RAL Tier1 weekly operations castor 26/09/2011

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Operations News

  • All production V07a's now updated with latest firmware

Operations Problems

  • Continuing high load on ATLAS caused spasmodic problems. Throttling back the FTS worked. Even at 75% we can function satisfactorally - it was decided that we should be more ready to throttle back in the future.

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
  • Move Facilities DB instance to new Database hardware running 10g
  • Upgrade SRMs to 2.11 which incorporates VOMS support
  • Start migrating from T10KA to T10KC media later this year
  • 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: Shaun
  • Staff absence/out of the office:
    • none