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Monitoring the Statistics of IBM Spectrum Archive Enterprise Edition

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IBM Spectrum Archive EE provides a dashboard GUI that helps storage administrators monitor their storage system remotely through a web browser.

The dashboard graphically displays the following information:

  • See if the system is running without error. If there's an error, see what kind of error is detected.
  • See basic tape related configuration like how many pools there, how much of space is available.
  • See the time-scaled storage consumption for each tape pool.
  • See I/O throughput of each drive for migration and recall.

The dashboard uses the open-source software, Logstash™, Elasticsearch™, and Grafana™ for collecting the statistics from the IBM Spectrum Archive EE nodes and for rendering the information.

Image of the Spectrum Archive Enterprise Edition dashboard and monitoring server

For more details about the installation and deployment of the dashboard, see one of the following documents:

Note: Starting from version, IBM Spectrum Archive Enterprise Edition product installation package no longer redistributes the required open source packages: elasticsearch, logstash, and grafana. Support for those packages can be acquired for a fee by contacting a third-party provider. It is not covered by the IBM Spectrum Archive Enterprise license and support contract.

Here is a sample page of the dashboard:

Screen capture of the Dashboard

Dashboard panel customized with a third-party plug-in:

Tracking the user access app on Grafana, customize with a thrid-party plugin, screen capture.

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Document Information

Modified date:
19 January 2022