Creating an NSM Pool/Adding NSM Members to an Existing Pool.

Issue

How to create a new NSM storage pool.

How to add additional NSM members to an existing pool.

Product Line

Pelco Video Management

Environment

Endura NSM5200- All versions

Cause

A new NSM pool is needed.

Additional NSM members are needed in a pool.

Resolution

If only adding additional NSM members to the pool, skip to Section II.

 

Section I: Configure the NSM5200 Pool Manager:

  1. Open the web interface for the NSM5200
  2. On the Settings page, ensure that the NSM5200 is marked as Manager.
  3. Verify that the IP settings are as desired
  4. Specify a Pool Name
  5. Set the failover IP address to an available IP on the same VLAN that is outside of the DHCP scope
  6. Click the Generate Key button and record the key that is generated

 

Section II: Configure the NSM5200 Pool Members:

 Important Notes:

  • New NSM members must be running at an equal version of software.
  • New NSM members must be in the same VLAN.
  • New NSM members must have matching storage capacity to that of the current NSM pool. If they are mismatched, recording gaps will be present due to garbage collection occurring at a different rate.
  1. Open the web interface for the NSM5200
  2. On the Settings page, ensure that the NSM5200 is marked as Member.
  3. Verify that the IP settings are as desired
  4. Set the failover IP address to the failover specified on the manager of the pool
  5. For Manager Key enter the key generated on the manager of the pool.
  6. Click the Validate Manager button.  The button will turn greeen.
  7. Click the Save button
  8. The Pool Name field should populate with the pool name assigned on the manager
  9. This unit will now be eligible to record any of the cameras added to the NSM Pool tab from the web interface of the pool manager.