Xsan Bandwidth Management and Monitoring tools
Implementing a storage infrastructure that supports the peak bandwidth of all clients is very costly. During fast forward editing, file copying, or data archiving operations, clients can request up to six times the bandwidth of video broadcast or ingest, with the latter operations still requiring a guaranteed storage bandwidth for smooth operation.
With Vmeter SQM software, allocation of client bandwidth is easier than ever. Simply select a client and adjust the guaranteed minimum bandwidth and the maximum allowed bandwidth sliders. For non time-critical servers, slide "guaranteed minimum bandwidth" to zero and "max bandwidth" to the desired level. For ingest, select a guaranteed minimum bandwidth value that is sufficient to ensure that frames are not dropped. Then, view real-time statistics per client or over the entire XSAN with Vmeter bandwidth statistics tools.