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The Disk Summary page provides summary information about the physical disks on the current system.
To open the Disk Summary page
Click Disks | Disk Summary.
For each physical disk detected, disk summary information is displayed in the columns of a single table (grid).
|Disk||Each physical disk in the system is listed in the grid in the order it has been discovered. The first disk is numbered 0 (zero).|
|Description||A description of each disk discovered. This displays RAID details where applicable.|
|Type||The type of hard disk discovered (for example, IDE).|
|Total GB||The total size of the disk in gigabytes.|
|Device type||More detailed information about the type and configuration of the disk.|
|Hardware vendor||The vendor code associate with each hard disk.|
|Partitions||The number of partitions discovered on each disk.|
To open the Logical Disks sub page
To provide equivalent details about the logical disks associated with each physical disk:
Click on the entry for the physical disk on the Disk Summary page.
At any one time, the Logical Disks grid displays information only on the logical disks associated with the physical disk currently highlighted in the Disks grid.
|Drive||The name of the logical disks associated with the physical disk specified in the Disk Summary page.|
|Label||The label assigned to the logical disk (if any).|
|File System||The file system used on the logical disk (for example, NTFS).|
|Total MB||The total amount of space on the logical disk, measured in megabytes.|
|Free MB||The total amount of free space on the logical disk, measured in megabytes.|
|Compressed||True or False. Whether the information on the logical disk is maintained in compressed format.|
The File Sizes page displays a grid that contains information on the size of files that you are tracking from the Windows Files Metrics dialog.
To open the File Sizes page
Click Disks | File Sizes.
The File Sizes grid contains the following information:
|File Name||The full pathname of the selected file.|
|Current Size (MB)||The current size of the file, measured in megabytes.|
|Max Size (MB)||The maximum size for this file as set in the Windows Files Metrics dialog. Setting the maximum file size does NOT prevent the specified file from growing beyond this size. However, if the size of the file exceeds that maximum size, Spotlight raises a critical alarm.|
|% Max Size||The current size of the file, measured as a percentage of the maximum size.|
|Severity||The degree of urgency associated with the current size. The severity controls what action Spotlight takes. (For example, if the size of the file exceeds the maximum size, the severity becomes critical, and Spotlight raises a critical alarm.)|
|File exists||Whether or not the file exists at the specified location|
Tip: You can add / remove / configure the tracking of file size. Right-click in the File Sizes grid and select Files Options. Windows Files Metrics
Spotlight is a powerful diagnostic and problem-resolution tool for Windows operating systems. Its unique user interface provides you with an intuitive, visual representation of the activity on the host machine.
For information on Spotlight on Windows, see these sections
Introductory material to Spotlight on Windows.
|Connect to a Windows System||Create / Modify / Delete connections to Windows systems.|
|Home Page||The Spotlight home page shows the flow of information and commands between various sub-components and the size and status of internal resources such as processes, disk files and memory structures.|
Spotlight alerts you to problems with your system by issuing an alarm. You can configure Spotlight in the level of severity that constitutes an alarm, to disable an alarm, and the actions Spotlight takes on raising the alarm.
|Drilldowns||When you have isolated a problem, you can display a drilldown page, whose charts and tables provide a detailed breakdown of the underlying statistics.|
|View | Options||Customize Spotlight.|
|Troubleshooting||Solve problems using Spotlight.|
For information on using Spotlight applications See
The Network page shows recent network activity to and from this system.
To open the Network page
Click Network | Network.
Charts on the Network page
|Total packets in/out||
Shows the incoming and outgoing packet rates as an aggregate across all network cards in the system.
Packets Sent and Packets Received are each represented by a single line on the chart, and by an item in the legend at the right of the chart.
|Packets by network card||
Shows the total rate of packets (incoming and outgoing), broken down by network card.
Each network card on the current system is represented by a single line on the chart, and by an item in the legend at the right of the chart.
|Total kilobytes in/out||
Shows the level of traffic being received and sent by the system in kilobytes per second.
Kilobytes Sent and Kilobytes Received are each represented by a single line on the chart, and by an item in the legend at the right of the chart.
|Errors and Retries||
Shows the number of errors and retries on the network subsystem. A consistent number of retries or errors usually means one of the following:
Inbound Errors and Outbound Errors are each represented by a single line on the chart, and by an item in the legend at the right of the chart.