RAL Tier1 weekly operations castor 17/12/2012

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Operations News

  • ATLAS federated xroot tested to be working using a second xroot redirector on a virtual machine. A change has been submitted for this new functionality to move into production in the new year.
  • Memory leak on ATLAS/Gen stagers went away shortly after ORACLE stats collection was stopped. Investigations about the possible link will continue in the new year.
  • CIP upgraded to fix UNDEFINED path bug affecting LHCb

Operations Problems

Blocking Issues


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:
    • (Wed) Rob A/L
    • (Fri) MV TOIL+A/L