As we continue to develop Willow for Wowza Media Server v2, I thought I would post about some of the new features we are building into it. The first feature that I’m pretty excited about is the multi-server monitoring area. This feature has been requested *a lot* and we’ve finally had the opportunity to get a good iteration of it in.
The multi-server monitoring of Wowza servers feature was created for those that have more than one Wowza Media Server that they need to monitor at the same time. A common situation would be where there is a live event going on and a load balancer is balancing the connections across more than one server. Our load balancer monitor feature is great to see the connections that are going to each leaf node, but it’s definitely important to see a bit more info on each server. You may have totally unconnected servers running and just want to keep track of what is happening.
As you can see in the screenshot above, we have the server information listed out on the left and then a couple of charts, one for bandwidth and the other for connections, showing you in realtime what is going on in the server. The memory heap can be viewed textually in case you are concerned that memory is getting out of hand or not and of course you can still run a garbage collection to clean things up if need be with one click. While I only have one open in the screenshot, you can have any of your shortcuts open at one time and scroll through them if they don’t all fit in the screen. Hitting the “Go To Server Instance” button, will take you straight into the server details where you can drill down across the applications and instances that are running at that time as normal.
We’re pretty excited as to where we can go from here with this feature and I’m looking forward to showcasing some others as we continue to build out and improve. The next update for Willow is going to be a really good one, and if all goes well, a mobile version too!