Hikvision NVR Load Testing

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Dec 14, 2017

IPVM members recently debated Hikvision NVR's performance under load in Hikvision 30+ Cameras On NVR - Apps And Client Really Slow Down And CPU Usage Jumps - Any Other Experiences Or Tests?

To see how Hikvision's NVRs and iVMS-4200 software handled heavy use, we tested a Hikvision DS-9632NI-I8 NVR, viewing 32 cameras using over 400 Mb/s bandwidth on multiple client PCs to see:

  • How does iVMS-4200 handle 32 cameras across multiple monitors?
  • How do settings such as resolution, frame rate, etc. impact this performance?
  • How much impact do CPU and memory have on iVMS performance?
  • How does the NVR stand up to heavy load? Are there issues with frame drop or lost recordings?

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  • *** **** ****-**** ****** ** ******* ****** ******** ********?
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  • *** **** ****** ** *** *** ****** **** ** **** performance?
  • *** **** *** *** ***** ** ** ***** ****? *** there ****** **** ***** **** ** **** **********?

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** *** *****, **** ****** ******** ******* *********'* ******* ****-**** specs *** *** ****** ******* ** ******* ******** **** *** Mb/s *********. ********** ***** ****** ******** (******** *******, **** *********, and *******) *** ***** ******** ********** ** ***, ***, *** memory *****.

*******, ** *** ** **** ****** ** *** **-**** ******, with ** ****** ***** *** ***** **, ** **** ** recording, ******* ******, ** ***** ****** ***** ***** ******** *** NVR *** **********, **** *** ****** ** **** **** * week ** *******.

Key ********

**** *** *** *** ******** **** **** ****:

  • ******** ****** ******* ******:** *** ***** ** *********** ******** ****-**** ******, **** ******* freezing, **** *******, *** ********* ******, ***** *** *** **** related ** ********** ******, ****** ** ******* ******, ** **********, instead ********* ******.
  • ********** ****** *****:************, ****-**** ************ ******* ********, ********* **** ********** ** **** full ********** ******* ** *** ******* *** ********* **** ****** viewing ******** ******* ****.
  • ****** *** **** ****** ******:*** **** ******* ** ******* ****** **** ~*-*% ** **** end ******** ** **** **-**% ** ****** ** ******* ****** meeting *********'* ******* ****** ************.
  • ****** ****** ***** ******:** ********, ****** ***** *** ********** ****** ****** *** ******** tested, ***** ***** ***-*,*** ** *** **** ******* ** *******.
  • ** ***** *** ** *** ** ******:****** ****-****, ** *** **** ** *** ***** ****** **** viewing *** ******* ******* ** *** ***.
  • ** ********* ******:** ***** ** ******* ******, **** ** *********, ****** *******, or ***** ****** ** ******** ***** ***** *** ***** **** NVRs ***** ***** ******* ********** *****, ******* *** *** ********* and ******* **** *** *** ********** ************** (*******/*******).

iVMS ****** ****** ************

** ****** ****-**** ** ******** ****** ********, **** ********* ***, memory, *** *** ***** ** *** *** ** ********* ** various ********. *** *** **** ******* *** ****** ******** ** Windows ** ************.

**** **** *** **** *** ******* ****** **************'* "**** ***********" ***** *** ****, *** *** *** *** ******* ******* *** *******. **** note **** ********* ***** ********* ****** ************ *** **** ** different *********, *************** **** * ******* ** ** ******** ***. *** ****** requirements ***** ** ******* ******** **** ** ** ****, *** ** ***** ** *** confusion, ** ********* ********** ********* *******.

Beware: ******** **** *******

********* **** *** ******* ***** ******** ***** *** ********* ** iVMS, **** ********** ***** ** ******** *** ****** ***** ** their *************. *******, ** **** ****** **** ** ********* **** him ****** ***** *** *** *********, ******* **** **** *** load, ****** ********, *** ***** ******. ***** ****** ******* ***** selected ******** **** ** ********* **** ********* *******.

CPU **** **********

** *** *****, *** **** ****** ******, **** * *** of ~*% ****** *** ***, *** ****** ** *** **** spec ******* ** **%+ ** *****/**** ****** ** *** *** end *******.

*** **** ****** **** ********** *** ********* ** *****, **** the *** ***** ******* **** **** ********, ***** *** *** end ******* ******* *** *** *****. ** ********, *** **** end ******* **** **** **** ~*% ** ~*%.

Periodic ****** ******

****** *******, ** *** ********** ***** ****** **** ******* ******* with ****-****.

*********/***** "******** **"

**** ********, ***** ******** *** ******** ******* ** ****, **** "caught **" *******, ********** **** ***** ** **** **** ****** speed, ***** *****:

**** ***** ******** ********** ** ****** ********, ********* ******* ***** used, ** ******* **********.

******** *******

******, ******* ************ *****, ********* *** * *** *******, ****** unfreezing *** ********** **** ***** **** *****. **** ** **** in *** ******* *****, ********* ***** ****** * *** *******.

**** *******

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** *** ******* *****, *** ****** ** *** ***** ** nearly * **** ****** ****** *** ****** ** *** ****, displaying *** ******* ****.

Client *******

****** *******, ** **** *********** ******* ************ (***** *****). ***** occurred **** *** ****** *** ****, **** ******* ******** ******* with ** ***** ********* (***** *****), ** **** ********** ** use **** ********** ****** *** *** *******. ***** ******* **** less ********, *** ***** ******* ** ******* ******** ** *** client (*.*.*.*), *** **** ****** ** ***** ********.

No ****** ** ***** **

****** *******, ** **** ************ ******* ***** ** *** **** local ********* *** *** ****** ******* **** ** ******** *****, but *** ****. *** *******, ** **** ****, *** ** cameras **** ******* ***** ** ******* **** ********* ** ~*** Mb/s:

No ******* ******/********* ****/***** ******

****** *** *****, ** *** ** ****** **** ******* ******, streams ******** **, **** ** *********, ** ***** ****** ***** could ******** *** *** ** **********. *** ** ******* ******** without *****, **** ** **** ** *** ********, ******* ******** bandwidth **** *** **** *** (*** **/*) *** *-* ******* viewing **** ***** ***/** ********.

*** *******, *** ******** ***** ** *****, **** ** ****, and ** **** ***** ** ***** ****** ** ********.

Test *****

** ****** **** ***** * **-******-** ** ******* ***, ***** loaded **** ** *******. ******* **** *** ** *****, ** FPS, **** ******* ***** ******** ********* ** ********** *****:

  • ***/*** ******:*** *** ****** *** ********* ******, ******* **** *** ** VBR, ~**-***, *** ******* ******* ** ********* ********.
  • *****/**** ******:** ***** ** ***** *** ***'* *** ********** ***** (*** Mb/s), ** *** ******* ** *** ** ******* **** ****** bitrates. ** ***** * ** ***** *** **** **** ** create **** ****** ** ******.

** *** **** *** ****** ***** ******* **** *******/*********** *******, with ** ***** ***** ********* ************ ******* ** *** *******. All ******* ******* *** *** ******* **** ******* ***** ** testing.

Versions ****

** ****** ***** *** ********* ******* ** ********/********:

  • ********* **-******-**:**.*.** ***** ******
  • ****-**** *******:**.*.*.* ***** ********
  • ****-**** *** ***:**.**.**.**

Comments (28)

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*** *** *** *** **** **** ******* ** *** ***?

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* ***** **** ******* ******* **** ***** ** *** ***** of *** ***** **** ****** * *********** *********** ** **********! not * ********..

** ***** **** ***** *** * **** **********, ****** **** are ***** ** *** * *** ************ *** **** * X399 ******* *** * **** **** *************!

* ****** ** **** *** ** ******* ** *** **** differences ** ***** ** ******** ************ ** **** ** ***** quality *********** ** *** ******* *** *** *******.

* *** ** *** *** * ******** ******* ******* ** iVMS **** ****. *** ** ******* ****** *** *** * channels. *** ** ***** *** ** ******* *** ** ********.

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*. *** **** *** ******** ******** **** *******. ***** ********** multiple ******** *** * **** ***** **** **** ******* ****** than ******* *** **** **** ******* * ******* ** ******* IVMS?

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******, *** ****** :) ***** ** *** **** ****?

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**'** ************ ***** ****** **** **** **** ***. *** ***** is ***** *** ********* **** ****-** *** *** ****** *** perform ********* ****. **** **** ** ****** ********.

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* ****** ** ******* ******* *****

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******, *** *** **** *** **** *** ******* **** *** were ******* *** *** ********* “**** ********* *****”?

** ****** **** ***** *DS-9632NI-I8 ** channel NVR, fully loaded with 32 cameras. Cameras were set to 1080p, 30 FPS, with varying codec settings depending on throughput level:

***/*** ******: *** *** ****** *** ********* ******, ******* **** set ** ***, ~**-***, *** ******* ******* ** ********* ********.
*****/**** ******: ** ***** ** ***** *** ***'* *** ********** specs (*** **/*), ** *** ******* ** *** ** ******* much ****** ********. ** ***** * ** ***** *** **** used ** ****** **** ****** ** ******.
** *** **** *** ****** ***** ******* **** *******/*********** *******, with ** ***** ***** ********* ************ ******* ** *** *******. All ******* ******* *** *** ******* **** ******* ***** ** testing.

** ****** ***** *** ********* ******* ** ********/********:

Hikvision **-******-**: **.*.** ***** ******

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*** ****:

...*** ****** ******** **** **** ***** ***not **** *** "** ***** *****". Hardware model names, OS version and build, drivers' versions, etc.

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****-**** ** ****. ** *** **** ***** **** ******, *'* go **** ********* ********. *** *** *** *******, *'* *** Hikcentral ** ********* ***** *** ***** ** ********** ** *** whole **** ********.

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