July 20, 2015
Can anyone tell me if iVMS Application can handle total of 110 Cameras? I have 2 Brand new servers that has 30TB Storage, 4GB RAM abd Xeon Quad Core processor. Planning to split the load between two servers.
Only Security personnel will have access to the server and the traffic in the property is about less than 50%(for Motion Detection).
I have few questions regarding iVMS and HikVision 64ch NVR
1. Can I set per camera to record to a different location from its local HDD? if yes, with 50 cameras using the storage server – will that affect the performance?
2. your thoughts of its user interface?
3. thoughts of using 2 HikVision 64ch Servers to connect cameras then use the 2 server strictly for storage server
4. Use ONLY the iVMS( no Hik NVRs) on both servers as PCNVR server and Storage Server. Then connect/setup cameras on each Server to split the load?
Unfortunately, we cannot support hardware or software from other brands. I have never personally used HikVision product nor iVMS, but if someone else here on the forum has they may be able to better assist you. You may want to try contacting HikVision in order to get proper support for their devices and applications.
I checked out the software specs and they are very vague on hardware requirements. I can tell you from experience that your CPU is probably(depending on rating) fine, but 4gb more ram and a video card will be required to run that many cameras. Try it before you buy anything else. Be aware that is a ton of video to handle without a video card.
I would think you can configure camera to store recording to another device other than local HDD be mindful of traffic as it may not act or operate as expected.
no real opinion on interface…I would have to use it
I think that is a good idea for storage I would use esata for transfer though. Over network can severely bog it down with that much data. I have yet to see a dvr/nvr with nic ports that have transfer speeds to rival esata.
Most IP cameras can operate completely without an NVR; HOWEVER, i am thinking you have to have gigabyte switches as some systems will keep the connection open all the times even though you are recording motion. For example the camera and switch will keep sending sync/ack requests back and forth to maintain open connection even though camera is not recording at that moment.