If something is not working well in the Microsoft Windows Server it will be recorded in the Event Viewer (log files) and can indicate where the error occurs.
This is a good tool for the Technical Support to figure out if there are considerable issues in the Windows and other programs.
The Conference protocol is a platform-independent protocol which is based on Web-Socket technology to enable scalability of the DICENTIS system and it connects with the DICENTIS web server.
This is a small introduction to test if the web socket is basically working and if the connection is right.
To send or receive a multicast Dante stream for example from different languages it will require some DCNM-LDANTE licenses but if you only need it for import and export audio signals the DCNM-LSYS includes already one channel (floor).
There could happen some occurrence were you should return your Dicentis wired license.
Reasons can be for example a hardware error, Windows software problems or an Windows upgrade of the Dicentis server etc…
When upgrading from a previous DICENTIS version that supports DANTE (V2.20 – V3.00) to the latest version 3.10, the following problem will occur; The DICENTIS system is not visible anymore in the Audinate’s DANTE controller software, where it was visible before the upgrade.
To back up your DICENTIS Server System is one of the most important maintenance task and it should be done on regular basis. Especially if you have to set up your Server for the first time it is highly recommended to do an backup to save your system, programs , settings and so on. The reason obviously for this is if a system crash occurred you should be prepared to set up or recover the Dicentis again. This will save you a lot of trouble if it is done properly beforehand.
There are four main themes to perform for a 100% save back up which will be now explained how to do it.
In order to change the layout, the StyleSheet needs to be changed. Default it is located in C:\ProgramData\Bosch\DICENTIS\VotingResult.xslt, this file can be opened in any text editor, Notepad++ is recommended as it is very versatile.
When using a fixed IP addresses in a multi-subnet Dicentis system, certain settings need to be made for the system to function well. If the settings are not made correctly, the system can stop functioning & disconnect from the server.
If RSTP is not enabled in an looped system packets will loop infinitely exhausting all available bandwidth and could cause an overflow of MAC address tables.
In the end it will result in a broadcast storm and breakdown of the entire network.
After upgrading to DICENTIS Conference system 3.60, TLS1.0 is disabled for security reasons, and TLS1.2 is enabled. Since the Multimedia device does not support TLS1.2, it does not show logo and participant images anymore.
Network Docent scans and visualizes the network environment and is giving simple insight into all devices and cable connections of a network based system. This Software can help you to identify network errors and find quick solutions to fix them. You even can extract an Network snapshot which is an important log file for the Technical Support.
In some cases it could be necessary that you need to maintain the Microsoft SQL database which DICENTIS is using to save participants, user, seats and settings.
In the next steps I will explain some of the basics commands.
If you are facing unknown problems with your DICENTIS wired system and you need advice from the technical support they will ask for a lot of different information.
For that reason this little program was created to make the extraction of all needed log files, system settings and other data more easily.
The DICENTIS cannot handle more than one enabled NIC at the same time and this could lead that it choose the wrong NIC and interrupts the system.
This will be specially important if you use your own Server. To solve this problem it is necessary to precisely define the DICENTIS NIC.
These next few steps will show you how to do that.
The DetectDevices script was developed to give a fast feedback on connection problems or any other failure within the DICENTIS wired system. It will simulate a device and give out an advanced log file which can be used to track sporadic or normal connection problems. The technical support will provide this tool to get a deeper look into some issues if needed.
The DICENTIS Server has a own log file system which is working in the back ground and is called LogDump.
If something went wrong during the operation it will be reported in there. In many times this is a good tool for error analysis as well as fault detection and will often requested by the Technical Support for pre-analysis.
In the next Step-by-step guide it will be shown how to extract the LogDump file form DICENTIS Conference System.