Hikvision NVR Load Tested

By: 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?

**** ******* ******** ******* Hikvision ***'* *********** ***** load *********** **+ ******* ** NVR - **** *** Client ****** **** **** And *** ***** ***** - *** ***** *********** Or *****?

** *** *** *********'* NVRs *** ****-**** ******** handled ***** ***, ** tested ********** **-******-** ***, ******* ** ******* using **** *** **/* bandwidth ** ******** ****** PCs ** ***:

  • *** **** ****-**** ****** 32 ******* ****** ******** monitors?
  • *** ** ******** **** as **********, ***** ****, etc. ****** **** ***********?
  • *** **** ****** ** CPU *** ****** **** on **** ***********?
  • *** **** *** *** stand ** ** ***** load? *** ***** ****** with ***** **** ** lost **********?

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

*******

** *** *****, **** client ******** ******* *********'* minimum ****-**** ***** *** few ****** ******* ** cameras ******** **** *** Mb/s *********. ********** ***** issues ******** (******** *******, long *********, *** *******) but ***** ******** ********** of ***, ***, *** memory *****.

*******, ** *** ** load ****** ** *** DS-9632 ******, **** ** issues ***** *** ***** UI, ** **** ** recording, ******* ******, ** other ****** ***** ***** indicate *** *** *** overloaded, **** *** ****** of **** **** * week ** *******.

Key ********

**** *** *** *** findings **** **** ****:

  • ******** ****** ******* ******:** *** ***** ** experienced ******** ****-**** ******, with ******* ********, **** latency, *** ********* ******, which *** *** **** related ** ********** ******, number ** ******* ******, or **********, ******* ********* random.
  • ********** ****** *****:************, ****-**** ************ ******* outright, ********* **** ********** to **** **** ********** streams ** *** ******* and ********* **** ****** viewing ******** ******* ****.
  • ****** *** **** ****** widely:*** **** ******* ** cameras ****** **** ~*-*% on **** *** ******** to **** **-**% ** higher ** ******* ****** meeting *********'* ******* ****** requirements.
  • ****** ****** ***** ******:** ********, ****** ***** was ********** ****** ****** all ******** ******, ***** about ***-*,*** ** *** when ******* ** *******.
  • ** ***** *** ** web ** ******:****** ****-****, ** *** none ** *** ***** issues **** ******* *** cameras ******* ** *** NVR.
  • ** ********* ******:** ***** ** ******* frames, **** ** *********, stream *******, ** ***** issues ** ******** ***** which *** ***** **** NVRs ***** ***** ******* throughput *****, ******* *** NVR ********* *** ******* near *** *** ********** specifications (*******/*******).

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

** ****** ****-**** ** multiple ****** ********, **** differing ***, ******, *** GPU ***** ** *** how ** ********* ** various ********. *** *** were ******* *** ****** versions ** ******* ** Professional.

**** **** *** **** end ******* ****** **************'* "**** ***********" ***** for ****, *** *** *** end ******* ******* *** minimum. **** **** **** Hikvision ***** ********* ****** requirements *** **** ** different *********, *************** **** * ******* IV ** ******** ***. The ****** ************ ***** on ******* ******** **** ** ** date, *** ** ***** is *** *********, ** recommend ********** ********* *******.

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

********* **** *** ******* which ******** ***** *** supported ** ****, **** mentioning ***** ** ******** and ****** ***** ** their *************. *******, ** IPVM ****** **** ** Hikvision **** *** ****** cards *** *** *********, causing **** **** *** load, ****** ********, *** other ******. ***** ****** confirm ***** ******** ******** card ** ********* **** Hikvision *******.

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

** *** *****, *** load ****** ******, **** a *** ** ~*% during *** ***, *** motion ** *** **** spec ******* ** **%+ at *****/**** ****** ** the *** *** *******.

*** **** ****** **** throughput *** ********* ** night, **** *** *** range ******* **** **** doubling, ***** *** *** end ******* ******* *** CPU *****. ** ********, the **** *** ******* rose **** **** ~*% to ~*%.

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

****** *******, ** *** occasional ***** ****** **** viewing ******* **** ****-****.

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

**** ********, ***** ******** for ******** ******* ** time, **** "****** **" quickly, ********** **** ***** at **** **** ****** speed, ***** *****:

**** ***** ******** ********** of ****** ********, ********* streams ***** ****, ** current **********.

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

******, ******* ************ *****, typically *** * *** seconds, ****** ********** *** displaying **** ***** **** again. **** ** **** in *** ******* *****, happening ***** ****** * few *******.

**** *******

*******, ** ************ *********** very **** ******* ****** testing, **** **** ******* 15 ** ** ******* or ** **** ** a ****** ****** **** time. **** ***** ******, this *** *** ********* to ********** ** ****** in *** ******, *** to *********/******* ******* ***** used.

** *** ******* *****, the ****** ** *** right ** ****** * full ****** ****** *** camera ** *** ****, displaying *** ******* ****.

Client *******

****** *******, ** **** experienced ******* ************ (***** below). ***** ******** **** the ****** *** ****, just ******* ******** ******* with ** ***** ********* (shown *****), ** **** attempting ** *** **** resolution ****** *** *** cameras. ***** ******* **** less ********, *** ***** present ** ******* ******** of *** ****** (*.*.*.*), but **** ****** ** older ********.

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

****** *******, ** **** periodically ******* ***** ** the **** ***** ********* for *** ****** ******* live ** ******** *****, but *** ****. *** example, ** **** ****, all ** ******* **** without ***** ** ******* with ********* ** ~*** Mb/s:

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

****** *** *****, ** saw ** ****** **** dropped ******, ******* ******** up, **** ** *********, or ***** ****** ***** could ******** *** *** is **********. *** ** streams ******** ******* *****, with ** **** ** the ********, ******* ******** bandwidth **** *** **** max (*** **/*) *** 5-6 ******* ******* **** video ***/** ********.

*** *******, *** ******** below ** *****, **** no ****, *** ** lost ***** ** ***** issues ** ********.

Test *****

** ****** **** ***** a **-******-** ** ******* NVR, ***** ****** **** 32 *******. ******* **** set ** *****, ** FPS, **** ******* ***** settings ********* ** ********** level:

  • ***/*** ******:*** *** ****** *** bandwidth ******, ******* **** set ** ***, ~**-***, and ******* ******* ** fluctuate ********.
  • *****/**** ******:** ***** ** ***** the ***'* *** ********** specs (*** **/*), ** set ******* ** *** to ******* **** ****** bitrates. ** ***** * DJ ***** *** **** used ** ****** **** levels ** ******.

** *** **** *** tested ***** ******* **** Manager/Performance *******, **** ** other ***** ********* ************ running ** *** *******. All ******* ******* *** GPU ******* **** ******* prior ** *******.

Versions ****

** ****** ***** *** following ******* ** ********/********:

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

Comments (28)

* **** *********** ******* ****** ** ****, ****** *** ******* the ****** ******* ** *** ******* ** *** *****. ****-**** seems ** ** * ******** ***. ** **** **** *** not ******* ********* **** *********** ***** **'* **** ** **** ninety ****....

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

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

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

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

******:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

****** *****

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

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

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

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

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

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

*'* *** ******* **** *** **** **. ***** *** ****** hardware *********** ***** ****** ****. ** *** ** "******" ** encode *** *** ******* *** ** ********* ******** **** ** is ** ***** ** *******. ** **** **** *** ******* coming ** *** ** **** **** **** **** ****.

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

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

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

**

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

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

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

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

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

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

******** *** **** **** ******* ******** ****** **** *** *** make *** ** *** ********* *******, **'** *** ********* ****** results ***** *** ********* **-******* **** ********. **** ** **** the ***** **** ******* ** ****** ** **** ***** ****** with ******** ** ** *** ***** ****.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

***** ****, * ******** **** **** ** ******* ******. **** became ***** **********: ** ********, ** *********, ** ***** ***** or *******. *** *** ******* **** *** ****, ****** *** load - ******* ******* **** **** *-**% ** *** *** time.

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

****** *** **** ****** ** ******* (**) *** ********* *** view **** ** ** ** ***** ********* ** ******* *******, so ** ******** **** *** **** (**% - **% ****). Adding ******* ** ***** **** ***** **** ********* **** *** not ******. **********, *****'* * ******* **** * ******** ************.

****** ************* – ***** – ******** ******** ********* ******* ***** 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? ****'* ***** * ******.

********, **** ** *** ***** ** **** ************* ****? ** both ***** **** ******** **** ** *** * ******* *** the ********* **** ***, ** *** ****** **** ***** *** issues, ** ** ******** *******.

**** *** *** ***** ** ** ** ********** **** ** every ****-**** ************* ** ***** ******** ***********. ** *** ***** to ****** * ******** ***** ******** ***** ** ***********, ***** is ******* ****-**** ***/** *** ********* **** ***** ***** ****. **** ** *** ** ****** **** ** ******* *** bandwidth ******* *** *****.

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

**, ***** ***** ***. *** ***'* ** ******** ** ****** to ** ********* ******** ***** ****, *************, ***.? **'* **** with *** - **** *** **** ********* *** *** **** power. *** **** **'* ***** *** *** ********, ** **** a ******** ** **** * ********.

*** *** *** ******** **** * ****** **** ***** ** a ****** ***** *** ** ** *** ****** ***** **** for **/* *****.

* ******** ********* **** ** * ******** *** ** *********** of *** ****-****. ** ***** ****, * *** * ****** i7 ********* *** *** ****** ** *** *** ************ *******/******** and ********. *** ** ****** ****** ****. *** ******* **** Hikvision *** (********* ***** ****/*****) *** ******* *******. **** ********* issues ** ** ****** **. ****** *******!!

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

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

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