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[LDM #DYA-291592]: Status of SD Mines LDM/GEMPAK installation (cont.)



Hi Bill,

re:
> We seem to be having some trouble with our LDM server.  It seems to be
> stopping periodically and I canât determine as to why.

Are there any informative messages at the time(s) of the stop(s) in the
LDM log file (~ldm/logs/ldmd.log I think)?

re:
> Iâve run yum
> updates and rebooted more than once as well as made a fresh queue but
> nothing is working.

Can we login to your machine?  (I tried to SSH to hurricane, but I can't
get to it:

% ssh address@hidden
ssh: connect to host hurricane.ias.sdsmt.edu port 22: No route to host

I don't remember if you are using a different port to SSH to...

> Bill
> 
> ------------------------------------------------
> Bill Capehart <address@hidden>
> Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences Program Coordinator
> Civil and Environmental Engineering
> 201 Mineral Industries Building
> South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
> 501 East St Joseph Street
> Rapid City, SD 57701-3995
> Ph: +1-605-394-1994   Mobile: +1-605-484-5692
> 
> On 5/9/17, 15:14 MDT, "Tom Yoksas" <address@hidden> wrote:
> 
> Hi Bill,
> 
> On 05/09/2017 02:59 PM, Capehart, William J wrote:
> > Yes.  What was hurricane is now named squall.  Which was squall has
> > been turned off for now.
> 
> OK.
> 
> re:
> > Our big test will start in 15 minutes when our 18Z wrf cycle starts.
> 
> So, you are running WRF locally?  I didn't seen anything that would
> get the WRF output and run it through the LDM and/or GEMPAK decoders.
> Am I missing something, or are your WRF efforts outside of the
> LDM/GEMPAK setup I did on the new squall?
> 
> Cheers,
> Tom
> 
> > ------------------------------------------------
> > Bill Capehart <address@hidden>
> > Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences Program Coordinator
> > Civil and Environmental Engineering
> > 201 Mineral Industries Building
> > South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
> > 501 East St Joseph Street
> > Rapid City, SD 57701-3995
> > Ph: +1-605-394-1994   Mobile: +1-605-484-4692
> >
> > On 5/9/17, 14:56 MDT, "Tom Yoksas" <address@hidden> wrote:
> >
> >     Hi Bill,
> >
> >     On 05/09/2017 12:18 PM, Capehart, William J wrote:
> >     > And we have changed the names and all is good!
> >
> >     Very good.  I assume you mean that the machine that was hurricane
> >     is now squall, and vice versa?  I know that the first part of
> this
> >     is true as I just logged in to the new squall.  While I was
> there,
> >     I took care of the updating of the hostname in the LDM registry,
> >     ~ldm/etc/registry.xml (I mentioned the need to do this in a
> previous
> >     email).
> >
> >     re:
> >     > We are ingesting data.  The big test is the real time model
> and if
> >     > it engages this afternoon!
> >
> >     You are already receiving model output, and it is being converted
> >     into GEMPAK format:
> >
> >     <as 'ldm' on the new squall>
> >
> >     ls -alt /squall1/gempak-data/model
> >
> >     total 16
> >     drwxr-xr-x.  2 ldm fxalpha 4096 May  9 14:53 rap
> >     drwxr-xr-x.  2 ldm fxalpha 4096 May  9 14:25 qpf
> >     drwxr-xr-x.  2 ldm fxalpha  207 May  9 14:25 nam
> >     drwxr-xr-x.  2 ldm fxalpha 4096 May  9 13:50 ffg
> >     drwxr-xr-x.  2 ldm fxalpha  196 May  9 12:59 nww
> >     drwxrwxr-x. 15 ldm fxalpha 4096 May  9 11:47 ..
> >     drwxr-xr-x.  2 ldm fxalpha   94 May  9 11:45 ecmwf
> >     drwxr-xr-x. 12 ldm fxalpha  123 May  9 11:42 .
> >     drwxr-xr-x.  2 ldm fxalpha   36 May  9 11:41 ens
> >     drwxr-xr-x.  2 ldm fxalpha   33 May  9 10:12 gfs
> >     drwxr-xr-x.  2 ldm fxalpha   61 May  9 09:32 ukmet
> >     drwxr-xr-x.  2 ldm fxalpha   64 May  9 09:24 nam-ak
> >
> >     You may, of course, want/need to update your LDM
> configuration file
> >     (~ldm/etc/ldmd.conf) REQUEST(s) to get more model output of
> interest
> >     and your LDM pattern action file (~ldm/etc/pqact.conf) to
> process the
> >     new model output REQUESTed.
> >
> >     re:
> >     > Thanks for everything
> >
> >     No worries.
> >
> >     Cheers,
> >
> >     Tom
> >
> >     > ------------------------------------------------
> >     > Bill Capehart <address@hidden>
> >     > Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences Program Coordinator
> >     > Civil and Environmental Engineering
> >     > 201 Mineral Industries Building
> >     > South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
> >     > 501 East St Joseph Street
> >     > Rapid City, SD 57701-3995
> >     > Ph: +1-605-394-1994   Mobile: +1-605-484-4692
> >     >
> >     > On 5/9/17, 12:00 MDT, "Tom Yoksas" <address@hidden> wrote:
> >     >
> >     >     Hi Bill,
> >     >
> >     >     On 05/09/17 11:15, Capehart, William J wrote:
> >     >     > Thanks Much!
> >     >
> >     >     No worries.
> >     >
> >     >     re:
> >     >     > Is it time then to finally put squall out of our its
> misery and move
> >     >     > to Hurricane fulltime?
> >     >
> >     >     That is something only you can answer since I don't
> know all of the
> >     >     things that squall was used for, AND I have not made an
> exhaustive
> >     >     study of the various files/directories in squall's
> 'ldm' account
> >     >     to see if there are things that need to be saved before
> decommissioning.
> >     >
> >     >     One comment that I feel safe in making is that it would
> be a good idea
> >     >     to wait for a few days to make sure that the 'ldm'
> installation/setup on
> >     >     hurricane is doing the things you want it to do AND all
> of the
> >     >     things that the same account was used for on squall.
> >     >
> >     >     Cheers,
> >     >
> >     >     Tom
> >     >
> >     >     > ------------------------------------------------
> >     >     > Bill Capehart <address@hidden>
> >     >     > Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences Program
> Coordinator
> >     >     > Civil and Environmental Engineering
> >     >     > 201 Mineral Industries Building
> >     >     > South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
> >     >     > 501 East St Joseph Street
> >     >     > Rapid City, SD 57701-3995
> >     >     > Ph: +1-605-394-1994   Mobile: +1-605-484-4692
> >     >     >
> >     >     > On 5/9/17, 09:54 MDT, "Tom Yoksas" <address@hidden>
> wrote:
> >     >     >
> >     >     >     Hi Bill,
> >     >     >
> >     >     >     On 05/09/17 07:37, Capehart, William J wrote:
> >     >     >     > Squall is now set to the same password
> >     >     >
> >     >     >     Excellent, thanks.  Access to the 'ldm' account
> on squall allowed me to
> >     >     >     really see how it was setup LDM/GEMPAK wise, and
> this, in turn, helped
> >     >     >     guide me on the setup on hurricane.
> >     >     >
> >     >     >     re:
> >     >     >     > Unfortunately, I think Squall is on its last
> leg.  Nothing on it seems
> >     >     >     > to be working at this point from ypbind to ldm
> itself.
> >     >     >
> >     >     >     hurricane is now running an LDM and decoding data
> into the same
> >     >     >     (I think!) hierarchy as on squall.
> >     >     >
> >     >     >     Comments:
> >     >     >
> >     >     >     - I had to adjust the number of days of decoded
> data to keep down to 7
> >     >     >        since I did not believe that the available
> space on the '/' file
> >     >     >        system (/squall1 is in the '/' file system)
> was enough to keep the 7,
> >     >     >        15, 20 and 30 days that was the setup on
> squall.  We will know better
> >     >     >        how much data can be kept after a couple of
> days of running in the
> >     >     >        current configuration.
> >     >     >
> >     >     >     - GEMPAK was installed in the 'ldm' account on
> squall; it is installed
> >     >     >        in the 'gempak' account on hurricane
> >     >     >
> >     >     >     - Unidata McIDAS-X v2016 is installed on
> hurricane in the 'mcidas'
> >     >     >        account; it was not installed on squall
> >     >     >
> >     >     >     - I consolidated LDM REQUEST lines in the LDM
> configuration file,
> >     >     >        ~ldm/etc/ldmd.conf since hurricane has a good
> (Gpbs) network
> >     >     >        connection
> >     >     >
> >     >     >        I did not alter what was/is being REQUESTed
> beyond REQUESTing
> >     >     >        all of the HDS feed.  Given the good
> networking situation on
> >     >     >        hurricane, and given that hurricane appears to
> be a much more
> >     >     >        powerful machine than squall, you may want to
> reconsider what
> >     >     >        data you REQUEST, decode and keep on hurricane.
> >     >     >
> >     >     >     - I reactivated a REQUEST for LIGHTNING data from
> UAlbany
> >     >     >        but no data is flowing since their top level
> distribution
> >     >     >        machine, striker.atmos.albany.edu, does not
> have an ALLOW
> >     >     >        for hurricane
> >     >     >
> >     >     >        You need to contact UAlbany to request that
> they allow
> >     >     >        hurricane to REQUEST LIGHTNING (aka NLDN)
> data.  You may want to
> >     >     >        wait to do this if you still plan on renaming
> hurricane to
> >     >     >        squall at some point.
> >     >     >
> >     >     >     - if you rename hurricane to squall, you will
> need to edit the
> >     >     >        hostname setting in the LDM registry,
> ~ldm/etc/registry.xml.
> >     >     >
> >     >     >     Let's keep an eye on disk usage on hurricane for
> a couple of days
> >     >     >     and make a decision about how much decoded GEMPAK
> data can be
> >     >     >     reasonably kept.
> >     >     >
> >     >     >     Cheers,
> >     >     >
> >     >     >     Tom
> >     >     >
> >     >     >     > On 5/8/17, 18:35 MDT, "Tom Yoksas"
> <address@hidden> wrote:
> >     >     >     >
> >     >     >     >     Hi Bill,
> >     >     >     >
> >     >     >     >     I've created both 'gempak' and 'mcidas'
> accounts on hurricane, and have
> >     >     >     >     built both packages.  I also downloaded the
> latest ldm-mcidas
> >     >     >     >     distribution and built it in the
> ~ldm/ldm-mcidas/ldm-mcidas-2012
> >     >     >     >     directory (I built McIDAS-X v2016 to make
> building the ldm-mcidas
> >     >     >     >     decoders easier/more up to date).
> >     >     >     >
> >     >     >     >     What I need now is for you to remind me
> where you want decoded GEMPAK
> >     >     >     >     files written.  Here is a 'df' listing that
> shows the various options:
> >     >     >     >
> >     >     >     >     Filesystem                       Size  Used
> Avail Use% Mounted on
> >     >     >     >     /dev/mapper/cl_foehn-root        523G  6.4G
> 517G   2% /
> >     >     >     >     devtmpfs                         7.7G     0
> 7.7G   0% /dev
> >     >     >     >     tmpfs                            7.7G  100K
> 7.7G   1% /dev/shm
> >     >     >     >     tmpfs                            7.7G  834M
> 6.9G  11% /run
> >     >     >     >     tmpfs                            7.7G     0
> 7.7G   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
> >     >     >     >     /dev/sda1                       1014M  350M
> 665M  35% /boot
> >     >     >     >     /dev/mapper/cl_foehn-home        400G  6.6G
> 394G   2% /home
> >     >     >     >     kyrill.ias.sdsmt.edu:/media/hd   5.9T  4.8T
> 765G  87% /IAS_RAID
> >     >     >     >     kyrill.ias.sdsmt.edu:/media/hd2   35T   28T
> 7.7T  79% /IAS_RAID2
> >     >     >     >     tmpfs                            1.6G   16K
> 1.6G   1% /run/user/42
> >     >     >     >     tmpfs                            1.6G     0
> 1.6G   0% /run/user/750
> >     >     >     >
> >     >     >     >
> >     >     >     >     I seem to recall us discussing use of
> /IAS_RAID and/or /IAS_RAID2,
> >     >     >     >     but I can't remember if either of these two
> were to be used, or if
> >     >     >     >     you wanted the data to go somewhere else.
> >     >     >     >
> >     >     >     >     After I know where you want data to be
> written, it will take me a
> >     >     >     >     couple of hours to configure the LDM and
> GEMPAK decoders to reflect
> >     >     >     >     that decision.  The majority of the time
> will come from trying to
> >     >     >     >     sort out and update the LDM configuration
> file (~ldm/etc/ldmd.conf)
> >     >     >     >     and LDM pattern-action file
> (~ldm/etc/pqact.conf) files that
> >     >     >     >     came over from your previous machine.
> >     >     >     >
> >     >     >     >     Cheers,
> >     >     >     >
> >     >     >     >     Tom
> >     >     >     >
> >     >     >     >     On 05/08/2017 10:26 AM, Tom Yoksas wrote:
> >     >     >     >     > Hi Bill,
> >     >     >     >     >
> >     >     >     >     > On 05/08/17 10:12, Capehart, William J wrote:
> >     >     >     >     >> Just wondering how things are going with
> the LDM system?
> >     >     >     >     >
> >     >     >     >     > After a frustrating week last week of not
> being able to get after
> >     >     >     >     > the GEMPAK installation, I should now
> have time to get to this
> >     >     >     >     > either this afternoon or tomorrow.
> >     >     >     >     >
> >     >     >     >     > Many apologies for the delay!
> >     >     >     >     >
> >     >     >     >     > Cheers,
> >     >     >     >     >
> >     >     >     >     > Tom
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Cheers,

Tom
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Ticket Details
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Ticket ID: DYA-291592
Department: Support LDM
Priority: Normal
Status: Closed
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