A disk shelf is a physical enclosure containing multiple disk drives. A disk shelf can be connected to a storage area network (SAN) or directly to a server machine.

XIA Configuration Server supports the manual creation of disk shelves and can store information relating to:

  • Manufacturer

  • Model

  • Serial Number

  • Asset Tag

  • Location

  • Support and Maintenance

Hardware items can be automatically detected and a representative image displayed by configuring a hardware definition for the tape libraries in the system.