3 Getting Started

3 Getting Started
CH A P T E R
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Getting Started
This chapter provides information on configuring the VDS servers. The topics covered in this chapter
include:
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Initially Configuring the Devices, page 3-1
•
Logging In to the TV CDSM, page 3-2
•
Initializing the VDS and Activating the Optional Features, page 3-3
•
Navigating the CDSM, page 3-4
•
Configuration Workflows, page 3-6
This chapter assumes the VDS servers are already installed and takes you through the next steps toward
configuring and monitoring the VDS.
Initially Configuring the Devices
You must initially configure the Content Delivery Engines (CDEs) before they can participate in the
VDS network. The CDE that runs the TV Content Delivery System Manager (CDSM) must be initialized
first so that the CDEs running the Streamers, Vaults, and optionally Caching Nodes, or the ISVs can
communicate with it.
For more information about initially configuring the CDEs, see the following as appropriate:
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Cisco Content Delivery Engine 465 Hardware Installation Guide
•
Cisco Content Delivery Engine 205/220/250/280/420/460/470 Hardware Installation Guide
•
Cisco TV VDS 3.5 Installation, Upgrade, and Maintenance Guide
Initial configuration of your CDEs includes basic network configuration settings to provide connectivity
to the CDSM.
Note
To ensure that the network interfaces are not restarted, skip configuring network settings during the
initial configuration by executing the cdsconfig script with the -skipnw option.
# cdsconfig -skipnw
After the CDEs are configured with these settings, you can use the CDSM to configure and manage all
the servers in the VDS.
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Logging In to the TV CDSM
After you have initially configured your CDEs, you must initially set up your VDS and activate any
optional features. See Initializing the VDS and Activating the Optional Features, page 3-3 for more
information.
Logging In to the TV CDSM
To log in to the TV CDSM, do the following:
Step 1
Using your web browser, enter the IP address or hostname of your CDSM.
For example, if the IP address of your CDSM is 192.168.0.236, you can access it by entering
http://192.168.0.236 in the address or location text box of your browser program.
Note
Consult your as-built documentation for the IP address of the CDSM. If you have redundant
CDSMs, use the virtual IP address, not the IP addresses of the physical Ethernet interfaces.
The CDSM GUI now supports Hyper Text Transport Protocol Secure (HTTPS) as a secure way to access
the browser-based interface. The cdsconfig script offers the following choices to access the CDSM GUI:
•
HTTP
•
HTTPS
•
HTTP and HTTPS
The System Login page is displayed, as shown in Figure 3-1.
Figure 3-1
Note
Step 2
System Login Page
The CDSM supports Microsoft Internet Explorer version 6 or higher.
Enter your user name and password and click Log In.
The built-in user name is admin and the initial password is admin.
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Note
Tip
We strongly recommend that you change the built-in user password as soon as possible. See
Editing User Settings, page 7-5 for more information.
To navigate within the CDSM, click one of the navigation bar options (for example, Maintain), then one
of the tab options (for example, Users), and then one of the left-panel menu options (for example, Add
Users). Navigational directions in procedures are written as in the following example:
Choose Maintain > Users > Add Users.
Logging Out
To log out of the CDSM from any page, click Logout at the upper-right part of the page. See Figure 3-2.
Figure 3-2
Logging Out
Initializing the VDS and Activating the Optional Features
Initial configuration of your VDS includes selecting the CServer version, the installation type, and other
parameters that must be configured before you can continue the configuration process.
If the Media Scheduler or Ingest Manager are part of your deployment, you need to activate these
features by entering an activation key.
To initialize your VDS or activate the Media Scheduler and Ingest Manager, do the following:
Step 1
Log in to the CDSM as admin, or use another user account that has master access.
Step 2
Add a user with engineering access.
a.
Choose Maintain > User > Add Users. The Add Users page is displayed.
b.
In the New User and Password fields, enter the user name and password for this account.
c.
From the Access drop-down list, choose Engineering.
d.
Click Add User.
Step 3
Log out of the CDSM, and log in as the user with the Engineering access level that you specified in
Step 2. The CDSM Setup page is displayed.
Step 4
Choose the options for your deployment and click Submit. For more information about the fields on this
page, see CDSM or VVIM Setup, page F-3.
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Step 5
Step 6
To activate the Media Scheduler, scroll down to the Media Scheduler section, and click the ON radio
button next to the Media Scheduler field.
a.
In the Activation Key field, enter the software access key from your Right to Use Notification for
the Content Delivery Application Media Scheduler (CDAMS) product.
b.
In the Importer/Transformer Type field, choose either OCN or SA Tribune. The
Importer/Transformer Type specifies the expected EPG format, the fields for the Input Channels
page, and the expected ADI metadata.
To activate the Ingest Manager, scroll down to the Ingest Manager section, and click the ON radio button
next to the Ingest Manager field.
a.
Step 7
In the Activation Key field, enter the software access key from your Right to Use Notification for
the Content Delivery Application Stream Resiliency, VOD ER for Gen 1 & Gen 2 Streamers
(CDATSTR2-EN) product or for the Content Delivery Application Stream Resiliency, VOD ER for
Gen 3 Streamers (CDATSTR3-EN) product.
To activate the VOD Error Repair, scroll down to the VOD Error Repair section, and click the Enabled
radio button next to the VOD Error Repair field.
a.
In the Activation Key field, enter the software access key from your Right to Use Notification for
the Content Delivery Application VOD Error Repair (CDAVER) product.
Step 8
Click Submit.
Step 9
Log out of the CDSM.
Navigating the CDSM
The CDSM pages consist of the elements illustrated in Figure 3-3.
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Figure 3-3
CDSM User Interface
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4
5
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Left panel menu
4
Page title
2
Tabs
5
Main panel
3
Tab options
6
Tools (Home, Help, and, Logout)
The tabs are accessible from any page in the CDSM.
The tab options are used to choose the applicable level. In the Configure and Monitor pages, the tab
option selected determines whether the configuration or monitoring applies to the system as a whole, to
the array level, or to a specific server.
Using Online Help
Online help is available in the CDSM. You can use it by clicking on the Help button in the upper-right
corner of any of the pages.
Context-sensitive help is provided for the page you are viewing.
The CDSM offers several levels of help:
•
Each page of the CDSM includes some basic help, normally displayed in the main panel.
•
The Help button displays context-sensitive help presented in a separate browser window. The
content of this page is different depending on the page of the CDSM you are viewing when you click
Help. After you are inside the help system, you can move around to view different topics by using
a variety of navigation tools:
– Back/forward page buttons
– Links within the page contents
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– Table of Contents, accessed through the navigation panel at the left of the page.
– Contents icon shows and hides the Table of Contents.
– Print icon prints the page you are viewing.
•
From the Help window, you can display the full Cisco VDS-VR 4.1 Software Configuration Guide
by clicking the View PDF button.
Configuration Workflows
After you have completed the initial installation and configuration of the CDEs for the VDS and you
have verified connectivity to the CDSM, you are ready to configure the VDS for content delivery. The
configuration workflow consists of one or more of the following:
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VDS Configuration Workflow
•
VVI Configuration Workflow
•
Vault Virtualization Configuration Workflow
•
TV MediaX Configuration Workflow
•
TV Playout Configuration Workflow
VDS Configuration Workflow
Table 3-1 lists the basic tasks, in the recommended order, for configuring the VDS for content delivery
with references to the associated sections in each chapter.
Table 3-1
Configuration Workflow
Task
Description
Where to Find More Information
Change
administrator
password
Change the administrator password for the
CDSM.
Editing User Settings, page 7-5
Interface setup
Configure the different interfaces on the VDS
servers.
Configuring the Interfaces,
page 4-65
Server setup
Configure the IP addresses and ports for the
interfaces, as well as other settings such as
quality of service (QoS).
Configuring the Servers,
page 4-69
Route table
Route Table identifies destination subnetworks Configuring the Route Table,
for cache, stream, and stream control
page 4-78
interfaces. Route Table is optional.
Stream groups
setup
A Stream Group consists of one or more
Streamers. Stream Groups relate to QAM
gateways or destination subnetwork by the
Stream Group preference.
Configuring Stream Groups,
page 4-34
Control and setup
IPs
Configure the Control server and Setup server
IP address for the Stream Groups.
Configuring the Control and
Setup IPs, page 4-50
QAM gateways1
Configure the QAM Gateways for the VDS.
Configuring QAM Gateways,
page 4-4
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Table 3-1
Configuration Workflow (continued)
Task
Headend setup
1
Ingest tuning
Description
Where to Find More Information
Configure service groups for gigabit Ethernet
streaming, ASI streaming, and barker streams.
Configuring the Headend Setup,
page 4-7
Configure the trick-mode speeds for ingested
content.
Configuring Ingest Tuning,
page 4-15
1. If the Stream Destination feature is set to IPTV, the QAM Gateway page and Headend Setup page are replaced with the Stream
Destination page. A setting of Mixed for Stream Destination displays all three pages, For more information, see Configuring
Stream Destinations, page 4-9.
The other configuration settings, barker streams, parent/child service groups, DNS settings, and so on,
can be configured in any order.
VVI Configuration Workflow
The Virtual Video Infrastructure can be centrally managed or can use split-domain management.
Central Management Configuration Workflow
Table 3-2 lists the basic tasks, in the recommended order, for configuring the VVI with central
management for content delivery with references to the associated sections in each chapter.
Table 3-2
VVI Configuration Workflow
Task
Description
Where to Find More Information
Change
administrator
password
Change the administrator password for the
CDSM.
Editing User Settings, page 7-5
Interface setup
Configure the different interfaces on the VDS
servers.
Configuring the Interfaces,
page 4-65
Server setup
Configure the IP addresses and ports for the
interfaces, as well as other settings such as
quality of service (QoS).
Configuring the Servers,
page 4-69
Route table
Route Table identifies destination subnetworks Configuring the Route Table,
for cache, stream, and stream control
page 4-78
interfaces. Route Table is optional.
Stream Groups
setup
A Stream Group consists of one or more
Streamers. Stream Groups relate to QAM
gateways or destination subnetwork by the
Stream Group preference.
Configuring Cache Groups,
page 4-43
Control and Setup
IP addresses
Configure the Control server and Setup server
IP address for the Stream Groups.
Configuring the Control and
Setup IPs, page 4-50
Cache Groups
setup
A Cache Group consists of one or more
Caching Nodes.
Configuring Cache Groups,
page 4-43
Stream to Cache
map
Cache Groups are mapped to Stream Groups
and given a preference.
Mapping Stream Groups to
Cache-Fill Sources, page 4-46
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VVI Configuration Workflow (continued)
Task
Description
Where to Find More Information
Configure the QAM Gateways for the VDS.
Configuring QAM Gateways,
page 4-4
Headend setup1
Associate service groups with Stream Groups.
Configuring the Headend Setup,
page 4-7
Ingest tuning
Configure the trick-mode speeds for ingested
content.
Configuring Ingest Tuning,
page 4-15
QAM gateways
1
1. If the Stream Destination feature is set to IPTV, the QAM Gateway page and Headend Setup page are replaced with the Stream
Destination page. A setting of Mixed for Stream Destination displays all three pages, For more information, see Configuring
Stream Destinations, page 4-9.
Split-Domain Management Configuration Workflow
Table 3-3 lists the basic tasks, in the recommended order, for configuring the VVI with split-domain
management (VVIM and Stream Manager) for content delivery with references to the associated sections
in each chapter. For more information, see Network Design, page 2-1and CDSM or VVIM Setup,
page F-3.
Table 3-3
VVI Split-Domain Configuration Workflow
Task
Manager
Description
Change
administrator
password
VVIM and Stream Change the administrator password for the
Manager
CDSM.
Editing User Settings, page 7-5
Interface setup
VVIM and Stream Configure the different interfaces on the VDS
Manager
servers.
Configuring the Interfaces,
page 4-65
Server setup
VVIM and Stream Configure the IP addresses and ports for the
Manager
interfaces, as well as other settings such as
quality of service (QoS).
Configuring the Servers,
page 4-69
Route table
VVIM and Stream Route Table identifies destination subnetworks Configuring the Route Table,
Manager
for cache, stream, and stream control
page 4-78
interfaces. Route Table is optional.
Stream groups
setup
Stream Manager
A Stream Group consists of one or more
Streamers. Stream Groups relate to QAM
gateways or destination subnetwork by the
Stream Group preference.
Configuring Stream Groups,
page 4-34
Control and setup
IPs
Stream Manager
Configure the Control server and Setup server
IP address for the Stream Groups.
Configuring the Control and
Setup IPs, page 4-50
Cache Groups
setup
VVIM
A Cache Group consists of one or more
Caching Nodes.
Configuring Cache Groups,
page 4-43
Stream to cache
mapping
Stream Manager
Cache Groups are mapped to Stream Groups
and given a preference.
Mapping Stream Groups to
Cache-Fill Sources, page 4-46
QAM gateways1
Stream Manager
Configure the QAM Gateways for the VDS.
Configuring QAM Gateways,
page 4-4
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Table 3-3
VVI Split-Domain Configuration Workflow (continued)
Task
Headend setup
1
Ingest tuning
Manager
Description
Where to Find More Information
Stream Manager
Configure service groups for gigabit Ethernet
streaming, ASI streaming, and barker streams.
Configuring the Headend Setup,
page 4-7
VVIM
Configure the trick-mode speeds for ingested
content.
Configuring Ingest Tuning,
page 4-15
1. If the Stream Destination feature is set to IPTV, the QAM Gateway page and Headend Setup page are replaced with the Stream Destination page. A
setting of Mixed for Stream Destination displays all three pages, For more information, see Configuring Stream Destinations, page 4-9.
Note
Before configuring the VHO ISA Settings on the Stream Manager, resubmit the Shared ISA settings on
the VVIM. If the CDSM or VVIM GUI pages are not updated with respect to the ISA settings, resubmit
the Shared ISA Settings page on the VVIM and the VHO ISA Setup page on the Stream Manager.
The other configuration settings, Vault Groups, Master Vault Group, Vault Redundancy Map, barker
streams, parent/child service groups, DNS settings, and so on, can be configured in any order.
Vault Virtualization Configuration Workflow
The Vault Virtualization can be configured as follows:
•
ISA Regionalization (with local Vaults in headend)
•
Virtual Content Store (without local Vaults in headend)
•
Shared Content Store (pre-Release 2.5.2 version of Virtual Content Store)
This section consists of the configuration workflow for the following:
•
ISA Regionalization Configuration Workflow
•
Virtual Content Store Configuration Workflow
ISA Regionalization Configuration Workflow
In addition to the configuration workflow for split-domain management, Table 3-4 lists the basic tasks,
in the recommended order, for configuring ISA Regionalization with references to the associated
sections in each chapter. For more information, see ISA Regionalization, page 2-16 and CDSM or VVIM
Setup, page F-3.
Table 3-4
ISA Regionalization Configuration Workflow
Task
Manager
Description
Where to Find More Information
CDSM Setup
Stream Manager
(CDSM)
Configure each Stream Manager
for ISA Regionalization.
Configuring ISA Regionalization, page F-9
VVIM Setup
VVIM
Configure the VVIM for ISA
Regionalization
Configuring ISA Regionalization, page F-9
Vault groups
Stream Manager
Assign local Vault Groups,
configure Vault redundancy, and
assign the master Vault.
Configuring Vault Groups, page 4-38
Mapping Vault Groups for Redundancy, page 4-48
Configuring the Master Vault Group, page 4-49
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Note
Trick-mode settings on the VVIM and Stream Managers must be the same. To configure trick-mode
settings in the CDSM GUI, choose Configure > System Level > Ingest Tuning.
Virtual Content Store Configuration Workflow
In addition to the configuration workflow for split-domain management, Table 3-5 lists the basic tasks,
in the recommended order, for configuring Virtual Content Store with references to the associated
sections in each chapter. For more information, see Virtual Content Store, page 2-20 and CDSM or
VVIM Setup, page F-3.
Table 3-5
Virtual Content Store Configuration Workflow
Task
Manager
Description
Where to Find More Information
CDSM Setup
Stream Manager
(CDSM)
Configure each Stream Manager for Virtual
Content Store.
Configuring Virtual Content Store,
page F-10
VVIM Setup
VVIM
Configure the VVIM for Virtual Content Store. Configuring Virtual Content Store,
page F-10
Note
Trick-mode settings on the VVIM and Stream Managers must be the same. To configure trick-mode
settings in the CDSM GUI, choose Configure > System Level > Ingest Tuning.
When Content Storage is set to Distributed and the VVI is set to centralized management (VVI &
Stream Manager), The following configuration pages are affected:
•
Configure > System Level > Distributed ISA Setup page
•
Configure > Array Level > VHO ISA Settings page
Both the above pages require configuration.
TV MediaX Configuration Workflow
Table 3-6 lists the basic tasks for configuring the TV MediaX Suite CDA with references to the
associated sections in each chapter.
Note
TV MediaX is an optional feature and requires a software activation key to enable it. For more
information, see Initializing the VDS and Activating the Optional Features, page 3-3.
Table 3-6
TV MediaX Configuration Workflow
Task
Where to Find More Information
Specify the data feed import type used to populate the Media
Scheduler, and the transformer type used to process the ADI
metadata.
Configuring Call Signs,
page 4-24
Map each channel to a multicast group IP address and port, and Configuring Input Channels,
specify the settings for every program in the channel.
page 4-26
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TV MediaX Configuration Workflow (continued)
Task
Where to Find More Information
Upload an EPG file. During the upload process, the EPG file is Uploading an EPG File,
parsed into database records that in turn populates the Media page 7-22
Scheduler.
Configuring the Media
Scheduler, page 4-56
Schedule the ingest of content.
The Media Scheduler does the following:
1.
Values from the EPG file are combined with the values
from the Input Channels page, and the ADI metadata XML
file is created.
2.
The database records are marked according to the Media
Scheduler settings (scheduled, unscheduled, marked for
scheduling, and so on).
3.
The ADI metadata is published to the backoffice.
TV Playout Configuration Workflow
Table 3-7 lists the basic tasks for configuring the TV Playout CDA with references to the associated
sections in each chapter.
Note
TV Playout is an optional feature and is only displayed if the TV Playout feature is enabled. For more
information, see Playout Scheduler, page F-13.
.
Table 3-7
TV Playout Configuration Workflow
Task
Where to Find More Information
Specify the streaming mode (active-active or active-standby)
for the Barker Stream/Playlist and Playout Scheduler.
Configuring the TV Playout
Application, page 7-20
Map each channel to a multicast group IP address and port, and Configuring Input Channels,
specify the settings for every program in the channel.
page 4-26
Upload an TV Playout file. During the upload process, the file Importing a TV Playout
is parsed into database records that in turn populates the TV
Schedule, page 7-21
Playout Scheduler.
The following CDSM pages are part of TV Playout CDA:
•
Configure > System Level > Output Channels
•
Configure > Array Level > Manual Ingest
•
Configure > Array Level > Barker Stream/Playlist
•
Configure > Array Level > Playout Scheduler
•
Configure > Array Level > Playout Exporter
•
Configure > Array Level > EPG Exporter
•
Monitor > Array Level > Barker Monitor
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Monitor > Array Level > Playout Monitor
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Reports > System Level > Playout/Barker Reports (Only report available for TV Playout)
•
Maintain > Users > User Default Settings
•
Maintain > Services > Content Manager
•
Maintain > Software > Application Configuration
•
Maintain > Software > Playout Importer
•
Maintain > Software > Playout Upgrade Status
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