Simulate ONTAP 8: Setup CIFS

This posting is ~6 years years old. You should keep this in mind. IT is a short living business. This information might be outdated.

This is a really short post. A first step can be the configuration of CIFS. This is done using “cifs setup” command. After you’ve setup CIFS, you can create volumes and qtrees, you can share them with you Windows server etc. It’s a good start into your Data ONTAP 8 journey.

The requirements

All you need is a configured ONTAP 8 simulator instance and a Windows Domain Controller with Active Directory.

The configuration steps

Access your ONTAP 8 simulator with SSH and type “cifs setup”. Then follow the instructions. It’s really easy…

There are a couple of default shares after the cifs setup.

Now you should be able to access the shares, as long as the user has sufficient access rights. I used the Domain Administrator account to access the C$ share.


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Additional knowledge

A nice command line cheat sheet can be found here. In addition, the 8.2.1 7-Mode documentation can be found on the support web site of NetApp. I strongly recommend to take a look at this.

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