Tuesday, October 20, 2015

GOC Service Update - Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 13:00 UTC

GOC Service Update - Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 13:00 UTC

The GOC will upgrade the following services beginning Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 13:00 UTC. The GOC reserves 8 hours in the unlikely event that unexpected problems are encountered.

* Add VO specific messages to certificate renewal email notices (JIRA OSGPKI-399)

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.

* Puppet will clean up some files left behind by recent temporary updates, such as last cycle’s update of the OSG release to 3.2 on machines that were then still running 3.1, and a recent security check.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Fix available for OSG BeStMan installs

OSG software versions 3.2.28 and 3.3.2, released this Tuesday, contained the wrong version of jGlobus.  The plan was to release jglobus-2.1.0-5, but instead jglobus-2.1.0-3 was released (note the 3 instead of 5 in the final digit).

Unfortunately, jglobus-2.1.0-3 has a critical bug that causes the BeStMan 2 service to fail upon start-up.  This failure has been reported at OSG sites that have upgraded since Tuesday's release.

As of late Wednesday night (US Central timezone), jglobus-2.1.0-5 is in the OSG production repositories for the 3.2.28 and 3.3.2 releases - mirrors may still be updating.  If you have any OSG hosts with BeStMan or GUMS (and therefore have jGlobus), please see if you have jglobus-2.1.0-3 installed; if so, update it to jglobus-2.1.0-5 as soon as possible, then restart BeStMan and GUMS services.  OSG tests and updates at some OSG sites indicate that jglobus-2.1.0-5 fixes the observed BeStMan failures.

We apologize for any problems that the release error has caused.  The OSG Software and Release teams are reviewing their development and release procedures to reduce the chances of this kind of mistake.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Announcing OSG Software versions 3.2.28 and 3.3.2

We are pleased to announce OSG Software versions 3.2.28 and 3.3.2.

OSG 3.2.28 and 3.3.2 contain:
* GlideinWMS
* XRootD 4.2.3
* HTCondor CE 1.16
* GIP support for multiple SLURM queues
* lcmaps-plugins-mount-under-scratch package
* CA certificates based on IGTF 1.68

In addition, OSG 3.3.2 contains:
* HTCondor 8.4.0
* StashCache improvements

Reminder for OSG 3.3.2:
* Enterprise Linux 7 support is not yet complete

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


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