IPVM is going to start testing VMS server performance. Obviously, there are a lot of factors that come into play (CPU, RAM, motion detection - on or off, number of cameras, resolution, bitrate, to name just a few).
This discussion is to gather feedback from the community about how we should do it. If you are a manufacturer, integrator or a technologist with an opinion here, please speak up now.
We will be testing a number of VMSes, with the goal of better understanding key performance drivers.
A few immediate questions:
- What hardware should we use? Certain brands? Certain components?
- What cameras should we use?
- What issues should we beware of?
If there are things that you find essential, let us know.
It will be impossible to make everyone happy as there are far too many possible combinations. However, we want to have a reasonable set of equipment and tests to cover the most common use cases.