You as a Storage Admin won't be analyzing autosupport as it is too cumbersome. NetApp support actually analyzes it using internal tools that will parse the required data in a more readable manner. If you want to troubleshoot CIFS data info, you have to use different commands related to CIFS.
To catalog the information Aggregates, Disks, vFilr Units, Volume, Qtrees, LUNs, and other information about the NetApp Storage install OnCommand Unified Manager.
With this tool you can generate the information you want, and export to a file. "Csv" and open it in Excel.
OnCommand Unified Manager: http://www.netapp.com/us/system/pdf-reader.aspx?m=ds-3186-0512.pdf&cc=us
I hope I have helped.
Send or upload the perfstats zip files to netapp and netapp will use a program called (LATEX or LATX) to parse and provides you the analysis.
If you really have performance issues, obviously hire the professional services engineer to analyze and define the bottlenecks to you.
GUI for NetApp Support Tools
The GUI for NetApp Support Tools is a graphical application for Windows that helps in executing some tools support NetApp.
It includes a GUI for PERFSTAT, nsanity, FTP upload and sending autosupports.
You can also start the FMC DC (Fabric Metro Cluster Data Collector) starting it.
No installation or configuration is necessary.
The latest version is v1.02 (12/23/2012). link
For more information: http://netapp.nunonet.com/supporttool/
- GUI for PERFSTAT 7;
- GUI for perfstat8 Cluster-Mode;
- GUI for perfstat8 7-Mode (Beta);
- GUI for nSANity;
- GUI for uploading files via FTP to NetApp;
- GUI to send Autosupports;
- FMC DC can be started from the tool;
- Possibility to use a proxy;
- All necessary files are included with the tool;
- Possibility to download all the tools to use manual;
- Links to some important sites NetApp;
I guess you could also check the MyAutosupport site to get autosupport information in a more organized manner.
From there you can even extract an html file with all the information from the Autosupports that NetApp is receiving from your system.