Enabling and disabling auditing on SVMs

You can enable or disable auditing on storage virtual machines (SVMs). You might want to temporarily stop file and directory auditing by disabling auditing. You can enable auditing at any time (if an auditing configuration exists).

Before you begin

Before you can enable auditing on the SVM, the SVM's auditing configuration must already exist.

About this task

Disabling auditing does not delete the auditing configuration.

Procedure

  1. Perform the appropriate command:
    If you want auditing to be... Enter the command...
    Enabled vserver audit enable -vserver vserver_name
    Disabled vserver audit disable -vserver vserver_name
  2. Verify that auditing is in the desired state: vserver audit show -vserver vserver_name

Examples

The following example enables auditing for SVM vs1:

cluster1::> vserver audit enable -vserver vs1

cluster1::> vserver audit show -vserver vs1

                             Vserver: vs1
                      Auditing state: true
                Log Destination Path: /audit_log
       Categories of Events to Audit: file-ops, cifs-logon-logoff
                          Log Format: evtx
                 Log File Size Limit: 100MB
        Log Rotation Schedule: Month: -
  Log Rotation Schedule: Day of Week: -
          Log Rotation Schedule: Day: -
         Log Rotation Schedule: Hour: -
       Log Rotation Schedule: Minute: -
                  Rotation Schedules: -
            Log Files Rotation Limit: 10 

The following example disables auditing for SVM vs1:

cluster1::> vserver audit disable -vserver vs1

                             Vserver: vs1
                      Auditing state: false
                Log Destination Path: /audit_log
       Categories of Events to Audit: file-ops, cifs-logon-logoff
                          Log Format: evtx
                 Log File Size Limit: 100MB
        Log Rotation Schedule: Month: -
  Log Rotation Schedule: Day of Week: -
          Log Rotation Schedule: Day: -
         Log Rotation Schedule: Hour: -
       Log Rotation Schedule: Minute: -
                  Rotation Schedules: -
            Log Files Rotation Limit: 10