Connecting to a VME-Crate from “Scooter” through the “Serial Console Port Manager (SCPM)”

 

In the descriptions of serial sessions below,

 

Red            indicates computer system response

Blue            indicates user keyboard input

Black            indicates comments.

 

Initiating the Serial Connection from Scooter

 

scooter{9idp}1> scon <CR> or     cu –s9600 –b8 –lcua/b (scooter)

                                    

Connected <CR>

 

APS> /s       ;Get list of available ports

 

PORT STATUS:   Version 2.03,   Site ID: (undefined)

 

PORT |       NAME       |    PASSWORD      | STATUS |  MODE  | BUFFER COUNT

-----+------------------+------------------+--------+--------+--------------

 01  | Sandpiper        | (undefined)      |  Free  |  Any   |            0

 02  | o                | (undefined)      |  Free  |  Any   |            0

 03  | Scooter          | (undefined)      |  Free  |  Any   |            0

 04  | o                | (undefined)      |  Free  |  Any   |            0

 05  | Crate_9BMA       | (undefined)      |  Free  |  Any   |            0

 06  | Crate_9BMB       | (undefined)      |  Free  |  Any   |            0

 07  | Crate_9IDA       | (undefined)      |  Free  |  Any   |            0

 08  | Crate_9IDB       | (undefined)      |  Free  |  Any   |            0

 09  | Crate_9IDC       | (undefined)      |  Free  |  Any   |            0

 10  | o                | (undefined)      |  Free  |  Any   |            0

Enter /H for command menu.

 

APS> /c7       ;Choose port to connect to from list above

 

Connected 09:Crate_9IDB.  To disconnect enter: <CR>+++<CR>

 

<CR>

 

ioc9ida>             ;conduct Crate business here

 

ioc9ida> <CR>        ;disconnect from Crate

ioc9ida> +++<CR>

 

Disconnected.

 

APS> /x       ;It is important to exit the command mode with “/x”, otherwise the

                        SCPM needs to be hard-rebooted (see “hard reboot”)!

 

Exit Command Mode.

~[scooter]. <CR>   ; Type “~.<CR>” only and wait for regular SUN prompt

 

Disconnected

scooter{9idp}2>


SCPM Hard Reboot

Please reboot only when absolutely necessary, since all user-selected parameters will be lost and need to be restored!

 

To reboot

 

-         simultaneously press “SET” and “CLEAR” on the SCPM front panel

-         release “CLEAR”, wait for prot LEDs to flash, release “SET”

 

 

SCPM Command Menu

 

APS> /h

 

COMMAND MENU:

 

DISPLAY                                          CONFIGURATION

/S[P]       Port Status                          /F       System Parameters

/SD         Port Diagnostics                     /P [n]   Port Parameters

/W[P] [n]   Port Parameters (Who)                /I       Default and Test

/J          Site ID                              /CP      Copy Port Parameters

/H          Command Menu (Help)

 

CONTROL                                          +--------------------+

<Enter>             Enter Command Mode           | P   Show Passwords |

/X                  Exit Command Mode            | n   Port # or name |

/C <n> [n]          Connect - Local [Remote]     | *   "all"          |

/D <n | ... | *>    Disconnect                   | |   "or"           |

/E <n | ... | *>    Erase Buffer                 | <>  Required entry |

/U                  Send Parameter File          | []  Optional entry |

                                                 +--------------------+