Guides - Deploying Ant Media Server Community Edition through the Linode Marketplace
Quickly deploy a Compute Instance with many various software applications pre-installed and ready to use.
Ant Media Server is an open source video streaming platform known for its scalability and low latency. It supports WebRTC live streaming, as well as CMAF and HLS streaming, and can be ingested through RTMP, WebRTC, or HLS. There are two editions of Ant Media Server: Community Edition and Enterprise Edition. This Marketplace App installs the Community Edition.
The Community Edition is a limited version of Ant Media Server Enterprise Edition and supports the following features.
- Publish live streams with WebRTC, RTMP - Play Live and VoD streams with RTMP and HLS
- RTMP, RTSP, MP4 and HLS Support
- WebRTC to RTMP Adapter
- 360 Degree Live & VoD Streams
- Web Management Dashboard
- IP Camera Support
- Re-stream Remote Streams (IPTV)
- Open Source https://github.com/ant-media/Ant-Media-Server
- Simulcasting to Periscope
- Your Live or VoD streams can play anywhere including mobile(Android, iOS) browsers.
If you need adaptive streaming, cluster, load balancer, and hardware encoding, consider using the Enterprise Edition.
Deploying a Marketplace App
The Linode Marketplace allows you to easily deploy software on a Compute Instance using the Cloud Manager. See Get Started with Marketplace Apps for complete steps.
Log in to the Cloud Manager and select the Marketplace link from the left navigation menu. This displays the Linode Create page with the Marketplace tab pre-selected.
Under the Select App section, select the app you would like to deploy.
Complete the form by following the steps and advice within the Creating a Compute Instance guide. Depending on the Marketplace App you selected, there may be additional configuration options available. See the Configuration Options section below for compatible distributions, recommended plans, and any additional configuration options available for this Marketplace App.
Click the Create Linode button. Once the Compute Instance has been provisioned and has fully powered on, wait for the software installation to complete. If the instance is powered off or restarted before this time, the software installation will likely fail.
To verify that the app has been fully installed, see Get Started with Marketplace Apps > Verify Installation. Once installed, follow the instructions within the Getting Started After Deployment section to access the application and start using it.
NoteEstimated deployment time: Ant Media Server should be fully installed within 2-5 minutes after the Compute Instance has finished provisioning.
- Supported distributions: Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
- Recommended plan: 8GB Dedicated CPU Instance or higher
Getting Started after Deployment
Access your Ant Media Server App
Open your web browser and navigate to
http://[ip-address]:5080, replacing [ip-address] with your Compute Instance’s IPv4 address. See the Managing IP Addresses guide for information on viewing your IP address.
The Create First Account screen appears. Complete this form and click Create Account.
For more on Ant Media Server, check out the following resources:
NoteCurrently, Linode does not manage software and systems updates for Marketplace Apps. It is up to the user to perform routine maintenance on software deployed in this fashion.
You may wish to consult the following resources for additional information on this topic. While these are provided in the hope that they will be useful, please note that we cannot vouch for the accuracy or timeliness of externally hosted materials.
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