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Firmware 1.5 for Cisco Smart Storage has just been posted. See announcement link or check the software center directly. Release notes for the firmware will also be posted shortly.
The biggest news with Cisco fw1.5 is that users can migrate to QNAP branded software via the standard firmware upgrade process.
This should give users the ability to receive bug fixes and feature improvements quicker.
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The upgrade path from Cisco firmware 1.5.0 ==> QNAP 3.5 is ready. You would need to download the correct base model. Here are the reference to NSS300:
- NSS322 ===> QNAP TS-259 Pro
- NSS324 ===> QNAP TS-459 Pro
- NSS326 ===> QNAP TS-659 Pro
Please verify to make sure you have the correct firmware.
Make sure you download the correct QNAP product firmware.
Bullet E on the http://www.qnap.com/cisco page list the models as per below. If you download the wrong firmware from QNAP (ie. not the correct model, you will see that error).
Cisco NSS322 is QNAP TS-259Pro+
Cisco NSS324 is QNAP TS-459Pro+
Cisco NSS326 is QNAP TS-659Pro+
Thanks for the reply, that worked.
On bullet point with the download it wasn't really mentioned, and then I didn't immediately see there was a selector on the download page. Box is rebooting now, thanks again.
I had no issues migrating a 324 from 1.4 to 1.5 to 3.5. No data loss (I did back up my data). This takes a little bit of time so set aside a few hours.
In between FW revs I did check the satus and operation - It has CIFS, AFP, ISCSI and NFS mounts all to check which I did and have no errors to report. QNAP 3.5 code also fixes TimeMachine access and backp from Lion.
Best to pre-stage the FW first (go download everything prior to the update) As a final step I did check the file system when I was up on 3.5.
It all worked out very well for me. Here is what I did:
Before I did this next step I valided the operation of the NSS and the 1.5 load - it all worked fine so Next:
Message was edited by: David Cappello (added the graphics/screen shots back in)
I switched over to QNAP last night. Sorry cisco but I was happy to move this device away from Cisco firmware. NSS products never got focus from Cisco because it was not their primary focus. Since QNAP's primary focus is NAS devices, I am sure they would react to any features or issues sooner than cisco.
THanks but I cannot see your screen shots anymore?
When I download the Qnap firmware it comes as a .zip file. I think unzip it into a .dmg file but the firmware upgrade screen for the FW 1.5 NSS will not accept a .dmg file nor the .zip file?
Not sure whats up with not being able to see screen shots - perhaps clear your cache? I can still see them - no matter if I am logged in or not.
Yes you have to unzip the Qnap files after you download them - NSS upgrade will NOT take a .zip or .dmg file.
When you unzip them you will have a .img file - example: TS-459_3.5.0_Build0815.img for (Cisco NSS324 is QNAP TS-459Pro+)
My NSS324 appears to be a QNAP 459 Pro after being upgraded, not the Pro+. The image download apears to be the same exact image for Pro, Pro+ and Pro II. Anyone getting different results?
That Qnap and Cisco link does seem to be broken. Not sure why/how will have look for the moved page.
I can tell you a
NSS324 is a Qnap 459Pro+
and a NSS326 is a Qnap 659Pro+