Working with the StorageGRID Webscale system

Most day-to-day activities are performed through a supported web browser. The Grid Management Interface provides access to the various levels of system functionality.

When you first sign in to the Grid Management Interface, the Dashboard lets you monitor system activities at a glance. The Dashboard includes information about health and alerts, usage metrics, and operational trends and graphs.

Dashboard in the Grid Management Interface

Grid Topology tree

The Grid Topology tree provides access to StorageGRID Webscale system elements: sites, grid nodes, services, and components.
Parts of the Grid Topology tree

To access the Grid Topology tree, select Grid from the menu bar above the Dashboard.

Grid nodes

The basic building block of a StorageGRID Webscale system is the grid node. A grid node consists of one or more services hosted by a virtual machine. For a detailed description of grid nodes, see the Grid Primer.
Conceptual image showing grid nodes and services

Services

A service is a software module that provides a set of capabilities to a grid node. The same service can be installed and used on more than one grid node. Changes made to settings for one service do not affect the settings of the same service type for a different grid node. Services are listed under each grid node. For a detailed description of services, see the Grid Primer.

Components

Each service includes a sub-group of components. Each component performs a particular function for that service.

Attributes

Attributes report values and statuses for all of the functions of the StorageGRID Webscale system. Attributes and the values they report form the basis for monitoring the StorageGRID Webscale system.
Screenshot showing example attributes