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    Default About wowza performance + max connections


    Our server:
    CentOS 6.3
    Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2620 0 @ 2.00GHz
    16GB RAM
    5 x NIC bond ~ 5Gb

    Server is still on trial and it's running 30 channels live TV. We've recently benchmark the server to see max concurrent connections (CCU) that server can handle.
    I noticed that when CCU reached about 1700-1800, although CPU & RAM usage is low (CPU ~ 14%, RAM ~ 9GB/16GB), and bandwidth ~ 2.53Gb, the stream begin not smooth, it lag and stop many times.

    I've follow this guide to do performance tuning:

    Is there a limit of wowza's trial version?

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    Dec 2007


    There is not a limit in Wowza. Sounds like there is a bandwidth bottle-neck somewhere in your network downstream from the 5gbs nic.


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    Hi Richard,

    We're now using mode 4 bonding. There's a problem that those interfaces does not get balanced. This is the capture when CCU reached 1100-1200:

    Following this link:

    Could you recommend me what is the best bonding mode for this?

    Thank you very much,


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    Hi Lee,

    If the switch supports it then mode 6 is the best to use otherwise mode 5.


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    Tried change to mode 6 does not help. Some channel just stopped while playing, when CCU reached 1100-1200

    [root@Wowza-68 WowzaMediaServer]# cat /etc/modprobe.d/bonding.conf
    alias bond0 bonding
    options bond0 mode=6 miimon=100
    [root@Wowza-68 WowzaMediaServer]# cat /proc/net/bonding/bond0
    Ethernet Channel Bonding Driver: v3.6.0 (September 26, 2009)
    Bonding Mode: transmit load balancing
    Primary Slave: None
    Currently Active Slave: eth1
    MII Status: up
    MII Polling Interval (ms): 100
    Up Delay (ms): 0
    Down Delay (ms): 0
    Slave Interface: eth1
    MII Status: up
    Speed: 1000 Mbps
    Duplex: full
    Link Failure Count: 0
    Permanent HW addr: 00:25:90:91:db:c7
    Slave queue ID: 0
    Slave Interface: eth2
    MII Status: up
    Speed: 1000 Mbps
    Duplex: full
    Link Failure Count: 0
    Permanent HW addr: 00:25:90:65:e5:66
    Slave queue ID: 0
    Slave Interface: eth3
    MII Status: up
    Speed: 1000 Mbps
    Duplex: full
    Link Failure Count: 0
    Permanent HW addr: 00:25:90:65:e5:67
    Slave queue ID: 0
    Slave Interface: eth4
    MII Status: up
    Speed: 1000 Mbps
    Duplex: full
    Link Failure Count: 0
    Permanent HW addr: 00:25:90:77:3b:7e
    Slave queue ID: 0

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    Mode 6 requires settings on the switch to support it. You may have to contact the data center to dee if they will set that up.

    I have used it before and it works well.

    I haven't tried mode 5 but it should work similar to mode 6.

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    I've changed to mode 4 with this config:

    alias bond0 bonding
    options bond0 mode=4 miimon=80 lacp_rate=1 xmit_hash_policy=1
    options lnet networks=tcp(bond0)

    And it seems balanced now.

    But even Tx/eth only ~ 500-600Mbps, the stream begin stop many times (per 5-10 minutes)
    Last edited by lee2510; 03-10-2013 at 07:19 PM.

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    it can be bottleneck in your provider ..

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    Thank you. I've limited max CCU to 1500 and it seems fine now after 1 week.
    However, sometimes, when a channel has live event, let say the server reach max 1500 CCU at that time, and about 1450 CCU view that channel, the result is that channel stop many times while playing (about 15 mins), while other channels still play fine.

    For example, let say we have:
    (1000 stands for 1Mbps, 2000 stands for 2.5Mbps)
    My server streaming rtmp & hls:
    RTMP for 1Mbps & 2.5Mbps (user can select profile)
    HLS for only 1Mbps

    Problem: when channel1 reach 1450 viewer at 1 time, stop many times, while play fine, channel2 play fine too.

    I don't think it's a bottleneck problem, because server bonding is balanced.

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    Hi all,
    When my server reach ~2000 CCU, Wowza service down (failed to access to port 80,8086). I've no idea about this, because the resource is free enough (bandwidth ~ 2G/5G, CPU ~20%, RAM 10G/32G).
    I'm using version 3.5.2 (the lastest) trial edition.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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