Adding Hardware Enclosure Layouts

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On every QuantaStor appliance is a configuration file located at /etc/qs_enclosure_layout.conf which can be customized to add additional enclosure layout types. Each stanza tag shown in square brackets must be unique and a friendly name and description must be provided. This information will be presented to the user in the web management interface. Finally, the number of disk rows, columns and the layout flow must be specified so that the slots are drawn properly within the Enclosure View. For enclosures with more than 5x columns (eg. 24 bay SFF chassis) it is assumed that the drives are installed vertically so the drives will be shown as such in the web user interface automatically.

# The following file contains enclosure layout information for various vendor/models of
# disk enclsoures.  In a grid, make sure that you update the config files on all nodes.
#
# layoutFlow mapping information indicates how the slots are laid out
# within the enclosure.
#    top-to-bottom then left-to-right = 0
#    top-to-bottom then right-to-left = 1
#    bottom-to-top then left-to-right = 2
#    bottom-to-top then right-to-left = 3
#    right-to-left then top-to-bottom = 4
#    right-to-left then bottom-to-top = 5
#    left-to-right then top-to-bottom = 6
#    left-to-right then bottom-to-top = 7

[OSNEXUS_NONE]
name=None
description=Do not display this enclosure
vendor=None
model=0
layoutFlow=0
rows=0
columns=0

[OSNEXUS_DEFAULT]
name=Default
description=Default layout
vendor=None
model=0
layoutFlow=2
rows=6
columns=4

Enclosure manufacturers, please email OSNEXUS at support@osnexus.com to have your enclosure verified and the layout information included with the base install of QuantaStor so that customers can more easily configure for your specific model of JBOD enclosure.