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Lenovo ix4-300d User Manual

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  • Page 1 Network Storage with LifeLine 4.1 User Guide...
  • Page 2 © 2014 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

    Manually Configuring Network Settings Bonding NICs VLAN Settings Naming Your ix4-300d Network Storage Configuring Your ix4-300d Network Storage to Use Active Directory Enabling Active Directory Trusted Domains Customizing Access to Features on Your ix4-300d Network Storage Enabling the Display of Features...
  • Page 4 Obtaining System Status for Your ix4-300d Network Storage Space Usage Control Panel Device Information Using Your ix4-300d Network Storage in Various Time Zones Setting the Display Language for Your ix4-300d Network Storage Printing Documents Securing Your ix4-300d Network Storage and Contents...
  • Page 5 Automatically Sending Content to Multiple People at Once 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...
  • Page 6 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 7 Configuring Router Port Forwarding for Personal Cloud Router Port Forwarding Configuring Your LenovoEMC Personal Cloud Enabling Internet Access to the ix4-300d Changing Personal Cloud Settings Inviting People onto Your LenovoEMC Personal Cloud Joining a Trusted Device to LenovoEMC Personal Cloud...
  • 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 Brightness Factory Reset 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 Open Source Warranty Information Limited Warranty Notice Limited Warranty for Iomega Products Regulatory Information Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Statement...
  • 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

    Accessing Your Device If It Is Not Discovered By default, the ix4-300d will attempt to acquire an IP address from DHCP, If there is not a DHCP server available on the network, the ix4-300d will use an IP address in the self-assigned APIPA range (169.254.x.x).
  • Page 13: About The Ix4-300D Device Components

    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 14: Drive Bay Access

    Setting up Your ix4-300d Network Storage Drive Bay Access The ix4-300d 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 15: Rear Panel

    5. Security Lock — Connect security cable to protect your ix4-300d from theft. Default Settings IP Address — If no DHCP server is found on your network the ix4-300d will get a self-assigned IP ● address in the 169.254.x.x range.
  • Page 16: Connecting The Ix4-300D Network Storage To Your Network

    Package contents may vary. Connecting the ix4-300d If you have purchased more than one ix4-300d, complete all steps on one device before setting up additional devices. Make sure at least one hard drive is installed in the ix4-300d. Refer to http://support.lenovoemc.com for a list of drives approved for use with the ix4-300d.
  • Page 17 On a Mac use "local.ix4-300d" to access Device Setup using the model name. For best results, use a computer that is connected to the same subnet or network segment as the ix4-300d. If Device Setup doesn't launch, see Accessing Your Device If It's Not Discovered.
  • Page 18: 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 19: Accessing Your Device If It's Not Discovered

    Accessing Your Device If It's Not Discovered If your ix4-300d is not discovered when you enter the Setup URL, you can use one of the following options to access it. Device Setup will launch automatically the first time you access your device.
  • Page 20 3. Double-click your ix4-300d to login to the device management console. After you complete setup for your ix4-300d, you can connect to device Shares by selecting Go > Connect to Server and entering either afp://<device IP address> or smb://<device IP address>.
  • Page 21: Setting Up Favorite Features

    Features based on options you selected during setup. Select All Features to see additional features available on your ix4-300d. If you want to add any of these to your Favorites, just click and drag the icon from the All Features screen to the Favorite Features tab.
  • Page 22: Setting Up Additional Features

    File Sharing Setting up File Sharing enables you to add content to your ix4-300d and make it available in a wide variety of ways, including content features such as Active Folders and media sharing. For more information, refer to the Sharing Overview.
  • Page 23: Device Setup

    Device Setup icon under All Features in the ix4-300d device management console. You can also manually configure options for any feature on your ix4-300d by selecting that feature's icon. Other sections in this manual provide information on settings options for the features available on your ix4- 300d.
  • Page 24 Setting up Your ix4-300d Network Storage Device Setup...
  • Page 25: Device Configuration Options

    CHAPTER 2 Device Configuration Options Device Configuration Options...
  • Page 26: Network Settings

    If your ix4-300d has multiple network interface cards (NICs), you can bond those NICs. Refer to Bonding NICs. VLAN Each NIC in your ix4-300d can be added to up to four Virtual LANs (VLAN). For information on adding a NIC to a VLAN, refer to VLAN Settings.
  • Page 27: Manually Configuring Network Settings

    IP address in the 169.254.x.x range. Complete the following settings to assign a static IP address for the selected network interface: IP Address — the static IP address for the ix4-300d. Use an available IP address in the range ●...
  • Page 28: 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.
  • Page 29: Vlan Settings

    The smaller networks that VLANs create do not require any additional physical resources, such as additional cabling. Your ix4-300d Network Storage can be configured to support VLANs by connecting the corresponding physical NIC to the trunk port of an L2/L3 switch.
  • Page 30: Naming Your Ix4-300D Network Storage

    Storage Device Name, the Storage Device 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 ● your network.
  • Page 31: Configuring Your Ix4-300D Network Storage To Use Active Directory

    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 ix4-300d device management interface. 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 32: Enabling Active Directory Trusted Domains

    Device Configuration Options Enabling Active Directory Trusted Domains By enabling Active Directory trusted domains on your ix4-300d, you enable the importing of users and groups from other trusted domains to your ix4-300d device. Those users and groups from other domains will then have access to features on your ix4-300d, including accessing folders and documents in Shares.
  • Page 33: Customizing Access To Features On Your Ix4-300D Network Storage

    Enabling the Display of Features Click the Feature Selection icon to open the interface 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 34: Non-Administrator User Log In

    Device Configuration Options 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 the device, they first see the Login screen where they enter their login credentials. After logging in, the device management console displays with those features to which the non-admin user has access.
  • Page 35: 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, which enables you to set up a destination for emails sent by the ix4-300d when problems are detected.
  • Page 36: Tracing Events On Your Ix4-300D 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 ix4-300d device, usually by a user, such as attaching a peripheral. WARNING ●...
  • Page 37: 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 38 Status The Status Information section displays changes to or issues with your ix4-300d. If an issue requires user action to resolve, such as a warning or error message, the ix4-300d management console displays a link in the status message. The following types of messages can display:...
  • Page 39: 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 40: Setting The Display Language For Your Ix4-300D Network Storage

    The Languages page allows you to change the language used in email notification messages and on the display screen. The language used by the ix4-300d management interface 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 41: Printing Documents

    To attach a printer, simply plug a supported printer's USB cable to a USB port on the ix4-300d. Once attached, the printer will appear in the table. When the cable is unplugged, the printer will be removed from the table.
  • Page 42: Securing Your Ix4-300D Network Storage And Contents

    CHAPTER 3 Securing Your ix4-300d Network Storage and Contents Securing Your ix4-300d Network Storage and Contents...
  • Page 43: How Do I Secure My Ix4-300D Network Storage

    You control access to content stored on your ix4-300d by adding users and groups and assigning access permissions to device Shares. If you want to allow public access to a Share on your ix4-300d, you must explicitly provide permissions for Everyone to that Share. See...
  • Page 44: Security Settings

    Securing Your ix4-300d Network Storage and Contents Security Settings Only administrator users can view or change settings on the ix4-300d, To change any security settings, you must login to the device management interface as an admin user. 1. Click the Security icon to open the Security settings page.
  • Page 45: Users And Groups

    CHAPTER 4 Users and Groups Users and Groups...
  • Page 46: Users And Groups Overview

    Users and Groups Users and Groups Overview The Users & Groups feature displays all users and groups on the ix4-300d and enables administrators to add and modify users and groups. Users Non-administrator users can be added to enable controlled access to Share content. Additional administrator users can be added to allow specific users to configure the ix4-300d.
  • Page 47: Adding Users

    Username — enter the username of the user to be created. This is the username for logging ● into the ix4-300d. There is a maximum of 32 characters, and spaces are not allowed. The following are not valid usernames: root, daemon, bin, sys, sync, mail, proxy, www-data, backup, operator, sshd, postfix, nobody, unuser, guest, and rsync.
  • Page 48: Managing Users

    Changing User Information You can change user information for existing users on the ix4-300d, but you cannot change the username. If you want to change a username, delete the existing user and create a new user with the new username.
  • Page 49: Changing User Access Permissions

    Users and Groups Changing User Access Permissions 1. Expand Access Permissions to change Share access permissions for the selected user. 2. To give this user access to a specific set of Shares, click Add access permissions. 3. In the Add Access Permissions pop-up window, select which Shares this user can access, and click Apply.
  • Page 50: Adding Groups

    Users and Groups Adding Groups Click the Users & Groups icon to add or manage groups on the ix4-300d. Click Add a group. The Information section opens. From the Information section, give the new group a name. To add users to the group, click Add users.
  • Page 51: Managing 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 52: Deleting Groups

    Users and Groups Deleting Groups To delete an existing group: Click the Users & Groups icon. Click the group name to expand the group. In the Information section, click Delete to delete the group. In the Delete Group confirmation pop-up window, click Yes. If you do not wish to delete the group, click Cancel to return to the Groups page.
  • Page 53: Using Active Directory Domain

    CHAPTER 5 Using Active Directory Domain Using Active Directory Domain...
  • Page 54: Active Directory Users And Groups Overview

    When the ix4-300d is connected to an Active Directory domain, administrator users can import users and groups from an Active Directory (AD) server and grant them access rights to Shares on the ix4-300d. You can have both local and AD users on your ix4-300d. See...
  • Page 55: Managing Active Directory 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 56: Changing Access Permissions

    Using Active Directory Domain Changing Access Permissions Expand Access Permissions to change user or group permissions to a secured Share. When the ix4-300d is in AD mode, AD and local users can have access to a secured Share. See Managing Your Device with Local and Active Directory Users.
  • Page 57: Managing Your Ix4-300D Network Storage With Local And Active Directory Users

    After an AD or local administrator logs in to the ix4-300d, that admin user can create additional local users and groups on the ix4-300d. The Users & Groups feature lists all local and AD users and groups on the ix4-300d.
  • Page 58: Creating Share Permissions For Ad Users And Local Users

    4. If you are an AD administrator making this change, you will be required to log back into the device as a local user. If there isn't a local administrator account on the ix4-300d, device setup will run to enable you to create a new administrator user.
  • Page 59: Sharing Files

    CHAPTER 6 Sharing Files Sharing Files...
  • Page 60: Sharing Overview

    Shares that have been made accessible to everyone (public Shares). It can also display secured Shares accessible only to users who log in to the ix4-300d device from the Home page. You can access the Home page of your ix4-300d device by entering the device name or IP address directly in your browser.
  • Page 61: Shares

    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 62: Adding Shares

    Sharing Files Active Folders Follow the link to the Active Folder options for information on configuring each: Email Distribution ● Facebook ● Flickr ● Photo Resize ● YouTube ● Adding Shares 1. Click the Shares icon to open the feature management page. 2.
  • Page 63: Managing Shares

    If available, you can also enable NFS secured access. The Application Data share is created automatically when you install an application that requires data storage on the ix4-300d network storage device. Do not change or delete this share. Changing Share Information 1.
  • Page 64: Deleting Shares

    Sharing Files group permissions. 5. Click Apply to save your changes. Enabling NFS Secured Access 1. To enable NFS, first click the switch on from the Protocols page. 2. On the Shares page, select a secure Share and expand the NFS section. You cannot apply a rule to an unsecured Share.
  • Page 65 Sharing Files 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. Shares...
  • Page 66: Using Protocols To Share Files

    The Apple Filing Protocol (AFP) enables Apple file sharing, which is the preferred method for Mac users to access Shares on the ix4-300d. When AFP is enabled, you can use Time Machine to back up a Mac client computer to your ix4-300d Network Storage. See Backing up Macs with Time Machine.
  • Page 67: Ftp File Sharing

    On the Protocols page, click the switch to turn on TFTP (Trivial File Transfer Protocol) and allow access to your ix4-300d Network Storage. When you turn TFTP on, you can send files to your ix4-300d using FTP. NFS File Sharing On the Protocols page, click the switch to turn on NFS (Network File System).
  • Page 68: Rsync: Synchronizing Files With Another Storage Device Or Other Computers

    Copy Job can be faster than a Windows File 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. Configuring rsync server settings To enable rsync server, click the switch on.
  • Page 69: Configuring Snmp Settings

    SNMP agent software on the device reports information to the managers, and an administrator user can perform some configuration of the ix4-300d through the manager. Information that comes from the ix4-300d is called a trap. Managers and the ix4-300d must be running on the same network.
  • Page 70: Managing File Sharing With Web Access (Http/Https)

    Content Viewer is disabled, you cannot browse any Share content from the ix4-300d management interface. 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 71: Windows File Sharing

    Click Apply to save your settings, or click Cancel to discard your changes. Windows File Sharing Windows File Sharing allows you to work in Workgroup mode, using the ix4-300d device management console to create users and manage access. To enable Windows File Sharing, click the switch on.
  • Page 72: Sharing Content Through The Home Page

    In addition, there are applications available on www.lifelineapps.com that can enhance your home page content. You add your custom html content to a Share on your ix4-300d and then specify its location on the Home Page Settings page. Sharing Content through the Home Page...
  • Page 73 In the Home Page Name field, enter the name of the start page of your custom home page. By default, the name is index.html. Specify the destination Share where the start page and your html content exists on your ix4-300d by clicking and navigating to the Share.
  • Page 74: Automatically Sending Content To Multiple People At Once

    How to Set Up an Email Distribution Active Folder Email Distribution lets you email your files to friends and family directly from your ix4-300d device 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 75: 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 76: Managing Your Content

    You manage content on your ix4-300d Network Storage using the Content Viewer. The Content Viewer is a graphical file browser that lets you view and manage content in the Shares on your ix4-300d from the device management console or the LenovoEMC Storage Manager.
  • Page 77: 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 78: 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 79: 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 80: Drive Management

    CHAPTER 7 Drive Management Drive Management...
  • Page 81: 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 82: Drive Status

    The check helps to prevent a single drive failure from becoming a two-drive failure, resulting in data loss. The check runs for several hours and can affect performance of the ix4-300d. If you do not want to run the check, remove the check mark for this option.
  • Page 83: Adding New Drives To Your Ix4-300D Network Storage

    Install additional drives as needed. When installing new drives in a diskless ix4-300d, you can install all four drives at once, or you can install fewer drives if desired. The available RAID options will depend on the number of drives installed.
  • Page 84 UI screen. If there is a mixture of clean drives and drives that need to be cleaned, open the Drive ○ Management feature to clean the pre-formatted drives. If the ix4-300d cannot clean the drives, refer to https://lenovo-na- ○ en.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/30456 for instructions on how to clean the drives manually.
  • Page 85: Iscsi: Creating Ip-Based Storage Area Networks (San)

    CHAPTER 8 iSCSI: Creating IP-Based Storage Area Networks (SAN) iSCSI: Creating IP-Based Storage Area Networks (SAN)
  • Page 86: 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 87: 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 88: 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. On the iSCSI page, expand an iSCSI drive, and expand iSCSI CHAP Users to add user access to an iSCSI drive.
  • Page 89: Deleting Iscsi Drives

    iSCSI: Creating IP-Based Storage Area Networks (SAN) Deleting iSCSI Drives To delete an iSCSI drive: Click the iSCSI icon to open the feature management page. 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 90: Backing Up And Restoring Your Content

    CHAPTER 9 Backing up and Restoring Your Content Backing up and Restoring Your Content...
  • Page 91: 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 92: Backing Up To And Restoring From Your Ix4-300D Network Storage

    Mount the Backup Share from the ix4-300d network device. If you want to create a new Share for Time Machine backups, you can do so using the ix4-300d management console. Mount the Share you want to use before proceeding to the next step.
  • Page 93: 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 94: 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 95: 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 96: 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 97: Managing Copy Jobs

    From and To settings to copy files from the backup location to the original source location, specify what to restore, set overwrite settings, and choose the protocol for the Copy Job. Refer to From: Settings on page 85 for detailed information on Copy Job settings. Backing up Your ix4-300d Network Storage...
  • Page 98: Registering With Avamar For Backup And Restore

    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 99: 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 100: Backing Up With Lenovoemc Personal Cloud

    Backing up with LenovoEMC Personal Cloud You can back up content on your ix4-300d Network Storage by creating a Copy Job from the LenovoEMC Personal Cloud hosted on the device to another LifeLine-based network storage device that is a member of the same Personal Cloud.
  • Page 101: Personal Cloud: Accessing Your Lenovoemc Personal Cloud From Anywhere In The World

    CHAPTER 10 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 102: 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 103: Is My Content Secure

    Personal Cloud. Your ix4-300d Network Storage provides an easy way to send email invitations and instructions to the people you select as Personal Cloud users. In this way, your content is never exposed and remains private.
  • Page 104: Creating A Lenovoemc Personal Cloud

    You control access to content on your Personal Cloud the same way you control access to your ix4-300d by users and groups on your network. 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 105: 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 106: Configuring Your Lenovoemc Personal Cloud

    Everyone). Content on secured Shares is restricted to users who have valid usernames and passwords for the ix4-300d. If you enable media sharing for any Shares on your ix4-300d, media files in those Shares become available to all internet users.
  • Page 107: 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 your Personal Cloud.
  • Page 108: 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 as a trusted device on the Personal Cloud hosted on another LenovoEMC network storage device if you have been given permission by the Personal Cloud administrator.
  • Page 109: 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 administrator of a LenovoEMC Personal Cloud hosted on your ix4-300d, 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 110: Using Copy Jobs With A Lenovoemc Personal Cloud

    Personal Cloud: Accessing Your LenovoEMC Personal Cloud From Anywhere in the World Using Copy Jobs with a LenovoEMC Personal Cloud You can create Copy Jobs that can transfer data from one trusted device to another through the Personal Cloud. When you add a trusted device to your Personal Cloud, a Copy Jobs icon displays next to that device in the trusted device table.
  • Page 111: 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 eliminate access to your Personal Cloud without deleting the account information you created when you set up the Personal Cloud. Later, if you want to re-enable your Personal Cloud, you can do so without re-entering all the account information.
  • Page 112: Accessing Content Using Your Lenovoemc Personal Cloud

    Shares, or if they can also write (upload) files to Shares. You can also use your Personal Cloud for remote access to content on your ix4-300d from anywhere in the world. Enter the name of your Personal Cloud in a web browser, followed by ".mylenovoemc.com". For example, to access a Personal Cloud named "tomscloud1", enter the URL:...
  • Page 113: Informing Users What To Do With Lenovoemc Personal Cloud

    Informing Users What to Do with LenovoEMC Personal Cloud LenovoEMC Personal Cloud enables invited users to access your ix4-300d from the web. They enter the Personal Cloud URL, myCloudName.mylenovoemc.com, in a web browser, using the name of your Personal Cloud in place of "myCloudName", and when prompted, enter a valid username and password for your ix4-300d.
  • Page 114: Sharing Content Using Social Media

    CHAPTER 11 Sharing Content Using Social Media Sharing Content Using Social Media...
  • Page 115: 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 116: 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 117: 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 118: 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 53 for more information on managing Shares and Active Folders.
  • Page 119: 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 120: Media Management

    CHAPTER 12 Media Management Media Management...
  • Page 121: Media Management Overview

    Shares that have media sharing enabled. Media content contained in these Shares is then accessible from the ix4-300d to any media player on your network, even if the Share is secured. For information on enabling media sharing, refer to Managing Shares on page 53.
  • Page 122: Media Services Capabilities And Limitations

    One important consideration when using the Media Server feature is that it can share media content on your ix4-300d 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 ix4-300d.
  • Page 123: Sharing Media Content Over The Internet

    Media Management Sharing Media Content over the Internet There are two methods for sharing media content on your ix4-300d with anyone on the internet. You can enable internet access on the Media Server page. Alternatively, you can enable internet access by configuring your LenovoEMC Personal Cloud.
  • Page 124: 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®, Windows Media Player®, or Xbox®.
  • Page 125: 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 126: 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 127: 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 128: 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 129: 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 130: 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 131: Adding Applications To Your Ix4-300D Network Storage

    CHAPTER 13 Adding Applications to Your ix4- 300d Network Storage Adding Applications to Your ix4-300d Network Storage...
  • Page 132: 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 133: 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 ix4-300d management console, you open the feature page of the application.
  • Page 134: 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 135: 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 136 Adding Applications to 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 137: Backing Up And Recovering Your Ix4-300D Network Storage Settings

    CHAPTER 14 Backing up and Recovering Your ix4-300d Network Storage Settings Backing up and Recovering Your ix4-300d Network Storage Settings...
  • Page 138: 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 139: Hardware Management

    CHAPTER 15 Hardware Management Hardware Management...
  • Page 140: 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 141: 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 142: 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 143: 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 144: 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 145 192.168.14.51 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 146: Additional Support

    CHAPTER 16 Additional Support Additional Support...
  • Page 147: 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 148: 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. Support...
  • Page 149: Legal

    CHAPTER 17 Legal Legal...
  • Page 150: 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 151: 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 152: 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 153: European Union - Compliance To The Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive

    European Union RoHS Lenovo products sold in the European Union, on or after 3 January 2013 meet the requirements of Directive 2011/65/EU on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (“RoHS recast” or “RoHS 2”).
  • Page 154: California Perchlorate Information

    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: www.lenovo.com/social_responsibility/us/en/product_recycling_program.html...
  • Page 155: Copyright And Trademark Information

    © 2014 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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