3.2 Elements of the PlateSpin Protect Web Interface

The default interface of the PlateSpin Protect Web Interface is the Dashboard page, which contains elements for navigating to different functional areas of the interface and carrying out workload protection and recovery operations.

Figure 3-1 The Default Dashboard Page of the PlateSpin Protect Web Interface

The Dashboard page consists of the following elements:

  1. Navigation bar: Found on most pages of the PlateSpin Protect Web Interface.

  2. Visual Summary panel: Provides a high-level view of the overall state of the PlateSpin Protect workload inventory,

  3. Tasks and Events panel: Provides information about events and tasks requiring user attention.

The following topics provide more details:

3.2.1 Navigation Bar

The Navigation bar provides the following links:

3.2.2 Visual Summary Panel

The Visual Summary panel provides a high-level view of all licensed workloads and the amount of available storage.

Inventoried workloads are represented by three categories:

  • Protected: Indicates the number of workloads under active protection.

  • Failed: Indicates the number of protected workloads that the system has rendered as failed according to that workload’s Protection Tier.

  • Underprotected: Indicates the number of protected workloads that require user attention.

The area in the center of the left panel represents a graphical summary of the Workloads page. It uses the following dot icons to represent workloads in different states:

Table 3-1 Dot Icon Workload Representation



Unprotected – Error





The icons are shown in alphabetical order according to workload name. Mouse over a dot icon to display the workload name, or click the icon to display the corresponding Workload Details page.

Storage provides information about container storage space available to PlateSpin Protect.

3.2.3 Tasks and Events Panel

The Tasks and Events panel shows the most recent Tasks, the most recent Past Events, and the next Upcoming Events.

Events are logged whenever something relevant to the system or to the workload occurs. For example, an event could be the addition of a new protected workload, the replication of a workload starting or failing, or the detection of the failure of a protected workload. Some events generate automatic notifications by e-mail if SMTP is configured. See Setting Up Automatic E-Mail Notifications of Events and Reports.

Tasks are special commands that are tied to events that require user intervention. For example, upon completion of a Test Failover command, the system generates an event associated with two tasks: Mark Test as Success and Mark Test as Failure. Clicking either task results in the Test Failover operation being canceled and a corresponding event being written in the history. Another example is the FullReplicationFailed event, which is shown coupled with a StartFull task. You can view a complete list of current tasks on the Tasks tab.

In the Tasks and Events panel on the dashboard, each category shows a maximum of three entries. To see all tasks or to see past and upcoming events, click View All in the appropriate section.