NEMS Linux Vendor Branding¶
Whether you’re a vendor, distributor or IT professional, it’s nice to include your own branding if you install a NEMS Server at a client site, or if you’re building and selling NEMS Linux appliances.
Currently the NEMS Linux Vendor Branding feature supports:
- Vendor Logo
- Vendor URL (optional)
- Vendor License (optional)
When you add your vendor logo, it will be scaled to a maximum height of 60 pixels and placed on the NEMS Dashboard above sponsor logos, and the sponsor logos will be shrunk to a smaller size. If you include a URL, the logo will be clickable and will open a new tab to your URL when clicked.
Add Your Vendor Branding¶
When creating your vendor image master, do not boot the image. Instead, add your vendor files using a card reader on a computer, and then create an img of the card containing your vendor files. If you boot the system from your card, the filesystem will be resized to fill the card, so your resulting img will be huge. You may then have trouble re-imaging it to new cards since the capacity from card to card may vary by a byte or two.
- Mount your NEMS Linux drive (Eg., SD card) on your computer.
- Place your logo in the vendor folder on the boot partition. It must be named logo.png
- If you would like your logo to be clickable (eg., link to your company web site), create a file in that same folder called url.txt and paste your full URL into the file.
- A Vendor License may be purchased, if desired. If a valid Vendor License is included, all users who share this build will be able to utilize your NEMS Cloud Services account. This means you will be able to monitor every server that is distributed under your account. This feature is intended for IT administrators who need to monitor widespread networks.
- Your logo should have a transparent background.
- Your logo should scale nicely and be recognizable when it is scaled to 60 pixels high.
- You should assume the logo will always be presented on a dark background. If your logo is dark, consider adding a light border to your logo.png file.
- URLs need to be complete. For example, nemslinux.com is incorrect, whereas https://nemslinux.com/ is correct.
- Be mindful that you are placing your logo file within the boot partition, which is generally quite small. Ensure your file is of reasonable size, especially considering it will be scaled down to a height of 60 pixels. So a massive high-res logo.png is really unnecessary. If you run out of space on boot you could experience problems.