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Table of Contents

Administration Guide

Monitoring RAID status

To view the RAID status, go to System Settings > RAID Management. The RAID Management pane displays the RAID level, status, and disk space usage. It also shows the status, size, and model of each disk in the RAID array.

The Alert Message Console widget, located in System Settings > Dashboard, provides detailed information about RAID array failures. For more information see Alert Messages Console widget.

Summary

Shows summary information about the RAID array.

 

Graphic

Displays the position and status of each disk in the RAID array. Hover the cursor over each disk to view details.

 

RAID Level

Displays the selected RAID level.

Click Change to change the selected RAID level. When you change the RAID settings, all data is deleted.

 

Status

Displays the overall status of the RAID array.

 

Disk Space Usage

Displays the total size of the disk space, how much disk space is used, and how much disk space is free.

Disk Management

Shows information about each disk in the RAID array.

 

Disk Number

Identifies the disk number for each disk.

 

Disk Status

Displays the status of each disk in the RAID array.

  • Ready: The hard drive is functioning normally.
  • Rebuilding: The FortiAnalyzer unit is writing data to a newly added hard drive in order to restore the hard drive to an optimal state. The FortiAnalyzer unit is not fully fault tolerant until rebuilding is complete.
  • Initializing: The FortiAnalyzer unit is writing to all the hard drives in the device in order to make the array fault tolerant.
  • Verifying: The FortiAnalyzer unit is ensuring that the parity data of a redundant drive is valid.
  • Degraded: The hard drive is no longer being used by the RAID controller.
  • Inoperable: One or more drives are missing from the FortiAnalyzer unit. The drive is no longer available to the operating system. Data on an inoperable drive cannot be accessed.

 

Size (GB)

Displays the size, in GB, of each disk.

 

Disk Model

Displays the model number of each disk.

Monitoring RAID status

To view the RAID status, go to System Settings > RAID Management. The RAID Management pane displays the RAID level, status, and disk space usage. It also shows the status, size, and model of each disk in the RAID array.

The Alert Message Console widget, located in System Settings > Dashboard, provides detailed information about RAID array failures. For more information see Alert Messages Console widget.

Summary

Shows summary information about the RAID array.

 

Graphic

Displays the position and status of each disk in the RAID array. Hover the cursor over each disk to view details.

 

RAID Level

Displays the selected RAID level.

Click Change to change the selected RAID level. When you change the RAID settings, all data is deleted.

 

Status

Displays the overall status of the RAID array.

 

Disk Space Usage

Displays the total size of the disk space, how much disk space is used, and how much disk space is free.

Disk Management

Shows information about each disk in the RAID array.

 

Disk Number

Identifies the disk number for each disk.

 

Disk Status

Displays the status of each disk in the RAID array.

  • Ready: The hard drive is functioning normally.
  • Rebuilding: The FortiAnalyzer unit is writing data to a newly added hard drive in order to restore the hard drive to an optimal state. The FortiAnalyzer unit is not fully fault tolerant until rebuilding is complete.
  • Initializing: The FortiAnalyzer unit is writing to all the hard drives in the device in order to make the array fault tolerant.
  • Verifying: The FortiAnalyzer unit is ensuring that the parity data of a redundant drive is valid.
  • Degraded: The hard drive is no longer being used by the RAID controller.
  • Inoperable: One or more drives are missing from the FortiAnalyzer unit. The drive is no longer available to the operating system. Data on an inoperable drive cannot be accessed.

 

Size (GB)

Displays the size, in GB, of each disk.

 

Disk Model

Displays the model number of each disk.