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Cisco PowerVu Network Centre Intermediate Training (PNCI)

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Module 1: Server Administration
  • Lesson 1: PowerVu Network Control System Recap
    • What is PowerVu?
    • PowerVu Single Server Architecture
    • PowerVu Applications in a Single Server Architecture
    • PowerVu Distributed Architecture
    • PowerVu Control System Server Platforms
    • PowerVu Main Functions
    • PowerVu Signal Management Function
    • PowerVu Decoder Management Function
    • PowerVu System Monitoring Function
    • PowerVu Server Administration Function
    • Additional Price Book Options
  • Lesson 2: Useful UNIX Commands for the PowerVu Network Centre Control Server
    • Accessing the PowerVu Network Centre Control Server
    • Working with Directories
    • Working with Files
    • Process and Configuration Commands
  • Lesson 3: Exploring Data Replication
    • Single Server Environment
    • Server Redundancy in Single Server Environment
    • Full Redundancy versus IRD-only Redundancy
    • Data Replication for PowerVu Network Centre Platform
    • Data Replication for PowerVu Network Centre Platform: Warm Standby
    • Logging On the PowerVu Data Replication Client
    • Managing Data Replication
    • Logging Off the Data Replication Client
    • High Availability for PowerVu Management Platform
    • Promoting a PowerVu Management Platform Server
    • Starting PowerVu Management Platform Server Manually
  • Lesson 4: PowerVu Network Centre Restart and Failover
    • Stopping and Restarting PowerVu Network Centre Software
    • Shutting Down and Restarting the System
    • Primary PowerVu Network Centre Failover to Standby PowerVu Network Centre
  • Lesson 5: Backing Up the PowerVu Network Centre Server Files
    • Performing Backups and Restoring Data
    • Accessing the PNCBMENU Main Menu
    • Performing an Immediate Backup
    • Unmounting the USB Drive
    • Scheduling a Backup Using USB Drive
    • Preserving Archived Files
    • Clearing Scheduled Backups
    • Viewing a Scheduled Backup Status
    • Restoring Data from USB Drive
    • Going Back Online
    • Check Server Connectivity with Devices
Module 2: Troubleshooting Principles and Tools
  • Lesson 1: Principles of Troubleshooting
    • Six Steps of Troubleshooting
    • Escalating Problems
  • Lesson 2: Troubleshooting Tools
    • Transaction and Diagnostic Logs
    • PNC Diagnostic Monitor Basics
    • Searching PowerVu Network Centre Diagnostic History
    • Device Alarm Window
    • Monitoring Transactions from PowerVu Management Console
    • Viewing Alarms on the PowerVu Management Console
    • Configuring Alarm Codes on PowerVu Management Console
    • Searching Alarm Logs
    • Third-Party Analyzers
Module 3: System Signal Deep Dive
  • Lesson 1: System Configuration
    • Connections and IP Addresses
    • PowerVu Network Centre Uplink Configuration: Redundancy
    • Configuring Redundancy Switching
    • Manually Changing a Device to Standby
    • Signal Flow Recap
  • Lesson 2: PowerVu Encoders
    • Encoders for Compression
    • Encoder Features
    • Managing PowerVu Encoders
    • D9036 Encoders
    • Accessing D9036 Configuration Settings
  • Lesson 3: PowerVu Multiplexers
    • Multiplexer Fundamentals
    • Multiplexers and MetroMux
    • Managing PowerVu Multiplexers
  • Lesson 4: PCAM2
    • What is the PCAM?3
    • PCAM Communications4
    • PCAM PNC Integration5
    • PCAM Features6
    • PCAM Chassis7
    • PCAM Modules8
    • PCA Module9
    • PCAM Management and Troubleshooting0
  • Lesson 5: PowerVu Modulators4
    • Newtec Modulator Fundamentals5
    • Managing and Troubleshooting the PowerVu Modulator8
    • Newtec ASI/IF Switch1
  • Lesson 6: PowerVu Decoders7
    • PowerVu Decoder Fundamentals8
    • Managing PowerVu Decoders7
Module 4: Advanced Features
  • Lesson 1: Digital Program Insertion
    • What Is DPI?
    • DPI Terminology
    • Common DPI Devices
    • DCM Splicing Event Triggers
    • D9036 Encoder with Cue Insertion
    • Configuring DPI Messages in D9036 UI
    • Configuring DPI on PNC Server
  • Lesson 2: Examining Simulcrypt
    • PowerVu Conditional Access Basics
    • PowerVu Simulcrypt Option
    • Summary of PowerVu CA with Simulcrypt
  • Lesson 3: Exploring Statistical Multiplexing
    • What Is Statistical Multiplexing?
    • Statistical Multiplexing Methods
    • Closed Loop Statistical Multiplexing
    • Statmux Control Over Separate Network
    • DCM Statmux Controller
    • Statmux Pool versus Statmux Community
    • Encoders in the Statmux Community
    • Statmux Network Configuration
    • Statmux Community Parameters
    • Configuring Statmux Community on DCM
    • Navigating the DCM Statmux Pages
    • Checking Statmux Community Configuration
    • Troubleshooting Statmux: Running State
 

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