With firmware version 1.4 or later you can now use the console port and a terminal emulation program to reset the unit-¦s admin account and/or passwords.
There are two scenarios where this comes in handy:
Scenario 1: The controller comes with a default administrator account called “admin” with password “admin”. If you change this password and forget what it is, then you will need to use the console port to change it back to the default (password=admin).
Scenario 2: You may delete the admin account, but only after creating a new admin-equivalent account and password. If you forget the password for this new admin-equivalent account, then you will need to use the console port to change the xStack Storage unit back to the defaults (username=admin, password=admin).
During the boot-up process, while watching the console, there are two points where you can break into the process. It is during the second break point where you can hit any key to have a selection of options including resetting the unit to factory defaults. (You must have physical access to the xStack Storage unit itself to do this.)
The D-Link DSN-5110-10, DSN-5210-10 and DSN-5410-10 are all primary arrays, each with a single controller board. For High Availability (HA) operation, an additional controller board can be added to each (DSN-510, DSN-520 and DSN-540 respectively).
In order to attach additionalexpansion arrays, there are two SAS SFF-8088 connections found on each controller.
The DSN-5000-10expansion array comes with a single I/O board. For High Availability (HA) operation, an additional I/O board can be added (DSN-500).
For each JBOD expansion array, there are two SAS SFF-8470 connections (which use thumbscrews for locking the cable connector in place) found on each I/O board.
In order to attach the first JBOD expansion array to the primary controller, you will need a SAS SFF-8470 to SFF-8088 cable. One of these cables comes with each DSN-5000-10 JBOD expansion array or DSN-500 I/O board purchased.
In order to attach an additional JBOD expansion array to the previous JBOD expansion array, you will need a SAS SFF-8470 to SAS SFF-8470 cable.
Step 1: Open your web browser and log into your D-Link DSN series http://192.168.1.1)( the default IP address is
Step 2: Click on System Administration on the left hand side of the screen
Step 3: Click on the Control Tab
Step 1: Access theby typing in the Management Port IP of the into a web browser. Click on the Click Here link to run the xStack Storage now.
Step 2: Log into the SAN
Step 3: Once you have logged in, click on theCreation Wizard link located in the left window pane.
Step 4: The createWizard will pop open. Click on Next
Step 5: Create a Name for the volume. You will have the option to configure the volume to your specific needs. In this example we will select “Help me choose the best volume organization“.
Step 6: Click Next to Walk me through the choices…
Step 7: If the Data is very Important we will select Very Important
Step 8: Click Next for Complete Copy
Step 9: Select No if you want to use the fewest drives possible.
Step 10: Select the desired size of the volume and click Next
Step 11: If you have an Initiator currently active you can Specify and select a certain Initiator or Grant access to an Initiator not on the list, or even Grant access to ALL initiators. Click Next
Step 12: Click Finish and Close.