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You can monitor the overall status, such as the memory usage and system temperature, of a Grid member or an independent appliance using the Member Status (System Status) widget on the Dashboard. 
To monitor detailed status of a member, from the Grid tab, select the Grid Manager tab -> Members tab.
In the Members tab, Grid Manager displays the Grid Master first and then all other members in alphabetical order. If a member is an HA pair, you can click the arrow next to the member row to view information about the active and passive nodes. Grid Manager can display the following information:

  • Name: The name of the member.
  • HA: Indicates whether the member is an HA pair.
  • Status: The service status of the member. For a vNIOS appliance whose license is revoked and is still operating in the Grid, Grid Manager displays a license violation warning here. You should immediately remove this member from the Grid.
  • IPv4 Address: The IPv4 address of the appliance, or the VIP of an HA pair.
  • IPv6 Address: The IPv6 address of the appliance, or the VIP of an HA pair.
  • Identify: This field appears only if your appliance has the unit identification button. This can be On or Off. When you identify the appliance by pressing the UID button on the appliance or through the GUI or CLI command, this field displays On. Otherwise, this is Off.
  • DHCP, DNS, TFTP, HTTP, FTP, NTP, bloxTools, Captive Portal, DNS Accelerator usage, Reporting, Discovery, Threat Protection, Cloud-API, Threat Analytics, TAXII: The status icons indicate whether these services are running properly. The DNS accelerator usage feature is only applicable to the IB-4030 appliance. For information, see Service Status.
  • Hardware Type: The hardware type of the appliance.
  • Hardware Model: The hardware model of the appliance.
  • Serial Number: The serial number of the appliance.
  • DB Utilization: The current percentage of the database in use.
  • Platform: The platform on which the appliance is running. For vNIOS virtual appliances, this displays the name of the CMP, such as AWS, Azure, or VMware. For physical NIOS appliances, this displays Physical.
  • Comment: Information about the member.

To turn the identification button on or off on the member, click the Hardware Identify icon from the horizontal navigation bar. Grid Manager displays a panel with the appliance name, status, and IP address. Hover your mouse over the row and click Turn On to turn the identification button on, or click Turn Off to turn it off.
To view detailed status, select a member check box, and then click the Detailed Status icon. Grid Manager displays the Detailed Status panel. If the selected member is an HA pair, Grid Manager displays the information in two columns, one for the active node and the other for the passive. The Detailed Status panel provides detailed information described in the following sections.
You can modify some of the data in the table. Double click a row, and either modify the data in the field or select an item from a drop-down list. Click Save to save the changes. Note that some fields are read only.

Appliance Status

The status icon indicates the operational status of a Grid member and a general description of its current operation. The status icon can be one of the following:

Icon

Color

Meaning

Green

The appliance is operating normally in a "Running" state.

Yellow

The appliance is connecting or synchronizing with its Grid Master.

Red

The Grid member is offline, is not licensed (that is, it does not have a DNSone license with the Grid upgrade that permits Grid membership), is upgrading or downgrading, or is shutting down.


The following are descriptions that may appear: Running, Offline, Error, and Warning.

Disk Usage

Grid Manager displays the percentage of the data partition of the hard disk drive that is currently in use on the selected Grid member. It also displays whether the percentage of usage has exceeded the trigger or reset value. Note that the trigger and reset values are user configurable. The default trigger value is 85% and reset value is 70%. The status icon can be one of the following:

Icon

Color

Meaning

Green

The disk usage is either below the reset value or has not yet reached the trigger value.

Yellow

The disk usage is decreasing from the trigger value, but has not yet reached the reset value.

Red

The disk usage has exceeded the trigger value.

DB Capacity Usage

Grid Manager displays the current percentage of the database in use on the selected Grid member. It also describes whether the usage has exceeded the trigger or reset value. Note that the trigger and reset values are user configurable. The default trigger value is 80% and reset value is 70%. For information, see Using the Capacity Report. The status icon can be one of the following:

Icon

Color

Meaning

Green

The database capacity is either below the reset value or has not yet reached the trigger value.

Yellow

The database capacity is decreasing from the trigger value, but has not yet reached the reset value. When the capacity exceeds the trigger value, the icon changes from green to yellow.

LAN1/LAN2 Ports, HA Port, and MGMT Port

Grid Manager displays the IP address of the port. The status icons for these ports indicate the state of their network connectivity.

Icon

Color

Meaning

Green

The port is properly connected to a network. Grid Manager displays the IP address of the network.

Red

The port is not able to make a network connection.

Gray

The port is disabled.

LCD

The LCD status icon indicates its operational status.

Icon

Color

Meaning

Green

The LCD is functioning properly.

Yellow

The LCD process is not running.

Memory Usag e

Grid Manager displays the current percentage of system memory in use on the selected Grid member. It also describes whether the usage has exceeded the trigger or reset value. Note that the trigger and reset values are user configurable. The default trigger value is 90% and reset value is 80%. You can see more details about memory usage through the CLI command: show memory. The status icon can be one of the following.

Icon

Color

Meaning

Red

The memory usage has exceeded the trigger value.

Yellow

The memory usage is decreasing from the trigger value, but has not yet reached the reset value.

Green

The memory usage is either below the reset value or has not yet reached the trigger value.

Swap Usage

Grid Manager displays the current percentage of swap area in use on the selected Grid member. It also describes whether the usage has exceeded the trigger or reset value. Note that the trigger and reset values are user configurable. The default trigger value is 20% and reset value is 10%. The status icon can be one of the following:

Icon

Color

Meaning

Red

The memory usage has exceeded the trigger value.

Yellow

The memory usage is decreasing from the trigger value, but has not yet reached the reset value.

Green

The memory usage is either below the reset value or has not yet reached the trigger value.

FAN

The status icon indicates whether the fan is functioning properly. The corresponding description displays the fan speed. The status icon and fan speed are displayed for Fan1, Fan2, and Fan3.

Note

vNIOS appliances on VMware do not monitor or report the fan speed.

Icon

Color

Meaning

Green

The fan is functioning properly.

Red

The fan is not running.

Power Supply

The Infoblox-4010 has redundant power supplies. The power supply icon indicates the operational status of the power supplies.

Icon

Color

Meaning

Green

The power supplies are functioning properly.

Red

One power supply is not running. To find out which power supply failed, check the LEDs of the power supplies.

NTP Synchronization

The status icon indicates the operational status of the current NTP synchronization status.

Icon

Color

Meaning

Green

The NTP service is enabled and running properly.

Yellow

The NTP service is enabled, and the appliance is synchronizing its time.

Red

The NTP service is enabled, but it is not running properly or is out of synchronization.

Gray

The NTP service is disabled.

Passive HA Connectivity Status

The status icon indicates the ARP connectivity status of the passive node of an HA pair. The status icon can be one of the following:

Icon

Color

Meaning

Green

The passive HA node is connected to the local router.

Yellow

The passive HA node fails to connect to the local router.

Gray

ARP is disabled on the passive node of an HA pair.

CPU Temperature

This icon is always green. The description reports the CPU temperature.

Note

vNIOS appliances on VMware do not monitor or report the CPU temperature.


System Temperature

This icon is always green. The description reports the system temperature.

Note

vNIOS appliances on VMware do not monitor or report the system temperature.


CPU Usage

Grid Manager displays the current percentage of the CPU usage on the selected Grid member. The maximum is 100%. It also describes whether the CPU usage has exceeded the trigger or reset value. Note that the trigger and reset values are user configurable. The default trigger value is 81% and reset value is 70%. You can see more details about CPU usage through the CLI command: show CPU.
The status icon can be one of the following:

Icon

Color

Meaning

Green

The CPU usage is either below the reset value or has not yet reached the trigger value.

Red

The CPU usage has exceeded the trigger value.

RAID

For the Infoblox-4010, Grid Manager displays one of the following icons to indicate the status of each disk in the RAID array. Next to the status icon is a summary that includes the disk number, the operational status of the disk, and the disk type. Grid Manager also displays a RAID summary with an overall array status icon and the percentage at which the array is currently operating.

Icon

Color

Meaning

Green

The RAID array or the disk is functioning properly.

Yellow

A new disk has been inserted and the RAID array is rebuilding.

Red

The RAID array or the disk is degraded. At least one disk in the array is not functioning properly. Grid Manager lists the disks that are online. Replace only the disks that are offline.

In the event of a disk failure, you must replace the failed disk with one that is qualified and shipped from Infoblox and has the same disk type as the rest of the disks in the array. The appliance displays information about mismatched disks. Infoblox-4010 uses only the IB-Type 3 disk type. All disk drives in the array must have the same disk type for the array to function properly. You can have either IB-Type 1, IB-Type 2, or IB-Type 3, but you cannot mix both in the array. When you have a mismatched disk in the array, you must promptly replace the disk with a replacement disk from Infoblox to avoid operational issues.

RAID Battery

The icon indicates the status of the disk controller backup battery on the Infoblox-4010.

Icon

Color

Meaning

Green

The battery is charged. The description indicates the estimated number of hours of charge remaining on the battery.

Yellow

The battery is charging.

Red

The battery is not charged.

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