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Mac Pro - VE Pro - Network setup
Last post Fri, Jul 05 2013 by Mattinay, 3 replies.
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Posted on Thu, Jul 04 2013 09:49
by Mattinay
Joined on Thu, Dec 17 2009, Posts 2
Hi all,

newbie here - considering purchasing multiple instances of VE Pro 5. I have read through old posts and threads and know that I can connect two computers either via a gigbit ethernet router, switch or via a direct cable. The challenges are this however:

Can the VE Pro server be made to work over a network while the computer is connected to a larger network (LAN). One of my gigs is at an education institution and the computers need to be on the network for students and staff to be able to log on (centralised authentication protocols as well as licence-key servers). This network will suffer too much congestion for audio operation.

There are two Eth ports available on the Mac Pros - so for instance can the eth-0 port be used for the normal network/internet/IP address (as is currently the case) and Eth-1 be used at the same time for VE Pro communication between the two machines? We have 4 studios each with two machines in each and hoping to network two machines in each studio.

Any help appreciated.
Posted on Thu, Jul 04 2013 10:27
by Paul
Joined on Sat, Aug 03 2002, Vienna, Posts 11680

Hi Mattinay, 

Yes, those 2 Ethernet Ports on MacPros are independent from each other. Just make sure that you have assigned the right IP addresses for the networks you create - and of course that the right cables are plugged into the right ports. 



Paul Kopf
Product Manager - Vienna Symphonic Library
Posted on Fri, Jul 05 2013 02:20
by Mattinay
Joined on Thu, Dec 17 2009, Posts 2
Thanks for the info. So, to clarify, simply set Eth0 to LAN/DHCP. Create a static IP address on Eth1 on both machines (e.g. and, connect the two machines Eth1 ports via a Cat 6 cable, fire up VE Pro and good to go? No confusion with VE Pro trying to see network instances on the primary Eth0 rather than secondary Eth1? If that is the case that is indeed great news.
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