RAL Tier1 weekly operations castor 10/10/2011

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Operations News

  • SRM backends changed names to the new naming convention
  • Started testing the new hardware (and Quattor headnode templates) in preprod

Operations Problems

  • A T10KC tape drive had problems writing - which resulted in disabled tapes. It has been replaced.

Blocking Issues

  • We need to understand the cause of the new database disk array hardware problem before we can migrate production databases over to it.

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 new LSF replacement
  • Quattorization of remaining SRM servers
  • Hardware upgrade, Quattorization and Upgrade to SL5 of Tier1 CASTOR headnodes


  • Castor on Call person: Chris
  • Staff absence/out of the office:
    • none