Using the CloudFS Dashboard

Cloud File System Dashboard

The default Cloud File System dashboard provides an overview of system resources and activity. This dashboard cannot be modified or deleted, but you can change the time period for the displayed data. See Adjust the Date Range.

Here are the types of information shown on the Dashboard above.

Network Throughput

This chart displays the network throughput for the past hour

 

Active Filer Sync Status

This chart displays the sync status of other filers in the CloudFS relative to this one

Local Events and Global Events

This list displays the critical events that have occurred in the last 5 minutes.

 

SMB Statistics

This chart displays the SMB Statistics based on CPU and RAM count linked here

  • The number of connected users is the actual number of actively connected users
  • Locked files are the total number of open files and folders
  • File System Error Disconnects are the disconnects that occur due to a client essentially timing out
  • SMB Error disconnects is due to the SMB process crashing on the server-side (this is less common)
  • Total Disconnects include normal disconnects so for instance clients logging out.
  • And lastly, the limit line is a system enforced limit on the number of connected users.

The goal here is to better show when the customer is reaching the limit and their connected users and allow users to see trends or spikes in the number of disconnects that might indicate that there is an issue with the Filer.

 

Cloud Status

This displays the status count for cloud uploads and downloads.

  • Red. Failed > 0 and succeeded = 0
  • Yellow. Failed > 0 and succeeded > 0
  • Green. Failed = 0

 

Cloud IO 

This chart displays the Cloud Traffic





Local Status

This table displays the following information:

  • Local Disk: Indicates whether this filer is synced with the other filers in the CloudFS.
  • Metadata: This shows how much metadata space is being used.
  • Metadata/data: Shows the proportion of storage for metadata and data

 

Global Status

This table displays the following information:

  • Managed Storage: Proportion of storage that is managed and free.
  • Cloud Storage: Proportion of cloud storage that is managed and free.

 

HA Filer Status

 

Scaling and Performance

This chart displays the performance data for the specified interval.

 

System CPU

This chart displays the status of system resources.

  • CPU. Shows current percent of CPU usage. Colors change from green to red as the load increases.
  • Memory. Show the current percent of memory used. If swap space is being used, the swap space value is also presented. The green box turns red if memory usage reaches 90% or greater or if swap space used is greater than 1 GB.

 

System Memory

This chart displays the information about the filer storage configuration

Disk and Raid

This displays the disk and raid information

Manage Dashboards

You can define custom dashboards to highlight the statistics of most interest in your environment.

The blue area of the control bar at the bottom of the page shows the current dashboard. Click the eye icon to see a summary of the dashboard contents.

Adjust the Date Range

By default, the dashboard shows data for the past month, but you can change the start date to be any date within the past month. The end date of the range is always the current date.

Change the start date for the dashboard data

  1. Click the calendar icon in the lower left corner of the page.
  2. Click a date in the calendar to change the start date.
  3. Click Apply to save and change the displayed data.

Dashboard Explorer

Click Dashboard Explorer in the control bar to open the Explorer panel. The active dashboard is listed along with the default dashboard and any custom dashboards that you have created.

Add a Custom Dashboard

  1. Click + in the Dashboard Explorer to add a custom dashboard.
  2. Enter a name and description and click Save. The dashboard opens to show a blank canvas where you can add dashlets. Dashlets are individual charts displaying select statistics for selected hosts.

  3. Click Add Dashlet to add to your dashboard.
  4. Select the host, chart type, and stats. The available stats and the number of stats you can select depend on the selected chart type.

  5. Click Apply to view the added dashlet.
  6. Click Save to save the settings.

  7. Add additional dashlets as you like. You can drag and drop to arrange dashlets on the canvas.

Edit and Delete Dashboards

You can rearrange the contents of your dashboard or modify individual dashlets.

  • Rearrange. To rearrange the dashlets, open the dashboard and use drag and drop.
  • Modify or delete a dashlet. To modify a dashlet, click the dotted icon in the dashlet. Click Edit to change the host, chart, or stats settings, or click Delete to remove the dashlet. In both cases, you’re prompted to save the changes. Click Save to keep the changes or Discard to revert to the previous settings.

  • Delete a dashboard. Open the Dashboard Explorer and click the trashcan icon for the dashboard.