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Quick Start menu: administration menu

A.At the Press the number of your selectionprompt, press 2to select the “Quick Start Setup” process.

The Quick Start menu takes you to the following configuration screens to make entries:

Configure network interface LAN1

Configure default gateway

Configure DNS servers

Configure host name

Time Zone regional setting

NOTE: See the Network screens for Network Settings, and Regional Setting in Step 1B for content included in the Quick Start setup screens.

B.After making all entries using the Quick Start setup procedures, press X to return to the Quick Start menu screen. Or, to verify the status of the ER and review the entries you made using the Quick Start setup, press1 to view the System Status screen.

NOTE: Changing your password using option C, “Change Quick Start password”, will change the password for the console menu but not the ER console login screen. Option D, “Reset admin console account”, should be used for resetting the administratorconsoleusernameandpasswordtothefactorydefault‘admin’/’reporter’ and for unlocking all IP addresses currently locked.

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System Status screen

The System Status screen contains the following information:

Capturing Interface specified in screen 3 (Configure network interface LAN1)

lan1 IP address and netmask specified in screen 3, and current status (“Active” or


Default gateway IP address specified in screen 4 (Configure default gateway)

ER host name specified in screen 6 (Configure host name)

DNS server IP address(es) specified in screen 5 (Configure DNS servers)

Regional timezone setting specified in screen 7 (Time Zone regional setting)

Current status of the ER

Current ER software Version installed

NOTE: Modifications can be made at any time by returning to the specific screen of the Quick Start procedures.

Log Off, Disconnect the Peripherals

A.After completing the Quick Start setup procedures, return to the Quick Start menu screen and press 9 to log out.

B.Disconnect the peripherals from the ER.


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Step 1B: Console Setup Procedures

Preliminary Setup

Create a “setup workstation” using a Windows-basedlaptop or desktop machine with a network card and Internet Explorer 6.0 (or later). The setup workstation will be used for accessing the ER server on the network and configuring the unit.

Workstation Configurations

A.From the desktop of the setup workstation, follow the procedures for your machine type:

Windows XP - go to Start > Control Panel. Open Network Connections. Rightclick the link for LAN orHigh-SpeedInternet and choose Properties.

Windows 2000 -right-clickthe My Network Places icon and select Properties.Right-clickthe correct Local Area Connection and choose Properties.

Windows NT -right-clickthe Network Neighborhood icon and select Properties.

Windows ME -right-clickthe My Network Places icon and select Properties.

B.Click on Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) to highlight it (Windows NT and ME users should select the Protocols or Configuration tab and chooseTCP/IP Protocol).

C.Click the Properties button.

WARNING: Be sure to make note of the current network settings on the setup workstation as you will need to return them for further setup procedures.

D.Choose the option Use the following IP address (Windows NT and ME users should choose the optionSpecify an IP Address).

E.Type in the IP address of

F.Type in the Subnet mask (netmask) of and clickOK.

G.Close the LAN connection properties box.

Storage Device Setup (for Attached Storage Units)

If you have a NAS (SCSI Connected Storage Device or “SAN”) that will be used with the ER, you will need to connect it to the ER at this point. Refer to the Appendix at the end of this document for instructions on how to connect the SCSI Connected Storage Device.

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Link the Workstation to the ER

The procedures outlined in this sub-sectionrequire the use of theCAT-5Ecrossover cable.

A.Plug one end of the CAT-5Ecrossover cable into the ER’sLAN 1 port.

B.Plug the other end of the CAT-5Ecrossover cable into the setup workstation’s network card.

NOTE: If aCAT-5Ecoupler was packaged with your unit, this coupler can be used if the crossover cable is not long enough for your setup. Plug one end of theCAT-5Ecrossover cable into the ER, and the other end into the coupler. Plug a standardCAT-5Ecable into the other end of the coupler, and the free end of the standardCAT-5Ecable into the setup workstation.

Back of the non-ER“H” server

Back of the ER “H” server

C. Plug the ER into a power source with an appropriate rating.

WARNING: It is strongly suggested you use an uninterruptible power supply.


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D.Drop down the face plate and press the large button to power on the ER. The bootup process may take 5 - 10 minutes. When the drive light remains off for 30 seconds, the system is booted up.

WARNING: The ER is an information database. If you experience a power interruption or power off the ER in any manner other than from theWeb-basedinterface utility described in thesub-stepPhysically Connect the ER to the Network, you may lose data and/or damage the file system.

The Boot Up Process

The boot-upprocess may take 5 - 10 minutes. When the drive light remains off for 30 seconds, the system is booted up. (See theNon-“H”Server Specifications section and the “H” Server Specifications section for a description of front panel LED indicators and buttons.)

If you wish to verify that the unit has been booted up, you can perform the following test on your workstation:

1.Go to your taskbar and click Start > Run.

2.In the dialog box, type in cmd (type incommand if using Windows ME).

3.Click OK.

4.In the cmd.exe window, type in ping

5.Press Enter on your keyboard.

If you receive a reply, the unit is up.

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Network Setup

When the ER is fully booted, you can configure network settings. For this step, you will need your network administrator to provide you the host name, gateway address, and one unused IP addresses.

Access the Internet

A.Launch Internet Explorer from the setup workstation.

B.Type in in the address field.

C.Click Go to open the login screen of the Administrator console application:

Log in to the Administrator Console

In the login screen, you need to enter the generic User Name and Password.

A.In the User name field, type inadmin.

B.In the Password field, type inreporter.


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C. Click OK to go to the main screen of the Administrator console:

Network Settings

A.From the Network menu at the top left of the screen, choose Network Setting to display the Network Settings screen in which you enter LAN settings the ER will use on your network:

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B.Enter the Host Name that includes your domain name. For example: er.myserver. com. This must be a valid DNS entry.

C.Enter the LAN 1 IP address of the ER server. This IP address must beFTP-accessi-ble via the Web access logging device, and via port 3306 from the client workstation that will run the reports.

D.Enter the Netmask (subnet) that will define the traffic designated for the LAN.

E.Enter the Gateway IP address for the default router or firewall that is the main gateway for the entire network segment.

F.Enter the First DNS IP address of the primary Domain Name System (name server). The server will use this IP address to identify IP addresses on the network.

G.Enter the Second DNS IP address of the fallback DNS.

WARNING: Be sure to make note of the IP addresses and host name you assigned to the ER. It is strongly suggested you document and save a copy of these entries since they are now the only way to communicate with the ER.

H. Click Save.


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Regional Setting: Time Zone

A.From the Network menu, choose Regional Setting to display the Regional Setting screen in which you specify the geographic region of the ER, select the language set to display in the console, and then select the Network Time Protocol (NTP) servers the ER will use for time synchronization with Internet clocks:

B.At the Region pull-downmenu, select your country from the available choices.

C.At the Location pull-downmenu, select the time zone for the specified region.

D.Click Save.

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Regional Setting: Language

A.If necessary, select a language set from the Language pull-downmenu to display that text in the console.

B.Click Save.

Regional Setting: NTP Servers

A.In the Server 1 field on the Time Settings screen, enter the IP address of the primary

NTP server you wish to use for clock settings on your server.

B.In the Server 2 field, enter the IP address of the secondary NTP server. The time from this server will be used by your server if the IP address for the primary server fails to be accessed by your server.

C.In the Server 3 field, enter the IP address of the tertiary NTP server. The time from this server will be used by your server if the IP addresses for the primary and secondary servers fail to be accessed by your server.

D.Click Save.


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