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Useful information about ATCA shelf/RCEs installed at DAB

An ATCA shelf & COB with 8 RCEs are currently installed in DAB. Here are some details:

  • shelf connected to lbnedaq3.fnal.gov
  • shelf name: catawba
  • COB slot number: 2
  • DPM bay numbers: 0,1,2,3
  • DTM bay number: 4
  • RCE numbers (on each DPM): 0 or 2

The RCE software is in /data/lbnedaq/cob_nfs/35ton.
The main command-line script is: rceScripts/rce_talk.

[lbnedaq@lbnedaq3 rceScripts]$ ./rce_talk

###########################################################################
usage(): ./rce_talk ELEMENT COMMAND [COMMAND_ARGS ...] ###########################################################################
List of System Commands:
------------------------
list list elements from dictionary sorting
guess_os get current OS running
reboot restart the current OS
setup_ssh_keys setup up the ssh authorized keys
ssh start a ssh session (only for one RCE element)
ssh_cmd CMDARG CMDARG through ssh
scp_put [-r] SRC DEST from SRC to RCE DEST, -r for recursive copy
ssh_get [-r] SRC DEST from RCE SRC to DEST, -r for recursive copy
telnet start a telnet session (only for one RCE element)
telnet_cmd CMDARG CMDARG through telnet
set_image SRC set the RCE's FPGA image from SRC
powercycle_cob SLOT powercycle ATCA's SLOT via shelf manager ###########################################################################
List of Application Specific Commands:
--------------------------------------
check_host get the RCE's status
start_gui [PORT] start the control gui, default PORT=8090
nova_sync generates NOVA sync pulse
restart_rce_software restart the RCE's server
build_rce_software build the rce server software on the RCE
start_pgp_slave IP start pgp_slave test program on broadcast IP (IP) ###########################################################################

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