Endura Enabled DVR5100 Setup

The following only applies to the DVR5100 product line.

The DVR5100 can be seamlessly integrated into an Endura distributed IP video surveillance system and offer users a unique growth path from an embedded DVR to an enterprise-class surveillance system. When configured for operation in an Endura network, the DVR5100 becomes an integral component of the system, and all capabilities, configurations, and services are exposed to the Endura system.

To integrate the DVR5100 into an Endura system, the unit must be configured to bind itself and be centrally managed by the Endura System Manager. The Endura Enabled utility automatically configures the DVR5100 to seek out an Endura System Manager. (Refer to the Endura Network Design Guide (C3640M) for the required network guidelines and configurations.)

The end result of following these instructions will be a DVR5100 with VPN disabled, an enabled system manager (as part of the DVR5100), and one A-block. Its main goal is to allow an existing Endura network to see this device.

Required Software

If you do not have an Endura certification number, or you are still unable to access the software; please contact support.

Before you begin, you are required to download the following software: Endura Enabled Configuration Utility: EnduraEnabled_01_xx_xxxx.iso (where x stands for a digit)

  1. Go to the Pelco Endura Downloads website.
  2. Now select the Endura Enabled Utility Disc link. This should expose another 'download' link. Click on the 'download' link.
  3. A popup window with Pelco's terms and conditions should appear. Agree to Pelco's terms and conditions and download the software.
  4. Create an Endura Enabled Utility CD.

Software Installation

Before proceeding, please ensure that your DVR has been upgraded to version 01.05.3035 or higher.
  1. Record the IP address configurations found in the Network screen under Setup.
  2. Insert the Endura Enabled utility configuration CD into the CD/DVD drive, which is located on the front panel of the DVR5100.
  3. Shut down the unit as follows. For security purposes, you can shut down the DVR5100 only if you have Administrator level permissions.
    Do not shut down the DVR5100 by turning off the power. Doing so can cause data loss or may corrupt the database. Always follow the procedures in this section to turn off the unit.
    • From the Login screen, select the admin user ID, and then enter the appropriate admin password.
    • Select Shut Down to power off the system.
    • If you are already logged on, use the on-screen menus to log off, and then follow the steps above.
  4. The DVR5100 will save all configuration information and recorded video, and then shut down.
  5. Press the start button on the front panel. The Endura Enabled dialog box will appear after a startup period.
    Please ensure the IP, netmask, and gateway addresses are valid or there will be issues with multicast traffic.
  6. Configure the Network Addressing fields:
    • For context help, select Static (default) or DHCP from the Mode box.
      • If the DVR is set to static, enter the network information previously noted.
      • If the DVR is set to a DHCP configuration, select DHCP.
    • Enter the IP address of the "Subnet mask" or use the auto detect SM button (preferred method). The "IP address," "Subnet mask," and "Default gateway" IP addresses are pulled from the local DVR5100 Network screen under General System setup.
  7. Enter the IP address of the DVR itself for the Endura SM IP address, or use the Auto Detect SM (preferred method), which locates the DVR's subnet mask and populates its IP address.
    The port number must be unique for all DVR5100s within the same network.
  8. Select a port number (ranges from 1-3000). A value of 3000 is automatically added to the number you enter. This is the port used for device advertisement purposes. Provide this port number to your Network administrator to make sure it is not blocked.
  9. Enter a DVR ID of 1.
  10. To save your changes, click Save. A dialog box will appear asking if you would like to save all your changes. Click OK to confirm.
  11. A new screen should appear notifying you that the DVR has been successfully enabled for Endura. Click Restart.
  12. Remove the CD when it ejects from the CD drive, and then close. The DVR5100 will then restart as an Endura Enabled device. The DVR5100 will now point to itself as the SM5000/SM5200.
    You must reinitialize your IP camera(s) when the DVR5100 restarts.

    Please note that the DVR5100's SM5000/SM5200 Locator Service will not start by default. This software will also disable an active SMLocator service, as a safe guard to prevent multiple system managers on a single Endura network. Consequently, if the SMLocator service is needed for a particular DVR5100; it must be re-enabled.

    To enable the SM Locator Service, refer to the Enabling the SM Locator service for the DVR5100 section.

    Please also note that the following services will not periodically advertise (multicast device ALIVE)

    • VCD5000
    • SM5000/SM5200
    • ScriptManager
    • SystemLogger