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TM Services: an Architecture for Monitoring and Controlling the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Telescope Manager (TM)

Carlo, M. ; Canzari, M. ; Dolci, M. ; Smareglia, R. ; Barbosa , D. ; Morgado, B.

TM Services: an Architecture for Monitoring and Controlling the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Telescope Manager (TM), Proc International Conference on Accelerator and Large Experimental Physics Control Systems ICALEPS 2017, Barcelona, Spain, Vol. TUPHA 207, pp. 0 - 4, October, 2017.

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Abstract
The SKA project is an international effort (10 member
and 10 associated countries with the involvement of 100
companies and research institutions) to build the world’s
largest radio telescope. The SKA Telescope Manager
(TM) is the core package of the SKA Telescope aimed at
scheduling observations, controlling their execution, monitoring
the telescope and so on. To do that, TM directly
interfaces with the Local Monitoring and Control systems
(LMCs) of the other SKA Elements (e.g. Dishes), exchanging
commands and data with them by using the
TANGO controls framework.
TM in turn needs to be monitored and controlled, in order
its continuous and proper operation is ensured. This
higher responsibility together with others like collecting
and displaying logging data to operators, performing
lifecycle management of TM applications, directly deal -
when possible - with management of TM faults (which
also includes a direct handling of TM status and performance
data) and interfacing with the virtualization platform
compose the TM Services (SER) package that is
discussed and presented in the present paper.