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AXIS StorPoint NAS 100 User’s Guide
Read Me First
Read Me First
This guide applies to the AXIS StorPoint NAS 100 network hard disk server with firmware release
1.00 and subsequent releases until otherwise notified. It is intended for anyone involved in
installing and using the StorPoint NAS. It includes the most basic instructions on how to get your
StorPoint NAS up and running.
For a more detailed description of the StorPoint NAS 100 and its functionality, refer to the “AXIS
StorPoint NAS 100 User’s Manual” which is available in PDF format at the Axis Web Site and on
the AXIS Online CD.
To install the StorPoint NAS, start with the Basic Installation:
Basic Installation:
See ...
Stage 1 - Connecting the StorPoint NAS to the Network
Stage 2 - Assigning an IP Address*
Stage 3 - Basic System Settings
page 7
Raid 1 (Mirroring)
page 32
page 8
page 10
*Note: Only required on IP based networks.
When you have completed the Basic Installation, proceed to the section that is relevant to your
network environment:
Microsoft & IBM Networking (SMB):
Setup for Microsoft and IBM Networks (SMB)
page 14
Accessing the Hard Disks:
- Windows 95/98 & NT 4
page 24
- Windows for Workgroups 3.x
page 25
- Windows NT 3.51
page 27
- OS/2
page 28
NetWare (NCP):
Setup for NetWare (NCP)
page 17
Accessing the Hard Disks:
- Windows 95/98 & NT 4
page 24
- Windows for Workgroups 3.x
page 26
- Windows NT 3.51
page 27
UNIX (NFS):
Setup for UNIX (NFS)
Accessing the Hard Disks - UNIX
page 21
page 28
Web Browser (HTTP):
Setup for Web Browser (HTTP)
Accessing the Hard Disks - Web Browser
page 22
page 29
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Notices
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Safety Notices
Year 2000 Compliance
Do not proceed any of these notices until you have fully
understood the implications:
Axis Communications warrants that the StorPoint NAS is
Year 2000 compliant.
Caution! Potential hazard that can damage the product.
Important! Potential hazard that can seriously impair
operation.
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 EN55022/1994,
and the requirements for immunity according to
EN50082-1/1992 residential, commercial, and light
industry. Compliance is not valid for unshielded network
cables.
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if you detect any inaccuracies or omissions, please inform us
at an address which can be found in the last appendix of the
User’s Manual. Axis Communications cannot be held
responsible for any technical or typographical errors and
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manuals without prior notice. Axis Communications makes
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to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a
particular purpose. Axis Communications shall not be liable
nor responsible for incidental or consequential damages in
connection with the furnishing, performance or use of this
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AXIS StorPoint NAS 100 User’s Guide
Revision 1.0
Part No: 16737
Dated: July 1999
Copyright ©
Axis Communications AB, 1998, 1999
AXIS StorPoint NAS 100 User’s Guide
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
AXIS StorPoint NAS 100 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
AXIS Online CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Physical Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Basic Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Stage 1 - Connecting the StorPoint NAS to the Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Stage 2 - Assigning an IP Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Stage 3 - Basic System Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Setup for Microsoft and IBM Networks (SMB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Setup for NetWare (NCP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
NetWare Bindery Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Installing the StorPoint NAS in NetWare NDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Setup for UNIX (NFS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Setup for Web Browser (HTTP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Accessing the Hard Disks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Windows 95/98 & NT 4 Clients using Microsoft Networking . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Windows 95/98 & NT 4 Clients using NetWare NDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Windows 95/98 & NT 4 Clients using NetWare Bindery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Windows for Workgroups 3.x Clients using Microsoft Networking . . . . . . . . 25
Windows for Workgroups 3.x Clients using NetWare NDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Windows for Workgroups 3.x Clients using Netware Bindery . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Windows NT 3.51 Clients using Microsoft Networking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Windows NT 3.51 Clients using NetWare NDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Windows NT 3.51 Clients using NetWare Bindery Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
OS/2 Clients . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
UNIX (NFS) Clients . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Web Browser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Macintosh Clients . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Format Hard Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Error Checking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Raid 1 (Mirroring) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Enabling RAID 1 – New Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Adding Disks for RAID 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Removing a RAID 1 Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Restoring Factory Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
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Introduction
AXIS StorPoint NAS 100
The AXIS StorPoint NAS 100 connects SCSI hard disk
drives to Ethernet networks. All users on the network get
instant access to more disk space for individual or shared
use.
The StorPoint NAS 100 enclosure and connectors are
designed for installation into a 5.25” tower.
As well as easy installation and ease of use, the StorPoint
NAS supports access control and other management
functions. It is also possible to enable RAID 1 (mirroring)
on one or more pair of disks.
Note:
Throughout this guide, the AXIS StorPoint NAS 100 is referred to as simply StorPoint NAS.
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Introduction
AXIS Online CD
The AXIS Online CD provides an electronic catalogue, that includes all of the Axis product
information and software such as the “AXIS StorPoint NAS 100 User’s Manual ”, the AXIS IP
Installer and the AXIS StorPoint Disco utility software. It can be used within all of the supported
Axis computing environments.
Startup Procedures for Windows
The AXIS Online CD will autostart from a local CD-ROM drive on Windows 95/98 and NT
platforms. Windows 3.x users are required to navigate to the CD root directory and click on the
setup31.exe file from within the Windows File Manager.
Startup Procedures for UNIX, OS/2 and Macintosh
Navigate to the CD root directory and click on the start.pdf file from within your preferred file
manager application.
Note:
If the Adobe Acrobat Reader 3.0 is not installed on to your system, locate and run the
appropriate installer from the tools/Acrobat/ folder on the CD. Refer to the readme.txt file
for full path name details.
HTML Interface
By clicking the HTML button from within the main installation dialog, you access a Web browser
interface to the CD contents.
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Physical Description
LED Indicators
The StorPoint NAS 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 NAS is ready for
use.
SCSI - Flashes to indicate disc access. Green when reading from a drive and amber when writing to
a hard disk.
Network - Flashes to indicate the presence of network traffic. Green on a 100 Mbit network,
amber on a 10 Mbit network and red when there is no link.
Power - Remains on to indicate that power is present in the unit.
SCSI connector(s)
(50 pin header type)
Connection board
connector
Network
connector
Cat 5 cable
Power supply
Network connection
board
Push button
Front panel indicators
Network Connector - The StorPoint NAS is equipped with a 100baseTX connector and will
automatically adjust to 10baseT or 100baseTX, full or half duplex mode. Use a Category 5 UTP
cable for the 100baseTX operation.
Note:
When the StorPoint NAS 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
connection board must be used, i.e. the server cannot be attached directly to the network.
SCSI Connector - The StorPoint NAS has a SCSI connector for connecting hard disk drives.
Push Button - The Push button is used for restoring the StorPoint NAS parameters to the factory
default settings.
Serial Number - Ethernet Address - The Ethernet address is based upon the StorPoint NAS serial
number which is found on the labels at the underside of the server unit and at the back of the
tower.
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Basic Installation
Stage 1 - Connecting the StorPoint NAS to the Network
Follow these steps:
1. Turn off the power.
2. Connect your StorPoint NAS to the network using the appropriate network connector, i.e.
RJ-45 for 100baseTX and 10baseT.
3. Switch on the tower.
The StorPoint NAS LED indicators will flash during power up and self test. When the Status
indicator stops flashing and turns solid green, the StorPoint NAS is ready for use.
Network hub
Network cables
StorPoint NAS
installed in a tower
with hard disk drives
Note:
If your StorPoint NAS is not already installed in a tower, refer to the “AXIS StorPoint NAS 100
User’s Manual, Appendix D - Tower and Hard Disk Installation”.
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Stage 2 - Assigning an IP Address
The StorPoint NAS supports HTTP over TCP/IP, which means that it works as a Web server
available on the Internet and intranets. To establish communication with the TCP/IP network,
you must first assign an appropriate IP address to your StorPoint NAS. For example, this is needed
in order to access the StorPoint NAS Web interface.
Note:
If you are not using IP addressing in your network environment, i.e. if you are using the
StorPoint NAS in Windows (SMB over NetBEUI) or NetWare (pure IPX), you do not need to
set the IP address. You can then proceed directly to “Accessing the Hard Disks” on page 24, or to
the description of the NetWare NDS installation on page 17.
Set the IP address using one of these methods, depending on your network environment:
Method
Network environments
See ...
AXIS IP Installer
Windows 95/98 & Windows NT, NetWare
“AXIS IP Installer” on page 9
ARP
Windows 95/98 & Windows NT, NetWare
“ARP in Windows 95/98 and Windows NT” on page 9
UNIX, OS/2
“ARP in UNIX and OS/2” on page 10
DHCP
Windows NT, UNIX
BOOTP
UNIX
RARP
UNIX
Refer to the “ AXIS StorPoint NAS 100 User’s
Manual, Section 3 - Basic Installation”
Note:
ARP and RARP operate on single network segments only, i.e. these methods cannot be used
over routers.
Important!
Acquire a valid and unused IP address for your StorPoint NAS from the Network Administrator.
Always consult the Network Administrator before making changes to the network configuration.
If you are using DHCP, RARP or BOOTP, the IP address will be set automatically. On Windows
NT networks, DHCP is the preferred method since it allows a number of parameters to be set
automatically, provided the DHCP server has been configured to do so.
For additional IP-related settings, refer to “Setting the TCP/IP Parameters” on page 13.
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AXIS IP Installer
The AXIS Installer is an application that allows you to
assign IP addresses to your StorPoint NAS, find IP
addresses of already installed hard disk servers and access
the StorPoint NAS internal Web pages for easy
configuration.
By assigning IP addresses to your StorPoint NAS, you can
easily manage and configure it from any standard Web
browser. The Web browser can be launched from the AXIS
IP Installer application.
Installing AXIS IP Installer
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:
1. Locate the setup file, Setup.exe, and choose the Run option from the Windows Start menu.
2. Follow the instructions on the screen.
When finished, AXIS IP Installer will be available from your Start menu. To run the program,
select Programs | Axis Communications | Axis IP Installer.
For help in how to use the AXIS IP Installer, click the Help button from the application to start the
AXIS IP Installer help file.
ARP in Windows 95/98 and Windows NT
Type the following commands from a DOS window:
Syntax Windows 95
arp -s <IP address> <Ethernet address> <my PC IP address>,
<my PC IP address>, is the IP address of your Windows 95 PC.
ping <IP address>
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 and Windows NT
arp -s <IP address> <Ethernet address>
ping <IP address>
where
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Example Windows 98 and Windows NT
arp -s 192.16.253.80 00-40-8c-10-00-86
ping 192.16.253.80
ARP in UNIX and OS/2
Type the following commands:
Syntax
arp -s <IP address> <Ethernet address> temp
ping <IP address>
Example
arp -s 192.16.253.80 00:40:8c:10:00:86 temp
ping 192.16.253.80
Stage 3 - Basic System Settings
You probably want to configure the StorPoint NAS to meet your specific needs.
Use one of the following tools:
• Web browser - The StorPoint NAS Web interface, which is the preferred administration tool.
See description below. Requires the IP address to be set.
• Text editor - The StorPoint NAS text files. Refer to the “AXIS StorPoint NAS 100 User’s
Manual, Appendix A - Parameter List” for more information.
Note:
For some parameter changes to take effect, the StorPoint NAS needs to be restarted. For more
information, see the User Manual.
Accessing the StorPoint NAS Web Pages
The StorPoint NAS 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.
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You can access the StorPoint NAS Web interface via a standard Web browser:
• Netscape Navigator version 3.0 or higher
• Internet Explorer version 3.0 or higher
Follow these steps:
1. Start the Web browser and enter the IP address of your StorPoint NAS in the location/address
field:
http://<IP address>
The StorPoint NAS Home Page is displayed.
From this page, users can display and access the discs inserted in the connected drives according to the permissions set by the Administrator.
2. Click admin to access the Administration Web pages. The first time during a session, you will
be prompted for username and password. Use the default settings, root and pass.
3. The This StorPoint page appears.
Server
Hard disk
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From this page you can edit the system settings, set RAID options 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.
Note:
It is very important that you use the Shutdown button on the This Server page when you shut
down the StorPoint NAS.
The icons displayed to the left represent all the drives connected to the SCSI bus listed by SCSI
ID. To display information on a particular device, simply click the corresponding icon.
4. From the main menu, you can access the Administration pages:
• This StorPoint - System settings, RAID options and information about the connected
drives.
• File Properties - Managing Windows shares and access rights for hard disks, folders and
files.
• Network Settings - Specifying settings for the network protocols used.
• Event Log - Viewing the event log that contains occurrences in the StorPoint NAS.
• Statistics - Displaying statistics on the StorPoint NAS.
• Help Contents - Displaying general help information.
• External Link - Optional link to a Web site on the Internet or your company’s intranet.
Notes:
• To prevent users from accessing the volumes via the Web interface you can disable 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 NAS Web pages. To access
help for a specific page, click Help
.
Setting the 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), UNIX (NFS),
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.
To set the Server password, follow these steps:
1. On the This StorPoint page, click Edit to open the Server settings dialog box.
2. Open the General page.
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3. Specify and confirm the Server password. Click Save.
4. Click Close.
Note:
If you lose the Server password, you will need to restore the factory default settings. See
description in the “AXIS StorPoint NAS 100 User’s Manual, Appendix B - Troubleshooting”.
Setting the TCP/IP Parameters
The installation wizard is a convenient way to specify the IP-related settings for your StorPoint
NAS. Follow these steps:
1. From within the Administration Web pages, 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. Open the TCP/IP page and verify the settings.
7. Click OK.
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Setup for Microsoft and IBM Networks (SMB)
Setting the Windows Parameters
In the Microsoft and IBM Network (SMB) environment, you do not need to specify any specific
settings before you can use the StorPoint NAS. However, you might for example want to change
the SMB server name, i.e. the name that will be presented to the Windows and OS/2 clients on the
network. The default SMB server name is AXIS<nnnnnn>, where <nnnnnn> are the last six digits
of the StorPoint NAS serial number. It would probably be useful to choose a more descriptive
name, e.g. in order to indicate where the unit is located.
The installation wizard available via the StorPoint NAS Web interface is a convenient way to set up
the StorPoint NAS. Follow these steps:
1. From within the Administration Web pages, click Network Settings.
2. Click Wizard
. The Network Settings Wizard dialog appears.
3. Choose Windows (SMB). 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. Open the Windows (SMB) page and verify the settings.
7. Click OK.
Windows Shares
By default, the StorPoint NAS will share each individual hard disk. This means that a client can
map a drive letter, e.g. E:, to a specific hard disk drive.
Other default shares are root and volume. Root is for administrators to get access to configuration
files, and under volumes is where all attached hard disk drives can be found.
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It is also possible to define folders as shares on root level for each disk. This makes it possible for a
user to map directly to a specific folder on a hard disk.
Access Control
In order to protect the hard disks, files and folders that are shared by your StorPoint NAS, you can
set up specific access restrictions. In the Windows (SMB) environment, you select whether you
want to use share-level or user-level access control:
• Share-level access control will prompt the users to supply a password before they can access the
shared resource.
• User-level access control will grant specific users access to specific resources. This method also
allows the StorPoint NAS to be integrated with existing Windows NT or OS/2 domains.
Share-level Access Control
1. From within the Administration Web pages, click File Properties.
2. Locate the resource you want to protect in the file tree, and click Properties
Properties dialog box appears.
3. Open the Windows Sharing page.
4. Select the Share as radio button, and enter a share name
in the Share Name field.
5. Specify the type of access you want the users to have:
• Read-Only to enable users to open and copy
documents.
• Full to enable users to change, add or 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.
6. Click OK.
. The
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Defining Shares
1. From within the Administration Web pages, click File Properties.
2. Locate the resource you want to protect in the file tree, and click Properties
Properties dialog box appears.
. The
3. Open the Windows Sharing page.
4. Select the Share as radio button, and enter a share name
in the Share Name field.
5. Enter a comment in the Comment field.
6. Click OK.
Managing Access Rights
Access rights are managed from the Windows NT Explorer.
• 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 created within the selected
folder will automatically inherit the same access
rights.
1. In the Windows NT Explorer, select the resource for
which you want to define the user-level.
2. Select Properties from the File menu.
3. Select the Security tab, and click the Permissions
button.
Access rights works as in any other Windows NT 4 Server.
For more help on how to define user-level, see the Windows NT help.
To define shares and user-level access for OS/2, see the StorPoint NAS 100 User’s Manual.
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Setup for NetWare (NCP)
Setup for NetWare (NCP)
The StorPoint NAS emulates both a NetWare 3.x bindery server and a 4.x NDS server. It also
supports NetWare/IP.
NetWare Bindery Mode
If used as a bindery server, no specific installation is required prior to using and accessing your
StorPoint NAS. However, it is recommended that you specify the authentication server.
Installing the StorPoint NAS in NetWare NDS
When used as an NDS server, your StorPoint NAS must first be installed in the NDS tree:
• If you have TCP/IP on your network, the most convenient way to carry out the installation is to
use the NetWare wizard available via the StorPoint NAS Web interface.
• If you do not have TCP/IP, you must use a text editor and edit the configuration file manually.
Notes:
• When installing the first StorPoint NAS into the NDS tree, it is recommended that you use
an account with Supervisor rights to the [Root] of the tree. This means that the user specified
in the NDS Admin Name parameter must have Supervisor access rights.
• The StorPoint NAS will extend the NDS Schema with a new attribute called
AXIS:SPcd:rights which will be added to the NDS Server object class. The extension is
needed for storing configuration data and has been approved by Novell.
• 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 Novell file server. However, you must
specify the NDS Rights Storage and NDS Rights File parameters properly. You will need
Admin rights to the Organizational Unit (OU). After the NDS installation, you must also
create and assign access rights to the directory on the Novell file server where the file is stored.
Synchronizing the NDS Tree
Before installing the StorPoint NAS in the NDS tree you need to verify that the NDS tree is
synchronized. To do that, load DSREPAIR on the server 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.
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Using the Installation Wizard
1. Verify that the NDS tree is synchronized.
2. From within the Administration Web pages, click Network Settings.
3. Click Wizard
. The Network Settings Wizard dialog appears.
4. Choose NetWare (NCP). Click Start to proceed with the installation.
5. Follow the instructions on the screen. When finished, click Close.
6. Click Detailed View
. The Protocols dialog box appears.
7. Open the NetWare (NCP) page and verify the settings.
8. Click OK.
9. To verify that the StorPoint NAS was successfully installed, check the Event Log for errors.
Using a Text Editor
1. Verify that the NDS tree is synchronized.
2. Use a standard text editor such as Notepad to edit the configuration parameters. From
Windows Explorer or File Manager, locate the StorPoint NAS configuration file config.ini
file which is located in the System/ServerProperties folder. In NetWare, the default name
of your StorPoint NAS is AXIS<nnnnnn>_NW where <nnnnnn> are the last six digits of the
StorPoint NAS serial number.
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3. Enter the appropriate settings for the following parameters:
Parameter name
Value
Description
TimeZone
=
Must be set to the correct time zone that the StorPoint NAS is operating in.
TimeSyncSource
= NDS
Set to NDS to enable the StorPoint NAS to get its time from the NetWare network.
NDSEnable
= yes
Set to yes to enable the NDS login.
NDSTreeName
=
Specify the name of the tree where you want to install the StorPoint NAS, e.g. MEDCORP
NDSServerContext
=
Specify the distinguished name of the context in the NDS tree where you want to install the
StorPoint NAS, e.g. Manufacturing.Medtec
NDSAdminName
=
Specify the distinguished name of a user or administrator with Supervisor or Create rights to
the context where you want to install the StorPoint NAS, e.g. Admin.Medtec
NDSAdminPassword =
Specify the password of the administrator entered in NDSAdminName shown above. Once
written, this password will appear as ******.
NDSInstall
= install Change this to install when you are ready to install the StorPoint NAS. 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 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.
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:NASSERVER/NASSRV.DAT
The specified directory must exist and the StorPoint NAS must have Read, Write, Create,
Erase, Modify and File Scan rights. The StorPoint NAS will create the file once you start adding
trustees. You fins a more detailed description in the “AXIS StorPoint NAS 100 User’s Manual,
Appendix B - Troubleshooting”.
TimeSyncSources
= SAP
Default is SAP for the network agreed time. Alternatively, enter the server names to be
contacted for time synchronization.
4. 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 NAS in NDS mode.
5. To verify that the StorPoint NAS was successfully installed, check the logfile.txt file
located in the System/ServerProperties folder for errors.
6. After the installation you must logout and then login again to have all the necessary rights on
the StorPoint NAS server object and the associated volume.
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Setup for NetWare (NCP)
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Using the NWAdmin, you will find a new server object and corresponding volume object in the
specified context.
Access Control
The way you manage security in NetWare depends on the mode you are using:
• Bindery mode without user authentication
• Bindery mode with user authentication
• NDS mode
The StorPoint NAS acts as a normal NetWare file server, which means that you use standard
procedures such as NWAdmin, SYSCON and Filer for handling security in NetWare. Refer to the
“AXIS StorPoint NAS 100 User’s Manual, Section 4 - NetWare” for more details.
Note:
You cannot use the StorPoint NAS Web interface for setting up the NetWare access rights.
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Setup for UNIX (NFS)
Setup for UNIX (NFS)
Setting the UNIX Parameters
In UNIX, no specific settings are required to make use of your StorPoint NAS. However, to specify
the settings for the UNIX environment, follow these steps:
1. From within the Administration Web pages, click Detailed View
box appears.
. The Protocols dialog
2. Open the UNIX (NFS) page and specify the settings.
3. Click OK.
Note:
You need to enable NFS in order to set.
Access Control
In the UNIX (NFS) environment, the NFS export list is used for access control. You can add
clients with specific host names or IP addresses to the export list. You can also specify a range of IP
addresses. Follow these steps:
1. From within the Administration Web pages, click File Properties.
2. Locate the resource you want to protect in the file tree, and click Properties
3. Open the UNIX Security page.
4. Choose whether you want to add a host name or an IP address.
5. Click Add to add the new entry to the NFS export list.
6. Click OK.
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Setup for Web Browser (HTTP)
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Setup for Web Browser (HTTP)
Setting the Web Browser Parameters
No specific settings are required to make use of the StorPoint NAS via a Web browser. However, if
you want to change the parameter settings, follow these steps:
1. From within the Administration Web pages, click Network Settings.
2. Click Wizard
. The Network Settings Wizard 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. Open the Web (HTTP) page and verify the settings.
7. Click OK.
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Access Control
All users will always have access to the StorPoint NAS Home Page. However, individual hard disks,
folders and files can be protected by a password.
Follow these steps:
1. From within the Administration Web pages, click File Properties.
2. Locate the resource you want to protect in the file tree, and click Properties
.
3. Open the Web Security page.
4. Specify how to protect the shared resource when accessed from a Web browser. By default,
access rights are inherited from the parent folder, but you can optionally specify another
password.
5. Click OK.
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Accessing the Hard Disks
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Accessing the Hard Disks
The StorPoint NAS integrates into your network operating system just like any other file server.
Thus you can use standard commands to access it.
To access the hard disks from within your Windows, DOS or UNIX applications, you must first
mount the StorPoint NAS in order to make the data available to your system. On PCs, you
typically do this by mapping the StorPoint NAS volumes to a drive letter. Some applications will
not run properly unless the data is located at root level. Hard disks or folders that include such
applications must therefore be mapped to individual drive letters.
Windows 95/98 & NT 4 Clients using Microsoft Networking
1. Start the Windows Explorer and expand the
Network Neighborhood icon
2. Expand the Entire Network icon and locate
your StorPoint NAS. By default, the StorPoint
NAS appears in the folder that comes first when
sorted by name. The default name is
Axis<nnnnnn>, where <nnnnnn> are the six last
digits of the StorPoint NAS serial number.
3. Right click the resource and select Map
Network Drive...
Windows 95/98 & NT 4 Clients using NetWare NDS
1. Start the Windows Explorer and expand the
Network Neighborhood icon.
2. Expand the Entire Network icon and open the
Novell Directory Servers folder.
3. Locate your StorPoint NAS. The default name
is AXIS<nnnnnn>_NW_SYS, where <nnnnnn>
are the last six digits of the StorPoint NAS serial
number. Expand the Volumes folders to display
all the discs.
4. Right click the resource and select Map Network Drive...
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Windows 95/98 & NT 4 Clients using NetWare Bindery
1. Start the Windows Explorer and expand the
Network Neighborhood icon.
2. Expand the Entire Network icon and open the
NetWare Servers folder.
3. Double click the entry for your StorPoint NAS.
The default name is Axis<nnnnnn>_nw, where
<nnnnnn> are the six last digits of the StorPoint
NAS serial number.
4. Right click the resource and select Map
Network Drive...
Windows for Workgroups 3.x Clients using Microsoft
Networking
1. Start the File Manager.
2. From the Disk menu, select Connect Network
Drive… Double click Workgroup.
3. In the top listing, double click the entry for your
StorPoint NAS. The default name is
AXIS<nnnnnn>, where <nnnnnn> are the six
last digits of the StorPoint NAS serial number.
4. From the bottom listing, select the StorPoint
NAS resource you want to map.
5. Select a drive letter and click OK.
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Windows for Workgroups 3.x Clients using NetWare NDS
1. Start the File Manager and select Network Connections from the Disk menu.
2. Click the NetWare Connections button.
3. Select the entry for your StorPoint NAS. The default name is AXIS<nnnnnn>_NW, where
<nnnnnn> are the last six digits of the StorPoint NAS serial number.
4. Click the Login button and enter your username
and password.
5. Click the Drive Connections button.
6. Select a drive letter in the Drives listing.
7. Select the StorPoint NAS resource in the
Resources listing and click Map.
Windows for Workgroups 3.x Clients using Netware Bindery
1. Start the File Manager and 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 Resource listing.
3. Locate the entry for your StorPoint NAS. The default name is AXIS<nnnnnn>_NW, where
<nnnnnn> are the last six digits of the StorPoint NAS serial number. Use drag-and-drop to
move the StorPoint NAS to the Connections listing.
4. Enter user name and password.
5. Click the Drive Connections button. Double
click AXIS<nnnnnn>_NW/SYS and then open
the VOLUMES folder.
6. Select a drive letter in the Drives listing.
7. Select the StorPoint NAS resource in the
Resources listing and click Map.
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Windows NT 3.51 Clients using Microsoft Networking
1. Start the File Manager.
2. From the Disk menu, select Connect Network
Drive…
3. In the Shared Directories listing, double click
the entry for your StorPoint NAS. The default
name is AXIS<nnnnnn>, where <nnnnnn> are
the six last digits of the StorPoint NAS serial
number.
4. Select the StorPoint NAS resource you want to
map.
5. Select a drive letter and click OK.
Windows NT 3.51 Clients using NetWare NDS
1. Start the File Manager.
2. From the Disk menu, select Connect Network
Drive…
3. In the Shared Directories listing, open the
Novell Directory Servers folder.
4. Open the NDS tree and the context in which
the StorPoint NAS is installed. The default
name is AXIS<nnnnnn>_NW_SYS, where
<nnnnnn> are the six last digits of the StorPoint
NAS serial number.
5. Select the StorPoint NAS resource you want to
map.
6. Select a drive letter and click OK.
Windows NT 3.51 Clients using NetWare Bindery Mode
1. Start the File Manager.
2. From the Disk menu, select Connect Network Drive...
3. In the listing, open the IntranetWare Servers folder.
4. Double click the entry for your new StorPoint NAS. The default name is AXIS
<nnnnnn>_NW, where <nnnnnnn> are the last six digits of the StorPoint NAS serial number.
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5. In bindary mode, you will be prompted to enter
your user name and password, unless you are
already logged in.
6. Select the StorPoint NAS resource you want to
map.
7. Select a drive letter and click OK.
OS/2 Clients
1. Open an OS/2 window.
2. At the OS/2 prompt, type:
net use <drive letter>: \\AXIS<nnnnnn>\<folder>
where <nnnnnn> are the six last digits of your StorPoint NAS serial number and <folder> is
any shared StorPoint NAS folder.
UNIX (NFS) Clients
You will need root privileges to mount the StorPoint NAS. Follow these steps:
1. Create a directory for the StorPoint NAS.
mkdir <directory>
Example:
mkdir /storpoint
2. Mount the StorPoint NAS.
mount <IP address>:/ <directory>
Example:
mount 192.16.253.80:/ /storpoint
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Accessing the Hard Disks
Web Browser
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 NAS in the location/address field.
3. This brings you to the File View page of the StorPoint NAS. From this page, you can display
and access the shared discs according to the access restrictions set up by the Administrator. We
recommend that you add this page as a bookmark in your Web browser.
Macintosh Clients
You can access the StorPoint NAS using third party SMB or NFS software for Apple Macintosh
computers. Refer to the “AXIS StorPoint NAS 100 User’s Manual, Section 7 - Accessing the Discs”.
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Format Hard Disk
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Format Hard Disk
To format a hard disk connected to a StorPoint NAS, there are two modes:
• Quick Format
• Low Level Format
Quick Format is the mode you would normally use. However, if you want to erase all data on a
hard disk you should use the Low Level Format mode. Low Level Format mode scans the complete
hard disk and takes longer to execute. It may take several hours depending on the hard disk size.
To format a hard disk, follow these steps:
1. Start the Web browser.
2. Enter the name or IP address of the StorPoint NAS in the location/address field.
3. Click admin. You will be prompted for User Name and Password. By default this is set to root
and pass respectively.
4. Click the icon that corresponds to the hard disk you want to format.
5. Click Format.
6. Enter Volume Label and Volume Name (optional).
7. Select format mode.
8. Click Start.
Note:
If no Volume Label or Volume Name is entered, they will be set to the default name which is the
hard disk serial number.
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Error Checking
Error Checking
In case the StorPoint NAS has not been properly shut down, for example during a write operation,
the hard disk file structure may get damaged.
To find out if there are any errors on the hard disk it is possible to perform an Error-checking. This
will check the hard disk for errors and if any are found, also repair the hard disk.
To check for errors on the hard disk, follow these steps:
1. Start the Web browser.
2. Enter the name or IP address of the StorPoint NAS in the location/address field.
3. Click admin. You will be prompted for User Name and Password. By default this is set to root
and pass respectively.
4. Click the icon that corresponds to the hard disk you want to check.
5. Click Error-checking.
6. Select the Automatically fix file system errors checkbox to fix the errors
automatically.
7. Click Start to start checking for errors.
Note:
If you do not select the Automatically fix file system errors checkbox, only a hard disk check
will be performed. All results can be viewed in the Event Log.
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Raid 1 (Mirroring)
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Raid 1 (Mirroring)
The StorPoint NAS has a built-in RAID 1 option. When enabled, any data written to a hard disk
is automatically and simultaneously written to a second hard disk. The purpose of this is to assure
that if one hard disk should fail, the data is still intact on the other one.
If a hard disk used with RAID 1 should fail, the disk with the mirrored data will automatically be
used instead and the user will never notice any disturbance. At the same time the administrator will
receive an e-mail (if the StorPoint NAS has been configured to do this), containing information
about the failed disk.
Enabling RAID 1 – New Installation
To be able to enable RAID 1 there has to be at least two hard disks connected to the StorPoint
NAS whereof one must be newly formatted and of the same size or larger than the other disk.
Before starting a new installation it is recommended to Quick Format all hard disks prior to
enabling RAID 1.
To enable RAID 1, follow these steps:
1. Start the Web browser.
2. Enter the name or IP address of the StorPoint NAS in the location/address field.
3. Click admin. You will be prompted for the User Name and the Password. By default, this is set
to root and pass respectively.
4. Click Setting and select the RAID tab.
5. Uncheck the disks that shall be used for RAID 1. The checked disks will be available as JBOD
volumes.
6. Click Match Disks.
The StorPoint NAS will now match the disks and start to make identical images in pairs. The
number of available volumes will be reduced with the number of pairs that were matched. The
automatic selection is based on disk size to match disks closest in size, and the result is displayed on
the Web page.
Immediately after matching the disks, the StorPoint NAS will start to make the pairs identical.
During this process the SCSI LED is alternating between green and amber. While creating
identical images, the hard disks can be accessed for both reading and writing.
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Raid 1 (Mirroring)
Adding Disks for RAID 1
To add disks for RAID 1, follow these steps:
1. Start the Web browser.
2. Enter the name or IP address of the StorPoint NAS in the location/address field.
3. Click admin. You will be prompted for User Name and Password. By default this is set to root
and pass respectively.
4. Click the Settings button and select the RAID tab.
5. Uncheck two or more disks that have not been used for RAID before.
6. Click Match Disks.
The StorPoint NAS will now add the unchecked disks for RAID 1.
Note:
Existing RAID 1 pairs are not effected when new disks are added.
Removing a RAID 1 Volume
To break up a pair of mirrored disks, follow these steps:
1. Start the Web browser.
2. Enter the name or IP address of the StorPoint NAS in the location/address field.
3. Click admin. You will be prompted for User Name and Password. By default this is set to root
and pass respectively.
4. On the This StorPoint page, click on the disk icon that corresponds to the volume you want to
remove.
5. Click Un-RAID.
One of the disks will remain intact and be available under the volume name used for the mirrored
pair. The other disk will be formatted and available under its default name.
See the StorPoint NAS 100 User’s Manual for further information on RAID configuration and
functionality.
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Restoring Factory Default Settings
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Restoring Factory Default Settings
To restore default settings using the Push button.
1. Press and hold the Push button.
2. Start the StorPoint NAS.
3. Wait until the Status indicator flashes yellow (one flash/second).
4. Let go of the button at least two seconds.
5. Press and hold the Push button again until the Status indicator shows a steady yellow light.
This may take 5-6 seconds. .
6. Restart the StorPoint NAS. The StorPoint NAS is now reset to factory default settings.
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