Dynamic Pairing

Use the Dynamic Pairing page to pair a logical Q-SYS hardware component in your design with a matching hardware device on the network, either by the device's network name (hostname) or by the switch port to which the device is connected. This allows for easy swapping of Q-SYS hardware without having to update your design and redeploy it to the Q-SYS Core processor, preventing audio and control downtime.

Note: Dynamic pairing configuration is only available if the design running on the Q-SYS Core contains one or more devices whose Dynamically Paired property is set to 'Yes'. Not all hardware supports Dynamic Pairing.


Pairing Methods

You can pair a logical Q-SYS hardware component in your design to a matching hardware device in one of two ways:

Configuring Dynamic Pairing

  1. In your design:
    • Select a hardware component and set the Dynamically Paired property to 'Yes'.
    • Set the Is Required property to 'No' to avoid a Fault error (and instead report as 'Not Present') if the hardware device is not connected to the network.
  2. Save and run your design on the Core.
  3. In Q-SYS Core Manager, select Dynamic Pairing. All devices configured for Dynamic Pairing are listed.
  4. Click Edit.
  5. For the device you want to pair, select the pairing Method. See Pairing Methods.
  6. Select the Pairing:
    • For the Network Name method, select from a list of discovered hardware devices matching the logical hardware component type in your design.
    • For the Switch Port method, select from a list of switch ports that have connected hardware devices matching the logical hardware component type in your design.
  7. Click Save.