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Master and Slave Over 10G
Last post Fri, Dec 01 2017 by Sam Neil, 5 replies.
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Posted on Wed, Aug 17 2016 14:55
by lorenzogiusti
Joined on Mon, May 23 2016, Posts 28

Hello All,

I previously wrote a post about this topic and still haven't got an answer to this day, but I admit it was a quite specific and tough, mainly about methods of aggregations with 10Gb/s ethernet with a Master and Slave set up.

Well today my question is simply this:

Is there any of you that has experience with VEP and Master and Slave configuration over 10Gb/s Ethernet, instead of using normal Cat6 Gigabit Ethernet?

I am in the process of starting to build a big set up using VEP 5 (probably upgrade it to 6) using 1 master Windows 10 Pro PC and three Slave Windows 10 Pro PCs. Quite a powerful set up, but being completely new to Vienna's capabilities, I have no real life experience with setting up any of it.

The rational is that I want to limit to the minimum my bottlenek when it comes to streaming from my slave machines, as I have quite an extensive VST library and palette (ergo the three slave machines) and I want my template to be snappy and load relatively fast as the deadlines creep up on me. So that's why the 10Gb/s connection instead of the more common (and cheaper) gigabit.

So, if any of you is and has used 10G (Cat7) solutions to connect their masters with the slaves, I'd like to know how, what kind of switch is needed, is it even needed, does VEP supports 10G at all. All these things and more, if you have real life experience with it.

Thank you so much in advance, friends.

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Posted on Sat, Aug 12 2017 19:57
by Synetos
Joined on Mon, Jun 22 2015, St. Paul, MN USA, Posts 89

Wondering if you tried this? 

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Posted on Wed, Nov 29 2017 06:40
by Sam Neil
Joined on Mon, Nov 11 2013, Posts 4

Did anyone try this? I'm in the same spot now, building slaves and wondering if I need 10 Gigabit to avoid bottlenecks. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Sam Neil
Posted on Wed, Nov 29 2017 15:01
by Bill
Joined on Fri, Sep 23 2005, Berkshires. MA USA, Posts 749

In the past, VSL has said that there is nothing to be gained. I haven't seen any reports from anyone who's used it.

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Posted on Fri, Dec 01 2017 08:54
by Sam Neil
Joined on Mon, Nov 11 2013, Posts 4

Originally Posted by: Bill Go to Quoted Post

In the past, VSL has said that there is nothing to be gained. I haven't seen any reports from anyone who's used it.

And what if I have 300+ tracks steaming from slave PCs. Would there be bottlenecks or worse latency? @moderator I have not seen any discussion on this topic in this forum. Can someone shed some light?

Sam Neil
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