TrilioVault provides Backup-as-a-Service, which allows Openstack Users to manage and control their backups themselves. This doesn't eradicate the need for a Backup Administrator, who has an overview of the complete Backup Solution.
To provide Backup Administrators with the tools they need does TrilioVault for Openstack provide a Backup-Admin area in Horizon in addition to the API and CLI.
Access the Backups-Admin area
To access the Backups-Admin area follow these steps:
Login to Horizon using admin user.
Click on Admin Tab.
Navigate to Backups-Admin Tab.
Navigate to TrilioVault page.
The Backups-Admin area provides the following features.
It is possible to reduce the shown information down to a single tenant. That way seeing the exact impact the chosen Tenant has.
The status overview is always visible in the Backups-Admin area. It provides the most needed information on a glance, including:
Storage Usage (nfs only)
Number of protected VMs compared to number of existing VMs
Number of currently running Snapshots
Status of TVault Nodes
Status of Contego Nodes
The status of nodes is filled when the services are running and in good status.
This tab provides information about all currently existing Workloads. It is the most important overview tab for every Backup Administrator and therefor the default tab shown when opening the Backup-Admins area.
The following information are shown:
User-ID that owns the Workload
Project that contains the Workload
Amount of protected VMs
Performance information about the last 30 backups
How much data was backed up (green bars)
How long did the Backup take (red line)
Piechart showing amount of Full (Blue) Backups compared to Incremental (Red) Backups
Number of successful Backups
Number of failed Backups
Storage used by that Workload
Which Backup target is used
When is the next Snapshot run
What is the general intervall of the Workload
Scheduler Status including a Switch to deactivate/activate the Workload
Administrators often need to figure out, where a lot of resources are used up, or they need to quickly provide usage information to a billing system. This tab helps in these tasks by providing the following information:
Storage used by a Tenant
VMs protected by a Tenant
It is possible to drill down to see the same information per workload and finally per protected VM.
The Usage tab includes workloads and VMs that are no longer actively used by a Tenant, but exist on the backup target.
This tab displays information about TrilioVault cluster nodes. The following information are shown:
TrilioVault Version of the node
Active Controller Node (True/False)
Status of the Node
The Virtual IP is shown as it's own node. It is typically shown directly below the current active Controller Node.
Data Movers tab (TrilioVault Data Mover Service)
This tab displays information about TrilioVault contego service. The following information are shown:
Compute Node the service is running on
Service Status from Openstack perspective (enabled/disabled)
Version of the Service
last time the Status was updated
This tab displays information about the backup target storage. It contains the following information:
Clicking on the Storage name provides an overview of all workloads stored on that storage.
Capacity of the storage
Total utilization of the storage
Status of the storage
Percentage all storages are used
Percentage how much storage is used for full backups
Amount of Full backups versus Incremental backups
Audit logs provide the sequence of workload related activities done by users, like workload creation, snapshot creation, etc. The following information are shown:
Time of the entry
What task has been done
Project the task has performed in
User that performed the task
The Audit log can be searched for strings to find for example only entries down by a specific user.
Additionally, can the shown timeframe be changed as necessary.
The license tab provides an overview over the current license and allows to upload new licenses, or validate the current license.
A license validation is automatically done, when opening the tab.
The following information about an active license are shown:
Organization (License name)
Purchase date - when was the license created
License Expiry Date
Maintenance Expiry Date
Description of the License
TrilioVault will stop all activities once a license is no longer valid or expired.
The policy tab gives Administrators the possibility to work with workload policies.
Please use Workload Policies in the Admin guide to learn more about how to create and use Workload Policies.
This tab manages all global settings for the whole cloud. TrilioVault has two types of settings:
Job scheduler settings.
These settings will be used by TrilioVault to send email reports of snapshots and restores to users.
Configuring the Email settings is a must-have to provide Email notification to Openstack users.
The following information are required to configure the email settings:
Sender email address
A test email can be sent directly from the configuration page.
To work with email settings through CLI use the following commands:
To set an email setting for the first time or after deletion use: