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My new toy - Iomega StorCenter ix2-200 Cloud Edition

I’ve just bought new toy - Iomega StorCenter ix2-200 Cloud Edition. I have to play with few options before I could start using it. First thing - Firmware upgrade.

Firmware upgrade

I’ve started searching for latest firmware for ix2-200 Cloud and found that I have to register on Lenovo site to get firmware… I don’t like such sites where they force me to give all private data, but after few clicks on “Recommended articles” on that site I landed here:
https://lenovo-eu-en.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/26790
So it looks that I don’t need to register - point for me.

SSH access

I like to be root on my devices so I want SSH access with root privileges - nothing easier. Login to admin panel and then go to URL:

http://[your-nas-ip]/diagnostics.html

On this site you have to enable “remote access for technical support”, then you could login to your device via SSH using credentials:

  • login: root
  • password: soho+your_admin_password

That’s all I need to start 😃

Other customization

This device is running Debian Lenny for ARM but changed a little by producer. This HOWTO shows few tricks about installing custom software and changing default behavior. Based on: http://techmonks.net/installing-transmission-and-dnsmasq-on-a-nas/