Data Fabric UI

Describes how to use the Data Fabric UI on a customer-managed cluster and lists some of the limitations and benefits of doing so.

The Data Fabric UI was created to be the principal user interface for the as-a-service deployment of the HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric. You can access and use the Data Fabric UI on a customer-managed cluster. However, you should understand certain limitations and benefits when using the interface in this way. The Control System is still the preferred interface for managing a customer-managed cluster.

To learn more about the differences between the as-a-service and customer-managed Data Fabric platforms, see What's New in Release 7.6.1.

Accessing the Data Fabric UI on a Customer-Managed Cluster

To launch the Data Fabric UI, navigate to the host that is running the WebServer in the cluster. Access to the cluster typically uses HTTPS on port 8443. For example:

Limitations of Using the Data Fabric UI on a Customer-Managed Cluster

The Data Fabric UI:
  • Can only be used with release 7.3.0 and later clusters.
  • Displays limited information about ecosystem components.
  • Does not provide detailed information about individual nodes in a cluster.
  • Is optimized to help you display and administer the resources of multiple fabrics (clusters) that belong to the same global namespace. If your customer-managed cluster is not a member of a global namespace, consider using the Control System. The Control System provides more visibility into the services.
  • Has no support for streams or for JSON tables.
  • Does not allow you to configure refresh intervals for metrics and the session rate.
  • Does not expose system volumes and the APIServer logs.
  • Is documented in another location. Instructions for using the Data Fabric UI are located in the as-a-service documentation. See the link later on this page.

Benefits of Using the Data Fabric UI on a Customer-Managed Cluster

The Data Fabric UI:
  • Provides GUI support for some newer Data Fabric features that are not supported by the Control System. For example, the Data Fabric UI provides a graphical user interface for administering OTel endpoints. You can also use maprcli commands to administer OTel. The Control System does not support OTel.
  • Makes it easy to import external NFS or S3 servers.
  • Lists resource endpoints.
  • Provides additional capabilities for working with topics in a stream.

Data Fabric UI Documentation

For more information about using the Data Fabric UI, see the following page in the as-a-service documentation: