RAL Tier1 weekly operations castor 17/02/2014

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Operations News

  • Following CERNs suggestion we have doubled the number of threads on the production nameservers in an attempt to reduce the number of "threads busy with CASTOR" errors we see on the SRMs, after successful testing on preprod.

Operations Problems

  • (Tue) Spare SRM was found to be misconfigured and picking up and failing LHCb requests

Blocking Issues

  • none

Planned, Scheduled and Cancelled Interventions

Entries in/planned to go to GOCDB

Advanced Planning


  • CASTOR 2.1.14 + SL5/6 testing
  • iptables to be installed on lcgcviewer01 to harden the logging system against the injection of junk data by security scans.
  • Quattor cleanup process is ongoing.
  • Installation of new Preprod headnodes


  • none


  • Castor on Call person
    • Rob
  • Staff absence/out of the office:
    • Chris A/L (Wed)
    • Shaun A/L (Thu,Fri)
    • Matt A/L (Fri)