Q: Does a connection represent a single PC connecting to a gateway?
A: Normally, yes, with this PC possibly connecting to multiple shares on the gateway.
Q: When can a single PC generate more than one connection?
A: One case is multiple users logged in to the same PC, each one accessing the gateway. This can happen on a PC used by multiple users, or an application running as a privileged user on the PC. A less common case is access to the same gateway via both IP and name, for example, opening two Windows Explorer windows, one towards, for example, mygateway.ctera.com, and the other towards 192.168.10.12, with both reaching the same device.
Q: I received error messages such as CIFS connection has almost reached its limit or SMB connection dropped. Why is that?
A: These error messages are due to nearing or exceeding the limits mentioned above
Q: What is a session?
A: A session is created for each share browsed on the gateway.
Q: Can I review the currently active sessions on my gateway?
A: Yes. The gateway user interface shows active sessions, in the Configuration tab under Main > Activity in the navigation pane.