I want to build a new DataMiner SRM service definition which will include encoders from multiple vendors. Some of them support HD only, some also support UHD, some support different input and output formats, one has an SDI and 2022-6 input, the other one has an SDI input only.
Can I put them all together in a single group of resources to have a single encoder building block I can drag into the DataMiner service manager to create a new service definition?
When I run a service DataMiner should automatically pick an encoder that "fits best".
Yes you can. You create an encoding function for each of the vendors (per protocol). On top of that you create an extra parent function not linked to any protocol. In each of the functions, you can point to a parent. So eventually the functions will come all under the same 'encoding' parent. It looks like this in the 'Services' app:
A user can just drag this parent function in the service definition without choosing a vendor. When creating such a resource, you have to add specific capabilities to them, again regardless whether it's from vendor A or B. Vendor A maybe doesn't support UHD, while resources from vendor B does.
When it comes to configuring the devices at the start of the booking each function has a profile definition linked to it that contains multiple links to automation scripts. Because for vendor A different actions are required to load a profile onto a device then for vendor B.