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Cisco Encoder Operations and Maintenance D9036 Training (ENCOPS)


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  • 2 Days Course
    Service Provider Video (CLS)

    Classroom + Online

    Course Details


    The Cisco® Encoder D9036 Operations (ENCOPS) training is an instructor-led course that provides hands-on practice configuring and operating a Cisco encoder. Students are introduced to the hardware and software of the basic virtual service encoder (VSE) configuration for video and audio encoding; configuring the encoder to insert system information tables for DVB applications and to insert messages for digital programming insertion (DPI) applications; and perform basic operations such as alarm monitoring, license management, backup and restore configuration files, and restarting the unit.


    Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

    • Describe the hardware and software features of a Cisco encoder
    • Configure and use a Cisco encoder to perform basic video and audio encoding by configuring virtual service encoders (VSEs) and to output encoded transport streams
    • Describe how to use the encoder to output program specific information/service information PSI/SI tables and DPI messages, how to add the encoder to a StatMux pool, and the basic equipment needed for a redundancy topology
    • Perform basic encoder operations to monitor the user interface alarms, manage licenses, back up and restore configuration files, configure GbE port backup, and restart the unit if needed


    • Module 1: Encoder Basics
      • The Role of Encoders in Media Content Flow
      • What Is an Encoder?
      • Main Encoder Features
      • Encoders and MPEG Transport Streams
      • Model and Feature Examples
      • ROSA Network Management System (NMS) and ROSA Video Service Management (VSM) Support
      • PowerVu Support
      • Hardware Features
      • Front Panel
      • Cooling
      • Rear Panel
      • Modular Platform Cards (Modules)
      • Using the GUI
      • Connecting and Logging On
      • The Encoder Graphical User Interface (GUI)
      • Basic GUI Setup
      • Finding Version and Serial Numbers
    • Module 2: VSE Creation
      • Adding a VSE
      • VSE Basics
      • VSE Resource Utilization
      • Adding a VSE
      • Configuring the VSE Components
      • Configuring Video Components
      • Configuring Audio Components
      • Configuring VBI Components
      • Insert the VSE Service into an Outgoing Stream
      • Inserting a VSE Service into Outgoing Transport Stream
      • Configuring Outgoing Ports, Transport Streams, and Services
    • Module 3: Feature Overview
      • Multiplexing Outgoing Streams
      • What Is Multiplexing?
      • Component Passing, Blocking, and Remapping Fundamentals
      • Editing a Default Tracking Rule
      • Generating PSI/SI Tables
      • PSI/SI Table Basics
      • Generating the PSI/SI Tables
      • Inserting Digital Program Insertion (DPI) Messages
      • Digital Program Insertion Fundamentals
      • Encoder DPI Triggers
      • Use the Interface to Configure DPI Messages
      • Adding the Encoder to a Statmux Pool
      • Statistical Multiplexing (Statmux) Fundamentals
      • Configuring the Encoder for a Statmux Pool
    • Module 4: Operations
      • Alarm Monitoring
      • Configuring Alarms
      • Viewing Alarms
      • Alarm History
      • Trace Logs
      • Overview
      • Viewing Trace Logs
      •  License Management
      • License Overview
      • Upgrade and Install a License File
      • Transfer Wizard
      • Customizing Output on the MIO Card
      • The MIO Card Ports
      • Configuring the I/O Card Default Settings
      • Configuring the Address Resolution Protocol
      • Configuring a Static Route for the MIO Card
      • Configuring the ASI Ports
      • Configuring the GbE Ports
      • Upgrading the Firmware
      • Upgrading the Software
      • Backup, Restore, and Restart
      • Backup and Restore Configuration Files
      • GbE Port Backup
      • Redundancy Scenarios
      • Restart the System

    Target Audience

    This course is designed for technical professionals who need to know how to configure and operate a Cisco encoder. The primary audience for this course includes:

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


    Following are the prerequisites for this course:

    • Knowledge of video compression or completion of the Intro to Video Compression course is required.
    • Attendees should have experience in cable television signaling.