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Individual vfilers + seperate SMB version settings for CIFS.

My question is can a single netapp controller run multiple vfilers where you have different SMB versions running on each vfiler. In other words, if the default vfiler is running CIFS with SMB v1 enabled - can you create a second vfiler and configure it to run SMB v2? Thanks

Re: Individual vfilers + seperate SMB version settings for CIFS.

sure why not.. but don't use the default vfiler.. Build two vfilers

Re: Individual vfilers + seperate SMB version settings for CIFS.

Wouldnt that make 3 total vfilers? Why do you suggest not using the default vfiler?

Re: Individual vfilers + seperate SMB version settings for CIFS.

I would suggest abstracting away from the default vfiler, vfiler0.  

 

Do you plan on using vfiler-dr.. I would if i were you

Re: Individual vfilers + seperate SMB version settings for CIFS.

I have not had a reason to use anything other than the default vfiler until now where i need to be able to setup a CIFS share configured to use SMBv1 whlie every other share uses SMBv2.

Re: Individual vfilers + seperate SMB version settings for CIFS.

You didn't answer the original question.  What do you do for DR?     With vfilers, you should be using vfiler-DR.. 

Re: Individual vfilers + seperate SMB version settings for CIFS.

I guess i didnt understand your question. We have HA pair's setup at the primary site and a DR facility which is a replication target(another HA pair) for the data we store on this particular array. We dont really have a specific vfiler DR per say, as you suggest. What would be the scenario you are eluding to protecting against?

Re: Individual vfilers + seperate SMB version settings for CIFS.

The beauty of netapp, imho, is vfilers and vfiler-dr.   Single failover within a few minutes... Replicates the shares.. also, helps migrate them..

Re: Individual vfilers + seperate SMB version settings for CIFS.

Thanks for the heads up. I'll look into this some more and determine how we proceed.

Re: Individual vfilers + seperate SMB version settings for CIFS.

Good luck..   Just remember, Vfiler-dr is a life saver