Week of 181008

WLCG Operations Call details

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General Information

  • The purpose of the meeting is:
    • to report significant operational issues (i.e. issues which can or did degrade experiment or site operations) which are ongoing or were resolved after the previous meeting;
    • to announce or schedule interventions at Tier-1 sites;
    • to inform about recent or upcoming changes in the experiment activities or systems having a visible impact on sites;
    • to provide important news about the middleware;
    • to communicate any other information considered interesting for WLCG operations.
  • The meeting should run from 15:00 Geneva time until 15:20, exceptionally to 15:30.
  • The SCOD rota for the next few weeks is at ScodRota
  • General information about the WLCG Service can be accessed from the Operations Portal
  • Whenever a particular topic needs to be discussed at the operations meeting requiring information from sites or experiments, it is highly recommended to announce it by email to wlcg-scod@cernSPAMNOTNOSPAMPLEASE.ch to allow the SCOD to make sure that the relevant parties have the time to collect the required information, or invite the right people at the meeting.

Best practices for scheduled downtimes



  • local: Borja (Chair, Monit), Julia (WLCG), Maarten (ALICE), Remi (Storage), Vincent (Security)
  • remote: Andrew (NLT1), Christoph (CMS), John (RAL), Marcelo (CNAF), Peter L (ATLAS), Priscila (?), Stefan (LHCb), Victor (?), Vile (NDGF)

Experiments round table:

  • ATLAS reports ( raw view) -
    • Monit dashboard missing data since yesterday evening. Now fixed 11am. OTG:0046301
    • today switching CERN-PROD_SCRATCHDISK space reporting to WLCG json file format, test for a couple of weeks

  • ALICE -
    • Low activity Sun afternoon and today due to temporary lack of MC productions

  • LHCb reports ( raw view) -
    • Activity
      • Data reconstruction for 2018 data
      • User and MC jobs
    • Site Issues
      • NTR

Sites / Services round table:

  • ASGC: NC
  • BNL: NC
  • CNAF:
    • Mount point for the directory /opt/exp-sw (that was used for experiment's software deployment) will be removed.
      • All experiments were consulted and confirmed that they no longer need this as they use CVMFS for this purpose.
    • We are planning a downtime for October 23rd on Storage and Farm for important upgrades.

Peter asked for more details on the downtime, Marcelo will come back with them.

  • EGI: NC
  • FNAL:
    • Transfer rate from CERN appears to be struggling to go above about 100 MB/s since Sep 26. GGUS:137632 just opened. Some of the problems we've had this past week with our FTS (i.e. GGUS:137493, now closed) appear correlated with this. (sorry, not able to call in today despite actually having something to say!)
  • IN2P3: NC
  • KIT: NTR
  • NL-T1: NTR
  • NRC-KI: NC
  • OSG: NC
  • PIC: NC
  • RAL: NTR.
  • TRIUMF: New storage system at new data centre is online and in production.

  • CERN computing services: NTR
  • CERN storage services: NTR
  • CERN databases: NC
  • Monitoring: Draft availability reports for September sent around
  • MW Officer: A broadcast message is being drafted regarding the "Support of TLS v1.2 on WLCG". The message will be sent out when the globus-gssapi-gsi-14.7-2 is released. Meanwhile additional bunch of SRM and CREAM services were found not supporting v1.2 due to old versions of Java.
  • Networks: NTR
  • Security: NTR


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