Information you should monitor regularly

StorageGRID is a fault-tolerant, distributed storage system that is designed to continue operating even when errors occur, or when nodes or sites are unavailable. You must proactively monitor system health, workloads, and usage statistics so that you can take action to address potential issues before they affect the grid's efficiency or availability.

A busy system generates large amounts of information. This section provides guidance about the most important information to monitor on an ongoing basis.

What to monitor Frequency
The system health data shown on the Grid Manager Dashboard

Note if anything has changed from the previous day.

Daily
Rate at which Storage Node object and metadata capacity is being consumed Weekly
Information lifecycle management operations Weekly
Performance, networking, and system resources:
  • Query latency
  • Connectivity and networking
  • Node-level resources
Weekly
Tenant activity Weekly
Capacity of the external archival storage system Weekly
Load balancing operations After the initial configuration and after any configuration changes
Availability of software hotfixes and software upgrades Monthly