as per my understanding Data Ontap is a unix based OE on Netapp, so had a query here - how are the windows users mapped on the netapp filers, understanding the fact that windows uses SID's and Unix works on a concept of UID and GID..
Thanks in advance.
Ontap presents native cifs and nfs
If ntfs permissions it is native windows and any nfs access maps uid to Sid
If unix permissions it is native unix and any cifs access maps Sid to uid.
There are really good tech reports and kb articles on multiprotocol for this. As far as mixed mode that would be a long discussion and don't do it in almost every case. Choose a native permission then map of not native ntfs or unix.