Viewing Conferencing Nodes

You can view details of all of your current Conferencing Nodes, including an interactive Conferencing Node status chart showing the load history for that node. You can also review a list of historic events (such as starting or stopping cloud bursting nodes) that have occurred on your Conferencing Nodes.

Viewing current Conferencing Nodes

To see a list of all Conferencing Nodes, go to Status > Conferencing Nodes.

Each Conferencing Node has the following information available:

Field Description
Name The name of the Conferencing Node. Click on the name to view detailed status information.
Role Indicates the node's role — either a Transcoding Conferencing Node or a Proxying Edge Node.
IPv4 Address The primary IP address of the Conferencing Node.
Secondary address *Only displayed when you have selected an individual Conferencing Node to view. The optional secondary interface IPv4 address of the Conferencing Node.
System location The physical location of the Conferencing Node.
Deployment status

Deployment succeeded indicates that the Conferencing Node has been automatically deployed.

Deployment failed indicates that an automatic deployment has not been successful.

Manual indicates that the Manual option was selected when the Conferencing Node was deployed (for more information see Deployment environments. Even if the manual deployment was successful, this field will still say Manual; however you can see from the Last contacted and Last updated fields whether the Conferencing Node is now up and running and receiving configuration updates.

Other statuses indicate that an automatic deployment is currently in progress.

Maintenance mode Indicates whether the node is currently in maintenance mode.
Version The version number of the Pexip Infinity software that is currently installed on this Conferencing Node.
Last contacted

The date and time that the Conferencing Node last contacted the Management Node. In typical deployments, configuration replication is performed approximately once per minute. However, in very large deployments (more than 60 Conferencing Nodes), configuration replication intervals are extended, and it may take longer for configuration changes to be applied to all Conferencing Nodes (the administrator log shows when each node has been updated).

  • Green text indicates that there are no issues.
  • Orange text indicates that no contact has been made within the last 2 expected replication intervals (typically within the last 3–5 minutes).
  • Red text indicates that no contact has been made for some time — typically none within the last 5 minutes, but note that this replication interval is extended in very large deployments.
Last updated

The last time that the Conferencing Node's configuration was updated.

Maximum connections

Audio connections *Only displayed when you have selected an individual Conferencing Node to view.
SD connections *Only displayed when you have selected an individual Conferencing Node to view.
HD connections *Only displayed when you have selected an individual Conferencing Node to view.
Full HD connections *Only displayed when you have selected an individual Conferencing Node to view.

Proxy audio connections *Only displayed when you have selected an individual Conferencing Node to view.
Proxy video connections *Only displayed when you have selected an individual Conferencing Node to view.

For a Transcoding Conferencing Node, the initial table shows an estimate of the total number of simultaneous high-definition (HD) 720p video calls this node can handle.Capacity estimates assume that only calls of that media type are being handled.

After you have selected an individual transcoding node to view, you can also review the estimated SD, HD, Full HD and audio call capacity.

For a Proxying Edge Node, the initial table shows an estimate of the total number of proxied video calls this node can handle. After you have selected an individual proxying node to view, you can also review the estimated proxying capacity for audio calls.

Media load

An estimate of how much of its total capacity the Conferencing Node is currently using.Capacity estimates assume that only calls of that media type are being handled.

Note that when a Conferencing Node is in maintenance mode, it reports a media load of 100%. This is to indicate that there is no current capacity available.

Call count *Only displayed when you have selected an individual Conferencing Node to view. The number of signaling connections that the node is currently handling.

System memory

Number of vCPUs

CPU model

CPU instruction set

Hypervisor

Information about the Virtual Machine hosting this Conferencing Node, including:

  • The amount of RAM configured on this Virtual Machine.
  • The configured number of virtual CPUs.
  • The underlying CPU model.
  • The highest CPU instruction set supported by this Virtual Machine.
  • The hypervisor on which this Virtual Machine is running.
Usage graph *Only displayed when you have selected an individual Conferencing Node to view.

Shows media usage % statistics for this Conferencing Node for the last 4 weeks.

You can click on the graph and then scroll to zoom in and out, and you can drag the timebox to the left or right to move forwards or backwards in time.

* Only displayed when you have selected an individual Conferencing Node to view.

† Capacity estimates assume that only calls of that media type are being handled. For more information on server capacity, see Capacity planning.

Viewing historic Conferencing Node events

Go to Status > Conferencing Node History to see all of the events that have occurred on your Conferencing Nodes. These events include:

  • Adding or removing a node.
  • Placing a node into or out of maintenance mode.
  • Starting up or stopping a cloud bursting node.