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Re: CIFS without Active Directory

Michael,

 

We are _currently_ an "NFS" shop because all I use the NetApp for is NFS storage for xenserver clusters. I have a separate low quality device that's being relied on heavily for CIFS, so I figured why not use the NetApp for CIFS too.

 

I'd like to move to the NetApp, that's all. I am on 9.x so thanks for the tip!

 

So basically, you can configure CIFS with an empty AD value via CLI, but not System Manager (I believe it gives you an error when it's blank).

 

 

-Kyle

Re: CIFS without Active Directory

What about a Workgroup CIFS share?   vserver cifs create -vserver hq-vs0 -cifs-server hq-vs0 -workgroup wg

Re: CIFS without Active Directory

If you are Ontap9.0, you can set it up without AD.

I got it work on my NetApp 8080 with Ontap9.0 version.

 

 

1) Create CIFS server via CLI

Cluster1::>vserver cifs create -vserver <SVM> -cifs-server <SVM> -workgroup <workgroup01>

 

2) set diag

 

3) Enable local users auth

Cluster1::>vserver cifs options modify –vserver <SVM> -is-local-auth-enabled true

Cluster1::>vserver cifs options modify –vserver <SVM> -is-local-users-and-groups-enabled true

 

3) Create your local user that will authenticate

Cluster1::>vserver cifs users-and-groups local-user create –vserver <SVM> -user-name <USER>

 

4) Create a CIFS LIF on the SVM (separate IP but can be in same subnet as NFS)

5) Create a CIFS share on the same volume as the NFS mount

6) Map to the CIFS share using the user from step 3.  \\<LIF-IP-Address>\<CIFS-Share>