Could you elaborate more ? I am not a network guy but just trying to understand your intentions.
Mounting NAS volume (I am assuming NFS here), we don't mount CIFS, we simply browse to the share \\UNC.
To mount, you need a Target IP of the NAS , that IP is tied to a LIF, that is tied to the Physical port on the NAS side. That physical port has a cable that must be connected to your Data Network Switch ? In short : Host should be able talk to that Target IP(LIF) in order to mount it. Unless your storage has RJ45 port and you are hooking your laptop(host) directly?