Tuesday, September 20, 2016

GOC Service Update - Tuesday, September 27th at 13:00 UTC

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

  * Changes to wording for instructions of command line host cert issuance
  * Changes to DNS query for host cert issuance via CILogon. We will try to resolve the DNS address more than once on failure.

  * Configuration changes to extend 24-hour recovery limitations

Ticket Exchange
  * Configuration changes
  * GGUS synchronization format update
  * FNAL synchronization format update

OSG Website
  * Routine Wordpress version and plugin updates

All Services
  * Operating system updates; reboots will be required. The usual HA mechanisms will be used, but some services will experience brief outages. Additionally, the primary and backup LDAP and DNS servers used internally will be exchanged to allow maintenance on the original primary server

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Announcing OSG Software version 3.3.16

We are pleased to announce OSG Software version 3.3.16.

Changes to OSG 3.3.16 include:
* Updated most Globus Packages to latest available from EPEL
* Note: Now Globus Toolkit strictly checks host names against certificates
* BLAHP 1.18.25: Additional features supported for SGE, PBS Pro, and Slurm
* Update to GlideinWMS 3.2.15
* Fixed major scalability problem in GUMS on EL7
* HTCondor-CE 2.0.8: Support for Terana eScience, minor bug fixes
* The MyProxy server now produces RFC compliant proxies
* Fixed load-balancing in Globus GridFTP when using IPv6 addresses
* Added the HTCondor CREAM GAHP for EL7 platforms
* Completed porting components of OSG Software Stack to EL7
* Added RSV GlideinWMS Tester for VO Front-ends to test site support
* Updated to lcas-lcmaps-gt4-interface to version 0.3.1
* VO Package v68: Added project8 VO

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


Need help? Let us know:


We welcome feedback on this release!

Scheduled FermiLab Power Outage

This weekend, Fermilab will have a scheduled power outage in the Feynman Computer Center to repair an automatic power transfer switch. The transfer switch ensures that the lab’s computing services have redundant power. This scheduled outage will cause many services at the laboratory to be unavailable.

The outage date is Saturday, Sept. 17, the same day as a scheduled Wilson Hall cooling outage, and is expected to last more than 8 hours. Services may be affected starting Friday, September 16 at 4:00 PM and are estimated to be restored by Saturday at 6:00 PM, though the outage could last longer. (All times US central) At this time we expect Fermilab email, listserv and analog telephones to be operational.

The Open Science Grid services expected to be affected include the OSG VOMS, Gratia, Indico and Docdb. One (of three) oasis replica will be out of service and replaced temporarily by another elsewhere. Details provided by FNAL can be found here:  https://fermi.service-now.com/kb_view_customer.do?sysparm_article=KB0012205

Updates will be provided via Twitter throughout the outage, so follow the Service Desk at https://twitter.com/FNALServiceDesk to stay informed.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Emergency Maintenance - psds0.grid.iu.edu - Wednesday, September 7th from 13:00-14:00 EDT

psds0.grid.iu.edu will be unavailable from 13:00-14:00 EDT while GOC Engineers perform maintenance to increase the amount of memory resources available to resolve
an issue with data collection. The GOC regrets any inconvenience this may cause.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

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

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

Ticket, Ticket Exchange, OIM
- Ticket update
- OIM Revocation Digicert user certs and host certs
- OIM message for CMS and Atlas users
- OIM change default certificate signer from DigiCert to CILogon