Monitoring storage capacity for the entire grid

The Dashboard shows the available storage capacity for the entire grid and for individual data centers. You can use the Available Storage charts to quickly assess storage use for an entire StorageGRID Webscale system. In a multi-site grid, you can compare storage usage between sites (data centers).

Before you begin

You must be signed in to the Grid Manager using a supported browser.

Steps

  1. Select Dashboard.
  2. In the Available Storage panel, note the overall summary of free and used storage capacity. For multi-site grids, review the chart for each data center.
    Note: The summary does not include archival media.


    screenshot of Grid Management Inteface dashboard

  3. Place your cursor over the chart's Free or Used capacity sections to see exactly how much space is free or used.


    StorageGRID Webscale Dashboard Free or Used capacity chart

  4. Click Chart (Reports) Report Icon to view a graph showing capacity usage over time for Overall storage or for individual data centers.
    A graph showing Percentage Storage Capacity Used (%) vs. Time appears.
    Example
    In the following example, usable storage space is being consumed at a rate of approximately 4% per month, which means that there are eight months left before this data center runs out of space.


    screenshot showing chart of total usable space over time

  5. To monitor additional storage attributes:
    • Go to Nodes > storage node > Storage and view the graphs and tables.
    • Technical support could ask you to use this path: Select Support > Grid Topology. Then select StorageGRID Webscale Deployment > Overview > Main.


    System-Wide Storage Capacity--Grid Topology Tree

  6. To maintain normal system operations, add Storage Nodes, add storage volumes, or archive object data before usable space is consumed.