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 alarms, usage metrics, and operational trends and charts.


Dashboard in the Grid Manager

For an explanation of the information on each panel, click the help icon question mark icon for the panel.

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Health

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

  • The number of disconnected grid nodes, if any.
  • The number of current alarms, if any.
  • License status if there are license-related alarms.
When issues exist, links appear that allow you to view additional details:
  • To see details for any disconnected grid nodes, select View grid node details.
  • To see details for any current alarms, select View current alarms.
  • To see the current license or for more information about a license-related alarm, select View license details.
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.

You can use this information to compare the used storage with the available storage. If you have a multi-site grid, you can determine which site is consuming more storage.

  • To view the capacity, place your cursor over the chart's available and used capacity sections.
  • To view capacity trends over a date range, click the chart icon for the overall grid, or for a data center site.
  • To see details, select Nodes. Then, view the Storage tab for the entire grid, an entire site, or a single Storage Node.
Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) Displays current ILM operations and ILM queues for your system.

You can use this information to monitor your system's workload.

  • To see details, select Nodes. Then, view the ILM tab for the entire grid, an entire site, or a single Storage Node.
  • To see the existing ILM rules, select ILM > Rules.
  • To see the existing ILM policies, select ILM > Policies.
Protocol Operations

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

You can use this information to monitor your system's workloads and efficiencies. Protocol rates are averaged over the last two minutes.

  • To see details, select Nodes. Then, view the Objects tab for the entire grid, an entire site, or a single Storage Node.
  • To view trends over a date range, click the chart icon to the right of the S3 or Swift protocol rate.