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ONTAP 7-Mode Transition

How 7-Mode configuration files map to clustered Data ONTAP commands


In Data ONTAP operating in 7-Mode, you typically use flat files to configure the storage system. In clustered Data ONTAP, you use configuration commands. You need to know how 7-Mode configuration files map to clustered Data ONTAP configuration commands.

7-Mode configuration file Clustered Data ONTAP configuration command


vserver cifs home-directory search-path


vserver export-policy


vserver services dns hosts


Not applicable.

The security login commands create user access profiles.


event log show


security login motd modify


vserver modify


In clustered Data ONTAP, the retention of node configuration information processed at boot is transferred to other internal files that retain the configuration information.

In Data ONTAP operating in 7-Mode, features configured in memory are also retained in the /etc/rc file to be replayed at boot and reconfigured.


volume quota


vserver services dns modify


Intercluster relationships exist between two clusters.

Intracluster relationships exist between two nodes on the same cluster. Authentication of the remote cluster occurs during the creation of the cluster peering relationship.

Intracluster snapmirror create commands can be performed only by the cluster administrator to enforce per storage virtual machine (SVM) security.


snapmirror create


vserver cifs symlink


vserver name-mapping create