REVIEW-7: SDIACT-032 Improved GRAM5 packaging and customization - Joint SD&I Test and Operations Readiness Review


This review verifies the test readiness for "SDIACT-032 Improved GRAM5 packaging and customization" and will be conducted jointly with SD&I and Operations. The Globus Resource Allocation Manager (GRAM) simplifies the use of remote systems by providing a single standard interface for requesting and using remote system resources for the execution of "jobs". The most common use (and the best supported use) of GRAM is remote job submission and control. This server update activity provides XSEDE-specific packages for Globus GRAM version 6, which includes bug fixes and security updates, but no significant new functionality.

Review Summary

  • (David) SLURM scheduler missing
    • Eric added globus-gram-job-manager-slurm-setup-poll
      package but there doesn't appear to here a slurm Scheduler Event Generator package.
  • (David) Are sites using SEG (Scheduler Event Generator)? On Stampede, observed that SEG scans on log files took a long time
    • Eric noted that for Slurm, there is only a poll package so should not run into that issue
  • (Galen) Is this GRAM release backwards compatible with older release
    • Yes
  • (Lisa) Unable to install gatewayUserCount.
    • Eric found the tgz file needed to be zipped and fixed
  • (Lisa) Got patching error when installing RPM
    • Can happen when reinstalling with first uninstalling. Eric suppressed error messages.
  • (Lisa) Bad path to binary tar.gz
    • Eric fixed path in guide
  • (Lisa) Provide some documentation on modules for newbies
    • Eric added example
  • (Lisa) Error installing job manager
    • Eric added LRM packages and instructions
  • (Shava) Need test for gatewayUserCount
    • Eric modified code to read xsede_gateway_user_name from RSL and added test
  • (Shava) Various test plan clarifications
    • Eric modified tests accordingly

Review Input Documents

Materials for SDIACT-032 are linked below and have been checked into SVN at:

Software (use the latest revision below)


Review Criteria

Package information: All software packages (e.g., server and client packages) for this CI are listed.

Documentation and Installation instructions: The deployment plan for this CI on XSEDE is clearly described as well as the installation instructions and any XSEDE specific configuration instructions.

Test environment and facilities: The test environment needed to adequately to validate this component is described. Should indicate also whether testing can be performed within a VM and if not, the reasons for it.

Assumptions: Lists any assumptions needed before testing can begin (e.g., accounts needed).

Test procedures, cases, and scenarios: Lists the tests that should be run or an associated test suite and expected performance metrics if applicable.

Defect, issue, and risk reporting: Deployment plans should include defect and issue reporting information. The testing plan could reference that same information from the deployment plan, or provide alternate information if defects and issues need to be reported differently during testing. Risks, as well as defects and issues, should be part of the testing report.


Current Date: 2024-07-20
Current Status: Closed (Joint SD&I and Operations Readiness Review)
Target Date Actual Date Activity Milestone
  2015-10-12 Review launch date
2015-10-16 Written feedback due (Reviewers)
2015-10-20 2015-11-24 Written response date (Review Material Developers)
2015-10-22 2015-11-24 Final approval due and completion date (Reviewers)
Review Created: 2015-10-10 7:40 pm
Review Last Updated: 2015-11-24 9:22 am



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  • Galen Arnold
    SIGNED: 2015-10-23 16:13
  • David Carver
    SIGNED: 2015-11-24 12:01
  • Lisa Giaime
    SIGNED: 2015-10-16 19:20
  • Shava Smallen
    SIGNED: 2015-11-24 10:46


  • John-Paul Navarro
    SIGNED: 2015-10-16 21:01

Review Material Developers

Lee Liming
Eric Blau

Review Facilitator

Shava Smallen


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