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Cisco NSS300 Series Smart Storage
Cisco Small Business
Protect Business Data and Increase Your Peace of Mind with a High-Performance,
Versatile Storage Solution
These days, investing in reliable data storage is a necessity for most small businesses. Your electronic
data is growing fast, and you need to be sure that your most critical business and customer information is
safely backed up—both locally and online.
Protecting this data is important to business continuity, as well as to meeting any regulatory requirements
that may apply to your business. A network-attached storage (NAS) device is the most efficient and
manageable way to centralize, protect, and share information. Online backup can provide additional peace
of mind by securely storing your business data offsite. By choosing a comprehensive solution that
combines both backup options, you get data protection you can trust.
Cisco NSS300 Series Smart Storage
®
Cisco NSS300 Series Smart Storage is a series of two-bay, four-bay, and six-bay desktop network storage
solutions that deliver comprehensive, affordable data protection and disaster recovery by combining onsite and
online storage. Cisco Smart Storage offers integrated online backup from Mozy, the world’s most popular online
backup service. The solution is easy to set up, configure, and manage with one simple, browser-based interface that
lets you choose what you want to back up locally and what you want to back up online.
Cisco Smart Storage offers built-in and add-on applications that extend usage beyond storage, giving you more
value for your money. This flexible solution is designed specifically for small businesses, with business-class
features such as data encryption to protect critical data. In addition, to protect your investment, Cisco Small
Business Support Service provides three years of affordable peace-of-mind coverage.
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Features and Benefits
High-performance system speeds backup and facilitates information sharing
Powered by a dual-core Intel Atom processor, Cisco Smart Storage delivers class-leading performance. Its classleading performance means shorter backup times and faster file-sharing across multiple users.
Available integrated online backup provides comprehensive data protection
Cisco Smart Storage makes it easy to combine onsite and online backup for a comprehensive, flexible data
protection and disaster recovery solution. With online backup, your critical business data remains safe even if your
office network equipment is stolen or damaged. Built-in support for Mozy, the world’s most popular online backup
service, helps you centralize and automate backup of your critical business data—what you want to store locally and
what you want to back up online—all through one intuitive interface. Military-grade encryption helps ensure data
security, and Mozy’s global data centers employ state-of-the-art security, giving you additional peace of mind. Your
local partner can help you activate Mozy on your Cisco Smart Storage device, or you can easily purchase and
enable it yourself.
Built-in and add-on applications extend usage beyond storage
Your Cisco Smart Storage device comes with built-in applications and the capability to add new applications in the
future. Built-in applications include a user-configurable web server with an integrated WordPress publishing platform
that allows you to create and run blogs, forums, and internal websites from your Cisco Smart Storage device, and
built-in syslog and RADIUS servers that help simplify user authentication and management of your entire network.
Running applications like these on a Cisco Smart Storage device helps ensure that they are available at all times
and can eliminate the need for additional devices on the network, enabling your business to be more efficient.
Security features safeguard your stored data from unauthorized access
Cisco Smart Storage helps prevent unauthorized access to the device and enables highly secure remote and web
access. Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 256-bit on-disk data encryption helps protect critical business data,
even if the hard drives are stolen, a business-class feature most other small business storage solutions do not
provide.
Simplified configuration and management saves time
Cisco Smart Storage can be set up in minutes and is easy to configure and manage. Choose what you want like to
back up locally and what you want to back up online using one straightforward, browser-based interface. To save
time during account setup, you can use user account information from your Microsoft Windows Active Directory
server, allowing employees to access Cisco Smart Storage with their existing login names and passwords.
Flexibility supports the way you work
Cisco Smart Storage supports file sharing across Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux platforms. Choose from
multiple onsite and online backup modes, including PC to Smart Storage using any Microsoft Windows backup
client, Mac to Smart Storage using Apple Time Machine, and server to Smart Storage or Smart Storage to Smart
Storage using remote replication. You can also use Cisco Smart Storage as an iSCSI target for virtualized and
clustered environments.
Reliable, high-availability design means worry-free operation
Cisco Smart Storage offers Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) 0, 1, 5, and 6 configurations, which helps
safeguard your data, and a hot-swap design that allows you to replace a failed drive without turning off the device.
You can upgrade a disk configuration to a higher RAID level, or move data to newly installed hard drives, while Cisco
Smart Storage is running.
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Energy-efficient operations save on operating costs and support green initiatives
Cisco Smart Storage incorporates energy-saving features that save money and support energy conservation
initiatives. You can schedule the device to power on and off according to your working hours, and you can use the
Wake on LAN feature to power on your Cisco Smart Storage device remotely. Hard disk drives spin down after
inactivity for additional power conservation. Integrated applications help save energy by reducing the number of
network-based devices that your small business needs.
Product Specifications
Tables 1 and 2 give the product specifications for Cisco NSS300 Series Smart Storage.
Table 1.
Device-Specific Information
Description
NSS322
NSS324
NSS326
Max Number of Internal Hard Drives
2
4
6
Dimensions (H x W x D)
150 x 102 x 216 mm
177 x 180 x 235 mm
175 x 257x 235 mm
Net Weight
1.74 kg
3.65 kg
5.2 kg
Power Supply
External 84W
Internal 250W Internal
250W
System Fan
1 x 7 cm
1 x 9 cm
2 x 9 cm
Disk Management
Single disk, JBOD, RAID 0/1
Single disk, JBOD, RAID
0/1/5/6/5+hot spare
Single disk, JBOD, RAID
0/1/5/6/5+hot spare/6+hot spare
Table 2.
General Device Specifications
Description
Specifications
Hardware
CPU
Intel Atom D510 1.66 GHz (Dual Core)
RAM
1 GB DDR II
Flash
512 MB
Internal Hardware Drives
Network
Ports
● Hot Swappable
● Supports 2.5" and 3.5" SATA drives
Dual Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet
● 5 USB 2.0
● 2 eSATA
● 1 VGA (recovery only)
Status LEDs
Status, LAN, USB, eSATA, HDD
Buttons
Power, Reset, USB One Touch, LCD Select, LCD Enter
Power Supply
AC Input 100–240V, 50–60Hz
Operating Temperature
0–40°C
Operating Humidity
0–95% RH (non-condensing)
Lock
Kensington security slot
Software
Operating System
Linux 2.6
Protocols
CIFS/SMB, AFP, NFS, FTP, FTPS (explicit), HTTP, HTTPS, Telnet, SSH, iSCSI, SNMP, SMTP, SMSC
File System
● Internal: EXT3, EXT4
● External: EXT3, EXT4, NTFS, FAT32
Networking
● TCP/IP IPv4 and IPv6 Dual Stack
● Dual Gigabit Ethernet with Jumbo Frame
● Multi-IP Setting, Port Trunking, Failover, 802.3ad
● DHCP Client, DHCP Server
● UPnP and Bonjour Discovery
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Description
Specifications
File Server (or File Sharing)
● Protocols: CIFS/SMB, AFP, NFS, FTP, FTPS, WebDAV, HTTP, HTTPS
● Web File Manager
FTP Server
● FTP over SSL/TLS (explicit)
● Maximum Concurrent Connections: 256
● FXP Supported
● Passive FTP Port Range Control
● FTP Bandwidth and Connection Control
● Unicode Support
Backup Server
● USB One Touch Copy
● Apple Time Machine Support
● Block-level remote replication
● Rsync server and client
● Encrypted replication
● External storage devices
Security
● AES 256-bit volume-based data encryption
● IP Filter
● Network access protection with auto-blocking
● HTTPS connection
● FTP with SSL/TLS (explicit)
● Encrypted remote replication (rsync over ssh)
● Importable SSL certificate
● Email and SMS alerts
Disk Management
● Online RAID capacity expansion
● Online RAID Level Migration
● HDD S.M.A.R.T.
● Bad block scan
● RAID Recovery
● Bitmap Support
iSCSI
● iSCSI Target
● Virtual Disk Drive (maximum: 8)
● Stack Chaining Master
Server Virtualization and Clustering
● Supports VMWare
● Supports Hyper-V
Power Management
● Wake on LAN
● Scheduled power on/off (maximum: 15 settings)
● Automatic power on after power recovery
● UPS Support
Access Right Management
● User Accounts (maximum: 4096)
● Groups (maximum: 512)
● Shares (maximum: 512)
● Batch user creation
● Import user list
● User quota
● Supports Active Directory Authentication
Administration
● AJAX-based User Interface
● HTTP/HTTPS connections
● Email and SMS alerts
● Smart Fan Control
● SNMP Traps (v2 and v3)
● UPS Support with SNMP and USB
● Resource Monitor
● Network Recycle Bin for CIFS/SMB
● Comprehensive Logs (Events and Connections)
● Real-time online user list
● Syslog Client
● Backup and restore system settings
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Description
Specifications
● LCD quick installation (NSS324/326 only)
● Web-based Quick Configuration Wizard
● CD Setup Wizard
● Works with Cisco Small Business network tools and services
Web Server
● HTTP/HTTPS connections
● Supports WebDAV
● Importable SSL certificate
● Integrated WordPress
Network Applications
● Syslog Server
● RADIUS Server
● Download Station: PC-less FTP and HTTP downloads
Media Applications
● iTunes Server: Media Sharing, Smart Playlist
● Multimedia Station: Web-based viewing, sharing
Twonky UPnP Media Server
● DLNA 1.5 Certified
● Real-time and background photo transcoding
● Supports UPnP and DLNA Media players such as Game Consoles (PlayStation 3, PSP, Xbox 360),
Media Adapters, Mobile Devices (e.g. iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad with UPnP/DLNA Application)
● Supports formats: video (asf, flv, f1v, f4v, mp4, mpeg), audio (mp3, wave), picture (bmp, gif, jpg, png)
Mozy Online Backup
● Automatic and scheduled backups
● Configure options and throttle bandwidth to customize performance
● Block-level incremental backups ensure fast daily backups
● 30-day file versioning support allows you to restore deleted or previous versions of files
● Local file encryption via Blowfish-448 prior to transfer to the Mozy data center
● Encrypted files transferred via industry standard SSL connection using highest-grade encryption available
● Stored at data center with the original Blowfish-448 encryption
● SAS70 or ISO 27001 certified data centers
● Visit https://cisco.mozy.com/country_support for country availability
PKG Added-On Applications
Support for PKG applications
Supported Operating System
Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, Vista (32/64 bit), Windows 7 (32/64 bit), Windows Server 2003/2008, Apple
MAC OS X, Linux and Unix
Supported Web Browsers
Internet Explorer 6 or later, Firefox 3 or later, Safari 3 or later
Multilingual Support
English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese
Warranty
This Cisco Small Business product comes with a five-year limited hardware warranty with return-to-factory
replacement. In addition, Cisco offers software updates for bug fixes, telephone technical support, and online chat
support at no charge for the first 12 months following the date of purchase. To download software maintenance
updates, go to http://www.cisco.com/go/smallbizsmartstorage. Product warranty terms and other information
applicable to Cisco products are available at http://www.cisco.com/go/warranty.
Service and Support
Cisco Small Business Support Service
Cisco NSS300 Series Smart Storage is backed by the Cisco Small Business Support Service, which provides three
years of affordable peace-of-mind coverage. This subscription-based service helps you protect your investment and
derive optimal value from Cisco Small Business products. Delivered by Cisco, with input from your trusted partner,
this comprehensive service includes software updates, access to the Cisco Small Business Support Center, and
next-business-day hardware replacement. Cisco Small Business products are supported by professionals in Cisco
Small Business Support Center locations worldwide who are specifically trained to understand your needs. The
Cisco Small Business Support Community, an online forum, enables you to collaborate with your peers and reach
Cisco technical experts for support information.
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Built-In and Add-On Application Support
Open source built-in and add-on applications are available for Cisco Smart Storage solutions. Cisco supports built-in
application installation and basic configuration for the first 12 months of the Cisco Smart Storage warranty and
during the Cisco Small Business Support Service agreement period. Open source online community support
resources are available for customers who require additional support for built-in and add-on applications. For more
information, visit http://www.cisco.com/go/smartstorage-apps.
For More Information
For more information about Cisco NSS300 Series Smart Storage, visit http://www.cisco.com/go/smartstorage.
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