User Guide for Cisco Digital Media Manager 5.2.x
DMP Dashboard
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Table of Contents

DMP Dashboard

Concepts

Overview

Understand the Media and Schedules Gauge

Understand the Left Side of the Media and Schedules Gauge

Understand the Digital Media Players Gauge

Understand the Cast Gauge

Understand the Settings Gauge

Procedures

View Dashboard Gauges for DMPs

Use the Left Side of the Media and Schedules Gauge

Use the Right Side of the Media and Schedules Gauge

Use the Digital Media Players Gauge

Use the Cast Gauge

Use the Settings Gauge

Reference

Software UI and Field Reference Tables

Elements on the Right Side of the Media and Schedules Gauge

DMP Dashboard

Revised: May 13, 2015
OL-15762-03

 

Audience
 

We prepared this material with specific expectations of you.

  • You want a fast way to assess the health and performance of your DMPs.

Note This material pertains to multiple releases of Cisco DMS.

5.2.0

5.2.1

5.2.2

5.2.3


 

Concepts

Overview

Cisco Digital Signs and Cisco Cast share a dashboard that shows various gauges. This shared dashboard summarizes and centralizes important features to monitor DMPs, schedules, assets, and settings for content delivery. Gauge data is not updated in real time; you must refresh your browser to refresh the data.

When problems of any kind interfere with the data-collection processes that populate these gauges, they show question marks in addition to the best data that is available.

Understand the Left Side of the Media and Schedules Gauge

The left side of the Media and Schedules gauge shows a read-only version of the deployment schedule that Cisco Digital Signs and Cisco Cast share. You can browse through the schedule timeline here and increase or decrease the magnification level for the range of hours that the gauge shows without your ever scrolling.

Figure 11-1 The Left Side of the Media and Schedules Gauge

 

This gauge describes only the midnight-to-midnight, 24-hour schedule for today. You can center it on the current hour and you can filter it to show only the events that are scheduled for a particular DMP group.

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Understand the Digital Media Players Gauge

The Digital Media Players gauge shows a colored bar chart to summarize the health of registered DMPs in your network and counts the number of configured DMP groups.

  • The color green represents registered DMPs that are reachable.
  • The color red represents registered DMPs that are unreachable. A registered DMP might become unreachable when it receives a new dynamic IP address from the DHCP server at its deployment site. In this case, you should restart the DMP or edit the IP address record that DMM maintains for the DMP.

Figure 11-2 The Digital Media Players Gauge

 


Tip DMM might report temporarily that a newly added DMP is unreachable. Most commonly, this occurs before the first polling session. The interval between DMP polling cycles is 5 minutes. In this case, wait a few minutes, and then check again.



Note Configure your DHCP servers to expire leased IP addresses for DMPs only when DMPs are restarted. A registered DMP might become unavailable for centralized management if it receives a new dynamic IP address from the DHCP server at its deployment site. In this case, you should restart the DMP or edit the IP address record that DMM maintains for the DMP.


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Understand the Cast Gauge

The Cast gauge shows whether Cisco Cast is configured and tells you whether the most recent synchronization succeeded with your preferred EPG provider.

Figure 11-3 The Cast Gauge

 

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Understand the Settings Gauge

The Settings gauge summarizes the most basic attributes of configured settings for your DMM appliance and your content delivery network.

Figure 11-4 The Settings Gauge

 

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Procedures

View Dashboard Gauges for DMPs

Procedure


Step 1 Choose Digital Signs > Dashboard.

OR

Choose Cast > Dashboard.

Step 2 Work with gauges, as needed.

    • Click
    in the title bar of a collapsed gauge to expand it.
    • Click
    in the title bar of an expanded gauge to collapse it.
    • Drag a gauge by its title bar to rearrange the dashboard.

Tip • All gauges are made wide that load on the left side.
• All gauges are made
narrow that load on the right side.


Step 3 Stop. You have completed this procedure.


 

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Use the Left Side of the Media and Schedules Gauge

Before You Begin

  • You must be logged in an administrator or as a user who has at least read-only permissions for the schedule.

Procedure


Step 1 Examine the gauge.

Step 2 Do any of the following.

    • Click Now to center the timeline on the current hour.
    • Move the slider left or right to adjust magnification of the schedule timeline:

The far left position “zooms out” to show schedule magnification in 6-hour increments.

The far right position “zooms in” to show schedule magnification in 5-minute increments.

    • When your browser window is small enough that it shows a horizontal scrollbar above the timeline, use this scrollbar to scroll the timeline left or right, where left is earlier in the day and right is later in the day.

Step 3 Stop. You have completed this procedure.


 

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Use the Right Side of the Media and Schedules Gauge

Procedure


Step 1 Examine the gauge.

Step 2 Do any of the following.

In the All Digital Signage area...

 

    • Click Presentation to jump to Digital Signage > Presentations.
    • Click Playlist to jump to Digital Signage > Playlist.
    • Click Create Presentation to start Digital Media Designer.
In the All Assets area...

 

    • Click HTML to list HTML URLs only.
    • Click IMAGES to list image files only.
    • Click UDP to list UDP URLs only.
    • NEW IN CISCO DMS 5.2.3 — Click SDP to list SDP URLs only.
    • Click FIRMWARE to list DMP firmware and kernel files only.
    • Click FLASH to list SWF files only.
    • Click VIDEO to list MPEG videos only.
    • Click RTSP to list RTSP videos only.
    • Click AUDIO to list audio assets only.
    • NEW IN CISCO DMS 5.2.2 — Click RTP to list RTP URLs only.

Step 3 (Optional) Would you like to populate your media library with assets or URLs? If so, click Add Asset.

Step 4 Stop. You have completed this procedure.


 

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Use the Digital Media Players Gauge

Before You Begin

  • You must be logged in as an administrator or as a user with sufficient permissions to see at least one DMP or one DMP group.

Procedure


Step 1 Examine the gauge.

Step 2 (Optional) Would you like to learn more? If so, click View All DMPs and DMP Groups.

Step 3 Stop. You have completed this procedure.


 

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Use the Cast Gauge

Procedure


Step 1 Examine the gauge.

Step 2 Click Manage Cast to learn more.

Step 3 Stop. You have completed this procedure.


 

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Use the Settings Gauge

Procedure


Step 1 Examine the gauge.

Step 2 Click Manage Settings to learn more.

Step 3 Stop. You have completed this procedure.


 

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Reference

Software UI and Field Reference Tables

Elements on the Right Side of the Media and Schedules Gauge

The right side of the Media and Schedules gauge counts and categorizes assets of various types that are saved in your media library, and also counts the playlists and presentations that are saved. In addition, it shows 10 categorized shortcuts.

 

Shortcut
Description

All Digital Signage area

All Digital Signage

Shows the sum total count of how many assets, presentations, and playlists are saved.

Presentations

Counts the number of presentations that your organization has designed and saved in DMD.

Also, a shortcut to Digital Signage > Presentations.

The dashboard does not show this information to you unless you are logged in as an administrator or as a user with sufficient permissions to see presentations.

Playlists

Counts the number of ordinary playlists that your organization has populated and saved in DMM.

Also, a shortcut to selecting Digital Signage > Playlists.

The dashboard does not show this information to you unless you are logged in as an administrator or as a user with sufficient permissions to see playlists.

Create Presentation

A shortcut that starts Digital Media Designer.

The dashboard does not show this information to you unless you are logged in as an administrator or as a user with sufficient permissions to create presentations.


All Assets area
  • HTML
  • IMAGES
  • UDP
  • SDP
  • FIRMWARE
  • FLASH
  • VIDEO
  • RTSP
  • AUDIO
  • RTP

Shortcuts to open your media library, filtering it to describe assets of only one type. Also counts how many assets of each type are saved in your media library.

The dashboard does not show this element to you unless you are logged in as an administrator or as a user with sufficient permissions to see assets in the media library.

Note Support for RTP assets is NEW IN CISCO DMS 5.2.2.
Support for SDP assets is NEW IN CISCO DMS 5.2.3.

Add Asset

Opens the Add Asset dialog box, from which you can add assets to your media library.

The dashboard does not show this element to you unless you are logged in as an administrator or as a user with sufficient permissions to add assets to at least one category within the media library.

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