BlackArmor NAS 400 Series Using Port Aggregation Fail Over LAN

BlackArmor NAS 400 Series Using Port Aggregation Fail Over LAN



Port Aggregation failover LAN provides for a method of fault-tolerance that minimizes and prevents server downtime. This article explains.

Aggregation Failover LAN

Port Aggregation failover LAN provides for a method of fault-tolerance that minimizes and prevents server downtime. In the event that one Network Interface Card (NIC) fails in the BlackArmor NAS 400 Series, the second NIC will transparently take over without the need to shut down the server.

Procedure:

  1. Connect both of the BlackArmor NAS’s LAN ports to the network router and boot the NAS.
  2. In the NAS Manager page, move your mouse over Network and select LAN. The LAN page opens in your browser.
  3. Click the Aggregation radio button. The Aggregation request processes and a second LAN page opens.
  4. Click the Aggregation  Fail Over LAN radio button.  If the Network Mode is set to Static,  adjust the Network LAN Settings as needed.
  5. Click the Submit button. The Aggregation request processes and updates successfully.


Disable Port Aggregation

Procedure:

  1. In the NAS Manager page move your mouse over Network and select LAN. The LAN page opens in your browser.
  2. Click Disable. A message appears  in red, informing you that Aggregation is not disabled until you select a new LAN configuration.
  3. Adjust Network LAN settings if needed. Click the Submit button. The Aggregation request processes and updates successfully.
  4. It is recommended that you launch a new NAS Manager page to ensure that Aggregation is disabled. Click System and click on System Status.
  5. The System Status page will show a LAN IP 1 Address and a LAN IP 2 Address on the page.  If one LAN cable is removed from the NAS, the unused LAN Port will show Disconnected.




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