A network-attached storage or NAS provides centralized storage to client computers in environments with large datasets. In addition to that, a NAS can provide storage services which, amongst other things, can enable load-balancing and fault-tolerance for your web and mail servers. A NAS is often a purpose-built, specialized computer with a stripped-down operating system.
Scanned NAS Information
When Lansweeper scans your network, it will create an asset page for your NAS appliances. The best protocol to scan your NAS appliances with will greatly depend on which stripped-down operating system was used, this can be Secure Shell (SSH) or Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). Lansweeper will show you a list of connected network interfaces to the NAS. This list gives you a clear overview of all available ports and the devices connected to them. Likewise, if the connected device has been scanned as well, you can quickly navigate from the NAS's asset page to those of the connected devices and vice versa.
The scanned information can include, but is not limited to:
- Device description
- Serial number
- Network interfaces