Wednesday, September 16, 2015

GOC Service Update - Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 13:00 UTC

The GOC will upgrade the following services beginning Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 13:00 UTC. The GOC reserves 8 hours in the unlikely event that unexpected problems are encountered.

Enable OSG yum repository and add exclude list for HTCondor and GlideinWMS rpms to prevent yum priority issues with EPEL yum repository

nginx config file on ticket2 needs to be changed to point to 8080

All Services
Operating system updates; reboots will be required. The usual HA mechanisms will be used, but some services will experience brief outages.
Exceptions added to update script in case of glidein factories to prevent unwanted updates.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Known issue with glideinWMS and HTCondor 8.3.7 and 8.3.8

HTCondor versions 8.3.7 (released on 2015-07-23) and 8.3.8 (released on 2015-08-27) contain a bug that can affect glideinWMS factories and possibly glideinWMS VO front-ends. Some HTCondor configurations cause the shared port daemon to leak file descriptors. The problem is triggered when some, but not all, of the HTCondor daemons are configured to use a shared port. Note that the latest OSG Software release (version 3.3.1 of 2015-09-08) contains HTCondor 8.3.8, and so glideinWMS installations that upgrade to this OSG release are affected.

Further information and a workaround is available in the 3.3.1 release notes:

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Announcing OSG Software versions 3.2.27 and 3.3.1

We are pleased to announce OSG Software versions 3.2.27 and 3.3.1.

A security-related bug was found in the GUMS administrative interface.
The risk of this vulnerability has been assessed by OSG Security Team
as Critical. A new GUMS version 1.5.0 has been released and it is
included in OSG Software version 3.2.27/3.3.1. Site administrators
should update ASAP.

OSG 3.2.27 contains:
* GUMS 1.5.0
* HTCondor 8.2.9
* HTCondor CE 1.15
* gridFTP-HDFS checksum verification
* CA certificates based on IGTF 1.67

OSG 3.3.1 contains:
* GUMS 1.5.0
* HTCondor 8.3.8
* HTCondor CE 1.15
* gridFTP-HDFS checksum verification
* CA certificates based on IGTF 1.67
* StashCache improvements

Reminder for OSG 3.3.1:
* Enterprise Linux 7 support is not yet complete
* We have lightly tested the worker node components on EL 7

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

Need help? Let us know:

We welcome feedback on this release!