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Data Domain Health check

Data domain health check can be performed in different methods.

a) Daily Status report emails
b) Enterprise Manager
c) Command line.

Data Domain Monitoring from Enterprise Manager

1) Data domain can be monitored and managed through enterprise

manager. Enterprise manager can be accessed using the following

http://ip address/ddem

Enter the login credentials (User accounts are setup in Enterprise Manger by
Administrator. If you do not have ID, ask your administrator to create one.)

2) Check DD Network Status 1. Select the DD Network icon in the

Navigational pane. 2. Click the Summary tab. The DD Network
Summary view appears. The Enterprise Manager DD Network
Summary presents key statistics to understand the health of Data
Domain system. The System Status, Space Usage, and Systems
panes provide key factors to help you recognize problems
immediately and to allow you to drill down to the system exhibiting
the problem.
System status summarizes the total number of systems reporting
to enterprise manager. The Reachable Systems and Total
Systems should always be 1 since there is one DD890 reporting
to enterprise manager. An Immediate attention is required if no DD
system is reporting to Enterprise manager. The problem could be
either the system is offline or the network path to the system is
Make sure the file system status is Running and Systems Status has
No Alerts in Systems Pane. Any status other than this should
require immediate attention. The other possible status for File system
Status in fault condition would be disabled or the system is not
The space usage pane is informational.
Total Pre-Compression: The total amount of data sent to all Data
Domain systems by backup servers. This is the data written before
Total Post-Compression: The total data amount of all systems after
compression has been performed.
Average Compression (Reduction): The average amount of
compression as calculated on each individual system.

3) Select the DD system from navigation pane. Click the plus sign ( + )
next to DD Network in the Navigational pane and click a system
name. The Status > Summary view appears.
The Summary page shows important high-level information about the
selected system. It contains the Alerts, File System, Services, and
Hardware panes. Clicking any one of these panes takes you to the area
of the Enterprise Manager that provides more detail on the topic. Make
sure no alerts here.

4) If there are any alerts, alerts tab shows the count, type and the text
of the most recent alerts in the system, for each subsystem
(Hardware, File System, etc)

5) The Performance Graph pane shows the performance of several

subsystems in the system. It contains graphs that show real-time
statistics for the CPU, the network, file system operation, disk
traffic, and so forth.
1. Select the system in the Navigational pane. 2. Click the Status >
Stats tabs. The Performance Graphs page appears.

6) The File System pane shows a summary of file system statistics,

including the operational status, compression factor, and data
written statistics. Alerts are generated when the file system is at
90%, 95%, and 100% full. To receive these alerts, add the user to
the alert emailing list.
7) The Hardware pane presents the status of the system hardware,
such as disk drives and optional enclosures. The color-coded icons
show the operational status (green for normal, or red for degraded
or failed). A count shows the number of enclosures and the number
of drives per condition (operational, spare, and failed).
Click an icon to go to the Hardware > Storage page (see Managing
Note: Counts on the dashboards refer to the total number of errors,
not the index number of the component exhibiting the error.

Monitoring through command line

Data domain can be monitored from command line. Use Putty to login
to DD.

a) Verify there are no current alerts.

# alert show current
b) Verify File system status is up and running.
#filesys status
c) Check for any disk errors.
# disk status
d) Check the file system space status
# filesys show space
e) Check the compression status
#filesys show compression
f) Check file system clean status
#filesys clean status

Networker-Data Domain Reports

There are different reports available for Data domain in NMC console as
shown in below screen shot. These reports can be used to find out the
backup statistics.

It show the details of actual data and target data on DD and amount of
compression on file system etc.