Target Simulation Mode

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Target Simulation Mode

When Simulation Mode is enabled on a Target, it means all of the physical hardware features are turned off and are instead simulated. This is useful when testing connectivity or other networking operations.

Enabling Simulation Mode on a Target

Enabling Simulation Mode is intentionally difficult and requires the log in credentials to the Monitor.

1.Log into the Monitor either using ssh or terminal access.

2.CD into the ~/ESTConfig/Target directory.

3.Using a text editor (e.g. vi or nano) edit the capabilities.json file. In the "ESTUnit" dictionary, change the attribute "Simulation" from false to true.

4.Save the capabilities.json file and restart the Target.

Disabling Simulation Mode on a Target

There are two ways to disable simulation mode on a Target.

Follow the steps listed above under Enabling Simulation Mode. But in step 3, change the "Simulation" value from true to false.

Use Orion's Maintenance Operations.

a.From Orion open the Athena Unit Maintenance form.

b.Select the appropriate Target.

c.Hold the shift key down and click on the Maintenance Mode button.