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Announcing a Tier-3 shutdown

  • Announce the system halt on the GOC Pages (24h before if it is a scheduled downtime)
  • Announce the system halt on cms-tier3-users@lists.psi.ch

Shutting down the Tier-3

Temporary note: This sequence is based on a mail by Nina and I (Derek) followed the sequence and adapted in some places. I added explicit commands where I could. TODO (Nina):

  • check sequence and provide explicit (and homogeneous as far as possible) commands.
  • the commands must be runnable from t3admin01, not from the laptop. I.e. configuration files that define the names of worker nodes, service nodes, etc. and that help to send parallel commands must be available on t3admin01. I do not care which parallel mechanism is used (cexec or pssh, etc). But the configuration and commands to run must be explicitly in this list and the config must be local to the admin node.
  • the ssh keys in .ssh/known_hosts on t3admin01 were completely out of date, and seemingly a lot of the WN keys have changed. This prevents working from t3admin01
  • /etc/hosts contains a number of obsolete entries (MeG nodes still inside). Also, we need to define whether the public addresses are kept within that file or only the private ones. At the moment the public addresses are incomplete.


  1. Prevent further logins to the user interfaces. Modify /etc/security/access.conf on the user interfaces by commenting out the lines that allow access for all CMS users and for NX
    #+ : cms : :0
    + : feichtinger loktionova_n : : ALL
    #+ : cms : ALL
    #+ : nx : ALL
    - : ALL : ALL
  2. Stop Nagios
    ssh root@t3nagios /etc/init.d/nagios stop 
  3. disable all user queues on the WNs:
      ssh t3ce02 qmod -d *@* 
  4. Delete any remaining jobs in the queue system
  5. Unmount PNFS on the nodes
    1. umount /pnfs an all nodes: UIs, WNs, t3se01 and t3dcachedb03
             cexec ui: umount /pnfs/psi.ch/cms
             cexec wn: umount /pnfs/psi.ch/cms
    2. comment in fstab /pnfs line to prevent mount after reboots
            for n in $(seq 10 59); do echo t3wn$n; ssh t3wn$n "sed -i 's/\(t3dcachedb03:\/pnfs\/psi.ch\/cms.*\)/# COMMENTED FOR DOWNTIME \1/' /etc/fstab"; done
  6. Shut down the worker nodes
    1. Shut down the nodes
            for n in $(seq 10 59) ; do echo t3wn$n; ssh root@t3wn$n shutdown -h now ; sleep 1 ; done
    2. Check whether all nodes are down
      for n in $(seq 10 20) 22 23 $(seq 25 47) $(seq 49 59) ; do node="t3wn$n"; echo -n "$node: "; ipmitool -I lanplus -H rmwn$n -U root -f /root/private/ipmi-pw chassis power status ; done
  7. Stop PhEDEx on the t3cmsvobox (since it relies on dcache transfers). Notice that Phedex runs as the phedex user and not as root.
          ssh phedex@t3cmsvobox /home/phedex/config/T3_CH_PSI/PhEDEx/tools/init.d/phedex_Debug stop
  8. service xrootd/cmsd stop on t3se01
           ssh t3se01 service xrootd stop
           ssh t3se01 service cmsd stop
  9. dcache stop
    1. Unmount PNFS from the SE and DB servers
            ssh t3se01 umount /pnfs
            ssh t3dcachedb03 umount /pnfs
    2. pools: t2fs07-10, t3nfs02 4.4
        cexec fs: service dcache-server stop
    3. doors (xrootd, dcap/gsidcap, gsifttp, srm, xrootd) and other services on t3se01
        ssh t3se01 service dcache-server stop
    4. Stop dcache services on the DB server
        ssh t3dcachedb03 service dcache-server stop
    5. Stop Postgresql on the DB server
        ssh t3dcachedb03 /etc/init.d/postgresql-9.5 stop
    6. stop zookeeper on t3zkpr01-03
              for n in $(seq 1 3); do ssh t3zkpr0$n systemctl stop zookeeper.service; done 
  10. Stop the BDII
       ssh root@t3bdii "/etc/init.d/bdii stop"
  11. frontier - VMs ?: (Derek: I left all VMs running. They will be shut down by the VM team)
  12. shutdown t3nfs01, t3nfs02, t3fs07-11, t3gpu01, t3admin01/02
  13. Shut down Netapp system (Link)
    • Make sure, no background processes in operation (Santricity SMclient GUI)
    • Turn off controller enclosure
    • (Turn off any additional enclosure)

-- DerekFeichtinger - 2019-01-03

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