Thursday, December 27, 2012

Severe Weather Conditions at Indiana University

Due to continuing severe weather conditions the Indianapolis campus of Indiana University will be closed Thursday, December 27th ( The OSG Operations Center will be operating on emergency weekend and evening procedures until at least the morning of Friday, December 28th. Critical services and emergency response will still be addressed immediately, but normal routine business items and ticket handling may be postponed until we are back on campus.

We anticipate both campuses will be operating normally by Friday but will update our status then if this is not the case.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Severe Weather Conditions at Indiana University

Due to severe weather the Indianapolis and Bloomington campuses of Indiana University will be closed Wednesday, December  26th. ( The OSG Operations Center will be operating on emergency weekend and evening procedures until at least the morning of Thurssday, December 27th. Critical services and emergency response will still be addressed immediately, but normal routine business items and ticket handling may be postponed until we are back on campus.

As this winter weather situation could persist beyond today, we will update you with our operational status tomorrow morning.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Happy Holidays from the OSG Operations Center

OSG Collaborators,

From everyone in Operations we would like to wish you a happy holiday season, and wish you good fortune and progress in all of your endeavors in 2013!

The GOC will continue to provide round the clock holiday coverage in case of emergencies over the holiday season. You can continue to open tickets at, send us mail at, of call us at +1 (317)-274-9699. However, we will be operating on holiday procedures on Monday the 24th, Tuesday the 25th Monday the 31st, and Tuesday the 1st. During this time any reported non-emergency issues will be handled on the next business day.

Thanks to everyone for a very successful year! We look forward to seeing everyone at the All Hands Meeting in Indianapolis this Spring. See for details and registration.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Registration Open for the 2013 OSG All Hands Meetings

I am happy to announce registration is now open for the 2013 Open Science Grid All Hands Meeting.

The OSG Operations Center and Indiana University will be hosting the annual OSG All Hands Meeting on the week of March 11th on the downtown Indianapolis campus of IUPUI. Indiana University has been a long term core partner of the OSG and has provided operational infrastructure and support services since the inception of the project. The choice of having IU and the OSG Operations Center host these meetings offers an excellent opportunity for collaborators to learn about the Operational and Support Services the community relies on to provide the Distributed High Throughput Computing environment provided by OSG.

The scheduled daily topics include:
*Monday, March 11th: US ATLAS and CMS Tier 2 Facilities Meeting; Interoperations with EGI and WLCG
*Tuesday, March 12th: Campus Infrastructures Community Workshop
*Wednesday, March 13th: State of the OSG; Scienctific Highlights; Technology Discussion
*Thursday, March 14th: Technology Discussions and User/Admin Hands-On Sessions; Meetings will conclude at approximately lunchtime.
*OSG Council Meeting: Thursday afternoon and Friday morning

Please visit the 2013 OSG AHM site at for information, details, and registration.

Lothar Bauerdick, OSG Executive Director
Bill Barnett, IU Research Technologies Director of Science Community Tools
Fred Luehring, IU HEP Research Scientist
Therese Miller, Manager of Collaboration and Engagement for Research Technologies
Rob Quick, OSG Operations Area Coordinator

Thursday, December 13, 2012

OSG Software version 3.1.12 Released


We're pleased to announce OSG Software version 3.1.12. This is the new OSG Software distributed via RPMs for Scientific Linux 5 and 6, CentOS 5 and 6, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6. The changes in this release include changes that primarily affect the compute element as well as a new set of certificates.

- New release of IGTF and OSG CA certificates
- Globus GRAM Job Manager update
- GlideinWMS 2.6.2 RPMs
- netlogger logging fix
- osg-configure and system profiler fixes

Release notes and pointers to documentation can be found at:

Need help? Let us know:

We look forward to your feedback on this new release.

Doug Strain
OSG Software

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

OSG TWiki Available

During routine maintenance a hardware problem was encountered on the machine hosting TWiki. Service was restored at 2:30 Eastern Time. Please contact the GOC if you encounter any problems.

OSG TWiki Currently Unavailable

Currently, the OSG TWiki is unavailable due to problems with the
host hardware. The hardware will be physically examined and
a determination of the course of action will be made at that time.
The service should be restored within the current maintenance window.
Please see
for the maintenance announcment and schedule.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

GOC Service Update - Tuesday, GOC Service Update - Tuesday,

The GOC will upgrade the following services beginning Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 14:00 UTC. The GOC reserves 8 hours (14:00 - 22:00 UTC) in the unlikely event that unexpected problems are encountered. We encourage users to test affected services before the production release.

OIM 3.10

(patched) Fixed a bug caused by incorrect session validation and updated tomcat5 configuration in order to fix issues some users were having during user certificate issuing.
Fixed a bug where user contact was not enabled - after RA approves the user certificate request [OSGPKI-268]
Updated sample Perfsonar Service Detail endpoint.
Fixed HTML5 related bugs on divrep library
Added endpoint parameter for perfsonar service [OIM-52]
Added endpoint & repo config parameter for cvmfs service (prototype)
Added capability to define oasis managers in VO [OIM-53]
Trying IGNORE_COOKIES cookie policy instead of http.protocol.single-cookie-header as 2nd attempt to silence the cookie warning
Patched error message thrown when googlebot accesses certificate detail page without creating session
(patched) Fixed a bug where empty dn association list causes null pointer exception.
(patched) Fixed a bug where it was checking incorrect object for disabled contact
Updated host/user certificate request form labels.
(patched) added request comment for user cert request
Added a note on the registration form to open GOC ticket for dn / contact association for an existing account

MyOSG 2.4

Added OASIS information and enable flag filter for VO summary
Added dn.disable flag filter for support center, vo report, vo contact, dn, resource contact models
Cosmetic fixes for OIM search result page

GOC Ticket 1.59

Making Apache Solr the primary ticket search system

Reports (

Upgrading InstalledCapacityReport to version 1.0-12

OSG Display 1.0.12

Cosmetic updates / browser compatibility fixes


Configuration changes for OSG Documentation [SOFTWARE-613]


ITB version can be tested via
Added BOSCO Blog
Added Miha Ahronovitz Blog

All Services

CIlogon CA will be added.
There will be OS updates; reboots will be required. Downtime should be minimal, and the usual high-availability mechanisms will be used to reduce service downtime even further and eliminate it in most cases. However, services may experience degraded performance, and the services without HA mechanisms (OIM and Twiki) will still experience brief downtimes.