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How do i create a CIFS share, can someone tell me the step by step activity please

rajsudini78

I am working out on a test NetApp box, i have created 2 Volumes with different name and have activated CIFS on them. I want to create a CIFS share on one of these Volumes. can you help me withis please.

I ahven't worked on NetApp before.

Thanks in Advance

/Rajesh

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spence

1. You can do this via FilerView (NetApp 7G GUI native). Point a browser at the IP address of the NetApp storage controller.

2. You can do this via SystemManager (Free). This is a 32-bit MMC style GUI that you install on a client computer to manage the controller. This is much better than FilerView, but probably more than you want to get into right now if all you want is to make a couple of CIFS shares.

3. CLI. Console or SSH (provided you have enabled secure protocols).

Cifs shares –add sharename path

Example

cifs shares –add Share1 /vol/vol1 (creates a share named Share1 on a FlexVol named vol1)

cifs shares –add Share2$ /vol/vol2 (creates a hidden share named Share2 on a FlexVol named vol2)

cifs shares –add Share3 /vol/vol1/qtree1 (creates a share named Share3 on Qtree1 in Vol1)

Chris Spence

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spence

1. You can do this via FilerView (NetApp 7G GUI native). Point a browser at the IP address of the NetApp storage controller.

2. You can do this via SystemManager (Free). This is a 32-bit MMC style GUI that you install on a client computer to manage the controller. This is much better than FilerView, but probably more than you want to get into right now if all you want is to make a couple of CIFS shares.

3. CLI. Console or SSH (provided you have enabled secure protocols).

Cifs shares –add sharename path

Example

cifs shares –add Share1 /vol/vol1 (creates a share named Share1 on a FlexVol named vol1)

cifs shares –add Share2$ /vol/vol2 (creates a hidden share named Share2 on a FlexVol named vol2)

cifs shares –add Share3 /vol/vol1/qtree1 (creates a share named Share3 on Qtree1 in Vol1)

Chris Spence

Professional Services Consultant

NetApp

970.214.8188 - Mobile

www.netapp.com <http://www.netapp.com/>

NetApp Support

1.888.463.8277 or now.netapp.com <http://now.netapp.com/

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lhoffman1

I hope the complete cifs setup is done...    "I have cifs activated"   worried me 

because he is asking about just simple cifs command, I guess the cifs setup isn't complete..

to the TW:   what shows the output of  > cifs domaininfo <    ??

regards

Lutz Hoffmann

rajsudini78

HI Lutz,

  I have done the CIFS set up and all but the problem was with the language that i set on the volumes when they are created. Now its working fine, thanks a lor for concern. 🙂

I just came to know that the Language on the volume can effect so many things. Thanks to forum where i do get lot of help.

Cheers,

Rajesh

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