Slave Schedules

By default, a slave is active when connected to the master. The slave schedules inside KeyShot Network Monitor offer control of when each slave will be active or inactive. Network administrators can setup the slave schedules by logging into his/her account from any master, slave, or client computer. Learn more about users.

The slave schedules window shows a list of slave computers along with each individual slave’s weekly schedule.  The schedule is made up of red and green blocks. Green means active, while red means inactive. An active slave will use its processing power for rendering while an inactive slave will not use any of its processing power for rendering.

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How To Set A Slave’s Schedule

1. Log In
Inside KeyShot Network Monitor, click File > Log in and enter your administrator credentials.

2. Show Slave Status
If the slave status panel is not visible Click Slave Status to display it.

3. Launch slave schedule manager
Inside the Slave Status panel, click Slave Schedules.

4. Select Slave
Select the slave you want to set up a schedule for in the top list. Now you can either choose to use a preset schedule or create your own.

5. Slave Schedule Presets
The slave schedule comes with two presets:

  • Always Active 
  • Non Work Hours - This will make the slave inactive Monday to Friday, between 8am and 5pm (8:00-17:00).

6. Custom Schedules
You can also create your own schedule based on your rendering and processing needs. For example, you may want a slave to become active only at the end of the work day. Click the 1-hour blocks to toggle active/inactive.

7. Save your custom preset (optional)
Once you have set up your schedule, you can click Save as preset to save a custom preset.

Name your preset and click OK.  You may now select this preset from the Presets drop-down (5).

8. Apply Schedule
Click Set Slave Schedule. Your slave schedule is now set!