After you receive a Data Transport device, install and configure the device as follows:

Device introduction

  • Data Transport Mini device

    • 1: power button.
    • 2: screen.
    • 3: up and down buttons. You can press the down button to view the IP address of each port.
    • 4: hard disk status LEDs. The green color indicates that the disk works properly. The yellow or red color indicates that the disk does not work properly. In this case, contact Alibaba Cloud technical support.
  • Device ports

    • 1: two 10-Gb optical ports.
    • 2: two 10-Gb electrical ports.
    • 3: two USB-A 2.0 ports.
    • 4: three USB-A 2.0 ports.
    • 5: one USB-C 3.1 ports.
    • 6: one USB-A 3.1 ports.
    • 7: four 1-Gb electrical ports. Port numbers are displayed next to ports. Port 4 is the management port.
    Notice We recommend that you do not use the management port as a service port.

Step 1: Mount the device on a rack

  1. Unpack and inspect the device.

    When you receive a Data Transport device, you must check the integrity of the device and ensure that the device is undamaged. If a device is damaged, you can contact Alibaba Cloud technical support.

  2. Use a power cord to connect the device based on the power socket of the rack. The power cord and socket must follow the same standard, such as the American standard or Chinese standard.

  3. Check data ports.

    A device board has four 1-Gb ports, one USB-C 3.1 port, one USB-A 3.1 port, and five USB-A 2.0 ports. In addition, the device board has two 10-Gb optical ports and two 10-Gb network ports.

  4. After you use the power cord to connect the device, power on the device and check the running status.

    To power on the device, press the power button. If the six LEDs on the panel are flashing green, the device is being powered on. The LEDs remain green after the device is powered on.

Step 2: Log on to the device console

The default management IP address of the Data Transport Mini device is 192.168.1.1 and the subnet mask is 255.255.255.0. In this example, port 4 (the management port) is used to connect the device.

  1. Use a network cable to connect your laptop to the management port of the Data Transport Mini device.

  2. Modify the local IP address of the laptop. The new IP address of the laptop and the management IP address of the device must belong to the same CIDR block. For example, change the local IP address to 192.168.1.2 and the subnet mask to 255.255.255.0.

    Note You can press the down button on the device board to view the IP addresses of different ports. If the management IP address on the screen is not 192.168.1.1, you must change the local IP address of the laptop based on the displayed IP address. For example, if the displayed IP address is 169.254.100.100, you must change the local IP address to 169.254.100.101 and use http://169.254.100.100 on your browser to access the device console.
  3. Open your browser and enter http://192.168.1.1.

  4. Enter a username and password to log on to the device console.

    Contact Alibaba Cloud technical support to retrieve the username and password.

Step 3: Check the hard disk status

Before you use the Data Transport Mini device, check the hard disk status. If you find problems in the hard disk or storage pool, contact Alibaba Cloud technical support.

  1. In the device console, choose ConsolePanel>System>Storage & Snapshots.

  2. Then, choose Storage>Disks/VJBOD, switch the hard disks to check the status of each hard disk.

    If Good is displayed in the Disk Information section, the hard disk works properly.

  3. Choose Storage>Storage/Snapshots to view the status of each storage pool and volume.

    If Ready is displayed instead of Synchronizing, the storage pool and volume are ready for your use.

Related operations

In the device console, you can also perform the following operations:

  • View logs

    Choose ControlPanel>System>System Logs to view the device logs.

  • Configure the system time

    1. Choose ControlPanel>System>General Settings>Time and click Edit.

    2. Set the Time zone parameter to (GMT+08:00) Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi, modify the Time setting parameter, and click Apply.