About the Monitor tab for a publishing point

The Monitor tab displays the following information about your publishing point.

Item Description

General

Now playing

Displays the source of the content currently being streamed. This item is shown for broadcast publishing points only.

Last counter reset

Displays the date and time that the counter was last reset. If the counter has not been reset, this item displays the date and time when the publishing point was started.

System CPU

Displays the current percentage of processor capacity used on the server.

Clients

Current limit setting

Displays the player connection limit for the publishing point.

Percentage of limit

Displays the number of players connected to the server as a percentage relative to the limit.

Peak (since last counter reset)

Displays the highest number of players that have connected to the publishing point since the Windows Media Services service was started or the Reset button was clicked.

Players

Displays the current number of players that have unicast connections to the publishing point.

Bandwidth

Current limit setting

Displays the bandwidth limits for the publishing point.

Percentage of limit

Displays the amount of bandwidth used by the server as a percentage relative to the bandwidth limit.

Peak (since last counter reset)

Displays the largest amount of bandwidth used by the publishing point since the Windows Media Services service was started or the Reset button was clicked.

Current allocated bandwidth

Displays the total amount of bandwidth used by the publishing point to provide streams to all of the players receiving a unicast stream.

Advertising

Advertisements served by this publishing point

Displays the total number of advertising impressions delivered by the publishing point.

Refresh rate

Current refresh rate

Displays the rate at which the statistics on this tab are updated. To change the refresh rate, click the up or down arrows.

On this tab, you can use the following buttons to perform publishing point tasks:

  • Start publishing point. (Broadcast publishing point only) Starts broadcasting the content.

  • Stop publishing point. (Broadcast publishing point only) Stops broadcasting the content.

  • Allow new unicast connections. Allows new client connections to the publishing point.

  • Deny new unicast connections. Denies new client connections to the publishing point.

  • Disconnect all clients. Disconnects all client connections to the publishing point.

  • Reset all counters. Resets the peak values for the statistics displayed on the Monitor tab.

  • View Performance Monitor. (Windows Media Services snap-in only.) Starts Windows Media Performance Monitor, which provides a graphical display of server and publishing point performance counters.

For Windows Media Services Administrator for the Web

Use the following setting to configure additional options:

  • Select interval. Sets how often the page is refreshed. This setting is found in the Page Loaded area. Select an interval value from never to 60 minutes.

See Also

Concepts

About the Monitor tab for a server
Controlling access to content
Managing cache/proxy publishing points

Other Resources

Monitoring performance