Management Web Interface
Once the Seagate NAS Pro DP-6 is connected and powered up, you’ll need to log into the web interface to manage it. In your browser, simply go to the IP address of the device. In this example, it is http://192.168.4.108. Then log in with the default username and password.
The 1st page that comes up in device manager is the overview. In a quick glance the user can get critical information on the health of the NAS, how much memory and CPU is being used as well as how many users are connected.
The Seagate NAS Pro DP-6 offers a lot in terms of RAID levels. The 1st two options are Seagate’s SimplyRAID options. Based on the data presented, SimplyRAID is RAID 5 and SimplyRAID dual is RAID 6. Other options include, JOBD (Just a bunch of disks), RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6 and RAID 10. RAID Levels depend on the number of disks chosen. For example, RAID 5 requires a minimum of 3 disks, if you choose only two disks on the previous screen, RAID 5 will not be available.
After the volume is created, you can take a look at the health and specifics of the volume on the overview page. Depending on the type of RAID used, it can take a very long time for the array to fully synchronize. During the RAID 5 volume creation it took 22 hours to fully synchronize across 4 drives.
The next step is to create users unless you are going make the data available to everyone on your network. If you are an an active directory domain, you can import your users in from one of your domain controllers.
Now that the volume and the users have been created, it is time to create the shares. Shares allow users to map share names to a network drive. Simply browse to the name of the Seagate device on the network in Windows Explorer and click on the folder. Right clicking gives the option to map as a network drive.
This is an extremely basic sharing technique. Following these steps should get shares on the network and the users can start using them. The Seagate NAS OS allows the administrators a very granular level of control for accessing shares based on user accounts.