Appendix E. The Configuration Assistant

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Flumotion uses XML configuration files that tell it what to do. The configuration assistant helps to create a Flumotion configuration for simple scenarios such as live streaming of a single camera or free on-demand streaming of pre-existing video files. The assistant is not sophisticated enough to create more complex configurations that are often needed in the real world. For instance, you might need to stream the same video in multiple codecs and at multiple resolutions. However, the assistant should help you to become familiar with Flumotion and can be useful later to generate a fragment of a configuration file.

This section describes each stage of the configuration assistant. The assistant pages are not described in any particular order because not all assistant pages will appear, depending on the choices made in previous page. See also the See the Simple Example and Detailed Example sections.

Flumotion Connections

This window allows you to connect to a running Flumotion manager to administer that Flumotion system, or to start a new manager and worker and then configure them via the configuration assistant. Choose an option and then click Forward.

Figure E.1. The Connection Window

The Connection Window

The Open recent connection option allows you to specify a running Manager and connect to it by selecting the manager from a list of previously opened Managers. After you click Forward, the Flumotion Administration window will open, showing the chosen components int the running Flumotion system.

Figure E.2. Connecting to a recently opened Manager

Connecting to a recently opened Manager

The Connect to a running manager option allows you to specify a running Manager and connect to it by entering a hostname and port for the Manager. After you click Connect, the Flumotion Administration window will open, showing the chosen components int the running Flumotion system.

Figure E.3. Starting a new Manager and Worker

Starting a new Manager and Worker

The Start a new manager and connect to it option starts a Flumotion Manager, and a Flumotion Worker which it manages. Clicking Forward will start these and connect to the Manager so you can specify what the worker should do via the Configuration Assistant. You can learn more about Flumotion Managers and Workers in the Architecture chapter.

Figure E.4. Starting a new Manager and Worker

Starting a new Manager and Worker

Starting New Processes

If you chose to start new processes then you will see a confirmation page before actually connecting to the Manager. After clicking Forward you will see the detailed Configuration Assistant.

Figure E.5. Connecting to the new Manager

Connecting to the new Manager

Authentication

If you chose to connect to a recent or running processes then you will see an authentication page before actually connecting to the Manager. After entering the Username and Password correctly, click Forward to see the detailed Configuration Assistant.

Figure E.6. Authentication for a running Manager

Authentication for a running Manager