RAL Tier1 weekly operations castor 21/01/2013

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Operations News

  • Modification to rsyslog (to enable capture of non-rsyslog complient daemons) has been done on all CASTOR headnodes (apart from castoradm) - this will mean we can turn off amanda backups.
  • Certification upgraded to 2.1.13-6, and testing started on this version. All basic functionality seems to work, apart from tape.

Operations Problems

  • none

Blocking Issues

  • Can't upgrade puppet until someone spends time learning about administering it (to replace Chris) and this may delay an SL6 upgrade

Planned, Scheduled and Cancelled Interventions

Entries in/planned to go to GOCDB none

Advanced Planning


  • Test and certify 2.1.13-6 with simplified Quattor templates


  • Upgrade tape servers to 2.1.13-6
  • Upgrade central services (NS,CUPV,VDQM) from 2.1.11-9 to 2.1.13-6
  • Upgrade stagers from 2.1.12 to 2.1.13


  • Castor on Call person
    • Matthew
  • Staff absence/out of the office:
    • Shaun (Thu-Fri) A/L and EUDAT