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NAS 242

Using AiMaster

Using AiMaster on your mobile devices

2022-08-05

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Use AiMaster to monitor your ASUSTOR NAS.

PREREQUISITES

Course Prerequisites:
None

Students are expected to have a working knowledge of:
N/A


OUTLINE

1. Installing AiMaster and connecting to ASUSTOR NAS

1.1 Installing AiMaster

1.2 Connect to your NAS using AiMaster

1.3 Share login info and manage server list

1.4 Initialize ASUSTOR NAS

2. Shutting down and waking ASUSTOR NAS with AiMaster

3. Monitoring your ASUSTOR NAS

3.1 View and monitor NAS health and monitor resources of your ASUSTOR NAS

3.2 Configuring push notifications

4. Controlling and adjusting ADM settings

4.1 ADM Settings

4.2 Creating a new ADM user account with AiMaster

4.3 Enabling ADM Services

4.4 App Central

5. Executing backup tasks with AiMaster

5.1 Executing One Touch Backup jobs

5.2 Executing Backup jobs

6. Additional notes





1. Installing AiMaster and connecting to ASUSTOR NAS

AiMaster enables you to initialize and activate your NAS immediately through your phone or tablet. Easily monitor your ASUSTOR NAS, add users, download and install apps, update ADM and adjust ADM settings, making the new AiMaster easier than ever.

AiMaster is available for both iOS and Android. In this course we will be using the Android version of AiMaster as an example.


1.1 Installing AiMaster


STEP 1

  • Open the Apple App Store or Google Play.
  • Search for AiMaster or scan the QR codes below.
  • Download and install the app.
Android iOS


1.2 Connect to your NAS using AiMaster

After installing AiMaster, there are various ways to sign in to the ASUSTOR NAS from AiMaster.

Note: AiMaster only supports administrator account login.


If first time using ASUSTOR's mobile Apps:

  • Click to the right of [Host/IP or Cloud ID] to open the server list.
  • Select one of the local server which are located in the same network (LAN) of the mobile device.
  • Enter the ADM administrator account and password, and click [Login].
  • If the desired NAS cannot be found in the list, click to rescan the ASUSTOR NAS in the local network.

Note: Please turn on the Wi-Fi of the mobile devices, auto scan can only scan the ASUSTOR NAS in the same network (LAN) of the mobile devices.



  • Enter IP or the DDNS domain name of the NAS or the Cloud ID that has been enabled on ADM in the [Host/IP or Cloud ID] field.
  • Enter the ADM administrator account and password.
  • If using the IP or DDNS domain name of the NAS, click [Advanced] and enter the correct ADM HTTP or HTTPS port.
  • Click [Login].


If you have installed other ASUSTOR mobile Apps and signed in to the NAS:

  • The new ASUSTOR mobile Apps are enabling NAS login information sharing by default. The login information of the last login NAS will be automatically listed in AiMaster, just click [Login].


  • Click to the right of [Host/IP or Cloud ID] to open the server list.
  • Select the NAS you have ever signed in to connect directly.
  • Or select one of the local server which are located in the same network (LAN) of the mobile device.
  • Enter the ADM administrator account and password, and click [Login].


Note: It is recommended to enable the EZ-Connect service and use Cloud ID to sign in.



1.3 Share login info and manage server list

The new ASUSTOR mobile Apps are enabling NAS login information sharing by default. The login information saved or removed in the server list will be synced to other ASUSTOR mobile Apps that have the feature enabled.


  • Click to the right of [Host/IP or Cloud ID] to open the server list.
  • Click on .
  • You can enable or disable to share login information here.
  • Select a saved server and click to remove the login information.



1.4 Initialize ASUSTOR NAS

If an uninitialized ASUSTOR NAS is listed in the server list, you can use AiMaster to initialize the NAS, and then you can log in to the ASUSTOR NAS after completion.


  • Click to the right of [Host/IP or Cloud ID] to open the server list.
  • Select an uninitialized NAS.
  • Confirming the NAS name and IP, click [Initialize].
  • Click [Start Initialization], and AiMaster will start initializing the NAS after confirmation.





2. Shutting down and waking ASUSTOR NAS with AiMaster

After logging in to the NAS with AiMaster, you can not only shutdown or hibernation the NAS remotely, but also wake up the NAS over the LAN or WAN.


STEP 1

  • Use AiMaster to connect to your NAS.
  • Select the menu icon from the upper-right corner.
  • Select [Shut down] or [Sleep]. The NAS will then either shut down or enter System Sleep Mode S3.
  • AiMaster will display with the NAS shutdown status, please back to the login page.

Note: There will not have [Sleep] option on the menu if the connected NAS does not support the sleep (S3) feature.



STEP 2

  • Click to the right of [Host/IP or Cloud ID] to open the server list.
  • Click on the right of the NAS you wish to wake.
  • It needs some times to wake the NAS. Please try to log in to the NAS again later.

Note: Click here to read more about the NAS models that support Wake on LAN (WOL) and Wake on LAN (WOW).





3. Monitoring your ASUSTOR NAS

View and monitor NAS health and monitor resources of an ASUSTOR NAS at any time through AiMaster. After enabling push notifications, ADM can send out event messages to your phone or tablet.



3.1 View and monitor NAS health and monitor resources of your ASUSTOR NAS

Use AiMaster to connect to your NAS, and click on [Overview].


Storage Manager:

Viewing the usage of the all Volumes and MyArchive in the NAS here. Click on [View All] to view detailed information on the [Activity Monitor] [Disk Usage].



Activity Monitor:

Viewing the usage status of CPU, memory and network quickly here.
Click on [View All] to view detail information on the [Activity Monitor]. On this page you will be able to view information regarding:

  • CPU and memory status
  • Network traffic
  • Hard disk usage
  • Processes



Online User:

Viewing the status of online users currently connected to the NAS quickly here.
Click on [View All] to view detail information on the [Online User]. On this page you will be able to view information regarding:

  • All online users of the NAS: Adding the selected users connection IP to black list, disable the selected users account or disconnect the selected users connection here.
  • Black List: Manually add IPs into blacklist, or remove blocked IPs from the blacklist here.



Important logs:

Viewing the important event logs on the NAS quickly here.
Click on [View All] to view detail information on the[Log]. On this page you will be able to view information regarding:

  • System Log
  • File Access Log
  • Connection Log



Click [ADM] [System Info], viewing the NAS system information here.



3.2 Configuring push notifications

To receive push notifications from the NAS on AiMaster, please enable both the sending feature on the NAS and the receiving function on the mobile phone.


STEP 1

  • Use AiMaster to connect to your NAS, and click on [ADM].
  • Click [Settings] [Notification].
  • Click [Enable push notification service].
  • Select the notification types you wish to receive on the mobile devices.


STEP 2

  • Click [More] [NAS Settings].
  • Click [Receive notifications].
  • Now, whenever system events occur, your NAS will notify you via push notifications to your mobile devices.




4. Controlling and adjusting ADM settings

AiMaster is an app for mobile devices for controlling and adjusting ADM settings.



4.1 ADM Settings

Use AiMaster to connect to your NAS, and click on [ADM] [Settings].



  • Security:
  • Checking if there are actions to improve the security recommended by ASUSTOR have not been modified, and you can modify them directly on this page.


  • ADM update:
  • Checking whether there is an updated ADM available for the NAS. You can update ADM directly here, or set up automatic scheduled updates.


  • Register:
  • Checking whether the NAS is registered with an ASUSTOR ID. You can sign out of the ASUSTOR ID here, or edit the ASUSTOR ID settings.


  • Notification:
  • Checking if the push notification service has been enabled on the NAS. You can modify the push notification settings here.


  • Date & Time:
  • Viewing the ADM date and time display format, and you can modify the settings here.


  • EZ-Connect:
  • Checking whether the EZ-Connect service is enabled on the NAS. You can modify the settings and Cloud ID here.


  • Scheduling:
  • Viewing and modify the ADM related scheduling settings here.


  • Hardware:
    • Fan speed: View and change the fan speed of the NAS here.
    • Energy Control: View and modify hard disk hibernation settings and system sleep mode here.
    • LED: View and change the NAS LED brightness and LED night mode related settings here.
    • Note: Click [Night Mode] on the menu of AiMaster will open this LED page now.
    • Buzzer: View and modify the buzzer settings of the NAS here.
    • You can enable or disable the reset button and infrared receiver of the NAS here.




4.2 Creating a new ADM user account with AiMaster

You can add users or edit the users settings using AiMaster. This section will demonstrate how to add a normal user account.


STEP 1

  • Click [ADM] [Access Control].
  • Click .


STEP 2

  • Enter a name and password for the new user and then click [Next].


STEP 3

  • You will now be able to configure access rights for the new user. In this example we will select [Self defined] and then click [Next].


STEP 4

  • Here you will be able to configure a group for the new user. In this example we will select [users] and then click [Next].


STEP 5

  • Now, you will be able to configure the new user’s access rights to shared folders. In this example we will configure access rights for the [Public] shared folder.
  • Select the [Public] shared folder and then select [Read & Write] (RW) for access rights and then click [Next].


STEP 6

  • Here, you can choose to configure a storage quota for the new user. Click on [Next] after you are finished.


STEP 7

  • Configure App privileges for the user by selecting the Apps that the user will be able to access. Click on [Next] after you are finished.


STEP 8

  • Confirm your settings and then click on [Finish] once you are done.
  • The new user will appear in the users list now, indicating that you have successfully added the new user.


You can also add user groups, edit user privilege for the apps, and edit app privilege for normal users on the Access Control.


Note: The administrator accounts are allowed to use all Apps. You will only need to edit the user privilege of the App for the normal users.



4.3 Enabling ADM Services

Connect to your NAS using AiMaster, and click on [ADM] [Services] to enable or disable ADM network or file services here.




4.4 App Central

Connect to your NAS using AiMaster, and click on [ADM] [App Central], view the status of all Apps in App Central here.



  • Install Apps:
  • Select an app that is not installed on each tab of App Central, and click [Install] to download and install the app on the NAS.

Note: Apps installed on the NAS are executed on ADM or web browsers, cannot be directly used on AiMaster or mobile devices.


  • Disable, enable or remove Apps:
  • Select the [Installed] page, view the installed apps here, and you can disable, enable or remove apps as well.


  • Update Apps:
  • Select the [Update] page, view the available update apps and you can directly update the app here.


  • App Central menu:
    • Settings: View and modify App Central related settings here.
    • Log: View the log of the App Central here.
    • Tabs: Select the pages to display in AiMaster and change the display order here according to the users wishes.




5. Executing backup tasks with AiMaster


5.1 Executing One Touch Backup jobs

One Touch Backup feature varies with different models. AiMaster will display the icon to execute backup jobs when the feature is supported on the connected NAS.


STEP 1

  • Connect an external USB storage device to the USB port on the front of the NAS.

STEP 2

  • Connect to your NAS using AiMaster.
  • Click [ADM] [One Touch Backup] and then click the [Settings] icon in the bottom-right corner of the screen.


STEP 3

  • In this example we will select [From USB device to NAS] for Transfer mode, [Copy] for Backup method, and the [Public] shared folder for the Folder path.
  • Click on [] once you are finished with the configurations.


STEP 4

  • Select the [Backup] icon in the middle of the screen to begin the backup job.



5.2 Executing Backup jobs

Connect to your NAS using AiMaster, and click on [ADM] [Backup & Restore], view the task status of Remote sync, FTP backup, internal backup and external backup that have been set in ADM here, and you can directly execute the backup jobs.





6. Additional notes


  • Click the menu of AiMaster, and click [Find Me] to find the location of the physical NAS when multiple ASUSTOR NAS are installed in the same space.


  • When MyArchive or external USB devices are mounted on the NAS, icon will be displayed on the main page of AiMaster. You can quickly eject the external USB devices or MyArchive here.


  • If you encounter problems using AiMaster, you can click the [Contact support] on the settings of login page before signing in, or click [More] [Contact support] after signing in. Providing the relevant information and then send the support ticket directly from mobile apps.

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