Creating an SMB share

You can use the SnapCenter Shares page to create an SMB3 share on a storage virtual machine (SVM).


  1. In the left navigation pane, click Hosts.
  2. In the Hosts page, click Shares.
  3. Select the SVM from the Storage Virtual Machine drop-down list.
  4. Click New.
    The New Share dialog opens.
  5. In the New Share dialog, define the share:
    In this field... Do this...
    Description Enter descriptive text for the share.
    Share name Enter the share name, for example, test_share. The name you enter for the share will also be used as the volume name.

    The share name:

    • Must be a UTF-8 string.
    • Must not include the following characters: control characters from 0x00 to 0x1F (both inclusive), 0x22 (double quotes), and the special characters \ / [ ] : | < > + = ; , ?
    Share path
    • Click in the field to enter a new file system path, for example, /.
    • Double-click in the field to select from a list of existing file system paths.
  6. When you are satisfied with your entries, click OK.
    SnapCenter creates the SMB share on the SVM.