The XProtect VMS Deployment Best Practice Guide v1.0 is LIVE on the Milestone Content Portal! This document is a reference for technicians and engineers to plan and prepare, install and configure, service and expand implementations with Milestone XProtect video management software (VMS).
The guide is intended as a supplement to Milestone manuals and whitepapers, with practical advice and suggestions on how to best deploy XProtect VMS. It provides context for these resources as well as additional references to Milestone eLearning courses and non-Milestone resources.
The tasks and steps presented in this guide are targeted for the Milestone Certified Integration Technician (MCIT) level, covering single-server to multi-server, medium-complexity installations.
Milestone Certified Integration Technicians and Engineers can use the XProtect VMS Deployment Best Practice Guide as a technical design and installation reference for the following tasks:
- Planning the system deployment
- Installing the software and configuring the system
- Servicing the customer’s installation of the system
- Expanding the solution over time with device packs, upgrades, integrations, etc.
The guide also provides insight and guidance to the XProtect VMS Deployment Checklist companion document covering each of the steps taken to deploy XProtect VMS.
Finally, this document is used as a handbook for the Technical Configuration 1 (TC1) class and acts as a self-study guide for the Milestone Certified Integration Technician (MCIT) Certification assessment. All Milestone Partners selling the advanced XProtect VMS products must have a technician who has achieved bi-annual certification from Milestone Systems.
Milestone’s Learning & Performance program is helping thousands of partners monthly around the world to gain valuable expertise for successful customer installations, and we continue to develop new tools to support this. We are creating a short eLearning course that will include details on how/when/why to use this guide, and stay tuned for the upcoming ‘interactive checklist’ version of the Best Practice Guide! – Greg Willmarth, Director of Learning & Performance at Milestone Systems.
Access the guide here:
The task descriptions in the Best Practice Guide are intended to be brief yet comprehensive. To accomplish this, most tasks include a list of additional resources for more in-depth information and background, in four categories:
- Milestone manuals and guides
- Milestone whitepapers and other Milestone documents
- Milestone eLearning courses
- Non-Milestone resources
See more about the Milestone Learning & Performance Program here: