-- AlexanderFedotov - 27-Apr-2011

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The page is a random selection of news which may have to be memorized.

date News
21-Feb-2011 A more stringent AFS folder protection policy will be implemented in April 2010 : HN
06-Apr-2011 The CVS repository will be moved from the current LCGCVS service to the normal CERN CVS service on Monday 18th April : HN
27-Apr-2011 The SCRAM_ARCH env. variable changed from slc5_ia32_gcc434 to slc5_amd64_gcc434 ( HN )
10-May-2011 CVS Alias Update: a change of the DNS entry for the CMS CVS Repository -- an action in view of a poor CVS performance witnessed since the migration to the AFS based repository on Apr 18 ( HN1 , HN2 )
IT.CVSIssuesCMS
20-Jun-2011 Inactive CVS projects (no commit during 3 months) can not be accessed via pserver method. They are accessible via gserver and ext only. ( HN )
23-Jun-2011 Change of the default method of reading CMS files (a transfer protocol) at CERN from RFIO to xrootd ( HN )
26-Jul-2011 CMS Software Repository moved to a new machine. You may need to remove in your .ssh/known_host file for the old cmsrep machine. ssh will then prompt you to add the new key for cmsrep.cern.ch. ( HN1 , HN2 )
31-Aug-2011 A change of the default access method: use EOS first and fall back to CASTOR if the file isn't there (hopes: to allow the data staged on the CAF to be used, and reduce the need to stage data from tape) ( HN )
19-Sep-2011 CAF Userspace migration from CASTOR to EOS: writing to CASTOR stops 19-23.09.11 ; new commands: cmsLs , cmsMkdir , cmsPfn , cmsRm , cmsRmdir ( email )
26-Sep-2011 DBS discovery put under CMSWEB access protection ( HN )
21-Nov-2011 CERN Kerberos KDC change for Linux desktops (non CERN-IT managed). Possible problems expected starting from 16.01.2012 ( HN1 , HN2 , )
06-Dec-2011 DBS Discovery deprecated , DAS or DAS command line interface should be used instead ( HN )
21-Dec-2011 submission to the crab server fails in CMSSW_5_0_0 ( HN )
22-Mar-2012 Any user having problem in submitting crab jobs should issue again: voms-proxy-init -voms cms ( HN )
26-Mar-2012 CRAB Client 2_8_1 has been released (HN, twiki )
30-Mar-2012 More AFS user space at Cern : up to 2GB home + 20GB work ( /afs/cern.ch/work/u/username ). Go to https://account.cern.ch/account/ -> "Applications and Resources" -> "Manage" -> link next to "Linux and AFS" (HN )
30-May-2012 DMWM is moving their ticket tracking/code repository from SVN/Trac to Github (HN )
30-May-2012 User Data Storage at CERN : migration from castor to to Tier-2 resources. 3 phases: 1. User migration phase till 18.07, 2. Central migration phase till 31.08 3. End of service phase after 01.09 (HN -> twiki CAF-T2 for CERN-based people, CASTORUserAreaMigration ). Update 02.09.12
20-Jun-2012 A re-registration in CMS Hypernews is needed, as well as a registration in a new CMS Private E-Group (see the cms.portal email "READ IMMEDIATEDLY" 18.06.12 and Ian Fisk's talk with instructions at the meeting )
25-Jun-2012 a new E-Groups version to be deployed ( HN 15.06.12 )
02-Jul-2012 A new way to associate a Certificate with a Hypernews account (since the hypernews login access to CMSWEB has been disabled, you can't associate your certificate DN to an username in SiteDB anymore ) (HN, local copy )
06-Jul-2012 User AFS quota : workspace can be increased up to 100GB (regular AFS space soon upto 10GB, while so far up to 2GB) (HN , local copy, IT info )
All new AFS user space at Cern is backed up (HN , local copy )
IT 08.10.12: home directories quotas can be increased to 10GB : ( talk, p.7 @ the meeting )
08-Sep-2012 ~1PB of data deleted accidentally from T2_CH_CERN ( HN ).
19.09.12: Some files have been recovered ( HN ).
08-Oct-2012 IT: CVS as a service by IT will be discontinued during 2013. All remaining projects should migrate to another Version Control System before June 2013. (talk Version Control Services Updates, pp 7-8 at the meeting )
22-Oct-2012 Crab Users are encouraged to try / move to the new remoteGlidein scheduler (HN -> HN with details )
01-Nov-2012 limit on Crab task size: crab servers will not accept any more tasks with arbitrary number of jobs ( HN )
26-Nov-2012 Request to activate xrootd fallback at all sites ( HN )
26-Nov-2012 Request for disk/tape separation at the Tier-1 sites ( HN )
10-Dec-2012 Attention - people holding a non-CERN user certificate. Users holding a non-CERN certificate should map their certificates to their CERN accounts. Othewise, after 12.03.13, they will no longer be able to submit CRAB jobs or to login to central services like PhEDEx. ( HN , Reminder 15.02.13 , Last(?) reminder 11.03.13 )
03-Jan-2013 CRAB Client 2_8_4_patch1 has been released ( NH ),
2_8_4_patch2 ( NH 08.01.13 ), 2_8_4_patch3 ( HN 18.01.13 ), 2_8_5 ( HN 29.01.13 ), 2_8_6 ( HN 17.03.13 ), 2_8_7 ( HN 03.05.13 ), 2_8_7_patch1 ( HN 03.05.13 ), 2_8_7_patch2 ( HN 04.05.13 ), 2_8_8 ( HN 07.06.13 ), 2_9_0 ( HN 20.08.13 ), 2_9_1 ( HN 18.09.13 ), 2_9_2 ( HN 26.11.13 ), 2_10_1 ( HN 05.12.13 ), 2_10_2 ( HN 05.12.13 ), 2_10_2_patch4 ( HN 06.02.14 ), 2_10_3 ( HN 18.02.14 ), 2_10_3_patch2 ( HN 25.02.14 ), 2_10_4 ( HN 14.03.14 ), 2_10_4_patch4 ( HN 26.03.14 ), 2_10_5 ( HN 01.04.14 ), 2_10_5_patch1 ( HN 08.04.14 ), 2_10_6 ( HN 30.06.14 ), 2_10_7 ( HN 18.08.14 ), 2_11_1 ( HN 21.10.14 ), 2_11_1_patch1 ( HN 20.11.14 ), 2_11_* DEPRECATED ( HN 12.05.15 )
01-Feb-2013 Crab2 support is reduced in order to facilitate commissioning Crab3 ( HN )
18-Feb-2013 (a continuation of the 08-Oct-2012 message)
IT: CMS will be moving out of CVS by June 2013 ( talk Brief updates on IT Services for ITUM-9, p.3 @ ITUM-9 meeting -> details )
18-Feb-2013 AFS status: talk Evolution of the AFS Service @ ITUM-9 meeting
19-Mar-2013 HN for grid users: Start of enforcement of User-Level Job Accounting Data handling as of 01.07.13
25-Mar-2013 LXPLUS.cern.ch alias will be moved to SLC6 resources on 06.05.13 ( HN )
04-Apr-2013 After CVS? : "The plan for the CMS software is to go to GitHub " ( HN )
10-Apr-2013 Migrating from CVS to git and survive while doing it : a talk by Giulio Eulisse at the meeting 10.04.13 "Joint Physics/Offline..." 16:35
p.16: CVS UserCode shutdown by end of July 2013
05-May-2013 lxplus.cern.ch will be aliased to lxplus6.cern.ch on 06.05.13.
Recommended to use explicitly: lxplus5.cern.ch for production releases, while lxplus6.cern.ch can only be used for development releases at the moment. Further info . ( HN )
09-May-2013 Crab is recommended to be used rather on lxplus5 than on lxplus6 . ( HN )
26-Jun-2013 SITECONF transition from CVS to GIT . ( HN )
10-Jul-2013 CMSSW development at github since 11.07.13, cvs UserCode will become read only on 31.07.13 . ( CMS on GitHub talk by Giulio Eulisse @ Joint ... Plenary @ CMS Week: )
16-Jul-2013 Fall Offline and Computing week 12-15.11.13 : agenda ( HN )
16-Jul-2013 turn off the last glite Crab2 server, vocms21 ( HN )
18-Jul-2013 A CMS git tutorial -- the talk by Giulio Eulisse @ the Reconstruction / Analysis Tools meeting
17-Oct-2013 CVS shut down for real for writing on October 31st, how to access the CVS repository in READ-ONLY ( HN )
15-Nov-2013 A warning for Crab gLite users: gLite continues to work in a reduced support mode, but may be broken in future Crab releases ( HN )
19-Dec-2013 The 750 permission is recommended for eos directories ( cms-eos-users message )
03-Feb-2014 Major CERN e-groups service upgrade ( HN )
03-Feb-2014 CRAB2 USERS BEWARE: DBS migration -- DBS2 to DBS3 ( HN )
01-Apr-2014 DBS2 will be switched off April 7th ( HN )
07-Apr-2014 A change in CMS environment on 14.04.14: AFS -> CVMFS to "read" CMS SW ( HN )
09-Apr-2014 OpenSSL vulnerability. Versions 1.0.1 a through f should be upgraded to 1.0.1g Affected platforms: SL6, RHEL 6.5 and derivatives, Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS ( HN )
15-Apr-2014 No automatic redirection from EOS to CASTOR at CERN since April 22nd ( HN , HN2 )
30-Apr-2014 Users with CERN grid certificate to get a new one on 01.05.14 from the new CA /DC=ch/DC=cern/CN=CERN Grid Certification Authority i.o. /DC=ch/DC=cern/CN=CERN Trusted Certification Authority ( HN , HN2-07.05.14 )
05-May-2014 the write access to CASTOR to be closed for CMS users on 02.06.2014 ( HN )
20-May-2014 CRAB3 Tutorials 27.06.14 and 04.07.14 ( HN1 , HN2 : "...CRAB3 is completely new compared to CRAB2..." )
28-May-2014 miniAOD status report/discussion -- a crucial aspect for Run2 preparation/analysis ( HN )
20-Aug-2014 Closure of lxplus5 and lxbatch5 : target date is 30.09.14 ( HN )
24-Aug-2014 MINIAOD: content, status, perspective -- a talk by Giovanni Petrucciani, Andrea Rizzi at WGM ( talk )
25-Sep-2014 critical BASH vulnerability disclosed, actions needed ( HN -> RedHat article )
01-Oct-2014 CRAB3 Tutorial 17.10.14 ( HN )
07-Oct-2014 CRAB2 -> CRAB3 migration plan: the target is an early 2015 ( HN )
23-Oct-2014 VidyoProxy usage in the VidyoDesktop should be avoided ( HN )
12-Dec-2014 CRAB3 is now recommended ( HN )
28-Jan-2015 Production AFS UI, AFS CA certificates and CRLs at CERN to be closed on 02.02.15 ( HN )
18-Mar-2015 An incident with the VOMSAdmin tool: people are asked to re-sign with their certificates erroneously ( HN1 , HN2 )
13-Apr-2015 CMSONR ADG database : access from outside of CERN is closed ( HN ) ; also for CMSONR Production database in P5 ( HN )
21-Apr-2015 3 CRAB3 tutorials to be held at CERN: (1) 08.05.15: Basic session , (2) 22.05.15: Advance session , (3) 26.06.15: Advance session ( HN )
| 18-May-2015 | CMSR: migration of external access protection from trigger to firewall rules \ ( HN1 , HN2 , HN3 ) |
05-Jun-2015 PAT tutorial at CERN (29.06 - 03.07).15 ( HN )
19-Jun-2015 No support for CRAB2 anymore ( HN )
16-Jul-2015 Security issues with Flash player ( HN )
12-Oct-2015 Scripts cmsLs, cmsMkdir, cmsRm, cmsRmdir, cmsPfn, cmsStage, cmsStageIn, cmsStageOut are obsolete. The commands eos ls, eos ls, eos rm, eos rmdir, eos cp can be used instead (see eos help ) ( HN )
13-Oct-2015 PhEDEx - DBParam to be reset on 03.11.2015 . All the sites must take action. ( HN )
15-Oct-2015 Read-only backup copy of CMS TWiki is available ( HN )
04-Dec-2015 "ping" requests to the CERN wireless network to be blocked on 12.01.16 ( HN )
19-May-2016 Switch to IPv6 on CMSWEB production DNS entries ( HN )
04-Jul-2016 EOSWEB service available - serve content from EOS as webpages ( HN )
01-Aug-2016 End of CRAB2 on GRID ( HN 12.07.16 )
09-Aug-2016 DAS data-service requires all clients to provide a valid GRID certificate ( HN 14.07.16 )
03-Nov-2016 AFS Phaseout steps:
Since June 2016, CMSSW Integration builds (IBs) are only available via CVMFS -- not via AFS.
CMSSW releases for slc5 already removed from AFS .
Since 2017, new releases not to be deployed on AFS.
Till mid 2017, the AFS-installed releases to be kept. ( HN 03.11.16 )
05-Dec-2016 cmspkg replaces APT for CMS packages build/upload/install ( HN 07.11.16 )
06-Dec-2016 DBS listDatasets/datasets API no longer support wildcards in dataset name search ( HN 07.12.16 )
UPD 09.12.16: DBS 3.3.155 accepts wildcards again ( HN 09.11.16 )
11-Jan-2017 AFS Phaseout test: disconnection of externals for 24h ( HN 30.11.16 )
12-Dec-2016 Instructions to use patched CRAB client/server ( HN 12.12.16 )
UPD 21.12.16 : Not needed any longer! ( HN 21.12.16 )
16-Dec-2016 VO CMS Membership suspension notifications may be ignored ( HN 16.12.16 )
19-Dec-2018 CERN AFS Phaseout: User scratch directories : "Please start cleaning up your" ~/scratchN, ~/wN ( HN1 19.12.18 , HN2 19.12.18 )
02-Apr-2019 Switch of lxplus alias to CC7 ( HN 02.04.19 followed by a discussion on root invocation... )
19-Apr-2019 New dashboard for CRAB task monitoring ( HN 19.04.19 )
01-Jun-2019 End of access to svn repositories for papers, PASes, and ANs ( HN 27.05.19 )
21-Oct-2019 The default CRAB client points to SLC7 i.o. SLC6 ( HN 22.10.19 )
06-Dec-2019 New MEMORY limits in CRAB ( HN 06.12.19 )


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