This article provides step-by-step instructions for the initial setup of your device. If you are configuring more than one StorCenter, completely configure one device before starting up the next device.
1- The StorCenter Manager opens automatically to begin the Device Setup Wizard. Click Next to start the Device Setup. If the StorCenter Manager software does not detect the storage device, the Hardware Setup Wizard screen displays explaining how to properly connect the wiring. Once communication is established, the Device Setup Wizard begins. Click Next to start the Device Setup.
2- Identify your storage device on the network. Enter the following information and click Next to continue:
Storage Device Name: Enter a name to identify the StorCenter device on your network. The device name should be unique and cannot include, spaces, or special characters.
Storage Device Descriptive Name: Enter a descriptive name for the StorCenter device. This should be a more descriptive name.
3- Configure email notification. Enter the following information and click Next to continue:
Notification Email Address: Enter one or more valid email addresses, separated by spaces. When problems are detected by the system, the device will send notification messages to all of the email addresses in this list.
Additional Credentials Required: Check this option only if your network has a corporate firewall that blocks SMTP traffic, requiring additional credentials for SMTP messages to pass through. Most users will not need to check this option. If this box is checked, enter the following additional information to identify your SMTP server:
Email Server (SMTP): Enter the address of your SMTP server.
Sender Email Address: Enter an email address for the StorCenter Device to use as the From address when it creates messages.
Email Login: Enter the username used to log into the email account you entered above.
Email Password: Enter the password for the email account.
Confirm Password: Confirm the password for the email account. It must match the password provided above.
Send a test email message: Click this option if you wish to confirm that the email notification is working properly. A confirmation page will appear upon success. Click OK to return to the Device Setup.
4- Set the device clock. First, choose a time zone from the pull-down list. Next, choose how your time will be set:
Internet Time Server?Check the Automatically synchronize with an Internet time server check box to use the default time server. To specify a certain time server, check Specify the time server and type the URL of the Internet time server you wish to use in the Server text box.
Manually: Uncheck the Automatically synchronize with an Internet time server check box. In the text boxes that appear, enter the current Date (MM/DD/YYYY), Time (hh:mm), and select either AM or PM.
5- Click Apply to save your settings. If the settings were successfully applied, a confirmation page displays a summary of the setup settings. If you have changed the default device name (storage), when you click Apply, the Restart Required page displays. Click Apply to restart your StorCenter Device. When the device is restarted, your connection may be temporarily lost, and you may need to log into the device Manager when the connection is restored.
You should now see a Congratulations page contains your StorCenter Device name and its network IP address, and links to the two Shared Folders, public and Backups, that were created on your StorCenter Device. The StorCenter Device will attempt to connect these Shared Folders to folders on your local computer. On Windows systems, drive letters will automatically be assigned to the connected Shared Folders.