Deciding whether to use the SMB/CIFS Configuration Guide for Microsoft Hyper-V and SQL Server

This guide describes ONTAP features that allow you to enable nondisruptive operations for two Microsoft applications over the SMB protocol: Microsoft Hyper-V and Microsoft SQL Server. It includes a conceptual overview, planning guidance, and detailed implementation instructions.

You should use this guide if you want to implement SMB nondisruptive operations under the following circumstances:

If you want to create a basic configuration using best practices and ONTAP System Manager, and you do not want a lot of conceptual background, you should choose among the following documentation:

If you want general information about SMB/CIFS protocol support in ONTAP, you should see the following documentation:

If you require additional configuration or conceptual information, you should choose among the following documentation: