Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Announcing OSG Software version 3.3.30

We are pleased to announce OSG Software version 3.3.30.

Changes to OSG 3.3.30 include:
- OSG PKI: Certificate requests are authenticated by default
- BLAHP: Fixed bug in Slurm memory-use parsing that caused jobs to be held
- HTCondor: Fixed issue validating VOMS proxies
- XRootD 4.7.1: Fixed occasional crash when LCMAPS callout to GUMS fails
- CVMFS 2.4.2: Server side bug fixes
- GridFTP-HDFS: Added support for CMVFS checksums
- Globus GridFTP server: Fixed IPv6 redirection and IPv4 EPSV response
- LCMAPS VOMS Plugin: Documented how to map using all FQANs
- RSV: Fixed CRL freshness probe, removed unused probes

Note: This is the last release where the target release date is the second
Tuesday of the month. In the future, we will release whenever we have
significant or pressing changes.

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

http://opensciencegrid.github.io/docs/release/3.3/release-3-3-30/

Need help? Let us know:

http://opensciencegrid.github.io/docs/common/help/

We welcome feedback on this release!

Announcing OSG Software version 3.4.5

We are pleased to announce OSG Software version 3.4.5.

Changes to OSG 3.4.5 include:
- OSG PKI: Certificate requests are authenticated by default
- BLAHP: Fixed bug in Slurm memory-use parsing that caused jobs to be held
- HTCondor: Updated to 8.6.8 and fixed issue validating VOMS proxies
- XRootD 4.7.1: Fixed occasional crash when LCMAPS callout to GUMS fails
- CVMFS 2.4.2: Server side bug fixes
- Globus GridFTP server: Fixed IPv6 redirection and IPv4 EPSV response
- LCMAPS VOMS Plugin: Documented how to map using all FQANs
- RSV: Fixed CRL freshness probe, removed unused probes
- Upcoming: Updated to HTCondor 8.7.5 and BLAHP 1.18.34

Note: This is the last release where the target release date is the second
Tuesday of the month. In the future, we will release whenever we have
significant or pressing changes.

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

http://opensciencegrid.github.io/docs/release/3.4/release-3-4-5/

Need help? Let us know:

http://opensciencegrid.github.io/docs/common/help/

We welcome feedback on this release!

Operations Service Update - Tuesday, November 20th beginning 14:00 UTC

The GOC will upgrade the following services on November 20th beginning 14:00 UTC. The GOC reserves 8 hours in the unlikely event unexpected problems are encountered.

MyOSG
  * Installing nodejs and associated libraries.

Event
  * Configuration Change, memory and data usage threshold. Increasing available resources to survive 4 day outages on consumer side.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Announcing changes to the OSG software release model

After the November 14 release, the software and release team will be moving to a flexible release model [1]. Under this model, we'll be free to do releases on days other than the second Tuesday of every month.

We are making this change to deliver upstream updates more quickly without having to designate them as high-priority software releases. As a user, you shouldn't notice much of a difference since we are aiming for approximately monthly software releases. We will still distribute data releases as soon as they are ready.

Let us know if you have any questions or concerns at help@opensciencegrid.org!

[1] https://opensciencegrid.github.io/technology/policy/flexible-release-model/

Announcing OSG CA Certificate Update

We are pleased to announce a data release for the OSG Software Stack.
Data releases do not contain any software changes.

This release contains updated CA Certificates based on IGTF 1.87:
- added new accredited classic DarkMatter Private Root G4 and ICA (AE)
- updated PK-Grid-2007 trust anchor with extended validity period (PK)
- extended validity period for UNAMgrid-ca trust anchor (MX)

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

http://opensciencegrid.github.io/docs/release/3.4/release-3-4-4-3/
http://opensciencegrid.github.io/docs/release/3.3/release-3-3-29-3/

Need help? Let us know:

http://opensciencegrid.github.io/docs/common/help/

We welcome feedback on this release!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

GOC Service Update, Tuesday, November 7th at 14:00 UTC

The GOC will upgrade the following services on November 7th beginning 14:00 UTC. The GOC reserves 8 hours in the unlikely event unexpected problems are encountered.

Glidein
  * Update filebeat on the GOC factory. This will not require a downtime.

Ticket
  * Security notification, CCs email notification adjustment

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

GOC Service Update, Tuesday, October 24th at 14:00 UTC

The GOC will upgrade the following services October 24 beginning 14:00 UTC. The GOC reserves 8 hours in the unlikely event unexpected problems are encountered.

Glidein
  * install filebeat on the GOC factory. This will not require a downtime.

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