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Upgrade Guide for Cisco Digital Media Suite Release 5.2.2

Table Of Contents

Upgrade Guide for Cisco Digital Media Suite Release 5.2.2

Table of Contents

Upgrade/Hardware Compatibility Matrix

Before You Begin

Back Up Your Appliances

Obtain the Update Media

Connect a Terminal to Your Appliances

Upgrade Your Cisco DMS Appliances

Upgrade Your DMPs

Force DMPs From Their `Initial' State, As Needed

Stop All Applications on DMPs

Upgrade the Firmware and Root File System on DMP Endpoints

Upgrade Cisco Digital Media Manager

Upgrade Cisco Show and Share

Verify the Software Upgrade

Key Changes in Cisco DMS 5.2.2

Changes to Cisco Digital Signs

Changes in Cisco Show and Share

Related Cisco DMS Documentation

Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines


Upgrade Guide for Cisco Digital Media Suite Release 5.2.2


Revised: November 19, 2010
OL-24024-01

Warning Before you upgrade your Cisco Digital Media Suite (Cisco DMS) environment, read this document carefully. It contains important information that can help you to ensure a successful upgrade and avoid potentially serious problems.

This guide explains how to upgrade your Cisco Digital Media Suite from Cisco DMS 5.2.1 to 5.2.2. Cisco DMS 5.2.2 is supported on all hardware platforms that Cisco DMS 5.2.1 is supported on.

If you are running a release earlier than 5.2.1, you must upgrade to 5.2.1 first, and then upgrade to 5.2.2.

You must have a valid Cisco DMS 5.2 license to use this upgrade.

Table of Contents

Upgrade/Hardware Compatibility Matrix

Before You Begin

Upgrade Your Cisco DMS Appliances

Key Changes in Cisco DMS 5.2.2

Related Cisco DMS Documentation

Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines

Upgrade/Hardware Compatibility Matrix

The following table shows supported upgrade paths to Cisco DMS 5.2.2 based on hardware platform. If you are performing a fresh install of Cisco DMS, you must follow the upgrade path noted in the table below, starting with the earliest release listed in the Supported Upgrade Path column for your hardware. You cannot install 5.2.2 directly on any of the listed hardware platforms.

Hardware Platform
Supported Upgrade Path

MCS-7835-H3 (DMM) and Wave-574 (Show and Share)

5.2 to 5.2.1 to 5.2.2

MCS-7835-H3 (DMM) and MCS-7835-H3 (Show and Share)

5.2 to 5.2.1 to 5.2.2

MCS-7835-H2/H1 (DMM) and MCS-7835-H2/H1 (Show and Share)

5.1 to 5.2 to 5.2.1 to 5.2.2

MCS-7835-H2/H1(DMM) and MCS-7825-H2/H3 (Show and Share)

5.1 to 5.2 to 5.2.1 to 5.2.2


Before You Begin

Before you upgrade your Cisco DMS appliances, do the following:

1. Back Up Your Appliances

2. Obtain the Update Media

3. Connect a Terminal to Your Appliances

Back Up Your Appliances

We recommend backing up your appliances before performing the upgrade. To back up your appliances, refer to the Administration Guide for Cisco Digital Media Suite 5.2.x Appliances on Cisco.com:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/partner/docs/video/digital_media_systems/5_x/5_2/dms/aai/administration/guide/dms_appliance_admin.html

The backup for Cisco DMM contains only configuration and database information for the Cisco DMM; any media files stored on the Cisco DMM appliance, such as digital signage assets, are not included in the backup.

Obtain the Update Media

Download the update from Cisco.com.


Step 1 Point your browser to the Cisco software center:

http://www.cisco.com/cisco/web/download/index.html

Step 2 Download the following files:

Cisco Show and Share: sns521to522.iso

Cisco Digital Media Manager: dmm521to522.iso

Cisco DMP 4310G: 5.2.2_FCS_4310.fwimg (only required if you are running an S & E version of the software on the DMP)

Cisco DMP 4400: 5.2.2_FCS_4400.fwimg

Step 3 Create DVDs from the Cisco Digital Media Manager and Cisco Show and Share .iso files. Refer to your DVD burning software for information about how to create a DVD from an .iso file. We recommend burning the DVD at 1x speed.


Note You can burn the Cisco Show and Share .iso file to a CD-ROM instead of a DVD. You cannot burn the Cisco Digital Media Manager .iso file to a CD-ROM because the image will not fit.

Connect a Terminal to Your Appliances

You must attach a monitor and keyboard to each Cisco DMM and Cisco Show and Share appliance that you will upgrade.

Do not attempt to upgrade using a remote SSH session—your upgrade will fail. The upgrade process reboots the appliance several times, causing remote sessions to be dropped. Your input is required after the reboot, but you cannot reestablish a remote session until the entire upgrade process has been completed.

Upgrade Your Cisco DMS Appliances

Perform the following tasks to upgrade your Cisco DMS 5.2.1 installation to Cisco DMS 5.2.2. If you are using Cisco DMPs, upgrade your Cisco DMP software before upgrading your Cisco DMM software.


Note All components of your Cisco DMS installation need to be upgraded to the same version for proper operation except for the Cisco DMP 4305G. There is no 5.2.2 upgrade for the Cisco DMP 4305G. Cisco DMP 4305G appliances running 5.2.1 software are compatible with Cisco DMM 5.2.2.

Task
Reference

Step 1 

Upgrade your Cisco Digital Media Players, if any.

Upgrade Your DMPs

Step 2 

Upgrade your Cisco DMM appliance software.

Upgrade Cisco Digital Media Manager

Step 3 

Upgrade your Cisco Show and Share appliance software.

Upgrade Cisco Show and Share

Step 4 

Verify the upgrade.

Verify the Software Upgrade

Upgrade Your DMPs

To upgrade your DMPs, complete the following steps in the order shown:

1. Force DMPs From Their `Initial' State, As Needed

2. Stop All Applications on DMPs.

3. Upgrade the Firmware and Root File System on DMP Endpoints.

Force DMPs From Their `Initial' State, As Needed


Timesaver Complete this procedure if you have reapplied our factory-default settings to one or more of your DMPs. Otherwise, if you have not restored DMP factory defaults, you can skip this procedure.

Caution If this procedure applies to you and you do not complete it now, you will have to complete a more difficult and time-consuming procedure instead, after you finish all other tasks to upgrade Cisco DMS.

Before the
Cisco Digital Signs software on your DMM appliance can manage these DMPs centrally, you must complete either this simple procedure now or the more complex procedure later.

A DMP returns to its "initial" state when you reset it to use factory-default settings. In its initial state, a DMP lacks an internal database file that supports centralized management. This procedure shows you how to force it from this initial state.


Tip If you collect these DMPs together in a DMP group, you can target them all simultaneously.

Procedure


Step 1 Choose Digital Signage from the global navigation or click Digital Signage on the dashboard.

Step 2 Choose Digital Media Players > Advanced Tasks.

Step 3 Create the advanced task.

a. Click System Tasks.

b. Click Add New Application.

Step 4 Define and save the new system task.

a. Enter a unique name in the Name field. For example, Clear DMP Initial State.

b. Enter a short description in the Description field. For example, Generate file to support centralized management.

c. Choose Set from the Request Type list.

d. Enter mib.save=1 in the Request field.

e. Click Submit.

Step 5 Schedule an event to send the task to DMPs that are in the initial state.

a. Choose Schedules > Play Now.

b. Choose Advanced Tasks from the Select an Event Type list, and then click Select Advanced Task.

c. Choose System Tasks> Clear DMP Initial State in the Select Event window, and then click OK.

d. Click the name of a group in the DMP Groups area to see a list of its member DMPs.

e. Click the name of each DMP in the list that should receive the deployment.

f. Click Submit, and then click OK when the Success message displays.

Step 6 Stop. You have completed this procedure.


Stop All Applications on DMPs

Before you upgrade DMPs, you must stop all applications by using the DMP Startup URL advanced task.


Note Use the DMP Startup URL advanced task to clear the DMP startup URL and restart the DMP. Do not use the Stop All Applications system task.

Procedure


Step 1 Choose Digital Signage from the global navigation or click Digital Signage on the dashboard.

Step 2 Choose Digital Media Players > Advanced Tasks.

Step 3 Create the advanced task.

a. Click DMP Startup URL.

b. Click Add New Application.

c. Enter Startup URL Empty & Reboot in the Name and Description fields.

d. Leave empty the Video URL and Browser URL fields.

e. Check the Reboot Necessary check box.

f. Click Submit.

Step 4 Schedule an event to send the task to the DMP.

a. Choose Schedules > Play Now.

b. Choose Advanced Tasks from the Select an Event Type list, and then click Select Advanced Task.

c. Choose DMP Startup URL > Startup URL Empty & Reboot in the Select Event window, and then click OK.

d. Click the name of a group in the DMP Groups area to see a list of its member DMPs.

e. Click the name of each DMP in the list that should receive the deployment.

f. Click Submit, and then click OK when the Success message displays.

Step 5 Stop. You have completed this procedure.


Upgrade the Firmware and Root File System on DMP Endpoints


Note It takes approximately 30 minutes to upgrade the firmware and root file system on a DMP. However, while the upgrade is in progress on a DMP 4400G, its behavior might be confusing. It:

1. Shows these three messages in this order:

 Burn: NN%

 Verify: NN%

 Internal Upgrade Completed.

(Where NN is a percentage value that climbs from 1 to 99.)

2. Restarts after approximately 1 minute.

3. Shows the same three messages as before, in exactly the same sequence.

4. Restarts a second time after approximately 29 minutes.

This occurs because the 4400G must install a small amount of data and restart before it can accept its new firmware and file system.


Before You Begin

If you use ACNS, we recommend that you send DMP firmware files to your ACNS servers and deploy the upgrades as a future event—not an immediate event.

If you deploy the upgrade directly to your DMPs, we recommend that you upgrade just one DMP initially or upgrade just a small group of DMPs and test the result before you send the firmware to multiple DMPs.

We recommend that you do not upgrade any more than 5 DMPs at a time and that all upgrades occur outside normal business hours for your organization.


Warning Make sure that the DMPs do not lose power while they are burning their firmware during an upgrade. If they lose power during this critical period, they will be severely damaged.

Procedure


Step 1 Choose Digital Signage from the global navigation or click Digital Signage on the dashboard.

Step 2 Add the firmware image to your media library as an asset.

a. Choose Media Library, and then click Add Media Asset.

b. For the source, click Local File.

c. Click Browse, choose the firmware image from the software upgrade CD or your local file system, and then click Open.

d. Enter a meaningful description in the Title field.

e. Uncheck the Is Kernel Upgrade? check box.

f. Verify that the file type is Firmware, and then click Save.

Do not click any button or move away from this page in your browser until the upload is finished. After it is finished, the page refreshes automatically. You should see that a description of the firmware file has been added in the table that the page shows.


Note You must upload the firmware to the Cisco DMM. Do not link to the firmware using a URL

Step 3 (Optional) To verify that the upload succeeded, compare its file size in the Size column to the size of the source file.

Step 4 Create an advanced task for the upgrade.

a. Choose Digital Media Players > Advanced Tasks, and then click DMP Firmware Upgrade.

b. Click Add New Application in the title bar for the Applications area.

c. Enter DMP_Firmware_Upgrade in the Name field.

d. Choose from the Media Categories tree the category that contains the firmware.

e. Click the firmware file to highlight it in the Available Content table, and then click Submit.

f. Click Go.

Step 5 Schedule an event to upgrade the DMPs.

To schedule an immediate event ...
To schedule a future event...

a.

Choose Schedules > Play Now

Choose Schedules > Play in Future.

b.

Choose Advanced Tasks from the Select an Event Type list, and then click Select Advanced Tasks.

Click Add an Event.

c.

Choose System Tasks > DMP_Firmware_Upgrade from the Select an Event Type list, and then, click OK.

Click DMP Groups, and then choose the groups.

d.

Click the name of a DMP group in the DMP Groups object selector to see its member DMPs in the DMP List table.

Click Digital Signage, and then choose the presentation or playlist.

e.

Click the name of each DMP in the DMP List table that should receive the deployment.

Specify the date, time, and frequency.

f.

Click Submit.

Click Save.

g.

Click OK when the Success message displays.

Click Save All to save the schedule.

h.

Click Publish All to publish the schedule.


Tip To check the status of an upgrade, deploy to the relevant DMP groups the system task called Upgrade Status.

Step 6 (Optional) After the upgrade is completed and you refresh your browser, verify that the DMP List area on the DMP Manager tab indicates 5.2 in the Version column for the DMPs that you upgraded.

Step 7 Stop. You have completed this procedure.



Note Until you upgrade your DMM appliance to 5.2.1, the appliance cannot centrally manage these upgraded DMPs.

What to Do Next

After updating your Cisco DMPs, proceed to Upgrade Cisco Digital Media Manager.

Upgrade Cisco Digital Media Manager

Procedure


Step 1 Insert the CD into the Cisco DMM appliance CD-ROM drive.

Step 2 Log in as admin to the Appliance Administration Interface (AAI).

Step 3 In AAI, choose APPLIANCE_CONTROL > SOFTWARE_UPDATE.

The system prompts you to insert the update CD.

Step 4 Verify that you have inserted the upgrade CD and press Enter.

Step 5 Choose Yes to confirm that you want to upgrade the system.

The upgrade process begins. The appliance reboots and again asks you if you want to upgrade the system.

Step 6 Choose Yes.

The system installs the 5.2.2 update. You can ignore any prompts to type "yes" to bypass a pause; the upgrade will continue automatically after the designated time. After the update is complete, the system reboots and displays the AAI login prompt.

Step 7 To verify the update, log back into the AAI interface as admin. The Main Menu shows the installed software version.


What to Do Next

If you are using Cisco Show and Share, proceed to Upgrade Cisco Show and Share.

Upgrade Cisco Show and Share

Procedure


Step 1 Insert the Upgrade CD into the Cisco Show and Share appliance CD-ROM drive.

Step 2 Log in as admin to the Appliance Administration Interface (AAI).

Step 3 Choose APPLIANCE_CONTROL > SOFTWARE_UPDATE.

The system prompts you to insert the update CD.

Step 4 Verify that you have inserted the upgrade CD and press Enter.

Step 5 Choose Yes to confirm that you want to upgrade the system.

The upgrade process begins. The appliance reboots and again asks you if you want to upgrade the system.

Step 6 Choose Yes.

The system installs the 5.2.2 update. You can ignore any prompts to type "yes" to bypass a pause; the upgrade will continue automatically after the designated time. After the update is complete, the system reboots and displays the AAI login prompt.

Step 7 To verify the update, log back into the AAI interface as admin. The Main Menu shows the installed software version.


What to Do Next

Verify the Software Upgrade

Verify the Software Upgrade

Use this procedure to log in to Cisco Show and Share for the first time after you upgrade and to verify that the upgrade was successful.

Procedure


Step 1 Point your browser to the Cisco DMM appliance. For example, http://dmm.example.com:8080.

Step 2 Log in as superuser.

Step 3 When the splash screen appears, confirm that it refers explicitly to Digital Media Manager 5.2.2.

Step 4 Point your browser to your Cisco Show and Share server. For example, http://showandshare.example.com.

Step 5 Verify that Cisco Show and Share loads.

If Cisco Show and Share does not load, re-pair the devices (see the Administration Guide for Cisco Digital Media Suite 5.2.x Appliances on Cisco.com for more information).

Step 6 Stop. You have completed this procedure.


Key Changes in Cisco DMS 5.2.2

The following are the key changes to Cisco DMS 5.2.2:

Changes to Cisco Digital Signs

Changes in Cisco Show and Share

Changes to Cisco Digital Signs

Cisco Digital Media Player 4310G

All-new DMP 4310G endpoints are the newest model in our versatile family of Cisco Digital Media Players. This newest model introduces many hardware and software features that older DMP models could not include. See http://cisco.com/go/dms/dmp/datasheets.

Cisco Medianet Support

DMP 4310G endpoints in the 5.2.2 release support some technologies of Cisco Medianet. These DMPs know and can broadcast their own product type and model, software version, and - in some cases - physical location. In turn, they can receive their IP address, VLAN assignment, and network configuration settings automatically, in anticipation of you registering them to your DMM server. As of this release, these DMPs do not support service discovery via DHCP or autoregistration to your DMM server.

Digital Media Designer Best Practices Assistant

Digital Media Designer 5.2.2 introduces a "best practices" assistant. This feature analyzes your presentation design choices and recommends ways to optimize your designs for DMP compatibility and performance.

Improved Grouping and Management in Digital Signs

Digital Signs (formerly DMM-DSM) 5.2.2 introduces an improved user interface for DMP management and grouping. In addition, it can detect whether Cisco LCD Professional series flat-panel displays are turned On or Off.

Digital Media Player Remote Control Button Remapping

Digital Media Player Device Manager 5.2.2 introduces features to remap button function assignments on a DMP remote control.

Resume Interrupted DMS-CD Deployments

Cisco DMS Content Distribution (DMS-CD) introduces a feature to resume interrupted deployments.

RTP Streaming

This release introduces support for RTP streaming when the DMP model is 4310G.

Changes in Cisco Show and Share

For a video tour of these features, see the What's New in Cisco Show and Share 5.2.2 video on Cisco.com.

Anonymous Comments

Authors have the option of preventing viewers from anonymously commenting on their videos. This option is applied on a video by video basis when the video is published. System administrators can globally prevent viewers from anonymously commenting on videos. If anonymous comments are prevented globally, authors cannot enable it for individual videos.

See http://tools.cisco.com/squish/216D1 for the author instructions. See http://tools.cisco.com/squish/5e0Fe for the system administrator instructions.

Full Screen Video Playback Controls

Video player controls are now available during full screen playback. Viewers can adjust the volume, pause and play the video, skip forward or backwards a few seconds, or skip to the beginning of the video without leaving full screen mode.

See http://tools.cisco.com/squish/E4fb3.

Author Reports Update

A new report, Viewer Aggregation, has been added to the author reports in My Show and Share. This report allows you to see who had been viewing your videos, the number of times they viewed each video, and the average and total play times for each video. Additionally, the fields used to generate have been updated to make it easier to generate the reports.

See http://tools.cisco.com/squish/CB128.

Unicode Character Support

Support for Unicode characters in video titles, video descriptions, and category names has been added in this release.

New Themes

Administrators have three additional themes, Earth, Stone, and Grass, to choose from when customizing the look and feel of Cisco Show and Share. The original themes, Fire and Ocean, are still available.

See http://tools.cisco.com/squish/80243.

Category Ownership Assignment

The "superuser" user now has the ability to change the owner of a category.

See http://tools.cisco.com/squish/11229.

Related Cisco DMS Documentation

See all related documentation for the Cisco Digital Media Suite in the Guide to Documentation for Cisco Digital Media Suite.

Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines

For information on obtaining documentation, obtaining support, providing documentation feedback, security guidelines, and also recommended aliases and general Cisco documents, see the monthly What's New in Cisco Product Documentation, which also lists all new and revised Cisco technical documentation, at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/general/whatsnew/whatsnew.html