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QoreStor 6.0.0 - User Guide

Introducing the QoreStor documentation Introducing QoreStor Setting up your QoreStor system Configuring QoreStor settings Managing containers Managing storage groups Managing replications Managing Users Managing QoreStor Remotely Monitoring the QoreStor system Support, maintenance, and troubleshooting

Enabling Remote Management

Once a QoreStor system is registered with the Global View Portal, you have the option of enabling remote management, which allows management and configuration of a QoreStor system through the Global View Portal.

To enable remote management

  1. On your QoreStor system navigation menu, click Management.
  2. In the Remote Management section, click Enable.



Viewing and using the GlobalView page

The Global View Cloud Portal displays a convenient view of the operating statistics for all of the QoreStor and DR Series systems that you have added. On this page, you can monitor the status of and easily navigate to the QoreStor and DR Series systems that you have added to the Global View Cloud Portal. Using the portal makes it easy to navigate to a different system in your enterprise without having to log out and log on by using new browser sessions.

To view and use the Global View Cloud Portal, follow these steps.

  1. To view the GlobalView Cloud Portal, enter the URL ( in a supported browser and log in.
  2. In the Organizations list, click the desired organization. The GlobalView Assets page is displayed, showing a summary and a list of assets that have been added to GlobalView.

    This list includes all of the systems in GlobalView and provides a high-level status. By default, assets are listed alphabetically by host name. You can sort the list by a clicking the column header, which toggles between ascending and descending order. This sort order is retained if you leave the page and return later. The following table describes the information displayed in the asset list.

    Column Description
    Asset Type Describes the type of system (QoreStor or DR Series system) listed.
    Host name Lists the host name of the system
    Service tag For QoreStor systems, this column lists the System ID. For DR Series systems, it lists the Service Tag.
    Product model Lists the model of the asset.
    System state Lists the current state of the system (such as Operational Mode or Manual Intervention Required)
    Alerts Displays the alert count. You can click the number to navigate to the Alerts page.
    Diags Displays the number of generated diagnostic bundles available.

  3. To view more detailed information on a specific system, click Details. This action provides the following views:

    View Description


    Provides a condensed view of the QoreStor dashboard containing charts for Capacities, Storage savings, Throughput, and System usage. The charts can be configured to show data for the previous three hours, the previous day, week or month, or for a custom date range.

    Storage Groups Lists the configured storage groups and containers and key data points for each.
    Alerts Lists generated alerts
    Diagnostics Provides details about generated diagnostic bundles as well as a direct download link.

  4. To manage a QoreStor system, find the system in Global View Cloud Portal Assets page. Click Manage. A cloud-enabled version of the QoreStor UI will be displayed, providing management and configuration options as documented in this User Guide.

    NOTE: Remote Management must be enabled on each QoreStor system before you can manage the system through the GlobalView Cloud Portal. Refer to Enabling Remote Management for information.

Monitoring the QoreStor system

This topic describes how you can monitor the current state of QoreStor operations on the Dashboard page.

Using the Dashboard page

The Dashboard page contains graphics that show key information about the current state of your QoreStor instance. This page automatically refreshes every 30 seconds.

To use the Dashboard page, follow these steps.

  1. Click Dashboard in the navigation menu of the QoreStor GUI.
  2. You can view the following graphs:
    • Compression—displays a total compression in percentage (combining both deduplication and compression) over a time period (for example, every hour, which is the default).
    • Swap memory Usage—displays the amount of swap memory used.
    • Physical Capacity—displays total used space, free space, and used and encrypted space in GBs and TBs.
    • Network throughput—displays performance information for the configured NICs.
    • Throughput—displays the throughput volume (reads and writes) in Mebibytes/second (MiB/s) based on time (for example, every hour, which is the default).
    • Storage capacity—displays the amount of used and free storage space.
    • System Information—displays information on the QoreStor system, including:
      • System State
      • Hostname
      • System ID
      • Dictionary Type
      • Number of Storage Groups
      • Number of Containers
      • Operating System
  3. At the top of the Dashboard page, you can also view the System Summary section, which lists key information about the current QoreStor system, including:
    • Cleaner status—The current cleaner status as one of the following states:
      • Pending—displayed when there is any scheduled window set and the current time is outside the scheduled window for the Cleaner operation.
      • Running—displayed when the Cleaner operation is running during a scheduled window.
      • Idle—displayed only if there is no Cleaner operation running during a scheduled window.
    • Total number of files in all containers
    • Current savings
    • Number of containers
    • Capacity used
    • Number of Storage Groups
    • Physical Capacity
  4. To change the time display in the graphs, click History within the graph you want to view, and then select the time increment to view.
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