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System Health

The System Health page allows you to view status information of the system hardware components.
To access the screen, click the System Health on the menu.

This page visually displays the health status of the system hardware components.  Mouse over devices in the rack to view device summary

Hardware

The Hardware page allows you to view information about the hardware components of the Dedup Engine. You can view the overall status of the node as well as detailed status information for components such as the system board, host bus adapters, network ports, and storage arrays.
To access the DDE Hardware page, click the DDE Status menu, and then click the Hardware tab.
The Hardware page contains the following tabs:

Summary

The Hardware Summary page allows you to view the overall status of the node and its main components.
The system and each component can have one of the following statuses:

Normal

(Green) The hardware is operating correctly.

Attention

(Yellow) There is a problem with the hardware.

Failed

(Red) The hardware has failed.


To access the Hardware Summary page, on the Hardware page, click the Summary tab.
Hardware Summary Page

The Hardware Summary page displays the following information:

Available System Memory (RAM)

The total amount of memory (RAM) installed in the system.

Free System Memory (RAM)

The amount of system memory (RAM) that is currently free.

State

The status of the node.

Status

The overall status of all components in the node.

Component Name

The name of the main component.
Click the component name to see detailed information (see Details).

Component Status

The overall status of the main component.

Details

The Details page allows you to view detailed information about the hardware components of the Dedup Engine.
To access the Details page, on the Hardware page, click the Details tab.
Use the Details page to view information for the following components:

Host Bus Adapters

The Host Bus Adapters page allows you to view information about installed Fibre Channel or SAS cards and their ports.
To access the Host Bus Adapters page, on the Details page, click the Host Bus Adapters tab.
Host Bus Adapters Page

The Host Bus Adapters section displays the following information about each Fibre Channel or SAS card:

Component

The name of the Fibre Channel card.
Click the name of the card to view detailed information for the card below.

Status

The status of the Fibre Channel card.

  • Normal - (Green) The component is operating correctly.
  • Attention - (Yellow) There is a problem with the component.
  • Failed - (Red) The component has failed.


The Fibre Channel Controller section displays the following information about the ports in the selected Fibre Channel controller:

Component

The number of the Fibre Channel port.

Value -

The throughput capacity of the port (if connected).

Status

The status of the port.

  • Up - (Green) The port is connected.
  • Down - (Green) The port is not connected.

Network Ports

The Network Ports page allows you to view information about Ethernet ports in the system. The Dedup Engine includes three or more Ethernet ports (depending on the configuration).
To access the Network Ports page, on the Details page, click the Network Ports tab.

Network Ports Page

The Network Ports page displays the following information:

Component

The number of Ethernet port.

Value

The speed of the port in Mb/s

Status

The status of the Ethernet port.

  • Up - (Green) The port is connected.
  • Down - (Green) The port is not connected.


Dedup Engine allocated capacity

The Allocated Capacity page allows you to view information about free and used disk space on the system. You can also view data reduction statistics.

To access the Allocated Capacity page, click the DDE Status menu, and then click the Allocated Capacity tab.

Allocated Capacity Page

Use the Allocated Capacity page to view the following information:

Available

Available space is the area that is available for data storage. The Available value is displayed as an amount and as a percentage of the total capacity in the system.

Available space is divided into the following categories:

Category

Description

Free Space

The disk space that can be used for new deduplicated or non-deduplicated data.

Reclaimable Space

The disk space that is occupied by outdated deduplicated data and which will be automatically reused if additional space for new deduplicated data is needed.

Note

For optimal system performance, Infinidat recommends keeping the amount of Available disk space at 20% or more.

Used

Used space is the area that already holds data. The Used value is displayed as an amount and as a percentage of the total capacity in the system.
Used space is divided into the following categories:

Category

Description

Deduplicated Data

The amount of data that has been deduplicated.

Data Not Intended For Deduplication

The amount of data that will not be deduplicated.

System Metadata

The amount of disk space used for internal operations.

Data Before Reduction

The Data Before Reduction value represents the original, native size of all data that has been processed by the data deduplication and compression engines.
Data before reduction is divided into the following categories:

Category

Description

Incoming Replication

The amount of data stored on the InfiniGuard DDE via replication from another InfiniGuard.

NFS Deduplicated Shares

The amount of data stored in deduplicated shares configured in Network File System (NFS) format for Linux systems. This includes incoming data from Directory/File Based Replication, and incoming data from Failback replication.

CIFS/SMB Deduplicated Shares

The amount of data stored in deduplicated shares configured in Common
Internet File System (CIFS/SMB), also known as Server Message Block
(SMB), format for Windows systems. This includes incoming data from Directory/File Based Replication, and incoming data from Failback replication.

Deduplicated Partitions

The amount of data stored in deduplicated partitions. This includes incoming data from Cartridge Based Replication, and incoming data from Failback replication.

OST Storage Servers

The amount of data stored in deduplicated OpenStorage (OST) storage servers. This includes incoming data for OST and InfiniGuard NetBoost.

Data After Reduction

The Data After Reduction value represents the final, reduced size of all data that has been processed by the data deduplication and compression engines.

Data after reduction is divided into the following categories:


Category

Description

Total Reduction Ratio

The total reduction ratio of all data that has been processed by the data deduplication and compression engines (Data Before Reduction divided by Data After Reduction).

Deduplication Ratio

The deduplication ratio of all data that has been processed by the data deduplication engine.

Compression Ratio

The compression ratio of all data that has been processed by the compression engine.

VTL Status

The VTL Status page allows you to view information about virtual tape library (VTL) components, including tape drives, storage slots, and cartridges. You can view a physical or logical representation of VTL components, or view VTL performance statistics.

Note

For information about creating VTLs, see Adding a VTL Partition.

To access the VTL Status page, click the DDE Status menu, and then click the VTL tab.

VTL Physical View Information page

The VTL Status page contains the following tabs:

Physical View

The Physical View page allows you to view a physical representation of the virtual components in a VTL. You can view information about virtual tapes drives, storage slots, and cartridges.
To access the Physical View page, on the VTL Status page, click the Physical View tab.
Use the controls in the VTL Physical View Information section to select the information to display:

  1. Select the VTL to display in the Partition drop-down box.
  2. Click Hide Drives or Show Drives to hide or show the virtual tape drives in the VTL (see Tape Drives).
  3. Click Hide Storage Slots or Show Storage Slots to hide or show the virtual storage slots in the VTL (see Storage and I/E Slots).
  4. Click Hide I/E Slots or Show I/E Slots to hide or show the virtual I/E slots in the VTL (see Storage and I/E Slots).

Tape Drives

The Tape Drives section displays information about virtual tape drives in the VTL:

  • If a cartridge is mounted in the tape drive, the barcode of the cartridge displays beneath the drive.
  • Click a tape drive to view detailed information about the drive.

Storage and I/E Slots

The Storage Slots and I/E Slots sections displays information about the virtual cartridges located in the storage and I/E slots:

The following information is displayed for each cartridge:

Slot

The slot where the cartridge is located.

Barcode

The barcode of the cartridge.

WP

The write protect status of the cartridge.

Capacity

The capacity of the cartridge.

Used

The amount of space on the cartridge currently used to store data. The value for Used might be less than the original, native (raw) data size because the data is compressed before it is written to the media.

Used Percent

The amount of currently used space on the cartridge expressed as a percentage of the total capacity.

(Used / Capacity x 100)

  • Click a cartridge to view detailed information about the cartridge.
  • When the storage system is degraded, all tape cartridges are shown in a degraded state.
  • When the storage system has failed or is inaccessible due to failure, all tape cartridges are shown as unavailable.

Logical View

Use the Logical View page to view information about the virtual (logical) components in a VTL partition. You can also view information about used space in the partition.

To access the Logical View page, on the VTL Status page, click the Logical View tab.

VTL Logical View Partitions page

The Partitions section displays the following information about VTL partitions:

Partition

The name of the partition.

Number of Drives

The number of virtual tape drives in the partition.

Capacity

The storage capacity of the partition.

UsedThe amount of space on all cartridges in the partition currently used to store data. The value for Used might be less than the original, native (raw) data size because the data is compressed before it is written to the media.
Used Percent

The amount of currently used space on all cartridges in the partition expressed as a percentage of the total capacity

( [ Used / Capacity ] x 100 ).


Note

Click the Information button [i] next to a partition to display detailed information about the partition.

NetBoost Status

Use the NetBoost Status page to view statistics for NAS Application Specific (Oracle RMAN) activity that occurred in the previous minute.

To access the NetBoost Status page, click the DDE Status menu, and then click the NetBoost tab.

NetBoost and NAS Application Specific Status page

Combined statistics for all media servers display at the top of each section (NAS Application Specific and NetBoost).

Inline

The inline data flow throughput (in MB/s). Inline data flow represents the original, native size of the data.

Ethernet In

The amount of data received by all Ethernet ports (in MB/s). This amount represents the reduced size of the data (after deduplication and compression on the media servers).

Bandwidth Reduction

The percentage by which network bandwidth utilization was reduced by using RMAN or enabling NetBoost.

Statistics for individuals media servers display in the tables in each section (NAS Application Specific and NetBoost).

OST Status

Use the OST Status page to view statistics for OST optimized duplication and InfiniGuard NetBoost activity that occurred in the previous minute.
Note:

Note

InfiniGuard NetBoost statistics display only if InfiniGuard NetBoost is currently enabled or was previously enabled (see InfiniGuard NetBoost).


Use the OST Status page to view statistics for OST optimized duplication and InfiniGuard DDE activity that occurred in the previous minute.
To access the OST Status page, click the Status menu, and then click the OST tab.

OST Status Page

Combined Concurrent Optimized Duplication statistics for all media servers display at the top of each section.

Inline

The inline data flow throughput (in MB/s). Inline data flow represents the original, native size of the data protected by the InfiniGuard DDE.

Ethernet In

The amount of data received by all Ethernet ports (in MB/s). This amount represents the reduced size of the data protected by the InfiniGuard DDE (after deduplication and compression on the media servers).

Bandwidth Reduction

The percentage by which network bandwidth utilization was reduced by using optimized duplication.

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