AppNeta Performance Manager (APM) has monitoring capability designed specifically for ensuring good video conference quality. You can perform discrete tests that account for network path, number of calls, direction, codec, etc. These tests, which can be run on-demand or scheduled, enable you to measure how network security and traffic-shaping impacts video calls, and verify that qos is having the desired effect. You can execute a video test only a path that has a source monitoring point with an video delivery license.

Video tests can create significant load: Unlike continuous monitoring and diagnostic tests, video tests can create significant load, especially when tests include several sessions, or when multiple tests are run concurrently.

Create a video test
Video tests can simulate one-to-one, one-to-many, and many-to-many conferencing scenarios. To support these use-cases, tests are constructed in units called sessions. Each session is based on one path, a number of calls, call direction, codec, bit rate, and qos.
Save a video test
Save all of the video test sessions and settings. You can find your saved test on the tests tab of the manage video test page. From the action menu you can schedule, edit, delete, or run the test.
Save as template
Video templates enable you to save a test configuration so that you can re-run it later against the same or different paths. Saved templates are listed on the templates tab of the video delivery main page.
  • Create a new template: Saves all of your sessions and settings, except for path name.
  • Add to existing template: Adds only the test sessions to the template. The template’s existing test name, comments, and duration are retained.
Schedule a video test
Configure APM to repeat a test periodically. You can find your test schedules on the schedules tab of the manage video tests page. Click anywhere on the row of a test schedule to see its details. You can’t edit a schedule; instead, copy it, make your changes, and then delete the original.
View test results
From the manage video test page, click the row of any test; you don’t need to wait until the test is finished, the results page updates every 30 seconds.

Combine Templates! Use bulk action on the templates tab to select multiple templates. Then select ‘create test’ from one of their action menus. The template performing the action absorbs the sessions from the other template.

Testing capability

The non-G.726 limits shows for each bit rate the number of calls that would be equal to 100% monitoring point load. You can have multiple sessions with different bit rates, so long as the monitoring point load doesn’t exceed 100%. For example, an m20 can handle 6 one-way calls at 1024 kbps and 7 two-way calls at 128 kbps at the same time. You don’t need to calculate monitoring point load in advance. APM will reject any test configuration that exceeds monitoring point load for either the source or the target, and an error message will indicate which monitoring point would be overloaded and by how much.

m20 m22 m30 r40 r400
G.726 Maximum Call Load
25 25 50 100 100
non-G.726 Total Bit Rate (kbps) Direction Maximum Call Load
64 One-way 15 15 72 182 182
Two-way 15 15 70 180 180
128 One-way 15 15 70 180 180
Two-way 14 14 65 175 175
256 One-way 14 14 65 175 175
Two-way 13 13 55 167 167
384 One-way 14 14 60 171 171
Two-way 12 12 45 158 158
512 One-way 13 13 55 167 167
Two-way 12 12 35 150 150
768 One-way 12 12 45 158 158
Two-way 11 10 30 136 136
1024 One-way 12 12 35 150 150
Two-way 10 9 26 123 123
1536 One-way 11 10 30 136 136
Two-way 8 8 17 96 96
2048 One-way 10 9 26 123 123
Two-way 7 7 8 70 70
3072 One-way 8 8 17 96 96
Two-way 5 5 7 57 57
4096 One-way 7 7 8 70 70
Two-way 4 4 6 45 45
5120 One-way 6 6 7 63 63
Two-way 3 3 5 32 32
6144 One-way 5 5 7 57 57
Two-way 2 2 5 20 20
m25 m35 r45
G.726 Maximum Call Load
50 50 100
non-G.726 Total Bit Rate (kbps) Direction Maximum Call Load
64 One-way 72 72 182
Two-way 70 70 180
128 One-way 70 70 180
Two-way 65 65 175
256 One-way 65 65 175
Two-way 55 55 167
384 One-way 60 60 171
Two-way 45 45 158
512 One-way 55 55 167
Two-way 35 35 150
768 One-way 45 45 158
Two-way 30 30 136
1024 One-way 35 35 150
Two-way 26 26 123
1536 One-way 30 30 136
Two-way 17 17 96
2048 One-way 26 26 123
Two-way 8 8 70
3072 One-way 17 17 96
Two-way 7 7 57
4096 One-way 8 8 70
Two-way 6 6 45
5120 One-way 7 7 63
Two-way 5 5 32
6144 One-way 7 7 57
Two-way 5 5 20