We’re moving Spinitron to a new cluster of servers each with of 8-cores with 128 GiB memory. This is necessary to cope with the growth of database tables and search engine indexes. The IP addresses of our servers will change.
In the past changing server IP address caused some disruption to service no matter what. This time it can be avoided if you take certain steps before we shut down the old servers.
If you are using ENCO, iMediaTouch, WideOrbit or Skylla then you need to update the IP address it uses to send now-playling updates to Spinitron. At present it is probably configured to send to
Change your automation to send to
Your protocol and port number stays the same – only change the IP addess. Updated instructions to configure your automation systems are in Spinitron in Admin: Automation & API: Automation control panel, including the protocol, IP address and port number to use.
Many of you have metadata push channels sending to devices (RDS encoders, for example) behind firewalls. The firewall is usually configured with a pinhole or port forwarding rule that accepts data only from one of Spinitron’s IP address
Change your firewall/router to accept ALSO from
Protocols and port numbers are unchanged – only change the source IP address.
When everyone has transitioned and we cut over metadata push to send from the new address, we’ll notify you again so you can close the other two addresses.
We will gradually start using
188.8.131.52 starting Feb 20 2020 ramping up to Mar 25 at which point the old addresses will be phased out.