Lenovo ix4-300d User Manual

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  • Page 1 Network Storage with LifeLine 4.0 User Guide...
  • Page 2 The EMC logo is a registered trademark of EMC Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. LenovoEMC and LifeLine are registered trademarks or trademarks of LenovoEMC, Ltd. in the United States, other countries, or both. Windows is a trademark of the Microsoft group of companies. Mac is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the United States and other countries.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS Setting up Your ix4-300d Network Storage Setup Overview Set up my ix4-300d Network Storage if it's not discovered Discovering with LenovoEMC Storage Manager Discovering the ix4-300d without the Internet Setup Page Network Connection Connecting the ix4-300d Network Storage to Your Network...
  • Page 4 How to Set Up an Email Distribution Active Folder Sharing Content Using Social Media: Overview Managing Your Content Transferring Content to and from Your ix4-300d Network Storage with Copy Jobs Copy Jobs Limitations Getting Content from a USB External Storage Device...
  • Page 5 Backing up and Restoring Your Content Backup and Restore Overview Backup of Data through RAID Protection Backing up to and Restoring from Your ix4-300d Network Storage Backing up Macs with Time Machine One-touch Transferring of Content from a USB Device...
  • Page 6 Managing Users and Groups with Active Directory Deleting Active Directory Users and Groups Managing Your ix4-300d Network Storage with Local and Active Directory Users Managing Your ix4-300d Network Storage with Local and Active Directory Users Personal Cloud: Accessing Your LenovoEMC Personal Cloud From Anywhere in the...
  • Page 7 Sharing Content Using Social Media Sharing Content Using Social Media: Overview Facebook Flickr YouTube Share Content through LenovoEMC Personal Cloud Media Management Media Management Overview Scanning for media content Media Services Capabilities and Limitations Sharing Media Content over the Internet...
  • Page 8 Software Updates Auto-update process: installing a device software update Manual update process: installing a device software update Backing up and Recovering Your ix4-300d Network Storage Settings Backing Up Your ix4-300d Network Storage Settings Backing up Device Configuration Restoring a Configuration Backup...
  • Page 9 UPS Management Troubleshooting Routers Enabling the DMZ Configuring Port Forwarding on Double NAT Networks Bridging the Secondary Router Bridging the Primary Router Additional Support How to Get Help Support Legal Safety Information Open Source Warranty Information Limited Warranty Notice Limited Warranty for Iomega Products Regulatory Information Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Statement Canadian Verification...
  • Page 11: Setting Up Your Ix4-300D Network Storage

    CHAPTER 1 Setting up Your ix4-300d Network Storage Setting up Your ix4-300d Network Storage...
  • Page 12: Setup Overview

    LenovoEMC Storage Manager is a management tool that helps you discover your ix4-300d on your network to simplify access to content on your ix4-300d from your computer. It also allows you to add your computer as a trusted device to a LenovoEMC Personal Cloud. Refer to LenovoEMC Storage Manager online help for additional information.
  • Page 13: Set Up My Ix4-300D Network Storage If It's Not Discovered

    Setting up Your ix4-300d Network Storage Set up my ix4-300d Network Storage if it's not discovered If your ix4-300d is not discovered when you enter the URL identified in your Quick Start Guide, you have two ways of discovering it.
  • Page 14: Setup Page

    Setting up Your ix4-300d Network Storage Setup Page The Setup page opens when you first access the ix4-300d Network Storage from the Home Page or the LenovoEMC Storage Manager. On this page, you can configure some basic device features by clicking the appropriate link.
  • Page 15: Network Connection

    Setting up Your ix4-300d Network Storage Network Connection Connecting the ix4-300d Network Storage to Your Network First, check the package contents. Verify that the box contains the following items: ix4-300d (models may vary) Power Adapter and Cord Quick Start Guide Ethernet Cable Package contents may vary.
  • Page 16: Connecting The Ix4-300D

    From a computer on your network, open a web browser and go to http://setup.lenovoemc.com to set up your ix4-300d on your network. For best results, use a computer that is connected to the same subnet or network segment as the ix4-300d.
  • Page 17: Enabling Jumbo Frames For Each Nic

    (NICs) are configured to support jumbo frames before enabling this feature. VLAN Each NIC in your ix4-300d can be added to up to four Virtual LANs (VLAN). For more information on adding a NIC to a VLAN, refer to VLAN Settings.
  • Page 18: Bonding Nics

    Bonding network interface cards (NICs) is a way to provide redundancy for your ix4-300d on the network. If one NIC should fail, your ix4-300d will remain accessible on the network if that NIC is bonded to others. Depending on the bonding mode selected, it can also increase bandwidth. See...
  • Page 19 Setting up Your ix4-300d Network Storage Click Apply to save your changes. Deleting a VLAN In the VLAN Settings section click Delete to delete the VLAN. Connecting the ix4-300d...
  • Page 20: Naming Your Ix4-300D Network Storage

    Descriptive Name, and the Workgroup Name. Change any of these by editing the text fields. Click Apply to save your changes. Device Name: Enter a name for the ix4-300d device. Use a name that will help you identify it on ●...
  • Page 21: Configuring Your Ix4-300D Network Storage To Use Active Directory

    If you have an existing Active Directory user organization, you can incorporate it into the ix4300d Management Console. Your ix4-300d can work in a high availability environment, which means it can work with multiple AD servers should one server fail or go offline.
  • Page 22 Setting up Your ix4-300d Network Storage Now that you have enabled access to all trusted domains, you can add users and groups from those trusted domains to your ix4-300d. For more information, refer to Managing Users and Groups with Active Directory.
  • Page 23: Customizing The Access To Features On Your Ix4-300D Network Storage

    Enabling the Display of Features Open the Feature Selection page. All the features of your ix4-300d display on the page with a status that indicates whether the feature is enabled or disabled. To enable a feature, expand the desired feature name, and click the switch to On. For example, to enable Amazon S3, expand the Amazon S3 feature, and click the switch to On.
  • Page 24: Non-Administrator User Log In

    Non-administrator users can log in to a ix4-300d with feature access enabled. When these non-admin users access a ix4-300d, they first see the Login screen where they enter their login credentials. After logging in, the ix4300d Management Console displays with those features to which a non-admin user has access.
  • Page 25: Obtaining Alerts About Your Ix4-300D Network Storage

    Obtaining Alerts About Your ix4-300d Network Storage You can configure your ix4-300d to send email alerts when problems are detected. This is done through the email notification feature. Email notification provides a destination for emails sent by the ix4-300d when problems are detected.
  • Page 26: Tracing Events On Your Ix4-300D Network Storage

    Setting up Your ix4-300d Network Storage Tracing Events on Your ix4-300d Network Storage The Event Log page displays only the 1000 most recent events logged to the ix4-300d. A complete event log, however, is available for download. The following icons indicate the severity of each status message: INFORMATION ●...
  • Page 27: Obtaining System Status For Your Ix4-300D Network Storage

    ● Shut down the ix4-300d. Before shutting down the ix4-300d, be sure you have access to the physical device to turn it on. It is recommended that you always use the power button to shut down the device. Device Information The Device Information section displays various hardware, software, and status details.
  • Page 28: Using Your Ix4-300D Network Storage In Various Time Zones

    Zones You can set the date and time used on your ix4-300d, so that it can appear to be in one time zone, when it actually may be in a different one. This can help your users have the correct date and time if they live and work in a location different from your ix4-300d.
  • Page 29: Setting The Display Language For Your Ix4-300D Network Storage

    Setting the Display Language for Your ix4-300d Network Storage You can set the display language for your ix4-300d through the Languages page. The Languages page allows you to change the language used in email notification messages and on the display screen.
  • Page 30: Printing Documents

    Printing documents from your ix4-300d Network Storage is simple after you have attached a compatible printer to the ix4-300d. The Printers page displays a table of printers that are attached to the ix4-300d. The table contains for each printer the name, model, status, and number of documents waiting.
  • Page 31: Setting Up Personal Cloud, Security, And File Sharing

    What Is Security and Do I Need It is recommended to set up file sharing so that content can be added to your ix4-300d, and that content can be made available in a wide variety of ways, including content features such as Active Folders and media sharing.
  • Page 32 Setting up Your ix4-300d Network Storage Setting up Personal Cloud, Security, and File Sharing...
  • Page 33: Sharing Files

    CHAPTER 2 Sharing Files Sharing Files...
  • Page 34: Sharing Overview

    Sharing Files Sharing Overview Your ix4-300d Network Storage is set up for storing, retrieving, and accessing files among users, client computers, and applications. File sharing is accomplished by creating Shares; setting up security, which includes creating users; setting up media services; and configuring Active Folders.
  • Page 35: Shares

    Shares. Shares can also be secured, which means access to content in them is limited to select users and groups. All Shares on the ix4-300d are displayed on the Shares page. The Shares page displays a table that contains folders, connected drives, and any cloud storage to which your ix4-300d is connected. The Properties column displays the features that are enabled for each Share.
  • Page 36: Managing Shares

    1. Expand Access Permissions to change user permissions to a Share. If your ix4-300d is not secured, all Shares that you create are unsecured, and anyone with access to your network has read and write permissions to a Share.
  • Page 37: Deleting Shares

    If you do not wish to delete the Share, click Cancel to return to the Shares page. Do not delete the Application Data share if it appears on your ix4-300d network device. It is required by applications that store data on the ix4-300d.
  • Page 38: Using Protocols To Share Files

    Using Protocols to Share Files What Are Protocols and How Do I Use Them to Share Files? Your ix4-300d Network Storage uses communication protocols to mount file systems and allow files to be transferred between client computers and the ix4-300d.
  • Page 39: Ftp File Sharing

    To have all users, including root, map as guest, select Treat client users as guest (all_ ● squash). All files are owned by user guest, and all users accessing the ix4-300d have the same access rights. If you have enabled Active Directory on your ix4-300d, only this option is available for mapping client computers.
  • Page 40: Rsync: Synchronizing Files With Another Storage Device Or Other Computers

    Sharing Copy Job. For more information on Copy Jobs, refer to Backing Up Your ix4-300d If you enable the ix4-300d as an rsync server, you can optionally set up a user account on the ix4-300d for secure rsync Copy Jobs.
  • Page 41: Managing File Sharing With Web Access (Http/Https)

    Shares page. When the Content Viewer is disabled, you cannot browse any Share content. If you disable the Web Access protocol, you also disable the display of the home page on your ix4-300d. Refer to Sharing Your Content with the World for additional information on displaying the home page for your ix4-300d.
  • Page 42: Windows Dfs: Creating A Distributed Windows File System

    Windows DFS: Creating a Distributed Windows File System Windows DFS (Distributed File System) organizes Shares and files on a network, such that they appear to be all in one directory tree on a single ix4-300d, even if the Shares reside on many devices. Windows DFS terms There are several terms to understand with Windows DFS.
  • Page 43: Sharing Content Through The Home Page

    You add your custom html content to a Share on your ix4-300d and then specify its location on the Home Page Settings page. Applying the Customized Home Page Click the Home Page Settings feature from the ix4300d Management Console.
  • Page 44 Sharing Files Specify the destination Share where the start page and your html content exists on your ix4-300d by clicking and navigating to the Share. You cannot access the destination Share through the WebDAV interface. Access through WebDAV is permanently disabled.
  • Page 45: Automatically Sending Content To Multiple People At Once

    Email Distribution lets you email your files to friends and family right from your ix4300d Management Console. Use Email Distribution to share files with an email list. To prevent email distribution list spamming, the ix4-300d allows lists of 250 or fewer email recipients and sends a maximum of six emails in a 24-hour period.
  • Page 46: Sharing Content Using Social Media: Overview

    If you have an account with social media services such as Facebook, Flickr, or YouTube, you can share content on your ix4-300d Network Storage with your friends and family using one or more of these social media sites. To share your content using social media sites, create Shares called...
  • Page 47: Managing Your Content

    Shares on your ix4-300d. The Content Viewer is divided into two panes. The left pane lists the Shares on the ix4-300d and allows you to delete or add a Share. If you select a Share that contains pictures, you can start a slideshow of the pictures in that Share.
  • Page 48: Transferring Content To And From Your Ix4-300D Network Storage With Copy Jobs

    Using Copy Jobs, you can create a task that copies your photos on the USB drive to a Share on your ix4-300d, and you can set that task to a schedule so the images automatically copy at a specific time.
  • Page 49: Getting Content From A Usb External Storage Device

    When the external storage has been removed from the External Storage table, it is safe to remove, and you may unplug it from the ix4-300d. When the external storage is safely removed, its associated Share is removed as well.
  • Page 50: One-Touch Transferring Of Content From A Usb Device

    Sharing Files One-touch Transferring of Content from a USB Device One touch transfer of content is created on the QuikTransfer page. On the QuikTransfer page, you can set the default destination Share for any automatically created QuikTransfer Copy Jobs. QuikTransfer automatically copies all files from any USB external storage device plugged into your ix4- 300d Network Storageto the destination Share when the QuikTransfer button is pressed.
  • Page 51: Iscsi: Creating Ip-Based Storage Area Networks (San)

    CHAPTER 3 iSCSI: Creating IP-Based Storage Area Networks (SAN) iSCSI: Creating IP-Based Storage Area Networks (SAN)
  • Page 52: Iscsi Overview

    Creating IP-Based Storage Area Networks (SAN) iSCSI Overview The iSCSI page allows you to create iSCSI drives on your ix4-300d Network Storage and allows the LenovoEMC Storage Manager to communicate with those drives over a network. An iSCSI drive provides a single place for all your storage, which you can divide as needed to support all computers in your enterprise business.
  • Page 53: Adding Iscsi Drives

    Click Apply to save your changes. Connecting to iSCSI Drives You can connect iSCSI drives on your ix4-300d to your computer using LenovoEMC Storage Manager or the Microsoft software initiator. If you are using another type of software or hardware initiator, you must use the native tools provided with your initiator to connect your iSCSI drives.
  • Page 54: Managing Iscsi Drives

    After you add an iSCSI drive, you create a list of CHAP users that have access to an iSCSI drive. These users are independent from the users you create on your ix4-300d when you enable security. Adding iSCSI CHAP users does not enable security and does not require any login to allow access to an iSCSI drive.
  • Page 55: Deleting Iscsi Drives

    iSCSI: Creating IP-Based Storage Area Networks (SAN) Deleting iSCSI Drives To delete an iSCSI drive: From the ix4300d Management Console, click iSCSI. Click the iSCSI name to expand the iSCSI drive. In the iSCSI Information section, click Delete to delete the iSCSI drive. Click Yes in the confirmation pop-up window.
  • Page 56 iSCSI: Creating IP-Based Storage Area Networks (SAN) Deleting iSCSI Drives...
  • Page 57: Drive Management

    Drive Management Drive Management...
  • Page 58: Managing Drives

    While write caching does improve performance, there are some risks. The system responds that the data is written to drive when in fact it has only been written to cache. Should the ix4-300d lose power, any data not completely written to drive is lost forever.
  • Page 59: Drive Status

    Drive Status An image on the Drive Management page provides information on the drive status of your ix4-300d. The image displays the physical layout of drives and the drive slot numbers. If a drive has a circled letter, it is a member of a Storage Pool.
  • Page 60 Drive Management Managing Drives...
  • Page 61: Backing Up And Restoring Your Content

    CHAPTER 5 Backing up and Restoring Your Content Backing up and Restoring Your Content...
  • Page 62: Backup And Restore Overview

    While RAID technology provides fault tolerance, it is not a true backup. It is strongly recommended to always have another copy of your data that is not stored on the ix4-300d. For more information, refer to Understanding How Your Content Is Stored.
  • Page 63: Backing Up To And Restoring From Your Ix4-300D Network Storage

    Storage Backing up Macs with Time Machine You can use Time Machine to back up a Mac client computer to the ix4-300d network storage device. Follow the instructions below to set up Time Machine backups to your ix4-300d: Connect your Mac to your ix4-300d using Apple File Protocol (AFP). You can do this using LenovoEMC Storage Manager for Mac or Bonjour.
  • Page 64: Copy Jobs Overview

    Using Copy Jobs, you can create a task that copies your photos on the USB drive to a Share on your ix4-300d, and you can set that task to a schedule so the images automatically copy at a specific time.
  • Page 65: Backing Up Your Ix4-300D Network Storage

    Using Copy Jobs, you can create a task that copies your photos on the USB drive to a Share on your ix4-300d, and you can set that task to a schedule so the images automatically copy at a specific time.
  • Page 66: From: Settings

    If the destination is Top Level, a new top-level folder is created on the destination device for each source folder. Backing up Your ix4-300d Network Storage...
  • Page 67: To: Settings

    6. By selecting Shares, you choose to copy All Shares, in which all files on the ix4-300d are copied. Any files not contained in a folder are not copied. If the destination is a folder, a new folder will be created for each source folder.
  • Page 68: Backing Up With Mozy Backup

    56 for detailed information on Copy Job settings. Backing up with Mozy Backup The Mozy online backup service allows you to create a Mozy account, connect your ix4-300d Network Storage to the account, and back up Shares and folders to the Mozy cloud service.
  • Page 69: Restoring Files With Mozy Backup

    Avamar is backup and recovery server software that uses deduplication to eliminate redundant copies of data, reducing the required storage space. For example, your ix4-300d Network Storage might have 100 email messages with the same 1 MB attachment. If all those emails are backed up, that same attachment is backed up 100 times, requiring 100 MB of storage space.
  • Page 70: Backing Up With Amazon S3

    Enter a valid access key, secret key, and bucket name from your Amazon S3 account information. You can create a bucket at account setup, or you can enter a new bucket for your ix4-300d. Your content lives in this bucket on your Amazon S3 account.
  • Page 71: Securing Your Ix4-300D Network Storage And Contents

    CHAPTER 6 Securing Your ix4-300d Network Storage and Contents Securing Your ix4-300d Network Storage and Contents...
  • Page 72: What Is Security And Do I Need It

    300d to specific people, and when you secure Shares, you limit data access to specific users. Security adds an extra layer of protection to your ix4-300d beyond whatever form of security you have on your local network. Without security, all data on your ix4-300d can be accessed by anyone on your local network.
  • Page 73: Enabling Security And Creating An Administrator User

    With security turned on, only administrator users can view or change settings on the ix4-300d, including creating or deleting users and Shares. When you create users, you limit access to your ix4-300d to specific people, and when you secure Shares, you limit data access to specific users.
  • Page 74: Limiting Access To Your Content By Creating Users

    Management Console. Administrator users can change various settings on the ix4-300d, including adding and deleting Shares. If you create groups, you can also limit access to your ix4-300d by group so you don’t have to specify access for each individual user.
  • Page 75: Users

    Users Users and Groups Overview When security is enabled, the Users & Groups page displays all users and groups on the ix4-300d Network Storage and enables administrators to add and modify users and groups. Non-administrator users can be added to limit access to Share content. Additional administrator users can be added to allow specific users to configure the ix4-300d.
  • Page 76: Managing Users

    Send a Personal Cloud invitation — click this link to invite a user to join your Personal Cloud ● on the ix4-300d. This opens the Send a Personal Cloud Invitation dialog box where you create an invitation by entering a user's email address along with any additional comments. A user then receives the invitation, which contains the Personal Cloud name and username and password.
  • Page 77: Deleting Users

    Quota Size — set a quota size by entering a value in gigabytes. To have no quota, leave this ● field blank. Administrator — check this box if you would like to allow this user to manage the ix4-300d. ● An administrator does not inherently have access to all Shares. Access to Shares must be granted explicitly to administrators, as with other users.
  • Page 78: Groups

    300d Network Storage. Users can belong to more than one group. The Groups page enables administrators to create one or more groups, and grant each group rights to Shares on the ix4-300d. Security must be enabled before you can create groups.
  • Page 79: Deleting Groups

    9. If NFS is enabled, the GID field is visible. The GID value must be the same on both the Linux client and the ix4-300d Network Storagefor the client to access files. To modify the GID, type a new GID value.
  • Page 80: Using Active Directory Domain To Manage Users And Groups

    You can poll the Active Directory controller at any time to check for new users and groups on the controller, so you can add them to your ix4-300d. This keeps your ix4-300d up to date with any group changes on the controller and indicates if any users on the controller were deleted or promoted.
  • Page 81: Deleting Active Directory Users And Groups

    7. If NFS is enabled, the GID field is visible. The GID value must be the same on both the Linux client and the ix4-300d for the client to access files. To modify the GID, type a new GID value.
  • Page 82: Managing Your Ix4-300D Network Storage With Local And Active Directory Users

    3. Click Apply. After changing to AD mode, you are required to log back in to the ix4-300d. Your ix4-300d is now configured to allow both local administrators and AD administrators to log in. Logging in to Your ix4-300d When an administrator logs in to the ix4-300d, the admin chooses between the device name or the AD domain name.
  • Page 83: Creating Share Permissions For Ad Users And Local Users

    After changing to Workgroup mode, if there are any administrator users on your ix4-300d, you are required to log back in to the ix4-300d. You must log in as a local user, and you do not have the choice to select an AD domain.
  • Page 84 Securing Your ix4-300d Network Storage and Contents Managing Your ix4-300d Network Storage with Local and Active Directory Users...
  • Page 85: Personal Cloud: Accessing Your Lenovoemc Personal Cloud From Anywhere In The World

    CHAPTER 7 Personal Cloud: Accessing Your LenovoEMC Personal Cloud From Anywhere in the World Personal Cloud: Accessing Your LenovoEMC Personal Cloud From Anywhere in the World...
  • Page 86: What Is Lenovoemc Personal Cloud

    Copy Job operations, stream media from your ix4-300d over the internet, and use remote desktop to access computers on the local network for your ix4-300d. If you allow a user to join their trusted devices to the Cloud, those devices become part of the Cloud and can be accessed by other users on the Cloud.
  • Page 87: Is My Content Secure

    Enabling security allows you to share your ix4-300d with the people you choose. For example, you have photos of your new baby you want to share with your sister, your brother, and your sister-in-law. To share your baby photos with these family members, create a Personal Cloud, and then invite your sister, your brother, and your sister-in-law to join your Personal Cloud.
  • Page 88: Lenovoemc Personal Cloud Setup Overview

    Create the LenovoEMC Personal Cloud through the ix4300d Management Console ● Creating a LenovoEMC Personal Cloud starts with providing a name for your Personal Cloud and an email address associated with it. After creating the Personal Cloud, you can use the Personal Cloud Quick Setup wizard to perform common tasks associated with the LenovoEMC Personal Cloud: adding Shares, inviting people to join the Personal Cloud, and setting up Copy Jobs through the Personal Cloud.
  • Page 89: Creating Lenovoemc Personal Cloud

    LenovoEMC Storage Manager on their computer. If you have content on your ix4-300d that you do not want to share with members of your Personal Cloud, you should put that content in secured Shares that are not accessible to anyone invited to your Personal Cloud.
  • Page 90: Configuring Router Port Forwarding For Personal Cloud

    Most routers refer to this as port forwarding, application access, or virtual server. It is recommended that you refer to your router's documentation for setting these values.
  • Page 91: Configuring Your Lenovoemc Personal Cloud

    You can grant internet users, including LenovoEMC Link users, secure access to the web interface and unrestricted access to media content on your ix4-300d. LenovoEMC Link is an application that runs on mobile devices, and allows access to content on your ix4-300d. Before enabling secure access, you must...
  • Page 92: Inviting People Onto Your Lenovoemc Personal Cloud

    Inviting People onto Your LenovoEMC Personal Cloud When you invite people to join your LenovoEMC Personal Cloud, you are actually selecting from existing users on your ix4-300d, or adding people as users on your ix4-300d . In addition, you are optionally allowing them to join a trusted device to LenovoEMC Personal Cloud.
  • Page 93: Joining A Trusted Device To Lenovoemc Personal Cloud

    Personal Cloud: Accessing Your LenovoEMC Personal Cloud From Anywhere in the World Joining a Trusted Device to LenovoEMC Personal Cloud You can join your ix4-300d Network Storage to the Personal Cloud as a trusted device if you have been given permission by the person administering the Personal Cloud.
  • Page 94: Managing Trusted Devices On A Personal Cloud

    Personal Cloud: Accessing Your LenovoEMC Personal Cloud From Anywhere in the World Managing Trusted Devices on a Personal Cloud As LenovoEMC Personal Cloudadministrator, you can manage trusted devices on your Personal Cloud. Trusted devices can be disconnected, or you can completely delete a trusted device from the Personal Cloud.
  • Page 95: Using Copy Jobs With A Lenovoemc Personal Cloud

    Clicking the Copy Jobs button opens the Copy Jobs page to help you configure a Copy Job between the ix4-300d Network Storage that is hosting the Personal Cloud and a trusted device. For more information on setting up Copy Jobs, refer to Adding Copy Jobs.
  • Page 96: Disabling Or Deleting Your Lenovoemc Personal Cloud

    Personal Cloud: Accessing Your LenovoEMC Personal Cloud From Anywhere in the World Disabling or Deleting Your LenovoEMC Personal Cloud When you disable your Personal Cloud, you are eliminating access to your Personal Cloud without deleting the account information you created when you set up the Personal Cloud. Later, if you want to reenable your Personal Cloud, you can without reentering all the account information.
  • Page 97: Accessing Content Using Your Lenovoemc Personal Cloud

    Personal Cloud: Accessing Your LenovoEMC Personal Cloud From Anywhere in the World Accessing Content Using Your LenovoEMC Personal Cloud You can share content by inviting users to your Personal Cloud. The data in Shares can be made accessible to all users of the Cloud, or access can be restricted to a specific set of users by setting access permissions to Shares.
  • Page 98: Informing Users What To Do With Lenovoemc Personal Cloud

    After they access your ix4-300d Network Storage, they can view Shares, upload and download content, and stream content. Optionally, they can install LenovoEMC Storage Manager on their computers, and then join their computers as trusted devices to the Personal Cloud.
  • Page 99: Sharing Content Using Social Media

    CHAPTER 8 Sharing Content Using Social Media Sharing Content Using Social Media...
  • Page 100: Sharing Content Using Social Media: Overview

    If you have an account with social media services such as Facebook, Flickr, or YouTube, you can share content on your ix4-300d Network Storage with your friends and family using one or more of these social media sites. To share your content using social media sites, create Shares called...
  • Page 101: Facebook

    Sharing Content Using Social Media Facebook Facebook is a social network to connect with friends and family. You can configure a Share as a Facebook Active Folder so that photos and movies added to that Share are automatically uploaded to your Facebook account.
  • Page 102: Flickr

    Sharing Content Using Social Media Flickr Flickr is a photo sharing network for sharing photos with friends and family. You can configure a Share as a Flickr Active Folder so that images and albums added to that Share are automatically uploaded to your Flickr account.
  • Page 103: Youtube

    Sharing Content Using Social Media YouTube YouTube is a social media site to share video content. You can configure a Share as a YouTube Active Folder so that videos added to that Share are automatically uploaded to your YouTube account. Refer to Managing Shares on page 26 for more information on managing Shares and Active Folders.
  • Page 104: Share Content Through Lenovoemc Personal Cloud

    Sharing Content Using Social Media Share Content through LenovoEMC Personal Cloud You can share your multimedia content with friends and family through a LenovoEMC Personal Cloud. Refer to the LenovoEMC Personal Cloud section for more information. Share Content through LenovoEMC Personal Cloud...
  • Page 105: Media Management

    CHAPTER 9 Media Management Media Management...
  • Page 106: Media Management Overview

    Media Management Media Management Overview The ix4-300d has a built-in media server that, when turned on, scans for media content in specific Shares that have media sharing enabled. Any media content contained in these specific Shares are accessible to any user on your network with a media player, even if the Share is secured. For information on enabling a...
  • Page 107: Media Services Capabilities And Limitations

    All your pictures, movies, and music are available to anyone accessing your ix4-300d. You should be sure you want to make all your media content this accessible.
  • Page 108: Sharing Media Content Over The Internet

    50599 used to access the media server, for example, http://72.xx.xxx.104:50599, where "x" is the IP value for your network. When a user enters this IP address, the Twonky Server page on the ix4-300d displays. Refer to the Support section of the Twonky Server page for information on using the server.
  • Page 109: Media Aggregation

    If you have multiple Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) servers in your network that have media content, you can combine all media content into one view by enabling aggregation on your ix4-300d. When you enable aggregation, all media content on DLNA servers is available for playback using a DLNA player, such as Playstation®3, Windows Media Player®, or Xbox 360®.
  • Page 110: Social Media Sharing

    Media Management Social Media Sharing You can share media content, such as movies and pictures, using social media sites like Facebook, Flickr, or YouTube. Refer to the Sharing Content Using Social Media section for more information. Social Media Sharing...
  • Page 111: Streaming Music, Movies, And Pictures

    You can play back all your media files from your individual home computers by enabling media aggregation on your ix4-300d. You can also connect USB mass storage devices (such as your iPod, mp3 player, or USB drive) to your ix4-300d and directly stream files through the device, or access media files through a networked media player.
  • Page 112: Photos

    On the Home Page Settings feature page, check Display slideshows to display picture slideshows from folders on the ix4-300d. Click Manage slideshows to configure any slideshows you want to display. The slideshow location can be any folder attached to the ix4-300d, including a USB drive or DFS location. Automatically Resizing Your Photos A Photo Resize Active Folder automatically changes the size of photos in that Share to a set size.
  • Page 113: Getting Pictures From Your Camera

    The Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP) allows pictures to be automatically copied from a USB camera connected directly to the ix4-300d. When Picture Transfer is turned on, and your camera is connected to your ix4-300d, the pictures are copied to the configured destination folder.
  • Page 114: Music

    DLNA player running on a computer on the network. Streaming Music The ix4-300d has a built-in media server that, when turned on, scans for music in specific folders that have media sharing enabled. Any music contained in these specific folders is then accessible to any user on your network with a media player.
  • Page 115: Torrents

    Configuring Your Router for Torrent Downloads You must manually configure your router to forward a specific port to your ix4-300d. Most routers refer to this as port forwarding or application access, and it is recommended that you refer to your router's documentation to learn how to set these values.
  • Page 116: Torrent Active Folders

    Sharing Torrent Downloads with Other Peers Torrent downloads allow you to share files using a peer-to-peer file sharing protocol. With Torrent Download, you can download files using the torrent protocol to your ix4-300d and then those files can be uploaded by other torrent users.
  • Page 117 Media Management Delete a torrent job. Click to delete the torrent download. ● Torrents...
  • Page 118: Videos

    ● Streaming Movies The ix4-300d Network Storage has a built-in media server that, when turned on, scans for movies in specific folders that have media sharing enabled. Any movies contained in these specific folders are accessible to any user on your network with a media player. For information on enabling a folder as a...
  • Page 119: Name

    You can use the Video Surveillance page to manually add supported video cameras if they are not discovered automatically on your ix4-300d. The Video Surveillance page also displays the current settings for any video camera attached to your network. For example, you might have video cameras on a summer house in one geographic location, while your ix4-300d is in another geographic location.
  • Page 120 ● Select a Destination Folder for the video camera recordings. Recorded video files are saved to this folder, and the ix4-300d automatically organizes your saved video recordings into folders by video camera name. Within each video camera folder are sub- folders that organize the recordings by date.
  • Page 121 Setting this value too high may consume all available space, while setting this value too low may cause recordings to be deleted sooner than you would like. The maximum space cannot exceed 90% of the total space on the ix4-300d. Scheduling the Recordings Schedule the days and time periods you want your video camera to record.
  • Page 122 Media Management Videos...
  • Page 123: Adding Applications To Your Ix4-300D Network Storage

    CHAPTER 10 Adding Applications to Your ix4- 300d Network Storage Adding Applications to Your ix4-300d Network Storage...
  • Page 124: Application Overview

    Adding Applications to Your ix4-300d Network Storage Application Overview You can install supported applications on your ix4-300d using the Application Manager page. For each application installed you may have the option to uninstall, start, and stop the application. Application Overview...
  • Page 125: Application Installation

    Adding Applications to Your ix4-300d Network Storage Application Installation Certain applications on your ix4-300d must be installed before you can use them. When you click on an uninstalled application in the ix4300d Management Console, you open the feature page of the application.
  • Page 126: Application Manager

    Adding Applications to Your ix4-300d Network Storage Application Manager The Application Manager page allows you to add applications to your ix4-300d from an installation file located on your computer. For each application installed you may have the option to uninstall, start, and stop the application.
  • Page 127: Upgrading Your Ix4-300D Network Storage

    CHAPTER 11 Upgrading Your ix4-300d Network Storage Upgrading Your ix4-300d Network Storage...
  • Page 128: Software Updates

    If you want to remove the update without applying changes, click in the Action column. Do not shut down the ix4-300d during the update process as this can damage the ix4-300d. The ix4-300d will be temporarily inaccessible during the software update. Be sure no critical files are being accessed.
  • Page 129 Upgrading Your ix4-300d Network Storage The ix4-300d will be temporarily inaccessible during the software update. Be sure no critical files are being accessed. Software Updates...
  • Page 130 Upgrading Your ix4-300d Network Storage Software Updates...
  • Page 131: Backing Up And Recovering Your Ix4-300D Network Storage Settings

    CHAPTER 12 Backing up and Recovering Your ix4-300d Network Storage Settings Backing up and Recovering Your ix4-300d Network Storage Settings...
  • Page 132: Backing Up Your Ix4-300D Network Storage Settings

    If you select this option, a confirmation dialog box displays and informs you that restoring the configuration will delete all data and overwrite any existing users or settings on the target ix4-300d. Check Check this box to continue to confirm this dialog box or click Cancel to stop the configuration restore process.
  • Page 133: Hardware Management

    CHAPTER 13 Hardware Management Hardware Management...
  • Page 134: About The Ix4-300D Network Storage Components

    Hardware Management About the ix4-300d Network Storage Components This topic describes the front and rear panel components of the ix4-300d. Front Panel Status Indicators, Buttons and Ports About the ix4-300d Network Storage Components...
  • Page 135 Disk Activity: Flashes blue during disk activity. Flashes red if there is a drive error or degraded ● drive mode. Off if both drives are removed. Power: Flashes white during system startup. Glows solid white when the ix4-300d is powered ● up and ready.
  • Page 136: Drive Bay Access

    Hardware Management Drive Bay Access The ix4-300d Network Storage has four user-serviceable drive bays. Remove the device cover to access the drive bays. Pull out a drive tray to install or replace a hard disk drive. Power down the StorCenter and disconnect the power cord before installing or replacing hard disk drives.
  • Page 137: Default Settings

    5. Security Lock — Connect security cable to protect your ix4-300d from theft. Default Settings IP Address — If not DHCP server is found on your network, the ix4-300d Network Storage will ● get a self-assigned IP address in the 169.254.x.x range.
  • Page 138: Energy Saving

    Drives automatically power back up when the ix4-300d accesses them. You may notice a slight delay when the drives are accessed. Brightness To adjust the brightness of the lights on the ix4-300d, set the Indicator Brightness to High, Medium, or Low. Energy Saving...
  • Page 139: Factory Reset

    Hardware Management Factory Reset Factory Reset returns the ix4-300d to its original state. This feature is useful if you give your ix4-300d to someone else. Factory Reset provides two options for returning your ix4-300d to its original state: Quickly delete all data — permanently deletes all record of existing or deleted data, users, and ●...
  • Page 140: Ups Management

    Power Supply. If your ix4-300d is connected to a UPS battery backup unit, it is listed on this page. The battery status of the backup unit is also indicated, displaying how much of a charge is left in the battery. To monitor the battery status of your UPS unit, connect your ix4-300d to it with a USB cable.
  • Page 141: Troubleshooting Routers

    In this situation, you will most likely have two NAT (Network Address Translation) firewalls. One of the easiest ways to identify this issue is to log in to the router to which the ix4-300d is connected.
  • Page 142: Configuring Port Forwarding On Double Nat Networks

    Primary router bridging may also require special configuration information and settings on the secondary router. If you configured your ix4-300d using DHCP, you may not be able to reconnect to it via Remote Access after a reboot. DHCP automatically receives an IP address from the server whenever the ix4-300d restarts.
  • Page 143 192.168.14.51 and 192.168.14.255. Make sure you are assigning the ix4-300d an IP address that is not in use by another device. Enter a subnet mask. The subnet mask describes the size of your network. For most networks this is 255.255.255.0 which allows for 256 network devices.
  • Page 144 Hardware Management Troubleshooting Routers...
  • Page 145: Additional Support

    CHAPTER 14 Additional Support Additional Support...
  • Page 146: How To Get Help

    Here's just some of what is available on LenovoEMC's award-winning web support site, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: Answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) ●...
  • Page 147: Support

    Additional Support Support The Support feature opens the LenovoEMC web site where you can get more information about your ix4- 300d. The Support page provides access to content for learning more about using and supporting your ix4- 300d. Refer to the LenovoEMC Support site for more information.
  • Page 148 Additional Support Support...
  • Page 149: Legal

    CHAPTER 15 Legal Legal...
  • Page 150: Safety Information

    Openings in the ix4-300d are provided for fans and air ventilation and should not be blocked or ● covered. Make sure the ix4-300d has ample ventilation (at least 6 inches or 127 mm) in front and behind the unit. Do not walk on the power cord or allow anything to rest on it.
  • Page 151: Open Source

    ReadMe file available with the source code. The corresponding source code package is available for download from the LenovoEMC web site at http://support.lenovoemc.com. To locate the download page for open source code, select your network storage product and your operating system.
  • Page 152: Warranty Information

    Web site, contact your local Lenovo office or reseller to obtain a printed version of the LLW. Warranty Period The warranty period for ix4-300d Network Storage products is 3 years for product purchased in all regions. Applicable Types of Warranty Service (as described in the Lenovo Limited Warranty): 1.
  • Page 153: Regulatory Information

    Legal Regulatory Information This topic provides regulatory information for various countries. Manufacturer/Responsible Party LenovoEMC, Ltd., 4059 South 1900 West, Roy, UT 84067 EU Representative Lenovo, Einsteinova 21, 851 01 Bratislava, Slovakia Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Statement This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
  • Page 154: European Union - Compliance To The Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive

    Equipment according to European Standard EN 55022. The limits for Class B equipment were derived for typical residential environments to provide reasonable protection against interference with licensed communication devices. The Declaration of Conformity is available at http://support.lenovoemc.com/ce. Important WEEE Information The WEEE marking on Lenovo products applies to countries with WEEE and e-waste regulations (for example, European Directive 2002/96/EC, India E-Waste Management &...
  • Page 155: Polyvinyl Chloride (Pvc) Cable And Cord Notice

    Lenovo encourages owners of information technology (IT) equipment to responsibly recycle their equipment when it is no longer needed. Lenovo offers a variety of programs and services to assist equipment owners in recycling their IT products. For information on recycling Lenovo and LenovoEMC products, go to: http://www.lenovo.com/recycling.
  • Page 156: Copyright And Trademark Information

    The EMC logo is a registered trademark of EMC Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. LenovoEMC and LifeLine are registered trademarks or trademarks of LenovoEMC, Ltd. in the United States, other countries, or both. Windows is a trademark of the Microsoft group of companies. Mac is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the United States and other countries.

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