Have you heard about storage, SAN, NAS? Are these concepts new to you or are you curious to find out more? Do you want to learn how to configure a Synology Storage appliance?
Well then, you've come to the right place!
In this course you will learn how to work with the Synology network attached storage appliances, which will give you many functions that will help you everyday. You'll get to create your own private cloud storage that can rival Dropbox, learn how to connect and record footage from IP surveillance cameras, learn how to create files, shared folders, volumes and even how to install and use a web server on the unit and many more.
This prerequisites for this course are basic networking knowledge, basic hard drives and storage knowledge and generally a desire to learn new things.
By the end of the course you should be able to take a Synology storage appliance and configure the multitude of functions, while also working with it to be more productive in your day-to-day operations. On top of that, you'll know how to keep your data safe!
Let's understand how we can connect to the Synology unit and how the Disk Station Manager Assistant can help you with
Here you will learn how to check for new versions of the DSM operating system, them how to update your Synology NAS, how to restore it in case of trouble and how to reset the admin password in case you forget it
In this lesson we will set the network parameters on our Synology unit and by doing that, we'll understand what each of the options offered does.
In this lesson we'll set the global system parameters in order to prepare the unit for normal operations and also build a stable base for the rest of the services which we will offer from the NAS in later lessons
One of the most important lessons, this one will teach you how to work with the Storage Manager in order to configure you volumes for data storage and protection and also monitor your hard drives, manage disk groups and configure SSD caches
Learn how to create users and groups on your Synology NAS and also understand permissions, application restrictions, usage quotas and speed limits
Learn how to configure shared folders on your Synology NAS, set share permissions, manage folder recycle bins and learn about user access
Learn about how to use the file services on the Synology unit, work with FTP and the built-in FileStation utility and also create, manipulate and share files on the unit
Learn how to integrate your Synology unit with an Active Directory Domain and also how to work with the users present in the domain
Learn about the WiFi and Bluetooth capabilities that you can add to your unit and how you can configure and use them in the different offered modes of operation
Learn about system security, how to work with the built-in firewall and also understand important aspect to make sure you have a secure environment for your important data
In this lesson you will learn about the Security Advisor tool, which will help you identify security problems on your system and also instruct you on how you can fix them and mitigate security risks
Learn how to work with external devices, like USB drives and flash sticks
In this lesson you will see how to create scheduled tasks which can execute commands or complete scripts and also how to set you Synology unit to start and stop at a specific time in order to save power
In this lesson we'll set and use the built-in DHCP server, configure the Quickconnect feature which will help use with the last item, namely the access to our unit from the Internet
Learn about the High Availability options that you have when using Synology units and also understand the requirements to create a Synology cluster
In this lesson you will learn how to use the Resource Monitor tool to keep a close eye on the system operations and health
Learn about how to increase the utility of your Synology unit by installing and using specially built packages that add functions to your unit with the help of the Package center
In this lesson you will see the first package that you should install on your unit, namely the Antivirus one, which doesn't need more introduction
Learn how to use the Storage Analyzer tool in order to monitor storage use, obtain reports and check for signs of bad usage
Learn how to use two simple but effective applications, namely the Document Viewer which lets you open and read all sorts of files and the Notes application which can give Evernote a run for its money
Learn to configure the built in DNS server and how to work with zones, records and restrictions
In this lesson you will learn how to configure and use the CloudStation application which offers you private cloud storage capabilities that can prove to be a good alternative to services like Dropbox
Learn how to use the DownloadStation application which will allow you to download files directly on your NAS, so that you don't have to leave your computer on
Learn about the Docker virtualized container functionality, which allows you to run applications in a virtual container on your Synology unit
In this lesson we are going to setup a mail server on the Synology unit, learn to defend against spam, learn how to setup other mail server parameters and then see how you can access your mailbox and receive and send emails
Learn how to connect IP surveillance cameras to the Synology unit, which will allow you to store recordings directly on the NAS and also use the unit as an NVR
Learn how to install and configure a web server on the Synology NAS, in order to host web pages on your unit, then move on to a full fledged Wordpress installation
One of the most important lessons in the course, you will learn how to backup the data on your unit, in order to make sure you don't lose anything
I am an IT professional with more than 12 years of experience in multiple segments of Information Technology. I hold an BS in Computer Science and an MSC in Information Security apart from multiple industry leading certifications like Project Management Professional, VMWare VCP, Microsoft MCSA, Citrix CCA to name just a few.
My skills span from virtual infrastructures to IT operations, from networking to IP video surveillance. I also believe in continued education and continue to improve my skill set everyday, also one of the reasons of starting as an instructor here on Udemy.
Teaching has also been an integral part of my professional life, having transferred project knowledge to personnel from client companies, organized workshops and demos or participating in live events and conferences.
If you don't learn something new one day, you lost that day!