Top Toolbar

The icon buttons in the top toolbar menu link to the iXsystems site, display the status of TrueCommand and directory servers, and show system processes and configuration menus. You can also collapse and expand the main function menu on the left side of the screen.

The SCALE top navigation top toolbar provides access to functional areas of the UI that you might want to directly access while on other screens in the UI. Icon buttons provide quick access to dropdown lists of options, dropdown panels with information on system alerts or tasks, and can include access to other information or configuration screens.


The iXsystems logo opens the iXsystems home page. There, users can find information about storage and server systems.

Users can also use the iXsystems home page to access their customer portal and the community section for support.

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The How would you rate this page? FeedbackIcon icon opens a feedback window.

Use this window to submit a star rating and comments or suggestions for the current page.

The feedback window allows users to submit their general user-experience feedback. Submit bug tickets through the File Ticket link that opens the File Ticket form, also accessed from the System Settings > General screen File Ticket button. See Filing an Issue Ticket in SCALE for further instructions.

The Take screenshot of the current page toggle is on by default. When on, TrueNAS SCALE automatically creates and attaches a screenshot. Turn off the toggle to submit feedback without an image. When off, the window displays Attach image (optional) as an alternative. Click Choose File to attach an existing screenshot.

Status of TrueCommand

The Status of TrueCommand TrueCommandIcon icon lets users sign up with and connect to TrueCommand Cloud.

Clicking Signup opens the TrueCommand sign-up page in a new tab.

After users sign up, they can click the Connect button and enter their API key to connect SCALE to TrueCommand Cloud.

TrueNAS displays a message telling users to check their email for verification instructions.

Directory Services Monitor

The Directory Services Monitor info icon button displays the status of Active Directory and LDAP services.

Click on either service to go to its configuration screen.


The Jobs assignment icon button displays all running and failed jobs/processes. Users can see minimized jobs/processes here.

Users can minimize a job/process by clicking the - in any dialogue or pop-up window.

Click on a running task to display a dialog for that running task.

You can abort active jobs (like a disk wipe for example) by clicking the white circled X next to the active job.

Click the History button to open the Tasks screen. Tasks lists all successful, active, and failed jobs. Users can also click View next to a task to view its log information and error message.

For more information, see Tasks Screens.


The Alerts notifications icon displays a list of current alert notifications. To remove an alert notification click Dismiss below it or use Dismiss All Alerts to remove all notifications from the list.

Use the settings icon to display the Alerts dropdown list with two options: Alert Settings and Email.

Select Alert Settings to add or edit existing system alert services and configure alert options such as the warning level and frequency and how the system notifies you. See Alerts Settings Screens for more information.

TrueNAS Enterprise
The Alert Settings Screens article includes information about the SCALE Enterprise high availability (HA) alert settings.

Select Email to configure the method for the system to send email reports and alerts. See Setting Up System Email for information about configuring the system email service and alert emails.


The Settings account_circle icon opens a dropdown list of options for passwords, API keys, and TrueNAS information.

Change Password

Click on the Change Password dialpad icon button to display the change password dialog where you can enter a new password for the currently logged-in user.

Click on the visibility_off icon to display entered passwords. To stop displaying the password, click on the visibility icon.

API Keys

Click on API Keys laptop to add an API key. API keys identify an outside resource or application without a principal. For example, when adding a new system to TrueCommand you are required to add an API key to authenticate the system. Use this function to create an API key for this purpose.

Click API Docs to access the API documentation portal with information on TrueNAS SCALE API commands.

See API Keys for more information on adding or managing API keys.

Guide and About

Click on Guide library_books to open the TrueNAS Documentation Hub in a new tab.

Click on About to display the information window with links to the TrueNAS Documentation Hub, TrueNAS Community Forums, FreeNAS Open Source Storage Appliance GitHub repository, and iXsystems home page.

Power Options Click the Power power_settings_new button to open the dropdown list of power options. Options are Log Out which logs you out of the SCALE UI but does not power off the system, Restart which logs you out of the SCALE UI and restarts the server, or Shut Down which logs you out of the SCALE UI and powers off the system as though you pressed the power button on the physical server.