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  • Obsession II Convert SPS into a DPS


    Question:

    Can you upgrade an existing Obsession II Single Processor System to a Dual Processing System by buying another processor? If so, are there any upgrades or changes that must be done to do this?

    Answer:

    Tracking systems require both processors to have identical channel counts, CPU speeds, HD speeds, software versions, and memory sizes. To make a new processor compatible with an old one, you must buy a matching pre-loaded hard drive for the older unit, upgrade the memory on the older unit, and upgrade software on the older unit. We did a buy-out of the mother boards and the Pentium CPU's, so that is not a concern.

    You must also change some hardware settings on both processors. To do this, boot each of the processors one at a time with the console connected. In the Setup Menu, under Hardware Setup, change the settings to these:

    Primary Processor (Also called Top Processor or Master):

    ETCNet Enabled
    Redundant TrackingEnabled
    Tracking UnitPrimary Unit
    DMX out from BackupOn
                                                 

    Secondary Processor (Also called Bottom Processor or Slave):

    ETCNetEnabled
    Redundant TrackingEnabled
    Tracking UnitSecondary Unit
    DMX out from BackupOn


    You can then power everything off and then boot the two processors together. They should now sync up properly as a Full Tracking Backup System.