FTS Service Dash Board Notes

These notes describe the evaluation of the FTS service for the LCG production. The status is summarised on the WlcgScDash pages.

For details of the method, see WlcgScDashNotes.


Assess Question to set assessment color if not available
 Green  Service class defined for calendar periods: class C in all periods
 Green  Disk space requirements defined: minimal local disk
 Green  Database requirements defined: Oracle 10g on RAC
 Green  Middleware components defined: FTS web-service, FTA channel and VO agents, EGEE.BDII
 Green  Connectivity requirements defined : FTS web-service nodes incoming on 8443(tomcat5 [java]). FTA channel agent nodes: outgoing to all T0 and T1 SRM and gridFTP clusters.
 Yellow  Backup objects defined (directories, databases): Oracle Database for app state. Config currently in AFS (yaim site config file).
 Green  High level diagram of services: See FtsWlcg for diagram


Assess Question to set assessment color if not available
 Green  Code delivered and installation images available: part of gLite-3.0.0 release
 Green  Code certified
 Green  Administration Guide available: FtsServerAdmin15 from FtsRelease15 documentation
 Yellow  Problem Determination Guide available: FTSSmokeTestAndActions (but needs to be updated)
 Green  Middleware pre-requisites (web server, LDAP, ...) defined: VDT, LDAP, Tomcat5 app server, Oracle InstantClient


Assess Question to set assessment color if not available
 Green  CPU power required for application: mid-range server machine OK
 Green  Memory requirement for application: medium-to-high memory requirement for FTS web-service and channel agents (2-4GB), low-memory for VO agents (< 2GB)
 Green  Inventory of hardware components defined v: Specified in FtsWlcg
 Green  Machines available: fts10[1-9]
 Green  Machines installed in appropriate location within data centre (UPS,Network) : Installed in LCG network
 Green  Database server and disk space allocated : Database backend on LCG Oracle RAC Cluster


Assess Question to set assessment color if not available
 Green  2nd level support organisation defined (who to call when there is a problem with the application or middleware) : Support teams defined in GGUS
 Green  Mechanism to contact 2nd level organisation : GGUS
 Yellow  Response time for 2nd level organisation : Best Effort
 Green  List of machines where service is running defined: See FtsWlcg#Overview
 Yellow  List of configuration parameters and their values for the software components: still held in AFS rather than ncm. File: /afs/cern.ch/project/gd/SC3/SC4/yaim/agents-split-between-fts101-and-fts102/site-info.def. ncm in progress.
 Green  List of processes to monitor : Defined (tomcat5, bdii, glite-transfer agent daemons).
 Green  List of file systems and their emergency thresholds for alarms : Defined (standard)
 Green  Application status check script requirements defined : Integrated into LEMON
 Green  Definition of scheduled processes (e.g. cron) : Managed by QUATTOR and YAIM
 Green  Test environment defined and available : subcluster machines fts00[1-5] allocated.
 Green  Problem determination procedures including how to determine application vs middleware vs database issues : Operator and Sysadmin procedures in OPM
 Green  Procedures for start/stop/drain/check status defined : in FtsServerAdmin15 and FtsProcedures15.
 Green  Automatic monitoring of the application in place : FTS web-service and FTA agents integrated into LEMON.
 Green  DB backup procedures defined in BackupPolicyManagers

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