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    Default Hardware requirement for maximum connection.

    Dear all,

    How much maximum connections that Wowza server can do? Notice that 2Mbps for each connection.
    Wowza will be used for live streaming.

    Please tell me the hardware requirement.

    Thanks all.

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    Hi
    Bandwidth is normally the factoring issue for maximum connections, the minimum spec for Wowza is this:
    System Requirements

    Minimum recommended production hardware

    CPU: Single Quad Core, 3.00 GHz or better
    RAM: 4GB
    Disk: 2 or more in RAID 0 (striping)
    Network: 1Gb Ethernet

    Supported operating systems

    Windows® (XP, Vista, 7, Server 2003 & 2008)
    Linux (all distributions)
    Solaris
    Mac® OS
    Unix

    Java (required)

    Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 or greater or Java Development Kit (JDK) 6 or greater

    With this hardware you could support 500 connections having a 2Mbps stream,
    realistically you would only get 90% of the 1Gb Ethernet speed so 450 connections would be more accurate.

    How many connections do you intend to have?

    Jason
    Last edited by JasonH; 02-22-2012 at 04:40 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonH View Post
    Hi
    Bandwidth is normally the factoring issue for maximum connections, the minimum spec for Wowza is this:
    System Requirements

    Minimum recommended production hardware

    CPU: Single Quad Core, 3.00 GHz or better
    RAM: 4GB
    Disk: 2 or more in RAID 0 (striping)
    Network: 1Gb Ethernet

    Supported operating systems

    Windows® (XP, Vista, 7, Server 2003 & 2008)
    Linux (all distributions)
    Solaris
    Mac® OS
    Unix

    Java (required)

    Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 or greater or Java Development Kit (JDK) 6 or greater

    With this hardware you could support 500 connections having a 2Mbps stream,
    realistically you would only get 90% of the 1Gb Ethernet speed so 450 connections would be more accurate.

    How many connections do you intend to have?

    Jason
    Hi Jason,
    Thank you for your advice, I intend to have 1000 connections.
    please tell me about the hardware requirement.

    And here is an example for 1000 connections, is it ok ?

    CPU: Intel® Xeon® Quad Core Processor E5620, 2.40GHz,
    RAM: 8GB
    HDD: 2 HDD (RAID 1).
    NIC: 4 x 1Gbps (bonding NIC)

    Thanks.
    Last edited by viet_fpt; 02-22-2012 at 09:39 PM.

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    Viet_fpt,

    That looks like it would be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by randall View Post
    Viet_fpt,

    That looks like it would be fine.

    Thank you, randall

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    Wowza provides a load test tool that we recommend using before you go into production. You can get this by request to test@wowza.com. There is a document to sign and return.

    Richard

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonH View Post
    Hi
    Bandwidth is normally the factoring issue for maximum connections, the minimum spec for Wowza is this:
    System Requirements

    Minimum recommended production hardware

    CPU: Single Quad Core, 3.00 GHz or better
    RAM: 4GB
    Disk: 2 or more in RAID 0 (striping)
    Network: 1Gb Ethernet

    Supported operating systems

    Windows® (XP, Vista, 7, Server 2003 & 2008)
    Linux (all distributions)
    Solaris
    Mac® OS
    Unix

    Java (required)

    Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 or greater or Java Development Kit (JDK) 6 or greater

    With this hardware you could support 500 connections having a 2Mbps stream,
    realistically you would only get 90% of the 1Gb Ethernet speed so 450 connections would be more accurate.

    How many connections do you intend to have?

    Jason
    Given the "High Load" recommendation from the Wowza Website is:
    CPU: Dual Quad-Core or a single Hex-Core, 3.00 GHz or better
    RAM: 16-32GB
    Disk: 2 or more in RAID 0 (striping)
    Network: 10Gbps Ethernet

    How many users will this support?

    Thank you.

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    In terms of bitrate, it might support as much as 5gbs, which is a Java limitation. So if your streams average 1mbs, that is ~5000 playback clients. Of course, again, you would have to test your actual server/network using the load test tool, or monitoring utilization in production. You must be properly tuned. And to achieve maximum levels you may have to tune your server and network in other ways outside Wowza.

    Richard

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