This chapter provides information on configuring the TV CDS servers. The topics covered in this chapter include:
This chapter assumes the CDS servers are already installed and takes you through the next steps towards configuring and monitoring the CDS.
Initially Configuring the Devices
You must initially configure the Content Delivery Engines (CDEs) before they can participate in the CDS network. The CDE that runs the TV Content Delivery System Manager (CDSM) must be initialized first so that the CDEs running the Streamers and Vaults, or the ISVs can communicate with the it. For more information about initially configuring the CDEs, see the Cisco Content Delivery Engine 205/220/420 Hardware Installation Guide or the Cisco Content Delivery Engine 100/200/300/400 Hardware Installation Guide . See the “$paratext>” section for links to the documentation at www.cisco.com.
Initial configuration of your CDEs includes a set of basic network configuration settings to provide connectivity to the CDSM. Once the CDEs are configured with these settings you can use the CDSM to configure and manage all the servers in the CDS.
After you have initially configured your CDEs, you must initially setup your CDS and activate any optional features. See the “Initializing the CDS and Activating the Optional Features” section for more information.
Logging In to the TV CDSM
To log in to the TV CDSM, do the following:
Using your web browser, enter the IP address or hostname of your CDSM.
For example, if the IP address of your CDSM is 192.168.0.236, you can access it by entering http://192.168.0.236 in the address or location text box of your browser program.
Note Consult your as-built documentation for the IP address of the CDSM.
The System Login page is displayed, as shown in Figure 3-1.
Figure 3-1 System Login Page
Note The CDSM supports Microsoft Internet Explorer version 6 or higher.
Step 2 Enter your user name and password and click Log In .
The built-in user name is admin and the initial password is admin .
Note We strongly recommend that you change the built-in user password as soon as possible. See the “Editing User Settings” section for more information.
Tip To navigate within the CDSM, click one of the navigation bar options (for example, Maintain), then one of the tab options (for example, Users), and then one of the left-panel menu options (for example, Add Users). Navigational directions in procedures are written in the following way:
Maintain > Users > Add Users
To log out of the CDSM from any page, click Logout at the upper-right part of the page. See Figure 3-2.
Figure 3-2 Logging Out
Initializing the CDS and Activating the Optional Features
Initial configuration of your CDS includes selecting the CServer version, the installation type, and other parameters that must be configured before you can continue the configuration process.
If the Media Scheduler or Ingest Manager are part of your deployment, you need to activate these features.
To initialize your CDS or activate the Media Scheduler and Ingest Manager, do the following:
Step 1 Log in to the CDSM as admin , or use another user account that has master access.
Step 2 Add a user with engineering access.
a. Click Maintain > User > Add Users . The Add Users page is displayed.
b. In the New User and Password fields, enter the user name and password for this account.
c. From the Access drop-down list, choose Engineering.
d. Click Add User .
Step 3 Log out of the CDSM, and log in as the user with the Engineering access level that you specified in Step 2. The CDSM Setup page is displayed.
Step 4 Select the options for your deployment and click Submit . For more information about the fields on this page, see the “CDSM Setup” section.
Step 5 Scroll down to the Media Scheduler section, and choose the ON radio button next to the Media Scheduler field.
Step 6 In the Activation Key field, enter the software access key from your Right to Use Notification for the Content Delivery Application Media Scheduler (CDAMS) product.
Step 7 In the Importer/Transformer Type field, choose either OCN or SA Tribune. The Importer/Transformer Type specifies the expected EPG format, the fields for the Input Channels page, and the expected ADI metadata.
Step 8 Scroll down to the Ingest Manager section, and choose the ON radio button next to the Ingest Manager field.
Step 9 In the Activation Key field, enter the software access key from your Right to Use Notification for the Content Delivery Application Ingest Manager (CDAIM) product.
Step 10 Click Submit .
Step 11 Log out of the CDSM.
Navigating the CDSM
The CDSM pages consist of the elements illustrated in Figure 3-3.
Figure 3-3 CDSM User Interface
Left panel menu
Tools (Home, Help, and, Logout)
The tabs are accessible from any page in the CDSM.
The tab options are used to select the applicable level. In the Configure and Monitor pages, the tab option selected determines whether the configuration or monitoring applies to the system as a whole, the array level, or a specific server.
Using Online Help
Online help is available in the CDSM. You can use it by clicking on the Help button in the upper-right corner of any of the pages.
Context-sensitive help is provided for the page you are viewing.
The CDSM offers several levels of help:
- Each page of the CDSM includes some basic Help, normally displayed in the main panel.
- The Help button displays context-sensitive help presented in a separate browser window. The content of this page is different depending on the page of the CDSM you are viewing when you click Help . Once inside the help system you can move around to view different topics by using a variety of navigation tools:
– Back/forward page buttons
– Links within the page contents
– Table of Contents, accessed through the navigation panel at the left of the page.
– Show the Table of Contents by clicking the Contents icon.
– Print the page you are viewing by clicking the Print icon.
- From the Help window, you can display the full Cisco TV CDS 2.0 ISA Software Configuration Guide by clicking the View PDF button.
Once you have completed the initial installation and configuration of the CDEs for the CDS and you have verified connectivity to the CDSM, you are ready to configure the CDS for content delivery.
Table 3-1 lists the basic tasks, in the recommended order, for configuring the CDS for content delivery with references to the associated sections in each chapter.
The other configuration settings, barker streams, parent/child service groups, DNS settings, and so on, can be configured in any order.
TV MediaX Configuration Workflow
Table 3-2 lists the basic tasks for configuring the TV MediaX Suite CDA with references to the associated sections in each chapter.
Table 3-2 TV MediaX Configuration Workflow
Where to Find More Information
Specify the data feed import type used to populate the Media Scheduler, and the transformer type used to process the ADI metadata.
“Configuring the Media Importer/Exporter” section
Map each channel to a multicast group IP address and port, and specify the settings for every program in the channel.
“Configuring Input Channels” section
Upload an EPG file. During the upload process, the EPG file is parsed into database records that in turn populates the Media Scheduler.
“Uploading an EPG File” section
Schedule the ingest of content.
The Media Scheduler does three things:
1. Values from the EPG file are combined with the values from the Input Channels page, and the ADI metadata XML file is created.
2. The database records are marked according to the Media Scheduler settings (scheduled, unscheduled, marked for scheduling, and so on).
3. The ADI metadata is published to the backoffice.
“Configuring the Media Scheduler” section