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Release Notes for
Cisco Videoscape Distribution Suite
Origin Server Release 2.1.1
First Published: October 2013Last Updated: October 2013OL-28083-05
This publication describes the requirements, dependencies, and caveats for the Cisco Videoscape Distribution Suite Origin Server (VDS-OS) Release 2.1.1.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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:
The Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers documentation is available on Cisco.com at:
The Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers documentation is available on Cisco.com at:
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