RAL Tier1 weekly operations castor 03/12/2012

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Operations News

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Operations Problems

  • (Wed) CUPV problem affected all instances, possibly due to multiple CUPV daemons running simultaneously.
  • (Thu) CMS performance problems which appeared to be resolved by restarting the node hosting the CMS stager.

Blocking Issues

Enabling central syslog collection of central service logs is needed before we turn off Amanda backups on all CASTOR headnodes

Planned, Scheduled and Cancelled Interventions

Entries in/planned to go to GOCDB none

Advanced Planning


  • Simplify and document Quattor templates to make them easier to maintain
  • Test and certify 2.1.13-5 with simplified Quattor templates


  • Upgrade stagers from 2.1.12 to 2.1.13 and central services (NS,CUPV,VDQM) from 2.1.11 to 2.1.13


  • Castor on Call person
    • Chris
  • Staff absence/out of the office:
    • (Mon-Thu) Shaun (EUDAT)