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Configure an Eos Family Console to Save Shows to a Net3 Conductor

Among other features, the Net3 Conductor has shared folders that can be used to store configurations and showfiles from other ETC products.

This support article outlines the process for configuring both the Net3 Conductor and Eos Family consoles so that the console can save directly to the Conductor’s shared console configuration folder.

Required Tools

A Windows or Mac computer that has its IP address configured for your ETC Network. While each installation may vary, a list of standard and default IP addresses for ETC products can be found on this article: ETC Network IP Addresses.

Set Up Conductor

On your PC or Mac, open a web browser (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc…).

  • Enter the IP address of the Conductor in to the navigation bar of your browser. You may need to add http:// to the beginning of the line. That is, something similar to: http://10.101.50.60/
  • The Conductor welcome page will load.
  • A list of File Sharing Settings will be presented. Check “Enable Windows File Sharing” and change the Console Configuration Folder settings to Read/Write.
  • Click Apply Changes to save.

Set Up Your Console

At this point, the Conductor is sharing the folders over the network. We’ll next need tmap this shared folder ta network drive on the console.

  • On your Eos Family console, exit to the shell by pressing [Displays] and choosing {Exit} from the Browser.
  • After a few seconds, select {Settings}, which will pop up in gold.
  • Navigate to the {Maintenance} tab and click on the {Network Drives…} button.
  • Choose {Add…} from the list.
  • Choose an available drive letter from the list. If unsure, choose R:\.
  • Type the following for Network Path, substituting the given IP address for your Conductor’s IP address if different. Be careful not to put a slash at the end of the address. \\10.101.50.60\console_cfg
  • Select {Other} for the network path type.
  • Enter the following credentials:
    • Username: etcuser
    • Password: lights
  • Press {Ok} and the console will map the drive.

If there are errors, confirm that the path is entered correctly, the Conductor is currently online, the IP address used in the path matches your Conductor’s IP address, and the Console Configuration folder is marked as shared in the Conductor web interface.

It is also possible to map this without a username or password. This grants the console read-only access, meaning that it would be unable to save showfiles to the Conductor.

Test the Connection

Once complete, the Network Drives dialog will show the mapped Conductor drive. Try to save a showfile to the drive to confirm the connection is working.

  • Click {Done}, then {Accept}, and then re-launch your console into the appropriate mode. For many systems, this will be launching as {Primary}.
  • Once the console has started, go to File -> Save As…
  • Choose the Conductor drive (console_cfg) from the list. Double click on the drive to save.

After the save finishes, you should see the file in the Conductor’s shared folder in the browser.

Note: You will still need to manually save to the Conductor in the Browser in order to back up a given showfile. It is not recommended to use this as the console’s ShowArchive. Instead, it is ideal as a convenient backup location. You can also use the File Manager in the shell (Settings -> Maintenance) to manage the files on console and Conductor.
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