Xtore™ Professional Storage

WSS

Xtore WSS provides a DVD disc for WSS2003 OS auto-recovery, a external USB DVD ROM is necessary, please refer to user's guide or Technical notes of Xtore WSS2003 OS (DVD Recovery) installation Guide for further information.
LCD Monitor status firmware is only good for Xtore WSS products series; it can express setup network configuration and hardware monitoring. This service version can be checked on "Computer Management", "Services and Applications", "Service", "Xtore NAS Monitor service". The latest LCD firmware version can be downloaded from Xtore website. Download the latest firmware to WSS2003 any folder, unzip the file and click LCD10X.exe, restart the system.
There are two ways to configure and manage WSS.  Via the administrator web user interface (Admin web UI), e.g. Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE), from a client system on the same network. • Running IE from a client system. • Type IP address of LAN1 port as shown on the LCD. https://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:8098 or host name https://XtoreWSS:8098 to access WSS  Run Remote Desktop from a client system on the same network. Some management tasks have to be performed via Remote Desktop, e.g. anti-virus software installation. Remote Desktop clients are available for Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, Windows 95, Windows ME, and Mac OS X. Windows clients can also be downloaded from the Microsoft Web site at: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/rdclientdl.asp The Mac OS X client can be downloaded from the Microsoft Web site at: http://www.microsoft.com/mac/DOWNLOAD/MISC/RDC.asp
Yes, you can change the default host name XTOREWSS by the Admin Web UI. Log in to the Admin web UI. Click Welcome. Click Set Server Name. Type a new name for the XN WSS in the Server name field, so that client systems can identify the XN WSS over the network.
Yes, the default administrator's password is "winstore", case sensitive. You are recommended to change the password as soon as possible for security reason.
A: Perform the following steps to check: I.Check if "Server Name" and "LAN1 IP address" shown on LCD correctly. If not, the XN WSS has not booted successfully. II.Make sure the XN WSS is connected to the network. Check the LAN LED on the front panel/rear panel to see if the connection is normal. Make sure that XN WSS's IP does not conflict with any other one on the network. III.Make sure the client system you are using has correctly installed/set up the TCP/IP protocols, and is running Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) 6.0 or higher. IV.Run DOS command "ping (the WSS's IP)" on the client system to try. If request timed out, make sure the XN WSS and the client system can be connected through physical network medium (e.g. hub or switch, etc). V.If the XN WSS and the client system are in the same domain, try typing the server name of the XN WSS in the address field of IE. If not in the same domain but in the same workgroup, add one more line "xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx Server Name" in the file "hosts" under "c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc. Then try typing the server name in the address field of IE. VI.Try restoring the IE settings to defaults and try again. VII.Try restarting the XN WSS.
There is a web link http://testedproducts.windowsmarketplace.com/ for Microsoft Windows Tested Products list is the complete reference for products that have been tested for Windows compatibility. You can use this site to easily browse, search and validate the testing status of products your organization has or is considering for purchase.
Open Computer Management (Local). In the console tree, click Disk Management. Right-click the basic disk you want to convert, click Convert to Dynamic Disk, and then follow the instructions on your screen. If you do not see this menu item, you might be right-clicking a volume instead of a disk, the disk might have been previously converted to a dynamic disk, or the computer is a portable computer. (Dynamic disks are not supported on portable computers, removable disks, detachable disks that use Universal Serial Bus (USB) or IEEE 1394 (also called FireWire) interfaces, or on disks connected to shared SCSI buses.) In addition, you cannot convert cluster disks connected to shared SCSI or Fibre Channel buses to dynamic. The Cluster service supports basic disks only.)
To open Computer Management, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Computer Management. You need at least three (but no more than 32) dynamic disks to create a RAID-5 volume. RAID-5 volumes cannot be extended or mirrored.
Open Computer Management (Local). In the console tree, click Disk Management Right-click the Missing or Offline disk, and then click Reactivate Disk. If the disk containing part of the RAID-5 volume cannot be reactivated and the volume does not return to the Healthy status, you should replace the failed disk region in the RAID-5 volume.
For Xtore 4-bays above WSS, we are strongly recommended to use first 2 disks 8GB reserved capacity for OS mirroring, the rest of disks for RAID5 data fault-tolerance.
Please contact with Xtore Rep. for HDD compatible list before install generic HDDs for Xtore WSS products. Or you might download from Xtore website to choose compatible disks.
Most of Xtore WSS products (except XN10) without a VGA connector, there is a RS-232 port can be used for BIOS modification and OS installation. To use RS-232 null model cable connect WSS by HyperTerminal VT320 program to configure and monitor status. For further information please contact with Xtore Rep. or check Technical notes: Xtore WSS BIOS upgrades Guide.
Windows® Storage Server 2003 is a dedicated file and print server based on Windows technology that is designed for dependability, ease of integration, and value. This network storage product, previously referred to as Windows Powered Network Attached Storage (NAS), is the new release of the operating system used by original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partners to create NAS devices.
Windows Storage Server 2003 is a solution for consolidating your file serving functions on one device, replacing your general purpose servers that are dedicated to file serving.
Besides being dedicated exclusively to file serving, Windows Storage Server 2003 contains some important features not available in Windows Server 2003. These features include an advanced storage manager for file filtering and quota management, a new Network File System (NFS) server to improve performance, and a fully integrated Web-based user interface for remote management. Windows Storage Server 2003 also incorporates Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) for point-in-time shadow copy capabilities, support for the enhanced version of distributed file system (DFS), and support for the Microsoft Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI) Software Initiator.
No, these devices are specifically designed to be file servers with large amounts of storage capacity. They cannot be used to deploy business applications such as Microsoft SQL Server or Microsoft Exchange Server. Backup, antivirus, and other applications typically used in a file serving environment are supported along with any embedded database functionality including SQL Server and/or MSDE.
No, this product is designed to integrate seamlessly into heterogeneous environments with support for all major network operating system protocols including NFS (Unix/Linux), Netware (Novell), AppleTalk, and HTTP.
Yes. Since this product is based on Windows Server 2003, all popular management frameworks can be used to manage devices built on Windows Storage Server 2003.
This product natively supports Active Directory, allowing devices to become full members of existing domains. In addition, existing group policies can be used to manage access to Windows Storage Server 2003 devices, which is not true for devices using operating systems other than Windows. Note that this product cannot be a domain controller.
Capacity varies from 320 gigabytes (GB) to over 60 terabytes. Multiple devices can also be added to the network to increase capacity as needed. The NTFS file system that powers Windows Storage Server 2003 has no limits (over four billion tested) in terms of the number of files on a volume and each NTFS volume can be up to 256 terabytes in size (tested).
From single disk devices to fully redundant hardware configurations at the storage failover level and the power supply and fans level. New features in Windows Storage Server 2003 that can further increase redundancy are MultiPath IO (MPIO) and support for eight node clustering.
Windows Storage Server 2003 can authenticate and use existing Active Directory group policies without the need for a dedicated server to manage the Active Directory service. This makes integration into existing environments easier for administrators and less costly to organizations.
Windows Storage Server 2003 can run all popular Windows antivirus applications to scan data on storage devices. There is no need for additional servers, and no performance impact due to extra workload.
This product integrates Volume Shadow Copy Services (VSS) as a standard feature and allows up to 512 point-in-time shadow copies of data per volume when integrated with applications for rapid file recovery due to accidental deletion or corruption. In addition, the Shadow Copies for Shared Folders feature (enabled by the in-box provider) provides 64 point-in-time copies, as well as end user restore capabilities.
This makes possible up to 512 point-in-time shadow copies per volume, which is critical to manage a flexible shadow copy schedule, whether it be daily, weekly, or monthly. VSS is currently the only snapshot technology that can integrate with applications to ensure high-fidelity backups.
Microsoft is committed to the storage market and so will ensure that Windows Storage Server 2003 is supported into the future and will be compatible with future storage offerings from Microsoft.
: Windows Storage Server 2003 fully supports the iSCSI Software Initiator developed by Microsoft.
This solution is recommended for organizations with multiple existing file servers that are experiencing growth in data requirements, or are looking to consolidate storage in one central area.
Any agent that can be run on Windows Server 2003 can be run on Windows Storage Server 2003 (CA Unicenter, MOM, SMS, Tivoli, OpenView, etc.).