Viewing Component Status in the Storage Dashboard

The Storage Dashboard provides detailed information about the components of your storage space, including local and remote systems, controllers, logical drives, enclosures, disk drives and SSDs, and maxCache devices (maxCache Container, virtual pools, virtual volumes). Occupying the largest portion of the main window in maxView Storage Manager, the Storage Dashboard organizes component information by category, with a tabs providing one-click access to summary information and status, properties, resources, and usage statistics.

The information on the Storage Dashboard varies, depending on which component is selected in the Enterprise View. The figure below shows the Storage Dashboard for a controller. Tabs provide access to summary information, controller properties, and resources. The Events tab shows filtered events about the selected device (see Viewing Activity Status in the Event Log).

Note: For information about Chart View, on the right side of the Storage Dashboard, see Viewing Storage Space Usage in Chart View.


This table lists the categories and types of information provided on the Storage Dashboard for each component in your storage space.

Component

Categories

Examples

System

Summary

System name and IP address

Operating system

Number and type of controllers

Alarm status (see Working with System Alarms)

Controller

Summary

Properties

Resources

Model, key features, and status

Number of physical drives, logical drives and status

Performance mode, settings, and power management features

maxCache status

Health and activity of flash backup module, if present ("Green backup" status)

Physical drive assignments by logical device (see Revealing More Device Information)

Logical drives and maxCache Container

Summary

Resources

Raid level, size, and status

Member drives and locations

Cache settings

Hot spare protection

Power management status

Drive segment allocation

Enclosure Summary

Enclosure type, vendor, model and status

Fan, power supply, and temperature status (see Monitoring Enclosure Status)

Slot allocation and usage

Hard drives and SSDs

Summary

Resources

SMART Statistics

Drive type (hard drive, SSD), vendor, and model

Drive state (Ready, Optimal, Hot Spare)

Channel number and device ID

Cache settings, power management status, and transfer speed

Drive segment allocation

SMART statistics (see Viewing SMART Statistics)

maxCache Plus (top-level tree node)

Summary

Resources

maxCache Plus version info and features

Number of virtual pools, virtual volumes, and logical devices

Virtual device state (online, offline, suboptimal)

Logical device assignments by virtual pool and virtual volume (see Revealing More Device Information)

Virtual pool

Summary

Resources

Volume membership, member logical drives

Pool state (online, offline)

Pool ID, name, and description

Tier level, chunk size, and pool size

Virtual volume

Summary

Resources

Pool members, pool state, pool usage and tier levels

Volume state (online, offline, suboptimal)

Volume ID, name, and description

Volume type (Tiered, Cached, Cached LD, Pass Through), volume size

Fetch/Flush mode

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