Overview

This section documents the Dashboard tab, which is basically allow monitoring of the CFA. The Dashboard tab will be the first screen to display when you log into your CFA once you have completed the quick start wizard. This screen has a number of widgets available to add to your display to customize your view to the information you want.

Widgets

We have a number of widgets that will provide you with some statistics about your machine such as raid usage, recent job activity, replication transfer, etc. You can swap the widgets in and out and reorder them on your screen as you need. Which widgets you have loaded, and the order they are displayed in will be saved in a cookie so you do not have to reconfigure it each time you log in.

To add a widget to the display simply select a widget out of the list on the right of the screen and click the add button. The widgets will be added to the page in the order you add them in, with each new one being added to the right of the previously added widget. Each widget will have a title bar with a number of buttons that looks like the following:

The first two buttons will move the widget either left or right in the display so you can order the information presented in the way you feel is most convenient to you. The third button will refresh the information displayed in the widget. The fourth will give you a description of what information that widget displays. The last button will unload the widget from view and add it back to the list on the right.

Notices

If the appliance has any type of notice, this widget will display them with the ability to click on a notice for more information. If there are no notices, this widget will automatically be hidden. If shown this widget will always be first.

Job Statistics

Recent Activity
Summarizes jobs that have completed within the duration selected. These represent the historical record of jobs, and not necessarily jobs that are currently stored on the appliance.
Stored Jobs
Summarizes all jobs that are currently stored on the appliance. If automatic deletion of erred jobs is set, this will only show erred jobs until they are automatically deleted.
Current Activity
Shows jobs that are in either scheduled to run or are currently in the process of running or postprocessing.

Size Of Backup Jobs

Shows a historical plot of the amount of data in bytes the appliance is protecting for the given time period. Size Of Backup Jobs is the sum of all successful backup jobs at any given point in time.

Daily New Job Data

Shows a historical plot of the bytes of new job data shown for the given time period. This graph shows how much new backups are added to the appliance each day.

Daily Change Protected Data

Shows a historical plot of the net change in the protected data bytes for the given time period. This graph takes into account jobs that have been added and removed from appliance each day. Protected data is the sum of all successful backup jobs at any given point in time.

Daily Change Stored Data

Shows a historical plot of the net change in RAID storage bytes for the given time period.

Network Throughput

Shows a historical plot of the number of bytes per second the appliance is receiving and transmitting across all network interfaces for the given time period.

RAID Space Usage

This pie chart shows the RAID space used (red) vs available (green).

Stored Data

Shows a historical plot of the amount of bytes stored on the RAID for the given time period.

Replication Transfer Rate

Shows a historical plot of replication throughput in bytes per second for the given time period. Network values show the actual bytes sent over the wire.

Replication Statistics

Shows a summary of the current state of replication. Includes a rough estimate of the time remaining to transfer all selected data. The estimate takes into consideration the historical compression rates from past job deltas (if enabled) and current transfer rates.

Block Level Deduplication Savings

Comparison of protected data vs stored data. Protected data is the sum of all successful backup jobs at any given point in time. Stored data is job data that occupies physical space on the RAID.

Tip

This widget is visible in the Advanced mode only. To show the widget, click Help > Show Advanced on the upper right.

Disk I/O Operations

Shows a historical plot of the number of disk I/O operations (read and writes) for both Storage and Catalog volumes for the given time period.

Tip

This widget is visible in the Advanced mode only. To show the widget, click Help > Show Advanced on the upper right.

Database Operations

Shows a historical plot of the number of database operations/second for the given time period.

Tip

This widget is visible in the Advanced mode only. To show the widget, click Help > Show Advanced on the upper right.

Disk Utilization

Shows a historical plot of the percentage of time the disks are busy for the given time period.

Tip

This widget is visible in the Advanced mode only. To show the widget, click Help > Show Advanced on the upper right.

Disk Throughput

Shows a historical plot of the number of bytes/second transferred to and from the catalog and storage volumes for the given time period.

Tip

This widget is visible in the Advanced mode only. To show the widget, click Help > Show Advanced on the upper right.