Your ix2 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.
Interfaces for Sharing
Your ix2 has three separate interfaces for file sharing:
ix2 Management Console
You manage the creation of Shares through the ix2 Management Console.
LenovoEMC Storage Manager
Optionally installed on your local computer, LenovoEMC Storage Manager discovers any
LifeLine-based network storage devices on your subnet, maps device Shares to computers, and
provides local access to your content. It provides access to Shares through your computer's file
management program, such as Windows Explorer or Mac Finder, allowing you to drag and drop
many files between your computer and your ix2 device. Installing LenovoEMC Storage Manager
The Home page serves as a web-accessible interface to your ix2 device. The Home page content
is configured using the ix2 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. If security is enabled and you are an administrator user, you can access
the ix2 Management Console from the Home page by clicking