Friday, June 20, 2014

DocDB Database Outage for Software Upgrade Tuesday, July 1; 7 a.m. - 9 a.m. CDT

Dear DocDB instance administrators,

The DocDB database (MySQL) software will be upgraded to improve security.

Tuesday, July 1; 7 a.m. - 9 a.m. CDT

All instances of DocDB managed by the Computing Sector-will have read-only access for up to 2 hours within the maintenance window. In addition, read access may be unavailable for up to 10 minutes within that time.
During the read-only period, if you attempt to make changes, you may get an error message or you may get a message saying you were successful. However, your change will not have been implemented.

Please notify your end users of this work. Contact the Service Desk if you have any questions regarding this upgrade.

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Fermilab Service Desk
(630) 840-2345

Thursday, June 19, 2014

GOC Service Update - Tuesday, June 24th at 13:00 UTC

The GOC will upgrade the following services beginning Tuesday, June 24th, 2014 at 13:00 UTC. The GOC reserves 8 hours in the unlikely event that unexpected problems are encountered.

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.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Announcing OSG Software versions 3.2.11 and 3.1.35

We are pleased to announce OSG Software versions 3.2.11 and 3.1.35.

OSG 3.2.11 and 3.1.35 contain:
- Update to CVMFS 2.1.19 (many enhancements and bug fixes)
- Update to VOMS Server 2.0.11 (bug fix)
- Several osg-configure bug fixes
- Gratia probes updated: SGE probe, HDFS probe
- Updated CA certificates (IGTF 1.57)
- Other minor improvements

OSG 3.2.11 contains:
- A new meta-package for HDFS secondary NameNodes

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

Need help? Let us know:

We welcome feedback on this release!

Monday, June 9, 2014

GOC Service Update - Tuesday, June 10th at 13:00 UTC

The GOC will upgrade the following services beginning Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 at 13:00 UTC. The GOC reserves 8 hours in the unlikely event that unexpected problems are encountered.

OIM 3.32
VO / Made VO name to look for duplicate VO name case-insensitively. host_certs_request REST interface will now look up VO names case-insensitively (OSGPKI-329)
Split CN validation rule for user/host certificate CNs, and made host certificate CN’s hostname to not able to start with .(dot) (OIM-82)

GOC Ticket 1.77
Added error checking for search controller to prevent GOC alert in case no autocomplete search results are found. Also added checks for invalid priority label (with a bit more log message) to monitor future occurrence of this issue
Replaced various instances of htmlspecialchars usage with view->escape function (we still have a few more to go..)
Added code to automatically focus & expand description area when user select quick desc
Updated jquery/jquery ui libs
Added RSS export capability for open tickets (still an early prototype) User can subscribe to ticket update via RSS feeder via URLs such as See Jira ticket for more detail. (patched) added a cron task to remove old posts made to solr indexer (TICKET-68)
Made quick description to sort case insensitively. (TICKET-23)

Applying createrepo patch to ensure repo1 and repo2 will produce identical metadata checksum (SOFTWARE-1490)

RSVProcess 1.20
Minor cleanup of the code. Switching from IU SVN to github for SCM / release management
New CA distribution, version 1.39

GOC-TX 1.38
GGUS / Updated goctx.jar which include functionality to base64 decode if the content is encoded. (GOCTX-29)
Updated build.xml to include all jar files under lib
(patched) added to suppress and issue reported here
Updated GOC-TX attachment functions to use the new GOC-TX attachment handlers as requested by Guenter.