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DR Series Software 4.0.4 - Administration Guide

Introducing the DR Series system documentation Introducing the DR Series system Setting up the DR Series system Configuring the DR Series system settings Managing containers Managing replications Monitoring the DR Series system Using GlobalView Configuring and using Rapid NFS and Rapid CIFS Configuring and using Rapid Data Access with NetVault Backup and with vRanger Configuring and using RDA with OST
Understanding RDA with OST Guidelines Terminology Supported RDA with OST software and components Best Practices: RDA with OST and the DR Series System Setting client-side optimization Configuring an LSU Installing the RDA with OST plug-in Configuring DR Series system information using NetBackup Backing up data from a DR Series system with NetBackup Using Backup Exec with a DR Series system (Windows) Understanding the OST CLI commands Understanding RDA with OST Plug-In Diagnostic Logs Collecting diagnostics by using a Linux utility Guidelines for gathering media server information
Configuring and using VTL Configuring and Using Encryption at Rest Support, maintenance, and troubleshooting Supported Ports in a DR Series system About us

Monitoring system events

You can easily view and filter current system events in the DR Series system GUI. To monitor DR Series system events, follow these steps:

  1. On the left navigation menu, click Dashboard > Events.

    The Events page displays a summary table of events listed by index number, severity (Informational, Warning, or Critical), timestamp of the event, and brief message describing the event.

  2. To filter the list of events, expand the Filter pane, and do any of the following:
    • In the Message Contains field, enter a word or string of words for which to search in Event messages. (The system is not case-sensitive)
    • Click the Event Severity menu and select the severity level for which to search as All, Info, Warning, or Critical.
    • For Timestamp From and Timestamp To, select the date and time for which to search.
  3. Click Filter. Search results appear in the Events summary table.

NOTE: For a detailed list of possibly occurring events, see DR Series system alert and event messages in the Support, maintenance, and troubleshooting chapter of this guide.

Monitoring system health

You can easily view and monitor the current status of your system hardware in the DR Series system GUI. The Health page displays graphics of the front and rear chassis of the DR Series system. This page also includes a list of hardware components and related system health information. To monitor DR Series system health, follow these steps:

  1. On the left navigation menu, click Dashboard > Health.
  2. In the System pane, you can click individual components in the front and rear chassis graphics to view system health information for the selected hardware component. The front chassis graphic shows the disk drive locations (slots 1–11). The rear chassis graphic shows the NIC ports and power supplies. If you have expansion enclosures installed, there will be tabs across the top of the page, one per enclosure, for you to view enclosure system health graphics.
  3. You can view detailed information about the following hardware components in the list. Click to expand each component pane to view details. The status column displays a green check mark for when a component is in a good operational state. A red X with a circle around it is displayed if it is in an unhealthy state.
    • Power Supplies
    • Fans
    • Temperature
    • Storage
    • Voltage
    • NIC
    • CPU
    • DIMM
    • NVRAM
    • HBA

Monitoring system usage

You can easily view and monitor the current DR Series system usage in the DR Series system GUI. The Usage page displays the current system usage status. To monitor DR Series system usage, follow these steps.

  1. On the left navigation menu, click Dashboard > Usage. The Usage page displays a graph showing overall read and write operations and throughput by date and time.
  2. To filter the information that is displayed, expand the Filter pane, set the following parameters as needed, and then click Filter:
    • For the Filter Range, select Latest Range or Time Range.
      • If you select Latest Range, select a time period in the Display last fields.
      • If you select Time Range, select a date and time for the Timestamp From and Timestamp To fields.
    • Next to Protocols, select the protocols for which you want to view usage information.
    • Next to Interfaces, select the appropriate interfaces for the protocols you are viewing
    • Next to Disks, select Disk if you want to view Disk usage information.
    • Next to Operations, select the type of operations for which you want to view usage information.
    • Next to Throughput, select the type of throughput for which you want to view usage information.
  3. In the Action menu in the upper right corner of the GUI, you can also click Detailed Graphs to view details for the following categories of usage.
    • CPU Load
    • System
    • Memory
    • Active Processes
    • Protocols
    • Network
    • Disk
    • Cleaner
    • All

Using GlobalView

This topic describes how to view, add, and navigate to DR Series systems in GlobalView, which provides a real-time view of multiple DR Series systems in the same domain.

  • To view the GlobalView page, in the left navigation menu, click GlobalView.

    The GlobalView page is displayed showing the GlobalView Summary and a list of appliances in your GlobalView.

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