Datto Networking Appliance (DNA): Getting Started

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This article provides an overview of the Datto Networking Appliance's features. For region and hardware specification information, see Datto Networking Appliance (DNA): Region And Hardware Specifications.

Environment

  • Datto Networking Appliance (DNA)

Description

Index

Hardware Legend

Front Faceplate

Figure 1: Front faceplate (click to enlarge)

  1. Power
  2. HDD Activity
  3. Offsite server connectivity
  4. LTE connectivity status
    • Green = Gigabit connectivity
    • Amber = ~100 Mb connectivity
  5. Port 1 - 6 connectivity status
    • Green = Gigabit connectivity
    • Amber = ~100 Mb connectivity Port 1 - 6 activity

Rear Faceplate

Figure 2: Rear faceplate (click to enlarge)

  1. Power switch
  2. DC in
  3. Factory reset pinhole
  4. Reboot pinhole
  5. Ports 1 & 2 (WAN)
  6. Ports 3 & 4 (LAN)
  7. Ports 5 & 6 (LAN)
  8. 2x USB 2.0 (currently unused)
  9. Console Port

Accessing your Appliance

The Datto Networking Appliance uses a web-based management interface. To access it, you will need to install the device, and log into it using your Datto Partner Portal account. See Accessing Your Cloud-Managed AP, Switch Or DNA to learn more.

Navigating the Interface

The Datto Networking Appliance's GUI is segmented into several sections. Click a section name to learn more.

Status Page

Figure 3: Status (click to enlarge)

The Status page provides network reporting and management options. It contains the following features. Click a feature name to learn more.

System Page

Figure 4: System (click to enlarge)

The System page provides system management options for your Datto Networking Appliance. It contains the following features. Click a feature name to learn more.

Networks Page

Figure 5: Networks (click to enlarge)

The Networks page allows you to configure all primary networking options for your Datto Networking Appliance. It contains the following features. Click a feature name to learn more.

Firewall Page

Figure 6: Firewall (click to enlarge)

The Firewall page allows you to configure advanced networking and security options for your Datto Networking Appliance. It contains the following features. Click a feature name to learn more.

Applications Page

Figure 7: Applications (click to enlarge)

The Applications page allows you to set Intrusion Detection & Prevention (IDP) rules, configure web filters, and create conditional DNS forwarding and static host mapping rules. It contains the following features. Click a feature name to learn more.

Diagnostics Page

2018-05-29_9-36-31.pngFigure 8: Diagnostics (click to enlarge)

The Diagnostics page provides tools to assess and troubleshoot a network using your Datto Networking Appliance. Click a tool name to learn more.


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