Axis Communications CD E100 Server User Manual

AXIS StorPoint CD E100 User’s Manual
StorPoint CD E100
Network CD-ROM Server
User’s Manual ver 1.7
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Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)
USA - This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio
frequency energy and if not installed and used in accordance with the
instruction manual, may cause interference to radio
communications. It has been tested and found to comply with the
limits for a Class A computing device pursuant to Subpart B of Part
15 of FCC rules, which are designed to provide reasonable protection
against such interference when operated in a commercial
environment. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is
likely to cause interference in which case the user at his/her own
expense will be required to take whatever measures may be required
to correct the interference. Shielded cables should be used with this
unit to ensure compliance with the Class A limits.
Europe - This digital equipment fulfils the requirements for
radiated emission according to limit B of:
•
SCSI: EN55022/1994, and the requirements for immunity
according to EN50082-1/1997 residential, commercial, and
light industry
•
IDE: EN55022/1994, and the requirements for immunity
according to EN50024/1998 residential, commercial, and light
industry
Compliance is not valid for unshielded network cables.
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Year 2000 Compliance
Axis Communications warrants that the StorPoint CD is Year 2000
compliant.
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StorPoint, ThinServer
Trademark Acknowledgments
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Windows 95 and Windows NT are registered trademarks of the
respective holders.
AXIS StorPoint CD E100 User’s Manual
Revision 1.7
Dated: November 2000
Copyright ©
Axis Communications AB, 1999, 2000
AXIS StorPoint CD E100 User’s Manual
Preface
Preface
Thank you for purchasing the AXIS StorPoint CD E100 CD/DVD Server. This product is developed to
make the information stored on CD/DVD-ROMs available to all users on an Ethernet network.
About This Manual
The manual provides introductory information as well as detailed instructions on how to set up and
manage the StorPoint CD in various network environments. It is intended for everyone involved in
installing and managing the StorPoint CD. To fully benefit from the manual, you should be familiar with
basic networking principles.
This manual applies to the AXIS StorPoint CD E100 with software release 5.32 and subsequent releases
until otherwise notified.
About Axis
Axis Communications is dedicated to providing innovative solutions for network-connected computer
peripherals. Since the start in 1984, it has been one of the fastest growing companies in the market and is
now a leader in its field.
ThinServer™ Technology Being the core of all Axis’ products, the ThinServer™ technology enables them
to act as intelligent file server independent ThinServer™ devices. A ThinServer™ device is a network
server which includes “thin” embedded server software capable of simultaneous multiprotocol
communication, scalable RISC hardware and a built-in Web server which allows easy access and
management via any standard Web browser. The ThinServer™ technology makes it possible to connect
any electronic device to the network, thus providing “Access to everything”.
Today, Axis Communications is offering the ThinServer™ technology as well as the following major
ThinServer™ product lines consisting of:
Network Print Servers offer you a powerful and cost-efficient method for sharing printer resources in your
network. They connect to any standard printer, featuring high performance, simple management and easy
upgrading across the network.
IBM Mainframe and S/3x - AS/400 Print Servers and Protocol Converters includes a wide range of
LAN, coax and twinax attached print servers for the IBM host environment. By emulating IBM devices,
these servers provide conversion of the IPDS, SCS and 3270DS data streams to the major ASCII printer
languages.
Network Attached CD/DVD Servers provide you with a flexible and cost-efficient solution for sharing
CD-ROMs, DVD-ROMs and other optical media across the network.
Network Attached Storage Servers make it possible to easily make hard disk storage available in
Ethernet networks. Through direct access by clients, yet integrating into existing security schemes, and
requiring a minimum of maintenance they also provide a low total cost of ownership for network storage.
Network Camera Servers provide live images using standard Internet technology, thus enabling access to
live cameras via any standard Web browser. They offer a perfect solution for remote surveillance over the
Internet and their sharp images can bring life into any Web site. These servers support Ethernet as well as
PSTN and GSM phone lines.
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Network Document Servers enable easy distribution of paper-based information across workgroups and
the enterprise. By sending scanned documents to your destination via the Internet/intranet, you will reduce
your faxing/mailing costs, as well as save time, thus improving your organization efficiency.
Support Services
Should you require any technical assistance, please contact your local dealer. If your questions cannot be
answered immediately, your local dealer will forward your queries through the appropriate channels to
ensure you a rapid response.
WWW:
http://www.axis.com
FTP server:
ftp://ftp.axis.com/pub/axis
Support
e-mail address:
tech-sup@axis.com
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If you are connected to Internet, you can find online
manuals, technical support, firmware updates,
application software, company information, on any of
the addresses listed to the left.
AXIS StorPoint CD E100 User’s Manual
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Section 1
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
AXIS StorPoint CD E100 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Features and Benefits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
The AXIS Storage Online CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Section 2
Installing the StorPoint CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting the StorPoint CD to the Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Assigning an IP Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
System Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
11
12
13
21
Section 3
Microsoft & IBM Networks (SMB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Network Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Access Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessing the Discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27
27
29
34
Section 4
NetWare (NCP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Network Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Access Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessing the Discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
44
44
51
55
Section 5
UNIX (NFS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Network Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Access Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessing the Discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
67
67
68
69
Section 6
Macintosh (AFP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Network Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Access Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessing the Discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
72
72
74
77
Section 7
FTP (File Transfer Protocol) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Network Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Access Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Section 8
Web Browser (HTTP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Network Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Access Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessing the Discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Section 9
Recordable Discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Copying Files to Recordable Discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Setting a Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Section 10
CD Grouping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Windows Explorer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
AXIS StorPoint DISCO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Section 11
Hard Disk Caching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Verifying the Hard Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
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Using Hard Disk Caching for Increased Performance . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Using Hard Disk Caching for Archiving Discs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Section 12
Monitoring the StorPoint CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Event Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
E-mail (SMTP). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SNMP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
AXIS ThinWizard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
111
111
112
113
113
115
Appendix A
Parameter List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The Configuration File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Directory Structure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Editing the Configuration Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
117
117
123
124
Appendix B
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
The Front Panel Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Restoring Factory Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Running a Diagnostic Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Errors when Accessing the StorPoint CD or an Inserted Disc . . . . 134
Problems Finding a Wide-SCSI Hard Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Low Transfer Rates when Using Disc Changers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Errors when Writing Data to a Disc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Problems Running CD-ROM Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Difficulties Locating the StorPoint CD in NetWare . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Problems Connecting to the StorPoint CD in a PureIP Environment 138
Insufficient Access Rights in NetWare NDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Name Resolution Problems in Windows (SMB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Problems Locating the Domain Controller in Windows (SMB). . . . 140
Appendix C
Upgrading the StorPoint CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Obtaining New Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Upgrading the Firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Extending the RAM Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
141
141
142
145
Appendix D
Tower and Drive Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hardware Inventory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Physical Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the StorPoint CD in a Tower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting the Drives to the StorPoint CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
147
147
148
150
152
Appendix E
Technical Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Appendix F
Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
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Section 1: Introduction
Section 1 Introduction
AXIS StorPoint CD E100
The AXIS StorPoint CD E100 connects CD/DVD-ROM drives, CD-R/RW
writers, towers and changers to 10/100 MBit Ethernet networks. All users on the
network can share the information on any disc inserted into a connected drive.
The enclosure and connectors are
designed for installation into a
standard 51/4” tower. An IDE
version, a single and a dual SCSI
port version are available. It is not
possible to mix IDE disks and
drives with a SCSI version, or vice
versa.
The StorPoint CD is server
independent, which means that
no software has to be loaded on
any server, and no additional
software has to be installed on any
client.
The StorPoint CD supports hard
disk caching which means that the
inserted discs can be copied to a hard disk attached to the SCSI or IDE bus. The
caching mechanism allows users to access the networked discs at hard disk speed.
The StorPoint CD supports CD-Recordable drives which means that when a
CD-Recordable drive is connected to the StorPoint CD, this makes is possible to
write files to CD-R/RW discs over the network.
This table lists the maximum number of drives and discs that can be managed by
a single unit:
Max no. of
Disc drives
Hard disks
Discs using hard disk caching
Notes:
SCSI
7
6
255
Dual SCSI
14
6
255
IDE
8
7
255
❏ Throughout this manual, the AXIS StorPoint CD E100 is referred to as
simply StorPoint CD.
❏ The Basic versions of the StorPoint CD do not support hard disk caching,
writing to recordable discs or organizing discs into folders. Thus, all
information in this document relating to these functions does not apply to
the Basic versions.
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Section 1: Introduction
Features and Benefits
File Server
Independence
The StorPoint CD is connected as a node in an Ethernet or Token Ring
network. The StorPoint CD acts as a file server to the network. This means that
it is independent of other file servers, i.e. the communication takes place directly
between the network client and the StorPoint CD. This results in high
performance, reliability and independence of other equipment.
Plug and Play
The file server independent approach makes the installation quick and
convenient. In most environments the physical connection to the network is the
only installation required prior to starting work with the StorPoint CD. No
software needs to be installed on clients or file servers. Your computer will see
the StorPoint CD as another network file server, and you access it using the
standard commands used in your network operating system.
Environments
The StorPoint CD can be used simultaneously from NetWare, Windows, OS/2,
DOS, UNIX, Macintosh and Internet/intranet clients. It supports basic
messaging and network protocols:
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NCP over IPX
NCP over IPX/UDP (NetWare IP)
NCP over TCP/IP (PureIP)
SMB over NetBIOS/NetBEUI
SMB over NetBIOS/TCP/IP
NFS over UDP/IP
HTTP over TCP/IP
AFP over AppleTalk
AFP over TCP/IP.
FTP over TCP/IP.
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Section 1: Introduction
Internet/Intranet
Web Server
Speed
Security
The built-in Web server makes it possible to access data via any standard Web
browser, such as Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Internet Explorer. The
support includes configuration, management and disc access.
By using a 32-bit RISC processor and cache memory expandable up to 160 MB,
data throughput of up to 2700 kB/sec on a single client, or 4000 kB totally for
multiple clients, is obtained – ample speed for demanding CD-ROM
applications.
Disc access can be restricted by setting up native access control in all network
environments. It is also possible to limit the number of simultaneous users of
any disc in order to comply with license agreements.
Maintenance
New software can easily be downloaded to the StorPoint CD’s Flash memory by
using Windows Explorer drag-and-drop, or over the network using FTP. All
updates are free of charge.
Network
Management
The StorPoint CD supports the Simple Network Management Protocol,
SNMP.
Hard Disk Caching
The StorPoint CD includes a hard disk caching facility that can copy the
inserted discs to attached hard disks. This mechanism will allow faster user
access, especially if you are using changers. Furthermore, a cached copy can be
accessed even though the original disc has been ejected from the drive.
CD Grouping
In the Microsoft and IBM (SMB) and the Novell NetWare network
environments it is possible to use your Windows Explorer to create new group
folders under the Volumes folder. This makes it possible to group discs, and thus
easier to locate and access.
Easy Network Backup
With the support of writing to recordable discs using simple drag-and-drop, the
StorPoint CD makes an excellent backup solution over the network.
Scalable Solutions
If you have more than one StorPoint CD on your network, the AXIS StorPoint
DISCO is a convenient tool for locating and accessing the networked
CD/DVDs. The AXIS StorPoint DISCO utility can be downloaded free of
charge from the Axis Web Site.
Asian Languages
With the StorPoint CD you can display Asian discs on the Discs & Drives page.
The supported languages are: Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese
and Korean.
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Section 1: Introduction
The AXIS Storage Online CD
AXIS Storage Online CD includes user documentation and other online
information, product firmware, software utilities, data sheets etc. for all the
AXIS StorPoint Server products. You can use the CD within all of the supported
Axis computing environments.
The CD will autostart from a local CD drive on Windows 95/98/2000/ME and
NT platforms. You can also open the index.htm file within your standard Web
browser to launch the home page.
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Section 2: Installing the StorPoint CD
Section 2 Installing the StorPoint CD
This section includes the setup procedures for getting your StorPoint CD up
and running:
Stage 1 - Connecting the StorPoint CD to the network
Stage 2 - Assigning an IP address
Stage 3 - Setting system parameters
You should then proceed to the relevant sections of the manual depending on
your network environment:
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•
Note:
“Section 3 - Microsoft & IBM Networks (SMB)”
“Section 4 - NetWare (NCP)”
“Section 5 - UNIX (NFS)”
“Section 6 - Macintosh (AFP)”
“Section 8 - Web Browser (HTTP)”
❏ Typically, your StorPoint CD will already be installed in a CD-ROM tower
when delivered. However, if required:
• Refer to “Installing the StorPoint CD in a Tower ” on page 150 on how to
install the StorPoint CD in a CD-ROM tower.
• Refer to “Connecting the Drives to the StorPoint CD ” on page 152 on
how to connect CD-ROM drives to the StorPoint CD.
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Section 2: Installing the StorPoint CD
Connecting the StorPoint CD to the Network
Before You Begin
Procedure
Always consult the Network Administrator before making changes to the
network configuration.
To connect the StorPoint CD to your network, follow these steps:
1. Turn off the power.
2. Connect the network cable to the appropriate connector, i.e. RJ-45 for
100baseTX and 10baseT.
3. Switch on the tower.
The StorPoint CD front panel indicators will flash during power-on and selftest. When the Status indicator stops flashing and turns solid green, the
StorPoint CD is ready for use.
Network hub
Network cables
StorPoint CD
installed in a
CD-ROM tower
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Section 2: Installing the StorPoint CD
Assigning an IP Address
To establish communication with the TCP/IP network, you must assign an
appropriate IP address to your StorPoint CD. For example, this is needed in
order to access the StorPoint CD Web interface.
Note:
❏ Setting the IP address is not needed if you are not using IP addressing on
your network, i.e. in these environments:
• Windows (SMB over NetBEUI)
• NetWare (IPX)
• Macintosh (AFP over AppleTalk)
You can then proceed directly to the appropriate network environment
section of the manual.
Before You Begin
Make sure the StorPoint CD is powered up and attached to the network.
IP Address
Obtain an unused IP address from the Network Administrator, unless you are
using DHCP on your network.
DHCP
If you are using DHCP, the IP address will be set automatically as soon as you
connect the StorPoint CD to the network. To find out which IP address has
been assigned to your StorPoint CD, check your DHCP server. If you want to
set the IP address manually, you can disable DHCP by setting the appropriate
configuration parameter.
System Privileges
You will need root privileges on your UNIX system and administrator privileges
on Windows NT.
Ethernet Address
Depending on the method you are using, you
will need to know the Ethernet address of your
StorPoint CD. The Ethernet address is the same
as the serial number.
You will find the serial number on the labels at
the underside of the unit and at the back of the
tower.
Important!
00408C3E5207
❏ Do not use the default or example IP address when installing your StorPoint
CD. Always consult the Network Administrator before assigning an IP
address.
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Section 2: Installing the StorPoint CD
Methods for Setting
the IP Address
You can set the IP address using one of these methods, depending on your
network operating environment:
Method
Network environments
See ...
Web browser *
Windows 95/98/2000/ME and NT
page 14
AXIS IP Installer *
Windows 95/98/2000/ME and NT, NetWare
page 93
Windows 95/98/2000/ME and NT, NetWare
page 16
UNIX, OS/2
page 17
DHCP
Windows NT, NetWare, UNIX, Macintosh
page 18
BOOTP
UNIX
page 19
RARP *
UNIX
page 19
Text editor
Macintosh
page 20
ARP *
*) These methods operate on single network segments only, i.e. they cannot be used
over routers.
Note:
Web Browser
❏ When the IP address has been successfully assigned to your StorPoint CD,
you can set the ProtectIP parameter to on in order to avoid accidental or
malicious changing of the IP address. With this configuration, the StorPoint
CD will no longer accept a new IP address using the Web browser or ARP
method. You will find the ProtectIP parameter under the [IP] section in the
config.ini file located in the System/ServerProperties folder. Use a
text editor to edit the file.
In most Windows environments, you can use a standard Web browser, e.g. Internet
Explorer or Netscape Navigator, to set the IP address. Follow these steps:
1. Start your Web browser.
2. In the location/address field, enter the following:
<nnnnnn> are the last six digits of
the serial number, e.g. 3E5207 for
the serial number 00408C3E5207
Note:
<ip3_ ip4> the last two groups of
the desired IP address, e.g. 253_80
for the IP address 192.16.253.80
❏ On a Class C network, you can enter simply
<xxxxxx>_<ip4>
where <xxxxxx> are the last six digits of the StorPoint CD serial number
and <ip4> is the last group of the desired IP address.
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Example
The serial number of your StorPoint CD is 00408C3E5207 and you want to assign
it the IP address 192.16.253.80. Your Windows client has the IP address
192.16.6.40. You enter 3E5207_253_80 in the location/address field.
The StorPoint CD will retrieve the first two groups of the new IP address
from the subnet where the client issues the broadcast.
When the IP address has been successfully set, the StorPoint CD File View
page will appear in your Web browser.
Important!
❏ You must have the NetBEUI protocol enabled. In Windows 2000, this is not the
default setting.
❏ The new IP address must be set within 30 minutes after restart.
❏ This method will work for most Windows configurations. However, if you
experience problems when using this method, we recommend that you use
the AXIS IP Installer for setting the IP address. See “AXIS IP Installer ” on
page 15.
AXIS IP Installer
AXIS IP Installer is an application that allows you to assign IP addresses to your
StorPoint CD, find IP addresses of already installed StorPoint CDs and access
the StorPoint CD internal Web pages for easy configuration.
The required utility software is available on the AXIS Online CD. It can also be
downloaded from the Axis Web Site at http://www.axis.com
Follow these steps to install the AXIS IP Installer:
1. Locate the setup file, Setup.exe, and choose the Run option from the
Windows Start menu.
2. Follow the instructions as they appear on the screen.
When finished, the AXIS IP Installer will be available from your Start menu. To
run the program, select Programs | Axis Communications | AXIS IP Installer.
1. Select the serial number
of your AXIS StorPoint
server in this list.
2. Enter the desired IP
address in this field.
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ARP in Windows 95,
Windows 98 and
Windows NT
Perform the following commands to download the IP address and verify correct
Internet communication in Windows 95/98/2000/ME and Windows NT.
Start a DOS window and type the following command:
Syntax Windows 95
arp -s <IP address> <Ethernet address> <my PC IP address>
ping <IP address>
where <my PC IP address> is the IP address of your Windows 95 PC.
Example Windows 95
arp -s 192.16.253.80 00-40-8c-10-00-86 171.16.6.40
ping 192.16.253.80
Syntax Windows 98/2000/ME and Windows NT
arp -s <IP address> <Ethernet address>
ping <IP address>
Example Windows 98/2000/ME and Windows NT
arp -s 192.16.253.80 00-40-8c-10-00-86
ping 192.16.253.80
The host will return ‘Reply from 192.16.253.80 ...’ or some similar
message. This indicates that the address has been set and the communication is
established.
Notes:
❏ Once the StorPoint CD has established communication using an
appropriate IP address, the arp command cannot be used to change the
address. This is to avoid accidental or unauthorized changes. However, if
you restart the StorPoint CD, you can change the IP address within 30
minutes.
❏ Please note that when you execute the ping command for the first time, you
will experience a significantly longer response time than usual.
❏ If you are using host names, you can map a unique host name to the
acquired IP address. Refer to your system manuals or to the Network
Administrator for instructions on how to perform the name mapping on
your particular system.
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ARP in UNIX
and OS/2
Follow these steps to download the IP address and verify the communication in
UNIX and OS/2:
1. Type the following command:
arp -s <IP address> <Ethernet address> temp
2. Ping the unit as follows:
ping <IP address>
Example:
arp -s 192.16.253.80 00:40:8c:10:00:86 temp
ping 192.16.253.80
The host will return ‘192.16.253.80 is alive’, or some similar message
to indicate that the address has been set and the communication is
established.
Notes:
❏ Once the StorPoint CD has established communication using an
appropriate IP address, the arp command cannot be used to change the
address. This is to avoid accidental or unauthorized changes. However, if
you restart the StorPoint CD, you can change the IP address within 30
minutes.
❏ Please note that when you execute the ping command for the first time, you
may experience a significantly longer response time than is usual.
❏ If you are using host names, you can map a unique host name to the
acquired IP address. Refer to your system manuals or to the Network
Administrator for instructions on how to perform the name mapping on
your particular system.
❏ The arp -s command may vary from system to system. Some BSD-type
systems expect the IP address and Ethernet address in reverse order, whereas
IBM AIX systems require the additional argument ether. For example:
arp -s ether <IP address> 00:40:8c:10:00:86 temp
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DHCP in
Windows NT,
NetWare and UNIX
Follow these steps to use the DHCP method:
1. Edit or create a scope in the DHCP manager of the DHCP daemon. For
Windows NT servers, refer to the “Windows NT Resource Kit” on how to do
this.
The entries made in this scope typically include the following parameters:
• Range of IP addresses
• Subnet mask
• Default router IP address
• Lease duration
• Mail server IP address
• DNS server IP address
• WINS server IP address(es)
• Domain name
• NTP server IP address
• NDS tree name
• NDS server IP address(es)
2. Activate the scope.
DHCP is enabled by default. The IP address and all the other settings will be set
automatically.
Notes:
❏ To fully benefit from DHCP, it is recommended that you use the WINS
name resolution protocol available in Windows NT. If you intend to use
WINS, at least one WINS server IP address must be included in the scope.
Once the IP address is received, the StorPoint CD will register its host name
and IP address on the WINS server.
❏ You might want to include an SLP scope list and some SLP directory agents
in the DHCP scope. However, we recommend that you specify the SLP
settings in the StorPoint CD parameter list instead. You can do this via the
StorPoint CD Web interface or by editing the config.ini file.
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BOOTP in UNIX
Follow these steps to use BOOTP in UNIX:
1. Append the following entry to your boot table (typically /etc/bootptab):
<host name>:ht=<hardware type>:vm=<vendor magic>:\
:ha=<hardware address>:ip=<IP address>:\
:sm=<subnet mask>:gw=<gateway field>
where:
=
vm =
ha =
ht
=
sm =
gw =
ip
ether for
Ethernet
rfc1048
The Ethernet or node address, i.e. the StorPoint CD
serial number
The IP address of the StorPoint CD
The subnet mask
The default router address
Example:
cdserv:ht=ether:vm=rfc1048:ha=00408c110086:ip=192.36.253.8
0:\
:sm=255.255.255.0:gw=192.36.253.254
2. Make sure a unique host name is mapped to the acquired IP address. Refer to
your system manuals or to the Network Administrator for instructions on how
to perform the name mapping on your particular system.
3. Start the BOOTP daemon (if not already running), typically by the command:
bootpd -a
4. Restart the StorPoint CD to download the IP address, default router address
and subnet mask.
RARP in UNIX
Follow these steps to use the RARP method in UNIX:
1. Append the following line to your Ethernet address table. This is typically
performed using the command /etc/ethers:
<Ethernet address> <IP address>
Example:
00:40:8c:10:00:86 192.16.253.80
2. If you are using host names, you can map a unique host name to the acquired
IP address. Refer to your system manuals or to the Network Administrator for
instructions on how to perform the name mapping on your particular system.
3. If it is not already running, start the RARP daemon. This is typically done using
the command rarpd -a.
4. Restart the StorPoint CD to download the IP address.
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Text Editor in
Macintosh
To set the IP address for your StorPoint CD follow these steps:
1. Open the Chooser from the Apple menu.
2. Click the AppleShare icon.
3. From the Select a file server list, select AXIS<nnnnnn>_AT where <nnnnnn>
are the last six digits of the StorPoint CD serial number.
4. Select Registered User and click Connect. By default, the Name is set to root
and the Password is set to pass.
5. Select the System folder and click OK.
6. Open the System icon created on the desktop and select the Server Properties
folder.
7. Open the config.ini file.
8. In the text editor go to the [IP] section and change the Internet address to the
required IP address.
9. Go to the [Server] section and set Restart = yes to restart the server.
10. Select Save from the File menu.
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System Settings
The StorPoint CD can be configured using one of these tools:
•
•
Accessing the
StorPoint CD
Web Pages
Web browser - The StorPoint CD Web interface, which is the preferred
administration tool. Requires the IP address to be set. See description below.
Text editor - The StorPoint CD text files. Refer to “Text Editor ” on page
126. However, hard disk caching cannot be performed from this interface.
The StorPoint CD Web interface is divided into two parts:
•
The File View page for browsing and accessing files and folders on the
networked discs. This page is available to all users.
• The Administration pages for specifying configuration parameters and
access rights. These pages are intended for the Administrator only.
You access the StorPoint CD from a standard Web browser:
• Netscape Navigator version 4.08 or higher
• Internet Explorer version 4.0 or higher
Follow these steps:
1. Start the Web browser.
2. Enter the name or IP address of the StorPoint CD in the location/address field:
http://<IP address>
The File View page is displayed.
From this page, users can display and access the discs inserted in the
connected drives according to the access permissions set up by the
Administrator.
3. Click admin to access the Administration pages. You will be prompted to
supply the Server password the first time during a session. Any user id can be
used. The default password is pass.
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4. The Server Settings page is displayed. From this page you can edit the system
settings and display information about the connected drives. You can also view
the current configuration settings, shutdown the server, restart the server and
restore the factory default settings.
SCSI Server - the icons displayed to the left represent all the units
connected to the SCSI bus listed by SCSI ID.
IDE Server - the icons displayed to the left represents all the units
connected to the IDE bus listed as Master or Slave for each bus
To display information on a particular device, simply click the
corresponding icon:
Server
Disc drive or LUN expander (LUN expander only applies to SCSI)
Changer
Hard disk
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Main Menu
From the main menu, you can access the Administration pages:
• Server Settings - System settings and drive information.
• Discs & Drives - Managing the drives and the inserted discs. Setting up
access rights. Archiving discs to hard disk cache.
• Network Settings - Specifying settings for the network protocols used.
• Event Log - Viewing the event log that contains occurrences in the
StorPoint CD.
• Statistics - Displaying statistics on the StorPoint CD.
• Support - Trouble shooting, server report, software version, Axis online
services, contact information, etc.
• Help Contents - Displaying general help information.
• External Link - Optional link to a Web site on the Internet or your
company’s intranet.
Notes:
❏ You can prevent users from accessing the volumes via the Web interface by
disabling the Enable access to volumes via Web browser (HTTP) parameter
on the Network Settings - Web (HTTP) page.
❏ Context sensitive online help is available from all the StorPoint CD Web
pages. To access help for a specific page, click Help
.
Shutting Down the
StorPoint CD
If you need to shut down the StorPoint CD after the installation, make sure it is
shut down safely otherwise you risk loosing data. Do NOT turn off the power
before the StorPoint CD has been shut down.
You can shut down the StorPoint CD via its Web interface or by editing the
config.ini file.
Via the Web Interface
1. On the Server Settings page, click the Shutdown Server button.
2. Click OK in the confirmation dialog.
Your StorPoint CD will shut down and you can now turn off the power.
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Via the config.ini File
1. Locate the config.ini file using your standard file manager tool. You will
find it in the Root/System/ServerProperties folder.
2. Use your preferred text editor and change the Shut Down parameter to yes.
You will find the Shut Down parameter under the [Server] section.
3. Save the config.ini file.
Your StorPoint CD will now shut down and you can then turn off the power.
Server Password
To protect the system files, it is important that you set the Server password. The
Server password is used in basically all protocols, i.e. HTTP, NetWare (NCP),
Windows (SMB), Macintosh (AFP), SNMP and FTP. For example, a user will
be prompted for the Server password when trying to access the Administration
Web pages for the first time during a session.
By default, the Server password is set to pass.
To set the Server password, follow these steps:
1. On the Server Settings page, click Change... to open the Server Settings
dialog box.
2. Open the General page.
3. Specify and confirm the Server password.
4. Click Close.
Note:
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Date & Time
1. On the Server Settings page, click the Server icon and then Change... to
open the Server Settings dialog box.
2. Open the Date & Time page.
3. Specify the time zone in which the StorPoint CD operates. Refer to
“Time Zone Parameter Values ” on page 122.
4. To set the time using a time synchronization source, choose Automatically and
specify the time source:
Network
environment
Time Source:
You must also specify the ...
NetWare IPX
Novell Directory
Services (NDS)
Time Source parameter on the Network
Settings | NetWare page:
- SAP or
- List of server names.
NetWare PureIP
NetWare/IP
Novell Directory
Services (NDS)
Time Source parameter on the Network
Settings | NetWare page:
- List of server names or IP addresses.
TCP/IP
Network Time
Protocol (NTP) *
NTP Server parameter on the Server
Settings | Date & Time page:
- Name or IP address of the time server.
Windows NT
domains
Microsoft Windows
NT Network (SMB)
* Note: NTP is not natively supported by Windows NT servers. You will need third party software.
To set the time manually, choose Manually and specify the date in
yyyy-mm-dd format, and time in hh:mm:ss format using the 24 hour clock.
5. Click Save to save your settings.
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TCP/IP
The installation wizard is a convenient way to specify the Internet-related
settings for your StorPoint CD.
1. Click Network Settings.
2. Click Wizard
. The Network Settings Wizard dialog appears.
3. Choose TCP/IP. Click Start to proceed with the installation.
4. Follow the instructions on the screen. When finished, click Close.
5. Click Detailed View
. The Protocols dialog box appears.
6. Select the TCP/IP tab and verify the settings.
7. Click OK.
Notes:
❏ Context sensitive online help
is available for all parameters.
❏ The parameter list is described in detail in “Appendix A - Parameter List” .
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Section 3 Microsoft & IBM Networks (SMB)
This section outlines the required configuration settings for running the
StorPoint CD in the Microsoft and IBM (SMB) network environment, i.e.
Windows 95/98/2000/ME, Windows NT, Windows for Workgroups or OS/2.
It also describes how to set up access restrictions.
If you are using the StorPoint CD in a multiprotocol environment, proceed to
the other relevant sections of the manual, namely:
•
•
•
•
•
“Section 4 - NetWare (NCP) ”
“Section 5 - UNIX (NFS) ”
“Section 6 - Macintosh (AFP) ”
“Section 7 - FTP (File Transfer Protocol) ”
“Section 8 - Web Browser (HTTP) ”
Network Settings
You do not have to specify any specific settings before you can use the StorPoint
CD in the Windows (SMB) environment. However, we recommend that you
change some of the default settings, e.g. the SMB server name. You can use the
Administration Web pages to configure the StorPoint CD.
SMB Server Name
The default SMB server name is AXIS<nnnnnn>, where <nnnnnn> are the last
six digits of the StorPoint CD serial number. This is the name that will be
presented to the Windows clients on the network. You can change that name by
editing the SMB Server Name parameter.
Recommendation!
Choose a more descriptive name for your server, e.g. CD_Server.
SMB Protocols
SMB is a protocol that make use of NetBIOS. NetBIOS can be used over several
different network protocols. The StorPoint CD supports the following transport
methods:
• SMB over NetBIOS/TCP/IP (NBT) - max 1000 users
• SMB over NetBIOS/NetBEUI - max 300 users
Both protocols are enabled by default. However, you can disable the protocols
by setting the appropriate configuration parameters.
Access Control
Access control is used for restricting access to the shared discs in the StorPoint
CD. In the Windows (SMB) environment you can select whether you want to
use user-level or share-level access control.
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User-level
Access Control
User-level access control allows you to define rights for discs/volumes based on
whom the user logged into the domain as. The StorPoint CD will act as a
“member server” in the NT-domain and verify the user’s identity and group
memberships against a domain controller on the network. The advantages with
this method are:
•
•
•
Share-level
Access Control
Recommendation!
Wizard
The user is not required to answer to password prompts every time he/she
needs to access a protected disc or a volume.
The network administrator can administer the access rights for discs and
volumes using Windows NT’s standard administration tools.
The network administrator can use the native user groups in the domain to
set basic security.
Share-level access control is based on different passwords for different shared
discs/folders. No verification with domain controllers will take place. This is a
good method to use in smaller “workgroup based” networks when there is no
domain controller.
User-level access control is the preferred method to use in Windows NT server
based networks.
The installation wizard is a convenient way to set up your StorPoint CD for
your Windows (SMB) environment and it will guide you through the following:
•
Defining your server name and the workgroup/domain you want your
StorPoint CD to appear in.
• Defining how you want to control access to shared resources.
To run the Wizard follow the steps outlined below:
1. Start your Web browser, and enter the name or IP address of the StorPoint
CD in the location/address field.
2. Click admin. You will be prompted for the Server password. By default, this
is set to pass. To change the Server password, see “Server Password ” on page
24.
3. Click Network Settings.
4. Click Wizard
. The Network Settings Wizard dialog appears.
5. Choose Windows (SMB). Click Start to proceed with the installation.
6. Follow the instructions on the screen. When finished, click Close.
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7. Click Detailed View
. The Protocols dialog box appears.
8. Select the Windows (SMB) tab and verify the settings.
9. Click OK.
Notes:
❏ Context sensitive online help
is available for all parameters.
❏ The parameter list is described in detail in “Appendix A - Parameter List ” .
Access Control
The procedures for managing shares depends on the security mode you are
using:
•
•
•
Verifying the
Security Mode
User-level access control in Windows NT networks
User-level access control in OS/2 networks
Share-level access control
To verify the security mode setting, follow these steps:
1. Start your Web browser, and enter the name or IP address of the StorPoint
CD in the location/address field.
2. Click admin. You will be prompted for the Server password. By default, this
is set to pass. To change the Server password, see “Server Password ” on page
24.
3. Click Network Settings.
4. Click Detailed View
. The Protocols dialog box appears.
5. Select the Windows (SMB) tab. If you want to change the Security Mode
parameter, click Change...
6. Click OK.
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Managing Shares
in User-level
Access Control
Important!
Defining Shares
The system files are protected by default. All users that belong to the
administrator groups in the domain have administrator rights on the StorPoint
CD. All members of the domain have permissions to read and execute files on all
the discs.
❏ You cannot use Server Manager in Windows NT to manage the shares on
the StorPoint CD.
By default, all new discs are shared automatically. If you want to change a share,
i.e. remove it or change the name, follow these steps:
1. Start your Web browser, and enter the name or IP address of the StorPoint
CD in the location/address field.
2. Click admin. You will be prompted for the Server password. By default, this
is set to pass. To change the Server password, see “Server Password ” on page
24.
3. Click Disc & Drives.
4. Locate the resource you want to share, and click Properties
Properties dialog box appears.
. The
5. Open the Windows Sharing page.
6. You can select whether you want to use the access rights of the disc or the drive
by checking the appropriate radio button. Note that this is a global setting for
all network protocols.
7. Select the Share as radio button, and enter a name in the Share Name field.
8. Enter a comment in the Comment field.
9. Click OK.
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Managing
Access Rights in
Windows NT
Environments
In Windows NT environments, access rights are managed from the Windows
NT Explorer. It is not possible to manage access rights from the Windows
95/98 Explorer or from the StorPoint CD Web interface.
Notes:
❏ The access rights are additive which means that the user’s access rights are
the summary of the rights granted from individual assignments and group
memberships.
❏ Files and subfolders on the disc will automatically inherit the same access
rights as the root folder.
Follow these steps:
1. In the Windows NT Explorer, select the disc or volume for which you want
to change the access rights.
2. Select Properties from the File menu.
3. Select the Security tab, and click the Permissions button.
4. Specify the permissions.
5. Click OK.
Note:
❏ Access rights work as in any other Windows NT 4 Server. The built-in help
in Windows NT 4 is a good place to start learning more about NT security.
See access permissions: files, directories.
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Managing
Access Rights in
OS/2 Environments
To manage access rights in OS/2 environments, follow these steps:
1. Start your Web browser, and enter the name or IP address of the StorPoint
CD in the location/address field.
2. Click admin. You will be prompted for the Server password. By default, this
is set to pass. To change the Server password, see “Server Password ” on page
24.
3. Click Discs & Drives.
4. Locate the resource you want to share or protect in the file tree, and click
Properties
. The Properties dialog box appears.
5. Open the Windows Security page.
6. You can select whether you want to use the access rights of the disc or the drive
by checking the appropriate radio button. Note that this is a global setting for
all network protocols.
7. Add permissions for the users and groups you want to grant access.
Notes:
❏ Files and subfolders on the disc will automatically inherit the same access
rights as the root folder.
❏ The access rights are additive which means that the user's access rights are
the summary of the rights granted from individual assignments and group
memberships.
8. Click OK.
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Managing Shares
in Share-level
Access Control
Note:
By default, all new discs are shared automatically. If you want to change a share,
i.e. remove it or change the name, follow the procedure outlined below:
❏ Macintosh HFS CD-ROM:s are not shared automatically. This can be
defined via the Web interface.
1. Start your Web browser, and enter the name or IP address of the StorPoint
CD in the location/address field.
2. Click admin. You will be prompted for the Server password. By default, this
is set to pass. To change the Server password, see “Server Password ” on page
24.
3. Click Disc & Drives.
4. Locate the resource you want to share or protect in the file tree, and click
Properties
. The Properties dialog box appears.
5. Open the Windows Sharing page.
6. You can select whether you want to use the access rights of the disc or the drive
by checking the appropriate radio button. Note that this is a global setting for
all network protocols.
7. Select the Share as radio button, and enter a share name in the Share Name
field.
8. Specify the type of access you want the user to have:
• Read-Only to enable users to open and copy documents.
• Full to enable users to change, add and remove files.
• Depends on Password to allow different types of access. Note that you
must specify both password fields, otherwise the users will not be
prompted for any password.
9. Click OK.
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Accessing the Discs
The StorPoint CD makes your networked CD/DVD-ROMs available to anyone
who has the appropriate privileges on the network. Users will access the
StorPoint CD just as any other workstation or file server.
The way you access the StorPoint CD resources depends on your network
environment:
Notes:
Network environments
See ...
Windows 95/98/2000/ME & Windows NT
page 35
Windows for Workgroups 3.x
page 37
Windows NT 3.51
page 38
OS/2 Warp 4
page 39
IBM Peer for OS/2
page 39
DOS
page 41
❏ The examples will assume that you have not changed the default server
name. The default server name is AXIS<nnnnnn> where <nnnnnn> are the
six last digits of the StorPoint CD serial number. If you have changed the
server name, use the new name where the examples refer to the default
name.
❏ Depending on the access rights set up by the Administrator, you might be
prompted to supply a password or receive a message similar to ‘Access is
denied’ when trying to access a shared resource on the StorPoint CD. The
default Server password is pass.
❏ In the Windows 95/98/2000/ME and Windows NT 4 environments, you
can install the AXIS StorPoint Disco utility, which is a powerful Windows
application for locating and using CD/DVD-ROMs located on AXIS
storage servers, wherever they are on your network. Refer to “AXIS StorPoint
DISCO ” on page 93.
General Disc Settings
To specify the general settings for an inserted disc, follow these steps:
1. Start your Web browser, and enter the name or IP address of the StorPoint
CD in the location/address field.
2. Click admin. You will be prompted for the Server password. By default, this
is set to pass.
3. Click Discs & Drives.
4. Locate the desired disc.
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5. Click Properties
. The Properties dialog box appears:
6. Select the General tab. You can specify the following settings:
• Name - The volume name that will be presented to the clients. If left
blank, the volume label will be used.
• Description - The description that will be displayed in Windows
Explorer.
• User Limit - The number of users that will have access to the disc. To
disable this function, enter the value 0 into this field.
7. Click OK.
Windows 95/98 and
Windows NT 4
Follow these steps:
1. Start the Windows Explorer.
2. Expand the Network Neighborhood icon.
3. Expand the Entire Network icon. By default, the StorPoint CD appears in the
folder that comes first when sorted by name. If the Domain Name is already
set, the StorPoint CD will appear in the specified folder.
Notes:
❏ Depending on your version of Windows Explorer, your screen may differ
from the screen shown in this example.
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❏ If you cannot find the StorPoint CD under Entire Network, refer to
“Alternative Method ” on page 36.
4. Double click the entry for your StorPoint CD. The default name is
Axis<nnnnnn>, where <nnnnnn> are the six last digits of the StorPoint CD
serial number.
5. To map one of the StorPoint CD resources, locate:
• Root for root level access
• Volumes for access to all the discs
• the volume name for access to an individual disc, e.g. office97
6. Right click the resource and select Map Network Drive...
7. Select a drive letter for your StorPoint CD.
8. Check Reconnect at logon if you wish to use the resource under the same drive
letter the next time you start your computer.
9. Click OK. The StorPoint CD is ready for use.
Alternative Method
If you cannot find the StorPoint CD, follow these steps:
1. Start the Windows Explorer from the Start menu.
2. From the Tools menu, select Map Network Drive...
3. Select a drive letter.
4. In the path box, type \\AXIS<nnnnnn>\root, where <nnnnnn> are the six last
digits of your StorPoint CD serial number.
5. Check Reconnect at logon if you wish to use the resource under the same drive
letter the next time you start your computer.
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6. Click OK. The StorPoint CD is ready for use.
Windows for
Workgroups 3.x
In Windows for Workgroups on an SMB client, follow these steps:
1. Start the File Manager.
2. From the Disk menu, select Connect Network Drive… Double click
Workgroup. The following dialog is displayed. You may have to click
Browse>> to see the complete dialog.
3. In the top listing, double click the entry for your StorPoint CD. The default
name is AXIS<nnnnnn>, where <nnnnnn> are the six last digits of the
StorPoint CD serial number.
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Note:
❏ If you cannot find the StorPoint CD, enter \\AXIS<nnnnnn>\root, in the
Path box and click OK.
4. From the bottom listing, select one of the StorPoint CD resources:
• Root for root level access
• Volumes for access to all the discs
• the volume name for access to an individual disc, e.g. office
5. Select a drive letter.
6. Check Reconnect at Startup if you wish to use the resource under the same
drive letter the next time you start your computer.
7. Click OK. The StorPoint CD is ready for use.
Windows NT 3.51
On Windows NT 3.51 on an SMB client, follow these steps:
1. Start the File Manager.
2. From the Disk menu, select Connect Network Drive…
3. In the listing, double click the entry for your new StorPoint CD. The default
name is AXIS<nnnnnn>, where <nnnnnn> are the six last digits of the
StorPoint CD serial number.
4. To connect a StorPoint CD resource, select:
• Root for root level access
• Volumes for access to all the discs
• the volume name for access to an individual disc, e.g. office
5. Select a drive letter for your StorPoint CD.
6. Check Reconnect at Logon if you wish to use the resource under the same drive
letter the next time you start your computer.
7. If you wish to connect using a different user name, enter the name in the
Connect As box. Otherwise, leave the box empty.
Click OK. The StorPoint CD is now ready for use.
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OS/2 Warp 4
1. Double click the Connection icon.
2. Open Network, File and Print Client Resource Browser.
3. Double click your StorPoint CD.
4. Select the resource you want to map to a drive letter.
5. From the Selected menu, select Assign drive.
IBM Peer for OS/2
Make sure you have IBM Peer for OS/2 installed. If not, see the instructions in
“Alternative Method ” on page 41.
1. Double click the OS/2 Peer icon. The Peer window is displayed:
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2. Double click the Sharing and Connecting icon to open this window:
Any active connections you have will be listed in the window.
3. From the Connection menu, select Create. This dialog is displayed:
4. In the Workstation field, type AXIS<nnnnnn>, where <nnnnnn> are the last
six digits of your StorPoint CD serial number.
5. In the Share/alias field enter the StorPoint CD resource:
• Root for root level access
• Volumes for access to all the discs
• the volume name for access to an individual disc, e.g. acrobat
6. In the Local device name field, select a drive letter for your StorPoint CD.
7. Click Create. The StorPoint CD is ready for use.
Note:
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❏ The StorPoint CD folders will not be visible on the Desktop in OS/2
versions prior to OS/2 WARP Connect. If you wish to use an earlier version
of OS/2, we recommend using third party NFS software to connect to the
StorPoint CD.
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Alternative Method
If you do not have Peer for OS/2, you can map the StorPoint CD to a drive
letter using the net use command. Follow these steps:
1. Open an OS/2 window.
2. Use the net use command to mount the StorPoint CD. At the OS/2 prompt,
type:
net use <drive letter>: \\AXIS<nnnnnn>\<folder>
where <nnnnnn> are the six last digits of your StorPoint CD serial number and
<folder> is any shared StorPoint CD folder.
3. To make the connections permanent, create or edit your startup.cmd file to
include your net use commands.
DOS
Follow these steps:
1. At the DOS prompt, type:
net use <drive letter>: \\AXIS<nnnnnn>\<folder>
or:
net use <drive letter>: \\<IP address>\<folder>
where <nnnnnn> are the six last digits of your StorPoint CD serial number
and <folder> is the StorPoint CD folder you want to map.
2. To make the connections permanent, edit your autoexec.bat file to include
your net use commands.
Example 1 (Root level access):
To access the root level of your StorPoint CD with serial number
00408C18025C under the drive letter E, type:
net use E: \\AXIS18025C\root
Example 2 (Volumes folder access):
If your StorPoint CD serial number is 00408C18025C, and you want to be
able to access all the discs under the drive letter F, type:
net use F: \\AXIS18025C\volumes
Example 3 (Disc access):
If your StorPoint CD serial number is 00408C18025C, and you want to
map a disc named 44018881 to drive G, type:
net use G: \\AXIS18025C\44018881
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Notes:
❏ If you are using DOS within Windows 95 or Windows NT 4, and you wish
to access files or directory names longer than 8 characters, you will need to
precede these long names with a quote mark (“). For example, to change to
the directory called Product Information:
G:\AXIS18025C\VOLUMES\>CD “PRODUCT INFORMATION
❏ Windows NT gives the additional facility of using the * wildcard. For
example, a quick way of changing to the Product Information directory
would be:
G:\AXIS18025C\VOLUMES\>CD “PRODUCT*
Asian Languages
Global Setting
With the StorPoint CD you can display Asian discs on the Discs & Drives page.
The supported languages are: Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese
and Korean.
If you want all discs to be displayed in a certain Asian language, you can define
this from the Server Settings page.
1. Click the Server icon.
2. Click Change..., and select the Asian Languages tab.
3. Select the required language from the DBCS Encoding drop-down list, and
click OK.
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Note:
❏ DBCS stands for Double Byte Character Set, and is by default set to None.
Local Setting
If you only want to display some discs in an Asian language, or if you have discs
in more than one Asian language, you can define this individually per disc/drive
from the Discs & Drive page.
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1. Select the required disc from the Discs and File System view, and click
Properties
.
2. Select the required Asian language from the DBCS Encoding drop-down list,
and click OK.
Note:
❏ It is also possible to specify an Asian langugage for the root folder in order to
display virtual folders in a certain Asian language inWindows SMB.
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Section 4 NetWare (NCP)
This section outlines the required configuration settings for running the
StorPoint CD in the Novell NetWare environment, how to set up access
restrictions and accessing the discs.
The StorPoint CD supports a maximum of 1000 users in NetWare.
If you intend to use StorPoint CD in a multiprotocol environment, proceed to
the other relevant sections in this manual, namely:
•
•
•
•
•
“Section 3 - Microsoft & IBM Networks (SMB) ”
“Section 5 - UNIX (NFS) ”
“Section 6 - Macintosh (AFP) ”
“Section 7 - FTP (File Transfer Protocol) ”
“Section 8 - Web Browser (HTTP) ”
Network Settings
The StorPoint CD emulates both a 4.x and a 5.x NDS server and a NetWare 3.x
bindery server. It also supports NetWare/IP and PureIP. In NetWare 5
environments, the StorPoint CD can be integrated as any other 5.x server
simultaneously accessed via IPX, NetWare/IP and PureIP.
If your network supports TCP/IP, you can use the Administration Web pages to
configure the StorPoint CD.
NetWare Server
Name
Recommendation!
Time Synchronization
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The default NetWare server name is AXIS<nnnnnn>_NW, where <nnnnnn>
are the last six digits of the StorPoint CD serial number. This is the name that
will be presented to the NetWare clients on the network. You can change that
name by editing the NetWare Server Name parameter.
Choose a more descriptive name for your server, e.g. CDServer.
Make sure you specify the time synchronization source properly. Refer to
“Date & Time” on page 25.
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Installation as an
NDS Server
If used as an NDS server, the StorPoint CD must first be installed in the NDS
tree. The most convenient way to do this is using the installation wizard
available from the StorPoint CD Web interface, see “Wizard” on page 45.
However, if you do not have a TCP/IP environment, you must use a text editor
and edit the configuration file manually. Refer to “Text Editor” on page 46.
Important!
❏ If you change any of the following parameters after installing the StorPoint
CD in the NDS tree, you might need to repeat the installation:
•
•
•
•
•
Requirements
IP address
Internal Net Address
IPX Enable
PureIP Enable
NetWare/IP
When installing the first StorPoint CD into the NDS tree, it is recommended
that you use an account with Supervisor rights to the [Root] of the tree.
The StorPoint CD will extend the NDS schema with a new attribute called
AXIS:SPcd:rights which will be added to the NCP Server class. The extension
is needed for storing file system access rights.
The new attribute will not affect the operation of your NetWare servers. The
schema extension has been approved by Novell as part of the YES certification of
this product.
Notes:
❏ Adding the schema extension requires Supervisor rights to the [Root] object
of the NDS tree.
❏ If you do not have Supervisor rights to [Root] or if schema extensions are
not allowed in your NDS tree, you can store the access rights in a file on a
NetWare file server. However, you must specify the NDS Rights Storage
and NDS Rights File parameters properly. You will need Supervisor rights
to the Organizational Unit (OU). After the NDS installation, you must
create and assign access rights to the directory on the NetWare file server
where the file is stored.
For subsequent installations, Create rights to the context where you want to
install the StorPoint CD will be sufficient.
Wizard
The installation wizard is a convenient way to install your StorPoint CD in the
NetWare environment.
1. Verify that the NDS tree is synchronized. To do that, you load
DSREPAIR.NLM on a NetWare server console in the NDS tree and select
Unattended full repair.
Important!
❏ If the NDS tree is not synchronized, do not continue the installation until
you have solved the problem.
2. Start your Web browser, and enter the name or IP address of the StorPoint CD
in the location/address field.
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3. Click admin. You will be prompted for the Server password. By default, this
is set to pass. To change the Server password, see “Server Password” on page
24.
4. Click Network Settings.
5. Click Wizard
. The Network Settings Wizard dialog appears.
6. Choose NetWare (NCP) to set up the StorPoint CD for your NetWare clients.
Click Start to proceed with the installation.
7. Follow the instructions on the screen. When finished, click Close.
8. Click Detailed View
. The Protocols dialog box appears.
9. Select the NetWare (NCP) tab and verify the settings.
10. Click OK.
11. Restart your StorPoint CD.
Notes:
❏ Online help
is available for all parameters.
❏ The parameter list is described in detail in “Appendix A - Parameter List ” .
Text Editor
If you do not have TCP/IP on your network, follow these steps to install the
StorPoint CD as an NDS server:
1. Login as Supervisor in bindery mode.
2. Verify that the NDS tree is synchronized. To do that, you load DSREPAIR.NLM
on a NetWare server console in the NDS tree and select Unattended full
repair.
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3. Use a standard text editor such as Notepad to edit the configuration
parameters. From Windows Explorer or File Manager, locate the StorPoint
CD configuration file, config.ini which is located in the
System/ServerProperties folder.
4. Enter the appropriate settings for these parameters:
Parameter name
Value
Description
TimeZone
=
Must be set to the correct time zone that the StorPoint CD is
operating in. See “Time Zone Parameter Values” on page 122.
TimeSyncSource
= NDS
Set to NDS to enable the StorPoint CD to get its time from
the NetWare network.
NWEnable
= yes
Enables NetWare support.
IPXEnable
= yes
Set to yes to enable the IPX protocol.
NetWareIP_Enable
= no
Enables NCP over IPX/UDP (NetWare/IP).
PureIPEnable
= yes
Set to yes to enble PureIP for non-TCP/IP networks.
ServerName
=
NetWare server name to be presented to the NetWare
clients. Default is AXIS<nnnnnn>_NW where nnnnnn are the
last six digits of the serial number.
NDSEnable
= yes
Must be set to yes to enable the NDS login.
NDSTreeName
=
The name of the tree where you want to install the StorPoint
CD, e.g. MEDCORP
NDSServerContext
=
The distinguished name of the context in the NDS tree where
you want to install the StorPoint CD, e.g.
Manufacturing.Medtec
NDSAdminName
=
The distinguished name of a user or administrator with
Supervisor or Create rights to the context where you want to
install the StorPoint CD, e.g. Admin.Medtec
Note: Do not enter a dot infront of the distinguished name
even if prompted for one.
[Server]
[NetWare]
NDSAdminPassword =
The password of the administrator entered in
NDSAdminName shown above. s
NDSInstall
= install
Change this to install when you are ready to install the
StorPoint CD. The setting forced will overwrite the existing
server object without warning.
NDSRightsStorage
= NDS
Set to NDS to store the access rights in the NDS tree. Set to
File to store the file system access rights in a file on a Netware
server. This is necessary if you do not allow schema
extensions in your NDS tree, or if you do not have Supervisor
access rights. Set to Local to store the access rights locally on
the StorPoint.
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NDSRightsFile
=
If storing the access rights in a file on the Novell file server,
specify the whole path to the file, e.g.
CORPSERVER/SYS:CDSERVER/CDSRV.DAT
The specified directory must exist and the StorPoint CD must
have Read, Write, Create, Erase, Modify and File Scan rights.
The StorPoint CD will create the file once you start adding
trustees.
TimeSyncSources
= SAP
Default is SAP for the network agreed time. Use SAP with IPX
and IP address or DNS name for PureIP. Alternatively, enter a
list of server names to be contacted for time synchronization.
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Example (NDS settings):
The StorPoint CD is placed in Eastern United States. The name of your
NDS tree is ACMECORP, the name of the context where you wish to
install the StorPoint CD is Corp.Acme, and the administrator’s name is
Admin.Acme. Specify these parameters:
[Server]
TimeZone
TimeSyncSource
...
[NetWare]
NWEnable
IPXEnable
NetWareIP_Enable
PureIPEnable
ServerName
NDSEnable
NDSTreeName
NDSServerContext
NDSAdminName
NDSAdminPassword
NDSInstall
NDSRightsStorage
TimeSyncSources
= US_CAN_Eastern
= NDS
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
yes
yes
yes
no
AXIS<nnnnnn>_NW
yes
ACMECORP
Corp.Acme
Admin.Acme
secret
install
NDS
SAP
5. Save the config.ini file to start the NDS server installation. The installation
takes about 15 seconds, after which users will be able to access the StorPoint
CD in NDS mode.
6. Check the logfile.txt file to verify that the StorPoint CD was successfully
installed. See “Installation Errors in NetWare NDS” on page 50.
7. Restart your StorPoint CD after the installation.
8. After the installation you must logout and then login again to have all the
necessary rights on the StorPoint CD server object and the associated volume.
Using the NWAdmin, you will find a new server object and corresponding
volume object in the context you chose above.
The StorPoint CD installed in the NDS Tree
Note:
❏ You can display Details in NWAdmin to verify the syntax of the
NDSServerContext and NDSAdminName parameters.
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Installation Errors in
NetWare NDS
If you experience problems when installing your StorPoint CD in a NetWare
NDS network, errors that occur will be written to a file named logfile.txt
located in the System/ServerProperties folder. You can display the log file
on the Event Log page within the StorPoint CD Web interface.
This table comprises a summary of error messages:
Error
Installation failed: NDS tree not found
Installation failed: Administrator object
missing
Description
The server could not find the NDS tree. Verify the spelling.
The server could not find the user object specified in the
NDSAdminName parameter. Verify that you use the
correct format, e.g. admin.acme. Verify the spelling.
Installation failed: Administrator
The password supplied in the NDSAdminPassword
password is incorrect
password could not be used to login as the user in the
NDSAdminName parameter. Verify the spelling.
Installation failed: Server context not
The context specified in the NDSServerContext
found
parameter was not found. Verify the spelling.
Installation failed: Insufficient rights to
The specified user in the NDSAdminName parameter
create server object
does not have sufficient rights to create the server object in
the specified context.
Installation failed: NDS Server object
You have tried to install the server on top of an existing
already exists
server object. Set the NDSInstall parameter to forced
to overwrite the existing object.
Installation warning: Could not extend
The administrator who is trying to install the server has
NDS Schema. User xxxxx doesn’t have
insufficient rights for adding the schema extension. Specify a
SUPERVISOR rights to the [Root] object. NDSAdminName with Supervisor rights to the [Root]
object.
Installation warning: Could not extend
These errors are the result of insufficient rights of the
NDS Schema (class 1)
administrator trying to install the server. Specify a
NDSAdminName with Supervisor rights to the [Root]
Installation warning: Could not extend
object.
NDS Schema (class 2)
Installation warning: Could not extend
NDS Schema (attribute)
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If used as a bindery server, no specific installation is required prior to using and
accessing the StorPoint CD. However, it is recommended that you specify the
authentication server.
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Access Control
The way you manage security in NetWare depends on the mode you are using:
• NDS mode
• Bindery mode without user authentication
• Bindery mode with user authentication
The StorPoint CD acts as a normal NetWare file server, which means that you
use standard tools such as ConsoleOne, NWAdmin, SYSCON and Filer for
handling security.
Note:
❏ You cannot set up access restrictions for the NetWare environment via the
StorPoint CD Web interface.
Access Restrictions in
NetWare NDS
In NetWare, access rights for users in bindery mode is separate from users
accessing the StorPoint CD in NDS mode. For this reason, we recommend that
you disable bindery mode after you have successfully installed the StorPoint CD
in NDS and thus allow users to log on in NDS mode only.
Note:
❏ If NDS mode is not functioning, you can always access the StorPoint CD in
bindery mode by logging in as Supervisor. This is true even if you have
disabled bindery mode.
Default Access Rights
The default access rights protect all the system files, which means that only users
with Supervisor privileges on the StorPoint CD have access to those files.
However, all users logged into NDS can access the discs. These access rights are
set up by the following trustee assignments:
•
•
•
Notes:
All users who have NDS Supervisor privileges to the StorPoint CD server
object, will have supervisor rights to the StorPoint CD filesystem.
The root of the SYS volume has [Public] as trustee, with File Scan, Read,
Write, Create, Modify and Erase rights.
The System folder has all rights, except Supervisor, filtered. Thus all system
files are effectively protected from normal users.
❏ If the default security is satisfactory to your system, simply do not change
anything.
❏ You can change the default trustee assignments using NWAdmin.
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Setting Security Rights
in NetWare NDS
Because the StorPoint CD acts as a normal NDS file server, its NDS security
rights can be set using standard procedures, e.g. ConsoleOne or NWAdmin.
To make all the discs available to some users only, follow these steps:
1. Login using an account with Supervisor rights.
2. Start the NWAdmin.
3. Remove the [Public] trustee from the root of the SYS volume.
4. Add the new trustee assignments to the root of the SYS volume.
To restrict access to a particular disc, follow these steps:
1. Login using an account with Supervisor rights.
2. Start the NWAdmin.
3. On the resource you want to protect, set an inherited rights filter and filter ALL
rights.
4. Add the new trustee assignments to the resource. This makes it available only
to the users in the trustee list.
Note:
NetWare Bindery
Without
Authentication
❏ The NetWare NDS access rights for the StorPoint CD can be set using
Security Equivalence, Group, Container, Organization role, and User
Objects as with any other NDS file server. There is no difference between
how you use NWAdmin to set these access rights for a StorPoint CD, and
how you would set the access rights on an NDS file server.
If user authentication is not required, you do not have to specify an
authentication server. The Supervisor can login using the Server password.
Other users can login without password and will be considered to belong to the
EVERYONE group.
No NetWare server licenses are required since the StorPoint CD does not log on
to the file server.
If needed, you can use your standard NetWare administration tool, e.g. Filer, to
limit access to the StorPoint CD system files to the Supervisor. Unauthorized
users will still have guest access to the volumes. This is normally sufficient
security for a StorPoint CD.
NetWare Bindery
With Authentication
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If user access control is required, you must specify an authentication server in the
Bind Authentication parameter. The StorPoint CD will need to log on to the
authentication server in order to authenticate the user and read which groups the
user belongs to. In this case, the authentication server must have a standby
license for the StorPoint CD. However, several StorPoint CDs can share this
license.
❏ If “Station Restrictions” are used on the Novell server used for
authentication, each user who wants to access the StorPoint CD need at
least two concurrent connections to the authentication server.
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If a license is not available, the user will still be authenticated but group
information cannot be read.
The authenticated users can access the discs according to the access rights set up
by the Administrator.
The authentication procedure will not introduce any extra administrator
overhead as there is no need for maintaining a separate user database for the
StorPoint CD. If the user is defined in the file server that the StorPoint CD uses
for authentication, the user will automatically have access to the StorPoint CD.
Authentication to a
NetWare 3.x Server
For access to a StorPoint CD connected to a NetWare 3.x server, authentication
is done against the user list in the bindery of the NetWare server:
•
If a user is on the list, the password will be verified. If the password is
correct, the user will be granted access.
• If the password is incorrect, login will fail.
If a user is not on the list, he will not be granted access to the StorPoint CD.
However, he could login as ‘guest’ and get access to volumes that are not
protected.
Default Access Rights
The default access rights in NetWare bindery mode are set up by the following
trustee assignments:
•
•
Note:
Setting Security Rights
in NetWare Bindery
The root of the SYS volume has [EVERYONE] as trustee, with File Scan,
Read, Write, Create, Modify and Erase rights.
The System folder has all rights, except Supervisor, filtered. Thus all system
files are effectively protected from normal users.
❏ You can use Filer to change the default access rights.
The security rights can be set using standard procedures, e.g. Filer.
To make all the discs available to some users only, follow these steps:
1. Login as Supervisor on the StorPoint CD. In order for Filer to access the
StorPoint CD, the client must have an active connection.
2. Login as Supervisor on your NetWare Bindery file server and start Filer.
3. Change the current directory to AXIS<nnnnnn>_NW/SYS:.
4. Remove the [EVERYONE] trustee from the root.
5. Add a new trustee assignment to the root.
To restrict access to a particular disc, follow these steps:
1. Login as Supervisor on the StorPoint CD. In order for Filer to access the
StorPoint CD, the client must have an active connection.
2. Login as Supervisor on your NetWare Bindery file server and start Filer.
3. Change the current directory to AXIS<nnnnnn>_NW/SYS:.
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4. On the resource you want to protect, set an inherited rights filter and filter ALL
rights.
5. Add the new trustee assignment to the resource. This makes it available only
to the users in the trustee list.
Note:
❏ The NetWare bindery access rights for the StorPoint CD can be set using
Group and User Objects as with any other file server.
❏ You can always access the StorPoint CD using the user name Supervisor and
the password specified by the Server Password parameter. By default the
password is pass.
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Accessing the Discs
The StorPoint CD makes your networked CD/DVDs available to anyone who
has the appropriate privileges on the network. Users will access the StorPoint
CD just as any other file server.
You use your standard NetWare client to access the networked discs:
Notes:
Network environments
See ...
Windows 95/98/2000/ME and Windows NT 4 (NDS)
page 56
Windows 95/98/2000/ME and Windows NT 4 (Bindery)
page 58
Windows for Workgroups 3.x (NDS)
page 60
Windows for Workgroups 3.x (Bindery)
page 62
Windows NT 3.51 (NDS)
page 64
Windows NT 3.51 (Bindery)
page 64
DOS
page 66
❏ The examples will assume that you have not changed the default server
name. The default server name is AXIS<nnnnnn>_NW, where <nnnnnn>
are the six last digits of the StorPoint CD serial number. If you have
changed the server name, use the new name where the examples refer to the
default name.
❏ Depending on the access rights set up by the Administrator, you might be
prompted to supply a password or receive a message similar to ‘Access is
denied’ when trying to access a shared resource on the StorPoint CD. The
default Server password is pass.
❏ In the Windows 95/98/2000/ME and Windows NT 4 environments, you
can install the AXIS StorPoint Disco utility, which is a powerful Windows
application for locating and using CD/DVDs located on AXIS storage
servers, wherever they are on your network. Refer to “AXIS StorPoint
DISCO” on page 93.
General Disc Settings
To specify the general settings for an inserted disc, follow these steps:
1. Start your Web browser, and enter the name or IP address of the StorPoint
CD in the location/address field.
2. Click admin. You will be prompted for the Server password. By default, this
is set to pass.
3. Click Discs & Drives.
4. Locate the desired disc in the file Volumes folder.
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5. Click Properties
. The Properties dialog box appears:
6. Select the General tab. You can specify the following settings:
• Name - The volume name that will be presented to the clients. If left
blank, the volume label will be used.
• Description - The description that will be displayed in Windows
Explorer.
• DBSC Encoding - Select the required Asian language from the dropdown list.
• User Limit - The number of users that will have access to the disc. To
disable this function, enter the value 0 into this field.
7. Click OK.
Windows 95/98 and
Windows NT 4
(NDS Mode)
In Windows 95/98 and Windows NT on a Novell NetWare client for NDS,
follow these steps to map the StorPoint CD:
1. Start the Windows Explorer.
2. Expand the Network Neighborhood icon. The available resources are
displayed:
Note:
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❏ Depending on your version of Windows Explorer, your screen may differ
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3. Expand the Entire Network icon and open the Novell Directory Services
folder.
4. Locate your StorPoint CD. The default name is AXIS<nnnnnn>_NW_SYS,
where nnnnnn are the last six digits of the StorPoint CD serial number. Expand
the Volumes folders to display all the discs
5. To map a StorPoint CD resource to a drive letter, select:
• AXIS<nnnnnn>_NW_SYS for root level access
• Volumes for access to all the discs
• the volume name for access to an individual disc, e.g. office97
6. Right click the resource and select Map Network Drive...
7. Select a drive letter for your StorPoint CD.
8. Check Reconnect at logon if you wish to use the resource under the same drive
letter the next time you start your computer.
9. Check Check to make folder appear as the top most level option if available.
10. Click OK. The StorPoint CD is ready for use.
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Windows 95/98 and
Windows NT 4
(Bindery Mode)
In Windows 95/98 and Windows NT on a Novell NetWare client for bindery
mode, follow these steps to map the StorPoint CD:
1. Start the Windows Explorer.
2. Expand the Network Neighborhood icon. The available resources are
displayed:
Note:
❏ Depending on your version of Windows Explorer, your screen may differ
from the screen shown in this example.
3. Expand the Entire Network icon and then open the NetWare Servers folder.
4. Double click the entry for your StorPoint CD. The default name is
Axis<nnnnnn>_nw, where <nnnnnn> are the six last digits of the StorPoint
CD serial number.
5. In bindery mode, you will be prompted to enter user name and password,
unless you are already logged on.
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6. Once you are logged on to the StorPoint CD, expand the SYS and Volumes
folders to display all the discs:
Note:
❏ If the Show All Volumes parameter is set to yes, the individual discs will be
shown at the same level as SYS. Some applications will not run properly
unless the data is stored at root level. To avoid such problems, assign a drive
letter to that particular volume.
7. To map a StorPoint CD resource to a drive letter, locate:
• SYS for root level access
• Volumes for access to all the discs
• the volume name for access to an individual disc, e.g. office97
8. Right click the resource and select Map Network Drive...
9. Select a drive letter for your StorPoint CD.
10. Check Reconnect at logon if you wish to use the resource under the same drive
letter the next time you start your computer.
Click OK. The StorPoint CD is ready for use.
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Windows for
Workgroups 3.x
(NDS Mode)
In Windows for Workgroups on a Novell NetWare client for NDS, follow these
steps:
1. Start the File Manager and select Network Connections from the Disk
menu. If you also have Microsoft Network installed, you may have to click
the NetWare... button.
2. Click the NetWare Connections button on the toolbar. A screen similar to this
is displayed:
3. Select the entry for your StorPoint CD. The default name is
AXIS<nnnnnn>_NW, where <nnnnnn> are the last six digits of the StorPoint
CD serial number.
4. Click the Login button.
5. Once you are logged in to the StorPoint CD, click the Drive Connections
button on the toolbar. This screen is displayed:
Note:
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❏ If the Show All Volumes parameter is set to yes, the individual discs are
shown at the same level as SYS. Some applications will not run properly
unless the data is stored at root level. To avoid such problems, assign a drive
letter to that particular disc.
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6. Double click AXIS<nnnnnn>_NW_SYS and then VOLUMES to display
this screen:
7. Select a drive letter in the Drives listing.
8. In the Resources listing, select a StorPoint CD resource:
• AXIS<nnnnnn>_NW_SYS for root level access
• Volumes for access to all the discs
• the volume name for access to an individual disc, e.g. OFFICE
9. Click Map to map the StorPoint CD to the selected drive letter.
10. Click Permanent if you wish to use the resource under the same drive letter
the next time you start you computer.
11. Click the Exit button on the toolbar. The StorPoint CD is ready for use.
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Windows for
Workgroups 3.x
(Bindery Mode)
In Windows for Workgroups on a Novell NetWare client for bindery mode,
follow these steps:
1. Start the File Manager and select Network Connections from the Disk
menu. If you also have Microsoft Network installed, you may have to click
the NetWare... button.
2. Click NetWare Servers in the Resources listing.
3. Locate the entry for your StorPoint CD. The default name is
AXIS<nnnnnn>_NW, where <nnnnnn> are the last six digits of the StorPoint
CD serial number. Use drag-and-drop to move the StorPoint CD to the
Connections listing.
4. You will be prompted for user name and password. By default the password
is set to pass.
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5. Click Drive Connections. Double click AXIS<nnnnnn>_NW\SYS and then
open the VOLUMES folder.
Note:
❏ If the Show All Volumes parameter is set to yes, the individual discs are
shown at the same level as SYS. Some applications will not run properly
unless the data is stored at root level. To avoid such problems, assign a drive
letter to that particular disc.
6. Select a drive letter in the Drives listing.
7. In the Resources listing, select a StorPoint CD resource:
• AXIS<nnnnnn>_NW\SYS for root level access
• VOLUMES for access to all the discs
• the volume name for access to an individual disc, e.g. OFFICE
8. Click Map to map the StorPoint CD to the selected drive letter.
9. Click Permanent if you wish to use the resource under the same drive letter
the next time you start you computer.
Click the Exit button on the toolbar. The StorPoint CD is ready for use.
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Windows NT 3.51
(NDS Mode)
On Windows NT 3.51 on an Novell NetWare client for NDS, follow these
steps:
1. Start the File Manager.
2. From the Disk menu, select Connect Network Drive…
3. In the listing, open the Novell Directory Servers folder.
4. Open the NDS tree and the context in which the StorPoint CD is installed.
The default name is AXIS<nnnnnn>_NW_SYS, where <nnnnnn> are the six
last digits of the StorPoint CD serial number.
5. To connect a StorPoint CD resource, select:
• SYS for root level access
• Volumes for access to all the discs
• the volume name for access to an individual disc, e.g. office
6. Select a drive letter for your StorPoint CD.
7. Check Reconnect at Logon if you wish to use the resource under the same drive
letter the next time you start your computer.
8. If you wish to connect using a different user name, enter the name in the
Connect As box. Otherwise, leave the box empty.
9. Click OK. The StorPoint CD is now ready for use.
Windows NT 3.51
(Bindery Mode)
On Windows NT 3.51 on an Novell NetWare client for bindery mode, follow
these steps:
1. Start the File Manager.
2. From the Disk menu, select Connect Network Drive…
3. In the listing, open the IntranetWare Servers folder.
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4. Double click the entry for your new StorPoint CD. The default name is
AXIS<nnnnnn>_NW, where <nnnnnn> are the six last digits of the StorPoint
CD serial number.
5. In bindery mode, you will be prompted to enter your user name and password,
unless you are already logged in.
6. To connect a StorPoint CD resource, select:
• SYS for root level access
• Volumes for access to all the discs
• the volume name for access to an individual disc, e.g. office
7. Select a drive letter for your StorPoint CD.
8. Check Reconnect at Logon if you wish to use the resource under the same drive
letter the next time you start your computer.
9. If you wish to connect using a different user name, enter the name in the
Connect As box. Otherwise, leave the box empty.
Click OK. The StorPoint CD is now ready for use.
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DOS
When you are using DOS in NetWare, you use the map command to mount the
StorPoint CD. Follow these steps:
1. At the DOS prompt of a NetWare file server, type:
map root <drive letter>:=AXIS <nnnnnn>
/<volume name>:<folder>
where <nnnnnn> are the six last digits of your StorPoint CD serial number
and <folder> is the StorPoint CD folder you want to map.
2. To make the connections permanent, edit your autoexec.bat file to include
your map commands.
Example 1 (Root level access):
To access the root level of your StorPoint CD with serial number
00408CCD000B under the drive letter E, type:
map root E:=AXISCD000B_NW/SYS:
Example 2 (Volumes folder access):
To access all the discs of your StorPoint CD with serial number
00408CCD000B under the drive letter F, type:
map root F:=AXISCD000B_NW/SYS:VOLUMES
Example 3 (Disc access):
If your StorPoint CD serial number is 00408CCD000B, and you want to
map a disc named 44018881 to drive G, type:
map root G:=AXISCD000B_NW/SYS:VOLUMES/44018881
Note:
❏ If the Show All Volumes parameter is set to yes, individual discs can be
mapped at SYS level. Some applications will not run properly unless the
data is stored at root level. To avoid such problems, you can map drive G
directly to the volume named 44018881. Type:
map root G:=AXISCD000B_NW/44018881
Note:
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Section 5
UNIX (NFS)
This section outlines the required configuration settings for running the
StorPoint CD in the UNIX (NFS) environment, how to set up access
restrictions and how to mount the StorPoint CD resources.
Note:
❏ Make sure you have set the Internet address as described in “Assigning an IP
Address” on page 13.
If you are using the StorPoint CD in a multiprotocol environment, proceed to
the other relevant sections of the manual, namely:
•
•
•
•
•
“Section 3 - Microsoft & IBM Networks (SMB) ”
“Section 4 - NetWare (NCP) ”
“Section 6 - Macintosh (AFP) ”
“Section 7 - FTP (File Transfer Protocol) ”
“Section 8 - Web Browser (HTTP) ”
Network Settings
Use the Administration pages within the StorPoint CD Web interface to
configure the StorPoint CD.
1. Start your Web browser, and enter the name or IP address of the StorPoint
CD in the location/address field.
2. Click admin. You will be prompted for the User ID and the Server password.
By default, these are set to root and pass. To change the Server password, see
“Server Password” on page 24.
3. Click Network Settings.
4. Click Detailed View
. The Protocols dialog box appears.
5. Select the UNIX (NFS) tab and specify the settings.
6. Click OK.
Notes:
❏ Context sensitive online help
is available for all parameters.
❏ The parameter list is described in detail in “Appendix A - Parameter List ” .
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Access Control
To grant access to the StorPoint CD resources in the UNIX (NFS)
environment, you add clients with specific host names or IP addresses to the
NFS export list. You can also specify a range of IP addresses.
1. Click Discs & Drives.
2. To make all of the discs available to some clients only:
• Locate the Volumes folder in the file tree.
To protect one or several resources, but grant access to the other resources:
• Locate the resource you want to protect in the file tree.
3. Click Properties
.
4. Open the UNIX Security page.
5. You can select whether you want to use the access rights of the disc or the drive
by checking the appropriate radio button. Note that this is a global setting for
all network protocols.
6. Optionally fill in a description of the shared resource in the Description field.
This text will appear in the directory listing on the NFS clients. If left blank,
the list of clients that are allowed to mount the exported resource will appear
instead.
Note:
❏ HFS files are not exported automatically. This has to be defined via the Web
interface.
7. Choose whether you want to add a host name or an IP address.
Notes:
❏ When specifying a host name, you can use these wildcards:
*
?
which represents any number of characters, except dots (...).
A single * implies any host name.
which represents one character, except dot (.).
❏ You can specify an IP address/subnet mask pair in order to export the
resource to an IP subnetwork.
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8. Specify the new entry and click Add to add it to the NFS export list.
9. Click OK.
Note:
❏ Per file access control is configured by using native utilities such as chown,
chgrp and chmod, on the mounted exports.
Accessing the Discs
The StorPoint CD integrates into your network operating system just like any
other file server. Thus you can use standard commands to access it.
To access the discs from your UNIX applications, you must first mount the
StorPoint CD to make the data available to your system. Some applications will
not run properly unless the data is located at root level. Discs that include such
applications must therefore be individually mounted.
Note:
❏ You will need root privileges to mount the StorPoint CD.
To access the StorPoint CD resources from a UNIX client, follow these steps:
1. Create a directory for the StorPoint CD.
mkdir <directory>
Example:
mkdir /storpoint_sales_dept
2. Display the export list.
showmount -e <IP address>
3. Mount the resource.
mount <IP address>:<resource> <directory>
where <IP address> is the IP address or host name
Example 1 (Root):
mount 192.16.253.80:/ /storpoint_sales_dept
Example 2 (Volumes directory):
mount 192.16.253.80:/volumes /storpoint_sales_dept
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Example 3 (Disc):
mount 192.16.253.80:/volumes/acrobat
/storpoint_sales_dept
Notes:
❏ To increase performance, you can set the buffer size to 8192 as an option in
the mount command on most UNIX systems, e.g.
mount -o rsize=8192 <IP address>:<resource>
<mountpoint>
❏ Different UNIX systems may have different mount command options. See
the manual page on the client system.
NFS for PC
General Disc Settings
The StorPoint CD can also be accessed using third party NFS software for PC
computers. If you run a TCP/IP network, this is an alternative to SMB. Refer to
the NFS software documentation for instructions on how to mount the
StorPoint CD.
To specify the general settings for an inserted disc, follow these steps:
1. Start your Web browser, and enter the name or IP address of the StorPoint
CD in the location/address field.
2. Click admin. You will be prompted for the Server password. By default, this
is set to pass.
3. Click Discs & Drives.
4. Locate the desired disc in the file Volumes folder.
5. Click Properties
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. The Properties dialog box appears:
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6. Select the General tab. You can specify the following settings:
• Name - The volume name that will be presented to the clients. If left
blank, the volume label will be used.
• Description - The description that will be displayed in Windows
Explorer.
• User Limit - The number of users that will have access to the disc. To
disable this function, enter the value 0 into this field.
7. Click OK.
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Section 6 Macintosh (AFP)
This section outlines the required configuration settings for running the
StorPoint CD in the Macintosh (AFP) network environment. It also describes
how to set up access restrictions.
If you are using the StorPoint CD in a multiprotocol environment, proceed to
the other relevant sections of the manual, namely:
•
•
•
•
•
“Section 3 - Microsoft & IBM Networks (SMB) ”
“Section 4 - NetWare (NCP) ”
“Section 5 - UNIX (NFS) ”
“Section 7 - FTP (File Transfer Protocol) ”
“Section 8 - Web Browser (HTTP) ”
Network Settings
No specific settings are required to make use of the StorPoint CD in the
Macintosh (AFP) environment. However, you might want to change some of
the default settings, e.g. the AFP server name or the authentication server
settings.
If you have set an IP address, you can use the Administration Web pages to
configure the StorPoint CD via a standard Web browser. The installation wizard
will guide you through the procedure. See “Wizard ” on page 73.
If you do not use TCP/IP and Web browsers on your network, you can edit all
the parameter settings by modifying the [AFP] section in the config.ini file.
Note:
AFP Protocols
❏ See “Text Editor in Macintosh ” on page 20, for more information on how to
locate and modify the config.ini file.
The StorPoint CD supports the following transport methods:
• AFP over TCP/IP - max 255 users
• AFP over AppleTalk - max 125 users
Both protocols are enabled by default. However, you can disable the protocols
by setting the appropriate configuration parameters.
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AFP Server Name
The default AFP server name is AXIS<nnnnnn>_AT, where <nnnnnn> are the
last six digits of the StorPoint CD serial number. This is the name that will be
presented to the Macintosh clients on the network. You can change that name
by editing the AFP Server Name parameter. It can be useful to choose a more
descriptive name, e.g. in order to indicate where the unit is located, or for what it
is used.
Recommendation!
Choose a more descriptive name for your server, e.g CD Server.
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Zone
A zone is a logical grouping of AppleTalk networks on a LAN or WAN. There
can be multiple networks within a zone and, in some cases, multiple zones
assigned to a network segment. An AppleTalk router is responsible for assigning
zone information to the AppleTalk networks to which it is attached. You specify
the zone by editing the Zone Name parameter.
Access Control
Access control is used for restricting access to the shared volumes and discs on
the StorPoint CD. In the Macintosh (AFP) environment you can select whether
you want to use an authentication server or passwords for access control. You
choose which method to use by enabling/disabling the Use Authentication
Server parameter.
Authentication Server
When using an authentication server, all user names and passwords will be
verified against the authentication server. The user will then be granted access to
specific resources depending on the permissions set for the user names used at
logon.
Note:
❏ Any Macintosh computer can be defined as the Authentication Server
provided it has file sharing enabled. This means the user names defined on
the authentication server can be used also for the StorPoint CD.
To use this method for access control, you must enable the Use Authentication
Server parameter. How to specify the permissions is described in “Authentication
Server ” on page 75.
Passwords
When using passwords, the user will be prompted for the password when trying
to access the volume. The user will then be granted access to the volume and all
its subfolders. You can define different passwords for specific resources.
To use passwords for access control, the Use Authentication Server parameter
must be disabled. This is the default setting. How to specify passwords is
described in “Passwords ” on page 76.
Recommendation!
Wizard
Using an authentication server for access control is the preferred method for
Macintosh-based networks.
The installation Wizard is a convenient way to set up your StorPoint CD for
your Macintosh (AFP) environment. It will guide you through the following:
•
Defining your server name and the zone you want your StorPoint CD to
appear in.
• Defining how you want to control access to shared resources.
To run the Wizard, follow the steps outlined below:
1. Start your Web browser, and enter the name or IP address of the StorPoint
CD in the location/address field.
2. Click admin. You will be prompted for the Server password. By default, the
User Name is set to root and the Server password is set to pass.
3. Click Network Settings.
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4. Click Wizard
. The Network Settings Wizard dialog appears.
5. Choose Macintosh (AFP). Click Start to proceed with the installation.
6. Follow the instructions on the screen. When finished, click Close.
7. Click Detailed View
. The Protocols dialog box appears.
8. Select the Mac (AFP) tab and verify the settings.
9. Click OK.
Notes:
❏ Context sensitive online help
is available for all parameters.
❏ The parameter list is described in detail in “Appendix A - Parameter List ” .
Access Control
In the Macintosh (AFP) environment, you have these options for access control:
• Authentication server on page 75, or
• Passwords on page 76.
You first configure the StorPoint CD for the method you want to use, see “Access
Control ” on page 73. By default the authentication server is disabled and no
password is used. Consequently, Root and Guest can login and access all the
shared volumes.
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Authentication Server
Make sure the StorPoint CD has been configured to use an authentication
server, see page 73.
To specify permissions for the user names defined on the authentication server,
follow these steps:
1. From the Administration Web pages, click Discs & Drives.
2. Locate the volume you want to protect in the file tree.
3. Click Properties
.
4. Open the Mac Sharing page.
5. You can select whether you want to use the access rights of the disc or the drive
by checking the appropriate radio button. Note that this is a global setting for
all network protocols.
6. Select the Share as radio button, and enter a share name in the Share Name
field.
7. Specify the name of the user you want to define as volume owner and the group
to which the owner belongs. Note that the volume owner can only belong to
one group. World includes all other users.
8. Check the permissions you want the users to have:
• Read - Read files.
• Search - List files and folders.
Recommendation!
Use the same setting for Read and Search.
9. Click OK.
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Passwords
Make sure the StorPoint CD has been configured to use passwords, see page 73.
By default, all users will have access to all the discs. The system files are protected
by the Server password.
To change the settings:
1. From the Administration Web pages, click Discs & Drives.
2. Locate the volume you want to share in the file tree.
3. Click Properties
.
4. Open the Mac Sharing page.
5. You can select whether you want to use the access rights of the disc or the drive
by checking the appropriate radio button. Note that this is a global setting for
all network protocols.
6. Select the Share as radio button, and enter a share name in the Share Name
field.
7. Select the desired password option:
• None - if you do not want to use passwords for protecting the resource.
• Server password - if you want use the Server password for protecting the
resource.
• Other - if you want to specify a password in addition to the Server
password.
8. Click OK.
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Accessing the Discs
To mount the StorPoint CD on a Windows network from a Macintosh, follow
these steps:
1. Open the Chooser from the Apple menu.
2. Click the AppleShare icon.
3. Depending on which AFP protocol you are using:
• If you are running AFP over AppleTalk, select the name of your
StorPoint CD from the Select a file server list. The default name is
AXIS<nnnnnn>_AT where <nnnnnn> are the last six digits of the
StorPoint CD serial number. Click OK.
• If you are running AFP over TCP/IP, click Server IP Address... and
enter the IP address of your StorPoint CD in the popup dialog. Click
Connect.
4. Select Guest, or Registered User if you are using an authentication server.
5. Click Connect.
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6. Choose the access point:
• The volume name for access to an individual disc.
• The Volumes folder for access to all the shared discs.
• The System folder is always present and contains system configuration
files.
7. Click OK.
8. An icon representing the shared resource will appear on your desktop.
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Section 7 FTP (File Transfer Protocol)
This section describes how to configure the StorPoint CD for FTP.
The StorPoint CD can be used as an FTP server, i.e. it is possible to use the File
Transfer Protocol (FTP) to put and get files. You can use FTP for:
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Note:
Upgrading the firmware
Accessing the mounted discs
❏ The FTP protocol is always enabled in the StorPoint CD.
The following FTP commands are supported:
get
put
dir
cd
pwd
If you intend to use StorPoint CD in a multiprotocol environment, proceed to
the other relevant sections in this manual:
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“Section 3 - Microsoft & IBM Networks (SMB) ”
“Section 4 - NetWare (NCP) ”
“Section 5 - UNIX (NFS) ”
“Section 6 - Macintosh (AFP) ”
“Section 8 - Web Browser (HTTP) ”
Network Settings
Use the Administration pages within the StorPoint CD Web interface to specify
the FTP settings. Follow these steps:
1. Start your Web browser, and enter the name or IP address of the StorPoint
CD in the location/address field.
2. Click admin. You will be prompted for the Server password. By default, this
is set to pass. To change the Server password, see “Server Password” on page
24.
3. Click Network Settings.
4. Click Detailed View
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5. Select the FTP tab.
6. Optionally specify an alternative FTP User Name and FTP User Password.
If you leave the fields empty, only the Server password can be used for logging
in to the StorPoint CD via FTP.
Other optional settings for FTP are:
• FTP Time Out, which specifies the time in seconds of inactivity after
which an FTP session is closed down.
• FTP Max Users, which specifies the maximum number of simultaneous
FTP sessions.
7. Click OK.
Notes:
❏ Context sensitive online help
is available for all parameters.
❏ The parameter list is described in detail in “Appendix A - Parameter List ” .
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Access Control
You can always use the user name root in combination with the Server
password for logging in to the StorPoint CD via FTP. This will grant access to
all the resources in the Volumes folder, all the configuration files in the System
folder and flash loading. This type of access is intended for the Administrator
only.
However, if you want users to have the possibility to log in via FTP you can
specify an alternative FTP user name and password on the Network Settings FTP page. When users log on to the StorPoint CD using this user name, they
will get unlimited access to the Volumes folder, but no access to the System
folder.
Warning!
❏ A user logging in with the FTP user name and password will automatically
get access to the Volumes folder, i.e. all the discs and their contents. No
access restrictions will apply.
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Section 8 Web Browser (HTTP)
This section describes how to configure the StorPoint CD for use via its Web
interface.
The StorPoint CD supports HTTP over TCP/IP, which means that it works as
a Web server available on the Internet and intranets.
If you are using the StorPoint CD in a multiprotocol environment, proceed to
the other relevant sections of the manual, namely:
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“Section 3 - Microsoft & IBM Networks (SMB) ”
“Section 4 - NetWare (NCP) ”
“Section 5 - UNIX (NFS) ”
“Section 6 - Macintosh (AFP) ”
“Section 7 - FTP (File Transfer Protocol) ”
Network Settings
You use the Administration Web pages to configure the StorPoint CD.
Wizard
The installation wizard is a convenient way to set up your StorPoint CD for
your network environments.
1. Click Network Settings.
2. Click Wizard
. The Wizard Network Settings dialog appears.
3. Choose Web (HTTP). Click Start to proceed with the installation.
4. Follow the instructions on the screen. When finished, click Close.
5. Click Detailed View
. The Protocols dialog box appears.
6. Select the Web (HTTP) tab and verify the settings.
7. Click OK.
Notes:
❏ Context sensitive online help
is available for all parameters.
❏ The parameter list is described in detail in “Parameter List” on page 117.
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External Link
You can add a customized link on the File View page. For example, you might
want to provide a link to a page on your company’s intranet with guidelines on
how to access the discs on the StorPoint CD.
Follow these steps:
1. Click Network Settings.
2. Click Detailed View
.
3. Select the Web (HTTP) tab.
• In the URL to Page field, specify the full path to the page, e.g.
http://www.company.com.
• In the URL to Image field, optionally specify a link to an image to be
used as a button for the customized link. Specify the full path, e.g.
http://www.company.com/images/image.gif, or the path relative to
the URL of the page, e.g. images/image.gif. If you leave the field
blank, a standard button will be used.
External Link
button
Access Control
All users will always have access to the StorPoint CD File View page. However,
individual discs can be protected by password. If required, you can limit Web
browser access to the Administration pages only.
Use the Administration pages within the StorPoint CD Web interface for access
control. Refer to “Accessing the StorPoint CD Web Pages” on page 21.
Note:
Discs & Drives
❏ The Server password implies full access to the StorPoint CD, regardless any
additional password set for particular discs. To change the Server password,
see “Server Password” on page 24.
To restrict user access to a particular disc:
1. Click Discs & Drives.
2. Locate the disc you want to protect in the file tree.
3. Click Properties
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4. Select the Web Security tab.
5. You can select whether you want to use the access rights of the disc or the drive
by checking the appropriate radio button. Note that this is a global setting for
all network protocols.
6. Select Set Access Rights. Optionally specify an additional password. Note that
the Server password is always valid.
7. Click OK.
Disable User Access
To disable user access from the Web browser and thus limit access to the
Administration pages only, follow these steps:
1. Click Network Settings.
2. Click Detailed View
.
3. Open the Web (HTTP) page.
4. Uncheck the Enable access to volumes via Web browser (HTTP) check box.
5. Click OK.
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Accessing the Discs
To access the discs from a Web browser, follow these steps:
1. Start the Web browser.
2. Enter the name or IP address of the StorPoint CD in the location/address field.
3. This brings you to the File View page of the StorPoint CD:
4. This page lists all the shared discs and folders. You might be prompted to
supply a password in order to access a particular discs. We recommend that
you add this page as a bookmark in your Web browser.
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Section 9
Recordable Discs
If you have connected a CD-Recordable drive to your StorPoint CD, users can
copy data to recordable discs, such as CD-R and CD-RW discs. To limit the
number of users, this function can be protected by password.
This section outlines the procedures for using recordable discs with your
StorPoint CD.
Notes:
❏ The Basic versions of the StorPoint CD do not support writing to
recordable discs.
❏ If you experience problems with writing data to a disc, see “Errors when
Writing Data to a Disc ” on page 136.
Copying Files to Recordable Discs
Follow these steps:
1. Insert a CD-R or CD-RW disc into the CD-Recordable drive.
2. Start the Web browser and enter the IP address of your StorPoint CD in the
location/address field.
The StorPoint CD File View page is displayed.
If you have a CD-Recordable drive connected to your StorPoint CD, the
Recordable Discs button appears in the main menu.
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3. Click Recordable Discs. The Recordable Discs page is displayed. From this
page you have access to the Format Disc and Finalize Disc dialogs.
The IDE version lists the drives as Master or Slave for each bus.
Formatting the Disc
Before you can start copying files to your disc, it must be formatted.
1. In the list, your unformatted disc will appear without a name and with
status Blank. Click
to open the Format Disc dialog.
2. Enter a name for your disc in the Name field.
3. Click OK. A progress bar will appear on the screen while your disc is being
formatted.
When the progress bar has disappeared from the screen, you can start copying
files to the disc.
Notes:
❏ Formatting a CD-R and a blank CD-RW will take about 20 seconds.
Reformatting a CD-RW can take up to 80 minutes depending on writing
speed and the amount of data previously stored on the disc.
❏ Any data stored on the disc will be erased when the disc is formatted.
Copying Files
To copy data to the formatted disc:
1. Open the Windows Explorer, or the file manager tool you normally use.
Locate the formatted disc. You will find it under the Volumes folder.
2. Copy the files to your disc.
3. Return to the Recordable Discs page.
Finalizing the Disc
When you have finished copying files to the disc, you must finalize it to make it
readable by other computers. This will also close the recording session and
prevent future recordings to the disc. The time it takes to finalize the disc
depends on how many files and directories you have copied to it.
To finalize the disc:
1. Click
to open the Finalize Disc dialog.
2. Click OK.
Your disc is now finalized and can be read by other computers.
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Notes:
❏ It is not possible to copy files to a finalized disc.
❏ If your disc is a CD-RW, you can reformat the disc and re-use it for
copying.
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Setting a Password
You can protect the Recordable Discs page with a password in order to limit the
number of users who have access to this page.
To set a password, follow these steps:
1. Start the Web browser and enter the IP address of your StorPoint CD in the
location/address field.
The StorPoint CD File View page is displayed.
2. Click admin. You will be prompted for the Server username and password. By
default, these are set to root and pass. On the Server Settings page, click the
Change... button,
3. Select the Recordable Discs tab.
4. Enter a password in the Password field and confirm it in the Confirm field.
5. Click Save.
The user will now be prompted for this password when trying to access the
Recordable Discs page.
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Section 10 CD Grouping
In the Microsoft and IBM (SMB) and the Novell NetWare network
environments it is possible to use your standard file management tool to create
new folders under the Volumes folder. In the new group folders you can
organize your networked discs into groups. It will make it easier for you to locate
and access a required disc if it has been organized into a folder with a name
relating to its contents.
Note:
❏ The Basic versions of the StorPoint CD do not support organizing discs
using a file management tool.
Windows Explorer
Note:
❏ When creating group folders in SMB share level, you have to go to the root
share and enter the root password.
Use your Windows Explorer to organize your networked discs into folders.
1. Select the Volumes folders.
2. From the File menu, select New|Folder and rename the folder.
3. Move the required discs into the new folder.
Note:
❏ It is NOT possible to copy and paste a disc into a new virtual folder, the disc
must be moved into the folder, i.e. use cut and paste instead.
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These folders can then be viewed from the File View page, and administered
from the Discs & Drive page, see “Define Access Rights for Group Folders” on
page 92.
Define Access Rights
for Group Folders
The group folders created with your file management tool will appear on the
Discs & Drive page in the Discs and File System view.
When moving a disc from the Volumes folder to a new group folder, shares and
access rights defined for the disc will be removed. However, when moving a disc
from a group folder to the Volumes folder or to another group folder, the disc
will keep its shares and access rights.
To access and view the contents of a folder simply select the name of the
required folder.
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A group folder must be empty before it can be deleted. Make sure than no unfinalized CD-R or CD-RW discs are accidentally left in the group folder since
the contents on these discs will be deleted.
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AXIS StorPoint DISCO
AXIS StorPointTM DISCOTM is a convenient end user tool for
finding and organizing networked CD/DVDs. It runs in the
Windows 95/98/2000 and Windows NT 4 environments.
The advantages of using AXIS StorPoint DISCO are:
• You can group discs from several StorPoints,
• you get easy access from the desktop,
• and an application launcher.
However, you need to install the AXIS StorPoint DISCO software on your
client.
AXIS StorPoint DISCO will gather all the discs that reside on your Axis
Network Storage Servers in a single folder under My Computer in Windows
Explorer. As the program hides the network topography, the discs will always be
easy to find and access. You will no longer need to browse through the entire
Network Neighborhood in order to locate the discs you are looking for. You use
standard Explorer functions to manipulate the discs.
AXIS StorPoint DISCO version 2.00 is available in two types of installations:
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Standalone
Client/Server
Standalone
The standalone version gives all the users full functionality and allows all users to
view all the discs on the network. For small workplaces or single users, this is the
recommended setup.
Client/Server
The client/server version is divided into one server part and one client part. First
the administrator will install the server version locally. The administrator then
organizes discs and launch objects (see “Launch Objects” on page 96) into a
number of public folders. When the client part has been installed on the client
users’ computers, the user can select which public folders to use according to
their needs. For larger workplaces with a central system administration and
many shared discs, this is the recommended setup. See “Client Installation” on
page 100.
Installing the Software
Follow these steps to install AXIS StorPoint DISCO:
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1. Locate and run the setup file, DiscoSetup200.exe. The software is
available free of charge on the Axis Web site and on the AXIS Online CD.
2. You will be asked where to unpack the setup files. Then the AXIS StorPoint
DISCO Setup Welcome dialog will then be displayed.
3. Choose which setup type you want to install: Standalone or Client/Server.
4. Follow the instructions on the screen. When finished, the Installation
Completed screen is displayed.
The AXIS StorPoint
DISCO Folder
When successfully installed, AXIS StorPoint DISCO is available through the
AXIS StorPoint DISCO folder found under My Computer in Windows
Explorer.
In the standalone and server versions, the AXIS StorPoint DISCO folder
originally contains two folders:
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All Discs - This folder lists all the CD/DVDs detected on the network.
My Favorites - This folder is originally empty. It is intended for your
favorite discs. It can be renamed or deleted, if desired.
To create new folders within the AXIS StorPoint DISCO folder, click File |
New | Folder. Type a name for the new folder, and press Enter. You can copy
disc titles from the All Discs folder to the My Favorites folder and to other user
folders that you create under the AXIS StorPoint DISCO folder.
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Shortcuts
Finding Discs and
Launch Objects
To create a shortcut on your desktop to a disc, folder or launch
object, right-click the item and select Create Shortcut on Desktop.
To find specific discs, folders or launch objects within AXIS StorPoint DISCO,
click Tools | Find Discs and Launch Objects... in Windows Explorer.
To find a file on a disc, right-click the disc and select Find Files on this Disc...
Note:
AXIS StorPoint
DISCO Settings
Note:
Automatic Searches
❏ You cannot search the entire network for specific files.
To specify the program settings, click File | AXIS StorPoint DISCO Settings.
❏ The dialog contents depends on which version of the AXIS StorPoint
DISCO you are running. The example above shows the server version.
AXIS StorPoint DISCO can automatically scan the network in order to detect
the most recently attached storage servers and inserted discs.
To specify how often you want AXIS StorPoint DISCO to perform automatic
searches:
1. Click File | AXIS StorPoint DISCO Settings.
2. Open the Disc Search page, and fill in the desired values for automatic
searches.
3. Click OK.
Note:
❏ This function is not available in the client version.
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Manual Searches
AXIS StorPoint DISCO provides two methods to manually initiate searches on
the network:
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Notes:
Quick search – Searches the most recently inserted discs on the previously
detected storage servers. Select Quick Search from the View menu.
Full search - Searches the entire network for the most recently attached
storage servers and inserted discs. Select Full Search from the View menu.
❏ Network searches are performed in the background without decreasing
performance. However, it may take several minutes to complete a search on
a large network. A full search takes more time to complete than a quick
search.
❏ During the search, the AXIS StorPoint DISCO icon on the
taskbar will change its appearance to indicate that a search is
being performed.
Launch Objects
AXIS StorPoint DISCO version 2.00 includes an application launcher that
allows you to create and use launch objects. These launch objects are similar to
Windows shortcuts, but they have much more functionality. A launch object
can:
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Start programs and documents from anywhere on the network
Automatically map and unmap drive letters
Initiate a series of actions related to the launched application, e.g. displaying
message boxes, parameter lists and file selection dialogs.
By doing this, programs can be customized to the user’s needs at startup. A user
might for example want to start a word processor with a specific document
template and then save the result on a specific file server on the network. The
launch object could then map the file server automatically and open a file
selection dialog where the user selects the document template.
Creating a Launch
Object
To create a new launch object:
1. Click File | New | Launch Object within one of your personal folders. The
launch object wizard dialog appears.
2. The wizard includes three screens: General, AutoMapping and Actions. Click
Next to continue to the next screen. For information on how to fill in the
specific fields, click the Help button.
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Note:
Mapping Discs
❏ To change any of the settings later, right-click the launch object, and select
Properties.
It is useful and sometimes necessary to assign (map) a drive letter to a shared
networked resource that you connect to often. Some software will not run
properly unless it finds data at root level.
Within AXIS StorPoint DISCO, drives letters can be mapped to discs manually
or automatically.
Manual Mapping
To map a disc manually, follow these steps:
1. Locate the disc you want to be mapped.
2. Right-click the disc and select Map Disc... from the drop-down menu.
3. Select a drive letter for connecting to the disc. The next available drive letter
is selected automatically. To specify a different drive letter, type the letter or
select one in the list.
4. If you use the resource often, check Reconnect at logon to make the
connection each time you start your computer.
5. Click OK.
Automatic Mapping
Automatic mapping (AutoMapping) allows mapping to be performed
automatically when you access a disc. With this feature, several discs can share
the same drive letter dynamically. Only the most recently accessed disc will be
mapped to the drive letter.
AXIS StorPoint DISCO provides two methods for automatic mapping of your
networked discs:
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Notes:
General settings for all discs within an AutoMap folder.
Specific settings for each particular disc within your personal folders.
❏ For each drive letter, only one mapping can be enabled at a time. The most
recently performed mapping is the one that will be used.
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❏ To quickly perform a mapping without opening the disc, right-click the disc
and select QuickMap.
❏ Automatic mappings can also be performed within a launch object.
AutoMap Folders
An AutoMap folder allows you to define AutoMapping settings for
all the discs contained within that folder.
To create a new AutoMap folder:
1. Within the AXIS StorPoint DISCO folder, click File | New | AutoMap
Folder.
2. The Create New AutoMap Folder dialog is opened. Select the desired
AutoMapping option. These settings will apply to all the discs contained
within this AutoMap folder.
Note:
AutoMapping a
Particular Disc
❏ To change the settings, right-click the folder and select Properties. Open
the AutoMapping page.
To define the AutoMapping options for a particular disc:
1. Right-click the disc and select Properties.
2. Open the AutoMapping page.
3. Select the desired option by clicking the appropriate radio button. You can
select Map several paths... to map a set of discs simultaneously.
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Client Installation
To set up the client part of the client/server version, you need to carry out the
following:
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Creating Public
Folders
Create public folders
Edit the client setup script (optional)
Install the client version on the client user’s computers
A public folder can contain discs and launch objects. The
administrator prepares a set of folders and then makes these available
as public folders. When a user selects a public folder, the folder will
appear in the AXIS StorPoint DISCO folder on the user’s
computer.
To create a public folder:
1. Click File | Public Folder Settings to check the settings for public folders.
2. On the Public Folders page, make sure the network path to the public folder
data is specified correctly. The location was specified during the installation.
Note that the location must be reachable from the users’ computers. If you
want to change the path, click Change.
3. Click File | New | Folder to create a new folder.
4. Specify a descriptive name, and press Enter.
5. Select the new folder and click File | Properties.
6. On the General page, enter a descriptive text in the Comment field to indicate
its content.
7. Check the Make folder public checkbox to make this folder available to the
users.
Note:
Editing the Client
Setup Script
❏ As opposed to shared folders in Windows, public folders within AXIS
StorPoint DISCO will not appear in Network Neighborhood.
When the administrator installed the server part of AXIS StorPoint DISCO, the
Setup program created a client setup script used for reducing the user interaction
during the client installation.
To edit this script:
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1. Click File | AXIS StorPoint DISCO Settings.
2. Open the Client Setup page.
3. Click the Create Setup Script button. A wizard will guide you through the
screens in the dialog. The script is stored under the filename sscript.ini in
the location specified at the top of the page.
Note:
Installing the
Client Version
Extracting New
Client Setup Files
❏ If you provide all the information in the wizard, the client version can be
installed with no or little user interaction. Otherwise, the user will be
prompted to make the decisions during the installation.
Notify the users about where they can find the client installation files on the
network and ask them to run the installation program Setup.exe. Or, use your
standard procedures for installing new client software on the network. The file
location is specified on the AXIS StorPoint DISCO Settings | Client Setup
page.
The client setup files for AXIS StorPoint DISCO was created when the
administrator installed the server version. In case these files become damaged,
new files can be extracted without reinstalling the server program.
Follow these steps:
1. Open the Windows Add/Remove Program dialog.
2. Select AXIS StorPoint DISCO and click Add/Remove.
3. The AXIS StorPoint DISCO Setup Maintenance program is opened. Click
Modify to generate new files.
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Section 11 Hard Disk Caching
Note:
❏ The Basic versions of the StorPoint CD do not support hard disk caching.
This section describes how to use hard disk caching with your StorPoint CD.
Hard disk caching means that the
inserted discs can be copied to a
hard disk attached to the SCSI bus
or the IDE bus.
StorPoint CD
The caching mechanism of the
StorPoint CD involves both
directory caching and complete
mirroring (copying). It allows
users to access the networked discs
at hard disk speed.
Hard disk
You manage the hard disk caching
facility via the StorPoint CD Web
interface.
Disc Changers
Because of the relatively long time needed to change discs in a changer, the data
transfer rate may become unacceptably low when two users simultaneously
attempt to read different discs. Hard disk caching will thus significantly increase
the access speed if you are using changers.
Archiving
The hard disk caching facility allows you to archive the cached discs, i.e. keep
the cached discs stored on the hard disk even if the original discs are ejected from
the drives. You can archive up to 255 volumes.
Capacity
The number of discs that can be cached depends on the size of the hard disks as
well as the size of the individual discs. About 90% of the disk space can be used
for caching. For example, a 4.3 GB hard disk will allow six 650-MB discs to be
cached. However, if each disc contains only 100 MB, about 38 discs can be
cached on the hard disk.
A 650 MB disc is cached on the hard disk in less than six minutes.
Note:
❏ Avoid turning off the power supply during hard disk caching. However,
should this happen, the StorPoint CD will restart caching the disc/discs
automatically when the power supply has been restored.
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Caching Options
Hard disk caching with the StorPoint CD has two main purposes:
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Performance Caching
Increasing performance
Archiving discs on the hard disk
For performance caching, you specify the cache mode on the Server Settings |
Change... | Caching page. These options are available:
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None - The disc will not be cached.
Partial - Information about the directory structure and files are cached on to
the hard disk, but no actual data. This speeds up the directory browsing,
especially with the use of disc changers. Optionally select how much space
to allocate to file caching. The file cache is a separated part on a hard disk
where disc files may be cached. The more hard disk space allocated to file
caching, the larger files can be stored in the file cache.
• Mirror - A copy of the disc is created on the hard disk, and thus increasing
performance, especially with multiple users or frequent access of multiple
files. This method takes more time to carry out when a new disc is inserted.
The mirroring will be performed in the background. Until a disc has been
completely cached on the hard disk, the disc will be accessible from the disc
drive. If there is not enough room on the hard disk to mirror all required
discs, it is advisable to only mirror the most frequently used discs and enable
the file cache. The most frequently used non-mirrored disc files will then be
placed in the file cache. The file caching option is only available for Partial
caching.
For more information, see “Using Hard Disk Caching for Increased Performance ”
on page 105.
Archiving Discs
The archiving option is only available from the Discs & Drives page:
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Archive - This option does the same as Mirror and in addition saves the
created image on the hard disk. The archived disc is accessible to the users
even if the original disc has been ejected from the drive. Archiving can be
performed manually or automatically for one or more drives.
For more information, see “Using Hard Disk Caching for Archiving Discs ” on
page 106.
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Verifying the Hard Disk
The caching facility requires at least one hard disk to be connected to the SCSI
bus or the IDE bus. The StorPoint CD will automatically format hard disks and
use them for hard disk caching. You can connect up to six or seven hard disks to
your StorPoint CD depending on model.
Follow these steps to verify that a valid hard disk is connected to your StorPoint
CD:
1. Start your Web browser and enter the name or IP address of the StorPoint
CD in the location/address field.
2. Click admin. You will be prompted for the Server username and password. By
default, this is set to root and pass. To change the Server password, see
“Server Password ” on page 24.
3. On the Server Settings page, click the hard disk icon
to verify that the
StorPoint CD has detected a hard disk that can be used for hard disk caching.
Information about the hard disk will be displayed to the right.
If the hard disk has been used before and includes a partition table it needs to be
formatted before it can be used for hard disk caching. Click Format to do that.
The formatting will remove all the information currently cached on the hard
disk. This is not something you would normally want to do.
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Section 11: Hard Disk Caching
Using Hard Disk Caching for Increased Performance
To use hard disk caching to increase performance, follow these steps:
1. Start your Web browser and enter the name or IP address of the StorPoint
CD in the location/address field.
2. Click admin. You will be prompted for the Server username and password. By
default, this is set to root and pass. The Server Settings page appears.
3. Click Change... and select the Caching tab.
Note:
❏ The Caching tab only appears if at least one hard disk has been connected to
the StorPoint CD.
4. Select the default cache mode: None, Partial or Mirror. For Partial, select the
size of the file cache from the drop down list.
5. Make the required selections by checking the appropriate checkboxes. Click
Save.
New discs will automatically be cached according to this setting when
inserted.
Notes:
❏ If the cache mode has been set to Mirror, but there is not enough disk space
or the Do not automatically mirror or archive discs larger than xxx MB
option has been set to smaller than the current disc size, the cache mode for
the disc will be Partial. Consequently, some of the files on the disc may be
placed in the file cache.
❏ You can click the Clear All Disks button to clear the hard disk cache of
data.
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Using Hard Disk Caching for Archiving Discs
To use the hard disk caching for archiving discs, follow these steps:
1. Start your Web browser and enter the name or IP address of the StorPoint
CD in the location/address field.
2. Click admin. You will be prompted for the Server username and password. By
default, this is set to root and pass.
3. Open the Discs & Drives page. This page includes three views that you can
select by clicking the corresponding tab:
• Discs and File System
• Drives
• Cached Discs
The Discs and File
System View
Manual archiving is managed from the Discs and File System view.
The Hard disk bar at the top of the page shows how much of the total hard disk
space that is currently being used for archived copies and cached data. The free
space available for archiving new discs is noted next to the bar. If you have more
than one hard disk attached to the StorPoint CD, the size of the largest disc that
can be archived will be displayed below the bar. For more information about free
hard disk space, go to the Statistics page.
The table lists:
inserted discs
inserted archived discs
archived discs that are currently not inserted
inserted mirrored disc
discs that are currently being cached.
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❏ Discs with multiple file systems are displayed as two discs in the Discs and
File System view.
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Manual Archiving
Note:
Check the Archive checkbox to copy the disc to the hard disk. Unarchiving
a disc causes it to go back to the global setting mode.
❏ This checkbox only appears if there is a hard disk connected to the
StorPoint CD.
Properties
Click the Properties icon to display the Properties dialog box where you
can set properties such as sharing options, user limits and access rights. Click
to set the access rights for the root or the volumes folder. Click
to
set the access rights for the disc.
Eject
Click
to eject a disc. Note that the disc will be ejected even if the disc is
in use or the drive is locked. However, a message will be displayed if you try
to eject a disc that is currently in use.
Note:
Description
The Drives View
❏ This function does not apply to changers.
Add a text describing the disc contents in the Properties dialog box. Display
this dialog box by clicking the Properties icon.
Automatic archiving is managed from the Drives view.
SCSI Server - the Drive column lists all the drives by SCSI ID. In case of a Dual
SCSI server, A or B will be displayed to indicate which bus the drive is
connected to. If a LUN based device like a changer is attached, the LUN will
also be displayed. “A-6-0” indicates SCSI ID 6, LUN ID 0 on bus A.
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IDE Server - the Drive column lists all the drives by location. If a LUN based
device like a changer is attached, the LUN will also be displayed. “A-Master-0”
indicates the device connected as Master, LUN ID 0 on bus A.
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❏ Discs with multiple file systems are displayed twice with the same drive
number in the Drives view.
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Automatic Archiving
Note:
Check the Auto-archive checkbox to automatically archive all discs that will
be inserted into this drive.
❏ This checkbox only appears if there is a hard disk connected to the
StorPoint CD.
Eject
Click
to eject a disc. Note that the disc will be ejected even if the disc is
in use or the drive is locked. However, a warning message will be displayed
if you try to eject a disc that is currently in use.
Lock
Check the Lock checkbox to lock a drive. At the bottom of the page, you
can click Lock all or Unlock All to affect all the drives simultaneously.
When the drive is locked it cannot be ejected with the eject button on the
physical drive. However, it can still be ejected from the Discs & Drives
page.
Sorting
Properties
Note:
Shared Drive
Notes:
Click Sort to sort the items by Drive or Name, respectively.
Click the Properties icon to display the Properties dialog box where you
can set properties such as sharing options, user limits and access rights. Click
to set the access rights for the disc.
❏ You can click the Stop Archiving button to immediately interrupt all
current caching jobs. To restart archiving, check the appropriate
Archive/Auto-archive checkbox(es) again.
Click the Properties icon to display the Properties dialog box. Select if you
want to use the access rights and properties of the Disc or the Drive by
checking the appropriate checkbox. By selecting Drive, all discs inserted
into the drive become accessible under the drive’s name and inherit the
drive’s access rights and properties.
❏ When a disc is inserted into a shared drive and then is archived, the disc
copies the drive’s access rights but keeps its original name.
❏ When a disc in a shared drive is archived, or if a previously archived disc is
inserted into a shared drive, the drive icon will indicate that the disc in the
drive is not accessible under the drive’s name. This is because the disc is
already archived under its original name.
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The Cached
Discs View
This view provides an overview of all cached
are not inserted.
and mirrored
discs that
When an un-inserted mirrored disc is deleted it is removed from the list on this
view.
Note:
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❏ The IDE Server will list the location of the hard disks. e. g. A-Master.
If a hard disk becomes full and you want to cache another disc, you must first
free some space on the hard disk. To do this, go to the Discs & Drives page,
select the Discs and file system view and locate an archived disc that is currently
not inserted
. Uncheck the Archive checkbox. Consequently, this disc will
no longer be accessible to the users.
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Section 12: Monitoring the StorPoint CD
Section 12 Monitoring the StorPoint CD
This section describes the following monitoring tools:
Tools
See ...
Event log
page 111
Statistics
page 112
E-mail
page 113
SNMP
page 113
AXIS ThinWizard - a tool for locating and managing
all the AXIS servers on your network
page 115
Event Log
The event log is stored in the logfile.txt file located in the
System/ServerProperties folder. In the event log, the StorPoint CD writes
information such as:
Information, e.g. completed tasks
Warnings, e.g. hard disk full
Errors, e.g. installation failures
To display the event log, follow these steps:
1. Start your Web browser, and enter the name or IP address of the StorPoint
CD in the location/address field.
2. Click admin. You will be prompted for the Server password. By default, this
is set to pass. To change the password, see “Server Password” on page 24.
3. Click Event Log.
All events are viewed in the same order as they entered the log.
Notes:
❏ If a synchronization source has been found or if the correct date and time
have been set manually, date information will appear in the log file.
❏ When the server is restarted, a sub-set of critical events will remain in the
event log.
❏ Click Clear Event Log, to clear the event log of events.
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Statistics
To display the statistics:
1. Start your Web browser, and enter the name or IP address of the StorPoint
CD in the location/address field.
2. Click admin. You will be prompted for the Server password. By default, this
is set to pass. To change the server password, see “Server Password” on page 24.
3. Click Statistics.
The StorPoint CD presents statistics such as:
•
•
•
•
•
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Server up-time.
Cache hit ratio in the RAM cache.
List of users who are currently connected to the StorPoint CD in each
particular network environment.
Available space on the attached hard disk(s).
List of cache state and the number of times a disc has been accessed.
❏ The hard disk information appears only if you have attached a hard disk to
the SCSI bus or the IDE bus.
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E-mail (SMTP)
To specify the settings for your e-mail facilities:
1. Start your Web browser and enter the name or IP address of the StorPoint
CD in the location/address field.
2. Click admin. You will be prompted for the Server password. By default, this
is set to pass. To change the server password, see “Server Password” on page 24.
3. Click Network Settings within the Administration Web pages.
4. Click Detailed View
. The Protocols dialog box appears.
5. Select the E-mail (SMTP) tab. Specify the settings for the mail server.
6. Enter the Administrators e-mail address.
7. Select mail log events from the Mail Log Events drop down list. These will
be sent to the e-mail address specified above. Click OK.
SNMP
You can use SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) for remote
monitoring of the StorPoint CD.
General Information
SNMP refers to a set of standards for network management, including a
protocol, a database structure specification, and a set of data objects. The
StorPoint CD SNMP implementation runs in the TCP/IP environment.
The management is handled by NMS (Network Management System) software
running on a host on your network. The NMS software communicates with
network devices by the means of messages, which are references to one or more
objects.
A message can be a question or an instruction to a device, or an alarm triggered
by a specific event in a device. Objects are contained in data bases called MIBs
(Management Information Base), where MIB-II is a standard database.
The StorPoint CD supports all relevant parts of MIB-II. It also includes a
private enterprise MIB, the AXIS MIB, which is described below.
System Requirements
In order to make full use of the SNMP support, you will need an NMS software
that allows you to install private enterprise MIBs.
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The AXIS MIB
The AXIS MIB includes a large number of objects that can be categorized as
follows:
•
Menu objects - used for viewing and changing the StorPoint CD
configuration from the NMS program.
• Status and administration objects - used for monitoring the StorPoint CD
and storing parameter settings.
• Trap objects - used for alarm at various error conditions.
To add the AXIS MIB to your NMS software:
1. Get the MIB file from the following location:
ftp://ftp.axis.com/pub/axis/software/cd_srv/utility/mib/
2. Install the AXIS MIB according to instructions in your NMS software
documentation.
For technical details, view the MIB file axis_cd.mib using a text editor.
SNMP Settings
To configure your StorPoint CD for SNMP:
1. Start your Web browser and enter the name or IP address of the StorPoint
CD in the location/address field.
2. Click admin. You will be prompted for the Server password. By default, this
is set to pass. To change the server password, see “Server Password” on page 24.
3. Click Network Settings.
4. Click Detailed View
.
5. Select the SNMP tab.
6. Specify the settings, and click OK.
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AXIS ThinWizard
AXIS ThinWizard provides a convenient interface for locating and managing all
the AXIS servers on your network. AXIS ThinWizard runs on Windows NT,
Windows 95/98 and UNIX.
Note:
Installing AXIS
ThinWizard
Accessing AXIS
ThinWizard
❏ AXIS ThinWizard requires the IP address of your StorPoint CD to be set.
Refer to “Assigning an IP Address” on page 13.
The AXIS ThinWizard is included on the AXIS Online CD. The required
software can also be downloaded from the Axis Web Site free of charge. An
installation wizard will guide you through the installation procedures.
Follow these steps to access the AXIS ThinWizard:
1. Make sure an AXIS ThinWizard server is running on your network.
2. Start the Web browser and enter the name or IP address of the AXIS
ThinWizard server in the location/address field. If the AXIS ThinWizard
server is installed on a port other than port number 80, you must add the port
number to the URL:
http://<IP address>:<port number>/
Example:
http://192.16.253.80:8011/
3. The AXIS ThinWizard start page appears.
4. Enter your user ID and password and click Log in.
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Creating a
Network Group
Before you can access your StorPoint CD via AXIS ThinWizard, you must first
create an appropriate network group. A network group is defined by the specific
IP address ranges and server types i.e. storage servers, print servers etc. that are
included.
Follow these steps to create a network group:
1. Click Network Groups in the AXIS ThinWizard main menu.
2. Click Create.
3. The Create Network Group page opens. Type a name for the new network
group.
4. Specify the IP address ranges and AXIS server types to be included in the
network group. If you are only interested in storage servers, deselect all options
but the Storage Servers option.
5. Click OK to create the network group.
Note:
Accessing the
StorPoint CD
❏ You can create as many network groups as you need.
Follow these steps to access the StorPoint CD Web pages via AXIS ThinWizard:
1. Click Manage Network in the AXIS ThinWizard main menu.
2. Select the network group that includes your StorPoint CD from the pull-down
list.
3. All the detected AXIS servers included in the network group are listed.
4. Click the IP Address link of your StorPoint CD. The StorPoint CD File View
page appears.
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❏ The AXIS ThinWizard can also be used for upgrading the StorPoint CD
software. Refer to “Upgrading the Firmware” on page 142.
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Appendix A: Parameter List
Appendix A Parameter List
This section includes the StorPoint CD parameter list. It also explains the
StorPoint CD directory structure and how to edit the configuration settings.
The Configuration File
This table shows the parameter list stored in the config.ini file located in the
System/ServerProperties folder, see the “Directory Structure ” on page 123.
The middle column shows the default values, when applicable. The right-hand
column gives a brief description of the parameters.
Note:
Parameter name
[Server]
HardwareAddress
Date
Time
FactoryDefaults
Restart
TimeZone
TimeSyncSource
ServerPassword
Shut Down
NetworkSpeed
NetworkDuplex
CDWritePassword*
UseCDWritePassword*
DBCSEncoding
❏ Parameters denoted by an asterisk (*) are not available in the Basic versions
of the StorPoint CD.
Value
Description
= 00:40:8c:11:00:86 The StorPoint CD hardware address. Default is the serial number.
You can set a Locally Administrated Address. The value shown is
an example only.
= 99-11-01
yy-mm-dd, enter the date followed by ! to set manually
= 12:00:00
hh:mm:ss, enter the time followed by ! to set manually
= no
Set to configuration, volumeProperties or all.
= no
Set to yes to restart the StorPoint CD.
= UTC
Must be set to the time zone that the StorPoint CD is operating in.
Refer to “Time Zone Parameter Values ” on page 122.
= NDS
Specifies the time source for the StorPoint CD. Set to NDS for
NetWare IPX. Set to NTP for NetWare PureIP, UNIX and SMB
over TCP/IP. Note that you will need third party software on your
Windows NT server to obtain support for NTP. Set to None for
manually setting the time.
= pass
The Supervisor, Administrator or Root user password used for
basically all protocols; i.e. HTTP, NetWare bindery, SMB user level,
SNMP and FTP. Once written into the configuration file, the
password will not be shown but replaced with *’s, representing
each letter of the password.
= no
Set to yes to shut down the StorPoint CD.
= auto
The network speed. Set to 10, 100 or auto. Default is auto, which
means that it is automatically detected by the StorPoint CD.
= auto
The network duplex. Set to full, half or auto. Default is auto, which
means that it is automatically detected by the StorPoint CD.
=
Optional password used for protecting the Recordable Discs page.
Set to yes or no.
=
Used when protecting the Recorable Discs page with an optional
password. Set to yes or no.
= None/BIG5/GB/KSC BIG5 = Chinese traditional, used in Taiwan.
/Shift-JIS
GB = Chinese simplified, used in China.
KSC = Korean.
Shift-JIS = Japanese.
[SCSI]
SCSITermination
JukeBoxLockTime
= on
= 0
Disconnect_Reselect
= on
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Specifies the maximum duration for a data read operation during
multiple access requests to prevent disc changer fluttering. Default
is 0 seconds which disables the function.
Set to off to disable the disconnect/reselect function in the disc
drives.
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Parameter name
BusMode
Value
= Asynchronous
Description
Specifies the transfer mode on the SCSI bus: Asynchronous,
Synchronous, Fast-10 or Ultra.
[IDE]
JukeBoxLockTime
= 0
Specifies the maximum duration for a data read operation during
multiple access requests to prevent disc changer fluttering. Default
is 0 seconds which disables the function.
[IP]
InternetAddress
DefaultRouter
= 192.36.253.80
= 0.0.0.0
NetMask
= 0.0.0.0
BOOTPEnable
DHCPEnable
RARPEnable
DomainName
PrimaryDNS
=
=
=
=
=
SecondaryDNS
= 0.0.0.0
NTPServer
EnableWINS
PrimaryWINSserver
SecondaryWINSserver
ProtectIP
=
=
=
=
=
SLPDirectoryAgent1
SLPDirectoryAgent2
SLPScopeList
= auto
= auto
= DEFAULT
The StorPoint CD IP address.
The IP address for the default router. All traffic directed outside
the local network (according to the NetMask) is sent to the default
router. Any re-routing via other routers is done automatically. The
default 0.0.0.0 indicates that no default router is set.
Used to determine when the traffic should be sent via a router. For
example, the normal class C mask is 255.255.255.0. The default
0.0.0.0 indicates that automatic router sensing is used.
Enables BOOTP IP address setup.
Enables DHCP IP address setup.
Enables RARP IP address setup.
Name of the domain to which the StorPoint CD belongs.
The IP address of the primary DNS server. Used for identifying
computers with names instead of IP addresses.
The IP address of the secondary DNS server, should the primary
DNS server be unavailable or disconnected.
Name or IP address for the NTP server.
Enables WINS over NetBIOS/TCP/IP.
The IP address of the primary WINS server.
The IP address of the secondary WINS server, if required.
Protects the StorPoint CD from changing the IP address using the
ARP or Web browser method. Default is no, which allows the IP
address to be set within 30 minutes from restart.
The IP address or DNS name of an SLP directory agent.
The IP address or DNS name of an SLP directory agent.
The SLP scope to which the StorPoint CD belongs. SLP scopes are
used for collecting services into logical or administrative groups.
Specify the scope names in a list separated by commas, i.e.
scope1,scoper2,scope3... The default value DEFAULT means that no
specific scope will be configured.
[HTTP]
HTTPEnable
= yes
EnableMediaAccess
= yes
ExternalLink
=
ExternalImage
=
[FTP]
FTP User name
=
FTP User password
=
Timeout in seconds
FTP Max Users
[SMB]
SMBEnable
ServerName
= 0
= 10
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yes
yes
yes
0.0.0.0
no
0.0.0.0
0.0.0.0
no
= yes
=
Enables HTTP. Set to no to restrict users from accessing the
CD-ROMs from a Web browser.
Enables access to the inserted discs. When set to no, only
administration is available from HTTP.
Specifies the URL to a customized link, e.g. to your company’s Web
site. The link will be available from the StorPoint CD Web
interface.
Specifies the URL to the image that will indicate the customized
external link.
Alternative user name for accessing the StorPoint CD Volumes
folder via FTP.
Once written into the configuration file, the password will not be
shown but replaced with *’s, representing each letter of the
password.
The time of inactivity in seconds after which an FTP is closed down.
The maximum number of simultaneous FTP sessions.
Enables SMB.
The server name in the SMB environment. Default is AXIS<nnnnnn>
where nnnnnn are the last six digits of the serial number.
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Parameter name
ServerPassword
Value
= pass
Domain/GroupName
=
SecurityMode
NTDomainInstallation
= shareLevel
= no
EnableNBT
NBTscopeID
EnableNetBEUI
NetBEUIFrameType
= yes
=
= yes
= auto
[NFS]
NFSEnable
DefaultUid
= yes
= -2
PCNFSDAuthentServer
= 0.0.0.0
ExportVolumes
= yes
LowerNonCase
[SNMP]
GetCommunityName
= yes
TrapDestination
= 0.0.0.0
TrapCommunityName
= public
SystemContact
=
SystemName
=
SystemLocation
=
AuthenticationTrap
= disabled
[NetWare]
NWEnable
IPXEnable
Frame_802_2
Frame_802_3
Frame_EthernetII
Frame_SNAP
NetWareIP_Enable
NetWareIP_DSS_Server
PureIPEnable
ServerName
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
InternalNetAddress
= nn-nn-nn-nn
BurstMode
ShowAllVolumes
= on
= yes
= public
yes
yes
auto
auto
auto
auto
no
yes
AXIS<nnnnnn>_NW
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Description
The Supervisor, Administrator or Root user password used for
basically all protocols; i.e. HTTP, NetWare bindery, SMB user-level,
SNMP and FTP. Once written into the configuration file, the
password will not be shown but replaced with eight *’s,
representing the password.
Name of theStorPoint CD workgroup in SMB. If not specified, the
StorPoint CD will appear in the workgroup that comes first in
alphabetical order.
Specifies the security mode used in SMB: userLevel or shareLevel.
Set to yes when you want to install the StorPoint CD in an NT
domain.
Enables SMB over NetBIOS/TCP/IP.
Defines the NetBIOS scope to which the StorPoint CD belongs.
Enables SMB over NetBIOS/NetBEUI.
If set to auto, 802.2 or DIX will automatically be selected by
scanning the network. If required, the frame type can also be set to
either 802_2 or dix.
Enables NFS.
Default user id to be used when authenticating PCNFSD clients.
Disable by setting the parameter to 0 (zero).
The IP address of the PCNFSD authentication server used for
authenitcating PCNFSD clients. The default 0.0.0.0 disables the
function.
Enables export of each new disc inserted as a mount point. If you
restore the factory default settings, all the currently inserted discs
will be exported.
Set to yes to displays non-case sensitive file systems in lower case.
Specifies the community that has read only access to all supported
SNMP objects except writeCommunity, SupervisorPassword and
ftpPassword. It corresponds to the readCommunity SNMP object.
Specifies the IP address which SNMP traps are sent to. It
corresponds to the trapAddress SNMP object. Default is 0.0.0.0,
i.e. all SNMP traps are disabled.
Specifies the community for all generated SNMP traps. It
corresponds to the trapCommunity SNMP object.
Optional entry which should be in plain text and may be used to
show the name of the system contact person.
Optional entry which should be in plain text and may be used to
show the name of the location of the system.
Optional entry which should be in plain text and may be used to
show the name of the location of the system.
Disables the SNMP authentication failure traps. It corresponds to
the snmpenableAuthenTraps (MIB-II) SNMP object.
Enables NetWare support.
Enables the IPX protocol.
Enables the 802.2 frame type.
Enables the 802.3 frame type (Ethernet versions only).
Enables the Ethernet II frame type (Ethernet versions only).
Enables the SNAP frame type.
Enables NCP over IPX/UDP (NetWare/IP).
The IP address of the DSS server.
Enables NCP over TCP/IP (PureIP).
NetWare server name to be presented to the NetWare clients.
Default is AXIS<nnnnnn>_NW where nnnnnn are the last six digits
of the serial number.
Internal network address. Default is nn-nn-nn-nn where nnnnnnnn
are the last eight digits of the serial number.
Enables burst mode.
Shows all drives and discs also at SYS level.
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Parameter name
BinderyEnable
Value
= yes
BindAuthentication
NDSEnable
NDSTreeName
NDSServerContext
=
= yes
=
=
NDSAdminName
=
NDSAdminPassword
=
NDSInstall
= no
NDSRightsStorage
= NDS
NDSRightsFile
=
TimeSyncSources
= SAP
[AFP]
AFPEnable
AppleTalk_Enable
AFPIP_Enable
ServerName
= yes
= yes
= yes
=
Enables AFP.
Enables AFP over AppleTalk.
Enables AFP over TCP/IP.
The server name in the AFP environment. Default is AXIS<nnnnnn>
where nnnnnn are the last six digits of the serial number.
The zone name to which the StorPoint CD server belongs.
Name of the server used for authenitcating clients.
Enables the authentication server. Default is no.
ZoneName
AuthenticationServer
AuthenticationEnable
[SMTP]
Primary Mail Server
Secondary Mail Server
Administrator Address
Mail Log Events
= mail
=
=
= no
Name or IP address of the primary mail server.
Name or IP address of the secondary mail server.
The administrator’s e-mail address.
No means that no log events will be sent via e-mail to the
administrator. Error means that only errors will be sent to the
administrator. Warning means that only warnings will be sent to the
administrator. All means that all logged events will be sent via e-mail
to the administrator
[HDCache]*
CacheMode*
= mirror
ClearAllDisks*
EnableMaxAutoArchiveSize*
MaxAutoArchiveSize*
AutoEject*
EnableLowDiskWarning*
LowDiskTreshold*
=
=
=
=
=
=
The default caching method to be used each time you insert a new
disc in one of the drives. None means no caching. Partial means that
the directory structure is cached to allow fast file browsing. Mirror
means complete caching. The hard disk will contain a complete
copy of the mirrored disc.
Set to yes to remove all information from the hard disk.
Set to yes to enable the Max Auto Archive Size option.
Specifies the maximum disc size to auto archive.
Set to yes to enable the Auto Eject function.
Set to no to disable the Low Disk Warning option.
Specifies for which disc size a low disk warning shall be displayed.
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=
=
= no
Description
Enables bindery mode login. When using NDS, set to no to increase
system security. The Supervisor can always login in bindery mode
even if this parameter is set to no.
Name or IP address of the server used for authenitcating clients.
Enables NDS mode.
Name of the tree where you wish to install the StorPoint CD.
Distinguished name of the context in the NDS tree where you wish
to install the StorPoint CD, e.g. Corp.Acme.
Distinguished name of a user or administrator with Supervisor or
Create rights to the context where you want to install the
StorPoint CD, e.g. Admin.Acme.
Password for the administrator defined in NDSAdminName. Once
written into the configuration file, the password will not be shown
but replaced with *’s, representing each letter of the password.
Set to install when you are ready to install the StorPoint CD in
NDS, or forced to overwrite the NDS server object.
Set to NDS to store the access rights in the NDS tree. Set to File to
store the access rights in a file on the Novell server. This is
necessary if you do not allow schema extensions in your NDS tree,
or if you do not have Supervisor access rights. Set to Local to store
access rights locally in the StorPoint.
If you have set NDSRightsStorage to File, specify the whole path to
the file on the Novell file server using this syntax:
SERVER/VOLUME:DIR/.../FILE.DAT where SERVER is a NetWare
server name or IP address. The specified directory must exist and
the StorPoint CD must have Read, Write, Create, Erase, Modify
and File Scan rights. The StorPoint CD will create the file once you
start adding trustees.
If IPX is enabled, use SAP or a list of time servers containing NDS
server names. If PureIP is enabled, use a list of time servers
containing IP addresses, DNS names or NDS server names.
no
no
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Parameter name
FileCacheSize*
Value
= 0
Description
Specifies how much of the disk space to use for caching. Default is
0 which disables the function.
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Time Zone Parameter
Values
This table lists the time zone as the number of hours +/- UTC.
TimeZone
parameter value
UTC
UTC+1_(No_DST)
UTC+2_(No_DST)
UTC+3_(No_DST)
UTC+4_(No_DST)
UTC+5_(No_DST)
UTC+6_(No_DST)
UTC+7_(No_DST)
UTC+8_(No_DST)
UTC+9_(No_DST)
UTC+10_(No_DST)
UTC+11_(No_DST)
UTC+12_(No_DST)
UTC-1_(No_DST)
UTC-2_(No_DST)
UTC-3_(No_DST)
UTC-4_(No_DST)
UTC-5_(No_DST)
UTC-6_(No_DST)
UTC-7_(No_DST)
UTC-8_(No_DST)
UTC-9_(No_DST)
UTC-10_(No_DST)
UTC-11_(No_DST)
UTC-12_(No_DST)
Hours
+/- UTC
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
TimeZone
parameter value
GB_Eire
Western_Europe
Iceland
Central_Europe
Poland
Eastern_Europe
Turkey
Western_Russia
US_CAN_Eastern
US_CAN_Central
Hours
+/- UTC
0
0
0
1
1
2
3
3
-5
-6
10
Saskatchewan
-6
11
US_CAN_Mountain
-7
12
US_Arizona
-7
-1
-2
-3
-4
-5
-6
-7
-8
-9
-10
-11
-12
US_CAN_Pacific
US_Alaska
US_Aleutian
Cuba
Egypt
Libya
Sudan
Tunisia
Brazil_Noronha
Brazil_Sao_Paulo
Brazil_Manaus
Brazil_Rio_Branco
Chile
Chile_Easter_Isl
Paraguay
Aust_Adelaide
Aust_Darwin
Aust_Hobart
Aust_Perth
Aust_Sydney
New_Zealand
Afghanistan
Armenia_Azer
Burma
China_PRC
India
Iran
Iraq
Jordan
Kazak_Kirgi
Lebanon
Syria
-8
-9
-10
-5
2
1
2
1
-2
-3
-4
-5
-4
-7
-4
9h30m
9h30m
10
8
10
12
4h30m
4
6h30m
8
5h30m
3h30m
3
2
6
2
2
UTC = Universal Time Coordinated, which
used to be known as Greenwich Mean Time
(GMT), i.e. the local time at the Greenwich
meridian (zero degrees longitude).
DST = Daylight Saving Time. No_DST means
that automatic adjustment for DST is not included. The parameter values shown to the
right include adjustments for DST.
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Directory Structure
The StorPoint CD will appear to your system as a file server. Like any other file
server it has a directory structure where files are stored. The directory structure
of the StorPoint CD is outlined below:
System
DeviceProperties
Flash
ServerProperties
VolumeProperties
Volumes
Disc1
Disc2
Disc3
....
Root
or
SYS
The purpose of each folder is explained on the following pages.
The System folder
The System folder includes configuration information about the StorPoint CD,
e.g. configuration settings, connected drives, inserted discs, access rights etc. It
contains these subfolders:
•
•
•
•
DeviceProperties - Includes one text file for each connected drive, i.e.
CD/DVD-ROM drives and hard disks.
Flash - When updating the firmware, the file with the latest firmware
version is copied into this subfolder.
ServerProperties - Includes the configuration parameter list, event log and
statistics files.
VolumeProperties - When a disc is inserted into a connected drive, a text
file for that disc will be created. If specified, the volume name will be used.
If no volume name has been specified, the volume label will be used instead.
If the disc does not have a volume label, the StorPoint CD will use a unique
eight digit number. If the disc is blank or uses an unknown file system, the
text file will be named unknown##.txt.
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The Volumes Folder
When a disc is inserted into a connected drive, a subfolder for that volume will
be created in the Volumes folder. The files on that disc are accessed through this
folder. By default, the Volumes folder is available to all users. However, the
Administrator can set a password to protect it.
The names of the subfolders found under the Volumes folder will comply with
the following rules:
•
•
If the Administrator has specified a volume name, this name will be used.
If no volume name has been specified, the volume label held on the disc will
be used.
• If the disc does not have a volume label, and no volume name has been set,
the StorPoint CD will automatically allocate a name of the form
cd_<nnnnnnnnn>, where <nnnnnnnn> is a unique eight digit number.
• If two inserted discs have the same volume name, the StorPoint CD will add
the suffix _a to the name of the second one. If two inserted discs are
identical, the StorPoint CD will mount only the first one.
Often the volume label is not a good representation of the disc contents. A
volume name is a convenient way of setting a more significant or recognizable
name.
Important!
❏ If you wish to run an application that is stored on a disc or searches for its
associated files on a disc, you cannot set a volume name because the
application will not recognize that name.
Editing the Configuration Parameters
Web Browser
If your network supports TCP/IP, you can display and edit the StorPoint CD
parameter list using a standard Web browser:
•
•
Note:
Netscape Navigator version 4.0 or higher, or
Internet Explorer version 4.0 or higher
❏ You must first assign a valid IP address as described in “Assigning an IP
Address ” on page 13.
To access the StorPoint CD Home Page from your Web browser, you simply
enter the URL of the StorPoint CD, i.e. the name or IP address, in the
location/address field.
Example:
http://192.16.253.80
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FTP
You can retrieve the configuration parameters of your StorPoint CD using the
File Transfer Protocol (FTP). FTP is supported by most operating
environments.
Follow these instructions:
1. Log in to the StorPoint CD with the command:
ftp <IP address>
where <IP address> is the name or IP address of your StorPoint CD.
2. You will be prompted for user id and password. Use the user id root, which
has the default password pass.
3. Windows 95 only: Change directory not to overwrite any of your system files.
See the caution note below.
4. Change to the directory where the configuration file is located:
cd System/ServerProperties
5. To access the configuration file, type:
get config.ini
6. Edit the config file using any text editor. In the Windows 95/98 and
Windows NT environments, you can for example use Notepad. Once the
editing is complete, save the file as config.
7. To upload the configuration file to the StorPoint CD, type
put config.ini
8. To exit FTP, type the command quit, bye, or exit.
Caution!
❏ Windows 95 has a directory called config that contains important system
files. It is therefore important to change to another directory using the cd
command before modifying your StorPoint CD configuration file from
within the Windows 95 environment. Failure to do this may result in some
of your system files to be overwritten.
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Text Editor
If you do not have TCP/IP on your network, you can edit the StorPoint CD
parameter list and access control parameters via the text files. Use your preferred
text editor to make updates to the files.
You submit the new settings to the StorPoint CD by simply saving the files. To
activate the new settings it is necessary to restart the StorPoint CD. You can do
this by setting the Restart parameter to yes.
Important!
Configuration Settings
❏ Do not restart the StorPoint CD in the middle of the NDS installation.
The StorPoint CD configuration settings are stored in the config.ini file
located in the System/ServerProperties folder.
Example:
; AXIS StorPoint CD Parameter List, V5.31
[Server]
HardwareAddress
Date
Time
FactoryDefaults
Restart
TimeZone
TimeSyncSource
ServerPassword
Shut Down
NetworkSpeed
CDWritePassword
[SCSI]
SCSITermination
JukeBoxLockTime
Disconnect_Reselect
BusMode
[IP]
InternetAddress
DefaultRouter
NetMask
BOOTPEnable
DHCPEnable
RARPEnable
...
Access Control
Parameters
Notes:
= 00:40:cc:24:c3:0c
= 99-11-01
= 08:54:37
= no
= no
= UTC
= None
= ********
= no
= auto
= ********
=
=
=
=
on
0
on
Asynchronous
=
=
=
=
=
=
192.16.253.80
192.16.1.1
255.255.0.0
yes
yes
yes
The StorPoint CD access control parameters are stored in separate text files for
each shared resource. These text files are located in the
System/VolumeProperties folder.
❏ The text files cannot be used for setting up access rights for NetWare.
Instead, you can use standard NetWare tools such as NWAdmin or Filer.
❏ The text files cannot be used for setting up NT user-level rights for SMB.
Instead, you can use the Windows NT Explorer.
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Example:
...
; Explanations:
;
[W] - Writable
;
[R] - Read-only
--- Identification --[R] Volume name = Root
[R] Volume label = Root
[R] Volume serialnumber = 00000001
[W] Volume description =
...
; Access rights
...
--- Windows Sharing --...
File
= /
Share name
= Root
Comment
=
AccessRight
= Full-Server-Password
Read-Only Password
=
Full Access Password =
[END]
Important!
❏ When editing the file, be sure that the equal sign and the parameter values
are separated by a space.
❏ Do not remove the [END] marker from the file.
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Appendix B Troubleshooting
This section provides useful information to help you resolve any difficulty you
might have with your StorPoint CD, namely:
Notes:
Problem
See ...
The front panel indicators
page 129
Restoring the factory default settings
page 131
Running a diagnostic test
page 133
Errors when accessing the StorPoint CD or an inserted disc
page 134
Errors when Writing Data to a Disc
page 136
Low transfer rates when using disc changers
page 135
Problems connecting to the StorPoint CD in a PureIP environment
page 137
Problems running CD-ROM software
page 137
Difficulties locating the StorPoint CD in NetWare
page 137
Insufficient access rights in NetWare NDS
page 138
Name resolution problems in Windows (SMB)
page 139
Problems locating the domain controller in Windows) SMB
page 140
❏ You will find more useful information such as technical notes and support
FAQs on the Axis Support Web at http://www.axis.com/techsup/.
❏ You can also go to the StorPoint CD’s Support page, to solve any problems
you may have seeing your devices and discs in your StorPoint CD, finding
your StorPoint CD in the network or installing your StorPoint CD in
NetWare. From this web page you can also produce a Server Report which
includes technical information about your StorPoint CD.
❏ To receive update information about Axis products, services and software
updates by e-mail, you can subscribe to the AxisNews mailing list at
http://www.axis.com/services/axisnews.htm
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The Front Panel Indicators
The front panel indicators show the status of the StorPoint CD. The indicators
have the following functions:
•
•
•
•
Normal Conditions
Status - Flashes during startup. When the StorPoint CD is ready for use, the
light turns solid green.
SCSI/Drive - Flashes to indicate activity on the SCSI/IDE bus.
Network - Flashes to indicate the presence of network traffic.
Power - Indicates that power is connected to the StorPoint CD. This LED
should always remain lit and is only used to indicate power is present in the
StorPoint CD unit.
The Power LED is controlled by hardware and is always green when power is
connected. When the system starts running after startup, the Status LED turns
solid green. The SCSI/Drive and Network LEDs are turned off.
This table shows the other front panel indicators under normal conditions:
Event
Status LED
SCSI/Drive LED
Network LED
Initial power to unit.
GREEN
GREEN
GREEN
Power-up and self-test,
approx. 30 seconds.
GREEN
GREEN
GREEN
Firmware preparation
GREEN
Firmware startup.
GREEN *
Startup sequence OK.
GREEN
Normal operation.
GREEN
Writing to the SCSI/IDE bus.
AMBER *
Reading from the SCSI/IDE
bus.
GREEN *
100 Mbit packet arrived.
GREEN *
10 Mbit packet arrived.
Flash loading in progress.
AMBER *
AMBER *
* Flashing, short interval.
** Flashing, long interval.
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Error Conditions
This table shows various error conditions:
Event
New firmware required. Flash loading
via FTP possible.
Status LED SCSI/Drive LED
AMBER **
Illegal serial number. Return unit.
RED *
Error in Flash PROM. Return unit.
RED **
Error in DRAM. Return unit.
RED **
Error in DRAM expansion module.
Replace DIMM module.
RED /
AMBER
Fatal SCSI/IDE error. Return unit.
RED
Drive disconnected or not working
properly.
RED *
The network connection is down.
Network LED
RED
* Flashing, short interval.
** Flashing, long interval.
Status Indicator Red
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If the Status indicator turns red, this indicates a serious error in the hardware. If
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Restoring Factory Default Settings
If required, you can restore the factory default settings to your StorPoint CD.
This might be needed if you have disabled all the network protocols, or if you
have lost the Server password.
You can use any of these methods:
• Web browser
• Config.ini
• Push button
Step by step instructions for each method are given below.
Caution!
Web Browser
❏ The node address, the Hardware Address parameter, will remain
unchanged, but all other parameters will be restored. You will thus need to
re-assign the IP address in order to re-establish the Web browser
connection.
To restore the defaults settings using a Web browser:
1. Start the Web browser.
2. Enter the name or IP address of your StorPoint CD in the location/address
field.
3. Click admin. You will be prompted for the Server password. By default, this
is set to pass.
4. Click Server Settings.
5. Click Factory Defaults.
6. Select the required factory default option.
Note:
❏ If you select the Configurations or the All option, you will need to re-assign
the IP address as described in “Assigning an IP Address ” on page 13.
7. Click OK.
The factory default setting will now be restored and the StorPoint CD will
automatically restart.
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Config.ini
To restore the defaults settings using the config.ini file:
1. Locate the config.ini file using your standard file manager tool. You will
find it in the Root/System/ServerProperties folder.
2. Use your preferred text editor and change the Factory Defaults parameter
to configuration, volumeProperties or all. You will find the Factory
Defaults parameter under the [Server] section.
3. Change the Restart parameter to yes. You will find the Restart parameter
under the [Server] section.
4. Save the config.ini file.
The factory default setting will now be restored and the StorPoint CD will
automatically restart.
Push Button
To restore the default settings using the Push button:
1. Shut down the StorPoint CD.
2. Use a thin object, e.g. a pen to press and hold the Push button.
3. Switch on the StorPoint CD.
4. Wait until the Status indicator flashes yellow (one flash/second).
5. Let go of the button at least two seconds.
6. Press and hold the Push button again until the Status indicator shows a steady
yellow light. This may take 5-6 seconds.
Push button
7. Restart the StorPoint CD by switching the server off and on. The StorPoint
CD is now reset to factory default settings.
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Running a Diagnostic Test
The StorPoint CD Web Pages include a diagnostic test that you can run in order
to check the memory and the performance of the connected drives.
Before You Begin
Note the following:
•
•
•
•
Procedure
Users that are currently accessing the StorPoint CD will be interrupted.
The diagnostic test is only available the first hour after startup.
If you want to repeat the test, you must first restart the StorPoint CD.
In order to test the data transfer performance of a drive, a disc including a
file larger than 10 MB must be inserted.
To perform the diagnostic test, follow these steps:
1. Start the Web browser, and enter the URL of the Diagnostics page in the
location/address field:
http://<IP address>/this_server/diag.shtml
Example
http://192.16.253.80/this_server/diag.shtml
2. The Diagnostics page appears:
Make sure a suitable disc is inserted into each of the drives you want to test.
3. Start the diagnostic test by simply reloading/refreshing the Diagnostics page.
The test takes a few minutes to complete.
4. Reload/refresh the page once again to display the results.
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Errors when Accessing the StorPoint CD or an Inserted Disc
If you get error messages when trying to access the StorPoint CD or a disc:
LED Indicators
SCSI Chain
IDE Connector
IP Address
SMB Protocol
Consult the error table in section “Error Conditions ” on page 130 to see if the
front panel indicators can help you identify the problem.
Check the SCSI chain and ensure that all the drives are switched on and that
only the last unit is terminated.
Check that no device has been configured as Slave with no Master and ensure
that all the drives are switched on.
If using TCP/IP, make sure that you have assigned a unique and valid IP address
to the StorPoint CD. If you have changed the IP address, try restarting the
StorPoint CD.
In the Microsoft & IBM networking environments, verify that the SMB
protocol is enabled.
WINS Database
If using WINS, check that the StorPoint CD is registered in the WINS database.
If it is, there is probably a problem with the name resolution on your network.
NDS Installation
If you have changed any of the following parameters after installing the
StorPoint CD in the NDS tree, you might need to repeat the installation in
order to connect to the StorPoint CD:
•
•
•
•
Discs
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IP address
Internal Net Address
IPX Enable
PureIP Enable
Check that the disc is not scratched or damaged in any way. Verify that the disc
works when inserted into the CD drive of a regular PC. If you are using packet
writing software or DVDs, make sure that the disc has an ISO 9660 compatible
header.
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Problems Finding a Wide-SCSI Hard Disk
The StorPoint CD is a narrow (8-bit) device. However, most hard disks are wide
(16-bit) devices.
When you connect a wide-SCSI hard disk to your StorPoint CD, you will need
an active converter in order to terminate the high data byte.
Important!
❏ Make sure the converter actively terminates the high byte. Do not use the
converter on the last device in the SCSI chain. The last device should be a
narrow device, e.g. a CD/DVD drive.
Low Transfer Rates when Using Disc Changers
Disc changer flutter can occur if a user requests access to a disc when another
user is already reading data from another disc. The changer may then attempt to
service both requests by repeatedly changing between the two discs and
transferring a small amount of data each time. Because of the relatively long time
needed to change discs, the data transfer rate to both users will become
unacceptably low.
The JukeBox Lock Time parameter in the StorPoint CD configuration file
specifies how long a user has exclusive access to a disc during a data read
operation. This is to prevent disc change flutter in order to optimize access speed
when many users are accessing different discs in the same changer.
The JukeBox Lock Time parameter will ensure that when there are simultaneous
requests for access to different discs, a sizable block of data is transferred to each
user before the access is changed.
•
If the JukeBox Lock Time parameter is set too low, the data transfer rate will
be unacceptably low.
• If the JukeBox Lock Time parameter is set too high, the disc drive will timeout on a second user’s request before the first user’s access is completed. This
will result in users receiving a ‘CD-ROM not available’ notice.
The default setting is 0 seconds which disables this function.
Note:
❏ If you attach a hard disk drive to the StorPoint CD SCSI bus or IDE bus,
you can benefit from the hard disk caching facility described in “Section 11
- Hard Disk Caching ” .
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Errors when Writing Data to a Disc
The writing speed is by default set to the maximum speed for the currently used
drive. If you experience problems when writing data to a disc, changing the
writing speed might solve your problem.
To change the writing speed, follow these steps:
1. Start the Web browser and enter the IP address of your StorPoint CD in the
location/address field.
The StorPoint CD File View page is displayed.
2. Click admin. You will be prompted for the Server username and password. By
default, these are set to root and pass.
3. On the Server Settings page, click the Disc Drive icon
that corresponds
to the CD-Recordable drive on the Server Settings page. The Disc Drive view
will be displayed.
4. Click the Change button. The Set Writing Speed dialog appears on the screen.
5. Select the required writing speed from the drop-down list and click OK.
The selected writing speed will now be displayed on the Disc Drive view.
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Problems Running CD-ROM Software
Drive Letter Mapping
If you have inserted a CD-ROM successfully, but the software on it refuses to
run or produces error messages, the software may expect the CD-ROM data to
be at root level. This is often the case with installation programs.
In the NetWare and Microsoft & IBM networking environments, you then
need to map that disc to a drive letter of its own. In NetWare, the Show All
Volumes parameter must be enabled.
MSCDEX Driver
Some CD-ROMs, e.g. the single user version of “Computer Select”, requires the
MSCDEX (Microsoft CD-ROM Extension) driver. The volume is usually
released in a network version as well. Axis has developed two MSCDEX
emulation programs:
• AXCDEX for Windows 95
• AXISCDEX for Windows for Workgroups
The required software is available on the Axis Web Site at
http://www.axis.com/products/software. The MSCDEX emulation makes a
CD-ROM on the StorPoint CD look as if it was locally connected to the PC.
Single User Version
If the CD-ROM is a single user version, refer to your software license for the
terms of use. You can restrict the number of simultaneous users to one by setting
the User Limit parameter. Refer to “General Disc Settings ” on page 34.
Default Names
Some applications look for information on the CD-ROM using its default name
- if you have set a volume name it may not recognize the disc and fail to run.
Difficulties Locating the StorPoint CD in NetWare
There are basically two different frame types on Ethernet networks, Ethernet II
or IEEE 802.3. The IEEE 802.3 frame can be encapsulated in an IEEE 802.2
LLC frame or a SNAP frame. All four frame types are enabled by default with
the value auto, which means that your StorPoint CD automatically adapts to
the frame type used on the network. This will meet most requirements. Frame
types that are not in use in your network will not be used by the StorPoint CD.
However, depending on your network, you may want the StorPoint CD not to
operate on some frame types. If your network has multiple sections with
different frame types on some of the sections, then the StorPoint CD might log
on to the wrong network section and adapt to a frame type incompatible with
the intended network section. For this reason, you have the option to disable
those frame types by changing the parameter from auto to off.
Alternatively, it is possible to use the eight digit network number appropriate to
your segment of the network, in the form xx-xx-xx-xx (e.g. 00-3F-B5-01). In all
normal cases this will not be necessary since autodetection will handle most
cases. However, this must be done by directly editing the config.ini file
located in the System/ServerProperties folder using a text editor. Although
you cannot enter the network number from a Web browser, you can display the
frame type and change the value to auto or off, if required.
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Problems Connecting to the StorPoint CD in a PureIP Environment
SLP Parameters
In the PureIP environment, make sure your StorPoint CD is properly
configured for SLP. SLP (Service Location Protocol) is a protocol for locating
resources in IP networks.
You can specify a SLP scope list and directory agents for the StorPoint CD.
From the StorPoint CD Web interface, you find the SLP settings on the
Network Settings | Detailed View | TCP/IP page.
Note:
❏ If you are using DHCP on your network, the SLP parameters can also be
included in the DHCP scope. However, we recommend that you specify the
SLP settings in the StorPoint CD parameter list instead.
Time Synchronization
Make sure you have specified the time synchronization source properly. Note
that in the PureIP environment, you cannot use SAP for automatic time
synchronization. You can specify the name or IP address of the time server. You
find the time source setting on the Network Settings | Detailed View |
NetWare page.
Insufficient Access Rights in NetWare NDS
When you install the first StorPoint CD in the NDS tree, the StorPoint CD will
extend the NDS Schema with a new attribute. This is needed in order to store
the NDS access rights in the NDS tree. To carry out the schema extension, you
must use user account with Supervisor rights to [Root] object of the NDS tree.
If you do not have Supervisor rights or if schema extensions are not allowed in
your NDS tree, you can instead store the NDS access rights in a file on a Novell
file server.
Follow these steps:
1. Create a directory on the Novell server where you want to store the access
rights.
2. Make sure that your NDS tree is synchronized.
3. Install the StorPoint CD as described in “Installation as an NDS Server ” on
page 45. Make sure you set the NDS Rights Storage parameter to File and
specify the name of the file where you want to store the access rights on the
Novell file server.
4. Logout and login again in order to obtain all the necessary rights on the
StorPoint CD server object.
5. Start NWAdmin. The server object just created will appear in the context
where you installed the StorPoint CD.
6. Add the StorPoint CD server object as a trustee with Read, Write, Create,
Erase, Modify and File Scan rights to the directory where you want to store
the access rights.
The StorPoint CD will create the file once you start adding trustees.
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Appendix B: Troubleshooting
Name Resolution Problems in Windows (SMB)
If you cannot find your StorPoint CD on your Windows (SMB) network, the
reason might be a name resolution problem.
Find Computer
Flush Name Cache
When you have installed the StorPoint CD, it takes a while before it shows up in
the browser list in Network Neighborhood. You can either just wait for the
browser list to be updated, or you can accelerate the process using the Find
Computer function available in Windows 95/98 and NT. Alternatively, you can
perform a manual mapping, e.g. use the command NET USE X:
\\AXISnnnnnn\Volumes.
Use the command NBTSTAT -R to flush your machine’s name cache.
Workgroup
Note that the StorPoint CD cannot be a master browser server in a workgroup.
It is not possible to place the StorPoint CD or a group of StorPoint CD servers
in a single workgroup without Windows machines running file and/or print
sharing.
Use WINS or
LMHOST
If you are using NBT and try to access the StorPoint CD over a router, e.g. the
StorPoint CD is located on a segment remote from your computer, you must
use WINS or LMHOST. The recommended method is WINS. Provided that
you have set the WINS parameters correctly, you should be able to access the
StorPoint CD over routers. If this fails, check the following:
1. Make sure the StorPoint CD has been registered in your WINS database
located on the Windows NT server. If the StorPoint CD is registered and
you still cannot see or access it over the Network Neighborhood, you
probably have other name resolution problems on your network.
2. Ping the unit via its IP address to make sure that you have TCP/IP connectivity.
3. Ping the unit using the SMB server name (NetBIOS) to check that the name
resolution works.
4. If you are using WINS, try a “static mapping” where you connect the IP address
of the StorPoint CD to its NetBIOS name. Note that if you used DHCP, you
should add a reservation where you connect the MAC address of the StorPoint
CD to a reserved IP address. It is often recommended that you use these types
of settings for server equipment. Refer to your Windows NT server manuals
for more information on this.
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Problems Locating the Domain Controller in Windows (SMB)
If there is a problem locating the primary domain controller when using userlevel security mode in Windows (SMB), all users will be denied access to the
StorPoint CD.
Web Browser
Local Administrator
Account
You can verify the configuration settings from the StorPoint CD web interface.
Within the Administration Web pages, click Network Settings, Detailed View,
and select the Windows (SMB) tab to do that.
In Windows NT, you can correct the problem by logging on to the StorPoint
CD as local administrator. Note that the local administrator is not the same as
an Administrator with an account on the domain.
In the Map Network Drive dialog, specify the following:
Path:
The StorPoint CD name
Connect as: Server name\Administrator
Password:
The password set in the
ServerPassword parameter
Example:
The host name of the StorPoint CD is cdserv.
Path:
Connect as:
Note:
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\\cdserv\root
cdserv\Administrator
❏ In Windows 95, you cannot tell the SMB client to change domain and user
when you are already logged in. Therefore, you cannot use the local
administrator account to solve domain problems in the Windows 95
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Appendix C Upgrading the StorPoint CD
This section includes the following information:
Task
See ...
Obtaining new software
page 141
Upgrading the firmware
page 142
Extending the RAM memory
page 145
Obtaining New Software
The following software for the StorPoint CD can be updated free of charge:
•
•
•
•
Note:
Over the Internet
Anonymous FTP
Your Dealer
The StorPoint CD software held in Flash memory
AXIS WinPoint
AXIS StorPoint Disco
AXIS ThinWizard
❏ New software updates are announced in the AxisNews mailing list.
You may wish to check the Axis Web Site at http://www.axis.com/, where you
can download the latest versions of the software. A link to the Axis Web Site is
available from the StorPoint CD’s Home Page.
You can also get files and information through anonymous ftp: log in to
ftp.axis.com and go to the /pub/axis directory.
Contact your dealer to check if there has been any new issues of the software.
You should have your present version numbers ready to compare against the
latest software issues from Axis.
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Upgrading the Firmware
Using
Windows Explorer
Drag-and-Drop
The StorPoint CD firmware can easily be upgraded by using the Windows
Explorer drag-and-drop.
To upgrade using Windows Explorer, you need the following:
•
The file with the new StorPoint CD software. The name of this file is of the
form product_version.bin, e.g. cde100_531.bin for the StorPoint CD
software release 5.31.
• A computer running Windows Explorer.
Follow these steps to upgrade the StorPoint CD by using drag-and-drop:
1. Start the Windows Explorer.
2. Find the StorPoint CD.
3. Expand the Root and System folders.
4. Copy the new firmware file to the Flash folder.
System
DeviceProperties
Flash
ServerProperties
VolumeProperties
Volumes
Disc1
Disc2
Disc3
....
Root
or
SYS
5. Wait for the copy to complete.
Caution!
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❏ The StorPoint CD will automatically restart when the upgrade is complete.
It is very important that you do NOT press the Power button during the
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Using AXIS
ThinWizard
The AXIS ThinWizard enables batch upgrading of several AXIS servers. The
program retrieves the new software from the Axis Web Site automatically.
For more information about AXIS ThinWizard, refer to “Event Log” on page
111.
Follow these steps to upgrade the StorPoint CD using AXIS ThinWizard:
1. Start the Web browser and enter the name or IP address of the AXIS
ThinWizard server in the location/address field.
Note:
❏ If the AXIS ThinWizard server is installed on a port other than 80, you
must add :<port number>/ to the URL.
Example:
http://192.16.253.80:8033/
2. Log in to AXIS ThinWizard.
3. Click Manage Network in the main menu.
4. Select the network group that includes your StorPoint CD. Note that you can
only update servers that are included in the selected network group.
5. All the detected servers included in the network group are listed. Click
Firmware to start the Upgrade Wizard.
6. Follow the instructions on the screen in order to complete the installation.
Using FTP
The StorPoint CD firmware can easily be upgraded over the network using FTP
on a TCP/IP network. You will need the following:
•
The file with the new StorPoint CD software. The name of this file is of the
form product_version.bin, e.g. cde100_531.bin for the software release
5.31 for the Ethernet version of the StorPoint CD.
• A computer on the network with TCP/IP and FTP.
• The StorPoint CD must also be installed on the network with TCP/IP as
described in “Assigning an IP Address” on page 13.
Follow these steps to upgrade the StorPoint CD using FTP:
1. Go to the folder that contains the file you are going to download.
2. Log in to the StorPoint CD with the command:
ftp <IP address>
where <IP address> is the name or IP address of your StorPoint CD.
3. You will be prompted for user id and password. Use the user id root, which
has the default password pass.
4. To change to binary transfer mode, issue the command:
bin
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5. Issue the command:
put <software name> flash
where <software name>
cde_500.bin.
is the name of the new software, e.g.
6. Wait for the flash memory load to finish. This normally takes 1 to 4 minutes.
The unit will then automatically restart with the new StorPoint CD software.
7. Log out using the command quit, bye or exit depending on your FTP
version.
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❏ Be careful not to interrupt the file transfer. If the flash loading fails, the
StorPoint CD will not be accessible from the other protocols such as
Windows (SMB), Web browser (HTTP) etc. However, you can still access
it via FTP in order to carry out the upgrading once again.
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Extending the RAM Memory
This section describes how to increase the performance of your StorPoint CD by
adding extra memory.
The basic 32 MB of RAM can be increased up to 160 MB. The extra cache
memory will speed-up data flow rates, especially when several users are accessing
the same disc.
Memory Modules
You can add one module of either 32, 64 or 128 MB in size.
32 Mbyte Module
• 144-pin 8-byte SO DIMM
• 4Mx16 EDO DRAM based (4 pcs.)
• 3.3V
• 50 ns
• 4k refresh cycles
• A0-A11 address inputs
Use one of these modules or equivalent:
64 Mbyte Module
Manufacturer
Type
Admor Memory
P/N AD32-SO4643E
Centon
P/N CAX4MX64-5EVDG
Samsung
P/N KMM466F404BS2-L5
Toshiba
P/N THL64V4075ATG-5
Viking
P/N VC4641U4EN3-HT01
Golden RAM
P/N 92G7342
QAX100
64bit EDO
• 144-pin 8-byte SO DIMM
• 4Mx16 EDO DRAM based (8 pcs.)
• 3.3V
• 50 ns
• 4k refresh cycles
• A0-A11 address inputs
Use one of these modules or equivalent:
Manufacturer
Type
Admor Memory
P/N AD64-SO8643E
Centon
P/N CAX8MX64-5EVDG
Samsung
P/N KMM466F804BS1-L5
Toshiba
P/N THL64V8015ATG-5
Golden RAM
P/N 76H0268
QAX100
64bit EDO
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128 Mbyte Module
Installation Procedure
• 144-pin 8-byte SO DIMM
• 16Mx8 EDO DRAM based (8 pcs.)
• 3.3V
• 50 ns
• 4K refresh cycles
• A0-A11 address inputs
Use one of this module or equivalent:
Manufacturer
Type
Centon
P/N CAX16MX64-5EVDG
QAX100N
64bit EDO
QAX100
64bit EDO
Follow these steps to add the memory module:
1. Unplug the power supply from the StorPoint CD.
2. Remove the server casing.
Front
Position X4
3. Mount the memory module by sliding it into the X4 socket at an angle of 45
degrees. Once the module is fully inserted, press it downwards towards the
PCB, until the socket locks the module into place.
Caution!
❏ Always use an antistatic bracelet when handling the memory modules.
4. Replace the server casing.
5. Power up the StorPoint CD. The new memory module is automatically
identified and the usage optimized by the StorPoint CD.
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Appendix D Tower and Drive Installation
This appendix includes the procedures for installing the StorPoint CD in a
tower and connecting the drives.
Hardware Inventory
Unpack and inspect all parts for damage. Contact your dealer if anything is
missing. All packaging materials are recyclable.
The standard delivery includes the following:
Hardware
Description
Part Number
CD-ROM Server
AXIS StorPoint CD/T E100 Ethernet
0088-001-01
AXIS StorPoint CD/T E100 Ethernet Dual SCSI
0089-001-01
AXIS StorPoint CD/T E100/Basic Ethernet
0110-001-01
AXIS StorPoint CD/T E100/Basic Ethernet Dual SCSI
0111-001-01
AXIS StorPoint CD/T E100 IDE
0101-001-01
4 Screws,
2 Screws
(To attach the server unit)
15163
11998
Product Label
(To be attached to the back of the tower.)
16277
Network Connection
Board
16273
Shielded Cat 5 Cable (To connect the server unit and the network
connection board)
16283
CD-ROM
AXIS Storage Online CD
18128 R1.1
Printed Material
AXIS StorPoint Instant uP and Running
17562
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Physical Description
Familiarize yourself with your StorPoint CD. This information provides a useful
reference during the installation.
SCSI Server
Front panel indicators
SCSI connector(s)
Connection board
connector
Power supply
Network connection
board
Network
connector
Push button
Cat 5 cable
Network Connector
Note:
❏ When the StorPoint CD has been installed in a tower, the network
connector is found on the network connection board that appears at the
back of the tower. Note that the network cable cannot be connected directly
to the server unit.
SCSI Connector
The StorPoint CD has a SCSI connector for connecting disc drives, jukeboxes,
changers and LUN expanders. The dual SCSI version is equipped with two
SCSI connectors.
Push Button
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The StorPoint CD is equipped with a 100baseTX connector. The internal
network connector will automatically adjust to 10baseT or 100baseTX, full or
half duplex mode. Use a Category 5 UTP cable for the 100baseTX operation.
The Push button is used for restoring the StorPoint CD parameters to the
factory default settings. See “Restoring Factory Default Settings” on page 131.
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LED Indicators
The StorPoint CD front panel indicators show the status of the unit. The
indicators have the following functions:
•
Status - Flashes during startup. The light turns solid green when the
StorPoint CD is ready for use.
• SCSI - Flashes to indicate disc access.
• Network - Flashes to indicate the presence of network traffic.
• Power - Remains on to indicate that power is present in the unit.
Refer to “The Front Panel Indicators” on page 129 for a list of error conditions.
Serial Number
The StorPoint CD serial number is found on the labels at the underside of the
server unit and at the back of the tower.
IDE Server
Front panel indicators
IDE connector(s)
Connection board
connector
Power supply
Network connection
board
Network
connector
Push button
Cat 5 cable
Network Connector
Note:
The StorPoint CD is equipped with a 100baseTX connector. The internal
network connector will automatically adjust to 10baseT or 100baseTX, full or
half duplex mode. Use a Category 5 UTP cable for the 100baseTX operation.
❏ When the StorPoint CD has been installed in a tower, the network
connector is found on the network connection board that appears at the
back of the tower. Note that the network cable cannot be connected directly
to the server unit.
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IDE Connector
Push Button
LED Indicators
The StorPoint CD has IDE connectors for connecting disc drives, jukeboxes,
changers and LUN expanders. Three of the four connectors are placed under the
cover.
The Push button is used for restoring the StorPoint CD parameters to the
factory default settings. See “Restoring Factory Default Settings” on page 131.
The StorPoint CD front panel indicators show the status of the unit. The
indicators have the following functions:
•
Status - Flashes during startup. The light turns solid green when the
StorPoint CD is ready for use.
• Drive - Flashes to indicate disc access.
• Network - Flashes to indicate the presence of network traffic.
• Power - Remains on to indicate that power is present in the unit.
Refer to “The Front Panel Indicators” on page 129 for a list of error conditions.
Serial Number
The StorPoint CD serial number is found on the labels at the underside of the
server unit and at the back of the tower.
Installing the StorPoint CD in a Tower
The StorPoint CD is installed in standard 5.25 inch towers.
Caution!
❏ To avoid the risk of electrical chock or other injury, disconnect power from
the tower before removing the chassis.
If not already installed in a tower when delivered, follow these steps:
1. Prepare the tower for the installation, e.g. by removing the chassis.
2. Make a note of the serial number of the StorPoint CD, or attach the enclosed
product label to the back of the tower. The serial number is found on the
underside label of the StorPoint CD and will be needed during the TCP/IP
configuration.
3. Slide the StorPoint CD into the tower.
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4. Fix the StorPoint CD with the four screws supplied. Use the upper or lower
holes depending on type of tower and mounting.
Caution!
❏ The length of the screws must not exceed 0.2 inch (5 mm). If they do, the
internal components of the StorPoint CD may be damaged.
5. Attach the power cord to the StorPoint CD. The power supply connector is
a standard PC 4-pin power supply connector (12 and 5 V DC). Hence, the
power supply available in the tower can also be used to supply the StorPoint
CD.
6. Connect the external network connector board to the StorPoint CD using the
shielded CAT 5 cable.
Important!
❏ It is not possible to connect an RJ-45 cable directly between the back of the
StorPoint CD server unit and the hub.
7. Mount the board on the back of the tower. The mounting plate on the board
fits into the standard Centronics cut-out available on most towers.
8. Attach the product label to the back of the tower.
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Connecting the Drives to the StorPoint CD
A single StorPoint CD can service up to 7, 8 or 14 CD/DVD-ROM drives or up
to six or seven hard disks, depending on model.
Caution!
Dual SCSI Version
Note:
•
SCSI Server - The SCSI bus allows 7 drives to be connected to the
StorPoint CD. Each unit on the SCSI bus must have a unique SCSI
address. To work properly, the bus must be electrically terminated at both
ends.
If you want to use the hard disk caching facility, you must connect 1 to 6
hard disk units to the StorPoint CD. The StorPoint CD will automatically
format the hard disks detected on the SCSI bus.
•
IDE Server - The IDE bus allows 8 drives to be connected to the StorPoint
CD. Each unit on the IDE bus must be assigned as Master or Slave.
If you want to use the hard disk caching facility, you must connect 1 to 7
hard disk units to the StorPoint CD. The StorPoint CD will automatically
format the hard disks detected on the IDE bus.
❏ Always make sure that power is not connected to the StorPoint CD or any
of the drives when making changes to the SCSI chain. The SCSI bus or IDE
bus may become damaged if you connect or disconnect any units when the
power is on.
It is recommended that the dual SCSI version of StorPoint CD is installed in a
14 bay tower, i.e. all the drives are housed in the same enclosure with the SCSI
cables built-in.
❏ However, if you are using two separate towers, we recommend that the cable
from the StorPoint CD to the second tower complies with the following
maximum cable length requirements:
• The cable from the StorPoint CD to the connector leaving the first
tower should not exceed 60 cm.
• The cable connecting the two towers should not exceed 50 cm.
Connecting the
SCSI Drives
To connect the SCSI drives to the StorPoint CD, follow these steps:
1. Connect the SCSI cable to the SCSI connector on the StorPoint CD.
2. Connect the SCSI cable to the drive(s).
3. Set a unique SCSI address 0 through 6 for each of the connected drives. The
dual SCSI version has two separate buses with addresses 0 through 6 available
on each. Refer to the drive documentation for instructions on how to set the
SCSI address on your drives.
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4. Connect an external, preferably active, SCSI terminator to the last drive in the
SCSI chain. If there is only one drive, it is the last one in the chain and must
be terminated. The StorPoint CD has built-in SCSI termination which is
always switched on. Therefore, the server must be physically located at one end
of the chain. This is the case for both the single and dual SCSI versions.
Note:
❏ Do not terminate the drives placed between the StorPoint CD and the last
drive.
5. Switch the power on to the whole of the tower.
6. The StorPoint CD front panel indicators will flash during power-on and selftest. When the Status indicator stops flashing and turns solid green, the
StorPoint CD is ready for use.
Connecting the
IDE Drives
To connect the IDE drives to the StorPoint CD, follow these steps:
1. Connect the IDE cable to the IDE connector on the StorPoint CD.
2. Connect the IDE cable to the drive(s).
3. Assign each of the connected drives to Master or Slave. Refer to the drive
documentation for instructions on how to set the device type for your drives.
Notes:
❏ The server must be physically located at one end of the cable.
❏ Do not set two drives to master or slave on the same IDE bus.
4. Switch the power on to the whole of the tower.
5. The StorPoint CD front panel indicators will flash during power-on and selftest. When the Status indicator stops flashing and turns solid green, the
StorPoint CD is ready for use.
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Appendix E: Technical Specifications
Appendix E
Technical Specifications
Supported Systems
Novell NetWare
Microsoft Windows
OS/2
TCP/IP
Macintosh
Web Browser
NetWare 3.11, 3.12, 4.10, 4.11 and 5.0.
Windows for Workgroups, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000.
OS/2 Warp 4, IBM Peer for OS/2.
Supports all UNIX/Linux dialects through NFS over UDP/IP on TCP/IP networks.
Mac OS 7.x, 8.x, 9.x using AppleShare 3 or later.
Internet/intranet over HTTP 1.0 and HTML 2.0 compatible browsers.
Supported Protocols
Novell NetWare
Windows and OS/2
UNIX
Macintosh
Web Browser
Network Management
NDS, NCP (IPX, NetWare/IP and PureIP).
SMB over NetBIOS/NetBEUI, SMB over NetBIOS/TCP/IP, WINS/NBNS.
NFS over UDP/IP, TCP, ARP, RARP, BOOTP, DHCP, SNMP, FTP.
AFP over AppleTalk, AFP over TCP/IP.
HTTP over TCP/IP.
SNMP MIB-II and private enterprise MIB. Platform independent configuration and
management via standard Web browser.
Security
Novell NetWare
Windows and OS/2
UNIX
Macintosh
Web Browser
Supported File Systems
Software Updates
Performance
Hardware
Attachments
SCSI CD/DVD-ROM
Drive Connections
IDE CD/DVD-ROM
Drive Connections
Encrypted passwords. Authorization via file server, including NDS.
User-level or share-level access control.
NFS version 2, PCNFSD authentication via file server.
Encrypted passwords. Password for individual/all discs. User level authentication via file
server.
Password.
High Sierra (HSF), ISO 9660, Multisession, ISO 9660 with Rock Ridge or Joliet
extensions, ISO 9660 level 3 support (used by most DVD-ROM, CD/RW and CD-R
packet write), ISO 9660 with Apple extensions, HFS, CD-UDF version 1.0 and 1.5.
Flash memory allows central and remote updating of the StorPoint CD software over
the network using Windows Explorer drag-and-drop or FTP over TCP/IP.
Data throughput up to 4000 kB/sec.
CPU: 32 bit RISC controller (ETRAX 100). Flash memory: 4 MB.
RAM: 32 MB, expandable up to 160 MB.
RJ-45 (for 100baseTX and 10baseT).
Up to 7 SCSI CD/DVD-ROM drives (14 for the dual SCSI version). Changers are
supported.
Up to 8 IDE CD/DVD-ROM drives.
Hard Disk Caching
Caching Options
Caching Speed
Compatible
CD-ROM Drives
Performance caching (Partial, Mirror, None) Archiving (Manual, Automatic)
Mirror/Archive caching performance: 6 min/650 MB.
Standard SCSI or IDE CD-ROM drives. Towers and jukeboxes with LUN based
addressing.
Support for firmware upgrade to Pioneer Disc Changer DRM-6324X via the StorPoint
CD Web interface.
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SCSI Hard Disk
Drive Connections
Connector
Speed
IDE Hard Disk
Drive Connections
Connector
Speed
Power Supply
Dimensions
Weight
6 hard disk drives for caching of CD/DVD-based data.
Narrow 50-pin header.
Asynchronous (< 5 MB/sec), synchronous (5 MB/sec), fast SCSI (10 MB/sec) or ultra
fast SCSI (20 MB/sec).
7 hard disk drives for caching of CD/DVD-based data.
Four 40 pin header.
DMA Mode 2 (16.67 MB/s), PIO Mode 4 (16.67 MB/s).
Via 4-pin power connector: 12V DC (0.5 A) and 5V DC (2 A).
Height: 1.7 in (4.3 cm), Width: 5.9 in (14.9 cm), Depth: 8.8 in (22.4 cm).
1.5 lbs (0.7 kg).
Environmental
SCSI
Temperature: 40-105°F (5-40°C).
Humidity: 20-80% RHG, non-condensing.
IDE
Temperature operational: 40-105°F (5-40°C).
Temperature shipping/storage: -4 - 140°F (-20 -60°C).
Humidity operational: 8 - 80%
Humidity shipping/storage: 5 - 80%
Year 2000
The StorPoint CD is year 2000 compliant.
Approvals
EMC
SCSI - CE: EN 55022/1994, EN 50082-1/1997. FCC Subpart B Class A.
IDE - CE: EN 55022/1994, EN 55024/1998. FCC Subpart B Class A.
Safety
Warranty
EN 60950, UL1950. Approved power supply for all countries.
3 years. 5 years if a member of the Axis User Group.
All specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
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Appendix F: Glossary
Appendix F
Glossary
AFP
AppleTalk Filing Protocol. A network file system that supports HFS specific
entities, such as data forks and finder metadata.
AIX
Advanced Interactive eXecutive. A version of the UNIX operating system from
IBM that runs on various IBM computers including Mainframe systems.
ARP
Address Resolution Protocol. A protocol within TCP/IP networks that allows a
host to find the physical address of a node on the same network. ARP cannot be
used over routers.
BOOTP
Boot Protocol. A TCP/IP protocol, which allows an Internet node to discover
certain startup information such as its IP address. A request made to an active
BOOTP daemon initiates a search of the Boot Table for an entry matching the
unit’s Ethernet address. If a matching entry is found, the daemon then
downloads the IP address to the device.
BSD
Berkeley Software Distribution. The University of California, Berkeley additions
to the UNIX operating system.
DBCS
Double Byte Character Set.
DHCP
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A system based on network interface
card addresses for allocating IP addresses and other configuration information
for networked systems. It provides automatic but temporary assignment of IP
addresses from a central pool.
Distinguished Names
Names in the NDS Directory tree have two name types: typeful or typeless. A
typeful name includes the name types (OU, O, etc.) when identifying the
distinguished name of the object. A typeless name excludes the name types. You
can use either syntax when specifying the parameters.
Example 1 (NDSServerContext parameter syntax):
Typeful distinguished name: .OU=Corp.O=Acme
Typeless distinguished name: .Corp.Acme
Example 2 (NDSAdminName parameter syntax):
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Typeful distinguished name: .CN=Admin.O=Acme
Typeless distinguished name: .Admin.Acme
Tree Name = ACMECORP
Corp
Servers
Root
[Root]
Acme
Organization
O=Acme
Organizational Unit
OU=Corp.O=Acme
Users
Servers
Organizational Unit
OU=Sales.O=Acme
Sales
Users
Objects in an NDS Directory Tree
DNS
Domain Name Service. Reflects the server names and addresses within a
network.
DSS
Domain SAP/RIP Services. Provides a source of SAP/RIP information in a
NetWare environment.
DVD
Digital Versatile Disk. An optical disk that store up to 16 times more
information than a standard CD-ROM disk. Developed for video, multimedia
etc.
FAT
File Allocation Table. A file system originally invented for the DOS operating
system.
Flash Memory
Flash Memory is a memory chip that, like ordinary ROM memory, keeps its
contents even when the power is turned off. What makes it unique is the
possibility to erase its contents and write new data to it. The software that runs
on your StorPoint CD is stored in Flash Memory, i.e. when software updates are
available, you can update the StorPoint CD without having to replace any parts.
FTP
File Transfer Protocol. The TCP/IP protocol used for logging into a network
and transferring files.
HFS
Hierarchical File System. This is a file system used om Macintosh discs.
HTML
Hypertext Markup Language. A standard hypertext language used for creating
Web pages and other hypertext documents.
HTTP
Hypertext Transfer Protocol. The TCP/IP protocol for Web based
communication.
IDE
IP
Integrated Device Electronics. A high-speed parallel interface, used to connect a
computer to peripheral devices using channels.
Internet Protocol. The TCP/IP session-layer protocol that regulates packet
forwarding by tracking Internet addresses, routing outgoing messages and
recognizing incoming messages.
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LED
Light Emitting Diode. The LED indicators on the StorPoint CD front panel
indicate the status of the unit.
MIB
Management Information Base. A database of network configuration
information used by SNMP and CMIP to monitor or change network settings.
NCP
NetWare Core Protocol. Network clients use the NCP to request services of
servers, and servers use NCP to provide services, such as file and print services.
NDS
NetWare Directory Services. Manages network resources such as NetWare
servers and volumes.
NIS
NTP
Network Time Protocol. Used by Internet time servers and their peers to
synchronize clocks, as well as automatically organize and maintain the time
synchronization subnet itself.
RARP
Reverse Address Resolution Protocol. A TCP/IP protocol governing the
translation of a Data-Link Control (DLC) address to an IP address. A request
made to an active RARP daemon initiates a search of the Ethernet Address Table
for an entry matching the unit’s Ethernet address. If a matching entry is found,
the daemon then downloads the IP address to the device. RARP operates within
a single network segment only, i.e. it does not work over routers.
RISC
Reduced Instruction Set Computing. A processor that recognizes only a limited
number of assembly-language instructions.
SAP
Service Advertising Protocol. A network name advertising service that e.g. file
servers can use for advertising their existence to network clients.
SCSI
Small Computer System Interface. A high-speed parallel interface, used to
connect a computer to peripheral devices using just one port.
SLP
Service Location Protocol. A protocol used for advertising and discovering
network services, e.g. printers and CD servers.
SMB
SNMP
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Network Information Services. The security and file-access databases on UNIX
systems, previously known as Yellow Pages.
Server Message Blocks. A protocol that makes use of NetBIOS.
Simple Network Management Protocol. A TCP/IP protocol for managing and
monitoring nodes on a network.
TCP
Transmission Control Protocol. The connection-oriented, transport-level
protocol used in the TCP/IP suite of protocols.
UDF
Universal Disk Format. A specification developed by OSTA (Optical Storage
Technology Association) for use in optical storage devices. The file format for
DVD.
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UNIX
A 32-bit multitasking, multiuser operating system originally developed by
AT&T.
URL
Uniform Resource Locator. A way of specifying the location of publicly available
information on the Internet.
WINS
Windows Internet Name Service. Allows Windows-based clients to locate
NetBIOS resources on TCP/IP networks. When using TCP/IP, the computer
name must be resolved to an IP address. WINS is designed to eliminate the need
for broadcasts in order to resolve computer names to IP addresses. It provides a
dynamic database that maintains computer name to IP address mappings.
Wizard
A form of user assistance that automates a task through a dialog with the user in
order to speed up operation. These tasks are typically complex and require
experience.
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Index
Index
A
access rights
FTP 81
Macintosh 74
NetWare bindery 52
NetWare NDS 51
UNIX 68
Web (HTTP) 83
active converter 135
Administration Web pages 21
AFP 72
AIX 17
anonymous FTP 141
archived discs 106
archiving 102, 103
ARP 16, 17
Asian languages 42
assigning an IP address 13
authentication server 52
AutoMap folders 98
AutoMapping 97
automatic archiving 109
AXCDEX 137
AXIS IP Installer 15
AXIS MIB 114
AXIS ThinWizard 115, 143
Axis User Group 155
axis_cd.mib 114
AXISCDEX 137
AxisNews mailing list 128
B
bindery server 50
BOOTP 19
BSD Systems 17
C
cache modes 103
Cached Discs View 110
caching 102
CD Grouping 91
CD/RW 154
CD-R packet write 154
CDRecordable drives 86
checking the memory 133
concurrent connections 52
config.ini 117, 126
configuration
160
FTP 79
Microsoft & IBM networks 27
NetWare 44
UNIX 67
Web (HTTP) 82
configuration file 117, 126
configuration tools 124
connecting the drives 152
connecting to the network 12
connection problems 134
converter 135
customized link 83
D
data throughput 154
DBCS encoding 42
default password 21, 24
default settings 131
defining shares 30
DHCP 13, 18
diagnostic test 133
Diagnostics page 133
directory agents 138
directory structure 123
disc
CD/R and CD/RW 86
copy to 87
format 87
disc changer flutter 135
disc drive
recording speed 136
disc problems 134
disc settings 34, 55, 70
Discs & Drives page 106
Discs and file system View 106
distinguished name 156
domain controller in SMB 128, 140
DOS
access control 27
configuration 27
protocol settings 28, 73
server name 27
Drives View 107
dual SCSI 7, 152
DVD-ROM 154
E
eject function 107, 109
error conditions 130
error messages
accessing discs 134
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accessing the StorPoint CD 134
NDS installation 50
running CD-ROM software 137
errors 128
Ethernet address 13
Ethernet II frame 137
event log 50, 111
Event Log page 50, 111
extending the RAM 145
external link 83
F
factory default settings 131
Fast Ethernet 148, 149
file cache 103
file rights
general settings 34, 55, 70
Macintosh 74
UNIX 68
Web (HTTP) 83
File View page 21
Filer 53
finding CD/DVDs 93
Flash memory 141
formatting hard disks 104
frame types 137
front panel indicators 129, 149, 150
FTP 125, 141
access control 81
configuration 79
protocol settings 79
FTP commands 79
FTP user name 81
H
hard disk caching 102
hardware installation 147
hardware inventory 147
high byte 135
High Sierra (HSF) 154
ARP 16, 17
AXIS IP Installer 15
BOOTP 19
DHCP 13, 18
RARP 19
Web browser 14
ISO 9660 154
L
launch objects 95
LED indicators 129, 149, 150
LMHOST 139
local administrator in SMB 140
logfile.txt 50, 111
long file names in DOS 42
M
Macintosh
access control 74
configuration 72
protocol settings 72
server name 72
zone 73
managing security
Macintosh 74
NetWare 51
NetWare bindery 52
NetWare NDS 51
UNIX 68
Web (HTTP) 83
manual archiving 107
map command 66
memory check 133
memory expansion 145
MIB 113
Microsoft & IBM networks
configuration 27
mirroring 103
monitoring 111
MSCDEX driver 137
Multisession 154
I
IBM Peer for OS/2 39
IEEE 802.2 frame 137
IEEE 802.3 frame 137
indicators 129, 149, 150
installing the hardware 147
installing the StorPoint CD 11
insufficient rights in NetWare NDS 138
Internet 141
IP address 13
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name resolution problems 139
narrow device 135
NBT 27
NDS schema extension 45, 138
NDS server 45
NetBEUI 27
NetBIOS 27
NetWare
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access control 51
accessing the discs 55
authentication server 52
bindery server 50
configuration 44
NDS server 45, 51
server name 44
Supervisor 54
NetWare IPX 25
NetWare/IP 25, 44
network connection board 148, 149, 151
network connector 148, 149
network protocols 154
network settings 26
FTP 79
Macintosh 72
Microsoft & IBM networks 28, 73
NetWare 46
UNIX 67
Web (HTTP) 82
NFS
access control 68
protocol settings 67
NFS export list 68
NMS 113
normal conditions 129
NT environments
managing access rights 31
NWAdmin 52
O
obtaining new software 141
organizing CD/DVDs 93
Organizing Discs 93
Organizing discs 91
OS/2
access control 27
configuration 27
protocol settings 28, 73
server name 27
OS/2 environments
managing access rights 32
P
parameter list 117
partial caching 103
partition table 104
password 24
recordable discs 89
performance 133, 154
performance caching 103
162
physical description 148
ping command 17
power supply 155
problems 128
problems finding the hard disk 135
ProtectIP parameter 14
protocol settings 26
FTP 79
Macintosh 72
Microsoft & IBM networks 28, 73
NetWare 46
UNIX 67
Web (HTTP) 82
public folders 100
PureIP 25, 44, 138
Push button 148, 150
R
RARP 19
recordable discs 86
restoring default settings 131
Rock Ridge 154
S
SAP 25
schema extension 45, 138
SCSI address 152
SCSI chain 135, 153
SCSI terminator 153
security management
Macintosh 74
NetWare 51
NetWare bindery 52
NetWare NDS 51
UNIX 68
Web (HTTP) 83
serial number 13, 149, 150
Server Manager 30
server name
Macintosh 72
Microsoft & IBM networks 27
NetWare 44
SMB 27
Server password 24
setting the IP address 13
ARP 16, 17
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BOOTP 19
DHCP 13, 18
RARP 19
Web browser 14
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shared drive 109
share-level mode 33
shutdown 23
single user version 137
SLP directory agent 18
SLP scope 138
SLP scope list 18
SMB server name 27
SNAP frame 137
SNMP 113
Station Restrictions 52
statistics 112
Statistics page 112
Status indicator 12, 130, 153
Supervisor 54
support services 4
supported protocols 154
supported systems 154
synchronizing the NDS tree 45
System folder 123
T
TCP/IP 13, 26
technical specifications 154
technical support 4
text files 126
ThinWizard 115, 143
This StorPoint page 22
throughput 9
time synchronization 25
time zone 25, 122
tower installation 150
trap objects 114
troubleshooting 128
typeful name type 156
typeless name type 156
W
Web (HTTP)
access control 83
configuration 82
Web browser 14
wide device 135
wide-SCSI hard disks 135
Windows
access control 27
share-level 28
user-level 28
access-control
managing shares 30
configuration 27
NT environments 31
OS/2 environments 32
protocol settings 28, 73
server name 27
WINS 139
WINS database 134
wizard
NetWare 46
TCP/IP 26
Web (HTTP) 82
Windows (SMB) 28, 73
writable discs 86
Z
zone 73
U
UNIX
access control 68
configuration 67
protocol settings 67
upgrading 141
upgrading the firmware 142
user-level mode 30
user-level security in SMB 140
V
volume name 124
Volumes folder 124
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