Zero Configuration Setup
As an alternative to the conventional network configuration, VersaSync can also be setup using the zero-configuration networking technology ("zeroconf").
Note: Zeroconf only works on DHCP-enabled networks.
When using zeroconf, a TCP/IP network will be created automatically, i.e. without the need for manual configuration: Once VersaSync's ETH connector is connected to a hub, you can directly access the VersaSync Web UI, using a standard web browser, without any configuration.
This is made possible because zeroconf utilizes these technologies:
- Automatic allocation of network addresses for all connected devices
- Automatic distribution and resolution of computer hostnames
- Automatic detection of all available network services.
For more information on zeroconf and the multicast Domain Name System, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multicast_DNS.
Prior to using zeroconf, ensure the following requirements are met:
- Your LAN network must have DHCP enabled.
- Your VersaSync unit must have DHCP enabled for its ETH0 port (this is the factory default setting)
Note: Zeroconf is only supported on the ETH0 port.
- Check the serial number label on the side of the unit, and write down the last 6 digits of the MAC 0 address e.g., "0C 00 19"
- Windows 7/8 users should install Bonjour Print Services, otherwise access to
*.local addresses will not be possible.
- Windows 10 already supports mDNS and DNS-SD, hence there is no need to install additional software.
Connect to the Web UI of your VersaSync unit in these 3 steps:
- Connect VersaSync to a router on your LAN via the ETH connector (see Initial Network Setup).
- Connect the power supply to the VersaSync unit.
- On a connected computer, open your web browser and in the URL field type the following:
where [xxxxxx] are the last six digits of the MAC 0 address you copied from the serial number label on the unit.
You should now be prompted for a username and password. The factory default credentials are:
Note: If you do not have physical access to the unit, you can obtain the MAC address also by accessing VersaSync's CLI via the I/O connector USB port, using e.g., the
Once you logged into the VersaSync via zeroconf, you can retrieve the DHCP address for future use:
- Navigate to MANAGEMENT: NETWORK > Network Setup, and click General Settings in the Actions panel on the left. The IPV4 ADDRESS will be displayed in the lower left corner of the window.