Graphical User Interface (GUI)

This document provides a general description of PrimoCache graphical user interface. Full details on each function will be discussed in next documents.

The graphical user interface can be divided into five sections, as the following figure shows.
(1) Command Buttons
(2) Cache Task List
(3) Cache Configuration
(4) Cache Statistics & Performance Monitor
(5) Memory Management & Status

PrimoCache User Interface

Command Buttons

Create Command: Creates a new cache task.
Join Command: Adds volumes to an existing cache task.
Edit Command: View & edit a cache task.
Stop Command: Stop a cache task.
Pause Command: Pause a cache task.
Resume Command: Resume a cache task.
Flush Command: Flush deferred-write data to disk.
Pause Defer-Write Command: Disable Defer-Write function and all deferred write-data will be immediately written to disk.
Resume Defer-Write Command: Enable Defer-Write function again and write-data will be deferred.
Level-2 Storage Command: Create or manage level-2 storage.
Invisible Memory Command: Manage Invisible Memory.
Options Command: Configure the settings of PrimoCache.
Activate Command: Activate and license your copy of PrimoCache.
Help Command: View online help documents.
About Command: View the application version information, copyright etc.

Cache Task List

This section lists all created cache tasks, as well as cached volumes attached to each task. A cache task is a unit of caching work with specified cache configuration. Each task is able to cache 16 volumes. You may click on a cache task or volume entry to show its cache status, configuration and performance. You may also right-click within this area to pop-up a context menu.

PrimoCache Context MenuPrimoCache Context Menu 2

Cache Configuration

This section displays current cache settings and status of the task or the volume highlighted in the Cache Task List.

Cache Statistics & Performance Monitor

This section shows statistical information of cache performance data. By default performance data are collected since computers boot up. However you are able to reset statistics by clicking Reset on the right-click menu. You are also able to copy statistics information to the clipboard by clicking Copy on the right-click menu. For the meanings of performance data, see Performance Terms.

PrimoCache Statistics Context Menu

Memory Management & Status

This section displays the system managed and invisible memory information, including the information of total memory amount and current available amount.

This section also provides the entry to manage Invisible Memory by clicking on the icon .