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How to Set Up Multiple Servers in SuperRack

Last updated on: 10/11/2021 4:00:00 AM

Learn how to set up multiple SoundGrid DSP servers in the Waves SuperRack live plugin host, to add more plugin processing power and balance your server workload.

Starting with version 12.11 of SuperRack, you can assign two active SoundGrid servers to SuperRack, each with an optional redundant fallback server – for a total of two active and two redundant servers.

Once assigned, specific racks in SuperRack can be assigned to one of two processing groups.

Additionally, you can now balance and adjust your server workload as your processing requirements change and increase.

How to assign multiple servers in SuperRack:

  1. Make sure that SuperRack is installed in its latest version.
  2. Launch SuperRack on the host computer.
  3. In the Setup tab, under Port, choose the host computer’s LAN port that is used for SoundGrid. When a valid SoundGrid Port is recognized, the link status will show “Up” and the speed should show 1GBps.
  4. Still in the Setup tab, in the I/O, Devices, Hosts and Servers panel.
    • Assign your SoundGrid Interface/s
    • Assign Server A to Group A
    • Assign Server B to Group B
    • Optional: Assign a redundant server to one or both groups.
    When using a redundant server, it is highly recommended that the active server and its accompanying redundant server be of the same model and generation.
  5. All processing racks are automatically assigned to group A. Now, it’s up to you to allocate specific processing racks according to your tasks, needs and preferences.
  6. Assign specific processing racks to group B via:
    • Rack Menu
    • Below the Channel input assignment in the Rack or Overview tabs.
Important Notes:
  • Group A must be populated with a server. (If you only have one server – it must be assigned to group A.)
  • You can re-assign racks in bulk to a different server group, using ‘Link Groups’.
  • The server network buffer value will always be identical for both servers.
  • On DiGiCo mirrored setups, the two mirrored setups must have the same number of servers. (When using a redundant server, it is highly recommended that the active server and its accompanying redundant server be of the same model and generation).

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