Configure FS scans

Edit the name of the FS scan configuration.

 

Schedule the FS scan by clicking on the clock icon or the link in the text. You can also deactivate the scheduling functionality.

 

You can change the file server for which this scan configuration is valid.

 

  1. Configure the number of parallel requests. The more parallel requests the faster the scan and the higher the CPU load. Possible values are 1 (no parallel requests) to 128.
  2. Set the file server type.

NOTE: ARM detects Windows/DFS file server types automatically. For NetApp and EMC, you must set the correct type for optimal performance.

 

Determine which credentials are used to perform the FS scan.

Please reference the following section: Service accounts.

 

Determine which collectors are used to perform the scan. If you have configured several collectors, ARM will automatically determine which collector to use based upon CPU load and RAM usage.

 

Determine the shares that will be scanned.

 

  1. Determine the scan depth.
  2. To save storage space, you can specify from which depth only paths with deviating permissions are stored.

 

Select shares

To ensure optimal results for reports and viewing information in the ARM resource view, consider the following points when selecting shares.

 

Unfavorable

A selection of these shares will result in the following resource view:

 

Folders are shown twice (for example  "Organization").

This may result in confusing access group names created by the group wizard, as well as unclear and confusing reports and views.

 

Ideal

Only select shares, which are entry points and visible/relevant for users.

 

The permissions are displayed in the usual manner in the ARM resource view.

 

Label shares

You can add descriptions and additional information to shares.

  1. Enter a column description into the appropriate field. Click on the plus icon. This creates a new description column.
  2. Enter a description for the shares.

The descriptions are shown in ARM reports.