Monitoring a multiplex using the AWS Elemental MediaLive Console - AWS Elemental MediaLive

Monitoring a multiplex using the AWS Elemental MediaLive Console

You can view the activity of your multiplex and its current state.

To monitor activity on a multiplex (AWS Elemental MediaLive console)

  1. Open the MediaLive console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/medialive/.

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Multiplexes.

  3. The Multiplexes page shows a list of your multiplexes. Each line in the list provides basic information about the multiplex, including its state:

    • Creating

    • Deleting

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

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

    • Running

    • Starting

    • Stopping

    • Updating: You modified a multiplex, and MediaLive is updating the multiplex information.

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

Viewing status information

The Multiplex details page is divided into two panes. The second pane is divided into tabs.

Details tab

The Details tab shows the fields that you set when you created the multiplex.

It also shows this information that MediaLive assigns:

  • The ARN of the multiplex.

  • The ARNs of the two entitlements that MediaLive automatically creates when you create the multiplex. For more information about these entitlements, see Starting the multiplex.

Programs tab

The Programs tab lists the tabs that are in the multiplex. For information about programs, see Overview of multiplex and MPTS in AWS Elemental MediaLive.

Bandwidth monitoring tab

The Bandwidth monitoring tab shows information about the bandwidth allocation for the multiplex.

To display the information as a bar chart

  1. Choose Bar chart.

  2. Choose to show the multiplex (all the programs in the multiplex) or a specific program.

  3. Choose which pipeline to show.

The chart always shows the data for the most recent minute. The chart refreshes every minute.

To display the information as an area chart

  1. Choose Area chart.

  2. Set the time window. This window sets the size of the x-axis. The window always shows 60 datapoints. Therefore, a window of 1 hour shows a datapoint every minute, for example. A window of 1 day shows a datapoint every 24 minutes.

  3. Choose to show the multiplex (all the programs in the multiplex) or a specific program.

  4. Choose which pipeline to show.

Alerts tab

AWS Elemental MediaLive generates alerts for a multiplex when an issue or potential issue occurs in either pipeline in a multiplex. 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 an alert is still active, the Cleared column is blank. If an alert has cleared, the column shows the timestamp for when it cleared.

To handle an alert

  1. 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, AWS Elemental MediaLive automatically clears the alert. The Cleared column shows the timestamp for when it cleared.

  2. If you stop a channel, alerts always automatically clear.

Tags Tab

For information about tags, see Tagging AWS Elemental MediaLive resources.