Trace File Access window

Starting with System Manager 9.6, you can use the Trace File Access window to diagnose issues when you have problems accessing files and shares on an SVM using the CIFS or NFS protocol.

Command buttons

Continue
Starts the process of setting up and initiating a file access trace on the selected SVM.
Protocols
Allows you to select the protocol that is used to access files and shares on the selected SVM, either CIFS or NFS.
Advanced Options icon
Allows you to specify additional details to narrow the scope of the trace.
Show in Trace Results
Allows you to specify in the Advanced Options dialog box whether you want the trace results to display only file access requests that were denied or to display all file access requests—those that were successful and those that were denied.
Start Tracing
Allows you to start the trace. The results show access problems for file access requests submitted over the next 60 minutes.
Stop Tracing
Allows you to stop the trace.
View Permissions
Allows you to display permissions. When using the CIFS protocol, you can display effective file and share permissions. When using the NFS protocol, you can display effective file permissions.
Copy to Clipboard
Allows you copy the results table to the clipboard.
Export Trace Results
Allows you to export the trace results to a file in comma-separated-values (.csv) format.

Entry fields

User Name
You enter the name of the user who received file access request errors that you want to trace.
Search trace results
You enter specific information that you want to find in the search results, and then you click Enter.
Client IP Address
In the Advanced Options dialog box, you can specify the IP address of the client as an additional detail to narrow the scope of the trace.
File
In the Advanced Options dialog box, you can specify the file or file path that you want to access as an additional detail to narrow the scope of the trace.

Results list for CIFS protocol tracing

When you specify the CIFS protocol, the results list displays the following data for your trace based on the parameters you specified. The data is displayed in reverse chronological order. If you stop tracing, the results remain in the list until you start another trace.

Results list for NFS protocol tracing

When you specify the NFS protocol, the results list displays the following data for your trace based on the parameters you specified. The data is displayed in reverse chronological order. If you stop tracing, the results remain in the list until you start another trace.