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Release Notes for Cisco Video Surveillance Stream Manager for ...
Release Notes for Cisco Video Surveillance Stream Manager for ...
Release Notes for Cisco Video Surveillance Stream Manager for ...
Release Notes for Cisco Video Surveillance Stream Manager for ...
Release Notes for Cisco Video Surveillance Stream Manager for ...
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  • 1. Release Notes for Cisco Video Surveillance Stream Manager for Release 5.3 November 18, 2008, OL-18065-01 These release notes describe important information for Cisco Video Surveillance Stream Manager, Release 5.3. • Release 5.3 is a minor release of Cisco Video Surveillance Stream Manager containing new features and updates. Users of a previous release(s) should check the “System Requirements” section on page 5 section for compatibility information and instructions on how to use existing data with this new release. • Users of a previous release(s) of either Cisco Stream Manager or ClearClient are encouraged to upgrade. See the “Installation Notes” section on page 2 for more information. Contents This document includes the following information: • Introduction • Related Documentation • Installation Notes – Software Filenames and Part Numbers • System Requirements – Desktop PC System Requirements – Cisco Video Surveillance Software and Firmware Compatibility • New and Changed Information • Caveats • Security • Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request Americas Headquarters: Cisco Systems, Inc., 170 West Tasman Drive, San Jose, CA 95134-1706 USA © 2008 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 2. Introduction Introduction The Cisco Video Surveillance Stream Manager application is a collection of discrete software modules. Release 5.3, includes the following modules: • Cisco Video Surveillance Stream Manager Configuration Module Used to identify and program Cisco Video Surveillance IP Gateway encoders, decoders, and storage devices. The Stream Manager Upgrade Module is included in the Configuration Module and is used to upgrade firmware on Cisco Video Surveillance Services Platforms, Integrated Services Platforms, and IP Gateway encoders and decoders. • Cisco Video Surveillance Stream Manager Client Viewing Module Provides access to all system operations, including camera control, stored video review, and alarm notifications. This is the primary PC application for viewing live or stored video from the network. • Cisco Video Surveillance Stream Manager Administration and Monitoring Module Enables monitoring of network, server use, and dynamic system health, and provides status reporting. An alternative version with the Failover Module also provides failover management. Tip To ensure proper operation, do not run the Stream Manager Client Viewing and Stream Manager Configuration modules at the same time. Open only one of these modules at a time for maximum system performance. In addition, this release includes the following firmware updates. • Firmware for Service Platforms • Firmware for Decoders and Encoders • Firmware for the XVCR Decoder Related Documentation Use these publications to learn how to install and use the Cisco Video Surveillance Stream Manager. Document Name Description and Location Cisco Video Surveillance Provides instructions to install, uninstall, and upgrade the Cisco Video System User Guide Surveillance Stream Manager Software and Cisco Video Surveillance firmware. This document also includes information on planning and deploying a complete Cisco Video Surveillance system. http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/security/physical_security/video_surv eillance/hybrid/stream_manager/5_3/english/user/guide/vssm_53.pdf Installation Notes • To install the same or a newer version of a Stream Manager module that already is installed on the computer, you must first uninstall the existing module. Release Notes for Cisco Video Surveillance Stream Manager for Release 5.3 2 OL-18065-01
  • 3. Installation Notes • When upgrading from a pre-5.x Stream Manager release to Stream Manager release 5.x or later, you must reselect the time zone setting for the time master recorder. Otherwise, a default time zone value is selected. For instructions to reselect the time zone, see “Configuring Device Settings for a Recorder” in the Cisco Video Surveillance System User Guide. • For instructions to install or uninstall Cisco Video Surveillance firmware and Stream Manager software, refer to the documents described in Related Documentation. • Install the modules one at a time, performing the installation procedure for each module that you want to install. • Installation software and firmware is located on the Stream Manager installation disk, or you can download it from the following URL: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6940/tsd_products_support_series_home.html • Before you install the Stream Manager software, make sure that the computer on which you are installing meets the minimum hardware requirements. See Desktop PC System Requirements, page 5 for more information. • Software and firmware filenames and part numbers are described in the following section, Software Filenames and Part Numbers Software Filenames and Part Numbers For Cisco Video Surveillance Stream Manager Release 5.3, you must install the software and firmware versions described in this section. • Cisco Stream Manager Release 5.3 software and firmware is not compatible with any previous version. • All software and firmware must be upgraded to Release 5.3 for proper operation. • Before you install, make sure that the computer on which you are installing meets the minimum hardware requirements, as described in System Requirements, page 5. • You can install software that you obtain on a Stream Manager installation disk or that you download from the following URL: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6940/tsd_products_support_series_home.html This section contains these topics: • Stream Manager Software Filenames and Part Numbers • Firmware Filenames and Part Numbers Release Notes for Cisco Video Surveillance Stream Manager for Release 5.3 OL-18065-01 3
  • 4. Installation Notes Stream Manager Software Filenames and Part Numbers Table 1 describes the desktop Cisco Video Surveillance Stream Manager software. To download the compressed firmware files, go to http://www.cisco.com/public/sw-center/. Table 1 Cisco Stream Manager Software Filenames and Part Numbers Software Module Version Filename Video Surveillance Stream Manager 5.3.10 StreamManagerConfig5.3.10.msi Configuration Software Video Surveillance Stream Manager Client 5.3.7 StreamManagerClient5.3.7.msi Software Video Surveillance Stream Manager 5.3.5 StreamManagerMonitor5.3.5.msi Administration Software Video Surveillance Stream Manager 5.3.5 StreamManagerMonitorwithFailover5.3.5.msi Administration with Failover Software Video Surveillance Stream Manager 5.3.3 StreamManagerUpgrade5.3.3.msi Upgrade Software Firmware Filenames and Part Numbers Table 2 describes the desktop Cisco Video Surveillance Stream Manager firmware. To download the compressed firmware files, go to http://www.cisco.com/public/sw-center/. Table 2 Cisco Stream Manager Firmware Filenames and Part Numbers Module Version Filename Video Surveillance Stream Manager 5.3.5 SPNFirmware_CSEN_5.3.5.tar Encoder Firmware Video Surveillance Stream Manager 5.3.5 SPNFirmware_CSEN_DSP_5.3.5.tar Encoder DSP Firmware Video Surveillance Stream Manager 5.3.5 SPNFirmware_CSDE_5.3.5.tar Decoder Firmware Video Surveillance Stream Manager 5.3.5 SPNFirmware_CSDE_DSP_5.3.5.tar Decoder DSP Firmware Video Surveillance Stream Manager 5.3.3 SPNFirmware_XDEC_5.3.3.tar Hybrid Decoder Firmware Video Surveillance Stream Manager 5.3.5 SPNFirmware_XVCR_5.3.5.tar Services Platform Firmware Video Surveillance Stream Manager 5.0.11 SPNFirmware_XVCR_DB_5.0.11.tar Database Firmware Release Notes for Cisco Video Surveillance Stream Manager for Release 5.3 4 OL-18065-01
  • 5. System Requirements System Requirements This section contains these topics: • Desktop PC System Requirements – Windows XP PC System Requirements – Windows Vista PC System Requirements – Additional Windows Vista Compatibility and Settings • Cisco Video Surveillance Software and Firmware Compatibility Desktop PC System Requirements A desktop PC or laptop running Stream Manager Software requires the following hardware and software: • Windows XP PC System Requirements, page 5 • Windows Vista PC System Requirements, page 6 • Additional Windows Vista Compatibility and Settings, page 8 Windows XP PC System Requirements Table 3 Windows XP PC System Requirements for Cisco Stream Manager, Release 5.3 Client Viewing Module All Other Modules CPU Pentium dual-core, 2.8 GHz Pentium IV, 2.8 GHz RAM 1 GB 512 MB Hard Drive 40 GB 40 GB CD or DVD Drive Recordable, if video is to be exported Read-only Audio Card Optional, for listening to audio Optional, for listening to system provided by a camera alerts Video Card ATI X1600XT 512MB PCI-e Standard PC video card or NVIDIA E-GEFORCE 7600GT CO 256MB DDR PCI-e Windows XP also supports the cards supported by Windows Vista (see Table 4). Network Card 10BASE-T, 100BASE-T, 10BASE-T, 100BASE-T, 1000BASE-T 1000BASE-T Release Notes for Cisco Video Surveillance Stream Manager for Release 5.3 OL-18065-01 5
  • 6. System Requirements Table 3 Windows XP PC System Requirements for Cisco Stream Manager, Release 5.3 (continued) Client Viewing Module All Other Modules Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Pro with Microsoft Windows XP Pro with Service Pack 2, Windows XP Theme Service Pack 2, Windows XP Theme Note To change the theme on your Note To change the theme on your Windows PC, select Control Windows PC, select Control Pane l > Display > Themes Pane l > Display > Themes and select Windows XP from and select Windows XP from the drop down menu. the drop down menu. Web Services Microsoft Net 2.0 Microsoft Net 2.0 Windows Vista PC System Requirements Table 4 Windows Vista PC System Requirements for Cisco Stream Manager, Release 5.3 Client Viewing Module All Other Modules CPU Two 2.0 GHz (Dual Core) Processors 1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) for viewing multiple video streaming processor displays. RAM 2 GB 2 GB Hard Drive 40 GB 40 GB CD or DVD Drive Recordable, if video is to be exported Read-only Audio Card Optional, for listening to audio Optional, for listening to system provided by a camera alerts Release Notes for Cisco Video Surveillance Stream Manager for Release 5.3 6 OL-18065-01
  • 7. System Requirements Table 4 Windows Vista PC System Requirements for Cisco Stream Manager, Release 5.3 (continued) Client Viewing Module All Other Modules Graphic Card Graphic cards that are fully Standard PC video card compatible with Microsoft Direct X10. Examples include: NVIDIA • PNY 8800 GT 512MB with driver (WHQL) Version 175.19 • EVGA 8600 GT 512MB with driver (WHQL) Version 175.19 • NVIDIA GEFORCE 9800 GTX/GTX+ tested in XP (512 MB driver version 6.14.11.7824) • NVIDIA GEFORCE 8600 GTS tested in XP (256 MB driver version 6.14.11.7813) ATI • Diamond 4850 HD 512MB with driver (WDM) Catalyst 8.6 • Diamond 2600 PRO 256MB with driver (WDM) Catalyst 8.6 Network Card 10BASE-T, 100BASE-T, 10BASE-T, 100BASE-T, 1000BASE-T 1000BASE-T Operating System Windows Vista Business edition SP1 Windows Vista Business edition SP1 32-bit: Vista Aero theme only 32-bit: Vista Aero theme only Web Services Microsoft Net 2.0 Microsoft Net 2.0 Release Notes for Cisco Video Surveillance Stream Manager for Release 5.3 OL-18065-01 7
  • 8. System Requirements Additional Windows Vista Compatibility and Settings Verify that your PC meets the minimum requirements specified in Windows Vista PC System Requirements, page 6. In addition, adjust the following settings on your PC running Microsoft Vista to ensure proper operation of the Cisco Stream Manager modules: Network Connectivity Cisco Video Surveillance Stream Manager does not support IPv6. If the selected network card does not connect to the Cisco Video Surveillance network on a PC running Windows Vista, verify that IPv6 setting is disabled. Go to Control Panel -> Network and Sharing Center -> Manage Network Connections -> Local Area Connection -> Properties and deselect Internal Protocol Version 6 (TCIP/IPv6). Synchronizing the System Clock To ensure the system clock synchronizes with the system, disable the Windows Vista User Account Control (UAC). To disable this setting, go to Control Panel -> User Accounts and Family Safety -> User Accounts -> Turn User Account Control on or off. Cisco Video Surveillance Software and Firmware Compatibility Stream Manager Release 5.3 software and firmware is not compatible with any previous version. All software and firmware should be upgraded to Release 5.3 for proper operation. For the required version of each module and firmware file, see Software Filenames and Part Numbers, page 3. Release Notes for Cisco Video Surveillance Stream Manager for Release 5.3 8 OL-18065-01
  • 9. New and Changed Information New and Changed Information Cisco Video Surveillance Stream Manager Software Version 5.3 includes the following new features: • Storage Platform Health Monitoring, page 9 • Database Backup and Restore, page 9 • Dual Ethernet Network Interface Card (NIC) Support, page 9 • Satellite Matrix Switch Support for American Dynamics (AD) 1024, page 9 • Panasonic WV-CU950 Keyboard Support, page 10 • H.264 Encoding/Decoding, page 10 • Serial Pass-Through, page 10 • Support for Microsoft Vista Business, page 10 • Support for Pelco Spectra IV Camera, page 10 • Support for Pelco Spectra III Camera, page 11 Storage Platform Health Monitoring Cisco Video Surveillance Stream Manager Monitor monitors the status of the video surveillance network and devices. Storage Platform Health Monitoring provides additional, proactive system monitoring for temperature, fan speed, voltages, and memory usage. Visual alerts, actions, and emails can be sent to warn the administrator before problems occur. Storage Platform Health Monitoring increases the overall system reliability. Database Backup and Restore Cisco Video Surveillance Stream Manager uses a database to maintain the user rights and privileges information. Database backup and restore to a PC provides an additional level of security and reliability to the system. Dual Ethernet Network Interface Card (NIC) Support Cisco Video Surveillance Stream Manager allows two Ethernet network interface cards (NICs) in the PC that runs the applications. Dual NIC support lets you select the network card used with the Stream Manager network. Satellite Matrix Switch Support for American Dynamics (AD) 1024 The AD 1024 Matrix Switch allows a “satellite” or remote configuration. Cameras are selected using the site number, then the camera number. Support is added to interoperate with the satellite configuration. Release Notes for Cisco Video Surveillance Stream Manager for Release 5.3 OL-18065-01 9
  • 10. New and Changed Information Support for the AD 3200 Matrix Switch Support has been added for the AD 3200 Matrix Switch. Stream Manager can now interoperate with the AD 3200 with the same capabilities as the AD 1024, including satellite configuration. AD CC1100 Keyboard Support Support is added for the AD CC1100 Keyboard in hybrid mode. The AD CC1100 interoperates with both the AD 1024 and AD 3200 Matrix Switches in hybrid mode. Panasonic WV-CU950 Keyboard Support Panasonic produces a true Ethernet-based keyboard. Support is added so that Cisco Video Surveillance Stream Manager Decoders can interoperate with the Panasonic WV-CU950 Keyboard. H.264 Encoding/Decoding H.264 encoding and decoding support has been added to Cisco Video Surveillance IP Gateways. H.264 is a compression mechanism that provides similar quality video to MPEG-4, but with lower bit rates, reducing both network traffic and storage requirements. IP Gateway Encoders are required for H.264 support. The CIVS-SG1B-ECMD-C16=, and CIVS-SG1B-ECOD-FE encoders support H.264. The CIVS-SG1B-DCMD-C16=, CIVS-SG1B-DCOD-FE, CIVS-SG1A-DCMD-C16=, and CIVS-SG1A-DCOD-FE decoders all support H.264. Serial Pass-Through Cisco Video Surveillance Stream Manager IP Gateways have two serial ports. Serial pass-through allows serial data to be sent transparently through one of the serial ports without requiring Stream Manager to understand or translate the data. This feature is desirable to interoperate with other devices, particularly pan, tilt, zoom (PTZ) cameras controlled from Cisco Video Surveillance Manager. Support for Microsoft Vista Business Cisco Video Surveillance Stream Manager applications run on Windows-based PCs. Support for Microsoft Vista OS, Business Edition is added in Cisco Stream Manager Release 5.3. See Desktop PC System Requirements, page 5 for more information. Support for Pelco Spectra IV Camera Cisco Stream Manager Release 5.3 supports the Pelco Spectra IV camera. To ensure proper operation, the Spectra IV bidirectional dip switch must be set to OFF (the dip switch is set to ON by default). If the bidirectional dip switch is not set to OFF, the Spectra IV may not recognize all PTZ commands and continue paning, tilting, or zooming. Release Notes for Cisco Video Surveillance Stream Manager for Release 5.3 10 OL-18065-01
  • 11. New and Changed Information Support for Pelco Spectra III Camera To ensure proper operation, Pelco Spectra III cameras attached to Cisco IP Gateway encoder Rev8, Rev B, or higher, should not be configured for a 2400 baud rate. If upgrading from a Rev6 encoder to a Rev8 encoder, verify that the baud rate for both the Spectra III and the Cisco encoder are configured greater than 2400 baud. Release Notes for Cisco Video Surveillance Stream Manager for Release 5.3 OL-18065-01 11
  • 12. Caveats Caveats Use the Bug Toolkit to find information on the caveats (bugs) for the current release, including a description of the problem and available workarounds. The Bug Toolkit lists both open and resolved caveats. This section contains these topics: • Using the Bug Toolkit, page 12 • Caveats, page 13 • Resolved Caveats, page 13 Using the Bug Toolkit You can search for problems by using the Cisco Software Bug Toolkit. To access the Bug Toolkit, you need the following items: • Internet connection • Web browser • Cisco.com user ID and password To use the Software Bug Toolkit, follow these steps: Procedure Step 1 To access the Bug Toolkit, go to http://tools.cisco.com/Support/BugToolKit/action.do?hdnAction=searchBugs. Step 2 Log on with your Cisco.com user ID and password. Step 3 To look for information about a specific problem, enter the bug ID number in the “Search for bug ID” field, then click Go. Step 4 To look for information if you do not know the bug ID number: a. Select “Security” from the “Select Product Category” menu. b. Select “Cisco Video Surveillance Stream Manager Software” from the “Select Product” menu. c. Select the version number from the “Software Version” menu. d. Under Advanced Options, select “Use default settings” or “Use custom settings”. The default settings search for severity 1, 2 and 3 bugs, open and fixed bugs, and bugs containing bug details. Use the custom settings to change the severity and status parameters, or to search for keywords within the bug headline and description. Tip For information about how to search for bugs, create saved searches, create bug groups, etc., click Help in the Bug Toolkit page. Release Notes for Cisco Video Surveillance Stream Manager for Release 5.3 12 OL-18065-01
  • 13. Security Caveats Table 5 lists the important defects for Cisco Stream Manager Release 5.3. For a complete list of resolved defects, refer to the instructions in Using the Bug Toolkit, page 12. Table 5 Caveats for Cisco Stream Manager Release 5.3 Identifier Headline and Bug Toolkit CSCsr07188 To ensure proper operation, do not run the Stream Manager Client Viewing and Stream Manager Configuration modules at the same time. Open only one of these modules at a time for maximum system performance. http://tools.cisco.com/Support/BugToolKit/search/getBugDetails.do?method=fetchBugDetails&bugId=CS Csr07188 CSCsu38790 When upgrading from a pre-5.x Stream Manager release to Stream Manager release 5.x or later, you must reselect the time zone setting for the time master recorder. Otherwise, a default time zone value is selected. For instructions to reselect the time zone, see “Configuring Device Settings for a Recorder” in the Cisco Video Surveillance System User Guide. http://tools.cisco.com/Support/BugToolKit/search/getBugDetails.do?method=fetchBugDetails&bugId=CS Csu38790 Resolved Caveats For a complete list of resolved defects, refer to the instructions in Using the Bug Toolkit, page 12. Security For information regarding Cisco Stream Manager security issues, see the Security Advisory at: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/products_security_advisory09186a00808b4d38.shtml Use the advisory to determine the security issues, if any, that impact your products or installation. This advisory includes information on affected products, software versions and fixes, and obtaining fixed software. Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request For information on obtaining documentation, submitting a service request, and gathering additional information, see the monthly What’s New in Cisco Product Documentation, which also lists all new and revised Cisco technical documentation, at: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/general/whatsnew/whatsnew.html Subscribe to the What’s New in Cisco Product Documentation as a Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feed and set content to be delivered directly to your desktop using a reader application. The RSS feeds are a free service and Cisco currently supports RSS version 2.0. Release Notes for Cisco Video Surveillance Stream Manager for Release 5.3 OL-18065-01 13
  • 14. Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request This document is to be used in conjunction with the documents listed in the “Related Documentation” section. Cisco and the Cisco Logo are trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. A listing of Cisco's trademarks can be found at www.cisco.com/go/trademarks. Third party trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners. The use of the word partner does not imply a partnership relationship between Cisco and any other company. (1005R) Any Internet Protocol (IP) addresses used in this document are not intended to be actual addresses. Any examples, command display output, and figures included in the document are shown for illustrative purposes only. Any use of actual IP addresses in illustrative content is unintentional and coincidental. © 2008 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Release Notes for Cisco Video Surveillance Stream Manager for Release 5.3 14 OL-18065-01

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