Castor external operations Face-to-Face Meeting

chaired by Ignacio Reguero (CERN, IT DEPARTMENT)
from to (Europe/Zurich)
CERN ( 1-1-025 )
Slides
Go to day
  • Wednesday, 18 February 2009
    • 10:00 - 13:00 Site and development reports
      Reports from the four Castor sites, with a focus on plans for 2009 (and beyond).
      Points to be covered:
          - scaling up the deployments
            - number of instances, size of diskcaches, tape infrastructure
          - s/w upgrades
            - Castor s/w version
            - migration to SLC5, usage of 32bit architecture
      
      The report of the Development team will also focus on plans for 2009
      (and beyond). Items to cover:
          - planned releases
            - feature changes
            - time lines
          - support for the different software versions
      
      
      
      
      • 10:00 RAL Site report 30'
        Slides
      • 10:30 CNAF Site report 30'
        Slides
      • 11:00 CERN site report 30'
        Speaker: Olof Barring (CERN)
        Slides
      • 11:30 ASGC Site report 30'
        Slides
      • 12:00 Development report 30'
                 The report of the Development team will also focus on plans for 2009 (and beyond).
                 Points to be covered:
                  - planned releases
                    - feature changes
                    - time lines
                  - support for the different versions
        
        Slides
      • 12:30 Discussion 30'
    • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch break
    • 14:00 - 17:15 Castor monitoring
      The purpose of this session is to review how we can best
      learn from each other, given that we use different monitoring systems.
      Particularly when you move to a new release what monitoring changes -
      and why. Is it useful to inform each other of this, or do we all just
      find out by trial and error?
  • Thursday, 19 February 2009
    • 09:00 - 11:00 Tape session
      • 09:00 Tape operations at ASGC 20'
        pdf
      • 09:20 Tape operations at CNAF 20'
      • 09:40 Tape operations at RAL 20'
        Slides
      • 10:00 Tape operations at CERN 30'
        Speaker: Tim Bell (CERN)
        Slides
      • 10:30 Developments in the tape area 30'
        Speaker: German Cancio Melia (CERN)
        Slides
    • 11:00 - 11:30 break
    • 11:30 - 13:00 Database operations
      Gordon suggests:
      
      For the database session I think we need to look at the status and plans
      of each installation, discuss the current oracle issues and discuss more
      widely the way we monitor, tune and test. Specifically:
      
       * status of installations at each site (include CASTOR DB version,
      oracle configuration, database hardware, oracle patching
      status/schedule)
       * current oracle issues (and how we work with Oracle Corp to resolve
      them)
       * provision for test databases (and recreation of bugs/issues)
       * tuning and monitoring: how each site performs this
       * database capacity planning
       * discussion on how we can exchange knowledge
      
      I appreciate this is quite a lot for the time slots, but a quick summary
      of each site could lead to some time for a more open discussion on the
      above points. The ultimate goal for this session is that we go away
      knowing what we need to do help each other and work with Oracle to solve
      any issues.
      
      
      • 11:30 Database operations at CERN 30'
        Speaker: Nilo Segura Chinchilla (CERN)
        Paper
        Slides
      • 12:00 Database operations at RAL 30'
        Slides
      • 12:30 Database operations at ASGC 15'
      • 12:45 Database operations at CNAF 15'
        Slides
    • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch break
    • 14:00 - 15:30 Diskserver deployment
      The purpose of the disk server deployment session is to understand how
      and why each site does what it does, and to share understanding to
      increase our ability to move towards fully automated deployment.
      
    • 15:30 - 16:00 Load testing
      The purpose of Load testing session is to agree how to improve the test
      certification to include load as well as functional testing, what this
      will involve by way of effort and technology, whose responsibility it is
      and where it will happen ;-)
      
      • 15:30 Castor loadtesting at CERN 15'
        Speaker: Mr. Dennis Waldron (CERN)
        Slides
      • 15:45 Discussion 15'