Difference between revisions of "MikroserverSetup"

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  echo "source /eda/cadence/eda_general_init.sh" >> ~/.bashrc
  echo "source /eda/cadence/eda_general_init.sh" >> ~/.bashrc
  # IHP setup
  # IHP setup
  source ~/ihp/cds/sh.cadence
  echo "source ~/ihp/cds/sh.cadence" >> ~/.bashrc
Then finally on the computers in the lab (NOT connected to the mikroservers)
Then finally on the computers in the lab (NOT connected to the mikroservers)

Revision as of 12:32, 18 October 2017

Set-up of connection to mikroservers and cadence virtuoso

This set-up will allow you to connect to the mikroservers and/or start Cadence virtuoso with one command without typing any password or host-names.

NB: This setup is for TSMC, but the commands can be tweaked to be used with IHP or AMS too.

The three mikroservers are :

  • mikroserver1.klientdrift.uib.no
  • mikroserver2.klientdrift.uib.no
  • mikroserver3.klientdrift.uib.no

Do the following:

  • Generate an ssh-key
ssh-keygen -f ~/.ssh/id.rsa -t rsa -N  
  • Copy the key with your identity to your chosen mikroserver (mikroserver3 is chosen in this example). NB: Replace USERNAME with your user name
ssh-copy-id USERNAME@mikroserver3.klientdrift.uib.no
  • Set up aliases for the connections in your terminal
echo "alias mikroserver1='ssh -X USERNAME@mikroserver1.klientdrift.uib.no'" >> ~/.bashrc
echo "alias mikroserver2='ssh -X USERNAME@mikroserver2.klientdrift.uib.no'" >> ~/.bashrc
echo "alias mikroserver3='ssh -X USERNAME@mikroserver3.klientdrift.uib.no'" >> ~/.bashrc

Also create another alias for your favourite mikroserver

echo "alias mikroserver='ssh -X USERNAME@mikroserver3.klientdrift.uib.no'" >> ~/.bashrc
  • source scripts inside .bashrc. This will make sure the scripts are loaded every time you log in, so you don't have to do it manually
# TSMC setup
echo "source /eda/cadence/2016-17/scripts/analog_flow.sh" >> ~/.bashrc
echo "source /eda/cadence/eda_general_init.sh" >> ~/.bashrc
# IHP setup
echo "source ~/ihp/cds/sh.cadence" >> ~/.bashrc

Then finally on the computers in the lab (NOT connected to the mikroservers)

echo "alias virtuoso="ssh -X USERNAME@mikroserver3.klientdrift.uib.no 'cd tsmc;virtuoso'&"" >> ~/.bashrc

The next time you open your terminal on your computer you can type


to start Cadence Virtuoso, or


to connect to mikroserver3 without any hassle!


  • Make sure you copy your ID (ssh-copy-id) to the correct mikroserver
  • Make sure you have restarted your terminal (or source ~/.bashrc) if the commands doesn't work
  • You have to be either connected to the UiB VPN or run the commands via the computers in the lab to be able to connect to microserver
  • If you are using another shell like zsh or csh the aliases has to be in ~/.zshrc or ~/.cshrc instead of ~/.bashrc
  • Make sure you have replaced all the instances of USERNAME with your usename, i.e "fli091"