What Is AWS Elemental Conductor Live 3? - AWS Elemental Conductor Live 3

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What Is AWS Elemental Conductor Live 3?

AWS Elemental Conductor Live 3 is a management application for activity occurring on AWS Elemental Live and, optionally, AWS Elemental Statmux nodes. Conductor provides two key features that are not available when you use stand-alone Live and Statmux nodes:

  • Centralized viewing and management of a cluster of AWS Elemental Live nodes.

  • Centralized viewing and management of one or more AWS Elemental Statmux nodes in the cluster.

Additionally, Conductor provides coverage in the event of an outage:

  • Failover of a failed Conductor node.

  • Failover of failed worker nodes (AWS Elemental Live and AWS Elemental Statmux nodes).

About this Manual

This guide is intended for operators who will set up and use the AWS Elemental Conductor Live 3 web interface to run and monitor processing activity on AWS Elemental Live and AWS Elemental Statmux nodes. The guide describes how to create channels, MPTS outputs, and profiles using the Conductor web interface, and how to monitor all the activity on the cluster.

Operators who are using the REST API can also read this guide to get more background information about AWS Elemental Conductor Live 3.

Assumptions

To use this guide, you should be familiar with the following:

  • AWS Elemental Live.

  • MPTS outputs and with the general statistical multiplexing capabilities of an AWS Elemental Statmux node, although in this case there is less of an assumption that you are familiar with the web interface of an AWS Elemental Statmux node.

  • How to log into a Linux session, in order to work via the command line interface.

Supported Browsers

Most browsers that are newer than two years old will support all the features of the AWS Elemental Conductor Live 3 web interface. Supported browsers include the current versions of Firefox®, Chrome™, and Internet Explorer®. We recommend Firefox.

JavaScript Warning

JavaScript is required for the AWS Elemental Conductor Live 3 web interface. If JavaScript is disabled, the web interface presents a warning and provides general guidance to resolve the error.

Related Documentation

For additional information on the configuration and use of AWS Elemental Conductor Live 3 and AWS Elemental Live, see the following:

Terminology

The term “worker node” is used to refer to a node that is either an AWS Elemental Live node or a Statmux node.