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Release Version : 3.1.2 - March 23th

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The Operations Portal is a central portal for the EGI operations management that offers a different capabilities, such as the broadcast tool, VO management facilities and various of dashboards (Security, VO and Operations) to facilitate infrastructure oversight.

Latest news

Dear VO managers

In 2013 the EGI core activities have been selected by the EGI Council as critical for the support of the EGI production infrastructure. The goal of the selection was to ensure sustainability of critical components of the infrastructure by dedicated founding not depending on any project.
Since April 2014 EGI Core services are provided by selected through bidding process EGI Partners.

EGI has prepared a survey targeting EGI Virtual Organizations' contacts (VO manager) which has the goal of assessment what is the impact of the services on Virtual Organizations, and if the priorities defined almost two years ago are still valid:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/EGI_core_services_VO_assessment

Please, discuss together with your team the survey and provide - possibly - one answer per Virtual Organization. 
We are looking forward for your answers till: 1.05.2015

For every service we will ask you the following questions:

* How much has this service been used by your Virtual Organization.
* Is this service critical for the operations of your Virtual Organization?

In addition we will ask you to assess other services which are not part of the EGI Core services group to understand if they should be taken into account in next period.

The output of this survey will be used, among other inputs, to define the set of core services that will be planned for provisioning starting from Spring 2016.

Thank you for filling in our survey. 
Your input is very important for us to support you.

MaƂgorzata Krakowian
EGI Operations

Dear all,

the old torque/maui-based batch system behind CE lcg-cream.ifh.de will finally retire on 4th May 2015.

Please change to the new CEs:

grid-cream1.zeuthen.desy.de & grid-cream2.zeuthen.desy.de

if not done so already. These serve a Univa Gridengine 8.2 batch system.

Cheers,
Your DESY-ZN site admins
The CREAM CEs at the RAL Tier1 (RAL-LCG2) will be decommissioned on Tuesday 5th May 2015. On this day job submissions to these CEs will be stopped. Once all active jobs have finished the CEs will be turned off.
The CEs are:
cream-ce01.gridpp.rl.ac.uk
cream-ce01.gridpp.rl.ac.uk
From this date only ARC CEs will be provided at this site.

A downtime has been declared in the GOC DB for these services starting on 5th May.
Hi,

=Summary=
A large number of sites are failing the APEL Sync test for March 2015. Please do not republish until asked to.

=Detail=
An unusually large number of sites have failed the APEL Sync test for March. The Nagios test tests that all accounting data at a site has been loaded to the central accounting repository. The APEL accounting team are investigating the cause of the problem and are testing a fix with a small number of sites. Please do not instruct sites to republish until further instructions from the accounting team. If a large number of sites republish at the same time, it will slow down the system for everyone.

I apologise for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
Stuart Pullinger
APEL Accounting Team Leader
Dear all,

EUGridPMA have announced a new set of CA rpms. Based on this IGTF release a new set of CA RPMs have been packaged for EGI. 

Please upgrade within the next six days at your earliest convenience. When this timeout is over, SAM will throw critical errors on CA tests if old CAs are still detected.

Please check https://wiki.egi.eu/wiki/EGI_IGTF_Release for more details

EGI UMD software provisioning Team

Release Notes:

European Grid Infrastructure EGI Trust Anchor release 1.63          2015.03.30

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   For release DOCUMENTATION available on this EGI Trust Anchor release see   
               https://wiki.egi.eu/wiki/EGI_IGTF_Release                      
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Modifications compared to the previous release:
* updated to IGTF Accredited CA distribution version 1.63-1 Classic, SLCS and 
  MICS profiles, encoded in meta-package "ca-policy-egi-core-1.63-1" (for new 
  installs) and "lcg-CA-1.63-1" (for sites upgrading from EGEE/LCG releases).

* Location of the repository changed to repository.egi.eu.  See documentation
  for details and the updated repo files.

* Your may install BOTH the "egi-core" AND "lcg" meta-packages,  according to
  your  policies.   Note that  your organisation or  NGI may have  a specific 
  policy and may have added or removed CAs compared to the EGI core policy.

The following notices are republished from the IGTF and EUGridPMA, inasfar 
as pertinent to this release.  More information can be found in the 
EUGridPMA newsletter (see https://www.eugridpma.org/):

Changes from 1.62 to 1.63
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(30 March 2015)

* Removed obsoleted and replaced NIIF CA (HU)
* Extended validity period of the KEK CA (JP)
* Removed obsoleted d254cc30/CERN-Root 1d879c6c/CERN-TCA anchors (CERN)
* Updated RPDNC namespaces to permit DigiCert Grid Trust G2 ICAs for
  DigiCert Assured ID Root CA (US)
* Updated RPDNC namespaces and signing_policy files for G2 series
  DigiCert Grid CAs pending ICA reissuance for reverse RDN issue (US)
* Normalised cond_subject syntax for multiple signing policy files
   cilogon-basic cilogon-silver InCommon-IGTF-Server-CA NCSA-slcs-2013
   NCSA-tfca-2013 Comodo-RSA-CA

The CA modifications, encoded in both "requires" and "obsoletes" clauses, have
been incorporated in the above-mentioned meta-package RPMs. This trust anchor 
release is best enjoyed with fetch-crl v3 or better, available from popular 
GNU/Linux OS (add-on) repositories Fedora, EPEL, Debian, and from the IGTF.

Version information: ca-policy-egi-core = 1.63-1
The problem at the RAL Tier1 that stopped access to a number of database machines has been fixed. Our Castor storage and Atlas Frontier services are available again. The GOC DB is also available again. 

>>> More news <<<

We are investigating a problem at the RAL Tier1. We have lost access to a number of database machines. At the moment our Castor storage and Atlas Frontier services are not available. The GOC DB is also affected and is not available. 
Dear VO Managers and Users,

We inform you that we are beginning the decommissioning process (https://wiki.egi.eu/wiki/PROC12) for the grid services at Resource Centre UPV-GRyCAP in NGI_IBERGRID.

Services affected:

ngiescream.i3m.upv.es (CREAM)
ngiesse.i3m.upv.es (SE)
ngiesmon.i3m.upv.es (gLite-APEL)

Timeline:

25th March 2015:
Due to some internal problems the CREAM node is now in swcheduled downtime and the submission of jobs has been disabled.
SE node file writting is disabled.

15rd April 2015
CREAM service will be removed
SE node will be set in swcheduled downtime
gLite-APEL node will be set in swcheduled downtime

20rd April 2015
gLite-APEL service will be removed

25th May 2015:
SE service will be removed
Dear Users,

The Operations Portal  3.1.2 is now online.
The main features  are  :

1 ) the possibility to set a Master alarm for a ticket : when you create a  new ROD/MW ticket, select one of the alarm to set the subject of the title from the details of this alarm

2)  the possibility to use a quick mode
       - for Tickets (Create, Update, Escalation, Close)
       -  for Notepads (Create, Update, Close)
       -  for Alarm closure

The form are now pre-filled and simplify, you access to it trough a pop-up window and once submitted you are going back to main page.
You can use the verbose mode to see more options.

3) an Additional Carbon Copy : you can  create a ticket with and additional CC (Available in verbose mode)

Here is the complete list for all features / fixes  :
http://operations-portal.egi.eu/home/tasksList/release_id/10

Don't hesitate to contact us for comments, feedback, bugs at cic-information@in2p3.fr

Thanks by advance


Cheers,
Hi,

One of the services run by the EGI central accounting repository failed to restart correctly after a dropped connection. The connection to receive data from the EGI message broker was dropped on Friday evening (2015-03-13 18:03 UTC). The accounting data has been buffered on the message brokers but has not been downloaded to the accounting repository until Monday morning (2015-03-16 09:00 UTC).

Once the backlog of data has been loaded, it will be summarised, then the accounting portal will be updated. We expect this to take until the evening on Monday.

This problem affects grid accounting data only. The cloud accounting service recovered correctly and continued to run. We will be investigating how we can prevent this from occurring in the future.

I apologise for the inconvenience.
Stuart Pullinger
Accounting Team Leader
1. UMD 3 Update 3.11.0 was released in the production repositories on 16/02/2015 

Highlights of this update: first release in UMD repositories of new products, FTS3 and Frontier Squid, many bug fixes and improvements in many of our products - please visit http://repository.egi.eu/2015/02/16/release-umd-3-11-0/ for the complete list and details of each product changes. 

2.  EUGridPMA trust anchors releases
EUGridPMA released version 1.62 of CA rpms. Based on this IGTF release a new set of CA RPMs have been packaged for EGI.

Please upgrade within the next six days at your earliest convenience. When this timeout is over, SAM will throw critical errors on CA tests if old CAs are still detected.

Please check https://wiki.egi.eu/wiki/EGI_IGTF_Release for more details. Release notes contain important notes about VOMS compatibility as well, if you are also a VOMS administrator, please
read them.

Best regards,
EGI Operations Support Team
EUGridPMA trust anchors releases

EUGridPMA released version 1.62 of CA rpms. Based on this IGTF release a new set of CA RPMs have been packaged for EGI.

Please upgrade within the next six days at your earliest convenience. When this timeout is over, SAM will throw critical errors on CA tests if old CAs are still detected.

Please check https://wiki.egi.eu/wiki/EGI_IGTF_Release for more details. Release notes contain important notes about VOMS compatibility as well, if you are also a VOMS administrator, please
read them.

Best regards,
EGI Operations Support Team
Dear Partners,

According to the procedure declared in GGUS ticket #111157, the site will be turned off on 06 Mar 2015, around 10h UTC. 

The job queues are closed now, but SE se02.ngcc.acad.bg is still available.
Please get your files.

Regards.

Vladimir Dimitrov
(BG03-NGCC RC admin)
Decommissioning of GR-10-UOI in NGI_GRNET
  	
Detailed Description:
  	According to EGI Procedure 11 (https://wiki.egi.eu/wiki/PROC11) we would like to start decommission process for GR-10-UOI.

This ticket will be the master ticket for the decommissioning process for this resource centre and for all services at the resource centre.


The VOs currently configured at this Resource Centre are listed below:

alice
atlas
biomed
cms
compchem
drihm.eu
dteam
esr
km3net.org
ops
see
vo.complex-systems.eu


Services affected
====

cream01.grid.uoi.gr (APEL)
cream01.grid.uoi.gr (Site-BDII)
cream01.grid.uoi.gr (CREAM-CE)
se01.grid.uoi.gr (SRM)
mon01.grid.uoi.gr (gLite-APEL)
mon02.grid.uoi.gr (gLite-APEL)
cream01.grid.uoi.gr (eu.egi.MPI)
cream02.grid.uoi.gr (CREAM-CE)
sbdii02.grid.uoi.gr (Site-BDII)
cream02.grid.uoi.gr (APEL)
cream02.grid.uoi.gr (eu.egi.MPI)
argus02.grid.uoi.gr (emi.ARGUS)
apel02.grid.uoi.gr (gLite-APEL)


Timeline
====
20th February 2015
- Broadcast of timeline to VO managers and users, and COD.
- The resource centre and all its services will begin scheduled downtime until 1th April, during which time VO managers and users can retrieve data.

2th April 2015
- *** HARD DEADLINE for VO Managers to retrieve all data from storage elements. ***

3th April 2015
- The resource centre status will be marked "suspended".
- Resource centre hardware and services may become inaccessible without further notice to VO managers, users, etc. from this date.

3th July 2015
- End of log retention period.
- Resource centre will be marked "closed".


Affected ROC/NGI: NGI_GRNET
Affected Site: GR-10-UOI
Dear VO Managers, VO Users and COD Shifters,

We wish to inform you that we are beginning the decommissioning process (https://wiki.egi.eu/wiki/PROC12) for the grid services at Resource Centre BIFI in NGI_IBERGRID.

We stop grid services support after many years of service, but once the GRID site is properly decommissioned the hardware will be reinstalled for cloud usage being added to EGI as FedCloud Resources at BIFI Resource Centre.
The VOs currently configured at this Resource Centre are listed below:

atlas
auger 
chem.vo.ibergrid.eu 
dteam 
earth.vo.ibergrid.eu 
eng.vo.ibergrid.eu 
fusion 
iber.vo.ibergrid.eu 
ict.vo.ibergrid.eu 
lhcb 
life.vo.ibergrid.eu 
ops 
ops.vo.ibergrid.eu 
phys.vo.ibergrid.eu
social.vo.ibergrid.eu
tut.vo.ibergrid.eu
vo.unizar.aragrid.es

The aim is to change the status of the resource centre to "suspended" in GOCDB by 9th April 2015. Below is a list of affected services and a decommissioning timeline.

** DEADLINE for retrieval of all VO data is 9th April 2015***

Please forward this mail to all your VO users.

Best Regards,

     RubEn


Services affected
====
 ui-egee.bifi.unizar.es (UI)

wms-egee.bifi.unizar.es (WMS)

bdii-egee.bifi.unizar.es (Top-BDII)

voms-prg.bifi.unizar.es (VOMS)

lfc-egee.bifi.unizar.es (Central-LFC)

proxy-egee.bifi.unizar.es (MyProxy)

cream01-egi.bifi.unizar.es (CREAM-CE)

wms-egee.bifi.unizar.es (LB)

dpm-egee.bifi.unizar.es (SRM)

mon-egi.bifi.unizar.es (gLite-APEL)

cream01-egi.bifi.unizar.es (APEL)

Timeline
====
16th February 2015
- Broadcast of timeline to VO managers and users, and COD.

27th April 2015
- The resource centre and all its services will begin scheduled downtime until 8th April, during which time VO managers and users can retrieve data.
8th April 2015
- *** HARD DEADLINE for VO Managers to retrieve all data from storage elements. ***

9th April 2015
- The resource centre status will be marked "suspended".
- Resource centre hardware and services may become inaccessible without further notice to VO managers, users, etc. from this date.
9th July 2015
- End of log retention period.
- Resource centre will be marked "closed".