Monitoring a channel using the AWS Elemental MediaLive console - AWS Elemental MediaLive

Monitoring a channel using the AWS Elemental MediaLive console

You can monitor a channel using the AWS Elemental MediaLive console to view its activity and its current state.

To monitor activity on a channel and its current state

  1. Open the MediaLive console at

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Channels. (For information about the buttons on the page, see Editing a channel, Starting, stopping, and pausing an AWS Elemental MediaLive channel, and Creating a channel by cloning.)

  3. The Channels page shows a list of your channels. Each line in the list provides basic information about the channel, including its state:

    • Creating

    • Deleting

    • Idle: The channel isn't running. For information about charges that you accrue when a channel is idle, see Pricing.

    • Recovering: One or both pipelines in the channel failed, but MediaLive is restarting it.

    • Running.

    • Starting

    • Stopping

    • Updating: You changed the channel classfor a channel.

    Note that Amazon CloudWatch events also capture state changes except a change to updating.

  4. To view more details about a channel, choose the name of that channel. The Channel details page appears.

Status tab – Viewing status information

For basic status information, look at the Status pane.

For information about the inputs in the channel, choose the Details tab.

For detailed information about the status, choose the Health tab. This tab provides information for the pipelines in the channel:

  • Pipeline 0 and pipeline 1, if the channel is set up as a standard channel and therefore has two pipelines

  • Pipeline 0, if the channel is set up as a single-pipeline channel

You can specify the period of time for the health information.

Alerts tab – Viewing alerts

MediaLive generates alerts for a channel when an issue or potential issue occurs in either pipeline in a channel. These alerts are displayed in two ways:

  • On the right side of the Status pane, there is a count of active alerts for each pipeline.

  • On the Alerts tab, details about each alert are displayed.

    If the alert is still active, the Cleared column is blank. If the alert has cleared, the column shows the timestamp for when it cleared.

Handling alerts

When an alert occurs, look at the Alerts tab to determine possible causes of the issue. Take steps to resolve the issue.

After you resolve the issue, MediaLive automatically clears the alert.

If you stop a channel, alerts always automatically clear.

Destinations pane

This pane has three panes:

  • Egress endpoints – This pane shows one line for each pipeline. The Source IP is the channel endpoint for this pipeline. The channel endpoint is the egress from the pipeline. From this point, the content goes to the output destinations for each of the output groups in the channel.

    In a regular channel, this endpoint is in a location that MediaLive manages.

    In a channel set up for delivery via your VPC, this endpoint is in your VPC. You are responsible for ensuring that this endpoint is always available to accept the content from the channel pipeline.

  • Destinations – This pane shows one line for each destination.

    Each output group has one destination line. Each line shows the address of the output in the one or two pipelines in the channel.

  • MediaPackage destinations – This pane shows the channel ID that is the destination for each MediaPackage output group. The channel in MediaPackage has one or two pipelines, mapped to the one or two pipelines in MediaLive.