Depot Manager Tutorial 04:

Configuring Devices

Overview

After devices are active, you can configure them. By exporting a device’s configuration, you can create a device configuration template which can be used to easily configure multiple devices.

NOTE: Rebooting Devices

If you upload a new configuration or firmware, you should reboot the device to ensure the settings are correct. See Rebooting a Device on DM 05: Installing Firmware.

Configuring Devices

These steps open a web page for the device itself. You must have logon credentials for that device to access its settings.

  1. Click Devices on the main menu to open the Devices window.
  2. Click the arrow to the right of the desired device name to open the drop-down menu, and select Configure Device.
  3. A web page opens for the device. You must use the logon credentials for that device to open this page and make changes to the device.

NOTE: Configuration templates

Depot Manager allows you many opportunities to uses configuration templates to make device configuration fast and easy. After you have configured a device, you can export that configuration as a template, and store it in the library. You can then use those saved configuration templates to configure one or multiple (in bulk) devices. See the Depot Manager User Guide for more information.

Exporting a Device Configuration Template

If you have a device configuration that could be applied to multiple devices, you can save that configuration as a template, then apply it to other devices.

  1. Click Devices on the main menu to open the Devices window.
  2. Click to select the device, then click More > Export Devices Configuration. A window opens asking if you want to open or save the device configuration file (in .csv format) to the localhost.
  3. Click to SaveSave As, or Save and Open. You can choose where to save the configuration file.

Exporting a Device Configuration Template

Configuration file templates must be uploaded to the Configuration Library before they can be applied to multiple devices. You can apply a configuration file directly to a single device. Also, the Configuration Library is a good place to store known configurations for sharing with others.

  1. Click Create New > Device Configuration or Maintenance > Config Library > + to open the Add saved Configuration file template window.
  2. Enter a template name and description.
  3. Select a device type from the drop-down menu.
  4. Click Browse to navigate to the configuration file you want to upload.
  5. Click Save as Template. The saved template appears in the Config Library.

Exporting a Device Configuration Template

Firmware can be uploaded to Depot Manager and installed on a single device or multiple devices. Get the files either from a field engineer or download them from the MobileView support website. Upload the firmware files to the Depot Manger library. Upgrades can be performed on a single device or in bulk to many similar devices at the same time.

  1. Click Devices on the main menu to open the Devices window.
  2. Click the arrow to the right of the desired device name to open the drop-down menu, and select Upload Configuration File. The Device Configuration Upload window opens.
  3. Click Browse to navigate to the configuration file you want to upload, then click Upload.

Applying a Configuration Template to Multiple Devices (Bulk Configuration)

Depot Manager allows you to apply a configuration template to multiple devices in an operation called Bulk Configuration. Bulk configuration uploads can be scheduled for a future time and date.

  1. Click Maintenance > Libraries > Config Library to open the Config Library.
  2. Enter a Template Name, then click Search to generate a list of templates.
  3. Click the drop-down menu next to the configuration template, then select Schedule. The Bulk Configuration window opens.
  4. Select multiple devices. The configuration will be scheduled and uploaded to the devices.

NOTE: Device types for bulk download

When selecting multiple devices for bulk configuration, they all must be the same device type.

NOTE: Rebooting devices

If you upload a new configuration or firmware, you should reboot the device to ensure the settings are correct. See Rebooting a Device on Installing Firmware

Setting Up Bulk Configuration Email Alerts

You can set up email alerts that let users know if a bulk device configuration has failed or successfully completed.

  1. Click Administration > Depots to open the Settings – [Depot name] window.
  2. Click Configure device to open the Configure device tab.
  3. Enter in Retry attempts when failure occurs how many times Depot Manager should retry device bulk configurations or firmware upgrades if they fail.
  4. Enter in Retry delay when failure occurs (seconds) how long Depot Manager delays retry attempts after device bulk configurations or firmware upgrades fail.
  5. Enter under Device Bulk Configuration the email addresses, separated by commas, for the people who should receive email alerts when device bulk configurations fail and/or succeed.
  6. Click Save.

Ignoring Devices

Ignoring devices is useful when using multiple depots operated by separate administrators or if certain devices need to be assigned to certain servers. To ignore devices, you assign them to the blacklist.

Method 1

  1. Click Devices on the main menu to open the Devices window.
  2. Click to select a device in the Active list.
  3. Click the button to assign the device to the blacklist. A Devices – Black list window appears.
  1. Click to select from the drop-down menu the depot that is to ignore the selected device.
  2. Click Ok to confirm the selection.

Method 2

  1. Click Devices on the main menu to open the Devices window.
  2. Click More, then select Manage black list to open the Manage black list window.
  3. Click to select a device, then click the button to assign the device to the blacklist. A Devices – Black list window appears.
  1. Click to select from the drop-down menu the depot that is to ignore the selected device.
  2. Click Ok to confirm the selection.

Removing Devices from the Black List

If you no longer want to ignore a certain device, you can remove it from the black list.

  1. Click Devices on the main menu to open the Devices window.
  2. Click More, then select Manage black list.
  1. Click to select a device, then click the Add to active list button. The selected device reappears in the Active list.

Migrating Devices

You can migrate data between similar devices when you have a recorder failure or defect which requires you to install a replacement recorder. Migrating the device data assigns all videos, diagnostics, tasks, and configurations from the failed device to the newly installed device.

  1. Click Devices on the main menu.
  2. Click the arrow to the right of the desired device name to open the drop-down menu, and select Migrate device. A Migrate Device window appears.
  3. Enter a device name in the field, then click Migrate.

Deleting Devices

  1. Click to select a device in the Devices window.
  2. Click the delete button to delete the device. A message appears asking for confirmation.
  3. Click OK.

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