CloudFS Map View

This chapter describes the CloudFS Map view (CloudFS UI), which lets you see the health of the overall filer network.

Overview

The CloudFS UI provides a graphical view of all the configured filers. It displays the current status and allows you to step back in time to see behavior of various statistics.

The following figure shows the CloudFS UI. The UI includes a map image of the geographical area containing the filers along with custom controls.

 

Map

When the map is loaded initially (or the CloudFS tab is clicked), the zoom level is adjusted automatically and centered to show all the filer markers on the map. You can zoom in and out, pan, change between satellite and map view, or do other map functions.

The map image shows the filers based on their site location entered in the System Settings section of the WebUI. You can specify a location using address, city, or latitude/longitude. The map places markers on the map at the correct location.

Location of Filers on Map

The location of each filer is derived from the information entered in Location field on the Configuration > System Settings page (System Settings).

The filer uses the specified location to obtain the corresponding latitude and longitude and stores the information for use in the CloudFS UI. In some cases, however, this process doesn’t work. For example, if the filer is in a private cloud, the address might not be translated into latitude and longitude and the filer might not be displayed in the correct location on the map.

In this situation, you can obtain the latitude and longitude independently (from a site such as http://www.latlong.net/Show-Latitude-Longitude.html), and specify the values in the Location field on the System Settings page.

The setting must be entered in the format given in the following example, including the square brackets. After the entry is saved, the filer is able to use the values to place the filer on the map.

[latlng=37.279463,-121.943682]