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Release Notes for Cisco Videoscape Distribution Suite Origin Server Release 2.1.1

Table Of Contents

Release Notes for
Cisco Videoscape Distribution Suite
Origin Server Release 2.1.1

Introduction

Features

System Requirements

Installing Release 2.1.1

Known Issues

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request


Release Notes for
Cisco Videoscape Distribution Suite
Origin Server Release 2.1.1


First Published: October 2013
Last Updated: October 2013
OL-28083-05

This publication describes the requirements, dependencies, and caveats for the Cisco Videoscape Distribution Suite Origin Server (VDS-OS) Release 2.1.1.

Introduction

Features

System Requirements

Installing Release 2.1.1

Known Issues

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

Introduction

Media origination is a critical function for the delivery of advanced revenue-generating media services to consumers. The VDS-OS is a cloud-based software platform that supports HTTP media origination and on-demand encapsulation (ODE) as a service. The VDS-OS provides a unified media ingest, preparation, optimization, and delivery framework for live, video-on-demand (VOD), and time-shifted TV (TSTV) content. The VDS-OS supports multi-format HTTP adaptive streaming media origination for Adobe HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS), Apple HTTP Live Streaming (HLS), and Microsoft HTTP Smooth Streaming (HSS) formats. The VDS-OS management and services framework provides rapid service creation and deployment on the operator's computing infrastructure in a simple, flexible, and scalable manner.

The VDS-OS works with the following Cisco Videoscape products:

Cisco Anyres Live (CAL) Release 7.2: Supports transcoding and the HLS packaging function.

Cisco Anyres Packager (CAP) Release 2.1: Supports the HLS packaging function.

Cisco Anyres VOD (CAV) Release 5.2: Supports native ABR (HLS and HSS) and Common Format (CF) VOD transcoding and asset preparation.

The VDS-OS accesses VOD content stored on the network-attached storage (NAS) devices managed by the operator. The VOD content is used for recording and DVR buffering.

Features

This section lists all of the features in VDS-OS R2.1.1. For full descriptions of these features, see the Cisco Videoscape Distribution Suite Origin Server Release 2.1 Installation and Configuration Guide.

Feature Set
Features

Components

The following VDS-OS software components are required for a minimal setup:

Virtual Origin System Manager (VOSM)

Service Router (SR)

VDS-OS Servers

VMware Virtualization

Supports deployment of the VD-OS as a virtual machine (VM) via an Open Virtual Appliance (OVA) image

Element Management

Provided by the VOSM, which supports:

Secure GUI over HTTPS

Configuration of VDS-OS servers

Provisioning of origin services

Provisioning of live programs

Traffic statistics and system health monitoring

Authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA) and role-based management

Active-standby redundancy

Device group for easy management of hundreds of servers

Centralized system upgrade manager for easy upgrading of servers

Configuration of any number of network ports as dedicated management ports on the Cisco Content Delivery Engine (CDE)

Web services APIs

XML flexible rules template for origin service policies and rules

Application Programming Interfaces

Web services APIs for origin service provisioning and management

Service Routing

SR supports service routing incorporating the following factors:

DNS service routing

Load-based routing

Origin service-aware routing

Application failure

Live source failure

HLS Live Origination

HLS Live service with time-shift buffer on Network Attached Storage (NAS)

HLS Live service with time-shift buffer in-memory

HLS Live pass-through mode

High availability—resiliency and redundancy

Multiple master manifest file support for HLS pass-through mode

Web Video Text Tracks (WebVTT) support for HLS pass-through mode

Native Adaptive Bit Rate (ABR) VOD Origination

HTTP progressive download (any codec) from NAS

HDS VOD HTTP origination from NAS

HLS VOD HTTP origination from NAS

HSS VOD HTTP origination from NAS

On-Demand Encapsulation (ODE) ABR VOD Origination

ODE Playout for HDS, HLS, and HSS formats

ODE of CF assets produced by CAV

HDS ODE VOD HTTP origination from NAS

HLS ODE VOD HTTP origination from NAS

HSS ODE VOD HTTP origination from NAS

Trick-mode support for ODE-HDS, ODE-HLS, and ODE-HSS

Adobe-Access DRM and encryption for ODE-HDS

Standard AES-128-CBC encryption support for ODE-HLS

PlayReady DRM and AES-128-CTR encryption for ODE-HLS and ODE-HSS

Key Management Server (KMS) Support for ODE

Adobe Access Server - Adobe-Access for HDS

Key acquisition from Cisco Key Store 1.1—Standard HLS only

Key acquisition support with Cisco Videoscape Media Suite Key Management Server (VMS-KMS)—Standard HLS and Playready HSS

Key acquisition support with Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS) 3.3—Standard HLS and Playready HSS

Cache-Control Enhancements

Cache-control headers support for native ABR (HDS, HLS, HSS) VOD origination, based on origin service setting

Cache-control headers support for HLS Live origination, based on channel setting

Cache-control header support for ODE (HDS, HLS, HSS) VOD origination, based on origin service setting

Cache-control header support based on Asset Resolver setting

If-Modified-Since (IMS) support for HLS Live and native ABR (HDS, HLS, HSS) VOD

IMS support for ODE (HDS, HLS, HSS) VOD

Operational Enhancements

Cross-domain policy file for HDS and HSS playback

Asset resolution

Default Asset Resolver file

Admission control

Display usage for TMPFS and NSS

New alarms 560015 (nas_threshold) and 1100002 (channel_failure)

Enhanced alarms 9000015 (WritingToNasHasFailed) and 1100001 (channel_partial_failure)


System Requirements

The VDS-OS is a software-only product which is optimized for use on components of the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS), such as the UCS B200 Blade Server or the UCS C-Series Rack Servers.

All VDS-OS device modes (Service Engine, Service Router, and VOSM) can run in a VM. Deployment in a VM enables the VDS-OS to run on hardware other than the UCS. You can run multiple VDS-OS device modes on a single hardware platform.

We recommend the following virtualization software:

VMware ESX 5.1

VMware vSphere 5.x

VMware vCenter 5.x

We recommend the following system resources for VDS-OS devices:

VDS-OS Device Mode
Cores
RAM
Hard Disk
Network

SE (Minimal)

4

16 GB

64 GB

Ten 10GEth

SE (Standard)

8

28 GB

64 GB

Ten 10GEth

SR

4

16 GB

64 GB

Ten 10GEth

VOSM (CDSM)

4

4 GB

64 GB

Ten 10GEth


For performance information, see the release-specific performance bulletin.

Installing Release 2.1.1

The VDS-OS is a software-only product and supports VMWare virtualization on any UCS platform or third-party hardware.

For detailed information on installing the software and deploying the VDS-OS as a VM, see the Cisco Videoscape Distribution Suite Origin Server Release 2.1.1 Software Installation and Configuration Guide.

Known Issues

This section provides a list of open CDETS defect IDs that were identified during testing of VDS-OS 2.1.1. Resolution of these defects is in progress.

This list is not intended to be comprehensive. If you have questions about a particular defect, contact your account representative.


Note Defects are identified by a case tracking number (Defect ID) and a headline that briefly identifies the case. The headlines in this section are presented exactly as they appear in the issue tracking system.


Defect ID
Headline

CSCuj32870

Duplicate packets seen on VMs configured with port-channel on UCS blade

CSCuj74254

PR moves to Failed on requesting non-existing master manifest

CSCuj75165

Delay observed while publishing HLS Live using two-second segment chunks


Related Documentation

Refer to the following documents for additional information about VDS-OS 2.1.1:

Cisco Videoscape Distribution Suite Origin Server Release 2.1.1 Software Installation and Configuration Guide

Cisco Videoscape Distribution Suite Origin Server Release 2.1.1 API Guide

Cisco Videoscape Distribution Suite Origin Server Release 2.1.1 Command Reference Guide

Cisco Videoscape Distribution Suite Origin Server Release 2.1.1 Alarms and Error Messages Guide

Open Source Used in Cisco Videoscape Distribution Suite Origin Server Release 2.1.1

This document contains licenses and related license information for open-source software included in VDS-OS 2.1.1.

Cisco Videoscape Distribution Suite Release 2.1.1 Documentation Roadmap

Cisco UCS C200 Installation and Service Guide

Cisco UCS C210 Installation and Service Guide

Cisco UCS B200 M3 Blade Server Installation and Service Note

The entire VDS-OS software documentation suite is available on Cisco.com at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps12681/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

The Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers documentation is available on Cisco.com at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10493/prod_installation_guides_list.html

The Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers documentation is available on Cisco.com at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10280/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

For information on obtaining documentation, using the Cisco Bug Search Tool (BST), submitting a service request, and gathering additional information, see What's New in Cisco Product Documentation at: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/general/whatsnew/whatsnew.html.

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Use this document in conjunction with the documents listed in the "Related Documentation" section.