Course Overview

The Cisco® PowerVu Network Centre System Intermediate Training instructor-led course offered by Cisco Learning Services teaches you how to perform advanced tasks, including configuring and troubleshooting a Cisco PowerVu system.

This course teaches you how to:

  • Configure devices through the PowerVu Network Centre control server and PowerVu Management Console
  • Perform server administrative tasks, such as using basic UNIX commands, backing up the database, and rebooting the system
  • Perform basic troubleshooting by reviewing available tools and verifying the signal and configuration from the signal input into the encoders to the signal reception at the decoders
  • Use Simulcrypt, Statmux, and Digital Program Insertion (DPI) advanced features

This course is offered remotely; however, considerably more hands-on opportunity is available at the Cisco Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA, training facility, where the Cisco PowerVu training lab is located.

CLASS INFORMATION
Price: 
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Duration: 
5 days
  • At the end of the course, you should be able to:

    • Perform important server administrative tasks, which include user management, data replication, shutting down and restarting the system, and performing regular backups
    • Apply basic troubleshooting principles, PowerVu Network Centre utilities, and common tools when troubleshooting a PowerVu system
    • Specifying the function and configuration of each type of PowerVu device in the signal flow of the PowerVu system
    • Describe the following advanced features: Simulcrypt, Digital Program Insertion Source, and Statmux
  • Module 1: Server Administration 

    • Lesson 1: PowerVu Network Control System Recap
      • What is PowerVu?
      • PowerVu Single Server Architecture
      • PowerVu Applications in a Single Server Architecture
      • PowerVu Distributed Architecture
      • PowerVu Control System Server Platforms
      • PowerVu Main Functions
      • PowerVu Signal Management Function
      • PowerVu Decoder Management Function
      • PowerVu System Monitoring Function
      • PowerVu Server Administration Function
      • Additional Price Book Options
    • Lesson 2: Useful UNIX Commands for the PowerVu Network Centre Control Server
      • Accessing the PowerVu Network Centre Control Server
      • Working with Directories
      • Working with Files
      • Process and Configuration Commands
    • Lesson 3: Exploring Data Replication
      • Single Server Environment
      • Server Redundancy in Single Server Environment
      • Full Redundancy versus IRD-only Redundancy
      • Data Replication for PowerVu Network Centre Platform
      •  Data Replication for PowerVu Network Centre Platform: Warm Standby
      • Logging On the PowerVu Data Replication Client
      • Managing Data Replication
      • Logging Off the Data Replication Client
      • High Availability for PowerVu Management Platform
      • Promoting a PowerVu Management Platform Server
      • Starting PowerVu Management Platform Server Manually
    • Lesson 4: PowerVu Network Centre Restart and Failover
      • Stopping and Restarting PowerVu Network Centre Software
      • Shutting Down and Restarting the System
      • Primary PowerVu Network Centre Failover to Standby PowerVu Network Centre
    • Lesson 5: Backing Up the PowerVu Network Centre Server Files
      • Performing Backups and Restoring Data
      • Accessing the PNCBMENU Main Menu
      • Performing an Immediate Backup
      • Unmounting the USB Drive
      • Scheduling a Backup Using USB Drive
      • Preserving Archived Files
      • Clearing Scheduled Backups
      • Viewing a Scheduled Backup Status
      • Restoring Data from USB Drive
      • Going Back Online
      • Check Server Connectivity with Devices

    Module 2: Troubleshooting Principles and Tools

    • Lesson 1: Principles of Troubleshooting
      • Six Steps of Troubleshooting
      • Escalating Problems
    • Lesson 2: Troubleshooting Tools
      • Transaction and Diagnostic Logs
      • PNC Diagnostic Monitor Basics
      • Searching PowerVu Network Centre Diagnostic History
      • Device Alarm Window
      • Monitoring Transactions from PowerVu Management Console
      • Viewing Alarms on the PowerVu Management Console
      • Configuring Alarm Codes on PowerVu Management Console
      • Searching Alarm Logs
      • Third-Party Analyzers

    Module 3: System Signal Deep Dive

    • Lesson 1: System Configuration
      • Connections and IP Addresses
      • PowerVu Network Centre Uplink Configuration: Redundancy
      • Configuring Redundancy Switching
      • Manually Changing a Device to Standby
      • Signal Flow Recap
    • Lesson 2: PowerVu Encoders
      • Encoders for Compression
      • Encoder Features
      • Managing PowerVu Encoders
      • D9036 Encoders
      • Accessing D9036 Configuration Settings
    • Lesson 3: PowerVu Multiplexers
      • Multiplexer Fundamentals
      • Multiplexers and MetroMux
      • Managing PowerVu Multiplexers
    • Lesson 4: PCAM
      • What is the PCAM?
      • PCAM Communications
      • PCAM – PNC Integration
      • PCAM Features
      • PCAM Chassis
      • PCAM Modules
      • PCA Module
      • PCAM Management and Troubleshooting
    • Lesson 5: PowerVu Modulators
      • Newtec Modulator Fundamentals
      • Managing and Troubleshooting the PowerVu Modulator
      • Newtec ASI/IF Switch
    • Lesson 6: PowerVu Decoders
      • PowerVu Decoder Fundamentals
      • Managing PowerVu Decoders

    Module 4: Advanced Features

    • Lesson 1: Digital Program Insertion
      • What Is DPI?
      • DPI Terminology
      • Common DPI Devices
      • DCM Splicing Event Triggers
      • D9036 Encoder with Cue Insertion
      • Configuring DPI Messages in D9036 UI
      • Configuring DPI on PNC Server
    • Lesson 2: Examining Simulcrypt
      • PowerVu Conditional Access Basics
      • PowerVu Simulcrypt Option
      • Summary of PowerVu CA with Simulcrypt
    • Lesson 3: Exploring Statistical Multiplexing
      • What Is Statistical Multiplexing?
      • Statistical Multiplexing Methods
      • Closed Loop Statistical Multiplexing
      • Statmux Control Over Separate Network
      • DCM Statmux Controller
      • Statmux Pool versus Statmux Community
      • Encoders in the Statmux Community
      • Statmux Network Configuration
      • Statmux Community Parameters
      • Configuring Statmux Community on DCM
      • Navigating the DCM Statmux Pages
      • Checking Statmux Community Configuration
      • Troubleshooting Statmux: Running State
    • Lab 1: Lab Access and UNIX Practice
    • Lab 2: Troubleshooting Tools
    • Lab 3: VSE and Virtual Channel Creation
    • Lab 4: Multiplexers and PCAM
    • Lab 5: Troubleshoot Configuration Errors
    • Lab 6: Troubleshoot PowerVu Network Centre–Related Errors
  • The course prerequisite is completion of the Cisco PowerVu Network Centre Foundation Training course, or equivalent experience.

  • This course is designed for technical professionals who need to know how to administer and troubleshoot a Cisco PowerVu system. Targeted roles include:

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