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  • 2 Days Course
    Service Provider Video (CLS)

    Classroom + Online

    Course Details


    The Cisco PowerVu® Server Operations Training (PVUOPS) version 1.0 instructor-led course offered by Cisco® Learning Services teaches you how to operate the Cisco PowerVu Network Centre Control server. This course teaches you how to use the Cisco PowerVu Network Centre interface, view and configure devices through the Cisco PowerVu Network Centre, search for and view decoders, view and configure virtual channels and events, view uplink parameters, and monitor transactions and diagnostics.


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

    • Describe functions of the Cisco PowerVu system and PowerVu Network Centre server, use the Cisco PowerVu Network Centre client to display devices, search for decoders, and manipulate the decoder management tree
    • Manage uplink signal equipment and settings, including viewing and creating virtual channels and events
    • Manage decoders by performing searches, adding and configuring decoders, downloading application code, and cross-authorizing decoders
    • Monitor the Cisco PowerVu system with transactions, diagnostic events, and alarm features


    • Module 1: Cisco PowerVu System Fundamentals
      • Examining the Cisco PowerVu Network Centre Control System
      • What Is the Cisco PowerVu System?
      • Additional Price Book Options
      • Devices Used in the Cisco PowerVu System
      • Working with the Cisco PowerVu Network Centre Client
      • Performing Common Tasks
      • Typical Cisco PowerVu Tasks
      • Displaying Devices
      • Searching for Decoders
      • Viewing Decoder Configuration
      • Using the Decoder Management Tree
      • Defining MPEG Components
      • Dividing Data Using MPEG
      • Introduction to MPEG Tables
      • Preparing for Transport
      • Managing Cisco PowerVu Network Centre Users
      • Adding Users
      • Adding User Email Alerts
    • Module 2: Signal Management
      • Examining Uplink Devices
      • Uplink Signal Flow Basics
      • Viewing Uplink Device Configuration Settings
      • Viewing Encoder Stream Configurations
      • Adding MetroMux Streams
      • Viewing Multiplexer, Modulator, and Cisco PowerVu D9190 Conditional Access Manager Configurations
      •  Exploring Uplink Configuration Settings
      • Basic Uplink Configuration Settings
      • Transport Media Window Uses
      • Multiplexer Rate Control
      • Bandwidth Management
      • Working with Virtual Channels
      • Virtual Channel Fundamentals
      • Viewing Virtual Channels
      • Configuring Virtual Channels
      • Working with Events
      • Event Fundamentals
      • Viewing Events for a Virtual Channel
      • Configuring Events
    • Module 3: Decoder Management
      • Adding and Configuring Decoders
      • Cisco PowerVu Decoder Basics
      • Adding a Decoder Using a Distribution CD
      • Configuring Decoders
      • Downloading Software to Decoders
      • Downloader Tool Process
      • Cross-Authorizing Decoders
      • Transferring Decoders from One Customer to Another
    • Module 4: Cisco PowerVu System Monitoring
      • Monitoring Transactions
      • Transaction Log Monitor Basics
      • Searching Transactions
      • Saving the Transaction Log
      • Monitoring Diagnostics
      • Diagnostic Monitor Basics
      • Searching Diagnostic Events
      • Saving the Diagnostic Log
      • Using the Alarm Watch System
      • Managing Alarm Status Messages
      • Viewing Alarms
      • Configuring Cisco PowerVu Network Centre Application Alarm Status Messages
      •  Monitoring Redundant Devices
      • Cisco PowerVu Redundancy Options
      • Device Failover

    Lab Outline

    • Lab Access
    • Decoder Database Search
    • Creating Users
    • Virtual Channels
    • Decoder Database Update
    • System Monitoring

    Target Audience

    This course is designed for technical professionals who need to know how to operate a Cisco PowerVu Network Centre server. The primary audience for this course includes:

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


    Following are the prerequisites for this course:

    • Attendees should have some familiarity with Cisco PowerVu systems or other satellite broadcast networks.