1. Challenges and Solutions
In the newest version of Q’center, we provide a solution that allows a QNAP NAS to actively join a Q’center server. This solution allows business to easily monitor their NAS behind NAT Routers in either a local network or internet environment, therefore enhancing the monitoring structure.
2. How to Start
2.1. System requirement
To monitor a QNAP NAS, the NAS must be updated to QTS 4.1.0 or later version. Please update the firmware version before adds the NAS to Q’center.
2.2. Set up a register code in Q’center
Open Q’center in your QNAP NAS or other platform, go to “Settings”, select the Admin or Power User account, and input the register code for authentication.
2.3. Install Connect to Q’center
To allow your NAS to join a Q’center server, you need to download the Connect to Q’center from either the QNAP website or from the QTS App Center. To do so, go to the QNAP App center download page and select your NAS model or directly open the “App Center” in your NAS to download and install the Q’center Assistant. When completed, check that Q’center Assistant is installed in your “App Center”.
3. Use Connect to Q’center
3.1. Connect the NAS to Q’center with Connect to Q’center
Once installed, open the Connect to Q’center in the “App Center” by clicking “Open”.
Now you can input the Host name or IP address to directly connect your NAS to Q’center. In Port, input the System port number of your Q’center server. Finally, input the register code you just set in the Q’center. After all of the required values are filled, click “Install” to connect the NAS to Q’center and download the Q’center Agent according to your NAS model.
*If you need to connect a local NAS to Q’center server via the Internet, please ensure that your Q’center server can be reached from the local network correctly with WAN IP, Host name or myQNAPcloud address correctly.
After completed, you will now see that Q’center Agent is installed. Click “Launch Q’center Agent” to import the Q’center IP settings to Q’center Agent and start the connection between the NAS and Q’center. After connected, in Q’center Agent you can see which Q’center server your NAS is connected to, modify the connection to change the Q’center server and download connection log. Q’center Agent will automatically and continually send system information to the selected Q’center server, and in Q’center server you will see that a new NAS with a different IP address has been added to the manage list.