Configure Media Storage

Prerequisite

Make sure the HARMAN Media Suite OVA file has been deployed successfully

HARMAN Media Suite, Virtual Edition, supports local storage as its media storage. You can use local storage or NFS as media storage. Polycom recommends to use local storage for better disk I/O performance.

You can according to the media storage capacity usage to plan your media storage.

Table 1. Media Storage Usage
Solution Primary Rate Call Duration Storage Space (WMV) Storage Space (MP4)
1*1080p

1024 kbps (MP4)

1728 kbps (WMV)

60 minutes ~1.4 GB ~870 MB
1*1080p 4096 kbps 60 minutes ~3.2 GB ~3.5 GB
1*720p 4096 kbps 60 minutes ~3.2 GB ~3.5 GB
1*720p 1024 kbps 60 minutes ~862 MB ~860 MB
1*4CIF 512 kbps 60 minutes ~458 MB ~459 MB
1*CIF 128 kbps 60 minutes ~100 MB ~103 MB

Each 60-minute 512k call to HARMAN Media Suite requires about 450M storage (the 512k call raw + the default mp4 VoD). For 1024k, the storage space is approximately double, which is 900M. You cannot calculate an accurate ratio because the size also depends on the video quality.

Procedure

  1. Add a hard disk in VMware vShpere.
    1. Right click the virtual machine which you want to add hard disk to, and select Edit Settings.


    2. Click Add to add a new hard disk.


    3. Select Hard Disk as the device type, and click Next.


    4. Select Create a new virtual disk to create a new disk, and click Next.


    5. Set the Disk Size.
    6. Set the Disk Provisioning, and Location for the new disk, and click Next.


    7. Configure Virtual Device Node.


    8. Check the hard disk options, and click Finish to add the hardware.


    9. Check the new hard disk from Virtual Machine settings.


  2. Access the HARMAN Media Suite Admin Portal by its IP address or FQDN from a compatible browser.
  3. Go to Device > Device Manager.
  4. Select a specific device, then click Edit.
  5. Select Media Storage tab.
  6. Optional: If select the local disk as the media storage, specify the following fields:
    • Media Storage Policy: Local Storage Only
    • Local Disk: select one local disk as the media storage.


  7. Optional: If select the network storage as the media storage, specify the following fields:
    • Media Storage Policy: Network Storage Only
    • NFS Server Address: enter an address of the NFS server.
    • NFS Storage Folder: specify the folder path to the NFS storage.


  8. Click Save.