Managing Workload Generators

The Generators screen displays a summary list of Workload Generators to which you have access. The information on this screen is refreshed every ten seconds.

You can perform a variety of tasks associated with Workload Generators by using the white and orange buttons to the right of each Workload Generator in the list. Hovering over each of the orange buttons displays its function.

Note

Throughout this User Guide, the terms FC Workload Generator or Fibre Channel Workload Generator without the SB or SANBlaze prefix apply to Virtana FC-SCSI Workload Generators only. All references to SANBlaze Workload Generators have the SB or SANBlaze prefix, such as “SB FC-NVMe Port”.

  1. If you are working with a Fibre Channel or a SANBlaze Fibre Channel Workload Generator:

    1. For Fibre Channel Workload Generators

      1. Click Rediscover Targets to rediscover all Fibre Channel targets that are connected to the Workload Generator.

      2. Click Reload FC port informationto scan all the accessible LUNs.

        Note

        If the 2019-11-04_18-39-54.png icon displays next to the Workload Generator name as shown below, that means a detectable change was identified for the list of accessible LUNs. Click Reload FC port information.

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      3. Proceed to Step 2.

    2. For SANBlaze Fibre Channel Workload Generators

      1. If the port is not in the correct mode, click on Switch to NVMe or Switch to SCSI to correct the port mode.

      2. Click Rediscover Targets to rediscover all Fibre Channel targets and rescan LUNs that are connected to the Workload Generator.

      3. Proceed to Step 2.

  2. Click Refresh to retrieve the latest information about the Workload Generator, such as version number and port status.

  3. Click Edit to edit information about the Workload Generator, such as name and IP address.

  4. Click Update Firmware to update the Workload Generator’s firmware.

  5. Click Licensing to view or modify the Workload Generator’s license.

  6. Click Reboot Generator or Port to restart the Workload Generator software or reboot a Workload Generator port.

If a port is currently idle and available to run workload tests, it displays with a green light. If a port is currently busy, it displays with a red light. You can click a busy port and view additional information to determine what the port is doing, and when the port is available again.

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When you click a busy port, the following information is provided:

  • Used by: Username of the WorkloadWisdom user that is currently accessing the port.

If the port is busy from outside of WorkloadWisdom, for example, directly from the TDE, the generic name of TDE/API/Other displays.

  • Test: Name of the active workload run that is running on the port.

Test and Workload are hyperlinked. You can click Test to access the results of the test run, or click Workload to access information about the workload model.

  • Started at: Timestamp or the time that the workload run started.

  • Workload: Workload Template from which the test was spawned.

Test and Workload are hyperlinked. You can click Test to access the results of the test run, or click Workload to access information about the workload model.