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Configuring Grass Valley Media Server MDI settings: Required for SAN

All systems with one or more K2 SANs require this process.

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

To locate these settings, click Core | MDI Configuration | Add | Grass Valley Media Server

  1. In the Control Panel application, open Grass Valley Media Server MDI Configuration settings.



  2. Designate SAN-attached K2 Summit systems to be the primary and secondary device for the entire K2 SAN storage system. Configure a Grass Valley Media Server MDI for those K2 Summit systems on the K2 SAN.
    • If you have no other K2 Summit systems, neither standalone systems nor K2 SAN systems, when you configure the Port field, accept the default value. If required by your system design, you can configure a port number in the allowed range.
    • If you have multiple standalone K2 Summit systems, multiple K2 SAN systems, a combination of standalone and K2 SAN systems, a K2 Central system, or a SMB storage system, each system must have its own Grass Valley Media Server MDI.
  3. Configure as follows:
    Setting or button Description
    MDI Type The Managed Device Interface (MDI) type to which these settings apply.
    MDI Name A name for this instance of the MDI type. Do not use spaces in the MDI name. The MDI name could be renamed later, if desired.
    Note: After renaming the MDI, you must restart the Render Engine server and its services. Then, reconfigure other settings on the GV STRATUS Control Panel (such as Send Destinations, Rules, K2 Central storage, etc.) to use the new Grass Valley Media Server MDI name.
    Hostname of device running the MDI The name of the GV STRATUS server that hosts this MDI.
    Port number The process port for this instance of the MDI type. Each instance must have its own process port. Port numbers must be in range 9160-9169.
    Type of K2 device Specifies either SAN-attached K2 Summit system , Standalone K2 Summit system, K2 Central system, or Third Party Storage system.
    SAN Name The name of the K2 SAN, as named in K2Config. You can also enter the name of K2 Central system or third party storage device, if you have them in your operation.
    Primary Device The Summit client or server designated to be the primary managed device for the entire K2 SAN, K2 Central or Third Party Storage system.

    For optimum system performance it is recommended that if there are K2 Summit Clients, use them for the primary and secondary device.

    If there is only one client, use the client as the primary device and the FSM/Storage Manager as the secondary device.

    If it is a shared storage with no attached K2 Summit clients, configure the primary FSM or Storage Manager as the primary device and the secondary FSM (if exists) or FTP Server as the secondary device.

    Secondary Device The Summit client or server designated to the secondary managed device for the entire K2 SAN, K2 Central or Third Party Storage system.
    UNC Path The UNC path for a connection to the K2 Central and SMB Storage. The field for UNC path is only available for K2 Central and Third Party Storage settings.
    User Name The user name that this MDI uses to access the K2 Summit system. This is the internal system account, which by default is GVAdmin.
    Domain If on a domain, it must be a fully qualified domain that this MDI uses to access the designated managed device. This field should only be set for fully qualified domain of third party storage system in your operation.
    Update Password The password that this MDI uses to access the K2 Summit system.
    Note: Do not enter a domain or otherwise modify account settings except under the supervision of qualified Grass Valley Support personnel. Extensive system configuration is required to achieve a working GV STRATUS system.
    FTP Server Name The FTP server name for the remote K2 Summit system. The drop-down list consists of all FTP servers belonging to the Summit SAN. For the typical system where there is a separate FTP network, this is the name of the K2 SAN's FTP server with the _he0 suffix added. The _he0 suffix specifies the FTP network.
    Maximum concurrent transfers The maximum number of concurrent transfers allowed. The maximum is set in K2Config. You may select the maximum or a lesser number as designed for your system. The number of concurrent transfers as well as the device status can be checked once the system is configured in Resource Monitor of the GV STRATUS Control Panel.
    FTP User Account The FTP user name for the K2 Summit system this MDI accesses. Typically this is movie.
    Update FTP Password The FTP password for the K2 Summit system this MDI accesses. When this field is blank the system automatically uses the default password.
  4. Click Save.
  5. If you changed a standalone MDI setting, you must restart the GV STRATUS Core server system and the K2 Summit system. If SAN MDI settings, you must restart the entire K2 SAN system, including K2 Media Servers, attached K2 Summit systems, and other SAN clients.
    If you are changing multiple Grass Valley Media Server MDI settings, you can make all those settings first before restarting these systems. Restarting the systems once is sufficient for multiple Grass Valley Media Server MDI settings changes.
  6. If you have multiple K2 SAN systems, repeat steps to configure an MDI for each K2 SAN system on your GV STRATUS system.

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