The Tegile Zebi arrays are easy to configure and monitor. The system’s dashboard provides a birds-eye view into the health and overall status of the system. It allows an administrator to see a summary of CPU activity, memory utilization, space usage, network activity, disk activity, and the status of key services on the system.
This dashboard allows an administrator to quickly:
- View the overall space usage on the appliance to ensure there is enough capacity.
- Monitor network and disk activity to ensure that the system is not nearing network throughput limits or ensure that the disk activity is not uncommonly high, etc.
- Monitor the basic processing and memory resources in the system to ensure that the system is not unusually busy or pressed for processing/memory resources.
- View the status of key services on the system (e.g. NFS, CIFS, iSCSI, FC, etc.) and enable/disable them if needed.
In addition to the birds-eye view of the system, the Zebi also enables the administrator to monitor the system in greater detail using the analytics dashboard and monitoring worksheets. This additional monitoring can be done at a protocol level (e.g. look at NFS traffic versus iSCSI traffic), or at deeper granularity levels (e.g. view traffic per iSCSI target, etc.)
A monitoring worksheet can be customized by the administrator by simply choosing the widgets that represent the areas of interest. This view is commonly used when an administrator wants to detect potential bottlenecks in the system or to verify that all layers are functioning satisfactorily.
Additionally, the dashboard enables an administrator to understand how space is used over time making it possible to estimate future capacity requirements based on current usage patterns.