Generally having one master on the network is the way to go. This master will have access to all cores allowed by the license, and all connections with slaves and clients can be established by auto-detection.
But in some cases you need to have multiple masters - maybe group A must not be able to see what group B is working on and vice versa. In KeyShot Network Rendering 8.1, this can be done with a floating license where you can have multiple masters sharing the number of cores allowed by your license.
Setting up multiple masters
When operating with multiple masters you follow the same setup procedure as you would normally do and just refer to the same license server on all masters (Master Configuration). The only difference is that you can not use Auto-Detect in the connection settings, but must set a fixed host in the connection settings for both slaves and clients.
You can also enable the User system on each master so only registered users can access the Network Rendering on that specific master.