To store your video recordings in one centralized location on your network and allow you to easily manage recordings from more cameras, you can expand your edge recording capabilities by adding a NAS volume.
Before you begin
What you should know
- Click Clients, and then select a client account from the Number of devices column.
- On the client's Devices page, click Enroll a device and then click Add a network attached storage volume (NAS volume) .
In the NAS volume information section, enter the
following and then click Next:
- The name of your device, as identified on the customer’s Devices page. If there are many devices, enter a name that is easy to recognize and find.
- Serial number
- A unique code that is assigned to the device by its manufacturer and is used for identification purposes.
- Manufacturer and model
- The manufacturer and model of your NAS volume. Although you can add any model of NAS volume, only those that appear in Stratocast™ have been certified and are fully supported. Refer to the product documentation that is provided by your device manufacturer for information about your device.
- Storage size (GB)
- The total amount of files, in gigabytes, that the NAS volume can store on its hard disk. To ensure accurate storage estimates, it is recommended to enter the correct storage size whenever adding a NAS volume or modifying its settings.
In the Network information section, enter the following
and then click Create:
- IP address or hostname
- The IP address or hostname that is specific to your NAS volume.
Like every other device on your network, the NAS volume has a unique IP address assigned
to it so that it can be identified and communicate with the other network devices. The value you enter in this field appears as part of the
network path for that NAS volume. IP addresses can either be static, meaning that they never change, or dynamic.
Dynamic IP addresses might change over time. Best Practice: Because a dynamic IP address (DHCP) might change over time, it is recommended to assign a static IP address. This makes it easier for the system to always remember the IP address of your NAS volume.
- Shared folder
- The folder on the NAS volume that can be accessed by other
network members. The shared folder contains the video recordings from the camera that is
connected to the NAS volume. You must only define one
shared folder per NAS volume, and the name of the shared folder must be unique.
The value you enter in this field appears as part of the
network path for that NAS volume.
IMPORTANT: If the NAS volume is going to replace an existing one, the names of both shared folders must be the same.
IMPORTANT: You must create a unique username and password for each camera on the NAS.
- The username of the NAS volume. Create this credential so that only those that know it can access files on the NAS volume. Also, video units, such as Axis cameras, use this credential to get permission to record video on the NAS volume.
- The password of the NAS volume. Create this credential so that only those that know it can access files on the NAS volume. Also, video units, such as Axis cameras, use this credential to get permission to record video on the NAS volume. You can choose to show the password or hide it from other users. You can change this setting on the NAS volume Edit page once the NAS volume has been added.
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