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Configuring Network Settings

From the Network Configuration page, you can modify Kraken's network interface settings, including configuring the unit with a valid IP address and gateway to work in your environment. You can configure the network to use either IPv4 or IPv6 addressing, or both. The default is IPv4. 


Network settings are not configurable through the Web Interface on the software-only Kraken. The Network Settings page is only available for Kraken appliances.

From the Network Configuration page, you can modify the Kraken network interface settings.  This includes general settings, such as specifying the server hostname and DNS servers, as well as advanced settings, such as setting up multiple network interfaces, link negotiation settings, and static routes.

The Network Configuration page shows the number of the available Network Interface Cards (NICs) depending on whether you have the High Density or Standard Density Kraken appliance. If available, you can configure additional NICs. Kraken can be configured to input streams from and/or send streams out on any of the available NICs.


When you make changes to the Network Settings, be sure to write down the new IP Address or label the chassis. After you save your changes and reboot, you will have to redirect the browser to the new IP address and log in again in order to access the appliance.

If you are connecting to the encoder through an IPv4 connection, disabling the IPv4 interface will drop your connection after a reboot. You will need to reconnect using IPv6 or the serial interface (if available). 

To view and configure the Network Settings:

  1. On the Administration page, click Network on the sidebar. 
    The Network Configuration page opens, as shown in the following example.
  2. Fill in the General section. For details, see Network Settings.
  3. Select the DNS Precedence (IPv4 or IPv6) to specify the priority DNS resolution.
  4. To enable SNMP alerts, toggle the SNMP button to On and specify the read-only community string and trap server(s).
  5. To configure additional NICs (Network Interface Cards) for the server, scroll down to the Interfaces section and click the next available interface tab (if available) and configure the required settings.
  6. To configure IPv6 addressing, toggle IPv6 to On, and select the appropriate Addressing option.
    Enter the new value(s) as required. For details see 'IPv6' in Network Settings

  7. To add a static route, click the 

    Plus Icon
    Add  button. F ill in the Destination, Subnet Mask, Gateway, and Interface in the Add Static Route dialog.


    All entries in the routing table must be in dotted-decimal format.

  8. Click Save Settings .
    You must reboot the system for the changes to take effect. 

  9. To apply your saved changes, click Reboot.

Kraken will reboot. You need to refresh the page after approximately five minutes to see the Sign-In page again.

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