AXIS Camera Station S2212 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

Using the AXIS Camera Station client, you can connect to multiple servers or a single server installed on the local computer or somewhere else on the network. You can connect to AXIS Camera Station servers in different ways:

Last used servers –
Connect to the servers used in the previous session.
This computer –
Connect to the server installed on the same computer as the client.
Remote server –
See Log in on a remote server.
AXIS Secure Remote Access –
See Sign in to AXIS Secure Remote Access.
Note

When trying to connect to a server for the first time, the client checks the server certificate ID. To ensure that you’re connecting to the correct server, manually verify the certificate ID with the one displayed in AXIS Camera Station Service Control.

Server listTo connect to servers from a server list, select a one from the Server list drop-down menu. Click to create or edit the server lists.
Import server listTo import a server list file exported from AXIS Camera Station, click Import server list and browse to an .msl file.
Delete saved passwordsTo delete saved usernames and passwords all connected servers, click Delete saved passwords.
Change client proxy settingsYou might need to change the client proxy settings to connect to a server, click Change client proxy settings.

Log in on 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. If the server isn’t 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.

Sign in to AXIS Secure Remote Access

Note

When trying to connect to a server using Axis Secure Remote Access, the server can’t upgrade the client automatically.

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

  2. Enter your My Axis account credentials.

  3. Click Sign in.

  4. Click Grant.

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 the video management system

  2. Add devices

  3. Configure recording method

  4. View live video

  5. View recordings

  6. Add bookmarks

  7. Export recordings

  8. Play and verify recordings in AXIS File Player

Start the video management system

Double-click the AXIS Camera Station client icon to start the client. When you start the client for the first time, it 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 Add devices page opens the first time you start AXIS Camera Station. AXIS Camera Station searches the network for connected devices and shows a list of devices found.

  1. Select the cameras you want to add from the list. If you can’t find your camera, 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 None. Click Install.

Configure recording method

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

  2. Select a camera.

  3. Turn on Motion detection, or Continuous, or both.

  4. Click Apply.

View live video

  1. Open a Live view tab.

  2. Select a camera to view its live video.

View recordings

  1. Open a Recordings tab.

  2. Select the camera you want to view recordings from.

Add bookmarks

  1. Go to the recording.

  2. In the timeline of the camera, zoom in and out and move the timeline to put the marker 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 recognize.

  5. Select Prevent recording deletion to lock the recording.

  6. Note

    It’s not possible to delete a locked recording. To unlock the recording, clear the option or delete the bookmark.

  7. Click OK to save the bookmark.

Export recordings

  1. Open a Recordings tab.

  2. Select the camera you want to export recordings from.

  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. Click Export....

Play and verify recordings in AXIS File Player

  1. Go to the folder with the exported recordings.

  2. Double-click AXIS File Player.

  3. Click to show the recording’s notes.

  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 appears.

  5. Note

    Digital signature is different from Signed video. Signed video allows you to trace video back to the camera it came from, making it possible to verify that the recording wasn't tampered with. See Signed video and the camera’s user manual for more information.

Network configuration

Configure proxy or firewall settings before using AXIS Camera Station if the AXIS Camera Station client, AXIS Camera Station server, and the connected network devices are on different networks.

Client proxy settings

When a proxy server separates the client and the server, configure the client proxy settings.

  1. Open the AXIS Camera Station client.

  2. Click Change client proxy settings.

  3. Change the client proxy settings.

  4. Click OK.

Server proxy settings

When a proxy server separates the network devices and the server, configure the server proxy settings.

  1. Open AXIS Camera Station Service Control.

  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 a NAT, firewall, or similar separates the client and the server, configure the NAT or firewall to ensure that the HTTP port, TCP port, and streaming port specified in AXIS Camera Station Service Control can pass through the firewall or NAT. Contact the network administrator for instructions on configuring the NAT or firewall.

Server port configuration

For more information, see .

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 S22 Appliance Series server, cameras, video encoders, and auxiliary devices on a secure network separate from the office network. You can install the AXIS Camera Station S22 Appliance Series client on a computer on another network, for example, a network with internet access.

  • Make sure all users have strong passwords. Windows Active Directory provides a high level of security.

License a system online

Both the AXIS Camera Station client and the server must have internet connection.

  1. Go to Configuration > Licenses > Management.

  2. Make sure Manage licenses online turns on.

  3. Sign in with your My Axis account.

  4. The license key automatically generates and appears under License keys.

  5. If you purchased license keys separately, enter your license key under Add license key.

  6. Click Add.

  7. In AXIS Camera Station client, make sure your license keys appear under Configuration > Licenses > Keys.

License a system offline

  1. Go to Configuration > Licenses > Management.

  2. Turn off Manage licenses online.

  3. Click Export system file.

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

  5. Go to AXIS License Portal, axis.com/licenses,

  6. Sign in with your My Axis account.

  7. Click Upload system file to upload the system file from your USB flash drive.

  8. The license key automatically generates and shows under License keys.

  9. If you purchased license keys separately, enter your license key under Add license key.

  10. Click Add.

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

  12. In AXIS Camera Station client, go to Configuration > Licenses > Management.

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

  14. Make sure your license keys appear under Configuration > Licenses > Keys.

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 on a USB flash drive. With this, you can reset the password. Without a password reset disk, you can’t reset the password.

Note

If you’re using Windows 10, or later, 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 an empty USB flash drive into your device.

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

  4. In the Forgotten Password setup assistant, click Next.

  5. Select your USB flash drive and click Next.

  6. Type your current password and click Next.

  7. Follow the onscreen instructions.

  8. Remove the USB flash drive and keep it in a safe placet. 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 the users and groups that exists in AXIS Camera Station S22 Appliance Series.

Note

Administrators of the computer that runs AXIS Camera Station S22 Appliance Series server are automatically given administrator privileges to AXIS Camera Station S22 Appliance Series. You can’t change or remove the Administrators group's privileges.

Before you can add a user or group, register the user or group on the local computer or make sure they have an Windows Active Directory user account. To add users or groups, see Add users or groups.

When a user is part of a group, the user gets the highest role permission assigned to the individual or the group. The user also gets the access granted as an individual and receives the rights as part of a group. For example, a user has access to camera X as an individual. The user is also a member of a group that has access to cameras Y and Z. The user therefore has access to cameras X, Y, and Z.

Indicates the entry is a single user.

Indicates the entry is a group.

Name

Username as it appears in the local computer or Active Directory.

Domain

The domain that the user or group belongs to.

Role

The access role given to the user or group.

Possible values: Administrator, Operator, and Viewer.

Details

Detailed user information as it appears in the local computer or Active Directory.

Server

The server that the user or group belongs to.

Add users or groups

Microsoft Windows and Active Directory users and groups can access AXIS Camera Station S22 Appliance Series. To add a user to AXIS Camera Station S22 Appliance Series, you must add users or a group to Windows.

To add a user in Windows vary depending on which version of Windows you use. Follow the instructions on Microsoft's site. If you use an Active Directory domain network, consult your network administrator

Add users or groups

  1. Go to Configuration > Security > User permissions.

  2. Click Add.

    The list shows available users and groups.

  3. Under Scope, select where to search for users and groups.

  4. Under Show, select to show users or groups.

    The search result doesn’t display if there are too many users or groups. Use the filter function.

  5. Select the users or groups and click Add.

Scope

Server

Select to search for users or groups on the local computer.

Domain

Select to search for Active Directory users or groups.

Selected server

When connected to multiple AXIS Camera Station S22 Appliance Series servers, select a server from the Selected server drop-down menu.

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

  4. Click Save.

Remove a user or group

  1. Select the user or group.

  2. Click Remove.

  3. In the pop-up dialogue, click OK to remove the user or group.

User or group privileges

There are three roles you can give to a user or group. For how to define the role 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, all I/O ports, and views. This role is required to configure anything in the system.
Operator –
Select cameras, views, and I/O ports to get access to live and recorded. An operator has full access to all functionality of AXIS Camera Station S22 Appliance Series except system configuration.
Viewer –
Access to live video of selected cameras, I/O ports, and views. A viewer doesn’t 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. No assigned priority is set to 0. 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 have Mechanical PTZ 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 S22 Appliance Series.

Edit

Allow to edit the views in AXIS Camera Station S22 Appliance Series.

I/O

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

Access

Allow full access to the I/O port.

Read

Allow to view the state of the I/O port. The user can’t change the port state.

Write

Allow to change the state of the I/O port.

System

You can’t configure greyed out access privileges in the list. 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 is also available for the Viewer role.

Take snapshots

Allow to take snapshots in the live view and recordings modes.

Export recordings

Allow to export recordings.

Generate incident report

Allow to generate incident reports.

Prevent access to recordings older than

Prevent access to recordings older than the specified number of minutes. When using search, the user doesn’t find recordings older than the specified time.

Access alarms, tasks, and logs

Get alarm notifications and allow access to the Alarms and tasks bar and Logs tab.

Access control

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

Access control configuration

Allow configuration of doors and zones, identification profiles, card formats and PIN, encrypted communication, and multi-server.

Access management

Allow access management and access to the active directory settings.

System health monitoring

The following access privileges are available for users or groups with the Operator role. Access to system health monitoring is also available for the Viewer role.

Configuration of system health monitoring

Allow configuration of the system health monitoring system.

Access to system health monitoring

Allow access to the system health monitoring system.

Manage your device

Update Windows®

Windows® 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

It is possible to change how and when Windows® do its updates to suit your needs.

Note

All ongoing recordings stop during a scheduled system restart.

  1. Open the Run app.

    • Go to Windows System > Run, or

  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, at 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

If you need more help, go to axis.com/support.