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Zero Configuration Setup

As an alternative to conventional network configuration, VersaSync can also be set up using the zero-configuration networking technology ("zeroconf").

Note: You can use Zeroconf on either Ethernet port if DHCP is enabled. Zeroconf must be used with a DHCP server.

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 network, you can directly access the VersaSync Web UI, using a standard web browser, without any configuration.

Zeroconf can be used to connect to the unit through the Web UI:

  • when you need to identify the IP address assigned to your unit through DHCP (DHCP must be enabled through the Web UI or CLI)
  • in circumstances when your unit is not connected directly to a PC
  • when you wish to access the Web UI of your VersaSync without using the CLI commands or serial connection
  • anytime the IP address of a unit is not known

Using Zeroconf

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

  1. 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". Note that you will use the same MAC address for either Ethernet port.
  2. Connect the VersaSync to a router on your LAN via the ETH connector (see Initial Network Setup).
  3. Connect the power supply to the VersaSync unit.
  4. On a connected computer, open your web browser and in the URL field type the following:

    versasync-[xxxxxx].local/

  5. where the [xxxxxx] of the hostname 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 0 address 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. In the Ports panel, click on the information button next to each Ethernet port. The popup window will display the assigned DCHP IP address for the selected port.

See Setting up an IP Address or Accessing the Web UI for more information.