Product Documentation

Using the Status Tray on a Target Device

May 16, 2011

The Virtual Disk Status Tray provides device and product edition information on the target device. The purpose of this tool is to aid in the management and troubleshooting of vDisks.

Note: This tool is installed automatically during the installation process.

Starting the Virtual Disk Status Tray

To manually start the Virtual Disk Status tray, double-click on the Status Tray icon in the System Tray. The Virtual Disk Status Tray dialog appears.

Using the General Tab

Field Description

vDisk Information

Status: Indicates the current state of the vDisk. Values include:
  • Active (target device is accessing this vDisk)
  • Inactive (target device is currently not accessing this vdisk)

Server: Indicates the IP address and port of the Provisioning Server providing access to the vDisk.

Boot from: Indicates if this vDisk is set to boot from a local hard drive or from a vDisk.

Virtual Disk: Is the name of the vDisk being accessed by the target device.

Mode: The current access mode for the vDisk. Values include:
  • Read only
  • Read and write

Version

Edition Identifies the edition and provides version and server-pack information.

Build Identifies the specific product build and compile date.

Preferences

Prompt status message in system tray: Enable this option if you want the vDisk Status Tray to automatically start when the user logs into the target device.

Show icon in system tray : To indicate connection status to the vDisk, enable this option and the icon appears in your Windows system tray when this program runs.

Using the Statistics Tab

Field Description
Boot Statisics

Boot time: The number of seconds elapsed during the boot phases of the operating system. This value does not include the POST, BIOS, PXE, DHCP, or TFTP.

Retries: The number of packet retries that occurred during the boot phases.

Bytes Read: The total number of bytes read during the boot phases.

Bytes Written: The total number of bytes written during the boot phases.

Throughput: A value calculating the overall throughput of the software during the boot phases. Throughput = (Bytes Read + Bytes Written)/Boot Time (in seconds).

Session Statisics

Uptime: The length of time the target device has been booted (HHHH:MM:SS)

Retries: The total number of retries.

Bytes Read: The total number of bytes read.

Bytes Written: The total number of bytes written.

Diagnostic Statisics

Uptime: The length of time the target device has been booted (HHHH:MM:SS)

Retries: The total number of retries.

Bytes Read: The total number of bytes read.

Bytes Written : The total number of bytes written.

Setting Virtual Disk Status Tray Preferences

On the General tab of the Virtual Disk Status dialog, the tray can be configured to run automatically when the target device starts, or it can be manually started. You may also choose to have the Virtual Disk Status tray icon appear in your system tray.

To configure the Virtual Disk Status Tray, choose from the following methods:
  • Configure the tray to appear automatically as each target device starts.
  • Add the Virtual Disk Status tray icon to your system tray.

Configuring the tray to appear automatically as each target device starts

  1. Start the Virtual Disk Status Tray, and then select the General tab.
  2. Select the Automatically start this program checkbox under Preferences. The tray starts automatically the next time the target device boots.

Adding the Virtual Disk Status tray icon to your system tray

  1. Start the Virtual Disk Status tray, and then select the General tab.
  2. Select the Show icon in System Tray checkbox under Preferences. The Virtual Disk Status tray icon appears in your system tray the next time the target device boots.