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Tree and detailed views

Left Pane (Tree)

The left pane contains the tree, which is a dynamic hierarchical display of the Veritas Volume Manager objects, VVR objects and components, and other objects on the selected host. Each node in the tree represents a group of objects. Each object group consists of an icon and a name.

In the tree, the Replicated Data Sets node displays the VVR components. The Replicated Data Sets node displays all the RDSs on the host.

The following nodes appear when you expand the RDS name node:

The name of the Primary host appears below the name of the RDS followed by the name of the Secondary host. If an RDS contains multiple Secondary hosts, the names of all the Secondary hosts are displayed, one below the other, at the same level.

  Note   The Replicated Data Sets node appears in the tree view only if you have a VVR license. When you use VVR, use the Replicated Data Sets node to perform VVR tasks. Use the VM tasks to create and view volumes.

Right Pane (Detailed Views)

The right pane displays detailed views of the object that is selected in the tree view or the navigational view. The right pane could consist of multiple tabbed views that display detailed configuration information and status information.

Right pane (Detailed view)

Right pane (Detailed view)

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The detailed view also contains a grid, which is a tabular display of the properties of the selected object. You can perform operations on the objects displayed in the grid. For example, you can associate a volume to an RDS by selecting the name of the RDS in the grid, and then choosing Replication > Associate Volume. The grid constantly updates its contents to reflect changes to objects.

The splitter is the vertical bar that separates the tree from the configuration view (grid). To resize the left pane and the right pane, hold the mouse button over the splitter and drag it to the left or right.

Lower Pane (Status Views)

The lower pane provides two views that are tabbed.

Console View—Displays events and alerts for the connected hosts. Double-clicking an alert displays more information about the alert.

Tasks View—Displays information related to tasks that were run. For example, the Tasks View displays the time the task was started, object name, and so on.

  Note   When a client Java exception or error occurs, an error alert icon is displayed in the lower region of the main window. Click the icon to display the error or exceptions. For more information on troubleshooting client problems, refer to the Veritas Volume Manager User's Guide—VEA.