If you want to use a MOBOTIX NAS as recording target for your MOBOTIX HUB System you have to follow this steps.
What are the advantages of ISCSI for video recording?
A simple share connection (NAS) offers Windows a file and folder level access (SMB) and iSCSI offers a more performant direct access to the data blocks which provides a higher data throughput due to lower protocol overhead. This so-called SAN technology is preferable to a classic SMB connection for larger installations (significantly larger than 50 cameras).
Which MOBOTIX NAS models support ISCSI?
All MOBOTIX NAS models support this technology, the MOBOTIX NAS 8 Bay also offers the necessary 10 GB interface to fully utilize this technology.
This manual describes the Recording via iSCSI
Environment for this manual
- MOBOTIX HUB 2021R2 L5
- MOBOTIX NAS 4-Bay (Mx-S-NAS4A-16)(FW: 220.127.116.112)
-3x 4TB WD-Purple
-2x 1Gbit Ethernet
- Windows 11 Pro
The following steps must be performed here
Login into your MMOBOTIX NAS and open Storage & Snapshots
A Wizard should popup.
Select iSCSI Target with a mapped LUN
Fill out a Target Name
Now you can decide to select a created Volume or a whole Storage Pool.
In this example I’m using a created Volume. (MxHub)
LUN Name: “Fill in the name you want to use for the LUN”
LUN Allocation: Thick provisioning
Capacity: Select the recording target space
iSCSI Storage is now configured and ready to use
Open the iSCSI Initiator on your Windows PC (this Tool should be installed by default)
Click on Discovery
Select: Discover Portal…
Enter the IP-Adress of your MOBOTIX NAS and use the default port: 3260
Click on Targets
You can now see your configured LUN
Click on Connect
Your LUN is now connected to your Windows PC
Open the Disk Management on your Windows PC
A popup will be shown.
Right Click on your new Disk
Select → New Simple Volume…
A Wizard will be open
Select the Disk Space
Select the drive letter
Select the following settings
File system: NTFS
Allocation unit size : 64K
Volume label: Enter a Name for this Volume
→ ManagementClient → Recording Server → Storage
Double Click on you Recording Path
Click on the Folder symbol
Select your created iSCSI Disk
Configure the Retention Time and the Maximum Size
Now the iSCSI Storage is configured as primary storage location