With the storage and privileges completed, we’re two-thirds through the basic setup. The next step is to configure the NAS’ and its hardware. You could have started with this too as it doesn’t matter in what order you do what.
A lot of ASUSTOR’s NAS’ come with multiple LAN ports. These can be configured for different networks, but a more likely scenario is a linking of them. ADM 3.0 supports all 7 link aggregation modes, making the choice yours. PPTP and OpenVPN connections are also configured from here, and so are possible proxy settings.
ADM allows you to control various hardware aspects of your NAS. This includes the power management, LED usage, and fan speeds. The LED brightness can be lowered for a less intensive effect. You can also disable specific LEDs to prevent blinking distractions. The built-in alarm buffer can also be disabled/enabled for various events. You can also control when the installed drives should enter hibernation and sleep modes. There’s also support for EuP and other power settings such as WOL. The last panel here is for the fan speed. By default, it is set to automatic. But you can limit it to a specific speed, either slow, medium, or fast.
The energy saver feature could also have been placed under the hardware section as it features a lot of the same settings.
A NAS is a headless unit and headless units need a proper notification system. With ADM, you can easily have the NAS send you notifications via email.
While email is a great system, it’s not always the fastest. There can be delays on the way and that’s not ideal for warnings about your data. Push notifications are a better solution and you can do that with ADM too. With it, connected mobile phones will get the msgs sooner, thereby letting you react faster.
An ASUSTOR NAS always has a default security certificate for secure connections, but organisations might want to upload and use their own. ADM has full support for this and you shouldn’t have any trouble connecting it with any certificate provider. Home users will skip this step, but a lot of business users won’t.
The network recycling bin is a great feature whether you’re a home or business user. Without it, a deleted file on a network share is permanently lost. With it, your network drives have the same security from accidental file deletion as your windows drives have.
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