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Last Updated: May 19, 2022

After you receive a Data Transport Mini device, perform the following steps to install and configure the device:

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. Green indicates that the disk works as expected, and yellow or red indicates that the disk does not work as expected. If the LEDs flash yellow or red, contact Alibaba Cloud technical support.

  • Device ports

    • 1: two 10G optical ports.

    • 2: two 10G RJ45 ports.

    • 3: two USB-A 2.0 ports.

    • 4: three USB-A 2.0 ports.

    • 5: one USB-C 3.1 port.

    • 6: one USB-A 3.1 port.

    • 7: four 1G RJ45 ports. A port number is displayed next to each port. 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 Mini device, you must check the integrity of the device and ensure that the device is not damaged. If a device is damaged, 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 power socket must follow the same standard, for example, American standard or Chinese standard.

  3. Check data ports.

    A device board has four 1G ports, one USB-C 3.1 port, one USB-A 3.1 port, and five USB-A 2.0 ports, two 10G optical ports, and two 10G 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 flash 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 is used to connect the device. Port 4 is the management port.

  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. Then, enter http://169.254.100.100 in the address bar of your browser to log on to the device console.

  3. Open your browser and enter http://192.168.1.1 in the address bar.

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

    To obtain the username and password, contact Alibaba Cloud technical support.

Step 3: Check the hard disk status

Before you use the Data Transport Mini device, you must 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 and 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 as expected.

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  3. To view the status of each storage pool and volume, choose Storage > Storage/Snapshots.

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

Step 4: Check whether the filedata share folder exists

Before you use the Data Transport Mini device, check whether the filedata share folder exists.

  1. In the device console, choose ConsolePanel > Privilege > Shared Folders. Check whether the filedata folder exists. In most cases, the filedata folder exists by default. If the filedata share folder does not exist, you can create a share folder. For more information, see (Optional) Create a share folder.

  2. Click the edit icon next to the filedata folder.

  3. In the Edit Shared Folder Permission dialog box, select NFS host access. In the Squash column, check whether the read/write option is specified for the filedata folder. If the read/write permissions are granted on the filedata folder, the folder is in the normal state.

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(Optional) Create a share folder

Before you create a share folder, you must log on to the Data Transport server and check whether a share folder exists. If a share folder exists, log on to the device console from a browser and add the share folder.

Log on to the Data Transport server to check whether a share folder exists

  • Log on to the Data Transport server from a Linux or macOS host

    1. Open the command-line interface (CLI).

    2. Run the <SSH username>@<Management IP address> command.

      The default management IP address is 192.168.1.1. For more information, see Step 2: Log on to the device console.

    3. Enter the password to log on to the Data Transport server.

    4. Run the cd /share/CACHEDEV1_DATA command to go to the directory. Run the ls command to check whether the filedata folder exists. If the filedata folder exists, skip the following step to log on to the device console from a browser.

    5. If the filedata folder does not exist, run the mkdir filedata command to create a share folder.

  • Log on to the Data Transport server from a Windows host

    1. Download a remote connection tool on your laptop.

      In this example, PuTTY is downloaded. You can select a version of PuTTY based on the version your laptop. For more information, visit Download PuTTY.

    2. Open PuTTY, set the parameters that are shown in the following figure, and then log on to the Data Transport server.

      Set the Host Name (or IP Address) parameter to the management IP address. The default management IP address is 192.168.1.1. For more information about how to configure a management IP address, see Step 2: Log on to the device console.

    3. Run the cd /share/CACHEDEV1_DATA command to go to the directory. Run the ls command to check whether the filedata folder exists. If the filedata folder exists, skip the following step and log on to the device console from a browser.

    4. If the filedata folder does not exist, run the mkdir filedata command to create a share folder. Then, log on to the device console from a browser and add the share folder.

    Create a share folder in the device console

    1. Log on to the device console. For more information, see Step 2: Log on to the device console.

    2. Choose ConsolePanel > Privilege > Shared Folders. Then, choose Create > Shared Folder. Set the following parameters to add a share folder:

      • Folder name: Enter filedata.

      • Path: Select Enter path manually, and then select filedata.

    3. Click the edit icon next to the filedata folder.

    4. In the Edit Shared Folder Permission dialog box, select NFS host access and check whether the read/write permissions are granted on the filedata folder.

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    5. Choose ConsolePanel > Network & File Services > Win/Mac/NFS and click Linux NFS Service.

    6. Select Enable NFS v4 Service and click Apply.

Related operations

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

  • View logs

    To view the device logs, choose ControlPanel > System > System Logs.

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  • 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 then click Apply.