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DCMOM v1.0 - Operating and Maintaining a Cisco DCM

Description

The Operating and Maintaining a Cisco Digital Content Manager (DCM) instructor-led course provides the student with the knowledge and skills required to operate and maintain this complex component used to process MPEG video streams for transport. This task-based course will give you the knowledge and skills to configure the Cisco DCM. Hands-on practical exercises will enable you to apply your skills. Select exercises are used for key tasks common to Cisco DCM implementation in a broadband network.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify DCM hardware components and describe their functions
  • Use the DCMs GUI to configure basic service settings and transport stream parameters such as bandwidth settings, MPEG program numbers, PID numbers, and multicast addresses
  • Use the DCMs GUI to successfully:
    • Multiplex services from input ports to output ports
    • Reduce and manage the bandwidth of services
    • Switch local content to support targeted advertising campaigns
    • Configure DCM redundancy features to make sure of service continuity
  • Use the DCM GUI to configure and monitor system performance

Prerequisites

Following are the prerequisites for this course:

  • MPEG processing fundamentals and terminology.
  • Recommended course: Introduction to Video Compression.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for technical professionals who need to know how to operate and maintain a Cisco DCM in their network environment. The primary audience for this course includes:

  • System engineers
  • Technical support personnel
  • Channel partners, resellers

Outline

  • DCM Role in Video Delivery
  • The MPEG Transport Stream
  • Multiplexing
  • Transrating
  • Digital Program Insertion
  • Forward Error Correction
  • Scrambling/Descrambling
  • Transcoding
  • DCM Hardware
    • DCM Models
    • DCM Front and Back Panel Features
    • ASI Card
    • GbE Card
    • Coprocessor Plug-In
    • FEC Card
    • 8VSB Card
    • Other Available Cards and Hardware Elements
  • DCM Interface Overview
    • Menus and Submenus
    • Tree View
    • Icons
    • Alarms View
  • Device Setup
    • General Default Settings
    • Accessing the Configuration Interface
    • Hardware and Software Version
    • Setting Device Name and Clock
    • Setting IP Address of Management Ports
    • Connecting the Management Port
    • Checking Licenses
  • Card Configuration
    • Accessing the Configuration Menu
    • ASI Card Interface and Configuration
    • GbE Port Interface and Configuration
    • Configuring the IP Aliasing Feature
    • Status Subpage
    • Setting Default Input/Output Values
  • Modifying Incoming and Outgoing Transport Streams (TSs)
    • Modifying Incoming TS Settings
    • Modfifying Incoming TS Service Parameters
    • Methods for Building Outgoing Streams
    • Creating and Modifying Outgoing Streams on the ASI Card
    • Creating and Modifying Outgoing Streams on the GbE Card
  • Transrating
    • Overview
    • Bit-Rate Limiting
    • Statistical Multiplexing
    • Pass Through
    • Creating and Modifying Transrating Groups
    • Licenses/Video Processing Units
  • Digital Program Insertion (DPI)
    • Overview
    • Splicing Events
    • Trigger Splicing Events
    • Using the Advance Routing Screen
    • Licenses/Video Processing Units
  • DCM Redundancy
    • Types of Redundancy
    • IP Aliasing
    • Port Backup and Mirroring
    • TS Backup
    • Service Backup
  • Maintenance
    • Device Reboot and Factory Default
    • Creating and Deleting User Accounts
    • ESD
    • Importing Configuration Files
    • Device Status
    • Bit-Rate Status
    • Input Status per TS or Service
    • Output Status per TS or Service
    • Alarms

    Lab Outline

    • Lab 1: Getting Help
    • Lab 2: Taming the Sub-Menu
    • Lab 3: Device Configuration
    • Lab 4: ASI and GbE Card/Port Configuration
    • Lab 5: Building and Modifying Transport Streams
    • Lab 6: Building Transrating Groups
    • Lab 7: Digital Program Insertion
    • Lab 8: Service Backup
    • Lab 9: Maintenance