Cluster administration

OneFS centralizes cluster management through a web administration interface and a command-line interface. Both interfaces provide methods to activate licenses, check the status of nodes, configure the cluster, upgrade the system, generate alerts, view client connections, track performance, and change various settings.

In addition, OneFS simplifies administration by automating maintenance with a Job Engine. You can schedule jobs that scan for viruses, inspect disks for errors, reclaim disk space, and check the integrity of the file system. The engine manages the jobs to minimize impact on the cluster's performance.

With SNMP versions 2c and 3, you can remotely monitor hardware components, CPU usage, switches, and network interfaces. EMC Isilon supplies management information bases (MIBs) and traps for the OneFS operating system.

OneFS also includes an application programming interface (API) that is divided into two functional areas: One area enables cluster configuration, management, and monitoring functionality, and the other area enables operations on files and directories on the cluster. You can send requests to the OneFS API through a Representational State Transfer (REST) interface, which is accessed through resource URIs and standard HTTP methods. The API integrates with OneFS role-based access control (RBAC) to increase security. See the Isilon Platform API Reference.