Reporting displays several graphs, as seen in the example in Figure 15.1. Click the tab for a device type to see its graphs.
FreeNAS® uses collectd to provide reporting statistics. The resulting graphs are grouped into several tabs on the Reporting page:
- CPU shows the amount of time spent by the CPU in various states such as executing user code, executing system code, and being idle.
- Disk shows statistics on I/O, percent busy, latency, operations per second, and pending I/O requests.
- Interface shows received and transmitted traffic in bits per second for each configured interface.
- Disk space displays free and used space for each volume and dataset. However, the disk space used by an individual zvol is not displayed as it is a block device.
- Target shows bandwidth statistics for iSCSI ports.
- ZFS shows ARC size, hit ratio, and requests.
Reporting data is saved to permit viewing and monitoring usage trends over time. This data is preserved across system upgrades and restarts.
Data files are saved in
The reporting data file recording method is controlled by the Reporting database checkbox. When unchecked, data files are recorded in a temporary filesystem and copied hourly to on-disk files.
When Reporting database is checked, data files are written directly to the System Dataset.
Reporting data is frequently written and should not be stored on the boot pool or boot device.
Use the magnifier buttons next to each graph to increase or decrease the displayed time increment from 10 minutes, hourly, daily, weekly, or monthly. The << and >> buttons can be used to scroll through the output.