have you ever wondered how to best transition from the Project Assistant to (B)VMS?
This article aims at providing you a recommendation and the answer is quite simple: Use the Project Assistant to its full extent and once the cameras are connected to the target network, perform a network scan using the BVMS Configuration Client, to add the respective cameras to the system. The remaining fine-grained settings can then be tackled within BVMS.
For details, please check out the attached presentation.
Let us know, if you have further questions and share your comments below.
Your Bosch Security App Team
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Workstations, Z4G4, Microsoft License
Is it possible to Activate Windows 10 by phone for Bosch Workstations?
With introduction of Windows 10, Microsoft disable the phone license activation for Bosch Workstations.
Please perform online activation over internet.
Configuration Manager does not display all camera configuration menus for cameras with fimware v7.10+
Upgrade Configuration Manager to v6.20 or higher. It is available on the Download Store
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When installing Configuration Manager v6.20.0102 on Windows 10 and error message is received during installation of .NET Framework v4.7.2 that states:
The .NET Framework 4.7.2 is not supported on this operating system.
Windows 10 requires frequent updates that must be installed to keep the system compatible with new software installations. Windows 10 periodically releases a features update package that provides new features and compatibility. These are required for version of .NET framework installation.
Windows 10 release Information
Feature updates for Windows 10 are released twice a year, around March and September, via the Semi-Annual Channel and will be serviced with monthly quality updates for 18 months from the date of the release.
We recommend that you begin deployment of each Semi-Annual Channel release immediately as a targeted deployment to devices selected for early adoption and ramp up to full deployment at your discretion. This will enable you to gain access to new features, experiences, and integrated security as soon as possible.
Above except from Microsoft's Windows 10 Release information document: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/release-information/
Option 1 - This option will require an active internet connection.
Using the windows search function (Windows key+S), search for "Windows Update Setting"
Click "Check for Updates"
Install all available updates
Option 2 - This option will not require an internet connection. It will require multiple steps be performed per the Microsoft websites guidelines to create and burn a windows update DVD using a downloadable .ISO file provided directly from Microsoft.
You can find these instructions and links on Microsoft's website here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/software-download/windows10
Standard Service Documents The calculation of the storage capacity is done in different way in Configuration Client and VRM Monitor: - In BVMS Configuration Client Capacity (GB) stands for the available physical capacity of the storage, as calculated and provided by the storage vendor (for example NetApp). -In VRM Monitor – under Target Overview – Total is listed the number of all available blocks multiplied by the size of the blocks that is by default 1GB. This calculation concerns the logical storage and depends on the way the storage is used (for example how many Luns are imported in the system).
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This article shows how to configure Input Alarm and later search for them in the Event search using Web Interface. There are only 3 different search parameters for Event type search, which are "All", "Motion" and "Alarm". Once can search for any alarms during the set time period and channel and in this way indirectly to filter for Input Alarm (if only Input Alarm triggers Recording for a particular channel). It is not possible to directly narrow the search for particular Alarm type (ex. Input alarm).
1.Configure the Input Alarm.
Go to: Settings - Alarm - Input Alarm.
Click Enable and Chose the respective Input (from 1 to 16), then click Record Channel and Save.
Note: The other Settings like Buzzer, Display Mon. A can also be configured but is not a must for performing Even Search.
Schedule the recording.
Settings - Schedule: Chose the days of the week, the time and enable "Alarm"
Set the recoding stream.
Settings - Storage - Recording: Chose the stream to be recorded.
2. Event Search - Chose the respective Camera (that recorded on Alarm Input) and search for "Alarm"
When using Configuration Manager, each device has a status icon.
The method below shows you how to generate an updated certificate for Bosch IP Camera's and VRM Servers
Here we are talking about Certificates, the Icon is colored Yellow with an exclamation mark.
Using the mouse over Tooltip, the device is saying exactly what is wrong with the certificate connection.
VRM on a DIVAR IP 5000:
Right click on the device to Show Certificates, if you wish to view them.
We can see that there are multiple things wrong.
The Cert is not Trusted
Cert Name mismatch.
First is inconsistent date:
All IP devices and PC’s must be synchronized on Date time page (group General)
Second is invalid certificate
First quick look on certificate requirement level, navigate to Preferences -> Configuration Manager -> Access -> Security:
The certificate must just be valid - self signed certificate matching host name/IP address will be sufficient.
We need to generate a new certificate on Certificate page.
Clicking "Generate certificate" button:
should open a certificate creation dialog - most important options are matching common name and matching validity time.
After the certificate is created correct usage must be set as shown below:
IP Camera Certificate
To apply changes VRM must be restarted.
If certificate requirement is higher, then a validatable chain of certification must be used (This would be setup by a System Integrator or IT Administrator):
Trusted - the signing entity CA (e.g. VeriSign) must be trusted on target PC
Issued by this CA - There is a Micro CA setup on this PC.
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