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Cobalt NASRaQ. Technical Overview. for the. NASRaQ Hardware. “Files best served reliably”. Hardware Specifications. 10/100 Ethernet External Ultra Narrow SCSI 45W max power LED status lights; front and back 1 RU form factor enables up to 40 units in a standard rack

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Cobalt nasraq

Cobalt NASRaQ

Technical Overview

for the

Nasraq hardware

NASRaQ Hardware

“Files best served reliably”

Hardware specifications
Hardware Specifications

  • 10/100 Ethernet

  • External Ultra Narrow SCSI

  • 45W max power

  • LED status lights; front and back

  • 1 RU form factor enables up to 40 units in a standard rack

  • Various RAM sizes (upgradeable)

  • Various hard drive configurations

  • Serial Console Interface

Lcd panel
LCD Panel

  • Set IP number* (ifconfig)

  • Set subnet mask (ifconfig)

  • Set gateway (ifconfig)

  • Can restart or shutdown system (shutdown)

  • Note: Panel has “root”-level access

  • Small pinhole resets admin password

    *DHCP server can assign IP number

Software specifications

Software Specifications

“LINUX…Cobalt’s Way”

Software specifications1
Software Specifications

  • Cobalt LINUX ported from Red Hat LINUX to MIPS platform

  • Kernel 2.0.34 (with Cobalt enhancements)

  • Samba for Windows Files Sharing

  • Netatalk for AppleShare IP

Nasraq initial setup

NASRaQ Initial Setup

The Welcome Screen and Setup Wizard


From ANY html browser access the RaQ 2 using the IP number (Windows, MacOS, LINUX, etc.)

Web setup page 1 6

Setup hostname

Setup other network settings

Click NEXT button

Web Setup – Page 1/6

Web setup page 2 6

Input password for administrator twice

Web Setup – Page 2/6

By inputting an email address, the system can notify the admin of system status

Web setup page 3 6

Decide on what services to use

Web Setup – Page 3/6

Web setup page 5 6

Decide if the NASRaQ will use login accounts locally or from a Windows NT Server Primary Domain Controller (PDC)

This dialogue confirms your choice

Web Setup – Page 5/6

WARNING!Your choice of user authentication mode cannot bechanged after completing the setup wizard.

Web setup page 6 6

Decide whether to stripe or mirror the hard drives

- Striping allows faster access and larger, single-volume storage space

- Mirroring allows for better data security replicating drive contents between the two drives

This dialogue confirms your choice

Web Setup – Page 6/6

Nasraq administration

NASRaQ Administration represented here

“Reducing work…”

Control panel services
Control Panel: Services represented here

The Control Panel | Services allows services control and configurations

Control panel raid
Control Panel: RAID represented here

RAID settings cannot be modified…to change the RAID setting, the NASRaQ requires rebuilding

Control panel access rights

Control Panel: Access Rights represented here

Default setting has telnet access off

Add users

To add a user, click on Add User represented here

Screen changes to add users

Add Users

Here, a couple of users have already been added

Add groups

Only lowercase alphabetic, digits, (.), (-) and (_) are allowed in group names.

Same for adding groupsClick on Add Group

Add Groups

Add shares
Add Shares allowed in group names.

A self-explanatory way to add sharesShares create folders for users to utilize either through Network Neighborhood or Chooser

Maintenance backup

To backup, select Enable, choose who to backup, and click Save Changes

Maintenance: Backup

NASRaQ creates a share called Backup and includes a file named etc.tar. Once mounted, a backup server, like Legato Networker, will backup the folder and its contents

Maintenance restore
Maintenance: Restore Save Changes

System status disk

E.g. Click on Shares/Volumes to see this Save Changes

System Status: Disk

System Status reports on various tolerance levels

System status raid
System Status: RAID Save Changes

RAID system status

Active monitor
Active Monitor Save Changes

Active Monitor quickly gives notice of pending problems

The role of the user

The Role of the User Save Changes

User self administration
User Self Administration Save Changes

Users can change their own passwords and email addresses without contacting the admin users