Multiple hosts can be combined into one host, including all camera channels from different IP addresses. There are two methods for combining multiple hosts: manually creating multiple hosts and quickly creating multiple hosts. For the second method, you can use a Pool Host.
How to Manually Create Multiple Hosts
So, for this, you need to do the following procedure:
- Click Edit Host to bring up the edit host window. To create a group, click the New button and select the Group item.
- Select Multiple Host to open the following dialog box.
- In the Hostname field, enter the desired name to identify the multiple hosts.
To configure each channel of a multi-host camera, go to the Edit tabs one by one. Alternatively, you can drag and drop the created camera channel from the host server window with the mouse to each Edit tab. Please note that all created camera channels must be added in each edit tab in order from 1 to 32.
After this, do the following:
- Select the type of host device.
- Enter the IP address, username, and password to login to the host.
- In the drop-down list of Camera No. (camera number) select the desired remote host camera channel.
- Use the default port settings or change them as needed.
- Click OK.
How to Quickly Create Multiple Hosts
- First, you need to deal with a Pool Host.
- Click in the required monitoring window, which is highlighted with a red frame.
- Drag the camera from the Host List to the monitoring window. The image from the selected camera will be displayed.
- Repeat steps 1 and 2 to configure other monitoring windows for different cameras.
- Click the Save Camera to Multiple Host button to create multiple hosts.
Why Are There Not Enough Switches for a Computer Network to Work
Now let’s talk about why switches are not enough for the normal operation of a computer network. Now we will be talking about L2 switches that do not have routing mechanisms that L3 switches have. But in fact, even L3 switches are routing dishonestly.
Let’s take the stationary PCs that are on the 192.168.2.0/24 network. “/ 24” means the mask 255.255.255.0, and the laptops are on the 192.168.1.0/24 subnet. At first glance, it would seem, why a laptop cannot communicate with a computer, because they are connected to the same switch, which means there is a physical connection between them.
But here we need to remember that a switch is a data link layer device in the TCP / IP model works with physical, that is, mac-addresses. But we also manually assign IP addresses to computers. That is, logical addresses those routers can work with. Those are devices that belong to the network layer of the data transmission model. In the classical design, the switches do not understand IP addresses. Although in fact, they do not. Even simple L2 + switches can analyze IP addresses and perform simple operations depending on the IP address specified in the packet.