Thursday, May 23, 2013

Power maintenance in the Indiana University - Bloomington Data Center - June 4, 2013

On June 4th from 8:00 to 17:00 EDT there will be extensive work in the Bloomington data center involving power maintenance. The portion of the data center hosting GOC services should not be affected and OSG operations staff will be available in the unlikely event of an inturruption.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Announcing test of Java 7-based packages

OSG community:

To help OSG admins migrate from the now-unsupported Java version 6, the OSG
Software team has prepared and tested new builds of all Java packages using
Java version 7 (specifically OpenJDK 7). Today, we are announcing that the
new packages are ready for broad testing by the community.

Because sites may not want to install the new Java packages immediately, we
are providing the packages in our separate Upcoming repositories. That is,
the packages are currently in the "osg-upcoming-testing" repo and will move
to production initially in the "osg-upcoming" repo.

If you are eager to migrate away from Java 6, please help us by testing the
new Java 7 packages! For documentation on installing or upgrading, see our
preliminary instructions at:

The main software components affected by this project are:

* BeStMan 2
* dCache and BeStMan SRM clients
* Gratia service
* HDFS (aka hadoop-0.20)
* Pegasus
* VOMS (specifically, VOMS Admin)

The full list of packages undergoing testing is provided below.

The following packages were rebuilt and put in osg-upcoming-testing:


For more information, please see:

We welcome feedback on issues you encounter with the new packages at
or .

GOC Service Update - Tuesday, May 28th at 14:00 UTC

The GOC will upgrade the following services beginning Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 at 14:00 UTC. The GOC reserves 8 hours in the unlikely event that unexpected problems are encountered.  We encourage users to test affected services before the production release.

* Adding symlink to cern cvmfs per CMS request
* Add listen ports on oasis-replica

* increase physical memory from 48 to 144 GB. (pending arrival of parts)

OIM 3.18
* PKI / Adding check for user certificate left un-issued for more than 15 days (send reminder), and 30 days (close ticket) [OSGPKI-377]
* Added a check to prevent user from re-requesting user certificate if there is another user certificate request that is in Requested or Approve states with the same DN requested.
* Updated user cert CSR generation help text based on Horst's input (GOC Ticket 15072)

MyOSG 2.11
* Upgrading to Zend Framework 1.12.3 (To fix Zend_Session issue)
* (Tentative) Publishing beta version of perfsonar mesh config

Ticket 1.64
* Increasing memory size on ticket1 to be 3G
* (patched) Fixed the issue where metadata values were not SQL escaped
* (patched) Fixed the issue where not all search results were displayed

* Switch production SAM publisher from rsv.grid to rsv1.grid

OSG Display - ITB version is available at
* Upgrading UI wrapper to the new version.

All Services:

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.  Updates include, but are not limited to:
* [RHSA-2013:0769-01] Low: glibc security and bug fix update
* [RHSA-2013:0770-01] Important: java-1.6.0-openjdk security update
* [RHSA-2013:0772-01] Important: mysql security update
* [RHSA-2013:0815-01] Moderate: httpd security update
* [RHSA-2013:0822-01] Critical: java-1.7.0-ibm security update
* [RHSA-2013:0823-01] Critical: java-1.6.0-ibm security update
* [RHSA-2013:0830-01] Important: kernel security update
* [RHSA-2013:0831-01] Moderate: libvirt security and bug fix update

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Announcing OSG Software 3.1.18

We are pleased to announce OSG Software version 3.1.18!

This is the new OSG Software distributed via RPMs for:

* Scientific Linux 5 and 6
* CentOS 5 and 6
* Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6

This release affects the SET-OF-METAPACKAGES (client, compute element, etc...). Changes include:

* Condor updated to version 7.8.8
* Oracle Java updated to version 1.6p45
* jGlobus fix for CRL reloading in BeStMan 2.3
* osg-ca-scripts fix logrotation

Release notes and pointers to more documentation can be found at:

Need help? Let us know:

We welcome feedback on this release!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

GOC Service Update - Tuesday, May 14th at 14:00 UTC

The GOC will upgrade the following services beginning Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 at 14:00 UTC. The GOC reserves 8 hours in the unlikely event that unexpected problems are encountered. We encourage users to test affected services before the production release.

GOC Ticket 1.63
* Disallowing search bots to access our ticket search interface which was causing a lot of false goc-alerts.
* Added capability to show "all tickets" in the search page.
* Increased the ticket count to be displayed on a single search page from 10 to 25
* Updated Campus Grid ticket submission form to assign campus grid support center.
* Fixed the problem where user couldn’t select menu item while Google analytics is loaded.

MyOSG 2.10
* Real Time Event / Updated the way OIM logs are displayed
* RSV Status Map / Update z-index logic to place sites with more resources on top of others [GOC Ticket 12911]

OIM 3.17
* Switching to OpenJDK6. Sun JDK6 is causing timeout issues while generating pkcs12.
* Added capability to specify which column should not be logged to OIM log table. Added user certificate retrieval passwords as non-log fields. Added capability to suppress log notification to AMQP.
* PKI / Added check to prevent OIM authenticated user from re-requesting someone else's certificates in terminal state.
* PKI / Updated notification message sent to the owner of expired user certificate to be more descriptive.
* PKI / Replaced GOC Ticket link with Request Time on certificate list [OSGPKI-356]
* PKI / Updated user certificate request to display all associated DN to let user know why they can’t submit the request with the specified email [OSGPKI-339]
* PKI / Added 2nd authentication checks before actually executing requested action; request status could change between when user display the certificate detail and when user performs an action.
* PKI / Added a link to a document explaining what to do if user forget his retrieval password inside user certificate issue action controller.
* PKI / Updated default sponsor selection from first one in the list to primary sponsor [OSGPKI-371]
* Setting default Next Action Date to the submit time instead of submit time + 7 days by default [OIM-60]
* (patched) PKI / Removed console.log() which was preventing host/user search form to not search properly on IE
* (patched) PKI / Fixed the bug where re-requesting didn’t reset CSR field which prevents OIM from issuing new CSR / private key
* (patched) PKI / Added sorting on VO names field in user certificate search form.

* Added Marco’s Blog. Updating OSG GOC group image.

CAMon (
* This service will be shutdown.

* Upgrading to osg-measurements-metrics-db/web 1.2-1
* Added new Campus page (GRATIAWEB-32)
* Modified name of Factory Frontend Accounting page (GRATIAWEB-33)

Friday, May 3, 2013

Oasis special maintenance announcement

The OASIS stratum-0 server ( will be unavailable for 24 hours starting at 8:00 (eastern) Tuesday May 7. The maintenance is to increase the usable size of the repository. The stratum-1 ( will remain available during this period.