Manage NIS services with System Manager - ONTAP 9.7 and earlier

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You can use ONTAP System Manager classic (available in ONTAP 9.7 and earlier) to add, edit, and manage Network Information Service (NIS) domains.

Add NIS domains

You can maintain host information centrally by using NIS. You can use System Manager to add the NIS domain name of your storage system. Only one NIS domain can be active on a storage virtual machine (SVM) at any given time.

Steps
  1. Click Storage > SVMs.

  2. Select the SVM, and then click SVM Settings.

  3. In the Services pane, click NIS.

  4. Click Create.

  5. Type the NIS domain name, and then add one or more NIS servers.

  6. Click Create.

Edit NIS domains

You can use System Manager to modify NIS domains based on the requirement for storage virtual machine (SVM) authentication and authorization.

Steps
  1. Click Storage > SVMs.

  2. Select the SVM, and then click SVM Settings.

  3. In the Services pane, click NIS.

  4. Select the NIS domain, and then click Edit.

  5. Make the required changes, and then click Edit.

NIS window

The NIS window enables you to view the current NIS settings for your storage system.

Command buttons

  • Create

    Opens the Create NIS Domain dialog box, which enables you to create NIS domains.

  • Edit

    Opens the Edit NIS Domain dialog box, which enables you to add, delete, or modify NIS servers.

  • Delete

    Deletes the selected NIS domain.

  • Refresh

    Updates the information in the window.

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