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Re: How do I change the administrative host for a vFiler in System Manager?

This is from my Insight labs   I prefer not to run setup again since it does whack a bunch of files...  editing exports and hosts.equiv is my preferred method to cause less disruption.

Re: How do I change the administrative host for a vFiler in System Manager?

The final update to the MultiStore lab guides...all updates up to 8.1 with the fas6280_vfiler1 instead of fas6080_vfiler1 in this update.. We retired these since there won't be much change with vFiler features... the cool thing in 8.1 is interactive ssh direct to a vFiler and some other tricks I added in the management and appendix sections.  For those with lab on demand access, the lab with supporting VMs is also available there.

Re: How do I change the administrative host for a vFiler in System Manager?

Thanks Scott!  What do you mean that setup 'whacks a bunch of files"?

If I edit the exports file in the vFiler's etc folder, I know I can run exportfs to activate the changes.  However, if I update hosts.equiv, how do I activate those changes?  As an aside, do I even need hosts.equiv?  We only connect to our filers via Windows boxes.  The ones I've looked at so far are blank, but I can administer the c$ share anyway.

Re: How do I change the administrative host for a vFiler in System Manager?

The setup command will always update/clear out hosts, hosts.equiv, exports, resolv.conf… see in the lab..

Re: How do I change the administrative host for a vFiler in System Manager?

no need for it... but changes are immediate to hosts.equiv...no loading of the file needed.

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Re: How do I change the administrative host for a vFiler in System Manager?

Thanks Scott.  I couldn't see info on the files in the lab guide. 

Based on your comments, I may try the exports approach as it sounds safer.  So it would be fine to just update exports and not hosts.equiv?

Re: How do I change the administrative host for a vFiler in System Manager?

Interesting timing, as I am taking the online Multistore class this Monday!

Re: How do I change the administrative host for a vFiler in System Manager?

if you don't need hosts.equiv then no need to update it..

Re: How do I change the administrative host for a vFiler in System Manager?

OK thanks.  I think I will definately try the exports update approach.

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