I'm new to NetAPP. I was trying to create a CIFS user Home Directory on an existing SVM that has many other home directories. I'm using ONTap 9.
When I select the SVM --- > Shares --- > Create Home Directory I get the ppop-up window asking for the Name, Relative Path, Comment etc...
Wehn trying to create the directory I receive the following error message - "Failed to create CIFS share. Reason: Home directory shares must specify a path relative to one or more home directory search paths".
It errors because of the "Relative Path". My pre-existing search path is /vol/users/sdhome4. So what the heck is the Relative Path I'm supposed to enter based upon the search path? I enter /vol/users/sdhome4 or /vol/users/sdhome4/jjmike
Thanks much for the help. Being new to NetApp, I see that most guides and documentation is written for CLI. As much as I don't mind learning that method, will the GUI, or is the GUI being depricated in lieu of the CLI for NetApp or has it simply always been this way??
I find that other vendors (that I'm familiar with) push more documentation in the way of GUI and maintain a seperate guide for anything CLI.
The CLI has been the typically what people have used for years and years with NetApp, unless you just needed basic admin tasks and didn't want to bother with the CLI. However, lately they are making ONTAP more and more GUI friendly and it's simpler to do things that would typically have been only in the CLI in the past.
I dont' see the CLI going away at all, just the GUI improved upon.
There is docs out there for GUI activities too, here's an example: (They are more common in the more recent version of ONTAP. )