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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.

Using Zeroconf

Connect to the Web UI of your VersaSync unit in these 3 steps:

  1. Connect VersaSync to a router on your LAN via the ETH connector (see Input/Output Connector)
  2. Connect the power supply to the VersaSync unit.
  3. On a connected computer, open your web browser and in the URL field type the following:

  4. versasync-[xxxxxx].local/


    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:

    Username: spadmin

    Password: admin123

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 ifconfig command.

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.