Hikvision NVR Load Tested

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?

**** ******* ******** ******* ********* ***'* *********** ***** **** *********** **+ ******* ** *** - **** *** ****** ****** Slow **** *** *** ***** ***** - *** ***** *********** Or *****?

** *** *** *********'* **** *** ****-**** ******** ******* ***** use, ** ****** ********** **-******-** ***, ******* ** ******* ***** **** *** **/* ********* ** multiple ****** *** ** ***:

  • *** **** ****-**** ****** ** ******* ****** ******** ********?
  • *** ** ******** **** ** **********, ***** ****, ***. ****** this ***********?
  • *** **** ****** ** *** *** ****** **** ** **** performance?
  • *** **** *** *** ***** ** ** ***** ****? *** there ****** **** ***** **** ** **** **********?

[***************]

*******

** *** *****, **** ****** ******** ******* *********'* ******* ****-**** 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 *** ******* *****, ********* ***** ****** * *** *******.

**** *******

*******, ** ************ *********** **** **** ******* ****** *******, **** some ******* ** ** ** ******* ** ** **** ** a ****** ****** **** ****. **** ***** ******, **** *** not ********* ** ********** ** ****** ** *** ******, *** to *********/******* ******* ***** ****.

** *** ******* *****, *** ****** ** *** ***** ** 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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**** **** *** ****** **** *** * *** *.***/*.***, ***** or ***?

*.***, ***** *** **/*** ********* ** *** ******* ** **** looking ***. *** **** ****, ** *** ***. *** ****** loads ** *** **.

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

***** ** * *** ****** **** **** ** **'* * software **************, *** **** ****** *** ******* **********. * **** across * *** ** ****** **** *** **** ********** ****.

******:

* **** ****** ******** ** *** **** ********* **** **** say ****, **** *****/* ** *****/* ** ******** ***** *** on *********** * **% **** *** ********.

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

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

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

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

*****, ***** *** *** ********** **** ****** ** *****. ** confirmed * *** ** ** *** ***********. *'* **** ** further ******* * ****** ** ****** ****** **** * **** come ** **. ** ***** **** *** **** *********** ****** are ** ***** ****** **** *******; ********* ***** ** **** smoothly.

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

*. * *****'* ******* **** *** ***** ******* **** ** the "*****" **-***" ***'* *** **** ****** ** ****** ** the ** ***'*. ***** ****** ***** *** **** *****, ** it's ********* ** ** ***. *** ********?

****** *****

*** **** **** ********. *** ** ******* ** ***** ****:

*. ***** *** ********* * ***** **** *** *** ** but **** ****, **** *** **** ******* ******** ** *** cameras *** **** ****, ********* *** ***, *** *** ** that **** * **********? (* ****** ** ********** **** **** when ***** ** *** ****** **** **** ********** ** **** mounted ********). ** ********** *** **** ** ****'* **** ** lock **.

**'** ***** ** *** **** *** *******. ** **** ** set **** ****** ** ** *** ** ***** *** **'** report **** *****.

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

**'* ********. ** ****'* *** ****** ** *** ***** ********* of *** *** **** ** *** ** ****. ** *******, freezing, ***.

*. * *****'* ******* **** *** ***** ******* **** ** the "*****" **-***" ***'* *** **** ****** ** ****** ** the ** ***'*. ***** ****** ***** *** **** *****, ** it's ********* ** ** ***. *** ********?

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

******* ***** * **** ***** *** *** *** ******* ****** for **** ******* (**** **** ** ******* ****)

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

**

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

******* ***** ** **** *** **** ******* ***** ** **** 4200.. ** *** **** ******* *****, **** **** ** **** all *** ***** ***** ** *** **** ****. **** ** least, ***** *** **** *** ** * ***** *** ***** crash ******* *** ***-******* ********** ***.

***** ** ** ****, ** *** ******* ******* *** * better *** **** ***. *** **** *****'* **** ** ** widely ********* ** *** **.

** ***** ** **** ** *** ***** ******* (*********, *****, etc...) ***** ******* ***' **** ** * ****** ******* . IOW **** ****** ***** ********* ************ *** *** *** ******** and ****** ***** *** *** **********, *********, *** .. *** usual *** ***** :)

****** **** *** ********** ****** ******* - **** ******** *** issue **** *** ******** ** ****** ***** - *** ** still ********.

***** ******** ******** ** *** **** ** ************* **** ** digital **** *** ****** ** ****** ** ****** ***** ** order ** **** ******** **** *******.

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**** ** *** ******** ******** *** *** **** * ***** front *** **** ******* ***** ** *** ****.

** ***** ** **** ** *** **** *** ******** **** combination ** *** *** **** *** **** *** *********** *** do ** *********, ** **'* * ****** ******** *** **** others ***'* *** ***** **, ** ***** ** ********.

*****, ** *** ***** **** **** ***** ** ***** ** nice ** **** *** **** *** ** ******* **** **** doing *** ***** *******. * ** **** *** **** * copy ** **** *** ****.

**** **** *** ***** **** ** * ******* ** ****** or *** * ****** **** ** *** ****.

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

****'* *** * ****** **** ******* *** * ******'* **** the **** ********* ***** ***** **** ******* – ******* *** GPU **** **** ********* ***** ** ********* **********.

*************** *** *** ******* ****: *** ****** ******** **** **** setup *** *** **** *** "** ***** *****". ******** ***** names, ** ******* *** *****, *******' ********, ***. **** ***'* hw *****, ************ ** *** ***** ** ******** ******* ****. Those **** ** ** *** ******* *** *** ***'* **** to ****** *** *****.

**, * ****** *** ****** ******* ** ****-**** ** ** PC, ***** ** **-****/****/**** ****** ***/****** *** **** ***, ******* drivers, ******* *******. ***-* *.*.*.

****** ** *******, **** ** ***** *** * ***, **** mix ** **** *** * *** ** ****. *** **** jumped **% ** (*************.***), *** **** **%, *** ***** ** close ** *****, **** ***** ** ***** ** *%, ******* load *-** ****. **** ****** ************ *** ***** ****** **** movement *** **** ** *** *******. ****** ** ******* ****** artifacts.

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***** *** ****** ******* (** ****) *** **** **** (** cams). **** ****** ****, **** ******* ** * *** **** 36 *******.

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****** ************* – ***** – ******** ******** ********* ******* ***** no ********** ** *** ** ********** ****.

* **** ** *** **** **** *******: ***'* *** **** and **** ******, ******* *** *********** **** **** ** *** performance ** *** * ********** (** ** ** **** *** 7X16 ***), *** *** *********** *** *** ****+ ** *** access ***** ********.

****'* *** * ****** **** ******* *** * ******'* **** the **** ********* ***** ***** **** ******* – ******* *** GPU **** **** ********* ***** ** ********* **********.

*************** *** *** ******* ****: *** ****** ******** **** **** setup *** *** **** *** "** ***** *****". ******** ***** names, ** ******* *** *****, *******' ********, ***. **** ***'* hw *****, ************ ** *** ***** ** ******** ******* ****.

******, *** *** **** *** **** *** ******* **** *** 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 **-******-**: **.*.** ***** ******

**** (***?) ***** * **** ** **, *** *** ** see ** **** *** *******? ***** *** *** *** ***/*** load ******** **** ********* ****** ****, ******* *** ****** **** 4, *, **, **, ** *******? ********* ******* *****? ****'* why * ******* ** *** ******** ******** *******. **** ***** post ************* ******** **** **** ** *********** - ****** *** diagrams.

*** ****:

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

***** *** ****** *** ****** ** **** ****. *****?

**** ** **** *****, *********?

**** ** **** *****, *********?

**** *** ******* ******* **** *** **** ***** *** **** described ** “** ***** *****”.

***, * *********** ** ******* ** **** *** **** ** information

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

*** ***** ************ ** *******, *** ***'* **** ** **** it **, ********** **** ** ********, ** * ******** *** you? ****'* ***** * ******.

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********, ** *** *** ******** ** ** * ***'* ******** style **** **** ** ********* **** ******. ** *** ******** to **** *** ********* ******* ** **** **** ** *** client *** ***, ***** ** *** ***** *** **** **** examples ******* ***** ****** **** ************ **********. ************ ***'* **** average ***** ****'* ***** ** ****** **** ***** ****** **** high ****.

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

* **** *** ****** **** ****** *** *** **** *** above * **** *** **** ***. ******** **** ** * 3ghz+ ** ***** ***** ** ******

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