BLUE SERVER

System Requirements

System requirements

UNIVERGE BLUE MONITOR Server is currently supported on the following platforms: – Linux x86_64, kernel 3.10 or later. – Linux ARM, inlcuding package for Raspberry PI and Jetson.

Note: the instructions below are for Linux x86_64. Please contact us for packages and instructions for other platforms.

  Recommended minimal system requirements
CPU: Single Dual Core 2.00 GHz with SSE4.2 support
RAM: 4 GB
Disk: 4 GB of free space
Network: 100 Mbps or more

Approximate RAM usage depending on number of cameras (assume that video bitrate is 2 Mbps per camera):

Number of cameras Recommended RAM Recommended CPU type
10 4 GB i3
25 4 GB i3
50 8 GB i3
100 16 GB i3 – i5
250 16 GB i5
500 32 GB i5 – i7

Hard Drive Sizing

  1. 2TB Hard Drive = Approximately 4,000 hours of storage
  2. 2TB hard drive is enough for 5 cameras with 1 month of 24/7 recording
  3. Motion Only recording, then a 2TB hard drove can handle 20-25 cameras for approximately 30 days.
  4.  

Simply NUC

2 Recommended SKUs that you can purchase from SimplyNUC :

  1. 909-0003-035 for NUC6CAYH, 4GB RAM, 4TB (SSD)
  2. 909-0003-034 for NUC6CAYH, 4GB RAM, 2TB (HDD)

Server Ports

UNIVERGE BLUE MONITOR Server uses following TCP ports:

**NOTE:

If cameras are in the local network with the server (BLUE MONITOR Server), and users are going to access the server remotely only through the cloud (Blue Monitor web interface), then you need to open just one UDP port 1196 – it will serve for both inbound & outbound connections.

 

If you need our help with installation/setup, there are two options:

Internal Ports:

Port Description
80 HTTP Access port
83 Web API HTTP port
86 Web API HTTPS port
443 HTTPS Access port
1935 RTMP streaming port
1936 RTMPS streaming port
8080 WebRTC insecure port
8083 WebRTC secure port
8888 WS camera protocol port
8883 WSS camera protocol port
9000 Storage server HTTP port
9443 Storage server HTTPS port
12050 Account server HTTP port. (Only if you are running on the compatibility mode with earlier versions of VXG Server)
12443 Account server HTTPS port. (Only if you are running on the compatibility mode with earlier versions of VXG Server)

Please make sure that there are no conflicts with other services on the same machine.

S3 Storage

You can use NAS S3 compatible storage to increase our recording duration. You will need to provide an HTTP URL of the S3 compatible storage &:

  1. HTTP URL of S3 storage.
  2. Access ID
  3. Secret key
  4. Bucket name for media
  5. Bucket name for logs

SD Card

  1. 720 hours recording in a month = approx: 360GB
  2. 128Gb SD Card will hold about 12 days recording for 1 camera

Linux Installation

Quick start on Linux

Step 1: Download the BLUE Server from home.bluemonitor.net and go to the directory with the downloaded BLUE Server.

Step 2: Install Docker and docker-compose if they are not installed yet, you can do it manually or using the script included in the package:

luser@user:~/VXG-Server$ ./docker_install.sh

We recommend using Docker Community Edition, version 18.06.* or 19.03.* and docker-compose version 1.24.* or newer.

Step 3: Logout and re-login into your system

Step 4: Start the VXG Server:

luser@user:~/VXG-Server$ ./start.sh

Step 5: Open it in a browser using the server’s IP address or hostname http://SERVER_HOSTNAME/

The default user name and password are:

username: admin password: admin

or

username: ubuntu password: password

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Raspberry PI Installation

You will need a RaspberryPI with 4 GBs of RAM, you can choose from the options on the official website or Amazon:

https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/raspberry-pi-4-model-b/?variant=raspberry-pi-4-model-b-4gb

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07TC2BK1X/ref=twister_B07TN34PCN?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

Here’s the flash-able image with Ubuntu for Raspberry PI – Download

this image can be installed on an SD card and then you’ll just need to plug this SD into your RPI and power it up

▌Installation process:

1.Download the package

2.Install and run balenaEtcher on your Windows or Mac (more information here)

3.Insert the SD card (32GB or more) into the laptop and format it.

4.Open balenaEtcher and flash your SD card following the steps in the application. Wait for the successful flashing of the card – it can take ~1 hour.

5.**Raspberry Pi Argon Case – set jumpers to 2 and 3 (Power always ON) – refer to Argon Manual https://www.amazon.com/s?k=argon+raspberry+pi+4+case&crid=2RH3HQ16OPYC6&sprefix=argon+ras%2Caps%2C186&ref=nb_sb_ss_ts-doa-p_1_9

6.Open CMD and Curl https://download.argon40.com/argon1.sh|bash ; reboot

7.Plug this SD card into your RPI, connect the power cable and Ethernet.

8.Find the local IP address of RPI on your router and open it in a browser.

9.You will see the web interface of BLUE Server – the login credentials are admin/admin

10.Go to the next step to get your license key

License Key

  • After the BLUE Server software is installed on your PC and UUID will be created
  • This Unique Identifier will need to be emailed to NEC NTAC to generate a license
  • Go to the License page and copy the Instance UUID
  • NEC NTAC will respond with a License Key that will need to be pasted into the License Key Field – Hit Apply

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