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Getting Started with Media Monitoring

Networks and applications have become increasingly complex as new rich media applications and networking technologies have been adopted. In some cases, this layer of complexity has led to stalled deployments and a loss of confidence in the network by both the network and application operators. Today, organizations rely so heavily on their networked infrastructure, it is imperative to move beyond reactive management techniques of old and assume a more proactive approach by instituting scalable performance management.

Medianet introduces Performance Monitor and Mediatrace embedded in the network and the endpoints/applications, a collection of capabilities that will address these challenges. The frequently asked question is how to get started. Here is one way to get started.

Cisco Prime Collaboration allows you to monitor video collaboration systems. You can run a worst endpoint/session report to identify sites based on the lower performing end systems.

Useful Prime Collaboration reports include:

  • Top 10 TelePresence Endpoints with Call Quality Events
  • Top 10 Impacted TelePresence Endpoints with Alarms
  • Top 10 Utilized TelePresence Endpoints

Analyzing these reports can help you prioritize Performance Monitor and Mediatrace to trouble sites determining ideal locations to get started with media monitoring in your network.  Alternatively, you can use Cisco TelePresence Analysis and Reporting Services (TARS) to gain visibility into trouble sites.

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Questions about medianet? Visit the: medianet support forum

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