Ingest Acceleration tab (MSL 4)

This dashboard shows you summarized information on ingest acceleration-enabled streams. These streams provide additional metrics such as Average Packet Loss and Average Latency.

Set filters for report results

To generate report data for viewing, use the Filters panel to set your filters.


If you've already set filters for another report's dashboard in the Media Services Live 4 - Realtime reports, those filters are automatically applied when you access this dashboard. If this dashboard doesn't support one or more of those filters, you'll get this message:

  • Date Range. Click the Date Range field and set a range of time for the report data. Certain widgets in this report only use the most recent two-minute aggregate data when displaying information. For example, if you set the start date to 6/18/2019 and the end date to 6/21/2019, with a start time of 6:00 and an end time of 9:00, the widget displays Data shown below - From 08:55 to 09:00 on June 21 2019. Only data from that period is used. For more information, see Set the date/time range for a report.
  • CP Code. A unique identifier we assign to you for reporting, billing, and monitoring traffic served over ​Akamai​'s network. When creating an MSL configuration to distribute live content, you do so for a specific CP code. Select or deselect the CP codes to include in the filter. If you know the name, or number of the desired CP code, enter it in the Filter field to refine the results.

  • Unique End Point (optional). Enter the path to a unique end point you use to filter widget data specifically to that end point.

What you see in the widgets

Each individual content panel in these reports is referred to as a widget. Data for each widget are provided for metrics at a two-minute aggregation. Several widgets make up this tab, including:


Active Streams, Avg Bitrate, Avg Latency, Average Packet Loss, Error Rate

These show an overall percentage or count for all of these metrics, for the specified range of time.

Active Streams

Displays data for active streams for the last two minutes, for these metrics and dimensions:

  • Stream ID. The unique identifier Akamai assigns to the MSL 4 stream.
  • Unique End Point. The URL path after the Stream ID in the ingest URL. This indicates the bit rate of the stream.
  • CP Code. This is a unique identifier assigned to a contract associated with a particular stream.
  • File Type. The file type.
  • Source IP. The IP address of the origin.
  • Entry Point. The IP address of the Entry Point from which the accelerated stream was ingested.
  • Average Bitrate. The average bit rate of the accelerated stream.
  • Average Latency. The average latency during delivery for each accelerated stream.
  • Average Packet Loss. The average packet loss count during delivery for each accelerated stream.
  • Error Rate. The rate of errors occurring in a unit of time, expressed as a percentage.
  • Average Path Time. The average time taken to deliver content from source to destination, for each accelerated stream.

Average Latency

Displays the amount and volume of delays that occurred when sending a unit of media payload. Metrics included by default for this widget include:

  • Current Day and Time
  • Stream ID
  • Entry Point Switch Time
  • Old Entry Point
  • New Entry Point
  • Stream Type

Average Bitrate

The average amount of data transferred over the specified range of time. This uses the same default metrics as the Average Latency widget.

Average Packet Loss

The ratio of bytes lost to the bytes sent by the Encoder against Time as the primary dimension. This uses the same default metrics as the Average Latency widget.

Average Path Time

The average time it takes to deliver content from the source (encoder or origin) to the destination (requesting client). This uses the same default metrics as the Average Bitrate widget.

Error Rate

The percentage of errors over the specified range of time. This uses the same default metrics as the Average Latency widget.

Entry Point Responses by CP Code

The total number of ingest hits, as well as the total number of each response code received at the entry point for each CP code, for the specified range of time. This uses the same default metrics as the Average Latency widget.

Modify your filters

Click to further refine the specific data for all widgets in the report.

Download widget data

If you see the download icon in the header of a widget, you can download its individual data as a .csv file. You can also download the entire report's data.

Toggle between Table and Chart view

Click the table icon to view a table of data for the widget, or the chart icon to view the data as a chart.