By default, Wiretap enables access to Visual Effects and Finishing media by way of the Wiretap server. However, if the applications share a storage mount point, Lustre can gain access to the media directly, while reading the metadata off the Wiretap server. You configure this behaviour by adding entries to the Wiretap path translation file.
Recall that the Linux and Windows operating systems present file path names using different syntaxes. For example, the path to network storage on a SAN that appears to a Windows workstation as might appear on Linux as . The path translation file ensures the path names are translated correctly as information moves between each application.
There are two main steps. First, determine how the shared mount point is seen by each system. Next, create a new translation rule-pair for each mount point in the Wiretap path translation file. In this way, you ensure that the Standard FS media used by a Visual Effects and Finishing timeline is directly read/write accessible in Lustre.
Restarting the server is not essential, since the Wiretap server regularly polls the path translation file for changes. However, by restarting the server, you force it to be parsed. This is a good way to test the file for any XML syntax errors. Access to the mount points themselves is not tested during this phase.