Site Administrator's Workshop

US/Central
OSG Grid Operations Center

OSG Grid Operations Center

Informatics and Community Technology Complex (IT) 535 West Michigan Street Indianapolis, IN 46202
Marco Mambelli (University of Chicago)
Description
The next OSG Site Administrator's Workshop will be held at the OSG Grid Operations Center in Indianapolis on August 6th and 7th, 2009. The focus will be the upgrading of OSG CE's and SE's with the OSG 1.2 production release. The focus is on practical, hands-on issues relating to OSG site administration. Here the twiki page with reference material and tutorials that will be used during the session. We look forward to seeing you there. For attendees, if you need support the GOC phone number is 317-278-9699 To join remotely look at the description of the session you'd like to join for Adobe Connect and phone information. In short: Phone #: +1 510-665-5437 , ID # 12121 (session 1, installfest), 12122 (session 2), both days Web (Adobe Connect): - day 1, session 1: http://osg.acrobat.com/osgsa090806a/ - day 1, session 2: http://osg.acrobat.com/osgsa090806b/ - day 2, session 1: http://osg.acrobat.com/osgsa090807a/ - day 2, session 2: http://osg.acrobat.com/osgsa090807b/ For session recordings see each session (main session page).
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Participants
  • Alden Stradling
  • Alex Sim
  • Alex Younts
  • Anand Padmanabhan
  • Arvind Gopu
  • Benjeman Meekhof
  • Brian Moe
  • Dan Fraser
  • David Lesny
  • Doug Olson
  • Douglas Johnson
  • Elizabeth Chism
  • Fengping Hu
  • Frederick Luehring
  • george turner
  • Graham Allan
  • Horst Severini
  • In-Saeng Suh
  • Jeff Gronek
  • John Mora
  • Kevin Buterbaugh
  • Kyle Gross
  • MALINA KIRN
  • Marco Mambelli
  • Michael Thomas
  • Mine Altunay
  • Patrick Ford
  • Preston Smith
  • Richard Carlson
  • Rob Gardner
  • Rob Quick
  • Rob Snihur
  • Robert Engel
  • Ryan Lim
  • Scott Beardsley
  • Soichi Hayashi
  • Steven Timm
  • Suchandra Thapa
  • Tanya Levshina
  • Thomas Hacker
  • Thomas Lee
  • Wayne Betts
  • William Strossman
  • Xenia Fave
  • Xin Zhao
  • Thursday, August 6
    • 9:00 AM 11:00 AM
      OSG 1.2

      Introduction to OSG 1.2 and VDT 2

      To join remotely:
      Web: http://osg.acrobat.com/osgsa090806a/
      Phone: +1 510-665-5437 , ID # 12121

      No recording available, see each contribution for presentations.

      • 9:00 AM
        Introduction to OSG 1h 5m
        Slides
      • 10:05 AM
        Indy, IUPUI, and GOC 25m
      • 10:30 AM
        Welcome to Tier 2s and Tier 3s 2m
        Slides
      • 10:35 AM
        What is new in OSG 1.2 25m
        Slides
    • 11:00 AM 11:15 AM
      coffee break 15m
    • 11:15 AM 1:00 PM
      Sessions introduction

      Presenters introduce the topics of the parallel sessions

      To join remotely:
      Web: Session introductions: partial, noisy audio, at time confusing

      • 11:15 AM
        Overview of InstallFest I: GUMS Server and Computing Element 20m
      • 11:35 AM
        Overview of Security 15m
        Slides
      • 11:50 AM
        Overview of Networking 15m
        Slides
      • 12:05 PM
        Overview of InstallFest II: Storage Element 20m
        Slides
      • 12:25 PM
        Overview of Virtual Machines 15m
      • 12:40 PM
        Overview of OSG monitoring: configuration and USE 15m
    • 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
      lunch break 1h
    • 2:00 PM 4:00 PM
      InstallFest I: GUMS Server and Computing Element

      GUMS server installation--First hour focuses on standalone installation
      Computing Element installation (for both updates to OSG 1.2 and brand new installations)

      To join remotely:
      Web: http://osg.acrobat.com/osgsa090806a/
      Phone: +1 510-665-5437 , ID # 12121

      Session recordings:
      - InstallFest 1/a: presentation sometime confusing, video, no audio

      • 2:00 PM
        GUMS Install 1 1h
        First phase of GUMS install fest. User will learn how to install a simple standalone GUMS server.
        Speaker: Dr Steven TIMM (Fermilab)
        Slides
      • 3:00 PM
        CE Install 1 1h
        This is the first part of the computing element install fest. A simple Compute Element Install will be done together.
        Speaker: Suchandra THAPA (Univ. of Chicago)
    • 2:00 PM 4:00 PM
      Security

      Security best practices

      To join remotely:
      Web: http://osg.acrobat.com/osgsa090806b/
      Phone: +1 510-665-5437 , ID # 12122

      Session recordings:
      - Security: ok, confused at moments

      • 2:00 PM
        Agenda/welcome/introductions 5m
        Slides
      • 2:05 PM
        Security Risks and non-Risks discussion 15m
        Slides
      • 2:20 PM
        Site Responsibilities 30m
        Slides
      • 2:50 PM
        Best Practices 10m
        Look at selected topics from the Best Practices twiki page
        Slides
      • 3:00 PM
        Incident Response Forensics and Review security drill 30m
        Slides
      • 3:30 PM
        Q&A on Tier3 Issues 15m
        Question and Answer discussion of issues of concern to Tier 3 site administrators.
        Slides
      • 3:45 PM
        Certificate Handling 15m
        Tools and examples for handling X.509 certificates for uses around OSG. Managing CA certificates, obtaining host & service certificates, setting up SMIME email
        Slides
    • 4:00 PM 4:15 PM
      coffee break 15m
    • 4:15 PM 6:15 PM
      InstallFest I: GUMS Server and Computing Element Continued

      GUMS server installation (HA Environment with LVS and multi-master MySQL)
      Computing Element installation (for both updates to OSG 1.2 and brand new installations)

      To join remotely:
      Web: http://osg.acrobat.com/osgsa090806a/
      Phone: +1 510-665-5437 , ID # 12121

      Session recordings:
      - InstallFest 1/b: presentation, video, no audio

      • 4:15 PM
        GUMS Install 2 1h
        This session will go over the details of how to install a high availability pair of GUMS servers. We will use LVS and multi-master replicating MYSQL. Those still working on CE install from first session can continue work as well. (See next contribution)
        document
        Slides
      • 5:15 PM
        CE Install 2 1h
        Work continues on CE Install Fest
    • 4:15 PM 6:15 PM
      Networking

      Troubleshooting session using perfsonar

      To join remotely:
      Web: http://osg.acrobat.com/osgsa090806b/
      Phone: +1 510-665-5437 , ID # 12122

      Session recordings:
      - Networking: no audio, not useful

  • Friday, August 7
    • 8:30 AM 11:00 AM
      InstallFest IIa: Storage Element

      Storage Element: Installation tips and help for various types
      - BeStMan+xrootd
      - BeStMan on ... (POSIX like FS: NFS, GPFS, ... )

      To join remotely:
      Web: http://osg.acrobat.com/osgsa090807a/
      Phone: +1 510-665-5437 , ID # 12121

      Session recordings:
      - InstallFest 2 (a+b) - SEs: ok

      video
      video
      • 8:30 AM
        Overview of SRM 10m
        Speaker: Alex Sim (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
        Slides
      • 8:40 AM
        Differences of BeStMan Installations for OSG and Support for Different Filesystems 20m
        Speaker: Mrs Tanya Levshina (Fermilab)
        Slides
      • 9:00 AM
        Installation Tips/Help for BeStMan Full Mode and Bestman on a CE 25m
        Speaker: Dr Iwona Sakrejda (LBNL/NERSC)
        Slides
      • 9:25 AM
        Installation Tips/Help for BeStMan Gateway 15m
        Speaker: Horst Severini
        Slides
      • 9:40 AM
        Installation Tips/Help for BeStMan Gateway with Xrootd 15m
        Speaker: Mrs Tanya Levshina (Fermilab)
        Slides
      • 9:55 AM
        Overview and Installation tips for Gratia Probes 15m
        Speaker: Mrs Tanya Levshina (Fermilab)
        Slides
    • 8:30 AM 11:00 AM
      Virtual Machines

      Installing OSG services on a Nimbus Cloud

      To join remotely:
      Web: http://osg.acrobat.com/osgsa090807b/
      Phone: +1 510-665-5437 , ID # 12122

      Session recordings:
      - Virtual Machines:audio sometime choppy

      slides
      slides
      Tutorial Insturctions
      • 8:30 AM
        STAR experience with Cloud computing 10m
      • 8:40 AM
        Hands-on session demonstrating the use of a Nimbus Cloud 1h
      • 9:40 AM
        Hands-on session with the Condor Virtual Machine Universe 35m
      • 10:15 AM
        Local VM setup and use 45m
    • 11:00 AM 11:15 AM
      break 15m

      coffee break

    • 11:15 AM 1:15 PM
      InstallFest IIb: Storage Element

      Storage Element:
      - Overview, installation tips/help for storage related components and issues

      To join remotely:
      Web: http://osg.acrobat.com/osgsa090807a/
      Phone: +1 510-665-5437 , ID # 12121

      Session recordings:
      - InstallFest 2 (a+b) - SEs: ok

      • 11:15 AM
        Installation Tips/Help for dCache 20m
        Speaker: Mrs Tanya Levshina (Fermilab)
        Slides
      • 11:35 AM
        Overview and Tips for Storage-related Security 15m
        Speaker: Doug Olson (LBNL)
        Paper
      • 11:50 AM
        Overview and Installation of Syslog-ng for BeStMan 15m
        Speaker: Dr Iwona Sakrejda (LBNL/NERSC)
        Slides
      • 12:10 PM
        Overview, Installation and Tips/Performance for Hadoop in OSG 20m
        Speaker: Thomas Michael (Caltech)
        Slides
      • 12:30 PM
        Q/A for Specific Issues, Hands-on Session and Problem Solving 45m
    • 11:15 AM 1:15 PM
      OSG monitoring: configuration and USE

      Configuring and getting information out of OSG monitoring:
      - RSV
      - configuring it correctly
      - adding a custom probe
      - MyOSG
      - finding the information
      - controlling your important information (adding it to iGoogle, ...)
      - OIM
      - register/modify a resource

      To join remotely:
      Web: http://osg.acrobat.com/osgsa090807b/
      Phone: +1 510-665-5437 , ID # 12122

      Session recordings:
      - OSG Monitoring:no audio for the first 30', audio choppy, black screen close to the end

      • 11:15 AM
        Interacting with the GOC Ticketing System 15m
        How to get the most out of GOC ticketing. Submission, followup and resolution.
        Speaker: Chris Pipes (IU)
      • 11:30 AM
        OSG Information Management - Keeping Your Information Current 25m
        How to use OIM to keep your information current.
        Speakers: Arvind Gopu (Indiana University), Elizabeth Chism (IU)
        Slides
      • 11:55 AM
        MyOSG - A Resource Level View 40m
        How to use MyOSG from a Resource Administrators POV.
        Speaker: Soichi Hayashi
      • 12:35 PM
        All Things RSV 40m
        How to install, configure, and add new RSV probes. Also, an introduction to writing your own probes.
        Speaker: Arvind Gopu
        Slides