AXIS Camera Station S2208 Appliance

About your device

AXIS Camera Station S22 Appliance series is an all-in-one recording solution with integrated, manageable PoE switch designed to deliver reliable high-definition surveillance with up to 4K resolution. For quick and easy installation, the appliance series is preconfigured and preloaded with AXIS Camera Station video management software including licenses plus all necessary system software. AXIS Camera Station offers an intuitive user interface that allows users to take full advantage of Axis wide range of video surveillance cameras and other IP products. With the operating system stored on a solid-state drive (SSD) and 5-year hardware warranty, the appliance series provides a reliable surveillance solution.

An AXIS Camera Station S22 Appliance consists of two parts:

  • Switch: Built-in Power over Ethernet (PoE) switch.

  • Computer: Preloaded with all necessary software you need to create a surveillance solution including the video management software AXIS Camera Station.

  • The switch and computer are two separate parts.

  • The switch and computer communicate through the internal uplink connectors: one is located on the switch Power Circuit Board and the other is located on the computer motherboard.

  • The server uplink U2 is an external network interface that can connect to an existing network.

  • Devices connected to server uplink U2 can not communicate with devices connected to the switch directly.

  • Devices connected to server uplink U2 can communicate with devices connected to the switch through AXIS Camera Station.

Setup examples

Setup in an independent surveillance network

You can create an independent surveillance network which has no interconnectivity to another external network. This setup is a basic plug and play installation. The built-in switch’s DHCP server is enabled by default. As soon as you plug the cameras into the PoE ports, the cameras will power on and obtain an IP address and be accessible via AXIS Camera Station.

Difficulty levelBasic
Benefits

Dedicated surveillance network with no interconnectivity to another external network

Plug and play installation

Limitations

Bandwidth

PoE budget

No remote access

Actions needed

Change the default password for the built-in switch

Register the AXIS Camera Station license

Connectors used

PoE enabled network connectors, port 1-12

USB 2.0 connector x2 (for keyboard and mouse)

DisplayportTM or HDMI connector

Connectors NOT used

RJ45 switch uplink (U1)

SFP switch uplink (U1)

RJ45 server uplink (U2)

USB 3.0 connector (front side)

Audio line in (front side)

Audio line out (front side)

Setup in an existing network

You can create a surveillance network within an existing network. This means that the surveillance network is separated from the existing network.

Note

When you use an additional recorder, for example, the AXIS S30 Recorders, the appliance does not route network data from the surveillance network to the server network for recording. Make sure that the AXIS S30 Recorders are connected to the same network as the cameras.

Difficulty levelAdvanced
Benefits

Ability to use an AXIS Camera Station client to connect to S22 series over the network.

Network segregation

Limitations

May require you to follow corporate network polices

Actions needed

Change the default password for the built-in switch

Register the AXIS Camera Station license

Connectors used

PoE enabled network connectors, port 1-12

RJ45 server uplink (U2) for connection to network

(Optional) USB 2.0 connector x2 (for keyboard and mouse)

(Optional) DisplayportTM or HDMI connector

Connectors NOT used

RJ45 switch uplink (U1)

SFP switch uplink (U1)

USB 3.0 connector (front side)

Audio line in (front side)

Audio line out (front side)

Get started

The standard workflow to configure an AXIS Camera Station recorder is:

  1. Install your device

  2. Configure Windows®. We recommend to:

  3. First-time configuration

  4. Update AXIS Camera Station to the latest version.

    • If your system is online: open the AXIS Recorder Toolbox app and click Update AXIS Camera Station.

    • If your system is offline: go to axis.com and download the latest version.

  5. Configure AXIS Camera Station

  6. Register you AXIS Camera Station licenses.

  7. Connect your system to the AXIS Camera Station mobile viewing app. See Configure AXIS Secure Remote Access

Install your device

Configure your device

First-time configuration

After you have configured Windows®, AXIS Recorder Toolbox is opened automatically and you are guided through the first-time configuration wizard. In this wizard, you can configure several basic and necessary settings before you manage your device in AXIS Recorder Toolbox.

Note

The settings are for the server. To change the switch’s settings, go to the switch’s management page. See Settings.

  1. Change the computer name if you want and click Next.

  2. Under Date and time, configure the following settings and click Next.

    • Select a time zone.

    • To set up an NTP server, select NTP server and enter the NTP server address.

    • To set manually, select Manual and select a date and time.

  3. Under Network settings, configure the following settings and click Next.

    • Use automatic IP settings (DHCP) and Use automatic DNS settings are turned on by default.

    • If your device is connected to a network with a DHCP server, the assigned IP address, subnet mask, gateway, and preferred DNS are automatically displayed.

    • If your device is not connected to a network or there is no DHCP server available, enter the IP address, subnet mask, gateway, and preferred DNS manually depending on the network requirements.

  4. Click Finish. If you have changed the computer name, AXIS Recorder Toolbox will prompt you to restart the device.

Log in to AXIS Camera Station server

Through the AXIS Camera Station client, you can connect to a single server installed on the local computer or elsewhere on the network, or to multiple servers.

Double-click the AXIS Camera Station icon to start the AXIS Camera Station client. You can connect to AXIS Camera Station servers in the following ways:

To connect to the servers used in the previous session, select Last used servers.

To connect to the server installed on the same computer as the client, select This computer.

  • Select Log in as current user to log in as the current Windows user.

  • Clear Log in as current user and click Log in. Select Other user and provide another username and password to log in with a different username and password.

  • Select Log in as <username> if you have your username and password remembered.

To connect to a remote server:

  1. Select Remote server.

  2. Select a server from the Remote server drop-down list or enter the IP or DNS address in the field. If the server is not listed, click to reload all the available remote servers.
    If the server is configured to accept clients on a different port than the default port number 55752, enter the IP address followed by the port number, for example, 192.168.0.5:46001

  3. You can:

    • Select Log in as current user to log in as the current Windows user.

    • Clear Log in as current user and click Log in. Select Other user and provide another username and password to log in with a different username and password.

    • Select Log in as <username> if you have your username and password remembered.

To sign in to AXIS Secure Remote Access:

  1. Click the Sign in to AXIS Secure Remote Access link.

  2. Enter your MyAxis account credentials.

  3. Click Sign in and Grant to grant access.

To connect to the servers from a server list, select a server list from the drop-down list of the Server list field. Click to create or edit the server lists.

To import a server list file that has been exported from AXIS Camera Station, click Import server list at the bottom right and browse to a .msl file.

To delete the usernames and passwords that have saved for all the connected servers, click Delete saved passwords at the bottom right.

To connect to a server, it may be necessary to change the client proxy settings, click Change client proxy settings at the bottom right.

Configure AXIS Camera Station

This Get started tutorial will walk you through the basic steps to make your system up and running.

Before you start, you may need to:

After necessary configurations, you can start to work with AXIS Camera Station:

  1. Start AXIS Camera Station

  2. Add devices

  3. Configure recording method

  4. Live view cameras

  5. Playback recordings

  6. Add bookmarks

  7. Export recordings

  8. Play and verify recordings in AXIS File Player

Start AXIS Camera Station

AXIS Camera Station Service Control automatically starts after the installation is complete.

Double-click the AXIS Camera Station Client icon to start the AXIS Camera Station client. When starting the client for the first time, it automatically attempts to log in to the AXIS Camera Station server installed on the same computer as the client.

You can connect to multiple AXIS Camera Station servers in different ways.

Add devices

The first time you start your AXIS Camera Station, you are navigated to the Add devices page. AXIS Camera Station automatically searches the network for connected devices and displays a list of devices found.

  1. Select the cameras to add from the list.
    If your camera is not listed, click Manual search.

  2. Click Add.

  3. Select Quick configuration or Site Designer configuration. Click Next.

  4. Use the default settings and ensure the recording method is set to None. Click Install.

Configure recording method

  1. Go to Configuration > Recording and events > Recording method.

  2. If you want to enable motion detection recording:

    1. Select a camera.

    2. Turn on Motion detection.

    3. Click Apply.

  3. If you want to enable continuous recording:

    1. Select a camera.

    2. Turn on Continuous.

    3. Click Apply.

Live view cameras

  1. Click the Live view tab to navigate to the camera live view.

  2. Click a camera to navigate to the live view of that camera.
    A blue dot after the camera name shows that continuous recording is in progress. A red dot after the camera name shows that motion detection recording is in progress.

  3. Click to navigate from Live view to Recordings.
    A red line in the timeline shows that motion detection recording has been taken for that period. A blue line in the timeline shows that continuous recording is in progress.

Playback recordings

  1. Go to the Recording tab.

  2. In the timeline of the camera, use the mouse wheel to zoom in and out and drag the timeline to make the marker pointing at your desired position.

  3. To start playing the recording from the desired position, click .

Add bookmarks

  1. Go to the Recording tab.

  2. In the timeline of the camera, use the mouse wheel to zoom in and out and drag the timeline to make the marker pointing at your desired position.

  3. Click .

  4. Enter the bookmark name and description. Use keywords in the description to make the bookmark easy to find and recognized.

  5. Select Prevent recording deletion to lock the recording. A locked recording can't be deleted unless actively unlocked.

  6. Click OK. A bookmark icon is displayed at your desired position in the timeline.

Export recordings

  1. Go to the Recording tab.

  2. In the timeline of the camera, use the mouse wheel to zoom in and out.

  3. Click to display the selection markers.

  4. Drag the markers to include the recordings that you want to export.

  5. Click to open the Export tab.

  6. In the Export tab, you can do the following if desired.

    • Click to add a note for the recording.

    • Click Browse to select the location to export the recordings.

    • Select Include Axis File Player, Include notes, and Add digital signature.

  7. Click Export.

  8. Select Use password and enter your password for the digital signature. Click OK.

Play and verify recordings in AXIS File Player

  1. Go to the folder that you have specified for the exported recordings. In this example, the exported files include the recordings in the .asf format, the notes in the .txt format, and AXIS File Player.

  2. Double-click AXIS File Player. The exported recordings will be automatically played.

  3. Click to show the notes added to the recordings.

  4. To verify the digital signature:

    1. Go to Tools > Verify digital signature.

    2. Select Validate with password and enter your password.

    3. Click Verify. The verification result page is displayed.

Network configuration

When AXIS Camera Station Client, AXIS Camera Station Server, and the connected network devices are installed on different networks, you might need to configure proxy or firewall settings before using AXIS Camera Station.

Client proxy settings

When the client and the server are separated by a proxy server, configure the client proxy settings.

  1. Double-click the AXIS Camera Station Client icon.

  2. Click Change client proxy settings.

  3. Change the client proxy settings.

  4. Click OK.

Server proxy settings

When network devices and the server are separated by a proxy server, configure the server proxy settings.

  1. Double-click the AXIS Service Control icon in Windows notification area.

  2. Select Modify settings.

  3. In the Proxy settings section, use the default System account internet option or select Use manual proxy settings.

  4. Click Save.

NAT and Firewall

When the client and the server are separated by a NAT, firewall or similar, configure the NAT or firewall to ensure that the HTTP port, TCP port, and streaming port specified in AXIS Camera Station Service Control are allowed to pass through the firewall and/or NAT. For instructions how to configure the NAT or firewall, contact the network administrator.

Server port configuration

The ports 55752 (HTTP), 55754 (TCP), 55756 (mobile communication), and 55757 (mobile streaming) are used on AXIS Camera Station Server for communication between the server and the client. If required, the ports can be changed from AXIS Camera Station Service Control.

Security considerations

To prevent unauthorized access to cameras and recordings, keep the following in mind:

  • Use strong passwords for all network devices (cameras, video encoders and auxiliary devices).

  • Install AXIS Camera Station Server, cameras, video encoders, and auxiliary devices on a secure network separated from the office network. AXIS Camera Station Client can be installed on a computer on another network, for example a network with Internet access.

  • Ensure all users have strong passwords. Using Windows Active Directory a high level of security can be implemented.

License a system online

Both the AXIS Camera Station client and the server must be connected to the internet.

  1. In the AXIS Camera Station client,

    1. Go to Configuration > Licenses > Management.

    2. Manage licenses online is turned on by default.

    3. Click Go to AXIS License Portal.

  2. In the AXIS License Portal www.axis.com/licenses,

    1. Sign in with your MyAxis account.

    2. Under Add license key, enter your license key and click Add.

  3. In the AXIS Camera Station client, check that your license keys are shown in Configuration > Licenses > Keys.

AXIS Camera Station online license registration

License a system offline

  1. In the AXIS Camera Station client, export the system file.

    1. Go to Configuration > Licenses > Management.

    2. If AXIS Camera Station is online, turn off Manage licenses online and click Export system file.

    3. If AXIS Camera Station is offline, click Export system file.

    4. Save your system file on a USB flash drive.

  2. In the AXIS License Portal www.axis.com/licenses,

    1. Sign in with your MyAxis account.

    2. Click Upload system file to upload the system file you exported.

    3. Under Add license key, enter your license key and click Add.

    4. Under License keys, click Download license file and save the file to a USB flash drive.

  3. In the AXIS Camera Station client, import the license file.

    1. Go to Configuration > Licenses > Management.

    2. Click Import license file and select the license file on your USB flash drive.

    3. Check that your license keys are shown in Configuration > Licenses > Keys.

AXIS Camera Station offline license registration

Manage Windows® user accounts

Create a user account

To help keep your personal data and information more secure, we recommend that you add a password for each local account.

Important

Once you create a password for a local account, don't forget it. There’s no way to recover a lost password for local accounts.

  1. Go to Settings > Accounts > Other people > Add someone else to this PC.

  2. Click I don’t have this person’s sign-in information.

  3. Click Add a user without a Microsoft account.

  4. Enter a user name, password and password hint.

  5. Click Next and follow the instructions.

Create an administrator account

  1. Go to Settings > Accounts > Other people.

  2. Go to the account you want to change and click Change account type.

  3. Go to Account type and select Administrator.

  4. Click OK.

  5. Restart your device and sign in with the new administrator account.

Create a local user group

  1. Go to Computer Management.

  2. Go to Local Users and Groups > Group.

  3. Right-click Group and select New Group.

  4. Enter a group name and a description.

  5. Add group members:

    1. Click Add.

    2. Click Advanced.

    3. Find the user account(s) you want to add to the group and click OK.

    4. Click OK again.

  6. Click Create.

Delete a user account

Important

When you delete an account you remove the user account from the login screen. You also remove all files, settings and program data stored on the user account.

  1. Go to Settings > Accounts > Other people.

  2. Go to the account you want to remove and click Remove.

Change a user account's password

  1. Log in with an administrator account.

  2. Go to User Accounts > User Accounts > Manage another account in sequence.

    You’ll see a list with all user accounts on the device.

  3. Select the user account whose password you would like to change.

  4. Click Change the password.

  5. Enter the new password and click Change password.

Create a password reset disk for a user account

We recommend to create a password reset disk using a USB flash drive. Then, if you forget your password, you can reset the password. Without a USB reset disk, you can’t reset the password.

If you’re using Windows 10, version 1803 you can add security questions to your local account in case you forget your password, so you don't need to create a password reset disk. To do this, got to Start and click Settings > Sign-in options > Update your security questions.

  1. Sign in to your device with a local user account. You can’t create a password reset disk for a connected account.

  2. Plug a USB flash drive into your device.

  3. If there’s any data on the USB flash drive, back it up.

  4. From the Windows® search field, go to Create a password reset disk.

  5. In the Forgotten Password wizard, click Next.

  6. Select your USB flash drive and click Next.

  7. Type your current password and click Next.

  8. Follow the onscreen instructions.

  9. Remove the USB flash drive and keep it in a safe place where you'll remember it. You don't have to create a new disk when you change your password even if you change it several times.

Manage AXIS Camera Station user accounts

Configure user permissions

Go to Configuration > Security > User permissions to view a list of the users and groups that have been added to AXIS Camera Station.

Note

Administrators of the computer on which the AXIS Camera Station server is installed are automatically given administrator privileges to AXIS Camera Station. You can’t change or remove the administrators group's privileges.

Before a user or group can be added, the user or group must be registered on the local computer or have an Windows Active Directory user account. Using Windows Active Directory, a high level of security can be implemented.

When a user is part of a group, the user gets the highest role permission that is assigned to the individual and the group.

When a user is part of a group, the user gets the access granted as an individual and also receives the rights as part of a group. For example, a user is given access to camera X as an individual. The user is also a member of a group. The group is given access to cameras Y and Z. The user then has access to cameras X, Y and Z.

If there are security concerns regarding the access to the computer by a designated AXIS Camera Station user, create a standard user account that you then use for access to Axis Camera Station. You can then elevate the account to administrator in Configuration > Security > User permissions.

The list consists of the following information:

ItemDescription
IconIndicates the entry is a group or a single user.
NameUsername as it appears in the local computer or Active Directory.
DomainDomain name where the user or group is registered.
Role

The access role given to the user or group.

Possible values: Administrator, Operator, and Viewer.

DetailsDetailed user information as it appears in the local computer or Active Directory.
ServerServer name where the user or group is registered. Only available when connecting to multiple AXIS Camera Station servers.

To add users or groups, see Add users or groups.

To change user access rights for a user or group, click the user or group and make changes. Click Apply.

To remove a user or group, select the user or group and click Remove. In the pop-up dialog, click OK to remove the user or group.

Add users or groups

User accounts in Microsoft Windows and Active Directory users and groups can access AXIS Camera Station. To add a user to AXIS Camera Station, you have to add users or a group to Windows.

To add a user or group in Microsoft Windows: Adding a user in Windows may vary depending on which version of Windows you are running. Follow the instructions on Microsoft's site. If you are connected to an Active Directory domain network, consult your network administrator.

Add users or groups

  1. Go to Configuration > Security > User permissions and click Add.

  2. When connecting to multiple AXIS Camera Station servers, select a server from the Selected server drop-down list.

  3. Select Server to search for users or groups on the local computer, or select Domain to search for Active Directory users or groups. When connecting to multiple AXIS Camera Station servers, you can select which server to search for.

  4. Select Users or Groups to search for only users or groups.

  5. The list of users or groups is displayed. Users and groups that have already been added to AXIS Camera Station are not listed.

    • If there are too many users or groups, the search result is not displayed. Use the Type to search field to refine the search and find a specific user or group.

    • If the domain user search fails, the Service logon account must be changed.

  6. Select the users or groups and click Add. The users or groups are added to the list and shown in italics.

Configure a user or group

  1. Select a user or group in the list.

  2. Under Role, select Administrator, Operator, or Viewer.

  3. If you have selected Operator or Viewer, you can configure the user or group privileges. See User or group privileges.

  4. Click Save. The user or group in the list is not in italics and ready to be used.

User or group privileges

There are three roles that can be given to a user or group. For how to define access privileges for a user or group, see Add users or groups.

  • Administrator: Full access to the entire system, including access to live and recorded video of all cameras, access to all I/O ports and views. Therefore, you do not need to specify any camera, I/O or view privileges for a user with this role. This role is required in order to configure anything in the system.

  • Operator: Access to live and recorded video of selected cameras and access to selected I/O ports and views. An operator has full access to all functionality of AXIS Camera Station except system configuration.

  • Viewer: Access to live video of selected cameras and access to selected I/O ports and views. A viewer does not have access to recorded video or system configuration.

Cameras

The following access privileges are available for users or groups with the Operator or Viewer role.

  • Access: Allow access to the camera and all camera features.

  • Video: Allow access to live video from the camera.

  • Audio listen: Allow access to listen from the camera.

  • Audio speak: Allow access to speak to the camera.

  • Manual Recording: Allow to start and stop recordings manually.

  • Mechanical PTZ: Allow access to mechanical PTZ controls. Only available for cameras with mechanical PTZ.

  • PTZ priority: Set the PTZ priority. A lower number means a higher priority. 0 means that no priority is assigned. An administrator has the highest priority. When a role with higher priority operates a PTZ camera, others can’t operate the same camera for 10 seconds by default. Only available for cameras with mechanical PTZ and Mechanical PTZ is selected.

Views

The following access privileges are available for users or groups with the Operator or Viewer role. You can select multiple views and set the access privileges.

  • Access: Allow access to the views in AXIS Camera Station.

  • Edit: Allow to edit the views in AXIS Camera Station.

I/O

The following access privileges are available for users or groups with the Operator or Viewer role. The I/O ports are listed by device.

  • Access: Allow full access to the I/O port.

  • Read: Allow to view the state of the I/O port. The user is not able to change the port state.

  • Write: Allow to change the state of the I/O port.

System

The access privileges that can’t be configured are greyed out and listed under Role privileges. The privileges with check mark means the user or group have this privilege by default.

The following access privileges are available for users or groups with the Operator role.

  • Take snapshots: Allow taking snapshots in the live view and recordings modes.

  • Export recordings: Allow exporting recordings.

  • Generate incident report: Allow generating incident reports.

  • Prevent access to recordings older than: Prevent accessing recordings older than the specified number of minutes. When using search, the user will not find recordings older than the specified time. Recordings and bookmarks older than the specified time can't be played.

The following access privileges are available for users or groups with the Viewer role.

  • Take snapshots: Allow taking snapshots in the live view and recordings modes.

Manage your device

Update Windows®

Windows® 10 periodically checks for updates. When an update is available, your device automatically downloads the update but you've to install it manually.

Note

Recording will be interrupted during a scheduled system restart.

To manually check for updates:

  1. Go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update.

  2. Click Check for updates.

Configure Windows update settings

Sometimes you might want to change how and when Windows® updates.

Note

All ongoing recordings stop during a scheduled system restart.

  1. Open the Run app.

    • Go to Windows System > Run, or

    • press Win and R.

  2. Type gpedit.msc and click OK. The Local Group Policy Editor opens.

  3. Go to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update.

  4. Configure the settings as required, see example.

Example

To automatically download and install updates without any user interaction and have the device restart if necessary out of office hours use the following configuration:

  1. Open Always automatically restart at the scheduled time and select:

    1. Enabled

    2. The restart timer will give users this much time to save their work (minutes): 15.

    3. Click OK.

  2. Open Configure Automatic Updates and select:

    1. Enabled

    2. Configure Automatic updates: Auto download and schedule the install

    3. Schedule Install day: Every Sunday

    4. Schedule Install time: 00:00

    5. Click OK.

  3. Open Allow Automatic Updates immediate installation and select:

    1. Enabled

    2. Click OK.

Reset your server

You can use the server reset button to reset your server. It will take more than one hour to reset your server.

  1. Power off your device.

  2. Press and hold the server reset button for 5 seconds. Windows RE will be started.

  3. Select Troubleshoot.

  4. Select Reset your PC.

  5. Select Keep my files or Remove everything. If you select Keep my files, you need to provide the administrator credentials.

  6. Follow the instructions on the screen.

  7. The server reboots and starts the procedure to restore Windows to factory default settings.

Reset your server to factory default settings

Reset your switch

You can reset your switch to factory default settings by using one of the following ways:

  • The switch reset button. Before you start, ensure that the switch is on. Press and hold the switch reset button for about 5 seconds until the power button LED at the rear side of the device turns blue. It will take about 6 minutes.

  • The switch’s management page. See Reset to factory default settings.

Add an additional storage

Manage the built-in switch

About the built-in switch

The AXIS Camera Station S22 Appliance Series comes with an integrated Power over Ethernet (PoE) switch. You can configure and manage the built-in switch.

The purpose of the switch is to segregate traffic on the network so that security cameras and related traffic managed by the switch (PoE ports and U1 network uplinks) are not shared with other networks.

  • The switch’s power management follow these rules:
  • Each port can reserve power according to the connected powered device’s PoE class. Power can also be allocated manually and by actual consumption.

  • If the actual power consumption for a given port exceeds the reserved power for that port, it will shut down.

  • Ports will shut down when the actual power consumption for all ports exceeds the total amount of power that the power supply can deliver. The ports are then shut down according to the ports priority where a lower port number means higher priority.

Select a language

In the switch’s management page, go to > Language and select the language that you want to use.

Go to the help pages

In the switch’s management page, go to > Help.

Log in to the switch's management page

  1. Go to the switch’s management page.

    • From the web browser, enter the switch’s IP address. By default: 192.168.0.1

    • From AXIS Recorder Toolbox, go to Switch > Open the switch configuration.

    • From AXIS Camera Station Client, go to Configuration > Switch > Management. See Configure switch.

  2. Log in with your credentials.

    • user name: admin

    • password: you can find the randomly generated password on a sticker underneath the product or a self-adhesive sticker in the box content.

To log out the switch's management page, go to > Log out.

Overview

In the switch’s management page, click Overview.

General information

CategoryItemDescription
Ports summaryActive portsThe number of ports that are in use.
Ports using PoEThe number of ports with PoE enabled that are in use.
Locked portsThe number of ports that are locked.
Current PoE usageThe total power in watts and percentage consumed by the PoE devices.
Port statusClick the port to see the details about the port.
ActiveThe port is in use.
InactiveThe port is ready to be used.
BlockedThe port is blocked.

Port list

ItemDescription
PortThe port number that the device is connected to.
DeviceThe name of the device connected to the port.
IP addressThe IP address of the device connected to the port.
PoEDisplays the PoE status. You can click the icon to turn on or turn off PoE on the port.
Power consumption (W)The power in watts consumed by the device connected to the port.
Upstream (Mbit/s)The average data rate in megabits per second for outbound data on the port.
Downstream (Mbit/s)The average data rate in megabits per second for inbound data on the port.
MAC addressThe MAC address of the device connected to the port.
LockDisplays whether the port is locked. You can click the icon to lock or unlock the port.

Turn on and turn off PoE

Turn on PoE on a port

  1. In the switch’s management page, click Overview.

  2. In the PoE column, click to turn on PoE on the specific port.

Turn on PoE on all ports

  1. In the switch’s management page, click Overview.

  2. Click and select Turn on PoE on all ports.

Turn off PoE on a port

  1. In the switch’s management page, click Overview.

  2. In the PoE column, click to turn off PoE on the specific port.

Turn off PoE on all ports

  1. In the switch’s management page, click Overview.

  2. Click and select Turn off PoE on all ports.

Note

You can also turn on and turn off PoE in the Power management page.

Lock and unlock ports

You can lock a MAC address to a port so that only traffic coming from that MAC address will pass. This improves security and prevents unauthorized users from connecting a laptop or other devices to the security network.

Lock a port

  1. In the switch’s management page, click Overview.

  2. In the Lock column, click to lock the port.

Lock all ports

  1. In the switch’s management page, click Overview.

  2. Click and select Lock all ports.

Unlock a port

  1. In the switch’s management page, click Overview.

  2. In the Lock column, click to unlock the port.

Unlock all ports

  1. In the switch’s management page, click Overview.

  2. Click and select Unlock all ports.

Power management

In the switch’s management page, click Power management.

General information

  • Ports using PoE: the number of ports with PoE enabled that are in use.

  • Current PoE usage: the PoE power in watts consumed by devices and the percentage of used PoE power out of the total dedicated PoE power.

  • Power requested: the total power in watts and percentage allocated to devices. Only available when you select Reserved power as the power allocation method.

Port list

ItemDescription
PortThe port number that the device is connected to.
PoEThe PoE status. You can click the icon to turn on or turn off PoE on the port.
PoE classThe PoE class of the connected device.
PriorityThe priority of power allocation to the connected device. Lower numbered ports have higher priority. By default, the priority is the port number.
Power consumption (W)The power in watts consumed by the device connected to the port.
Power requested (W)The power in watts requested by the device connected to the port.
Only available when you select Reserved power as the power allocation method.
Power allocated (W)Manually adjust the power allocated to the port.
Only available when you select Reserved power > Manual as the power allocation method.

Allocate power

PoE power can be allocated to the connected devices in the following ways:

  • Reserved power: In this method, each port reserves the amount of power. The total reserved power cannot exceed the total power budget. A port will not be powered up if the device tries to reserve more power than available. This method ensures that the connected devices will be powered.

    • PoE class: Each port automatically determines the amount of power to reserve according to the PoE class of the connected device.

    • Manual: You can manually adjust the amount of power allocated to each port by changing the value under Power allocated.

    • LLDP-MED: Each port determines the amount of power to reserve by exchanging PoE information using the LLDP protocol.

    • Note

      The power allocation method LLDP-MED works only for cameras with firmware 9.20 or later.

  • Actual consumption: In this method, devices use the amount of power they need until reaching the power budget. A port will be shut down if the device consumes more power than available. The ports are shut down according to the priority.

To change the power allocation method:

  1. In the switch’s power management page, go to Power management.

  2. To use the reserved power method, select Reserved power under Allocate power and select PoE Class, Manual, or LLDP-MED under Reserved power determined by.

  3. To use the actual consumption method, select Actual consumption under Allocate power.

  4. If you have selected Manual, go to the Power allocated column and change the power allocated to the connected device.

  5. If you want to change the priority of the connected device, select a priority for that device. The priority of other devices will change automatically.

Example

In this example, the switch has a total power budget of 135 W. A PoE class 4 device requests 30 W power and actually consumes 15 W power. A PoE class 2 device requests 7 W power and actually consumes 5 W power.

Allocate power by PoE class

  • Each port reserves the amount of power according to the device’s PoE class.

  • The switch can power 4 PoE class 4 devices and 2 PoE class 2 devices.

  • The total power reserved is (4 x 30) + (2 x 7) =134 W.

  • The actual power consumed is (4 x 15) + (2 x 5) = 70 W.

  • In this way, all connected devices are guaranteed enough power and the priority is less important.

Allocate power manually

  • The reserved power is manually adjusted to 20 W for PoE class 4 devices.

  • The switch can power 5 PoE class 4 devices and 3 PoE class 2 devices.

  • The total power reserved is (5 x 20) + (3 x 7) = 121 W.

  • The actual power consumed is (5 x 15) + (3 x 5) = 90 W.

  • In this way, all connected devices are guaranteed enough power and the priority is less important.

Allocate power by actual consumption

  • When connecting a device, the switch will power it up if the max power limit can be ensured at that time.

  • First the switch connects to five PoE class 4 devices and the actual consumption of power is 5 x 15 = 75 W.

  • Later each device consumes up to 30 W power. The switch cannot power five devices and the port 5 with the lowest priority is shut down. The actual consumption is 4 x 30 = 120 W.

  • In this way, the priority of the port is important. The port with the lowest priority will be shut down first when the actual consumption exceeds the power budget.

Settings

Configure network settings

You can change the switch’s IP address. But for most camera installations, we recommend using the default settings. The reason for this is that a surveillance network is normally isolated from other networks, for example a corporate LAN. In this case, you would only use the surveillance network to manage and collect surveillance devices and data from the video management software installed on the server.

  1. In the switch’s management page, go to Settings > Network settings.

  2. Enter the connection type, IP address, subnet mask, gateway, DNS1, DNS2, and hostname.

  3. Note

    The factory default settings are: a static IP connection with address 192.168.0.1 and a subnet mask with address 255.255.255.0.

  4. Click Save.

Configure date and time

  1. In the switch’s management page, go to Settings > Date and time.

  2. Select the country and time zone.

  3. To set the time manually, select Manual and manually adjust the time.

  4. To set up an NTP server, select NTP server and enter the NTP server address.

  5. Note

    NTP only works when the switch is connected to a network and configured with Internet access.

  6. Click Save.

Configure DHCP server

Important

If the switch’s DHCP server is enabled and your AXIS Camera Station S22 Appliance is connected to an external network with its own DHCP server, you will have IP address conflicts. This might result in the corporate network not working.

You can configure the switch to use its internal DHCP server for assigning IP addresses to connected devices. When you use the switch uplink connection to allow devices to access or being accessed by external application, you must specify the gateway and DNS addresses.

  1. In the switch’s management page, go to Settings > DHCP server.

  2. Select Use DHCP server.

  3. Enter the start IP address, end IP address, subnet mask, gateway, DNS 1, DNS 2, lease length, and domain name.

  4. Click Save.

Configure SNMP

  1. In the switch’s management page, go to Settings > SNMP.

  2. Enter the server name, contact, and location used for the SNMP connection.

  3. If you want to use SNMPV1 or SNMPV2c, select SNMPV1 / SNMPV2c and enter the read community.

  4. If you want to use SNMPV3, select SNMPV3 (MD5) and enter the username and password.

  5. Note

    Currently we only support MD5 authentication used for SNMP.

  6. Click Save.

Configure web settings

  1. In the switch’s management page, go to Settings > Web settings.

  2. Enter the port number.

  3. For more secure connection, select Secure connection (HTTPS) and enter the port number used for HTTPS connection.

  4. Click Save.

Important

If you have changed the port number, ensure you record the new port number. If you’ve forgotten the new port number, contact Axis support.

Maintenance

Update firmware

  1. In the switch’s management page, go to Maintenance > Update firmware.

  2. Drag and drop the firmware file or click Browse and navigate to the firmware file.

  3. Click Upload.

  4. After the firmware updating is done, reboot the switch.

Reboot the switch

Important

While the switch reboots, all connected devices will temporarily lose connection with the switch including PoE.

  1. In the switch’s management page, go to Maintenance > Reboot switch.

  2. Click Reboot and Yes.

  3. When the switch reboots after a few minutes, enter your username and password to log in.

Backup the switch's settings

Note

The username and password are included in the backup file.

  1. In the switch’s management page, go to Maintenance > Backup and restore.

  2. Click Create a backup file. The backup file in the .bin format is created in the Downloads folder.

Restore the switch's settings

Note

To restore the switch’s settings, you must previously have created a backup file.

  1. In the switch’s management page, go to Maintenance > Backup and restore.

  2. Drag and drop the backup file or click Browse and navigate to the backup file.

  3. Click Upload.

It could take a few minutes to restore the switch from the backup file. Once the settings are restored, the switch will automatically reboot and you need to log in again.

Manage certificates

  1. In the switch’s management page, go to Maintenance > Manage certificates.

  2. Click and navigate to your private key file.

  3. Click and navigate to your certificate file.

  4. Click and navigate to your CA bundle file.

  5. Click Save.

  6. Reboot the switch.

Change password

You can change the switch's default password to a password you choose yourself.

Important

Ensure you select a password you remember. If you have forgotten the new password, contact Axis support.

  1. In the switch’s management page, go to Maintenance > Change password.

  2. Enter the current password and your new password as required.

  3. Click Save.

Reset to factory default settings

  1. In the switch’s management page, go to Maintenance > Reset to factory default settings.

  2. Click Reset and Yes.

After the reset is done, the switch will reboot automatically.

Log

In the switch’s management page, click Log to see a list of logs. Click Refresh to refresh the list. Click the column title to sort in alphabetical order.

ItemDescription
TimeThe date and time when the log event happened.
LevelThe serious level shown as warning icons.
UserThe user that initiates the log event.
IP addressThe IP address of the user that initiates the log event.
ServiceThe service that the log event is related to. Possible values are desktop, network, system, ntpd, storage, dhcp, etc.
EventThe description about the log event.

Create switch reports

  1. In the switch’s management page, click Log.

  2. Click Create switch report.

Product overview

Front side

  1. Audio in
  2. Audio out
  3. System power LED
  4. Disk activity LED
  5. Status LEDs of PoE ports
  6. USB 3.0

Rear side

  1. Power connector
  2. PoE ports
  3. SFP switch uplink (U1)
  4. RJ45 switch uplink (U1)
  5. Switch reset button
  6. Server reset button
  7. USB 2.0 x2
  8. RJ45 server uplink (U2)
  9. HDMI port
  10. Displayport
  11. Power button

Specifications

Front LEDs

LED indicatorColorIndication
PowerGreenServer on
Network portsGreenLink state
Hard driveBlinks amberHard drive activity
Blinks redPossible hard drive failure

Rear LEDs

Network speed and activityColorIndication
Right LEDAmber10/100 Mbit/s
Green1000 Mbit/s
Left LEDBlinks greenNetwork activity
Power buttonColorIndication
When the power button is not pressedOffSwitch and server off
BlueDuring switch boot
GreenSwitch boot completed
When the power button is pressedRed (flashes once for 1s)Power on
>5s blinks greenRestarting server
>10s steady bluePower off switch
>15s blinks bluePower off switch and server

Troubleshooting

Perform a system recovery

If the device has had a complete system failure, you must use a recovery image to recreate the Windows® system. To download the AXIS Recovery Kit, contact AXIS Technical Support and supply the serial number of your device.

  1. Download the AXIS Recovery Kit and AXIS ISO to USB Tool.

  2. Insert a USB drive into your computer.

    • Use a USB drive with a minimum of 16 GB to 32 GB.

    • The USB drive will be formatted, and all existing data will be erased.

  3. Run the AXIS ISO to USB Tool and follow the onscreen instructions.

    Writing data to the USB drive takes approximately 10 to 15 min. Don’t remove the USB drive until the process is complete.

  4. After the ISO to USB tool is complete, take the USB drive and plug it into your device.

  5. Start your device.

  6. When you see the AXIS splash screen, press F12.

  7. Click UEFI: USB Drive.

  8. Navigate to your USB drive and press enter. The system boots into the AXIS Recovery Kit.

  9. Click Reinstall Operating System.

    The recovery takes roughly 10 to 15 min to complete. You find detailed instructions in the download for the recovery kit.

Troubleshoot AXIS Camera Station

For information about how to troubleshoot AXIS Camera Station, go to the AXIS Camera Station user manual.

Need more help?

Contact support

Contact support at axis.com/support.