When plugging in the Cisco Smart Storage for the first time, setting up the IP Address can be a bit tricky and the setup CD isn’t quite plain and simple. So to setup the IP address manually plug in a monitor and a keyboard to the device and once the login process comes up, use the default username and password i.e. admin/admin.
Once you log in, type the following to set the IP Address:
ifconfig eth0 192.168.1.5 netmask 255.255.255.0 up
You should see the IP address configured and all there is now to do is enter the address
https://192.168.1.5 in your browser and access the web interface of the device.