Cisco PowerVu Administration and Troubleshooting Training (PVUADM)

Course Description Schedule Course Outline Lab Topology

About this Course

The Cisco® PowerVu Administration and Troubleshooting Training version 1.0 instructor-led course offered by Learning Services High-Touch Delivery teaches students how to perform advanced tasks, including configuring and troubleshooting a Cisco PowerVu system. This course will teach you how to configure devices through the PowerVu Network Centre Control (PNC) server; perform server administrative tasks such as performing 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; explore Simulcrypt, Statmux, and Digital Program Insertion (DPI) advanced features; and verify LEC server status and manage schedules with the Live Event Controller (LEC). This course is offered remotely; however, considerably more hands-on opportunity is available at the Cisco Lawrenceville Georgia, USA, training facility where the PowerVu training lab is located.

Who should attend

This course is designed for technical professionals who need to know how to administer and troubleshoot a Cisco PowerVu system. The primary audience for this course includes:
  • System engineers
  • Technical support personnel
  • Channel partners, resellers

Class Prerequisites

Following are the prerequisites for this course:
  • Completion of the Cisco PowerVu Operations Training course or equivalent experience

What You Will Learn

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

Upon completion of this 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, PNC utilities, and common tools when troubleshooting a PowerVu system
  • Describe the signal flow of a working PowerVu system, from beginning to end, including specifying the function and configuration of each type of PowerVu device in the signal flow
  • Configure, schedule, and manage programs using the LEC
  • Describe the following advanced features: Simulcrypt, a DPI source, and Statmux

Outline: Cisco PowerVu Administration and Troubleshooting Training (PVUADM)

Module 1: PowerVu and MPEG Refresher
  • PowerVu Refresher
    • Devices Used in the PowerVu System
  • MPEG Refresher
    • Dividing Data Using MPEG
    • An Introduction to MPEG Tables
    • Preparing for Transport
Module 2: Server Administration
  • PNC Restart and Failover
    • Stopping and Restarting Just the PNC Software
    • Shutting Down and Restarting the System
    • Primary PNC Failover to Standby PNC
  • Backing Up the Server Files
    • PNC System Server Backups  Using the PNC Informix Restore and Schedule Procedure
  • Exploring Data Replication
    • Logging On and Off the PowerVu Data Replication Client
    • Managing Data Replication
Module 3: Troubleshooting Principles and Tools
  • Principles of Troubleshooting
  • Troubleshooting Tools
    • Transaction and Diagnostic Logs
    • Device Alarm Window
    • UNIX Fundamentals for PowerVu
    • Third-Party Analyzers
Module 4: System Signal Deep Dive
  • System Configuration
    • Connections and IP Addresses
    • System Signal Flow
  • PowerVu Encoders
    • Managing PowerVu Encoders
  • PowerVu Multiplexers
    • Multiplexers and MetroMux
    • Managing PowerVu Multiplexers
  • PCAM
    • Managing and Troubleshooting the PCAM
  • PowerVu Modulators
    • Managing and Troubleshooting the PowerVu Modulator
    • Newtec ASI/IF Switch
  • PowerVu Decoders
    • Managing PowerVu Decoders
Module 5: Live Event Controller (LEC)
  • Exploring Live Event Controller (LEC)
  • LEC Servers and Client
  • Managing the LEC Schedule
  • LEC Server Administration
    • Updating LEC Parameters from the PNC
    • Neverfail for LEC Servers
    • Backing Up and Restoring LEC Servers
    • Exporting and Importing a Schedule
    • LEC Logs
  • LEC Troubleshooting
    • Verifying the LEC Servers Are Working
    • Recovering Single and Double LEC Servers
    • Responding to Log Table and Comm Errors
Module 6: Advanced Features
  • Configuring a DPI Source
    • Defining a DPI Source and Triggers for Cisco D9040 and D9050 Encoders
  • Examining Simulcrypt
    • Encryption Basics
    • What Is Simulcrypt?
  • Exploring Statistical Multiplexing
    • Statistical Multiplexing Basics
    • Statmux Redundancy Topologies
Classroom Training

Duration 5 days

  • United States: US$ 3,750
  • Cisco Learning Credits: 38 CLC
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Online Training

Duration 5 days

  • United States: US$ 3,750
  • Cisco Learning Credits: 38 CLC
Enroll now