Tuesday, September 19, 2017

GOC Service Update - Tuesday, September 26th at 14:00 UTC

The GOC will upgrade the following services beginning Tuesday, September 26th at 14:00 UTC. The GOC reserves 8 hours in the unlikely event unexpected problems are encountered.

Oasis
* Update oasis-login to centos7
* Change OSG software installation to come from the goc yum repository
* Update oasis, oasis-replica, and oasis-login to the latest OSG software releases
* Move the master signing key to a Yubikey device on oasis
* Enable incoming IPv6 on oasis, oasis-replica, and oasis-itb

MyOSG
* Modifications to format of OSG sites map used by display.opensciencegrid.org

Event
* Enable STOMP plugin

RSV1
* Remove data older than 3 years
* Delete unused previous versions of the virtual machine

All Services
* Operating system updates, reboots will be required. The usual HA mechanisms will be used, but some services will experience brief outages.

Friday, September 15, 2017

TWiki goes read-only October 3, 2017

Colleagues,
   
As has been discussed in several OSG channels, the OSG Operations team will be transitioning the TWiki to a read-only state as of October 3, 2017.  All current documentation is being moved to a Github location. We will also help as much as possible by placing pointers in the TWiki that will let people know where new documentation sets will be.
   
All documentation on the TWiki will still be available to read, but not editable. This is the initial step of retiring the TWiki completely, which will occur at the start of the calendar year 2018. All TWiki documents will be archived in case they are needed.
   
Please let us know if you have any questions about this service change.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Announcing OSG Software version 3.4.3

We are pleased to announce OSG Software version 3.4.3.

Changes to OSG 3.4.3 include:
- Updated to CVMFS 2.4.1
- Updated to Singularity 2.3.1
- Updated to BLAHP 1.18.33: improved handling of Slurm and PBS jobs
- Updated to XRootD 4.7.0
- Updated to StashCache 0.8
- Updated Globus packages to latest EPEL versions
- osg-ca-scripts now use HTTPS to download CA certificates
- Added the ability to limit transfer load in globus-gridftp-osg-extensions
- Fixed a few memory management bugs in xrootd-lcmaps
- HTCondor CE 3.0.2 reports an error if JOB_ROUTER_ENTRIES are not defined

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

https://www.opensciencegrid.org/bin/view/Documentation/Release3/Release343

Need help? Let us know:

https://www.opensciencegrid.org/bin/view/Documentation/Release3/HelpProcedure

We welcome feedback on this release!

Announcing OSG Software version 3.3.28

We are pleased to announce OSG Software version 3.3.28.

Changes to OSG 3.3.28 include:
- Updated to BLAHP 1.18.33: improved handling of Slurm and PBS jobs
- Updated to XRootD 4.7.0
- Updated to StashCache 0.8
- Updated Globus packages to latest EPEL versions
- osg-ca-scripts now use HTTPS to download CA certificates
- Added the ability to limit transfer load in globus-gridftp-osg-extensions
- Fixed a few memory management bugs in xrootd-lcmaps
- Updated to xrootd-hdfs 1.9.2
- HTCondor CE 2.2.3 reports an error if JOB_ROUTER_ENTRIES are not defined
- Updated SELinux profile to allow GUMS to access the MySQL port

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

https://www.opensciencegrid.org/bin/view/Documentation/Release3/Release3328

Need help? Let us know:

https://www.opensciencegrid.org/bin/view/Documentation/Release3/HelpProcedure

We welcome feedback on this release!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

OSG Certificate Authority Training Sessions

Dear OSG Security Contacts,

The OSG security team is asking all the VO security contacts, Registration Agents (RAs) and Grid Admins (GAs) to attend a 20-min security training about how to handle OSG certificate requests. Policies about our OSG Certificate Authority (CA) and guidelines on what to check when approving a certificate request will be discussed in each session.  There are 3 available sessions, all times are Central Standard Time (CST). Participants can subscribe to each session in advance here: https://doodle.com/poll/bsv9v3p7tye25c4v


Topic: Security Training for OSG VO contacts
Call US: +1 408 638 0968 or +1 646 558 8656 and dial the Meeting ID for the selected time.

1) Time: Sep 14, 2017 10:00 AM Central Standard Time (US and Canada)
- https://fnal.zoom.us/j/942795305
- Meeting ID: 942 795 305

2) Time: Sep 19, 2017 2:00 PM Central Standard Time (US and Canada)
- https://fnal.zoom.us/j/537276995
- Meeting ID: 537 276 995

3) Time: Sep 20, 2017 9:00 AM Central Standard Time (US and Canada)
- https://fnal.zoom.us/j/657145301
- Meeting ID: 657 145 301

  Please contact the OSG security team at security@opensciencegrid.org if you have any questions.

GOC Service Update - Tuesday, September 12th at 14:00 UTC

The GOC will upgrade the following services beginning Tuesday, September 12th at 13:00 UTC. The GOC reserves 8 hours in the unlikely event unexpected problems are encountered.

Event
  * Modifications to logging levels and virtual machine memory

GRACC
  * Cleaned database of extraneous users from the OSG User School 2017.  Assigned them to proper VO, OSG.  See https://jira.opensciencegrid.org/browse/GRACC-134
  * Cleaned extraneous facilities.  Partial completion, see https://jira.opensciencegrid.org/browse/GRACC-130
  * Deployed Backup Confirmation email (https://github.com/opensciencegrid/gracc-email)

Oasis
  * Update oasis-login to centos7
  * Change OSG software installation to come from the goc yum repository
  * Update oasis, oasis-replica, and oasis-login to the latest OSG software releases
  * Move the master signing key to a Yubikey device on oasis
  * Enable incoming IPv6 on oasis, oasis-replica, and oasis-itb

RSV
  * Remove data older than 3 years
  * Delete unused previous versions of the virtual machine

Ticket
  * Adding a CC field to a ticket security notification