Roles

These are the roles that are needed:

  • Search
  • Asset
  • Can write keyframes
  • Can create transcode jobs
  • Can write files
  • Can read storages
  • Can reindex assets
  • Can write assets
  • Can create asset relations

Folder Mapping Examples

Mapping the Adobe Panel to the correct folder when using the iconik Storage Gateway (ISG) integration is very important and how you do so depends on your setup, and what storage you use. This document assumes that you have a iconik Storage Gateway Panel Integration setup.

You will need to know what iconik Storage Gateway you need to use, and what the mount path for that is. Please ask your System Administrator if you do not know this.

Differences between Windows and MacOS

In terms of the functionality we support both equally. The main difference comes in the form of the paths and the mount points, so when following these examples you can just translate the paths as per normal.

Single Machine with ISG

This is the easiest configuration. The mountpoint for the ISG and the mapped folder should be the same.

So if the ISG mountpoint is monitoring c:\Documents\myFolder\ that is what is configured for that ISG in the Adobe Panel.

Remote Network Storage running an ISG.

If you have an iconik Storage Gateway that is running on a remote storage system/server, then the mount point should be shared out to the workstations that you want to access it.

So if the ISG mountpoint on that server is /srv/media you create a share from that machine of /srv/media that could be mounted on a remote machine.

When you mount on the workstation it will get a certain path that you can access the files on. For example on MacOS that might be /Volumes/media and on Windows that could be z:\. This point is where you point the Storage Mappings in the iconik Panel.

A file that is stored on the server as /srv/media/myfile.mp4 will be available as /Volumes/media/myfile.mp4 and the panel will be able to open it.

Likewise if the file is stored as /srv/media/projects/2020/NewsReel/myfile.mp4 the panel will substitute the ISG mount point for the storage mapping to get /Volumes/media/projects/2020/NewsReel/myfile.mp4.

Remote Network storage with a subset used by the ISG.

Sometimes you will want the iconik Storage Gateway to only read part of your storage. So you might have a large storage at /srv/media but the ISG should only work with media under /srv/media/master_assets/. The ISG would be configured so that it's mount point is /srv/media/master_assets/.

Because you might want all your storage available to your workstations, you share out /srv/media/ and you mount your workstations to this media share.

In the iconik Panel you would then map to the mount point of the ISG, which is inside the mounted share. For example: /Volumes/media/master_assets or z:\master_assets.

Remote Network Storage with ISG running on different server.

If you have a NAS device that doesn't support the ISG, or you want to run it on other hardware the server that the ISG is running on will need to have the remote storage mounted. You can then configure the mount point of the ISG to point to where this is mounted on the server, or a directory underneath.

Whatever directory that is on the shared network storage is the directory that you need to map in the Adobe Panel on the workstations mounting the necessary network share as needed.

For example the storage server shares out /srv/media as media. The server that the ISG is running on mounts this on another machine as /srv/mounts/media/ and the ISG mount point is /srv/mounts/media/.

media is then mounted on a workstation as /Volumes/media the iconik Panel Storage Mapping for that ISG would point to /Volumes/media.

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