Media Flow Controller Configuration Tasks

Media Flow Controller Configuration Tasks
This chapter describes how to complete the basic configuration of the Media Flow Controller appliance to get it integrated and running, and also provides information on advanced configuration options.
Media Flow Controller is a network appliance and the network parameters must be configured first, as any network appliance. Before you begin, you will need to know:
Hostnames/IP addresses (including but not limited to, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway, DNS servers, and NTP servers) for the Media Flow Controller traffic and management ports (eth0 is default management port, eth1 is the recommended origin-fetch interface).
Hostnames/IP addresses for external servers such as origin servers/libraries, logging, SNMP, SSH, or storage servers. In order to configure the (required) namespace, you must know the uri-prefix (see uri-prefix for definition), domain name, and origin server FQDN (fully qualified domain name) or IP address, at a minimum. This information tells Media Flow Controller where to fetch media from and how to handle it.
Domain names for the Media Flow Controller to resolve unqualified hostnames.
The users you want to be able to administer or monitor Media Flow Controller, their email addresses (for event email notifications), and the authentication/authorization schemes you want to use; these schemes can be complicated and should be prepared by an expert.
The query params that you use in URLs to pass information, if you expect to configure a virtual player (not required). Many content delivery networks (CDNs) have proprietary query params already defined.
You should also have a good understanding of the types of content that you serve and their optimal delivery rates, the protocols that you use for delivery, and the general bandwidths of delivery connections that you want to maintain.
In order to get Media Flow Controller up and running, these topics are covered:
How To (configuration examples)

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