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cifs homedir load - Can this be done ?

We are intending to use the PS OnTAP module for provisioning users on our N-Series filers, some 45,000 of them .  So far, so good but we have hit a bit of a snag.  We need to be able to do a 'cifs homedir load' after adding a batch of users so that OnTAP will present their Home Drive shares for them.  We can't seem to find anything in the PS functions that will do this for us.  There isn't even a catch all 'ExecCLI' function which would have been a way around it.  The only thing we can think of, so far, is to have the PS script do an ssh to the filer and run the command but would prefer not to do it that way if possible.

Any suggestions welcome.

Re: cifs homedir load - Can this be done ?

In the Data ONTAP PowerShell toolkit 1.1, create an array of strings, on for each home directory path.  Then use set-nacifshomedirectory to load the array.  This is analogous to manually editing cifs_homdir.cfg and then executing "cifs homedir load" from the console.  If you want to add a batch of home directories to an existing list, then you'll want to get-nacifshomedirectory, dump the results to an array, append your new user home directories, then use set-nacifshomedirectory.

Cmdlet: Set-NaCifsHomeDirectory


NAME
    Set-NaCifsHomeDirectory
   
SYNOPSIS
    Provides a list of CIFS home directory paths for the controller.
   
SYNTAX
    Set-NaCifsHomeDirectory [-Paths] <String[]> [-Force] [-Controller <NaControl
    ler>] [-WarningAction <ActionPreference>] [-WarningVariable <String>] [<Comm
    onParameters>]
   
   
DESCRIPTION
    Provides a list of CIFS home directory paths for the controller. Replaces th
    e current list of paths in use by the controller. Note that supplying an emp
    ty path list causes controller to delete any current entries.
   

PARAMETERS
    -Paths <String[]>
        An array, one entry per each CIFS home directory path.
       
        Required?                    true
        Position?                    1
        Default value               
        Accept pipeline input?       true (ByValue, ByPropertyName)
        Accept wildcard characters?  false
       
    -Force
        If true, the new set of homedir paths will be put into use even if some
        user homedir connections will be broken. This can cause users with open
        files in their home directories to lose access to the files. A user can
        lose data if there are updates not yet committed to disk.
       
        Required?                    false
        Position?                    named
        Default value               
        Accept pipeline input?       false
        Accept wildcard characters?  false
       
    -Controller <NaController>
        The DataONTAP controller object, embodied by an NaController object.  Th
        is parameter is returned by the Connect-NaController cmdlet.  If not spe
        cified, the value in the global variable CurrentNaController is used.
       
        Required?                    false
        Position?                    named
        Default value               
        Accept pipeline input?       false
        Accept wildcard characters?  false
       
    -WarningAction <ActionPreference>
       
       
        Required?                    false
        Position?                    named
        Default value               
        Accept pipeline input?       false
        Accept wildcard characters?  false
       
    -WarningVariable <String>
       
       
        Required?                    false
        Position?                    named
        Default value               
        Accept pipeline input?       false
        Accept wildcard characters?  false
       
    <CommonParameters>
        This cmdlet supports the common parameters: Verbose, Debug,
        ErrorAction, ErrorVariable, WarningAction, WarningVariable,
        OutBuffer and OutVariable. For more information, type,
        "get-help about_commonparameters".
   
INPUTS
   
    
   
OUTPUTS
    NetApp.Ontapi.Filer.Cifs.PathErrorInfo
    
   
NOTES
   
   
        Category: cifs
        API: cifs-homedir-paths-set
   
    --------------  Example 1 --------------
   
    C:\PS>Set-NaCifsHomeDirectory "/vol/vol0/user1","/vol/vol0/user2","/vol/vol0
    /user3"
   
   
    Set the home directories for three users (one of which doesn't exist).
   
   
    ErrorPath                               ErrorPathDesc
    ---------                               -------------
    /vol/vol0/user3                         Homedir path doesn't exist, discardi
    ...