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Avid Unity™ MediaNetwork
Media Server Setup Guide
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Contents
Using This Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Who Should Use This Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
About This Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Symbols and Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
If You Need Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Related Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
If You Have Documentation Comments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
How to Order Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Avid Educational Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Chapter 1
Installing the Media Server Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Before You Begin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Installing the Media Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Installing the Media Server Rack-Mount Rails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Connecting the Media Server Power Cord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Connecting the Media Server Cables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Connecting a Media Server to a Standard Monitor, Keyboard,
and Mouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Installing the Shelf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Installing the Monitor, Keyboard, and Mouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Connecting a Media Server to the KVM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Connecting a Media Server to the MEDIASwitch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Connecting Cables to the MEDIASwitch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Connecting to a 1-Gb MEDIASwitch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Connecting to a 2-Gb MEDIASwitch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
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Chapter 2
Installing the Media Server Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Setting Up a Media Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Checking the Operating System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Installing the Windows 2000 Hotfixes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Setting the Date, Time, and Time Zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Configuring the Network Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Setting Virtual Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Configuring a Media Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Installing the Media Server Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Mounting Workspaces on the Media Server. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Installing the Windows Media Services Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Configuring the Windows Media Technology Software . . . . . . . . . . 35
Installing the Real Server Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Configuring the Real Server Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Chapter 3
Configuring the Media Server As an FTP Server . . . . . . . . . . 37
Configuring the Internet Information Server for FTP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Installing the FTP Server Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Configuring the FTP Server Software. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Chapter 4
Installing the Load–Balancing Network Switch . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Installing the ServerIron Switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Connecting a Media Server to the ServerIron Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Configuring the MS Loopback Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Configuring the ServerIron Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Advanced ServerIron Switch Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Chapter 5
Installing the Network Routing Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Installing the FastIron Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Connecting a Media Server to the FastIron Switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Configuring the FastIron Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Advanced FastIron Switch Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
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Appendix A
Media Server Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Dimensions and Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Environmental Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Electrical Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Power Cord Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Appendix B
Regulatory and Safety Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
FCC Notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Canadian ICES-003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
European Union Notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Australia and New Zealand EMC Regulations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Taiwan EMC Regulations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
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Figures
Figure 1
Attaching an Optical Cable to the Fibre Channel
Adapter Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
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Figure 2
Installing a GBIC Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Figure 3
Port Layout for 1-Gb MEDIASwitches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Figure 4
Installing an SFP Connector. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Figure 5
Port Layout for 2-Gb MEDIASwitches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Figure 6
Receptacle (CEE-22) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Figure 7
NEMA 5-15P Style Plug . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
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Using This Guide
Congratulations on your purchase of a MediaNetwork Media Server. You
can connect the Media Server to a Trilligent™ Cluster or to a
MediaNetwork workgroup. You use the Media Server to stream video and
audio files to your in-house network or to the Internet.
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Your Media Server, Trilligent Cluster, or MediaNetwork workgroup might
not contain all of the components or features described in the
documentation. Avid® documentation describes all components and
features regardless of which configuration you purchased.
Who Should Use This Guide
This guide is intended for qualified Avid Field Support personnel or Avid
Resellers who are installing, configuring, or maintaining a Media Server
that is part of a Trilligent Cluster or a MediaNetwork workgroup.
About This Guide
This guide is organized as follows:
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Chapter 1, “Installing the Media Server Hardware,” describes how to
install and connect a Media Server to a Trilligent Cluster or to a
MediaNetwork workgroup.
•
Chapter 2, “Installing the Media Server Software,” describes how to
install and configure the Media Server software.
•
Chapter 3, “Configuring the Media Server As an FTP Server,”
describes how to configure a Media Server for FTP, allowing files to
be uploaded into specified folders.
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Using This Guide
•
Chapter 4, “Installing the Load–Balancing Network Switch,” describes
how to install and configure a load-balancing network switch that you
purchased from Avid.
•
Chapter 5, “Installing the Network Routing Switch,” describes how to
install and configure a network routing switch that you purchased from
Avid.
•
Appendix A, “Media Server Specifications,” provides the dimensions
and weight, and the environmental, the electrical, and the power cord
specifications for the Media Server.
•
Appendix B, “Regulatory and Safety Notices,” provides regulatory
and safety notices for the Media Server hardware.
Symbols and Conventions
All of the material in this document applies to the Windows® 2000
operating system.
Avid documentation uses the following symbols and conventions:
Symbol or Convention Meaning or Action
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n
A note provides important related information,
reminders, recommendations, and strong
suggestions.
c
A caution means that a specific action you take could
cause harm to your computer or cause you to lose
data.
w
A warning describes an action that could cause you
physical harm. Follow the guidelines in this
document or on the unit itself when handling
electrical equipment.
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Symbols and Conventions
Symbol or Convention Meaning or Action
>
This symbol indicates menu commands (and
subcommands) in the order you select them. For
example, File > Import means to open the File menu
and then select the Import command.
t
This symbol indicates a single-step procedure.
Multiple arrows in a list indicate that you perform
one of the actions listed.
k
This symbol represents the Apple or Command key.
Press and hold the Command key and another key to
perform a keyboard shortcut.
Margin tips
In the margin, you will find tips that help you
perform tasks more easily and efficiently.
Italic font
Italic font is used to emphasize certain words and to
indicate variables.
Courier Bold font Courier Bold font identifies text that you type.
Click
Quickly press and release the left mouse button
(Windows) or the mouse button (Macintosh).
Double-click
Click the left mouse button (Windows) or the mouse
button (Macintosh) twice rapidly.
Right-click
Quickly press and release the right mouse button
(Windows only).
Drag
Press and hold the left mouse button (Windows) or
the mouse button (Macintosh) while you move the
mouse.
Ctrl+key
k+key
Press and hold the first key while you press the
second key.
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Using This Guide
If You Need Help
If you are having trouble using the MediaNetwork Media Server:
1. Retry the action, carefully following the instructions given for that task
in this guide. It is especially important to check each step of your
workflow.
2. Check the release notes supplied with your Avid application for the
latest information that might have become available after the hardcopy
documentation was printed.
3. Check the documentation that came with your Avid application or
your hardware for maintenance or hardware-related issues.
4. Visit the online Knowledge Center at www.avid.com/support. Online
services are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Search this
online Knowledge Center to find answers, to view error messages, to
access troubleshooting tips, to download updates, and to read/join
online message-board discussions.
5. For Technical Support, please call 800-800-AVID (800-800-2843).
For Broadcast On-Air Sites and Call Letter Stations, call
800-NEWSDNG (800-639-7364).
Related Information
The following documents provide more information about the
MediaNetwork Media Server:
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Avid Unity MediaNetwork Site Preparation Guide
•
Avid Unity MediaNetwork File Manager Setup Guide
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Avid Unity MediaNetwork Upgrade Notes
•
Avid Unity MediaNetwork System Overview
•
Avid Unity MediaNetwork Management Guide
•
Avid Unity MediaNetwork Troubleshooting Guide
•
Avid Unity MediaNetwork Macintosh Fibre Channel Client Setup
Guide
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If You Have Documentation Comments
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MediaNetwork Macintosh Fibre Channel Client Quick Start Card
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Avid Unity MediaNetwork Windows Fibre Channel Client Setup Guide
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MediaNetwork Windows Fibre Channel Client Quick Start Card
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Avid Unity MediaNetwork Macintosh Ethernet Client Setup Guide
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MediaNetwork Macintosh Ethernet Client Quick Start Card
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Avid Unity MediaNetwork Windows Ethernet Client Setup Guide
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MediaNetwork Windows Ethernet Client Quick Start Card
•
Avid Unity MediaNetwork Release Notes
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Avid Unity MediaNetwork LANserver Setup Guide
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Avid Unity MediaNetwork PortServer Setup Guide
•
Avid Unity MediaNetwork Supported Configurations
If You Have Documentation Comments
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value your comments about this guide and other Avid-supplied
documentation.
Simply e-mail your documentation comments to Avid Technology at
TechPubs@avid.com
Please include the title of the document, its part number, and the specific
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How to Order Documentation
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United States, call Avid Sales at 800-949-AVID (800-949-2843). If you
are placing an order from outside the United States, contact your local
Avid representative.
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Using This Guide
Avid Educational Services
For information on courses/schedules, training centers, certifications,
courseware, and books, please visit www.avid.com/training or call
Avid Sales at 800-949-AVID (800-949-2843).
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Chapter 1
Installing the Media Server
Hardware
This chapter describes how to install and connect a Media Server to a
Trilligent Cluster or to a MediaNetwork workgroup. In a Trilligent Cluster,
you can connect up to 20 Media Servers to the MediaNetwork storage. In a
MediaNetwork workgroup, you can connect up to 2 Media Servers to the
MediaNetwork storage.
Before you start the procedures in this chapter, you should have already
installed the File Manager and the storage for your Trilligent Cluster or
MediaNetwork workgroup.
Topics in this chapter include:
•
Before You Begin
•
Installing the Media Server
•
Connecting the Media Server Cables
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Chapter 1 Installing the Media Server Hardware
Before You Begin
Keep the shipping
boxes that come with
your Windows client.
You might need to
repackage and ship the
components in the
future.
Before you begin to install the Media Server, do the following:
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Unpack the Media Server kit.
•
Check the contents of the Media Server kit against the packing sticker
on the outside of the shipping box to confirm you have received all the
components.
After you unpack your Media Server kit, make sure the kit contains:
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One Media Server with a 2-Gb optical Fibre Channel adapter board
and a Gigabit Ethernet adapter board
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One of the following:
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One optical SFP (small form-factor pluggable) connector
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One optical GBIC (gigabit interface converter) connector
One Media Server software kit containing:
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The Avid Unity MediaNetwork Media Server Setup Guide
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The MediaNetwork Windows Fibre Channel Client Quick Start
Card
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The Avid Unity MediaNetwork software CD-ROM
Avid does not supply an optical cable with the Media Server client kit. You
must supply the cable separately.
Installing the Media Server
The Media Server allows you to stream media files to your in-house
network or to the Internet. It receives requests to stream the files and works
with the File Manager to locate the files on the MediaNetwork storage.
Media Servers ship with Fibre Channel adapter boards and gigabit Ethernet
network boards already installed. They also have autosensing power
supplies that set the voltage correctly for either 120 volts or 240 volts.
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Connecting the Media Server Cables
Installing the Media Server Rack-Mount Rails
Follow the instructions supplied in the rail kit to install the Media Server
rack-mount rails ensuring that:
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The rails do not interfere with the power strips, power cords, or other
cables at the back of the rack.
•
The bottom of the Media Server is at the bottom of a U-alignment
space.
•
The rails allow the Media Server to slide completely into the rack.
Connecting the Media Server Power Cord
To connect the Media Server power cord:
1. Plug one end of the power cord into the top power connector on the
back of the Media Server.
2. Plug the other end of the power cord into the left power strip on the
back of the rack.
3. If the Media Server has a second power supply, plug the end of another
power cord into the bottom power connector on the back of the Media
Server.
4. Plug the other end of the second power cord into the right power strip
on the back of the rack.
Connecting the Media Server Cables
You need to connect the Media Server to a standard keyboard, mouse, and
monitor or to a keyboard, video, mouse switch (KVM); the
MEDIASwitch; and to your network. Do one of the following:
t
If you are connecting a standard keyboard, mouse, and monitor to the
Media Server, continue with “Connecting a Media Server to a
Standard Monitor, Keyboard, and Mouse” on page 18.
t
If you are connecting a KVM to the Media Server, continue with
“Connecting a Media Server to the KVM” on page 19.
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Chapter 1 Installing the Media Server Hardware
Connecting a Media Server to a Standard Monitor, Keyboard,
and Mouse
If you are using a standard monitor, keyboard, and mouse, you can install
them on a desktop next to a rack or you can mount them on a shelf in the
rack.
Installing the Shelf
If you are installing a shelf, follow the instructions supplied with the shelf,
while ensuring that:
•
The shelf does not interfere with the power strips, power cords, or
other cables at the back of the rack.
•
The shelf allows the monitor to slide completely into the rack.
•
You install the rails at the nearest U-alignment location.
•
The bottom of the shelf is at the bottom of a U-alignment space.
Installing the Monitor, Keyboard, and Mouse
To connect the Media Server to a monitor, keyboard, and mouse:
1. Set the monitor on the desktop or on a shelf. Route the power cord and
cable to the back of the rack.
2. Plug one end of the power cord into the back of the monitor.
3. Plug the other end of the power cord into the left power strip on the
back of the rack.
4. Locate the keyboard/mouse Y-cable in the Media Server kit. Plug the
single-end into the keyboard/mouse port on the back of the Media
Server.
5. Attach the right branch of the connector on the Y-cable to the
keyboard.
6. Attach the left branch of the connector on the Y-cable to the mouse.
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When connecting the Y-cable, you determine left and right by looking at
the back of the File Manager. Be sure to connect the Y-cable with the
mouse on the left and the keyboard on the right.
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Connecting a Media Server to the KVM
To connect the Media Server to a KVM:
1. Locate a KVM cable in the kit. It has a 25-pin connector on one end
and a 9-pin connector, a keyboard connector, and a mouse connector
on the other end.
2. Attach the 25-pin connector to a free port on the back of the KVM.
Secure the connector with the thumbscrews in the connector.
3. Attach the 9-pin connector to the video port on the back of the File
Manager. Secure the connector with the thumbscrews in the connector.
4. Locate the keyboard/mouse Y-cable in the Media Server kit. Plug the
single-end into the keyboard/mouse port on the back of the Media
Server.
5. Attach the right branch of the connector on the Y-cable to the keyboard
connector.
6. Attach the left branch of the connector on the Y-cable to the mouse
connector.
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When connecting the Y-cable, you determine left and right by looking at
the back of the File Manager. Be sure to connect the Y-cable with the
mouse on the left and the keyboard on the right.
Connecting a Media Server to the MEDIASwitch
To connect a Media Server to the MEDIASwitch:
1. Locate the optical cable. Look for a cable with a dual plug on one end
(see Figure 1).
2. Make sure the cable has an LC (small) optical cable connector to
match the connector on the Fibre Channel adapter board. If the
connector is not the correct one, contact your optical cable installer to
arrange for them to change the connector.
3. Remove the protective covers from the optical cable connector on the
optical cable.
4. Remove the protective cover from the Fibre Channel adapter board on
the Media Server.
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5. Plug the optical cable connector into the Fibre Channel adapter board
connector. The optical cable connector and the Fibre Channel adapter
board connector are keyed and fit together only one way. You should
hear a click when the optical cable is properly seated (see Figure 1).
LEDs
Optical Fibre Channel
adapter board
Optical cable
Optical cable connector
Figure 1
Attaching an Optical Cable to the Fibre Channel
Adapter Board
6. Attach the other end of the optical cable to the MEDIASwitch as
described in “Connecting Cables to the MEDIASwitch” on page 20.
Connecting Cables to the MEDIASwitch
The MEDIASwitch connects the Trilligent Cluster or MediaNetwork
workgroup to several Media Servers. The switch allows the Media Servers
to use the storage simultaneously. The switch prevents work interruptions
by allowing other clients in the workgroup to continue working if one or
more clients goes offline.
Avid supports two types of MEDIASwitches: 1-Gb MEDIASwitches and
2-Gb MEDIASwitches. The 1-Gb MEDIASwitch uses optical GBIC
connectors to connect the cables to the switch. The 2-Gb MEDIASwitch
uses SFP connectors to connect the cables to the switch.
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Connecting to a 1-Gb MEDIASwitch
Use the following procedure to correctly connect an optical GBIC and
optical cable to a 1-Gb MEDIASwitch.
To connect an optical cable to the 1-Gb MEDIASwitch:
1. Locate the optical GBIC in the Media Server kit.
2. Route the optical cable from the Media Server to the MEDIASwitch, if
it has not been installed already.
3. Position the optical GBIC in front of a MEDIASwitch port (see
Figure 2). Make sure the optical cable connector is facing away from
the MEDIASwitch.
Figure 2
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Installing a GBIC Connector
You can install the GBIC while the MEDIASwitch is turned on.
4. Slide the optical GBIC into the MEDIASwitch port. You should hear
the retainer clips click when the optical GBIC is seated in the port.
5. Remove the protective covers from the optical cable connector on the
optical cable.
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6. Remove the protective cover from the optical GBIC in the
MEDIASwitch.
7. Attach the connector on the optical cable into the optical GBIC for the
Media Server (see Figure 3). Firmly push the plug on the optical cable
into the connectors on the optical GBIC.
8. Label the optical cable with the name or location of the Media Server
to which it connects.
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Connecting to a 2-Gb MEDIASwitch
Use the following procedure to correctly connect an optical SFP and
optical cable to a 2-Gb MEDIASwitch.
To connect an optical cable to the 2-Gb MEDIASwitch:
1. Locate the optical SFP in the Media Server kit.
2. Route the optical cable from the Media Server to the MEDIASwitch, if
it has not been installed already.
3. Position the optical SFP in front of a MEDIASwitch port (see
Figure 4). Make sure the optical cable connector is facing away from
the MEDIASwitch.
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Installing an SFP Connector
You can install the SFP while the MEDIASwitch is turned on.
4. Slide the optical SFP into the MEDIASwitch port. You should hear a
click when the optical SFP is seated in the port.
5. Remove the protective covers from the optical cable connector on the
optical cable.
6. Remove the protective cover from the optical SFP in the
MEDIASwitch.
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7. Attach the connector on the optical cable into the optical SFP for the
Media Server (see Figure 5). Firmly push the plug on the optical cable
into the connectors on the optical SFP.
8. Label the optical cable with the name or location of the Media Server
to which it connects.
File Manager ports
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Chapter 2
Installing the Media Server
Software
This chapter describes how to install and configure the appropriate
software on a Media Server to make it function in a Trilligent Cluster or a
MediaNetwork workgroup. Installing the necessary software is a multistep
process; make sure you complete the following sections in sequential
order.
Before you start the procedures in this chapter, you should have already:
•
Installed the File Manager and the storage for your Trilligent Cluster
or MediaNetwork workgroup
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Installed the Media Servers
•
Properly configured your Trilligent Cluster or MediaNetwork
workgroup storage with at least one workspace accessible to the Media
Servers
Topics in this chapter include:
•
Setting Up a Media Server
•
Configuring a Media Server
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Setting Up a Media Server
To set up a Media Server in a Trilligent Cluster or a MediaNetwork
workgroup, perform all of the operations in the following sections on each
Media Server.
Quick Summary
If you are familiar with
configuring Windows
2000 Server systems,
you can skip the
detailed instructions in
this chapter and
perform the steps
outlined here.
•
Check that the Media Server is running the Windows 2000 Server with
Service Pack 2. If it is not, install it.
•
Check that the Media Server has the necessary Windows 2000 hotfixes
installed. If they are not present, then install the hotfixes.
•
Set the date, time, and time zone.
•
Configure the IP addresses and, if necessary, the gateway IP addresses
for the network adapters.
•
Configure 768 MB to 1536 MB of virtual memory on drive D:.
Checking the Operating System
The Media Server uses the Windows 2000 Server operating system and
Service Pack 2 to manage network requests and to stream media files. The
Media Server uses the default Windows 2000 Server installation that
comes preinstalled on the system’s hard drive.
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Avid ships the Media Server with the Windows 2000 Server, Service
Pack 2, and the necessary hotfixes preinstalled. If you are performing a
new installation, continue with “Installing the Media Server Software” on
page 32. If you are concerned that the operating system might not be
properly installed, you can check it by following the procedures in this
section.
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To determine the version of the Windows 2000 operating system
installed on the Media Server:
1. Right-click the My Computer icon on the desktop, and select
Properties. The System Properties dialog box opens.
2. Look at the System area, which contains the Windows version and the
service pack version that are installed on the Media Server. You
should see Windows 2000 and Service Pack 2.
3. Close the System Properties dialog box.
4. Click the Start button, and select Settings > Control Panel. The Control
Panel window opens.
5. Double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon. The Add/Remove
Programs window opens showing the Installed Software list.
6. Check for the WebDAVServiceProvider (Q296441) and the Service
Rollup (w2kSP2SRP1) hotfixes in the Installed Software list.
7. Do one of the following:
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If the hotfixes do not appear in the Installed Software list, continue
with “Installing the Windows 2000 Hotfixes” on page 28.
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If the hotfixes do appear in the Installed Software list, continue
with “Installing the Media Server Software” on page 32.
If your Media Server does not have the Windows 2000 Server operating
system, Service Pack 2, or necessary hotfixes installed, install the missing
components.
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The Windows 2000 operating system CD-ROM is provided in the Media
Server kit. Service Pack 2 is provided on the MediaNetwork CD-ROM in
the \Extras\ServicePacks\Win2k folder. The hotfixes are provided on the
CD-ROM in the \Extras\HotFixes\Win2k folder.
If you reinstall the Windows 2000 operating system, make sure you
perform a default installation (accept all the standard installation
recommendations) of the Windows 2000 Server operating system. Follow
the Windows 2000 installation instructions that came with your Media
Server.
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Installing the Windows 2000 Hotfixes
You need to install the correct hotfixes on a Media Server to improve
system stability and performance. For the best results, install the hotfixes
from the folders in the following order:
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WebDAVServiceProvider (Q296441)
•
Service Rollup (w2kSP2SRP1)
To install the WebDAVServiceProvider hotfixes:
1. Navigate to \Extras\HotFixes\Win2k\Professional
\WebDAVServiceProvider on the MediaNetwork CD-ROM.
2. Double-click the Q296441_W2K_SP3_x86_en.exe file. The Windows
2000 Hotfix Setup dialog box opens when the installation is complete.
3. Click OK to finish the installation.
4. Reboot the Media Server.
To install the Service Rollup hotfixes:
1. Navigate to \Extras\ServicePacks\Win2k\Professional\ on the
MediaNetwork CD-ROM.
2. Double-click the w2kSP2SRP1.exe file. The Windows 2000 Hotfix
Setup dialog box opens when the installation is complete.
3. Click OK to finish the installation.
4. Reboot the Media Server.
Setting the Date, Time, and Time Zone
You need to correctly set the date, time, time zone, and Daylight Saving
Time options on each Media Server. This allows the “Synchronize time
with File Manager” function on the Media Server to work correctly.
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To set the date, time, time zone, and Daylight Saving Time options on
a Media Server:
1. Double-click the time in the taskbar. The Date/Time Properties dialog
box opens.
2. Set the date and time using the Date & Time tab.
3. Click the Time Zone tab.
4. Set the time zone for the location of the Media Server. By default,
Windows 2000 sets the time zone to “(GMT - 8:00) Pacific Time
(US & Canada), Tijuana.”
5. Select the “Automatically adjust clock for daylight saving changes”
option if your location observes Daylight Saving Time.
6. Click OK to close the Date/Time Properties dialog box and save the
settings.
7. Reboot the Media Server.
Configuring the Network Properties
You need to configure the Media Server’s network properties so it can
communicate with the network. The Media Server typically has four
network connections: two built-in 10/100BASE-T adapters, a gigabit
(1000BASE-T) adapter, and an MS loopback adapter (disabled). At
minimum, you need to provide an IP address for the gigabit adapter. If you
plan to connect the Media Server to a management hub or another network,
you’ll also need to provide IP addresses for the two built-in adapters.
To configure the network properties for a Media Server:
1. Right-click the My Network Places icon on the desktop, and select
Properties. The Network and Dial-up Connections window opens.
2. Right-click the 10/100BASE-T or 1000BASE-T adapter icon you want
to configure from the list. From the pop-up menu, select Status. The
adapter’s Status dialog box opens.
3. Click the Properties button. The adapter’s Properties dialog box opens.
4. Click the General tab.
5. Click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).
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6. Click the Properties button. The Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties
dialog box opens.
7. Select the “Use the following IP address” option.
8. Type an appropriate IP address in the IP Address text box, and press
Enter. The Media Server should fill in the subnet mask automatically.
If not, type the subnet mask in the Subnet Mask text box.
9. If necessary, type a gateway IP address in the Default Gateway IP
Address text box.
10. If necessary, type a DNS server IP address in the Preferred DNS server
text box.
11. If necessary, type an alternate DNS server IP address in the Alternate
DNS server text box.
12. Click OK to set the changes.
13. Click OK to close all of the open dialog boxes.
14. Close the Network and Dial-up Connections window.
15. Click the Start button, and select Shut Down. The Shut Down
Windows dialog box opens.
16. Click the pop-up menu, and select Restart.
17. Click OK to reboot the Media Server. The Media Server restarts with
its new IP address.
Setting Virtual Memory
Virtual memory extends the physical memory (RAM) in your Media
Server using a portion of the hard drive as a location where you can move
unused data from physical memory.
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Avid ships the Media Server with virtual memory already configured. If
you are installing a new Media Server, continue with “Installing the Media
Server Software” on page 32. If you are rebuilding the Media Server, then
set the virtual memory.
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The Media Server requires you to allocate from 768 MB to 1536 MB of
virtual memory on drive D:.
To set the virtual memory size:
1. Right-click the My Computer icon on the desktop, and select
Properties. The System Properties dialog box opens.
2. Click the Advanced tab. The Advanced Settings dialog box opens.
3. Click the Performance Options button. The Performance Options
dialog box opens.
4. Click the Change button. The Virtual Memory dialog box opens.
5. Select D: in the Drive [Volume Label] list.
6. Double-click in the Initial size (MB) text box and type 768.
7. Double-click in the Maximum size (MB) text box and type 1536.
8. Click the Set button.
9. Select C: in the Drive [Volume Label] list.
10. Double-click in the Initial size (MB) text box and type 0.
11. Double-click in the Maximum size (MB) text box and type 0.
12. Click the Set button.
13. Click OK to close the Virtual Memory dialog box.
14. Click OK to close the Performance Options dialog box
15. Click OK to close the System Properties dialog box.
16. Click the Start button, and select Shut Down. The Shut Down
Windows dialog box opens.
17. Click the pop-up menu, and select Restart.
18. Click OK to reboot the Media Server. The new virtual memory size
takes effect after the restart is complete.
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Configuring a Media Server
A Media Server requires software for it to communicate with the File
Manager and to stream media files to an in-house network or to the
Internet. The following sections describe how to install and configure your
Media Server.
Installing the Media Server Software
The Media Server software allows the Media Server to communicate with
the File Manager, and to access the files that are on the Trilligent Cluster or
MediaNetwork workgroup storage. This software is supplied on the
MediaNetwork CD-ROM in the Media Server kit.
To install the Media Server software:
1. Locate the MediaNetwork CD-ROM.
2. Insert the CD-ROM into the Media Server CD-ROM drive. The
CD-ROM is set to automatically start and open the Avid Unity
Installation window. This takes approximately 30 seconds.
If the CD-ROM does not automatically start, then start the installation
manually as follows:
a. Double-click the My Computer icon on the desktop. The My
Computer window opens.
b. Right-click the CD-ROM icon, and select AutoPlay. The
Avid Unity Installation window opens.
3. Click Product Installers. The screen lists the available products.
4. Do one of the following
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If you are installing the Media Server in a Trilligent Cluster, click
Trilligent Components. The screen lists the available Trilligent
Cluster installers.
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If you are installing the Media Server in a MediaNetwork
workgroup, click MediaNetwork Components. The screen lists the
available MediaNetwork workgroup installers.
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Configuring a Media Server
5. Click Install Media Server. The InstallShield Wizard opens to the
Welcome screen.
6. Accept the default values presented by the InstallShield Wizard. The
Setup Status screen opens, showing the installation progress indicator
while the software is being installed.
7. When the InstallShield Wizard Complete screen opens, click the “Yes,
I want to restart my computer now” option.
8. Click Finish to complete the Media Server software installation and
reboot the Media Server.
Mounting Workspaces on the Media Server
You map Trilligent Cluster and MediaNetwork workgroup workspaces to
specific drive letters using the AISPortServer.ini file. This maintains a
relationship among streaming server mount points, FTP virtual directories,
and mapped drives.
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You must mount at least one workspace that can be used as the mount
point for either the Windows Media Services software or the Real Server
software. Workspace names are case sensitive and can contain no spaces.
To configure the AISPortServer.ini file:
1. Navigate to D:\Program Files\Avid Technology\AvidUnity\
PortServerStartup.
2. Open the AISPortServer.ini file using a text editor, such as WordPad.
3. Add one line for each workspace you want to map to a specific drive
letter. Each line should be in the format X: workspace, where X is the
drive letter and workspace is the name of the workspace you want to
mount. Workspace names are case sensitive and can contain no spaces.
Your file might have entries that look like the example on the
following page.
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# To mount a specific workspace using a fixed drive letter, add one line
# for each workspace in the following format:
#
#U: Workspace name
#G: Workspace1
#H: Workspace2
# The remaining available drive letters will be used to mount other workspaces,
# in alphabetical order, up to the maximum of 21 workspaces.
#
4. Save the AISPortServer.ini file.
5. Reboot the LANserver to mount the workspaces typed into the
AISPortServer.ini file.
Installing the Windows Media Services Software
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Avid ships Media Servers with Windows Media™ Services preinstalled. If
you are installing a new Media Server, you can skip this section. If you are
rebuilding the Media Server, then install Windows Media Services.
You can use Windows Media Services software to stream media files to
the Internet. To install Windows Media Services, follow the instructions
provided with the software.
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If you plan to use both the Windows Media Services software and the
Real Server software to stream media files, you must install them on
separate Media Servers. You cannot run both software packages on
the same Media Server.
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Configuring the Windows Media Technology Software
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This procedure is a high-level overview only. For more information, see
the Windows Media Technology Administration Help.
To configure the Windows Media Services software:
1. Start the Windows Media Technology Administration interface.
2. Select Unicast Publishing Point and map a virtual root (<VROOT>) to
a Trilligent Cluster or a MediaNetwork workgroup workspace you
have created to store your Windows Media files.
3. Test that the Unicast Publishing Point is correctly mapped:
a. Copy a sample ASF file from <ASFROOT> to the Trilligent
workspace.
b. Click the Start button, and select Run. The Run dialog box opens.
Play the ASF file by typing its URL (for example,
MMS://127.0.0.1/VROOT/SAMPLE.ASF) in the Open
text box, and click OK.
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Replace the SAMPLE.ASF file in the example above with the name and
type of file you want to run.
Installing the Real Server Software
You can use Real Server software to stream media files to the Internet. To
install Real Server, follow the instructions provided with the software.
Configuring the Real Server Software
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This procedure is a high-level overview only. For more information, see
the Real Server Administrator Help.
To configure the Real Server software:
1. Start Real Server Administrator.
2. Navigate to Mount Points.
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3. Add a Mount Point, rename it, and map its Base path to a Trilligent
workspace you have created to store your RealMedia™ files.
4. Apply your changes and restart the Media Server.
5. When the Media Server restarts, test that the Mount Point is
correctly mapped:
a. Copy a sample RealMedia file to the Trilligent workspace.
b. Click the Start button, and select Run. The Run dialog box
opens. Play the RealMedia file by typing its URL (for example,
MMS://127.0.0.1/VROOT/SAMPLE.ASF) in the Open
text box, and click OK.
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Replace the SAMPLE.ASF file in the example above with the name and
type of file you want to run.
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Chapter 3
Configuring the Media
Server As an FTP Server
You might want to set up a Media Server as an FTP server. This allows
you to upload media files into designated workspaces from remote
systems. The FTP server uses Microsoft’s Internet Information Server
(IIS) for the file uploads.
Before you start the procedures in this chapter, you should have already:
•
Installed the File Manager, the storage, and at least one Media Server
•
Configured the Media Server to mount at least one Trilligent Cluster or
MediaNetwork workspace
Configuring the Internet Information Server for FTP
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Avid ships the Media Server with the IIS already installed, but disabled. If
you are installing a new Media Server, continue with “Configuring the
FTP Server Software” on page 38. If you are rebuilding the Media Server,
continue with “Installing the FTP Server Software” on page 37.
Installing the FTP Server Software
Use the following procedure to correctly install the IIS on the Media
Server you are rebuilding.
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To install the IIS for FTP:
1. Locate the Windows 2000 Server CD-ROM and manual that came in
your Media Server kit.
2. Insert the CD-ROM into the Media Server CD-ROM drive.
3. Follow the instructions in the Windows 2000 Server manual to install
the FTP server software.
Configuring the FTP Server Software
Use the following procedure to correctly configure the IIS on the Media
Server you are installing.
To configure the IIS for FTP:
1. Start the IIS management interface and create a virtual FTP root called
Trilligent or MediaNetwork in the default FTP site.
2. Map the virtual root to one of the following:
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The workspace you defined earlier as the Unicast Publishing Point
for the Windows Media Services software
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The workspace you defined earlier as the Mount Point for the Real
Server software
3. Assign the Read, Write, and Execute permissions to the FTP root.
(Write permission allows the user to upload files from remote
systems.)
4. In the FTP properties, deselect the “Anonymous access only” option in
the properties of the default FTP site.
5. Start the Windows 2000 User Manager and create the necessary user
accounts for FTP login. Make sure these accounts have the “user can
login locally” permission.
6. Assign each FTP user a separate directory on the Media Server. Create
a virtual root for each user, using the same name as the Windows 2000
account you created for the user’s FTP login.
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Chapter 4
Installing the
Load–Balancing Network
Switch
This chapter describes how to install and configure a Foundry Networks®
ServerIron™ load-balancing (Layer 4) network switch.
Before you start the procedures in this chapter, you should have already:
•
Installed the File Manager, the storage, and at least one Media Server
•
Configured the Media Server to mount at least one Trilligent Cluster or
MediaNetwork workspace
•
Set up a Media Server as an FTP server, if desired
Topics in this chapter include:
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Installing the ServerIron Switch
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Connecting a Media Server to the ServerIron Switch
•
Configuring the MS Loopback Adapter
•
Configuring the ServerIron Switch
•
Advanced ServerIron Switch Configuration
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Installing the ServerIron Switch
To install the ServerIron switch:
1. Unpack the switch and its mounting hardware.
2. Attach the mounting brackets to each side of the front of the switch,
using the screws supplied with the switch.
3. Slide the switch into the rack and locate it at the bottom of a
U-alignment space.
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The load-balancing switch is only 1.75 U deep. Therefore, you might have
to align the switch in the middle of a 2 U rack space. This will leave
approximately a 1/4-inch gap above and below the switch when it is
aligned correctly.
4. Attach the switch to the rack rails, using the screws supplied with the
switch.
Connecting a Media Server to the ServerIron Switch
To connect a Media Server to the load-balancing network switch:
1. Locate an Ethernet cable in the Media Server kit. This cable can be
either a standard 10/100BASE-T Category 5 cable with RJ-45
connectors on the ends or an optical cable for gigabit (1000BASE-T)
Ethernet. Check the Ethernet adapter board in the top slot on the back
of the Media Server to determine the type of cable you need.
2. Connect one end of the cable to the Ethernet adapter board.
3. Connect the other end of the cable to the load-balancing network
switch.
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Configuring the MS Loopback Adapter
Configuring the MS Loopback Adapter
If your Trilligent Cluster includes a Foundry Networks load-balancing
(Layer 4) network switch, you need to configure the MS loopback adapter
on each Media Server.
To configure the MS loopback adapter:
1. Right-click the My Network Places icon on the desktop, and select
Properties. The Network and Dial-up Connections window opens.
2. Locate the Loopback Adapter icon.
3. Right-click the Loopback adapter icon, and select Properties. The
Loopback Adapter Properties dialog box opens.
4. Click the General tab.
5. Click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).
6. Click the Properties button. The Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties
dialog box opens.
7. Select the “Use the following IP address” option.
8. Type the virtual IP address (VIP) you are using for the load-balancing
network switch in the IP Address text box.
9. Type the subnet mask in the Subnet Mask text box.
c
Do not set a default gateway for the loopback adapter. It will prevent
streaming from the VIP.
10. Click OK to set the changes.
11. Click OK to close all of the open dialog boxes.
12. Close the Network and Dial-up Connections window.
13. Click the Start button, and select Shut Down. The Shut Down
Windows dialog box opens.
14. Click the pop-up menu, and select Restart.
15. Click OK to reboot the Media Server. The Media Server restarts with
its new IP address.
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Chapter 4 Installing the Load–Balancing Network Switch
Configuring the ServerIron Switch
To configure the basic physical parameters for your switch:
1. Connect a PC or a laptop with HyperTerminal™ software to the
management port on the ServerIron switch. You need a straightthrough (null-modem) serial cable to make the connection. The cable
should have a 9-pin connector on one end to be attached to the switch
and a 9-pin or 25-pin connector on the other end to be attached to the
PC or laptop.
2. Start HyperTerminal (see the Foundry Networks documentation
supplied with your ServerIron switch for HyperTerminal configuration
details). You should see the following prompt from the switch:
ServerIron>
3. Start the command line interface at the EXEC level by typing:
ServerIron> enable
ServerIron#
4. Change to the CONFIG level and begin the configuration by typing:
ServerIron# configure terminal
ServerIron(config)#
5. Check the existing configuration by typing:
ServerIron(config)# show configuration
6. Assign the switch a host name by typing:
ServerIron(config)# hostname name
where name is the name you want to give the switch.
7. Assign the switch an IP address by typing:
ServerIron(config)# ip address address mask
where address is the switch IP address and mask is the subnet mask.
8. Set the switch’s default network gateway address by typing:
ServerIron(config)# ip default-gateway address
where address is the IP address of a network gateway.
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9. Set the domain by typing:
ServerIron(config)# ip dns domain-name name
where name is the name of the domain where the switch is installed.
10. Set the DNS server IP address by typing:
ServerIron(config)# ip dns server-address address
where address is the IP address of the DNS server.
11. Save all the changes in memory by typing:
ServerIron(config)# write memory
12. Return to the EXEC level by typing:
ServerIron(config)# end
ServerIron#
Advanced ServerIron Switch Configuration
For information on configuring the ServerIron switch to operate with your
network configuration, see the Foundry Networks documentation provided
with your ServerIron switch.
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Chapter 5
Installing the Network
Routing Switch
This chapter describes how to install and configure a Foundry Networks
FastIron™ network routing (Layer 2) switch.
Before you start the procedures in this chapter, you should have already:
•
Installed the File Manager, the storage, and at least one Media Server
•
Configured the Media Server to mount at least one Trilligent Cluster or
MediaNetwork workspace
•
Set up a Media Server as an FTP server, if desired
Topics in this chapter include:
•
Installing the FastIron Switch
•
Connecting a Media Server to the FastIron Switch
•
Configuring the FastIron Switch
•
Advanced FastIron Switch Configuration
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Chapter 5 Installing the Network Routing Switch
Installing the FastIron Switch
To install the FastIron switch:
1. Unpack the switch and its mounting hardware.
2. Attach the mounting brackets to each side of the front of the switch,
using the screws supplied with the switch.
3. Slide the switch into the rack and locate it at the bottom of a
U-alignment space.
4. Attach the switch to the rack rails, using the screws supplied with the
switch.
Connecting a Media Server to the FastIron Switch
To connect a Media Server to the network routing switch:
1. Locate an Ethernet cable in the Media Server kit. This cable can be
either a standard 10/100BASE-T Category 5 cable with RJ-45
connectors on the ends or an optical cable for gigabit (1000BASE-T)
Ethernet. Check the Ethernet adapter board in the top slot on the back
of the Media Server to determine the type of cable you need.
2. Connect one end of the cable to the Ethernet adapter board.
3. Connect the other end of the cable to the network routing switch.
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Configuring the FastIron Switch
Configuring the FastIron Switch
To configure the basic physical parameters for your switch:
1. Connect a PC or a laptop with HyperTerminal software to the
management port on the FastIron switch. You need a straight-through
(null-modem) serial cable to make the connection. The cable should
have a 9-pin connector on one end to be attached to the switch and a
9-pin or 25-pin connector on the other end to be attached to the PC or
laptop.
2. Start HyperTerminal (see the Foundry Networks documentation
supplied with your FastIron switch for HyperTerminal configuration
details). You should see the following prompt from the switch:
FastIron>
3. Start the command line interface at the EXEC level by typing:
FastIron> enable
FastIron#
4. Change to the CONFIG level and begin the configuration by typing:
FastIron# configure terminal
FastIron(config)#
5. Check the existing configuration by typing:
FastIron(config)# show configuration
6. Assign the switch a host name by typing:
FastIron(config)# hostname name
where name is the name you want to give the switch.
7. Assign the switch an IP address by typing:
FastIron(config)# ip address address mask
where address is the switch IP address and mask is the subnet mask.
8. Set the switch’s default network gateway address by typing:
FastIron(config)# ip default-gateway address
where address is the IP address of a network gateway.
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9. Set the domain by typing:
FastIron(config)# ip dns domain-name name
where name is the name of the domain where the switch is installed.
10. Set the DNS server IP address by typing:
FastIron(config)# ip dns server-address address
where address is the IP address of the DNS server.
11. Save all the changes in memory by typing:
FastIron(config)# write memory
12. Return to the EXEC level by typing:
FastIron(config)# end
FastIron#
Advanced FastIron Switch Configuration
For information on configuring the FastIron switch to operate with your
network configuration, see the Foundry Networks documentation provided
with your FastIron switch.
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Appendix A
Media Server Specifications
This appendix provides the dimensions and weight, and the environmental,
the electrical, and the power cord specifications for the Media Server.
Dimensions and Weight
The dimensions and weight for the Media Server are as follows:
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Height — 3.46 inches (88 mm)
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Width — 16.75 inches (426 mm)
•
Depth — 28.00 inches (711 mm)
•
Weight — 51.0 pounds (23.1 kg)
Environmental Specifications
The environmental specifications for the Media Server are as follows:
•
Operating temperature — 50°F to 95°F (10°C to 35°C)
•
Operating humidity — 10% to 80% noncondensing
•
Storage temperature — -40°F to 158°F (-40°C to 70°C)
•
Storage humidity — 5% to 95% noncondensing
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Electrical Specifications
The electrical specifications for the Media Server are as follows:
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Voltage — 115 or 230 V ac
•
Frequency — 50 to 60 Hz
•
Watts (Max. U.S.) — 300 W
Power Cord Specifications
Select the power cords for the Media Server according to the country
destination; power cords must comply with local safety requirements.
Use the following guidelines to replace the original cord set:
•
CEE-22 requirements: Figure 6 shows the female receptacle of the
cord set, which must comply with CEE-22 requirements.
Figure 6
•
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Receptacle (CEE-22)
United States and Canada requirements: In the United States and
Canada, the male plug is a NEMA 5-15P style, and is UL listed and
CSA certified. Figure 7 shows the plug. You can use SVT cordage
with desktop, countertop, or rack-mount units; all other equipment
requires SJT cordage. You must use only SJT-type cord sets for units
that sit on the floor.
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Power Cord Specifications
Select the cord set according to the current rating of your unit. The
following table lists the selection criteria for power cords in the United
States, Canada, and Europe.
Figure 7
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NEMA 5-15P Style Plug
European requirements: In Europe, use only an H05VV-F, <HAR>,
VDE, PVC, 3 x 1.00 mm2 power cord. Für den Gebrauch in
Deutschland muß ein Netzkabel des Typs H05VV-F, <HAR>, PVC,
Größe, 3 x 1.00 mm2 verwendet werden. The following table lists the
selection criteria for power cords in the United States, Canada, and
Europe.
Size of Conductors in Cord
Maximum Current Rating of Unit
Cord Type
U.S./Canada
Europe
U.S./Canada
Europe
SJT
16 AWG
3 x 1.00 mm2
12 A
10 A
SVT
18 AWG
NAa
10 A
NA
SVT
17 AWG
NA
12 A
NA
a. NA – Not applicable.
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Appendix B
Regulatory and Safety
Notices
FCC Notice
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject
to the following two conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
2. This device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if
not installed in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a
residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the
user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense.
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Appendix B Regulatory and Safety Notices
Canadian ICES-003
This Class A digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian
Interference Causing Equipment Regulations.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe A respecte toutes les exigences du
Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur du Canada.
European Union Notice
Declaration of Conformity
(According to ISO/IEC Guide 22 and EN 45014)
Application of Council 73/23/EEC, 89/336/EEC.
Directives:
Standards to which
Conformity is
Declared:
EN60950:1992 + A1 + A2 + A3 + A4 + A11
CISPR 22:1997 / EN55022:1994 + A1:1995 +
A2:1997 Class A
EN55024:1998/EN61000 — 3-2, 4-2, 4-3, 4-4, 4-5,
4-6, 4-8, 4-11
Manufacturer’s Name: Avid Technology, Inc.
1925 Andover Street
Tewksbury, MA 01876, USA
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European Contact:
Nearest Avid Sales and Service Office or
Avid Technology International B.V.
Sandyford Business Center
Unit 3,
Dublin 18, Ireland
Type of Equipment:
Information Technology Equipment
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European Union Notice
Product Name:
Products for the Windows NT, Windows 2000, or
Windows XP Operating System: Avid Equinox
Break-Out-Box, Avid|DS, Avid Xpress,
Avid Xpress DV, Film Composer, Media Composer,
MediaDock 2+, MediaDock LVD, MediaDrive,
MediaRAID, MEDIArray, MEDIArray Drive,
MEDIArray II, MEDIArray II Drive, Meridien I/O
box, NewsCutter, NewsCutter DV, NewsCutter XP,
Symphony
Products for the Mac OS X Operating System:
Avid Xpress, Avid Xpress DV, Film Composer,
Media Composer, MediaDock 2+, MediaDock
LVD, MediaDrive, MediaRAID, MEDIArray,
MEDIArray Drive, MEDIArray II, MEDIArray II
Drive, Meridien I/O box, Symphony
Products for the UNIX Operating System: AirPlay,
VideoSPACE
Products for MediaNetwork and Workgroups:
Avid ProEncode, Avid Unity MediaManager,
Avid Unity MediaNetwork, Avid Unity
TransferManager, LANserver, LANserver EX,
MEDIArray, MEDIArray Drive, MEDIArray II,
MEDIArray II Drive, Nearchive, PortServer, Xdeck
Base Model Numbers: None
Product Options:
All
Year of Manufacture:
2003
(1) Products for the Windows NT, Windows 2000, or Windows XP
Operating System: products were tested in a typical Avid Equinox
Break-Out-Box, Avid|DS, Avid Xpress, Avid Xpress DV, Film Composer,
Media Composer, MediaDock 2+, MediaDock LVD, MediaDrive,
MediaRAID, MEDIArray, MEDIArray Drive, MEDIArray II,
MEDIArray II Drive, Meridien I/O box, NewsCutter, NewsCutter DV,
NewsCutter XP, or Symphony configuration.
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(2) Products for the Mac OS X Operating System: products were tested in
a typical Avid Xpress, Avid Xpress DV, Film Composer, Media Composer,
MediaDock 2+, MediaDock LVD, MediaDrive, MediaRAID, MEDIArray,
MEDIArray Drive, MEDIArray II, MEDIArray II Drive, Meridien I/O
box, or Symphony configuration.
(3) Products for the UNIX Operating System: products were tested in an
AirPlay or VideoSPACE configuration.
(4) Products for MediaNetwork and Workgroups: products were tested in a
typical Avid ProEncode, Avid Unity MediaManager, Avid Unity
MediaNetwork, Avid Unity TransferManager, LANserver, LANserver EX,
MEDIArray, MEDIArray Drive, MEDIArray II, MEDIArray II Drive,
Nearchive, PortServer, or Xdeck configuration.
I, the undersigned, hereby declare that the equipment specified above
conforms to the above Directives and Standards.
George R. Smith, Director of Hardware Engineering
Australia and New Zealand EMC Regulations
N1709
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John Kells, Australian Operations Manager
Avid Technology (Australia)
Unit B
5 Skyline Place
French Forest NSW 2086
Australia
Phone: 61-2-8977-4800
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Taiwan EMC Regulations
Taiwan EMC Regulations
Taiwan EMC Regulations BSMI Class A EMC Warning
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