VideoXpert: Aggregation Setup

Issue

A site is implementing aggregation and does not have the information required to implement it.

Product Line

Pelco Video Management

Environment

VideoXpert v2.1
Main site with VX Ultimate
Multiple remote sites with VX Enterprise over WAN connections

Cause

A new VX Ultimate system is being setup.
Aggregation is not setup correctly.

Resolution

It is recommended that Pelco Expert Services be involved in any site implementing aggregation.

This procedure assumes the main and remote site(s) are independently operational and already licensed.

Aggregation Prerequisites:

  • The main site will implement the U1-AGG-1C license(s).
  • The remote site(s) must reside in different vlan(s) from the main site and the other remote sites


Aggregation Setup:

  1. Login to the Admin Portal of the main site.
     
  2. Click the Config tab then Aggregation then Add System.
     
  3. Under Server Address input the IP address provided by the integrator.
     
  4. Leave the Port defaulted to 443 unless your integrator tells you otherwise.
     
  5. Under Streaming Configuration / Connection Type select the appropriate field specified by your integrator. These settings are specific to each install and will affect video quality.
     
  6. Under Bandwidth select the appropriate speed of your WAN connection between the VideoXpert Ultimate site and the remote site. The higher the connection speed, the better aggregated devices will perform. Selecting speeds lower than 100 Mbps will cause cameras from aggregated systems to return MJPEG video.
     
  7. Type in the aggregator password. The default password is aggregator.
     
  8. Click Test Connection. It should say Connection test succeeded. If it does not, contact your integrator.
     
  9. Click Save.
     
  10. When the connection is fully established a green circle will appear next to the connection you just added.
     
  11. Click the Devices tab. You will see the devices from the remote location.
     
  12. Cameras from aggregated sites require a license in order to be commissioned as indicated by a key icon next to them.
     
  13. Logon to Ops Center, and Under Video Sources any aggregated cameras will display an orange icon on the upper left of the camera title...

     
  14. Once the camera is dragged into a live view, it will display a orange icon next to the camera title as well...

 

Warning: When deleting aggregated devices in the devices tab of the main system, the device will also be deleted from the remote system. It is recommended to remove the aggregated channels from the aggregation setup page found in the Config Tab of Admin Portal.