LiveAction 2.2 helps with media monitoring and network validation for video applications
On April 14th, 2011, ActionPacked! Networks successfully completed the interoperability testing with Medianet 2.2 for its product LiveAction 2.2 (press announcement) through the medianet systems management Cisco Developer Network (CDN) program.
LiveAction 2.2 support for medianet has been covered in our previous blogs: performance monitor as well as IPSLA Video Operations. However; with the the CDN program, the LiveAction 2.2 software has formally worked through an intensive test review against a purpose built medianet-enabled network.
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 could lead to increased costs for data collection and operational expense.
IPSLA Video Operations generates synthetic traffic that mimics real traffic, with the same packet sizes, bit rates, and burstiness of real applications. The synthetic traffic accurately reflects real application characteristics, so you can assess your network’s readiness and deploy video applications with confidence.
LiveAction provides end-to-end traffic flow visualizations and pinpoints performance problems of real-time and historical performance monitor metrics. It also performs video pre-deployment assessments by graphically provisioning and monitoring IPSLA Video Operations synthetic traffic.
Figure 1. LiveAction provides end-to-end traffic flow visualizations and pinpoints performance problems of real-time and historical performance monitor metrics.
Figure 2. David Izumo from ActionPacked with Vishwas Puttasubbappa from the medianet team at Cisco RTP – seems like they are having too much fun, huh?
Figure 3. Ken Van Orman from Figure 3. ActionPacked with Vishwas Puttasubbappa from the medianet team at Cisco RTP