HP Xw9400 - Workstation - 16 GB RAM Setup guide

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Visual Effects and Finishing 2011 Edition
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HP xw9400 Workstation
Hardware Setup Guide
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Title: Autodesk Visual Effects and Finishing 2011 Edition HP xw9400 Hardware Setup Guide
Document Version: 3
Date: April 16, 2009
Contents
Chapter 1
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
About This Guide . . . . . . .
Related Documentation . . . .
Notation Conventions . . . .
Contacting Customer Support
Chapter 2
Getting
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Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Workflow for Hardware Setup and Application Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Hardware Configuration Guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Memory Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Ensuring Proper Environmental Conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Power and Air Conditioning Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Rack Mount Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Avoiding Damage from Static Electricity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Grounding Audio Hardware Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Receiving Your Shipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
BIOS and Firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
System BIOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
DVI-Ramp Firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
AJA OEM-2K PCI-X Firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Chapter 3
Connecting
Peripherals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Peripherals Connection Diagrams . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting the Keyboard, Mouse, and Tablet . . . . .
Network Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting to Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) Networks .
Connecting to the Infiniband (IB) Network . . . .
Chapter 4
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Setting Up Video Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Video I/O Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
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Video I/O Setup for Workstations Using a DVI-Ramp2 . . . . . . . . .
Video I/O Setup for Workstations Using the NVIDIA Quadro SDI Board
Standard VTR Control Cable Pinout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Up VTR Emulation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
VTR Emulation RS-422 Control Cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chapter 5
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Setting Up Audio Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
About Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Audio Wiring Workflow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Audio Hardware Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Understanding Remote vs. Local Control of the Lucid Converter .
Audio Wiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring the Lucid ADA 88192 Converter . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting Lucid ADA 88192 Converter Settings . . . . . . .
Lucid ADA 88192 Converter Settings for Remote Control . .
Lucid ADA 88192 Converter Settings for Local Control . . .
Audio Keywords in the Software Initialisation Configuration File .
Chapter 6
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Connecting Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Connecting Media Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
About Autodesk Stone Direct Storage . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting and Configuring the ATTO Fibre Channel Adapter .
Connecting Storage Enclosures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
XR 6500 Wiring Diagrams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
XR 6412 Wiring Diagrams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
XR 5402 and XR 5412 Wiring Diagrams . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting Archiving Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Filesystem Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SCSI Tape Drive Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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vi | Contents
Introduction
1
Topics in this chapter:
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■
■
About This Guide on page 1
Related Documentation on page 1
Notation Conventions on page 2
Contacting Customer Support on page 2
About This Guide
This guide describes how to set up the HP® xw9400 workstation for your Autodesk® Visual Effects and
Finishing application (Autodesk® Inferno®, Autodesk® Flame®, Autodesk® Flint®, Autodesk® Smoke®,
Autodesk® Backdraft® Conform).
If you already own an HP xw9400 workstation that shipped with a previous release of a Visual Effects and
Finishing application, you normally do not need to change its configuration. But you do need to verify its
BIOS and firmware settings. See BIOS and Firmware.
Use this guide in conjunction with the latest Autodesk Visual Effects and Finishing Installation and Configuration
Guide, to install and configure the hardware and software components of your Visual Effects and Finishing
system.
NOTE In most cases, both hardware setup and application installation is done on delivery by an authorized
technician, so you may not need to perform some of the procedures in these guides.
Related Documentation
This release has documentation that helps you install, configure, and use the software. This documentation
is available from the application DVD, on the Autodesk Web site, and is installed with the product (as PDF
files and as an HTML help system).
1
For a list of all the documentation available to you, visit http://www.autodesk.com/me-documentation. From
this page you can access the complete documentation library.
You should also refer to your product's release notes for all late-breaking release information.
Notation Conventions
A number of style conventions are used throughout your documentation. These conventions and examples
of their use are shown as follows.
Convention
Example
Text that you enter in a command line or shell appears
in Courier bold. Press the Enter key after each command.
install rpm -qa
Variable names appear in Courier, enclosed in angle
brackets.
<filename>
Feedback from the command line or shell appears in
Courier.
limit coredumpsize
Directory names, filenames, URLs, and command line
utilities appear in italics.
/usr/discreet
Contacting Customer Support
For Autodesk Media and Entertainment Customer Support, visit http://www.autodesk.com/support.
Customer support is also available through your Autodesk reseller. To find a reseller near you, consult the
reseller look-up database at http://www.autodesk.com/resellers.
2 | Chapter 1 Introduction
Getting Started
2
Topics in this chapter:
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■
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Workflow for Hardware Setup and Application Installation on page 3
Hardware Configuration Guidelines on page 4
BIOS and Firmware on page 7
Workflow for Hardware Setup and Application Installation
The following procedure provides the general workflow for installing an Autodesk Visual Effects and Finishing
application on a workstation.
To install a Visual Effects and Finishing application on a workstation:
1 Review the guidelines for working with hardware components. See Hardware Configuration Guidelines
on page 4.
2 Connect all peripherals (mouse, keyboard, Wacom® tablet, graphics monitor) to the proper ports, and
connect your workstation to the Autodesk® Wire® network. See Peripherals Connection Diagrams on
page 13.
3 Connect your workstation to the storage. See Connecting Storage on page 35.
4 Connect a VTR and a broadcast monitor to your workstation. See Setting Up Video Hardware on page
17.
5 Set up the audio hardware. See Setting Up Audio Hardware on page 29.
6 Perform the procedures in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 4, Update 3 Installation and Configuration
Guide to install your operating system and the Discreet® Kernel Utility (DKU).
7 (Optional) If you need to reconfigure your media storage filesystem, see the Autodesk Visual Effects and
Finishing Installation and Configuration Guide for information on setting up a standard filesystem (such
3
as XFS), or the last version of the Autodesk Stone and Wire Filesystem and Networking Guide for information
on setting up the Stone® filesystem.
8 Perform the procedures in the Autodesk Visual Effects and Finishing Installation and Configuration Guide
to install and license your Visual Effects and Finishing application.
Hardware Configuration Guidelines
In most cases, hardware integration and application installation are done on delivery by an authorized
technician, and some of the procedures in this guide may not be necessary. Still, it is a good idea to read
through all chapters to familiarize yourself with the configuration procedures for the following reasons:
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Many suspected problems with your system may be due to loosened connections or improperly configured
devices. This guide helps you troubleshoot problems by providing information about properly configured
systems.
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If you need to call Customer Support, familiarity with this guide allows you to help Customer Support
diagnose problems.
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If you want to move your system at any time, or upgrade certain hardware components, this guide
contains crucial information.
This guide, in conjunction with the Autodesk Stone Direct Configuration Guide, provides complete information
about the configuration of hardware components. However, hardware configuration should only be performed
by an experienced hardware integrator.
Your Autodesk system consists of high-performance hardware that must be configured in an environment
suited to its operational needs. The following sections discuss:
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Memory requirements
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Proper environmental conditions
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Power and air-conditioning
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Rack-mounting
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Static discharges
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Audio grounding
Memory Requirements
The HP xw9400 supports up to 16 GB of memory, and uses DDR2-667 ECC Registered / Unbuffered DIMMs.
The amount of memory required for your Autodesk Visual Effects and Finishing system depends on the
resolution of your projects, the type of work you perform and, in some cases, the platform on which you
are running the application. Refer to the Autodesk Visual Effects and Finishing Software Installation Guide to
determine the memory requirements for your Visual Effects and Finishing application.
Ensuring Proper Environmental Conditions
You should consider the following environmental guidelines for all hardware configuration:
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Place all components in an air-conditioned environment. All hardware components generate heat and
must be kept cool. See Power and Air Conditioning Requirements on page 5.
4 | Chapter 2 Getting Started
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Make sure the rack on which hardware components are mounted is open or well ventilated. Follow the
ventilation specifications that apply to your system. See Rack Mount Requirements on page 5.
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Keep all hardware components in a clean, dust-free location.
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Minimize vibration and humidity.
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Do not block the vents on the component housing.
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Do not drape anything, such as a jacket or a blanket, over hardware components.
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Minimize electromagnetic noise by separating digital data and power cables from analog audio cables
and running them in different cable ducts.
Power and Air Conditioning Requirements
The values for power consumption and heat output were recorded on an Autodesk certified system with all
of the required peripherals and certified components.
NOTE These values can fluctuate if uncertified hardware components or third party applications are added to
your system. The use of uncertified hardware components or third party applications is not supported. Please
consult the manufacturer's documentation for standardized minimum and maximum values.
The following table summarizes the peak (at startup) power consumed by the HP xw9400 system and the
heat it generates under the maximum processing load produced by your Visual Effects and Finishing
application. For detailed specifications, including noise output, see the documentation provided by the
manufacturer.
Component
Quantity
Startup Amps
(120V / 240V)
Max. Amps (120V
/ 240V)
Watts
Heat
(BTUs)
HP xw9400
1
3.5 / 1.8
3.0 / 1.5
360
1228.68
Miranda DVI-Ramp2
1
0.5 / 0.3
0.5 / 0.3
50
170.65
Lucid ADA 88192
1
0.5 / 0.3
0.5 / 0.3
45
153.58
NOTE Workstations equipped with the NVIDIA® Quadro® FX 5600 graphics board and the NVIDIA Quadro SDI
board do not use the Miranda DVI-Ramp2.
You must be able to meet the startup power requirement and have a climate control system with the capacity
to maintain the temperature of these components under the maximum processing load. Refer to the following
table for standard conversion benchmarks and an example of how they are used to establish climate control
requirements.
Unit Conversion
Example
1 Watt = 3.413 BTU
384 Watts = 1228.68 BTU
12000 BTU = 1 Ton of air conditioning
1228.68 BTU = 0.102 Ton of air conditioning
Rack Mount Requirements
You can rack mount your Visual Effects and Finishing system. Plan for sufficient space in your rack mount
chassis to install the following components:
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An HP xw9400 system
Power and Air Conditioning Requirements | 5
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An AJA OEM-2K breakout box
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A Miranda DVI-Ramp2, if your workstation uses one
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A Stone® Direct storage chassis (XR model)
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Additional Stone Direct expansion chassis (XE model), as required
The form factor units of these components are provided in the following table.
Component
Quantity
Form Factor
Required Rack Space
HP xw9400
1
5U
5U
AJA OEM-2K breakout box
1
1U
1U
Miranda DVI-Ramp2
1
1U
1U
Stone Direct storage chassis (XR)
1
2U
2U
Stone Direct expansion chassis (XE) (each)
1
2U
2U
Avoiding Damage from Static Electricity
When installing any hardware equipment, take the following precautions to prevent damage to sensitive
components from static discharge:
■
Make sure power is turned off on the component you are working on. It is a good idea to unplug
components until all other connections are configured.
■
Always wear a grounded static wrist strap. Attach the strap's alligator clip to any grounded metal surface
on the component's chassis that you are working on. Place the wristband around your wrist.
■
Do not handle any components unnecessarily, particularly boards and cards that slide in and out of PCI
slots on their parent hardware components.
Grounding Audio Hardware Components
It is important to properly ground your audio components. Otherwise, you may have ground loops, or
humming in the system. To ensure audio components are properly grounded, use the XLR-3 cables shipped
with your system. Using any other cables may cause humming in the system.
Receiving Your Shipment
When you receive your shipment, check all the boxes for dents or other markings that may indicate damage
during transport. If you suspect a component is damaged, carefully inspect it before setting up the system.
If you receive a damaged component, call Customer Support.
Use the enclosed packing checklist to ensure that you received all of the parts.
6 | Chapter 2 Getting Started
BIOS and Firmware
In most cases, hardware integration and application installation are done on delivery by an authorized
technician, so you should not have to verify or upgrade the BIOS or the different firmwares. But, if you are
upgrading your Visual Effects and Finishing application yourself, perform the following procedures.
NOTE Refer to your product’s release notes for the latest system BIOS and firmware versions.
System BIOS
System configuration is done prior to delivery by an authorized technician. The procedures in this section
may not be necessary, and are provided here for informational purposes only.
Updating Your System BIOS
The BIOS version installed on your system appears on the screen while booting the workstation. The following
procedure describes how to update a workstation to the certified BIOS version required by your Autodesk
Visual Effects and Finishing application.
To update the BIOS on your workstation:
1 Open a terminal, and log is as root.
2 Insert the application DVD in the drive of the workstation and mount it.
3 Go to the DKU_<version_number>/Utils/BIOS directory on the DVD,
where <version_number> represents the version of the DKU. For example:
cd /mnt/cdrom/DKU_4.0.0/Utils/BIOS
TIP If the DKU has already been installed on the workstation, you can access its contents in the
/usr/discreet/DKU directory, without having to use the application DVD.
Each platform supported by the version of your Visual Effects and Finishing application has its own
directory that contains an .iso file.
NOTE For more information about updating the BIOS on your workstation, refer to the README file also
located in the platform's directory.
4 Type:
cd <platform>
5 Burn the .iso file onto a CD and place it in the DVD-ROM drive of the workstation.
6 Reboot the workstation and press F10 to enter BIOS.
7 Optional: Press F8 to select a language.
8 Select File | Flash® System ROM.
The Select a Drive dialog box appears.
9 Select CD-ROM, and press F10 to confirm.
10 Select the .bin file.
The Flash System ROM confirmation dialog box appears.
11 Press F10 to confirm.
BIOS and Firmware | 7
12 Press any key.
A message stating that the system ROM flash was successful appears.
13 Verify system BIOS settings. See Checking Your System BIOS Settings on page 8.
14 Select File | Save Changes and Exit.
Checking Your System BIOS Settings
You do not normally need to adjust these settings. BIOS settings for the workstation are provided here for
informational purposes only.
To enter the system BIOS, you must press F10 while booting the workstation.
The following table lists the proper Autodesk certified BIOS settings. Items not listed are set to their default
factory settings.
BIOS Menu
Item
Value
Storage
Boot Order
Optical Drive
USB Device
Boot Order, Hard Drive
Integrated SATA
Integrated IDE
Advanced
I/O
OS Power Management, ACPI S3 Support
Disabled
Chipset / Memory, ECC Support
Enabled
Chipset / Memory, Memory Scrubbing
Enable
Chipset / Memory, Memory Node Interleave
Enable
Chipset / Memory, PCI Serr# Generation
Enable
Chipset / Memory, Net Watchdog Timer
Enable
Chipset / Memory, ACPI Bus Segmentation
Disabled
Chipset / Memory, HPET
Enabled
Device Options, S5 Wake on LAN
Disabled
WARNING Before installing Red Hat® Linux®, validate the BIOS Settings.
Restoring BIOS to Default Factory Settings
If there is any doubt about whether items contain factory default values, the following procedure restores
default factory settings.
To restore default factory BIOS settings:
1 Press F10 while booting the workstation to enter the system BIOS.
2 Select File | Default setup | Restore Factory Settings as Default.
3 Press F10 to accept the changes.
4 Select Apply Defaults and Exit, then press F10 to confirm.
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The factory system defaults are restored.
DVI-Ramp Firmware
NOTE Refer to this section only if your workstation uses a Miranda DVI-Ramp or Miranda DVI-Ramp2. If your
workstation is equipped with an NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600 graphics board and an NVIDIA Quadro SDI board, you
do not need a DVI-Ramp or DVI-Ramp2.
System configuration is done prior to delivery by an authorized technician. The following procedures may
not be necessary, and are provided here for informational purposes only.
Verifying DVI-Ramp and DVI-Ramp2 Firmware
The firmware on your DVI-Ramp must correspond to the certified version required by your Visual Effects
and Finishing application version. Each firmware is itself associated to a DVI-Ramp version and a hardware
version. If the firmware on your DVI-Ramp does not match the hardware version listed in the table below,
you must update the firmware to the certified version.
Visual Effects and Finishing Application
Version
Hardware Version
Certified Firmware Version
2009 with
DVI-Ramp
3.20
3.70
DVI-Ramp
4.20
4.71
DVI-Ramp2
6.00
6.0506
6.0507
6.0508
The DVI-Ramp firmware update utilities required to check your firmware version and perform the update
are included with the DKU version associated with the release of your Visual Effects and Finishing application.
The following procedure describes how to verify the firmware version of the DVI-Ramp.
To verify the firmware version of the DVI-Ramp:
1 With the DVI-Ramp connected to your workstation and powered up, open a terminal, and log in as
root.
WARNING If your DVI-Ramp is connected to the HP workstation using a USB-to-Serial adapter, you must
remove the adapter from the USB port, and connect the serial cable of the DVI-Ramp to the serial port of the
workstation. This does not apply to DVI-Ramp2 units.
2 Insert the application DVD in the DVD-ROM drive of the workstation and mount it.
3 Go to the DKU_<version_number>/Utils/DVI_firmwareUpdate directory on the DVD,
where <version_number> is the DKU version. For example:
cd /mnt/cdrom/DKU_3.0.0/Utils/DVI_firmwareUpdate
TIP If the DKU has already been installed on the workstation, you can access its contents in the
/usr/discreet/DKU directory, without having to use the application DVD.
4 Run the info command to scan the DVI-Ramp's current firmware. Type:
./info
The output is similar to the following example:
DVI-Ramp Firmware | 9
Versions:
Hardware = <Hardware Version>
Micro = <Firmware version>
Genlock = 3.21
DVI = 4.01
FrameBuffer = 4.05
SDI = 4.10
Where <Hardware Version> is the current version of the DVI-Ramp hardware, and <Firmware
version> is the firmware currently loaded in the DVI ramp. If the firmware version does not match
the hardware version listed in the table that precedes this procedure, you must perform the firmware
update procedure.
Updating the DVI-Ramp Firmware
The firmware on your DVI-Ramp must correspond to the certified version required by your Visual Effects
and Finishing application version. If you verified the firmware on your DVI-Ramp and it did not match the
certified version, you must update it. The following procedure describes how to update the firmware version
of the DVI-Ramp.
To update the DVI-Ramp firmware:
1 Open a terminal, log in as root, and go to the DKU_<version_number>/Utils/DVI_firmwareUpdate
directory of the application DVD, where <version_number> represents the version of the DKU. For
example:
cd /mnt/cdrom/DKU_3.0.0/Utils/DVI_firmwareUpdate/
TIP If the DKU has already been installed on the workstation, you can access its contents in the
/usr/discreet/DKU directory, without having to use the application DVD.
2 From the DVI_firmwareUpdate directory, launch the DVI-Ramp upgrade utility by typing:
./updateDVI
The script checks the hardware version of the DVI-Ramp and then installs the firmware update. The
update should take between 5 and 10 minutes. You can monitor the progress of the firmware update
in the terminal.
The DVI-Ramp is rebooted several times during the firmware update. Any monitors connected directly
to the DVI-Ramp (such as the graphics monitor and/or a broadcast monitor) flash each time the
DVI-Ramp is rebooted. This is normal and indicates that the firmware is being updated.
3 Once the firmware update is complete, updated hardware information for your DVI-Ramp appears in
the terminal.
4 If you had to remove the USB-to-Serial adapter, reconnect the serial cable to the adapter, then put the
adapter back in the USB port. Restart the HP workstation.
AJA OEM-2K PCI-X Firmware
System configuration is done prior to delivery by an authorized technician. The following procedures may
not be necessary, and are provided here for informational purposes only.
10 | Chapter 2 Getting Started
Verifying the AJA OEM-2K PCI-X Firmware
The firmware on your AJA OEM-2K PCI-X (AJA PCI-X) must correspond to the certified version required by
your Visual Effects and Finishing application version. Refer to your product’s release notes for the latest AJA
OEM-2K PCI-X firmware versions.
The AJA PCI-X firmware update utilities required to check your firmware version are included with the DKU
version associated with the release of your Visual Effects and Finishing application. The following procedure
describes how to verify the firmware version of the AJA PCI-X.
To verify the AJA PCI-X firmware version:
➤
Open a terminal, and type:
cat /proc/driver/aja
An output similar to the following should appear:
AJA Driver Name: oem2k
Version: 4.1 Beta 11
Card #: 0
Board Version String: OEM 2K - Rev 0
PCI Version: 0x55
Board ID: 10196500
FPGA built on 2007/09/18 at 10:57:41
NOTE If there is no aja file in /proc/driver, you are using an outdated driver or the driver is not loaded and
you must install the latest DKU for your workstation. Refer to the Autodesk Visual Effects and Finishing Software
Installation Guide.
Updating the AJA PCI-X Firmware
The firmware on your AJA PCI-X must correspond to the certified version required by your Visual Effects
and Finishing application version. If you verified the firmware on your AJA PCI-X and it did not match the
certified version, you must update it. The following procedure describes how to update the firmware of the
AJA PCI-X to the certified version required by your Visual Effects and Finishing application.
To update AJA PCI-X firmware:
1 Log in as root and open a terminal.
2 Insert the application DVD in the DVD-ROM drive of the workstation, and mount it.
3 Go to the DKU_<version_number>/Utils/AJA_firmwareUpdate directory of the DVD,
where <version_number> represents the version of the DKU. For example:
cd /mnt/cdrom/DKU_3.0.0/Utils/AJA_firmwareUpdate
TIP If the DKU has already been installed on the workstation, you can access its contents in the
/usr/discreet/DKU directory, without having to use the application DVD.
4 Run the AJAfw_update utility to scan the AJA current firmware and, if required, update to the latest
firmware version. Type:
./AJAfw_update
The script checks the firmware of your AJA board, and one of the following events occurs:
■
The script detects that the firmware and drivers need to be updated and prompts you to start the
update. In this case, continue to the next step of this procedure.
AJA OEM-2K PCI-X Firmware | 11
■
The script indicates that the firmware is up-to-date and exits. In this case, you are finished; go to
step 6 of this procedure to eject the DVD.
NOTE For more details about the AJA firmware procedures, consult the README file located in the current
directory.
5 Start the firmware update by typing Y and then pressing Enter.
While the AJA board's firmware and drivers are being updated, your workstation appears to be frozen
and your mouse and keyboard do not work. This is normal and indicates that the firmware is being
updated. Once the firmware update is complete, you are returned to the terminal.
6 When you are returned to the terminal, return to the root directory and eject the DVD by typing:
cd /
eject /mnt/cdrom
7 Shut down your workstation by typing:
shutdown -g0
If your workstation does not prompt you to power down, press the power button for 10 seconds to
force a power down.
8 Disconnect the power cord.
9 Wait 10 seconds, reconnect the power cord, then restart your workstation.
12 | Chapter 2 Getting Started
Connecting Peripherals
3
Topics in this chapter:
■
■
■
Peripherals Connection Diagrams on page 13
Connecting the Keyboard, Mouse, and Tablet on page 15
Network Connections on page 16
Peripherals Connection Diagrams
Before you boot your workstation, connect all hardware peripheral devices as illustrated in this chapter. For
storage connection diagrams, see Connecting Storage on page 35.
The following two diagrams identify the ports to which the peripherals connect on the HP xw9400
workstation:
■
The first diagram illustrates the peripherals setup for an HP xw9400 workstation equipped with a NVIDIA®
Quadro® FX 5500G graphics board and a DVI-Ramp.
■
The second diagram illustrates the peripherals setup for an HP xw9400 workstation equipped with a
NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600 graphics board and an NVIDIA Quadro SDI board.
NOTE All the diagrams in this document illustrate a Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) adapter located in PCI slot four. Your
workstation may also be configured with an optional QuickSilver InfiniSERV 9000 PCIe-DDR adapter that replaces
the GigE adapter. On the HP xw9400 workstation, the PCI slots are numbered one to seven from top to bottom.
For detailed information on video connections, refer to Setting Up Video Hardware on page 17.
For detailed information on audio connections, refer to Setting Up Audio Hardware on page 29.
13
HP xw9400 Workstation with DVI-Ramp
To house network
To DVI-Ramp2 control
To keyboard, mouse,
USB tablet
To storage
NVIDIA graphics to
DVI-Ramp2
To Wire network
(Infiniband option available)
AJA OEM-2K
Graphics monitor sync
reference output
14 | Chapter 3 Connecting Peripherals
HP xw9400 Workstation with NVIDIA Quadro SDI
To house network
To keyboard, mouse,
USB tablet
To storage
NVIDIA graphics
Wire/Infiniband
AJA OEM-2K
NVIDIA SDI2
Connecting the Keyboard, Mouse, and Tablet
Connect the keyboard, mouse, and tablet to the USB extender and the workstation before booting the
workstation and before installing the application.
The Wacom® Intuos USB tablet is shipped with your system. All customization with respect to the tablet,
including setting tablet margins, should be done in the Preferences menu of your application. For help, see
the description of Pointer preferences in your application User Guide.
Connecting the Keyboard, Mouse, and Tablet | 15
Network Connections
Consult the Peripherals Connection Diagrams on page 13 as a reference for network interface card (NIC)
locations.
Connecting to Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) Networks
You must use the correct Gigabit Ethernet network card to connect your workstation to the Wire network.
Otherwise, you may degrade the performance of your Wire network.
Do the following to maximize Wire network performance in your facility:
■
Connect ports from the add-on network card to the switch used for your Wire network.
■
Connect the house network to the on-board network port shown in the Peripherals Connection Diagrams
on page 13. Do not use any of the ports on the add-on network card for your house network. If the house
network is not connected to the on-board network port, consult your system administrator to reconfigure
it.
■
Use high-quality Category 6 (Cat 6) network cables when connecting the workstation to your Wire
network switch.
Connecting to the Infiniband (IB) Network
Your workstation may be configured with an optional QuickSilver InfiniSERV 9000 PCIe-DDR series IB
adapter. The IB network adapter resides in PCI slot four. Consult the Peripherals Connection Diagrams on
page 13 as a reference for the optional IB network adapter location.
You must use the correct port on the IB network adapter to connect your workstation to the IB Network.
To connect the workstation to IB network:
➤
Connect port 1 of the IB network adapter to the IB network. On the HP xw9400 workstation Port 1 is
the port on the right. For information on how to configure the IB adapter, refer to the Autodesk Stone
and Wire Filesystem and Networking Guide.
16 | Chapter 3 Connecting Peripherals
Setting Up Video Hardware
4
Topics in this chapter:
■
■
■
Video I/O Setup on page 17
Standard VTR Control Cable Pinout on page 23
Setting Up VTR Emulation on page 23
Video I/O Setup
Use the information and wiring diagrams in this section to connect the video I/O components and a broadcast
monitor to the HP xw9400 workstation.
Depending on the video preview device the workstation is equipped with, and on whether the Real-Time
Deliverables (RTD) feature will be used or not, there are three possible video I/O configurations for your
workstation:
■
For workstations equipped with a Miranda DVI-Ramp2 as a video preview device, see Video I/O Setup
for Workstations Using a DVI-Ramp2 on page 18.
■
For workstations equipped with a NVIDIA Quadro SDI board as a video preview device, without support
for Real-Time Deliverables, see the first wiring diagram in Video I/O Setup for Workstations Using the
NVIDIA Quadro SDI Board on page 20.
■
For workstations equipped with a NVIDIA Quadro SDI board as a video preview device, and with support
for Real-Time Deliverables, see the second wiring diagram in Video I/O Setup for Workstations Using the
NVIDIA Quadro SDI Board on page 20.
This section also lists the video components that are included with your shipment. The only video hardware
you must provide are a sync generator, a VTR, a patch panel, if necessary, and an HD/SDI broadcast monitor.
NOTE Do not use an SD (NTSC or PAL) sync generator for HD projects. Always use a tri-level sync generator for
HD projects. Using the wrong sync generator for a project may impact the stability of your workstation.
17
Video I/O Setup for Workstations Using a DVI-Ramp2
The following video components are included with your shipment if your workstation uses a NVIDIA Quadro
FX 5500 graphics board and a DVI-Ramp2.
NVIDIA Quadro FX 5500G graphics board The NVIDIA Quadro FX 5500G graphics board provides output
to your computer monitor and to the broadcast monitor via the Miranda DVI-Ramp2.
Miranda DVI-Ramp2 The DVI-Ramp2 connects the workstation to two display devices: a high-resolution
computer monitor and a broadcast monitor. This allows the application user interface to be displayed on a
high-resolution computer monitor, while the video content (preview window) is extracted and output to a
broadcast video monitor. The DVI-Ramp2 can output either a standard definition serial digital video signal
or a high definition serial digital video signal.
AJA OEM-2K board and breakout box The AJA OEM-2K board provides video I/O, audio, and VTR control.
The AJA breakout box connects to the AJA OEM-2K board and handles SD (NTSC, PAL), and HD at a depth
of 8 and 10 bits.
NOTE The VTR connects to the SDI In A and SDI Out A ports of the AJA breakout box. You can use the SDI In B
and SDI Out B ports for dual link video I/O. VTR control is provided through the RS-422 port on the AJA breakout
box.
LCD graphics monitor The LCD graphics monitor features a wide screen with a 16:9 aspect ratio, and a
maximum resolution of 1920x1200.
Altinex DA1804NT video distribution amplifier The Altinex® video distribution amplifier can serve up to
four video hardware devices from a single sync source/generator. It serves the sync signal to the NVIDIA
graphics board, the AJA OEM-2K board, and the Miranda DVI-Ramp2.
Use the following diagram to connect the video I/O components to an HP xw9400 workstation equipped
with a Miranda DVI-Ramp2.
WARNING It is critical to connect the sync source to the Altinex distribution amplifier exactly as shown in the
diagrams to ensure the sync works correctly.
18 | Chapter 4 Setting Up Video Hardware
HP xw9400 Workstation
with DVI-ramp
SD/HD SDI IN 2
SD/HD SDI IN 1
HD/SDI Monitor
(not included)
Graphics Monitor
VGA
VGA
DVI
DVI Active Cable
75 Ohm
Terminator
REF IN
Miranda
DVI Ramp2
1
SD/HD SDI OUT A
SD/HD SDI IN
2
I
SD/HD
Ref
2
1
SD/HD SDI OUT B
ETH 10/100
USB port
RS-232/GPI
0
DVI-D IN A
DVI-D OUT A
DVI-D IN B
USB
DVI-D OUT B
Altinex Video
Distribution
Amplifier
12V
2A
DVI (DL.CAB-DVI-DSL-2 )
S y nG
c en
S y nG
c en
Standard BNC cable
SDI In / Out
4:4:4
from house sync generation
(Trilevel/NTSC/PAL not included)
to RS-422 VTR
machine control
SDI In / Out
AES/EBU
Audio
Video MonitorOut
In
Out
Ch. 1/2 In
Ch. 3/4 In
Ch. 5/6 In
Ch. 7/8 In
Ch. 1/2 Out
Ch. 3/4 Out
Ch. 5/6 Out
AJA BOB (Front)
AJA BOB (Back)
AJA
www.aja.com
Ch. 7/8 Out
Ch. 1/2
In
Out
Ch. 3/4
In
Out
Ch. 5/6
In
Out
Ch. 7/8
SDI 1/A
Y/G/CVBS
SDI 2/B
Ref Loop
Pb/B/Y
Pr/R/C
RS-422
Ch.1(L)
Ch.2(R)
75 Ohm
Terminator
K3-Box
102053
Connect to Host
J1
In 1/A
In 2/B
Out 1/A
Out 2/B
Video I/O Setup for Workstations Using a DVI-Ramp2 | 19
Video I/O Setup for Workstations Using the NVIDIA Quadro SDI
Board
The following video components are included with your shipment if your workstation uses a NVIDIA Quadro
FX 5600 graphics board and a NVIDIA Quadro SDI board.
NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600 graphics board The NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600 graphics board provides output to
your computer monitor directly, and to the broadcast monitor via the NVIDIA Quadro SDI board.
NVIDIA Quadro SDI board The NVIDIA Quadro SDI board provides 2K, HD, or SD video output to a
broadcast monitor, VTR, or SDI projector. The board features a BNC genlock connector that connects to
your sync generator.
AJA OEM-2K board and breakout box The AJA OEM-2K board provides video I/O, audio, and VTR control.
The AJA breakout box connects to the AJA OEM-2K board and handles SD (NTSC, PAL), and HD at a depth
of 8 and 10 bits.
LCD graphics monitor The LCD graphics monitor features a wide screen with a 16:9 aspect ratio, and a
maximum resolution of 1920x1200.
AJA HD10DA Distribution Amplifier The AJA distribution amplifier receives its signal from the NVIDIA
SDI board and provides output to a VTR and broadcast monitor. The distribution amplifier is necessary in
order to use the Real-Time Deliverables feature.
Refer to the following diagrams to connect the video I/O components to an HP xw9400 workstation equipped
with a NVIDIA Quadro SDI board.
Note the following about the wiring diagrams:
■
The output port and, if Real-Time Deliverables are not used, input port of the VTR connect to the SDI
In A and SDI Out A ports of the AJA breakout box. You can use the SDI In B and SDI Out B ports for dual
link video I/O.
■
For Real-Time Deliverables, input port A of the VTR connects to the AJA HD10DA distribution amplifier
(for 4:2:2 signal), and input port B connects to the appropriate connector on the NVIDIA SDI board (for
dual link 4:4:4 signal).
■
VTR control is provided through the RS-422 port on the AJA breakout box. See Standard VTR Control
Cable Pinout on page 23.
WARNING It is critical to connect the sync source to the appropriate connector on the SDI board, exactly as
shown in the diagrams.
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HP xw9400 with NVIDIA SDI, without RTD support
SD/HD SDI IN 2
SD/HD SDI IN 1
SD/HD/SDI Monitor
(not included)
Graphics Monitor
VGA
VGA
DVI
S y nG
c en
S y nG
c en
Sync loop out to
NVIDIA SDI ref in
SDI In / Out
from house sync generation
4:4:4
(Trilevel/NTSC/PAL not included)
SDI In / Out
4:2:2
to RS-422 VTR
machine control
AES/EBU
Audio
Video MonitorOut
In
Out
Ch. 1/2 In
Ch. 3/4 In
Ch. 5/6 In
Ch. 7/8 In
Ch. 1/2 Out
Ch. 3/4 Out
Ch. 5/6 Out
Ch. 7/8 Out
Ch. 1/2
In
Out
Ch. 3/4
In
Out
Ch. 5/6
In
Out
Ch. 7/8
SDI 1/A
Y/G/CVBS
SDI 2/B
Ref Loop
Pb/B/Y
Pr/R/C
RS-422
Ch.1(L)
Ch.2(R)
AJA BOB (Front)
AJA BOB (Back)
AJA
www.aja.com
K3-Box
102053
Connect to Host
J1
In 1/A
In 2/B
Out 1/A
Out 2/B
Video I/O Setup for Workstations Using the NVIDIA Quadro SDI Board | 21
HP xw9400 with NVIDIA Quadro SDI, for RTD
SD/HD SDI Link B, to VTR (for dual link)
SD/HD SDI Link A, to VTR
SD/HD SDI IN 2
OUT 1
INPUT
SD/HD SDI IN 1
OUT 2
SD/HD/SDI Monitor
(not included)
AJA HD10DA
Graphics Monitor
VGA
VGA
DVI
S y nG
c en
S y nG
c en
Sync loop out to
NVIDIA reference in
SD/HD SDI
In / Out
from house sync generation
(Trilevel/NTSC/PAL not included)
to RS-422 VTR
machine control
SD/HD SDI In / Out
AES/EBU
Audio
Video MonitorOut
In
Out
Ch. 1/2 In
Ch. 3/4 In
Ch. 5/6 In
Ch. 7/8 In
Ch. 1/2 Out
Ch. 3/4 Out
Ch. 5/6 Out
Ch. 7/8 Out
Ch. 1/2
AJA BOB (Front)
AJA BOB (Back)
AJA
www.aja.com
K3-Box
102053
Connect to Host
J1
In 1/A
In 2/B
Out 1/A
Out 2/B
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In
Out
Ch. 3/4
In
Out
Ch. 5/6
In
Out
Ch. 7/8
SDI 1/A
Y/G/CVBS
SDI 2/B
Ref Loop
Pb/B/Y
Pr/R/C
RS-422
Ch.1(L)
Ch.2(R)
Standard VTR Control Cable Pinout
The following diagram depicts the RS-422 control cable pinouts for the standard VTR control cable.
Standard VTR Control Cable:
Linux(AJA) Controlling VTR (Normal Video I/O Control Cable)
VTR
Linux(AJA)
1
6
2
7
3
8
4
9
5
1
6
2
7
3
8
4
9
5
OEM-2K: MALE DB9
OEM-LH: FEMALE DB9
MALE DB9
RS-422
2 - RX -
WHT
2 - TX -
BLK
7 - TX +
RED
3 - RX -
8 - TX +
BLK
8 - RX +
4 - GND (SHIELD)
GND
4 - GND (SHIELD)
PAIR 1
7 - RX +
3 - TX PAIR 2
Setting Up VTR Emulation
You can configure your Finishing application to emulate a VTR for both input and output in real time. You
control the emulator from the application or device that sees the Finishing application as a VTR.
The following procedure describes how to configure the hardware for VTR emulation. Consult the “VTR
Emulation” chapter in your application User Guide for more information.
To configure hardware for VTR emulation:
1 Connect the video I/O cables between the devices involved in the VTR emulation process
(out-to-in/in-to-out). Make sure the connections support the video standard you want to work with.
If you intend to use the emulator as a Player, it is recommended that you connect one black or colour
bar SDI signal to the input of the system serving as the VTR emulator. This ensures the Player is stable
and correctly synced.
Standard VTR Control Cable Pinout | 23
NOTE VTR emulation requires a workstation with a video board. The Video keyword for the corresponding
device must be uncommented in the software initialisation configuration file, init.cfg. See the description of
the Video keyword in the Autodesk Visual Effects and Finishing Configuration File Reference Guide.
2 Connect the audio I/O cables between the devices involved in the VTR emulation process
(out-to-in/in-to-out).
If you intend to use the emulator as a Player, it is recommended that you connect an external AES signal
such as a tone to the input of the system serving as the VTR emulator. This ensures the Player is stable
and correctly synced.
NOTE Connect an RS-422 control cable to the serial ports between the devices used in the VTR emulation
process. Make sure the serial ports correspond to those defined by the Emulator keywords in the software
initialisation configuration file. See the description of the Emulator keyword in the Autodesk Visual Effects and
Finishing Configuration File Reference Guide.
NOTE The RS-422 cables for VTR emulation require custom pinouts. See VTR Emulation RS-422 Control
Cables on page 24.
3 Make sure the appropriate video and audio sync setup is in place.
VTR Emulation RS-422 Control Cables
Custom cables are required to control the VTR emulator. The pinouts required by the cable depend on the
workstation and device involved in the VTR emulation process. The following diagrams depict the control
cable pinouts required for the most common VTR emulation setups.
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VTR-Emulation Control Cable
Linux(AJA) Master Controlling Linux(AJA) Emulator
Linux(AJA) Master
Linux(AJA) Emulator
1
6
2
7
3
8
4
9
5
1
6
2
7
3
8
4
9
5
OEM-2K: MALE DB9
OEM-LH: FEMALE DB9
RS-422
2 -RX 7 -RX +
PAIR1
8 -TX 3 -TX+
4 - GND (SHIELD)
PAIR2
OEM-2K: MALE DB9
OEM-LH: FEMALE DB9
WHT
8 -TX -
BLK
3 -TX +
RED
2 -RX -
BLK
7 -RX+
GND
4 - GND (SHIELD)
VTR Emulation RS-422 Control Cables | 25
VTR-Emulation Control Cable:
SGI® to/from Linux(AJA) — one master, one emulator
SGI
Linux(AJA)
1
6
2
7
3
8
4
9
5
1
6
2
7
3
8
4
9
5
FEMALE DB9
RS-422
3 - TX 4 - TX +
PAIR1
2 - RX 6 - RX +
PAIR2
5 - GND (SHIELD)
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OEM-2K: MALE DB9
OEM-LH: FEMALE DB9
WHT
2 - RX -
BLK
7 - RX +
RED
8 - TX -
BLK
3 - TX +
GND
1 - GND (SHIELD)
VTR-Emulation Control Cable:
3rd-Party Device Master Controlling Linux (AJA) Emulator
Linux(AJA) Emulator
3rd-Party Device Master
1
6
2
7
3
8
4
9
5
1
6
2
7
3
8
4
9
5
MALE DB9
RS-422
OEM-2K: MALE DB9
OEM-LH: FEMALE DB9
WHT
8 -TX -
BLK
3 -TX +
RED
2 -RX -
3 -TX+
BLK
7 -RX+
4 - GND (SHIELD)
GND
4 - GND (SHIELD)
2 -RX 7 -RX +
PAIR 1
8 -TX PAIR 2
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Setting Up Audio Hardware
5
Topics in this chapter:
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
About Audio on page 29
Audio Wiring Workflow on page 29
Audio Hardware Components on page 30
Understanding Remote vs. Local Control of the Lucid Converter on page 30
Audio Wiring on page 30
Configuring the Lucid ADA 88192 Converter on page 31
Audio Keywords in the Software Initialisation Configuration File on page 33
About Audio
Your application uses the Discreet® Native Audio subsystem.
Audio Wiring Workflow
The following procedure provides the general workflow for setting up the audio subsystem of your Visual
Effects and Finishing application.
To wire the audio subsystem:
1 Ensure that all of your workstation peripherals and video hardware components are properly connected.
If necessary, refer to Connecting Peripherals on page 13 and Setting Up Video Hardware on page 17.
2 Verify that you have all the required audio hardware components. See Audio Hardware Components
on page 30.
29
3 Determine whether you want to control the Lucid converter remotely or locally. This affects the way
you wire the audio hardware. See Understanding Remote vs. Local Control of the Lucid Converter on
page 30.
4 Connect your audio hardware devices. See Audio Wiring on page 30.
5 Configure the Lucid converter for remote or local control. See Configuring the Lucid ADA 88192
Converter on page 31.
6 Set the appropriate keywords in the software initialisation file. See Audio Keywords in the Software
Initialisation Configuration File on page 33.
Audio Hardware Components
Discreet Native Audio uses the following hardware components, shipped with your system.
Lucid Converter ADA 88192
devices.
Converts signals between the workstation and all digital or analog audio I/O
AJA Balanced Audio breakout box and AJA OEM-2K board The Balanced Audio breakout box is the audio
component of the AJA breakout box. It provides connections for audio I/O. This breakout box connects to
the AJA OEM-2K board on your workstation. The OEM-2K board provides real-time input and output of
uncompressed SD and HD video signals as well as audio data at 24-bit resolution. The OEM-2K board handles
balanced AES/EBU audio signals from the Balanced Audio breakout box.
Understanding Remote vs. Local Control of the Lucid
Converter
You can control the converter either remotely or locally. Remote control of the converter means that you
adjust converter settings through the audio preferences of the application. If you want to control the converter
remotely, you must connect the converter to the serial port of the HP xw9400 workstation. Local control
means you adjust converter settings manually, using the controls on the front of the converter. Controlling
the converter remotely is the recommended method as it does not require physical access to the converter
to change settings.
Whether you control the converter remotely or locally, you should take any necessary precautions to prevent
inadvertent adjustments to settings via the controls on the front of the converter. For example, if the
converter is one of several in a machine room, you might label each with the name of the computer to
which it is connected, along with whether control is local or remote.
Audio Wiring
To connect the Discreet Native Audio hardware components to the AJA breakout box, refer to the following
diagram.
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IN
GPI
RS 422A
OUT
RS 422C
1/2
3/4
Ch. 1/2 In
WClk
Ch. 3/4 In
CVBS
Ch. 5/6 In
RS.422B
Ch. 7/8 In
RS.422D
Ch. 1/2 Out
Ch. 3/4 Out
7/8
1/2
3/4
In
Out
LTC
Ch. 5/6 Out
In
Out
In
Out
Ch. 3/4
Ch. 5/6
Y/G/CVBS
Pb/B/Y
DIGITAL AUDIO
IN
Ch. 1/2
Ch. 7/8 Out
5/6
AJA
7/8
Video MonitorOut
In
Out
AUDIO
5/6
AES/EBU
Audio
Ch. 7/8
SDI 1/A
SDI 2/B
RS-422
Pr/R/C
OUT
Ref Loop
Ch.1(L)
Ch.2(R)
AJA BOB (Front)
Digital
outputs
Input from
analog source
to serial port 1 on
Linux workstation
RS-232
ADAT OUT 1-8
ADAT IN 1-8
WORD CLOCK 7-8
INPUT
OUTPUT
Analog Inputs
AES/EBU Digital Inputs
88192 A/D D/A CONVERTER
7-8
5-6
3-4
1-2
AES/EBU Digital Outputs
5-6
3-4
1-2
8
7
6
8
7
6
5
4
Analog Outputs
5
4
3
2
1
3
2
1
Lucid ADA 88192
Converter
Digital
outputs
Output to
analog destination
Alternative setup
converted from
analog source
IN
IN
IN
IN
OUT OUT OUT O UT
VTR
Required for remote
control of converter
Configuring the Lucid ADA 88192 Converter
You must manually configure the Lucid converter for either remote or local control. This section describes
how to use the controls on the front of the converter to adjust settings, and lists the proper settings for
remote control and for local control.
Configuring the Lucid ADA 88192 Converter | 31
Adjusting Lucid ADA 88192 Converter Settings
You configure the converter through a series of setup menus that appear in the display on the front of the
converter. Use the encoder dial and button immediately to the right of the display to navigate these menus
and adjust settings.
The top level setup menu contains the following menu items: ADAT, AES, Analog, Meter, Route, Sync, and
System. Each of these menu items takes you into a submenu, from which you can select and adjust settings.
The procedures below provide basic information on navigating and adjusting settings. If you require additional
information, refer to the Lucid ADA 88192 manual included with your shipment.
To navigate menus and adjust settings:
➤
Use the encoder dial and the button as follows.
To:
Do this:
Select a menu option
Rotate the dial to highlight the option, then press the dial to select that option. If the
option you select has choices (as, for example, in the Route menu), rotate the dial again
to move through the choices, and press the dial to select an option.
Back up one level in the
menu tree
Press the button.
Navigate to the top level
setup menu
Press the button. Repeat until you are in the top level setup menu.
To reset all settings to their factory defaults:
1 In the top level setup menu, select System, then select Miscellany.
2 In the Miscellany menu, select Defaults: RESET.
All settings are reset to their factory defaults.
NOTE The factory default for the items in the AES setup menu is SRC ON. Both local and remote control
require these items to be set to SRC OFF. If you reset to defaults, be sure to manually set these items back to
OFF (you cannot adjust these settings remotely).
Lucid ADA 88192 Converter Settings for Remote Control
You must configure the following settings to control the converter remotely. Any setting not listed here
either has no effect with the application or can be set through the audio preferences of the application.
Menu
Menu Item
ADAT
ADAT INs: SRC ONADAT INs: SMUX
OFF
AES
AES IN1+2: SRC OFFAES IN3+4: SRC
OFFAES IN5+6: SRC OFFAES IN7+8:
SRC OFF
AnalogAnalog INs: SoftClip
IN1+2: SoftClip OFFIN3+4: SoftClip
OFFIN5+6: SoftClip OFFIN7+8:
SoftClip OFF
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Comment
Menu
Menu Item
Comment
Meter
Clip Detect: 3
3 is the recommended setting
SystemMiscellany
Route Unit: 8
8 is the recommended setting
Lucid ADA 88192 Converter Settings for Local Control
You must configure the following settings to control the converter locally. Any setting not listed here either
has no effect with the application or can be set to any of the values available for it.
Menu
Menu Item
Comment
ADAT
ADAT INs: SRC ONADAT INs: SMUX
OFF
AES
AES IN1+2: SRC OFF
AES IN3+4: SRC OFF
AES IN5+6: SRC OFF
AES IN7+8: SRC OFF
Analog
Analog INs: SoftClip
IN1+2: SoftClip ON
IN3+4: SoftClip ON
IN5+6: SoftClip ON
IN7+8: SoftClip ON
Analog
Analog INs: Gain
set each input channel to a value in
the range -95.5 to +31.5 dB
Analog
Analog OUTs: Level
set either -10 or +4 for each output
channel
Meter
Clip Detect: 3
3 is the recommended setting
Route
For analog audio:
AES INs --> ADAT OUTs
Analog INs --> AES OUTs
AES INs --> Analog OUTs
If these options do not appear, verify that Route Unit
(in the System, Miscellany menu) is set to 8.
For digital audio:
AES INs --> ADAT OUTs
AES INs --> AES OUTs
AES INs --> ANALOG OUT
Sync
Internal OFF
External AES 1+2
System
Miscellany
Route Unit: 8
External AES 1+2 is the recommended setting.
Audio Keywords in the Software Initialisation
Configuration File
There are two keywords in the software initialisation file (by default, init.cfg) that must be uncommented
and set to the correct values to ensure Discreet Native Audio works properly. The first, Audiodevice, enables
Lucid ADA 88192 Converter Settings for Local Control | 33
Discreet Native Audio. The second, MidiDevice, determines whether control of the Lucid converter is remote
or local.
Keyword:
Setting:
Audiodevice
AJA
MidiDevice
If you are using local control of the converter, comment out this keyword.
If you are using remote control of the converter, uncomment the keyword, set the
serial port parameter to /dev/ttyS1 and leave all other parameters set to their default
value.
For additional information on these keywords and help setting them, see the Autodesk Visual Effects and
Finishing Configuration File Reference Guide.
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Connecting Storage
6
Topics in this chapter:
■
■
Connecting Media Storage on page 35
Connecting Archiving Storage on page 43
Connecting Media Storage
Overview
The workstation can be connected to two types of media storage.
■
Stone Direct XR-series disk arrays Autodesk's high-performance direct-attached storage (DAS) solution
designed to address the different real-time playback requirements of various workflows. Direct attached
storage devices provide storage to individual workstations, and can be made available to other Autodesk
Visual Effects and Finishing workstations via the Autodesk Wire network.
NOTE A Lustre workstation equipped with Incinerator does not use DAS storage. Incinerator storage is attached
to the Lustre Media Server, accessed by way of the InfiniBand network.
■
A SAN A storage infrastructure that allows multiple workstations to share simultaneous access to a
central storage enclosure.
About Autodesk Stone Direct Storage
Autodesk Stone Direct XR-series disk arrays provide two types of enclosures: a RAID enclosure (also called
an XR enclosure), and an EBOD enclosure (also called an XE enclosure). XR RAID enclosures contain two
RAID controllers.
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Autodesk Stone Direct uses hardware RAID to provide high performance, reliability, and protection against
data loss.
The following table outlines the drive sizes, maximum number of enclosures, and filesystem type supported
by each model of Autodesk Stone Direct XR-series storage arrays.
NOTE The Stone® filesystem is not supported on HP Z800 workstations.
Storage model
Max XE enc. per XR
Disk size
Supported Filesystem type
XR146
(XR 5402 or XR 5412)
4
146GB
■
Stone FS, or
■
Standard FS
XR300
(XR 5412)
4
■
Stone FS, or
■
Standard FS
XR 6412
7
■
Stone FS, or
■
Standard FS
XR 6500
300 GB
300 GB or 450 GB
7
450 GB
Standard FS only
XR 6500 and XR 6412 arrays require a single XR RAID enclosure for 2-loop or 4-loop hardware RAID storage
configurations .
XR 5412 and XR 5402 arrays require a single XR RAID enclosure for 2-loop configurations, or two RAID
enclosures for 4-loop configurations.
These configurations may include additional XE expansion enclosures, up to the maximum number supported.
You can increase storage capacity by adding disk arrays.
A number of Stone Direct configurations will ensure optimal playback of the most demanding formats.
Storage Configuration
Loops
Expected Peformance
Stone Direct XR
One 2-loop connection
■
One stream SD/HD 10-bit (32 channel/8-bits per channel audio), or
■
One stream 2K 12-bit unpacked (8
channel/8-bits per channel audio)
Two 2-loop connections (if permitted by
chassis)
– or –
One 2-loop connection
■
Two streams SD/HD 10-bit (32 channel/8-bits per channel audio), or
■
One stream 2K 12-bit unpacked (8
channel/8-bits per channel audio)
Two 2-loop connections (one per enclosure)
■
Two streams SD/HD 10-bit (32 channel/8-bits per channel audio), or
■
One stream 2K 12-bit unpacked (8
channel/8-bits per channel audio)
Stone Direct XR plus Stone Direct
XE
2 x Stone Direct XR
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Connecting and Configuring the ATTO Fibre Channel Adapter
Your workstation is configured with a 4-port ATTO Celerity FC-44ES fibre channel adapter in PCI slot one.
On the HP xw9400 workstation, the PCI slots are numbered one to seven from top to bottom. Consult the
peripherals connection diagram as a reference for the ATTO fibre channel adapter location.
FC loop 2
To storage assembly
FC loop 3
QLA2344 or
FC44-ES
FC adapter
FC loop 4
To archiving device or SAN
FC loop 1
Connecting Storage Enclosures
The following diagrams illustrate how to cable XR-series hardware RAID storage enclosures. Cable your
storage exactly as illustrated to ensure proper functionality.
Note that the XR 6500 series and XR 6412 series storage assemblies do not support configurations with two
XR RAID enclosures.
WARNING Do not power on your storage before installing Linux, otherwise the Red Hat installer might attempt
to format the storage array and use it as the system disk.
XR 6500 Wiring Diagrams
The following diagrams illustrate 2-loop and 4-loops connections for XR 6500 series storage assemblies.
A XR 6500 RAID enclosure supports a maximum of seven XE expansion enclosures.
Connecting and Configuring the ATTO Fibre Channel Adapter | 37
Single XR 6500 RAID enclosure, 2 loops
To FC adapter on workstation / LMS (port 1)
To FC adapter (port 2)
XR RAID Enclosure
C
A
S
HOST 1
HOST 0
8
4
1/2
0
I
8
4
1/2
0
I
8
4
1/2
8
4
1/2
HOST 1
C
A
S
HOST 0
XE (EBOD)_Expansion Enclosure
0
0
0
I
0
0
I
0
0
0
XE (EBOD) Expansion Enclosure
0
0
0
I
0
0
I
0
0
0
XE (EBOD) Expansion Enclosure
0
0
0
I
0
0
I
0
0
0
XE (EBOD) Expansion Enclosure
0
0
0
I
0
0
I
0
0
0
Cabling for additional enclosures
38 | Chapter 6 Connecting Storage
Single XR 6500 RAID enclosure, 4 loops
To FC adapter on workstation / LMS (port 0)
To FC adapter (port 1)
To FC adapter (port 2)
To FC adapter (port 3)
XR RAID Enclosure
C
A
S
HOST 1
HOST 0
8
4
1/2
0
I
8
4
1/2
0
I
8
4
1/2
8
4
1/2
HOST 1
C
A
S
HOST 0
XE (EBOD) Expansion Enclosure
0
0
0
I
0
0
I
0
0
0
XE (EBOD) Expansion Enclosure
0
0
0
I
0
0
I
0
0
0
XE (EBOD) Expansion Enclosure
0
0
0
I
0
0
I
0
0
0
Cabling for additional enclosures
NOTES:
■
In a 4-loop configuration, you need a minimum of one XE expansion enclosure attached to the XR 6500
RAID enclosure.
■
The total number of enlcosures must be an even number.
Connecting Storage Enclosures | 39
XR 6412 Wiring Diagrams
The following diagrams illustrate 2-loop and 4-loops connections for XR 6412 series storage assemblies.
NOTE A XR 6412 RAID enclosure supports a maximum of seven XE expansion enclosures.
Single XR 6412 RAID enclosure, 2 loops
To FC adapter on workstation / LMS (port 1)
To FC adapter (port 2)
XR RAID Enclosure
!
0
FACTORY
USE ONLY
!
0
FACTORY
USE ONLY
XE (EBOD) Expansion Enclosure
0
0
1
0
1
ID
0
ID
XE (EBOD) Expansion Enclosure
0
0
1
0
1
ID
0
ID
XE (EBOD) Expansion Enclosure
0
0
1
0
1
ID
0
ID
XE (EBOD) Expansion Enclosure
0
0
1
ID
0
0
1
ID
Cabling for additional enclosures
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Single XR 6412 RAID enclosure, 4 loops
To FC adapter on workstation / LMS (port 0)
To FC adapter (port 3)
To FC adapter (port 1)
To FC adapter (port 2)
XR RAID Enclosure
!
0
FACTORY
USE ONLY
!
0
FACTORY
USE ONLY
XE (EBOD) Expansion Enclosure
0
0
1
0
1
ID
0
ID
XE (EBOD) Expansion Enclosure
0
0
1
0
1
ID
0
ID
XE (EBOD) Expansion Enclosure
0
0
1
ID
0
0
1
ID
XE (EBOD) Expansion Enclosure
0
0
1
0
1
ID
0
ID
Cabling for additional enclosures
NOTE In a 4-loop configuration with a XR 6412 RAID enclosure, you need a minimum of one XE expansion
enclosure attached to the XR RAID enclosure.
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XR 5402 and XR 5412 Wiring Diagrams
The following digrams illustrate 2-loop and 4-loop connections for XR 5402 and XR 5412 series storage
assemblies.
XR 5402 and XR 5412 series storage assemblies support 2-loop configurations with one XR RAID enclosure,
and 4-loop configurations with two XR RAID enclosures.
Single XR 5402 / 5412 RAID enclosure, 2 loops
To FC adapter on workstation / LMS (port 1)
To FC adapter (port 2)
XR RAID Enclosure
XE (EBOD) Expansion Enclosure
XE (EBOD) Expansion Enclosure
XE (EBOD) Expansion Enclosure
XE (EBOD) Expansion Enclosure
Cabling for additional enclosures
NOTE The XR 5402 and XR 5412 RAID enclosures support a maximum of four XE expansion enclosures.
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Two XR 5402 / 5412 RAID enclosures, 4 loops
First storage assembly
Second storage assembly
To FC adapter on workstation / LMS (port 1)
To FC adapter on workstation / LMS (port 0)
To FC adapter (port 2)
To FC adapter (port 3)
XR RAID Enclosure
XR RAID Enclosure
XE (EBOD) Expansion Enclosure
XE (EBOD) Expansion Enclosure
XE (EBOD) Expansion Enclosure
XE (EBOD) Expansion Enclosure
Cabling for additional enclosures
NOTE In a configuration with two XR RAID enclosures, the number of XE extension enclosures per XR RAID
enclosure must be the same. The total number of enclosures in the storage assembly must be an even number.
Connecting Archiving Storage
NOTE This section does not apply to Autodesk Lustre.
Visual Effects and Finishing applications support archiving to USB 2.0, FireWire® (IEEE 1394) and fibre
channel devices. This includes filesystems, VTRs and tape drives. This section discusses the requirements for
filesystem and tape drive devices. For information on connecting a VTR, see Connecting Video Components.
Filesystem Devices
USB 2.0 and FireWire (IEEE 1394) attached devices must be formatted with one of the following filesystems:
XFS, ext2, ext3, or HFS (Mac®). NTFS is not supported.
NOTE Care must be taken to ensure that the filesystems used to store archives are reliable, stable and properly
backed up so as to protect the archive integrity. This functionality is not provided by the application.
SCSI Tape Drive Devices
SCSI tape drives can be connected to a fibre channel port of the workstation by way of a fibre-channel-to-SCSI
bridge, such as the Atto FibreBridge 2390D. The tape drive device must meet two criteria. First, the device’s
Connecting Archiving Storage | 43
driver must accept standard UNIX tape device calls. Second, the device must be certified for use with the
currently supported version of the workstation operating system and kernel.
While Autodesk Media and Entertainment makes no certification statement about any tape drive device,
you can use the “Tape Drive Test” plug-in in Autodesk SystemCentral to test SCSI tape drives for compatibility.
For more information, see the Autodesk System Central User Guide.
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SCSI Tape Drive Devices | 45
46
Index
A
air conditioning, requirements 5
AJA BOB 18, 20
AJA breakout box 18, 20
AJA HD10DA 20
AJA OEM-2K board 18, 20
Altinex DA1804NT 18
audio
Discreet Native Audio 29
hardware components 30
keywords in software initialisation file
wiring workflow 29
I
initialisation file keywords, audio
K
keyboard, connecting
33
15
L
LCD graphics monitor 18, 20
Lucid ADA 88192 converter, configuring
B
broadcast monitor, wiring
33
31
M
17
C
configuring, Lucid ADA 88192 converter
customer support
contacting 2
31
memory requirements 4
Miranda DVI-Ramp 18
monitor, graphics 20
Monitor, graphics 18
mouse, connecting 15
N
D
NVIDIA 5500G 18
NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600 20
NVIDIA Quadro SDI board 20
Discreet Native Audio 29
Distribution amplifier 20
documentation
conventions 2
documentation, set of guides
DVI-Ramp 18
P
1
power, requirements
E
EBOD enclosures 35
emulation, setting up VTR
5
Q
Quadro 5500G 18
Quadro FX 5600 20
23
G
R
graphics board 20
Graphics board 18
graphics monitor 20
Graphics monitor 18
RAID
enclosures
H
SDI board 20
software initialisation file, audio keywords
hardware configuration guidelines
35
S
33
4
47 | Index
support
contacting
video I/O, wiring 17
VTR emulation, setting up
2
W
T
tablet, connecting
15
V
video hardware components
48 | Index
23
17
Wire network, connecting to 16
wiring video I/O and broadcast monitor 17
workflow, audio wiring 29
workflow, hardware setup and software installation
7
3,