MediaGrid Operations

Course Description:

Harmonic MediaGrid is a highly scalable, Ethernet-based shared storage system optimized for digital media workflows. In this instructor-led course, students learn about MediaGrid architecture and networking. Students learn to use SystemManager, the MediaGrid system's administrative hub, to perform tasks related to configuring, operating, monitoring, and troubleshooting a MediaGrid system. Optional topics are included on an as-needed basis.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this training, students will be able to identify and describe the MediaGrid family of products and their hardware components and storage systems, use SystemManager for configuration, monitoring, and maintenance tasks, access MediaGrid via File System Driver or ContentBridge, reboot, shutdown, and power on the system and its components, and perform troubleshooting tasks.

Course Prerequisites:

Basic knowledge of Linux and shell commands, TCP/IP, VLANs, switches, RAID, and server storage.

Course Duration:

1-2 Days
Module 1 – MediaGrid Overview
  • About MediaGrid
  • MediaGrid System Components
  • Clusters, Volumes, and Groups
  • Slices and Replication
  • MediaGrid I/O Flow
Module 2 – MediaGrid Workflows
  • Post-House Workflow
  • Broadcast News Workflow
  • Broadcast Sports Workflow
  • Broadcast Documentary Workflow
Module 3 – MediaGrid Hardware
  • About MediaGrid Hardware
  • ContentDirector
  • ContentServer
  • ContentStore
  • ContentBridge
  • SystemManager
  • Network Switches
Module 4 – Networking and VLANs
  • Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN
  • Public VLANs
  • Private VLANs
  • Network Configuration Example Diagrams
Module 5 – MediaGrid Storage 101
  • Basics of Storage
  • Storage Capacity and Performance
  • Bits vs. Bytes
  • Scale Up Storage System
  • Scale Out Storage
  • RAID
  • Direct Attached Storage (DAS)
  • Shared Storage (NAS & SAN)
Module 6 – SystemManager Overview
  • About SystemManager
  • Accessing SystemManager
  • SystemManager Navigation
  • SystemManager Basic Tasks
Module 7 – SystemManager Properties for MediaGrid
  • Properties Navigation
  • Component Properties
Module 8 – Authentication
  • Authentication Overview
  • Configuring Access Control
  • Authentication Theory of Operation
  • Authentication Services Overview
Module 9 – File Transfers
  • FTP
  • CIFS/AFP
  • File System Driver
  • Media API
Module 10 – File System Driver
  • Accessing MediaGrid Overview
  • File System Driver Overview
  • Downloading the File System Driver
  • Installing the File System Driver
Module 11 – Accessing MediaGrid via FSD
  • Mounting a MediaGrid File System using Windows
  • MediaGrid Control Panel Applet
Module 12 – Accessing MediaGrid via ContentBridge
  • ContentBridge Overview
  • Accessing MediaGrid via the ContentBridge
Module 13 – ContentManager
  • ContentManager Overview
  • License File
  • ContentManager Download
  • ContentManager Installation
  • Launching ContentManager
  • ContentManager Navigation
  • Access Control Lists (ACLs)
  • Directory Quotas
  • Directory Reservations
  • Viewing Logs
Module 14 – Checkpoints and Balancing
  • Checkpoints
  • Balancing
Module 15 – Alarms
  • About Alarms
  • Managing Alarms
  • Filtering Alarms
Module 16 – Wink States
  • About Wink State
  • Setting Wink State
Module 17 – Reboot, Shutdown, and Power On
  • Terminology
  • About Reboot, Shutdown, and Power On
  • Component Reboot and Shutdown
  • Shutdown Sequence
  • Power On Sequence
Module 18 – Firmware Upgrades
  • About Firmware Upgrades
  • Download Software
  • Upgrade a MediaGrid System
Module 19 – Drive Maintenance
  • Drive Maintenance Overview
  • Drive Maintenance
  • Wink State
  • Replacing a Failed Drive
Module 20 – Troubleshooting Scenarios
  • Component Not Responding Scenarios
  • Alarm Scenarios
  • Other Troubleshooting Scenarios
Module 21 – Problem Reporting
  • Contacting Support
  • Collecting Information
  • Remote Access
Additional Topics as Needed
  • Connecting MediaGrid and Spectrum
  • Configuring Auto-Export to MediaGrid
Type Location Duration Number of Students Price Part Number
Classroom Harmonic Facility 2 days Individual $3,000 per student TNG-MEDIAGRID-PP
Classroom Harmonic Facility 2 days Group, maximum of 8 students $6,000 per group TNG-MEDIAGRID-GROUP
Classroom Onsite 2 days Group, maximum of 8 students $8,500 per group TNG-MEDIAGRID-SITE
Webinar Online 1 day Group, maximum of 12 students $1,500 per group TNG-MEDIAGRID-WEBINAR
Dates Times Location Status
May28-28,20199:00am - 5:00pmIssy-les-Moulineaux, FranceopenRegister