RAL Tier1 weekly operations castor 02/09/2013

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Operations News

  • xroot protocol integrated to test script for ATLAS and LHCB
    • CMS is currenty defined as read-only for xroot
    • GEN has a different security mechanism. This can be overcome but will mean tests can only br run from a single client
  • Spare SRM now configured as a pre-prod SRM
  • SRM tested for SHA-2 compliance
  • Firmware upgrade for standby database array completed successfully.
    • Need to schedue firmware upgrade for production array

Operations Problems

  • Still seeeing a significant number of connection timouts on GEN and LHCB
  • Dataguard on Neptune standy is behaving oddly. Not affecting functionality; trying to get config parameters is hanging. Eddie to investigate
  • DLF needs to drop partitions after a shorter time. ATLAS DLF is still taking up way too much space.
  • New errata are avaialble. Needs testing before rolling out but there is nothing critical in this set.

Blocking Issues

  • none

Planned, Scheduled and Cancelled Interventions

Entries in/planned to go to GOCDB

  • none

Advanced Planning


  • CASTOR 2.1.14 + SL6 testing, once 2.1.14 is released.


  • none


  • Castor on Call person
    • Shaun
  • Staff absence/out of the office:
    • (Mon-Fri) Matthew A/L, Rob A/L