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Bulletin archive

Week commencing Monday 25th February 2019
Task Areas
General updates

Tuesday 18th June

Tuesday 11th June

Tuesday 4th June 2019

WLCG Operations Coordination - AgendasWiki Page

Tuesday 11th June

  • I got stuck (figuratively) in my machine room last Thursday afternoon so missed it. Agenda. Minutes. Ste was there - any observations?

Tuesday 14th May

  • Next meeting this Thursday.

Tuesday 9th April

Tuesday 26th March

Monday 11th February 2019

  • There was a WLCG ops coordination meeting last Thursday. You can view the meeting notes here.
    • End of CREAM support Dec 2020.
    • Migration from CREAM to be discussed at the EGI conference 6-8 of May in Amsterdam.
    • Operational intelligence discussion (see slides).
    • Experiment updates (see ATLAS discussion on DOMA)
    • WG updates (few).

Tier-1 - Status Page

17 June 2019 Report for the Experiments Liaison Report (17/06/2019) is here.

  • Ongoing, we are seeing high outbound packet loss over IPv6. Central networking performed a firmware update to the border routers but this didn’t resolve the issue. Plan to move connections to the new border routers in Mid June. Will do this before trying to debug any further.

11 June 2019 Report for the Experiments Liaison Report (10/06/2019) is here.

  • Ongoing, we are seeing high outbound packet loss over IPv6. Central networking performed a firmware update to the border routers but this didn’t resolve the issue. Plan to move connections to the new border routers in Mid June. Will do this before trying to debug any further.
  • Three certificates were revoked mistakenly on ARGUS on Thursday. All SAM tests failed until this was fixed the next morning. Batch farm also did not start any new jobs during this time. We used this accidental draining to reboot nodes that needed to pick up security patching.
  • LHCb Castor instance has been completely disabled for LHCb and will be decommissioned.
  • Brian Davies has transferred from his role as GridPP Tier-2 Storage Support Officer and has joined the Tier-1 Production Team. Although this has happened with immediate effect he will still be available for ad-hoc/informal storage support.
Storage & Data Management - Agendas/Minutes

Wed 30 Oct

  • DOME upgrade problems at Edinburgh
  • Data management support/development for IRIS users

Wed 23 Oct

  • Rucio reporting

Wed 16 Oct

  • CEPH workshop at CERN report

Wed 02 Oct

  • Safe to upgrade to DPM 1.13 but make sure the BDII is working if you support DIRAC
  • Roadmap for xroot and http TPC for RAL FTS(es)

Wed 25 Sept

  • Storage support for IRIS VOs?

Wed 18 Sept

  • Report from yesterday's Rucio Face Meeting at Coseners
  • Suggestions for following up from yesterday's CEPH day hosted by CERN

Wed 11 Sept

  • Storage related stuff at the FNAL (pre-)GDBs
  • DOME upgrade tickets for non-DOME DPM sites

Wed 04 Sept

  • Banning in SSC not entirely successful in non-DOME DPM, and end of support is nigh; tickets to upgrade will go out shortly.
  • Storage-and-data-management-wise, GridPP43 was interesting although no-one volunteered to install the next CEPH.

Tier-2 Evolution - GridPP JIRA

Tuesday 30 Apr 2019

  • ATLAS CernVM4 VMs (equivalent to CentOS 7.6) being tested

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

Tue 9th July 2019

LHCb has added this to their requirements:

Sites not having an SRM installation must provide:

Tue 16th April 2019

Minor change to LHCB requirements in Approved VOs:

  • Sites having migrated to the Centos7 (including "Cern Centos7") operating system or later versions are requested to provide support for singularity containers.


Tue 2nd April 2019

Changes to Approved for DUNE (and LZ)

There is a new "Approved VOs" document showing new settings for DUNE. And, since both LZ's voms servers now show up in the EGI Portal, I've removed the (now spurious) entry for voms.hep.wisc.edu that was formerly being inserted by hand.


I've also created a new set of RPMs (each has all LSC, VOMS, and XML for one VO) for all approved VOs. See Approved VOs doc for details, version is 1.9.

Sites with DUNE services need to update using whatever method they employ.

Special note: Since voms1.fnal.gov changed yesterday, I've updated documentation for that right away. But voms2.fnal.gov remains as it is until 23rd April (3 weeks). I'll update documentation for that when it is closer. Staggering the updates like this gives a time margin, so any particular site can have at least one service properly configured at any time. But it does mean that two site updates are needed; one now, and one in three weeks. However, since it's sufficient for only one (of the two) voms servers to be configured properly, sites could save effort and wait until (say) 19th April, then update both at once. But I can't dictate what site admins should do. It's your call.


Tuesday 5th Mar 2019 New VOMs details for Biomed: https://www.gridpp.ac.uk/wiki/GridPP_approved_VOs

New VOMs rpms to match.


Tuesday 12th Feb 2019 Documentation done for HTCondor-CE apel accounting. https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/LCG/HtCondorCeAccounting

Tuesday 12th Feb 2019 New CA DN for Biomed


Tuesday 5th Feb 2019 For enmr, certificate of voms-02.pd.infn.it

New DN: /DC=org/DC=terena/DC=tcs/C=IT/L=Frascati/O=Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare/CN=voms-02.pd.infn.it, New CA_DN: /C=NL/ST=Noord-Holland/L=Amsterdam/O=TERENA/CN=TERENA eScience SSL CA 3

Please check approved VOs: https://www.gridpp.ac.uk/wiki/GridPP_approved_VOs

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

14 May 2019

  • Meeting for May cancelled. Next meeting is on 10th June.

Monday 11th March

Tuesday 12th February

  • There was an EGI ops meeting yesterday - Agenda. We were asked to review the IPv6 readiness information (see here). We should perhaps link in the GridPP IPv6 table for updates status.

Friday 1st February

Thursday 17th January EGI OMB meeting

  • CREAMCE to be out of support by Dec 2020
  • More effort to fix accounting issue of HTCondor CE

Monday 14th January 2019

  • No UK specific issue mentioned.
  • IPv6 readiness plan is going to be summarized at OMB.


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 5th February

  • Birmingham decommissioning of SRM and BDII still going on so tickets are on hold.
  • Few availability tickets on hold
  • Lancaster has WebDav ticket on hold which seems to be effect of DOME rollout

Tuesday 14th August

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

Rollout Status WLCG Baseline

Monday 20th November

Historical References

Security - Incident Procedure Policies Rota

Tuesday 11th June

  • NTR

Services - PerfSonar production dashboard |PerfSonar ETF | 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 5th March

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!


32 Open Tickets this week, which is an in depth a look as I've been able to take.

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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