Buffalo Technology TeraStation iSCSI TS-RITGL-R5 User Manual

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TeraStation iSCSI

TS-RITGL/R5

www.buffalotech.com

v1.4

 

Introduction

Congratulations on your new TeraStation! Your TeraStation iSCSI is a huge block of iSCSI storage, ready to add to your server or PC via ordinary wired Ethernet connections. This guide will help you configure it.

There are many ways to configure and use iSCSI storage products like the TeraStation. In this guide we give one example of configuring a simple iSCSI volume on a single workstation. Many other configurations are usable.

Because we’re constantly updating our product, the images and text in this manual may vary slightly from the images and text displayed by your TeraStation. These changes are minor and should not affect the ease of setup adversely. As time passes, future user interfaces, updated software, and later versions of this manual may be available for download at our web site: www.buffalotech.com.

If you run into difficulties or need additional help, feel free to contact our technical support.

Contact information for Buffalo Technology and our technical support is available on pages 48 and 49.

Table of Contents

TeraStation Layout............................................................

4

Installation........................................................................

7

Configuration GUI ..........................................................

16

Login........................................................................

17

IP Address................................................................

21

RAID Settings...........................................................

23

UPS..........................................................................

28

Alerts.......................................................................

30

Troubleshooting...............................................................

40

Replacing a Hard Drive....................................................

42

Technical Specifications...................................................

47

Technical Support...........................................................

48

GPL Information..............................................................

50

Layout

Power

Display Mode

Switch

Switch

Front Panel lock

(Turn counter-clockwiseto release)

Layout

Hard Drives

(Squeeze tabs to release)

Init Button

(Hold down to reset all settings)

Layout

Power Cable

UPS EthernetUSB in

(to router)

Installation

Begin by connecting your TeraStation’s power and Ethernet cables. The Ethernet cable should be connected to an extra NIC on your server or to a router, hub, or switch on your network.

For best performance, all network equipment should be gigabit or better. Use a NIC with enough

RJ-45ports for all your iSCSI devices, or separate NICs for each iSCSI device. Assign static IP addresses for each iSCSI device. Bridge the ports for all the NICs in the server (including the LAN connection). Statically assign the IP address for the LAN to the “Bridged” connection, not on the actual NIC for the LAN. Provided uninterruptable power supplies for all iSCSI devices, as well

as the server itself. Simpler configurations may work, but this kind of uncompromising setup is recommended for best performance and reliability.

After all connections are made, turn the TeraStation on by pushing the power button on the front panel. It will take about a minute to boot.

Insert the TeraNavigator CD into your computer’s CD-ROMdrive.

On a PC, setup should automatically launch. If it does not, manually launch setup.exe by pressing Start and selecting theRun... option. When theRun dialog opens, typed:\TSnavi.exe (where d is the drive letter of yourCD-ROMdrive). PressOK to continue.

Installation

Press the Begin Installation button to begin.

Easy Setup will step you through physically connecting your TeraStation. It will then install software.

Advanced Setup skips the connection tutorial and goes directly to installing software.

Installation

If your TeraStation is connected correctly when you get to this window, it will be highlighted in the drop-down

list. If you have multiple units to set up, select the correct TeraStation from the list.

Select First Setup for the initial installation.

To install the software on additional computers, chose

Additional Setup.

Installation

Once the TeraStation is installed, you’ll need to install the iSCSI connection tool. Click Next, then continue to clickNext, stepping through the menues until the iSCSI connection tool is installed.

Click Yes to launch the iSCSI connection tool.

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