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Displaying conference status

The Conference status page displays the status of active and completed conferences and video and audio processing. To access this information, go to Status > Conferences.

Refer to the table below for assistance in interpreting the information displayed:

For information about the number and type of ports provided by each MCU model, refer to MCU port matrix.

Format of displayed values

In many cases, the values displayed on this page are shown in the format A (B) / C; this represents:

Note that, for MSE Media and Media2 blades, the maximum value (C above) for the "ports in use" fields depends on the number of port licenses allocated to the blade. One port license is required for standard definition (SD) ports, two for each high definition (HD) port.

Statistics for which there is no set maximum are displayed as A (B), where A and B have the meanings described above.

Where the highest value attained is shown in parentheses (i.e. B in the above example), this value can be reset by selecting Reset maximum values. These values can be useful in monitoring peak MCU usage over a period of time.



Conference status

Conference status displays an overview of active and completed conferences.

Field Field description
Active conferences

The number of conferences that are currently configured on the MCU.

Active auto attendants

The number of auto attendants that are currently in use.  If you dial in with an endpoint to the auto attendant, this will go up by one.  It does not reflect the number of configured auto attendants.

Completed conferences

The number of conferences that were once active but are now not.

Completed auto attendants

The total number of calls into an auto attendant, excluding any in progress. If you call an auto attendant and enter into a conference or hang up the call, this number increases by one.

Active conference participants

The number of people currently in conferences.

Previous conference participants

The number of people who were previously participating in a conference (since the last time the MCU restarted).

Active streaming viewers

The number of people currently watching conferences via a streaming application, such as Apple QuickTime or RealPlayer.

TCP streaming viewers

The number of streaming sessions out of the Active streaming viewers value shown above which are using TCP media transport rather than UDP.

ConferenceMe users connected

The number of users currently connected to a conference using the ConferenceMe software endpoint. To change the number of allowed ConferenceMe participants, go to Settings > Streaming.

See Configuring ConferenceMe settings.

Video ports in use

This value is shown if the MCU is not operating in Port reservation mode, and shows the number of video ports in use. This corresponds to the number of connected participants that are either contributing or being sent video, plus the number of conferences for which streaming is active.

Audio-only ports in use

This value is shown if the MCU is not operating in Port reservation mode, and shows the number of audio-only ports in use. This corresponds to the number of connected participants that are contributing or being sent audio but not video.

Streaming and content ports in use

This value is shown if the model of MCU provides content channel and streaming ports (refer to MCU port matrix) and shows the total number of streaming and content ports in use across the currently active conferences.

Reserved video ports

This value is shown if the MCU is operating in Port reservation mode, and shows the total number of video ports reserved across the currently active conferences.

Note that each conference for which streaming is enabled requires use of a video port or a streaming and content channel port (refer to MCU port matrix. Where streaming and content channel ports are provided, streaming viewers and conferences' content channel video allocations will use the streaming and content channel ports rather than the available video ports; where streaming and content channel ports are not provided, streaming viewers and content channel allocations will use available video ports.

If a streaming and content channel port or a video port is unavailable (or not allocated in advance when the MCU is in Reserved mode), it will not be possible to stream that conference. If a video port has been allocated for streaming a conference, any number of streaming viewers will be able to view that conference via streaming, at any combination of available bit rates. These streaming allocations are included in the total displayed.

Reserved audio-only ports

This value is shown if the MCU is operating in Port reservation mode, and shows the total number of audio-only ports reserved across the currently active conferences.

Reserved streaming and content ports

This value is shown if the model of MCU provides content channel and streaming ports and which are operating in Port reservation mode. For more information about the ports your MCU provides, refer to MCU port matrix.

This value shows the total number of streaming and content ports reserved across the currently active conferences.

Reserved video ports in use

This value is shown if the MCU is operating in Port reservation mode, and shows, of the number of video ports reserved, how many are actually being used by active conference participants or streaming allocations.

Reserved audio-only ports in use

This value is shown if the MCU is operating in Port reservation mode, and shows, of the number of audio-only ports reserved, how many are actually being used by active conference participants.

Reserved streaming and content ports in use

This value is shown if the model of MCU provides content channel and streaming ports and which are operating in Port reservation mode. For more information about the ports your MCU provides, refer to MCU port matrix.

This value shows the total number of streaming and content ports in use across the currently active conferences.



Video status

Video status displays an overview of current video resource use.

 

Field Field description Usage tips
Incoming video streams

The number of video streams being received by the MCU.

Unicast indicates video streams sent directly to the MCU (incoming) or directly to the endpoints (outgoing) rather than multicast streams broadcast to the network and captured or sent by the MCU.

Outgoing video streams

The number of video streams being sent by the MCU.

Total incoming video bandwidth

The total video data rate being received by the MCU.

 
Total outgoing video bandwidth

The total video data rate being sent by the MCU.

 



Audio status

Audio status displays an overview of current audio resource use.

 

Field Field description Usage tips
Incoming audio streams

The number of audio streams being received by the MCU.

Unicast indicates audio streams sent directly to the MCU (incoming) or directly to the endpoints (outgoing) rather than multicast streams broadcast to the network and captured or sent by the MCU.

Outgoing audio streams

The number of audio streams being sent by the MCU.

Complex (not G.711 or G.722) audio participants

Displays active audio participants using neither G.711 nor G.722.

On the MCU 4200 Series, the MSE 8420, and the MCU 4501 in SD mode, half of the MCU's allowable participants are permitted to use complex audio channels. On the MCU 4501 in HD or HD+ mode, all conference participants can use complex audio.

A participant's endpoint is considered to be using complex audio if either it is transmitting a complex audio channel or the MCU is sending complex audio to it.

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