ReadyNAS 3100 Hardware Manual
ReadyNAS 3100
H ardwa re M a nua l
350 East Plumeria Drive
San Jose, CA 95134
USA
May 2010
202-10616-01
v1.0
ReadyNAS 3100 Hardware Manual
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Getting Started
Control Panel, Status Displays, Ports, and Drive Bays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Front Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Disk Tray, Release, and Tray Handle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Rear Panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Rack Mount Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Choosing a Setup Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Preparing for Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Installing the System into a Rack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Initial Setup and Login . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Defaults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
RAIDar and FrontView. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Safety Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Electrical Safety Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
General Safety Precautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Rack Mount Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Chapter 2 Diagnostics and Maintenance
Control Panel Diagnostics and Status Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Performing System Shutdown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Power Switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the FrontView Browser User Interface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Understanding the System Diagnostics Boot Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
System Diagnostics Boot Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reinstalling RAIDar Firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Boot Menu to Format a RAID Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding or Replacing Disks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding a New Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Failed Disk Notification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Choosing a Replacement Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing a Failed Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing System Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing a System Fan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing a Power Supply. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing the Onboard Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Appendix A
Default Settings and Specifications
Factory Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Technical Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Appendix B
Index
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Notification of Compliance
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Rea dy NAS 3 1 0 0
This chapter provides an overview of the unit’s physical features.
Topics discussed in this chapter include:
•
Control Panel, Status Displays, Ports, and Drive Bays
•
Rack Mount Setup
•
Choosing a Setup Location
•
Initial Setup and Login
•
Safety Warning
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Control Panel, Status Displays, Ports, and Drive Bays
This section introduces the ReadyNAS 3100 control panel, status display, ports, and disk
bays.
Front Panel
4
2
3
1
1. Four drive bays with hot-pluggable disk trays with two status lights per disk.
2. USB Port
3. Control panel
• Power and Reset buttons
•
Power, LAN, disk, and fan status lights
4. Status lights
• Green: Disk present and activity light
•
Amber or off: Disk failure light
Disk Tray, Release, and Tray Handle
The disk tray features a push switch that releases the pop-out tray handle.
Disk tray
handle
Disk tray release
push switch
WARNING!
Regardless of the number of hard drives installed, all drive trays
must remain in the drive bays to maintain proper airflow.
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Rear Panel
1
2
3
4
5
6
1. Dual power supplies
2. PS2 keyboard and mouse ports
3. Two USB ports
4. RS232 console port
5. VGA monitor port
6. Two Gigabit Ethernet ports with failover and link aggregation
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Rack Mount Setup
Use the included rack mount hardware to install the unit according to the instructions below.
DANGER:
A unit with installed drives can weigh more than 80 pounds. To avoid
injury or damage to the equipment, plan to perform the rack mount
installation with appropriate assistance.
Ambient Operating Temperature
If the unit is installed in a closed or multi-unit rack assembly, the ambient operating
temperature of the rack environment might be greater than the ambient temperature of the
room. Therefore, consideration should be given to installing the equipment in an environment
compatible with the maximum rated ambient temperature found in "Default Settings and
Specifications " in Appendix A.
Reduced Airflow
Equipment should be mounted into a rack to ensure that the amount of airflow required for
safe operation is not compromised.
Mechanical Loading
Equipment should be mounted level into a rack to avoid a hazardous condition due to uneven
mechanical loading.
Circuit Overloading
It is important to consider the connection of the equipment to the power supply circuitry, and
the effect that possible overloading of circuits might have on over current protection and
power supply wiring. Appropriate equipment nameplate ratings should be used when
addressing this concern.
Reliable Ground
A reliable ground must be maintained at all times. To ensure proper grounding, the rack itself
should be grounded. Particular attention should be given to power supply connections other
than the direct connections to the branch circuit (for example, the use of power strips).
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Choosing a Setup Location
Note: This product is intended for installation in a restricted access
location, such as dedicated equipment rooms, service closets, and
so on.
Leave enough clearance in front of the rack so that the front door can open completely (about
25 inches), with approximately 30 inches of clearance in the back of the rack to allow for
sufficient airflow and ease in servicing.
Preparing for Setup
Read these instructions in their entirety before you begin. Locate the ReadyNAS 3100
shipping carton, remove the rack mounting kit, and prepare to work for installation.
Installing the System into a Rack
Follow these instructions for installing the system into a rack.
1. The rack mounting kit contains two rail assemblies. Each assembly consists of two
sections:
• An inner fixed chassis rail that secures directly to the ReadyNAS 3100 chassis.
•
An outer fixed rack rail that secures directly to the rack itself. Extend the rail assembly
by pulling it outward.
Press the release tab and separate the inner rail from the outer assembly.
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2. Connect the rails.
Use the provided mounting screws to mount the inner rails to the system chassis.
a. Fasten the backs of the outer rails to the rack with screws.
b. Press the release to extend the rails.
c. Hang the rails into the rack holes, and fasten the rails to the rack.
3. Attach the chassis.
a. Extend the ball shuttle (A) to the very front.
b. Align the rails (B) and push the chassis in.
c. Secure the handles to the outer rails (C) with screws.
The rack mount installation is complete.
A
B
C
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Initial Setup and Login
The estimated completion time for the initial setup is approximately 20 minutes.
Follow the instructions in the ReadyNAS Installation Guide that came with your unit to install
it, and establish the default IP address and login password.
An electronic copy of the installation guide is on the product CD. It can also be found on the
NETGEAR website, and on http://readynas.com/documentation.
Defaults
•
IP configuration: DHCP
If the unit does not get an IP address, it defaults to 192.168.168.168.
•
Administrator user name: admin
•
Password: netgear1
Both the user name and password are case-sensitive.
RAIDar and FrontView
For information about using the ReadyNAS 3100 RAIDar utility and FrontView software to log
in, configure, and manage your system, see the ReadyNAS for Business Software Manual.
Note: The RAIDar utility can discover any ReadyNAS on the network
without using its IP address.
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Safety Warning
1. The equipment contains no operator access areas and is certified for installation only by
trained personnel, according to the installation instructions provided.
2. The socket outlet shall be installed near the equipment and shall be easily accessible.
3. Observe the onboard battery precaution below. Follow the battery replacement instructions
at “Replacing the Onboard Battery” on page 30.
DANGER:
RISK OF EXPLOSION IF BATTERY IS REPLACED BY AN
INCORRECT TYPE. DISPOSE OF USED BATTERIES ACCORDING
TO THEIR INSTRUCTIONS.
4. The units and their associated LAN connections shall be interconnected only with equipment
within the same building.
5. Slide/rail mounted equipment is not to be used as a shelf or a work space.
Electrical Safety Precautions
Follow basic electrical safety precautions to protect yourself from harm and the ReadyNAS
3100 from damage:
•
Be aware of the locations of the power on/off switch on the chassis as well as the room's
emergency power-off switch, disconnection switch, or electrical outlet. If an electrical
accident occurs, you can then quickly remove power from the system.
•
Do not work alone when working with high voltage components.
•
Disconnect power from the system when removing or installing main system components,
such as the main board or memory modules. When disconnecting power, you should first
power down the system with the operating system and then unplug the power cords of all
the power supply units in the system.
•
When working around exposed electrical circuits, another person who is familiar with the
power-off controls should be nearby to switch off the power if necessary.
•
Use only one hand when working with powered-on electrical equipment. This is to avoid
making a complete circuit, which will cause electrical shock. Use extreme caution when
using metal tools, which can easily damage any electrical components or circuit boards
they come into contact with.
•
Do not use mats designed to decrease static electrical discharge as protection from
electrical shock. Instead, use rubber mats that have been specifically designed as
electrical insulators.
•
The power supply cords must include a grounding plug and must be plugged into
grounded electrical outlets.
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General Safety Precautions
Follow these rules to ensure general safety:
•
Keep the area around the ReadyNAS 3100 clean and free of clutter.
•
The ReadyNAS 3100 weighs approximately 35 pounds when fully loaded. When lifting
the system, two people at either end should lift slowly with their feet spread out to
distribute the weight. Always keep your back straight and lift with your legs.
•
Place the chassis top cover and any system components that have been removed away
from the system or on a table so that they will not accidentally be stepped on.
•
While working on the system, do not wear loose clothing such as neckties and
unbuttoned shirt sleeves, which can come into contact with electrical circuits or be pulled
into a cooling fan.
•
Remove any jewelry or metal objects from your body, which are excellent metal
conductors that can create short circuits and harm you if they come into contact with
printed circuit boards or areas where power is present.
•
Onboard battery: This battery must be replaced only with the same or an equivalent type
recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the
manufacturer's instructions.
DANGER:
There is a danger of explosion if the onboard battery is installed upside
down, which will reverse its polarities.
•
Main board replaceable soldered-in fuses: Self-resetting PTC (positive temperature
coefficient) fuses on the main board must be replaced by trained service technicians only.
The new fuse must be the same as or equivalent to the one replaced. Contact technical
support for details and support.
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Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Precautions
Electrostatic discharge is generated by two objects with different electrical
charges coming into contact with each other. An electrical discharge is
created to neutralize this difference, which can damage electronic
components and printed circuit boards. The following measures are
generally sufficient to neutralize this difference before contact is made to
protect your equipment from ESD:
•
Use a grounded wrist strap designed to prevent static discharge.
•
Keep all components and printed circuit boards (PCBs) in their antistatic bags until ready
for use.
•
Touch a grounded metal object before removing the board from the antistatic bag.
•
Do not let components or PCBs come into contact with your clothing, which might retain a
charge even if you are wearing a wrist strap.
•
Handle a board by its edges only; do not touch its components, peripheral chips, memory
modules, or contacts.
•
When handling chips or modules, avoid touching their pins.
•
Put the main board and peripherals back into their antistatic bags when not in use.
•
For grounding purposes, make sure your computer chassis provides excellent
conductivity between the power supply, the case, the mounting fasteners, and the main
board.
•
After accessing the inside of the system, close the system back up and secure it to the
rack unit with the retention screws after ensuring that all connections have been made.
Rack Mount Precautions
Follow these rack mount precautions:
•
Ensure that the leveling jacks on the bottom of the rack are fully extended to the floor with
the full weight of the rack resting on them.
•
In single-rack installations, stabilizers should be attached to the rack. In multiple-rack
installations, the racks should be coupled together.
•
Always make sure the rack is stable before extending a component from the rack.
•
You should extend only one component at a time-extending two or more simultaneously
might cause the rack to become unstable.
•
Determine the placement of each component in the rack before you install the rails.
•
Install the heaviest components on the bottom of the rack first, and then work up.
•
Use a regulating uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to protect the ReadyNAS 3100 from
power surges, and voltage spikes and to keep your system operating in case of a power
failure.
•
Allow any hot-plug drives and power supply modules to cool before touching them.
•
Always keep the rack's front door and all panels and components on the servers closed
when not servicing to maintain proper cooling.
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Diagnostics and Maintenance
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This chapter includes topics on system status, system shutdown, using the diagnostics menu,
and adding, replacing, or formatting disks.
•
Control Panel Diagnostics and Status Information
•
Performing System Shutdown
•
Understanding the System Diagnostics Boot Menu
•
Reinstalling RAIDar Firmware
•
Using the Boot Menu to Format a RAID Volume
•
Adding or Replacing Disks
•
Replacing System Components
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Control Panel Diagnostics and Status Information
The control panel for the ReadyNAS 3100 is located on the top right corner of the unit. Each
function on the control panel is described in the following table.
NIC 2 / NIC 1
LED
Power
LED
Power
button
Control panel
Disk
activity
System
overheat/
fan failure
Reset
button
Item
Activity
Description
Power
button
Push the
button
Push to turn on the ReadyNAS 3100.The power LED blinks while
the ReadyNAS 3100 is booting.

Preferred shutdown: If the unit is running, pressing the power
switch once will begin the graceful shutdown blink pattern on the
LEDs. Pressing the power button a second time within 5 seconds
confirms and initiates the graceful shutdown.
Forced shutdown: If the unit is hung, you can press and hold the
power button for 5 seconds to force shutdown.
System
Reset
Push the
button
Reset: Press the reset button once to warm boot the ReadyNAS
3100.
Diagnostics: To enter the diagnostic boot menu, see
“Understanding the System Diagnostics Boot Menu” on page 19.
Power LED
On (Green)
Off
Green: the unit is powered on.
Red: Power failure.
Off: the unit is powered off.
Disk LED on
the control
panel
On/Blink
(Amber)
Blinking amber: disk activity.
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Item
Activity
Description
Ethernet 
1&2
(LAN)
LEDs
On (Green)
Blink (Green)
Off
Green: Power is on and LAN cable connected.
Blink green: LAN activity.
Off: LAN cable disconnected.
Fan LED
On (Red)
Off
Red: Overheating or fan failure.
Off: normal operation.
Disk LED on
the disk tray
On (Green)
Blink (Green)
On (Amber
Off
Green: Unit is on and disk installed.
Blinking green: Volume activity.
Amber:
Off: No disk installed, or no volume present.
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Performing System Shutdown
Use the Power button to shut down the unit. Alternately, use the FrontView browser user
interface.
Using the Power Switch
There are two ways to shut down the unit using the power switch.
•
Preferred shutdown. Press the Power button twice initiate a graceful shutdown.
•
Forced shutdown. If the unit freezes, hold the power button for 5 seconds to force
shutdown.
Using the FrontView Browser User Interface
The FrontView > Shutdown Options screen offers the option to power off or reboot the
ReadyNAS 3100. You also have the option of performing a full file system check or a quota
check on the next boot.
For information about FrontView, see the ReadyNAS for Business Software Manual.
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Understanding the System Diagnostics Boot Menu
The NETGEAR ReadyNAS 3100 is a 1U, NAS with 4 bays. With only one switch and 1 LED
available for the boot menu, the same switch is used to select and to execute the boot
options.
Below is the list of options currently available in the boot menu. After the switch is released,
the LED blinks in the corresponding pattern. Each on or off interval is 0.5 seconds.
System Diagnostics Boot Menu
Control Panel
Selecting Boot Menu Options
To enter the boot menu:
1. Hold down the switch before, or immediately after, you power up the machine. Ignore the
first blink of the LED when power is turned on. The LED turns on as soon as the boot
loader recognizes that the button has been pushed. 
2. Release the switch. The boot menu displays, and the LED turns off.
3. Push and release the switch to cycle through the boot options. 
4. Hold down the switch for 5 seconds until the LED is on, and then release the switch. This
triggers the execution of the boot option selected. The LED quickly blinks twice, and then
turns off to confirm that your selection has been executed. Do not press switch again;
otherwise the process will be aborted. 

After the boot menu displays, if you hold down the button for more than 5 seconds without
enter a selection, the Normal boot sequence is executed.
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1. Boot menu enabled: Use the Reset button to scroll through the menu to select an
option within 3 seconds.
Note: The boot menu defaults to normal boot if no selection is made after
5 seconds.
2. Normal boot: Use this option to perform a normal boot.
3. Factory Default: Use this option to reset the ReadyNAS back to its factory default state,
erasing all data on the disks. This option can be used to change between X-RAID2 and
Flex-RAID mode.
WARNING!
This process reinstalls the firmware and resets all disk configurations,
and wipes out any and all data you might have on the unit.
4. OS Reinstall. While keeping the data volume intact, re-install the RAIDar firmware on the
ReadyNAS, reset the admin password, and change the DHCP assignment to DHCP client.
This is helpful if you have lost your admin password and want to set it back to the default, if
errors in your network settings have made it impossible to connect to the ReadyNAS, or if
you suspect that the operating system on your disk might somehow become corrupt.
Tip: If possible, use the configuration backup to save your configuration so
that if you have to reset the unit to its factory default settings, you can
simply restore all your settings from the configuration backup. For
instructions on how to back up your configuration, see the ReadyNAS for
Business Software Manual.
5. Tech Support. Enable the remote diagnostic function.
6. Skip Volume Check. Use this option to boot the system but bypass the volume check.
7. Memory Test. Use this option to perform a memory diagnostic.
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Reinstalling RAIDar Firmware
To reinstall RAIDar firmware without touching the data volume:
1. Using a paper clip to gently press the Reset switch, power on the unit. Wait for the two
red boot menu status lights on the front to display, then release the reset switch.
Control Panel
Boot Menu Options
2. Push the Reset button on the front panel three times to select the OS Reinstall option.
The system will do the following:
a. Display the OS Reinstall blink pattern.
b. Holds the display of the final LED (off on), and waits for you to confirm the selection.
WARNING!
If you mistakenly select the Factory Default option, all data on the
unit will be deleted. If you are unsure, let the system boot normally
before attempting this procedure again.
3. Press and hold the Reset button for 3 seconds to confirm the menu selection and proceed
with that option. The system will do the following:
a. Blink both LEDs twice to confirm the selection.
b. Proceed with reinstalling the firmware.
c. Reboot when the firmware reinstall completes.
The data will be in tact. The user name, password, and system configuration settings
will be the factory default values.
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Using the Boot Menu to Format a RAID Volume
WARNING!
Using the Factory Default boot menu option will erase all the data
on the hard disks. Do a full backup before using the Factory
Default option.
The ReadyNAS comes preconfigured in Expandable Volume (X-RAID2) mode. You can
switch between X-RAID2 and the Flexible Volume mode (Flex-RAID) if you want to manually
configure standard RAID (ie., RAID levels 0, 1, or 5). For a brief overview of X-RAID2 and
Flex-RAID, see the ReadyNAS for Business Software Manual.
To reconfigure your RAID setup:
1. Power off the ReadyNAS unit.
2. While using a paper clip or push pin to gently press in the reset switch, power on the unit,
wait for the boot menu on the front to display, then release the reset switch.
Control Panel
Boot Menu Options
3. Push the Reset button on the front panel two times to select the Factory Default option.
The system will do the following:
a. Display the Factory Default blink pattern.
b. Hold the display of the final LEDs in the pattern (on on), and wait for you to confirm
the selection.
4. Press and hold the reset button for 3 seconds to confirm the menu selection and proceed
with that option.
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The system will do the following:
a. Blink both LEDs twice to confirm the selection.
b. Proceed with clearing the disks.
c. Power down.
5. Power on the system.
The system will do the following:
a. Reboot.
b. Perform disk diagnostics.
The disks will now need to be formatted.
6. Run the RAIDar utility. RAIDar will prompt you to click Setup
7. Click Setup to display the ReadyNAS Volume Setup screen.
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8. Select either the Expandable Volume (X-RAID2) or the Flexible Volume (Flex-RAID) radio
button, configure the options accordingly, and click Create Volume Now. The volume and
initialization process begins.
Note: If no action is taken within 10 minutes, the system defaults to
X-RAID2 with 10 GB reserved for snapshots.
RAIDar shows that the system is initializing the volume. The system powers down when
the volume initialization completes.
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9. Power the system on. It will perform diagnostics while it boots.
10. Click Rescan in RAIDar to connect to the system.
RAIDar will find the system and show that it is booting.
11. When RAIDar shows that the system is ready, select the system from the list, and click
Setup to log in to FrontView and configure the system.
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Adding or Replacing Disks
Follow these instructions to add a new disk, or replace a failed disk. When a disk fails, the
unit sends email alerts and status messages about the need to replace the disk.
Note: Be sure to check the hardware compatibility list on the NETGEAR
Support site for a list of disks qualified for use with the ReadyNAS
3100 to ensure that a suitable disk is used.
WARNING!
Regardless of how many hard drives are installed, all drive trays
must remain in the drive bays to maintain proper airflow.
Adding a New Disk
To add a new disk:
1. Pull the disk tray release pull switch. The tray handle pops out.
Disk tray
handle
Disk tray release
pull switch
2. Pull out the disk tray, and replace the failed disk.
Make sure that the hard disk connectors face the interior of the disk bay when you
reassemble the disk.
3. Slide the disk tray back into the ReadyNAS and secure the handle.
The volume automatically synchronizes with the new disk in the background, taking
several hours depending on the disk size. The ReadyNAS can continue to be used,
although access will be slower until the volume synchronization finishes. You are notified
by e-mail when the process is complete.
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Failed Disk Notification
When a disk fails in your ReadyNAS, you are notified of the failure by e-mail. The FrontView
Health screen provides information about the failed disk. The disk tray of the ReadyNAS
3100 includes a failed disk LED that turns amber when its disk fails.
Choosing a Replacement Disk
On the FrontView main menu, select Status > Health.
Take note of the disk vendor and model used in your ReadyNAS. It is best to replace a failed
disk with the same disk model. Contact the disk vendor, and arrange to have the disk or disks
replaced if the disk is still under warranty. A disk RMA from the vendor requires that you
provide the serial number of the disk. To locate the serial number, open the disk tray and take
out the failed disk.
Replacing a Failed Disk
ReadyNAS supports hot-swap bays, so there is no
need to power it down when a disk fails.
To replace the failed disk:
1. View the disk tray failed disk LED to identify
which disk has failed.
2. Pull the disk tray release pull switch. The disk tray
handle pops out.
3. Pull out the disk tray, and replace the failed disk.
Make sure the hard disk connectors face the interior of the disk bay when you
reassemble the disk.
4. Slide the disk tray back into the ReadyNAS and secure the handle.
The volume automatically synchronizes with the new disk in the background. The
process takes several hours depending on the disk size. During this process, the
ReadyNAS can be used, although access will be slower until the volume finishes
synchronizing. You are notified by e-mail when the process is complete.
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Replacing System Components
You can replace failed components such as power supplies, fans, and the system battery.
This section explains how to replace failed components.
You might need to access the inside of the system to replace failed components.
To access the inside of the system:
1. First, grasp the two handles on either side and pull the unit straight out until it locks (you
will hear a “click”).
2. Next, depress the two buttons on the top of the chassis to release the top cover. You can
then lift the top cover from the chassis to gain full access to the inside of the system
.
WARNING!
Care must be taken to ensure that the chassis cover is in place
when the system is operating to assure proper cooling. Out of
warranty damage to the system can occur if this practice is not
strictly followed.
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Replacing a System Fan
Fan speed is controlled by system temperature, as monitored by the
RAIDar firmware. If a fan fails, the remaining fans will ramp up to full
speed, the overheat/fan fail LED on the control panel will turn on,
and an email alert will be sent to the system administrator.
Replace any failed fan at your earliest convenience. Remove the top
chassis cover while the system is still running to determine which of
the fans has failed.
Follow these steps to replace a system fan.
Note: System power does not need to be shut down since the fans are
hot-pluggable.
1. Remove the chassis cover.
2. Press the tabs on the sides of the fan to unlock and remove the fan and its housing. The
fan’s power connections will automatically detach.
3. Replace the failed fan with an identical fan. See "Technical Specifications " in Appendix A
for fan specifications.
A “click” can be heard when the fan is fully installed in place and the power connections
are made. If the system power is on, the hot-plug feature will cause the fan to start
immediately upon being connected to its header on the main board.
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Replacing a Power Supply
The ReadyNAS 3100 has a 450 watt redundant power supply consisting of two power
modules. Each power supply module has an auto-switching capability, which enables it to
automatically sense and operate at a 100V - 240V input voltage.
If either of the two power supply modules fail, the other module will take the full load and
allow the system to continue operation without interruption. The PWR Fail LED will illuminate
and remain on until the failed unit has been replaced. The power supply units have a
hot-swap capability, meaning you can replace the failed unit without powering down the
system.
You do not need to shut down the system to replace a power supply unit. The backup power
supply module will keep the system up and running while you replace the failed hot-swap
unit. Replace the failed power supply with the same model.
1. First unplug the AC power cord from the failed power supply module.
2. Depress the locking tab on the power supply module. Use the handle to pull it straight out
with the rounded handle.
3. Install a new power supply. Push the new power supply unit into the power bay until you
hear a click. Secure the locking tab on the unit.
4. Finish by plugging the AC power cord back into the unit.
Replacing the Onboard Battery
This battery must be replaced only with the same or an equivalent type recommended by the
NETGEAR. Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer's instructions.
DANGER:
There is a danger of explosion if the onboard battery is installed upside
down, which will reverse its polarities.
To replace the batter, open the system, locate the battery holder and replace the battery,
taking care to be sure to install the new one with the correct side up.
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A
Default Settings and Specifications
A
This appendix provides the factory default settings and system specifications.
•
Factory Default Settings
•
Technical Specifications
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Factory Default Settings
To return the ReadyNAS to its Factory Default configuration settings shown in the table below,
see “Reinstalling RAIDar Firmware” on page 21.
Feature
Default
Login
User login URL when the ReadyNAS
https://192.168.168.168/admin
3100 is not connected to a DHCP server
Admin user name (case-sensitive)
admin
Admin login password (case-sensitive)
netgear1
Management
System configuration
FrontView web-based configuration and status
monitoring
Discovery, multi-unit status monitoring,
and RAID formatting utility
RAIDar for Windows, Mac, and Linux
LAN Connections
MAC address
Default address
MTU size
1500
Ports
2 Auto Sense 10/100/1000BASE-T, RJ-45
LAN IP address
DHCP acquired
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Technical Specifications
The table below lists the system specifications.
Feature
Specification
Electrical
Power supplies (PSU)
Two 450W server rated AC power supplies
Input
100-240V AC, 50/60Hz
Power consumption
170W typical
Thermal
Cooling fans
Three 40 mm dual ball-bearing chassis cooling fans
Fan failure alerts
Hardware LED, software via FrontView and high
temperature email alert with auto-shutdown option.
Operating Environmental
Temperature
0° - 40° C (32° – 10°4 F)
Humidity (non-condensing)
20% - 80%
Physical
Form factor
1U rack mount with 4 hot-swappable SATA drive bays
Dimensions (W x H x D)
16.8 x 3.5 x 25.5 in. (427 x 89 x 648 mm)
Weight
17.4 kg (35 lb) with 2 disks
Optional Spare Parts
Disk tray
Hot-swappable SATA drive tray
Cooling fan
40 mm dual ball-bearing chassis cooling fan
PSU
Hot-swappable 450W PSU
Rack mount
Sliding rails
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B
Notification of Compliance
B
Certificate of the Manufacturer/Importer
It is hereby certified that the TBD has been suppressed in accordance with the conditions set out in the
BMPT-AmtsblVfg 243/1991 and Vfg 46/1992. The operation of some equipment (for example, test transmitters) in
accordance with the regulations may, however, be subject to certain restrictions. Please refer to the notes in the
operating instructions.
The Federal Office for Telecommunications Approvals has been notified of the placing of this equipment on the market
and has been granted the right to test the series for compliance with the regulations.
Bestätigung des Herstellers/Importeurs
Es wird hiermit bestätigt, daß dasTBD gemäß der im BMPT-AmtsblVfg 243/1991 und Vfg 46/1992 aufgeführten
Bestimmungen entstört ist. Das vorschriftsmäßige Betreiben einiger Geräte (z.B. Testsender) kann jedoch gewissen
Beschränkungen unterliegen. Lesen Sie dazu bitte die Anmerkungen in der Betriebsanleitung.
Das Bundesamt für Zulassungen in der Telekommunikation wurde davon unterrichtet, daß dieses Gerät auf den Markt
gebracht wurde und es ist berechtigt, die Serie auf die Erfüllung der Vorschriften hin zu überprüfen.
Voluntary Control Council for Interference (VCCI) Statement
This equipment is in the Class B category (information equipment to be used in a residential area or an adjacent area
thereto) and conforms to the standards set by the Voluntary Control Council for Interference by Data Processing
Equipment and Electronic Office Machines aimed at preventing radio interference in such residential areas. When
used near a radio or TV receiver, it may become the cause of radio interference. Read instructions for correct handling.
FCC Caution
• Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s
authority to operate this equipment.
• This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This
device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
Regulatory Compliance Information
This section includes user requirements for operating this product in accordance with National laws for usage of radio
spectrum and operation of radio devices. Failure of the end-user to comply with the applicable requirements may result
in unlawful operation and adverse action against the end-user by the applicable National regulatory authority.
Note: This product’s firmware limits operation to only the channels allowed in a particular Region or Country.
Therefore, all options described in this user's guide may not be available in your version of the product.
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Europe – EU Declaration of Conformity
Marking by the above symbol indicates compliance with the Essential Requirements of the R&TTE Directive of the
European Union (1999/5/EC). This equipment meets the following conformance standards:
EN300 328, EN301 489-17, EN60950
For complete DoC please visit the NETGEAR EU Declarations of Conformity website at:
http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/11621/
EDOC in Languages of the European Community
Cesky [Czech]
NETGEAR Inc. tímto prohlašuje, že tento Radiolan je ve shode se základními
požadavky a dalšími príslušnými ustanoveními smernice 1999/5/ES.
Dansk
[Danish]
Undertegnede NETGEAR Inc. erklærer herved, at følgende udstyr Radiolan
overholder de væsentlige krav og øvrige relevante krav i direktiv 1999/5/EF.
Deutsch
[German]
Hiermit erklärt NETGEAR Inc., dass sich das Gerät Radiolan in Übereinstimmung
mit den grundlegenden Anforderungen und den übrigen einschlägigen
Bestimmungen der Richtlinie 1999/5/EG befindet.
Eesti
[Estonian]
Käesolevaga kinnitab NETGEAR Inc. seadme Radiolan vastavust direktiivi
1999/5/EÜ põhinõuetele ja nimetatud direktiivist tulenevatele teistele
asjakohastele sätetele.
English
Hereby, NETGEAR Inc., declares that this Radiolan is in compliance with the
essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC.
Español
[Spanish]
Por medio de la presente NETGEAR Inc. declara que el Radiolan cumple con los
requisitos esenciales y cualesquiera otras disposiciones aplicables o exigibles de
la Directiva 1999/5/CE.
Ελληνική
[Greek]
ΜΕ ΤΗΝ ΠΑΡΟΥΣΑ NETGEAR Inc. ΔΗΛΩΝΕΙ ΟΤΙ Radiolan ΣΥΜΜΟΡΦΩΝΕΤΑΙ
ΠΡΟΣ ΤΙΣ ΟΥΣΙΩΔΕΙΣ ΑΠΑΙΤΗΣΕΙΣ ΚΑΙ ΤΙΣ ΛΟΙΠΕΣ ΣΧΕΤΙΚΕΣ ΔΙΑΤΑΞΕΙΣ
ΤΗΣ ΟΔΗΓΙΑΣ 1999/5/ΕΚ.
Français
[French]
Par la présente NETGEAR Inc. déclare que l'appareil Radiolan est conforme aux
exigences essentielles et aux autres dispositions pertinentes de la directive
1999/5/CE.
Italiano [Italian]
Con la presente NETGEAR Inc. dichiara che questo Radiolan è conforme ai
requisiti essenziali ed alle altre disposizioni pertinenti stabilite dalla direttiva
1999/5/CE.
Latviski
[Latvian]
Ar šo NETGEAR Inc. deklarē, ka Radiolan atbilst Direktīvas 1999/5/EK būtiskajām
prasībām un citiem ar to saistītajiem noteikumiem.
Lietuvių
[Lithuanian]
Šiuo NETGEAR Inc. deklaruoja, kad šis Radiolan atitinka esminius reikalavimus ir
kitas 1999/5/EB Direktyvos nuostatas.
Nederlands
[Dutch]
Hierbij verklaart NETGEAR Inc. dat het toestel Radiolan in overeenstemming is
met de essentiële eisen en de andere relevante bepalingen van richtlijn
1999/5/EG.
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EDOC in Languages of the European Community
Malti [Maltese]
Hawnhekk, NETGEAR Inc., jiddikjara li dan Radiolan jikkonforma mal-htigijiet
essenzjali u ma provvedimenti ohrajn relevanti li hemm fid-Dirrettiva 1999/5/EC.
Magyar
[Hungarian]
Alulírott, NETGEAR Inc. nyilatkozom, hogy a Radiolan megfelel a vonatkozó
alapvetõ követelményeknek és az 1999/5/EC irányelv egyéb elõírásainak.
Polski [Polish]
Niniejszym NETGEAR Inc. oświadcza, że Radiolan jest zgodny z zasadniczymi
wymogami oraz pozostałymi stosownymi postanowieniami Dyrektywy 1999/5/EC.
Português
[Portuguese]
NETGEAR Inc. declara que este Radiolan está conforme com os requisitos
essenciais e outras disposições da Directiva 1999/5/CE.
Slovensko
[Slovenian]
NETGEAR Inc. izjavlja, da je ta Radiolan v skladu z bistvenimi zahtevami in
ostalimi relevantnimi določili direktive 1999/5/ES.
Slovensky
[Slovak]
NETGEAR Inc. týmto vyhlasuje, že Radiolan spĺňa základné požiadavky a všetky
príslušné ustanovenia Smernice 1999/5/ES.
Suomi
[Finnish]
NETGEAR Inc. vakuuttaa täten että Radiolan tyyppinen laite on direktiivin
1999/5/EY oleellisten vaatimusten ja sitä koskevien direktiivin muiden ehtojen
mukainen.
Svenska
[Swedish]
Härmed intygar NETGEAR Inc. att denna Radiolan står I överensstämmelse med
de väsentliga egenskapskrav och övriga relevanta bestämmelser som framgår av
direktiv 1999/5/EG.
Íslenska
[Icelandic]
Hér með lýsir NETGEAR Inc. yfir því að Radiolan er í samræmi við grunnkröfur og
aðrar kröfur, sem gerðar eru í tilskipun 1999/5/EC.
Norsk
[Norwegian]
NETGEAR Inc. erklærer herved at utstyret Radiolan er i samsvar med de
grunnleggende krav og øvrige relevante krav i direktiv 1999/5/EF.
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FCC Requirements for Operation in the United States
FCC Information to User
This product does not contain any user serviceable components and is to be used with approved antennas only.
Any product changes or modifications will invalidate all applicable regulatory certifications and approvals
FCC Guidelines for Human Exposure
This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This
equipment should be installed and operated with minimum distance of 20 cm between the radiator and your body.
This transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.
FCC Declaration Of Conformity
We, NETGEAR, Inc., 350 East Plumeria Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95134, declare under our sole responsibility that
the model MS2110 TBD complies with Part 15 of FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
•
•
This device may not cause harmful interference, and
This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
FCC Radio Frequency Interference Warnings & Instructions
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15
of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user
is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following methods:
•
•
•
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
Connect the equipment into an electrical outlet on a circuit different from that which the radio receiver is
connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
TBD
Tested to Comply
with FCC Standards
FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE
PY306100037
Modifications made to the product, unless expressly approved by NETGEAR, Inc., could void the user's right to
operate the equipment.
Canadian Department of Communications Radio Interference Regulations
This digital apparatus (TBD) does not exceed the Class B limits for radio-noise emissions from digital apparatus as set
out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.
Canada ID: 4054A-FVX538
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Index
A
activity light 1-6
add disk 2-26
airflow 1-8
B
battery
replace 1-12
boot menu 2-19
fan, replace 2-29
firmware 2-21
front panel 1-6
FrontView 1-11, 2-18
G
general safety 1-13
grounding 1-8
I
C
changing between X-RAID and Flex-RAID 2-20
circuit overload 1-8
circuits 1-8
compliance B-34
components, replace 2-28
console port 1-7
control panel 1-6, 2-16
initial setup 1-11
K
keyboard port 1-7
L
LAN LED 2-17
D
M
default settings A-32
defaults 1-11
diagnostics 2-15
disk bays 1-6
disk failure 2-27
disk weight 1-8
mechanical loading 1-8
monitor port 1-7
mouse port 1-7
E
electrical safety 1-12
electrostatic discharge 1-14
ESD 1-14
ethernet LED 2-17
ethernet ports 1-7
F
factory default 2-20, A-32
failure light 1-6
fan LED 2-17
O
operating temperature 1-8
overload circuits 1-8
P
ports 1-6
power button 2-16
power LED 2-16
power supplies 1-7
power supply, replace 2-30
R
rack mount 1-8, 1-14
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RAID volume, format 2-22
RAID, reconfigure 2-22
RAIDar utility 1-11
rear panel 1-7
reconfigure RAID 2-22
reinstall firmware 2-21
replacing failed disks 2-27
reset 2-16
resynchronizing volume 2-26, 2-27
S
safety 1-12, 1-13
setup location 1-9
shut down 2-18
socket outlet 1-12
status display 1-6
system diagnostics 2-19
T
technical specifications A-33
tray handle 1-6
U
USB port 1-7
W
weight 1-8
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