Our design validation used a 5-node VxRail cluster for application hosting, and a Dell PowerScale NAS storage device for accumulation and management of video data streamed to a Genetec VMS. Based on recent sizing requests from customers, a common planning ratio for VMS archived streams recorded for historical analysis to "analytics" cameras requiring real-time alerting is approximately 5:1 or 20% real time. The reason for this ratio is due to the fact that many cameras are static in nature and may not warrant the investment in enabling real-time analytics. We simulated a workload with approximately 30% analytics streams to test the upper bounds of typical processing requirements.
- We met our design goals for VMS performance by processing a total of 675 cameras using three processing nodes (a maximum of 225 camera streams on a single node).
- We also met our design goal for BriefCam by performing real-time alert processing for 90 cameras using three Alert Processing servers in an application mesh cluster.
- Ipsotek was also able to process 90 camera streams for real-time event alerting using three processing VMs.
- All high availability tests produced results consistent with the application and platform expected behavior.