Browser application to visualize relationships between your media services - Media Services Application Mapper

Browser application to visualize relationships between your media services

Publication date: December 2018 (last update: August 2022)

Many Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers use media services to prepare, process, and deliver broadcast and over-the-top (OTT) streaming video from the AWS Cloud. While these services allow you to innovate, test, and deploy video services, it is difficult to quickly understand the relationships among several media services resources that are configured to operate together. Especially when multiple resources are reporting alerts or alarms through Amazon CloudWatch, it can be a challenge to identify the source of the problem.

Media Services Application Mapper helps you visualize media service relationships and the real-time status of linear video services. This solution features a browser application that visualizes the relationships between your inventory and allows you to display the logical connections between media services. It also provides the status of related alerts and alarms that visualize error conditions in complex workflows to help you quickly navigate to the root cause for problematic workflows. The application features a tile view and a diagram view.

This solution monitors the following AWS Elemental products:

This solution also monitors the following supporting services that are often used with media services: Amazon CloudFront, Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), and Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) and on-premises hardware configured with the AWS Systems Manager agent.

This implementation guide describes architectural considerations and configuration steps for deploying the Media Services Application Mapper in the AWS Cloud. It includes links to an AWS CloudFormation template that launches, configures, and runs the AWS services required to deploy this solution using AWS best practices for security and availability.

The guide is intended for IT infrastructure architects, administrators, and DevOps professionals who have practical experience with media workflows and architecting in the AWS Cloud.