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Careful and comprehensive planning can help you better deploy Central Management System Enterprise (CMSE) and ScreenBeam receivers.
To plan CMSE deployment, follow these guidelines:
- Designate an x86-based Windows device to host the ScreenBeam CMS (SCMS) server.
- Ensure that no firewall is blocking the SCMS ports (default: 7237 / 7238) or the webserver access port (8888).
- It is highly recommended that the device hosting the ScreenBeam CMS server has a fixed IP address.
- Designate an HTTP server to host the firmware and miscellaneous files, used for upgrading or customizing ScreenBeam Receivers. The server should be commercial caliber, capable of handling large number of simultaneous connections and bandwidth, although scheduling smaller groups of receivers to upgrade firmware can mitigate the impact.
- Ensure that the policies allow TCP traffic on the CMS ports across the network routers and if necessary port forwarded accordingly.
- Note the ScreenBeam CMS server address. This is generally the IP address (or FQDN) of the CMS server. If the PC is behind a NATed router, then the SCMS IP Address is the WAN IP address to which the PC is mapped to. Use this IP (or FQDN) to provision ScreenBeam receivers.
- Determine which parameters must be globally changed and which need to be modified on individual receivers. Tracking inventory of ScreenBeams and mapping them to their locations (sites) should be planned in advance.
ScreenBeam CMS uses sites to group receivers according to their locations or other criteria, helping CMS users manage receivers efficiently. ScreenBeam CMS users can manage multiple hierarchical levels of sites. It is recommended to create sites that correspond to actual locations. Assign receivers to sites, and then assign users to sites to manage the receivers.
CMS users should plan appropriate naming convention for the sites and define the hierarchy.
- Building 1
- - Floor 1
- - Lab
- Building 2
- Building 1
1.3 Administrative Users (Roles)
There are four kinds of administrative users (roles): Default Administrator, CMS SysAdmin, SB Admin, and SB Monitor.
- Default Administrator (default user)
The default user is Administrator. This is usually the IT person that installs and configures the PC or VM. The Administrator may or may not be the same person that manages the ScreenBeam receivers.
- SB Sysadmin (CMS System administrator)
Sets up user access levels, sets up Sites, assigns ScreenBeam receivers to sites, assigns roles to users, full access to CMSE
- SB Admin (CMS user)
Monitors, configures and reboots ScreenBeam receivers
- SB Monitor (CMS user)
Monitors ScreenBeam receivers
The following table shows the functions that different administrative users can access:
1.4 Deployment Flow
The following is a typical deployment flow:
- ScreenBeam receivers are installed and connected to the same network.
- Default Administrator installs CMSE.
- Default Administrator logs in using default user name/password Administrator / Screenbeam.
- Default Administrator changes default Administrator Password (recommended).
- Default Administrator creates the CMS SysAdmin user.
- CMS SysAdmin logs in to https://<CMS-server_IPaddress>:8888.
- CMS SysAdmin provisions receivers to connect to CMS.
- CMS SysAdmin goes to Member Management page and adds CMS members, specifying them as CMS Users (SB Admin or SB Monitor) or CMS SysAdmin (for backup).
- CMS SysAdmin navigates to the Receivers page.
- CMS SysAdmin adds sites if required via Add Sites Locations
Note: When creating sites, SB Admin manages level 1 sites and below.
- CMS SysAdmin adds ScreenBeam receivers to sites.
- CMS SysAdmin adds users to sites and specifies their roles.
- SB Admin and SB Monitor users can login with their credentials and manage their receivers.
- If multiple users will be managing the same sites, it is recommended though not required to allow those users to share the same login to allow the site admin and backup site admin to edit each other's tasks (which is tied to user), and for one administrator to take over from another that leaves the organization.
- Actions are displayed even if for SB Monitor users even though SB Monitor users cannot make modifications. Receivers that a user cannot configure are grayed out.
1.5 Compatible ScreenBeam Receivers
The following ScreenBeam receivers are compatible with ScreenBeam CMS Enterprise:
- ScreenBeam 1100
- ScreenBeam 1000 EDU