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1 Grid Operations – Keeping the Grid Running EB-TB Joint Meeting John Gordon 13 th May 2004

2 Production Service Grids CCLRC is involved in Grid Operations for –LCG –GridPP –NGS –CCLRC –EGEE This means different things for different grids

3 UK GOC Core of GOC built around experience in deploying and running National Grid Service (NGS) –Support service –Help Desk/call centre ? Important to coordinate and integrate this with deployment and operations work in EGEE, LCG and similar projects. –EGEE – low level services, CA, GOC, CERT... Dedicated deployment and operations management will be a key component Develop relationship to ETF(o), ETFp/NGS, HPC, and large campus and project focused grids, which are not under the direct control of the GOC

4 The LCG GOC Vision GOC Processes and Activities –Coordinating Grid Operations –Defining Service Level Parameters –Monitoring Service Performance Levels –First-Level Fault Analysis –Interacting with Local Support Groups –Coordinating Security Activities –Operations Development –Grid Accounting

5 LCG Wider Picture In LCG, GOC sits alongside –Deployment Team – who roll out the middleware –Certification & Testing team –User Support Centre –Experiment Support – for the applications

6 Within the scope of LCG we are responsible for monitoring how the grid is running – who is up, who is down, and why Identifying Problems, Contact the Right People, Suggest Actions Providing scalable solutions to allow other people to monitor resources Manage site Information – definitive source of information Accounting – Aggregate Job Throughput (per Site, per VO) Established at CCLRC (RAL) Status of LCG2 Grid here: LCG GOC Monitoring

7 Overview GOC Proposal envisaged three Phases –Phase 1 Jul 03 – Oct 03 –Phase 2 Nov 03 – May 04 –Phase 3 Jun 04 – Jun 05 GOC Vision What was planned in Phase 1 and its current status What is planned for Phase 2

8 The Vision GOC Processes and Activities –Coordinating Grid Operations –Defining Service Level Parameters –Monitoring Service Performance Levels –First-Level Fault Analysis –Interacting with Local Support Groups –Coordinating Security Activities –Operations Development

9 Phase 1 ( Jun 03 – Oct 03) Taken from Proposal Jun 2003 a) Set up an initial monitoring centre - Done –Steering Group established –LCG-Rollout list installed –GOC website set up –Variety of Monitoring –SLA tests developed and running for CE and RB

10 Phase 1 b) Draft Security Policy and Procedures - Done –Drafted with the LCG Security Group Approved by GDB in October Will be submitted to SC2 for Adoption –Three GOC-related supporting Annexes in preparation Service Level Agreement Guide - drafted Procedures for Resource Admins - partly drafted Procedure for site self-audit - in outline

11 Phase 1 c) Define Service Level Parameters – Partly Done –Schedule, Availability, Reliability all clear and defined Schedule –The published periods of downtime for upgrading etc Availability –The proportion of actual up-time to scheduled up-time Reliability –The mean time to failure –Performance is service-specific; ideas under discussion needs experience with real users before deciding what is important –Service Level Agreement The publication by the site of the targeted (designed) service level parameters for an LCG service in a prescribed format will comprise the SLA for that service The GOC will monitor and publish alongside the actual achieved values of the same parameters

12 Phase 1 d) Establish a Monitoring Regime – Done (but further development is ongoing) –SLA Monitoring CE and RB availability and reliability are being crudely monitored now Reports of significant failures sent to Rollout List –Use and Development of MapCenter –Use and Development of GppMon –GridICE

13 Phase 1 e) Select tools for use and evaluation in Phase 2 - Done –As Phase 1 GppMon (extended to add history) MapCenter (extended to accommodate SLA tests) GridICE (run server for LCG2) –plus MonALISA needs local sensing agents –plus network monitoring tools from EDG WP7 needs local agents needs R-GMA

14 Phase 1 In addition to the work envisaged in the Proposal for Phase 1 RAL is acting as an operational GOC by monitoring LCG sites from the moment they install the LCG software. –All CE s are tested every 10 mins with an authentication test –All RB s are tested every 10 mins with a job-list-match test –Network connectivity is tested every 10 mins from RAL to every host –Port accessibility is tested to every externally accessible service every 10 mins –A trivial job is submitted to every CE every hour via Globus and via the CERN RB –Logs are examined and analysed several times a week –Significant failings or problems are reported to the LCG-Rollout list –Several problems have been uncovered in both the monitors and in various sites

15 Plans for Phase 2 (Nov 03 – May 04) a) Set up a second monitoring centre –Eventually there should be 2 more, one in the East and one in the West to provide 24 hour cover, and to provide regional coordination of operational issues like alerts and SLAs –Taipei have taken packaged monitoring and installed –Now sharing monitoring duties –Discussions with TRIUMF as third

16 Plans for Phase 2 b) Establish Grid operations and security coordination regime in consultation with –LCG Security Group –Local Security Officers –Local Support Groups –LCG User Support Centre (GGUS) to –promote the Security Policy and associated documents –agree and establish common operational practices, principally the way in which SLAs and monitoring will work –agree a fault analysis and alerting mechanism –agree an incident response mechanism

17 Plans for Phase 2 c) Establish a simple change control regime –question whether or to what degree 'control' is appropriate –as a minimum ensure information about recent and prospective changes is published to the community –establish whatever mechanism is agreed in coordination with local support groups –the minimum in outline would include: the schedule of service down time (part of SLA) the schedule and nature of proposed changes site would publish information via GOC web site

18 Plans for Phase 2 d) Monitoring service levels –Investigate using EDG WP7 network monitoring tools uses R-GMA –Install tools to monitor and detect deviations from SLA –Deploy remote agents - include in software distributions? –Automatic alert mechanisms for operations staff –Set up mechanisms to notify local support of problems

19  Why We Monitor Keep systems up and running Notice failures; grid-wide services MDS, RBs Knowing what services a site should be running  no point raising an alert if the site isn’t meant to run it!  definition of services and which sites run them (SLA)  What Tools Do We Use Job Submission; GridIce; Nagios How – Database Developments Planned nagios  3 Stage Plan over next 12 months Monitoring Overview

20 There are many frameworks which can be used to monitor distributed environments MAPCENTRE GPPMON GRIDICE NAGIOS MONALISA Example: Mapcentre 30 sites ~ 500 lines in config file (static version) Example: Nagios 30 sites, 12 individual config files with dependencies Developed Tools to Configure these services to make the job easier NAGIOS, MAPCENTER and GPPMON Monitoring Services

21 Status of Grid, based on the success of job submission to resources, displayed as a world map, with sites represented by coloured dots SQL Query of Database -> List of Resources (CE, RB) Job Submission to each Site in Two Ways: Direct to CE = globus-job-run Indirect to CE via Resource Brokers = edg-job-submit Responses Collected and Translated into a Site Status Colour Index Success via RB = Green, Globus Only = Orange, Fail = Red Geographical View Presented Against World Map GOC Features – GPPMon

22 LCG2 CORE SITES Status: 23 March SITES

23 LCG2 CORE SITES Status: 12th May ~30 SITES

24 GOC Job Submission Flow Diagram JOB Script RB.CE create RB sent acknowledge edg-job-submit GOC (UI) Build List of CE, RB Resources SITE DB SQL QUERY CE Other.GlueCEUniqueID wget received acknowledgement WN CE

25 GOC Job Submission Flow Diagram GOC (UI) Build List of CE, RB Resources JOB Script GLOBUS.CE create CE sent acknowledge globus-job-run CE SITE DB SQL QUERY wget received acknowledgement

26 Nagios is a powerfull monitoring service that supports notifications, and the execution of remote agents to correct problems when faults are discovered. Advantages => proactively monitor grid (NRPE daemon) Automatic Configuration of Nagios based on Database Developed a set of plugins which focus on service behaviour and data consistency Do RBs find resources? Does Site GIIS’s publish correct hostname? Is the site running the latest stable software release? Does the Gatekeeper authentication service work? Are the host certificates valid e.g Issued by Trusted CA Are essential services running e.g GridFTP Further plugins are being developed (e.g certification) GOC Features – Nagios Monitoring

27 Nagios Screen Shot Service Summary for Nodes: Certificate Lifetime Check, GridFTP, GRAM Authentication Site Attributes via GIIS (siteName, Tag, …) HOST PLUGIN STATUS STATUS INFORMATION



30 Nagios Screen Shots LCG-1 Host and Service Summary tables for BDII nodes

31 GOC Site Database Develop and maintain a database to hold Site Information Contact Lists, Nodes, IP, URLs, Scheduled Maintenance Each Site has its own Administration Page where Access is Controlled through the use of X509 certificates. (GridSite) Monitoring Scripts read information in database and run a set of customised tools to monitor the infrastructure To be included in the monitoring a site must register its resources (CE,SE,RB,RC,RLS,MDS,RGMA,BDII,..)

32 GOC GridSite MySQL Resource Centre Resources & Site Information EDG, LCG-1, LCG-2, … ce se bdii rb Monitoring Secure Database Management via HTTPS / X.509 People, Contact Information, Resources Scheduled Maintenance RC SQL https SERVERSERVER

33 People: Who do we notify when there are problems EXAMPLE: RAL Site

34 Node Information (Type, Hostname, IP Address, Group) EXAMPLE: RAL Site

35 Fault Diagnosis Monitoring is currently checked every day –And a report sent to LCG-ROLLOUT mail-list Further diagnosis done by GOC on problem sites by additional tools –and possible causes suggested Additional monitoring developed in response to new problems –Eg certificate lifetimnes

36 LCG1 CERT Status: 27 Feb 2004

37 Distributing GOC Software GOC GridSite MySQL  Packaging Monitoring Tools Provide ROCs with a standard set of tools to proactively monitor resources 2 nd Prototype GOC established in Taipei (GMT+8hours) GOC Centre CLRC, TW Remote Query to collect a list of resources Local query if service not available Monitor Resources via Job Submission TOOLSTOOLS SITE CONFIG

38  Provide ROCs with a package to monitor the resources in the region Tailored Monitoring ROCs can upload their own maps GUI to automate site locations on the map  Hierarchical view of Resources Example GridPP federated into 4 virtual T2 centres Monitoring Developments EGEE FranceUK/I GridPP LondonT2 IMPERIAL QMUL ScotGrid Edinburgh S.E.E

39 LCG Accounting Overview CE PBS/LSF Jobmanager Log GateKeeper Listens on port 2119 GRAM Authentication GIIS LDAP Information Server MON RGMA Database We have an accounting solution. The Accounting is provided by RGMA At each site, log-file data is processed from different sources and published into a local database.

40 LCG Accounting – How it Works GOC provides an interface to produce accounting plots “on-demand” Total Number of Jobs per VO per Site (ok) Total Number of Jobs per VO aggregated over all sites (to be done) Tailor plots according to the requirements of the user community ~ 1000 Alice Jobs Taipei Statistics Feb/Mar

41 LCG Accounting CNAF Statistics March ~ 10,000 Alice Jobs RAL Statistics March ~ 6,300 Alice Jobs

42 EGEE - Consortia 10 Consortia (incl. GEANT/TERENA/DANTE)  70 Partners UK e-Science: PPARC + Core Programme USA Enabling Grids for E-science for Europe Everyone

43 EGEE – SA ROCs, 4 CICs cf 3 worldwide in LCG RAL proposes to extend LCG GOC monitoring to ROCs

44  RAL runs monitoring  All RCs added to database through their ROC i.e ROC takes responsibility for adding and checking information / data consistency in the database.  Provide Tailored Maps (example GridPP)  Each ROC will monitor its sites and regional services through the GOC monitoring at RAL  Timescale ~ 3-6 Months EGEE Stage 1

45  Distribution of GOC s/w to allow ROCs to run their own monitoring i.e they run the monitoring tools themselves!  Centralised Database based at RAL but ROCs configure their monitoring from the centralised database  Further monitoring development required before completion of this stage.  [Nagios not finished; Other outstanding things e.g Packaging and Document; we continue to use the LCG CVS repository?]  Timescale ~ 6 – 12 Months EGEE Stage 2

46  Distribute database amongst the ROCs  A large distributed database instead of a single database  Distributed database hops to monitor core services  Timescale ~12 Months and beyond EGEE Stage 3

47 Summary A Grid Operations Centre involves many roles –Security, agreements, monitoring, accounting, support RAL has tackled all of these to different degrees –Still developing Share work with other grids –NGS, EGEE Biggest problem is problem and issue tracking

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