Setting up CIFS

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You can use System Manager to enable and configure CIFS servers to allow CIFS clients to access the files on the cluster.

Before you begin
  • The CIFS license must be installed on your storage system.

  • While configuring CIFS in the Active Directory domain, the following requirements must be met:

    • DNS must be enabled and configured correctly.

    • The storage system must be able to communicate with the domain controller by using the fully qualified domain name (FQDN).

    • The time difference (clock skew) between the cluster and the domain controller must not be more than five minutes.

  • If CIFS is the only protocol that is configured on the storage virtual machine (SVM), the following requirements must be met:

    • The root volume security style must be NTFS.

      By default, System Manager sets the security style as UNIX.

    • Superuser access must be set to Any for the CIFS protocol.

  1. Click Storage > SVMs.

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

  3. In the Configuration tab, click Set up.

  4. In the General tab of the CIFS Server Setup dialog box, specify the NetBIOS name and the Active Directory domain details.

  5. Click the Options tab, and then perform the following actions:

    • In the SMB settings area, select or clear the SMB signing check box and the SMB encryption check box, as required.

    • Specify the default UNIX user.

    • In the WINS Servers area, add the required IP address.

  6. Click Set up.

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