Media Services Concurrent Live Events Limit

waleed kotyb 1 Reputation point
2020-10-03T03:02:35.963+00:00

what is the max number of Concurrent Live Events can be published on media services ?

Azure Media Services
Azure Media Services
A group of Azure services that includes encoding, format conversion, on-demand streaming, content protection, and live streaming services.
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  1. Leon Laude 85,566 Reputation points
    2020-10-03T10:25:44.227+00:00

    Hi @waleed kotyb ,

    You can have a maximum of five (5) Live Events per Media Services account, for more information check the official documentation below:

    Azure Media Services quotas and limits
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/media-services/latest/limits-quotas-constraints

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    If you need more concurrent live events, you can always request more by creating a support request.

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    Leon

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  2. David Bristol 971 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2020-10-05T14:55:29.07+00:00

    As Leon mentioned, 5 is the default limit. You can request more by filing a support request.

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  3. John Deutscher 241 Reputation points
    2020-10-05T16:40:12.793+00:00

    Correct 5 is the soft limit. You can ask for more per-subscription by filing a support ticket.

    Concurrency becomes a concern as well for the number of Streaming Endpoints used in a single account as well over time. So you need to keep in mind the relationship between the number of concurrent streams with complex publishing parameters like dynamic packaging to multiple protocols, multiple DRM encryptions etc. Each additional published live stream adds to the CPU and output bandwidth on the Streaming Endpoint. With that in mind, you should use Azure Monitor to closely watch the Streaming Endpoint's utilization (CPU and Egress capacity) to make certain that you are scaling it appropriately (or split traffic out between multiple Streaming Endpoints if you are getting into very high concurrency)

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