Basic information about the system can be found on the NAS’s home page: its name and address, model name, series number, firmware version, amount of system memory, and the status of disk volumes.
Besides, there is a special status page which reports the temperature of the HDDs and the status of the cooling fan and UPS. These data (shortened to “no errors/a failure”) are also displayed at the bottom of the web-interface and in the RAIDar utility. SMART data can be viewed for each HDD.
The NAS offers a rather detailed event log which can be saved for analysis as an archive. This saved file will also include a lot of other important data from OS-specific files (e.g. dmesg and httpd_access.log). This is a handy feature considering the lack of Syslog support.
You can set up email notifications to be sent to the administrator (using a filter of criteria). You can enter SMTP server parameters for three recipient addresses. Authentication and TLS are supported.
There are a few reliability related parameters. The NAS can shut down on a fatal volume error or at a certain threshold temperature and resynchronize the disk volume if the NAS has been shut down incorrectly.
The administrator is the only user who enjoys full access to the NAS’s settings, so you may want to change his default password and keep it in a safe place. The NAS has an integrated password recovery mechanism but it is not simple: you must first specify an SMTP server (and the NAS must have access to it), a secret question and answer, and an email address to send the new password to. This is far more troublesome than pushing a reset button, but some users may enjoy this extra safety. Just don’t forget to set up and check out everything beforehand.
The firmware can be updated in two ways: using a local file or via the Internet. The NAS can also automatically check for updates and download them. Extra modules are installed in the same way.
You can reset, save or restore the NAS’s overall configuration as well as individual groups of settings, for example the list of users, shared folders or access rights. You can save an archive with a user’s data if they are no larger than 50 MB.
Power management options allow setting a work schedule (two events for each day of the week) and turning the HDDs off when idle. You can also shut the NAS down or reboot it via the network. The disk volumes and quotas can be automatically checked out for errors when the NAS starts up.