The unique Virtual Disk Drive adds flexibility to expand the capacity of NAS. By using the built-in iSCSI initiator, the NAS can connect to the other iSCSI targets on the network and turn them into virtual disks, which become multiple single volumes on teh NAS. Up to 8 virtual disks can be stacked. The NAS serves as the storage stack chaining master.
This video shows you how to use the virtual disk to expand your storage.
Remote replication is the process of sharing information across the network to ensure the consistency between two different sites. In case of data loss at the primary site, the remote site can be brought online with continued access to all data, and with minimal downtime.
This short video explains how to configure remote replication for two storage devices.
As your business expands, you may wish to migrate to a disk configuration that offers more data protection. For example, you may start out with a Single Disk configuration and migration to RAID1, or you may migrate from RAID5 to RAID6.
This short video explains how to perform RAID level migration.
RAID5 and RAID6 disk mirroring provide highly secure data protection. you can use hard drives of the same capacity to create a RAID array. The RAID creates an exact copy of the data on the member drives to protect your data against a drive failure. With RAID5, if one drive fails you can hot-swap it for a new drive, with no downtime. With RAID6, up to two drives can fail with no downtime.
This short video explains how to hot swap the hard drives on a Cisco Smart Storage device.
Businesses frequently need to exchange large files with customers and vendors. Email is not a practical option, especially for very large video and graphics files. Your Smart Storage provides a built-in FTP server function. You can easily setup the server in a few steps.
This short video explains how to setup the FTP server on your Smart Storage.
When you are away from the office, you want immediate notification of certain system events. This short video explains how to set up and enable event notifications to your email account and your mobile phone.
* Registering for an SMS account
* Configuring the SMSC server on the NAS for text messages to mobile phones
* Configure the SMTP server on the NAS for email messages
If you have a dynamic IP address at your site, you can use a Dynamic DNS service to get a hostname for your NAS and to ensure that your hostname is valid even when your IP address changes. Your remote users can access your NAS simply by entering the hostname into a web browser.
This video shows you how to register for a free DDNS account and create a hostname. It also shows you how to configure the NAS to support this service.
Many organizations use Microsoft Windows Active Directory to centralize the information about users and computers in the network. The Active Directory Server can provide current account information to other computers within the same domain. This video shows you how to join the NAS to the Active Directory environment so that all Active Directory users are added automatically.
iSCSI (Internet Small Computer System Interface) is an Internet Protocol (IP) based storage networking standard for data storage facilities. iSCSI can be used to transmit data over local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), or the Internet and can be enable location-independent data storage and retrieval.
WIth the iSCSI service, your Smart Storage can be used for storage expansion or as a backup destination for your application servers, such as a database server or mail server.