This article relates to Cisco TelePresence Management Suite.
Q. How much bandwidth does TMS use to manage a system?
A. TMS does not maintain constant connections with systems and therefore is not consuming bandwidth for systems at all times. TMS is event triggered, meaning that connections are established as needed based on some event or trigger happening—such as connecting a call.
The bandwidth used per system is therefore completely dependent on how active each system is or how often it is managed. The connections are generally text only and very lightweight, except for software upgrades. A basic call on an MXP endpoint, for example, generates less than 140kb of total management traffic. Bandwidth usage at the system end for management is generally considered neglible. Bandwidth consumption at the TMS end will depend on how many systems are being managed and how active they are. Bandwidth consumption for management is normally not a cause for any network changes.