I have a quick question. I'm not familiar with using Netgroups, as I have never had a need and none of my previoous customers ever used it.
With NetApp NFS exports, if I create a new share and we already have a NIS server setup with a group, let's say it's called "groupa". So I create an NFS export along with an export policy and within the export policy I add "@groupa", R/W.
Is that all that's needed to add a NFS epxort to a netgroup or do I still need to do something on my Linux machine to add the NFS export to the netgroup?
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On your SVM you will need to configure NIS, then modify the ns-switch for the netgroup database to use NIS as the source. Then you can use netgroups to your heart's content in export policy rules. I've gotta note that I haven't heard of anyone using NIS in a long time. It really "takes me back".
FYI - It's really no harder on 7-mode, just different.
Let us know if you have any issues using it. We use LDAP as our netgroup source, and it works quite well.
Ok, so I think I'm done then.
I added the correct Netgroup already to the Export rule, which is what I was asking in my first post if that's all I needed to do. The SVM has already been connectd to the NIS server and working for many years already.
Do you maybe for reference have a link or 2 I can review later to make sure I have for future use?