Control Panel


The Control Panel offers several configurable parameters for the entire CommCell. The table below lists each of these parameters and its allowed associations within the CommCell and provides links to the associated information.

A user group given association to the CommCell level will be able to see and perform actions on all Control Panel dialogs, however a user group which does not have associations set to the CommCell level will only see certain dialogs in the Control Panel. This limited view can be useful when the CommCell is used in a multi-tenancy model. For more information on associating user groups within a CommCell, see Capabilities and Permitted Actions.

Name (Dialog Box) Name (Tab) Available for User Groups Associated at Description
Add/Remove Software Configuration Download All Levels Provides options to configure the software cache directory on the CommServe and remote client computers, and to setup automatic updates for the CommCell which includes the FTP download and CommServe cache information.

For more information, see Automatic Updates.

CommServe Software Cache
Remote Software Cache
Excluded Machines
Alerts NA All Levels Opens the Alert configuration wizard which allows you to configure alerts for the CommCell.

For step-by-step instructions on using this wizard, see Configure Alerts.

For more information on alerts, see Alerts and Monitoring.

Array Management NA CommCell Provides the option to view, add, or modify the access information for an array to be used for SnapProtect Backup.

For step-by-step instructions, see Storage Array Configuration

Audit Trail NA CommCell

Operations performed with this feature are recorded in the Audit Trail. See Audit Trail for more information.

Billing Configuration NA CommCell Allows you to associate CommCell objects to a Billing Department.

For more information on Billing and Cost Categories, see Books Online documentation for Simpana® Monitor.

Browse/Search/Recovery NA CommCell Allows you to set global browse and recovery settings.

For more information, see Configure Browse/Search/Recovery Options.

CommCell Import/Export Settings General CommCell Provides merge settings to import data from the CommCell, and options to set the answer file with media mapping options, destination mount path details and new client names.

For more information, see CommCell Migration.

Media
Mount Path
Client Answers
Dedupe Path
Device Path
CommNet Properties NA CommCell Displays the CommNet Agent version and update information as well as the CommNet Server name(s) when the CommNet Agent is installed on the CommServe. Additionally, users can unregister the CommCell from the CommNet Server(s), which will prevent the CommServe from communicating with the CommNet Server(s). For more information, see CommNet Properties. Note that this option is not enabled on the Control Panel unless the CommCell is registered to a CommNet Server.

For more information on CommNet Agent, see the Books Online documentation for Simpana® Monitor.

Custom Calendars NA CommCell Allows you to add, modify or delete custom calendars.

For more information, see Custom Calendars.

DR Backup Settings Export Settings CommCell Allows you to configure the Disaster Recovery Backups on the CommServe.

For more information, see Disaster Recovery Backup.

Pre/Post Process CommCell
Data Interface Pair NA All Levels Open the Data Interface Pairs wizard which lets you to define the interface pairs that must be used between any two components in the CommCell.

For more information, see Data Interface Pairs.

Diagnostics and Usage NA CommCell Diagnostics and Usage is an automatic reporting service that collects information and metrics on CommCell feature usage and reports that information back to our secure cloud site. The collected information is used to help improve product design, operations, and usability.

For more information, see Metrics Reporting - Diagnostics and Usage.

EZ Operations NA CommCell Launches the EZ Operation toolbar.

For information on EZ Operations, see EZ Backup and EZ Restore.

Email & IIS Configuration Email Server CommCell Allows you to setup the Mail Server and other options for sending alerts, reports, and log files.

Before sending an email, you must set-up the email server within the CommCell Console.  See E-Mail Server Configuration for more information.

IIS Server CommCell Allows you to configure to launch Books Online from the CommCell Console's  icon.

For more information, see Web Administration.

Global Filters NA CommCell Provides options to setup the global filters to be used in the CommCell.

For more information, see Global Filters.

Hardware Maintenance Media Retirement CommCell Allows you to establish thresholds for storage devices used in the CommCell.

For more information, see Hardware Maintenance.

Drive Cleaning CommCell
Drive Maintenance CommCell
Library Maintenance CommCell
Job Management General CommCell Provides options to set the Job Alive check Interval, Job Preemption Control and Job Priorities.

For more information, see Job Alive Check Interval, Job Preemption Control and Job Priorities and Priority Precedence.

Job Restarts CommCell Provides options for job restartability for each Agent.

For more information, see Job Restart.

Job Updates CommCell Provides option on job update interval in the Job Controller for each agent.

For more information, see Job Update Interval.

Job Status on Errors CommCell Provides options to create and enable error decision rules for an agent in order to customize the status of backup jobs in the CommCell.

For more information, see Customizing Completed with Errors Condition.

Library and Drive Configuration Libraries All Levels Displays configured devices (libraries and drives) in the CommCell.

See Library and Drive Configuration for more information.

Data Paths Displays all the logical data paths to the devices in the CommCell.

See Library and Drive Configuration for more information.

Shared Disk Device Provides options to configure shared disk devices in the SAN environment.

For more information, see Volume Explorer and Shared Disk Libraries.

License Administration License Summary CommCell Provides necessary options to view and manage the licenses in the CommCell.

For more information, see License Administration.

License Details CommCell
Update License CommCell
Purchasing CommCell
Media Management Service Configuration CommCell Provides advanced media management parameters for troubleshooting. See Media Management Configuration (Service Configuration).

For more information, see Media Mangement Overview and Media Management Configuration (Service Configuration).

Data Aging CommCell Provides advanced Data Aging parameters for troubleshooting. See Media Management Configuration (Data Aging).

For more information, see Data Aging Based on Basic Retention Rules.

Auxiliary Copy Configuration CommCell Provides advanced Auxiliary Copy parameters for troubleshooting. See Media Management Configuration (Auxiliary Copy Configuration).

For more information, see Auxiliary Copy.

Chunk Size CommCell Allows you to establish the chunk size on the media for each Agent.

For more information see Performance Tunables for Media Management.

SCSI Error Translator CommCell Allows you to translate SCSI error messages returned from a library. See Media Management Configuration (SCSI Error Translator).

For more information, see Media Management Configuration (SCSI Error Translator).

Win Error Translator CommCell Allows you to translate Windows error messages. See Media Management Configuration (Win Error Translator).
Resource Manager Configuration CommCell Allows you to manage media resources with the CommCell. See Media Management Configuration (Resource Manager)
BarCode Patterns CommCell Allows you to add, modify, delete barcode patterns for media used in the CommCell. See Media Management Configuration (BarCode Patterns)

For more information, see Managing Media in a Library.

SILO Archive Configuration CommCell Provides advanced SILO Archive parameters for troubleshooting. See Media Management Configuration (SILO Archive Configuration).

For more information, see Getting Started - Deduplication to Tape (Silo Storage).

 

Vault Tracker Configuration CommCell Provides advanced Vault Tracker parameters for troubleshooting. See Media Management Configuration (Vault Tracker Configuration).

For more information, see Vault Tracker.

 

Name Management NA CommCell Provides options to change the names of CommCell computers. See Name Management.
Operation Window NA CommCell Allows you to define the operation windows in the CommCell.

For more information, see Operation Window.

ROMS Configuration NA CommCell Allows you to configure the CommCell with ROMS (Remote Operations Management Service).
Set Holidays NA CommCell Allows you set the holidays in which schedules will not be executed.

For more information, see Scheduling.

Shared Catalog Configuration NA All Levels Allows you to define and manage profiles to share the index cache using Catalog Server or Network Share configurations. See Index Cache for more details.
SQL iDA Configuration NA CommCell Allows you to set the user account for all SQL Server iDataAgents within the CommCell.

For more information, see Microsoft SQL Server iDatagent.

System General CommCell

Space Check

The following options are provided:

  • Thresholds for event logs and database space check intervals.
  • CommCell Console connection timeout.

For more information, see Space Check.

Change Password Allows you to change the media and network password.

For more information, see Changing the CommCell Network Password and Changing the Media Password.

Advanced Allows automatic access to the Maintenance Advantage Website using the pre-populated user credentials. For more information, see Maintenance Advantage.
Troubleshooting Settings NA CommCell Allows you to establish the FTP and Email information for sending log files.

For more information, see Log Files.

User Preferences General All Levels Allows you to choose the web browser that the software must use to open HTML files, if different from the default browser configured on the computer.

An option to displays the floating Restore Progress bar during a restore operation.

An option to save table preferences set for the Job Controller and Event Viewer.

Another option allows hiding the clients that have been deconfigured.

For User Preferences to take effect, the user must log out and log back in to the CommCell Console.

For more information, see Modifying the Look and Feel.

Job Filter Provides the ability to set the job retention option.

For User Preferences to take effect, the user must log out and log back in to the CommCell Console.

For more information see, Job Controller.

Event Filter Provides options to customize the display in the Event Viewer. For more information, see Event Viewer.

For User Preferences to take effect, the user must log out and log back in to the CommCell Console.

Volume Explorer NA All Levels Provides options to configure disk volumes in the CommCell.

For more information, see Volume Explorer.

Workstation Settings NA CommCell Allows to enable/disable data protection operations, including scheduling, for all Workstation Backup clients in the CommCell..

For more information, see Backup - Workstation Backup.

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