RAL Tier1 weekly operations castor 05/11/2012

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Operations News

  • Gen upgraded to 2.1.12-10.
  • Hot standby hardware running lcgclsf04 (LHCb LSF) replaced with repaired original hardware

Operations Problems

  • SRM DB problem brought down ATLAS for 6(?) hours on Sunday

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
    • Matthew
  • Staff absence/out of the office:
    • (Mon) Chris A/L
    • (Fri) Brian at HEPSYSMAN