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Introduction to clustered watch

In IBM Spectrum Scale 5.0.3, watch folder has a clustered watch capability.

With a clustered watch, it is possible to watch file operations across clusters using a centralized tool that has scalability and resiliency built-in. An entire file system, fileset, or inode space can be watched. You can specify all or a subset of events that are listed in Table 1. Similar to file audit logging, clustered watch captures file system activities at the IBM Spectrum Scale file system level, generates event notifications for those activities, and streams the notifications to topics within the message queue. Unlike file audit logging, the event notifications are then consumed by a conduit and sent to an external sink that you can manage.

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