Dedicated IP Addresses for Network Devices

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Re: Dedicated IP Addresses for Network Devices

Postby lajackson » Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:43 pm

lajackson wrote:I have not yet reloaded it but will do so later this week.

No, actually, I won't. I forgot that I have to

travel to the stake center,
power up the Teradek VidiU encoder and
get it functioning on the network,
have the firewall look for it and snag the MAC address (it is not good enough for me to type it in,
although I understand the error avoidance benefit of reading it via the network),
assign the MAC address to a new IP (because it will not come up on the one I will assign),
reboot the encoder to verify that it will be assigned to the correct IP address,
and finally turn off the encoder, go home, and hope it sticks until stake conference.

Or there will be two more extra boots of the encoder to do it again.
And another unplanned trip to the stake center, where I do not attend meetings very regularly.

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Re: Dedicated IP Addresses for Network Devices

Postby CalS201 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:12 am

Just as a point of reference for webcasting, our stake has used Win7+encoder, and then the Teradek for the last 9 years. Additionally, we have 4 bldgs in the stake and rotate the conference origin bldg every 6 months. We have not had any transmitting problems (knock on wood). We have always used un-reserved DHCP address assignment.

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Re: Dedicated IP Addresses for Network Devices

Postby lajackson » Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:34 am

CalS201 wrote:We have always used un-reserved DHCP address assignment.

I have done that successfully, also. However, it is much nicer to find the VidiU where it is expected and already have the bookmarks set in the browsers that will be used to control and monitor the webcast. It saves the trouble of drilling down through the box menu to find the IP address where it landed. Of course, we originate from the stake center and do not rotate meetinghouses, so that also makes it easier for us.

I work with some assistants who are very willing and are quick learners, but still do not understand why an IP address even matters, even when I explain it to them using telephone number terminology.

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Re: Dedicated IP Addresses for Network Devices

Postby danpass » Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:45 am

lajackson wrote:
lajackson wrote:I have not yet reloaded it but will do so later this week.

No, actually, I won't. I forgot that I have to

travel to the stake center,
power up the Teradek VidiU encoder and
get it functioning on the network,
have the firewall look for it and snag the MAC address (it is not good enough for me to type it in,
although I understand the error avoidance benefit of reading it via the network),
assign the MAC address to a new IP (because it will not come up on the one I will assign),
reboot the encoder to verify that it will be assigned to the correct IP address,
and finally turn off the encoder, go home, and hope it sticks until stake conference.

Or there will be two more extra boots of the encoder to do it again.
And another unplanned trip to the stake center, where I do not attend meetings very regularly.


Yeah, I had hoped to be able to re-assign IP addresses from home, but discovered that it wasn't possible unless the devices are currently powered up and on the network.

Suggestion to developers:
If you won't allow the manual entry of a MAC address for an IP assignment, why not at least allow past assignments to be reinstated.
TM knows about past IP assignments made, given they can be viewed using the Action History feature. In our case, the history doesn't list assignments that were made prior to October, but it does show one that I added in October, which as I mentioned in an earlier post, has since been lost.

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Re: Dedicated IP Addresses for Network Devices

Postby jaredhh36 » Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:55 pm

We have a proposed fix to all known bugs/behaviors causing assigned IP reservations to be lost. It is currently planned to go live Friday morning 2/14 (Happy Valentine's!). Please feel free to re-test after that, unless you hear from me otherwise.


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