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Entry  Thu Aug 4 19:01:59 2022, Tega, Update, Computers, Front-end machine in supermicro boxes IMG_20220804_184444473.jpgIMG_20220804_191658206.jpgIMG_20220804_185336240.jpgIMG_20220804_185023002.jpg
    Reply  Mon Aug 8 17:16:51 2022, Tega, Update, Computers, Front-end machine setup IMG_20220808_170349717.jpg
       Reply  Wed Aug 10 20:51:14 2022, Tega, Update, Computers, CDS upgrade Front-end machine setup IMG_20220810_171002928.jpgIMG_20220810_171019633.jpg
          Reply  Tue Aug 16 18:22:59 2022, Tega, Update, Computers, c1teststand rack mounting for CDS upgrade IMG_20220816_180157132.jpgIMG_20220816_175125874.jpg
             Reply  Wed Aug 17 11:10:51 2022, rana, Update, Computers, c1teststand rack mounting for CDS upgrade 
             Reply  Mon Aug 22 19:02:15 2022, Tega, Update, Computers, c1teststand rack mounting for CDS upgrade II IMG_20220822_185437763.jpgIMG_20220822_131340214.jpgc1bhd.jpegc1lsc.jpeg
                Reply  Tue Aug 23 22:30:24 2022, Tega, Update, Computers, c1teststand OS upgrade - I 
                Reply  Fri Aug 26 14:05:09 2022, Tega, Update, Computers, rack reshuffle proposal for CDS upgrade 6x
                   Reply  Sun Aug 28 23:14:22 2022, Jamie, Update, Computers, rack reshuffle proposal for CDS upgrade 
                      Reply  Mon Aug 29 15:15:46 2022, Tega, Update, Computers, 3 FEs from LLO got delivered today IMG_20220829_145533452.jpgIMG_20220829_144801365.jpg
                         Reply  Tue Aug 30 15:21:27 2022, Tega, Update, Computers, 3 FEs from LHO got delivered today IMG_20220830_144925325.jpgIMG_20220830_142307495.jpgIMG_20220830_143059443.jpg
                   Reply  Mon Sep 19 20:21:06 2022, Tega, Update, Computers, 1X7 and 1X6 work IMG_20220919_204013819.jpgIMG_20220919_203541114.jpgIMG_20220919_203458952.jpg
                      Reply  Tue Sep 20 23:06:23 2022, Tega, Update, Computers, Setup the 6 new front-ends to boot off the FB1 clone IMG_20220921_084220465.jpgdolphin_err_init_state.pngdolphin_final_state.png
                         Reply  Wed Sep 21 17:16:14 2022, Tega, Update, Computers, Setup the 6 new front-ends to boot off the FB1 clone 
                            Reply  Thu Sep 22 20:57:16 2022, Tega, Update, Computers, build, install and start 40m models on teststand  dolphin_state_plus_c1shimmer.pngFE_status_overview.png
                               Reply  Fri Sep 23 19:07:03 2022, Tega, Update, Computers, Work to improve stability of 40m models running on teststand  dolphin_state_all_green.pngdolphin_state_IPC_glitch.png
                            Reply  Thu Sep 29 15:12:02 2022, JC, Update, Computers, Setup the 6 new front-ends to boot off the FB1 clone 
                               Reply  Tue Oct 4 21:00:49 2022, Chris, Update, Computers, Failed takeover attempt with the new front ends 
                                  Reply  Thu Oct 6 07:29:30 2022, Chris, Update, Computers, Successful takeover attempt with the new front ends 
Message ID: 17100     Entry time: Tue Aug 23 22:30:24 2022     In reply to: 17098
Author: Tega 
Type: Update 
Category: Computers 
Subject: c1teststand OS upgrade - I 

[JC, Tega, Chris]

After moving the test stand front-ends, chiara (name server) and fb1 (boot server) to the new rack behind 1X7, we powered everything up and checked that we can reach c1teststand via pianosa and that the front-ends are still able to boot from fb1. After confirming these tests, we decided to start the software upgrade to debian 10. We installed buster on fb1 and are now in the process of setting up diskless boot. I have been looking around for cds instructions on how to do this and I found the CdsFrontEndDebian10page which contains most of the info we require. The page suggests that it may be cleaner to start the debian10 installation on a front-end that is connected to an I/O chassis with at least 1 ADC and 1 DAC card, then move the installation disk to the boot server and continue from there, so I moved the disk from fb1 to one of the front-ends but I had trouble getting it to boot. I decided to do a clean install on another disk on the c1lsc front-end which has a host adapter card that can be connected to the c1bhd I/O chassis. We can then mount this disk on fb1 and use it to setup the diskless boot OS.

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