The Microsoft Management Console (MMC) is an extensible framework of registered components, known as snap-ins, that provide comprehensive management features for both the local system and remote systems on the network. Computer Management is a collection of Microsoft Management Console tools, that may be used to configure, monitor and manage local and remote services and resources.
In order to use the MMC functionality on the Sun ZFS Storage 7000 appliances in workgroup mode, be sure to add the Windows administrator who will use the management console to the Administrators local group on the appliance. Otherwise you may receive an Access is denied or similar error on the administration client when attempting to connect to the appliance using the MMC.
The Sun ZFS Storage 7000 appliances support the following Computer Management facilities:
Display of the Application log, Security log, and System log are supported using the Event Viewer MMC snap-in. These logs show the contents of the alert, audit, and system logs of the Sun ZFS Storage 7000 system. Following is a screen capture that illustrates the Application log and the properties dialog for an error event.
Figure 11-3 SMB Event Viewer
Support for share management includes the following:
Setting ACLs on shares
Changing share permissions
Setting the description of a share
Features not currently supported via MMC include the following:
Adding or Deleting a share
Setting client side caching property
Setting maximum allowed or number of users property
Figure 11-4 SMB Share Permission Properties
The following features are supported:
Viewing local SMB users and groups
Listing user connections, including listing the number of open files per connection
Closing user connections
Listing open files, including listing the number of locks on the file and file open mode
Closing open files
Figure 11-5 Open Files per Connection
Figure 11-6 Open Sessions
Support includes listing of ZFSSA services. Services cannot be enabled or disabled using the Computer Management MMC application. Following is a screen capture that illustrates General properties for the vscan Service.
Figure 11-7 vscan Properties
To ensure that only the appropriate users have access to administrative operations there are some access restrictions on the operations performed remotely using MMC.