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Manage & monitor multiple qnap nas with q’center


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Manage & monitor multiple qnap nas with q’center

  1. 1. Manage & Monitor Multiple QNAP NAS with Q’center 4/28/2015 QNAP Inc. Demo: QNAP TVS-463
  2. 2. Agenda —  Introducing Q’center —  Live Demo —  Benefit —  Limitation —  Useful Links
  3. 3. What is Q’center —  A powerful central management tool —  Manage multiple NAS in one place —  Monitor system resource and storage usage —  Perform management tasks (e.g. software update) Login  from  QTS   Q’center  UI  
  4. 4. Setting it up – Demo: TVS-463 1.  Login through QTS 2.  Go to App Center 3.  Search: “Q’center” and install 4.  Find Q’center on the QTS desktop and launch application
  5. 5. Q’center initialization 1 2 3 4 Enter each NAS’ credentials
  6. 6. Q’center management interface Memory usage & CPU usage overview of all NAS Available firmware updates available for download May download once, and install on all NAS Errors / Logs for all individual NAS
  7. 7. Q’center Dashboard —  Dashboard for customizing widgets for quick view/access to info that you need —  3 categories of information: —  Capacity —  Performance —  Monitor —  Open multiple or different dashboards at once 1 2 Capacity Performance Monitor 3 Dashboard View
  8. 8. Add Servers 1.  Choose what NAS servers you want to add to manage with Q’center server 2.  Check the NAS you wish to manage and enter all the credentials 3.  Click next to proceed to next step 4.  Shows if you need to upgrade firmware/ can download once and apply to multiple NAS
  9. 9. Report —  Download and view specific reports/logs Different reports that can be generated Report generated on every NAS -> e.g. hard drive capacity, serial number, model number, type, vendor and more.
  10. 10. Log —  Q’center retrieves all the logs from all the NAS servers such as event and connection logs. —  Sort by clicking on column header, and also a search function for a more specific notification/message —  Export logs in CSV
  11. 11. Rule – create rules for specific groups/servers —  Create rules to change system settings for multiple NAS, or apply to new added NAS (same rule as the rest that is pre-configured) —  Network, security notification, privilege settings, network services e.g FTP server Select server-group for specific rules Enable/disable certain network settings etc.
  12. 12. Firmware Library store multiple firmware for multi-NAS updates —  Instantly check for newest software/firmware available to download —  Check if NAS are up-to-date —  Download and store software in the Q’center server, which can update the rest of the servers —  IT administrators do not need to login to each QNAP NAS to perform software updates one by one Updates at once (same series)
  13. 13. notification —  Receive email notifications when events occur —  Hard drive failure —  System overheat —  Set up SNMP trap —  so SNMP agent in Q’center will send traps to your network management system —  Create alerts for instant notification
  14. 14. Benefit —  Manage multiple QNAP NAS in one place —  Custom dashboard —  Historical data for analysis —  Self-defined rules for easy configuration —  Centralized software update
  15. 15. Keep in mind that… —  Q’center is only available for Intel and AMD-based NAS —  Q’center can only search for NAS servers within the same subnet —  Q’center does not support NAS behind a NAT router
  16. 16. Useful Links —  How to use Q'center to Centrally Manage and Monitor Multiple QNAP Turbo NAS —  Click here —  Download Q’center —  Click here
  17. 17. Learn More About QNAP NAS
  18. 18. Thank You! Please contact us if you have any questions EMAIL: USASALES@QNAP.COM