RAL Tier1 weekly operations castor 10/03/2014

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Operations News

  • We will be upgrading Facilities to 2.1.14 to Tuesday 1 April.
  • We have created a new alias to LHCb SRMs: srm-lhcb-tape.gridpp.rl.ac.uk that will be treated as a separate endpoing for tape-based functionality
  • DLS has now reached 1PB of archived data in CASTOR

Operations Problems

  • Problems on the HyperV cluster brought down lcgccvm02 admin box a number of times over the last week

Blocking Issues

  • none

Planned, Scheduled and Cancelled Interventions

Entries in/planned to go to GOCDB

Advanced Planning


  • CASTOR 2.1.14 + SL5/6 testing. The change control has gone through today with few problems.
  • 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:
    • ...