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Configuring settings: External Media Engine

Only systems with an External Media Engine require this process.

If you received your system pre-configured from Grass Valley, your Engines settings are already configured so you can skip these tasks. Otherwise, work through this section to configure your Engines settings.

To locate these settings, click Core | Engines

Depending on the workflow and bandwidth requirements of your system, Grass Valley may provide a system design in which multiple engines of the same type run on one or more servers. Configure engines as specified by your system design.

  1. In the Control Panel application, open Engines settings.

    Settings are described as follows:
    Setting or button Description
    Configured Selects an Engine for which settings are saved.
    Engine Type The Engine components installed on the GV STRATUS server.
    Hostname The name of a GV STRATUS server that hosts the Engine.
    Services The services that support the Engine.
    Action Starts and stops the Engine service.
    Status Indicates if the Engine service is running or stopped.
    Save Saves current settings to selected GV STRATUS servers.
    Cancel Returns settings to their last saved state.
    Modify When an Engine type that is modifiable is selected, opens settings to configure the engine.
    Refresh Updates the list.
  2. Click Refresh to make sure the list has the latest information from SiteConfig.
  3. Verify that GV STRATUS server with role of External Media Engine is listed, and that the server's Engine Type is set to External Media.
  4. In the Configured column, select each server with Engine Type: External Media. You must save settings at initial install/config and any time a GV STRATUS server with an Engine Type role is added, removed, or modified in SiteConfig.
  5. Click Save. Settings are saved to the selected GV STRATUS servers.
  6. Select the column with External Media engine type and click Modify.

    The External Media configuration page displays.

  7. Configure settings as follows:
    Setting or button Description
    Verizon : Maximum Concurrent Transfers Limits the number of simultaneous transfers performed by the External Media engine on your configured CMS system account. You can configure the number of maximum concurrent transfers between 0-10 per Social Media - CMS platform. This setting is set to “0” if the Verizon site license is not installed.
    General: Maximum Concurrent Transfers Limits the total number of simultaneous transfers performed by the External Media engine for all Social Media CMS platforms. Use to balance resource load on the system hosting the engine. If the engine is deployed without an External Media Engine license, this setting is set to “0” and cannot be configured. You can set up to 5 maximum concurrent transfers for each External Media Engine volume license.

    Use these settings to balance resource load on the GV STRATUS server hosting the engine.

    Note: One volume license for the External Media Engine limits the maximum concurrent jobs to five (5). It is possible to deploy more than one Engine per system for a larger operation. Each Engine must have its own license.
  8. Click Save. The External Media Engine settings are saved to the selected server.

The available resources are registered as individual resources in the Resource Management and listed in the Resource Monitor.

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