Deciding whether to use the SMB/CIFS Configuration Power Guide

This guide describes how to use ONTAP 9 CLI commands to configure SMB client access to files contained in a new volume or qtree in a new or existing SVM. It includes examples and advanced configuration options.

Note: SMB (Server Message Block) refers to modern dialects of the Common Internet File System (CIFS) protocol. You will still see CIFS in the ONTAP command-line interface (CLI) and in OnCommand management tools.

You should use this guide if you want to configure SMB access to a volume or qtree in the following way:

If this guide is not suitable for your situation, you should see the following documentation instead: