Knowing your IBM Storage Fusion user interface

Learn the various key elements of the IBM Storage Fusion user interface for ease of use and navigation.

To open the user interface from any of the supported browsers, do the following steps:
  1. Log in to OpenShift® Container Platform using kubeadmin.
  2. Click Applications icon in the title bar and click IBM Storage Fusion.
  3. In the IBM Storage Fusion user interface, click Let's get started in the Welcome to IBM Storage Fusion page.
The Quick start page is the landing page of IBM Storage Fusion user interface.

From this Quick start page, you can provide storage for container workloads, backup and restore the applications and control plane data, manage IBM Storage Fusion HCI System hardware, investigate events and open support tickets, upgrade components, deploy hosts on IBM Cloud® Satellite.

The following options are available in the landing page of IBM Storage Fusion user interface:
  • You can do the following tasks from the navigation menu:
  • From the applications icon in the title bar, you can quickly navigate to the following consoles by using their corresponding outbound arrows:
    • Click OpenShift console to go to the OpenShift web management console. From the title bar of OpenShift console, click Red Hat applications > IBM Storage Fusion to navigate to IBM Storage Fusion.
    • IBM Storage Fusion HCI specific outbound links
      Apart from OpenShift console link, IBM Storage Fusion HCI System has the following additional outbound links:
      • Click Prometheus to go to Prometheus console. It is a monitoring solution for storing metrics.
      • Click Backup to go to the IBM Spectrum Protect Plus user interface.
      • Click Storage to go to the IBM Spectrum Scale ECE user interface.
      • Click IBM Cloud to go to IBM Cloud.
  • The following details and options are available in the title bar:
    • Displays the cluster ID of IBM Storage Fusion.
    • Click the help icon on the title bar of the page to do the following tasks:
      • Click Open support case to create a support ticket with IBM.
      • Click Collect support logs to download support logs.
      • Click IBM Documentation to view IBM Documentation for IBM Storage Fusion.
      • Click About to know the version of IBM Storage Fusion.
    • The bell icon is visible on the IBM Storage Fusion user interface only when any event or alert occurs and is available for the user. You can also click View all events to go the Events page.
    • Click the user icon to do the following tasks:
      • View the currently logged in user. Click user to view and manage the profile details of the logged in user.
      • Click Logout to log out of the IBM Storage Fusion.
        Note: To close all open sessions in IBM Storage Fusion, log out of both IBM Storage Fusion UI console and OpenShift Container Platform UI console.