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Engineering Access Level Pages
This appendix describes the VVIM or CDSM pages available through the Engineering access level. The
Engineering access level provides the following pages:
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CDSM or VVIM Diagnostics, page F-2
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CDSM or VVIM Setup, page F-3
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System Configs, page F-15
The Engineering access level is primarily used for initializing the VDS at the time of installation and for
system diagnostics. After your system has been configured, you should not require an engineering access
level user for day-to-day operations.
When you log in to the CDSM with a user account that has Engineering access level, the first page that
is displayed is the CDSM Setup page. All the other CDSM pages that are available with the Master
access level are still available with the Engineering access level.
In an RTSP environment, the Configure > Server Level > RTSP Setup page displays four additional
fields:
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Database Connect Size
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UDP Packet Size
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Threadpool Size
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Max Sessions
These fields are only for diagnostic purposes, and their values should not be changed.
Note
When you configure the CDSM for Virtual Video Infrastructure (VVI), all references to CDSM are
changed to Virtual Video Infrastructure Manager (VVIM) for the Vault and Caching Node manager. For
example, the CDSM Audit Logs available through the Report > System Level left-panel menu is
changed to the VVIM Audit Logs when VVI is configured on the CDSM Setup page, which changes to
the VVIM Setup page.
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CDSM or VVIM Diagnostics
To access the CDSM or VVIM Diagnostics page, choose Maintain > Software > CDSM Diagnostics
or VVIM Diagnostics. The first section of this page provides configuration information that is useful in
diagnosing a problem. The following remaining sections of the CDSM or VVIM Diagnostic page are:
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CIDR Calculator
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Stream Trickmode Debugger
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Unix Timestamp Tool
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Server Diagrams
CIDR Calculator
By entering an IP address and network mask, and clicking Submit, the Classless Inter-Domain Routing
(CIDR) Calculator provides the following TCP/IP network information:
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Network address
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Broadcast address
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Number of hosts
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Range of IP addresses for the hosts
Stream Trick-Mode Debugger
To view the trick-mode data for a Session ID enter the Session ID and click Submit. The CDSM or
VVIM Diagnostic page refreshes and a View Data button is displayed next to the Submit button. Click
View Data to see the raw trick-mode data. A new window displays the data. Right-click in that window
and choose View Source in the pop-up menu. A formatted version of the raw data is displayed.
Unix Timestamp Tool
Clicking on a day in the calendar displays the Unix start time and end time. The time is represented in
seconds since the start of Unix epoch time, which is 1970-01-01T00:00:00.
Server Diagrams
Choose a server from the Server Diagrams drop-down list and a graphic of the server is displayed.
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CDSM or VVIM Setup
The CDSM or VVIM Setup page is used to initially configure the VDS. After you have set the CDSM
or VVIM Setup fields for your system, click Submit. Configuration and start up messages are displayed
in the left panel.
Deployed CServer Version
This field is always set to 2.X.
Stream Failover Support
Stream failover support is available for both the ISA and RTSP environments. If a Streamer fails, another
Streamer in the same Stream Group takes over any active stream sessions without loss of state and
backoffice independence.
Stream Steering Mode
Stream steering determines which Streamers serve streams to a QAM device. There are two types of
stream steering:
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Single site (Silo site steering)
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Multi-site
Single-site steering uses only one Stream Group to serve streams to all QAM devices. Multi-site steering
can use more than one Stream Group to serve streams to the QAM devices. The QAM Gateway page
reflects whether single-site or multi-site steering is enabled, by the number of preference levels
available. Multi-site steering offers four preference levels (high, medium, low, and none). Single-site
steering offers two preference levels (high and none).
Note
Multi-site steering is available for ASI streaming and gigabit Ethernet streaming.
Deployment Network Config
Specify whether your VDS network topology is a Layer 2 or Layer 3 network.
Installation Type
The only options are ISA 2.X and RTSP 2.X.
Stream Destination
The possible settings for Stream Destination are Cable, IPTV, Mixed, and Auto.
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The Cable setting is the existing configuration with the QAM Gateway page and Headend Setup page,
which allows you to map Stream Groups to QAM devices and service groups if applicable.
The IPTV setting provides the Stream Destination page in place of the QAM Gateway page and Headend
Setup page. The Stream Destination page allows you to map the Stream Groups to specified subnets,
which is useful in IPTV networks where each end-user has an IP address.
The Mixed option for Stream Destination allows both cable and IPTV configuration. Previously, only
one Stream Destination type was allowed. The Mixed option makes the QAM Gateway page and
associated Headend Setup page available, along with the Stream Destination page.
In ISA environments, the Mixed option is only available for gigabit Ethernet streaming. The Streaming
Mode is set on the following configuration pages:
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VVI with Content Storage set to Shared—Shared ISA Setup page
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VDS (legacy)—Streamer BMS page
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VVI with centralized management (combined VVIM and Stream Manager)— Streamer BMS page
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VVI with Content Storage set to Distributed—CDSM Setup page under VVI section
The Auto option was added for RTSP environments, where it typically is not necessary to explicitly
configure QAM gateways or IPTV subnets. The Auto option removes these configuration pages from the
CDSM GUI. The Auto option is not supported for ISA environments.
Note
The Stream Destination feature is available only for single-site steering and in ISA environments that
use gigabit Ethernet streaming as the streaming mode.
NAT Support
An option for ISA environments using the IPTV setting for the Stream Destination is the NAT option.
The NAT Traversal feature allows streaming to client devices that are behind a NAT device. All session
setup messages go through the backoffice before reaching the RTSP server, while all stream control
messages go directly to the RTSP server from the STB for IPTV networks using NAT.
The supported LSCP client protocols for the NAT Traversal feature are the Cisco (RTSP) and TTV
(RTSP). The LSCP Client Protocol must be set to one of these two options on the Streamer BMS page.
Parent/Child Service Groups
Parent/Child Service Groups is an optional feature and is only for ISA environments that use ASI
streaming. The Parent/Child Service Groups page allows finer granularity of the service groups.
Bulk Import/Export Configuration
Bulk Import/Export Configuration provides a method of configuring common configuration parameters
for all the servers at one time by means of an XML file, and provides export (backup) and import
(restore) capabilities to the Server-Level and System-Level configuration pages. For more information,
see Creating Bulk Configuration Files, page B-1
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SSV Groups
When SSV Groups is enabled, Stream Groups, Vault Groups, and Cache Groups are disabled.
Note
The SSV Group optional feature is only applicable to RTSP environments and for a CDS that uses only
ISVs.
If redundancy is required, you must enable Vault Groups for the Vault Redundancy Map page to be
displayed. The Vault Redundancy Map page allows mapping of ISVs for mirrored content.
If low-bandwidth mapping is required, you must enable Thin Pipe Management. The Thin Pipe Map
page allows creation of low-bandwidth connections between local and remote groups.
Note
The term SSV used in the CDSM GUI is the same as the ISV. The terms are interchangeable.
When SSV Groups is enabled, all pages referring to Vaults or Streamers display as SSV instead. These
pages include the Stream Destination page, the QAM Gateway page, the Headend Setup page, the
Control/Setup IP page, and the Vault Redundancy Map page.
Trick Mode Capture
Trick Mode Capture is an optional feature. When Trick Mode Capture is enabled, the applicable Stream
Activity reports can drill down to the Stream Play History Drilldown, which displays the trick modes for
a session ID. Additionally, the Graph Stream button is displayed on the Stream Monitor page. The
Stream Activity reports that can drill down to the Stream Play History Drilldown are the following:
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Stream Play History
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Streams by Array
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Streams per STM-MAC
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Bandwidth per Service Group
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System Failures
When Trick Mode Capture is disabled, the session ID in the Stream Activity reports no longer links to
the Stream Play History Drilldown and the Graph Stream button is removed from the Stream Monitor
page.
Fail Ingest Tuning
The Fail Ingest Tuning setting is enabled by default and is available for the CDSM, VVI with central
management, and VVIM; it is not available for the Stream Manager. When enabled, the Fail Ingest
Tuning fields are displayed on the Configure > System Level > Ingest Tuning page and provides the
ability to configure the ingest error detection settings for all Vaults in the VDS.
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Vault Groups
When Vault Groups is enabled and at least two Vault Groups are configured and mapped to each other,
at least one copy of each content within a group is mirrored to the configured peer group. Content is
mirrored among as many as four Vault Groups (one Vault Group ingests the content and up to three Vault
Groups mirror the content), which may be in different geographic regions. The Vault Groups feature adds
the Vault Groups, Master Vault Group, and Vault Redundancy Map configuration pages to the Array
Level.
Note
The maximum number of Vault Groups is 20.
Watermarking Support
Enabling Watermarking Support is required for the Digital Watermarking feature, and means that the
licensing terms of the watermarking vendor has been acknowledged and accepted. For more information
about this feature, see Digital Video Watermarking, page 1-8.
Manage Recorders
This feature is not activated in this release. This feature is for the nDVR feature for RTSP environments.
The CDSM supports the configuration and monitoring of Cisco Recorders. To enable the Manage
Recorder option in the CDSM, a file named “recEnable.txt” must be placed in the
/arroyo/www/htdocs/initial directory. The content of the file is not read by the CDSM; its presence is
required only to enable this feature. When found, the CDSM Setup page displays the Manage Recorders
option.
When Manage Recorders is enabled, the following new CDSM GUI pages are available:
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Configure > System Level > Shared Recorder Settings
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Configure > Server Level > Recorder Setup
The Configure > Server Level pages applicable to the Recorders are the following:
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Interface Setup
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Recorder Setup
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Route Table
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SNMP Agent
ATIS C2 Setup
Beginning with VDS-VR (formerly TV VDS) Release 3.4, ATIS C2 is supported on the server side
(Vault) and enables Cisco Vaults to serve contents to third-party streamers in addition to Cisco streamers
capability to stream contents from third-party servers. You can specify ATIS C2 Mode as either Client,
Server, or None from the drop-down list.
If you choose the ATIS C2 Mode as Server, ATIS C2 is supported on the Vault side, and by default, the
following configurations are set:
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The VVI options is set to enabled.
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The System Management Role is set Vault Manager.
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The Content Storage is set to None.
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The Ingest Manager is set to On.
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The Vault Groups is set to Enabled.
If the ATIS C2 Mode is Server, you can specify the ATIS C2 Domain Name to specify the domain name
used by AIM to frame the HTTP URL for package publishing and generate Media Resource Metadata
(MRM) by CServer.
If you choose the ATIS C2 Mode as Client, ATIS C2 is supported on the Streamer side, and the
configuration remains the same.
If you choose the ATIS C2 Mode as None, ATIS C2 is supported on neither the streamer nor the client
side.
DNS Resolution Support
Beginning with VDS-VR (formerly TV VDS) Release 3.4, DNS Resolution support is provided on the
streamers. DNS Resolution support is applicable only for ATIS C2 Client Setup configuration. Check
the Enabled check box to specify streamers in the sites require DNS Resolution support. By default,
DNS Resolution is disabled.
TVOD Setup
The TV On Demand (TVOD) feature enables broadcast recording of live content for a Virtual Video
Infrastructure (VVI) system in an ISA environment VDS and interacting with the Ericsson OpenStream
backoffice. When TVOD Setup is Enabled, the CallSign Setup page is displayed (Configure > System
Level > CallSign Setup).
To ensure the TVOD server is running, log in to the Vault as user isa, go to the /home/isa/IntegrationTest
directory, and run the ./show_calypso_services script. The TVOD Manager should be listed as running.
Thin Pipe Management
Thin Pipe Management allows you to configure low-bandwidth connections between local and remote
sites. A local site consists of groups of servers in the same site, for example, all the Streamers in a Stream
Group are considered part of the same site, or local site. A remote site consists of groups of servers in
other Stream Groups, Cache Groups, and Vault Groups. Use the Thin Pipe Map page to configure this
feature.
VOD Error Repair
The VOD Error Repair is a licensed feature and requires a software activation key to enable it. For more
information about activating the VOD Error Repair, see Initializing the VDS and Activating the Optional
Features, page 3-3.
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The VOD Error Repair feature retransmits lost packets to improve the quality of the end-user video
experience. The VOD Error Repair feature uses negative acknowledgment (NACK) retransmission
methods to implement retransmission-based error repair.
The VOD Error Repair settings can be configured on the System Level, Array Level, and the Server
Level. Error Repair and RTP Encapsulation can only be enabled at the System Level and Array Level.
Setting the Client Protocol to Cisco RTSP
The client must be set to Cisco RTSP.
For RTSP environments, log in as a user with Engineering access. The CDSM Setup page is displayed.
In the RTSP Deployment Type section, set the Deployment Type to Cisco.
For ISA environments, on the Streamer BMS page (Configure > Array Level > Streamer BMS), in the
LSCP Services section, set the LSCP Client Protocol to Cisco (RTSP), and click Submit.
For ISA environments with VVIs and Shared Content Store or Virtual Content Store, the LSCP Services
section is on the Configure > Array Level > VHO ISA Settings.
Error Repair Client on STB
VOD Error Repair feature requires that the STB have the Cisco Visual Quality Experience Client
(VQE-C) software running on it. The VQE-C is the error-repair client software, which has the following
capabilities:
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Receives RTP video packets
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Detects missing packets
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Requests retransmission of missing packets
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Merges retransmitted packets with original stream
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Collects statistics and counters for monitoring
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Complies with the Cisco RTSP syntax for VOD Error Repair
The VQE-C is a software development kit (SDK) that is available for download through the open-source
program.
Virtual Video Infrastructure
The Virtual Video Infrastructure (VVI) provides management of the Caching Nodes in a central
management configuration or a split-domain management configuration.
When you enable VVI, you need to choose the Management System Role of the CDSM. The
Management System Role has the following options:
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VVI and Stream Manager—Central management of all Vaults, Caching Nodes, and Streamers
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VVI (Vault/Cache) Manager—Management of only the Vaults and Caching Nodes
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Stream Manager—Management of only the Streamers
The Cache Fill Protocol options are for selecting the type of data communication that is used between
Caching Nodes and Streamers. Cache Control Protocol (CCP) is used for communication among the
Vaults, Caching Nodes, and Streamers in an ISA environment with Shared Content Store. For more
information about CCP Streamers and HTTP Streamers, see Caching Node Workflow, page 2-12.
Note
ISA environments only support CCP, while RTSP environments support both CCP and HTTP for VVI.
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The split-domain management is made up of the VVI (Vault/Cache) Manager and the Stream Manager.
For the Stream Manager to be able to communicate with the VVI Manager, you need to enter the IP
address of the VVI Manager in the VVI (Vault/Cache) Manager VVIM IP field.
If CCP is used as the cache-fill protocol, you must provide a name for the Stream Manager in the Stream
Domain Name field so that the VVIM can identify it from other Stream Managers. Communication
between the VVI Manager and the Stream Manager is accomplished through database replication when
using CCP.
Note
When you configure the CDSM for Virtual Video Infrastructure (VVI), all references to CDSM are
changed to Virtual Video Infrastructure Manager (VVIM) for the Vault and Caching Node manager.
The VVIM and Stream Managers display different configuration, monitoring, reports, and maintenance
pages based on the servers they manage. For example, when CCP is the cache-fill protocol, the VVIM
displays the Configuration Generator page in the Maintenance > Software left-panel menu. The
Configuration Generator page is used to generate the group IDs and server IDs for the Stream Managers
to use in their domains.
Configuring Split-Domain Management
To configure a VVIM that uses split-domain management, set the VVI fields as follows:
Note
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VVI Options—Enabled
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Management System Role—VVI (Vault/Cache) Manager
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Cache Fill Protocol—CCP
Content Storage must be enabled to use VVI with split-domain management.
To configure a Stream Manager that uses split-domain management, set the VVI fields as follows:
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VVI Options—Enabled
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Management System Role—Stream Manager
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Cache Fill Protocol—CCP
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VVI (Vault/Cache) Manager VVIM IP—IP address of the VVIM
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Stream Domain Name—Domain name for the Stream Domain
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Streaming Mode—ASI or gigE (Must be set to gigE for the Content Storage feature)
Configuring ISA Regionalization
To configure ISA Regionalization on a Stream Manager, set the CDSM Setup fields as follows:
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Vault Group—Enabled
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Content Storage—Distributed
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VVI—Configure with the following settings:
– VVI: Enabled
– Management System Role: Stream Manager
– Cache Fill Protocols: CCP
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– VVIM IP: IP address of the VVIM
– Stream Domain Name: name of the Stream Manager
– Streaming Mode: Gige
To configure ISA Regionalization on a VVIM, set the VVIM Setup fields as follows:
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Vault Group—Enabled
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Content Storage—Distributed
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VVI—Configure with the following settings:
– VVI: Enabled
– Management System Role: VVI (Vault/Cache) Manager
– Cache Fill Protocols: CCP
For more information on configuring ISA Regionalization, see ISA Regionalization Configuration
Workflow, page 3-9.
Configuring Virtual Content Store
To configure Virtual Content Store on a Stream Manager, set the CDSM Setup fields as follows:
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Vault Group—Disabled
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Content Storage—Distributed
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VVI—Configure with the following settings:
– VVI: Enabled
– Management System Role: Stream Manager
– Cache Fill Protocols: CCP
– VVIM IP: IP address of the VVIM
– Stream Domain Name: name of the Stream Manager
– Streaming Mode: Gige
To configure Virtual Content Store on a VVIM, set the VVIM Setup fields as follows:
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Vault Group—Enabled
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Content Storage—Distributed
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VVI—Configure with the following settings:
– VVI: Enabled
– Management System Role: VVI (Vault/Cache) Manager
– Cache Fill Protocols: CCP
For more information on configuring Virtual Content Store, see Virtual Content Store Configuration
Workflow, page 3-10.
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Content Storage
The Content Storage feature applies to ISA environments and has the following options:
Note
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Shared
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Distributed
Content Storage is required for VVI with split-domain management in an ISA environment.
Shared
The Shared Content Storage, also known as Shared Content Store (SCS) allows one instance of a Content
Store to be shared with many instances of Stream Services, each located in its own video hub office
(VHO) with its own video backoffice (VBO). When SCS is enabled, the Shared ISA Setup page is added
to the Configure > System Level pages in the VVIM, and the VHO ISA Setup page is added to the
Configure > Array Level in the CDSM. The Shared ISA Setup page has all the Content Store
information configured on the Vaults that is shared with all the VBOs. The VHO ISA Setup page has the
Stream Services information for similar groups of Stream Groups in the same VHO.
Distributed
The Distributed Content Storage option allows for two configurations:
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ISA Regionalization—Allows the use of a centralized storage facility containing both Vaults and
Caching Nodes in a Virtual Video Infrastructure (VVI), while maintaining a localized or remote
VDS at each headend. For more information, see ISA Regionalization, page 2-16. ISA
Regionalization requires that Vault Groups be enabled on the Stream Manager CDSM.
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Vault Virtualization—Replaces the SCS with the Virtual Content Store (VCS). No content is
ingested at the local VHO. All ingests and deletions of content occur at the central location, and both
ingests and deletions are initiated by the local BMS at each local VHO, just as they were in the SCS.
However, the VHOs do not need to communicate with the super headend (SHE) as they did with the
SCS feature. With VCS, communication of ingestions and deletions is handled by the Ingest Driver
client residing on the master Streamer in each VHO and the Ingest Driver server residing on the
master Vault in the SHE. Vault Virtualization requires that Vault Groups be disabled on the Stream
Manager CDSM. For more information, see Virtual Content Store, page 2-20.
VVI
When Distributed is selected as the Content Storage type, Streaming Mode (ASI or Gige) option is
added under VVI. Streaming Mode must be set to Gige for the Content Storage feature, whether Shared
or Distributed is selected. For Shared, the streaming mode is configured on the VHO ISA Setup page.
For Distributed, the streaming mode is selected on the CDSM Setup page.
Change Notifications
When VVIM or Stream Manager is the role for a Distributed Content Storage, then the Change
Notification option is available. When Change Notifications is enabled, notifications are sent and
received between the Stream Manager and the VVIM when changes are made to the Vault Groups and
Cache Groups.
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Remote Setup and Control Service Support
The Remote Setup and Control Server Support feature allows the Setup and Control servers of the
Streamers to be placed in a different location than the Play servers of the Streamers. All control traffic
(setup and control) goes to one Streamer (Setup and Control server), and all video data traffic is served
from the Streamers designated as the Play servers.
As part of this feature, there is never just one stream transmitted on a single Ethernet interface. There is
always at least two active streams transmitted on an interface. For more information, see Remote Setup
and Control Server, page 2-10.
Note
The Remote Setup and Control Server Support feature is supported on a Virtual Video Infrastructure
(VVI) with split-domain management in an ISA environment and Content Storage configured as either
Shared or Distributed.
The VOD Error Repair feature is not supported with the Remote Setup and Control Server Support
feature.
Table F-1 describes the Remote Setup and Control Service Support fields. Configure the settings as
appropriate.
Table F-1
Remote Setup and Control Service Support Fields
Field
Description
Remote Setup
and Control
Service Support
Enables the Remote Setup and Control Service Support feature.
Global Source IP IP address used by the Streamers acting as the Play servers for transmitting streams.
The Global Source Address is defined on all Streamers (Setup, Control, and Play),
is hosted on the primary Setup server, and is managed in a fault-tolerant manner
Global Source
Port
Port number used in conjunction with the Global Source IP address for transmitting
stream data. The default is 4000.
Minimum
Streams Per Port
Minimum number of streams allowed on each stream interface on the Streamer Play
servers. The default is 4. The range is from 4 to 10.
Single Session
Timeout
Amount of time, in seconds, the first play request can be held on a Play server
waiting for a second play request. If the timeout is reached, the first play session
fails and the stream request is sent back to the Control server for relocation.
The default is 10. The range is from 2 to 20.
Sessions Per
Control
Number of sessions allowed per Control server. The default is 1000. The range is
from 10 to 2000.
Media Scheduler
The Media Scheduler is an optional feature and requires a software activation key to enable it. For more
information about activating the Media Scheduler, see Initializing the VDS and Activating the Optional
Features, page 3-3. The Media Scheduler allows live ingests from multicast IP addresses and uses the
Input Channels page to map multicast IP addresses to channels. You can enable either Media Scheduler
or Real-Time Capture Type, but not both.
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The Media Scheduler has the option to set the Importer/Transformer Type to either OCN or SA
Tribune. This setting is determined by your deployment.
The Start Day of Year for Asset ID Generation is either 0 or 1. The setting is determined by the TV
VDS software release in which you initially started using Media Scheduler. In Release 2.1 and earlier,
the Asset ID starts with 0 per design. In Release 2.2 and later, the Asset ID starts with 1 per design.
Real-Time Capture Type
Real-Time Capture allows live ingests from multicast IP addresses and uses the CallSign Setup page to
map the multicast IP addresses to call signs. You can enable either Media Scheduler or Real-Time
Capture Type, but not both.
Note
To seed the database with the HomeID field for Real-Time Capture (non-Media Scheduler), you must
run the cv-account-add-homeid0 script as user isa in the /home/isa directory on the Vault (or ISV). See
your Cisco customer representative to get the cv-account-add-homeid0 script.
Playout Scheduler
Playout Scheduler is only available in an ISA environment on a VVI with central management or a
legacy CDSM.
The TV Playout features incorporates the TV Playout functionality from a previous release and adds
enhancements to these features. The TV Playout feature includes Public, Education, and Government
(PEG) channels and Barker Streams. PEG channels differ from traditional broadcast channels in that the
service provider itself must ingest and stream the content rather than receiving and forwarding a satellite
feed.
The Playout Scheduler has the following options:
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Playout Scheduler—On/Off
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Localized EPG Extension—On/Off
For information on the configuration workflow of the Playout Scheduler and the associated CDSM GUI
pages, see TV Playout Configuration Workflow, page 3-11.
Localized EPG Extensions
To enable Localized EPG Extensions, the Playout Scheduler must be enabled.
Localized EPG Extensions adds the Configure > Array Level > EPG Exporter page. The EPG
Exporter allows you to create an XML file that contains information from the Playout Scheduler for
viewing, saving, and importing into a system to create program listings.
When content is selected for ingest on the Configure > Array Level > Manual Ingest page, there are
two additional fields for Localized EPG Extensions:
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Localized Name
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Localized Description
The Monitor > System Level > Completed Ingest page displays the Localized Name and Localized
Description fields and allows them to be edited.
The Configure > Array Level > Barker/Stream Playlist displays the Localized Name in the content
selection field.
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The Configure > Array Level > Playout Scheduler displays the original ingest name of the content
object, not the Localized Name.
Ingest Manager
The Ingest Manager is an optional feature and requires a software activation key to enable it. For more
information about activating the Ingest Manager, Initializing the VDS and Activating the Optional
Features, page 3-3. The Ingest Manager takes care of provisioned content objects by collecting the
metadata, sending messages to the appropriate subsystem to ingest the content, and sending messages to
expire the content when the expiration period has passed.
RTSP Deployment Type
The RTSP Deployment type is applicable only to RTSP environments. The options are the following:
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DSM-CC
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RTSP
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NGOD
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IPTV
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Quative
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EventIS (on vpath and off vpath)
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Cisco
The deployment configuration differs depending on the type of headend.
Content Propagation
The Content Propagation setting determines whether content information is propagated to the Streamers
or not. This setting is applicable only to RTSP environments.
When the RTSP Deployment Type is set to NGOD, set the Content Propagation to Not Propagated. This
setting allows content information to be stored on the Caching Nodes in VVI RTSP NGOD deployments.
The Streamers check their local database for a record of the content. If the content is not found, the
Caching Nodes are queried for the content record.
For all other RTSP Deployment Types, set the Content Propagation to Propagated. This allows content
information to be stored on the Streamers.
Authentication Manager
The Authentication Manager is an optional feature and is only for specific RTSP environments
(EventIS). The Authentication Manager communicates with the backoffice to validate a request received
from a set-top box before setting up a session.
The Protocol options are for selecting the RTSP deployment type for the Authentication Manager. Cisco
is used for the Cisco RTSP deployment and EventIS is used for the EventIS RTSP deployment.
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System Configs
Ingest Steering
The Ingest Steering feature works with the Vault Groups feature. When Ingest Steering is enabled (along
with Vault Groups), the Ingest Steering configuration page displays at the Array Level. The Vault Group
Setup page offers the ability to assign Vaults to a Vault Group. The Ingest Steering page offers the ability
to map the product ID of the content to a Vault Group that ingests the content.
Note
Changes to the Ingest Steering configuration do not take effect immediately.
•
If there is ingest activity, wait two hours for FSI to reload the new configuration.
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If there is no ingest activity, restarting the FSI process on the master Vault could make the changes
take effect immediately.
Service Group Steering
Service Group Steering is an optional feature and is only for RTSP environments. When the Service
Group Steering option is turned on, the Configure > System Level > Headend Setup page is available
to steer Stream Groups to specific service groups.
CDSM or VVIM NAV Setup
The CDSM NAV Setup changes what displays in the CDSM GUI.
CDSM or VVIM Health Monitoring
The CDSM Health Monitoring optional feature displays the Server Level monitor page, Server Vitals
page and a Vitals column in the System Health Monitor page. The Server Vitals page displays the current
values of the server, as well as thresholds, for monitored system components. Server components are
monitored and when a threshold is exceeded, the System Health Monitor page and Server Vitals page
report the event and an SNMP trap is sent.
System Configs
To access the CDSM or VVIM System Configuration page, choose Maintain > Software > System
Configs. The System Configs page contains critical VDS parameters that are set at the time of the initial
installation of the VDS. Generally, the default settings are appropriate for all environments.
Caution
If these parameters are changed after the VDS is in service, your VDS may not function properly.
Group Map 0
Specifies whether the Group Map 0 parameter is for an ISA or RTSP environment.
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Servers Group Map
Specifies whether the Servers Map 0 parameter is for an ISA or RTSP environment.
License Map
Specifies that the License Map is set to 0 and no further configuration of this parameter is required.
Control IP Map
Specifies that the Control IP Map is set to 1 and no further configuration of this parameter is required.
Popularity Based Caching
In most cases, the default setting (12 hours) of the Popularity Half Life field is sufficient, but in cases
where a significant fraction of viewed content has a “flash” popularity pattern shorter than the popularity
half-life value, changing the setting may result in a better cache-hit rate overall.
AIM Configuration
After enabling the Ingest manager option under the VVIM Setup page, the user can set the default
settings for the Ingest Manager by clicking on set defaults button. The user can then proceed to
Configure > System Level > Ingest Manager page to do the remaining configuration.
Add New Server
Should you experience problems adding a new server into the VDS, and you have tried the solutions
covered in CDSM GUI Does Not Register the Vaults and Streamers, page A-26, you can use the Add
New Server section.
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