On May 26th, 2011, SevOne successfully completed the interoperability testing with Medianet 2.2 for its product SevOne Performance Appliance Solution (SevOne PASTM)(press announcement) through the medianet systems management Cisco Developer Network (CDN) program.
The SevOne team was in our lab in RTP for two days, where they went through intensive test review of their product against a purpose built medianet-enabled network. SevOne PASTM provides support to medianet performance monitor that has been discussed in previous blogs.
Performance monitor collects performance statistics including loss, delay and jitter at the network elements. This approach provides the most extensive visibility because all the flows between video source and sink must go through the network infrastructure. It also eliminates the need for expensive probes which would lead to increased costs for data collection and operational expense.
SevOne supports Performance Monitor using Netflow. It reports and analyzes Performance Monitor data like packet loss and jitter. Such an example is shown in the screenshot below for different applications. Thresholds can be set via the tool to monitor application behavior and to be alerted in case of abnormality. Apart from the newly added Performance Monitor capabilities, SevOne supports traditional Netflow capabilities for troubleshooting, analysis and reporting of an IP network.