As demands on video conferencing change, you can update the maximum number of participants to ensure that your network can support this feature.
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The default maximum number of participants in a single audio-only or video conferences is set to 20. You can adjust this number up or down to accommodate specific network consumption requirements.
The maximum number of users can set independently internally (on the Sametime Packet Switcher) and externally (on the MCU that bridges video-conferencing connections).
Parent topic: Administering a Sametime Media Manager
- On the server hosting IBM® Sametime Media Manager, open the ConferenceManager.properties file. In a multiple-machine deployment where Sametime Media Manager components are installed on different machines, go to the server hosting the Conference Manager.
You can adjust the maximum participants setting for each Service Provider Implementation (each adapter); each adapter has its own ConferenceManager.properties
- Edit the values in the following settings:
For example, the Radvision TCSPI Adapter ConferenceManager.properties
file contains this setting by default:
# PerConferenceMaximum is the maximum number of users the service provider supports for each conference call.
so you will probably want to lower that value to provide better performance within your network.
- Restart the Sametime Media Manager.