Install Nas On Iomega Storcenter Ix2 Software
Last year, I bought an, a simple box which can hold 2 hard disks for network attached storage. Since then, the company was bought by, which does the support now.
It was a pretty cheap deal, and came included with two 3 TB Seagate disks for having 6 TB of storage, or 3 TB in RAID 1. The product also cames in a “cloud” edition, which has some additional software tweaks, but is essentially the same hardware. Unfortunately, the out-of-the-box firmware has some serious issues. Here are some tips / remarks: • Upgrade the firmware as soon as you get this thing out of the box, and preferably before you connect it to the internet. Mine came out of the box with a 3.x version of the firmware. In order to upgrade to the newest (4.x) firmware, you’ve got to upgrade using ix2-ng-22.214.171.12460.tgz before updating to 126.96.36.19942 (the latest version at time of writing). Firmware can be found.
Mar 04, 2014 Firmware upgrade for old Iomega StorCenter ix2-200. On my laptop I am running Iomega StorCenter software to manage and access my NAS. Should I download and install LenovoEMC Storage Manager for Windows, to replace StorCenter? 'An update to version 188.8.131.52031 of the Iomega StorCenter ix2-200 software is now available'.
It’s a pretty hefty download (+200 Mb) and upgrading firmware can take a while (uploading the tarball to the device, extracting, installing, rebooting). Be prepared to wait. • Kudos to Lenovo for keeping this device up to date with latest patches for SSL and services running on it – not a lot of vendors doing this. • Configure access control: By default, the NAS allows any computer connected to your network to grab files. That’s generally a bad idea. • Disable the built-in media server: Last time I tested, the delivered media server in the firmware was an older version with a huge bug: if it encounters any file on the system with the.mp4 extension (a popular media format), the indexer will fail, and indexing will begin again.
I only noticed this after a few months. I thought the blinking blue led was indicating RAID check activity, and shrugged it off, but it was actively torturing my hard disks. This led to the machine running very hot and a hard disk failure after 4 months already. This might have been fixed in more recent firmware versions, but I would suggest not taking the gamble. Pretty pissed that this got into released firmware.
If you’ve got a constant blinking blue light for days, find out what’s causing it. • SSH access: In order to get SSH access to this Linux box (yes, it runs a fairly old kernel: Linux 184.108.40.206 armv5tel), you need to enable diagnostics mode in the firmware. This is very vaguely explained in the documentation, but since 4.x you can set root password using the web interface. If your SSH connection still fails after setting this up, try logging in using soho+(yourpassword). So if your password is apples, log in using sohoapples. Inpa software bmw e39 2017.
This is a leftover from the 3.x firmware. • If you want to do more with the box (have some standard tools, top, bash, nano, vim) you can install, a script allowing to install software and configure a shell. All info on the fun_plug homepage. • This thing has a pretty slow CPU, so response time can be long, especially when it’s already doing something (syncing RAID, ). Disable any services you don’t need. • This is /proc/cpuinfo: Processor: Feroceon 88FR131 rev 1 (v5l) BogoMIPS: 1589.24 Features: swp half thumb fastmult edsp CPU implementer: 0x56 CPU architecture: 5TE CPU variant: 0x2 CPU part: 0x131 CPU revision: 1 Hardware: Feroceon-KW Revision: 0000 Serial: 000000 After all the tweaking, the box now runs quietly, backing up my data over ssh. Hi Jeroen, Have had the iomega ix2 for a few years now, works ok but really slow.
Does the job though. To begin with I a total novice where tech is concerned so here goes my issue: The way to access the unit is two ways right!?- “The Lenovo storage manager app on PC and the web portal”. Until recently the web portal was totally accessible so could manage stuff, very slow but as mentioned above got the job done.
Since yesterday this portal does not exist. It has just disappeared! I cannot manage the unit from the app as it only shows the shares and provides access to the folders. Any solutions or thoughts appreciated.
This tutorial uses unsupported features of the IOMEGA Storcenter ix4-200d. It worked for me but use it at your own risk! It should work (again, it is unsupported) on the ix2 Storcenter as well. Tutorial tested on IOMEGA Storcenter ix4-200d firmware 220.127.116.115 The aim of the tutorial is to be able to add programs to you NAS without having to go too deep in the system.