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Hardware models define the data for a node's hardware. If it's a router or a switch, the type of file transfers it supports, and the name and location of its bootfile (useful for OS upgrades). Hardware can be linked through a template, which will link it to all nodes that use it.

The hardware models can be used to make distinctions. You could have one hardware model for a vendor type. Or you could define multiple models per vendor, each with specific entries to be able to differentiate template syntax on those values and/or make use of the OS upgrade functionality, where you could define different OS version for the same system depending on their function.

A lot of models are already available for you, these can be modified to your needs. If a certain model doesn't exist yet, you may add it yourself.

For each model you define at least, the:

  • Vendor type
  • Model name
  • Hardware model
  • Hardware type
  • File transfer method

Each vendor_type has a default file transfer method, this can be found along with the supported hardware.

Other entries are used for OS upgrades or can be used as logic/conditions in your templates.

Do note that once you define a hardware model, you cannot rename it or change its vendor type. This is because of all the templates that are already linked to this name. You also cannot delete a hardware model that has been linked to at least one template.

menu/design/hardware.txt · Last modified: 2020/09/14 11:41 by pgels