Complete the following fields:
Specify Nutanix File Server
Provide a server name by entering its FQDN, NETBIOS or IPv4 address. You can click Browse to select a computer from the list of computers in your network.
NOTE: If you need to audit a 3-node cluster, it is recommended to use FQDN or NETBIOS name.
Specify the account for collecting data
Select the account that will be used to collect data for this item.
NOTE: A custom account must be granted the same permissions and access rights as the default account used for data collection.
|Specify listening port for incoming connections||
Provide the name of the TCP port to listen to notifications on the operations with Nutanix file shares. Default is 9898.
For details on how to open the port, refer to Open Port for Inbound Connections.
|Nutanix File Server REST API|
|Specify account for connecting to Nutanix File Server REST API||Specify the account that will be used to connect to Nutanix REST API. This account should have sufficient privileges on the Nutanix File Server. For details, refer to Create User Account to Access Nutanix REST API.|
Monitor hidden shares
By default, Netwrix Auditor will monitor all shares stored in the specified location, except for hidden shares (both default and user-defined). Select Monitor user-defined hidden shares if necessary.
IMPORTANT! Even when this option is selected, the product will not collect data from administrative hidden shares such as: default system root or Windows directory (ADMIN$), default drive shares (D$, E$, etc.), shares used by printers to enable remote administration (PRINT$), etc.
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 Scope for detailed instructions on how to configure your monitoring scope.
NOTE: Currently, auditing is available for SMB shares only. Auditing of NFS shares is not supported due to known limitations.
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:
- Under Specify monitoring restrictions, select Specific file shares.
- Click Add Inclusion.
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$).
Click Add Exclusion, then in the Specify Filters dialog do the following:
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.
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:
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.
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.