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Cisco Linear Stream Manager Data Sheet

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Building on the success of the Cisco® AnyRes family of streaming solutions, Cisco offers a comprehensive management platform for multi-encoder and multi-packager streaming operation: Cisco Linear Stream Manager (Figure 1). This software helps simplify the management, configuration, and monitoring of live adaptive bitrate services.

Figure 1. Example of a Linear Stream Manager N:1 Deployment

Product Overview

Cisco Linear Stream Manager (LSM) provides a consolidated management, configuration, and monitoring platform for both multi-encoder and multi-packager deployments. Cisco LSM is a scalable solution that can meet demands for large deployments while providing additional value for installations of any size. LSM automates standard tasks and makes it easy to monitor multiple devices at a glance. In addition, features like global scheduling, multiple levels of redundancy, and live monitoring make Cisco LSM an indispensable ally in any installation.

Features and Benefits

Table 1 summarizes Cisco LSM features.

Table 1. Cisco Linear Stream Manager Features

Feature

Description

Configuration

• Encoder preset templates with overrides
• Packager channel templates
• Linear service templates
• 24-hour linear service channels
• Global calendar to optimize resource allocation
• Scheduled streaming events
• Scheduled mid-events for slates and Serial Digital Interface (SDI) router switching

Redundancy

• Encoder N:M, N:1, and 1:1 redundancy
• SDI router switching on failover
• Packager N:M hot-service redundancy

Monitoring

• Alarms, statistics, and resource utilization during live streaming
• Customized reports for events, alarming, and logging

System Components

Cisco LSM consists of the following components:

Cisco Linear Stream Manager Server

This application manages all of the communication to the Cisco encoders and packagers. It is normally installed on a dedicated server.

Cisco Linear Stream Manager Client

This Java-based application is the user interface, which can be installed on multiple systems. It communicates with the LSM Server to display information about all connected encoders and packagers, and provides access to all of the features of the LSM Server.

Platform Support and Compatibility

Supported Elements

Table 2 lists supported elements for the Cisco LSM Server and Client.

Table 2. Cisco Linear Stream Manager Supported Elements

Cisco Linear Stream Manager Server

Maximum number of encoders supported

100

Supported elements

• Cisco AnyRes Live 9300
• Cisco AnyRes Live 8300
• Cisco AnyRes Live 6300
• Cisco AnyRes Live 5300
• Cisco AnyRes Packager
• Cisco AS8100 Series Media Processor
• Cisco AS7100 Series Media Processor
• Cisco AS6000 Series Media Processor

Operating system

• Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit

Cisco Linear Stream Manager Client

Minimum requirements

• Pentium 4
• 2-GB RAM
• 250-MB hard drive space
• Windows XP SP2

Recommended

• Intel i7 or better
• 4-GB RAM
• Windows 7

Note: LSM Server and Client applications can be run on the same server.

Cisco Linear Stream Manager is a software solution optimized to run on Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS ®) B200 and C200 series hardware. The LSM Server can be deployed in a bladed or a 1 rack unit (1RU) rack mount environment on Cisco UCS or comparable third-party hardware.

Recommended Cisco UCS Hardware Configurations

Tables 3 and 4 list the parts required for installation on Cisco UCS Servers.

Table 3. Parts Required for LSM Server Installation on Cisco UCS B Series Blade Server

Product Part Number

Description

Recommended Quantity

UCSB-B200-M3-U

UCS B200 M3 Blade Server

1

UCS-CPU-E5-2620

2.00 GHz E5-2620/95W 6C/15MB Cache/DDR3 1333MHz

2

UCS-MR-1X082RY-A

8GB DDR3-1333-MHz RDIMM/PC3-10600/2R/1.35v

2

A03-D300GA2

300GB 6Gb SAS 10K RPM SFF HDD/hot plug/drive sled mounted

2

UCSB-MLOM-40G-01

VIC 1240 modular LOM for M3 blade servers

1

Table 4. Parts Required for LSM Server Installation on Cisco UCS C Series 1RU Server

Product Part Number

Description

Recommended Quantity

UCSC-C220-M3S

UCS C220 M3 Server

1

UCS-CPU-E5-2620

2.00 GHz E5-2620/95W 6C/15MB Cache/DDR3 1333MHz

2

UCS-MR-1X082RY-A

8GB DDR3-1600-MHz RDIMM/PC3-12800/dual rank/1.35v

2

A03-D300GA2

300GB 6Gb SAS 10K RPM SFF HDD/hot plug/drive sled mounted

2

UCSC-RAID-11-C220

LSI 2008 SAS RAID Mezzanine Card for UCS C220 server

1

N2XX-ABPCI03-M3

Broadcom 5709 Quad Port 1Gb w/TOE iSCSI for M3 Servers

1

UCSC-PSU-650W

650W power supply rack servers

2

Warranty Information

Find warranty information on Cisco.com on the Product Warranties page.

Ordering Information

To place an order, visit the Cisco Ordering Home Page or contact your Cisco representative, using the information in Table 5. To download software, visit the Cisco Software Center.

Table 5. Ordering Information

Product Name

Description

SPN-SWK-LSssM0700

Linear Stream Manager Application Software

LSPN-SMC-HASP

Linear Stream Manager License Key

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For More Information

For more information about Cisco Linear Stream Manager, visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps11787/index.html or contact your local representative.