Work around the lack of FTP support in ONTAP with CIFS/SMB or NFS
Clustered ONTAP natively does not support FTP access, which means you can't set up an FTP server in Clustered ONTAP like you could with 7-Mode. That doesn't mean you can't use ONTAP to host data accessed via FTP.
1. Create a volume on the storage system to host your FTP-accessed data. If desired, create qtrees in the volume to act as directories for users. Create folders inside the qtree for FTP access, if desired.
2. Create a way to access the data (either CIFS share or NFS export).
3. Lock down permissions to the volume at a file/folder level.
FTP server steps (Windows):
Whether you're using a Windows server or client, you can turn FTP on or off as a Windows feature in most versions of Windows: