Editing SVM settings

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You can use System Manager to edit the properties of storage virtual machines (SVMs), such as the name service switch, name mapping switch, and aggregate list.

About this task
  • You can edit the values of the following SVM properties:

    • Name service switch

    • Protocols that are enabled to serve data

      Note

      The CIFS protocol that is configured on the SVM continues to serve data even when you disable the protocol on that SVM.

    • The list of aggregates that are available to create volumes

      Note

      For FlexVol volumes, you can assign aggregates only if you have delegated administration to an SVM administrator.

  • System Manager does not display the values of the name service switch and the name mapping switch for an SVM that is created through the command-line interface or for the SVM services that are not configured and are not set to the default values by ONTAP.

    You can use the command-line interface to view the services because the Services tab is disabled.

    System Manager displays the name service switch and the name mapping switch of an SVM only when it is created by using System Manager or when the services of the SVM are set to the default values by ONTAP.

Steps
  1. Click Storage > SVMs.

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

  3. In the Details tab, modify the required data protocols.

  4. In the Resource Allocation tab, choose one of the following methods to delegate volume creation:

    If you want to provision volume creation…​ Then…​

    For all aggregates

    Select the Do not delegate volume creation option.

    For specific aggregates

    1. Select the Delegate volume creation option.

    2. Select the required aggregates for delegating volume creation.

  5. In the Service tab, specify the name service switch sources for the required database types and the order in which they should be consulted to retrieve name service information.

    The default values for each of the database types are as follows:

    • hosts: files, dns

    • namemap: files

    • group: files

    • netgroup: files

    • passwd: files

  6. Click Save and Close.

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