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=Intro=
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==Introduction==
  
'''SatNOGS Client Ansible''' is the suggested method to install '''SatNOGS Client''' (and friends) to a system. It currently supports Raspbian and Debian (stretch and buster).
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'''SatNOGS Client Ansible''' makes the actual provisioning of the '''SatNOGS Client''' system. It is called, under the hood, when applying the configuration using [[SatNOGS Client Setup|SatNOGS Client Setup utility]]. It currently supports Raspbian and Debian (stretch and buster).  
  
=Raspbian=
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==Raspbian==
  
For Raspberry Pi, which is the reference platform for SatNOGS, a [[Raspberry_Pi_3|Raspbian image]] with '''SatNOGS Client Ansible''' pre-installed is available.
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For Raspberry Pi, which is the reference platform for SatNOGS, a [[Raspberry Pi|Raspbian image]] with '''SatNOGS Client Ansible''' pre-installed is available.
  
=Debian=
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==Debian==
  
{{Warning|Skip this section if you are using [[Raspberry_Pi_3|SatNOGS Raspbian]] image and [[#SatNOGS Client Setup|SatNOGS Client Setup]]. Follow these instructions if you are provisioning SatNOGS to Debian from another host or are installing on the same host.}}These sections contain generic instructions for installing SatNOGS Client on a Debian system.
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{{Warning|Follow these instructions only if you are provisioning SatNOGS to Debian from another host or are installing on the same host. If you are using [[Raspberry_Pi|SatNOGS Raspbian]] image, follow [[SatNOGS_Client_Setup|SatNOGS Client Setup]] to set up your system. }}These sections contain generic instructions for installing SatNOGS Client on a Debian system.
  
==Prerequisites==
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===Prerequisites===
  
 
*A target Debian system. To install Debian please follow the [https://www.debian.org/releases/stretch/installmanual Debian Installation Guide] and chose the net installer if you want to run a headless server. The target system can be the host itself.
 
*A target Debian system. To install Debian please follow the [https://www.debian.org/releases/stretch/installmanual Debian Installation Guide] and chose the net installer if you want to run a headless server. The target system can be the host itself.
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*A host system with Git and latest version of Ansible installed. To install Ansible on Debian, follow the [https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/installation_guide/intro_installation.html#latest-releases-via-apt-debian Ansible Installation Guide].
 
*A host system with Git and latest version of Ansible installed. To install Ansible on Debian, follow the [https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/installation_guide/intro_installation.html#latest-releases-via-apt-debian Ansible Installation Guide].
  
==Installation==
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===Installation===
  
 
On the host system run the following commands:
 
On the host system run the following commands:
 
  $ git clone <nowiki>https://gitlab.com/librespacefoundation/satnogs/satnogs-client-ansible.git</nowiki>    # Clone SatNOGS Client Ansible repository
 
  $ git clone <nowiki>https://gitlab.com/librespacefoundation/satnogs/satnogs-client-ansible.git</nowiki>    # Clone SatNOGS Client Ansible repository
 
  $ cd satnogs-client-ansible                              # Change to cloned repository directory
 
  $ cd satnogs-client-ansible                              # Change to cloned repository directory
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$ git checkout stable                                    # Optionally, check out stable (Debian Buster 10) branch
 
  $ cp -r production.dist production                      # Copy dist configuration
 
  $ cp -r production.dist production                      # Copy dist configuration
 
  $ vi production/inventory/hosts                          # Update file with your own target host e.g. 127.0.0.1, user and SSH password
 
  $ vi production/inventory/hosts                          # Update file with your own target host e.g. 127.0.0.1, user and SSH password
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  $ ssh -t youruser@yourtargetsystem sudo satnogs-setup    # Setup SatNOGS client (see below)
 
  $ ssh -t youruser@yourtargetsystem sudo satnogs-setup    # Setup SatNOGS client (see below)
  
=SatNOGS Client Setup=
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<br />
  
<code>satnogs-setup</code> is a script for configuring a system installed with '''SatNOGS Client Ansible'''.
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== See also ==
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* [[SatNOGS Client Setup]]
  
==Initial Setup==
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[[Category:Build]]
 
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[[Category:Software]]
Right after the first boot of the system, packages and the configuration tool itself '''must be updated'''. Follow the [[#Updating SatNOGS Client software|Updating]] instruction found below.
 
 
 
To configure a '''SatNOGS Client Ansible''' system:
 
 
 
#SSH into the system and run <code>sudo satnogs-setup</code>; this will bring up the configuration menu
 
#Set '''Basic Configuration''' (see below)
 
#Select <code>Apply</code> and the Raspberry Pi will configure itself; this may take some time
 
#Select <code>Back</code> to exit
 
 
 
{{Message|You can always reconfigure the software by running <code>sudo satnogs-setup</code> again.}}
 
 
 
===Basic Configuration===
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
!Setting
 
!Description
 
|-
 
|<code>SATNOGS_API_TOKEN</code>
 
|The API token assigned to your ground station on the SatNOGS Network website, please don’t share your api key as this can give access to anyone to upload and change things in network related to your station and its observations.
 
|-
 
|<code>SATNOGS_RX_DEVICE</code>
 
|If you are using an RTL-SDR, this is <code>rtlsdr</code>.  Other devices supported by gr-satnogs include <code>usrpb200</code>, <code>usrp2</code>, <code>airspy</code> or <code>hackrf</code>; a complete list can be found [https://gitlab.com/librespacefoundation/satnogs/gr-satnogs/blob/master/apps/flowgraphs/satellites/README.md here].
 
|-
 
|<code>SATNOGS_STATION_ELEV</code>
 
|The height of your ground station above sea level in metres.
 
|-
 
|<code>SATNOGS_STATION_ID</code>
 
|The '''numeric ID''' assigned to your station in the SatNOGS Network site when the groundstation was created.
 
|-
 
|<code>SATNOGS_STATION_LAT</code>
 
|The latitude of your station.  North is positive, south is negative.
 
|-
 
|<code>SATNOGS_STATION_LON</code>
 
|The longitude of your station.  East is positive, west is negative.
 
|-
 
|<code>HAMLIB_UTILS_ROT_ENABLED</code>
 
|Whether or not to enable the Hamlibs rotator daemon.  Rotctld is a software daemon that provides a network server to control a rotator on a serial port.  If you don't have a rotator (like the [https://wiki.satnogs.org/No_rotator No rotator setup]), enter <code>NO</code>.
 
|-
 
|<code>HAMLIB_UTILS_ROT_OPTS</code>
 
|Options for rotcld:
 
For a yaesu rotator, use <code>-m 601 -r /dev/ttyACM0 -s 9600 -T 0.0.0.0</code>
 
 
 
For a SatNOGS rotator <code>-m 204 -s 19200 -r /dev/ttyACM0 -C timeout=200</code> or <code>-m 204 -s 19200 -r /dev/ttyUSB0 -C timeout=200</code>
 
|}
 
 
 
===Advanced Setup===
 
 
 
{{Warning|Changing these settings is ''not'' recommended unless you're developing SatNOGS.}}
 
A more detailed description on setting up a development environment using the SatNOGS reference setup is given in [[SatNOGS_Client_Development]].
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
!Setting
 
!Description
 
|-
 
|<code>APT_REPOSITORY</code>
 
|This options allows you to change the SatNOGS packages repository. For example, to install unstable package builds use:
 
<code>deb <nowiki>http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/librespace:/satnogs_unstable/Raspbian_10</nowiki> ./</code>
 
|-
 
|<code>APT_KEY_URL</code>
 
|This options allows you to change the SatNOGS packages repository key URL. For example, to install unstable package builds use:
 
<code><nowiki>http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/librespace:/satnogs_unstable/Raspbian_10/Release.key</nowiki></code>
 
|-
 
|<code>APT_KEY_ID</code>
 
|This options allows you to specify an alternative SatNOGS packages repository key ID.
 
|-
 
|<code>SATNOGS_CLIENT_URL</code>
 
|If you to try a development version of satnogs-client, you can change the URL here.  The URL needs to be in [https://pip.pypa.io/en/stable/reference/pip_install PIP format].  Here are some examples:
 
 
 
*<code>git+https://gitlab.com/librespacefoundation/satnogs/satnogs-client.git@master</code> -- the 'master' branch (the current development version) of satnogs-client
 
*<code><nowiki>git+https://gitlab.com/jdoe/satnogs-client.git@new-feature</nowiki></code> -- the 'new-feature' branch of jdoe's fork of satnogs-client
 
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|<code>SATNOGS_RADIO_GR_SATNOGS_VERSION</code>
 
|This options allows you to change the version of gr-satnogs package to be installed. For example:
 
<code>1.5.1-1</code>
 
|-
 
|<code>RF_GAIN</code>
 
|RF Gain value for your SDR hardware. Defaults can be found [https://gitlab.com/librespacefoundation/satnogs/gr-satnogs/blob/master/python/hw_settings.py here].
 
 
 
*For rtl-sdr possible values are the following: <code>0.0 0.9 1.4 2.7 3.7 7.7 8.7 12.5 14.4 15.7 16.6 19.7 20.7 22.9 25.4 28.0 29.7 32.8 33.8 36.4 37.2 38.6 40.2 42.1 43.4 43.9 44.5 48.0 49.6</code>
 
|}
 
 
 
==Updating SatNOGS Client software==
 
 
 
To update all Debian packages to the latest you can use the normal APT updating methods. SSH into the system and run the following commands:
 
 
 
$ sudo apt-get update
 
$ sudo apt-get -y dist-upgrade
 
$ sudo reboot
 
 
 
To update SatNOGS software, including the configuration tool itself:
 
 
 
#SSH into the system and (re-)run <code>sudo satnogs-setup</code>; this will bring up the configuration menu
 
#Select <code>Update</code> to update the configuration tool
 
#Select <code>Apply</code> and the Raspberry Pi will update itself; this may take some time
 
#Before exit, check at the top that you have the latest satnogs-client and gr-satnogs versions
 
#Select <code>Back</code> to exit
 
 
 
'''WARNING: An update can potentially interrupt a running observation!'''
 
 
 
==Verification of correct installation==
 
 
 
To see if satnogs-client has started successfully, check the logs with journalctl:
 
 
 
<pre>
 
$ journalctl -u satnogs-client.service
 
</pre>
 
 
 
You should see entries running approximately once per minute that look like this:
 
 
 
<pre>
 
Oct 01 23:02:13 raspberrypi satnogs-client[6695]:  * Running on http://0.0.0.0:5000/ (Press CTRL+C to quit)
 
Oct 01 23:02:14 raspberrypi satnogs-client[6695]: 2017-10-01 23:02:14,466 - satnogsclient - INFO - [LD] Downlink thread waiting for first downlink packet
 
Oct 01 23:03:14 raspberrypi satnogs-client[6695]: 2017-10-01 23:03:14,450 - apscheduler.executors.default - INFO - Running job "get_jobs (trigger: interval[0:01:00], next run at: 2017-10-01 23:03:14 UTC)" (scheduled at 2017-10-01 23:03:14.423393+00:00)
 
Oct 01 23:03:47 raspberrypi satnogs-client[6695]: 2017-10-01 23:03:47,324 - satnogsclient - DEBUG - Opening TCP socket: 127.0.0.1:5011
 
Oct 01 23:03:47 raspberrypi satnogs-client[6695]: 2017-10-01 23:03:47,325 - satnogsclient - DEBUG - Sending message: []
 
Oct 01 23:03:47 raspberrypi satnogs-client[6695]: 2017-10-01 23:03:47,327 - apscheduler.executors.default - INFO - Job "get_jobs (trigger: interval[0:01:00], next run at: 2017-10-01 23:04:14 UTC)" executed successfully
 
Oct 01 23:04:14 raspberrypi satnogs-client[6695]: 2017-10-01 23:04:14,453 - apscheduler.executors.default - INFO - Running job "get_jobs (trigger: interval[0:01:00], next run at: 2017-10-01 23:04:14 UTC)" (scheduled at 2017-10-01 23:04:14.423393+00:00)
 
Oct 01 23:04:14 raspberrypi satnogs-client[6695]: 2017-10-01 23:04:14,484 - apscheduler.executors.default - INFO - Running job "post_data (trigger: interval[0:02:00], next run at: 2017-10-01 23:04:14 UTC)" (scheduled at 2017-10-01 23:04:14.436367+00:00)
 
Oct 01 23:04:14 raspberrypi satnogs-client[6695]: 2017-10-01 23:04:14,489 - apscheduler.executors.default - INFO - Job "post_data (trigger: interval[0:02:00], next run at: 2017-10-01 23:04:14 UTC)" executed successfully
 
Oct 01 23:04:15 raspberrypi satnogs-client[6695]: 2017-10-01 23:04:15,627 - satnogsclient - DEBUG - Opening TCP socket: 127.0.0.1:5011
 
Oct 01 23:04:15 raspberrypi satnogs-client[6695]: 2017-10-01 23:04:15,628 - satnogsclient - DEBUG - Sending message: []
 
Oct 01 23:04:15 raspberrypi satnogs-client[6695]: 2017-10-01 23:04:15,629 - apscheduler.executors.default - INFO - Job "get_jobs (trigger: interval[0:01:00], next run at: 2017-10-01 23:05:14 UTC)" executed successfully
 
</pre>
 
 
 
If you see that, great -- you're ready to [[Operation|schedule your first observation]]! If not, check out the [[Troubleshooting]] page.
 

Latest revision as of 16:38, 21 February 2020

Introduction

SatNOGS Client Ansible makes the actual provisioning of the SatNOGS Client system. It is called, under the hood, when applying the configuration using SatNOGS Client Setup utility. It currently supports Raspbian and Debian (stretch and buster).

Raspbian

For Raspberry Pi, which is the reference platform for SatNOGS, a Raspbian image with SatNOGS Client Ansible pre-installed is available.

Debian

Important.png
Follow these instructions only if you are provisioning SatNOGS to Debian from another host or are installing on the same host. If you are using SatNOGS Raspbian image, follow SatNOGS Client Setup to set up your system.

These sections contain generic instructions for installing SatNOGS Client on a Debian system.

Prerequisites

  • A target Debian system. To install Debian please follow the Debian Installation Guide and chose the net installer if you want to run a headless server. The target system can be the host itself.
  • A user (referenced later as youruser) which is member of 'sudo' group exists on the target system.
  • An SSH server running on the target system.
  • A host system with Git and latest version of Ansible installed. To install Ansible on Debian, follow the Ansible Installation Guide.

Installation

On the host system run the following commands:

$ git clone https://gitlab.com/librespacefoundation/satnogs/satnogs-client-ansible.git    # Clone SatNOGS Client Ansible repository
$ cd satnogs-client-ansible                              # Change to cloned repository directory
$ git checkout stable                                    # Optionally, check out stable (Debian Buster 10) branch
$ cp -r production.dist production                       # Copy dist configuration
$ vi production/inventory/hosts                          # Update file with your own target host e.g. 127.0.0.1, user and SSH password
$ ssh youruser@yourtargetsystem true                     # Test SSH connection to target system
$ ansible-playbook -i production/inventory -K site.yml   # Run Ansible playbook
$ ssh -t youruser@yourtargetsystem sudo satnogs-setup    # Setup SatNOGS client (see below)


See also