a
   weekly status report to be sent by the CODs to ROCs and PPS Support.


  • 2007-08-22(1): Task: gL3.0.2 PPS-U38 --> PPS. Details: Bulletin created, mirror done, bulletin published, broadcast sent Status: In Progress . Antonio

  • 2007-08-20(3): Task: gL3.1.0 PPS-U05 --> PPS. Details: Announce sent Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2007-08-20(2): Task: PPS reports Details: PPS report for ops meeting filled Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2007-08-17(1): Task: gL3.0.2 PPS-U38 --> PPS. Details: GGUS ticket created, kick-off e-mail sent Status: In Progress . Antonio

  • 2007-08-16(1): Task: "Known Issues" page Details: e-mail sent to Maria twith a summary of the discussions we had on the topic and next actions. Status: Done . Antonio


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 16-Aug-07)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:
-----------------------------------------
* Release schedule changed, now releases of gLite3.1 and 3.0 will be
     done in alternating weeks.
* Release process improved in order to handle better:
   - releases fast-tracked to production
   - releases of updates affecting different baselines
* Release of PPS 3.1 PPS Update 05 in progress
   - mirroring of the repository requested at CNAF


  • 2007-08-14(2): Task: gL3.1.0 PPS-U05 --> PPS. Details: APT mirroring requested, bulletin created. Status: In Progress . Antonio

  • 2007-08-14(1): Task: Release process Details: Procedure to handle fast-tracked releases to PPS added. publishPPSBulletin.sh, preparePPSBulletin.sh modified and templates modified accordingly. Release schedule modified to alternate releases of gLite 3.0 and 3.1 on different weeks. Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2007-07-19(1): Task: Release process Details: publishPPSBulletin.sh modified to handle different gLite baselines (3.0.2 and 3.1.0). Note added in process to document manual fixes to list_of_files needed to handle double releases Status: Done . Antonio


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 19-Jul-07)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:
-----------------------------------------
* Information about top-level BDII config file now publicly
   available in http://www.cern.ch/pps/index.php?dir=./bdii/&

* Meeting with SA3 and EIS to define a strategy to deploy
   gLite3.1 Ui in production:
   Some changes in the tarball distribution were put in place yesterday
   to address the points raised by Diana (UI service manager at CERN_PPS)
   Middle term strategy:
   - YAIM  will provide a series of measures to assure the backward compatibility
     with previous versions of the UI over a period of 3 months minimum
   - SA1 will update the documentation and will start a campaign to coach the
     users to switch to the new configuration method.

  • 2007-07-18(1): Task: gL3.0.2 PPS-U36, gL3.1.0 PPS-U04 --> PPS. Details: Kick-of e-mail sent: security fix to line-up with production + storm-compatible DM clients Status: In Progress . Antonio

  • 2007-07-13(2): Task: PPS Information System Details: script to create the PPS BDII configuration file was updated to reflect changes in Judit's bdiiconf-gen script Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2007-07-13(1): Task: Website Details:path of the AFS UI changed in website Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2007-07-12(2): Task: Website Details: Link to Wi@tG added Status: Done . Antonio


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 12-Jul-07)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:
-----------------------------------------
* glite3.0.2 PPS U35 released to PPS
   - it contains the new service-oriented YAIM

* Inter-operations PPS <-> OSG testing in progress
   - OSG ITR sites integrated in PPS information system

* Details of DILIGENT data challenge, to be done in PPS,
   available in
   https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/DILIGENT/DiligentInfrastructurePps#Data_Challenges


  • 2007-07-12(1): Task: gL3.0.2 PPS-U35+gL3.1.0 PPS-U03 --> PPS. Details: Bulletin published, broadcast sent Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2007-07-11(3): Task: gL3.0.2 PPS-U35+gL3.1.0 PPS-U03 --> PPS. Details: mirroring at CNAF requested, Bulletins created Status: In progress . Antonio

  • 2007-07-11(2): Task: Release process Details: preparePPSBulletin.sh modified to handle different gLite baselines (3.0.2 and 3.1.0). Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2007-07-11(1): Task: PPS <-> OSG Details: CMS-BURT-ITB now selected by Judit's script in PPS BDII . New site registered to GOC DB in order to turn SAM monitoring off. Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2007-07-10(1): Task: Website. Details: Fix in scripts to extract info from GOCDB needed (GOCDB3). Requested to CESGA with ticket #24500 Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2007-07-09(1): Task: gL3.0.2 PPS-U35 --> PPS. Details: Kick-of e-mail sent: this YAIM version 3.1 applies to glite 3.0 and 3.1 . It will be re-named to YAIM4 before going to production. Status: In Progress . Antonio


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 5-Jul-07)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:
-----------------------------------------
* glite3.0.2 PPS U34 released to PPS
   - it contains an urgent security patche for the DPM

* PPS-RAL started submitting SAM tests. Together with
   PPS-CYFRONET they have now taken over CERN_PPS


  • 2007-07-02(2): Good News : PPS-RAL started submitting SAM tests.

  • 2007-07-02(1): Task: gL3.0.2 PPS-U34 --> PPS. Details: Urgent security patch. Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2007-06-28(2): Task: Presentation Details:Talk given to ITR team meeting to describe PPS/ITR interactions. Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2007-06-28(1): Task: gL3.0 U27 --> Prod. Details:Broadcast sent. Release completed, corresponding tickets closed Status: Done . Antonio


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 28-Jun-07)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:
-----------------------------------------
* glite3.0.2 PPS U33 released to PPS
   - it contains urgent fixes for the DPM
   - pre-deployment shown some issues in the
     release, currently being fixed by the integration team
   - the corrected patch should be delivered in production
     with the next release (today)

* glite3.1.0 PPS U02 released to PPS
   - it contains the feature to remove the VoViews FQAN tag
     requested by Atlas
   - the configuration was also successfully tested at  T2 site
     (prague_cesnet_lcg2
   - should go in production with the next release (today)


  • 2007-06-27(1): Task: gL3.0 U27 --> Prod. Details: Bugs created from pre-deploymente tests of PPS-u33. List sent to Joachim. Template created and procedure modified accordingly. Status: In progress . Antonio

  • 2007-06-26(3): Task: gL3.0 U27 --> Prod. Details: E-mail sent to prague_cesnet and Atlas to verify voview tage removal by YAIM before releasing. Status: In progress . Antonio

  • 2007-06-26(2): Task: gL3.0.2 PPS-U33+gL3.1.0 PPS-U02 --> PPS. Details: announce to PPS sent. Status: In progress . Antonio

  • 2007-06-26(1): Task: gL3.0 U27 --> Prod. Details: list of patches sent to SA3. The list contains also items from PPSUpdate33 (received yesterday). The reason is the atlas fix for VOViews tag and a fix for a broken version of dpm. hte last two ones were considered as fast-tracked. Status: In progress . Antonio

  • 2007-06-25(2): Task: Meeting Details: PPS section in ops meeting agenda created.. Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2007-06-25(1): Task: gL3.0.2 PPS-U33+gL3.1.0 PPS-U02 --> PPS. Details: GT-PROD created. Decision made to handle the two updates with a single ticket. Status: In progress . Antonio

  • 2007-06-22(1): Task: gL3.0.2 PPS-U33+gL3.1.0 PPS-U02 --> PPS. Details: Release started. Status: In progress . Antonio

  • 2007-06-21(1): Task: SAM in PPS Details: Submission rate of client halved. Now tests are submitted every two hours. Complementary hours will be covered by PPS-CYFRONET Status: Done. Antonio


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 14-Jun-07)

EGEE Pre-Production Service Coordination:
-----------------------------------------
* The SL4 UI was released to the PPS this week.  Significant
  issues have already been found regarding this new service
  (see comments under the section "CERN GRID Pre-Production
  Site")
* Setting up of the grid interoperability testbed (between the
  EGEE grid and OSG grid) is almost complete. Verification
  testing to start early next week.
* Testing of FTS 2.0 and SRM 2.2 continues, with the full
  collaboration of the experiments.
* Procedure now in place to give rapid feedback to development
  and testing teams from the testing of new middleware releases
  in the PPS. This should lead to faster bug fixing and clearer
  list of "known issues".

  • 2007-06-20(2): Good News : SAM tests submitted now by PPS-CYFRONET.

  • 2007-06-20(1): Task: PPS-gLite3.0.2 Update31 --> PPS. Details: 4 bugs created out of the test reports. Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2007-06-20(1): Task: PPS-gLite3.1 Update1 --> PPS. Details: New UI for SL4. Mirror done, a suggestion was made to CNAf to comply to the new structure of the CERN repository (links). Bulletin published and broadcast sent. the update will have an impact on users, to be well remarked before the release goes out. Status: In Progress . Antonio

  • 2007-06-19(1): Task: PPS-gLite3.1 Update1 --> PPS. Details: New UI for SL4. pre-edployment test passed, GT-PROD created, bulletin created mirror to CNAF requested Status: In Progress . Antonio

  • 2007-06-14(1): Task: PPS-gLite3.1 Update1 --> PPS. Details: New UI for SL4. Fast-tracking agreed with Oliver (delivery next Tuesday). GT-PPS created. Kick-off e-mail sent Status: In Progress . Antonio


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 14-Jun-07)

EGEE PRE-PRODUCTION SERVICE COORDINATION
========================================
   * PPS Update 32 released on Wednesday.
      Upgrade of the service in progress (completed at 7 sites)
        o The update contains:
            - lsf fixes
            - improved BDII with indexes (performance improvement of a
              factor of 3 observed in earlier installation in CERN-PROD)
        o The pre-deployment tests showed no major issues in installation
            and configuration
   * FTS v2 testing in progress. A report of the testing will be issued soon
   * Long (two-days) un-availability of SAM tests due to CNAF downtime

  • 2007-06-13(4): Task: PPS-Update32 --> PPS. Details:Bulletin published, broadcast to sites sent Status: In Progress. Antonio

  • 2007-06-13(3): Task: Website. Details: Pages "How to list VOs supported by a site" and "How to list sites supporting a VO" created in the CESGA wiki and linked appropriately in the website Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2007-06-13(2): Task: Release process Details:Dates modified in the procedure PPS --> Prod, to reflect recent changes in schdule. Calendar changed accordingly. Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2007-06-13(1): Task: Update26 --> PROD. Details: List of patches from PPS Update 31 sent to SA3 Status: In Progress . Antonio

  • 2007-06-12(2): Task: PPS-Update32 --> PPS. Details:Cnaf triggered, bulletin created. Waiting for reply from Joachim. Status: In Progress . Antonio

  • 2007-06-12(1): Task: Release process Details:Script modified to upload test reports in the website. Procedure changed accordingly. Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2007-06-11(1): Task: Update26,27 --> PROD. Details:GT-PROD tickets created. Status: In Progress . Antonio

  • 2007-06-08(2): Task: Release process Details:Procedure for release from certification to PPS fixed with the introduction of the pre-deployment test. Calendar changed accordingly. Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2007-06-08(1): Task: PPS-Update32 --> PPS. Details:GT-PPS created. Kick-off e-mail sent Status: In Progress . Antonio


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 7-Jun-07)

EGEE PRE-PRODUCTION SERVICE COORDINATION
========================================

   * PPS Update 31 released
      - The new pre-deployment test done by selected sites was successfully applied:
         A rich report on installation and configuration issues was made available 26h
         after the software was released from certification and avoided a lot of work
         duplication
   * Atlas is still intensively testing the fixes for the job priority mechanism at IFIC and PIC
   * Some PPS sites, after the publication of the activity panels in the web site
      ( http://egee-pre-production-service.web.cern.ch/egee-pre-production-service/index.php?dir=./panel/&  )
      envisaged the need for an all-hand meeting of PPS site administrators.
      The proposal is to book a section in EGEE07
   * First successful tranfers for ATLAS using SRMv2/FTS2.0

  • 2007-06-06(1): Task: SAM in PPS Details: CA tests updated Status: Done. Antonio

  • 2007-05-25(5): Task: Website. Details: link to this worklog added in new "PPS Coordination" section (right bottom) Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2007-05-25(4): Task: Website. Details: New tab with meetings created. Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2007-05-25(3): Task: PPS-Update30 --> PPS. Details:New kick-off for the release, first attempt of pre-deployment testing. Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2007-05-25(2): Task: Website. Details: Panel with all sites supporting PPS operations created. email sent to PPS site admins. Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2007-05-25(1): Task: Website. Details: Panel with all activities done in PPS in support of VO created. email sent to EIS, Diligent, Users. Status: Done . Antonio


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 24-May-07)

EGEE PRE-PRODUCTION SERVICE COORDINATION
========================================

   * No further releases done after PPS Update 29 (8 May)
      - This was decided upon request from the sites to have time to recover
         from several issue caused by the previous update
   * Integration of SRM2.2 test SEs into the PPS progressing:
      - A major configuration problem in dCache was found while testing the channel
         CERN->BNL
      - Set-up of channels at CNAF in progress
   * Release process: Revision of timelines for release to PPS and production
      We made the proposal to move to a 2-weekly cycle, with 3.5 weeks of pre-production for regular patches
      No objections were moved, so we are going to apply it starting from next week
   * An activity board resuming all activities on-going within the PPS, both service-related
      and VO-related, was prepared. It is currenlty being reviewed by the sites and will be
      announced to the VOs today.
      http://egee-pre-production-service.web.cern.ch/egee-pre-production-service/index.php?dir=./panel/&

  • 2007-05-22(1): Task: New VOMS certificate --> PPS. Details:RPM with VOMS certificates deployed in APT repository at CNAF . Broadcast sent. Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2007-05-18(3): Task: Set-up PPS activity panel.Details:Table describing SRMv2 testing in PPS created and sent to sites to verify. Status: In Progress . Antonio

  • 2007-05-18(2): Task: Set-up PPS activity panel.Details:Table describing interactive login to PPS resources created and sent to sites to verify. Status: In Progress . Antonio

  • 2007-05-18(1): Task: Set-up PPS activity panel.Details:Table describing access to production resources created and sent to sites to verify. Status: In Progress . Antonio

  • 2007-05-16(1): Task: Test of fix for Job PriorityDetails:PIC-PPS accepted to support atlas for this test. Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2007-05-15(1): Task: New VOMS certificate --> PPS. Details:RPM with VOMS certificates deployed in APT repository before the official release: To be reported in UPDATE 30 release notes. Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2007-05-14(2): Task: PPS-Update30 --> PPS. Details:Release aborted following PPS site's request. Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2007-05-11(5): Task: SAM in PPS Details: SAM RM tests failing for all sites: Problem at CNAF fixed. Submission working. Status: Done. Antonio

  • 2007-05-11(4): Task: PPS-Update30 --> PPS. Details:GT-PPS created. Kick-off e-mail sent Status: In Progress . Antonio

  • 2007-05-11(3): Task: SAMAP in PPS Details: Rafal is requesting a backup WMS for SAMAP. Since he supports PPS perhaps we should do it. We need to find a volunteer site. E-mail sent to Rafal Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2007-05-11(2): Task: SAM in PPS Details: Email sent to PPS-RAL and PPS-CYFRONET with the Implementation proposal of new SAM submission chains for PPS Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2007-05-11(1): Task: SAM in PPS Details: SAM RM tests failing for all sites: Problem at CNAF detected. Submission generally failing. Status: Progress. Antonio

  • 2007-05-10(1): Task: SRMv2 Preview in PPS Details: wiki page with end-points re-structured. Status: Done. Antonio


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 10-May-07)

EGEE PRE-PRODUCTION SERVICE COORDINATION
========================================

   * gLite 3.0 Update 29 released to production on Tuesday. This contains, among others:
      - #898  high priority LCG-CE modifications for DGAS support
      - #1144 high priority R-GMA Server fix for bugs #21558, #20090 and #23052
      - # a new version of the gLite 3.1 Worker Node (glite-WN-3.1.0-3) for SL4/i386 which addresses all known issues.
   * Upgrade of PPS to UPDATE 29 is progressing well: more than 50% of sites upgraded
   * Integration of SRM2.2 test SEs into the PPS progressing:
      - CERN_PPS is for the time being publishing end-points in US in the information system
      - SAM tests are being summitted to all published SRMs. A good par of them is passing the tests, no incompatibilities
        were found in this regression tests
      - Atlas transmitted some requirements on FTS channels for preliminary tests.
   * Release process improved: Starting from next week a pool of 6 sites will perform an early installation test of the
      whole release before its deployment in PPS. This will allow to us to trap evident issues and avoid their fast-spreading
      in PPS. The aim is to make the overall service more stable for the users. Mario David, at LIP is coordinating this activity.
   * A plenary meeting with the PPS sites was held yesterday, where some of the most urgent issues were addressed.
      The topics covered included (agenda available at http://indico.cern.ch/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=15191):
       - SRM v2 testing
       - Migration of the SAM PPS service to external sites
       - Re-introduction of pre-deployment testing
      Attendance by the sites was high and all the topics were well received. Unfortunately we experineced major
      communication issues using VRVS

  • 2007-05-08(2): Task: PPS release process Details: Text output by preparePPSbulletin.sh changed according to feedback from Diana. Status: Done. Antonio

  • 2007-05-08(1): Task: PPS-Update29 --> PPS. Details:Bulletin created and published, brodcast sent Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2007-05-07(8): Task: PPS release process Details: list pps-deployment-test created and pre-populated. Owners are Mario and myself so far. Have to add Nick Status: Done. Antonio

  • 2007-05-07(7): Task: PPS-Update29 --> PPS. Details:GT-PROD #21612 created. e-mail to CNAF sent Status: In Progress . Antonio

  • 2007-05-07(6): Task: Operation Meeting Details: PPS section completed. Status: Done. Antonio

  • 2007-05-07(5): Task: PPS release process Details: pre-deployment tests report reviewed an comments sent to Mario. Jan Svec and Alvaro Casani accepted Status: Done. Antonio

  • 2007-05-07(4): Task: SAM in PPS Details: SAM RM tests failing for all sites: Problem at PIC detected. Submission restored. Status: Done. Antonio

  • 2007-05-07(3): Task: PPS plenary Meeting on 9th Details: Alvaro Casani (IFIC) sent apologise. He is however OK for pre-deployment testing Status: Done. Antonio

  • 2007-05-07(2): Task: SAM in PPS Details: ticket 21557 from in2p3 solved Status: Done. Antonio

  • 2007-05-07(1): Task: SAM in PPS Details: SAM RM tests failing for all sites. Problem with catalog at PIC detected. Carlos is working on it. Status: In Progress. Antonio

  • 2007-05-04(3): Task: PPS-Update29 --> PPS. Details:GT-PPS #21566 created. Kick-off e-mail sent Status: In Progress . Antonio

  • 2007-05-04(2): Task: Meeting Details: PPS plenary meeting moved to 9th of May 16 PM, VRVS room "Pisa" booked. Status: Done. Antonio

  • 2007-05-04(1): Task: pre-deployment testing. Details: I sent an e-mail to the candidate sites for the pool to move things up before the meeting. Status: Done. Antonio


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 3-May-07)

EGEE PRE-PRODUCTION SERVICE COORDINATION
========================================

   * Nothing to report


  • 2007-05-02(2): Task: PPS-Update28 --> PPS. Details: BROADCAST to users sent. ticket #21362 updated and set to "in progress". Status: Done. Antonio

  • 2007-05-02(1): Task: PPS-Update28 --> PPS. Details:CNAF contacted and bulletin created Status: Progress . Antonio

  • 2007-04-30(3): Task: Prod Update 23 Details: BROADCAST sent. GT-PPS#20788 and GT-PROD#20847 closed Status: Done. Antonio

  • 2007-04-30(2): Task: PPS-Update28 --> PPS. Details:GT-PPS #21037 closed replaced by #21361 . Kick-off e-mail sent again. GT_PROD #21364 created. It refers to update 24(25?) because i don't knwo whether ther will be a release to production on the 7th or not. Status: In Progress . Antonio

  • 2007-04-30(1): Task: Prod Update 23 Details: Release notes reviewed. GGUS ticket 21023: there is likely a configuration problem at CNAF. The sgm pool accounts are supported since gLite 3.0.1. Probably the pool accounts were not defined correctly. I submitted a bug for the documentation https://savannah.cern.ch/bugs/index.php?25986 , asking to put it among the known issues. I don't think, though, that it should stop the release Status: In progress. Antonio

  • 2007-04-27(1): Task: Release procedure Details: Bug fixed in PPS bulletin publisher script: Now history of past releases is preserved. Status: Done. Antonio

  • 2007-04-26(3): Task: SRMv2 Preview in PPS Details: Document created and sent to PPS Admins with proposed deployment scenario. Status: Done. Antonio


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 26-Apr-07)

EGEE PRE-PRODUCTION SERVICE COORDINATION
========================================

   * Starting to move the SRM2.2 test SEs into the PPS for more thorough testing by the VOs (particularly the WLCG experiments).
   * No update released to PPS this week.
   * gLite 3.0 Update 22 released to production.  This contains:
      - #1101 GFAL 1.9.0-2/lcg_utils 1.5.1-1
      - #1088 Removal of incorrect myproxy deps in glite-SE* metapackages
      - #1066 yaim 3.0.1-10 (Major Update)
      - #1052 fix reading LB super-users file
      - #915 Voms update to 1.7 branch (Major Update)


  • 2007-04-26(2): Task: Prod Update 23 Details: GGUS ticket 21023 suggests that there may be a problem with patch 1069 which is due to go to production on Monday. E-mail send to CNAF (submitters) to find out the current status of the issue. Status: In progress. Nick

  • 2007-04-26(1): Task: Prod Update 23 Details: E-mail sent to Juha and Joachim with the list of patches to go to production on Monday (the e-mail was late but the list had already been agreed at the EMT). The patches are #1118, #1115, #1110, #1108, #1069. Status: In progress. Nick

  • 2007-04-24(4): Good News : 20 out of 22 CEs in PPS are "green" in SAM.

  • 2007-04-24(3): Task: PPS-Update Details: There was no release to the PPS this week. Status: Done. Nick

  • 2007-04-24(2): Task: Update 22 --> Prod. Details: gLite Update 22 released to production. Status: Done. Nick

  • 2007-04-24(1): Task: SAM in PPS Details: SAM client auto-update broke existing configuration. Configuration changed; Wiki PPSSamInstallation page updated. Status: Done. Antonio

  • 2007-04-23(1): Task: SAM in PPS Details: SAM client re-configured to use PPS UI Status: Done. Antonio

  • 2007-04-20(6): Task: PPS-Update28 --> PPS. Details:GT-PPS #21037 created. Kick-off e-mail sent Status: In Progress . Antonio

  • 2007-04-20(5): Task: PPS Release Process. Details: i contacted Mario David by phone to ask him whether he was interested in coordinating the pre-deployment tests. I have sent him the point in the agenda. He will think about it and give a reply. Status: Done. Antonio

  • 2007-04-20(4): Task: PPS-Update27 Details: Possible problem with grid-mapfile generation reported from CNAF in Update 27. ticket 21023 re-assigned to Installation/Confiuration in GGUS. Status: Done. Antonio

  • 2007-04-20(3): Task: PPS Coordination. Details: Some support to Marian Klein for certification fo PPS-RAL Status: Done. Antonio

  • 2007-04-20(2): Task: PPS-Update27 --> PPS. Details: BROADCAST to users sent. ticket #20788 updated. Status: Done. Antonio

  • 2007-04-20(1): Task: SAM in PPS Details: Bad configuration of AFS UI affecting submission of SAM tests. Fixed Status: Done. Antonio

  • 2007-04-19(2): Task: Update 21 --> Prod. Details: GGUS tickets 20093 (GT-PPS) and 20213 (GT_PROD) closed. Status: Done. Nick


PPS Coordination (C5 Report on 19-Apr-07)

EGEE PRE-PRODUCTION SERVICE COORDINATION
========================================

* Significant bug found in SL4 native WN (gridFTP segmentation fault)
* Upgrade path from "interim" WN (SL3 WN made compatible for SL4) to native SL4 WN found
  to be difficult. Operations managers are deciding whether to release the interim WN to
  production or wait for the native SL4 version.
* PPS-Update 27 released to the PPS.  This contains:
   - patch #1118 lcg-vomscerts-4.4.1 has correct cert for biomed/egeode
   - patch #1115 New version of lcg-info with support for VOViews, sites and services
   - patch #1110 Dcache 1.7.0-34 upgrade with GridFTP bug fixes
   - patch #1108 glite-yaim 3.0.1-12 5
      > This version of YAIM enables DGAS logging on the LCG CEs.
* gLite 3.0 Update 21 released to production.  This contains:
   - #1085 Missing package python-fpconst for SL3 installation
   - #1084 Missing dependency on lcg-expiregridmapdir for glite-WMS
   - #1074 Missing dependency on glite-yaim in metapackages
   - #1038 lcg-info-dynamic-scheduler peformance improvement for bug#23636
   - #1077 "glite-yaim-3.0.1-9 update
      > This is a major new version of yaim: glite-yaim-3.0.1.  This version contains the
         following changes:
          o DNS-like VO names
          o YAIM's hierarchical configuration storage
          o Changes in the groups.conf file
          o Special accounts management
          o Queue management


  • 2007-04-19(1): Task: SAM in PPS. Details: Firewall problem in CERN_PPS fixed. Job submission restored . Status: Done. Antonio

  • 2007-04-18(4): Task: Meetings.Details: Agenda for plenary PPS meeting created(http://indico.cern.ch/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=15191). I am adding the slots. The date we originally indicated (Tusday, the week after the next) is 1st of May. I tentatively set it to Thursday, to be decided. Status: In progress. Antonio

  • 2007-04-18(3): Task: SAM in PPS. Details:Job submision failing on all sites after dns switch of pps-wms.cern.ch . Firewall problem found. It's been followed up with security by CERN_PPS . Status: In progress. Antonio

  • 2007-04-18(2): Task: Update 21 --> Prod Details: Sent broadcast for Update 21. Haven't yet put the announcement into the GGUS ticket. Status: In progress. Nick

  • 2007-04-18(1): Task: Review of bugs. Details: old list of bugs found in the category PPS (obsoleted): list sent to original submitters before closure. Status: Done. Antonio

  • 2007-04-17(4): Task: PPS-Update27 --> PPS. Details:Bulletin published and broadcast sent Status: Done. Antonio

  • 2007-04-17(3): Task: PPS-Update27 --> PPS. Details:CNAF contacted and bulletin created Status: Progress . Antonio

  • 2007-04-17(2): Task: Update22 --> PROD. Details:GT-PROD created Status: Progress . Antonio

  • 2007-04-17(1): Task: Write Reports. Details:PPS Coordination Worklog created Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2007-04-13(1): Task: PPS-Update27 --> PPS. Details:Kick-off e-mail sent Status: Progress . Antonio


  • 2006-09-15(4): Good News : SFT tests in PPS now run on behalf of 'ops' vo
  • 2006-09-15(2): Task: SFT in PPS. Details:Migration to OPS VO - Request sent to PIC to support ops in their catalog, accepted by Carlos Status: Progress . Antonio

  • 2006-09-15(4): Good News : SFT tests in PPS now run on behalf of 'ops' vo

  • 2006-09-15(3): Task: SFT in PPS. Details:Migration to OPS VO - GIIS at PIC fixed. OPS VO active. Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2006-09-15(2): Task: SFT in PPS. Details:Migration to OPS VO - Request sent to PIC to support ops in their catalog, accepted by Carlos Status: Progress . Antonio

  • 2006-09-15(1): Task: SFT in PPS. Details:Migration to OPS VO - All SFT clients reconfigured. Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2006-09-14(1): Task: SFT in PPS. Details:Registration to Ops VO. Status: Done . Antonio

=> C5 report


  • 2006-08-28(1): Task: SFT in PPS. Details:Tests now run by UPATRAS. Status: Done . Antonio


=> C5 report

  • 2006-08-15(2): Task: SFT in PPS. Details:sft-apel test updated as requested by Frederich. Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2006-08-11(3): Task: SFT in PPS. Details:Old client instance re-activated as back-up to replace temporarily main service at UPATRAS Status: Done. Antonio

  • 2006-08-11(2): Task: SFT in PPS. Details: GocSite_v04 and GocNode_v04 tables re-built after R_GMA registry upgrade at cesga. (again!) Status: Done. Antonio


  • 2006-08-09(1): Task: PPS Coordination. Details: Reminder sent to PPS sites. the version will be forwarde on Monday, unless major issues are found Status: Done. Antonio.

  • 2006-08-08(2): Task: SFT in PPS. Details: CA test updated Status: Done. Antonio

  • 2006-08-08(1): Task: SFT in PPS. Details: GocSite_v04 and GocNode_v04 tables re-built after R_GMA registry upgrade at cesga. Status: Done. Antonio

  • 2006-08-04(1): Task: PPS Coordination. Details: Broadcast sent to open PPS version 3.0.2 to users. Status: Done. Antonio.

  • 2006-08-03(1): Task: PPS Coordination. Details: Mail sent to COD to re-start monitoring PPS after upgrade to gLite 3.0.2 . Status: Done. Antonio.

  • 2006-08-02(1): Task: CERN PPS Site Admin Details:Several Apel configuration problems fixed on CEs/ MONbox Status: Done . Antonio.

  • 2006-08-01(2): Task: PPS Coordination. Details: Mail sent to PPS to upgrade to gLite 3.0.2 Status: Done . Antonio.

  • 2006-07-24(1): Task: FCR in PPS Details: Conf file generated by FCR is now copied in the central BDII location. Script set in my crontab. Status: Done . Antonio.

  • 2006-07-20(3): Task: SAM in PPS. Details: Oracle account EGEE_PPS_SAME requested Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2006-06-20(2): Task: SFT in PPS. Details: CA test upgraded (again) Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2006-06-20(1): Task: SFT in PPS. Details: CA test upgraded (altough no more active, the PPS instance can be useful for internal tests) Status: Done . Antonio.

  • 2006-05-31(3): Task: PPS Coordination. Details: PPS Service Status Spreadshhed upgraded (v18) and sent to sites for comments. Status: Done . Antonio.

  • 2006-05-31(2): Task: PPS Coordination. Details: New AFS UI broadcasted. Status: Done . Antonio.

  • 2006-05-31(1): Task: SFT in PPS Details: PPS acron jobs disabled. UPATRAS takes over in SFT maintanance. Status: Done . Antonio.

  • 2006-05-29(1): Task: SFT in PPS Details: sft-lcg-rm-cr test fixed (in cvs) to solve the problem of contemporary submission from two CEs to single workernode. timestamp extended to seconds. Status: Done . Antonio.

  • 2006-05-26(2): Task: FCR in PPS Details: Broadcast sent to announce the FCR service for PPS. Status: Done . Antonio.

  • 2006-05-26(1): Task: SFT in PPS Details: Broadcast sent to announce that from Monday the SFT service will be run by UPATRAS. Status: Done . Antonio.

  • 2006-05-23(1): Task: SFT in PPS Details: Central LFC at PIC went down --> SFT failed preliminary tests. SFT modified to use local catalog. Change made in cvs. Status: Done . Antonio.

  • 2006-05-22(3): Task: Documentation. Details: SFT on PPS wiki page changed to reflect the new merged SFT infrastructure. The new document has been passed to UPATRAS. Status: Done . Antonio.

  • 2006-05-22(1): Task: SFT in PPS. Details: SFT env test fixed. Now also the glite branch uses a real SE. Modification in CVS done by Frederic Schaer. Status: Done . Antonio.

  • 2006-05-19(1): Task: SFT in PPS. Details: SFT tests for gLite and LCG CEs merged to use gLite WMS Status: Done . Antonio.

  • 2006-05-18(1): Task: Documentation. Details: Site enrollment procedure moved to public wiki. Status: Done . Antonio.

  • 2006-05-17(2): Task: FCR in PPS. Details: Asked Judit for a quick implementation of a copy of the existing version of FCR. Status: Done . Antonio.

  • 2006-05-17(1): Task: SFT in PPS. Details: Certification Authorities test upgraded. Status: Done . Antonio.

  • 2006-05-11(1): Task: SFT in PPS. Details: UPATRAS agrees to run the SFT clients for pre-production. Status: Done . Antonio.

  • 2006-05-10(1): Task: SFT in PPS. Details: e-mail sent to George Goulas to ask UPATRAS to run the SFT clients for pre-production. Status: Done . Antonio.

  • 2006-04-20(3): Task: PPS Coordination. Details: Mail sent to PPS users to open the service for RC2 Status: Done . Antonio.

  • 2006-04-20(2): Task: SFT in PPS. Details: MONBOX upgraded. now uses new registry. SFT restored Status: Done . Antonio.

  • 2006-04-20(1): Task: PPS Coordination. Details: Central location defined for PPS BDII. A new afs group aretico:bdiiadm has been created to allow MAtteo Selmi and Daniele Cesini to maintain the BDII configuration file, tp be now kept under the directory /afs/cern.ch/project/gd/egee/www/preproduction/bdii Status: Done . Antonio.

  • 2006-03-24(1): Task: SFT in PPS. Details: cronjob added. Error message still sent to my inbox but seems not to affect the service. Installation documented on the wiki. Status: Done . Antonio.

  • 2006-03-21(2): Task: Documentation Details: New page created in this wiki: How to installa and configure an AFS UI at CERN Status: Done . Antonio.

  • 2006-03-20(1): Task: SFT in PPS. Details: LCG instance now running. Status: Done . Antonio.

  • 2006-03-20(1): Task: PPS Coordination. Details: Phone call to Javier to discuss requirements for user info page Status: Done . Antonio.

  • 2006-03-17(1): Task: PPS Coordination. Details: Mail sent to experiments with Opening details for the PPS. Status: Done . Antonio.

  • 2006-03-14(2): Task: PPS Coordination. Details: Mail sent to Sven Gabriel with clarification of requirements for PPS sites. Status: Done . Antonio.

  • 2006-03-14(1): Task: PPS Coordination. Details: Spreadsheet with VO requirements changed with CMS requirements and circulated to Operations, Pre-production, SC, VOs Status: Done . Antonio.

  • 2006-03-13(2): Task: PPS Coordination. Details: Spreadsheet with VO requirements created and circulated to Operations, Pre-production, SC, VOs Status: Done . Antonio.

  • 2006-03-13(1): Task: PPS Coordination. Details: PPS operations meeting called and Agenda created Status: Done . Antonio.

  • 2006-03-07(2): Task: Documentation Details: New page created and pre-populated in the PPS wiki: Feedback on Middleware from sites Status: Done . Antonio.

  • 2006-03-06(1): Task: Ops Meeting. Details: Minutes taken Status: Done . Antonio.

  • 2006-03-03(2): Task: PPS Coordination. Details: Status report for section meeting prepared Status: Progress . Antonio.

  • 2006-03-02(1): Task: PPS Coordination. Details: PPS service spreadsheet prepared Status: Progress . Antonio.

  • 2006-03-01(3): Task: SFT in PPS Details: first two sft tests job sent to CERN and LIP. Waiting for the display from Piotr. Status: Progress . Antonio.

  • 2006-03-01(2): Task: SFT in PPS Details: found an issue in new version of sftests: it suffers from a bug from lcg-infosites, addressed with gLite3 Workaround in place. Status: Progress . Antonio.

  • 2006-03-01(1): Task: SFT in PPS Details: LFC entries missing in CNAF BDII. Installation of a site BDII which should solve the problem agreed with PIC Status: Progress . Antonio.

  • 2006-02-23(1): Task: PPS Coordination. Details: e-mail sent to PPS calling for volonteers to install LCG-2 CEs Status: Done . Antonio.

  • 2006-02-22(4): Task: SFT in PPS Details: new version of the gocdb-xfer.py script with fixes for R-GMA installed Status: Done . Antonio.

  • 2006-02-22(3): Task: Documentation Details: procedure to install an LSF CE in PPS-CERN inserted in the wiki Status: Done . Antonio.

  • 2006-02-22(2): Task: Documentation Details: "Getting Started" procedure to work in PPS-CERN inserted in the wiki Status: Done . Antonio.

  • 2006-02-22(1): Task: PPS Coordination. Details: new mailing list for CERN_CIC created. Status: Done . Antonio.

  • 2006-02-21(3): Task: Accounting in PPS Details: Set-up of APEL schema started in CESGA. Status: Done . Antonio.

  • 2006-02-21(2): Task: SFT in PPS Details: LFC entries missing in CNAF BDII. Requested to Daniele Status: Progress . Antonio.

  • 2006-02-21(1): Task: SFT in PPS Details: APEL tables missing in PPS registry. Created by Javier Status: Progress . Antonio.

  • 2006-02-20(2): Task: SFT in PPS Details: LCG SFT instance:SQL problems introduced by R-GMA 1.5 worked around. Now the SFT query can be run. Flexible Archiver used; wiki page updated. Status: Progress . Antonio.

  • 2006-02-17(1): Task CERN PPS Site Admin Details: Kernel upgrade done to certification and preproduction clusters. Status: Done . Antonio.

  • 2006-02-16(1): Task GSTAT in PPS Details: E-mail sent to Min Tsai to obtain a PPS page in Gstat. Status: Done . Antonio.

  • 2006-02-15(2): Task SFT in PPS Details: Query in the SFT client for gLite changed, now it collects only certified sites. Status: Done . Antonio.

  • 2006-02-15(1): Task Bug Opened. Details: found a misbehaviour of voms-proxy-init. Bug #14997 submitted and assigned to Vincenzo Ciaschini Status: Done . Antonio.

  • 2006-02-09(3): Task SFT in PPS. Details: set-up of a separate SFt publisher started. Conflict found between MON and SFT rpms. Status: Progress . Antonio.

  • 2006-02-09(2): Task PPS Coordination. Details: e-mail sent to Pierre Girard (Lyon) to ask for upgrade FTS to 1.5 Status: Done . Antonio.

  • 2006-02-09(1): Task PPS Coordination. Details: e-mail sent to Mario David and Aveiro site (portugal) with a proposal for PPS support to Biomed. Currently being revised by LIP managers Status: Done . Antonio.

  • 2006-02-08(1): Meeting Christoph Witzig from SWITCH met. Successful integration of their CE with the PPS WMS at CERN. They should join the CERN ROC and create a site on the GOC dB to be monitored. Alessandro. Antonio.

  • 2006-02-07(1): Task PPS Coordination. Details: e-mail sent to Graeme Stewart (Glasgow) to ask for upgrade FTS to 1.5 Status: Done . Antonio.

  • 2006-01-26(5): Task PPS Coordination. Details: e-mail sent to Massimo Lamanna to regulate use of PPS WMSs by the ARDA monitor. Status: Done . Antonio.

  • 2006-01-24(1): Task PPS Coordination. Details: Contact established with Yves Coppens (BHAM) willing to join the PPS. Email sent with pointer to the wiki page Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2006-01-23(1): Task PPS Coordination. Details: Preliminary plan for PPS evolution done and sent to PPS mailing list. Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2006-01-17(1): Task PPS troubleshooting Details: Help provided to FZK to fix R-GMA client configuration. Two bugs opened to gLite as a consequence. Status: Done . Alessandro, Sven Herrmann, Antonio

  • 2006-01-16(1): Task SFT in PPS. Details: lxplus062 taken out of production. gocdb-xfer cron job failing consequently. e-mail sent to Dave Kant to authorize new node. Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2006-01-09(1): Task PPS site certification procedure. Details: e-mail sent to Rafal Lichwala to understand the current certification process. Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2005-12-21(1): Task PPS Administration. Details: e-mail sent to Helene Cordier to organize PPS meeting in Barcelona. Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2005-12-16(1): Task SFT in PPS. Details: SFT publisher was empty. Two main problems: 1)error in the cronjob for client; 2) authorization problems for server. Help to Judith to re-populate production R-GMA Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2005-12-14(2): Task PPS troubleshooting Details: Further troubleshooting of CNAF voms server (number of VOs is a problem) Status: Done . Alessandro

  • 2005-12-14(1): Task SFT in PPS. Details: account 'webman' on GOC db was deleted; as a consequence our instance of th goc-xfer.py script was failing. New account requested. The new account is enabled to connect only form lxplus062.cern.ch . acron job changed accordingly. Wiki page changed accordingly. Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2005-12-13(2): Task PPS troubleshooting Details: Troubleshooting of CNAF voms server (identified the problem) Status: Done . Alessandro

  • 2005-12-13(1): Task PPS troubleshooting Details: Troubleshooting of site Taiwan-PPS (job submission now works) Status: Done . Alessandro

  • 2005-12-12(3): Task PPS Coordination. Details: Mail sent to PPS to install QF "gLite QF1.4.1_31_2005" Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2005-12-12(2): Task PPS Coordination. Details: Minutes of 29-11-2005 PPS meeting copied in SA1 docs directory. Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2005-12-12(1): Meeting: Assessment with Hui-Min Lin about Taiwan-PPS status. Taiwan-PPS CE is now up and running. Hui-Min will check with the production managers of ASCG whether access can be given to production farms. A d-cache SE will be set-up to be tested with FTS. Antonio, Hui-Min Lin

  • 2005-12-9(1): Meeting: PPS and certification meeting to discuss the VOMS server issues. Maite Barroso Lopez; Maria Dimou; Maria Alandes Pradillo; Antonio Retico; Alessandro Usai; Nicholas Thackray; Di Qing; Joachim Flammer; Ian Neilson; Oliver Keeble

  • 2005-12-8(1): Task SFT in PPS. Details: goc-xfer.py script was failing because of the field 'grp' removed from the GOC db . As a consequence SFT tests were running on an empty list (not running). Script changed to new version. SFT run manually. Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2005-12-7(3): Good News : First "completely green" screen in the PPS SFT report page. By All PPS sites.

  • 2005-12-7(2): Task PPS Coordination. Details: e-mail sent to 'lcg-site-admin@hepNOSPAMPLEASE.ph.bham.ac.uk' to ask details about the client causing the WMS hanging problem. Ian Neilson and Romain Wartel in CC Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2005-12-7(1): Meeting: Assessment with Ian Neilson and Romain Wartel about the WMS hanging issue caused by external client. Nick, Antonio, Alessando, Ian, Romain.

  • 2005-12-5(1): Task - Manual Test. Details: PPS application to manage the sites out of the goc db Status: IN PROGRESS . Alessandro, Antonio

  • 2005-12-6(1): Task: PPS Coordination. Details: Mail sent to PPS to change the R-GMA registry to the CERN one. Status: Done. Antonio

  • 2005-12-5(2): Task: SFT in PPS. Details: PPS AFS UI at CERN reconfigured to use local registry, in order to re-activate SFT monitoring waiting for CESGA to come up again. Status: Done. Antonio

  • 2005-12-5(1): Task: SFT in PPS. Details: MON box at CERN reconfigured to run local registry and schema, in order to re-activate SFT monitoring waiting for CESGA to come up again. Status: Done. Antonio

  • 2005-12-2(2): Meeting: Assessment with David Collados about new i/o server SFT tests. No progress to report. Antonio. David Collados

  • 2005-12-2(1): Meeting: Kick-start Briefing with Hui-Min Lin from Taiwan-PPS. Antonio. Alessandro. Hui-Min Lin

  • 2005-12-1(7): Task: PPS Coordination. Details: (AP 2005.11.29-3) Overall check on the GOC db to find inconsistencies with the PPS wiki pages. Several Site Admins contacted via e-mail Status: Done. Antonio

  • 2005-12-1(6): Task: Documentation. Details: CERN Wiki updated: Now the CernNodeList is a link to GOC db Status: Done. Antonio

  • 2005-12-1(4): Task: SFT in PPS. Details: Cron Job changed: Now SFT tests are submitted every two hours. Status: Done. Antonio

  • 2005-12-1(3): Task: Documentation. Details: Link to new ScotGrid FTS service added in Core Services Status: Done. Antonio

  • 2005-12-1(2): Task: PPS Coordination. Details: Mail sent to UOA to get their wiki page updated. Status: Done. Antonio

  • 2005-12-1(1): Task: PPS Coordination. Details: Mail sent to Frederic Hemmer to have someone look at the CERN WMS, still slow. Status: Done. Antonio

  • 2005-11-30(3): Task: Documentation. Details: Manual workaround obsoleted by quick fixes removed from the wiki page. Status: Done. Antonio

  • 2005-11-29(1): Meeting: PPS Operation Meeting (VRVS). PPS Site Admins

  • 2005-11-28(1): Task: SFT in PPS. Details: example grid-mapfile created for PPS to support VOMS server in version 1.3 and 1.4 . Communication sent to PPS mailing list Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2005-11-25(2): Task: SFT in PPS. Details: VOMS server of the SFT client changed to voms.cern.ch. Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2005-11-25(1): Task: SFT in PPS. Details: Query modified in the SFT client: now it checks the "Monitoring" flags. Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2005-11-24(3): Task: SFT in PPS. Details: Bug in the csh environment setenv found with the help of Maarteen and critical bug submitted to Savannah. Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2005-11-24(2): Task: PPS coordination. Details: Plan for the upgrade to 1.4.1 prepared and circulated to PPS. VRVS meeting booked. Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2005-11-24(1): Task: PPS coordination. Details: Agenda for next PPS Operations Meeting prepared (http://agenda.cern.ch/age?a057773) and circulated. VRVS meeting booked. Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2005-11-23(3): MEETING: PPS and certification meeting. Nick, Alessandro, Antonio, Di

  • 2005-11-23(2): Task: PPS Support Details: PPS troubleshooting with CESGA and CNAF Status: IN PROGRESS . Alessandro

  • 2005-11-22(5): MEETING: PPS and certification meeting. Alessandro, Antonio, Daniele (CNAF)

  • 2005-11-22(1): Task: SFT in PPS. Details: Problems to job submission fixed. They were due to the host certificate of lcg-voms not copied on CNAF RB. It was causing a segmentation fault. Problem fixed and bug opened (#13734) Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2005-11-18(2): Meeting: Integration of JRA1 tests in SFT. Details: existing IO and catalog tests will be integrated. David will get in phase with Javier. Assessment on Friday 2nd December. Status: Done . Antonio, Piotr, David Collados

  • 2005-11-18(1): Task: Documentation . Details: Procedure created on wiki to upgrade CA using LCG ones Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2005-11-17(3): Task: SFT in PPS. Details: SFT now runs twice per day in an acronjob (aretico) Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2005-11-17(2): Task: SFT in PPS. Details: Certificate with -noglobus option requested to CERN CA. Status: Done . Antonio

  • 2005-11-17(1): Task: SFT in PPS. Notes: Client intallation upgraded to fix RGMA test. Status: Done . Antonio, Piotr

  • 2005-11-04(2): Good News : SFT working in pre-production. By Antonio and Piotr

  • 2005-11-04(1): Task: SFT in PPS. Notes: Configured with Piotr's help Status: Done . Antonio, Piotr

  • 2005-11-02(1): Task: SFT in PPS. Notes: A bug was affecting the archiver in version 1.4. Fixed manually. Now sites and nodes are on the PPS R_GMA Status: Progress. Antonio

  • 2005-10-12(1): Task: SFT in PPS. Notes: The server now can be reached, but the data are stored in rgms as "latest". A new instance of the archiver needs to be created. Status: Progress. Antonio

  • 2005-10-6(1): Good News : PIC's PPS site gets access to LCG batch system. By Carlos Borrego Iglesias

  • 2005-10-2(1): Task: 006 - Dissemination. Notes: Information sent to Graeme Stewart from Glasgow wishing to join the PPS Status: Done. Antonio

  • 2005-09-21(7): Good News : mirror of the APT repository for the PPS created at CNAF by Matteo Selmi

  • 2005-09-21(6): Task: 005 - Documentation Notes: Procedure to handle the start of a VO in the PPS added to the wiki Status: Done. Antonio

  • 2005-09-21(4): Task : Gathering of the Preproduction information for ARDA (services, WNs, CPUs, upgrade status). Alessandro, Antonio

  • 2005-09-21(2): Task : 007 - Debugging Notes: debugging of the SC at PIC and troubleshooting. Status: Done. Di,Alessandro

  • 2005-09-21(1): Task : 007 - Debugging Notes: Debugging of SFT and a new critical bug submitted as a consequence. Status: Done. Antonio, Piotr

  • 2005-09-19(3): Good News : First CMS Analysis job accessing CMS data from Castor run at CERN by Stefano Belforte (CMS)

  • 2005-09-19(2): Meeting - CMS meeting to define the requirements for cms to run in the glite preproduction area. Alessandro, Antonio, Di, Stefano Belforte, Marco Verlato (phone)

  • 2005-09-19(1): Task: 003 - Apt repository Notes: Mirror created for hte pre-production area (CNAF) Status: Done. Alessandro

  • 2005-09-14(1): Meeting: Preproduction and CMS - Discussion about the possibility for cms to run on the preproduction sites. Present Nick, Di, Antonio and Alessandro.

  • 2005-08-19: Pre Production wiki page with work log started. Antonio
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