January 28, 2013

Monitoring Wowza CPU and RAM metrics

If you're administrating media streaming infrastructure, you probably monitor your system performance all the time. Having a high load environment requires proper set up and fine tuning so you need to keep an eye on what is happening to your memory or processor.

That's why WMSPanel team made a few new charts to show real-time and daily retrospective Wowza Media Server load. For each Wowza server presented in the panel, this includes CPU information and RAM metrics, both real-time and retrospective.



You can see those charts by going to "Servers" menu and clicking on a a server name.

The three "speedometers" show:
  • CPU load;
  • Physical memory load;
  • Swap memory load.
CPU load retro chart shows average and maximum load values for CPU, with number of CPUs being also displayed.

Memory load retro chart shows average and maximum RAM load.

Also, being in the servers' list you can have a brief snapshot of current CPU and RAM load of all servers.

You can also allow your users to see their Wowza performance metrics. This is done via centralized users details and permissions management.


This feature uses latest Java machine features so if you'd like to use it, make sure you have Java 1.7 installed. If you use Java 1.6, you will see RAM statistics, but CPU usage will not work. If you use earlier Java versions, this feature set will not be available for you.

CPU and RAM limits alerts

You may also define monitoring thresholds of Wowza's RAM and CPU usage. If the limit is overrun, you can get email notification.

Please also consider WMSPanel server tasks remote management via web console for convenient control of server-side commands. Launch any command, like ffmpeg process, with no need to log in via SSH, just an easy-to-use web interface.

Try it
If you find this kind of reporting useful for your business, feel free to join 2-weeks trial period. No credit card required, just sign up and add your server to see this in action.

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Related documentation

Server management for WowzaMediaCaster and LiveStreamRecord streams controlWowza Transcoder add-on supportUsers details and permissions management,


  1. Very good feature. Keep it up !

  2. Статус сервера - остановлен. Как запустить?

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  4. please contact us https://wmspanel.com/contact and describe you case in details.

  5. Переустановил с самого начала. Теперь в статусе - Running.


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