VBrick Systems EtherneTV-NXG 2, EtherneTV-NXG 1 User Manual

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VBrick EtherneTV-NXG 1 & 2 Video on Demand Server Quick Start Guide

Version 2.0.0

June 23, 2004 4410-0108-0000

VBrick Systems, Inc.

Telephone: 1-203-265-0044

12 Beaumont Road

Toll Free (USA Only): 1-866-VBrick-1

Wallingford, Connecticut 06492

www.VBrick.com

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Copyright

VBrick Systems, Inc. copyrights this manual with all rights reserved. Under the copyright laws, this manual may not be reproduced in any form, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of VBrick Systems, Inc.

VBrick Systems, Inc., 2004

Disclaimer

VBrick Systems, Inc. has reviewed this manual to insure it is an easy-to-use guide. All statements, technical information, and recommendations in this manual and in any guides or related documents are believed to be reliable, but accuracy and completeness thereof are not guaranteed or warranted and they are not intended to be, nor should they be understood to be, representations or warrants concerning the products described. VBrick reserves the right to make changes in the specifications of the product without notice and without obligation to notify any person of such changes.

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Table of Contents

 

COPYRIGHT...........................................................................................................................................

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DISCLAIMER ..........................................................................................................................................

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TRADEMARKS ........................................................................................................................................

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TABLE OF CONTENTS .............................................................................................................................

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QUICK START .......................................................................................................................................

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1. Unpack the EtherneTV-NXG1 Server. ........................................................................................

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2. Set up the EtherneTV-NXG Server .............................................................................................

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3. Configure the EtherneTV-NXG ...................................................................................................

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Make required entries: ..................................................................................................................

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Verify entries .................................................................................................................................

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4. Verify EtherneTV-NXG Server Operation.....................................................................................

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Changing Time & Time Zone ......................................................................................................

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1: INTRODUCTION..............................................................................................................................

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Overview........................................................................................................................................

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System Components......................................................................................................................

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2: USING THE ETHERNETV MEDIA CONTROL SERVER ................................................................

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ACCESS THE SERVER ...........................................................................................................................

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Procedure (Version 1.0.0) ...........................................................................................................

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Procedure (Version 2.0.0) ...........................................................................................................

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ACCESSING MCS ................................................................................................................................

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DOWNLOAD COMPONENTS ...................................................................................................................

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WATCH LIVE BROADCASTS ...................................................................................................................

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BROWSE VIDEO LIBRARY......................................................................................................................

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SCHEDULED PROGRAMS ......................................................................................................................

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BROWSE AND CONFIGURE ETHERNETV-NXG1 SYSTEM .........................................................................

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EtherneTV-NXG Administration .....................................................................................................

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HOW-TO INGEST CONTENT....................................................................................................................

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Instructions:....................................................................................................................................

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FTP FILES AND FILE INGESTION ............................................................................................................

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Instructions:.................................................................................................................................

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AUTOMATIC FILE BACKUP .....................................................................................................................

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FILE BACKUP CAUTIONS .......................................................................................................................

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LICENSE KEY RE-INSTALLATION ............................................................................................................

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3: REFERENCE ...................................................................................................................................

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OPERATION TIPS .................................................................................................................................

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Quick Start

1. Unpack the EtherneTV-NXG1 Server.

Each shipment comes with:

An introduction letter

Quick Start Guide and Release Notes (located on CD-ROM 8250-0002-0000)

(1) EtherneTV-NXG system

Power cord

Rack mount kit (Kit type must be specified)

Recovery CDs and a floppy disk that contains the NXG license (do not lose)

NOTE: The server comes preloaded with the Operating System and VOD application software. After the system is powered, a kick-start wizard will guide you through the initial setup for permanent operation.

Before you Begin

Make sure that there is:

A separate PC running Internet Explorer

PS/2 mouse

Keyboard

Monitor or console

NOTE: If you have purchased an external storage device such as a SCSI attached DAS it must be connected prior to powering up the NXG system.

Please obtain the following information for the EtherneTV-NXG before applying power to the unit:

NOTE: Unix commands are case sensitive and should be entered as shown.

INFORMATION REQUIRED

Answer

Example

Hostname (that will be assigned to EtherneTV

 

vbvodnxg

VOD)

 

 

EtherneTV VOD IP address

 

172.17.6.55

Default gateway (router)

 

172.17.1.5

System network netmask

 

255.255.0.0

Broadcast IP address

 

172.17.255.255

Default network IP address

 

172.17.0.0

Domain name

 

vb.loc

DNS IP address

 

64.80.0.162

EtherneTV VOD serial number (from back of unit)

 

unused at this time

Server name (Not Applicable)

 

unused?

TABLE 1

 

 

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2. Set up the EtherneTV-NXG Server

1. Connect monitor, keyboard and mouse on the back of the unit, following these steps:

NXG-1

2

3

1

NXG-2

1

3

2

If rack mounting the unit, mount the EtherneTV-NXG server in the rack, using the rack mount kit provided.

Connect the EtherneTV-NXG server to the network by plugging the 10/100/1000 BaseT Ethernet cable into the Ethernet port 1c on the rear of the unit.

Connect the monitor cable to the video port at the back of the EtherneTV-NXG server d. Turn the monitor on.

Connect a mouse and keyboard to the appropriate ports at the back of the EtherneTV-NXG e

Plug the EtherneTV-NXG server into a power source, using the power cord provided.

Turn the EtherneTV-NXG server’s main power on by pressing the power switch at the front of the unit. f

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NOTE: the EtherneTV-NXG server will boot and automatically load using the default settings – this may take several minutes.

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2. When booting is complete, type “Y” and Enter to continue.

Make sure the information from the “Before You Begin” section in the first part of this procedure is available, then press Enter to continue.

Wait 5 to 8 minutes for the unit to fully power up.

3. Configure the EtherneTV-NXG

You will be prompted for the following information:

1.The system hostname

2.The system ip address

3.The default gateway ip-address

4.The system netmask

5.The default network ip-address

6.The system broadcast address

7.The system domain

8.The dns server ip-address

Quit now, if you do not have this information.

Continue?

Please enter y or n

Verify that the required information has been obtained from Table 1 before proceeding:

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Make required entries:

NOTE: Unix commands are all lower case and can contain no spaces. Use an underscore _ for separation. Use the values you determined in Table 1.

Enter the system’s new hostname in lowercase:

Enter the name of the host and Enter <cr>

Type “y” and and Enter <cr> to continue Enter the system’s new IP address:

At the prompt, enter the IP address of the EtherneTV-NXG server and Enter <cr>

Type “y” and and Enter <cr> to continue

Enter the system’s new default route (gateway) ip-address:

At the prompt, enter the IP address of the default router and Enter <cr>

Type “y” and and Enter <cr> to continue

Enter the system’s new network netmask:

At the prompt, enter the network mask and Enter <cr>

Type “y” and and Enter <cr> to continue

Enter system’s new broadcast ip-address:

At the prompt, enter the broadcast IP address and Enter <cr>

Type “y” and and Enter <cr> to continue

Enter the system’s new default network ip-address:

At the prompt, enter the default network IP address and Enter <cr>

Type “y” and and Enter <cr> to continue

Enter the system’s new domain for the server:

At the prompt, enter the server’s domain name and Enter <cr>

Type “y” and and Enter <cr> to continue

Enter the system’s new DNS IP address:

At the prompt, enter the DNS server’s IP address and Enter <cr>

Type “y” and and Enter <cr> to continue

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