http://m.getsatisfaction.com/companies/harmonicdev/topics?page=1 Topics in Harmonic VOS - Dev Environment 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z 29 9 3 2 0 25 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7013516 7013516 Reverting or cloning a Runtime using Snapshots 2016-05-25T17:37:15Z 2016-05-25T17:37:15Z Julie Bickford http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/8218436 https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/81810ea4f1694734e67132928b8b2bd3?d=identicon&s=55&r=PG julie_bickford The system takes a snapshot, or a static backup, of the Runtime environment every 24 hours. The snapshot includes software version, users, transcoding profiles, services, and other settings.<br /><br />If you make an update that results in unexpected system behavior, you can revert the Runtime to a previous, stable snapshot. You can also select a snapshot from another Runtime belonging to the same Harmonic VOS account to clone on the Runtime you are using in the active session. This can be useful for configuring a new Runtime.<br /><br /><b>Important</b>: Any changes made between the time of the selected snapshot and the current Runtime state will be lost.&nbsp;The Runtime will be unavailable during the revert procedure, and any running services will be stopped until the Runtime has restarted.<br /><br />1. From the VOS <b>LaunchPad </b>or drop-down list, select <b>Versions</b>.<br /><br />2. Click the <b>Snapshots </b>tab.<b></b><br /><br />3. Select the coordinating Runtime and snapshot that you wish to restore or clone on the active Runtime, and then click&nbsp;<b>Proceed with selection...</b><br /><br /><img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1460936/RackMultipart20160803-3848-3wtpd8-vos_versions_select_runtime_and_snapshot_inline.png?1470261527" title="Image https//d2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnet/s3_images/1460936/RackMultipart20160803-3848-3wtpd8-vos_versions_select_runtime_and_snapshot_inlinepng1470261527" /><br /><br />4. Click&nbsp;<b>Revert now</b>.<br /><b>Note</b>: The upgrade will begin immediately after clicking this button.<br /><br /><b><img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1460937/RackMultipart20160803-17593-d3tr4g-vos_versions_revert_runtime_inline.png?1470261537" title="Image https//d2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnet/s3_images/1460937/RackMultipart20160803-17593-d3tr4g-vos_versions_revert_runtime_inlinepng1470261537" /><br /></b><br />A progress bar displays during the revert procedure. The procedure should complete within one minute, and then the VOS log in screen will appear.<br /><br /><img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1460938/RackMultipart20160803-47558-1uqq2z8-vos_versions_revert_runtime_progress_bar_inline.png?1470261554" title="Image https//d2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnet/s3_images/1460938/RackMultipart20160803-47558-1uqq2z8-vos_versions_revert_runtime_progress_bar_inlinepng1470261554" /> question 0 1 1 create http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7011985 7011985 Applying profile updates to services 2016-05-24T00:33:36Z 2016-05-24T00:33:36Z Julie Bickford http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/8218436 https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/81810ea4f1694734e67132928b8b2bd3?d=identicon&s=55&r=PG julie_bickford As profiles are validated in the Lab Wizard app, new profile versions become available in the Versions app. From here, you can apply the new profile versions to affected services.<br /><br />After applying a new profile version to a service, the system runs two copies of the service: one with the previous profile version and another with the new profile version. The Service Release Time determines how much time you have to test services with the new profile version.&nbsp;Navigate to <b>Versions &gt; Settings</b> to verify or change the Service Release Time.<br /><br /><b>Important: </b>If you wish to revert services to the previous profile version, you must do so before the Service Release Time expires or the system will automatically finalize the services committed.<br /><br />1.&nbsp;From the <b>VOS LaunchPad</b> or drop-down list, select <b>Versions</b>.<br /><br />2.&nbsp;Select the <b>Profiles </b>tab.<br />Available profile updates are shown to the left.<br /><br />3. Select the profile update that you would like to commit.<br />The affected services are shown to the right.<br /><br />4.&nbsp;Click <b>Commit </b>to apply the profile update to a particular service, or click <b>Commit all</b> <b>selected </b>to apply the profile update to all affected services.<br /><br /><b>Note</b>: There might be a brief interruption to services while the system performs the update.<br /><br /><img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1435477/30203-1cr0aww_inline.png?1466181841" title="Image https//d2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnet/s3_images/1435477/30203-1cr0aww_inlinepng1466181841" /><br /><br />5. Before the Service Release Time expires, test services with the new profile version and then do one of the following:<br /><ul><li>To keep the services running the new profile version, click <b>Finalize </b>or <b>Finalize services&nbsp;</b><b>committed</b>. </li><li>To revert services to the previous profile version, click <b>Undo </b>or <b>Undo all.&nbsp;</b></li></ul><img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1435479/18037-1ogsc42_inline.png?1466181877" title="Image https//d2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnet/s3_images/1435479/18037-1ogsc42_inlinepng1466181877" /> question 0 1 1 create http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7011980 7011980 Upgrading Runtime software 2016-05-24T00:22:53Z 2016-05-24T00:22:53Z Julie Bickford http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/8218436 https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/81810ea4f1694734e67132928b8b2bd3?d=identicon&s=55&r=PG julie_bickford You can review release notes and upgrade Runtime software in the Versions app.<br /><br />Both the Super Admin and Lab Wizard have permissions to upgrade Runtime software.&nbsp;If you wish to be included in the&nbsp;VOS beta release program, you may subscribe to it at anytime in Versions &gt; Settings.&nbsp;<br /><br />You may upgrade to the latest software version only. Upgrading Runtime software does not upgrade the profiles you have configured.<br /><br /><b>Note: </b>Services will not be interrupted during software upgrades; however, other users wishing to access&nbsp;this runtime should wait to do so until the upgrade is complete.<br /><br />1.&nbsp;From the <b>VOS LaunchPad</b> or drop-down list, select <b>Versions</b>.<br /><br />2.&nbsp;Next to the latest version, click <b>Upgrade now</b>.<br />You may review version details, including enhancements and bug fixes, before starting the upgrade.<br /><img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1451522/RackMultipart20160718-77052-1w3b5o0-vos_versions_upgrade_now_inline.png?1468884675" /><br /><br />3.&nbsp;From the version details page, click <b>Upgrade now</b>&nbsp;and then wait for the upgrade to complete.<br /><b>Note: </b>Do not refresh your browser during this time.<br /><img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1451523/RackMultipart20160718-113675-wkqzmo-vos_versions_upgrading_runtime_software_inline.png?1468884696" title="Image https//d2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnet/s3_images/1451523/RackMultipart20160718-113675-wkqzmo-vos_versions_upgrading_runtime_software_inlinepng1468884696" /><br /><br />4. Return to the software changelog and verify your current Runtime version.<br /><img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1451524/RackMultipart20160718-55335-dyw2lk-vos_versions_verify_upgrade_inline.png?1468884720" /><br /><br /><b>Note: </b>If, after upgrading your system, you wish to revert to an earlier version, you may downgrade to a&nbsp;previously installed version only. question 0 1 1 create http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/6997832 6997832 Get your VOS Cloud installation template 2016-05-05T21:24:56Z 2016-05-05T21:24:56Z Yaniv Ben-Soussan http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/8158510 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10798104/yoda-06_medium.jpg yaniv_ben_soussan After your deployment environment is in place you are ready to install VOS Cloud.&nbsp;<br /><br /> Harmonic has create a Harmonic ID that you will use to connect to VOS HUB in order to download your installation template (e.g. HEAT for OpenStack or CloudFormation for AWS).&nbsp;<br /><br /> In your Welcome email to VOS Cloud, click on the link to connect to VOS HUB, using<br /> your Harmonic ID.<br /><br /> When connecting to the VOS HUB for the first time, you will be asked to setup your VOS HUB password for your Harmonic ID<br /><br /> <img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1410850/30740-13674rf_inline.png?1462484097" title="Image https//d2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnet/s3_images/1410850/30740-13674rf_inlinepng1462484097" /><br /><br /> Figure-1: Reset your password for VOS HUB<br /><br /><br /> Once you login to the VOS HUB, go to the Software tab to see the list of available deployment templates. Click on the template you want to download.<br /><br /><br /> <img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1410846/30740-7tvpxl_inline.png?1462483908" title="Image https//d2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnet/s3_images/1410846/30740-7tvpxl_inlinepng1462483908" /><br /><br /> Figure-2: Download VOS Cloud deployment template<br /><br /><br /> Now you can use the template in your cloud orchestration (Horizon, CloudFormation, etc...) to install VOS Cloud. When you load the template to your cloud orchestration, you will be asked to provide your Bintray deployment credentials. You can find your deployment&nbsp;credentials in VOS HUB just below the deployment templates.<br /><br /><br /> <img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1410858/30744-rdcucr_inline.png?1462484845" title="Image https//d2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnet/s3_images/1410858/30744-rdcucr_inlinepng1462484845" /><br /><br /> Figure-2:&nbsp;Deployment credentials / Bintray username and password<br /><br /> Use the <b>Copy</b> button to copy and paste&nbsp;to your cloud orchestration to start your deployment.<br /><br /> article 0 1 1 create http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/6996770 6996770 How to embed a Wistia video 2016-05-04T19:55:47Z 2016-05-04T19:55:47Z Moore http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/7955269 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10813313/ScreenShot2016-05-02at2.11.42PM_medium.png moore_macauley Does this work? <div class="video-container"><iframe name="wistia_embed" src="https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/a2p2krvgtt?videoFoam=true"></iframe></div> article 0 1 1 create http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/6991337 6991337 Advanced (expert) customization of the Multiscreen profile in Lab wizard 2016-04-28T12:20:49Z 2016-04-28T12:20:49Z Gideon Vos http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/8170816 https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/a0ce01c660b493e0567a2ebb3ba76001?d=identicon&s=55&r=PG gideon_vos You can use the Lab wizard app to preview, customize, and delete a Multiscreen profile.<br /><br />When you log in into VOS, VOS Cloud Service Profiles are available for you, based on the information you provided during the initial VOS setup process. The profiles can be previewed, customized, and deleted in the Lab wizard app.<br /><br />The workflow described here is a workflow for experts on how to customize a Multiscreen profile. In this workflow, you are presented with the Multiscreen HD Profile. Customizations are adding profiles, changing resolutions, and changing bit rates.<br /><br /><ol><li>From the Launchpad or drop-down list, click the Lab wizard app icon.</li><li>Click the Multiscreen profile that you want to customize.</li><li>Click the Video section on the Panels (left side) and the window with profiles opens on the right side.<br /></li><br /><img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1406384/327-k75svh_inline.png?1461844950" title="Image https//d2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnet/s3_images/1406384/327-k75svh_inlinepng1461844950" /><br />Figure 1: Showing the video profiles<br /><br /><li>Click <b>+</b>. A new profile is added at the bottom of the list, of which you can now customize the parameters.</li><br /><img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1406385/327-1wf98v4_inline.png?1461844994" title="Image https//d2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnet/s3_images/1406385/327-1wf98v4_inlinepng1461844994" /><br />Figure 2: Adding a profile<br /><br /><b>NOTE</b>: Once you click <b>+</b>, you are notified that you enter the Manual mode.<br /><br /><li>Click the resolution field to show the available resolutions and select one.</li><br /><img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1406386/30739-6n7k2g_inline.png?1461845094" title="Image https//d2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnet/s3_images/1406386/30739-6n7k2g_inlinepng1461845094" /><br />Figure 3: Change resolution<br /><br /><li>Click the bit rate field to show the available bit rates and select one.</li><br /><img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1406388/30744-wnchvd_inline.png?1461845551" title="Image https//d2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnet/s3_images/1406388/30744-wnchvd_inlinepng1461845551" /><br />Figure 4: Change bit rate<br /><br /><li>Click <b>Revert to Parametric mode</b>.</li><br /><li>After making all changes, click <b>Save As Version</b> and the customized version with a new version number is created.</li></ol> question lab_wizard_task lab_wizard_task 0 1 1 create http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/6987566 6987566 Push ahead with the Destination profile in Lab wizard 2016-04-24T10:58:51Z 2016-04-24T10:58:51Z Gideon Vos http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/8170816 https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/a0ce01c660b493e0567a2ebb3ba76001?d=identicon&s=55&r=PG gideon_vos <b><u>Push packaging</u></b><br /><br />The Destination profile provides information for push packaging.<br /><br />Some Destination profiles are off-the-shelf profiles with names like Akamai, Limelight, (both Origin/CDN vendor names), and ATS (Standard for vendor packaging). They come with a host of locked specifications, designed by Harmonic engineers.<br /><br />When clicking on a Destination profile, the profile definition screen appears. It has been split into two parts:<br /><br /><i>The Panels</i> - Located on the left, contains all packages included in the service profile.<br /><i>The Fields</i> - Located on the right, contains all fields for each package. These fields are the detailed settings for each package.<br /><br /><b>NOTE</b>: We recommend that if you consider changing the profile, to change the packages only.<br /><br />&nbsp;<img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1404310/30744-cmv0yr_inline.png?1461495477" title="Image https//d2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnet/s3_images/1404310/30744-cmv0yr_inlinepng1461495477" /><br /> <br />Figure-1: Sample Destination profile<br /><br /><b><u>Customization</u></b><br /><br />You can use the Lab wizard app to preview, customize, and delete a Destination profile.<br /><br />When you log in into VOS, VOS Cloud Service Profiles are available for you, based on the information you have provided during the initial VOS setup. The profiles can be previewed, customized, and deleted in the Lab wizard app.<br /><br />The workflow described here is a common workflow on how to customize a Destination profile. In this workflow, you are presented with the Akamai profile.<br /><br /><b>NOTE</b>: If you do not make changes to the profile, go to step 5 and continue with the testing (recommended) and validation.<br /><br /><ol><li>From the Launchpad or drop-down list, click the Lab wizard app icon.</li><li>Click the Destination profile that you want to customize.</li><li>Click +.</li><li>Select MSS</li><li>After making all changes, click Save As Version and the customized version with a new version number is created.</li></ol><b><u>Validating</u></b><br /><br />Validate a customized Destination profile to certify that a correct package of video/audio streams can be sent to your customer.<br /><br />The workflow described here is a common workflow on how to validate a Destination profile. <br /><br /><ol><li>In the customized Destination profile, click Validate the profile. The profile shows the word "Validated".</li></ol><br />The next step is to configure a service, using the validated profile. article lab_wizard_concept lab_wizard_concept 0 1 1 create http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/6987561 6987561 Handling the Multiscreen profile in Lab wizard 2016-04-24T10:42:30Z 2016-04-24T10:42:30Z Gideon Vos http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/8170816 https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/a0ce01c660b493e0567a2ebb3ba76001?d=identicon&s=55&r=PG gideon_vos The Multiscreen profile screen sets up your video/audio streams for multiple outputs.<br /><br />When clicking on a Multiscreen profile, the profile definition screen appears. It has been split into two parts:<br /><br /><i>The Panels</i> - Located on the left, contains all panels included in the service profile <br /><i>The Fields</i> - Located on the right, contains all profiles and fields for each panel<br /><b><br />NOTE</b>: We recommend that if you consider changing the profile, to change the setting in the Panels only.<br /><br /><img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1404302/327-1v5m6k8_inline.png?1461494437" title="Image https//d2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnet/s3_images/1404302/327-1v5m6k8_inlinepng1461494437" /><br />Figure-1: Sample Multiscreen profile<br /><br /><b><u>Customization<br /><br /></u></b>You can use the Lab wizard app to preview, customize, and delete a Multiscreen profile.<br /><br />When you log in into VOS, VOS Cloud Service Profiles are available for you, based on the information you have provided during the initial VOS setup. The profiles can be previewed, customized, and deleted in the Lab wizard app.<br /><br />The workflow described here is a common workflow on how to customize a Multiscreen profile. In this workflow, you are presented with the Multiscreen HD profile.<br /><br /><b>NOTE</b>: If you do not make changes to the profile, go to step 5 and continue with the testing (recommended) and validation.<br /><br /><ol><li> From the Launchpad or drop-down list, click the Lab wizard app icon.</li><li>Click the Multiscreen profile that you want to customize.</li><li>Use the Slider in the Video section to define the bandwidth. The right side shows the relevant recommended output profiles. You can edit them individually.</li><br /><img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1406368/30744-88qm0m_inline.png?1461841739" title="Image https//d2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnet/s3_images/1406368/30744-88qm0m_inlinepng1461841739" /><br />Figure-2: Changing slider<br /><br /><li>Click the Audio drop-down menu to make sure a specific language is available.</li><br /><img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1406369/30744-rm14l6_inline.png?1461841772" title="Image https//d2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnet/s3_images/1406369/30744-rm14l6_inlinepng1461841772" /><br />Figure-3: Checking languages<br /><br /><b>NOTE</b>: If the required language is not available, go to the relevant input source, click groom, remove or add the audio language.<br /><br /><li>After making all changes, click <b>Save As Version</b> and the customized version with a new version number is created.</li></ol><b>NOTE</b>: To perform customizations on individual profiles in the Multiscreen profile, see Advanced (expert) customization of the Multiscreen profile in Lab wizard.<br /><br /><b><u>Testing and validating</u></b><br /><br />Test and validate a customized Multiscreen profile to certify that correct video/audio streams can be sent to your customer.<br /><br />The workflow described here is a common workflow on how to test and validate a Multiscreen profile. After the validation, you can view the profile and use it to configure a Service. Use the customized Multiscreen HD profile.<br /><br /><b>NOTE</b>: The following values are examples: The original Multiscreen HD profile v.2.0 is linked to service Harmonic Desk (HD) and its destination is DVLabs with IP Address 123.45.678.90.<br /><b>NOTE</b>: If you do not want to test the profile, go to step 6 to validate it.<br /><br />Before you begin, make sure you have set up a test channel as destination in the Configuration app.<ol><li>Click <b>Test</b>.</li><li>Select Source. Example: HD</li><br /><img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1404304/30744-1f7r2ih_inline.png?1461494986" title="Image https//d2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnet/s3_images/1404304/30744-1f7r2ih_inlinepng1461494986" /><br />Figure-4: Adding a source<br /><br /><li>Click <b>Next</b>.</li><li>Select Destination. Example: DVLabs with IP Address 123.45.678.90</li><br /><img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1404306/30740-az16yu_inline.png?1461495038" title="Image https//d2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnet/s3_images/1404306/30740-az16yu_inlinepng1461495038" /><br />Figure-5: Adding a destination<br /><br /><li>Click <b>Next</b>.</li><li>Test the channel by reviewing and customizing the service on the screen.</li><br /><img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1404307/327-3e350d_inline.png?1461495088" title="Image https//d2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnet/s3_images/1404307/327-3e350d_inlinepng1461495088" /><br />Figure-6: Testing<br /><br /><li>After the channel is tested, click <b>Commit</b>.</li><li>When you return to the tested profile on the Lab wizard Profile tab, click <b>Validate the profile</b>. The profile shows the word "Validated".</li></ol>The next step is to configure a service, using the validated profile. article lab_wizard_concept lab_wizard_concept 0 1 1 create http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/6987560 6987560 Advanced (expert) customization of the IPTV profile in Lab wizard 2016-04-24T10:38:33Z 2016-04-24T10:38:33Z Gideon Vos http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/8170816 https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/a0ce01c660b493e0567a2ebb3ba76001?d=identicon&s=55&r=PG gideon_vos You can use the Lab wizard app to preview, customize, and delete an IPTV profile.<br /><br />When you log in into VOS, VOS Cloud Service Profiles are available for you, based on the information you provided during the initial VOS setup process. The profiles can be previewed, customized, and deleted in the Lab wizard app.<br /><br />The workflow described here is a workflow for experts on how to customize an IPTV profile. In this workflow, you are presented with the Harmonic IPTV SD 29.97 Service Profile. Customizations are Video Latency, Video Bitrate, Encoding Profile, Video VQ Mode, and Audio Channel for the currently selected Set-top box.<br /><br /><b>NOTE</b>: Avoid making changes in the left panel or in fields, as this may affect other panel content or fields. A validation is automatically made and when there is an issue, a message is shown.<br /><b>NOTE</b>: If you do not make changes to the profile, go to step 9 and continue with the testing (recommended) and validation.<br /><br /><ol><li>From the Launchpad or drop-down list, click the Lab wizard app icon.</li><li>Click the IPTV profile that you want to customize. The IPTV profile page is vertically divided into two parts: On the left side all panels included in the Service Profile and on the right side all fields for each panel.</li><li>Select the Video panel on the left.</li><li>Select the (Video) Latency value on the right and make changes. Example: Change 3.5 seconds to 5.5 seconds.</li><li>Select the Video Bitrate value on the right and make changes. Example: Change 1.5 ~ 2.17 Mbps to 2 Mbps.</li><li>Select the Encoding Profile value on the right and make changes. Example: Change High to Main.</li><li>Select the Video VQ Mode value on the right and make changes. Example: Change High VQ to Automatic.<br /><b>NOTE</b>: High VQ uses x86 transcoding and Automatic uses GPU (better video quality than x86) and only when it won't find a suitable GPU, it falls back to x86.</li><li>Select the Audio panel on the left and change the value of the Channels (also on the left). Example: Change Stereo (s) to Passthrough.</li><li>When all changes are made, click <b>Save As Version</b> and the customized version with a new version number is created.</li></ol> article lab_wizard_task lab_wizard_task 0 1 1 create http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/6987553 6987553 Making your own IPTV profile in Lab wizard 2016-04-24T10:19:58Z 2016-04-24T10:19:58Z Gideon Vos http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/8170816 https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/a0ce01c660b493e0567a2ebb3ba76001?d=identicon&s=55&r=PG gideon_vos The IPTV profile screen sets up your video/audio streams.<br /><br />When clicking on an IPTV profile, the profile definition screen appears. It has been split into two parts:<br /><br /><i>The Panels</i> - Located on the left, contains all panels included in the service profile.<br /><i>The Fields</i> - Located on the right, contains all fields for each panel. These fields are the detailed settings for each panel.<br /><br /><b>NOTE</b>: If you must change profile settings, change the settings in the Panels only. Avoid changing settings in the Fields.<br /><br />&nbsp;<img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1404294/327-19b00l8_inline.png?1461492947" title="Image https//d2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnet/s3_images/1404294/327-19b00l8_inlinepng1461492947" /><br />Figure-1: Sample IPTV profile<br /><br />Clicking on the Video section on the left, results in the display to the Video fields on the right. When editing the values of the fields on the right, you enter the manual mode. All fields are shown and can be edited. Click Parametric mode to return the profile to a state in which you can select for instance the Audio section on the left.<br /><br /><b>Warning:</b><br />We recommend not to enter the manual mode. This is a feature designed for experts only!<br /><br /><b><u>Customizing the IPTV profile</u></b><br /><br />You can use the Lab wizard app to preview, customize, and delete an IPTV profile.<br /><br />When you log in into VOS, VOS Cloud Service Profiles are available for you, based on the information you provided during the initial VOS setup process. The profiles can be previewed, customized, and deleted in the Lab wizard app.<br /><br />The workflow described here is a common workflow on how to customize an IPTV profile. In this workflow, you are presented with the Harmonic IPTV SD 29.97 Service Profile. Customizations are Video processing and Audio processing for the currently selected Set-top box.<br /><br /><b>NOTE</b>: Avoid making changes in the fields on the right side, as this may affect other panel content or fields. A validation is automatically made and when there is an issue, a message is shown.<br /><b>NOTE</b>: If you do not make changes to the profile, go to step 5 and continue with the testing (recommended) and validation.<br /><br /><ol><li>From the Launchpad or drop-down list, click the Lab wizard app icon.</li><li>Click the IPTV profile that you want to customize. The IPTV profile page is vertically divided into two parts: On the left side all panels included in the Service Profile and on the right side all fields for each panel.</li><li>Click the Passthrough radio button in the Video panel on the left. The video definitions in the input are the same in the output.</li><li>Click the Passthrough radio button in the Audio panel on the left. The audio definitions in the input are the same in the output.</li><li>After making all changes, click Save As Version and the customized version with a new version number is created.</li></ol><br /><b><u>Testing and validating</u></b><br /><br />Test and validate a customized IPTV profile to certify that correct video/audio streams can be sent to your customer.<br /><br />The workflow described here is a common workflow on how to test and validate an IPTV profile. After the validation, you can view the profile and use it to configure a Service. Use the customized Harmonic IPTV SD 29.97 Service Profile.<br /><br /><b>NOTE</b>: The following values are examples: The original Harmonic IPTV SD 29.97 Service Profile v.2.3 is linked to service Harmonic Desk (HD) and its destination is DVLabs with IP Address 123.45.678.90.<br /><b>NOTE</b>: If you do not want to test the profile, go to step 6 to validate it.<br /><br />Before you begin, make sure you have set up a test channel as destination in the Configuration app.<ol><li>At the top of the profile, click Test.</li><li>Select Source. Example: HD</li><br /><img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1404297/30744-1xj719f_inline.png?1461493634" title="Image https//d2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnet/s3_images/1404297/30744-1xj719f_inlinepng1461493634" /><br />Figure-2: Adding a source<br /><br /><li>Click Next.</li><li>Select Destination. Example: DVLabs with IP Address 123.45.678.90</li><br /><img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1404298/327-ntsziz_inline.png?1461493711" title="Image https//d2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnet/s3_images/1404298/327-ntsziz_inlinepng1461493711" /><br />Figure 3: Adding a destination<br /><br /><li>Click Next.</li><li>Test the channel by reviewing and customizing the service on the screen.</li><br /><img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1404299/327-1wtkf0l_inline.png?1461493773" title="Image https//d2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnet/s3_images/1404299/327-1wtkf0l_inlinepng1461493773" /><br />Figure-4: Testing<br /><br /><li>After the channel is tested, click Commit.</li><li>When you return to the tested profile on the Lab wizard Profile tab, click Validate the profile. The profile shows the word "Validated".</li></ol>The next step is to configure a service, using the validated profile. article lab_wizard_concept lab_wizard_concept 0 1 1 create http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/6987519 6987519 Lab wizard FAQ 2016-04-24T08:52:38Z 2016-04-24T08:52:38Z Gideon Vos http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/8170816 https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/a0ce01c660b493e0567a2ebb3ba76001?d=identicon&s=55&r=PG gideon_vos <b>What does the profile numbering indicate?</b><br /><br />Updates to the Harmonic version number (indicated at the top right corner of the profile) are at a decimal level (for example: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, etc.). But whenever a new property or feature is added to the profile, the Harmonic version number is changed to the next whole version number (for example: 1.0 or 1.3 becomes 2.0).<br /><br /><b>How are streams handled in VOS?</b><br /><br />A stream being processed can either be transcoded, or “passed through” to the output without processing. The video stream is always transcoded. Data streams can only be Passthrough.<br /><br /><b>What are the different editing modes in the IPTV profile and how can you enter/exit them?</b><br /><br />When you have the IPTV profile open, clicking the Video section on the left displays the Video fields on the right. When editing the values of the fields on the right, you enter the manual mode. All fields are shown and can be edited. Click Parametric mode to return the profile to a state in which you can edit for instance the Audio section on the left. <br /><br /><b>How can you enter/exit the manual editing mode on the Multiscreen profile?</b><br /><br />When you have the Multiscreen profile open, clicking on the Audio section on the left, results in the display to the Audio fields on the right for the different defined output profiles. When editing the values of the fields on the right, you enter the manual mode. All available output profiles with their fields show and can be edited. By clicking X in the right top corner of the fields, you return the profile to a state in which you can select for instance the Endpoints section on the left.<br /><br /><b>What push packages are available?</b><br /><br />Available push packages are: HLS (Apple), DASH (Consolidated Delivering), and MSS (Microsoft Smooth Streaming). article lab_wizard_faq lab_wizard_faq 0 1 1 create http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/6987496 6987496 Lab wizard concepts 2016-04-24T07:45:26Z 2016-04-24T07:45:26Z Gideon Vos http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/8170816 https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/a0ce01c660b493e0567a2ebb3ba76001?d=identicon&s=55&r=PG gideon_vos <b><u>Introducing the Lab wizard</u></b><br /><br />The Lab wizard is an application (app) in which you can configure the Transcoding and Destination profiles for IPTV and Multiscreen profiles for audio and video streams.<br /><br /> In the Lab wizard app, a user (Lab wizard) evaluates, customizes, maintains, tests, and validates IPTV, Multiscreen, and Destination profiles, to provide correct video/audio streams to your customer. <br /> After users are set up, use the Lab wizard app to configure the profiles for your video/audio streams. To start the Lab wizard app, either click the Lab wizard icon on the launchpad or from the drop-down.<br /> <img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1404247/327-1vukw6l_inline.png?1461483648" title="Image https//d2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnet/s3_images/1404247/327-1vukw6l_inlinepng1461483648" /><br /> <br />Your VOS Cloud Service Profiles (Harmonic golden profiles) are based on the information you provided at the initial enrollment in the VOS Cloud and contain recommended settings. If you provide information that you have video/audio IPTV services that you output individually, and then multicast for Multiscreen destinations, the Lab wizard screen includes an IPTV profile, a Multiscreen profile, and Destinations profiles for every output type that is supported. You can edit or validate these profiles before you create and activate your services.<br /><br />&nbsp;<img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1404248/30744-17d4o3l_inline.png?1461483749" title="Image https//d2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnet/s3_images/1404248/30744-17d4o3l_inlinepng1461483749" /><br /><br /> <b><u>The Profile tab explained</u></b><br /><br />The Profile tab contains the available profiles, the versions, and validation status.<br /><br /><img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1405173/30744-13i8nen_inline.png?1461650581" title="Image https//d2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnet/s3_images/1405173/30744-13i8nen_inlinepng1461650581" /><br /><br />Element + Description<br />1 Harmonic golden profile version 2.3. This is the recommended base version from which customer versions are derived.<br />2 The new Harmonic golden profile requires a VOS software update, before it can be updated.<br />3 There are 0 services linked to this profile.<br />4 Customer profile version 5. The latest customer profile.<br />5 There is a new version of the Harmonic golden profile.<br />6 The customer profile has been validated.<br />7 The customer profile has not yet been validated.<br /><br /> <br /><b><u>Versions and validations</u></b><br /><br />Versioning profiles describes how VOS applies version numbers to profiles.<br /><br />On the Profile tab of the Lab wizard, each profile has a Harmonic version number preceded by a Harmonic icon <img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1404266/30744-wo9pab_inline.png?1461487315" />. This version number is a value with a decimal.<br /><br /><img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1404267/327-yh0skw_inline.png?1461487473" title="Image https//d2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnet/s3_images/1404267/327-yh0skw_inlinepng1461487473" /><br />Figure-1: Initial version example<br /><br />Once you validate this Harmonic profile, you see a customer icon followed by a value without decimals <img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1404268/30739-1p0p6yu_inline.png?1461487571" />.<br /><br /><img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1404269/30744-1rg8gtd_inline.png?1461487608" title="Image https//d2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnet/s3_images/1404269/30744-1rg8gtd_inlinepng1461487608" /><br />Figure-2: Customer version example<br /><br />Whenever you update, test, and validate a profile, the customer number is increased by 1. article lab_wizard_concept lab_wizard_concept 0 1 1 create http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/6982724 6982724 Yes, another test 2016-04-18T20:34:29Z 2016-04-18T20:34:29Z Linda McGovern http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/8170788 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10798044/Koala_medium.jpg linda_mcgovern test test article private private 0 1 1 create http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/6980597 6980597 Working with VOS 2016-04-16T02:44:26Z 2016-04-15T17:45:09Z Julie Lieber http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/8174291 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10799493/Julie_Harmonic_Picnic_medium.png julie_lieber article 4 2 1 comment http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/6979958 6979958 Test Post 2016-04-15T00:32:40Z 2016-04-15T00:32:40Z Tyler http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/5664817 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10074567/LinkedIN1_medium.jpg tyler_5361527 I'm not an employee. No green boarder around my avatar.&nbsp; problem 0 1 1 create