Hive Diagnostics

Face-to-face diagnostics course for Hive

Price per delegate: €5900

Duration: 2 days

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What will you learn

This course will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of Hive and the various interfaces within the system. You will learn about the various elements of a news production system, the features and benefits of the Hive system and the new features introduced with Hive.

By the end of this course you will learn what all the elements of a Hive system are and how they fit together, as well as understand every interface across the system, and what each interface element does.

This course contains both theoretical and practical sessions.

Who should attend

The course is aimed at technical personnel that will be working with Hive within a broadcast company. This includes anyone technical personnel new to Hive or anyone who has already worked with previous versions of Hive or Sonaps. The course is appropriate for production, service and engineering personnel.

Course contents

Hive Operational Overview

The course begins with a brief reminder of the various Hive system elements.

This includes :

  • Identifying the various Hive ‘building blocks’.
  • Identifying the Hive graphics user interfaces.
  • How material flows through Hive.
Hive features and benefits

This part of the course explains some of the improvements made with Hive.

This includes:

  • Solid tried-and-trusted workflow.
  • New from-the-ground-up core software elements.
  • Standardised modular design.
  • Standardised interface.
  • Improved flexibility.
  • Enhanced ingest and archive paths.
  • Metadata entry and search improvements.
Convergent Node architecture

This part of the course explains a major part of Hive, the Convergent Node, its inherent architecture and component parts.

This includes:

  • Standardised modular concepts.
  • Working with nodes.
  • Node quantities and system capabilities.
  • Server and bandwidth design.
  • Node elements, function and purpose.
  • Basic Docker commands.
The Unified Content Management concept

This part of the course explains the basic interface design introduced with Hive, the Unified Content Management interface.

This includes:

  • The Unified Content Management concept.
  • Accessing the unified desktop.
  • Interface elements and functionality.
  • User login privileges and restrictions.
  • Departmental divisions and differences.
System start-up and shutdown

The participant will learn how to start the system up in a controlled manner and how to shut it down again.

  • Start-up procedures.
  • Initial system checks.
  • Database checks.
  • Shutdown procedures.
Inter-system connection

This part of the course explains how the Hive system interconnects to other systems, such as an ENPS, or another Hive system.

This includes:

  • News system (MOS) gateway operation.
  • Common gateway operation and capability.
  • Remote operation.
  • API integration.
Upgrade procedures

This part of the course explains how to perform a controlled system upgrade with minimal interruption to the normal operations on the Hive system.

This includes:

  • Upgrade planning and scheduling.
  • Maintaining operational continuity.
  • Bringing Convergence Nodes off line.
  • Integrating new Convergence Nodes.
  • Post upgrade load balancing.
Fault finding and correction

This part of the course provides a logical methodology for finding faults and correcting them with minimal interruption to normal operations on the Hive system.

This includes:

  • General Convergent Node failure.
  • Identifying faulty hardware or software elements.
  • Identifying incorrect start-ups, and possible causes.
  • Performing a partial shutdown.
  • Fault isolation a Convergent Node replacement.
Support Information

This part of the course explains the support procedures between Sony and the Hive customer.

This includes:

  • Limits of any support contract.
  • Service level agreement.
  • Backup and Restore of essential system data.
Practical Sessions

The course includes several practical sessions that allows delegates to gain real hands on experience with the Hive system

This includes:

  • Fundamental use of the Dashboard.
  • Start-up procedures.
  • Shutdown procedures.
  • Using the Content Manager.
  • Administering users and taking logs.
  • Understanding the upgrade procedure.
  • Performing a logical fault finding procedure.
Courses can be run at various locations. Courses must have a minimum number of attendees in order to run. To discuss the exact location and times available please click ‘Enquire Now’ at the top of the page.