Update Roadshow: Demystifying Storage

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MOBOTIX Tech Session discussing the advantages and disadvantages of various storage types and how to specify good storage to give your sites the edge. …

MOBOTIX Tech Session discussing the advantages and disadvantages of various storage types and how to specify good storage to give your sites the edge.

Presented on the MOBOTIX Update Roadshow in Australia - August 2011.

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  • 1. Demystifying Storage MOBOTIX Tech Sessions Chris Wattwww.mobotix.com MOBOTIX AG • Asia Pacific MOBOTIX AG • The HiRes Video Company • Sydney, Australia • www.mobotix.com
  • 2. What are my storage options?www.mobotix.com MOBOTIX AG • The HiRes Video Company • Sydney, Australia • www.mobotix.com
  • 3. Storage options Internal NAS Serverwww.mobotix.com MOBOTIX AG • The HiRes Video Company • Sydney, Australia • www.mobotix.com
  • 4. Storage options - Internal ✓ Self contained, internal ✓ Wide temperature tolerance ✓ No moving parts X Limited capacity/retention X Slower export and playback X Limited life spanwww.mobotix.com MOBOTIX AG • The HiRes Video Company • Sydney, Australia • www.mobotix.com
  • 5. Storage options - NAS ✓ Lowest price per GB ✓ Designed for storage use ✓ Simple to manage X Non customisable hardware X Limited expandability X Not all created equalwww.mobotix.com MOBOTIX AG • The HiRes Video Company • Sydney, Australia • www.mobotix.com
  • 6. Storage options - Server ✓ Fully customisable hardware ✓ Full control of operating system ✓ Large camera capacity X Generally more expensive X More complex management X License costs may applywww.mobotix.com MOBOTIX AG • The HiRes Video Company • Sydney, Australia • www.mobotix.com
  • 7. How do I select good quality storage?www.mobotix.com MOBOTIX AG • The HiRes Video Company • Sydney, Australia • www.mobotix.com
  • 8. Suitable hard drives • Always select high quality hard drives - Server/Enterprise/CCTV • Consumer hard drives are not designed for 24/7 use • SSD drives: read reviewswww.mobotix.com MOBOTIX AG • The HiRes Video Company • Sydney, Australia • www.mobotix.com
  • 9. Suitable MicroSD • Check class rating • Be prepared for some failures • USB speeds are slower Class Speed x Rating 2 MB/s 13x 4 MB/s 26x 6 MB/s 40x 10 MB/s 66xwww.mobotix.com MOBOTIX AG • The HiRes Video Company • Sydney, Australia • www.mobotix.com
  • 10. Network interface 10/100 Gigabitwww.mobotix.com MOBOTIX AG • The HiRes Video Company • Sydney, Australia • www.mobotix.com
  • 11. Network interface Connection to: Connection to: Cameras MxCCwww.mobotix.com MOBOTIX AG • The HiRes Video Company • Sydney, Australia • www.mobotix.com
  • 12. Network interface Link Aggregation IEEE 802.3ad Connection to: Connection to: Cameras MxCC Connection to: Networkwww.mobotix.com MOBOTIX AG • The HiRes Video Company • Sydney, Australia • www.mobotix.com
  • 13. Network interface 100+ Cameras 10 Gigabit MOBOTIX Tests 10GbEwww.mobotix.com MOBOTIX AG • The HiRes Video Company • Sydney, Australia • www.mobotix.com
  • 14. Operating systems for servers • Choosing an operating system - What knowledge is in-house? - Customer SOE requirements? - Are your chosen parts supported? • Things to remember - Servers often require licenses - Must be managed properlywww.mobotix.com MOBOTIX AG • The HiRes Video Company • Sydney, Australia • www.mobotix.com
  • 15. Failure pre-warning • Hard drives will fail! - S.M.A.R.T. monitoring - Built in notification of impending failure • Storage Failure Detection - Built in to camera - Post-failure onlywww.mobotix.com MOBOTIX AG • The HiRes Video Company • Sydney, Australia • www.mobotix.com
  • 16. Warranty can save your backside • Standard consumer product warranty - 1 year, return to base - No footage recovery options • Enterprise warranties - Multi-year, on-site or direct shipped parts - No risk to footage security - Footage not lost if recoverablewww.mobotix.com MOBOTIX AG • The HiRes Video Company • Sydney, Australia • www.mobotix.com
  • 17. Not all hardware is created equal Iomega Ix2 Synology DS411+ Processor Marvell Processor Intel Atom RAM 256MB RAM 1GB DDR2 Total HDDs 2 Total HDDs 4 Max. Cameras: 2 Max. Cameras: 30www.mobotix.com MOBOTIX AG • The HiRes Video Company • Sydney, Australia • www.mobotix.com
  • 18. Not all hardware is created equal Iomega Ix2 Synology DS411+ 41 MB/s Read 93.1 MB/s 22.4 MB/s Write 96.5 MB/swww.mobotix.com Iomega (RAID 1) Synology (RAID 5) MOBOTIX AG • The HiRes Video Company • Sydney, Australia • www.mobotix.com Source: Iomega Ix2 review • Synology DS411+ review
  • 19. Appropriate hardware choices Your customer wants you to dig a 3km trenchwww.mobotix.com MOBOTIX AG • The HiRes Video Company • Sydney, Australia • www.mobotix.com
  • 20. Appropriate hardware choices Your customer wants you to dig a 3km trenchwww.mobotix.com MOBOTIX AG • The HiRes Video Company • Sydney, Australia • www.mobotix.com
  • 21. Appropriate hardware choices Your customer wants you to dig a 3km trenchwww.mobotix.com MOBOTIX AG • The HiRes Video Company • Sydney, Australia • www.mobotix.com
  • 22. Appropriate hardware choices Capable of 2 cameras Capable of 30 cameraswww.mobotix.com MOBOTIX AG • The HiRes Video Company • Sydney, Australia • www.mobotix.com
  • 23. POPQUIZ
  • 24. Single camera on remote 3G connection. 7 days event based recording (~10 events per day). Solar power, power usage must be minimal.www.mobotix.com ==> Internal SD Card or USB Device MOBOTIX AG • The HiRes Video Company • Sydney, Australia • www.mobotix.com
  • 25. Many cameras on a node-based WiFi network 30 days recording, mixture of event + continuous Wireless traffic must be minimal to avoid lost footagewww.mobotix.com ==> NAS for each node MOBOTIX AG • The HiRes Video Company • Sydney, Australia • www.mobotix.com
  • 26. 120 cameras, wired on the corporate LAN 30 days recording, mixture of event + continuous Storage device must meet SOE requirementswww.mobotix.com ==> Server or NAS depending on specifics MOBOTIX AG • The HiRes Video Company • Sydney, Australia • www.mobotix.com
  • 27. I’ve selected my hardware, now what?www.mobotix.com MOBOTIX AG • The HiRes Video Company • Sydney, Australia • www.mobotix.com
  • 28. What is this RAID thing I keep hearing about? RAID 0 A1 A2 A3 A4 A5 A6 A7 A8 Disk 0 Disk 1www.mobotix.com MOBOTIX AG • The HiRes Video Company • Sydney, Australia • www.mobotix.com
  • 29. What is this RAID thing I keep hearing about? RAID 1 A1 A1 A2 A2 A3 A3 A4 A4 Disk 0 Disk 1www.mobotix.com MOBOTIX AG • The HiRes Video Company • Sydney, Australia • www.mobotix.com
  • 30. What is this RAID thing I keep hearing about? RAID 5 A1 A2 A3 Ap B1 B2 Bp B3 C1 Cp C2 C3 Dp D1 D2 D3 Disk 0 Disk 1 Disk 2 Disk 3www.mobotix.com MOBOTIX AG • The HiRes Video Company • Sydney, Australia • www.mobotix.com
  • 31. What is this RAID thing I keep hearing about? RAID 6 A1 A2 A3 Ap Aq B1 B2 Bp Bq B3 C1 Cp Cq C2 C3 Dp Dq D1 D2 D3 E! E1 E2 E3 Ep Disk 0 Disk 1 Disk 2 Disk 3 Disk 4www.mobotix.com MOBOTIX AG • The HiRes Video Company • Sydney, Australia • www.mobotix.com
  • 32. What is this RAID thing I keep hearing about?www.mobotix.com MOBOTIX AG • The HiRes Video Company • Sydney, Australia • www.mobotix.com
  • 33. POPQUIZ
  • 34. Storage Calculator Storage Requirements Planner www.mobotix.com -> Support -> Storage Requirements Plannerwww.mobotix.com MOBOTIX AG • The HiRes Video Company • Sydney, Australia • www.mobotix.com
  • 35. Allocating the available space • RAID reduces space - check actual remaining • NEVER allocate every last megabyte! • Allow approx. 10% space as free Free 12500MB Cam 1 37500MB Cam 3 37500MB = 1,250,000 MB Cam 2 37500MBwww.mobotix.com MOBOTIX AG • The HiRes Video Company • Sydney, Australia • www.mobotix.com
  • 36. NFS or CIFS? Which should I use? Sun Microsystems Trust NFS Send footage to server Request to send footage No Trust Login credentials Username & Password CIFS Microsoft OK, send the files Send footage to server Logout from sessionwww.mobotix.com MOBOTIX AG • The HiRes Video Company • Sydney, Australia • www.mobotix.com
  • 37. POPQUIZ
  • 38. Security, it’s important!www.mobotix.com MOBOTIX AG • The HiRes Video Company • Sydney, Australia • www.mobotix.com
  • 39. Security, it’s important! • Only give the rights absolutely required • Always create at least 2 users - MxCam | Read/Write - MxCC | Read Only • Separate device users from adminwww.mobotix.com MOBOTIX AG • The HiRes Video Company • Sydney, Australia • www.mobotix.com
  • 40. UPS backup, even in Australiawww.mobotix.com MOBOTIX AG • The HiRes Video Company • Sydney, Australia • www.mobotix.com
  • 41. POPQUIZ
  • 42. How do I test storage devices?www.mobotix.com MOBOTIX AG • The HiRes Video Company • Sydney, Australia • www.mobotix.com
  • 43. Stress testing storage devices • 2 tests - Continuous & Event based - All tests performed at QXGA, full frame rate • Run for 2-3 months at full load • When drives are 100% full: - MxCC synchronous playback - Search and export of footagewww.mobotix.com MOBOTIX AG • The HiRes Video Company • Sydney, Australia • www.mobotix.com
  • 44. Example: incorrectly specified storage ... Network ...www.mobotix.com MOBOTIX AG • The HiRes Video Company • Sydney, Australia • www.mobotix.com
  • 45. Example: incorrectly specified storage ... Network ...www.mobotix.com MOBOTIX AG • The HiRes Video Company • Sydney, Australia • www.mobotix.com
  • 46. Optimising MxCC Performancewww.mobotix.com MOBOTIX AG • The HiRes Video Company • Sydney, Australia • www.mobotix.com
  • 47. Optimise MxCC access to recordings • Set MxCC access direct to storage medium • User “via Camera” only when absolutely necessary - SD card is via camera onlywww.mobotix.com MOBOTIX AG • The HiRes Video Company • Sydney, Australia • www.mobotix.com
  • 48. Can we help?www.mobotix.com MOBOTIX AG • The HiRes Video Company • Sydney, Australia • www.mobotix.com
  • 49. NAS Testing Results (Storage Guide) NAS testing by MOBOTIX The HiRes Video Company Exus QMX 20 QMX 40 QMX 1040 QMX 1045 QMX 2085 QMX 1040+ CPU 1.8GHz Intel Atom Dual Core 1.8GHz Intel Atom Dual Core 1.8GHz Intel Atom Dual Core 2.4GHz Intel Quad Core Xeon 2.4GHz Intel Quad Core Xeon 2.4GHz Intel Quad Core Xeon Memory (RAM) 2GB 2GB 4GB 4GB 4GB 4GB Max. hard drives 2 4 4 4 8 8 Preinstalled drives 2 4 4 4 8 8 Max. raw storage size 4TB 8TB 8TB 8TB 16TB 8TB RAID support 0, 1 0, 1, 5 0, 1, 5 0, 1, 5 0, 1, 5, 6 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60 Ethernet ports 2x 10/100/1000 2x 10/100/1000 2x 10/100/1000 2x 10/100/1000 2x 10/100/1000 2x 10/100/1000 Storage file system - - - - - - File transfer protocols SMB • CIFS SMB • CIFS SMB • CIFS SMB • CIFS SMB • CIFS SMB • CIFS MxRemotePreview No No No No No No Max. cameras (QXGA) 5 10 25 40 40 80 Other Notes Testing by Exus Testing by Exus Testing by Exus Testing by Exus Testing by Exus Testing by Exus • Hardware RAID Exua Iomega Netgear Overland QMX 2120+ Storcenter ix2-200 Storcenter ix4-200d ReadyNAS RNDX 4250 ReadyNAS 4200 Snap Server 210 CPU 2.4GHz Intel Quad Core Xeon 1GHz Marvell 6281 1.2GHz Marvell 6281 1GHz Embedded Intel Xeon Multi Core 1.3GHz Memory (RAM) 4GB 256MB 512MB 1GB DDRs (upgradeable) 8GB EEC 1GB Max. hard drives 12 2 4 4 12 2 Preinstalled drives 12 2 4 2 - 2 Max. raw storage size 24TB 4TB 8TB 12TB 36TB 4TB RAID support 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60 1, JBOD 5, 10, JBOD 0, 1, 5 (with hotswap) 0, 1, 5, 6 (with hotswap) 0, 1 Ethernet ports 2x 10/100/1000 1x 10/100/1000 1x 10/100/1000 2x 10/100/1000 2x 10/100/1000 • 1x 10GB (optional) 1x 10/100/1000 Storage file system - - - ext3 ext3 - File transfer protocols SMB • CIFS CIFS/SMB • NFS CIFS/SMB • NFS CIFS/SMB • NFS CIFS/SMB • NFS CIFS/SMB • NFS MxRemotePreview No No No No Possible (untested) No Max. cameras (QXGA) 80+ 2 - 15 100+ 6 Other Notes Testing by Exus • Hardware RAID STILL UNDER TEST STILL UNDER TEST Test performed with 10GBE link Tested to MEGA onlywww.mobotix.com MOBOTIX AG • Suite 4.08, 55 Miller Street • Sydney, Australia • Tel: +61 2 8507 2008 • au-support@mobotix.com * Information accurate at time of production. MOBOTIX takes no responsbility for changes to specifications or hardware by other manufacturers. Test results compiled based on standard testing procedure, explanation available from MOBOTIX on request (intl-support@mobotix.com). Please check the specifications of your chosen device prior to purchase. Some devices may have been superceded since testing was completed. MOBOTIX AG • The HiRes Video Company • Sydney, Australia • www.mobotix.com
  • 50. Local support, here for you +61 2 8507 2005 au-support@mobotix.comwww.mobotix.com MOBOTIX AG • The HiRes Video Company • Sydney, Australia • www.mobotix.com
  • 51. QUESTION TIME