NewerTech® Web Manager
The NewerTech® Web Manager is an easy-to-use browser-based utility to set up RAID arrays, manage connected drives, view storage health status, and view information about your connected storage.
- Device management
- Array management
- Spare pool management
- Event log
- SHI (Storage Health Inspector)
- Task scheduler
- Automatic Device Passthrough
- Initializing Devices
- Changing Device Settings
- Rescanning for Devices
- Unplugging Devices
The Array Management screen acts as the Web Manager's home screen, but to access it from any other screen click on the "Manage" menu item and select "Array" to enter the Array Management screen.
Spare Pool Management
The purpose of a spare pool is to have drives in reserve to instantly take the place of any failed drives in a redundant RAID array such as a RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, or RAID 50 array. This allows rebuilds to start instantly in order to minimize the risk of data loss.
The NewerTech Web Manager software will automatically log all events that occur on the MAXPower® controller card.
- Indicates general information and occurrences.
- Warning of minor occurrences and issues. These include plugging of devices into the card and minor issues such as inconsistent data that can be easily fixed by a verify or rebuild.
- Warns of major occurrences and problems such as failed drives and improper disconnections of drives and arrays.
The NewerTech® Web Manager has a built-in scheduling system to run background rebuilds, verifications, integrity, and health checks to the attached arrays and drives. To enter the task scheduling systems, click on "Task" menu item.
General configuration settings for the NewerTech® MAXPower® RAID mini-SAS 6G controller card can be set in the Settings page by clicking on the "Setting" menu item.
- Auto Rebuild
- Continue Rebuilding on Error
- Audible Alarm
- Rebuild Priority
- Spindown Idle Disk
- Listening Port
- SMTP Setting / Recipients / Add Recipient
SHI (Storage Health Inspector)
The NewerTech® Web Manager has a built-in health monitoring system to allow for monitoring of drive characteristics and S.M.A.R.T status attributes. To access, click on the "SHI" menu item.
Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T.) is a monitoring system built into drives to monitor different health attributes to assist in warning of potential problems before catastrophic failure can occur. To view the S.M.A.R.T status attributes of an attached drive, click on "SMART" to expand the attributes for viewing.