Monitor archived Wowza ClearCaster broadcasts in universal mode

With Wowza ClearCaster™ Pro, you can broadcast to a wide variety of RTMP-based destinations using universal mode. In universal mode, some high-level broadcast health information is available on the Broadcast page, but the Monitor page is designed to provide a more complete view of health data for live and archived broadcasts. You can use the Archived Broadcasts tab to monitor the health and performance of universal broadcasts after they are finished.

Access Wowza ClearCaster universal mode


  1. To access the Wowza ClearCaster universal mode interface, sign in to Wowza ClearCaster Manager at universal.clearcaster.wowza.com with your Wowza account.
  2. Ensure that the toggle at the top points to Universal mode.

Monitor an archived universal broadcast


  1. In Wowza ClearCaster Manager, click Monitor in the menu bar.
  2. On the Archived Broadcasts tab, use the filters to search for the archived broadcast you'd like to review.
  3. When you've identified a broadcast, click View.

    You can then view historical monitoring data for the selected stream.

Broadcast details

details of the archived broadcast

The following information displays for the selected broadcast:

  • The broadcast name, date, and duration
  • The type and quality of the HDMI or SDI input connected to the ClearCaster during the broadcast
  • The number of audio channels and the audio sampling rate of the connected input

Output

Output table for archive broadcast data

The Output table displays the following information:

  • The frame size and frame rate for the output
  • The target video bitrate for the broadcast
  • The video and audio codecs being published for the broadcast
  • The keyframe interval
  • Targets and their Server URLs that are associated with the output

Encoding / Outputs

Adaptive Network Encoding

graph for adaptive network encoding data

The Adaptive Network Encoding graph displays available, target, and actual video bitrate for each output rendition, in Mbps, over the full duration of the broadcast. 

Dropped Frames / Total Frames

graph with dropped frames and total frames in broadcast

The Dropped Frames / Total Frames chart displays the number of dropped frames and the total number of frames over the full duration of the broadcast.

Network / Connections

Round Trip Time

graph of round trip time

The Round Trip Time graph displays the elapsed time, in milliseconds, for the ClearCaster appliance to send data via a TCP connection to an ingestion point for each target and receive a round trip response via the network path. This metric can be used to track target connectivity and to help determine historical network connection health. You can hover over a line on the graph to see data at a certain point in time.

Connection Attempts

graph of connection attempts

The Connection Attempts chart displays the number of times that the ClearCaster attempted to connect to the target during the full duration of the broadcast. 

Appliance

CPU Load / CPU Temperature

graph of CPU load and temperature for the broadcast

The CPU Load / CPU Temperature graph displays the load and temperature of the CPU for the ClearCaster appliance over the full duration of the broadcast. It also displays the number of throttle events that the ClearCaster appliance experienced over the full duration of the broadcast.