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2018-11-13
All Mediatrix Units
v. 43.2.1343
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1 Requirements

  • DGW firmware, version 2.0.22.320 or newer
  • Licence key package
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2 Licence Key Package

The licence keys are contained in a ZIP file. The ZIP file should contain a specific activation script for each device and a multiple-activation script.

The individual script files are named using the unit MAC address. e.g. 0090F8000000.cfg.

The multiple-activation script is named all_units.cfg.

Activation Methods

There are three different methods available to activate a licence and enable the related feature:

  • Through the web interface
  • Through the CLI
  • Running a script
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3 Activating the Licence

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3.1 Logging on to the Mediatrix Unit Web Interface

Context
For better performances, it is recommended to use the latest available version of Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox.

Note

You may not be able to log on to the Mediatrix unit Web interface if you are using older browser versions. The computer's network card must be on the same subnet as the Mediatrix unit.

Steps
  1. In your Web browser, enter the IP address used by your Mediatrix unit to communicate with the Web interface.
    • If your computer is connected to the Ethernet port, commonly used to be connected to the Local Area Network (LAN), i.e. ETH2 on most devices, use the 192.168.0.10 IP address.
    • If your Mediatrix unit is configured to use a DHCP server with IPv4, use the provided DHCP server IP address.
  2. Enter public as your username and leave the password field empty.

    Note

    The public username account has administrator rights.

    Note

    You can also use admin as a username and administrator as password.

  3. Click Login.
Result
The Information page of the Web interface is displayed.

Next Step

3.2 Locating the MAC Address of Your Mediatrix Unit
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3.2 Locating the MAC Address of Your Mediatrix Unit

Context
The MAC address of the unit is:

  • printed on a label located under the Mediatrix unit
  • displayed in the Current Status table of the Web Interface (System/Information)

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3.5 Activating the Licence Using a Script 3.4 Activating the Licence Using the CLI 3.3 Activating the Licence Using the Web Interface
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3.3 Activating the Licence Using the Web Interface

Before You Start
You must have a licence key and you must know the MAC Address of your unit Locating the MAC Address of Your Mediatrix Unit.
Steps
  1. Go to System/Information.
  2. Using notepad, or equivalent, open the individual script file that has the same MAC address as the device.
  3. In the Activate License table, enter your licence key in the field found in step 2.
  4. Click on Apply.
Result

Next Step

3.6 Restarting Services
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3.4 Activating the Licence Using the CLI

Before You Start
You must have a licence key and you must know the MAC Address of your unitLocating the MAC Address of Your Mediatrix Unit
Steps
  1. Log into the CLI using an SSH client.
  2. Using notepad, or equivalent, open the individual script file that has the same MAC address as the device.
  3. Enter the licence key found in step 2 with the Dcm.ActivateLicence LicenceKey="key" command.
  4. Reboot the unit by typing the command line Pcm.Restart.

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3.6 Restarting Services
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3.5 Activating the Licence Using a Script

Before You Start
You must have a licence key and you must know the MAC Address of your unitLocating the MAC Address of Your Mediatrix Unit
Steps
  1. Go to Management/Configuration Scripts.
  2. In the Execute Scripts table, set the following parameters:
    1. Enter the provided activation script name in the Specific File Name field.
    2. Complete the other fields as required to correctly fetch the script.
  3. Click Apply and Execute Now.
Result
The unit(s) will restart automatically.

Next Step

3.6 Restarting Services
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3.6 Restarting Services

Steps
  1. Go to System/Services.
  2. In the restart required services table, click restart required services.
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4 Online Help

If you are not familiar with the meaning of the fields and buttons, click Show Help, located at the upper right corner of the Web page. When activated, the fields and buttons that offer online help will change to green and if you hover over them, the description will be displayed.

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5 Documentation

Mediatrix units are supplied with an exhaustive set of documentation.

Mediatrix user documentation is available on the Documentation Portal .

Several types of documents were created to clearly present the information you are looking for. Our documentation includes:

  • Release notes: Generated at each GA release, this document includes the known and solved issues of the software. It also outlines the changes and the new features the release includes.
  • Configuration notes: These documents are created to facilitate the configuration of a specific use case. They address a configuration aspect we consider that most users will need to perform. However, in some cases, a configuration note is created after receiving a question from a customer. They provide standard step-by-step procedures detailing the values of the parameters to use. They provide a means of validation and present some conceptual information. The configuration notes are specifically created to guide the user through an aspect of the configuration.
  • Technical bulletins: These documents are created to facilitate the configuration of a specific technical action, such as performing a firmware upgrade.
  • Hardware installation guide: They provide the detailed procedure on how to safely and adequately install the unit. It provides information on card installation, cable connections, and how to access for the first time the Management interface.
  • User guide: The user guide explains how to customise to your needs the configuration of the unit. Although this document is task oriented, it provides conceptual information to help the user understand the purpose and impact of each task. The User Guide will provide information such as where and how TR-069 can be configured in the Management Interface, how to set firewalls, or how to use the CLI to configure parameters that are not available in the Management Interface.
  • Reference guide: This exhaustive document has been created for advanced users. It includes a description of all the parameters used by all the services of the Mediatrix units. You will find, for example, scripts to configure a specific parameter, notification messages sent by a service, or an action description used to create Rulesets. This document includes reference information such as a dictionary, and it does not include any step-by-step procedures.

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6 Copyright Notice

Copyright © 2018 Media5 Corporation.

This document contains information that is proprietary to Media5 Corporation.

Media5 Corporation reserves all rights to this document as well as to the Intellectual Property of the document and the technology and know-how that it includes and represents.

This publication cannot be reproduced, neither in whole nor in part, in any form whatsoever, without written prior approval by Media5 Corporation.

Media5 Corporation reserves the right to revise this publication and make changes at any time and without the obligation to notify any person and/or entity of such revisions and/or changes.

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