Tools

Generally, you should only use the Tools page when requested by Virtual Instruments Support.

With guidance from Virtual Instruments Support, you can use the Tools page to view a list of management tasks that you can execute to bring the Workload Generator up to date, if the update process did not complete successfully. You can also use this page to recover from other unexpected errors.

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Reboot

Use the Reboot button to restart the WorkloadWisdom application. When WorkloadWisdom is executing tasks, in rare cases, some internal queues can become desynchronized. For example, if you see that a workload is still running, even though the workload should have stopped, based on your workload configurations. Only perform a reboot if there are no other ways to recover besides restarting the Workload Generator.

Repair Statistics Metadata

Use the Perform Repair Statistics Metadata button to bring the statistics engine up to date

When the WorkloadWisdom version is being updated, the statistics engine is also updated. If the update process is interrupted or encounters other unexpected errors, the statistics might be incomplete. For example, if you see that some charts are missing when you are running a workload, it is likely that the statistics engine encountered errors during the update.

Delete iSCSI Discovery Results

Use the Delete iSCSI Discovery results button to delete the iSCSI Discovery results that are saved to each iSCSI Test Bed that has performed iSCSI Discovery.

Update Workloads

Use the Perform Update Workloads page to bring workloads up-to-date.

When the WorkloadWisdom version is being updated, the workloads might also be updated. If the update process is interrupted, or encounters unexpected errors, the workloads might report an Out-of-Date error. This error displays in the workloads list after the update.

Reseed Workload Library

Use the Reseed Workload Library page to bring the standard workloads in the library up-to-date.

When your WorkloadWisdom version is being updated, the workload library might also be updated. If the update process is interrupted, or encounters other unexpected errors, the workload library might not be completely up to date.

Reseed Examples Library

Use the Reseed Examples Library to bring the example application workloads in the library up-to-date.

When the WorkloadWisdom version is being updated, the examples library might also be updated. If the update process is interrupted, or encounters other unexpected errors, the workload examples might not be completely up to date.

Reseed Analysis Policies Library

Use the Reseed Analysis Policies Library page to bring the default workload analysis policies in the library up-to-date.

When the WorkloadWisdom version is being updated, the workload analysis policies might also be updated. If the update process is interrupted, or encounters other unexpected errors, the workload analysis policies library might not be completely up to date.

Database Object Validation

Use the Database Object Validation page to check if there are objects that are in an unexpected state.

Each WorkloadWisdom Resource or Object has a set of validation rules that must be met in order for the product to function properly. For example, if a workload has request size distribution profiles that do not add up to 100%, the workload fails workload object validation rules. In rare cases, certain unexpected events result in an object that does not pass validation rules.

Statistic Debug Page

Use the Statistic Debug Page as directed by Virtual Instruments Support or Virtual Instruments Engineering.

Generate Log Report

Use Generate Log Report to generate a report that analyzes the web services’ hits, performance and other information that Virtual Instruments Support and Engineering can use understand the overall health of WorkloadWisdom.

Get Log Report

Use Get Log Report to download the generated log report. You can sent the log report to Virtual Instruments Support.

Get Anonymous Usage Statistics Report

Use Get Anonymous Usage Statistics Report to get an anonymous report on the usage frequency of WorkloadWisdom functions and features. No sensitive information is kept in the report, such as workload names, workload characteristics, or test results. The generated report is in plain text format and you can review the information prior to sending to Virtual Instruments Support.

Internet Reachability

This is for future online product capabilities.

Maintenance Mode

Maintenance Mode allows you, the administrator, to place the WorkloadWisdom in a state that prevents users from creating, removing, or modifying content. As administrator, you still have full access to the WorkloadWisdom.

Maintenance Mode is required when performing firmware updates. Maintenance mode can be useful when performing periodic cleanups, backup/restore, and other administrative tasks in which you need the WorkloadWisdom System in a constant state.

Click Enable Now to enable maintenance mode immediately.

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You can also schedule maintenance mode for a specific time in the future. Using the calendar, select the date and time. Click Done to confirm the selection and click Enable to set it.

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Once maintenance mode is scheduled, a log entry appears on the Maintenance Mode page, where you can discard or reschedule the date and time. A system maintenance message will also appear at the top of every page to let all users know about the upcoming maintenance event.

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