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'''Tuesday 30th October'''
'''Tuesday 30th October'''
* Alerts since last time:
** https://wiki.egi.eu/wiki/SVG:Advisory-SVG-CVE-2018-3259 (Oracle)
** https://wiki.egi.eu/wiki/SVG:Advisory-SVG-CVE-2018-6974 (VMWare)
* Security Team meeting this afternoon
* Security Team meeting this afternoon
* Provisional dates for SOC WG workshop in Cosener's House, 19-21 Feb 2019
* Provisional dates for SOC WG workshop in Cosener's House, 19-21 Feb 2019

Revision as of 11:03, 30 October 2018

Bulletin archive

Week commencing Monday 29th October 2018
Task Areas
General updates

Tuesday 30th October

  • EGI Trust Anchor release 1.94-1. Update by 5th November.
  • Minutes from this week's WLCG ops meeting are available.
  • The GridPP Technical Group is to provide the forum for the various strands of Rucio-related work in the UK.
  • AF: LSST VOMS changes. Impact on those using YAIM.
  • Important notice concerning the support of TLS v1.2 on EGI: minimum supported version to be set to

TLS v1.0 again in /etc/grid-security/gsi.conf

Tuesday 23rd October

  • Monday's WLCG ops meeting minutes.

Tuesday 16th October

  • There is a GDB this week. Agenda.
  • September WLCG T2 A/R figures circulated:
    • ALICE
      • Birmingham 52%
    • ATLAS
      • QMUL 82%
      • Lancs 87%
    • CMS
      • Bristol 88%
    • LHCb
      • QMUL 86%
  • VOMS admin requests
  • CERN accounts
  • Chris B: Modifying Firewall rules on PerfSONAR hosts?

Tuesday 8th October

  • HEPiX this week
  • The latest from WLCG operations. Monday's minutes
  • Next LHCOPN and LHCONE meeting: Fermilab, Batavia US, 30-31October 2018. Agenda.

Monday 24th September

WLCG Operations Coordination - AgendasWiki Page

Tuesday 30th October

  • The ops meeting is shifting to the 8th November.

Tuesday 16th October

  • There was an ops coordination meeting on 11th October: Agenda/slides | Minutes.
  • Next meeting is on 1st November.

Monday 8th October

  • There will be an Ops Coordination meeting this Thursday 12th: Agenda.

Monday 17th September

  • There was a WLCG ops coordination meeting last Thursday. The minutes are now available and the presentations uploaded to this agenda page.
  • Highlights:
    • A report on EOS incidents, improvements and plans
    • DPM Storage Resource Reporting deployment TF introduction
    • CMS CRIC is deployed in production
    • Sites should upgrade perfSONAR to v4.1 on CentOS 7
    • The next meeting is planned for 11th October.

Tier-1 - Status Page

Tue 30th October Report for the Experiments Liaison Report (29/10/2018) is here.

  • Availability of the CMS-AAA service is improving. Machines have had their memory doubled, which has stopped the machines going in to swap. The other problem is a bug which is fixed in a later version of XRootD than we are running. We will need to recompile XRootD, create an RPM and deploy as appropriate.
  • Patching of machines against CVE-2018-14634 is in progress. The WN which were the most at risk of being exploited by this vulnerability were done on the 22nd - 23rd October. We still need to reboot around 500 other machines (total 1500).
  • A Ceph storage node developed a hardware fault and was removed from production on Saturday 27th morning. No degradation of service / unavailability of data was reported (as expected).
  • OPs tests are finally passing for Echo solving a ticket that was open for nearly 2 years!
Storage & Data Management - Agendas/Minutes

Wed 10 Oct

  • Finally finalising GridPP fwd view?
  • How GridPP-storage-and-data-management would interface with and contribute to IRIS-TWGs

Wed 05 Sept

  • GridPP41 Hackathon report
  • GridPP41 everything else report, and archiving data

Wed 15 August

  • Updates on the forward view for GridPP6
  • Unfortunately Vidyo has been "upgraded" to VidyoConnect which has several work-hindering features.

Wed 08 August

  • Updates on the forward view for GridPP6 - storage technologies, future directions
  • Vidyo annoyances

Wed 01 August

  • IRIS
  • GridPP planning - hack day on DOME?
Tier-2 Evolution - GridPP JIRA

Tuesday 22rd October

  • VacMon monitoring pages running again, on CentOS7/ES5. Still slower than previous SL6/ES5 machine so may try again in a larger memory VM.

Tuesday 16th October

  • Vacmon was working for a while but is now timing out. AM looking at ways of downgrading back to the previous version for now.

Accounting - UK Grid Metrics HEPSPEC06 Atlas Dashboard HS06

Tuesday 6th February

Tuesday 30th January

Tuesday 24th Oct

Monday 16th January

  • The discussion topic for next week will be accounting comparisons. Please note Alessandra's comments last week.

Monday 14th November

  • Alessandra has written an FAQ to extract numbers from ATLAS and APEL avoiding the SSB.

Monday 26th September

  • A problem with the APEL Pub and Sync tests developed last Tuesday and was resolved on Wednesday. This had a temporary impact on the accounting portal.
Documentation - KeyDocs

Tuesday 18th September 2018

  • We need to flag documents that are obsolete and update our monitoring!

Tuesday 18th September 2018

  • Changes to Approved VOs: LZ record at Imperial now showing up in the portal (had been inserted as a special case until now.)

Tuesday 11th June 2018

Steve Jones is updating the User Guide with various mods that have cropped up since Tom Whyntie left (pending permission to edit GridPP website docs...)

Tuesday 11th June 2018

Approved VOs now contains two new SKA VOMS servers (at Oxford and Imperial, as well as Manchester).


Tuesday 8th May 2018

  • Updating GridPP website certificate to avoid Chrome warnings

General note

See the worst KeyDocs list for documents needing review now and the names of the responsible people.

Interoperation - EGI ops agendas Indico schedule

Monday 08 October 2018

  • Argo notification is working so sites can subscribe to notification by enabling notification from GOCDB

Monday 17th September

  • There was an EGI ops meeting on 10th September. The agenda page is here.

Tuesday 24 July

  • EGI OPS meeting on 16 July 2018, meeting agenda [1]
  • UMD 4.7.0 release

Recommend not to update CREAM issue with canl-java, in progress https://ggus.eu/index.php?mode=ticket_info&ticket_id=136074

  • Does site requires MPI for Centos7? Is any site willing to support MPI for grid?
  • No meeting in August, next meeting on 10 Sep

Monday 2nd July

Monday 11th June

  • Meeting agenda : [2]
  • Upcoming releases relevant to UK sites
    • gfal2 major release(2.5.4)
    • Arc 5.4.2
  • Yearly review of information in GOCDB. UK ticket status is in progress. Should each site update the ticket?
  • Sites can enable ARGO notification through GOCDB. It can be done at site level or at the service level
  • Final call for WMS decommission. No UK WMS is in the list.
  • WebDav probes will be added to ARGO_MON_CRITICAL profile which means that unavailability of webdav will be added to A/R figures. All UK endpoints are passing the test at the moment
  • Next meeting 9th July

Monday 14th May

  • Next meeting June 11th

Tuesday 24th April

  • The next EGI OMB is on 3rd May

Tuesday 6/3

Monitoring - Links MyWLCG

Tuesday 4th July

  • There were a number of useful links provided in the monitoring talks at the WLCG workshop in Manchester - especially those in the Wednesday sessions.

Monday 13th February

  • This category is pretty much inactive. Are there any topics under "monitoring" that anyone wants reported at this ops meeting? If not we will remove this section from the regular updates area of the bulletin and just leave the main links.

Tuesday 1st December

Tuesday 16th June

  • F Melaccio & D Crooks decided to add a FAQs section devoted to common monitoring issues under the monitoring page.
  • Feedback welcome.

On-duty - Dashboard ROD rota

Tuesday 14th August

  • A couple of new availability tickets (QMUL and Lancaster), both for well-publicised reasons. Otherwise quiet. AM on shift this week.

Tuesday 12th June

  • Four availability tickets still open. One ticket on hold at RAL as they are figuring out that how to deal with castor publishing issue.
  • Dashboard struggled during the week and it was slow but now it seems to be OK.
  • One Bristol ticket got stuck in weird state where it can not be deleted from dashboard although it has been solved.

Monday 21st May

Monday 5th March

  • AM->GS. A quiet week last week.

Rollout Status WLCG Baseline

Monday 20th November

Historical References

Security - Incident Procedure Policies Rota

Tuesday 30th October

Services - PerfSonar production dashboard |PerfSonar development dashboard | OSG Networking and perfSONAR pages | GridPP VOMS

- This includes notifying of (inter)national services that will have an outage in the coming weeks or will be impacted by work elsewhere. (Cross-check the Tier-1 update).

Monday 10th September

Monday 2nd July

Monday 30th April

Monday 19th February

Please could sites upgrade their perfsonar hosts to CentOS7. Instructions are here. Current OS versions here.

  • Duncan has recreated the UK perfSONAR mesh. Link here!


Monday 29th October 2018, 15.00 GMT
32 Open UK Tickets this week.

Ding Dong, the Ticket is Dead
I'm happy to announce the solving of our oldest ticket, this Tier 1 ROD ticket from 2016. Thanks for keeping at it guys!

131603 (3/11/17)
The only IPv6 ticket I'll look at this week (although thanks to everyone who has updated their ticket in the last week). Simon reports that RHUL are farming the job of v6 DNS out to JANET. Could this be an option for others to suggest to their IT departments? In progress (29/10)

These two "please upgrade your perfsonar boxes" tickets are a bit neglected. I think there's been work on these, just nothing reported on the tickets.

134573 (17/4)
This CMS request to install singularity could do with an update now that Summer has been and gone, even if it's just a new hopeful date for deployment. On hold (17/4)

137789 (16/10)
This CMS transfer failure ticket had a good start, but no news on it for a few weeks. It was looking positive in the last update though, so maybe it's solved? In Progress (17/10)

137153 (12/9)
Did the LFC experts come back with a solution to this T2K user's problem? In Progress (10/10)

Both these tickets concern LHCB and the FTS - are there any joy with either of them?

Tools - MyEGI Nagios

Monday 20th November

Tuesday 18th July

  • Following our ops discussion last week, Steve will focus his tests on supporting the GridPP DIRAC area and decommission the other tests.

VOs - GridPP VOMS VO IDs Approved VO table

Monday 20th November

  • Tom Whyntie has requested (and been granted) access to the GridPP VO to get some pipelines working for large-scale processing and analysis of MRI scans associated with the UK Biobank project.
  • All VOs in the incubation page being prompted for updates by the end of November (required input for OC documents).
  • QMUL (Steve L) is following up on the biomed MoU. GridPP want to be cited in research papers for the support our resources/sites provide.

Site Updates


Meeting Summaries
Project Management Board - MembersMinutes Quarterly Reports


GridPP ops meeting - Agendas Actions Core Tasks


RAL Tier-1 Experiment Liaison Meeting (Wednesday 13:30) Agenda Meeting takes place on Vidyo.

Highlights from this meeting are now included in the Tier1 report farther up this page.

WLCG Grid Deployment Board - Agendas MB agendas


NGI UK - Homepage CA


UK ATLAS - Shifter view News & Links

Atlas S&C week 2-6 Feb 2015


• Prodsys-2 in production since Dec 1st

• Deployment has not been transparent , many issued has been solved, the grid is filled again

• MC15 is expected to start soon, waiting for physics validations, evgen testing is underway and close to finalised.. Simulation expected to be broadly similar to MC14, no blockers expected.


• Rucio in production since Dec 1st and is ready for LHC RUN-2. Some fields need improvements, including transfer and deletion agents, documentation and monitoring.

Rucio dumps available.

Dark data cleaning

files declaration . Only Only DDM ops can issue lost files declaration for now, cloud support needs to fill a ticket.

• Webdav panda functional tests with Hammercloud are ongoing


Main page

DDM Accounting




• ASAP (ATLAS Site Availability Performance) in place. Every 3 months the T2s sites performing BELOW 80% are reported to the International Computing Board.





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