Creating a partner CDI push input in Amazon VPC - AWS Elemental MediaLive

Creating a partner CDI push input in Amazon VPC

A partner CDI input is a specific configuration of a CDI input. If you want to support automatic input failover for the CDI source attached to the channel, you must set up the two CDI inputs as partners. For more information about partner CDI inputs, see Partner CDI inputs.

The two inputs always work together, as the two inputs in an automatic failover pair. The two inputs can be used only together, as a failover pair.

You create a set of partner CDI inputs in two steps:

  • Create the first partner CDI input in the usual way.

  • Then, create the second partner input from the first input.

To create the first partner CDI input

  • If you already have a regular CDI input, you can use it as the first partner. Skip this step and go to the step for creating the second partner, below.

    If not, create the input in the usual way.

MediaLive creates the input and automatically creates two endpoints on that input. These endpoints each have a private IP address from the subnet range, and they specify port 5000. For example:

Don’t provide this information to the upstream system until you have created the second partner.

To create the second partner CDI input

  1. Open the MediaLive console at

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Inputs.

  3. On the list of inputs, choose the first partner input. The details for the input appear.

    In the Endpoints section, you can see the endpoints that apply to this input. For example:

  4. At the top of the page, choose Create partner input.

  5. On the confirmation dialog, optionally choose to copy the tags, if any, from the first input.

  6. Choose Confirm.

    The Input details page for this input appears, showing information about the new input.

    • In Details, the Name shows that the input has the same name as the first input, with the suffix "- partner".

    • In Details, the partner CDI ID field shows the ID of the first input.

    • In Endpoints, the endpoints for the input are identical to the two endpoints for the first input, except that the port numbers are different. For example: