User Interface 

The user interface is organized to provide easy navigating of your list of dSources, VDBs, and vFiles. StatusTimeFlow, and Configuration information is available in corresponding tabs. The screenshot below provides a visual orientation along with descriptive narratives to help you navigate to activities and viewing panels.

Admin Console

 Datasets panel – The left-hand pane of the Management console allows you to collapse or expand groups to view dSources, VDBs, and vFiles associated with each group.

 Add button – Click this button to add dataset groups, add dSources, or create vFiles.

 Clicking the pencil icon located next to the name after selecting a dSource or VDB allows you to edit the displayed nomenclature for that object at the top of the pane. 

 Camera icon – Allows you to take a Snapshot. This icon is disabled if the dSource or VDB is in a disabled state.  This button is a split button,  which is to say that if you click on the camera image it will take a Snapshot with the default parameters. However, if you want to override the behavior, click on the arrow to select from Snapshot (default) and Snapshot with Params. Selecting the Snapshot with Params option opens the Snapshot dialog where you can select from the following parameters:

  • Force Full Backup
  • Double Sync
  • Do Not Resume

Once you have made your choice click the Perform Snapshot button.

 Actions (...) menu – Provides additional actions that you can take on the selected dataset – for example, Disable, Upgrade, Unlink, Delete, or Convert to LiveSource.

 Information pane – The right-hand pane of the Management console displays information about the selected dSource, VDB, or vFiles.

Datasets Pane

From this panel, you can expand or collapse groups to view dSources, VDBs, and vFiles associated with each group.

The Datasets Panel

 Ability to filter is visually less noisy providing users with the ease of use.

Visually more organized with the ability to Expand All or Collapse All.
        Expand All expands the available environments where Collapse All, provides only the top level environments and without the details.

 Introduced new icons: For example, the dSource icon has now been changed. 

  Solid database icon that represents the connection to the physical database and the waves reflect projection.

   VDB icons have been modified to become more open and lighter.

  Icons for physical databases have also been updated to be lighter and more open.

The icons located at the top of each page have also been cleaned up and made lighter.

Error bars (red and yellow) have been replaced with icons that tell users an error needs to be addressed.

A yellow icon next to a dSource or VDB indicates a warning fault. A red icon indicates a critical fault.

Information Pane

When you select a dSource, VDB, or vFiles from the Datasets panel, its information appears in the right-hand pane.

Timeflow Tab

The Delphix Engine allows you to link to an external database by creating a dSource within the Delphix system. Once linked, the Delphix Engine keeps a complete history of the database, which it maintains through the use of SnapSync and LogSync. The database’s history is represented as a collection of snapshots and logs that create the Timeflow. Clicking the Timeflow tab allows you to quickly provision a VDB from a selected dSource at any time within your TimeFlow. Additionally, when VDBs are selected, you can quickly refresh the VDB from the Timeflow tab.

In previous releases, the Timeflow of a dSource, VDB, or vFiles resembled a horizontal timeline with cards that represented snapshots from different moments in time. The Timeflow now appears as a vertical list of dates, each of which expands to show shapshots taken on that date. This new layout requires less scrolling and makes it much easier to find the point in time for which you are searching. It also gives you better access to information about the dataset. The Summary panel displays important information – for example, a VDB's environment and its parent.

By default, Timeflow shows only snapshots from the most recent day. Use the Filter menu to see more snapshots.

The Filter button (shaped like an eye) allows you to adjust what is displayed by searching for certain types of snapshots.

Timestamps represent moments in the dataset's history. They do not reflect the age of data being used at any given moment.

Timeflow Tab

 Selecting the Timeflow tab allows you to view, refresh, rewind, or provision depending on whether you have chosen to view a VDB, dSource, or vFiles.

 The Filter menu allows you to adjust how much is displayed by searching for certain types of snapshots.

By default, Timeflow shows only snapshots from the most recent day. Use the Filter menu to see more snapshots.

The Filter menu. Timeflow's default view shows only the most recent day's snapshots

Available View Filter options include:

    • Most recent day's snapshots. (This is the default view.)
    • Last 7 days of snapshots
    • All snapshots

Available Find Filter options include:

    • Latest available range
    • A point in time
    • An SCN

 Timestamps represent moments in the dataset's history. They do not reflect the age of data being used at any given moment.

The most common use cases are refreshing a VDB or rewinding it to the most recent snapshot, which appears at the top of the page. To find an older snapshot, simply scroll down, locate the date, expand it, and choose a snapshot.

 The actions you can perform on the selected VDB or dSource depend on which kind of dataset you have selected.

For dSources:

    • The camera icon  allows you to take a snapshot of the dSource.
    • The Actions (...) menu provides further options:
      • Disable
      • Upgrade
      • Unlink dSource
      • Convert to LiveSource
      • Delete

For VDBs: 

    • The Actions (...) menu provides further options:
      • Undo Refresh or Rewind
      • Disable
      • Upgrade
      • Migrate
      • Delete

For yet more precise timing, you can open LogSync in one of two ways:

  • Click the filter menu (shaped like an eye), then Find > A point in time.
  • Hover over a snapshot and click the Open LogSync icon. This will expand the snapshot, revealing more times from which to choose.

Snapshot Actions

When you hover over a snapshot, several buttons will appear, enabling you to take actions using that snapshot. The screenshots below show the actions available for dSources and VDBs.

The actions available will vary depending on whether you have selected a VDB or a dSource. See screenshots below for comparison.

dSource Snapshot panel

VDB Snapshot panel

The table below lays out the operations that may be available and their associated icons.


Rewind to this snapshot

Provision VDB

Open LogSync

See more actions

The most-used actions are immediately visible:

  • For VDBs only: Rewind the VDB to this point in time
  • Provision a VDB from this snapshot
  • Open LogSync

To see more options, click Actions (...) menu. The additional actions are:

  • View by SCN
  • Delete Snapshot
  • Virtual to Physical (V2P) – Begin a virtual to a physical process. After you have created a dSource or a VDB, you can export its contents and log files to a physical database. This process, called V2P, creates a set of directories in the target environment and populates them with the database data, log files, and scripts that are used to recover the physical database. The V2P button automatically starts the physical database recovery process as part of the V2P export.

Refresh VDB

To refresh a VDB:

  1. Login to the Delphix Management application.
  2. Click Manage.
  3. Select Datasets.
  4. Select the VDB you want to refresh.
  5. Click the Refresh VDB button.
  6. Select More Accurate and Next.
  7. Select desired refresh point snapshot or slide the display LogSync timeline to pick a point-in-time to refresh from.
  8. Click Next

  9. Click Submit to confirm.

Status Tab

The Status tab provides a read-only view of information about the status of the selected object. In the screenshot below, a dSource was selected from the Datasets panel, and the Status tab displays information about the dSource. By selecting the pencil icon next to the Notes field, you can enter additional notes. The dataset information pane, shown below, identifies important UI features.


 Selecting the Status tab provides a read-only view of information about the selected dSource, VDB, or vFiles. 

 Provides information on faults. If there are no faults, this section will be blank.

 Lists the jobs completed most recently on the dSource, VDB, or vFiles

 Displays jobs that are currently in progress

Configuration Tab

When you select the Configuration tab, you will be provided with information about the selected database as well as data management features that you can configure, such as retention policies. Within the Configuration tab, additional sub-tabs include masking considerations and hook information.

Configuration Tab

Selecting the Configuration tab provides configuration information for the selected dSource, VDB, or vFiles. The Configuration tab contains several sub-tabs: SourcePolicies, Data Management, Masking, and Hooks.

These sub-tabs will vary depending on what kind of dataset is selected.

Source Sub-tab

The Source sub-tab (shown above) displays information about the selected dSource, VDB, or vFiles. Fields with pencil icons next to them can be modified as required. The information displayed on the Source sub-tab varies a little depending on whether you selected a dSource, VDB, or vFiles. It describes where that dataset is drawing its data from.

Policies Sub-tab

The Policies sub-tab displays the retention and snapshot policies associated with the dataset.

Policies sub-tab

Data Management Sub-tab

The Data Management sub-tab is only available for dSources and provides a summary of all the configuration settings.

Data Management Sub-tab

Masking Sub-tab

The Masking sub-tab displays the masking jobs that you can use when configuring a VDB.

Only the jobs that have been configured in the Delphix Masking Engine will be displayed. If no jobs have been configured, this sub-tab will be blank. For more information about masking, refer to the Delphix Masking Engine Quick Start Guide.

Select the pencil icon to associate masking jobs to this source. The associated jobs can be used when provisioning a VDB from this source. 

Masking Sub-tab

Hooks Sub-tab

The Hooks sub-tab displays operations performed on initial provision after a refresh. You can leverage hooks to run required scripts which address several different use cases. For instance, you may want to prevent your monitoring systems from triggering during VDB startup and shutdown. You can now leverage pre- and post-hooks to run required scripts for VDB start/stop operations. Select the plus icon to add hook operations. You can create a new operation or create one from a template.

For more information about hooks, refer to Customizing Oracle Management with Hook Operations.

Hooks Sub-tab

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