This article details out to configure Streamroot Compass (also known as CDN Orchestrator since our acquisition by CenturyLink) multi-CDN selector for your specific workflow and use case.
Configure your CDNs
The Streamroot dashboard lets you input your CDN configurations to allow Streamroot Compass to switch between your CDNs.
Note: the dashboard look and feel is currently being updated. The following screenshots might be slightly different from what you see in your dashboard.
Step 1 - Create your CDNs
|CDN Name||Yes||The name of the CDN as it will be displayed in the graphs section of your dashboard.|
|CDN Host||Yes||The host of your CDN. This must include the scheme (https:// or http://). This is the part of the url that will be swapped when switching between CDNs during a session. It should not contain any part of the path.|
Step 2 - Group CDN in lists
|CDN List Name||Yes||The name of the CDN List. This will be referenced when creating properties and attaching a CDN list to a property.|
|CDN Business Score||Yes||
The business score associated with a certain CDN in that CDN list. This is an integer between 1 and 100, and it impacts the overall CDN score to reflect your business priorities.
Check out this article for more details.
Step 3 - Create a new property and reference your CDN lists
To configure your CDNs, you will need to create a new property or edit the default property:
Note: If you see the activation ratio frozen reach out to email@example.com to get started.
|Property Name||Yes||The name (used as a unique identifier) of your Compass property. Two properties can't have the same name.|
|CDN List||Yes||The name of the CDN list that you want this property to use. Scroll down the page to see where and how to create a CDN list.|
|CDN Score Provider||Yes||The CDN data provider can be left empty, in which case Compass will rely on Streamroot's own backend to fetch initial CDN scores.
You can also choose Citrix as your provider and have Compass use Citrix ITM to gather initial scores for CDNs. If you are using Citrix, you only need to configure your CDNs in the Streamroot dashboard if you want a failsafe in case Citrix ITM API is down.
More info here.
|Activation Ratio||Yes||Activation Ratio enables Compass on a certain percentage of your traffic. It can be used for testing and progressive production ramp-up. If the activation is 20%, 20% of viewers who have Compass in their page will turn it on.|