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SW&IT Meeting Minutes 2018-10-08

Attendees: Andrew, David, Igor, Kellee, Matthieu, Petr, Stephen, Xianyu, Yang


News from management

  • EM #3 interview
  • board meeting

Previous Action Items

  • Vsphere (DE)
  • power plan update draft (DE)
  • Luci telemetry
    • web-io cold heads state for vibration (IS)
    • luci telemetry in git (DONE)
  • vm backup

Transition plan

Handover steps

  1. primary + secondary do self learning, gather information, read wiki
  2. primary organize teamviewer/zoom walk through with Kellee and secondary
  3. primary draft techtalk w. input from secondary
  4. techtalk review by Kellee
  5. primary does a team presentation

Please update this table to indicate progress.

Application(s) Primary Secondary Week
AC (4)
Petr (4)
AC (2)
Petr (2)
AC (4)
Petr (2)
AC (2)
Petr (2)
AC (2)
Matthieu (2)
ALH Igor(1/2)
Matthieu (2)
INDI Igor Matthieu 3
Petr (3)
Matthieu (2)
Petr (3)
Matthieu (2)
Petr (3)
Matthieu (2)
Status Server Stephen (2)
Matthieu (2)
Telemetry cleanup Stephen (1) Petr 3
Yang (3)
Igor(1/2) 2
Yang (2)
Igor 2
Yang (1)
Stephen (1) 3
particle monitors AC Petr 4

Open topics

Bring any topics you want for discussion at the meeting here. Use <topic>[<name>] formatting.

  • FOS Wiki transition
  • Magic laptop clone/vm (news from Microgate?)
  • SOUL/FLAO Oct18 in lab then telescope
  • LMS tcl/tk?
  • INDI / AO

This week in github

Team reports


  • AGw4 support, work
  • cleaned old unused variables from OAC
  • reviewed AC AOC HO presentation
  • added set foldmethod=syntax, set foldstart=99 in .vimrc
  • find a possible cause for IT7387 (LBC NS tracking), working on tests
  • modified pcsclient to support non interactive testing
  • dust cleaned office monitors and stands


  • Foswiki final cleanup from problem reports
  • Bridge between networks (Mountain-in-Lab environment).
  • Fedora 28 burn for Xianyu and I.
  • AGW networking in clean room.
  • Docker cluster work (figured out how to assign static IPs to containers, added extra storage, NFS volumes, etc.), docker registry work.
  • Request changes to DHCP from to add UEFI PXE boot as well as BIOS PXE boot.
  • Request to add to DNS.
  • AGW3 in cleanroom.
  • Rebuild LAMP server for Al Conrad on Fedora, Maria, etc.
  • Docker registry finalization.
  • Convert RPM builds in Jenkins to follow new recipe.
  • Experiment with passing hardware resources through to containers.
  • Light Foswiki?
  • AGW3 in cleanroom.


  • LBC and MODS handover:
    • Starting to prepare LBC tech talk document.
    • Continue to read MODS wiki documents.
  • Al's AO-CRAVAT project:
    • Met with Al for a brief discussion, we agreed to follow Al's previous project proposal concept, but that the details (such as what database to use, programming language/components/libraries are left for me to fill in).
    • After discussion with Matthieu, we decided for now to use a relational DB for data storage and query (going to use sqlite for now), and Google's Polymer.js for web front end.
    • The whole architecture is yet to be determined, but we are leaning to use Polymer.js for web front, Apache for web server to handle communication, and Python/C++ etc. as background process that does the work. There is also a plan to integrate command-line interface in addition to the web front interface.
    • Learning Javascript and Polymer.js
    • This is also an effort to propose and create a standard architecture and workflow for much of the other similar work in LBTO (e.g., telemetry query/visualization, etc.)
  • Other continuing stuffs such as Python tools, etc.


  • Luci H/O doc sent to Mark W.
  • shark-vis discussions
  • jenkins-ci rework
  • argos deploy with AC and github/mpia follow up
  • eng mgr 3 interview
  • ims kicktstart + online, notice on swgdev01 old site
  • polymer 3
  • PBP kickstart meeting
  • review AO cravat new document
  • OVMS+TT meeting, discuss AO cabinet with Michael W.
  • sci-arch meeting prep
  • Luci H/O doc in VCAN
  • startech LBC update
  • review Guido PBP requirements document


Last week
  • Particle monitor telemetry applications
  • AGW UMAC telemetry
  • OAC tech talk reviewed by AC and PK
  • ARGOS deployment
  • Vacation Wednesday and Thursday

This week:
  • ARGOS deployment
    • github issues #1 and #3
  • Tech talks to be scheduled
  • Vacation Tuesday morning


Last week
  • Updated the DIMM User's Guide in the Vault with auto-acq info.
  • Updated particle monitor wiki pages - added CDA, contact info, Vault doc references.
  • Looked into strange power down behavior on LBC that Olga saw using "Warm Up".
  • Reviewed most of my hardcopy binders for notes to pass on.
  • Started cleaning up my home directory in Tucson.
  • Reviewed OAC tech talk and sent notes to AC and PK.
  • Vacation day on Thursday.

This week
  • Continue going through all my application notes, binders, wiki pages, email to pass on relevant info.


Last week
  • Try to install Engpanel (currently running on the AO laptop) on Window 7 and 10, both not work
  • check the swith BCU firmware version on both sides on the telescope
  • Test the power back plane lab setup with mini-coverter (works)
  • send email to Guido, which send MG questions aboout the Engpanel and BCU firmware
  • AGW connection test
  • Compile the AO INDI on simulator and check in more necessary files to SVN
  • Combine the AO monitor scripts for SX and DX (tested and installed)
  • Power backplane meeting
This week
  • read power backplane requirement
  • support the on-going AO work


Last week:
  • Talked to Olga re: LBT wireless in 507
    • No recent complaints of the AP not working or being insufficient for the teams' work
    • Last problem requiring reboot was in January
  • Backups to GDrive
    • Making progress working around Google upload limits and avoiding saturation of the Synology's network connection
  • Progress on server room power proposal
    • Have meeting this afternoon with Liebert rep
  • Started troubleshooting ailing Perle network switch, aiming for replacement.
  • Test restore of selected VMs
    • As far as I am able to tell, our current restores are fully functional machines using the VMWare Tools quiescence.
This week:
  • Backups monitoring
  • Perle switch
  • Jury duty redux Tuesday +


Last week

  • LUCI
    • Client application for LUCI don't work over VPN. I'm not clear of a solution for this, as still don't understand the problem fully. This is not an issue but it could make life easier, particularly for support.
    • Development of RTD improvements and bug fix.
      • The development, (I think) is done, I need to fully test it. That means generating a fits image with a MOS mask in it and expect to see the new headers, and have the RTD updated with the new image and LMS information, repeat this with another image with a different mask.
  • OCS
    • OT
      • Mixmode operation, MODS/LBC in binocular mode. Michelle E. brought this issue last week but couldn't give it much time, probably will be something we'll look at this week.
  • PIT
    • Added PDF generation on for 2019A.1.0.0, and pending on Michelle decision, will install 2019A.1.2.0 probably this week.

This week:

    • I need to get back on this and really give them to good push.
  • LUCI
    • Wrapping up RTD improvements.
    • Testing LUCI
    • Will take the opportunity to learn a bit more about the sequencer/journalizer/GEIRS connection in LUCI.
    • Write a small program that generates, reads/consumes LUCI journalizer events
  • OT
    • Possibly mixmode testing/research
    • Possibly start with AFC changes if times allow.

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