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QoreStor 7.0.0 - User Guide

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

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.

Viewing QoreStor statistics by using the CLI

An alternate method for viewing the current QoreStor statistics is by using the QoreStor CLI command: stats --system. This command shows the following categories of system statistics:

  • Capacity Used
  • Capacity Used in GB
  • Capacity Free
  • Capacity Free in GB
  • Cloud Capacity Used
  • Cloud Capacity Used in GB
  • ObjectDirect Capacity Used
  • ObjectDirect Capacity Used in GB
  • Archive Capacity Used
  • Archive Capacity Used in GB
  • Metadata Used
  • Metadata Used in GB
  • Reserve Space
  • Reserve Space in GB
  • Total Capacity
  • Total Capacity in GB
  • Licensed Capacity
  • Licensed Capacity in GB
  • Read Throughput
  • Write Throughput
  • Current Files
  • Current Files Stubbed
  • Modified Files Uploaded to Cloud
  • Modified Files Uploaded to Archive
  • Current Bytes
  • Current Stubbed Bytes
  • Current Local Bytes
  • Post Dedupe Bytes
  • Post Compression Bytes
  • Post Encryption Bytes
  • Post Encryption Bytes in GiB
  • Cleaner Status
  • Compression Status
  • Total Inodes
  • Bytes decrypted
  • Dedupe Savings
  • Compression Savings
  • Total Savings
  • Local Dedupe Savings
  • Local Compression Savings
  • Local Total Savings

For more information on QoreStor CLI commands, see the QoreStor Command Line Reference Guide.

Monitoring system alerts

You can easily view current system alerts and events in the QoreStor GUI.

  • To view system alerts, click the Alerts icon in the header pane.

    The Alerts drawer displays the active alerts.

    NOTE: For a detailed list of possibly occurring alerts, see the topic, “QoreStor system alert and event messages,” in the “Support, maintenance, and troubleshooting” chapter of this guide.

Monitoring clients

You can easily view the current clients that are connected to the QoreStor system. Client information can be viewed through the System Configuration page in the QoreStor GUI, or using the QoreStor CLI. .

Monitoring clients through the QoreStor GUI

  1. To view client information for QoreStor, on the navigation menu, click System Configuration.

    The total number of currently active clients for a particular type is displayed at the bottom of the page.

  2. Client information is grouped by client type (RDA/OST, NFS/CIFS, NDMP, iSCSI, or FC). To view client information, click the appropriate pane to view information for that client type.

Monitoring clients through the QoreStor CLI

You can monitor client status through the CLI by using either the rda or ost commands.

To monitor clients, complete the following steps:

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  2. View client information with the appropriate client command
    stats –clients[--type <NFS|CIFS|OST|RDS|NDMP|ISCSI|FC>]

    Refer to the QoreStor Command Line Reference Guide for more information.


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