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OCS User and Bandwidth Monitoring RRS feed

  • Question

  • Any recommendations for monitoring users and bandwith for OCS.  Are there any tools to show which users are connected, what they are using (IM, Live Meeting, A/V Conf., MOC, etc) and their bandwith usage?  We are looking for something that would pinpoint a problem if OCS was accused of being the problem.
    Wednesday, November 11, 2009 11:09 PM

Answers

  • The Monitoring server will show you audio and video call/conference information including bandwidth, latency, round trip times, etc.  I've used it many times to show customers that a problem lies outside of OCS (network, PC, etc.).  Obviously it does not displace the need to properly evaluate the network environment and other factors that influence the user experience, but it does help you determine what may be causing the issue.
    Mike Stacy | Evangelyze Communications | http://www.evangelyze.net/cs/blogs/mike
    Monday, November 16, 2009 5:11 PM
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  • Hi
    Per my known, there is no tools like you said can show which users are connected and what they are using.
    You can use the ocs administration tool to retrieve current user ummary statistics/per-user reports/conference summary reports for the selected pool or std server.
    And you can deploy a QOE monitoring server to retrieve the usage the network bandwith and other useful information for you.
    The QoE Monitoring Server provides the information that you need in order to better understand the media quality that your users are experiencing in your Office Communications Server 2007 deployment.
    You can refer to below DOC to get more information about it.
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=AAFEA9A7-EBF0-4171-B33F-4D9F0C135334&displaylang=en
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=05625af1-3444-4e67-9557-3fd5af9ae8d1&DisplayLang=en


    Regards!
    Monday, November 16, 2009 10:57 AM
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  • The Monitoring server will show you audio and video call/conference information including bandwidth, latency, round trip times, etc.  I've used it many times to show customers that a problem lies outside of OCS (network, PC, etc.).  Obviously it does not displace the need to properly evaluate the network environment and other factors that influence the user experience, but it does help you determine what may be causing the issue.
    Mike Stacy | Evangelyze Communications | http://www.evangelyze.net/cs/blogs/mike
    Monday, November 16, 2009 5:11 PM
    Moderator