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Topics in this section explain how to maintain and administer your DMP.
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Concepts, page 7-1
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Procedures, page 7-2
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Reference, page 7-8
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DMPDM Workflow, page 7-1
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DMPDM 5.4 Differences by DMP Model, page 7-2
Concepts
DMPDM Workflow
The typical workflow in DMPDM assumes that you will test settings before you commit to them.
Settings in DMPDM might revert to their most recent state after your DMP restarts. This occurs by
design, so that you can test new settings. If your changes cause unforseen problems, you can abandon
them without consequence. And, when your changes are satisfactory, you can commit to them.
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Click Apply to test new values for a condition or setting. After this click, the change takes effect.
However, this change is temporary and reversible. The values that you overwrote will return the next
time that your DMP restarts, unless you commit to them explicitly.
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Choose Administration > Save and Restart DMP to store changed settings permanently. When the
Save and Restart DMP page appears, you must click Save to actually save your work. After this
click, the changes persist even after your DMP restarts.
Related Topics
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“Save Configured Settings” section on page 7-3
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DMPDM 5.4 Differences by DMP Model
Your DMP model dictates which elements and supported features you see in DMPDM 5.4.
DMP 4305G
DMP 4400G
DMP 4310G
Procedures
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Log in to DMPDM, page 7-3
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Save Configured Settings, page 7-3
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Restart Your DMP, page 7-4
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Rare but Essential Tasks, page 7-5
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Log in to DMPDM
Before You Begin
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This procedure assumes that you connected your DMP to its presentation system, and now they are
both turned On.
Procedure
Step 1
While your presentation system shows the Cisco logo and shows an IP address for your DMP, write down
the IP address.
Step 2
Point your browser to the IP address that you wrote down.
Note
Step 3
Use HTTPS as the connection protocol. The connection fails when you use HTTP instead of HTTPS. This failure occurs
by design, to support security in your network.
Respond to the prompt. It sometimes varies.
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Does it ask you to EDIT a password before you can log in?
The first time that you start DMPDM, it prompts you to change its factory-defined master
password. You will never see this prompt again, unless you restore your DMP to its
factory-default settings.
a. Enter a new master password that contains at least eight characters, which combine uppercase
and lowercase letters with numerals
b. Click Activate.
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Does it ask you to ENTER a password so that you can log in?
a. Use the login name admin.
b. Use whichever master password you saved most recently.
Step 4
Stop. Remain logged in. You have completed this procedure.
Save Configured Settings
You can save every change that you made to the values for every option in DMPDM since the last time
that you clicked Save or the last time that you restarted the DMP.
Tip
Changes to some DMP configuration settings do not take effect until after the DMP restarts. Check the instructions for a
procedure to see if you must restart your DMP after you change a setting.
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Procedure
Step 1
Complete whichever variation of this step applies to you. It might vary between any two DMP models,
and also between the model-specific firmware versions from any two maintenance releases.
DMP Model
DMP 4310G
DMP 4400G
DMP 4305G
Firmware
Version
5.4.0
a.
Click Save and Restart DMP in the Administration list.
b.
Click Save.
c.
Click Restart.
The saved configuration persists even after your DMP restarts.
Step 2
Stop. You have completed this procedure.
Related Topics
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Restart Your DMP, page 7-4
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DMPDM Workflow, page 7-1
Restart Your DMP
Procedure
Step 1
Complete whichever variation of this step applies to you. It might vary between any two DMP models,
and also between the model-specific firmware versions from any two maintenance releases.
DMP Model
DMP 4310G
DMP 4400G
DMP 4305G
Firmware
Version
5.4.0
a.
Click Save and Restart DMP in the Administration list.
b.
Click Restart.
Note
Step 2
Alternatively, press the Reset button.
Stop. You have completed this procedure.
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Rare but Essential Tasks
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Configure NTP Settings for Time-Dependent Features, As Needed, page 7-5
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Restore Factory Default Settings, page 7-6
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Upgrade or Downgrade DMP Firmware, page 7-7
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View DMP Hardware and Firmware Versions, page 7-8
Configure NTP Settings for Time-Dependent Features, As Needed
IP-enabled devices including DMPs can use network time protocol (NTP) to synchronize themselves
with radio and atomic clocks located on the Internet. Thus, the accuracy of their local time-keeping is
ensured. NTP can synchronize distributed clocks within milliseconds over long time periods. You must
configure NTP settings on any DMP through which you will provide:
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IPTV services with Cisco Cast.
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Proof-of-play services with Cisco Digital Signs.
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Any other service that is dependent upon accurate Start and Stop times.
Before You Begin
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Log in to DMPDM.
Procedure
Step 1
Click NTP in the Settings list.
Step 2
Choose On from the Enable NTP Service list.
Step 3
Use the fields marked Hostname 1, Hostname 2, and Hostname 3 to specify which NTP servers your
DMP should use.
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Hostname 1 — Enter the DNS-resolvable name of the network time server to use by default. This
is your primary time server. Your DMP will not use any other time server while this one is available.
Note
We recommend that you set the default NTP hostname to pool.ntp.org.
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Hostname 2 — Enter the DNS-resolvable name of a network time server to use whenever the primary
time server is not available.
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Hostname 3 — Enter the DNS-resolvable name of a network time server to use whenever the
secondary time server is not available.
Step 4
Choose from the Time Zone list the time zone that is correct and local for your DMP at its location.
Step 5
Enter in the Refresh Interval field the maximum number of milliseconds that are permitted to elapse
before your DMP retrieves a fresh time stamp from its NTP server. The factory-default maximum
is 17 ms.
Step 6
Click Apply to confirm and test your choices.
Your entries are recorded to volatile memory and take effect — but only until you change them or restart
your DMP.
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Step 7
When you are satisfied that you chose the correct settings, click Save Configuration in the
Administration list, and then click Save.
Your entries take effect permanently and will persist even after your DMP restarts.
Step 8
Stop. You have completed this procedure.
Related Topics
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Log in to DMPDM, page 7-3
Restore Factory Default Settings
You can restore factory settings to your DMP.
Caution
When you restore the factory settings to your DMP, you delete your configuration of every setting. If you delete your
settings accidentally, you must reenter every value manually.
Procedure
Step 1
Do one of the following.
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Would you like to
use DMPDM?
When you will use the software reset
a. Click Restore Default Settings in the Administration list.
b. Click Restore when the Restore Default Settings page appears.
c. Your DMP restarts automatically and its factory settings are
restored.
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Step 2
(Optional) Will you deploy your DMP where there is no local DHCP server? Do one of the following.
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Step 3
When you will use the hardware reset
Would you like to
use the Reset button
a. Press and hold the Reset button for at least 10 seconds.
on a DMP?
b. Wait for your DMP to beep twice (unless it is a DMP 4310G, which
does not beep).
Would you like to
set a static
IP address?
When you prefer to use a static address
Would you like to
set a pseudorandom
IP address?
When you prefer to use a pseudo-random address
a. See the “Prepare Your DMP to Use a Static IP Address Over
Ethernet” section on page 10-17.
a. See the “Understand Pseudo-random IP Addressing” section on
page 5-2
Log in with the factory default username admin.
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Step 4
Reconfigure your DMP and change its default passwords, when prompted.
To learn how, see Getting Started Guide for Cisco Digital Media Players at
http://cisco.com/en/US/docs/video/digital_media_systems/dmp/getting/started/guide/5_4_x/GSG_all_DMPs.
html.
Step 5
Stop. You have completed this procedure.
Investigate Which DMP Firmware Updates Are Available
Procedure
Step 1
Log in to your Cisco.com account.
Step 2
Go to http://www.cisco.com/cisco/software/navigator.html?mdfid=280936311&flowid=21001.
Step 3
Click a DMP model to see a selection tree that lists its available firmware versions. (Its newest release
is selected by default.)
Step 4
Expand the tree as needed, and then click a release number to see its details.
Note
Every firmware file is DMP model-specific.
Step 5
Follow the prompts to download your preferred firmware within a compressed archive file.
Step 6
Decompress the archive.
It contains a README file, which:
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States how the new firmware might affect your equipment and network.
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Includes installation procedures.
Step 7
Complete procedures that the README file recommends for you.
Step 8
Stop. You have completed this procedure.
Upgrade or Downgrade DMP Firmware
You can install an update to the firmware for your DMP.
OR
When your DMP firmware is so comparatively recent that it does not work well with older software on
your DMM server, you can install older firmware on your DMP.
Before You Begin
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Investigate which DMP firmware releases are available on Cisco.com.
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Confirm that the “Enable Cisco TAC Troubleshooting Access” feature is enabled in DMPDM. If you
must enable it manually, you must also restart your DMP before this change can take effect.
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Procedure
Step 1
Click Upgrade Firmware in the Administration list.
Step 2
Click Browse — or its equivalent if your browser applies a different name to this button — when the
Upgrade Firmware page appears.
Step 3
Navigate to the firmware update that you downloaded, and then choose it.
Step 4
Click Start Upgrade.
Note
Step 5
Do not close or browse away from this page until messages in DMPDM state that your DMP has loaded the
firmware image and started to burn it. Otherwise, upgrade fails.
Stop. You have completed this procedure.
Related Topics
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Enable or Disable Types of Access to Your DMP, page 8-5
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UI Reference: Elements to Upgrade or Downgrade DMP Firmware, page 7-9
View DMP Hardware and Firmware Versions
Procedure
Step 1
Click Hardware and Firmware Versions to see information about your DMP.
You cannot change the information.
Step 2
Stop. You have completed this procedure.
Reference
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UI Reference Topics, page 7-8
UI Reference Topics
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UI Reference: Elements to Upgrade or Downgrade DMP Firmware, page 7-9
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UI Reference: Elements to Upgrade or Downgrade DMP Firmware
Table 7-1
Field
Elements on the Upgrade Firmware Page
Description
Upgrade Firmware
Image File
The full pathname to the binary file. If you do not know the full pathname, click Browse.
Upgrade Status
Status
Progress
Indicates whether a firmware upgrade is in progress:
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Firmware upgrade not active — There is no upgrade in progress.
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Burn in progress — An upgrade is in progress.
Status indicator for an upgrade in progress.
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