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Quick Start Guide

Nimbra VA 210
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Contents

CONTENTS ............................................................................................... 5
ABOUT QUICK START GUIDE ................................................................ 7
Overview .................................................................................................................. 7
Intended Reader ...................................................................................................... 7
Support and Assistance ......................................................................................... 7
PRODUCT OVERVIEW ............................................................................. 9
Nimbra VA 210 ......................................................................................................... 9
INSTALLATION ....................................................................................... 11
Unpacking and Inspection ................................................................................... 11
Rack Installation overview ................................................................................... 11
Rack Mounting Instructions ................................................................................ 13
Installing the Chassis into a Rack ....................................................................... 13
GETTING STARTED ............................................................................... 15
Hardware ................................................................................................................ 15
Change default passwords for root and user ................................................ 19
ssh login ................................................................................................................ 20
Buttons and front LEDs........................................................................................ 20
SPECIFICATIONS ................................................................................... 23
Nimbra VA 210 ....................................................................................................... 23

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About Quick Start guide

Overview
This document is a quick start guide for Nimbra VA 210. It is applicable for models

Nimbra VA 210 Field


Nimbra VA 210 Data Center
Nimbra VA 210 Data Center Redundant
Nimbra VA 210 Field ASI
Nimbra VA 210 Data Center ASI

Intended Reader
This manual is intended for service personnel performing hardware installation and
maintenance including initial software installation

Support and Assistance


If you have additional questions about using your equipment or software after having read this
manual, please contact your local equipment and support supplier. If any questions still remain,
please consult Net Insight's Technical Support Center.

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Product Overview

Nimbra VA 210

General
Nimbra VA 210 is a video appliance with unique features for reliable media delivery over a
shared, packet-based infrastructure. By combining Forward error correction (FEC) and
Automatic repeat request (ARQ), broadcast quality transport is possible over IP networks.

Figure 1. Nimbra VA 210 (Field and Data Center have identical form factor). VA
210 Data Center Redundant (DCR) has a different size; it is deeper and
requires an 800 mm rack for mounting.

Nimbra VA 210 overview


Nimbra VA 210 provides reliable media transport with a predictable and steady latency.

IP
Network

FEC and ARQ domain


Figure 2. Nimbra VA 210 nodes pass traffic over Internet directly
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Installation

Unpacking and Inspection


Inspect the Nimbra unit upon reception of the equipment. Notify the carrier and dealer if there is damage.
The packaging is recyclable. Save packaging for reuse or dispose of properly.

Installation Requirements
To ensure proper installation, study this section prior to installation in order to determine
environmental, electrical, spatial and interface requirements.

Environmental Requirements
Operating Temperature: 5 to 40C (41 to 122F)
Storage Temperature: -40 to 70C (-40 to 158F)
Relative Humidity: 8 to 90% (non-condensing)
Clean and dust free location

Mechanical Requirements
Height: 43 mm (1.7 inch)
Width: 437 mm (17.2 inch)
Depth: 287 mm (11.3 inch) for VA 210 Field/Data Center with or without ASI
Depth: 508 mm (20.0 inch) for VA 210 Data Center Redundant (DCR)

Rack mounting: 1U, IEC 60297 (19 inch); VA210 DCR requires 600 mm deep
cabinets

Power
200W Low Noise AC-DC gold level power supply for VA 210 Field/VA 210 Data
Center/ VA 210 Field ASI/VA 210 Data Center ASI
2 x 200W Low Noise AC-DC gold level power supply for VA 210 Data Center
Redundant

Rack Installation overview


This chapter provides instructions for installation of the chassis in a rack. Follow these steps in stated order,
in order to install a system in the shortest time.

Prepare for the unit for Setup


The box, which your chassis was shipped in, should include four mounting screws. You need
those for rack installation. Read this section completely before you begin the installation

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procedure outlined in the following sections.

Choose a Setup Location


Leave enough clearance in front of the rack to enable you to open the
front door completely 610 mm (~25 inches).
Leave approximately 760 mm (30 inches) of clearance in the back of the rack to allow
for sufficient airflow and ease in servicing.

This product is for installation only in a Restricted Access Location (dedicated equipment
rooms, service closets and similar environments)

Rack Precautions
Ensure that the leveling jacks on the bottom of the rack are fully extended to the floor
with the full weight of the rack resting on them
In single rack installation, stabilizers should be attached to the rack
In multiple rack installations, the racks should be coupled together
Always make sure the rack is stable before extending a component from the rack
You should extend only one component at a time. Extending two or more
simultaneously may cause the rack to become unstable

Server Precautions
Review the electrical and general safety precautions delivered with the components
you are adding to your chassis
Determine the placement of each component in the rack
Install the heaviest server components at the bottom of the rack first and proceed
upwards.
Always keep the rack's front door, all panels and all components on the servers closed
when not servicing, in order to maintain proper cooling
If installed in a closed or multi-unit rack assembly, the ambient operating temperature
of the rack environment may be greater than the ambient temperature of the room.
Therefore, consideration should be given to installing the equipment in an
environment compatible with the manufacturers maximum rated ambient
temperature (TMRA).
Equipment should be mounted into a rack so that the amount of airflow required for
safe operation is not compromised.
Equipment should be mounted into a rack so that a hazardous condition does not arise
due to uneven mechanical loading.
Consideration should be given to the connection of the equipment to the
power supply circuitry and the effect that any possible overloading of circuits might
have on current protection and power supply wiring. Appropriate
consideration of equipment nameplate ratings should be used when addressing this
concern.
A reliable ground must be maintained at all times. To ensure this, the rack itself
should be grounded. Particular attention should be given to power supply connections
other than the direct connections to the branch circuit (such as the use of power strips
and so on).

Professional documents on grounding techniques include:


1. ANSI/TIA-942 Telecommunications Infrastructure Standard for Data Centers
2. J-STD-607-A-2002 Commercial Building Grounding (Earthing) and Bonding
Requirements for Telecommunications
3. IEEE Std 1100-2005 (IEEE Emerald Book) IEEE Recommended Practice for
Powering and Grounding Electronic Equipment
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Rack Mounting Instructions
This section provides information on installing the VA 210 chassis into a rack unit. There are a variety
of rack units on the market, which may mean the assembly procedure, will differ slightly. You should
also refer to the installation instructions that came with the rack unit you are using.

Figure 3. Installing the Chassis into a Rack.

Installing the Chassis into a Rack


Confirm that chassis includes the four mounting screws required to rack-mount the
chassis
Align the thru holes of the chassis with the thru holes of the rack.
Insert the mounting screws into the thru holes in the front of the chassis and through
the thru holes in the rack

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Getting started

Hardware
VA 210 is one rack unit high and mountable in a nineteen inch rack. All connections to the
node are made from the rear; in the front the only thing relevant for the operator are five LEDs
and two buttons used as on/off switch and software reset button.

In the back, there are two USB slots, one keyboard input connector, one mouse input
connector, one video VGA output connector and one DSUB-9 console connector. In addition
to these connectors, there are five RJ-45 interfaces. Of those five interfaces, four are currently
implemented and used by the application. The IPMI interface (Eth4) is not used by the
application and, for this reason not described in this document.

Eth4
IPMI platform management.
Note: Not for application
management use!

Eth2 Eth3

Eth0 Eth1

Figure 4. Connections in the rear of Nimbra VA 210 Field and Data center
versions.

Default configuration of the Ethernet ports for Nimbra VA 210/VA 210 Field/VA 210 Data
Center is:

Interface IP-address Netmask


eth0 192.168.0.10 255.255.255.0
eth1 DHCP -
eth2 DHCP -
eth3 192.168.1.10 255.255.255.0
eth4 (configurable from BIOS and IPMI) 192.168.2.10 255.255.255.0

Figure 5. Default configuration of Ethernet interfaces on Nimbra VA 210.

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Nimbra VA 210 DCR has a different default configuration.

Logical interface Physical IP-address Netmask


interface
bond 0 eth0 192.168.0.10 255.255.255.0
eth2
eth1 eth1 DHCP -
eth3 eth3 192.168.1.10 255.255.255.0
eth4 (configurable from BIOS eth 4 192.168.2.10 255.255.255.0
and IPMI)
Figure 6. Default configuration of Ethernet interfaces on Nimbra VA 210 DCR.

The ways to set the initial IP addresses of VA 210 differs slightly if a fixed IP address on the
PC is used or if a DHCP server on the PC or other network device is used.

ASI interfaces of VA210 ASI/VA 210 Data Center ASI


The ASI interfaces on VA210 Field ASI and VA210 Data Center ASI are mounted on a plug-
in unit, accessible from the rear of the unit at the top right position. There are four different
ASI interfaces, numbered from right to left. By default, port 1 and 2 are input and port 3 and 4
are output.

Note: There are four different ASI interfaces, numbered from right to left. By default,
port 1 and 2 are input and port 3 and 4 are output. The ports can be configured
for other use.

Connection of PC with VA 210


Connect a PC to the Nimbra VA 210 under configuration with an Ethernet cable. For Nimbra
VA 210 DCR, take in consideration that the four physical RJ-45 connectors form three
different logical interfaces (seen in the table above). Use one of the interfaces with fixed
default IP address. Set the IP address of the PC to the same network (192.168.0.0 or
192.168.1.0) as is defined on the VA 210 and open a web browser by simply adding the IP
address in the URL field in the browser.

Figure 7. Connect a PC to the Nimbra VA 210 node.

If an Ethernet cable is plugged into the eth0 port, the connecting PC needs to have a
192.168.0.0 address set with a netmask of 255.255.255.0 in order to be able to successfully
connect to the Element Manager of the Nimbra VA 210 for further configuration.

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If an Ethernet cable is plugged into the eth3 port, the connecting PC needs to have a
192.168.1.0 address set with a netmask of 255.255.255.0 in order to be able to successfully
connect to the Element Manager of the Nimbra VA 210 for further configuration.

If eth1 or eth2 are used as connecting interfaces, the direct PC needs to host a DHCP server
which hands out IP-address and netmask to the Nimbra VA 210 node within the same subnet
as the connecting PC. Alternatively, connect both PC and Nimbra VA 210 node to a network
with a DHCP server running on another network device. The DHCP server then provides IP-
address and netmask to both PC and VA 210.

The IPMI interface (eth4) is a special interface for platform management according to the
IMPI standard for out-of-band monitoring and management of computer systems. This
interface is not reachable thru Element Manager and the application running on VA 210 cannot
be managed from here. To change the settings of Eth4, you need to enter BIOS. Please note
that this interface in not to be used for media transport nor application management.

If you need to login on the IPMI interface, the user is ADMIN and the password is ADMIN.
Notice the capital letters. Youll find its web page different from application web pages and
that the application itself is not reachable from the interface.

Continuing the example with configuration via eth0, we connect the RJ-45 cable between the
available Ethernet interface on the PC and interface eth0 on the VA 210 unit under
configuration. Make sure the IP address on the PC is set to network 192.168.0.0 with netmask
255.255.255.0. Ping on the PC Ethernet interface address and 192.168.0.10 (the expected IP
address of the VA 210). Open a Web browser and enter the URL to the Nimbra VA 210, i.e.
http://192.168.0.10 .

The browser that is recommended is Google Chrome. Chrome is the main web browser used
during development. Certain versions of Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari may not work
with Nimbra VA 210 Element Manager.

A log-in dialog appears, in which the User Name is root and the password is neti.

Figure 8. Log-in dialog in web browser.

The starting page of Element Manager in the Nimbra VA 210 is the status page. In order to get
Nimbra VA 210 operational, a license for the node is needed. A license is provided by the
supply department of Net Insight, but needs to be downloaded to the node by the user. If a
license is not provided, please contact supply@netinsight.net and state the Host ID (Serial
number in web browser) found on the status page according to the picture shown below.

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Figure 9. The starting page of the Nimbra VA 210 is the status page. This is a
status web page without license.

Typical license file:

LICENSE netinsight va210_ports_32 1.0 06-jun-2013 uncounted


hostid=ni=SN44FU customer="Net Insight IoV" issued=07-may-2013
_ck=eb0ecafae7
sig="c2S250=KSFSJ*M9emdEaWrCdRN7ycgX40im0DBrG+QYduc=3PeIpd5bjQv
ynH2J"

LICENSE netinsight va210_streams_32 1.0 06-jun-2013 uncounted


hostid=ni=SN44FU customer="Net Insight IoV" issued=07-may-2013
_ck=b20ecab281
sig="c2S25g2LkwdFcWvz4Pf21eLU5Z4KGBfnrg8mmknwRiHwjJQ7KeRUjLx1U2
Lb*vN"

LICENSE netinsight va210_data_center 1.0 06-jun-2013 uncounted


hostid=ni=SN44FU customer="Net Insight IoV" issued=07-may-2013
options=800
_ck=690e62be33
sig="c2S25g2vDfraUsQKZAQvUwN8bvJbHofteg8mjzE2RoKJ28mRpFkkgamZki
rjggr"

Note that the license file always must end with .lic for node acceptance!

After a license is obtained and loaded through the Load license button on the Status web
page, a reload of the web page is required. After reload, the error message found at the bottom
of the web page (Licensing Error. Please update your licenses!), should disappear according to
subsequent picture.

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Figure 10.Successfully loaded license, seen on the Status web page
Please verify the number of licenses for streams is correct and according to your purchase. If
the numbers are not correct, please contact supply@netinsight.net.

Change default passwords for root and user


The final step before including the VA 210 unit in the network is to change the default
passwords shown below.

The root account is the administrative account with read/write permission. The default
password for the root account is: neti

The user account has read only permission. The default password for the user account is: neti

Figure 11.Changing the default password in the System Settings.

User Password Privilege level


root neti Read/write
user neti Read only

Figure 12. Default users defined in customer web browser


Now the Nimbra VA 210 node is operational and detailed configuration can continue.

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ssh login
The node should be accessible with ssh login for read (only) access.

The defined user/password combination is

User: netinsight
Password: netinsight

Some commands, like ifconfig, are allowed with sudo appended before the command. The
sudo password, when requested, is also netinsight.

Buttons and front LEDs

Figure 13.LED and button panel at the front of the VA 210 node

There are several LEDs on the control panel and on the drive carriers that provide system and
component status. This chapter explains the meanings of all LED indicators and the
appropriate responses that need to be taken.

Control Panel Buttons on VA 210


Power
The main power switch is used to apply or remove power from the power supply to the server
system. Turning off system power with this button removes the main power but keeps
standby power supplied to the system. Therefore, you must unplug system before
servicing, to avoid damaging yourself and/or the equipment.

Notice that the button needs to be held in the in position for a considerable time (about 5 s)
before the unit is powered down. Hence, an accidental touch of the button is not enough to
power down the node.

Figure 14.Power ON/OFF button

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Reset button
Nimbra VA 210 chassis includes two buttons located on the front panel: a reset button and a
power on/off button. The ON/OFF button starts the unit from scratch and all configuration files
are reloaded. The Reset button is a soft version of the restart. Clicking on this recessed button
reboots the node, but without the power surge.

Figure 15.The reset button is used for a soft reboot of the system. The button is
receded behind the front.

Control Panel LEDs


The control panel located on the front of the VA 210 chassis has five LEDs. These LEDs
provide information related to different parts of the system. This section explains
what each LED indicates when illuminated and any action that may be required.

Figure 16.Overheat/Fan Fail: When this leftmost LED flashes, it indicates a fan
failure. When it is lit continuously (not flashing), it indicates an overheat
condition.

Figure 17.NIC2: Indicates network activity on GLAN2 when flashing.

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Figure 18.NIC1: Indicates network activity on GLAN1 when flashing

Figure 19. HDD LED: Indicates IDE channel activity, SAS/SATA drive and/or DVD-
ROM drive activity when flashing

Figure 20. Power Supply and Overheat LED: Indicates that power is supplied to
the system's power supply units. This LED should be lit (green) when
the system is operating. Blinking amber is an indication of high
temperature.

Solid Green: When illuminated, the green LED indicates that the power supply is
on

Solid Amber: When illuminated, the amber LED indicates the power supply is
plugged in and turned off, or the system is off but in an abnormal state

Blinking Amber: When blinking, this system power supply temperature


has reached 63C. The system will automatically power-down when the power
supply temperature reaches 70C and restarts when the power supply temperature
goes below 60C.

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Specifications

Nimbra VA 210
Capacity
Throughput Maximum 100 Mbps Transport Stream Bandwidth (Field unit)
Throughput Maximum 800 Mbps Transport Stream Bandwidth (Data Center/Data Center
Redundant unit)

Nr. of Transport Streams (Field unit): License dependent, max 7


Nr. of Transport Streams (Data Center unit): License dependent, max 32

Interfaces:
Nimbra VA 210 Field/VA 210 Data Center/VA 210 Field ASI/VA 210 Data Center ASI/
Nimbra VA 210 Data Center Redundant
Input/output and Management: 4x Gigabit Ethernet, 1000BASE-T, RJ45

VA 210 Field ASI/VA 210 Data Center ASI


Four ASI ports, configurable individually as input/output

Management:
Web GUI, ssh (from software version 1.6.3), SNMP (v1/v2c/v3), Nimbra Vision

Storage:
1x SSD 16 GB (Field/Data Center unit)

Power:
200W Low Noise AC-DC gold level power supply (Field or Data Center unit)
400W (1+1) redundant AC-DC gold level power supply (Data Center Redundant unit)

Physical Dimensions
Height: 43 mm (1.7 inches)
Width: 437 mm (17.2 inches)
Depth (Field/Data Center/Field ASI/Data Center ASI): 287 mm (11.3 inches) or less
Depth (Data Center Redundant): 508 mm (20 inches)
Rack mounting: 19 inch (23 inch with 3rd party extension brackets)
Weight (Field/Data Center): 4.4 kg (10 lbs)
Weight (Data Center Redundant): 8.3kg (18 lbs.)

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Environmental requirements
Operating Temperature: 5 to 40 C (41 to 95 F)
Relative humidity: 8 to 90% (non-condensing)

In order to completely remove applied voltage to the device, the power cord(s) must be
unplugged. Mains plug serves as disconnect device and shall remain readily operable.

The nodes are only intended for use in a Restricted Access Area. This area has access control
and the public has no access to the area.

Ordering information

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