Flussonic Watcher documentation

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System requirements for Watcher

Flussonic Watcher works in two versions:

  1. Single - Suitable for those who do not need branding of the interface (their logo, colors), for projects of up to 500 cameras, not more than 1 server.
  2. Cluster - Advanced version. Includes branding tools (changing logo, color, text), the ability to expand to tens of thousands of cameras, including the ability to build a cluster of dozens of servers with redundant streams. Suitable for those who do subscriber service or a large video surveillance system.

    Such a cluster configuration requires a minimum of 2 servers (if you plan to use streaming servers). However, cluster mode is supported on a single server too.

On this page:

Single mode

Management + streaming server (two in one):

  • Operating system: Ubuntu 14.04 or later, Debian 7 or later;
  • Database: PostgreSQL;
  • CPU: CPU: Xeon E-3 1230v5 3.4 GHz and higher;
  • Memory: 32GB RAM;
  • Dedicated server: Yes.
  • Hard drive type: HDD / SSD;
  • Hard drive size: depends on the camera network size and video archive storage requirements.
10 GB of free disk space per 1 Mbps camera per day.
20 GB of free disk space per 2 Mbps camera per day.
70 GB of free disk space per 1 Mbps camera 7 days archive;
These system requirements are suitable for a network of:
500 1Mbps cameras
500 users
Failover turned off
Mosaic turned off

Or

250 2Mbps cameras
500 users
Failover turned off
Mosaic turned off

Servers should be dedicated, so no other software should run on them.

Cluster mode

Management server (endpoint — it runs Flussonic Media Server, Flussonic Watcher, and the database):

  • Operating system: Ubuntu 14.04 or later, Debian 7 or later;
  • CPU: CPU: 2-core CPU;
  • Memory:8Gb RAM;
  • Virtual server support: Yes;
  • Database: PostgreSQL;
  • Hard drive type: SSD;
  • Hard drive size: 64GB of free disk space;
  • Dedicated server: Yes.

Video streaming server (streamer — it is used for video streaming and video archive storage):

  • Operating system: Ubuntu 14.04 or later, Debian 7 or later;
  • CPU: CPU: Xeon E-3 1230v5 3.4 GHz and higher;
  • Memory: 32GB RAM;
  • Dedicated server: Yes.
  • Hard drive type: HDD / SSD;
  • Hard drive size: depends on the camera network size and video archive storage requirements.
10 GB of free disk space per 1 Mbps camera per day.
20 GB of free disk space per 2 Mbps camera per day.
70 GB of free disk space per 1 Mbps camera 7 days archive.

Important! For correct operation, Flussonic Watcher requires open ports 80, 443, 1935, 554 on all hosts, and the management server must have a real hostname which is resolved from the Internet.

The Watcher mobile app

Operating system:

  • iOS 10 or higher
  • Android 6 or higher