TrueNAS SCALETrueNAS SCALE Nightly Development Documentation
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The Dashboard screen displays the first time you log into the SCALE web interface. To display the Dashboard screen again click Dashboard on the left side panel.

TrueNAS SCALE Dashboard
Figure 1: TrueNAS SCALE Dashboard

The Dashboard displays basic information about your TrueNAS system in widgets or information cards that group information about your TrueNAS by type. For example, CPU information appears in the CPU widget. These widgets display in a default layout that you can change.

Use the Reorder button to change the layout of the various widgets to suit your preference.

Use Configure turn the widget display on or off. When on, the widget displays on the dashboard.

Dashboard Configuration Panel

The Dashboard Configuration panel allows you to turn widget displays on or off. There are three widget group types: System Widgets, Storage Widgets and Network Widgets. Storage and network widgets vary based on the pools and network interfaces configured on your TrueNAS.

Dashboard Configure Panel
Figure 2: Dashboard Configure Panel

Click on the slider to turn the information display on or off.

System Widgets control the display of the System Information, Help, CPU, Memory, and Backup widgets.

Storage Widgets control the display of the Storage widget and individual widgets for each pool configured on your TrueNAS.

Network Widgets control the display of the Network widget and any individual interfaces configured on your TrueNAS.

Use Save to retain any setting changes you make. Click on the X or on any part of the UI screen away from the Dashboard Configure panel to close it without saving changes.

Click on the assessment icon to display the report screen that corresponds to that widget. For example, clicking the assessment icon on the CPU widget opens the Reporting > CPU screen.

System Information Widget

The System Information widget displays general information about the SCALE system. It includes an option to synchronize the system server time with TrueNAS SCALE time if they get out of sync.

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If installed on customer-provided servers the widget displays a generic TrueNAS image. If installed on iXsystems-provided hardware, a picture of the iXsystems hardware displays on the card above the Check For Updates button. Click on the image to display the View Enclosure screen.

If TrueNAS SCALE time gets out of sync with the system server time, the System Information widget displays a message and provides a Synchronize Time link that executes a time-synchronization operation.

PlatformDisplays Generic for customer-provided server and hardware, and a TrueNAS logo displays to the left of the System Information fields.
Displays the TrueNAS model number for the iXsystems-provided server and hardware, and a picture of the server displays in the area to the left of the fields.
VersionDisplays the currently-installed software release of TrueNAS SCALE. Use the clipboard assignment icon to display the full name of the release installed and to copy the version to the clipboard.
HostnameDisplays the host name for the TrueNAS system. Configure the host name on the Network > Global Configuration screen.
UptimeDisplays the number of consecutive days and the number of hours and minutes the system has run since the last reboot.
Check For UpdatesClick to display the System Update screen. You can also display the System Update screen by selecting System Settings > Update on the main menu panel on the left side of the screen.
Synchronize Time loopExecutes a time-synchronization operation to bring the system server and TrueNAS SCALE time into alignment when time gets out of sync. This operation is not designed to correct time that is weeks out of sync, and only displays when the system and SCALE time are out of sync.

CPU Widget

The CPU widget displays information on the system CPU.

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The widget includes an Avg Usage dynamic spinner that displays the percentage of usage at that moment on the CPU. The Stats Per Thread bar graph displays Usage in blue and Temperature in orange with the x axis with the number threads and the y axis the percent usage in 20 increment counts. It also details the number Cores as x cores (y threads), the Highest Usage as x% (y threads at x%), and the Hottest temperature as x°C (y cores at x°C).

Memory Widget

The Memory widget displays information on the system memory.

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The widget displays a spinner showing the GiB Free in blue, ZFS Cache in fuchsia pink, and Services in orange.

Network and Interface Widgets

The Network widget displays network the status of the system interfaces, link status, and the system IP address and port number. Clicking opens the Reporting screen and shows more network statistics.

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The Network widget displays a dynamic graph of incoming (blue) and outgoing (orange) traffic over the primary system interface.

The Interface widgets display traffic stats, link status, and provide more information on that interface media type and subtype, any VLANS and the IP Address and port number.
Multiple Interfaces

When more than one interface is configured on your TrueNAS, use the Dashboard Configuration panel to add an interface widget for each interface. The Interface card displays the information for that interface.

Click on the > to display the Addresses widget for that interface.

Click the edit icon to open the Network > Edit Interface screen.

Storage and Pool Widgets

The Storage widget displays information on the root and other storage pools configured on your system.

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The Storage widget displays the root pool status, path, and the number of VDEVs configured. It also displays the percentage of used space, free space and any caches. It reports on the number disks with errors, the total number of disks the root pool uses, and if a spare exists.

The individual pool information displayed in this widget includes the same information as the root pool.

Backup Tasks Widget

When no backup tasks exist, this shows links to quickly set up an automated data backup schedule. Click to open the Data Protection screen with all options for checking or backing up stored data.

Empty Backup Tasks Widget
Figure 12: Empty Backup Tasks Widget

When a backup task exists, the widget shows details about the various backup tasks that are configured on the system.

Backup Tasks Widget with Cloud Sync Example
Figure 13: Backup Tasks Widget with Cloud Sync Example

Details provided include how many tasks of each type of backup exist, if they send or receive data, how many times tasks have failed and succeeded, and weekly success counters.

Help Widget

The TrueNAS Help widget displays links to the TrueNAS Documentation Site and TrueNAS Community Forums. It also includes a link where users can sign up for the TrueNAS Newsletter, and a link to the Github web page for TrueNAS Open Source software. There is also a link for the iXsystems home page.

Help Widget
Figure 14: Help Widget

Click on each link to open it in a new browser tab.