Cisco systems: Cisco IP Fabric for Media Design Guide

General set of white papers from Cisco on best practices for IP ST2110 installs


This blog assumes the reader is familiar with the functioning of a broadcast production facility and the IP transformation happening in the media and broadcasting industry, where production and other use cases leveraging Serial Digital Interface (SDI) infrastructure is moving to an IP infrastructure. The reader must also be familiar with Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) 2022-6, 2110 standards as well as have a basic understanding of Precision Time Protocol. As per 2110 or 2022-6 specifications, the traffic on the IP fabric is User Datagram Protocol (UDP) multicast; the reader must have a good understanding of IP unicast and multicast routing and switching.

Notes are applicable to Cisco® NX-OS Software Release 9.2 and Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) 11 and newer.