Training: Enterprise Network Switches for IP Video

Author: Benros Emata, Published on Sep 07, 2010

Many surveillance systems use non-enterprise class switches. These switches are simple to administer as they typically rely on GUI driven interfaces for configuration and management. (As an example, see our test of Cisco-Linksys's basic managed switch). However, they lack more advanced features and functionalities important for large-scale IP surveillance.

This training focuses on command line interface (CLI) driven configuration interfaces commonly found on enterprise-class switches. Familiarity and proficiency with CLI based enterprise switches allows for more sophisticated design options and enhances integration with corporate networks.

This training provides 80 minutes of video tutorials on configuring enterprise class switches for IP video.  We demonstrate network configuration concepts using the popular Cisco IOS command line interface (CLI) as a representative enterprise level switch.

Skills developed in using the Cisco IOS CLI will transfer to almost any other vendor's CLI such as Hewlett Packard, Huawei, Enterasys, Adtran, Foundry, Alcatel-Lucent, Motorola, Riverbed, and others. These and other vendors implement CLIs that are either very close copies of the Cisco CLI or of varying likenesses to it.  Vendors may even market claims of Cisco IOS 'likeness' to attract IT purchasers.

For stand-alone IP video systems, enterprise-class switches offer increased PoE reliability, more extensive and proven support for multicast technologies, more granular QoS controls, layer 3 routing possibilities, an overall depth of support for open standards, and more intensive tech-support for advanced deployments.

Moreover, for projects requiring IP video systems integration into corporate networks, a vendor preferred enterprise class switch is often times mandated.  Corporate IT departments have many well-founded reasons to maintain as homogeneous a network as possible.  These policies reduce risk of interoperability issues between devices, help assure that new devices are supported by network wide monitoring and management systems, and capitalize on existing knowledge and familiarity with products, by avoiding training for new systems or products.

Watch a preview of this training:

**** ************ ******* *** ***-********** ***** ********. ***** ******** *** simple ** ********** ** **** ********* **** ** *** ****** interfaces *** ************* *** **********. (** ** *******, *** *** test *******-*******'* ***** ******* ******). *******, **** **** **** ******** ******** *** *************** ********* for *****-***** ** ************.

**** ******** ******* ** ******* **** ********* (***) ****** ************* interfaces ******** ***** ** **********-***** ********. *********** *** *********** **** CLI ***** ********** ******** ****** *** **** ************* ****** ******* and ******** *********** **** ********* ********.

**** ******** ******** ** ******* ** ***** ********* ** *********** enterprise ***** ******** *** ** *****.  ** *********** ******* ************* concepts ***** *** ******* ***** *** ******* **** ********* (***) as * ************** ********** ***** ******.

****** ********* ** ***** *** ***** *** *** **** ******** to ****** *** ***** ******'* *** **** ** ******* *******, Huawei, *********, ******, *******, *******-******, ********, ********, *** ******. ***** and ***** ******* ********* **** **** *** ****** **** ***** copies ** *** ***** *** ** ** ******* ********** ** it.  ******* *** ********** ****** ** ***** *** '********'** ******* ** **********.

*** *****-***** ** ***** *******, **********-***** ******** ***** ********* *** reliability, **** ********* *** ****** ******* *** ********* ************, **** granular *** ********, ***** * ******* *************, ** ******* ***** of ******* *** **** *********, *** **** ********* ****-******* *** advanced ***********.

********, *** ******** ********* ** ***** ******* *********** **** ********* networks, * ****** ********* ********** ***** ****** ** ***** ***** mandated.  ********* ** *********** **** **** ****-******* ******* ** ******** as *********** * ******* ** ********.  ***** ******** ****** **** of **************** ****** ******* *******, **** ****** **** *** ******* are ********* ** ******* **** ********** *** ********** *******, *** capitalize ** ******** ********* *** *********** **** ********, ** ******** training *** *** ******* ** ********.

***** * ******* ** **** ********:

[***************]

Basic ********** ****** ************* *** ********** **** *

** **** *****, ** ******* *** ** ******* ******** ** a '***** *** ** *** ***' ****** ***** * ******* connection. ** ******** **** **** '****' ******** **** ***** *** to *********** **** ******'* ******** ******.  ***'** **** ***** ***** the ******'* **** ******, ***** ****** ********* ****** *** ************* files ********* ** *** ******'* *********. *******, ** ******* * 'default ** *******' ********, ** **** *** *** ***** **** deployment **** '*******' ******* ******** ************ **** '***' **************.

Basic ********** ****** ************* *** ********** **** **

** **** **** ** *****, ** ******** *** ****** ** showing *** *** ** ***** ****** ** ****** ********** ******** to **** ******.  ******** ****** ********** ****** *** ******* ********** flexibility ****** * *** ** **** *** **********.  ** **** explain *** ** ****** ************* ***** ** * ********** ******. **** ******** ******* ***** ** ********** *** **** ************* files. *******, **'** ******* *** ************* **** **** *** **** server.

Advanced ********** ****** ************* *** ********** **** *

** **** *****, ** ******* * ****** **** *** ******** VLANs, *********** ********** ************** ******* *** '*****' *** '****' *******.  If ***'** ******** ** ********* * ***** ****** **** ** existing ********* *******, **** ********* **** *** ******* ******* *** VMS ******* **** * ********* '*****' ****. ****, ** ******* Layer * ****** ***** * ******** *** *** ******* ******** when ********** * ******. *******, **'** *********** *** ** ****** communications ******* *** '*****' *** '****' *****.

Advanced ********** ****** ************* *** ********** **** **

** **** *****, ** ***** **** *** ******** ********** ************ of *** ******.  ***'** *** *** ** **** ********* ********** such ** ****** *** ********* ***********. **'** **** **** **** class (*, *, ** ***********) ** *** ******* *** ********** to *** ******, *** **** *** ********* ***********. ****, ** configure **** ** ***** **** ******** ********** ** ***  ***** system's *********** ** * ******* *** ***** ********** ****.  ****, we'll ****** *** ***** ** **** **** '********' ******* *** connect **** * ******** *** *******. ******* ** *********** ** optimization ********* **** ****** ******* ** ******* ***** ******* ******* onto *** *******.

 

Login to read this IPVM report.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts unique testing and research funded by member's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.

Related Reports on Monitoring

2Gig Intrusion Megatest (GC2 & GC3 Panels Tested) on Mar 28, 2017
2Gig is one of the most widely used intrusion systems, with two product lines that are the main offering of many alarm companies, huge national...
Simplisafe Warns Customers About Alarm Fines on Mar 17, 2017
Simplisafe markets themselves as a 'better way' than traditional professional alarm companies. However, in one key way, Simplisafe hides the...
Alarm Panic Switches Tutorial on Mar 16, 2017
Panic switches allow silently triggering an alarm system when it is otherwise disarmed. In this tutorial we explain and contrast the 7 most common...
Environmental Sensors For Burglar Alarm Tutorials on Mar 15, 2017
Intrusion detection systems can be used to alert users to environmental issues. By connecting sensors that monitor the heat, humidity, and...
DMP Intrusion Tested (XR Series) on Mar 09, 2017
DMP is a major provider of intrusion systems, but lacks the global brand recognition of some of its rivals (such as Bosch, Honeywell, DSC, or...
Directory of DIY Alarm Systems on Mar 03, 2017
The fastest growing segment of the alarm market is Do It Yourself (DIY) systems. This directory covers DIY products for central station, push...
Simplisafe Has Lower False Alarm Rates Than Professional Systems on Mar 01, 2017
'Everybody' 'knows' that DIY alarm systems, like Simplisafe, generate more false alarms than traditional, professionally installed ones. But it is...
Simplisafe is 'Blowing The Doors Off' on Feb 17, 2017
The company alarm dealers love to hate, Simplisafe, is 'blowing the doors off' according to Michael Barnes, one of the top financial advisors in...
Directory Of Wholesale Central Station Monitoring Providers on Feb 15, 2017
Wholesale central stations help smaller and local dealers providing monitoring to their customers. Dozens of options exist.  Below is the first...
Security Alarm Industry Trends - Barnes on Feb 14, 2017
This is a review of key security alarm industry trends, taken from Michael Barnes' presentation at the 2017 Barnes Buchanan conference. Key trends...

Most Recent Industry Reports

IP Cameras Lose Buy America Protection on Mar 28, 2017
IP Cameras have lost the US government's 'Buy America' protection as the Security Industry Association (SIA) successfully lobbied the government to...
2Gig Intrusion Megatest (GC2 & GC3 Panels Tested) on Mar 28, 2017
2Gig is one of the most widely used intrusion systems, with two product lines that are the main offering of many alarm companies, huge national...
Anixter Favorability Results on Mar 28, 2017
Anixter's direct sales and integrator anger about it has been in the news recently: Anixter / Bosch Sells Direct to Amazon Anixter Touts...
Save $50 - IP Networking Course May 2017 on Mar 28, 2017
This is the only networking course designed specifically for video surveillance professionals plus it includes live training, personal help and...
Chinese Government Spies on Churches With Video Surveillance on Mar 27, 2017
The Chinese government is using video surveillance to spy on churches in China, reports UCANews, explaining: The [Chinese government]...
Hanwha Wisenet X Tested on Mar 27, 2017
Hanwha has released their latest generation, the Wisenet X series, powered by their new Wisenet 5 processor. This new series claims improvements...
Burglar Alarm Sirens Guide on Mar 27, 2017
Sirens are used to alert users to an alarm condition. In this note, we examine how to choose, locate, and install alarm sirens, including Siren...
Dahua Distributor Bad Breakup on Mar 27, 2017
A Dahua distributor in Europe claims that Dahua took over his top customers, revoked his distributorship status, and left him with a large amount...
Everbridge Mass Notification Service Examined on Mar 24, 2017
Everbridge is expanding in the security space. In January 2017 Everbridge acquired PSIM platform IDV, and have also begun integrating with other...
Hikvision Removing Auto 'Phone Home' on Mar 24, 2017
Facing pressure over their cameras auto phoning home and their Chinese government ownership, Hikvision has begun quietly removing automatic...

The world's leading video surveillance information source, IPVM provides the best reporting, testing and training for 10,000+ members globally. Dedicated to independent and objective information, we uniquely refuse any and all advertisements, sponsorship and consulting from manufacturers.

About | FAQ | Contact