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  • Thu, Sep 5 2019 4:18 PM

    • marc.gray
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    Virtualizing Media Central 2019.6 and Phonetic Index (aka Search Grid)

    I am not seeing a best practices or anything in the install docs other than an old guide for version 2.5 or later.

    Has anyone virtualized Media Central 2019.6? With VMWare?

    I remember from class that it is a resource hog but we are on a push to virtualize everything within the next year, so Media Central and Phonetic Index are the only two I see that are not listed in the docs…

    Anyone done it with success?

    Avid? Supported or not supported?

    Thanks

    Marc

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    Re: Virtualizing Media Central 2019.6 and Phonetic Index (aka Search Grid)

    Marc

    Let me see if I can get the Mcentral team to assist me here with a response.

    Stand by

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    Re: Virtualizing Media Central 2019.6 and Phonetic Index (aka Search Grid)

    Marc

    Got the scoop.....    

    An “Avid MediaCentral® | Cloud UX Virtual Environment with VMware®” guide is currently in progress.  We expect that to be release prior to 2020 and would expect this document to include information on virtualizing the Phonetic Index server.

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  • Thu, Sep 5 2019 7:22 PM In reply to

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    Re: Virtualizing Media Central 2019.6 and Phonetic Index (aka Search Grid)

    Awesome!

    So as a baseline, if I follow the Hardware Guide for the VM I create and the Install Guide for the Drives and so on I should be good? For testing at least?

    Thanks a ton

    Marc

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    Re: Virtualizing Media Central 2019.6 and Phonetic Index (aka Search Grid)

    Yes!!!!!!!

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  • Thu, Sep 5 2019 8:34 PM In reply to

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    Re: Virtualizing Media Central 2019.6 and Phonetic Index (aka Search Grid)

  • Mon, Sep 9 2019 2:32 PM In reply to

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    Re: Virtualizing Media Central 2019.6 and Phonetic Index (aka Search Grid)

    So another question on this thread, the virtual is up and running great…. but what can we use for licensing to test?

    I can login to the admin console but cannot log into the user site? MC tells me all licenses are in use, doesn’t matter whether I am logged in to the admin or not.

     

    Cheers

    Marc

  • Tue, Sep 10 2019 7:00 PM In reply to

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    Re: Virtualizing Media Central 2019.6 and Phonetic Index (aka Search Grid)

    Hey marc,

     

    you'll need to have someone with the abiltiy to generate a temporary or lab type license. Otherwise, skip the LDAP setup script and use the openLDAP default user credentials. 

     

    I have MCCUX 2018.11 virtualized in production on vmware and 2019.6 virtualized for lab work. Install process is the same.  

    I suspect that there is some kind of hard coding in the avid software regarding number of CPU threads required - resource consumption is WELL under the avid hardware specifications (16 cores, 128GB RAM), but reducing allocated vCPUs results in excessive container and Pod creation failures on reboot, even with CPU usage sitting well under 50%.  

    Example:

    MCCUX centos VM with 16vCPUs and 128GB Ram - time to reboot until user logon is functional approx 20 minutes

    Same MCCUX VM with 8vCPUs and 128GB Ram - time to reboot until user logon is functional approximatly 30-45 minutes, requires manually killing pods fin order for logon to function. 

     

    Dave

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