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NET APP( FAS) as a CIFS server and Active directory

zeehope

Hi guys,

I am new to net app ( FAS), so have very basics question.

1) Does NET APP have to be part of Active domain or work group to serve as CIFS server?

2) Can NET APP ( FAS ) be used as CIFS server without work group or part of active directory domain?

Much appreciated!!

 

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Re: NET APP( FAS) as a CIFS server and Active directory

TMAC_CTG

You must use the CLI to configure workgroup mode. 
you must have a cifs server to serve cifs data

 either join the domain or use workgroup mode. 

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Re: NET APP( FAS) as a CIFS server and Active directory

parisi

Official support is only for AD and workgroup mode:

 

https://docs.netapp.com/ontap-9/topic/com.netapp.doc.pow-cifs-cg/GUID-362AE62E-EE3A-419B-8195-B96079EEEC5D.html

 

I have heard of instances where non-AD SMB servers could be used for CIFS, but I have never personally tried it and I don't think support would be of much help if you ran into issues.

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