PowerScale Administration WebUI

The PowerScale Administration WebUI offers features to self-manage several aspects of the cluster through the PowerScale native WebUI. With support for storage administration and data protection administration, WebUI grants the ability to manipulate features such as SMB shares, NFS exports, filesystems, replication, snapshots, and managing SmartQuotas. The WebUI is available on the same network as the cluster data plane traffic.

For more information on the PowerScale Administration WebUI, see Dell Technologies Cloud PowerScale for Google Cloud: Overview and Solution Design Considerations.

Access the PowerScale Administration WebUI

To connect the data plane network and establish access to the PowerScale Administration WebUI, follow these instructions:

  1. Use one of the following methods to connect to the data plane:

    Note: You may encounter connectivity issues if there's an attempt to access the WebUI without a connection to the cluster's data plane. To communicate with the cluster when accessing the WebUI, you must satisfy the network conditions for the access point.

  2. Establish access to WebUI using one of the following methods:

    • Install a Windows instance, and log in to the Cloud Console to access the cluster and WebUI through the instance.

      Note: This is a Google Cloud Free Tier account and billing is not enabled, so Windows VM is not allowed.

    • Set up a Linux VM instance, and install the Chrome Remote Desktop and a Windows system desktop environment for the Chrome Remote Desktop to use.

Manage PowerScale API access

The PowerScale Administration WebUI facilitates managing membership and roles for PowerScale API users.

To add or edit a user, follow these instructions:

  1. Open Storage administration from the PowerScale Administration WebUI.

  2. Click Dashboard, and then click Access overview from the drop-down list.

  3. From the Access section, click Membership and roles.

  4. Click the Groups tab and choose LOCAL: customer-az from the Providers drop-down list.

  5. Click the View/Edit button against the PowerScale API Users group. The View group details tab opens.

  6. Click Edit group.

  7. Click Add members and add a new user on the Select a user tab.

    Users added to this group are given the following privileges: