Important: This guide is for the V2 version of Media portal only. If you’re using V3, please refer to Configuration Management for V3, and if you are on V1.5, please note that this version has now been deprecated and we invite you to read our guide on migrating to V3.
A configuration tells the Lumen CDN (content delivery network) what to do when it receives requests for your content. Once you have a configuration ready, you deploy it (promote it) to either your staging or production environment. Media Portal also lets you track the history for a configuration.
To manage your configurations, sign into Media Portal, open the Caching page by navigating to My Services > Caching, and select the access group and Service Component ID (SCID) you want to work with. Next to your SCID there will be either V3, V2, or V1.5, indicating the version of the Media Portal it is compatible with. If you see V2, please continue using this documentation. If you see V3, please refer to Configuration Management for V3, and if you see V1.5, please note that this version has now been deprecated and we invite you to read our guide on migrating to V3.
Adding a Configuration
You can add a configuration by clicking on “Add Configuration”. First, type in a name for your configuration in the “Configuration Name” field next to the drop-down menu for SCID. There are two subsections on this page - Service-wide Definitions and Properties. Add them as per your needs and when you’re finished, “Save” the configuration. Media Portal saves the configuration and assigns a version of 1 to it.
A configuration always requires properties, but doesn't need definitions unless you plan to use Match Rules.
If you wish to use Match Rules for your property, you can add Service-wide Definitions.You can learn more about using Match Rules here.
To add properties to the configuration, click “Add Property” and fill in the details for the property; a detailed explanation for properties can be found here.
When you're done building the configuration and are ready to push the configuration to an environment, you can learn how to deploy the configuration here.
Editing a Configuration
To edit an already created configuration, simply open the Caching page, select the access group, SCID and the configuration you wish to edit. This will open a detailed view of the configuration. Here, you can click on the “Edit” button and make the necessary changes.
When you’re done, you can click “Save” to update the configuration which will increase the version number by 1.
Alternatively, you can click on “Save as” and save the configuration under a different name, which will preserve the original configuration as well as create a new configuration with the changes.
Viewing the History of a Configuration
If you want to view the history of a configuration, navigate to the Caching page, select access group, SCID and configuration, then click on the “View History” button.
Media Portal shows the history for the configuration. For each version of the configuration, you'll see when it was created, who created it, and any notes they added when they saved their changes.
You can click on a version number to view details for that version of the configuration.
If you want to see the details of changes between versions of a configuration, download each version and use a diffing tool to review the differences.
Deleting a Configuration
If you no longer need a configuration, you can delete the configuration from its service component ID (SCID). To delete a configuration, open the Caching page, select the access group, SCID and the configuration you wish to delete. select the “Delete” button and Media Portal will delete the configuration.
You can no longer view the history for the deleted configuration.
In an emergency, CDN Operations can retrieve a deleted configuration.
You can delete a configuration only if it isn't currently promoted to an environment. If the configuration you want to delete is currently promoted to an environment, promote another configuration to that environment and then delete the old configuration.
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