Reporting options for a selected cluster

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Learn about the Reporting drop-down menu in the side panel:

Capacity

On the Capacity page of the Reporting drop-down menu for a selected cluster, you can view details about the overall cluster space that is provisioned into volumes. Capacity information bars provide the current state and forecasts of block and metadata storage capacity for the cluster. The corresponding graphs provide additional methods for analyzing the cluster data.

Note For details about severity levels and cluster fullness, see the Element Software documentation.

The following descriptions give details about the block capacity, metadata capacity, and provisioned space on the selected cluster.

Block capacity

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Description

Forecast

Used Capacity

Current used capacity of the cluster block.

Not applicable

Warning Threshold

The current warning threshold.

Forecast for when the warning threshold will be reached.

Error Threshold

The current error threshold.

Forecast for when the error threshold will be reached.

Total Capacity

The total capacity for the block.

Forecast for when the critical threshold will be reached.

Current State

Current state of the block.

For details about severity levels, see the Element Software documentation.

Metadata capacity

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Description

Used Capacity

The metadata cluster capacity used for this cluster.

Total Capacity

The total available metadata capacity for this cluster and the critical threshold forecast.

Current State

The current state of the metadata capacity for this cluster.

Provisioned space

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Description

Provisioned Space

The amount of space that is currently provisioned on the cluster.

Max Provisioned Space

The maximum space that can be provisioned on the cluster.

Efficiency

On the Efficiency page of the cluster Reporting drop-down menu for a selected cluster, you can view details about thin provisioning, deduplication, and compression on the cluster when you move your mouse pointer over data points on the graph.

Note All combined efficiencies are calculated by simple multiplication of the reported factor values.

The following descriptions give details about calculated efficiencies on the selected cluster.

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Overall efficiency

The global efficiency of thin provisioning, deduplication, and compression multiplied together. These calculations do not take into account the double helix feature built into the system.

Deduplication and Compression

The combined effect of space saved by using deduplication and compression.

Thin Provisioning

The amount of space saved by using this feature. This number reflects the delta between the capacity allocated for the cluster and the amount of data actually stored.

Deduplication

The ratio multiplier of the amount of space that was saved by not storing duplicate data in the cluster.

Compression

The effect of data compression on stored data in the cluster. Different data types compress at different rates. For example, text data and most documents easily compress to a smaller space, but video and graphical images typically do not.

Performance

On the Performance page of the Reporting drop-down menu for a selected cluster, you can view details about IOPS usage, throughput, and cluster utilization by selecting the category and filtering based on time period.

Error log

On the Error Log page of the Reporting drop-down menu for a selected cluster, you can view information about unresolved or resolved errors that have been reported by the cluster. This information can be filtered and exported to a comma-separated values (CSV) file. For details about severity levels, see the Element Software documentation.

The following information is reported for the selected cluster.

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ID

ID for a cluster fault.

Date

The date and time the fault was logged.

Severity

This can be warning, error, critical, or best practice.

Type

This can be node, drive, cluster, service, or volume.

Node ID

Node ID for the node that this fault refers to. Included for node and drive faults; otherwise set to - (dash).

Node Name

The system-generated node name.

Drive ID

Drive ID for the drive that this fault refers to. Included for drive faults; otherwise set to - (dash).

Resolved

Displays if the cause of the error has been resolved.

Resolution Time

Displays the time an issue was resolved.

Error Code

A descriptive code that indicates what caused the fault.

Details

Description of the fault with additional details.

Events

On the Events page of the Reporting drop-down menu for a selected cluster, you can view information about key events that have occurred on the cluster. This information can be filtered and exported to a CSV file.

The following information is reported for the selected cluster.

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Event ID

Unique ID associated with each event.

Event Time

The time the event occurred.

Type

The type of event being logged, for example, API event or clone events. See the Element Software documentation for more information.

Message

Message associated with the event.

Service ID

The service that reported the event (if applicable).

Node ID

The node that reported the event (if applicable).

Drive ID

The drive that reported the event (if applicable).

Details

Information that helps identify why the event occurred.

Alerts

On the Alerts page of the Reporting drop-down menu for a selected cluster, you can view unresolved or resolved cluster alerts. This information can be filtered and exported to a CSV file. For details about severity levels, see the Element Software documentation.

The following information is reported for the selected cluster.

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Triggered

The time the alert was triggered in SolidFire Active IQ, not on the cluster itself.

Last Notified

The time the most recent alert email was sent.

Resolved

Shows if the cause of the alert has been resolved.

Policy

This is the user-defined alert policy name.

Severity

Severity assigned at the time the alert policy was created.

Destination

The email address or addresses selected to receive the alert email.

Trigger

The user-defined setting that triggered the alert.

iSCSI Sessions

On the iSCSI Sessions page of the Reporting drop-down menu for a selected cluster, you can view details about the number of active sessions on the cluster and the number of iSCSI sessions that have occurred on the cluster.

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iSCSI Sessions

You can move your mouse pointer over a data point on the graph to find the number of sessions for a defined time period:

  • Active Sessions: The number of iSCSI sessions that are attached and active on the cluster.

  • Peak Active Sessions: The maximum number of iSCSI sessions that have occurred on the cluster in the last 24 hours.

Note This data includes iSCSI sessions generated by FC nodes.

Virtual Networks

On the Virtual Networks page of the Reporting drop-down menu for a selected cluster, you can view the following information about virtual networks configured on the cluster.

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ID

Unique ID of the VLAN network. This is assigned by the system.

Name

Unique user-assigned name for the VLAN network.

VLAN ID

VLAN tag assigned when the virtual network was created.

SVIP

Storage virtual IP address assigned to the virtual network.

Netmask

Netmask for this virtual network.

Gateway

Unique IP address of a virtual network gateway. VRF must be enabled.

VRF Enabled

Shows if virtual routing and forwarding is enabled or not.

IPs Used

The range of virtual network IP addresses used for the virtual network.

API Collection

On the API Collection page of the Reporting drop-down menu for a selected cluster, you can view the API methods used by the NetApp SolidFire Active IQ. For detailed descriptions of these methods, see the Element Software API documentation.

Note In addition to these methods, SolidFire Active IQ makes some internal API calls used by NetApp Support and engineering to monitor cluster health. These calls are not documented as they can be disruptive to cluster functionality if used incorrectly. If you require a complete list of SolidFire Active IQ API collections, you must contact NetApp Support.

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