http://m.getsatisfaction.com/companies/harmonicvos/topics?page=1 Topics in Harmonic VOS 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z 55 43 5 0 0 43 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7295603 7295603 How to set geo-blocking on VOS 360? 2017-05-24T09:20:53Z 2016-08-26T13:11:45Z Ludovic Pertuisel http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/8280612 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10904002/fleet_vareo_medium.jpg ludovic_7965367 VOS 360 manages the accessibility of the video channel depending of the user's geographical location.<br /><br />To do so, select the TV service:<br /><img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1473700/5543-mymjsj_inline.png?1472217784" title="Image https//d2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnet/s3_images/1473700/5543-mymjsj_inlinepng1472217784" /><br /><br />Select 'Geo-blocking - Configure'<br /><img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1473703/5539-1ad17v8_inline.png?1472218054" title="Image https//d2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnet/s3_images/1473703/5539-1ad17v8_inlinepng1472218054" /><br />Click 'On':<br /><img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1473705/5539-184hg5m_inline.png?1472218236" title="Image https//d2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnet/s3_images/1473705/5539-184hg5m_inlinepng1472218236" /><br />Choose the used method: "Allow" or "Block".<br />Then, choose the region:<br /><img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1473723/7516-172vapr_inline.png?1472218888" title="Image https//d2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnet/s3_images/1473723/7516-172vapr_inlinepng1472218888" /><br />Click on 'Ok'. In this example, only the people located in Australia can receive the video stream.<br />You also have the possibility to add an IP address in the white-list:<br /><br /><img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1473740/7516-jlqldj_inline.png?1472220796" title="Image https//d2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnet/s3_images/1473740/7516-jlqldj_inlinepng1472220796" /> question complete 1 2 1 comment http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7515025 7515025 Deploying VOS Cloud on AWS - Customer Prerequisites 2017-05-09T01:28:06Z 2017-05-09T01:28:06Z Jennifer Nguyen http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/8771299 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10989491/Untitled_medium.jpg jennifer_nguyen_9q1jv0m5w0yvt VOS Cloud is an offering for Harmonic's on-premise customer. It supports multiple cloud infrastructures and Amazon Web Services (AWS), the customer's own account, is one of them.&nbsp;In this article, we present some required prerequisites&nbsp;for the AWS account to deploy VOS Cloud.<br /><br /> <a name="_Toc256000002" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a><b>1.&nbsp;S</b><b>etup IAM Role and Instance Profile for AWS&nbsp;</b><br /><br /> VOS Cloud makes use of AWS IAM role and instance profile to obtain necessary permissions to operate inside a customer's AWS account. It is important to create the IAM role and instance profile before deploying VOS:<br /><br /> <ul><li>Install&nbsp;<a href="http://docs.aws.amazon.com/cli/latest/userguide/installing.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//docsawsamazoncom/cli/latest/userguide/installinghtml">AWS CLI</a> onLinux/MacOS</li><li>Configure&nbsp;<a href="http://docs.aws.amazon.com/cli/latest/userguide/cli-chap-getting-started.html#cli-using-examples" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//docsawsamazoncom/cli/latest/userguide/cli-chap-getting-startedhtmlcli-using-examples">AWSCLI with proper credential</a></li><li>Obtain&nbsp;<a href="http://hsvn/viewvc/repo/NGDE/vos_aws_account_preconfigure/trunk/vos_aws_account_preconfigure/create_vos_iam_role_and_instance_profile.sh?view=co" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//hsvn/viewvc/repo/NGDE/vos_aws_account_preconfigure/trunk/vos_aws_account_preconfigure/create_vos_iam_role_and_instance_profileshviewco">create_vos_iam_role_and_instance_profile.sh</a> from Harmonic</li><li>Execute the script to create VOS role and instance profile</li></ul><pre>[customer@workstation&nbsp; ~]# &#46;/create_vos_iam_role_and_instance_profile&#46;sh</pre> <b>2. Accept CentOS Image License Agreement at EC2&nbsp;</b><br /><br /> VOS AMI is based from official CentOS 7 image published on AWS EC2. Before using the VOS AMI, the End User License Agreement (EULA) from CentOS must be accepted. This needs to be performed if you have never used a CentOS image before.<br /><br /> To do so, log into the AWS account. Go to the following link to choose the appropriate EC2 region on which the VOS Cloud will be launched. Follow the on-screen instruction:<br /><br /> <ul><li>CentOS 7AM:&nbsp;<a href="https://aws.amazon.com/marketplace/pp/B00O7WM7QW" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//awsamazoncom/marketplace/pp/B00O7WM7QW">https://aws.amazon.com/marketplace/pp/B00O7WM7QW</a></li></ul><b><br />3.&nbsp;Update EC2 Limits<br /><br /></b>AWS EC2 imposes limits on various resources to prevent accidental overuse. However the default limits may not be sufficient to deploy VOS on a customer's AWS account. Customers should be advised to update the following EC2 limit accordingly.<br /><br /><ul><li>Running On-Demand EC2 instances</li><li>EC2-VPC Elastic IPs</li><li>Network interfaces</li></ul>(Note: these limits are per region, an update of the limits is required in each region the VOS Cloud is deployed):<br /><a name="scroll-bookmark-7" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a><b><br />4.&nbsp;Create EC2 Key Pair for VOS</b><br /><br />An EC2 key pair is needed during VOS deployment. It is used to gain remote access into EC2 instances of VOS. An EC2 key pair for VOS Cloud must be created and used in the appropriate region, and if possible, share the PEM with Harmonic (in case further troubleshooting is needed). This key pair name is one of the parameters required when deploying VOS with the CloudFormation template. <b><br /></b><br /><br /> <b>5.&nbsp;Having an S3 Storage for Time-Shift / Catch-Up and Start Over</b><br /><br /> When using the recording feature on VOS (time-shift / catch-up and Start over) on AWS, an S3 storage is required. You need to change the dimension to hold record buffer of 72 hours for all the channels.&nbsp;<br /><br /> <b>6.&nbsp; Elastic Load Balancer (ELB)</b><br /><br /> VOS Cloud will use AWS ELB to route traffic to the VOS compute nodes embedding the origin feature.<br /><br /> <b>7.&nbsp; Fully Qualified Domain Name for VOS Cloud</b><br /><br /> In order to access your VOS cloud instance with your domain name, you must have an FQDN ready which VOS Cloud will create a subdomain under it. VOS Cloud uses Amazon Route53 as its DNS service, so you may register a new domain in Route53 or migrate your existing domain to Route53:<br /><br /> <b></b><ul><li>Register new domain on Route53: <a href="http://docs.aws.amazon.com/Route53/latest/DeveloperGuide/registrar.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//docsawsamazoncom/Route53/latest/DeveloperGuide/registrarhtml">http://docs.aws.amazon.com/Route53/latest/DeveloperGuide/registrar.html</a></li><li>Migrate existing domain to Route53: <a href="http://docs.aws.amazon.com/Route53/latest/DeveloperGuide/creating-migrating.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//docsawsamazoncom/Route53/latest/DeveloperGuide/creating-migratinghtml">http://docs.aws.amazon.com/Route53/latest/DeveloperGuide/creating-migrating.html</a></li></ul><b><br />8.&nbsp; Route 53 Public Hosted Zone<br /></b><br />VOS Cloud will use Route53 to setup all the required DNS names. You will need to setup a public hosted zone for your domain in Route53 for VOS Cloud to use:<br /><br /><ul><li>Create public hosted zone: <a href="http://docs.aws.amazon.com/Route53/latest/DeveloperGuide/CreatingHostedZone.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//docsawsamazoncom/Route53/latest/DeveloperGuide/CreatingHostedZonehtml">http://docs.aws.amazon.com/Route53/latest/DeveloperGuide/CreatingHostedZone.html</a></li></ul><b><br />9.&nbsp; X509 Certificates<br /></b><br />To access you VOS instance using you own domain name, you need to provide to Harmonic the X509 certificate of your domain name. question 0 1 1 create http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7511750 7511750 Can #EXT-X-ENDLIST be appended to the end of the HLS playlists when a service is changed to Offline? 2017-05-04T04:18:14Z 2017-05-03T21:41:43Z ccarroll http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/9029732 https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/61e0aed88c5f7fb904eca799a4c653d5?d=identicon&s=55&r=PG ccarroll_ji6y8gl8m52ba Is there an option for appending the #EXT-X-ENDLIST tag to the end of the HLS playlists when a Service is changed to Offline? question complete 1 2 1 comment http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7507094 7507094 How to Replace a CloudLink 2017-04-26T22:05:46Z 2017-04-26T22:05:46Z Jennifer Nguyen http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/8771299 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10989491/Untitled_medium.jpg jennifer_nguyen_9q1jv0m5w0yvt In the case of a lost connection to one of your current CloudLinks, you have the ability to replace it.<br /><br />You need to first prepare a new CloudLink (please see <a href="https://community.vos.tv/harmonicvos/topics/introduction-to-vos-cloudlinks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//communityvostv/harmonicvos/topics/what-is-a-vos-cloudlink">here</a> for relevant information regarding CloudLinks).<br /><br />Register the CloudLink to VOS Cloud/360 runtime. Now, to replace the lost CloudLink with a new one, connect to your VOS Cloud/360. You should see the lost CloudLink and the new CloudLink. <br /><br />Select "Replace/Remove" on the lost CloudLink:<br /><br /><img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1588388/RackMultipart20170426-13048-fhhtye-Picture1_inline.png?1493242502" title="Image https//d2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnet/s3_images/1588388/RackMultipart20170426-13048-fhhtye-Picture1_inlinepng1493242502" /><br /><br />Now, you need to choose the CloudLink to replace:<br /><br /><img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1588389/RackMultipart20170426-50633-mpkytf-Picture1_inline.png?1493242668" title="Image https//d2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnet/s3_images/1588389/RackMultipart20170426-50633-mpkytf-Picture1_inlinepng1493242668" /><br /><br />Select the new CloudLink, and then click "Save":<br /><br /><img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1588395/RackMultipart20170426-6388-1p3fj8e-Picture1_inline.png?1493243067" title="Image https//d2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnet/s3_images/1588395/RackMultipart20170426-6388-1p3fj8e-Picture1_inlinepng1493243067" /><br /><br />You have replaced the CloudLink:<br /><br /><img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1588396/RackMultipart20170426-75409-1syt3tw-Picture1_inline.png?1493243290" title="Image https//d2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnet/s3_images/1588396/RackMultipart20170426-75409-1syt3tw-Picture1_inlinepng1493243290" /><br /><br />The channels will automatically be transferred to the new CloudLink. question 0 1 1 create http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7503048 7503048 How can I delete a customer version of a Multiscreen Profile? 2017-04-21T04:17:09Z 2017-04-20T23:44:31Z ccarroll http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/9029732 https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/61e0aed88c5f7fb904eca799a4c653d5?d=identicon&s=55&r=PG ccarroll_ji6y8gl8m52ba Once I have used Lab Wizard to create a new Customer Version in a Multiscreen profile, how can I delete the version? question complete 1 2 1 comment http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7500534 7500534 CloudLink Redundancy 2017-04-17T22:16:40Z 2017-04-17T22:16:40Z Jennifer Nguyen http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/8771299 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10989491/Untitled_medium.jpg jennifer_nguyen_9q1jv0m5w0yvt In order to improve the robustness of your system, VOS Cloud is offering the capability to pair the CloudLinks (CL). Let's take this simple example:&nbsp;<br /><br />You already have one CL called "CL1", and now you want redundancy on it. You will need to prepare another CL. Enter your login and password. Now you can see it on the VOS Cloud GUI:<br /><br />Click on "Register/Pair":<br /><img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1584066/RackMultipart20170417-55915-da1py8-Picture1_inline.png?1492466208" title="Image https//d2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnet/s3_images/1584066/RackMultipart20170417-55915-da1py8-Picture1_inlinepng1492466208" /><br /><br />Select "Pair", then CL1", and then click "Save":<br /><img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1584067/RackMultipart20170417-10701-1ttoku8-Picture1_inline.png?1492466242" title="Image https//d2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnet/s3_images/1584067/RackMultipart20170417-10701-1ttoku8-Picture1_inlinepng1492466242" /><br /><br />&nbsp;Now both CloudLinks are paired. Under "CL1", you will see "CL1-A" and "CL1-B". Click "Save":<br /><img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1584068/RackMultipart20170417-37565-14z33yu-Picture1_inline.png?1492466386" title="Image https//d2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnet/s3_images/1584068/RackMultipart20170417-37565-14z33yu-Picture1_inlinepng1492466386" /><br /><br />Now, let's create a source based on the "CL1" CloudLink. Click "Create":<br /><img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1584069/RackMultipart20170417-110746-dgk24w-Picture1_inline.png?1492466431" title="Image https//d2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnet/s3_images/1584069/RackMultipart20170417-110746-dgk24w-Picture1_inlinepng1492466431" /><br /><br />Use this source to create a channel:<br /><img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1584070/RackMultipart20170417-19145-1y9btny-Picture1_inline.png?1492466527" title="Image https//d2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnet/s3_images/1584070/RackMultipart20170417-19145-1y9btny-Picture1_inlinepng1492466527" /><br /><br />The pairing of the CL is working in active/passive mode. The stream is coming from "CL1-A":<br /><img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1584071/RackMultipart20170417-119045-14n1v8y-Picture1_inline.png?1492466581" title="Image https//d2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnet/s3_images/1584071/RackMultipart20170417-119045-14n1v8y-Picture1_inlinepng1492466581" /><br /><img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1584072/RackMultipart20170417-28876-69jmiq-Picture1_inline.png?1492466600" title="Image https//d2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnet/s3_images/1584072/RackMultipart20170417-28876-69jmiq-Picture1_inlinepng1492466600" /><br /><br />The switching conditions from CL-A to CL-B are:<br /><ul><li>CL-A is no longer connect to the VOS Cloud (network issue, loss of server)</li><li>Video steams are missing in front of the CL</li></ul>If one of the conditions above are met, the VOS Cloud provides an alarm on the transcoded channel:<br /><img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1584073/RackMultipart20170417-10701-1idbiuu-Picture1_inline.png?1492466714" title="Image https//d2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnet/s3_images/1584073/RackMultipart20170417-10701-1idbiuu-Picture1_inlinepng1492466714" /><br /><br />VOS Cloud is switching from "CL1-A" to "CL1-B" for the input, and the transcoded channel is back:<br /><img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1584074/RackMultipart20170417-51671-2kwwfw-Picture1_inline.png?1492466771" title="Image https//d2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnet/s3_images/1584074/RackMultipart20170417-51671-2kwwfw-Picture1_inlinepng1492466771" /> question 0 1 1 create http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7496956 7496956 VOS Cloud/VOS 360 Win Cablefax Tech Award 2017-04-11T22:23:21Z 2017-04-11T22:23:21Z Jennifer Nguyen http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/8771299 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10989491/Untitled_medium.jpg jennifer_nguyen_9q1jv0m5w0yvt Harmonic's VOS Cloud and VOS 360 won the Cablefax 2017 Tech Award for Best Cloud Solution. For more information regarding this accomplishment, please see <a href="http://www.cablefax.com/programming/event-recap-multiscreen-awards-breakfast" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>. idea 0 1 1 create http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7061187 7061187 VOS Cloud CloudLinks - Detailed Networking Requirements 2017-03-09T19:51:50Z 2016-07-25T21:25:52Z Yaniv Ben-Soussan http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/8158510 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10798104/yoda-06_medium.jpg yaniv_ben_soussan In addition to the "<a href="https://community.vos.tv/harmonicvos/topics/introducing-vos-cloud-cloudlinks-prerequisites-1fpnon2a0hcan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//communityvostv/harmonicvos/topics/introducing-vos-cloud-cloudlinks-prerequisites-1fpnon2a0hcan">Introducing VOS Cloud CloudLinks - Prerequisites</a>", the following sections provide the detailed protocols/ports &amp; FQDN required for VOS Cloud connection to VOS HUB:<br /><br /> <b>1. Connections to the Internet -&nbsp;Protocol and Ports</b><br /><br /> <pre><b>Protocol Port/s Direction Usage </b>TCP 22 Inbound Support, see later for whitelist TCP 53 Outbound If an external DNS server is used TCP 443 Inbound Support, see later for whitelist TCP 443 Outbound Connect to VOS and package download UDP 53 Outbound If an external DNS server is used UDP 123 Outbound NTP to Centos Pool, local NTP server preferred UDP 44440-45439 Outbound MPEG Traffic to VOS <br /></pre> <br /><br /> <b></b>The UDP connection to VOS uses packet recover techniques so the server will send back packets to the CloudLink on the same UDP "connection." The firewall must be configured to allow this traffic.<br /><b><br />2. Harmonic Support Whitelist<br /></b><pre>50&#46;206&#46;120&#46;0/28<br />95&#46;67&#46;66&#46;56/29 202&#46;77&#46;56&#46;144/28</pre> <b>3. KMS - Customer specific</b><br /><br /><br /> <b>4. Default DNS Server (Can use your own)<br /></b><pre>8&#46;8&#46;8&#46;8<br />8&#46;8&#46;4&#46;4</pre><b>5. Default NTP Servers&nbsp;</b><b>(Can use your own)<br /></b><pre>0&#46;centos&#46;pool&#46;ntp&#46;org<br />1&#46;centos&#46;pool&#46;ntp&#46;org<br />2&#46;centos&#46;pool&#46;ntp&#46;org<br />3&#46;centos&#46;pool&#46;ntp&#46;org</pre><b>6. HTTPS Servers<br /></b><pre><a href="http://www.springframework.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwspringframeworkorg">www&#46;springframework&#46;org<br /></a>api&#46;bintray&#46;com<br />harmonic&#46;force&#46;com<br />vos-ms&#46;herokuapp&#46;com</pre> question complete 2 4 1 comment http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7369771 7369771 Introducing VOS 360 CloudLinks - Prerequisites 2017-02-22T01:09:02Z 2016-12-02T23:30:20Z Jennifer Nguyen http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/8771299 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10989491/Untitled_medium.jpg jennifer_nguyen_9q1jv0m5w0yvt In order to deploy CloudLinks for VOS 360, please see below:<br /><b><br />Prerequisites:</b><br /><b><br /></b><b>1. CloudLink host&nbsp;hardware&nbsp;specifications:<br /></b><br />Option 1: <br /><ul><li>For up to 600Mbps and 30 channels egress</li><li>CPU version: E5-2697 v3 or above</li><li>Memory: 64 GB or more</li><li>Network interfaces: 1 as a minimum (2 maximum)&nbsp;</li></ul>Option 2: <br /><ul><li>For up to 1Gbps and 45 channels egress&nbsp;</li><li>CPU version: E5-2697 v4 or above</li><li>Memory: 256 GB or more</li><li>Network interfaces: 1 as a minimum (2 maximum)&nbsp;</li></ul><br /><b>2. Ensure the following configuration for your internal network:</b><br /><br />In order to acquire the sources, the CloudLink needs to reside in a zone in which it has access to Live IP feeds. The&nbsp;CloudLink will either be joining Multicast feeds using the IGMP protocol (join), or&nbsp;receiving Unicast feeds of the sources. In either case, feeds should be in an&nbsp;SPTS form (Single Program Transport Streams) and /&nbsp;or MPTS (Multi Program Transport Streams)&nbsp;wrapped in MPEG2TS and carried over UDP.<br /><b><br /></b><br /><b>3. Ensure the following configuration for your external network:</b><br /><br />For the&nbsp;CloudLink&nbsp;to contribute the content to VOS 360&nbsp;infrastructure for processing, the&nbsp;CloudLink&nbsp;needs to be able to make outbound connection to&nbsp;the internet, which allows the&nbsp;CloudLink&nbsp;to register and send live video content&nbsp;to your own private and secure VOS environment. You can find the outbound connection requirements <a href="https://community.vos.tv/harmonicvos/topics/outbound-networking-requirements-for-vos-cloudlinks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//communityvostv/harmonicvos/topics/outbound-networking-requirements-for-vos-cloudlinks">HERE</a>.<br /><br />The contribution feeds must use HTTPS and UDP. For UDP, the&nbsp;CloudLink expects to receive return packets from the same IP and port that it sent packets to for error recovery purposes. <br /><br />For the&nbsp;CloudLink to contribute the content over the public network, the upload bandwidth from the site harboring the sources should be able to contain the aggregated lineup bitrates. For example, if you are uploading two channels at 5 Mbps each, make sure that your upload&nbsp;bandwidth is 10.5 Mbps.<br /><br />The upload bandwidth must be negotiated with your local ISP (Internet Service Provider).<br /><br />For both CentOS and Windows network environments, a DHCP server is required to allocate IP addresses for the single or multiple interfaces used by the&nbsp;CloudLink software.&nbsp;<br /><b><br /></b><br /><b>4. Ensure that your operating system environment is prepared for VOS CloudLink</b>&nbsp;<b>OVA VM:</b><br /><br />The VOS CloudLink software arrives as an OVA container. As such, it can be introduced to any operating system (Windows, Linux, or Mac OSX) that can host a virtualization application.&nbsp;<br /><b><br /></b><br /><b>5. After installing your operating system of choice to the hardware / appliance host, ensure that you install the proper virtualization package for the&nbsp;CloudLink&nbsp;OVA VM:<br /></b><br />Installing on VMware EXSI:&nbsp;<br /><ul type="circle"><li><a href="https://community.vos.tv/harmonicvos/topics/starting-vos360-uplink-ova-vm-image-on-vmware-esxi" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//communityvostv/harmonicvos/topics/starting-vos360-uplink-ova-vm-image-on-vmware-esxi">https://community.vos.tv/harmonicvos/topics/starting-vos360-uplink-ova-vm-image-on-vmware-esxi</a></li></ul>Installing on&nbsp;VirtualBox:<ul type="circle"><li>Download and install VirtualBox 5 as the virtualization application to host the&nbsp;CloudLink OVA VM from:<br /><u><a href="https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwvirtualboxorg/wiki/Downloads">https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads</a></u></li><li>Follow&nbsp;the&nbsp;installation instructions for your OS&nbsp;at:<br /><u><a href="https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch02.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwvirtualboxorg/manual/ch02html"></a></u><u><code></code></u><u><a href="https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch02.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwvirtualboxorg/manual/ch02html">https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch02.html</a></u></li></ul><ul type="disc"></ul><br /><b>6. Log in to the VOS Hub&nbsp;(<a href="https://www.vos.tv" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwvostv">https://www.vos.tv</a>) with your Harmonic ID, and download the VOS CloudLink&nbsp;O</b><b>VA VM to the hardware / appliance host.&nbsp;</b> question complete 4 3 2 comment http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7449898 7449898 Introduction to VOS CloudLinks 2017-02-08T00:06:27Z 2017-02-08T00:06:27Z Jennifer Nguyen http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/8771299 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10989491/Untitled_medium.jpg jennifer_nguyen_9q1jv0m5w0yvt VOS Cloud is a cloud-native application provided by Harmonic. This application is installed<br />and running on the customer’s virtualized infrastructure. This infrastructure must<br />rely on:<br /><br /><ul><li>OpenStack Cloud Manager</li><li>KVM/Xen hypervisor<br /></li></ul><br />The VOS Cloud architecture and configuration has been<br />designed in order to be agnostic to the underling infrastructure and deployment environment. <br /><br /> The underlining environment takes care of:<br /><br /> <ul><li>Networking – including internal &amp; external to the Cloud</li><li>Hardware provisioning</li><li>Monitoring&nbsp;</li><li>Components availability<br /></li></ul>So, how is it possible to bridge the legacy networking to cloud-friendly networking?<br /><br /><u><b>What is CloudLink?<br /></b></u>CloudLink is the bridge between the legacy networking and the cloud-friendly environment. When receiving a multicast stream over UDP, it must convert to unicast UDP with deep packet recovery and FEC in order to be ingested by the Cloud environment.<br /><img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1549418/6269-u143qj_inline.png?1486599420" title="Image https//d2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnet/s3_images/1549418/6269-u143qj_inlinepng1486599420" /><br /> <br /><br /> The following figure provides a high level view of an IPTV system, the ingest and transmission of the transcoded stream are performed in 5 steps:<br /><br /><ol><li>Ingest unicast/multicast streams from CloudLink</li><li>CloudLink is securely &amp; robustly sending thevideo stream to VOS Cloud</li><li>VOS cloud is transcoding the video service</li><li>Egress&nbsp;(securely &amp; robustly) unicast/multicastvideo stream from the VOS Cloud</li><li>CloudLink is sending the video stream to the legacy network</li></ol><img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1549422/6269-15h126d_inline.png?1486599815" title="Image https//d2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnet/s3_images/1549422/6269-15h126d_inlinepng1486599815" /><br /><br />In the following figure, we describe the high level view of an OTT system, the ingest and transmission of the transcoded streams are performed in 4 steps:<br /><br /><ol><li>Ingest unicast/multicast streams from CloudLink</li><li>CloudLink is securely &amp; robustly sending thevideo stream to VOS Cloud</li><li>VOS Cloud is transcoding the OTT channel</li><li>VOS Cloud is sending the video stream to the CDN&nbsp;</li></ol><img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1549423/6269-1ty0stm_inline.png?1486599829" title="Image https//d2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnet/s3_images/1549423/6269-1ty0stm_inlinepng1486599829" /><br /><br />In a nutshell, CloudLink provides the following features:<br /><br /><ul><li>Ingest unicast/multicast streams VOS Cloud</li><li>Egress unicast/multicast from the VOS Cloud</li><li>Send it to VOS Cloud with&nbsp;deep Packet recovery and FEC</li><li>Redundancy feature</li><li>IGMPv3</li><li>SSM (Source-Specific Multicast<i>)</i> <br /><br /> </li></ul><b><u>How to Operate CloudLink?<br /></u></b><i></i>CloudLink is purely a software solution provided by Harmonic. It can run on any Operating system: Linux, MacOSx and Windows. <br /><br /> It is delivered as a virtual machine that can run on:<br /><br /><ul><li>OpenStack</li><li>VMware ESXI</li><li>Oracle Virtual Box&nbsp;</li></ul>More information on CloudLink required specifications can be found below:<br /><br /><ul><li><a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link VOS Cloud CloudLinks - Detailed Networking Requirements">VOS Cloud CloudLinks - Detailed Networking Requirements</a></li><li><a href="https://community.vos.tv/harmonicvos/topics/introducing-vos-cloud-cloudlinks-prerequisites-1fpnon2a0hcan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//communityvostv/harmonicvos/topics/introducing-vos-cloud-cloudlinks-prerequisites-1fpnon2a0hcan">Introducing VOS Cloud CloudLinks - Prerequisites</a></li></ul><ul><li><a href="https://community.vos.tv/harmonicvos/topics/outbound-networking-requirements-for-vos-cloudlinks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//communityvostv/harmonicvos/topics/outbound-networking-requirements-for-vos-cloudlinks">VOS 360 CloudLinks - Detailed Networking Requirements&nbsp;</a></li><li><a href="https://community.vos.tv/harmonicvos/topics/introducing-vos-cloud-cloudlinks-prerequisites" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//communityvostv/harmonicvos/topics/introducing-vos-cloud-cloudlinks-prerequisites">Introducing VOS 360 CloudLinks - Prerequisites</a></li></ul>For both CentOS and Windows network environments, a DHCP server is required to allocate IP addresses for the single or multiple interfaces used by the CloudLink software.<br /><br />Due to the multicast management, the CloudLink must be outside the OpenStack environment. When the CloudLink is up and running, you need to fill the Harmonic ID and password:<br /><br /> <img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1548895/RackMultipart20170207-60892-1e05f8g-3_inline.png?1486511708" title="Image https//d2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnet/s3_images/1548895/RackMultipart20170207-60892-1e05f8g-3_inlinepng1486511708" /><br /><br /> After filling the HarmonicID and password, choose your runtime:<br /><br /> <img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1548896/RackMultipart20170207-131062-1frv6fv-4_inline.png?1486511732" title="Image https//d2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnet/s3_images/1548896/RackMultipart20170207-131062-1frv6fv-4_inlinepng1486511732" /><br /><br /> Then, you can access the CloudLink UI:<br /><br /><br /> <img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1548898/RackMultipart20170207-127475-1kw9n1y-5_inline.png?1486511763" title="Image https//d2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnet/s3_images/1548898/RackMultipart20170207-127475-1kw9n1y-5_inlinepng1486511763" /><br /><br /> Now, you can check if your CloudLink is available in your&nbsp;VOS runtime:<br /><br /><br /> <img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1548899/RackMultipart20170207-113432-b5r9aq-6_inline.png?1486511798" title="Image https//d2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnet/s3_images/1548899/RackMultipart20170207-113432-b5r9aq-6_inlinepng1486511798" /><br /><br /> Register your CloudLink. If you select pair, you will achieve 1+1 redundancy.<br /><br /> Now, you can create a source in the VOS Cloud runtime using CloudLink:<br /><br /> <img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1548901/RackMultipart20170207-5456-1jp7ewu-7_inline.png?1486511877" title="Image https//d2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnet/s3_images/1548901/RackMultipart20170207-5456-1jp7ewu-7_inlinepng1486511877" /><br /><br /> Please note that the IP address/port and source that you are configuring is the information in the input of the CloudLink (legacy multicast network).<br /><br /><br /> By building CloudLink, Harmonic is bridging legacy networking to cloud environment.&nbsp;CloudLink allows Harmonic customers to:<br /><br /> <ul><li>Ingest unicast/multicast streams to VOS Cloud</li><li>Egress unicast/multicast from the VOS Cloud</li><li>Reliably &amp; robustly sending &amp; receiving video streams with deep error recovery and FEC</li><li>1+1 Redundancy capability <br /><br /> </li></ul> <br /><br /> <br /><br /> <br /><br /> <br /><br /> <br /><br /> <br /><br /> <br /><br /> <br /><br /> <br /><br /> <br /><br /> question 0 1 1 create http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7431226 7431226 Alarm List in VOS Runtime 2017-01-27T06:21:22Z 2017-01-27T06:21:22Z Jennifer Nguyen http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/8771299 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10989491/Untitled_medium.jpg jennifer_nguyen_9q1jv0m5w0yvt Alarms are triggered when there is a failure in the VOS Runtime. These are visible under the Notifications App in the runtime. See below for all the events, their meaning, and what had triggered the alarm:<br /><br /><img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1543098/RackMultipart20170127-97557-1a1c8a6-Untitled_inline.jpg?1485496749" title="Image https//d2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnet/s3_images/1543098/RackMultipart20170127-97557-1a1c8a6-Untitled_inlinejpg1485496749" /><br /><br />Listed below are rare events for Harmonic internal use, and only listed for visibility for our DevOps team to take action:<br /><br /><img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1543101/RackMultipart20170127-38418-ch1b7k-1_inline.jpg?1485497801" title="Image https//d2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnet/s3_images/1543101/RackMultipart20170127-38418-ch1b7k-1_inlinejpg1485497801" /> question 0 1 1 create http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7426513 7426513 Introducing VOS Cloud CloudLinks - Prerequisites 2017-01-20T23:25:05Z 2017-01-20T23:25:05Z Jennifer Nguyen http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/8771299 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10989491/Untitled_medium.jpg jennifer_nguyen_9q1jv0m5w0yvt In order to deploy CloudLinks for VOS Cloud, please see below:<br /><b><br />Prerequisites:</b><br /><b><br /></b><b>1. CloudLink host&nbsp;hardware&nbsp;specifications:<br /></b><br />Option 1:&nbsp;<br /><ul><li>For up to 600Mbps and 30 channels egress</li><li>CPU version: E5-2697 v3 or above</li><li>Memory: 64 GB or more</li><li>Network interfaces: 1 as a minimum (2 maximum)&nbsp;</li></ul>Option 2:&nbsp;<br /><ul><li>For up to 1Gbps and 45 channels egress&nbsp;</li><li>CPU version: E5-2697 v4 or above</li><li>Memory: 256 GB or more</li><li>Network interfaces: 1 as a minimum (2 maximum)&nbsp;</li></ul><br /><b>2. Ensure the following configuration for your internal network:</b><br /><br />In order to acquire the sources, the CloudLink needs to reside in a zone in which it has access to Live IP feeds. The&nbsp;CloudLink will either be joining Multicast feeds using the IGMP protocol (join), or&nbsp;receiving Unicast feeds of the sources. In either case, feeds should be in an&nbsp;SPTS form (Single Program Transport Streams) and /&nbsp;or MPTS (Multi Program Transport Streams)&nbsp;wrapped in MPEG2TS and carried over UDP.<br /><b><br /></b><br /><b>3. Ensure the following configuration for your external network:</b><br /><br />For the&nbsp;CloudLink&nbsp;to contribute the content to VOS Cloud&nbsp;infrastructure for processing, the&nbsp;CloudLink&nbsp;needs to be able to make outbound connection to&nbsp;the internet, which allows the&nbsp;CloudLink&nbsp;to register and send live video content&nbsp;to your own private and secure VOS environment. You can find the outbound connection requirements&nbsp;<a href="https://community.vos.tv/harmonicvos/topics/outbound-networking-requirements-for-vos-cloud" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//communityvostv/harmonicvos/topics/outbound-networking-requirements-for-vos-cloudlinks">HERE</a>.<br /><br />The contribution feeds must use HTTPS and UDP. For UDP, the&nbsp;CloudLink expects to receive return packets from the same IP and port that it sent packets to for error recovery purposes.&nbsp;<br /><br />For the&nbsp;CloudLink to contribute the content over the public network, the upload bandwidth from the site harboring the sources should be able to contain the aggregated lineup bitrates. For example, if you are uploading two channels at 5 Mbps each, make sure that your upload&nbsp;bandwidth is 10.5 Mbps.<br /><br />The upload bandwidth must be negotiated with your local ISP (Internet Service Provider).<br /><br />For both CentOS and Windows network environments, a DHCP server is required to allocate IP addresses for the single or multiple interfaces used by the&nbsp;CloudLink software.&nbsp;<br /><b><br /></b><br /><b>4. Ensure that your operating system environment is prepared for VOS CloudLink</b>&nbsp;<b>OVA VM:</b><br /><br />The VOS CloudLink software arrives as an OVA container. As such, it can be introduced to any operating system (Windows, Linux, or Mac OSX) that can host a virtualization application.&nbsp;<br /><b><br /></b><br /><b>5. After installing your operating system of choice to the hardware / appliance host, ensure that you install the proper virtualization package for the&nbsp;CloudLink&nbsp;OVA VM:<br /></b><br />Installing on VMware EXSi:&nbsp;<br /><ul type="circle"><li><a href="https://community.vos.tv/harmonicvos/topics/starting-vos360-uplink-ova-vm-image-on-vmware-esxi" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//communityvostv/harmonicvos/topics/starting-vos360-uplink-ova-vm-image-on-vmware-esxi">https://community.vos.tv/harmonicvos/topics/starting-vos360-uplink-ova-vm-image-on-vmware-esxi</a></li></ul>Installing on&nbsp;VirtualBox:<ul type="circle"><li>Download and install VirtualBox 5 as the virtualization application to host the&nbsp;CloudLink OVA VM from:<br /><u><a href="https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwvirtualboxorg/wiki/Downloads">https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads</a></u></li><li>Follow&nbsp;the&nbsp;installation instructions for your OS&nbsp;at:<br /><u><a href="https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch02.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwvirtualboxorg/manual/ch02html"></a></u><u><code></code></u><u><a href="https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch02.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwvirtualboxorg/manual/ch02html">https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch02.html</a></u></li></ul><ul type="disc"></ul><br /><b>6. Log in to the VOS Hub&nbsp;(<a href="https://www.vos.tv/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwvostv">https://www.vos.tv</a>) with your Harmonic ID, and download the VOS CloudLink&nbsp;O</b><b>VA VM to the hardware / appliance host.&nbsp;</b> question 0 1 1 create http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7425006 7425006 Show multiple VOS 360 and VOS Cloud runtime instances in Hub 2017-01-20T03:01:00Z 2017-01-19T03:41:56Z Ofer Aharon http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/7935802 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10943551/99489_medium.png ofer_aharon I'm operating both VOS Cloud and VOS 360 instances but in the hub can only see the VOS 360 runtimes idea active 4 2 1 comment http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7414839 7414839 VOS Cloud Media Processing Platform won a Product Innovation Award from TV Technology! 2017-01-05T22:07:57Z 2017-01-05T22:07:57Z Ofer Aharon http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/7935802 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10943551/99489_medium.png ofer_aharon Great news today: our VOS Cloud Media Processing Platform won a Product Innovation Award from TV Technology! If you don't know VOS Cloud yet, check it out here: <a href="https://lnkd.in/dssrRYF" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://lnkd.in/dssrRYF">https://lnkd.in/dssrRYF</a> update 0 1 2 create http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7367992 7367992 Is inband TTML support in the roadmap for DASH? 2016-12-06T19:24:10Z 2016-11-30T19:54:57Z Wil Macaulay http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/8789089 https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/7e99ef9dda11e10a9206e54c57927878?d=identicon&s=55&r=PG wil_macaulay DASH packaging currently supports WebVTT for subtitles, which is supported by Shaka and Exoplayer, but some of the other DASH enabled players (smart TVs etc) only support TTML in mp4 envelopes. Is this form of subtitling in the roadmap for VoS? idea pending 1 2 1 comment