Tuesday, September 29, 2009

GOC Ticket System Maintenance

On Sep 29th between 22-23:00 hours Eastern Time (Sep 30th 2-3:00 UTC), OSG Ticket System is expected to be down due to an scheduled upgrade/maintenance to the underlying Footprints server. Users of https://ticket.grid.iu.edu/goc/ will be unable to create/view/modify tickets during that time.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

OSG 1.2.3 has been released

The OSG has released version 1.2.3 into production - this corresponds to VDT update release 2.0.0p10. To see a complete list of update please see:


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

For detailed instructions for updating please visit:

Monday, September 21, 2009

VDT Software Cache Maintenance

The computer that hosts the VDT web site and software caches
(vdt.cs.wisc.edu) is having a disk problem and maintenance will be
performed on it at 4:00pm Central Time today.

We hope that the maintenance will not cause downtime for the VDT web
site, but it might. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this
might cause for you, and we'll get things back online as quickly as

In the event that an interruption in service occurs for the VDT
software cache, the OSG software cache will also be unavailable.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

OSG 1.2.2 Release Announcement

The OSG has released version 1.2.2 into production - this corresponds to VDT update release 2.0.0p9. To see a complete list of update please see:


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

For detailed instructions for updating please visit:

Upcoming Service Name change in OIM (Topology) - GOC Ticket # 7457

The OSG will be removing the service named "BestmanXRootd" and replacing
associated resources with an existing entry named SRMv2.

The GOC has devised a plan of action towards this, and is tracking the
change in ticket https://ticket.grid.iu.edu/goc/viewer?id=7457

The steps the GOC will take include:

1) For each resource providing a Bestman/Xrootd service, GOC staff will
enable the SRMv2 service at least 1 week before Oct 1st 2009
(a) For WLCG-interop sites, make sure the SRMv2 service is reporting
fine to SAM

2) On Sep 30th 2009, GOC will remove the Bestman/Xrootd service from
OIM's list of services
(a) For WLCG-interop sites, SAM developer will remove the
Bestman/Xrootd services manually from SAM's DB on Oct 1st 2009.
(b) GridView team will be responsible for reviewing the computed
statistics for the first week of the month.

Please see ticket 7457 at:

Monday, September 14, 2009

OIM and MyOSG Updates

The GOC will be updating OIM and MyOSG at 2 PM EDT (18:00 UTC). No
downtime is expected.

All updates in this release will be transparent to users of MyOSG's
critical components. Several feature requests and minor bug fixes have
been addressed. These include the ability to set local timezone on one's
profile, and afterward schedule maintenance using local times, both on
OIM; And on MyOSG the ability to view downtime details in local times,
and exporting of the downtime schedule to several popular calendar formats.

MyOSG 1.7 Updates

* (RSV Status Map - Promotional View): Groups nearby sites into one
location to reduce overlap on GIF export. Also added Google Earth
export (.kml) so that user can export OSG facility information to
Google Earth.
* (Resource Group Downtime): Added ability for user to export the
downtime information in iCal format. Tested with Google Calendar,
Thunderbird Calendar plugin, Apple iCAL.
* (ResourceGroup Downtime): Added FQDN and resource group information
* (GIP) Updated GIP validation XML script to print LDIF URLs. Fixed bug
related to use of wrong URL for GIP issue detail link
* Added support for display of user-specific timezone where applicable,
information if set on OIM (for that user)

OIM 2.7 Updates

* (Timezone) Added timezone to contact list, ability to add downtime in
user's local timezone, timezone tags to downtime start/end times;
resource downtime uses user's local timezone to display time
* (Contacts):
- Filter added to not show disabled contact for contact editor
- Fixed the ghost auto complete box issue on contact editor
- Changed the mailing list / personal contact icons
- Added phone number column to report confirmation export
* (Comment field) Added comment entry field for Resource, VO, and SC editor.
* (Resource) Added validation to make sure only one service of the
same type can be added to a resource.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

OSG GOC Service Outage - Friday, Sept 11, 2009

Services hosted from the IUB (Bloomington) Machine Room will be temporarily unavailable on Friday, September 11, from 4:00am to 5:00am EDT due to scheduled maintenance.

This maintenance will cause the following services to experience an outage:

RSV Collector

The Bloomington BDII Server (is1.grid.iu.edu) will also be down during this time. We will configure DNS to point at is2.grid.iu.edu well in advance of this maintenance.