2011-12-13 10:06 AM
two things I have seen in the field, which I'd like to discuss:
1. System Manager 2.0R1 overwrites existing /etc/exports files of vFiler units when editing/saving a vFiler. Can anyone confirm this? If yes, then I guess this is a bug. e.g. you first setup a new vFiler (for NFS), then you change the /etc/exports of the vFiler manually from the admin host (that's what's usually done, right? A single admin host is normally not enough, just add or change some exports), and afterwards you "Edit" the vfiler in SystemManager (e.g. to add a new volume). Afterwards the /etc/exports file is overwritten with defaults. Exports are not preserved, just overwritten. So NFS clients suddenly fail to mount previously exported paths.... Just want to make sure I did not overlook some setting that prevents this...?.
2. Is there any way to administer a vFiler (manage shares, exports, luns, igroups, snapshots, options etc.) from the SystemManager GUI? I know there is Oncommand Core (provisioning manager, but it provides only partial administration of a vFiler. I know it was never possible with old-flavoured FilerView, and I also found no way to connect System Manager 2.0 to a vFiler unit directly... But many (most) of my customers want this. The main storage admin likes the CLI, but their "vFiler consumers" ask for a "SystemManager for vFilers"... Is this possible? planned?