[Finished] NIRD Service Platform Maintenance, 22-23 September

Update 2021-09-23: The maintenance is now finished on both sites. Services should be back in production.

Dear users,

We’ll have scheduled maintenance on the NIRD Service platform on 22 and 23 September in order to perform upgrades on the clusters.

In addition to project deployments running on the service platform, the following services are affected during the maintenance:

  • NIRD Toolkit
  • NIRD Archive
  • EasyDMP

The service platform consists of two sites, one in Tromsø and the other in Trondheim. This maintenance will be performed on one site at a time, planned as follows:

22 september: Tromsø
Services running on TOS-SP will be offline. NIRD will be accessible from login-trd.nird.sigma2.no.

23 september: Trondheim

Services running on TRD-SP will be offline. NIRD will be accessible from login-tos.nird.sigma2.no.

To check what site your project is running on, you may log in on the NIRD login-nodes and run the following command: (ssh login.nird.sigma2.no)

readlink /projects/<project number>

Make sure to write the project number in all uppercase.
This will then output the full path to the volume, starting with either “trd” for Trondheim or “tos” for Tromsø.

Example:

[user@login0-nird-trd ~]$ readlink /projects/NS9999K
/tos-project3/NS9999K

The output indicates that this project have it’s primary site in Tromsø (tos-project).

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

[SOLVED] Betzy Downtime 7th June 15:00-20:00

[UPDATE, 2021-06-08 08:00] Betzy is now up and in production again.

[UPDATE] Unfortunately, the downtime is taking longer than anticipated, and will not be finished tonight. We plan on getting Betzy up again at around 08:00 tomorrow morning.

Campusservice at NTNU will conduct maintenance on the High Voltage circuits for Non-redundant power on 7th of June 2021, between 15:00 and 20:00. All compute nodes and login nodes will be shut down during this time, and no jobs will be running during this period. Submitted jobs estimated to run into the downtime reservation will be held in queue.

[Updated] Fram Downtime on Wednesday 20th January 2021 from 12:00-15:00

Update: The file system servers have now been fixed, and we are back online again. Thank you for your patience.

We have an ongoing performance issue with Fram filesystem. We need to shut down file servers to get this fixed, and therefore need to have three hours downtime:

Wednesday 20th January between 12:00 and 15:00, Fram will be unavailable

[RESOLVED] Saga downtime. 7th December-11th December. Adding 4PB storage.

As previously announced, Saga will be down in the coming week, from 7th December 08:00 until 11th December 16:00.

The downtime is allocated for expanding the storage. When we come back we will have ca 4 Petabyte in addition to the already existing 1 PetaByte.

Update: Saga is back online and running jobs again. The new storage is not online yet, but all the hardware has been mounted.

NIRD-TOS maintenance is active

Dear NIRD and NIRD Toolkit user: NIRD-TOS is currently down and will remain unavailable until Wednesday 12:00. We are replacing all cables during the next coupe of days.

Note that NIRD-home is also not available during that time.

All remote mounts on Fram, Saga and Betzy using NIRD-TOS will be unavailable until downtime is over

Downtime for NIRD-TOS (including toolkit) and Fram 2nd November- 6th November

We will have downtime the following week to try again to replace all internal cables in NIRD-TOS and Fram storage systems.

NIRD-TOS (Including the toolkit) will be down from 08:00 Monday 2nd November to wednesday 4th 12:00

Fram will be down from Wednesday 4th 08:00 until Friday 6th 12:00

There is still a chance that the downtime will not happen, but proper notification will be given in the opslog. Unfortunately the current situation with Covid-19 makes it difficult to make detailed plans.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Downtime for NIRD_TOS and Fram is postponed

The downtime for NIRD-TOS on 26th October until 29th October is cancelled and the downtime for Fram from 28th October until 29th of October is cancelled.

New dates for the downtime will be announced monday 26th or tuesday 27th.

During the downtime we will replace all internal cables between disk controllers and disk enclosures. The firmware upgrade two weeks ago helped a lot, but we are still seeing ccommunication errors so the decision is to remove all cables and replace them.