Typically, you connect to the global System zone through the web administration interface or the command line interface to manage and configure shares. If you configure access zones, you can connect to a zone through the MMC Shared Folders snap-in to directly manage all shares in that zone.
You can establish a connection through the MMC Shared Folders snap-in to an Isilon node and perform the following SMB share management tasks:
- Create and delete shared folders
- Configure access permission to an SMB share
- View a list of active SMB sessions
- Close open SMB sessions
- View a list of open files
- Close open files
When you connect to a zone through the MMC Shared Folders snap-in, you can view and manage all SMB shares assigned to that zone; however, you can only view active SMB sessions and open files on the specific node that you are connected to in that zone. Changes you make to shares through the MMC Shared Folders snap-in are propagated across the cluster.