EMC Isilon

Complete the following fields:

Option Description

Specify EMC Isilon storage array

Provide the IP address or the host name of the name server used to connect to your access zone. For example, account.corp.lab

Access Zone

Enter the name of access zone partition within your EMC Isilon cluster. For example, zone_account

OneFS web administration interface URL

Enter EMC Isilon web administration URL (e.g., https://isiloncluster.corp.lab:8080). This URL is used to get configuration details about your Isilon cluster via OneFS API.

File Share UNC path to audit logs

Path to the file share located on a EMC Isilon with event log files (e.g., \\srv\netwrix_audit$\logs\).

Specify the account for collecting data

Select the account that will be used to collect data for this item. If you want to use a specific account (other than the one you specified during monitoring plan creation), select Custom account and enter credentials. The credentials are case sensitive.

NOTE: A custom account must be granted the same permissions and access rights as the default account used for data collection. See Data Collecting Account for more information.


Specify monitoring restrictions

Specify restriction filters to narrow your monitoring scope (search results, reports and Activity Summaries). All filters are applied using AND logic.

Refer to Configure the Scope for detailed instructions on how to narrow your monitoring scope.

TIP: In addition to the restrictions for a monitoring plan, you can use the *.txt files to collect more granular audit data. Note that the new monitoring scope restrictions apply together with previous exclusion settings configured in the *.txt files. Review the following for more information: Exclude Objects from Monitoring Scope

Configure the Scope

You can configure Netwrix Auditor to audit all file shares except for ones added as exclusions. For that, under Specify monitoring restrictions, select All file shares in the array. You can also create lists of specific file shares to include and/or exclude from being audited. Review the following for additional information:

To add inclusion

  1. Under Specify monitoring restrictions, select Specific file shares.
  2. Click Add Inclusion.
  3. Provide UNC path to a shared resource. For example: NewStation\Shared.

    NOTE: Do not specify a default file share mapped to a local drive (e.g., \\Server\e$).

To add exclusion

Click Add Exclusion, then in the Specify Filters dialog do the following:

  1. Provide the path to the file share where you are going to exclude some audit data. Use the path format as it appears in the "What" column of reports and Activity Summaries — for example, \\corpsrv\shared.

    NOTE: You can use a wildcard (*) only if you need to exclude user activity on this file share. For other data types (state-in-time or all data) wildcards are not supported. This refers to the specified shared folder, its subfolders and files.

  2. Select what type of data you want to exclude:

    Option Description Example
    All Data

    Select if you want to completely exclude the specified file share from being audited.

    The product will not collect any user activity or state-in-time data.

    NOTE: In this case,Netwrix Auditor does not adjust audit settings automatically for the selected folders.

    A Security Officer wants to monitor a file share but s/he does not have access to a certain folder on this share. Thus, s/he configures the product not to monitor this folder at all.
    State-in-Time Select to configure Netwrix Auditor to exclude data for the state-in-time reports from the monitoring scope. A Security Officer wants to monitor a file share, but it contains a folder with a huge amount of objects, so s/he does not want Netwrix Auditor to collect state-in-time data for this folder.
    User Activity

    Select to exclude actions performed by specific users on the selected file share. See the procedure below for details.

    NOTE: In this case, the product still collects stat-in-time data for this share.

    A Security Officer wants to monitor a file share that contains a public folder for which s/he does not want to collect Read operations.

    To exclude specific user activity:

    1. Specify what user accounts should be excluded:

      • All Users — select to exclude the activity of any user on the file share you specified.
      • These users — select to exclude specific users' activity. Provide user names as shown in the "Who" column in reports and Activity Summaries, e.g., MyDomain\user1. To enter multiple accounts, use comma as a separator.
    2. Specify what actions should be excluded:

      • All actions — exclude all actions of the selected users
      • These actions: — use the drop-down list to select the actions to exclude, e.g. Added and Moved.

After configuring all filters, click Add to save them and return to the item settings.