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Pioneer DRM-6NX Operating Instructions Manual

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  • Page 1 NETWORK CACHE CHANGER DRM-6NX Operating instructions <DRB1239>...
  • Page 2 IMPORTANT If the apparatus is fitted with AC mains power outlet(s), See the REAR PANEL FACILITIES for convenient connection of additional Hi-Fi component(s). Make all connections to the AC outlet(s) and the signal terminals first. Connect the plug to the wall socket last (make sure that the power switch is off.) THE APPARATUS MUST BE GROUNDED <DRB1239>...
  • Page 3: Information To User

    IMPORTANT The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated "dangerous voltage" within the product's enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons. IMPORTANT! SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS 1.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    A damaged power cord can cause a fire or give you an electrical shock. Check the power cord once in a while. When you find it damaged, ask your nearest PIONEER authorized service center or your dealer for a replacement.
  • Page 5: Features

    The DRM-6NX is easily accessed using SMB. UNlX The DRM-6NX is mounted using NFS. Internet/Intranet The DRM-6NX is accessed from Web browsers in any environment using HTTP over TCP/IP. Major Features ÷ Use of a high-capacity hard disk drive makes it possible to cache data for all 6 CD-ROMs in a magazine.
  • Page 6: Handling Precautions

    See page 8 for details. 7 Do not connect a CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive other than a Pioneer drive to the SCSI terminal on the rear panel. Do not connect this terminal to a SCSI controller as this could cause malfunction or breakdown.
  • Page 7: Checking The Accessories

    ÷ CD lens cleaner The unit’s pickup lens should not become dirty in normal use. If it should malfunction due to soiling, check with the nearest PIONEER authorized service center. Lens cleaners for CD players are available, however, use caution as some products may cause damage to the lens.
  • Page 8: Panel Facilities

    HDD indicator Flashes to indicate hard drive and SCSI activity STATUS indicator Flashes during startup then goes out when the DRM-6NX is ready for use (LED remains off unless an error occurs) POWER button Press to turn the power on/off...
  • Page 9: Rear View

    PIONEER CD/DVD-ROM drives (a total of 5 units may be connected) NOTE: ÷ Do not connect a CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive other than a Pioneer drive to the SCSI terminal on the rear panel ÷ Do not connect this terminal to a SCSI terminal on a PC as this could cause malfunction or breakdown “SCSI CONNECTION FOR PIONEER CD-ROM/DVD-ROM...
  • Page 10: Connections

    In other regions, please consult your dealer for 10BASE-T/ information on how to purchase a power cable. 100BASE-TX SCSI cable PIONEER CD/DVD-ROM drives NOTE: Assign SCSI IDs 2 to 6 to drives connected to the SCSI terminal. To AC wall outlet Connect to a wall outlet.
  • Page 11: Handling Magazines

    ÷ After approximately 5,000 operations per tray, the Magazine should be replaced CAUTION Regarding Transporting the Changer: Never transport or ship the Pioneer Network Cache Changer with the magazine installed. The optical heads are unlocked thus are susceptible to damage Remove the magazine before moving, shipping or transporting the unit.
  • Page 12 Handling Magazines SUPPORTED DISC FORMAT Physical Format The DRM-6NX changer supports 2048 Bytes/Block format only. The supported physical formats are Mode 1, Mode 2, form 1, Multi-session, and packet write (Variable). Logical Format Logical format to be supported is basically ISO9660...
  • Page 13: Basic Installation

    2. Connect the network cable to the appropriate connector 3. Turn on the power The DRM-6NX front panel indicators will flash during power-on and self-test. When the Status indicator stops flashing and remains off, the DRM-6NX is ready for use. <DRB1239>...
  • Page 14: Assigning An Internet Address

    To establish communication with the TCP/IP network, you must assign an appropriate Internet address to your DRM-6NX as an address assignment is required to access the DRM-6NX web interface. You can set the Internet address of the DRM-6NX Changer using either DHCP, ARP, RARP or BOOTP.
  • Page 15 ÷ DNS server Internet address ÷ Domain name ÷ NTP server Internet address 2. Activate the scope. In the DRM-6NX configuration file, DHCP is enabled by default. The Internet address and all the other settings will be downloaded automatically. NOTE :...
  • Page 16: Basic System Settings

    Basic System Settings The PIONEER Network Cache Changer DRM-6NX can be configured using one of these tools: ÷ Web browser - The DRM-6NX web interface is the preferred administration tool. The Internet address must be set. See description below. ÷ Text editor - The DRM-6NX text files. However, not all administration tasks can be performed from this interface.
  • Page 17 Enable access to volumes via Web browser (HTTP) parameter on the Network Settings - Web (HTTP) page 7 Online help is available from all the DRM-6NX web pages. If you need help on a specific task, click Help...
  • Page 18: Microsoft & Ibm Networks (smb)

    Network Settings Use the Administration pages within the DRM-6NX interface to configure the Network Cache Changer. Refer to “ Accessing DRM-6NX Web Pages ”, page 16. SMB Server Name The default SMB server name is PIONEER<nnnnnn>, where <nnnnnn> is the last six digits of the DRM-6NX serial number.
  • Page 19: Access Control

    NOTE: 7 If you need specific access restrictions for specific resources, use the user-level access control. User-level access control also allows you to integrate the DRM-6NX with existing Windows NT or OS/2 domains. Share-level Share-level access control means that you can assign passwords to each shared resources on the DRM-6NX.
  • Page 20: Netware (ncp)

    Installation as an NDS Server If the DRM-6NX is used as an NDS server, it must first be installed in the NDS tree. Refer to the Install Wizard available from the DRM-6NX web interface.
  • Page 21 Alternative Method Follow the steps below to install the DRM-6NX as an NDS server: 1. Verify that the NDS tree is synchronized Load DSREPAIR on the server in the NDS tree and select Unattended full repair If the NDS tree is not synchronized, do not continue the installation until you have solved the problem 2.
  • Page 22 If the NW Admin's partition manager is used to delete the server object from your NDS tree, turn off the unit (DRM-6NX) for a minimum of 5 minutes before deleting the object. If you do not turn off the server before attempting to delete the server object, your client workstation will hang and you will have to reboot the PC.
  • Page 23: Access Control

    ÷ If the password is incorrect, log in will fail If a user is not on the list, access to the DRM-6NX is refused. However, a user may log in as a guest and obtain access to volumes that are not protected...
  • Page 24 User Objects as with any other NDS file server. There is no difference between how you use NWAdmin to set these access rights for a DRM-6NX and how you would set the access rights on an NDS file server.
  • Page 25: Unix (nfs)

    UNIX (NFS) This section outlines the required configuration settings for running the DRM-6NX in the UNIX (NFS) environment and how to set up access restrictions. NOTE: 7 Make sure you have set the Internet address as described in “Assigning an Internet Address” on page 14.
  • Page 26: Access Control

    UNIX (NFS) Access Control File Rights 1. Click File Rights ÷ To make all of the discs available to some users only: Locate the Volumes folder in the file tree To protect one or several resources but grant all users access to most other resources: Locate the resource you want to protect (from the file tree) 2.
  • Page 27: Web Browser (http)

    The DRM-6NX supports HTTP over TCP/IP, which means that the changer works as a web server and is available on the Internet and intranets. If you are using the DRM-6NX in a multiprotocol environment, proceed to the other relevant sctions of the manual: ÷...
  • Page 28: Access Control

    Refer to “ Accessing the DRM-6NX Web Pages ” on page 16. NOTES: 7 The Server password implies full access to the DRM-6NX including all discs, regardless of any additional passwords set for particular discs.
  • Page 29: Accessing The Network Cache Changer Resources

    The default server name is PIONEER<nnnnnn> in the SMB environment and PIONEER<nnnnnn>_NW in NetWare. <nnnnnn> are the six last digits of the DRM-6NX serial number. If you have changed the server name, use the new name where the examples refer to the default name.
  • Page 30 If the Domain Name is already set, the changer appears in the specified folder) NOTE: 7 If you cannot find the DRM-6NX under Entire Network, refer to “Alternative Method” listed on the right 4. Double click the entry for your new DRM-6NX (The default name is PIONEER<nnnnnn>...
  • Page 31: Windows For Workgroups

    4. Double click the entry for your new DRM-6NX (The default name is PIONEER<nnnnnn>_NW, where <nnnnnn> is the last six digits of the DRM-6NX serial number) 5. Enter your user name and password when prompted if you are using the bindery mode (unless you are already logged on) 6.
  • Page 32 <DRB1239> 6. Click the Drive Connections button on the toolbar once you are logged in to the DRM-6NX . The screen shown below is displayed: NOTE: 7 If the Show All Volumes parameter is set to yes, the individual discs are shown at the same level as SYS.
  • Page 33: Windows Nt 3.x

    1. Start the File Manager 2. From the Disk menu, select Connect Network Drive… 3. Double click the entry for the DRM-6NX from the listing (The default name is PIONEER<nnnnnn> where <nnnnnn> is the six last digits of the DRM- 6NX serial number) 4.
  • Page 34: Dos

    7. Click Create (The DRM-6NX is ready for use) NOTE: 7 The DRM-6NX folders will not be visible on the Desktop in OS/2 versions prior to OS/2 WARP Connect. If you wish to use an earlier version of OS/2, we recommend using third party NFS software to connect to the DRM-6NX.
  • Page 35: Unix (nfs)

    <host name>:/ <directory> Example: mount cdserv:/ /storpoint NOTE: 7 The <host name> is the host name assigned to the DRM-6NX during TCP/IP configuration. NFS for PC or Apple Macintosh The DRM-6NX may be accessed using third party NFS software (PC or Apple Macintosh computers) if you have a TCP/IP network instead of running SMB.
  • Page 36: Hard Disk Caching

    Persistent discs that are currently not inserted will always remain cached on the hard disk. This means that if the hard disk becomes full, the DRM-6NX does not overwrite data which is no longer available on to an inserted disc.
  • Page 37 A, SCSI ID 1 and LUN 0. 7 If the hard disc is full and you want to cache another disc, first free some space on the hard disk. The DRM-6NX will not overwrite any information until you either: ÷...
  • Page 38: Monitoring The Network Cache Changer

    ÷ Event Log ÷ Statistics ÷ E-mail ÷ SNMP <DRB1239> Event Log To display the event log, click Event Log within the Administration pages. In the event log, the DRM-6NX writes information such as completed tasks, warnings, installation failures, etc.
  • Page 39: Statistics

    Administration pages. The DRM-6NX presents statistics such as: ÷ Server up-time ÷ Cache hit ratio ÷ List of users currently accessing the DRM-6NX in each network environment Monitoring the Network Cache Changer SNMP To specify the settings for SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol): 1.
  • Page 40: Appendix A: Parameter List

    Set to yes to restore factory default settings. Set to yes to restart the DRM-6NX. Must be set to the time zone that the DRM-6NX is operating in. Refer to “ TimeZone Parameter Values ” on page 42. Specifies the time source for the DRM-6NX. Set to NDS for the NetWare network.
  • Page 41 Enables SMB over NetBIOS/TCP/IP. Defines the NetBIOS scope to which the DRM-6NX belongs. Name of the DRM-6NX workgroup in SMB. If not specified, the DRM-6NX will appear in the folder that comes first in alphabetical order. The server name in the SMB environment. Default is PIONEERnnnnnn where nnnnnn are the last six digits of the serial number.
  • Page 42 *’s, representing each letter of the password. Set to install when you are ready to install the DRM-6NX in NDS, or forced to overwrite the NDS server object.
  • Page 43: Directory Structure

    Directory Structure The DRM-6NX will appear to your system as a file server. Like any other file server it has a directory structure where files are stored. The directory structure of the DRM-6NX is outlined below: System Root Volumes The purpose of each folder is explained on the following pages.
  • Page 44: Editing The Configuration Parameters

    Properties folder. You may use your preferred text editor to make updates to the file. Submit the new settings to the DRM-6NX by saving the file. To activate the new settings, it is necessary to restart the DRM-6NX. Set the Restart parameter to Yes.
  • Page 45: Appendix B: Troubleshooting

    The front panel indicators show the status of the DRM- 6NX. The indicators have the following functions: ÷ Status - Flashes during startup (When the DRM-6NX is ready for use, the light goes out. The LED remains off, unless an error condition occurs.) ÷...
  • Page 46: Errors When Accessing The Network Cache Changer Or Inserted Discs

    The volume is usually released in a network version as well. An MSCDEX emulation, called PIONEERCDEX, is available on the Axis web site. The emulator causes a CD-ROM on the DRM-6NX to look as if it were locally connected to the PC. PIONEERCDEX supports Windows for Workgroups.
  • Page 47: Difficulties Locating The Network Cache Changer In Netware

    Frame types used in your network will be supported by the DRM-6NX. However, depending upon the network, you may want the DRM-6NX to ignore some frame types. If your net- work has multiple sections with different frame types on some of the sections, then the Changer might log on to the wrong network area and adapt to a frame type incompatible with the intended network section.
  • Page 48: Problems When Accessing Disc Changers

    1. Start the Web browser 2. Click Administration 3. Click PIONEER Changer 4. Click Factory Defaults The factory default setting is restored thrn the DRM-6NX reboots automatically To restore the default settings using FTP: 1. Log in to the DRM-6NX with the command: ftp <host name>, where <host name>...
  • Page 49: The Others

    4. Press and hold the Reset button for at least five seconds until the Network indicator remains constantly lit 5. Turn off the DRM-6NX then back on again The factory default setting are now restored. Appendix B: Troubleshooting The Others 7 When some 100Base switching HUBs are used, Collision LEDs may light at 3-second intervals.
  • Page 50: Appendix C: Upgrading The Network Cache Changer

    DRM-6NX Changer. A link to the web site is available on the DRM-6NX Product Home Page. NOTE: 7 If you cannot access to the Products web site, you may access to other PIONEER Group’s web site.
  • Page 51: Upgrading The Network Cache Changer

    FTP on a TCP/IP network. To upgrade over the network you will need the following: ÷ The file with the new DRM-6NX software. (the name of this file is of the form product_version.bin, e.g. cde_500.bin for the software release 5.00 for the Ethernet version of the DRM-6NX) ÷...
  • Page 52: Appendix D: Specifications

    Data transmission speed 1,800 – 3,600 kbytes/s Average access time 75ms Interface RJ-45 for 100BASE-TX and 10 BASE-T SCSI connector (SCSI-2 support) for PIONEER CD/DVD-ROM drives (Up to 5 drives). Accessories 6-disc magazines Power cable Operating instructions Power button cover...
  • Page 53: Appendix E: Glossary

    Appendix E: Glossary Advanced Interactive eXecutive; A version of the UNIX operating system from IBM that runs on various IBM computers including Mainframe systems Address Resolution Protocol; A protocol within TCP/IP networks that allows a host to find the physical address of a node on the same network BOOTP Boot Protocol;...
  • Page 54 Appendix E: Glossary RARP Reverse Address Resolution Protocol; A TCP/IP protocol governing the translation of a Data-Link Control (DLC) address to an Internet address RISC Reduced Instruction Set Computing; A processor that recognizes only a limited number of assembly-language instructions Service Advertising Protocol;...
  • Page 55 <DRB1239>...
  • Page 56 PIONEER NEW MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Multimedia and Mass Storage Division: 2265 East 220th Street, Long Beach, CA 90810, U.S.A. TEL:800-444-OPTI (6784) PIONEER ELECTRONICS SERVICE, INC. 1925 East Dominguez St. Long Beach, CA 90810, U.S.A. TEL: 310-952-2820 PIONEER ELECTRONIC [EUROPE] N.V.

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