This document describes how to set up, back up and recover Cisco Digital Media System 4.1 (DMS) appliances. The following systems constitute a DMS appliance:
•Cisco Video Portal 4.1 and Video Portal Reports 4.1 software preinstalled on a Cisco Media Convergence Server 7825-H3 chassis or on a Media Convergence Server 7835-H2 chassis.
•Cisco Digital Media Manager 4.1 (DMM) software preinstalled on a Media Convergence Server 7835-H1 chassis or on a Media Convergence Server 7835-H2 chassis.
To learn more about DMS and the prerequisites to administer it, read these sections:
•Basic DMS Concepts and Vocabulary
•DMS 4.1 Requirements
•Before You Begin to Set Up a DMS 4.1 Appliance
Basic DMS Concepts and Vocabulary
DMS helps organizations of any size to create, manage, organize, and deliver video content (whether live or on-demand) and digital signage content over an IP network to any general or targeted audience. With DMS, you can:
•Communicate with targeted customers, investors, press, and analysts.
•Deliver live and on-demand events to audiences in any location.
•Deliver critical information and training to employees, suppliers, and partners.
•Deliver educational content to students.
To understand some of the most commonly used DMS terms, abbreviations, and initialisms, see FAQs and Troubleshooting Guide for Cisco Digital Media System 4.1 on Cisco.com.
DMS 4.1 Requirements
Note•To understand the client system requirements to use DMS products, and to learn about known or fixed problems and late-breaking information, see Release Notes for Cisco Digital Media System 4.1.
•To identify other DMS documents that you might also want to read, see Guide to User Documentation for Cisco Digital Media System 4.1.
Before You Begin to Set Up a DMS 4.1 Appliance
You must do the following before you can set up and configure an appliance:
Step 1 Decide which networked computer you will use when you administer the appliance remotely.
Step 2 On that computer, install and set up the necessary client software according to the client system requirements in Release Notes for Cisco Digital Media System 4.1 on Cisco.com.
Step 3 Ensure that TCP port 22 is not blocked between your Video Portal appliance and your DMM appliance.
Step 4 Ensure that authorized users of your DMM appliance can send and receive packets through TCP port 8080.
Step 5 Ensure that authorized users of your Video Portal appliance can send and receive packets through TCP port 80 (Video Portal) and port 8080 (Video Portal Reports).