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Using the SMU Setup Wizard

For an external SMU basic SMU configuration is usually performed as a part of system initialization. The SMU setup wizard is used to complete the basic configuration of an SMU. Using the SMU Setup Wizard, you can change the administrator's password, set up name services for network operation, specify an SMTP server to relay email from the NAS server, and configure the date and time settings.

Procedure

  1. Navigate to Home SMU Administration SMU Setup Wizard to change the administrator's password.

    The default password is “nasadmin,” and you should change it as soon as possible.

    Field/Item Description
    Current Password The current password for the currently logged in user.
    New Password The new password for the currently logged in user.
    Confirm New Password The new password for the currently logged in user.
    next Saves configuration changes, and proceeds to the next page of the wizard (DNS configuration).
  2. When you have changed the password, click next to display the name services configuration page.

    Field/Item

    Description

    DNS Servers

    Enter the IP addresses of the DNS servers that will be applied to the SMU.

    • A DNS server can be added by IPv4 or IPv6 address (never by host name).
    • If A DNS server is to be added by IPv6 address, IPv6 must be configured on the SMU.
    • A DNS server can resolve host names to IPv4 or IPv6 addresses, regardless whether it is connected to by IPv4 or IPv6.

    DNS Domain

    Displays the current domain.

    Domain Search Order

    Lists up to six domains that will be searched.

    To add a domain to the list, enter the DNS server name or IP address in the field, then click the add button (the down arrow).

    To remove a domain from the list, select the server to remove, then click the remove button (the X).

    To change the domain search order, select the domain you want to move up or down in the list, then click the up or down arrow to change the domain's position in the list.

    apply Only displays on the Name Services page.

    back

    Returns to the password specification page.

    next

    Saves configuration changes, and proceeds to the next page of the wizard (SMTP configuration).

    cancel

    Returns to the Home page without saving configuration changes.

  3. When you have specified the name services settings, click next to display the SMTP server configuration page.

    Note If you are accessing this page through the SMU Setup Wizard, there are three buttons at the bottom of the page, back, next, and cancel, to take you through the SMU setup.
    Field/Item Description
    SMTP Server Enter the SMTP Server on the public network. The SMU will then relay emails from the servers and other devices on the private network to the public network. An SMTP server can be specified by IPv4 or IPv6 address, or by a host name. If an IPv6 address is specified, the SMU will only be able to use the server for email forwarding if the SMU is configured with an IPv6 address. Additionally, if the SMTP server is given by host name, and that host name resolves only to an IPv6 address, mail forwarding will be possible only if an IPv6 DNS server is provided.
    apply Saves configuration changes.
  4. When you have specified the SMTP server, click next to display the date and time settings page.

    Proper server operation requires time synchronization with a reliable time source. For example, Kerberos authentication (required when operating with Active Directory) depends on the current time. Clock ’drift’ may also cause inaccurate reporting of file access and modification times, with unexpected results in data migrations. NTP provides the best and most reliable method for maintaining the server’s time accuracy.

    NoteIf you are accessing this page through the SMU Setup Wizard, there are three buttons at the bottom of the page (back, next, and cancel) to take you through the SMU setup. If accessing through the SMU Administation page, the only button that appears is apply.

    Field/Item

    Description

    Time

    Current time (in 24-hour format).

    Date

    Current date (in YYYY-MM-DD format). Specify the current date using the calendar pop-up.

    Time Zone

    Time zone where the NAS server/cluster is located. Select the correct time zone from the drop-down list.

    NTP Server IP/Name

    An NTP server can be specified by IPv4 or IPv6 address, or by a host name.

    When specified, the SMU gets the current date and time from this NTP server, and periodically checks with this NTP server to keep the clock accurate. If several NTP servers are specified, theSMU uses the first one in the list that it can contact.

    NoteIf an IPv6 address is specified, the SMU will only be able to synchronize if it is configured with an IPv6 address. Additionally, if the NTP server is specified by host name, and that host name resolves to an IPv6 address, synchronization is only possible if an IPv6 DNS server is provided.

    To add an NTP server, type the NTP server's DNS name or IP address in the field, then click the add button (the down arrow).

    To remove an NTP server from the list, select the server to remove, then click the remove button (the X).

    apply Applies date and time configuration changes. (Only visible when accessed through SMU Administration.)

    back

    Returns to the SMTP Configuration page. (Only visible in SMU Setup Wizard.)

    next

    Saves configuration changes, and proceeds to the next page of the wizard (private network configuration). (Only visible in SMU Setup Wizard.)

    cancel

    Returns to the Home page without saving configuration changes. (Only visible in SMU Setup Wizard)

  5. When you have specified the date and time settings, click next to to review the configuration settings you have specified in this wizard.

    Field/Item Description
    SMU Settings Displays user name, but not the password.
    Network Settings Displays the defined DNS servers and search domains.
    SMTP Displays the defined SMTP server.
    Date & Time Displays the currently set date, time, and time zone, and also displays the specified NTP servers.
    back Returns to the Date and Time page.
    finish Saves and implements configuration changes, and proceeds to the Home page.
    cancel Returns to the Home page without saving configuration changes.
  6. Once you have reviewed all the configuration settings, click finish to save the configuration settings and have the SMU start using the new settings.

    The SMU will restart, and you must log in using the password specified.

 

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