Engineering Access Level Pages
This appendix describes the CDSM pages available through the Engineering access level. The Engineering access level provides the following pages:
The Engineering access level is primarily used for initializing the CDS at the time of installation and for CDS diagnostics. Once your CDS has been configured, you should not require an engineering access level user for day to day operations.
When you log in to the CDSM with a user account that has Engineering access level, the first page that is displayed is the CDSM Setup page. All the other CDSM pages that are available with the Master access level are still available with the Engineering access level.
In an RTSP environment, the Configure > Server Level > RTSP Setup page displays four additional fields:
•Database Connect Size
•UDP Packet Size
These fields are only for diagnostic purposes, and their values should not be changed.
To access the CDSM Diagnostics page, choose Maintain > Software > CDSM Diagnostics. The first section of this page provides configuration information that is useful in diagnosing an issue. The following remaining sections of the CDSM Diagnostic page are:
•Stream Trickmode Debugger
•Unix Timestamp Tool
By entering an IP address and network mask, and clicking Submit, the Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR) Calculator provides the following TCP/IP network information:
•Number of hosts
•Range of IP addresses for the hosts
Stream Trick-Mode Debugger
To view the trick-mode data for a Session ID enter the Session ID and click Submit. The CDSM Diagnostic page refreshes and a View Data button is displayed next to the Submit button. Click View Data to see the raw trick-mode data. A new window displays the data. Right-click in that window and choose View Source in the pop-up menu. A formatted version of the raw data is displayed.
Unix Timestamp Tool
Clicking on a day in the calendar displays the Unix start time and end time. The time is represented in seconds since the start of Unix epoch time, which is 1970-01-01T00:00:00.
Choose a server from the Server Diagrams drop-down list and a graphic of the server is displayed.
The CDSM Setup page is used to initially configure the CDS. After you have set the CDSM Setup fields for your CDS, click Submit. Configuration and start up messages are displayed in the left panel.
Deployed CServer Version
For Release 2.0, this field is always set to 2.0.x.
Stream Failover Support
Stream failover support is available for both the ISA and RTSP environments in Release 2.0. If a Streamer fails, another Streamer in the same Stream Group takes over any active stream sessions without loss of state and backoffice independence.
Stream Steering Mode
Stream steering determines which Streamers serve streams to a QAM device. There are two types of stream steering:
Single-site steering uses only one Stream Group to serve streams to a QAM device. Multi-site steering can use more than one Stream Group to serve streams to a QAM device.
Note Multi-site steering is only available with ASI streaming in an ISA environment.
Deployment Network Config
Specify whether your CDS network topology is a Layer 2 or Layer 3 network.
The only options for Release 2.0 are "ISA 2.0" and "RTSP 2.0."
The Media Scheduler is an optional feature and requires a software activation key to enable it. For more information about activating the Media Scheduler, see the "Initializing the CDS and Activating the Optional Features" section on page 3-3. The Media Scheduler allows live ingests from multicast IP addresses and uses the Input Channels page to map multicast IP addresses to channels. You can enable either Media Scheduler or Real-Time Capture Type, but not both.
Real-Time Capture Type
Real-Time Capture allows live ingests from multicast IP addresses and uses the CallSign Setup page to map the multicast IP addresses to call signs. You can enable either Media Scheduler or Real-Time Capture Type, but not both.
The Playout Scheduler is not supported in Release 2.0.
The Bandwidth Manager is an optional feature and is only for RTSP environments. The Bandwidth Manager keeps track of allocated streams and VOD network resources.
The Ingest Manager is an optional feature and requires an software activation key to enable it. For more information about activating the Ingest Manager, see "Initializing the CDS and Activating the Optional Features" section on page 3-3. The Ingest Manager takes care of provisioned content objects by collecting the metadata, sending messages to the appropriate subsystem to ingest the content, and sending messages to expire the content when the expiration period has passed.
RTSP Deployment Type
The RTSP Deployment type is only applicable to RTSP environments. The options are the following:
•EventIS (on vpath and off vpath)
The deployment configuration differs depending on the type of headend.
The Authentication Manager is an optional feature and is only for specific RTSP environments (EventIS or Telenet). The Authentication Manager communicates with the backoffice to validate a request received from a set-top box before setting up a session.
Service Group Steering
Service Group Steering is an optional feature and is only for RTSP environments. When the Service Group Steering option is turned on, the Configure > System Level > Headend Setup page is available to steer Stream Groups to specific service groups.
CDSM NAV Setup
The CDSM NAV Setup changes what displays in the CDSM GUI.
CDSM Health Monitoring
The CDSM Health Monitoring is not supported in Release 2.0.
The System Configs page contains critical CDS parameters that are set at the time of the initial installation of the CDS. Generally, the default settings are appropriate for all environments.
If these parameters are changed once the CDS is in service, your CDS may not function properly.
Group Map 0
Specifies whether the Group Map 0 parameter is for an ISA or RTSP environment.
Servers Group Map
Specifies whether the Servers Map 0 parameter is for an ISA or RTSP environment.
This is the CDS license, and is set at the time of installation.
Control IP Map
The Control IP Map is always set to one.
Add New Server
Should you experience problems adding a new server into the CDS, and you have tried the solutions covered in the "CDSM GUI Does Not Register the Vaults and Streamers" section on page A-20, you can use the Add New Server section.