What is the maximum number of cameras one NSM5200 storage pool can record?

Issue

What is the maximum number of cameras one NSM5200 storage pool can record?

Product Line

Pelco Video Management

Environment

Endura NSM5200 version 2.1.5

Cause

Assign cameras to the NSM5200 without going over the recording throughput.

Resolution

Each NSM5200 can record up to a maximum of 250 Mbps with the maximum number of cameras per storage pool being 512. Additionally, each storage pool can consist of a maximum of 6 NSM's. In the event of catastrophic failure, i.e. one NSM5200 fails, the "Automatic Distributed Load Balancing" will distribute the cameras from the failed NSM to other NSMs within the pool. When designing the storage pool it is important to add a "cushion" that will accommodate for the worst case scenario.