Adding NAS volumes to client accounts in Stratocast™ - Stratocast™

Stratocast™ Integrator Guide

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Stratocast™
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2020-09-11

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

  • Complete the prerequisite steps.
  • If you are adding a NAS volume to replace an existing one, make sure you know which network the existing NAS volume is on. When replacing one NAS volume for another, both volumes must be connected to the same local network.

What you should know

The number of NAS volumes you add depends on the number of cameras that you want recording onto a single NAS device, and the storage space that is required for each of those cameras. You can only have a maximum of one camera record on a NAS volume. Each NAS volume can store a maximum of 2 TB of video files, and you can only associate a maximum of 16 cameras per NAS device.

Procedure

  1. Click Clients, and then select a client account from the Number of devices column.
  2. On the client's Devices page, click Enroll a device and then click Add a network attached storage volume (NAS volume) .
  3. In the NAS volume information section, enter the following and then click Next:
    Name
    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.
  4. 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.
    Username
    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.
    Password
    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.
    IMPORTANT: You must create a unique username and password for each camera on the NAS.

Results

The state of the NAS volume changes from Creating to Enrolled. The NAS volume appears on the client's Devices page.

Example

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After you finish

Set up a camera to record onto your NAS volume.