AGW for Dummies

AGW's ecosystem is made of:

  • OAC server talks to UMACs for motor control in Potsdam AGWs, but not for MODS.
  • for reading CCD images. azcamserver gets the images from the PCI fiber interface on (# is the agw number 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8) and (# is the MODS number 1, 2). (Beware: azcamserver software runs on the local machines for PEPSI AGWs, and not on

How things mashup

oac server (manages AGWs 1,2,5,6 for LUCI and MODS) [3]

  • Linux machine access via ssh (no password needed from telescope@obs1)
  • (''sudo su -'' available)
  • /lbt/log/oac/current-aoc.log
  • /var/log/npreal2d.log

oac server Start/Stop/Status [5]

  • sudo /etc/init.d/oac stop
  • sudo /etc/init.d/oac start
  • sudo /etc/init.d/oac status

AGW Start/Stop/Commands [5]

  • stopAGW -u #
  • startAGW -u # (after a start wait a few seconds to run below engineering commands)

Engineering commands [6]

  • home -u # -m21 (or -m20 for AGW 7,8) [11]
  • getxy -u #
  • gedata -u #

azcamserver ( [9]

  • Windows machines. Access via VNC azcamserver (for password check in Anonymous Accounts for "vnc - agwx") [7]
  • Controls agw#-cams [1] [2] [3](1,2,5,6) ([10] NOT 3,4,7,8)
  • In the azcamserver azcam terminals should be displayed for agws (g (guider), w(wavefront sensor): 1g,1w, 2g, 2w, 5g,5w & 6g, 6w
  • There is a Windows Desktop shortcut to start the terminals. The shortcut points to c:\AzCam\systems\lbtguiders\

agw#-cam (1,2,3,4,7,8) [3]

  • Windows machines. Access via VNC [7] to (for password check in Anonymous Accounts for "vnc - agwx")
  • Each of 3,4,7,8 run its own azcamserver software. Same shortcut software as above
  • Windows (for password check in Anonymous Accounts for user "azcam")
  • In principle there is no reason to login to (1,2,5,6), these machines are controlled via azcamserver

[1] AGW1/AGW2 architecture

[2] AGW5/AGW6 architecture

[3] AZcamserver AGW#cam configuration

[4] AGWS MOXAs and UMACs IP addresses table

[5] OAC server start/stop commands

[6] AGW Engineering commands

[7] VNC OAC AZCamserver and AGW#-Cam table details

[8] OAC azcamserver AGW#cam PDU table

[9] OAC azcamserver AGW#cam IP summary table

[10] PEPSI AZCams

[11] AGW Home Command

[12] Anonymous Accounts
Topic revision: r4 - 17 Jan 2023, JohnHill
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