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6.3 Discovery Project and Jobs Dashboard

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Accessing Discovery Screen

The "Discover Now" function examines the systems for NFS and SMB system assets to create a "Discover" project and associated jobs.

To initiate the "Discover Now" feature perform the following process steps:

  1. Click on the Discovery link under the DATA SERVICES banner. This will expand to show the administrative options.
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This will display the Discovery screen.

The discover landing page will show:  Filer (tStorageSubsystem in pxstore parlance) information from Storage System, each File card will show:

  1. A row or grid of cards containing System details (outlined in blue).
  2. Discovery Jobs Listing (outlined in green).
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Discovery Jobs Summary Bar

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Under the Discovery Jobs header is the Job Screen Header. This provides the following information:

The Job screen header provides the following summary of data activity information:

  1. Job Title
  2. "?" Mark
  3. Status
  4. Progress
  5. Discover Target
  6. Project
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Task Bar Columns Definitions

Each Column header title has a tooltip definition attached to it. Hovering over each column title will provide a pop-up explanation of that column.


Hovering over Job title will provide the following information:

  • Generate a report for the job
  • Job Name (Optional)
  • Job ID
  • Link to the Job configuration form
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Question Mark Icon:

The color coded "i" (information) icon associated with the ? mark column (outlined in green) indicates the operation status:

Blue - Means the Operation information contains only Operation Details.
Yellow - Means the Operation information contains Operation Details and an Alert message.
Gray - Means the Operation information is empty because no operation has been run.
Black - Means the Operation information contains an Alert message but no Operation Details.
Red - Means the Operation information contains an error message.

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The colored block and term in the block indicate the status of each job.

NOT RUN - The job has not yet been run.
PENDING - A Job operation has been triggered and the Job state change is pending.
RUNNING - A Job operation is currently in progress.
SUCCESS - The last Job operation completed successfully.
INCOMPLETE - The last Job operation started but was not able to complete.
OPERATORSTOP - The Job operation was manually stopped.
FAILED - A Job operation was triggered but failed to run.
INVALID - The Job configuration is invalid or incomplete. Click on the Job link to edit Job settings.

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A progress bar for the last or current Operation. Job Operation messages may include quantity of progressed data, alerts, or Job/Project Disabled state.

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Discover Target:

Discover Scan Target.  Target format is 'TYPE LOCATION'.  TYPE strings are NFS, SMB.  Location strings are formatted as //ADDRESS/PATH.

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There are two parts to the Project column:

  1. The purple Report icon will generate a report for the project/set.
  2. Project/Set Name(optional ID) is a link to the project/set configuration form.
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This completes the overview of the "Discovery Project and Jobs Dashboard" features.


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