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How do I set up external storage for a NetBotz V3 appliance?

Issue:
Setting up external storage on a V3 Netbotz Appliance
 
Product Line:
Netbotz V3
 
Environment:
Netbotz 4xx, 5xx devices
 
Cause:
Need to expand storage capacity for Netbotz Version 3 appliance.
 
Resolution:
Note: You cannot select the USB Drive option if no USB drive is connected to your appliance.
  1. Click the External Storage icon to open the External Storage window.
  2. Click Add... to open the External Storage Configuration window.
  3. Select USB Drive and click Next.
  4. The Select Operation pane appears and displays the following selections:
    • Use External Storage: Configure the appliance to use the External Storage System without formatting the file system first. This option is used if the External Storage System connected to your appliance is formatted and contains camera and sensor data.
    • Format and use External Storage: Formats the External Storage System file system and configures the appliance to use the External Storage System.
  5. Select an operation and click OK. 
    • If you select Use External Storage, a confirmation message advises you that the appliance must restart to complete the task. Click Finish to restart the appliance. When the restart is complete, all External Storage System functionality is available.
    • If you select Format and use External Storage, a confirmation message advises you that formatting the extended storage device will destroy any data stored on the device and that formatting can take ten or more minutes to complete, after which the appliance must restart. Click Finish. Once the External Storage System is formatted, your appliance restarts. When the restart is complete, all External Storage functionality is available.
Note: If you change the mount point or share for your External Storage System, be sure to follow the procedure under “Removing external storage” before adding your new storage.
 
To configure your appliance to use a Windows Network Share External Storage System:
  1. Click the External Storage icon to open the External Storage window.
  2. Click Add... to open the External Storage Configuration window.
  3. Select Windows Share and click Next.
  4. Enter the configuration information.
  5. Click Next.
  6. In the Select Action window, choose:
    • Use network external storage when the Windows share has already been used by this appliance and you have chosen to un-share this mount. 
    • Initialize (clear existing appliance data) and use network external storage the first time you use the Windows share with this appliance or if the Windows share was used with another appliance.
  7. Click Finish. A prompt to reboot the appliance appears.
  8. Click Reboot. The appliance automatically reboots. This may take a few minutes during which the Advanced View will be unavailable.
To configure your appliance to use a network file system (NFS) mount:
  1. Click the External Storage icon to open the External Storage window.
  2. Click Add... to open the External Storage Configuration window.
  3. Select NFS Mount and click Next.
  4. Enter the configuration information.
  5. Click Next.
  6. In the Select Action window, choose:
    • Use network external storage when the NFS mount has already been used by this appliance and you have chosen to un-share this mount. 
    • Initialize (clear existing appliance data) and use network external storage the first time you use the NFS mount with this appliance or if the NFS mount was used with another appliance.
  7. Click Finish. A prompt to reboot the appliance appears.
  8. Click Reboot. The appliance automatically reboots. This may take a few minutes during which the Advanced View will be unavailable.
Note:  Detailed instructions can be found at https://help.ecostruxureit.com/display/public/UANB44/External+Storage
 
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