Milestone - Bosch, Weak Integration? (Edge Playback And "IVA" Question)

Perhaps my configuration is "weak".

Hello IPVM and members,

To alleviate XProtect's inability to utilize Bosch's "Forensic Search", I would like to use iSCSI (or VRM) as the primary recording medium with XProtect Professional+; however, I cannot get XProtect to retrieve edge recordings from a microSD card - let alone iSCSI. In this scenario, I would fall-back to a Bosch video client for analytic searches.

I am willing to read any technical document, knowledge base article or forum post, but I cannot find noteworthy information about setting up XProtect to utilize Bosch's edge storage capabilities via SD card or iSCSI.

Albeit an earlier firmware and device pack, but Milestone's support page for this device states:

Additional comments
Edge Storage supported through SD-card and iSCSI. In order to reach 5fps on JPEG, Video stream 2 must be "Copy other stream". In order to set 1920x1080 for JPEG, set Video stream 1 to H.264 MP 1080p property and then switch to JPEG.

The XProtect version I am testing is XProtect Expert 2017 R2 with Device Pack 9.1.108 ("Bosch 1-channel device") -- running in VMware Workstation 12.5.6.

The tested camera is a FLEXIDOME IP 7000 RD (NDN-832); firmware version 6.32.0111 (11510632).

The configuration for this device was done in Bosch's Configuration Manager and the camera's webpage. Bosch Video Recording Manager or Bosch Video Management System was never utilized or connected to this camera during this process. The camera was set to factory defaults, time server set to mirror the XProtect's server's SNTP settings, provisioned the SD card on the cam's webpage, and enabled recording in Bosch Configuration Manager.

As edge storage is continuously recording on the camera, I disconnect the VM's network adapter and reconnect it after approximately five minutes. When the virtual adapter is reconnected, the camera is instantly restored in the Live tab of Smart Client and recording proceeds again to the recording server's local disk. XProtect will not retrieve recordings that are available on the microSD card (automatically via rules or manually with Time Selection Mode); the retrieval job status is "completed", but edge recordings are not populated in the timeline or available to replay.

I can retrieve the SD card and iSCSI footage from the device's webpage and Bosch viewing clients. Repeating the same procedure, I can successfully retrieve video from a G6 Sony PTZ (SNC-WR632) with firmware 2.7.3.

Does anyone have experience using Milestone XProtect with Bosch cameras recording to iSCSI (or VRM)?

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