When dealing with VDP, a lot of the things you need to do are not possible from the GUI, I will try to list some of the more useful commands that you can use through SSH to the appliance.
dpnctl status all
mccli activity show
This will give a list of activity with IDs as well as the status of each activity.
mccli activity get-log --id=XXXXXXXXXX
You get the ID from the “show” command, this will give you a nice log of what is going on.
mccli activity cancel --id=XXXXXXXXXX
mccli client show --recursive=true
mccli client backup-dataset --name=VM_NAME --domain=/DOMAIN/DOMIN
The VM_NAME and DOMAIN you will get from the “show” command