Notes for DAQ on-call training on 10-Feb-2020.


  • trainees should confirm that they can log into the DAQ cluster as np04daq before the training
  • as much as possible, training should take place in the control room and be a "hands on" introduction
  • reminder that on-call experts are first-level support, and it's OK to contact others for help


  • [whatever the students have questions about]
  • elog - http://pdspelog.web.cern.ch/elisa
  • Slack channel(s) - https://dunescience.slack.com/#np04-shifterassistant
  • introductory diagram - RC, DAQInterface, BRs, EBs, RM/DFO, InhibitMaster, OnMon; storage servers, data disks, FTS-Light
  • running Run Control (partitions, taking/releasing resources, monitoring plots, force shutdown, sending Timing Delays)
  • individual transitions (e.g. config of WIB)
  • log files
  • checking source of Inhibits
  • "ps" command for finding rogue processes
  • finding processes on computers (individual process page in RC, log area in main RC screen, ranks.txt file in run_records area)
  • run_records area
  • intro to software areas
  • intro to documentation on the TWiki
  • intro to configurations, including editing
  • resets of RCEs
  • resets of FELIX, WIBs, TimingSystem (are these possible, allowed?)
  • VNC session through lxplus

-- KurtBiery - 2020-02-03

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