RAL Tier1 weekly operations castor 13/01/2014

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Operations News

  • We will be turning on elastic logging using UDP on Gen on Monday
  • CASTOR overhead has been reduced to 1% on the atlasStripInput service class on Monday, the remainder of CASTOR will be changed on Tuesday.
  • CIP needs to be tested against 2.1.14

Operations Problems

  • The Tier 1 ATLAS instance was down for 13 minutes between 1500 and 1513 on 2014-01-13 due to a puppet issue arising from work on creating new tape pools. The problem has been resolved and an investigation is pending.
  • The preproduction instance is currently down with a database issue. The DB team is investigating.

Blocking Issues

  • none

Planned, Scheduled and Cancelled Interventions

Entries in/planned to go to GOCDB

  • none

Advanced Planning


  • CASTOR 2.1.14 + SL5/6 testing


  • none


  • Castor on Call person
    • Rob
  • Staff absence/out of the office:
    • (Mon-Wed morning) Matthew at CERN
    • Mon - Shaun A/L