Making your own IPTV profile in Lab wizard

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The IPTV profile screen sets up your video/audio streams.

When clicking on an IPTV profile, the profile definition screen appears. It has been split into two parts:

The Panels - Located on the left, contains all panels included in the service profile.
The Fields - Located on the right, contains all fields for each panel. These fields are the detailed settings for each panel.

NOTE: If you must change profile settings, change the settings in the Panels only. Avoid changing settings in the Fields.

 
Figure-1: Sample IPTV profile

Clicking on the Video section on the left, results in the display to the Video fields on the right. When editing the values of the fields on the right, you enter the manual mode. All fields are shown and can be edited. Click Parametric mode to return the profile to a state in which you can select for instance the Audio section on the left.

Warning:
We recommend not to enter the manual mode. This is a feature designed for experts only!

Customizing the IPTV profile

You can use the Lab wizard app to preview, customize, and delete an IPTV profile.

When you log in into VOS, VOS Cloud Service Profiles are available for you, based on the information you provided during the initial VOS setup process. The profiles can be previewed, customized, and deleted in the Lab wizard app.

The workflow described here is a common workflow on how to customize an IPTV profile. In this workflow, you are presented with the Harmonic IPTV SD 29.97 Service Profile. Customizations are Video processing and Audio processing for the currently selected Set-top box.

NOTE: Avoid making changes in the fields on the right side, as this may affect other panel content or fields. A validation is automatically made and when there is an issue, a message is shown.
NOTE: If you do not make changes to the profile, go to step 5 and continue with the testing (recommended) and validation.

  1. From the Launchpad or drop-down list, click the Lab wizard app icon.
  2. Click the IPTV profile that you want to customize. The IPTV profile page is vertically divided into two parts: On the left side all panels included in the Service Profile and on the right side all fields for each panel.
  3. Click the Passthrough radio button in the Video panel on the left. The video definitions in the input are the same in the output.
  4. Click the Passthrough radio button in the Audio panel on the left. The audio definitions in the input are the same in the output.
  5. After making all changes, click Save As Version and the customized version with a new version number is created.

Testing and validating

Test and validate a customized IPTV profile to certify that correct video/audio streams can be sent to your customer.

The workflow described here is a common workflow on how to test and validate an IPTV profile. After the validation, you can view the profile and use it to configure a Service. Use the customized Harmonic IPTV SD 29.97 Service Profile.

NOTE: The following values are examples: The original Harmonic IPTV SD 29.97 Service Profile v.2.3 is linked to service Harmonic Desk (HD) and its destination is DVLabs with IP Address 123.45.678.90.
NOTE: If you do not want to test the profile, go to step 6 to validate it.

Before you begin, make sure you have set up a test channel as destination in the Configuration app.
  1. At the top of the profile, click Test.
  2. Select Source. Example: HD


  3. Figure-2: Adding a source

  4. Click Next.
  5. Select Destination. Example: DVLabs with IP Address 123.45.678.90


  6. Figure 3: Adding a destination

  7. Click Next.
  8. Test the channel by reviewing and customizing the service on the screen.


  9. Figure-4: Testing

  10. After the channel is tested, click Commit.
  11. When you return to the tested profile on the Lab wizard Profile tab, click Validate the profile. The profile shows the word "Validated".
The next step is to configure a service, using the validated profile.
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