Starting and running RAP for 24x7 monitoring

The Radar Analysis Program can be implemented to run continuously in order to provide a 24x7 monitoring display as well as data recording for later replay and simulation modeling.

The 3 background processes run under a parent/monitoring process, so that if any fail, the parent will automatically restart them. The parent process can be started via the start_RAP MMI, and/or via a boot-time startup.

The boot-time startup automatically starts the RAP monitor when the system is booted, providing continuous uptime. To implement boot-time startup:

  1. login to your JFORCES user.
  2. > cd rap/Master/
  3. Login as superuser:
    > su
    Password:
  4. Copy and rename the start_rap script to the boot-directory:
    # cp start_rap /etc/init.d/rapMaster
  5. change permissions to executable:
    # cd /etc/init.d/
    # chmod 777 rapMaster
    The start_rap file is coded to start RAP under the user: forces. If you are using a different login user for JFORCES, edit the rapMaster file to change the login name.
  6. Create symbolic links in the run-level 2 and 3 directories:
    # cd /etc/rc.d/rc2.d
    # ln -s /etc/init.d/rapMaster S85rapMaster
    # cd /etc/rc.d/rc3.d
    # ln -s /etc/init.d/rapMaster S85rapMaster
  7. # exit
    (exit superuser, or 'reboot' to start RAP immediately)