Vidispine Server Agent¶
The Vidispine Server Agent, VSA, is a daemon process running on servers connecting to a Vidispine Server, VS. VSA is composed of a Vidispine Transcoder and the VSA supervisor. VSA is connecting to the VS using SSH, and enables a VS to see files remotely.
How to install VSA¶
- A running VS instance, version 4.4 or newer
- A server running Ubuntu 14.04 or higher, 64-bit, or CentOS 6.5 or higher, 64-bit
Add the Vidispine repository according to the documentation on repository. Then you can install and start VSA. With Ubuntu/Debian:
$ sudo apt-get install vidispine-agent vidispine-agent-tools
$ sudo yum install vidispine-agent vidispine-agent-tools
Connecting to Vidispine¶
The configuration files are located in /etc/vidispine/. Configuration can be stored in either the file agent.conf in this directory, or in files in the subdirectory agent.conf.d. It is recommended that a file is created in the agent.conf.d directory. Specifically, there are two setting that has to be set: the connection to VS, and the unique name of the VSA server. The first one you will get from the Vidispine instance.
On the Vidispine instance, install the vidispine-tools package and run
$ sudo vidispine-admin vsa-enable
Fill in the user name, password and IP address. Enter the unique name, but you can leave the UUID empty.
Now, on the VSA server, add this information to /etc/vidispine/agent.conf.d/connection.
$ sudo start vidispine-agent $ sudo service transcoder start
Wait 30 seconds. Now verify that it is connected:
$ sudo vidispine-agent-admin status
Agent, transcoder and Vidispine should all be ONLINE.