Performance drops rapidly after third person joins a room

Hello community,

we are currently testing a self-hosted jitsi instance.

The VM has the following hardware:

CPU: Intel Xeon E5-2650 (4 cores)
OS: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Our Jitsi runs behind a NAT. The configuration was carried out according to these instructions.

As long as there are only two participants in a room, everything runs perfectly. As soon as the third person joins, the performance drops rapidly and the participants often go black.

Any ideas?

Many thanks for help!

What do you have in /etc/jitsi/videobridge/


thanks for reply. Here is our,,
org.jitsi.videobridge.xmpp.user.shard.HOSTNAME=(Our Public DNS-Name)
org.jitsi.videobridge.xmpp.user.shard.DOMAIN=auth.(Our Public DNS-Name)
org.jitsi.videobridge.xmpp.user.shard.MUC_JIDS=JvbBrewery@internal.auth.(Our Public DNS-Name)
org.jitsi.videobridge.xmpp.user.shard.MUC_NICKNAME=1f2c525b-d49d-42dc-ab92-1c9c9bc00b08 (Our Public IP)

Doesn’t it ramp up? You should give it 10-20 seconds to ramp-up after the third joins.

No. Even after 2 minutes the performance is bad and the participants often go black for a short time…

As soon as the third participant leaves the room, it runs smoothly again

2 participants go p2p, 3 goes through the bridge. Is the bandwidth to the server enough? Is the server bandwith enough?

We use a 100Mbps (Up+Down) fiber internet connection. The Server is connected to The Firewall via 1 Gbps LAN.

You could try adding:

org.jitsi.videobridge.NAT_HARVESTER_PUBLIC_ADDRESS=Your Public IP

to /etc/jitsi/videobridge/

And then restart jitsi-videobridge2.

i added the lines but the problem persists

What firewall ports do you have open / what ports are you NATing?

We NAT the Ports 10000 (UDP) and 443 (TCP)