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Use the Link web app to view both direct-connected and network devices. Click on the Devices tab in the navigation bar to view:
View the following details on each device card:
|State / action in progress
|Type / Serial Number
|Authorized by Lyve Token file
|Previously added device is currently disconnected. Check device connections and make sure it's powered on. You can use the Link web app to forget a disconnected device if you don't want it listed in Link web app.
|Device is authorized but currently locked. In Link web app, go to the Devices page and click UNLOCK.
|Device is authorized and currently unlocked, but volumes are not mounted/shared on network. In Link web app, go to the Devices page and click MOUNT.
|Device is authorized but it may be in an unsecured state. Link allows users to disable security if needed.
|Device is ready for use.
|Device is not authorized by a Lyve Token file. See See Lyve Token Files and See Authorize Lyve Mobile Arrays Connected to Other Hosts for the different ways a device can be authorized.
|unsupported volume configuration
|Lyve Mobile Array has been configured with one of the following:
|Link is authorizing Lyve Mobile Array.
|Link is getting information on Lyve Mobile Array.
|Link is creating the volume on Lyve Mobile Array.
|Link is crypto-erasing Lyve Mobile Array.
|Link is deleting the volume on Lyve Mobile Array.
|Link is ejecting the device. Always safely eject the device before disconnecting Lyve Mobile Array.
|Link is formatting the volume on Lyve Mobile Array.
|Link is publishing Lyve Mobile Array's volume to the local network.
|Link is unmounting Lyve Mobile Array's volume from the local network.
|Link is attempting to unlock Lyve Mobile Array.
|Link could not perform the requested operation. Confirm that you have followed the onscreen instructions. Contact Lyve Support if you continue to experience issues
A Lyve Mobile Array can be authorized but in an unlocked or unmounted state. In either state, Lyve Mobile Array's volume has yet to be published to the network. Follow the instructions below to publish the volume to the network.
Lyve Mobile Arrays can be safely ejected using the Link web app. Once ejected, a Lyve Mobile Array can be safely disconnected from Link.
If your network environment includes other PCs connected to Lyve Mobile Arrays via PCIe Adapter, fibre channel, or SAS, you can use Lyve Mobile Link to unlock them. The Lyve Mobile Arrays are mounted on their specific hosts and not published to the network.
In most cases, Link will automatically detect Lyve Mobile Arrays on the same local network. If you do not see your Lyve Mobile Array in this section of the Link web app, you can add it manually.
Manually added devices that are currently offline are displayed in the Disconnected Devices section on the Devices page. If you no longer wish a device to be listed there, you can remove it.
The Inspect view provides additional device information and access to critical device management functions such as editing RAID and formatting, crypto-erasing the device, and consolidating volumes.
|Lyve Mobile Array
|Device serial number. Click on the icon to copy the serial number to your clipboard.
|Device model number
|MGMT A or MGMT B
|PCIe Adapter or Rackmount Receiver
The Inspect page also lets you:
RAID stands for redundant array of independent disks. RAID contains the word 'array', and the two terms are often used interchangably. An array is a combination of physical disks that are presented to the operating system as a single volume.
Disks are combined into different RAID configurations known as RAID levels. The RAID level you choose depends on which storage attributes are most important to you:
|The total amount of data you can store
|The speed at which data is copied
|The number of disks that can fail before data is lost
Available RAID levels in Link web app are RAID 0 and RAID 5:
RAID 0—Data is not duplicated across all drives. This results in faster transfers and more storage, since the full capacity of all drives can be used to store data. However, RAID 0 lacks data protection. If a single drive fails, all data in the array is lost. Volume initialization is not required.
RAID 5—Data is written in blocks across all drives, with some storage used to provide redundancy. No loss of data occurs in the event one of the drives in the array fails. RAID 5 read performance approaches RAID 0, but write performance is slower because redundant blocks must also be written. RAID 5 is a good choice when protecting your data is more important than performance or overall storage space.
Ensure that the formatting of your Lyve Mobile Array volume is supported by your network protocol and compatible with your intended data workflow:
For more information, see Volume Formats and Network Shares.
If a volume hasn't been configured on a Lyve Mobile Array, you can use Link web app to create one.
Creating a volume requires selecting a RAID level and volume format. Before proceeding, you should consider the RAID level and format best suited to how you move and store data in your network environment. See RAID levels and volume formats above.
Before reformatting a volume, consider which format is best suited to your network environment. See Volume Formats and Network Shares.
Reformatting will erase all data on the device. Make certain to transfer all data to another storage device before proceeding.
If a Lyve Mobile Array has been configured elsewhere with multiple volumes or partitions, it will have an unsupported volume configuration status in Link web app. You can use the web app to reformat the device with a single volume using all available capacity.
Before consolidating, consider which format is best suited to your network environment. See Volume Formats and Network Shares.
You can use Link web app to change a Lyve Mobile Array's RAID level.
Editing the RAID requires selecting a RAID level and volume format. Before proceeding, you should consider the RAID level and format best suited to how you move and store data in your network environment. See RAID levels and volume formats above.
You can use Link web app to securely erase data on a Lyve Mobile Array. All data is permanently deleted, however, device settings are retained.
A crypto-erase requires selecting a RAID level and volume format for the erased drives. Before proceeding, you should consider the RAID level and format best suited to how you move and store data in your network environment. See RAID levels and volume formats above.
Disabling security on a Lyve Mobile Array allows it to be moved to another host without the need for Lyve credentials or a Lyve Token file. The host could be Linux, macOS, or Windows.
To disable security:
To enable security:
Use Link web app to review Lyve Mobile Array's LED states/colors/patterns.