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  • Page 1 Network Storage with LifeLine 4.0 User Guide...
  • Page 2 © 2013 LenovoEMC, Ltd. All rights reserved. Lenovo and the Lenovo logo are registered trademarks of Lenovo in the United States, other countries, or both. The EMC logo is a registered trademark of EMC Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS Setting up Your ix2 Network Storage Setup Overview Set up my ix2 Network Storage if it's not discovered Discovering with LenovoEMC Storage Manager Discovering the ix2 without the Internet Setup Page Network Connection Connecting the ix2 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 ix2 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 ix2 Network Storage Backing up Macs with Time Machine Copy Jobs Overview Backing up Your ix2 Network Storage...
  • Page 6 Managing Users and Groups with Active Directory Deleting Active Directory Users and Groups Managing Your ix2 Network Storage with Local and Active Directory Users Managing Your ix2 Network Storage with Local and Active Directory Users Personal Cloud: Accessing Your LenovoEMC Personal Cloud From Anywhere in the...
  • Page 7 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 Enabling Internet Access from the Media Server Page Media Aggregation Enabling Media Aggregation Social Media Sharing Streaming Music, Movies, and Pictures Example: Setting up iTunes...
  • 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 ix2 Network Storage Settings Backing Up Your ix2 Network Storage Settings Backing up Device Configuration Restoring a Configuration Backup...
  • Page 9 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 European Union - Compliance to the Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive Important WEEE Information European Union RoHS India RoHS...
  • Page 11: Setting Up Your Ix2 Network Storage

    CHAPTER 1 Setting up Your ix2 Network Storage Setting up Your ix2 Network Storage...
  • Page 12: Setup Overview

    Setup Overview Setup with your ix2 Network Storage is easy. Remove it from the box, connect it to your network switch or hub, and then power it up. Launch a web browser and enter the setup URL identified in the Quick Start Guide.
  • Page 13: Set Up My Ix2 Network Storage If It's Not Discovered

    Setting up Your ix2 Network Storage Set up my ix2 Network Storage if it's not discovered If your ix2 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 ix2 Network Storage Setup Page The Setup page opens when you first access the ix2 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 ix2 Network Storage Network Connection Connecting the ix2 Network Storage to Your Network First, check the package contents. Verify that the box contains the following items: ix2 (models may vary) Power Adapter and Cord Quick Start Guide Ethernet Cable Package contents may vary.
  • Page 16: Connecting The Ix2

    You can access the ix2 Management Console directly by entering the IP address or model name of your ix2 in your computer’s web browser. To use the model name on a Mac, add .local after the name in the browser (for example, ix2.local).
  • Page 17: Manually Configuring Network Settings

    Information section of a NIC. You can change the following settings in the Information section: IP Address — the static IP address of the ix2. Use an available IP address in the range used ● by the LAN.
  • Page 18: Naming Your Ix2 Network Storage

    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 ix2 device. Use a name that will help you identify it on your ●...
  • Page 19: Configuring Your Ix2 Network Storage To Use Active Directory

    By enabling Active Directory trusted domains on your ix2, you enable the importing of users and groups from other trusted domains to your ix2 device. Those users and groups from other domains will then have access to features on your ix2, including accessing folders and documents in Shares, and joining any Personal Cloud of which the device is a member.
  • Page 20 Setting up Your ix2 Network Storage Now that you have enabled access to all trusted domains, you can add users and groups from those trusted domains to your ix2. For more information, refer to Managing Users and Groups with Active Directory.
  • Page 21: Customizing The Access To Features On Your Ix2 Network Storage

    Enabling the Display of Features Open the Feature Selection page. All the features of your ix2 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 22: Non-administrator User Log In

    Non-administrator users can log in to a ix2 with feature access enabled. When these non-admin users access a ix2, they first see the Login screen where they enter their login credentials. After logging in, the ix2 Management Console displays with those features to which a non-admin user has access.
  • Page 23: Obtaining Alerts About Your Ix2 Network Storage

    Obtaining Alerts About Your ix2 Network Storage You can configure your ix2 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 ix2 when problems are detected.
  • Page 24: Tracing Events On Your Ix2 Network Storage

    The following icons indicate the severity of each status message: INFORMATION ● Identifies that a change has been made to the state of your ix2 device, usually by a user, such as attaching a peripheral. WARNING ●...
  • Page 25: Obtaining System Status For Your Ix2 Network Storage

    ● Shut down the ix2. Before shutting down the ix2, 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 26: Using Your Ix2 Network Storage In Various Time Zones

    Using Your ix2 Network Storage in Various Time Zones You can set the date and time used on your ix2, 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 ix2.
  • Page 27: Setting The Display Language For Your Ix2 Network Storage

    The Languages page allows you to change the language used in email notification messages. The language used by the ix2 Management Console is based on the preferences configured in your browser. You can change the language used in this program by modifying your browser's preferred language settings.
  • Page 28: Printing Documents

    Printing documents from your ix2 Network Storage is simple after you have attached a compatible printer to the ix2. The Printers page displays a table of printers that are attached to the ix2. The table contains for each printer the name, model, status, and number of documents waiting.
  • Page 29: 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 ix2, and that content can be made available in a wide variety of ways, including content features such as Active Folders and media sharing.
  • Page 30 Setting up Your ix2 Network Storage Setting up Personal Cloud, Security, and File Sharing...
  • Page 31: Sharing Files

    CHAPTER 2 Sharing Files Sharing Files...
  • Page 32: Sharing Overview

    Management Console. The Home page displays any unsecured Shares. It can also display secured Shares accessible only to users who log in to the ix2 device. You can access the Home page of your ix2 device by entering the device name or IP address directly in your browser.
  • Page 33: 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 ix2 are displayed on the Shares page. The Shares page displays a table that contains folders, connected drives, and any cloud storage to which your ix2 is connected. The Properties column displays the features that are enabled for each Share.
  • Page 34: Managing Shares

    1. Expand Access Permissions to change user permissions to a Share. If your ix2 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 35: 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 ix2 network device. It is required by applications that store data on the ix2.
  • Page 36: Using Protocols To Share Files

    Using Protocols to Share Files What Are Protocols and How Do I Use Them to Share Files? Your ix2 Network Storage uses communication protocols to mount file systems and allow files to be transferred between client computers and the ix2.
  • Page 37: Ftp File Sharing

    Sharing Files To change any Bluetooth settings, click FTP File Sharing On the Protocols page, click the switch to turn on FTP (File Transfer Protocol) and allow access to your ix2 Network Storage. Click to select either FTP or secure FTP (SFTP) or both. You must enable security to apply SFTP.
  • Page 38: Rsync: Synchronizing Files With Another Storage Device Or Other Computers

    Job. For more information on Copy Jobs, refer to Backing Up Your ix2 If you enable the ix2 as an rsync server, you can optionally set up a user account on the ix2 for secure rsync Copy Jobs. Configuring rsync server settings To enable rsync server, click the switch on.
  • Page 39: 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 ix2. Refer Sharing Your Content with the World for additional information on displaying the home page for your ix2.
  • Page 40: Windows Dfs: Creating A Distributed Windows File System

    Sharing Files "webdav" to access your device. Your ix2 has a remote access password only if the device is not secured and a Personal Cloud was created on Configuring WebDAV settings To enable WebDAV, click the switch on. To enable WebDAV for HTTP, check Enable WebDAV Over HTTP.
  • Page 41: Sharing Content Through The Home Page

    You add your custom html content to a Share on your ix2 and then specify its location on the Home Page Settings page. Applying the Customized Home Page Click the Home Page Settings feature from the ix2 Management Console.
  • Page 42 Sharing Files Specify the destination Share where the start page and your html content exists on your ix2 by clicking and navigating to the Share. You cannot access the destination Share through the WebDAV interface. Access through WebDAV is permanently disabled.
  • Page 43: Automatically Sending Content To Multiple People At Once

    To configure a Share as an Email Active Folder, access Shares from the ix2 Management Console, select or create a Share, and expand the Active Folders section to enable and configure email distribution.
  • Page 44: 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 ix2 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 45: Managing Your Content

    Shares on your ix2. The Content Viewer is divided into two panes. The left pane lists the Shares on the ix2 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 46: Transferring Content To And From Your Ix2 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 ix2, and you can set that task to a schedule so the images automatically copy at a specific time.
  • Page 47: Getting Content From A Usb External Storage Device

    Storage page displays a list of externally connected storage devices. You can connect supported external storage to your ix2 using one of the provided USB ports. When you connect external storage to your ix2, that device content is accessible from the Shares page.
  • Page 48 Sharing Files Getting Content from a USB External Storage Device...
  • Page 49: 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 50: Iscsi Overview

    Creating IP-Based Storage Area Networks (SAN) iSCSI Overview The iSCSI page allows you to create iSCSI drives on your ix2 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 51: Adding Iscsi Drives

    Click Apply to save your changes. Connecting to iSCSI Drives You can connect iSCSI drives on your ix2 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 52: 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 ix2 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 53: Deleting Iscsi Drives

    Creating IP-Based Storage Area Networks (SAN) Deleting iSCSI Drives To delete an iSCSI drive: From the ix2 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.
  • Page 54 iSCSI: Creating IP-Based Storage Area Networks (SAN) Deleting iSCSI Drives...
  • Page 55: Drive Management

    Drive Management Drive Management...
  • Page 56: 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 ix2 lose power, any data not completely written to drive is lost forever.
  • Page 57: Drive Status

    Drive Status An image on the Drive Management page provides information on the drive status of your ix2. 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 58 Drive Management Managing Drives...
  • Page 59: Backing Up And Restoring Your Content

    CHAPTER 5 Backing up and Restoring Your Content Backing up and Restoring Your Content...
  • Page 60: Backup And Restore Overview

    ● Backup of Data through RAID Protection The drives in your ix2 are protected using a built-in, pre-configured technology that redundantly stores data across the drives. This technology, known as RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks), enables a series of drives to act together as a single storage system. RAID configurations that provide data redundancy preserve data integrity on the system if a drive fails and is replaced.
  • Page 61: Backing Up To And Restoring From Your Ix2 Network Storage

    Using Copy Jobs, you can create a task that copies your photos on the USB drive to a Share on your ix2, and you can set that task to a schedule so the images automatically copy at a specific time.
  • Page 62: Backing Up Your Ix2 Network Storage

    Using Copy Jobs, you can create a task that copies your photos on the USB drive to a Share on your ix2, and you can set that task to a schedule so the images automatically copy at a specific time.
  • Page 63: 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 ix2 Network Storage...
  • Page 64: To: Settings

    6. By selecting Shares, you choose to copy All Shares, in which all files on the ix2 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 65: Backing Up With Mozy Backup

    53 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 ix2 Network Storage to the account, and back up Shares and folders to the Mozy cloud service.
  • Page 66: 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 ix2 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 67: Backing Up With Amazon S3

    You can create a bucket at account setup, or you can enter a new bucket for your ix2. Your content lives in this bucket on your Amazon S3 account. Select an existing Share on your ix2 in which to copy files that are then backed up to Amazon S3. Click Apply to save your changes.
  • Page 68 Backing up and Restoring Your Content Backing up Your ix2 Network Storage...
  • Page 69: Securing Your Ix2 Network Storage And Contents

    CHAPTER 6 Securing Your ix2 Network Storage and Contents Securing Your ix2 Network Storage and Contents...
  • Page 70: What Is Security And Do I Need It

    Security is an optional feature you can enable on your ix2 Network Storage to secure Shares, create users, and allow some features to be enabled. When you create users, you can limit access to your ix2 to specific people, and when you secure Shares, you limit data access to specific users. Security adds an extra layer of protection to your ix2 beyond whatever form of security you have on your local network.
  • Page 71: Enabling Security And Creating An Administrator User

    With security turned on, only administrator users can view or change settings on the ix2, including creating or deleting users and Shares. When you create users, you limit access to your ix2 to specific people, and when you secure Shares, you limit data access to specific users.
  • Page 72: Limiting Access To Your Content By Creating Users

    Console. Administrator users can change various settings on the ix2, including adding and deleting Shares. If you create groups, you can also limit access to your ix2 by group so you don’t have to specify access for each individual user.
  • Page 73: Users

    Users Users and Groups Overview When security is enabled, the Users & Groups page displays all users and groups on the ix2 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 ix2.
  • Page 74: Managing Users

    Send a Personal Cloud invitation — click this link to invite a user to join your Personal Cloud ● on the ix2. 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 75: 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 ix2. ● An administrator does not inherently have access to all Shares. Access to Shares must be granted explicitly to administrators, as with other users.
  • Page 76: Groups

    Groups Groups Overview Groups consist of one or more users, and administrators can grant each group rights to Shares on the ix2 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 ix2. Security must be enabled before you can create groups.
  • Page 77: 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 ix2 Network Storagefor the client to access files. To modify the GID, type a new GID value.
  • Page 78: 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 ix2. This keeps your ix2 up to date with any group changes on the controller and indicates if any users on the controller were deleted or promoted.
  • Page 79: 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 ix2 for the client to access files. To modify the GID, type a new GID value.
  • Page 80: Managing Your Ix2 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 ix2. Your ix2 is now configured to allow both local administrators and AD administrators to log in. Logging in to Your ix2 When an administrator logs in to the ix2, the admin chooses between the device name or the AD domain name.
  • Page 81: Creating Share Permissions For Ad Users And Local Users

    After changing to Workgroup mode, if there are any administrator users on your ix2, you are required to log back in to the ix2. You must log in as a local user, and you do not have the choice to select an AD domain.
  • Page 82 Securing Your ix2 Network Storage and Contents Managing Your ix2 Network Storage with Local and Active Directory Users...
  • Page 83: 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 84: What Is Lenovoemc Personal Cloud

    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 85: Is My Content Secure

    Personal Cloud. People added to your Personal Cloud as users are not required to own or have access to your ix2. The process of adding someone as a Personal Cloud user grants them access to your Personal Cloud from any computer.
  • Page 86: Lenovoemc Personal Cloud Setup Overview

    You can create LenovoEMC Personal Cloud in one of two ways: Follow the LenovoEMC Personal Cloud setup through Setup Portal ● Create the LenovoEMC Personal Cloud through the ix2 Management Console ● Creating a LenovoEMC Personal Cloud starts with providing a name for your Personal Cloud and an email address associated with it.
  • Page 87: Creating Lenovoemc Personal Cloud

    Storage Manager on their computer. If you have content on your ix2 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 88: 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 89: 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 ix2. LenovoEMC Link is an application that runs on mobile devices, and allows access to content on your ix2. Before enabling secure access, you must first...
  • Page 90: 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 ix2, or adding people as users on your ix2 . In addition, you are optionally allowing them to join a trusted device to LenovoEMC Personal Cloud.
  • Page 91: 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 ix2 Network Storage to the Personal Cloud as a trusted device if you have been given permission by the person administering the Personal Cloud.
  • Page 92: 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 93: 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 ix2 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 94: 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 95: 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 96: Informing Users What To Do With Lenovoemc Personal Cloud

    After they access your ix2 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 97: Sharing Content Using Social Media

    CHAPTER 8 Sharing Content Using Social Media Sharing Content Using Social Media...
  • Page 98: 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 ix2 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 99: Facebook

    If you do not have a Facebook account, go to the Facebook website to open an account. Configuring a Facebook Active Folder From the ix2 Management Console, click Shares. Select a Share to use as a Facebook Active Folder, and click to expand the Active Folder section.
  • Page 100: Flickr

    If you do not have a Flickr account, go to the Flickr website to open an account. Configuring a Flickr Active Folder From the ix2 Management Console, click Shares. Select a Share to use as a Flickr Active Folder, and click to expand the Active Folder section.
  • Page 101: Youtube

    If you do not have a YouTube account, go to the YouTube website to open an account. Configuring a YouTube Active Folder From the ix2 Management Console, click Shares. Select a Share to use as a YouTube Active Folder, and click to expand the Active Folder section.
  • Page 102: 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 103: Media Management

    CHAPTER 9 Media Management Media Management...
  • Page 104: Media Management Overview

    Media Management Media Management Overview The ix2 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.
  • Page 105: Media Services Capabilities And Limitations

    Media Management Media Services Capabilities and Limitations One important consideration when using the media server is that it can share media content on your ix2 with anyone on the internet. When media sharing is enabled, internet users, including those users on mobile devices running the LenovoEMC Link, can access media content on your ix2.
  • Page 106: Sharing Media Content Over The Internet

    Media Management Sharing Media Content over the Internet There are two methods for sharing media content on your ix2 with anyone on the internet. You can enable internet access on the Media Server page. Alternatively, you can enable internet access by...
  • Page 107: Media Aggregation

    Shares on your ix2. Because all media files are copied to the ix2, they can be played even if the original device they were on is powered off or not connected to the network.
  • Page 108: 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 109: Streaming Music, Movies, And Pictures

    You can play back all your media files from your individual home computers by enabling media aggregation on your ix2. You can also connect USB mass storage devices (such as your iPod, mp3 player, or USB drive) to your ix2 and directly stream files through the device, or access media files through a networked media player.
  • Page 110: Photos

    On the Home Page Settings feature page, check Display slideshows to display picture slideshows from folders on the ix2. Click Manage slideshows to configure any slideshows you want to display. The slideshow location can be any folder attached to the ix2, 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 111: Getting Pictures From Your Camera

    The Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP) allows pictures to be automatically copied from a USB camera connected directly to the ix2. When Picture Transfer is turned on, and your camera is connected to your ix2, the pictures are copied to the configured destination folder.
  • Page 112: Music

    Media Management Music Music Overview If you have music files in media-sharing enabled folders on your ix2, those music files can be streamed by a DLNA player running on a computer on the network. Streaming Music The ix2 has a built-in media server that, when turned on, scans for music in specific folders that have media sharing enabled.
  • Page 113: Torrents

    Configuring Your Router for Torrent Downloads You must manually configure your router to forward a specific port to your ix2. 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 114: 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 ix2 and then those files can be uploaded by other torrent users.
  • Page 115 Media Management Delete a torrent job. Click to delete the torrent download. ● Torrents...
  • Page 116: Videos

    ● Streaming Movies The ix2 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 media folder, refer Managing Shares on page 24.
  • Page 117: Name

    You can use the Video Surveillance page to manually add supported video cameras if they are not discovered automatically on your ix2. 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 ix2 is in another geographic location.
  • Page 118 You can set a retention policy on your recordings and also schedule when to record. Setting a Retention Policy Setting the retention policy determines how much recorded video you keep on your ix2 Network Storage. Retention is set one of two ways: Maximum days to save recordings ●...
  • Page 119 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 ix2. Scheduling the Recordings Schedule the days and time periods you want your video camera to record.
  • Page 120 Media Management Videos...
  • Page 121: Adding Applications To Your Ix2 Network Storage

    CHAPTER 10 Adding Applications to Your ix2 Network Storage Adding Applications to Your ix2 Network Storage...
  • Page 122: Application Overview

    Adding Applications to Your ix2 Network Storage Application Overview You can install supported applications on your ix2 using the Application Manager page. For each application installed you may have the option to uninstall, start, and stop the application. Application Overview...
  • Page 123: Application Installation

    Management Console, you open the feature page of the application. To install the application, click the install link. The application is downloaded to the ix2, and you can start the application from the Application Manager page.
  • Page 124: Application Manager

    Adding Applications to Your ix2 Network Storage Application Manager The Application Manager page allows you to add applications to your ix2 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 125: Upgrading Your Ix2 Network Storage

    CHAPTER 11 Upgrading Your ix2 Network Storage Upgrading Your ix2 Network Storage...
  • Page 126: Software Updates

    If you want to remove the update without applying changes, click in the Action column. Do not shut down the ix2 during the update process as this can damage the ix2. The ix2 will be temporarily inaccessible during the software update. Be sure no critical files are being accessed.
  • Page 127 Upgrading Your ix2 Network Storage being accessed. Software Updates...
  • Page 128 Upgrading Your ix2 Network Storage Software Updates...
  • Page 129: Backing Up And Recovering Your Ix2 Network Storage Settings

    CHAPTER 12 Backing up and Recovering Your ix2 Network Storage Settings Backing up and Recovering Your ix2 Network Storage Settings...
  • Page 130: Backing Up Your Ix2 Network Storage Settings

    After backing up the configuration, you can restore it to your ix2 at any time. You can also apply the configuration backup to other ix2 devices, effectively using the configuration as a template.
  • Page 131: Hardware Management

    CHAPTER 13 Hardware Management Hardware Management...
  • Page 132: About The Ix2 Network Storage Components

    1. Power/Status Indicator — Displays the current operational status of the ix2. Solid White — ix2 is healthy. ● Flashing White — Flashes when the ix2 is starting up or shutting down. ● Flashing Red — System or drive error. System software will indicate error.
  • Page 133: Rear Panel

    Rear Panel 1. Security Lock — Connect a security cable to prevent theft. 2. Power Button — Use the power button to power the ix2 on and off. 3. USB Connector — Supports devices such as USB storage devices and printers.
  • Page 134: Energy Saving

    Drives automatically power back up when the ix2 accesses them. You may notice a slight delay when the drives are accessed. Brightness To adjust the brightness of the lights on the ix2, set the Indicator Brightness to High, Medium, or Low. Energy Saving...
  • Page 135: Factory Reset

    Hardware Management Factory Reset Factory Reset returns the ix2 to its original state. This feature is useful if you give your ix2 to someone else. Factory Reset provides two options for returning your ix2 to its original state: Quickly delete all data — permanently deletes all record of existing or deleted data, users, and ●...
  • Page 136: Ups Management

    Power Supply. If your ix2 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 ix2 to it with a USB cable.
  • Page 137: 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 ix2 is connected.
  • Page 138: Configuring Port Forwarding On Double Nat Networks

    If you configured your ix2 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 ix2 restarts. This is a very simple way to configure the ix2 but can cause problems with your router's port forwarding settings.
  • Page 139 Hardware Management Refer to your router's documentation for more information on configuring DHCP settings. Navigate to the IP address settings interface page on your ix2 . For more information, check the Network Settings section of this manual. Enter a new IP address that is outside of your router's DHCP range. For example, if your router is distributing IP addresses in the range of 192.168.14.2 through 192.168.14.50, you...
  • Page 140 Hardware Management Troubleshooting Routers...
  • Page 141: Additional Support

    CHAPTER 14 Additional Support Additional Support...
  • Page 142: How To Get Help

    Additional Support How to Get Help LenovoEMC is committed to providing excellent customer support. To meet this goal, Lenovo Customer Support offers a variety of support options designed to meet the needs of a wide range of users. For complete information on the support options available for your product, visit the web support site at http://support.lenovoemc.com.
  • Page 143: Support

    Additional Support Support The Support feature opens the LenovoEMC web site where you can get more information about your ix2. The Support page provides access to content for learning more about using and supporting your ix2. Refer to the LenovoEMC Support site for more information.
  • Page 144 Additional Support Support...
  • Page 145: Legal

    CHAPTER 15 Legal Legal...
  • Page 146: Safety Information

    Openings in the ix2 are provided for fans and air ventilation and should not be blocked or covered. ● Make sure the ix2 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 147: Open Source

    Legal Open Source The software included in this product contains copyrighted software that is licensed under open source agreements. Components of this software covered under GPL or other open source licenses are fully documented as to license and redistribution requirements in the ReadMe file available with the source code.
  • Page 148: 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 ix2 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 149: Regulatory Information

    Consult an authorized dealer or service representative for help. ● Lenovo is not responsible for any radio or television interference caused by using other than specified or recommended cables and connectors or by unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment. Unauthorized changes or modifications could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
  • Page 150: European Union - Compliance To The Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive

    Country-specific information is available at http://www.lenovo.com/recycling. European Union RoHS Lenovo products sold in the European Union, on or after January 3, 2013, meet the requirements of the European Union Directive 2011/65/EU; The Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS).
  • Page 151: 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 152: Copyright And Trademark Information

    © 2013 LenovoEMC, Ltd. All rights reserved. Lenovo and the Lenovo logo are registered trademarks of Lenovo in the United States, other countries, or both. The EMC logo is a registered trademark of EMC Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

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