Rack Control Using PVSS:

You can use PVSS to connect to the control PC which handles the real hardware, and control everything.


  • Copy directory G:\online\rackctrl\console\rackctrl_console to L:\pvss
  • Copy shortcut G:\online\rackctrl\rackctrl.win.lnk to anywhere you want to run the rackcontrol component. (e.g. put it to L:\pvss)
  • Register L:\pvss\rackctrl_console on your local machine, make sure to uncheck "Runnable" option.


  • Then you can double-clicked the shortcut "rackctrl.win.lnk" to run the components. There will be a "Device Navigator" panel, you can open Logical View, and control your crates.


  • Note: This rackctrl_console project is not runnable, so you can open as many panels as you want.


  • execute shell script "/group/online/rackctrl/cpproj.linux dstpath" to copy project files, if no dstpath is specified, project will copy to ~/pvss
  • register this project, make sure to uncheck "Runnable" option.
  • you can run dstpath/rackctrl.linux.lnk to run the DeviceEditor panel now smile please use Logical View to control your crates.
  • The script cpproj.linux will automatically update the path in the config file.

Rack Control Using "rackctrl" under Linux:

  • copy file /group/online/rackctrl/rackctrl to your own machine where there is DIM installed.
  • run rackctrl for help
  • run rackctrl list to get a list of current crates
  • run rackctrl status to get status of all available crates
  • run rackctrl update to update the dim service(restart)
  • run rackctrl start crate to turn on specific crate
  • run rackctrl stop crate to turn off specific crate
  • run rackctrl reset crate to reset VME bus of specific crate
  • A simple authentication mechanism is added to this applet, it will get your effective uid as your fingerprint, and prevent you from operating wrong crates by mistake.(only the specific group user can turn on/off/reset their crates)



-- KaikuoZHUO - 02 May 2007

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