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Pre-deployment Testing in PPS

The PPS helps by mandate to evaluate deployment procedures, interoperability and basic functionality of the software against scenarios reflecting real production conditions.

The "PPS deployment test activity", coordinated by CESGA-PPS is integrated in the framework of the current release procedure.

To be a member in the pre-deployment team and participate in the testing of services, it's necessary:

Sites member of this pool are requested to following the next procedure:

  • An e-mail is sent by Felix, informing a new Update has been prepared, CERN repositories are ready and with the link to the Release Notes.
  • A second e-mail is sent by Alvaro or Esteban with the pre-reports for being filled each service released in the Update
  • Each Site fill the report for the service to which is charge to test it
  • The Sites upgrade as soon as possible (not more than 1 day) their priority services (see list below)
  • Report with the result of the upgrade is sent to the pre-deployment list,
  • Pre-deployment test coordinator will summarize the result of the whole test
  • The update will be released to PPS, and a bulletin will be created with the summary reports on EGEE Pre-Production Service link.

The pre-deployment test pool is composed as follows:

Site Name Site Admin(s) Mail Contact
CERN_PPS Danica Stojiljkovic, Farida Naz,
CESGA-PPS Alvaro Simon, Esteban Freire,
UPATRAS-PPS Vasilios Kolonias
KIAM-PPS Eugenia Kovalenko
PPS-IFIC Alvaro Fernandez
CNAF-PPS Danilo Dongiovanni,Daniele Cesini,
LIP-PPS Mário David, Hugo Gomes, Manuel Montecelo
ITWM-PPS Martin Braun, Christian Peter,

Distribution of services among testing sites

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Each site should point the respective service to the CERN repository as follows:

For APT (gLite3.0):

For YUM (gLite 3.1):

  • All services, SLC4 EXCEPT WN: baseurl=
  • WN, SLC4: baseurl=

For YUM (gLite 3.2):

The new packages can be found on links:

  • All services, SLC5: baseurl=
  • Torque client: baseurl=
  • WN, SLC5: baseurl=

- Example of how to configure the new repositories:

  • Under /etc/yum.repos.d, create PPS-glite-WN.repo and PPS-glite-TORQUE_client.repo:


- Example of how to install and configure the metapackages:

yum groupinstall PPS-glite-WN
yum install PPS-glite-TORQUE_client
/opt/glite/yaim/bin/yaim -c -s site-info.def -n WN -n TORQUE_client

SL5 services summary list

Services in italic characters are already in the production release or about to get there

Service OS Site covering the deployment test Released
glite-UI SL5 CERN_PPS Yes
glite-WN SL5 CERN_PPS Yes
top_BDII SL5 RAL-LCG2 yes
site_BDII SL5 RAL-LCG2 yes
glite-LFC_mysql SL5 INFN Padova & DESY-PPS yes
glite-FTS_oracle SL5 CSCS PPS No yet
glite-WMS SL5 DESY-PPS yes
glite-SE_dpm_disk + glite-SE_dpm_mysql SL5 PPS-ITWM Yes
glite-VOBOX SL5 None yet Yes
glite-CREAM_ce SL5 DECH PPS No yet
lcg-CE SL5 PreGR-01-UoM No yet
glite-MON SL5 PreGR-01-UoM No yet
glite-WN Debian None yet No yet
glite-GLEXEC_wn SL5 None yet No yet
torque_utils SL5 None yet No yet
condor_utils SL5 None yet No yet
sge_utils SL5 None yet No yet
MPI_utils SL5 None yet No yet
LSF_utils SL5 None yet No yet
glite-LB SL5 None yet No yet
glite-PX SL5 None yet No yet
glite-FTA_oracle SL5 None yet No yet
glite-FTM SL5 None yet No yet
glite-AMGA_oracle SL5 None yet No yet
glite-HYDRA SL5 None yet No yet

-- Main.aretico - 25 May 2007

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