DQM GUI Installation

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Here you will find the DQM GUI installation instructions:

1. Set the execution environment

Set your execution environment. The following procedure was tested in a CERN virtual machine (http://vmm.cern.ch) with the following features:

  • Operating System: SLC5-x86_64

  • RAM Memory: 2GB

  • CPU: 1 core

  • Hard Disk: 40G

2. Set the DQM GUI home directory

Go to the parent directory where you want to install the DQM GUI and then execute the following commands:

mkdir testGui

cd testGui


The variable $DQM_HOME will be your DQM GUI home directory.

3. Download the DQM GUI tool

Download the DQM GUI tool executing the following commands:


svn co svn+ssh://svn.cern.ch/reps/CMSDMWM/Infrastructure/trunk/Deployment cfg

If the output after the previous line shows an error then try one of the following options:

  • svn co -r 15374  svn+ssh://svn.cern.ch/reps/CMSDMWM/Infrastructure/trunk/Deployment cfg

  • svn co svn+ssh://username@svn.cern.ch/reps/CMSDMWM/Infrastructure/trunk/Deployment cfg

    Where username is your lxplus account name. You will be prompted for your lxplus password twice, then the download will begin.

4. Install the DQM GUI tool

$PWD/cfg/Deploy -R cmsweb@1203h -t MYDEV -s "prep sw post" $PWD dqmgui/bare

If the boostrapping fails, you would need to add the following lines to the .bashrc file located in the home directory:

#Setting up http proxy (from central DQM)
unset http_proxy
pacServer=$(dig +short wpad.cms | grep -oP ".*\.cms")
proxy=$(wget -O- -o /dev/null http://$pacServer/proxy.pac|grep -oP "PROXY .*\:\d*" | awk '{print($2)}')
export http_proxy="http://"$proxy
export https_proxy="https://"$proxy

5. Set the DQM GUI Index

. $DQM_HOME/current/apps/dqmgui/etc/profile.d/env.sh

cd $DQM_HOME/state/dqmgui/dev

visDQMIndex create ix

- In order to load a valid histogram, download one or more from https://cmsweb.cern.ch/dqm/offline/data/browse/ROOT/ and then copy them to the virtual machine

scp [root file name].root [virtual machine hostname]:/$DQM_HOME/state/dqmgui/dev/uploads/

visDQMIndex add $DQM_HOME/state/dqmgui/dev/ix $DQM_HOME/state/dqmgui/dev/uploads/*.root

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