Spectrum Family Operations Web-Based Simulations



Course Description:

This eLearning knowledge base provides three different interactive simulation modes on how to monitor, operate and troubleshoot the Spectrum Family environment.

Course Objectives:

At the completion of the lessons, students will learn how to configure and operate the Spectrum video server, navigate the SystemManager user interface, configure players, install and run the ClipTool application, learn how to access the Spectrum video server via a SAMBA connection, monitor alarms and events, perform wink states at the system and component level, shutdown and power up the components of the system, perform firmware upgrades and file system maintenance, and monitor and configure RAID sets.

Course Prerequisites:

Basic understanding of VDCP, ingest of video for playout and record, SAMBA, and networking.

Course Duration:

8-10 Hours (includes three simulation modes)


Lesson 1 – Launching and Navigating SystemManager

  • Launch SystemManager
  • Verify Auto Discovery Setting
  • Connect Devices
  • Remove Connected Devices
  • Change the Primary Component

Lesson 2 – SystemManager Properties

  • Change the Host Name
  • Change the Network Settings

Lesson 3 – Storage Concepts

  • View Virtual Channels Assignments
  • Edit file Types.conf

Lesson 4 – File System Folders

  • Locate IP Addresses
  • Locate Authentication Settings
  • Access the File System from a Client
  • Access the File System from SystemManager
  • Map the File System to a Windows Network Drive

Lesson 5 – Player Configuration

  • Create a Player
  • Disable and Enable a Player
  • View Player Properties
  • Edit and Delete a Player

Lesson 6 – ClipTool

  • Install ClipTool
  • Launch ClipTool from SystemManager
  • Launch ClipTool from a PC
  • Create a ClipTool Desktop Shortcut
  • Load Clips for Playback

Lesson 7 – Alarms and Messages

  • View System Status
  • View Alarms
  • Clear a Single Alarm
  • Clear All Alarms
  • Delete a Single Alarm
  • Set Alarm Filters

Lesson 8 – Wink States

  • Set Video Server Wink State
  • Set I/O Module Wink State

Lesson 9 – Reboot, Shutdown, and Power On

  • Reboot a Video Server
  • Shutdown a Video Server
  • Reboot an I/O Module

Lesson 10 – Firmware Upgrades

  • Upgrade SystemManager
  • Download and Extract Device Firmware
  • Select and Upgrade Device Firmware
  • Upgrade Drive Firmware
  • Upgrade a License

Lesson 11 – File System Maintenance

  • View One-Click Functions
  • Create and Initialize a File System
  • Stop and Start All File Systems
  • Stop and Start a File System
  • Rename a File System
  • Set Wink State for All Drives in a File System

Lesson 12 – RAID Sets

  • Fail a Drive
  • Unfail a Failed Drive
  • Set RAID Set Wink State
  • Set Wink State for All Drives
  • Set Wink State for a Single Drive
  • Replace a 4000 Series MediaStore Drive – Fail a Drive
  • Replace a 4000 Series MediaStore Drive – Create a Local Hot Spare
  • Replace a MediaCenter, MediaDeck 7000, 5000 MediaStore Drive – Remove a Failed Drive from SystemManager

Lesson 13 – Problem Reporting

  • Locate Firmware Version, Model Number, Serial Number
  • Locate SystemManager Software Version
  • Locate Player Name, File Format, Bitrate
  • Start a TeamViewer Remote Session


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Individual Harmonic University Free for any customer with a Service Level Agreement (SLA) on file.

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