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  • local: AndreaV/SCOD, Ben/Grid, Xavi/Storage, Ivan/Dashboard, Felix/ASGC
  • remote: Lucia/CNAF, Michael/BNL, Sang-Un/KISTI, Marc/IN2P3, Xavier/KIT, Onno/NLT1, Tiju/RAL, Roger/NDGF, Kyle/OSG, David/CMS, Elena/ATLAS

Experiments round table:

  • ATLAS reports (raw view) -
    • T0
      • ntr
    • T1
      • RAL (GGUS:96674): FTS3 problem. Transfer fail with SRM_FILE_BUSY error. Under investigation.
      • Several sites were affected by cvmfs upgrage to version 2.1.14.

  • CMS reports (raw view) -
    • MC production and reconstruction continue at low-ish levels
    • GGUS:96662 Apparent CVMFS black hole node at KIT -- node is offline and CMS see no remaining effects, so ticket may be closed
    • GGUS:96664 Hammercloud failures at KIT on Aug 16 -- monitoring shows "cancelled by user". Metric green 24 hours following
    • GGUS:96668 glexec failures at T2_EE_Estonia -- ongoing
    • GGUS:96688 EGI accounting portal down yesterday -- now solved

  • ALICE -
    • NTR

Sites / Services round table:

  • Lucia/CNAF: ntr
  • Michael/BNL: ntr
  • Sang-Un/KIST: ntr
  • Marc/IN2P3: applied workaround for the CVMFS exploit, waiting for next scheduled downtime before upgrading to next version of CVMFS
  • Xavier/KIT: two downtimes tomorrow
    • intervention on local hard disks of pool nodes in the morning
    • intervention on dcap host in the afternoon, CMS will not be able to use dcap at all
  • Onno/NLT1: two issues
    • one dcache pool node crashed at SARA and files were not available, fixed after a reboot
    • there is a broken DIMM in the namespace node, which is a single point of failure, will need to bring down whole dcache cluster, not urgent, will be announced in GOCDB
  • Tiju/RAL: ntr
  • Roger/NDGF: next Wed emergency maintenance of network to Finland, some dcache pools will be unavailable for ATLAS
  • Kyle/OSG: ntr
  • Felix/ASGC: reminder, ASGC is now in downtime for router interface upgrade

  • Ben/Grid: currently reinstalling lxbatch to fix CVMFS issues
  • Xavi/Storage: reminder intervention tomorrow on CASTOR, DB upgrade that should be transparent, but service is declared at risk
  • Ivan/Dashboard: ntr

AOB: The WLCG MB on Aug 20 is CANCELLED.



  • local: MariaD/SCOD, Felix/ASGC, Eva/CERN-DB, Ivan/CERN-Dashboards
  • remote: Xavier/KIT, Lucia/CNAF, Elena/ATLAS, Sang-Un/KISTI, David M,/CMS, Dennis/NL_T1, John K./RAL, Philippe Charpentier/LHCb, Roger/NDGF, Jeremy/GridPP, Rob/OSG.

Experiments round table:

  • ATLAS reports (raw view) -
    • T0
      • ntr
    • T1
      • RAL (GGUS:96674): FTS3 testing. New FTS3 update ( to solve issue of no contact between fts3 service and se for 300 seconds) yesterday caused a spike of errors corresponds. The ticket is closed by RAL but we still observe failure of some transfers in DE cloud.
      • NDGF (GGUS:96762): Transfer failing (error message Marking Space as Being Used). Under investigation (the problem has no trivial reason or fix)

  • CMS reports (raw view) -
    • CVMFS issues at KIT -- two tickets: GGUS:96714, GGUS:96761 First is on hold, the other in progress. Several nodes involved
    • CVMFS issues on a single node at RAL -- node has been disabled and problems not seen by CMS -- ticket may be closed
    • GGUS:96725 T2_KR_KISTI troubles moving to EMI-3. Ongoing
    • GGUS:96739 CVMFS problem on worker at UKI-SOUTHGRID-OX-HEP -- worker upgraded and awaiting confirmation its fixed.

  • ALICE -
    • KIT: 23 production files lost due to a damaged tape; as they already had 2 other replicas, only catalog entries needed to get adjusted

  • LHCb reports (raw view) -
    • Only MC productions ongoing, including using BOINC prototype
    • Testing reconstruction on multicore (using GaudiMP) on the CERN cloud
      • For the moment problems with CVMFS stability
    • T0:
      • NTR
    • T1:
      • NTR

Sites / Services round table:

  • ASGC: ntr
  • BNL: none connected
  • CNAF: ntr
  • FNAL: none connected
  • KIT: A typo in a site name caused wrong information publishing. As soon as this mistake was discovered the correct information started being propagated.
  • PIC: none connected
  • RAL: Bank holiday next Monday and Tuesday in the UK. RAL will be closed. None will join.
  • OSG: ntr
  • NDGF: Network mantainance next Monday evening. dCache instance in Finland will be unavailable. Some ALICE data will not be accessible.
  • NL_T1: A disk controller failure this morning caused 15 mins of unscheduled downtime.
  • IN2P3: none connected.
  • KISTI: ntr

  • CERN DB: Problem with a switch on RAC 9 requires an intervention next Monday, in principle transparent but site declared at risk as LHCb online and CMS,ATLAS archive dbs are involved in this change.

  • CERN Dashboards: ntr


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