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You can view files from the Files Tab and from the Members Tab.

Viewing Files from the Files Tab

  1. From the Data Management tab, select the File Distribution tab -> Files tab.
  2. Grid Manager displays the following information in the Root directory.
    • Name: The name of the file.
    • Type: Depending on the file type, this can be Directory or File.
    • Size: The file size in B, KB, or MB depending on whether the file size crosses the unit limit or not. For example, if the file size is 1023, Grid Manager displays 1023 B. If the file size is 1025, Grid Manager displays 1 KB. For a directory, Grid Manager displays a dash (-).
    • Date Modified: The timestamp when the directory was last created or when the file was last modified.

You can view files and directories in a specific directory by clicking the directory link.

Viewing Files from the Members Tab

  1. From the Data Management tab, select the File Distribution tab -> Members tab.
  2. Grid Manager displays the following information in the Root directory.
    • Name: Member name.
    • IPv4Address: Member's IP address.
    • Status: State of the member, running or not running.
    • Comment: Additional comments about the member.
    • Site: User defined information about the site.
  3. To see the files on the Grid Master, click on the name of the Grid Master. Grid Manager displays the following information:
    • Name: The name of the file.
    • Type: Depending on the file type, this can be Directory or File.
    • Size: The file size in B, KB, or MB depending on whether the file size crosses the unit limit or not. For example, if the file size is 1023, Grid Manager displays 1023 B. If the file size is 1025, Grid Manager displays 1 KB. For a directory, Grid Manager displays a dash (-).
    • Date Modified: The timestamp when the directory was last created or when the file was last modified.

    Tip: When you drill down on the Grid Master from the Members tab, the Add icon is activated.

  4. To see the files on a member, click on the name of the member. Grid Manager displays the following information:
    • Name: The name of the file.
    • Type: Depending on the file type, this can be Directory or File.
    • Size: The file size in B, KB, or MB depending on whether the file size crosses the unit limit or not. For example, if the file size is 1023, Grid Manager displays 1023 B. If the file size is 1025, Grid Manager displays 1 KB. For a directory, Grid Manager displays a dash (-).
    • Date Modified: The timestamp when the directory was last created or when the file was last modified.
    • Synced with Grid Master: You cannot delete files with a value other than "No". If this value is "No", you must delete the file.

      Note

      You cannot upload, modify, or delete a file or a directory when you drill down from the Members tab.

You can also do the following in this panel:

  • Sort the information in ascending or descending order by columns.
  • Use the breadcrumb to go to a specific directory.
  • Use filters and the Go to function to narrow down the list. With the autocomplete feature, you can just enter the first few characters of an object name in the Go to field and select the object from the possible matches.
  • Create a quick filter to save frequently used filter criteria. For information, see Using Quick Filters.
  • Modify some of the data in the table. Double click a row of data, and either edit the data in the field or select an item from a drop-down list. Note that some fields are read-only. For more information about this feature, see Modifying Data in Tables.
  • Print and export the information in this panel.
  • Add a directory or a file. For information, see Adding Directories and Managing Files.
  • Open and edit a directory. For information, see Modifying Directories.
  • You can enable "group by" function to organize your members in a meaningful way and quickly identify them based on common data. Complete the following to group members with the same extensible attribute value:
    • Group Results: Select this checkbox to enable the appliance to group members by extensible attributes.
    • Group By: From the drop-down list, select the first extensible attribute that you want the appliance to use for filtering members.
      Grid Manager displays data per group of members configured with the same extensible attribute value. For more information about grouping by extensible attributes, see Grouping Members by Extensible Attributes.