D-Link DNS-346 User Manual

D-Link DNS-346 User Manual

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  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    D-Link DNS-346 USER’S MANUAL Table of Contents Table of Contents ..................2 Dynamic DNS Page..................45 Product Overview ..................3 LLTD Page ....................46 About this User’s Guide..................3 SNMP Page ....................46 Introduction ......................3 NFS Server Page................... 47 Package Contents ....................
  • Page 3: Product Overview

    The included CD contains D-Link’s Easy Search Utility. This utility allows you to locate the DNS-346 on the network and map drives to your computer. Backup software is also included on the CD. This software allows you to back up your files from a computer to the DNS-346 manually, by a schedule, or in real-time. Real-time backups are a great way to safeguard against unfortunate accidents that may result in the loss of important files.
  • Page 4: Package Contents

     Power Cord  Cat5 Ethernet Cable NOTE: Using a power supply and power cord with a different voltage than the one included with the DNS-346 will cause damage and void the warranty for this product. If any of the above items are missing, please contact your reseller...
  • Page 5: Features

    Features The DNS-346 network storage enclosure is an easy to install data storage platform used for remote access through a private network or from the Internet. The DNS-346 supports up to 4 SATA hard drives and includes the product features listed below: ...
  • Page 6: Hardware Overview

    D-Link DNS-346 USER’S MANUAL Hardware Overview Front Panel OLED Screen Power Button Next Button COMPONENT DESCRIPTION OLED Screen This screen displays detailed information about the following: System information, HD status, server status and ·iSCSI session status. Power Button Use this button to switch the device on or off.
  • Page 7: Rear Panel (Connections)

    1x USB 2.0 (Type A) connector. USB Host port for print server or USB UPS monitoring. Gigabit Ethernet Port Use the Gigabit Ethernet Port to connect the DNS-346 to the local network. Cooling Fans The cooling fans are used to cool the hard drives and feature speed control. When the unit is first powered on the fans rotate at a low speed and rotate at a high speed when the temperature rises above 49 °C.
  • Page 8: Using The Oled (Organic Light-Emitting Diode)

    Using the OLED (Organic light-emitting diode) The DNS-346 network storage enclosure features an OLED that enables the administrator to easily view information about the DNS-346. The OLED display screen displays information about the network connection status and the number of hard drives installed and the bay IDs they are installed in. The OLED has three different screens: ...
  • Page 9: Basic Installation

    Follow the instructions below to install a hard drive, connect to the network and power on the DNS-346. Open the shipping carton for the DNS-346 and carefully remove and unwrap its contents. Follow the instructions below to set up the DNS-346. If this is the first time using the DNS-346 or if a new hard disk is installed, use the Easy Search utility located on the Installation CD and follow the instructions for setting up, configuring and formatting the new drive.
  • Page 10 3. Insert a 3.5” SATA hard drive into an available drive bay. Make sure to align the drive connector to the SATA connector on the bottom edge inside the drive bay of the DNS-346. Gently push the drive in until it connects. 4. Attach the faceplate to the front of the device.
  • Page 11 D-Link DNS-346 USER’S MANUAL 5. Connect an Ethernet cable to the available Ethernet port. This cable should connect the DNS-346 to your local network via a router or switch, or directly to a computer for configuration. 6. Connect the supplied power adapter to the power receptacle.
  • Page 12: Software Setup

    IP address of It is recommended to use the included D-Link Easy Search Utility when accessing and configuring the DNS-346 for the first time. If you want to change the IP address before logging in or are unable to connect to the DNS-346 IP address, you can use the Easy Search Utility provided on the product CD to locate the device on your network and make any needed changes.
  • Page 13: Getting Started

    Downloads on page 89. NOTE: The computer used to access the DNS-346 web-based configuration manager must be on the same subnet as the DNS-346. If your network is using a DHCP server and the computer receives IP settings from DHCP server, the DNS-346 will automatically be in the same subnet.
  • Page 14  The Login screen will appear: NOTE: If the web browser is unable to connect to the web manager of the DNS-346, please make sure that your computer is in the subnet. For example, if there is no DHCP server active, your computer will need an IP address in the subnet. Your computer should have an IP address of 192.168.0.x where x equals a number from 1 to 31 or 33 to 254.
  • Page 15: Web User Interface

    Web User Interface The DNS-346 Web UI defaults to the Setup page. The main categories for configuration are located in the menu tabs at the top of the page. The user is able to log out of the device from the Setup, Advanced, Maintenance and Status menus by clicking on the Logout link. The categories available for configuration include: ...
  • Page 16: Setup Section

    D-Link DNS-346 USER’S MANUAL Setup Section The setup section contains the DNS-346 setup wizard, LAN setup, time and date settings and device settings. Page 16 of 85...
  • Page 17: Wizard Page

    D-Link DNS-346 USER’S MANUAL Wizard Page The DNS-346 has a setup wizard that allows you to quickly configure some of the basic device settings. Click the Run Wizard button to start the setup wizard. Step 1: When running the DNS-346 setup wizard, the welcome screen details the five steps of the wizard.
  • Page 18 D-Link DNS-346 USER’S MANUAL Step 2: It is recommended you set an admin password here. Enter the new password and re-enter it for confirmation. Click on the Next button to accept these changes and continue. Click on the Back button to go back to the previous options.
  • Page 19 Step 4: Configure the IP settings for your device. If you are using a DHCP server such as a router on your network, the DNS-346 will automatically obtain the IP settings. If you prefer to assign a Static IP address, select this option and type the IP settings for the device.
  • Page 20 D-Link DNS-346 USER’S MANUAL Step 6: If your DNS-346 will be connected to an Active Directory network, click the Active Directory radio button. Enter the following information about your Active Directory. Username, Password, DNS IP Addresses, Name, Workgroup, Realm Name and AD Server Name.
  • Page 21 D-Link DNS-346 USER’S MANUAL The DNS-346 will restart. When the login prompt appears, login using the new administrator password. Page 21 of 85...
  • Page 22: Lan Setup Page

    The LAN link speed is set to Auto by default, but can be manually set to 100Mbps or 1000Mbps. DHCP Client: Selecting DHCP Client will cause the DNS-346 to obtain an IP address from the local DHCP server. Static IP: Selecting Static IP requires you to assign the IP information for the DNS-346 manually.
  • Page 23: Disk Management Page

    D-Link DNS-346 USER’S MANUAL Disk Management Page The DNS-346 supports seven different disk configuration types:  JBOD – This combines all disks in a linear fashion to create one volume.  0 – This option specifies that the disks will be configured as RAID 0.
  • Page 24 Use the drop-down to choose the level of RAID. The options are JBOD, 0, 1, 5, 10 and Standalone. System Disks: Displays the disks that are installed in the DNS-346. Array Disks: Use the ==> button to add disks to the new RAID array from the disks listed in the System Disks section.
  • Page 25 When the user clicks the Configure button the following screen appears. System Disks: Displays the disks that are installed in the DNS-346. Array Disks: Use the ==> button to add disks to the RAID array from the disks listed in the System Disks section.
  • Page 26 D-Link DNS-346 USER’S MANUAL Create iSCSI Volume: When the user clicks the Create iSCSI Volume button the following screen appears. iSCSI Target Name: Type a name in the textbox to identify the new iSCSI Target. Size: Type a value in the G field to specify the size of the iSCSI Target in gigabytes.
  • Page 27 For example, if a RAID 5 array is in degraded mode and the DNS-346 has the auto-rebuild function enabled, when the user inserts a new hard disk into the DNS-346, the RAID 5 configuration will recover automatically. If the RAID 5 array is in degraded mode and the DNS-346 has the auto-rebuild function disabled the user will have to configure the RAID 5 settings manually after replacing the failed hard disk.
  • Page 28: Snapshot Page

    D-Link DNS-346 USER’S MANUAL Snapshot Page Snapshot is a point in time copy of the data in the volume. It is basically an image ("snapshot") of the data on a volume at a specific moment in time (thus the name snapshot). It is essentially a photograph of the state of your data at that moment in time.
  • Page 29: Time And Date Page

    NTP Server: Click the Enable radio button under NTP Server to enable NTP. Network Time Protocol (NTP) synchronizes the DNS-346 with an Internet time server. Type the URL of the NTP Server in the NTP Server box or use the drop-down menu to choose one of the two time servers that D- Link provides for your convenience.
  • Page 30: Device Page

    By default the device name is d-link-xxxxxx, where xxxxxx is the Description: last six digits of the MAC Address. Assigns a device description to help identify the DNS-346 in the workgroup. Click on the Save Settings button to accept these changes.
  • Page 31 DNS1: Input a Domain Name Service (DNS) name for the DNS-346. If the device connecting to the DNS-346 is a browser or logon server this will be the name that these services are advertised by. Input the Active Directory’s preferred DNS Server IP address.
  • Page 32: Advanced Section

    Advanced Section The Advanced Section allows the DNS-346 administrator to configure RAID options, iSCSI Target settings Users, groups of users, their storage quotas and the Network Access rights of the user’s setup on the DNS-346. The FTP Server, DHCP server, SNMP, NFS Server, Remote Backup and VLAN settings are also contained here.
  • Page 33: Iscsi Page

    Access menu), or to setup FTP access and privileges. When the DNS-346 is connected to a Workgroup up to 64 users and 10 groups can be created. When the DNS-346 is connected to an Active Directory a combined total of 500 users and groups can be displayed. By default all users have read and write access to all folders but access rules can be created in the Network Access menu.
  • Page 34 D-Link DNS-346 USER’S MANUAL User List: Click the Local User List link to see this section. This section displays the existing users. To edit a user, click the corresponding (Notepad) ‘ ’ icon to change its group settings and/or password.
  • Page 35: Quotas Page

    D-Link DNS-346 USER’S MANUAL Quotas Page The DNS-346 supports storage quotas for both groups and individual users. Assigning a quota to a group or user will limit the amount of storage they are allocated. By default, users and groups do not have a quota.
  • Page 36 D-Link DNS-346 USER’S MANUAL Network Access Quota Status: Network Access Quotas are displayed here. Quotas can be edited by clicking on the (Notepad) ‘ ’ icon. By default, all users and groups are displayed on the Quota Settings page, and cannot be deleted. The default quota setting is “Unlimited”.
  • Page 37: Network Access Page

    Oplocks option to No. By default Vista has Oplocks enabled and cannot be disabled. If you are having network performance issues with applications sharing files from the DNS-346 you may try to improve performance by setting the Oplocks option to No. Map Archive: The archive bit (on Windows file systems) is used to keep track of the latest status of a file since the last backup (archived).
  • Page 38 D-Link DNS-346 USER’S MANUAL Network Access List: The Network Access List section displays the different Network Access Lists that have been setup on the DNS-346 This section also allows the Network Access Entries setup on the system to be modified or deleted.
  • Page 39: Ftp Server Page

    FTP Server Page The DNS-346 is equipped with a built in FTP Server. The server is easy to configure and allows users access to important data whether they are on the local network or at a remote location. The FTP server can be configured to allow user access to specific directories, and will allow up to 10 users to access the DNS-346 at a time.
  • Page 40 FTP Server behind a Router If you are behind a router, you will need to forward the FTP port from the router to the DNS-346. Additional filtering and firewall settings may need to be modified on your router to allow FTP Access to the DNS-346 from the Internet. Once the port has been forwarded on the router, users from the internet will access the FTP server through the WAN IP address of the router.
  • Page 41 D-Link DNS-346 USER’S MANUAL FTP over TLS Below we’ll examine FTP over over TLS. For this example we’ll use FireFTP. FireFTP is an open-source, cross platform FTP client for Mozilla Firefox users who want to use FTP or FTPS. Step 1: From the Tools menu click FireFTP to open the application in Mozilla Firefox.
  • Page 42 D-Link DNS-346 USER’S MANUAL Step 3: Account Name: Enter a name for this FTP connection here. Host: Enter the IP of the DNS-346 in here. Login: Enter the user’s username in here. Password: Enter the user’s password in here. Step 4: Go to the Connection Tab and set the Security function to Auth TLS (Best).
  • Page 43 D-Link DNS-346 USER’S MANUAL Step 5: Firefox and FireFTP will now start a series of security confirmations. The first warning should look like this. Click on the “Or you can add an exception...” button to accept the security change. Step 6: The second warning should look like this.
  • Page 44 Select the newly added FTP connection and click on the Connect option if it has not already connected by itself. If you can see your files on the right block from the DNS-346, the connection has been established successfully. Page 44 of 85...
  • Page 45: Dynamic Dns Page

    DHCP Server Page The DNS-346 can be used as a DHCP Server. As a DHCP server, it can be used to serve IP addresses to devices on your local network; however, this feature should not be enabled if you already have a DHCP server, such as a router on your local network.
  • Page 46: Lltd Page

    SNMP or (Simple Network Management Protocol) is used in network management systems to monitor network-attached devices for conditions that warrant administrative attention. SNMP allows the DNS-346 to enable or disable the SNMP function, set the community of SNMP, and the destination of traps / notifications.
  • Page 47: Nfs Server Page

    D-Link DNS-346 USER’S MANUAL NFS Server Page This section allows you to enable the built-in NFS server to share your folders via NFS. NFS Server: To enable or disable NFS Server. Host: When inputting the host, you can enter an IP address of NFS clients, the fully qualified domain name, netgroups or IP networks, or support wildcards.
  • Page 48: Remote Backup Page

    Remote Backup Page This section allows you to backup files on the DNS-346 to one or more remote NAS devices in order to prevent data loss in the event of a failure. You can securely backup or recover your data over an encrypted SSH connection.
  • Page 49 D-Link DNS-346 USER’S MANUAL Type: Define your device as the source or destination site. Destination:: Indicate the destination device which will receive the backup data from the source device. Source IP: Enter the IP address of the source device. Password: Assign a password for this source device to prevent unauthorized access.
  • Page 50: Vlan Page

    Enable this option only if you located in a VLAN environment. The VID parameter is displayed when the option is enabled. VLAN: Select enable or disable to turn the VLAN feature on or off. VID: Enter the VLAN ID of the DNS-346 located the networking environment. Page 50 of 85...
  • Page 51: Add-Ons Page

    Under the “Remove” column, press the (Trashcan) ‘ ’ icon to uninstall the specified pack NOTE: Keep a keen lookout on D-Link’s local website for new Add-on releases. Please contact the local vendor (D-Link) to find out if there is a language pack available for your local language.
  • Page 52: Maintenance Section

    Maintenance Section The Maintenance Section allows the DNS-346 administrator to reset the admin password, perform system maintenance tasks, carry out firmware upgrades, configure E-mail alerts, configure Power Management options, configure Dynamic DNS, change the LCD Display settings and get diagnostic information about the installed Hard Disks.
  • Page 53: Disk Diagnostic Page

    D-Link DNS-346 USER’S MANUAL Disk Diagnostic Page The section allows the administrator to perform a diagnostic test on the hard drive(s) and/or the file system to see if there are any errors on the hard drive(s) or the file system.
  • Page 54: Admin Password Page

    Admin Password Page The Admin menu allows you to set a password for the admin account. It is recommended to set an admin account password when first configuring the DNS-346. User Name: The administrator user name is admin, and this cannot be changed.
  • Page 55: System Page

    D-Link DNS-346 USER’S MANUAL System Page The DNS-346 System menu provides options for system restarts, saving and loading configuration settings, and setting idle times. Restart: Click Restart to reboot the DNS-346. Restore Defaults: Click Restore to reset the DNS-346 to its factory default settings.
  • Page 56: Firmware Page

    D-Link DNS-346 USER’S MANUAL Firmware Page The DNS-346 Firmware Upgrade menu makes it simple to check for new firmware releases and upload them to the device. Firmware Upgrade: This section provides a link to check for new firmware on the D- Link support website.
  • Page 57: E-Mail Alerts Page

    D-Link DNS-346 USER’S MANUAL E-mail Alerts Page With the DNS-346 E-Mail Alerts, you can configure e-mails to be sent alerting you to certain operational conditions and drive status conditions. These alerts can prove helpful with the management and safeguarding of important data.
  • Page 58 The test can be performed in Maintenance -> Disk Diagnostic. RAID Operations Type Disk Inserted: An alert will be sent if a new disk is inserted into the DNS-346. Disk Removed: An alert will be sent if a disk is removed from the DNS-346.
  • Page 59 Volume Operations Type Volume Created: An alert will be sent if a new volume is created on the DNS-346. Volume Removed: An alert will be sent if a volume is removed on the DNS-346. Volume Resized: An alert will be sent if the size of the volume has been changed on the DNS-346.
  • Page 60: Lcd Settings Page

    Click on the Don’t Save Settings button to discard these changes. Power Management Page The DNS-346 Power Management feature allows you to configure the drives to shut down while power remains constant to the device. The drives will power up again when data is accessed. Power Management: Use the radio buttons to Enable or Disable the Power Management feature.
  • Page 61: Status Section

    D-Link DNS-346 USER’S MANUAL Status Section The Status Section shows the current information about the LAN configuration, Device information, Printer information, information about the hard drives installed in the DNS- 346 and iSCSI Session Information. Page 61 of 85...
  • Page 62: System Info Page

    USB Device Info: Displays information for a connected USB printer or UPS. If your computer is having problems printing to the DNS-346, you can click the Clear print queue(s) button to remove any print jobs that may be causing your computer not to print.
  • Page 63: Hard Drive Info Page

    This window displays the manufacture, model name, serial number, temperature, size and status of the hard disks installed in the DNS-346, along with the slot they are installed in. You can view the S.M.A.R.T. information for each hard disk installed in the DNS-346 (if the hard disk supports the S.M.A.R.T.
  • Page 64: Support Section

    D-Link DNS-346 USER’S MANUAL Support Section The DNS-346 Support page provides a menu of support topics explaining the features of the device. Page 64 of 85...
  • Page 65: Schedule Downloads Section

    D-Link DNS-346 USER’S MANUAL Schedule Downloads Section In the Schedule Downloads Section this user can schedule downloads of files and folders from an FTP server, web server, or local network share. Page 65 of 85...
  • Page 66: Scheduling Page

    By default all local backups and file/folder downloads are in Overwrite mode, meaning that identical files in the destination folder will be overwritten by the source files. Ticking incremental backup will have the DNS-346 compare identical file names at the source and destination.
  • Page 67: Status Page

    Download Success. Download Fail. Download has not yet occurred. Waiting. Link File. The file is downloading. Support Page The DNS-346 Support page provides a menu of support topics explaining the features of the device. Page 67 of 85...
  • Page 68: Knowledge Base

    RAID, short for Redundant Array of Independent Disks, is a combination of two or more disks with the aim of providing fault tolerance and improving performance. There are several different levels of RAID, with each one providing a different method of sharing or distributing data among the drives. The DNS-346 supports JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10 and Standalone.
  • Page 69 If there are 4x 80GB disks in the array, the arrays capacity will be 240GB (3x80GB). Implementing RAID 5 on the DNS-346 allows it to continue operating even if one of the disks fails. The diagram below indicates the operation of RAID 5:...
  • Page 70: Mapping A Drive

    D-Link DNS-346 USER’S MANUAL Mapping a Drive You can use the D-Link Easy Search Utility to map drives to your computer. Insert the DNS-346 CD into your CD-ROM drive. 1. Click Easy Search Utility. The Easy Search Utility will load and detect any 2.
  • Page 71: Usb Print Server

    USB Print Server The DNS-346 features a built-in USB print server, giving users the ability to share a printer on their local network. Connect a USB printer to the USB port on the back of the DNS-346. It is important to ensure that any of the printer manufacturer’s drivers are already installed on any computer you want to print from.
  • Page 72 D-Link DNS-346 USER’S MANUAL Step 3: The Windows® Add Printer Wizard will launch: Click on the Next button to accept these changes and continue. Click on the Cancel button to discard these changes. Step 4: When prompted to choose a local, or network printer, select “A network printer, or a printer attached to another computer.”...
  • Page 73 Select “Browse for a printer” option. Click on the Next button to accept these changes and continue. Click on the Cancel button to discard these changes. Step 6: Select Double-click “DNS-346” from the Shared Printers list to expand the tree. Page 73 of 85...
  • Page 74 D-Link DNS-346 USER’S MANUAL Step 7: Select the available USB printer. Click on the Next button to accept these changes and continue. Click on the Cancel button to discard these changes. Step 8: The following printer driver messages will appear: Click Yes to continue.
  • Page 75 D-Link DNS-346 USER’S MANUAL Step 9: Select the appropriate printer driver from the list and click OK to complete the wizard. If the driver is not in the list, select Have Disk. Step 10: Insert the print driver CD or browse to the appropriate directory.
  • Page 76 D-Link DNS-346 USER’S MANUAL Step 11: Select the appropriate driver file, and click Open to continue. Step 12: Click OK to continue. Page 76 of 85...
  • Page 77 D-Link DNS-346 USER’S MANUAL Step 13: Verify the driver is correct, and click OK to continue. Step 14: The wizard will install the printer drivers, and return a completion screen. Click Finish. Page 77 of 85...
  • Page 78 D-Link DNS-346 USER’S MANUAL Step 15: Verify the driver is correct, and click OK to continue. Page 78 of 85...
  • Page 79: Iscsi Drive Mapping

    D-Link DNS-346 USER’S MANUAL ISCSI Drive Mapping The iSCSI Drive Mapping is used to manage the iSCSI settings on the DNS-346. Carry out the following to configure the iSCSI settings: Step 1: Click the listed DNS-346. The available iSCSI target names in the iSCSI Drive Mapping section appear.
  • Page 80 D-Link DNS-346 USER’S MANUAL Name: Displays the names of the available iSCSI targets on the DNS- 346. Active: Displays Yes if the target is active. Displays No if the target is not active. Connect/Disconnect: Choose a target from the list and click the Connect/Disconnect button to activate/deactivate the target.
  • Page 81 Drive Mapping list and click the Management button to see the window. The Management window allows you to manage partition on the disks installed in the DNS-346 and Unmount / Mount the disks installed in the DNS-346. The Disk Management section displays the following parameters: Disk: Displays the ID number of the disk installed in the DNS-346.
  • Page 82 D-Link DNS-346 USER’S MANUAL The Partition Manager window opens: To add a partition, configure the parameters as explained below: Partition Size: Tick the Use Maximum Available Space checkbox to specify that the maximum available space on the disk will be used to create the new partition.
  • Page 83 D-Link DNS-346 USER’S MANUAL Mounting Disks: When a partition is not mounted, a * (start) symbol will appear in the Volume column in the Disk Management list. Carry out the following steps to mount a disk: Right-click an unmounted partition and click Mount.
  • Page 84 D-Link DNS-346 USER’S MANUAL The mounted disk is displayed in the Disk Management list. The newly mounted disk is displayed in the My Computer window and can be used as if it was a locally attached disk. Page 84 of 85...
  • Page 85: Hot-Swap Function

    RAID 1: You can hot swap the hard drives as long as one of the hard drives in the mirror is still in the DNS-346. Removal of all hard drives will result in a loss of all data and volume will have crashed.

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