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InfiniGuard Management Interface

The InfiniGuard provides a powerful Web-based user interface that allows you to configure and manage the system from a remote workstation on the same network as the InfiniGuard.

Accessing the InfiniGuard user interface

The InfiniGuard GUI is a web application that is accessed from any browser. It allows for accessing (connecting to) the InfiniGuard.

  • Access your InfiniGuard from the following URL:

<InfiniGuard>.<your-site>.com

The InfiniGuard GUI opens on screen.

Finding your way around the user interface

Once logged in, the InfiniGuard Home Dashboard is displayed. Selections from the main menu on the left will open a sub-menu on the left as you drill into each functional element as shown in the Configuration View below.

Home Dashboard view

In the image below, the GUI is opened on the Dashboard view. The Dashboard displays metrics on:

  • The current IOPS and throughput
  • The system health
  • The number of storage entities
  • Capacity
  • Latest events

Configuration view

In the image below selecting DDEUP Engine in the main menu and DDE Configuration in the sub-menu, the Configuration screen opens.

All of the Configuration menus are available on the tabs at the upper part of the Configuration screen.

GUI Shortcuts

Press on a question mark (question) anywhere on the GUI to get a list of GUI shortcuts.

InfiniGuard Dashboard

The first page that displays after you log on to the InfiniGuard remote management console is the Dashboard. The Dashboard displays important performance information at a glance, including disk usage, data reduction statistics, and replication activity.

To return to the Dashboard from any other screen, at any time, click Dashboard on the main menu.

The InfiniGuard on the Dashboard displays the following information about the system:

Throughput

The current throughput rate.

IOPS

The current I/O rate.

Operational State

The InfiniGuard state. Except from the start-up of the system, the state should always be Active.

Model

The InfiniGuard model.

Available Flash Cache

The amount of flash cache of the system.

Version

The software version that is installed on the system.

Hardware Status

Both visual and textual indicators on the state of the system's hardware components. Click the
System Health button to jump to a broader view of the system's hardware components.

System Capacity

The amount of used capacity out of the available usable capacity.

Latest Events

A rolling list of the latest system events.

Disk Usage

The Disk Usage overview on the Home page displays the following information about disk usage as an amount and as a percentage of the total capacity in the system:

Disk Usage Information

Description

Disk Capacity

The total usable disk capacity of the InfiniGuard.

Available Disk Space

The disk space available for data storage (free space).

On the disk space meter, green (left side of meter) indicates used disk space and gray (right side of meter) indicates available disk space. The left side of the meter changes color based on the amount of remaining free disk space and the state of the InfiniGuard.

System Overview

To view System Overview, click Dedup Engines select and click a DDE and Home 

The DDE on the Home displays the following information about the node:

DDE Disk Usage

The Disk Usage overview on the DDE Home page displays the following information about disk usage as an amount and as a percentage of the total capacity in the system:

DDE Capacity and Usage

Description

Disk Capacity

The total usable disk capacity of the DDE.

Available Disk Capacity

The disk space available for data storage (free space).

On the disk space meter, blue (left side of meter) indicates used disk space and gray (right side of meter) indicates available disk space. The left side of the meter changes color based on the amount of remaining free disk space and the state of the DDE.

Additional Information

    • When disk space is low, click the Quick Warning icon [!] next to the space meter to see more information.
    • When disk space is low, target replication to the system is paused (see Replication Service ).
    • Space reclamation is automatically started to free up disk space
    • For optimal system performance, Infinidat recommends keeping the amount of Available Disk Space (free space) at 20% or more.


Click Show More to display additional information:

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Description

Free Space

The disk space that can be used for new deduplicated or nondeduplicated 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.

Used Disk Space

The disk space that already holds data, including deduplicated data, system metadata, and data not intended for deduplication.

Deduplicated Data

The amount of data that has been deduplicated.

Data Not Intended for Deduplication

The amount of data on shares or partitions that do not have deduplication enabled.

System Metadata

The amount of disk space used for internal operations of the DDE, including system configuration files as well as temporary files created during replication, space reclamation, and health checks.

Click an item to view detailed statistics for disk usage.

Data Reduction Statistics

The Data Reduction Statistics overview on the DDE Home page displays the following information about the results of data reduction.

Data Reduction Information

Description

Data Size Before Reduction

The original, native size of all data that has been processed by the data deduplication and compression engines.

Data Size After Reduction

The final, reduced size of all data that has been processed by the data deduplication and compression engines.

Total Reduction Ratio

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

Click Show More to display additional information:

Show More Information

Description

Incoming Replication

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

Shares & Partitions

The amount of data stored on the DDE  via local I/O.

OST Storage Servers

The amount of data stored in deduplicated OpenStorage (OST) storage servers.

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.

Click an item to view detailed statistics for disk usage. 

Replication

The Replication overview on the DDE Home page displays the following information about target and source replication activity:

Send Settings & Cumulative Statistics

The Send Settings & Cumulative Statistics section displays statistics for all data sent from the system since system installation or since Send cumulative replication statistics were last cleared by clicking Clear Send on the Replication Actions page.

Send Settings Information

Description

Target System

The IP address and replication status for each configured replication target (up to two). Click to specify a replication target. (see Replication Configuration)

Status

    • Ready - (Green)The system is ready to perform replication.
    • In Progress - (Blue) A replication job is currently in progress.
    • Queued - (Blue) A replication job is queued and will continue when the system is ready.
    • Partial - (Yellow) A replication job was partially completed. Generate a replication report to see the files that were not replicated (see Replication Reports ).
    • Manually Paused - (Yellow) Replication was manually paused. To resume replication, click Resume.
    • System Paused - (Yellow) The system has automatically paused replication due to a problem, for example, low disk space or a problem on the target system. To see more information about the problem that occurred, click Admin at the top of the remote management console
    • Failed - (Red) A replication job was not completed.
    • Internal Error - (Red) An error occurred during replication.

Pause/Resume

The source InfiniGuard DDE controls the replication pause behavior. To manually pause replication between the source and target, click Pause on the source DDE . To manually restart replication, click Resume on the source DDE .

Note: When the target DDE enters low disk space condition, replication on the source DDE is automatically paused. Replication will resume when the target leaves low disk space condition.

Original Data Size

The original, native size of data sent during replication or failback. This value does not represent the amount of data actually sent over the network during replication or failback because data is deduplicated and compressed before being sent.

Actual Data Sent

The amount of data actually sent over the network during replication or failback. This value is usually much less than the Original Data Size due to the benefits of data deduplication and compression.

Average Send RateThe average send rate (in MB/s) of data sent over the network during replication or failback (actual size of data sent over the network divided by the amount of time required to complete replication or failback)

Additional Information

  • Average Data Sent is based on actual bytes sent over network, the average send rate could be low if differential between the replications is low
  • The Average Send Rate can be low if a replication target is un-configured and configured again. The replication send statistics for a particular target are reset when it is un-configured. Only new replications to the target will be considered when calculating average replication rate.
  • OST network traffic may or may not be considered when calculating actual data statistics. It is considered only if the storage server has the following configuration:
  • Concurrent optimized duplication enabled.
  • Unique data gets replicated through concurrent optimized replication and not through an actual optimized duplication operation.
  • The replication metadata transferred over network is not considered in calculating Average Send Rate statistics.

Receive Settings & Cumulative Statistics

The Receive Settings & Cumulative Statistics section displays statistics for all data received by the system from all sources since system installation or since Receive cumulative replication statistics were last cleared by clicking Clear Receive on the Replication Actions page.

Receive Settings Information

Description

Source Systems

The number of source systems configured to replicate data to the InfiniGuard DDE. Click to specify replication sources. (see Replication Configuration)

Actual Data Received

The amount of data actually received over the network during replication or failback.

Average Receive Rate

The average receive rate (in MB/s) of data received over the network during replication or failback (actual size of data sent over the network divided by the amount of time required to complete replication or failback).

Current Activity

The Current Activity overview on the DDE Home page (above) displays the following information about system activity that occurred in the previous minute:

Current Activity Overview

Current Activity Information

Description

Inline

The inline data flow throughput (in MB/s). Inline data flow includes deduplicated and non-deduplicated backup data as well as received OST data. Click to view detailed statistics for inline performance.

Replication Throttle

The system replication throttle currently in effect (in KB/s or MB/s). When a constant throttle is enabled, the DDE limits the amount of data it sends during source replication so that it does not exceed the specified bandwidth. Click to enable or disable system throttling (see Replication Configuration ).

Ethernet

The amount of data received (In) and sent (Out) by all Ethernet ports (in MB/s). Click to view details statistics for Ethernet performance.

Fibre Channel

The amount of data received (In) and sent (Out) by all Fibre Channel ports (in MB/s). Click to view details statistics for Fibre Channel performance.

NetBoost

NetBoost statistics include NAS Application Specific (RMAN) and OST NetBoost throughput activity for the previous minute. OST activity is included only if NetBoost is selected for OST.

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 DDE (after deduplication and compression on the media servers).

Bandwidth Reduction - The percentage by which network bandwidth utilization was reduced by NetBoost and/or RMAN.

OST Service

The status of the OST service. OST settings can be configured in Ready, Stopped, or Verifying state. The OST server is available for backup only in Ready state.

Concurrent Optimized Duplication

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.

To view or modify scheduled system activity, click Current Schedules (see Scheduler).

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