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The APEL repository problem has been fixed. The summaries used by the accounting portal have now been brought up to date. 

The next time the portal updates you should see data received up to today. 

The APEL Team apologise for any inconvenience caused by this break in service.
Over the weekend there has been an error in the APEL repository during the preparation of data to send to the Accounting Portal. This is under investigation. 

Sites are assured that there were no problems receiving data from sites. This is all stored safely in the repository and will appear in the portal soon after the problem is resolved. 
Dear all
there has been a change to the DNS server (OS upgrade) which hosts the domain sagrid.ac.za
There may be some disruption in name resolution while the change propagates, although we don't expect there to be. 

Please let us know if you experience any issues.
Dear Users,


The Operations Portal  3.1.1 is now online.

The hightlights of this release are: 
-  the removal of the validation step for the VO ID card updates
- the management of tickets for GRIDOPS sites

For the full list of features and improvements, please read the release note :
http://operations-portal.egi.eu/home/tasksList


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

Regards ,
Operations Portal Team
Dear colleagues,

please take note of the following items concerning the switch to the
new VOMS servers:

UI configuration
================

As of late Nov the old VOMS services (lcg-voms.cern.ch and voms.cern.ch)
cannot be used for VOMS proxies anymore.  It is thus desirable to remove
any references to those services from the VOMS client configuration on
User Interface hosts.  The configuration files are by default located
in the /etc/vomses directory.

Note: the YAIM configuration tool will only _create_ such files according
to its configuration - stale files will have to be _manually_ removed.

The VOMS clients will skip over services that are not available (anymore),
but in such cases the user may get confusing error messages.  Furthermore,
the client may run into a timeout before reaching a service that works.

For these reasons it is best to fix stale client configurations soon.

The routers in the CERN Computer Center have been temporarily configured
such that also external clients may quickly skip over the old services,
but this arrangement will be stopped on Tue Feb 3, 2015.

Grid-mapfile configuration
==========================

One of the old services (voms.cern.ch) was also being used for creating
various types of grid-mapfiles still used by some grid services.

At the time of this broadcast that functionality (VOMS-Admin) is still
available until Tue Feb 3, 2015.

Grid-mapfiles are typically created by the edg-mkgridmap utility that is
robust against a VOMS server being temporarily unavailable for some VO:
in such cases it will not delete any DN for the affected VO.

In the current case, however, the given VOMS server will not come back
and therefore should instead be _removed_ from the configuration.

LSC files
=========

LSC files referring to the old VOMS servers are simply ignored;
it is therefore not needed to remove them explicitly.

VOMS configuration details
==========================

The details for the new situation are described on this page:

https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/LCG/VOMSLSCfileConfiguration
Site UNI-DORTMUND will update all worker nodes to SL6. The CreamCE udo-ce06.grid.tu-dortmund.de with SL5 worker nodes will be decommissioned. A downtime has been declared. Please switch to the new CreamCE udo-ce08.grid.tu-dortmund.de running SL6 and UMD3 software. 

>>> More news <<<

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 TSA1.3 Team

ReleaseNotes:

European Grid Infrastructure EGI Trust Anchor release 1.61          2014.12.01

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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 1.61-1 Classic, SLCS and 
  MICS profiles, encoded in meta-package "ca-policy-egi-core-1.61-1" (for new 
  installs) and "lcg-CA-1.61-1" (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 1.60 to 1.61
-------------------------
(1 December 2014)

* Added new IPv6-capable crl_url entries for NCSA and CILogon CAs (US)
* Added accredited TSU (Georgia) CA (GE)
* Extended life time and updated digest function of AustrianGrid CA (AT)

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 = 1.61-1
Dear LHC experiment and Ops VO managers,
please remove the obsolete VOMS servers from the
"VOMS information" (!) section in your VO card:

http://operations-portal.egi.eu/vo/view/voname/alice
http://operations-portal.egi.eu/vo/view/voname/atlas
http://operations-portal.egi.eu/vo/view/voname/cms
http://operations-portal.egi.eu/vo/view/voname/lhcb
http://operations-portal.egi.eu/vo/view/voname/ops

This should take only a few minutes of your time,
while making a significant difference for sites, thanks!

Note: _VOMRS_ remains valid on lcg-voms.cern.ch.
Dear VO Managers,

IDGF Operations Center is operational.

We would like to announce that IDGF is now fully operational 
and that they have finished its integration procedure. All necessary operational teams and tools are established in IDGF Operations Centre and they are ready for production. 
This Operations Centre is visible in all operational tools as IDGF and is responsible for all IDGF sites.

Best regards,
EGI Operations Support Team
Dear NGI managers, Site administrators,

UMD Update 3.9.0 was released in the production repositories on 10/11/2014 

Highlights of this update: many bug fixes and improvements in many of our products - please visit http://repository.egi.eu/2014/11/10/release-umd-3-9-0/ for the complete list and details of each product changes. 

Best regards,
EGI Opeartions Support Team
IMPORTANT: In a previous broadcast we wrongly announce that this intervention will happen on Monday 24th November. The right date is Wednesday 26th November at 15:00 CET.

-----------------------

The old VOMS servers 'voms.cern.ch' and 'lcg-voms.cern.ch' will be switched off for good and replaced by 'voms2.cern.ch' and 'lcg-voms2.cern.ch on Wednesday 26th November at 15:00 CET.

During the intervention the service will continue to work as usual as 'voms2' and 'lcg-voms2' will be open to the public before switching off the old servers.

The VOMRS registration page (https://lcg-voms.cern.ch:8443/vo/{vo-name}/vomrs) will remain in lcg-voms.cern.ch.
The old VOMS servers 'voms.cern.ch' and 'lcg-voms.cern.ch' will be switched off for good and replaced by 'voms2.cern.ch' and 'lcg-voms2.cern.ch on Monday 24th November at 15:00 CET.

During the intervention the service will continue to work as usual as 'voms2' and 'lcg-voms2' will be open to the public before switching off the old servers.

The VOMRS registration page (https://lcg-voms.cern.ch:8443/vo/{vo-name}/vomrs) will remain in lcg-voms.cern.ch.
Dear All,

We announce that the follwing services at NGI_CYGRID are being decommissioned:

ui101.grid.ucy.ac.cy (UI)
ce101.grid.ucy.ac.cy (APEL)
wmslb101.grid.ucy.ac.cy (WMS)
bdii101.grid.ucy.ac.cy (Top-BDII)
sbdii.grid.ucy.ac.cy (Site-BDII)
ce101.grid.ucy.ac.cy (CREAM-CE)
cygrid-nagios.grid.ucy.ac.cy (ngi.SAM)
plethon.grid.ucy.ac.cy (SRM)
mon101.grid.ucy.ac.cy (gLite-APEL)
argus.grid.ucy.ac.cy (emi.ARGUS) 


All the above services will be in downtime, from 30/11/2014, and by 08/12/2014 decommissioned 
Best Regards,
Andoena Balla
Dear All,
this is to announce availability of the perfSONAR re-installation and upgrade instructions. We kindly request all WLCG sites to reinstall or upgrade their perfSONAR instances. Detailed instructions are now available at https://twiki.opensciencegrid.org/bin/view/Documentation/InstallUpdatePS

All sites that have terminated their instances following the shellshock exploit are requested to re-install following the instructions. In case you have already upgraded to perfSONAR version 3.3 or 3.4, you will still need to follow the instructions to configure your instances in order to take advantage of the new WLCG perfSONAR configuration system. We'd like to ask sites to update if possible before 8th of December.

For any issues, please open GGUS ticket for WLCG perfSONAR Support or contact wlcg-perfsonar-support@cern.ch. For general information on the WLCG perfSONAR, please visit our new documentation at https://twiki.opensciencegrid.org/bin/view/Documentation/DeployperfSONAR

Best regards,
perfSONAR Support Team
Dear Users,


The Operations Portal  3.1 is now online.

For the full list of features and improvements, please read the release note :
http://operations-portal.egi.eu/home/tasksList


This release is a dev-ops release (upgrade of technologies ) with :
- a new version of php (5.5)
- a new version of the css framework bootstrap
- complementary with bootstrap3 we have made some look and feel changes
- a new version of symfony  (1.5) 
- a new soap client version 

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

Regards ,
Operations Portal Team