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Access to the gsi-ssh resources with GSI-SSHTerm

GridSsh AppletGridSsh Applet

Lately we integrated GSI-SSHTerm applet into Vine portal. We prepared a dedicated resource ( gridSshResource ) to provide information about gsi-enabled ssh hosts. Additionally we configure applet in the runtime to autoconnect to the first host on the resources list ( with a user name and default credential taken from the Vine user session in the portal ). More details here.

Vine configuration - HSQL DB tuning

By default Vine uses HSQL database. In general the default settings are used, but if required it is possible to change them after Vine installation.

The HSQL Vine DB configuration file is located here:

$PORTAL_HOME\webapps\vine\WEB-INF\vine\persistence\database\vine.properties

Inside there are numerous HSQL DB settings.

One of it is particularly interesting:

hsqldb.default_table_type=memory

Build process changes for lower memory consumption.

There are good news for those, who already reached the system memory limits in their ANT_OPTS settings (see PermGen space error while building Vine Toolkit).

BEinGrid License Management support

We are pleased to announce that Vine Toolkit supports now BEinGrid License Management Architecture (LM). New article is present in the documentation which describes the configuration of new resources and clients. Take a look here. It is possible to submit the job using your License Management Account and One Time Password (LM TANs) and to manage the LM services from the Portal. Short demo of new features is presented here.

Basic Execution Service (BES) support

We are pleased to announce that Vine Toolkit supports now Basic Execution Service (BES) standard. New article is present in the documentation which describes the configuration of the bes plugin. Take a look here. It is possible to use any middleware which supports this standard to submit and control jobs what potentially allows to connect to any computational resources.

Globus GT 4.2.1 support

We are pleased to announce that Vine Toolkit supports now Globus GT 4.2.1. New 'gt421' project was added. New article is present in the documentation which describes the configuration of the plugin. Take a look here. It describes also configuration of the Globus GT 4.0.X resource. Beside this you can find the artilce for MDS, GridFTP and MyProxy server.

Credential / certificate manager version 1.1

New version (1.1) of the Credential Manager application has been released. It comprises two new features:

  • support for the multiple MyProxy resources
  • support for the custom user cert / key locations

The whole package is available to download from the Vine Toolkit downloads page.

Vine Toolkit presentation

For the newcomers, we've prepared a general presentation about Vine's main features. It could be found in the docs section.

Support for gLite 3.1 CREAM

We are pleased to announce that Vine Toolkit supports now glite 3.1 CREAM. Already existing project glite3 has been extended. New article is present in the documentation which describes the configuration of the plugin. Take a look here to read the article.

Vine Toolkit 1.1 release

Thanks to our involvement in the another infrastructure project Pl-Grid as well as in the BeInGrid project, we are proud to announce that Vine Toolkit, version 1.1 has been finished and currently could be found in or svn repository. In a word, it's a stable and tested version of our framework. We have focused on fixing the existing bugs and removing the obsolete code and subprojects. In a few days, we will update our Download section with a set of bundles ready to download. Of course we're waiting for your feedback on that release as well !! [UPDATE: VT binary bundles are ready to download]

Regards,
VT team

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