These statistics show SMB bytes/sec transferred between SMB clients and the appliance. Supported SMB versions are SMB and SMB2. Bytes statistics can be broken down by: operation, client, filename, share, and project.
SMB bytes/sec can be used as an indication of SMB load. The best way to improve performance is to eliminate unnecessary work, which may be identified through the client and filename breakdowns, and the filename hierarchy view. Client and especially filename breakdowns can be very expensive in terms of storage and execution overhead. Therefore, it is not recommended to permanently enable these breakdowns on a busy production appliance.
These breakdowns can be combined to produce powerful statistics. For example, use "Protocol: SMB2 bytes per second for client hostname.example.com broken down by filename" to view which files a particular client is accessing.