Course Overview

The Cisco® PowerVu Network Centre Foundation Training instructor-led course offered by Cisco Learning Services teaches students how to operate the Cisco PowerVu Network Centre Server and the PowerVu Management Console user interface.

This course teaches you how to:

  • Use PowerVu Network Centre and PowerVu Management Console interfaces
  • View and configure devices through the PowerVu Network Centre and PowerVu Management Console
  • Search for and view decoders
  • View and configure virtual channels and events
  • View uplink parameters
  • Monitor transactions and diagnostics
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  • At the end of the course, you should be able to:

    • Describe functions of the Cisco PowerVu system and PowerVu Network Centre server
    • Describe functions of the PowerVu Network Centre client and PowerVu Management console
    • Manage uplink signal equipment and settings, including virtual channels and events
    • Use PowerVu Management Console to manage decoders
    • Monitor the Cisco PowerVu system using transactions, diagnostic events, and alarm features
  • Module 1: Cisco PowerVu System Fundamentals

    • Examining the Cisco PowerVu Network Centre Control System
      • What Is the Cisco PowerVu System?
      • Additional Price Book Options
      • Devices Used in the Cisco PowerVu System
      • Working with the Cisco PowerVu Network Centre Client
    • Performing Common Tasks
      • Typical Cisco PowerVu Tasks
      • Displaying Devices
      • Searching for Decoders
      • Viewing Decoder Configuration
      • Using the Decoder Management Tree
    • Defining MPEG Components
      • Dividing Data Using MPEG
      • Introduction to MPEG Tables
      • Preparing for Transport
    • Managing Cisco PowerVu Network Centre Users
      • Adding Users
      • Adding User Email Alerts

    Module 2: Signal Management 

    • Examining Uplink Devices
      • Uplink Signal Flow Basics
      • Viewing Uplink Device Configuration Settings
      • Viewing Encoder Stream Configurations
      • Adding MetroMux Streams
      • Viewing Multiplexer, Modulator, and Cisco PowerVu D9190 Conditional Access Manager Configurations
    • Exploring Uplink Configuration Settings
      • Basic Uplink Configuration Settings
      • Transport Media Window Uses
      • Multiplexer Rate Control
      • Bandwidth Management
    • Working with Virtual Channels
      • Virtual Channel Fundamentals
      • Viewing Virtual Channels
      • Configuring Virtual Channels
    • Working with Events
      • Event Fundamentals
      • Viewing Events for a Virtual Channel
      • Configuring Events

    Module 3: Decoder Management 

    • Adding and Configuring Decoders
      • Cisco PowerVu Decoder Basics
      • Adding a Decoder Using a Distribution CD
      • Configuring Decoders
    • Downloading Software to Decoders
      • Downloader Tool Process
    • Cross-Authorizing Decoders
      • Transferring Decoders from One Customer to Another

    Module 4: Cisco PowerVu System Monitoring 

    • Monitoring Transactions
      • Transaction Log Monitor Basics
      • Searching Transactions
      • Saving the Transaction Log
    • Monitoring Diagnostics
      • Diagnostic Monitor Basics
      • Searching Diagnostic Events
      • Saving the Diagnostic Log
      • Using the Alarm Watch System
    • Managing Alarm Status Messages
      • Viewing Alarms
      • Configuring Cisco PowerVu Network Centre Application Alarm Status Messages
    • Monitoring Redundant Devices
      • Cisco PowerVu Redundancy Options
      • Device Failover
    • Lab 1: Accessing the Lab
    • Lab 2: Searching Decoder Database
    • Lab 3: Creating Users on the PowerVu Network Centre Client
    • Lab 4: Managing Users on the PowerVu Management Console
    • Lab 5: Creating Virtual Channels
    • Lab 6: Building Events for Virtual Channels
    • Lab 7: Authorizing and Deauthorizing a Decoder
    • Lab 8: System Monitoring on the PowerVu Network Centre Client
    • Lab 9: System Monitoring on the PowerVu Management Console
  • Cisco recommends that you have some familiarity with Cisco PowerVu systems or other satellite broadcast networks.

  • This course is designed for technical professionals who need to know how to operate a Cisco PowerVu Network Centre server. The primary audience for this course includes:

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