Monday, August 31, 2009

MyOSG 1.6 Release Notice

The OSG Operations Center will be updating the MyOSG to the latest release (version 1.6) on Tuesday, September 1st at 3:00PM EDT. A short outage (few minutes) is expected but the GOC reserves one hour for unexpected problems, to allow roll-back.

This release includes the following bug fixes and features:

  • Added Resource Group based pages. We have retained original Resource-based pages(/wizardXXXX) for backward compatibility though the resource menu item has been removed We expect to gradually phase out the Resource pages.
  • Changed various inter-page links to point to the new resource group pages (instead of resource pages)
  • Changed the way item selectors worked. Previously it was a big list of checkboxes. Now users can search for values in any item by typing the name, or hit the down arrow key to show the entire list of values. Applied this selector to all applicable instances, except the old resource page.
  • Updated RSV Status Map with new Terrain map type and updated icons to make it easier to see the RSV status. Changed structure to allow map type to be retained inside the URL. Fixed bug related to downtime information display.
  • Added "User contributed MyOSG view" section on the home page which pulls content from one of our Twiki pages.

This version is currently available at for testing, please feel free to browse and test against this site.

NOTE: The hostname will have a new IP following this change. Please ensure local DNS caches are cleared/updated so you get the new IP.

Please direct any questions, issues, or future development requests to the GOC.

Friday, August 28, 2009

OSG v1.0.5 released

The OSG has released version 1.0.5 into production. This update
contains several security updates and bug fixes. To see a complete
list of update please see:

This update applies only to resources that are at OSG version 1.0.x
and does not affect resources using 1.2.x.

Detailed instructions for updating your 1.0.x installation to 1.0.5
can be found at:

Monday, August 24, 2009

OSG 1.2.1 Release Announcement

The OSG has released version 1.2.1 into production. This update fixes a
bug associated with pyOpenSSL and the ability of RSV to find it, as
well as other bug and security updates. To see a complete list of update please

This update applies only to resources that are at OSG version 1.2.0
and does not affect resources using 1.0.x.

For detailed instructions for updating please visit:

Thursday, August 20, 2009

VORS Turn Down - August 24, 2009 - Final Notice

The OSG Grid Operations Center will turn down the VORS ( status monitoring service on August 24th. VORS status probing will be replaced by RSV probes and data presentation will be provided in the MyOSG pages (

If you are still using VORS please contact the GOC as soon as possible so we can help facilitate your move.

Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

OSG GOC Services Restored - GOC Ticket # 7309

The OSG GOC was experiencing multiple service outages. The following services were down: OIM, Twiki, Software cache, Ticket, and the main GOC webpage. The services were down for varying lengths of time, from 50 minutes to 75 minutes.

The outages were due to a network outage in the Bloomington machine room instead of the IUPUI machine room, as previously stated.

Service has been fully restored.

Please see ticket 7309 at:

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

New VO Package - Mariachi VO Removed and NEBioGrid Correction

A new VO package is now available. This package removes the new
defunct Mariachi VO. It also updates a mistake in the NEBioGrid VO
entry in the gums.template.

The GOC suggests backing up your installation before running any
update commands.

To pull the new VO Package for an OSG 1.0.x or 1.2.0 Resource please
# source
# pacman -update vo-package

To pull the new VO Package for the OSG Client 1.0.x or 1.2.0 please use:
# source
# pacman -update vo-client

Also remember the local account mapping for Mariachi will need to be