6.10 Local File Systems Item

Clicking on the Local File Systems navigation item in the navigation tree allows you to view a list of all of the local file systems available within Oracle VM Manager within the management pane. There are no perspectives available for this item.

The following information is displayed within the table in the management pane:

  • Name: The name that has been configured for the file system.

  • Storage Device: The storage device mapping where the file system is located.

  • Event Severity: The event level severity for each file system.

  • Size (GiB): A grouping that consists of the following columns:

    • Free: The size of the file system, in GiB, that is currently free.

    • Used: The size of the file system, in GiB, that is currently in use.

    • Total: The total size, in GiB, of the file system.

  • Location: The location of the file system if reported by the Oracle VM Storage Connect plug-in used.

  • Description: A description entered for the file system when it was created or edited.

This perspective includes a toolbar that consists of the following options:

Table 6.37 File Systems Perspective Toolbar Icon Options

Toolbar Icon Option

Icon

Description

Edit File System...

Edit File System... icon

Displays the Edit File System dialog box.

Refresh File System

Refresh File System icon

Refreshes the file systems to update the storage information known to Oracle VM Manager.

Delete File System

Delete File System icon
Displays the Delete Confirmation dialog box. Use this option to delete the selected file system.

Display Selected File System Events...

Display Selected File System Events... icon

Display the Events dialog box which contains the job event associated with the selected file systems.

Help

Help icon

Displays context sensitive help.


6.10.1 Edit File System

It is possible to edit the configuration for an existing file system. The steps and options to do so are described below.

To edit a local or shared file system:

  1. If you need to modify a file system stored on a local disk, select the file system item contained the Local File Systems or Shared File Systems folder in the navigation pane. Select the file system that you wish to edit in the management pane table.

  2. Click on the Edit File System icon Edit File System icon in the toolbar.

  3. A dialog opens to allow you to reconfigure the file system. You can edit the following parameters:

    • Name: The name of the file system in Oracle VM Manager.

    • Description: Optional information you would like to add about this file system.

  4. When you have finished editing the file system, click OK to save the changes, or Cancel to exit out of the dialog without saving any changes.

6.10.2 Refresh File System

When changes are made to the file systems or disks on local or shared storage, it is useful to refresh the configuration of your file systems to make Oracle VM Manager aware of the changes.

To refresh the file system:

  1. Click on either the Local File Systems or Shared File Systems folder in the navigation tree, depending on which type of file system you wish to refresh. Select the file system that you wish to refresh in the table presented in the management pane.

  2. Click on the Refresh File System icon Refresh File System option in the toolbar.

  3. The selected file systems are refreshed and their configurations are updated within Oracle VM Manager.

6.10.3 Delete File System

It is possible to delete the file system on local and shared storage devices, and on a physical disk attached to an Oracle VM Server.

To delete a file system on local or shared storage:

  1. Select the Storage tab.

  2. Click on either the Local File Systems or Shared File Systems folder in the navigation tree.

  3. Select the file system to delete in the table in the management pane.

  4. Click the Delete File System icon Delete File System icon in the toolbar. If the icon is greyed out it means that the file system is used by a repository and it cannot be deleted. You must first delete the repository. See Section 4.3.1.3, “Delete Repository”.

  5. The Delete Confirmation dialog box is displayed. Click OK to delete the file system.

To delete a file system on a physical disk attached to an Oracle VM Server:

  1. Select the Servers and VMs tab.

  2. Select the Oracle VM Server in the navigation tree.

  3. Select Physical Disks in the Perspective drop-down list.

  4. Select the physical disk in the table in the management pane.

  5. Click on the Delete File System icon Delete File System icon in the toolbar. If the icon is greyed out, there is no file system on the disk so it cannot be deleted.

  6. The Delete Confirmation dialog box is displayed. Click OK to delete the file system.

6.10.4 Show Events

The Events perspective is common to many elements within the Oracle VM Manager Web Interface. The Events perspective generally appears as an option within the Perspectives drop-down menu on the management pane of tabs that include a navigation tree. In this case, the Events perspective displays events specific to the item selected in the navigation tree and presents these in the management pane.

The Events perspective may also appear within a dialog that is triggered from a Display Selected Events... Display Selected Events... icon perspective toolbar option. In this case, the Events perspective dialog displays events specific to one or more elements selected in the management pane.

If an object has an error event associated with it you must acknowledge the event to clear the error and return the object to normal operations. For example, this can occur if an Oracle VM Server or virtual machine appear as Stopped (Error) in the status. The object in error is flagged with a red icon in the navigation tree. Oracle VM Servers, virtual machines, repositories and storage objects can have error events associated with them.

Since Oracle VM Manager attempts to resolve issues automatically as much as possible, not all events can be acknowledged by a user within the Oracle VM Manager Web Interface. Therefore, a flag is set for events that are user acknowledgeable. If an event does not have this flag set, you are unable to acknowledge it, since it is handled internally by Oracle VM Manager.

The Events perspective or dialog contains a table with the following columns of information for each event:

  • Severity: The severity level assigned to the event.

  • Timestamp: The date and time that the event occurred.

  • Modify Time: The last recorded date and time that the event was modified.

  • Type: The type of event according to Oracle VM Manager's event categorization model.

  • Summary: A summary description of the event.

  • Acknowledged: Whether an error event has been acknowledged.

  • User Acknowledgeable: Whether or not an event can be acknowledged by the user.

Event Descriptions

An arrow displays next to each event in the table. Click the arrow to expand and view the Description section that provides additional details for the event.

The Events perspective or dialog contains a perspective toolbar with the following options:

Table 6.38 Events Perspective Toolbar Icon Options

Toolbar Icon Option

Icon

Description

Acknowledge

Acknowledge icon

Acknowledge a selected error event to clear the error and return the object to normal operations. Note that this option is only available for user acknowledgeable events.

Acknowledge All

Acknowledge All icon

Acknowledge all error events associated with an object to clear the errors and return the object to normal operations. Note that only user acknowledgeable events are cleared. This button is always clickable, even if there are no user acknowledgeable events. Clicking it when there are no user acknowledgeable events results in an error dialog.

Display Count

 

A drop-down menu that allows you to select the number of events that should be displayed in the management pane, while you are currently in this perspective.


Acknowledging Events/Errors

If an object has an error event associated with it you must acknowledge the event to clear the error and return the object to normal operations. For example, this can occur if an Oracle VM Server or virtual machine appear as Stopped (Error) in the status. The object in error is flagged with a red icon in the navigation tree. Oracle VM Servers, virtual machines, repositories and storage objects can have error events associated with them. The following procedures show you how to clear errors and return the object to normal operations.

To acknowledge Oracle VM Server error events:

  1. Click the Servers and VMs tab.

  2. Select the Oracle VM Server in the navigation tree.

  3. Select Events from the Perspective drop-down list in the management pane.

  4. Select the user acknowledgeable error event and click Acknowledge Acknowledge icon , or click Acknowledge All Acknowledge All icon to clear all user acknowledgeable errors.

To acknowledge virtual machine error events:

  1. Click the Servers and VMs tab.

  2. Select the server pool, or Oracle VM Server on which the virtual machine resides in the navigation tree.

  3. Select Virtual Machines from the Perspective drop-down list in the management pane.

  4. Select the virtual machine in the management pane table. Click Display Selected VM Events... Display Selected VM Events... icon .

  5. The Events dialog box is displayed. Select the user acknowledgeable error event and click Acknowledge Acknowledge icon , or click Acknowledge All Acknowledge All icon to clear all user acknowledgeable errors. Click Close.

To acknowledge storage repository error events:

  1. Click the Repositories tab.

  2. Select the repository in the navigation tree.

  3. Select Events from the Perspective drop-down list in the management pane.

  4. Select the error event and click Acknowledge Acknowledge icon , or click Acknowledge All Acknowledge All icon to clear all errors.

To acknowledge storage error events:

  1. Click the Storage tab.

  2. Select File Servers, SAN Servers, or a storage server in the navigation tree.

  3. Select Events from the Perspective drop-down list in the management pane.

  4. Select the user acknowledgeable error event and click Acknowledge Acknowledge icon , or click Acknowledge All Acknowledge All icon to clear all user acknowledgeable errors.