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SW&IT Meeting Minutes 2019-01-28

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


* Weekly schedules [Telescope/Schedule/Support]
* Team calendar
* IssueTrak summary
* GitHub open PR

Labor Reporting

Report auto-generated every week, Do not edit this table, use entries in smartsheets. 20181231
LR20181231 - Bec, Matthieu 64.0
LR20181231 - Colson, Andrew 54.0
LR20181231 - Edmeades, David 58.0
LR20181231 - Sola, Igor 58.5
LR20181231 - Kubanek, Petr 64.75
LR20181231 - Hooper, Stephen 64.0
LR20181231 - Zhang, Yang 64.0
LR20181231 - Zhang, Xianyu 56.0

LR20190114 - Bec, Matthieu 72.0
LR20190114 - Colson, Andrew 40.0
LR20190114 - Edmeades, David 56.0
LR20190114 - Sola, Igor 40.0
LR20190114 - Kubanek, Petr 73.0
LR20190114 - Hooper, Stephen 72.0
LR20190114 - Zhang, Yang 72.0
LR20190114 - Zhang, Xianyu 80.0

News from management

  • Support Calendar 2019A
  • online safety training coming soon
  • pepsi / small enclosure solar polarimeter - smaller unit selected, wont accomodate MASS
  • 4D funded

Previous Action Items

Open topics

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  • allsky images named with timestamp
  • BCU f/w upgrade documentation
  • Dust monitor - bring back
  • AO improvement: Luci kwds
  • AO cabinet switch upgrade - follow up
  • wifi summit upgrade
  • Tucson CR power overhaul plan
  • n507/obs upgrade
  • abell / jhill ws

Team reports


  • OC, WPC, management
  • work on github projects and issues, it2gh automation scripts
  • ovms-tt, shark-nir meeting and actions
  • LN wifi follow up
  • DMS development
  • ship AHS to shark-nir
  • ovms-tt Martin Glueck in Tucson
  • work on github projects and issues, it2gh automation scripts
  • DMS development


  • GCS rewrite/update, particularly Sextractor interface, using C++11
  • discovered readelf - the definitve answer to "All you even wanted to know about your ELF binary or library"
  • IT 7019, focusing on GCS changes


  • Sent AGW computer spare parts to mountian
  • New method GDrive copy (File Stream on Windows) working well; archive seed should be finished this week.
  • Seeded Business directory Team Drive in prep of switching users to that source, pending approval from all parties
  • Server room power plan, (nearly) free edition
    • We have enough rack space to consolidate all of our equipment into 2 racks, allowing us to remove the problematic pre-UPS PDU.
    • Rack 3 has very little production equipment (VM Hosts), making it a good candidate to empty and prep for rack consolidation
    • I believe it's possible to move the VM hosts with no downtime. Some tests will verify
    • With Rack 3 prepped, we can begin moving non-production, non-critical, and redundantly-configured servers.
    • We'll have to wait until summer shutdown for completion so we can have a minimum impact downtime of the Synology.
  • Autocad installs continue trouble-free. Everyone so far is compliant with the standardization on 2018 products.
  • Seed Engineering Team Drive
  • Set up GDrive-->Synology backup for Business and Engineering data
  • Verify that all data connections on VM hosts are redundant


  • Cleaning up LBC svn -> github conversion.
  • Re-enabled MODS status query script (since both MODS are back to the telescope).
  • Pull request to MODS github repository to include email status checking scripts and settings.
  • Contact Rick Pogge for an update on IT#7285 MODS-1 Data Computer Froze mid-exposures.
  • AO-Cravat:
    • Pull request to include recent reorganization and wsgi backend.
    • Investigate better JS9 web interface.
    • Building experimental MongoDB.
    • Deciding on a Javascript chart library.


  • Last week
    • OAC/AGW
      • ITs # 7540 and 7409 - amplifier fault error
      • Script to test AGW guide probe motions
    • Particle Monitor
      • Data is being sampled every ~4 hours
      • Unit is collecting data but can't pinged. Rick verified ethernet connection.
  • This week
    • Investigate depth of EPICS-EZCA dependencies in OAC
    • Bring particle monitor online and verify telemetry
    • Make a quick user's guide for particle monitor web interface
    • Add ARGOS keywords


Last week:
  • LUCI
    • Subwindow debugging: #7473
      • The problem was an user error, but now the issue is trying to see how to improve the RTD gui to avoid this.
    • Looking at #7425 Filter wheel issue. I understand better the issue now but the original coders did already include many works arounds. Mabye Dave can think of a new one?
    • Make the MOS unit luci software operate from a remote machine. i.e. not luci.luci.
  • OT
    • ESM/ARGOS/SL/DL conversion script.
      • Michelle like it and discussed a posible more binocular generalization.
This week:
  • Finishing ESM/ARGOS/SL/DL conversion script
  • Start development of LBTI PIT section
  • Debugging AFC LUCI logic to understand why it suddenly stops subwindow generation on exposition.


  • Check sparse SwitchBCU firmware versions
  • Prepare upload the FPGA and Logic Firmware to the SwitchBCU
  • OVMS+TT firmware documents exchange
  • cheked few IDL adsec routine
  • Book the hotel for the Italy trip


  • qemu-kvm under Fedora Atomic
  • began work on separating, cleaning statserv (dockerized host)
  • LBTI DX SOUL prep
  • iLocater ethernet discussion for Robert
  • github cleanup (swg-systems)
  • PCs for OVMS TT
  • Windows installation on qemu-kvm
  • telemetry web cleanup (dockerized host)
  • CA for LBTO.
  • WiFi on the mountain
  • re-using old Synology drives in the new rm507 machines.
  • request move of VxWorks crate into engineering lab (space)
  • self-service certificates (?), amazon charges about $400.00/mo for the roll
  • LBTI SOUL plumbing support -- Leroy plumbing Tuesday.
  • qemu-kvm under Fedora Atomic
  • RPM for CA (done), RPM for wildcard (common install points).

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