Drobo

Drobo Dashboard Firewall UDP or TCP or Both?

Hello:

I have three Drobo Pro’s and I found the following technical support article, that states that you need need to open ports 5000 and 1024-65536. Drobo Dashboard connects to port 5000 and then randomly picks a port in the range for broadcasting.

Is the port TCP, UDP or both? The technical support article doesn’t say.

http://support.datarobotics.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/257

If I am using iSCSI with a Drobo Pro and it is a self-assigned IP address (i.e. 169.254.4.160) what IP address group would it be assigned in Mac OS X Server (i) Any, (ii) 10-net, or (iii) 192.168-net?

That article pertains to DroboShare and Drobo FS.
Drobo FS and DroboShare both use SMB over TCP.

If you leave your Pro at DHCP and direct connecting to your Mac, you leave your Mac’s NIC card at DHCP.
They will both get a 169.254.1.X IP address.

If you are need to assign static IP’s because you have 2 NIC cards or have the Pro connected to a switch, you will need to make sure the first 3 octets, (first 3 numbers) are the same in order for the Mac and Pro to communicate.

Sorry, but you are missing the text (see below). Note, I am using a DroboPro with iSCSI. My question was the ports that need to be open for Drobo Pro with iSCSI are 5000 and 1024-65536. But, are the ports TCP, UDP or both?

(to communicate with Drobo FS, DroboShare or DroboPro using iSCSI), the easiest way is to put Drobo Dashboard in the firewalls’ allowed-programs list.

If your firewall doesn’t offer a feature with an allowed-programs list, you need to open ports 5000 and 1024-65536. Drobo Dashboard connects to port 5000 and then randomly picks a port in the range for broadcasting.

The article pertains only to the DroboShare, Drobo FS and the DroboPRO FS.

The ports 5000 and 1024-65536 are only valid for NAS devices.

Pro and Elite are iSCSI so it does not apply.