ECS 2.0 – Monitor resources: hardware, network traffic, disk bandwidth, node and process health

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About resource monitoring

Describes the ECS Portal features for resource monitoring.

Resource monitoring includes:

Each of these monitoring areas has a corresponding page under the ECS Portal Monitor menu.

See the following articles for information about other ECS Portal monitoring features:

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Using monitoring pages

Introduces the basic techniques for using monitoring pages in the ECS Portal.

The ECS Portal monitoring pages share a set of common interactions. These are:

Navigating with breadcrumbs

Highlighted text in a table row indicates a link to a detail display. Selecting the link drills down to the next level of detail. On drill down displays, a path string shows your current location in the sequence of drill down displays. This path string is called a breadcrumb trail or breadcrumbs for short. Selecting any highlighted breadcrumb jumps up to the associated display.

Data chart with active cursor

When you select a History button, all available charts for that row display below the table. Mouse over a chart from left to right to see a vertical line that helps you find a specific date-time point on the chart. A pop-up display shows the value and timestamp for that point.

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Monitor hardware

Describes how to use the Monitor > Hardware Health page.

Hardware health is designated by three states:

In the case of disks, these states have the following meanings:

Procedure

  1. Select Monitor > Hardware Health.
  2. Locate the table row for the target storage pool.
  3. Optionally, select a storage pool name to drill down to the node display.
  4. Optionally, select a node endpoint to drill down to the disk display.

    Hardware Health

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    See Replace an ECS storage disk in a U-Series Appliancefor information on using disk IDs to help identify disks needing replacement.

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Monitor network traffic

Describes the ECS Portal monitoring page for network traffic.

The Monitor > Traffic Metrics page provides network traffic metrics at the virtual data center or the individual node level. The charts show data for the last seven days.

Procedure

  1. Select Monitor > Traffic Metrics.
  2. Locate the target VDC name.
  3. Optionally, select the VDC name to drill down to the nodes display.
  4. Select History button ofr the target VDC or node.

    Network traffic charts for a VDC

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Monitor disk bandwidth

Describes the ECS Portal monitoring page for disk bandwidth.

The Monitor > Disk bandwidth page provides disk use metrics at the virtual data center or the individual node level. There is one row for read and another for write for each VDC or node. The charts show data for the last seven days.

Procedure

  1. Select Monitor > Disk Bandwidth.
  2. Locate the target VDC name and either the Read or Write table row for that VDC.
  3. Optionally, select the Node Count to drill down to a table with rows for the nodes in the VDC.
  4. Select the History button for the VDC or node.

    Disk Bandwidth

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Monitor node and process health

Describes the ECS Portal monitoring page for node and process health.

The Monitor > Node & Process Health page provides metrics that can help assess the health of the VDC, node, or node process.

Procedure

  1. Locate the table row for the target VDC.
  2. Optionally, select the VDC name to drill down to a table with rows for each node in the VDC.
  3. Optionally, select the a node endpoint to drill down to a table with rows for each process running on the node.
  4. Select the History button for the target VDC, node, or process.

    Node & Process Health

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