RAL Tier1 weekly operations castor 05/12/2011

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Operations News

  • Preprod is now setup with next 3 headnode servers and is ready for stress testing at a convenient quiet time on the farm.

Operations Problems

  • xroot transfers were failing on lhcbDst d/s gdss569 where it was found that there was an unacceptably high clock skew.

Blocking Issues

  • none

Planned, Scheduled and Cancelled Interventions

Entries in/planned to go to GOCDB none

Advanced Planning

  • Move Tier1 instances to new Database infrastructure which with a Dataguard backup instance in R26
  • Upgrade SRMs to 2.11 which incorporates VOMS support
  • Certify 2.1.11 and evaluate the Transfer Manager (the new LSF replacement)
  • Quattorization of remaining SRM servers
  • Hardware upgrade, Quattorization and Upgrade to SL5 of Tier1 CASTOR headnodes


  • Castor on Call person: Matthew
  • Staff absence/out of the office:
    • Shaun in Munich for EUDAT then A/L