Wednesday, February 18, 2015

GOC Service Update - Tuesday, February 24th at 14:00 UTC

The GOC will upgrade the following services beginning Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 at 14:00 UTC. The GOC reserves 8 hours in the unlikely event that unexpected problems are encountered.


• The oasis-replica CVMFS Stratum 1 will be upgraded to the latest versions of cvmfs, oasis, and frontier rpms.  Also, the process of adding new repositories will be automated based on OIM registration.

GOC-TX 1.45

• Added capability to merge ticket metadata prior to the reverse ticket update. This prevents GOC-TX from resolving GGUS ticket unnecessarily just to synchronize the ticket status in a rare occasion (

OIM 3.41

• PKI / Made various changes to user certificate request / renewal interfaces requested by super-RA (Alain Deximo) and GOC support staff. For a full list of changes made, please see

All Services

• Operating system updates; reboots will be required. The usual HA mechanisms will be used, but some services will experience brief outages.
• Major update to internal Puppet configuration management: the same configuration stated in different terms, separating site-specific data from configuration code.  This is a step toward being able to share that code as well as to employ Puppet in provisioning.  No fundamental changes to the actual configuration should happen.