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Load testing

In this tutorial, we'll explain how to make a load testing on your Ant Media Server. The test environment has two parts: test server and SUT (system under test). We have two different setups for two different SUTs.

Preparation of SUT

One instance setup

In this option, we have only one Ant Media Server instance as SUT.

    +-------------------+                  +----------------------+
| | streaming | |
| | playing | |
| | <--------------> | |
| Test Server | | Ant Media Server |
| | | |
| | <--------------> | |
| | rest | |
+-------------------+ +----------------------+

To setup the Ant Media Server, please check here.

Cluster setup

Here we have a cluster structure as SUT which contains one origin and N edge servers.

                                           +--------------------+
| |
| |
| Ant Media Server |
+--------->+ |
| | (Origin) |
+-----------+ | | |
| | streaming | | |
| +---------------+ +--------------------+
| |
|Test Server| playing +------------------------------------------------+
| +<--------+ |
| | | Load Balancer |
| +---------+ |
+-----------+ rest +--+------------+---------------------+----------+
| | |
| | |
| | |
| | |
| | |
+-------------+--+ +------+---------+ +-----+----------+
| | | | | |
| | | | | |
|Ant Media Server| |Ant Media Server| ... |Ant Media Server|
| | | | | |
| (Edge-1) | | (Edge-2) | | (Edge-N) |
| | | | | |
| | | | | |
+----------------+ +----------------+ +----------------+

To deploy an Ant Media Server cluster, please see here.

Ant Media WebRTC test tool

You can download the WebRTC load test tool from your account at antmedia.io. The test tool is listed with Enterprise Edition under Download section of your Subscription.

Ant Media WebRTC Test Tool is a Java project for testing Ant Media Server WebRTC capabilities and has the following features.

  • This tool is compatible with Ant Media Server signaling protocol.
  • It has two modes: publisher and player (-m flag determines the mode)
  • It has two options with UI or without UI (-u flag determines the UI on/off)
  • You can also save received (in player mode) video.
  • You can create a load with the -n flag.

Running Ant Media WebRTC Test Tool

Installation

apt-get install openjdk-11-jre -y unzip webrtctest-release-*.zip cd webrtctest/

 This tool can be run from the terminal with the following options.

./run.sh -f output.mp4 -m publisher -n 1 #publishes output.mp4 to the server with default name myStream

./run.sh -m player -n 100 -s 10.10.175.53 -u false #plays 100 viewers for default stream myStream

Parameters

Flag Name Default Description


f File Name test.mp4 Source file* for publisher output file for player
s Server IP localhost server ip
q Security false true(wss) or false(ws)
l Log Level 3 0:VERBOSE,1:INFO,2:WARNING,3:ERROR,4:NONE i Stream Id myStream id for stream
m Mode player publisher or player
u Show GUI true true or false
p Port 5080 websocket port number v Verbose false true or false n Count 1 Number of player/publisher connctions k Kafka Broker null Kafka broker address with port r Publish Loop false true or false c Codec h264 h264 or VP8 d Data Channel false true or false

Note that the file in mp4 format should have h264 encoded video and Opus encoded audio.