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Operating and Maintaining a Cisco DCM


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DCMOM Course Description

Course Fee: $1,280.00

Learn how to operate and maintain the Cisco Digital Content Manager (DCM)

The Operating and Maintaining a Cisco Digital Content Manager (DCM) instructor-led course provides the student with the knowledge and skills required to operate and maintain this complex component used to process MPEG video streams for transport. This task-based course will give you the knowledge and skills to configure the Cisco® DCM. Hands-on practical exercises will enable you to apply your skills. Select exercises are used for key tasks common to Cisco DCM implementation in a broadband network.


  • Prerequisites

    Following are the prerequisites for this course:

    • MPEG processing fundamentals and terminology.
    • Recommended course: Introduction to Video Compression
  • Target Audience

    This course is designed for technical professionals who need to know how to operate and maintain
    a Cisco DCM in their network environment. The primary audience for this course includes:

    • System engineers
    • Technical support personnel
    • Channel partners, resellers
  • Course Objectives

    Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

    • Identify DCM hardware components and describe their functions
    • Use the DCM's GUI to configure basic service settings and transport stream parameters
      such as bandwidth settings, MPEG program numbers, PID numbers, and multicast
      addresses
    • Use the DCM's GUI to successfully:
      • Multiplex services from input ports to output ports
      • Reduce and manage the bandwidth of services
      • Switch local content to support targeted advertising campaigns
      • Configure DCM redundancy features to make sure of service continuity
    • Use the DCM GUI to configure and monitor system performance
  • Course Outline

    The course outline is as follows:
    Module 1 DCM Functions

    • DCM Role in Video Delivery
    • The MPEG Transport Stream
    • Multiplexing
    • Transrating
    • Digital Program Insertion
    • Forward Error Correction
    • Scrambling/Descrambling
    • Transcoding

    Module 2 DCM Hardware

    • DCM Models
    • DCM Front and Back Panel Features
    • ASI Card
    • GbE Card
    • Coprocessor Plug-In
    • FEC Card
    • 8VSB Card
    • Other Available Cards and Hardware Elements

    Module 3 DCM Interface Overview

    • Menus and Submenus
    • Tree View
    • Icons
    • Alarms View

    Module 4 Device Setup

    • General Default Settings
    • Accessing the Configuration Interface
    • Hardware and Software Version
    • Setting Device Name and Clock
    • Setting IP Address of Management Ports
    • Connecting the Management Port
    • Checking Licenses

    Module 5 Card Configuration

    • Accessing the Configuration Menu
    • ASI Card Interface and Configuration
    • GbE Port Interface and Configuration
    • Configuring the IP Aliasing Feature
    • Status Subpage
    • Setting Default Input/Output Values

    Module 6 Modifying Incoming and Outgoing Transport Streams (TSs)

    • Modifying Incoming TS Settings
    • Modfifying Incoming TS Service Parameters
    • Methods for Building Outgoing Streams
    • Creating and Modifying Outgoing Streams on the ASI Card
    • Creating and Modifying Outgoing Streams on the GbE Card

    Module 7

    • Transrating
    • Overview
    • Bit-Rate Limiting
    • Statistical Multiplexing
    • Pass Through
    • Creating and Modifying Transrating Groups
    • Licenses/Video Processing Units


    Module 8. Digital Program Insertion (DPI)

    • Overview
    • Splicing Events
    • Trigger Splicing Events
    • Using the Advance Routing Screen
    • Licenses/Video Processing Units


    Module 9 DCM Redundancy

    • Types of Redundancy
    • IP Aliasing
    • Port Backup and Mirroring
    • TS Backup
    • Service Backup

    Module 10 Maintenance

    • Device Reboot and Factory Default
    • Creating and Deleting User Accounts
    • ESD
    • Importing Configuration Files
    • Device Status
    • Bit-Rate Status
    • Input Status per TS or Service
    • Output Status per TS or Service
    • Alarms
  • Lab Outline
    The lab outline is as follows:
    • Lab 1: Getting Help
    • Lab 2: Taming the Sub-Menu
    • Lab 3: Device Configuration
    • Lab 4: ASI and GbE Card/Port Configuration
    • Lab 5: Building and Modifying Transport Streams
    • Lab 6: Building Transrating Groups
    • Lab 7: Digital Program Insertion
    • Lab 8: Service Backup
    • Lab 9: Maintenance