As long as your local computer (CA Client,
CS-Studio) and the IOC (CA Server) are on the same subnet and
there is no any firewall between them, everything should just
work out of the box.
Having said that, let’s try to solve your
version of CS-Studio are you using? To configure “Channel
Access”, the “Address List:” should be the broadcast address
(10.1.3.255 for your network?);
- Can you use
“caget” or “cainfo” on your local computer to see those PVs?
You need to install EPICS Base on your local computer to
have the basic CA tools. If “caget” works, then the problem
is related to the CS-Studio configuration.
NSLS-II Controls Group
I am using Base EPICS 3.15.5. It is installed on the machine
which is accessed by me via SSH (IP 10.1.3.193 port 2222 with
login and password). On this machine the IOC is running.
Currently, channel access address is set to 10.1.3.192:5064 (EPICS_CA_ADDR_LIST = 10.1.3.192:5064, EPICS_CA_AUTO_ADDR_LIST=NO) and on the machine accessed via SSH I
can see values of PVs.
This computer is not fast enough it is almost impossible to
run CS-studio on it. That is why I have downloaded CS-studio
on my local computer and now I am trying to configure
CS-Studio and channel access to be able to get PVs values.
Unfortunately the results are rather poor. In CS-Studio I
still see that the PVs are "Disconnected". I know that in
CS-Studio in tab "Preferences" there is field called "Chanel
Access" where I can configure parameters and I've been trying
to change them with no success. I know also that from IOC
level I can configure channel access server and client
addresses but I am not sure how the configuration should look
like in this kind of subnets.
Should CA server address should be the same as my machine
I would be grateful for any tips how I should configure CA
Student of Lodz University of Technology