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Hi Gil

So should I turn QoS off as well? – There shouldn’t be any other traffic in with the dSnake packets, so this shouldn’t matter.

How about the ports, Should they be Trunk or General? – I think trunk ports are a way to combine more than one socket into one virtual ‘link’; this is not needed.

Jumbo Frames On or OFF? – A jumbo frames option simply increases the maximum allowable packet size through the switch, so this shouldn’t matter as the dSnake frames are well under the standard max packet size anyway.

Should I be careful with IP number as well? should it be in the same range as console? – There is not and should not be any IP traffic on the dSnake link, so this will only make a difference if you want to manage your switch from a machine on the same network that the GLD console network port is connected to.

In general, if you put the dSnake ports on your switch into their own VLAN, turn off spanning tree (STP/RSTP/MSTP), and switch off broadcast storm protection or other ‘limit the number of packets’ type features, I would expect a switch to work. Looking at your particular switch, I would also suggest disabling DHCP relay.


When I went to buy a POE switch the Allen & Heath Rep told me to make sure I bought unmanaged….

That is a good advice, as unmanaged switches don’t have all these other protocols and systems running in the first place. One downside is that they are often limited to only a few port of PoE at the power required by the ME-1.

Hope this helps

– Jeff, A&H