I am upgrading from a wowza 2 to wowza 4 situation.
This is where I am coming from as we have been using wowza since 1.7 and been stuck on version 2 for a long time,we have used the system below for many large and small event streams over the years to stream video to 10's,100's and 1000's of viewers.
our own server - wowza 2 in a data center running loadbalance - "master origin".
when we do an event we use ec2 to handle the traffic and I spool up servers as needed.
we tend to do a system where we have a single wowza 2 ec2 server acting as the "cloud origin" this connects back to our "master origin" server in our data center.
each ec2 "cloud edge" we spool up then connects to the ec2 "cloud origin" and leaves the "master origin" alone.
Its been working well over the years and I would like to replicate this system on wowza 4 and EC2
in order to do this do I need to install the load balance add on in to my startup script that I use to spool up the ec2 edge server ? or like the wowza2 system will it just talk back to the load balancer and inform it that its available if the ipaddress is in the config script ?
is there any prebuilt startup script that I can get hold of if that's the case ?
I favor this way rather than cloudfront as I can spool up as many servers as I want and change the sizes of them, as we have very short windows of opportunity sometimes doing a live show only for a few hours and it has to work!
Cloud front has burned me in the past!