NetApp file monitoring is finally right around the corner. Our solution for monitoring activity on NetApp Filers is due to officially release in the coming weeks. We’ll have file reads, changes, creates, deletes, permission changes, etc. baked into our already successful web-based reporting console which also reports on Windows file system activity, Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange, and Novell Netware, eDirectory and NSS on OES2 (SUSE Linux) platforms. NetApp file activity monitoring will be available through the same solution that already provides full effective rights reporting – who has access to what – across Windows and NetApp devices. Contact us for more information!
We’ve already mentioned on this blog that NetVision provides calculated file system permission reporting with Access Rights Inspector. What we haven’t discussed is that we support NetApp file storage solutions in Windows networking environments.
You can connect NetApp devices to your Windows environment using Common Internet File System (CIFS) and leverage the existing authentication services in Active Directory. Windows/NTFS permissions can be quite complicated. Add the complexity of Windows shares and you’re soon looking for a way to easily report on access rights.
That’s where Access Rights Inspector steps in wearing a long red cape and blue tights. With full understanding of groups, nested groups, file ownership , share permissions and more, it gives easy answers on effective rights for Windows and NetApp file storage solutions.