Viewing the Dashboard

When you first sign in to the Grid Manager, you can use the Dashboard to monitor system activities at a glance. The Dashboard includes information about health and alerts, usage metrics, and operational trends and charts.


Dashboard in the Grid Manager

To view more detailed information about each panel in the Grid Manager, click question mark icon. Detailed descriptions are also listed in the following table.

Panel Description View additional details Learn more
Health

Provides an indication of the system’s health by showing:

  • The number of current alarms
  • The number of disconnected grid nodes
  • To see current alarms and alarm history, view custom alarms, and identify whether alarm notifications are sent, click View alarms details.
  • To see details of all grid nodes, click View grid node details.
  • See the information about managing alarms.
  • See Grid primer and the information about viewing the Nodes page.
Available Storage

Displays the available and used storage capacity in the entire grid, not including archival media.

The Overall chart presents grid-wide totals. If this is a multi-site grid, additional charts appear for each data center site.

With this information, you can compare the used storage with the available storage and in multi-site grids, determine which site is consuming more.

  • To view the capacity, place your cursor over the chart's available and used capacity sections.
  • To change the date range or select other data, click the chart icon in the upper right of the panel.

    The default date range in charts on this page is one month.

  • To see available storage details, click Grid. Then, view the details for the entire grid, an entire site, or a single Storage Node.
For details about reviewing Storage Node information, see the section about managing disk storage.
Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) Displays current ILM operations and ILM queues for your system.

With this information, you can monitor your system's workload.

  • To see the existing ILM rules, click ILM > Rules.
  • To see the existing ILM policies, click ILM > Policies.
For details about managing ILM rules and policies, see the section about managing objects through information lifecycle management.
Protocol Operations

Displays the number of protocol-specific operations (S3 or Swift) performed by your system.

With this information, you can monitor your system's workloads and efficiencies. Protocol rates are averaged over the last two minutes.

  • To change the date range or select other data, click the chart icon in the upper right of the panel.
  • To manage tenant accounts for S3 or Swift, click Tenants.
See the information about using tenant accounts.