Reviving this to see if anyone has found a workaround to this very annoying issue.
You cannot log into the SP using a Domain account. This is documented by NetApp that it must be a local account and verified at customers and our labs. This makes sense because the SP is not running CIFS.
Has anyone found a solution to let you log into the "system console" either from the SP, or physically connected to the back of the controller using a AD domain account?
This is assuming CIFS is running, and the user can log into the filer via SSH using an AD domain account.
This leaves customers that are subject to audits in a very difficult place because it undermines all RBAC when physical connectivity is required. Even though DFM makes it easier, maintaining local user accounts in large enterprises is not acceptable in my opinion.